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 4, 2008

2 Men Charged in Boy's Slaying
Byline: Michael Drost, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two men were arrested and charged in a drive-by shooting in the District's Trinidad neighborhood this past summer in which a 13-year-old boy was killed, D.C. police said Wednesday. Antonio McAllister,...
ABC Soaps Cut Salaries
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ABC soaps cut salaries The troubles that are part of imaginary life on daytime dramas are hitting those shows for real in the form of budget cuts and dismissals. All My Children regulars including...
Abuse Victim Has 2 Problems
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki: I'm still a victim of my father's cheating. He was very abusive toward my mother when I was growing up. I played with children in my neighborhood and went to school with them...
A Nation Reborn; Lincoln Theme Befits '09 Inaugural
Byline: Suzanne Fields, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "In Lincoln's rise from poverty, his ultimate mastery of language and law, his capacity to overcome personal loss and remain determined in the face of repeated defeat ... he reminded me not...
An Economic Plan; Creating American Prosperity
Byline: Mark Bloomfield, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Several weeks remain before President-elect Barack Obama assumes actual economic policy-making authority. Yet, in a break with history, the soon-to-be 44th President of the United States has...
Anglican Conservatives Propose Constitution
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A group of about 70 Anglican conservatives on Wednesday released a proposed constitution for a new Anglican province in the United States that will directly compete with the 2.1-million-member Episcopal Church....
Angling for an Invite
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Angling for an invite Tom Hanks wants to attend President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration even if he doesn't get a front-row seat. Look, I'll be in the back, the two-time Oscar winner, 52,...
Army Turned Navy Inside and outside in 1945
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Army meets Navy in football for the 109th time Saturday in Philadelphia, there will be no Blanchards and Davises suiting up for the Black Knights of the Hudson. These Cadets have been as recently weak...
Bay Is Perfect for Rockfish
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This week showed it's still all about the Chesapeake's stripers. The fishing was really good this week, said Christy Henderson of Buzz's Marina on St. Jerome's Creek. Rockfish were scattered between...
Blackwater Joins Fight against Sea Piracy
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pirates beware - Blackwater Worldwide may be looking for you, and soon. That prospect certainly would shiver Bartholomew Roberts, better known as Black Bart, down to his timbers if the infamous pirate hadn't...
Blame Game
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Blame game In 2002 and 2004, Republicans ran hard on social issues and the courts - and scored victories at every level of politics. In 2006 and 2008, they left those issues off the table, and got walloped....
Burress' Blunder Is No Tragedy
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A word keeps popping up in the stories about Pistol Plaxico Burress, a word that really shouldn't be there. The word is tragedy. The word even appeared in this paper earlier this week - and in a number of...
Cabinet Cachet
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama had to sign a lot of prenuptial agreements before he was able to put together the national security team he announced this week. Before Hillary Clinton agreed to be his...
Chertoff to Hand Obama Immigration Successes; Border Patrol Beefed Up; Fence Nearly Complete
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff declared success Wednesday on President Bush's vow to double the size of the U.S. Border Patrol and near-success on his pledge to build a fence along the U.S.-Mexico...
Designers Survey D.C. Styles
Byline: Stephanie Green, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mark Badgley and James Mischka, the designing duo behind the luxury label Badgley Mischka, made a rare appearance in Washington Tuesday for a charity fashion show for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital...
First Could Be the Last; Picking Italy over College Starts to Backfire for Jennings
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES David Stern has taken a long look across the Atlantic Ocean and rhetorically shrugged his shoulders at the notion of a European exodus of American talent. We are not concerned, the NBA commissioner said...
For Ravens, Lewis Still the Man
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The motto this year for the Baltimore Ravens' defense has been next man up. When Chris McAlister and Samari Rolle went down with injuries this season, they had players step up and fill the void - a system...
GM Touts Electric-Drive Models amid Bailout Requests
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES General Motors showed off its green wares at the Electric Drive Transportation Association conference Wednesday, while members of Congress sat about a half-mile away on Capitol Hill deciding whether the...
Health Insurance Lobby Urges Public-Private Reform Panel
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The nation's largest health insurance lobbying group is urging Congress to create a public-private advisory board to develop a plan to cut growth in national health care spending by almost one-third - savings...
