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 12, 2008

1953 Country Sedan Was a Golden Anniversary Model for Ford
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In commemorating its Golden Anniversary, the Ford Motor Co. spelled out, in tiny letters 50th anniversary 1903-1953 around the circumference of the horn button on every 1953 Ford. That inscription was...
4, 5 Bedrooms in Centreville
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Craftmark Homes Inc. is building 11 single-family homes on 5-acre or larger homesites at Crooked Creek in Centreville, located minutes from Route 66, Route 28, the Centreville Plaza Shopping...
4 Bedrooms at Fairwood
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Allan Homes is building nine single-family homes on quarter-acre lots at Fairwood in Bowie, a planned community with a swimming pool, a clubhouse, walking trails, a soccer field, tennis courts...
Afghanistan Not Iraq - But
Byline: Michael O'Hanlon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES During my recent fascinating trip to Afghanistan with the Canadian military - during which Canada, a stalwart and serious ally in this war, suffered its 100th military fatality of the operation...
America the Arbiter? Hubris Has No Place in Foreign Relations
Byline: Daniel L. Davis, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIME Robert Kagan is one of the most influential and well-known authors and opinion-influencers on foreign affairs in the United States. He is a former speech writer for Secretary of State George...
Auditing Obama
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AUDITING OBAMA Sometime early next year, the six commissioners who run the Federal Election Commission will face an interesting dilemma - whether to approve a 'for cause' audit of the presidential campaign...
Balanced Celtics Throttle Wizards; Loss Is Worst of the Season
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A feather, or moral victory of sorts, that the Washington Wizards stuck in their caps last season was that they were the only team to win a season series over the Boston Celtics. But while hosting the...
Beliefs in God, UFOs Prevail; 1 in 3 Doubt Darwin Theory
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Americans believe in God, angels, heaven, miracles - such traditional religious thinking is still much a part of the nation's mind-set, according to research that also plumbs a few less traditional beliefs....
Best of the Weekend in Sports
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NFL Week 14 The Redskins head to Cincinnati for a game against the Bengals, the Eagles host the Browns and the Giants head to Dallas. Meanwhile, the Ravens have a big home game against the rival Steelers,...
Blu-Ray Promise and Peril; Criterion Digital Transfers: The Best Just Got Better
Byline: Sonny Bunch, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The sewers of Vienna haven't looked this good in a long time. Thanks to Blu-ray-technology and classic-DVD distributor the Criterion Collection, Joseph Cotten's famous chase of Orson Welles through the...
Blu-Ray Promise and Peril; Sony: Sabotaging PS3 Market to Sell Discs in New Format?
Byline: Sonny Bunch, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shortly after joining The Washington Times, I picked up a PlayStation 3. The reason was simple: I needed a Blu-ray player, and the PS3 is, without question, the best value for the money in the marketplace....
B of A to Cut at Least 30,000; Cites Merger and Economy
Byline: Richard C. Gross, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bank of America Corp. said Thursday it expects to eliminate 30,000 to 35,000 jobs over the next three years. The massive work-force reduction reflects the weak economic environment as well as the...
Chertoff and the Illegals
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES How did it happen that Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff had illegal aliens cleaning his home for nearly four years without the Secret Service knowing about it? Yesterday, The Washington Post reported that...
Chu Admirers Question Powers as Energy Chief
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Steve Chu escaped controversy during his tenure as director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 2004 and is widely respected among his peers, but some are questioning the effectiveness of...
Cleansing Loan Market Drops Rates
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Three weeks ago, I wrote a column that was published the day after Thanksgiving. While citing some pretty bleak statistics, I included the message that all cycles eventually return to normalcy....
Cynics Rouse Debate of Most Corrupt State; Illinois Rivals Louisiana for Title
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Take that, Louisiana. Revelations this week that Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his chief of staff have been charged with trying to sell the Senate seat of President-elect Barack Obama have sparked...
Donors Beware
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Princeton University must pay $40 million in legal fees, and another $50 million plus interest beginning in 2012 to a new foundation, in settlement for its failure to adhere to the terms of an endowment gift it accepted...
Each Friday, Columnist Dan Daly and Redskins Beat Writer Ryan O'Halloran Debate a Football Issue. This Week's Topic: Who Should Win NFL Coach of the Year?
Byline: Dan Daly and Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Each Friday, columnist Dan Daly and Redskins beat writer Ryan O'Halloran debate a football issue. This week's topic: Who should win NFL coach of the year? Ryan O'Halloran: There are plenty...
Foul Plight of 'Blackbird'; Brilliantly Acted Tale of Forbidden Passions
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ever since Lolita licked her lips, a disquietingly romantic notion persists that little girls are just itching to be with older men. Usually these notions are perpetuated by men who themselves may harbor...
