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 2, 2008

ACC Pick for Bowl in D.C. Uncertain
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The EagleBank Bowl will pit an ACC team against Navy in the Dec. 20 game at RFK Stadium. But exactly which ACC team hasn't been determined, and a series of unusual twists make it difficult to envision...
Ailing Portis Could Sit out against Baltimore
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Redskins coach Jim Zorn said he hasn't ruled out resting Clinton Portis on Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens. Portis, who led the NFL in rushing before being held to 22 yards on 11...
Alternative-Energy Advocates Hail Adviser
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Renewable and alternative energy advocates looking to score politically by moving their issue into the realm of national security debates notched a victory Monday when President-elect Barack Obama picked...
Brace for the Change You Do Not Believe in; President-Elect Obama Is No Centrist
Byline: Tony Blankley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES From the Huffington Post and the Daily Kos to National Review and the Washington Times - and all the mainstream media in between commentators are puzzling over who the dickens President-elect...
British Great Wade Dies at 87
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Robert Wade, one of the most influential figures in 20th-century British chess, died from pneumonia Saturday in London at the age of 87. A noted player, writer, organizer, arbiter and mentor to a generation...
Buckley Son Plans Book
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Buckley son plans book Christopher Buckley, whose famous parents, William F. and Pat Buckley, died within a year of each other after 57 years of marriage, is coming out with a book about them,...
Bush Looking to Secure Legacy; Touts Battle against AIDS
Byline: Jon Ward and Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush has begun the long climb up the steep hill of history, signaling in the past week how he will burnish a legacy weighed down by war, an economic crisis and disastrous poll numbers....
Capitol's New Welcome; Visitor Center Opening
Byline: Deborah K. Dietsch , THE WASHINGTON TIMES After six years of construction and $621 million - more than twice the original price tag - the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center is finally ready for its close-up. The 580,000-square-foot underground...
Caps Not Horribly Hurt by Injuries; Replacements Have Played Well So Far
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Steve Eminger languished in hockey purgatory - on the team but not in the lineup - for most of last season because the Washington Capitals carried eight defensemen and rarely was more than one hurt. ...
Center Edits Constitution; Exhibit Mangles, Redefines the Power, Role of Congress
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Plenty of critics have accused Congress of forgetting the Constitution from time to time. But a constitutional scholar who has toured the new Capitol Visitor Center, a monument Congress built to itself...
China Defines Future with Peasant Migration to City
Byline: Norman Levine, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Contemporary China has rejected the centralized planning of Soviet Stalinism. This Chinese anti-Stalinism is illustrated by its rejection of the Soviet economic model, or contemporary China...
Cooley Video Inspires Fantasy League Trophy; Redskin Aims to Capture Prize
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chris Cooley has never helped hoist the Lombardi Trophy. The Washington Redskins tight end soon, however, might earn something slightly less prestigious: a sculpture of a chubby man holding a football and...
Crossing That Bridge; Ed Tapscott's Unique Path to the NBA Guides Him Back to His Hometown for His First Professional Coaching Job
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The year was 1969, and the Washington Caps of the American Basketball Association had come to town. The one-year window in which the Caps called the District home is also when Ed Tapscott's bridge to professional...
D.C. At-Large Seat Still in Doubt
Byline: Michael Drost, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. Republican Party continued its challenge Monday of the certification of Michael A. Brown's election to the D.C. Council, saying it violates city law. Mr. Brown, an independent, won an at-large...
Domestic Military Response
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the liberal American Civil Liberties Union and the libertarian Cato Institute are singing the same song, it's time to pay attention to the tune. The two organizations are rightfully concerned by the expansion of...
Don't Rush Georgia and Ukraine into NATO
Byline: Michael O'Hanlon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES According to press reports, the Bush administration is pursuing a final bold foreign policy move in its last weeks. Bypassing normal procedures, it wants European allies and Canada to agree...
Fact vs. Fiction on Food vs. Fuel
Byline: Gal Luft and Frank J. Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES The sharp drop in world prices for oil and grain precipitated by the last few months' economic turmoil has literally, if probably temporarily, taken the energy out of last summer's...
In from the Cold, a Familiar Obama
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Another Barack Obama came in from the cold Monday. The man who gave us the unexpected in his team to resurrect the economy introduced his team to reorganize the world of which he sees himself as president-elect....
Medical Security Tops Urgency List; Disease Itself Less Worrisome
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The nation's health worries have taken a distinct turn. It's not fear of cancer, heart disease or AIDS that alarms Americans the most. It's health care. Concerns about the access and cost of health...
Mids Face Judgment Day; Niumatalolo Says Season Rides on Army Game
Byline: Mike Fratto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA -- Before he even arrived in Annapolis, Tyree Barnes got a taste of heartbreak in the Army-Navy rivalry when his Naval Academy prep school team lost to Army's counterpart - on the last play...
Money Being Made from Warming Scare
Byline: Larry Thornberry, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Christopher C. Horner has deconstructed global-warming alarmism before, but in Red Hot Lies, he focuses on how the global-warming industry, with huge money and power on the line, defends...
Moving Right
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Moving right Barack Obama wants to give the economy a jolt. So far, though, the biggest jolt we've seen is the one the economy has given to Obama. That jolt, in the form of a plummeting stock market,...
'New South' Champion Accused of Corruption; Mayor Arrested; County Bankrupt
Byline: Ben Conery, THE WASHINGTON TIMES On the Web site for Birmingham, Ala., Mayor Larry Langford promises to make the city the best of the New South. But the Department of Justice says Mr. Langford's political ambition is geared more toward old-fashioned...
