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 10, 2008

2 Nonprofits, Same Name; Disabilities, Social Service and Culture
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There is the ARC of DC and there also is THEARC, also located in the District - two different, but equally worthy local social service organizations, both with names that play on the idea of an ark, such...
Advice Compiled and Condensed from Actual Sources by Kelly Jane Torrance, Who Composed the Questions
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Advice compiled and condensed from actual sources by Kelly Jane Torrance, who composed the questions. I thought I was home free when I was acquitted of killing my ex-wife and her friend over 10...
An Attitude of Gratitude; A Remedy for the Elderly during Hard Times
Byline: Neal Krause, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES File this under stuff to remember should you or an aging loved one get a little blue during a Christmas season that arrives during a recession. When adults age 65 or older feel grateful during...
Arabs Enjoy a Bit of Comic Relief; Stereotypes Stir Laughs at Mideast Festival
Byline: Dale Gavlak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AMMAN, Jordan -- Torrents of raucous laughter erupted through the crowd, packed mainly with youths clad in T-shirts and jeans who were eager for some good, clean fun. This is great. Everybody's on time....
Back in the Same Nest
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The transition to the Obama administration will affect all Americans, but especially Marian Robinson, Catherine Eugenia Finnegan Biden and Dorothy Rodham. That's because Mrs. Robinson, who is...
Ballet Sweetens Holiday; Hotel Pastry Chefs Honor 'Nutcracker'
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pastry chefs at the Willard InterContinental Washington hotel are paying homage to the Washington Ballet's inter- pretation of The Nutcracker with a custom-designed ballet-slipper Buche de Noel...
Beijing Looks at Obama
Byline: William Triplett, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Only a year ago the Chinese Communist Party and its security services had reason to be optimistic about the U.S. presidential election. The Republican brand was in serious trouble and...
Bush Defends His Policy of Pre-Emptive Strike; Says Waiting for Attacks Aids Enemies
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush Tuesday said Pakistan has been told that U.S. troops will take whatever steps they deem necessary to defend themselves, as he defended his doctrine of pre-emptive strikes as part of the...
Bush, Top Democrats OK $15 Billion Big 3 Bailout; Rescue with 'Car Czar' Still Faces GOP
Byline: David R. Sands and S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House and senior congressional Democrats reached an agreement on the outlines of a $15 billion taxpayer bailout plan for troubled Detroit automakers General Motors Corp. and...
Charity Donation Decline Gives Rise to Innovation; Contests, Web Sites Keep Money Flowing
Byline: Jillian Badanes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the housing market crashed, credit markets froze and stock prices fell, the District-based charity SOS Children's Villages watched its donations dwindle. We haven't come to a screeching halt, but...
Chicago Union's Sit-In 'Resonating'
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES No accident that it happened in Chicago, and that the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) is at the forefront of the first American workers' resistance in decades. The...
Computer Fraud Foils Longhorns
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So Texas has a compelling argument against Oklahoma after the Sooners qualified to play in the BCS championship game. The Longhorns defeated the Sooners 45-35 on a neutral field in October. There is...
D.C. Homicides Level off; Declines Posted Elsewhere; Critics Question Lanier Tactics
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The District's 2008 homicide total is on pace to equal last year's while other jurisdictions are experiencing fewer slayings, suggesting that city leaders are struggling to maintain significant declines...
End the Suffering, Mugabe
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Speaking out against human suffering has been one of the greatest strengths of President Bush throughout his eight years in office, a fact made clear by his appropriate condemnation yesterday of the government of Zimbabwe...
Envoy on Defense
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ENVOY ON DEFENSE Georgia's ambassador to the United States, the widely heard voice of his nation during the summer Russian invasion, will attempt to trade diplomatic words for military weapons in his...
Global Warming Freeze?
Byline: David Deming, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama recently declared his intention to mitigate global warming by enacting a cap-and-trade policy that would reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by the year 2050. But...