Franchise Knee-Deep in Doubt
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Wizards are caught in the clutches of a long-shot proposition after only 20 games. Their playoff prospects are faint, their franchise player remains on hold and their long-term viability is in doubt....
Getting the Youth Vote; Not Your Grandpa's Conservatism
Byline: Ben Domenech, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The youth vote in 2008 was not the decisive electoral factor in the election of Barack Obama. At the end of the day, the under 30 demographic represented only 18 percent of the voting electorate,...
Goals Down, but Laich Isn't; Wing Finding Other Ways to Contribute
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Boyd Gordon enters the Washington Capitals dressing room at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, he makes a sharp right turn to find his stall. For the typically reserved Gordon, having his locker in the...
Gore Plans Green Gala to Welcome 'New Energy'
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Vice President Al Gore will host a green inaugural ball the night before President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office. The Green Ball: Inauguration of a New Green Economy will...
Grassroots Power; from the South Side to the Mideast
Byline: Michael M. Cohen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The election of Barack Obama is a reminder of the power of effective grassroots organizing. It is an important lesson that Mr. Obama learned some 20 years ago on the South side of Chicago....
'Happy' Policy Gains Traction; Economic Measure of Well-Being Attracts Other Nations
Byline: Don Duncan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES THIMPHU, Bhutan -- In the thick of a global financial crisis, some economists have come to this Himalayan kingdom to study its unique economic policy based on Buddhist principles, Gross National Happiness....
Helen King
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Name: Helen King Company: Weichert, Realtors Address: 7821 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD 20854 Phone: 301/537-SOLD (301/537-7653) Fax: 302/983-9389 E-mail address: realhelen2@aol.com and realkurtis@aol.com...
India, Pakistan Say Nukes Safe from Terrorists
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Retired diplomats and generals from India and Pakistan, who visited Washington to promote the elimination of all nuclear weapons, said Thursday that their countries' atomic weapons remain safe from terrorists....
Jansen Practicing Again; Right Tackle Could Play Sunday at Cincinnati
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Just four days after spraining his left knee in the Redskins' loss at Baltimore, right tackle Jon Jansen returned to the practice field Thursday. He took limited work but could play Sunday at Cincinnati...
Justice's Wife Switches Focus to Education; Ex-Heritage Foundation Executive Wants to 'Restore Liberal Arts'
Byline: Stephanie Green, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia L. Thomas, lawyer, former Heritage Foundation executive, and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has added a new hat to her portfolio: government education advocate. This fall...
Lineman Makes Most of Chance; Montgomery Earns More Playing Time
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Even as his playing time dwindled to a handful of series each game earlier this year and he found it more difficult to remained focused when watching instead of participating, Anthony Montgomery kept...
Love Those Ready-When-You-Are Residences
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Homebuyers in a hurry to move into a new home at the beginning of 2009 need not despair about finding a place that is ready to welcome new residents. While builders have considerably slowed...
Low Rates Point Way to Recovery
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Once again, folks who are disappointed with the current real estate market begin turning their thoughts to the coming year. Will things improve in 2009, or is the worst yet to come? A lot of...
Many Doubts about 'Doubt'; Play Doesn't Translate Well from Stage to Screen
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Doubt begins with a sermon. What do you do when you're not sure? Father Brendan Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) asks by way of introducing his topic. Doubt can be as powerful and sustaining a bond...
Meetings End Quietly for Nats; Team Selects Pair of Players in Rule 5 Draft
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LAS VEGAS -- The Washington Nationals executives had vacated the Bellagio hotel well before noon Thursday, leaving a quiet week of results behind and plenty of work ahead for the rest of the offseason....
Mexican Solutions
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MEXICAN SOLUTIONS Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan says his country advocates a four-pronged stimulus assault on the global financial crisis that includes government spending on public construction...
Morgan/Howard; American Icon and British Chronicler More Genial Collaborators Than Frost/Nixon
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ron Howard and Peter Morgan might seem to be unlikely collaborators. Mr. Howard, 54, is an all-American icon whose boyish face isn't all that different from the one that graced television screens...
Neo-Nazi Indicted on Making Threats
Byline: Ben Conery, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A well-known white supremacist was indicted Thursday on charges of making threats against a varied group including a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, a group of black people involved in a housing discrimination...
New Year, Same Challenge; Tigers' Lengthy Backcourt Poses Problems for Hoyas
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Georgetown and Memphis met last season in a pre-Christmas collision of undefeated top-five teams, the Hoyas entered the game concerned with the Tigers' backcourt length and penetration prowess. A year...
N. Korea Nuke Talks End without Deal; Bush Legacy of Disarmament Slips Away
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration's five-year push to dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons program collapsed Thursday when U.S.-led talks with the communist regime fell apart in Beijing - leveling another blow against...
