The Washington Times (Washington, DC)

The Washington Times is a conservative newspaper published Monday through Friday by the Washington Times LLC. Its editorial headquarters is in Washington, D.C. and it's been published since 1982. The owner of the Washington Times is the Unification Church.The Washington Times covers local, national and world news, with an emphasis on politics. The paper is known for its conservative slant, since it was founded as a response to the more liberal Washington Post. Readership is nationwide.The fact that Reverend Sun Myung Moon of the Unification Churchfounded The Washington Times has made the paper controversial from its very beginning. The question remains as to how much Sun Myung Moon or his aides influence the editorial content of the paper. In 2003, five staff members resigned when their editorials criticizing South Korea for its political repression were stifled. However, not all readers are critical of the way the Washington Times handles news; it is reported that President Ronald Reagan read the paper every day while in office. Sam Dealey is the executive editor, The Washington Times LLC is named as publisher and Chris Dolan is managing editor.

Articles from December 22, 2008

Adams, Oasis Keep It Sane
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They should've called it the 2008 Tour of Emotional Well-Being. British rockers Oasis and American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams - famously mercurial personalities all - wrapped up a twofer tour Saturday...
A Ray of Hope for Republicans
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the financial world, a dead cat bounce refers to a small and temporary recovery in a financial market after a large fall - the idea being that even a dead cat will bounce if you drop it from a great height. The Republican...
A Win in the Worst Way
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The way the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles played offense Sunday afternoon at FedEx Field, you easily could have named this final home game The Worst Coach in America Bowl. Redskins coach...
Bush, Cheney Comforted Troops Privately; Met with Thousands of War Injured, Kin out of Spotlight
Byline: Joseph Curl and John Solomon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For much of the past seven years, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have waged a clandestine operation inside the White House. It has involved thousands of military personnel,...
Cable News Big in '08
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cable news big in '08 The historical - and historically long - election season along with the ongoing financial crisis made 2008 a banner year for cable news, Broadcastingcable.com reports. ...
Caroline Kennedy and American Royalty; Family-Name Entitlement Is Not a Qualification for the U.S. Senate
Byline: Nat Hentoff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES George Washington was the inevitable choice to lead this nation, but after The Revolution, there was some uncertainty on how he should be addressed. Your highness ? Your majesty ? The obvious final decision...
China's Alarming Arsenal
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the top priorities for the Obama administration must be to establish policy regarding China's military buildup. According to an October report by the secretary of state's International Security Advisory Board...
Eagles Eyeing an Encore; Shocking Victory Sent American to Historic Season
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Garrison Carr's slump was kaput, a combination of a mild mental boost from watching film of all of his baskets this season and the career-best 34 points he dropped on UMBC on Saturday night. So it...
Football Fantasies ... and Education Essentials
Byline: Ak'bar Shabazz, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the year ends, so will the seasons of most high-school football teams. Both the victorious and vanquished will move on to other things. For many senior players, it is likely to be the last...
Forest Service Keeps Christmas Tree Cash
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The price of permits to cut down Christmas trees in several Western national forests is nearly doubling in some cases, but the additional revenues will not go to local schools or road projects, the traditional...
Frustration Builds for Wizards; Mavericks Hand Them Another Loss
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With his team less than 10 seconds away from another collapse, Wizards All-Star forward Caron Butler fumed as he returned to the bench during a timeout. He cursed bitterly as he sat down, stood back up, cursed...
Fun in the Key of Pink; 'Blonde' Is Frothy Escapism
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Even the finality of the election hasn't abated this year's almost unprecedented interest in politics, as the only thing Washingtonians seem to talk about these days is the upcoming inauguration....
GOP Revival Index
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Signing the Republican Party's post-election death certificate is risky business, but Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg did so last month - predicting the GOP will remain in the political graveyard...
In the End, It's the Inches That Matter
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The inches - or inch - that separated the Eagles' Reggie Brown from the winning touchdown Sunday ... that's kinda the NFL in a nutshell, isn't it? It's not so much whether the ball bounces your way, it's whether...
Laura Bush Unplugged: Witnessing Emotional Toll of War
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES During her holiday weekend preparations, first lady Laura Bush took a few moments to talk by phone with The Washington Times and reflect on her husband's private efforts to comfort families who lost loved ones in the...
Mean Teens?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES A recent poll sounds alarm bells regarding the values of America's teens and the failure of adults to instill sound ethics in the nation's youth. The poll, conducted by Opinion Research, shows that many teens believe...
New U.S. Entry Requirements Affect Visa-Waiver Program
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Are you getting ready to welcome friends or relatives from overseas for the holidays? Or perhaps you are one of those visitors. This might be a good time to check the latest U.S. entry requirements,...
Not Much Holiday Cheer
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eleven weeks ago, when the Washington Redskins left Lincoln Financial Field after upsetting the Philadelphia Eagles, all was well in burgundy-and-gold land. On Sunday, life was a lot colder for the Redskins...