Graham Urges Doubling of Parking Fees; Budget Woes Cited; End of Free Saturdays Eyed
Byline: Michael Drost, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C residents hoping to snatch a downtown parking space will have to bring plenty of change if some D.C. Council members have their way. Council member Jim Graham, Ward 1 Democrat, has proposed doubling...
Growing German Waistlines; Soldiers Deemed 'Too Fat to Fight'
Byline: Helle Dale, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Even before the new president takes office in January, relations with one of the United States' major allies is coming into question. President-elect Barack Obama during his campaign asked our...
Hill Report Faults FCC Chairman; Claims Abuse of Power, Turmoil
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Democrats on Tuesday accused the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission of abusing his power and fostering a climate of fear at the media-regulating agency, creating a blueprint of what...
Hunger Afflicts Nearly 1 Billion; Water Scarcity Adds to Woes
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES UNITED NATIONS -- Hunger is hitting 40 million more people than a year ago, according to the U.N. agriculture agency, citing food crises in Congo, Ethiopia, North Korea and India. The U.N. Food and Agriculture...
Illinois Governor Charged with Bribery; He Tried to Sell Obama's Senate Seat, FBI Says
Byline: Ben Conery, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich had no qualms about selling the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama; he just wanted to get a good price for it, according to an FBI affidavit unsealed...
India-Pakistan Disarmament? Cooler Heads Must Revisit the Issue
Byline: Harlan Ullman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Islamabad, Pakistan -- Let us assume, at least for the moment, that the crisis between Pakistan and India over the Mumbai terror attacks two weeks ago recedes and a resolution acceptable to both sides...
'Judas' Thrills, Probes; Passionate Cast Drives Trial of Famous Traitor
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In this season celebrating Jesus' birth, probably the last thing you'd want to see is a play about his betrayal by one of the most reviled figures in history. However, Forum Theatre's outstanding production...
Knight Wants Out
Byline: Richard Slusser, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Knight wants out T.R. Knight has asked to be released from his contract with Grey's Anatomy, Entertainment Weekly magazine reported Tuesday in a posting at ew.com. Writer Michael Ausiello quoted a...
Life Is Unfair
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LIFE IS UNFAIR At a news conference just now, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald made very clear that he had uncovered no evidence of misbehavior on the part of Barack Obama, Michael Scherer wrote Tuesday...
Logistics as Problem
Byline: Richard Slusser, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Logistics as problem If there is one person who wants the Inauguration festivities to be finalized, it is Quincy Jones. Mr. Jones (also known as Q ), the Grammy award-winning musician and producer,...
Minnesota Recalls Florida 2000 Fight; No End in Sight in Senate Race
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It has become the latest version of the famed Florida hanging-chad episode that stymied the 2000 presidential election. More than a month after Election Day 2008, vote-weary Minnesotans still don't...
Morgue Field Trip Too 'CSI'
Byline: Marybeth Hicks, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sometimes you don't even have to read the story. Just the headline can drive home the realization that our culture is in trouble. Case in point: Sunday's Detroit News story entitled, School autopsy...
Nikon's D700 Is Stunning
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This might move things into the territory normally occupied by, say, religious views, political preferences and, gasp, how we spend money. (Sex, after all, seems rather standard discussion fare in many...
Official Stands by Iran Nuke Report; Insists Tehran Froze Program
Byline: Barbara Slavin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The nation's just-retired No. 2 intelligence official Tuesday defended a controversial year-old estimate on Iran, saying he stood by its conclusion that Iran suspended a nuclear-weapons program in 2003....
Oops, Too Much Thrift; More Buyers Wanted for the Economy
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some refer to it as the prisoner's dilemma, while others call it the paradox of thrift. By any name, it means that too much individual thriftiness - saving for a rainy day - practiced en masse exacerbates...
Portis Rips Zorn on Radio; Veteran Runner Frustrated with the Coaching 'Genius'
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Restrained in his comments Sunday night, Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis used his weekly radio appearance to rant about a lack of playing time in the loss to Baltimore. His target:...