No 'De-Booting Camp'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rep. Bob Filner wants members of the armed forces returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom to prove they are fit to remain in the military. Mr. Filner wants servicemen and women to be put through a de-boot camp to determine...
No Offense, but It's a Stretch to Call It Football
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I used to think of the forward pass as the Great Equalizer, a way for the lesser teams to compete against the big boys. But now that the big boys are throwing the ball all over the lot - in the Big 12, especially...
No Rookie Mistake; Harbaugh Has Ravens on Winning Track
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens are fighting for playoff berths under rookie coaches whose roots are connected to the same coaching tree. But even though both teams have...
Obama and Jobs
Byline: Alfred Tella, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama has proposed a new fiscal stimulus plan designed, in his own words, to save or create 2.5 million jobs in the first two years of his administration. The word save...
Obama Mentor Makes History; Black Single Mother a Role Model
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A black single working mother will be part of the White House inner circle for the first time in the nation's history. To President-elect Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, 52, is a longtime mentor and likely...
Obama Picks Cause New Headaches for Party; Arizona, Illinois, N.Y. Seats Opening
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama has received favorable reviews for the personnel choices he has made for his administration so far, but the picks are causing some political heartburn for Democrats around...
Obama Sees 'Path' out of Iraq; Antiwar Groups Annoyed by Flexibility in President-Elect's Pledge
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHICAGO -- President-elect Barack Obama said Monday that the U.S. is now on a glide path to have all combat troops out of Iraq 16 months after he takes office, but continued to leave wiggle room...
Obama Urged to Stand by Youths
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A top item on child-welfare advocates' wish list for President-elect Barack Obama is the revival of a White House Conference on Children and Youth, to be held in 2010. President Theodore Roosevelt...
Palestinian Mission
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PALESTINIAN MISSION Three leading Palestinian officials are in Washington this week trying to get a message to the incoming Obama administration. Maen Rashid Areikat, the delegation leader, told...
Palin Adds Boost to Senate Runoff; Aids Bid to Hold Seat for GOP
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin added a jolt of star power Monday to the final day of campaigning in Georgia's closely watched runoff election, drawing huge crowds for incumbent Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss and...
Panel Declares Official Recession; Few Surprised, but Dow Drops
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's official. After months of depressing economic indicators, mind-boggling financial bailouts, mounting job losses and collapsing retirement accounts, an elite team of economists formally pronounced...
Pay Raises
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PAY RAISES Not that either elected official is hurting when it comes to household income, but President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. each will be getting a substantial...
PLO Ready for State in West Bank; Gaza Affiliation Awaits Hamas Surrender
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Top Palestinian negotiators with Israel said Monday that they are prepared to establish a Palestinian state initially in the West Bank, which Gaza can join if the militant group Hamas gives up control...
Problems with the SOFA
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The new U.S.-Iraq security agreement ratified last week by the Iraqi Parliament a mixed bag. At one level, it ratifies a new and positive strategic reality - specifically, the success of the U.S. troop surge and the...
Redskins Don't Have Any Margin for Error
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Jim Zorn addressed his team before the Washington Redskins began the third quarter of their season last month, he laid out the schedule - Pittsburgh, Dallas, at Seattle, New York Giants - and said...
SCHMOOZING SHOPPERS; Retailers Lure Bargain Hunters with Holiday Deals
Byline: Heather Cobun, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shoppers who snapped up Black Friday deals gave retailers a needed boost, but stores are by no means out of the woods with three weeks remaining before Christmas. The average amount spent per person...
Spears Gets Act Together
Byline: Adam Mazmanian, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pop idol Britney Spears puts a bookend on the walking-train-wreck phase of her young career with the release of the relentlessly fabulous Circus. Part Bronx cheer to her public, part revenge mix tape,...
Story of the Week
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES STORY OF THE WEEK NOTHING SORTED OUT IN NFC SOUTH Tampa Bay (9-3), Carolina (9-3) and Atlanta (8-4) all kept pace with wins against New Orleans, Green Bay and San Diego. If the playoffs started...
Sweeps Losing Ground?
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sweeps losing ground? This year's November sweeps ratings period, buffeted by economic upheaval and declining statistical relevance to networks, saw ABC and CBS on top among adults 18 to 49 and...
Terrorism I
Byline: Victor Morton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Terrorism I In a little-noticed news item, the FBI said a Minnesota Muslim man was responsible for a suicide bombing in Somalia, prompting comment from conservative sites that monitor both jihad and...
Tested and Untried; the Battle with Islamists Has Begun for the Incoming Obama Administration
Byline: Tara Wall, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It didn't take six months. Yet President-elect Barack Obama has been tested, to use the words of Vice President-elect Joe Biden. Last week's terrorist attack in Mumbai, India, was aimed at America, its allies...
The Clinton Coup
Byline: Daniel Gallington, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The big news from the Obama transition was the announcement of the new national security team. But that's not the big story. The big story is how Hillary Clinton - as the next secretary...
The Pardoner's Tale
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President George W. Bush will be sorely tempted to pardon himself, Vice President Dick Cheney, his inner political and national security circles, and others for complicity in torture, illegal surveillance,...
Veterans Returning to Federal Agencies; Job Fairs Reach out to Military
Byline: Mike Causey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Veterans of military service, once an endangered species in some federal agencies, are making a comeback. In fiscal 2007, the number of vets in civil service jobs had risen to 462,744, an increase of nearly...
Who Elected Barack Obama? Conservative Voters Became a Key Bloc
Byline: Joel Mowbray, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The most underreported story of the election is that conservative voters provided the margin of victory for President-elect Barack Obama - a finding that has dramatic implications for both Democrats...