High-Stakes Missile Defense
Byline: Ed Feulner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As I write this column in Chicago, President-elect Barack Obama is in the same hotel announcing his national security team. Let's take a closer look at an early challenge they'll have to face in...
Keeping Peace Will Foster Prosperity in Central Asia
Byline: Norman Levine, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Central Asian countries are in desperate need of economic development, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is devoted to speeding the social development of the entire region, professor...
Lepisto Is Getting a Second Shot
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sami Lepisto came to training camp this season expecting to earn a job with the Washington Capitals. It didn't happen, but now Lepisto is getting an extended opportunity to prove he belongs in the NHL....
Lincoln in Bronze and Marble; Stories Behind Monuments Flesh out Ideas of the Man
Byline: Paul N. Herbert, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There is no new thing to be said of the mountains, or of the sea, or of the stars, observed Homer Hock, guest speaker at the 1920 annual Lincoln Dinner. He also remarked (and this was 88 years...
Local Power Rankings: Who's Generating Buzz in the D.C. Area?
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JASON CAMPBELL Memo to the buffoons who are calling for a quarterback change: No. 17 can't throw downfield when a) he doesn't have time and b) his intended target isn't open. That's basic Football...
Maryland Continues to Evolve; New Lineup, Better Play Buoy Terps
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The opening portion of Maryland's basketball season demonstrated with remarkable effect both the team the Terrapins hope they can evolve into and the one their fans dread they might become. There...
Mideast Optimist
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIDEAST OPTIMIST Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair expressed his characteristic optimism Wednesday, as he described his new role as an international envoy for Middle East peace. There is...
Mixed Signals on Portis; Running Back Says He Will Play; Zorn Unsure
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis said there's no doubt in my mind he will play Sunday night at Baltimore. But after another practice at Redskin Park in which Portis didn't participate,...
Muslim Countries Seek a More Dynamic U.N
Byline: Anne-Laure Buffard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Muslim-majority nations are yearning for a stronger United Nations, freed from what they regard as a prevailing influence of the United States, a new survey reveals. The poll conducted in Egypt,...
Navy Softens Stance on Rematch Clause
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The EagleBank Bowl might be closer to knowing which team will come to RFK Stadium to play Navy on Dec. 20. Maryland, though, won't be that team - and likely will have to wait until Sunday to determine...
Obama Gets around to Fox News at a News Conference
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHICAGO -- President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday finally called on Fox News as he continued his record-setting number of press conferences and marked 31 total questions he's taken since winning...
Obama Names Richardson; Mum on NAFTA; Eyes Becerra for Top U.S. Trade Post
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHICAGO -- The North American Free Trade Agreement, which President-elect Barack Obama frequently derided as a candidate, has yet to surface in his public remarks even as the Democrat named a new...
Obama Warned on CIA
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Obama warned on CIA A former CIA deep-cover spy says President-elect Barack Obama needs to radically reshape what he terms the dysfunctional CIA - or face more strategic intelligence failures. Ishmael...
Pakistani Terror Nexus
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pakistani citizens' fingerprints are showing up in the recent terrorist strikes in India's financial capital, Mumbai, drawing international attention to the Pakistani government's inability to establish law and order...
Pakistan Mulls Shooting U.S. Drones out of Sky; Says Attacks Destabilize the Country; Wants Policy Change
Byline: Nasir Khan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistani officials are urging the incoming Obama administration to stop air attacks on Pakistani territory and even are hinting that they might shoot down U.S. drones that have hit...
Parties Unite to Wrest Power in Canada; Harper Resists New Coalition
Byline: Barry Brown, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TORONTO -- Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper gambled his government's future on a bet that Canada's opposition parties would not unite against his 6-week-old government. He lost. And now the...
Passing Is Failing Redskins' Offense; Zorn: Scheme Is Not at Fault
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jim Zorn has no trouble identifying what has gone wrong for his once-red hot Washington Redskins. The defense and running game remain among the NFL's best. That leaves the first-year coach to point the...
Pastor Preaches It Raw
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I first began to hear about Mark Driscoll's Christian sex series in September. Mr. Driscoll, 37, is the founder/pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, one of the nation's most unchurched metropolises....
Piracy Compounds Woes of 'Failed State' Somalia; Ethiopia-Backed Government Fights for Control
Byline: Gus Constantine, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rampant piracy plaguing the Gulf of Aden off the Somali coast will be difficult to curb without political progress within Somalia, a country that has come to exemplify the term failed state. For the...