Public Lashing; Fannie, Freddie Chiefs Excoriated at House Hearing
Byline: Richard C. Gross, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Members of a House watchdog panel verbally whipped four former chief executive officers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Tuesday, plumbing documents to show they ignored warnings that investments in risky...
Redding Trade Doesn't Go Through
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LAS VEGAS -- As Day 2 of Major League Baseball's winter meetings drew to a close, there were indications that the Washington Nationals might be parting with their only pitcher to reach double digits in...
Rejected Bid a Boon for River Conditions
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jeff Kelble, the Shenandoah Riverkeeper, applauds Virginia's Water Control Board for not allowing the Merck pharmaceutical company to increase the amount of nutrient pollution it could discharge into the...
Russian Journalists under Fire
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES On Monday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sounded alarm bells regarding the perilous conditions of Russian journalists. At the 2008 International Human Rights Day Awards Ceremony, she presented the Freedom Defenders...
Sam Kazman; Q & A - Fuel Efficient and Deadly
Byline: Deborah Kay Corey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sam Kazman is general counsel for the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) in Washington. CEI is a nonprofit which advocates freedom of choice for consumers in the marketplace. Mr. Kazman runs the...
Scandal Casts Cloud over Obama Presidency
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I'm from Chicago, Barack Obama used to tell voters wondering whether he was tough enough to win the presidency, drawing laughs for referring to rough-and-tumble - and often corrupt - politics in...
Seamonson Earns Coordinator Tryout
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen appointed Al Seamonson as the Terrapins' interim defensive coordinator for this month's Humanitarian Bowl and acknowledged the longtime assistant is a candidate...
Senators Urge Reversal of 5 A.M. Last Call
Byline: Michael Drost, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two U.S Senators have called on the D.C. Council to reverse its move to extend last call during inauguration week, but at least one council member says the senators should mind their own business. This...
Some Ticket Hikes on Hold; A Few MLB Clubs Cater to Their Fans' Financial Woes
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the economy hurting, many Major League Baseball teams have held off on increasing ticket prices for next season. More than a dozen teams, including the Nationals, Red Sox, Pirates and Reds, will keep...
Step Down, Gov. Blagojevich
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chalk it up to another notorious case of Illinois corruption. The indictment and arrest yesterday of Gov. Rod Blagojevich by the FBI came as a shock to many. For the people of Illinois, it is a blow to what seems routine...
The 'Best' Offer?
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES THE 'BEST' OFFER? Now that Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich is out on bond waiting to face federal corruption charges, not the least being his intention to sell President-elect Barack Obama's Senate...
The Long Road Back; Pothier Takes Baby Steps in Return from Concussion
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES He just wants to be a normal dad again. That's the toughest thing Brian Pothier has had to deal with since suffering a career-threatening concussion 11 months ago. The effects of the fourth documented...
This Draft Needs to Be Kept in Line
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jim Zorn jokingly said Monday that the mandate for his fill-in offensive linemen is to stay healthy for the Washington Redskins' final three regular-season games. They can't get hurt, he said of Stephon...
War-Torn Land Also Faces Ruin of Drought; 7 Arid Years Causing Hope to Evaporate
Byline: James Palmer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ARGU, Afghanistan -- A seven-year drought has devastated farmland and livestock, especially in this corner of northern Afghanistan, compounding the travails of a nation at war for more than three decades....
Web Purchases Fight Poverty
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ever the charity troubadour, U2 frontman Bono has come up with another mission to fight poverty around the world. Anyone buying limited-edition Asian- and African-made products online at www.ONE.org contributes...
Wizards Have a Lot in Reserve
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Throughout the dismal first month and a half of the season, two of the Washington Wizards' shortcomings have been a lack of support from the bench and an inability to close down the stretch. Tuesday night...
Young Composers Intriguing
Byline: T.L. Ponick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Young Concert Artists (YCA) series' Monday-evening concert in the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater highlighted the music of five young YCA composers whose new and newish compositions were crisply performed...