No Second-Fiddle Musician; Multitasker Issues Solo Material
Byline: Andrew Leahey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I'm a fiddle player, says Carrie Rodriguez, casually disregarding her skills as an accomplished singer and guitarist. With everything else, I just kinda fake it. Although well-intentioned, Miss Rodriguez's...
Obama Says Staff's Clear of Scandal; Will Submit List of Contacts
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama said Thursday that nobody in his transition office tried to make a deal with Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich on filling Illinois' vacant Senate seat, adding that he has not been contacted...
Parcells at It Again; Executive Works Turnaround Magic in Miami
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Miami Dolphins are the best story nobody is talking about. While The Worldwide Leader is obsessed with Plaxico and Dallas, the Dolphins have operated in anonymity despite going 8-5 and holding part...
Peace Plan; China and Taiwan
Byline: Ma Ying-jeou, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Since May of this year, relations between Taiwan and mainland China have manifested a marked detente in step with our initiatives to improve interaction across the Taiwan Strait. After coming...
Ray of Optimism in the Big Easy
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW ORLEANS -- Everyone in New Orleans still has a Katrina story, and, like the old sailor in Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, everyone is still eager to tell it. Unlike the mariner, obsessed with...
Reality Renewals
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Reality renewals Despite the housing slump, Bravo is renewing the real estate-themed series Flipping Out and Million Dollar Listing, Variety reports. The renewal marks the third season for both...
Reel in an Exciting House and Dock in Easton
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Eastern Shore of Maryland holds an enduring appeal for Washington-area residents who long for the sense of peace that blankets the area in every season. Boating enthusiasts are particularly...
Ricci Strengthening Terrapins' Hopes
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was all new for Cliff Tucker. There were the 6 a.m. conditioning sessions, initially midsummer morning nightmares foreign to the Maryland basketball team. There was always something different...
Rock Bottom; Which Team Is the NFL's Worst This Season? Get Comfortable, There Are Plenty to Pick From
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There might not be any special, powerhouse NFL teams to root for or against this year, no New England Patriots sneering at their critics while going unbeaten or Peyton Manning throwing a million touchdown passes....
Secret Service Questions Inaugural Estimate; Prepares for Any Crowd Size
Byline: Michael Drost, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Secret Service on Thursday dismissed estimates that 4 million or more people would descend on the District for the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, easing concerns about shortages and logistical...
Seen and Heard at Verizon Center
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A day after the Wizards acquired them via a three-team trade, point guards Mike James and Javaris Crittenton were in uniform against the Boston Celtics, though they didn't have the best possible preparation...
Standing 'Still' Keanu Sends Humanity Back to the Stone Age
Byline: Sonny Bunch, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The original version of The Day the Earth Stood Still is to this day considered a science-fiction classic; it is both a compelling tale of alien invasion that bypasses the genre's conventions and a timely...
Staunch GOP Still Has Faith in Bush; Survey Shows Rating of 72%
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Conservative Republicans have not deserted President Bush as his last days in the White House ebb away. About three-fourths - 72 percent - approve of the job Mr. Bush is doing 40 days before he leaves...
Surprising Space in Arts, Crafts Style
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Four years ago, a local builder began the transformation of a small community just off Old Dominion Drive in Arlington by building a small cluster of distinctive arts-and-crafts-style homes...
The President and the Playboy; 'Tricky Dick'
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A film about the creation of a bunch of television interviews doesn't exactly scream high drama - particularly when the audience already knows exactly what was said in them. It's a testament to...
Too Much Tea
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TOO MUCH TEA It's been a dozen years since Vice President Al Gore embarked on his infamous fundraising trip to a Buddhist temple, after which Attorney General Janet Reno, despite calls for a probe from...
Top Evangelical Resigns over Gay-Union Stance
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A top official for the National Association of Evangelicals resigned Thursday after his earlier remarks favoring same-sex unions caused an uproar among evangelicals. The Rev. Richard Cizik, the NAE's vice...
Vatican Condemns Cloning, in Vitro; Document Outlines Biomedical Ethics
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Designer babies, human/animal hybrids, cloning, stem cell research and a whole range of common biomedical innovations are forbidden, the Vatican said Friday in a document about procreation and genetic technologies....
Vigorous Boomers Snap Up Easier Life
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The baby boom generation, followed and researched for its impact on everything from social values to politics to the economy, is edging closer to retirement age. Real estate developers have...
Wage Issue Kills Big 3 Deal in Senate; Union Refuses GOP Conditions
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate leaders gave up Thursday night on a $14 billion automaker bailout, sunk by the refusal of the autoworkers union to agree to the concessions that Republicans had demanded as their price for support....
Wilson Bridge a 'Holiday Gift'; Weather Permitting, All 10 Lanes to Greet Monday Drivers
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Decades of frustration and delays are scheduled to end this weekend with the removal of what traffic planners describe as one of the biggest bottlenecks on the East Coast. Ninety-nine percent of the...