Security Oversight Seen Running Amok
Byline: James Jay Carafano, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than seven years have passed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. And that's just the problem. As 9/11 fades in memory, Congress increasingly returns to its former ways on security....
Seen and Heard at Verizon Center
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the Portland Trail Blazers, Wizards guard Juan Dixon on Wednesday night faced the team he left Washington for in 2005, when he signed a three-year, $9 million deal. The Trail Blazers are also the team that traded...
Some Progress but Not Enough; Wizards Still Find a Way to Relinquish Fourth-Quarter Lead
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In Tuesday night's victory over the New Jersey Nets, the Washington Wizards finally avoided the kind of slow second-half start that has plagued them all season. But when the Wizards returned to Verizon...
Stuart Ambitious, Bold in Battle; Confederate's Daring Raids Bring Criticism as Well as Admiration
Byline: Steve French, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Although devotees of Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest will argue the point, countless Civil War enthusiasts think Maj. Gen. James Ewell Brown Jeb Stuart's many celebrated exploits rank him as...
Surfer Is Savage to Help Hulk
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thanks to the proliferation of film, comic-book and cartoon characters, companies are bombarding consumers with an incredible selection of action figures. With tongue in cheek, let's take a peek at...
Survivor Status for Ex-Spouse
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft: Thank you for some very informative columns. I am a retired sergeant major and would like to know: If I get divorced, can I stop paying into the Survivor Benefits Plan? If I can, what...
Texas, FEMA Feud over Storm Relief; 'Underwhelmed' by Agency Aid
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As far as many Texans are concerned, Hurricane Ike never went away. Almost three months after the storm struck the Lone Star State, debris and animal carcasses still litter coastal beaches. Alligators...
The Case for Chapter 11
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Big Three automakers (Ford, Chrysler and General Motors) return to Washington this week with their hands out - begging for federal assistance and warning that the economy will collapse if American taxpayers don't...
The Plague of Terrorism; Security Is Still the Best Defense
Byline: Zach Wamp, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mumbai, India, reminds the world that as much as we would like to return to normal and live our lives in peace without fear, we must all remain vigilant and resolute against a very real enemy plotting...
Together at Last
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TOGETHER AT LAST Keith Olbermann and Ann Coulter an item? So to speak. As 2008 draws to a close, it's time once again for the American Speaker's (now in its 17th year) annual Patrick Henry Awards...
UAW Volunteers Concessions; Big Three Take Appeal to Congress
Byline: Andrea Billups and David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER -- The president of the United Auto Workers said the union is willing to revamp its contract to pressure Congress on a $34 billion federal bailout loan for the crippled industry,...
Unified Party Control; Will Congress Adapt to White House?
Byline: Gary Andres, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama campaigned on a platform of change. And based on election results, Americans bought his sales pitch. 2008 was what pundits called a change election. Some coming transformations...
U.S. Need Not Decline
Byline: William Hawkins, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World report painted a grim future torn by conflict. What grabbed headlines was the prediction that the United States...
U.S. Plea: Fight Islamists, Not India; Pakistani Intelligence Holds Sway
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. officials said Wednesday that they are pressing Pakistan to change the primary mission of its intelligence services from preparing for war with India to actively helping the fight against Islamic...
Vermont, Cops Await Bush; Town Insists It's Serious about War Crimes Charges
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maybe he just doesn't like Ben and Jerry's. Or teddy bears. Or the best darn maple syrup on the planet. Whatever the reason, President Bush has never visited Vermont. He's hit the other 49 states, including...
'Wizard's' Lesser Magic; Play Offers Fun but Not the 1939 Film's Charm
Byline: Jenny Mayo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cupcakes, costumes and contests, oh my! Such was the fanfare that greeted patrons at Tuesday's opening-night performance of The Wizard of Oz at the Warner Theatre. The festivities in the lobby may have...
Women See Bias against Hopefuls; Palin, Clinton Press Reviewed
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES American women found this year's presidential campaign trail mighty rough on the female hopefuls. Two-thirds of respondents to a survey released Wednesday said the news media coverage of Alaska Gov....
Youth and Ethics Don't Mix?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the last year, by their own admission 64 percent of high school students have cheated on a test, 30 percent have stolen from a store, 36 percent used the Internet to plagiarize an assignment, and 42 percent sometimes...