Obama Team's Books a Look at the Future?
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For those wondering how an Obama administration will govern, the local bookstore may offer the best glimpse, as key members of President-elect Barack Obama's new team have penned books outlining...
Obama, Warren and Civil Society
Byline: Lanny J. Davis, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Full disclosure of my position on gay rights and gay marriage:I support both, strongly. I strongly disagree with anyone who would deprive an American citizen of full and equal rights, regardless...
Outspending a Recession?
Byline: Ernest Christian and Gary Robbins, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now that we as a nation have borrowed and consumed our way into an economic crisis, perhaps it is time to produce and sell our way out of it. Exporting American-made products...
Paul Weyrich's Role in Republicans' Success; How the Party Threw Away the Majority He Helped Build
Byline: Richard A. Viguerie, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The principal architect of the Republican Party's successes of the past 30 years is a man whose name is unknown to most Republicans. Since his death Thursday, Paul Weyrich has been...
Portis Shakes off Back Troubles, Finds the End Zone
Byline: David Elfin and Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Clinton Portis won't list this game in his pantheon of highlight performances, but the Pro Bowl running back did score the touchdown that lifted the Washington Redskins past the visiting Philadelphia...
Redskins 10, Eagles 3
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RUN OFFENSE: C With starting tackles Chris Samuels (torn triceps) and Jon Jansen (sprained knee) both out with injuries, Pro Bowl running back Clinton Portis produced 46 yards on 10 first-half carries....
Redskins 10, Eagles 3
Byline: John Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FIRST QUARTER What happened: The wind pushed David Akers' opening kickoff out of the back of the end zone. Despite the gusts, Washington came out determined to throw, and it worked to an extent. Seven...
Redskins' Playoff Hopes Dashed despite 10-3 Win; Strong Season Start Now Only Memory
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's hard to argue that a late-December win over the Philadelphia Eagles is anything but a great thing for the Washington Redskins. And indeed, their 10-3 victory over their NFC East rival Sunday put the Eagles'...
Report: Jackson Ailing
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Report: Jackson ailing Michael Jackson is suffering from a rare lung condition and needs to undergo an emergency transplant operation, according to a report that continues to gain steam - and...
Sacks Help Taylor Earn His Paycheck; Defensive End Finally Starting to Get Healthy
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For a professional athlete, Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Taylor committed a shocking act last week. He went on the radio and said he was overpaid. Some guys are just afraid to admit it, but...
Seen and Heard at Verizon Center
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As Wizards coach Ed Tapscott has sought and pleaded for more energy and improved effort out of his bench - and better defense as a whole from the entire team - one of the players to answer the call has been...
Shoes and Stockings
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SHOES AND STOCKINGS It's time to step down into the basement of the White House for the traditional reading of the holiday poem titled, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas: 2008 White House Press Basement...
Shoppers Go for Less Luxury; High-End Retailers Try to Lure Back Their Affluent Customers
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Double-digit price slashing, shopping spree raffles and other giveaways aren't limited to discount stores as upscale retailers are doing what they can to entice shoppers in what's shaping up to be the worst...
Some Ideas for Panicked Last-Minute Givers
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES By now you might be in a bit of a panic: Christmas comes but once a year, the saying goes, but now it's only three days away. Hanukkah began last night, Kwanzaa beckons. Are you sweating yet? Some last-minute,...
Tax Cuts, Too
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tax cuts, too What is Washington waiting for? Mitt Romney asks at National Review Online (www.nationalreview.com). The inauguration is less than five weeks away: At the rate we've been going, another...
The Right Example; Some Firms Place Family First
Byline: Armstrong Williams, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This has been a holiday season filled with negative news. From the problems on Wall Street to those on Main Street, all we've heard these past months is that people are losing their money,...
Thirsty Beijing Awash in Woes Linked to Huge Need for Water
Byline: Chris O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BEIJING -- This capital's growing thirst for clean water is clashing with provincial demands and concerns that plans to tap China's rivers will hurt an already troubled environment. As a result, China...
Too Little, Too Late; Redskins' Playoff Hopes End despite Win over the Eagles
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Depth perception gave Jim Zorn the wrong impression after LaRon Landry and Fred Smoot stopped Philadelphia Eagles receiver Reggie Brown near the goal line. From where he was standing on the Washington...
UNTIL THE LAST PACKAGE ARRIVES; FedEx Driver Will Keep Going as Long as It Takes
Byline: Heather Cobun, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rashaan Hicks, a Waldorf resident who has been with FedEx Corp. for eight years, is used to working right up until Christmas Eve until the last package is delivered. You get a feeling of accomplishment...
U.S. Set to Expand DNA Collections
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The government is expanding collection of DNA samples beginning Jan. 9 to include anyone arrested on federal charges and many immigrants detained by the Homeland Security Department. Previously, DNA...
Weekend Rewind: In Case You Missed It
Byline: Harrison Goodman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Flyers dominate Capitals - Eight months after a Game 7 loss to the Flyers in last year's playoffs, the Caps hoped to get a bit of revenge Saturday. Instead it turned into a laugher, with the Flyers...