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 15, 2008

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Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration in its final days is showing good leadership in at least one area of foreign policy. It is circulating a draft Security Council resolution proposing that the United Nations authorize hunting down...
Barely
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barely Actress Jennifer Aniston, who starred in Friends and other comedies, appears naked in a series of photographs published on the cover and inside pages of the January issue of GQ magazine, Agence France-Presse...
'Basically Done'; Another Stunning Loss Drops Redskins to .500
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CINCINNATI -- When their losing streak reached two games last week, frustration filled the Washington Redskins' locker room. Players knew time was running out, they no longer controlled their playoff...
Bengals 20, Redskins 13
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RUN OFFENSE: C With starting tackles Chris Samuels (torn triceps) and Jon Jansen (sprained knee) out, the Redskins struggled early to run the ball behind Stephon Heyer and Jason Fabini. Clinton Portis...
Bengals 20, Redskins 13
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FIRST QUARTER What happened: On the opening drive, Chris Cooley fumbled after a 19-yard reception on third-and-10. Five plays later, Cincinnati scored its first touchdown in 12 quarters. The Redskins twice...
Big Names Are Just Sitting Around
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CINCINNATI -- As the Washington Redskins' once-sure playoff hopes slipped away Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, the players the team selected first in the 2005 and 2006 drafts, cornerback Carlos Rogers...
Big Spender; President Heads Home to Texas Having Doubled U.S. Debt
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush has nearly doubled the national debt during his eight years in the White House. As he prepares to return to Texas next month, Mr. Bush is on track to add $5 trillion to the $5.73 trillion...
Blagojevich Gave Big Contracts to Donors; Records Reveal Culture That Surrounded Illinois Governor's Campaign Funding
Byline: Jennifer Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHICAGO -- When Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich committed $8 million in state money to a local children's hospital this fall, federal authorities said he wasn't going to let the precious dollars...
Bush's Holiday Extension Leaves $450 Million Bill
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The outgoing Bush administration has one final gift for federal employees - a paid holiday on Dec. 26, at a cost of $450 million in holiday pay and salary for lost productivity from those who get the day...
Consider Conservative Policies
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama may not have been the choice of many conservative voters in last month's election, but he has an obligation to represent them. And despite misgivings among conservatives, there is actually...
'Criminal' Complaint
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'CRIMINAL' COMPLAINT The U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe on Sunday accused President Robert Mugabe of criminal negligence for purportedly driving his southern African nation toward starvation, disease...
Critics of PC Decry 'Top 10 Abuses' of '08; Political Correctness 'Worse Every Year'
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The hallowed halls of academia are ivy-covered and perhaps hamstrung with political correctness - some more pronounced than others. It's extreme PC that interests the Young America's Foundation, which...
Emissions Crackdown: Who Wins, Who Pays?
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Leaders in the Democratic Congress haven't even passed new emissions standards - which likely would raise upward of $100 billion - but various interests supporting the measure already are split about who...
Ethics Violation
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ethics violation Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich's 'conduct would make Lincoln roll over in his grave,' according to U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. But Mr. Fitzgerald's statement would, at the very...
Eye of the Financial Storm; Greed and Broken Business Models
Byline: Armstrong Williams, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The persistence and magnitude of the ongoing financial crisis has spared no one. It has wrecked havoc on our nation and sent ripple effects throughout the global economy. This has been...
Fair Play; Right Side of Gun Laws
Byline: Ray Schoenke, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When I heard the news that the New York Giants' Plaxico Burress had shot himself in the leg in a New York City nightclub with an illegal gun, my heart sagged for him, for our country and for...
Fed-Ex to Bottom Billion
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Almost 1 billion people have been hit by this year's global food shortages, says the United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization. The number of undernourished, the FAO said, rose by 40 million,...
Grandma Knows Best; More Seniors Master the Internet
Byline: Gary Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Over the river and through the woods may not be the only way to get to granny's house for the holidays anymore. Add some megapixels and broadband connectivity to the list. The New York Times recently published...
Hurled Shoe a Footnote to Bush's Visit; Final Trip Was to Symbolize Gains Made
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's hopes for a triumphant final visit to Iraq were thwarted Sunday by a shoe-throwing, epithet-yelling Arab journalist, whose angry gesture showed the same contempt for the American president...
'Idol' Event in Doubt
Byline: Richard Slusser, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Idol' event in doubt For two years, American Idol gave back. Now it may be taking back. The Fox network's Jill Hudson isn't commenting on a report from an Idol fan Web site that the annual Idol...
James Finds Familiar Role; Guard Stays on the Attack after Joining Wizards
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For much of the season, the Washington Wizards have lacked firepower in the backcourt. Seeking to address that deficiency last week, they acquired point guard Mike James from the New Orleans Hornets. The...
Keys to Auto Overhaul
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A burst of bailouts that has led to increasing federal control and ownership of big businesses has set off alarm bells among free-market critics who fear it's putting America on a slippery slope to a government-run...
Lightweight, Miniscreen PC Netbooks Compete
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A funny thing is happening on the way to Dec. 25: The netbook, also known as the mininote PC, is taking off. The netbook is a relatively small-screened, ultralight portable computer, with or without Microsoft...
Many Lack Jobless Benefits
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Unemployment insurance claims are up on the heels of the biggest monthly layoffs in November since 1974, but some labor advocates say the numbers do not reflect the contingent workers who are left with...
'Mr. Mumbles'
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'MR. MUMBLES' We'd observed last week that Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, at age 91, is the longest-serving member in the U.S. Senate's history, taking office on Jan. 3, 1959. Now, one West...
Mumbai's Theological Terror
Byline: Yonah Alexander and Aaron Damiani, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The history of mankind is filled with brutal evidence that fighting between enemy adversaries in the name of religion is not unnatural. Among the numerous precedents frequently...
Next to Terrific at Arena; 'Normal' Plumbs Psychosis with Energized Score, Excellent Acting
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mental illness is nothing to sing about, but the powerful new American musical Next to Normal finds melody and meaning in melancholia. Next to Normal played in New York last year to considerable acclaim,...
Note to Self: Nothing Positive Can Be Found
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CINCINNATI -- If you can't walk into a half-empty stadium on a gray December day and beat a 1-11-1 football team with your playoff hopes hanging by a chin strap, well, where are you as a football team? And...
Offense Left Running on Empty
Byline: Joe Reedy, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES CINCINNATI -- Without the services of injured offensive tackles Chris Samuels and Jon Jansen, Redskins coach Jim Zorn figured there would be an adjustment period during Sunday's game against the...
Only Sideshows Here Are the Offenses
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE -- A Ravens-Steelers game doesn't need any sideshows to make it compelling, especially when both teams are among the elite in the NFL and battling for the AFC North division title in December....
Redskins Fumble Away Season
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CINCINNATI -- Five minutes after the Washington Redskins' second-half collapse hit a new low point with their 20-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, an e-mail came in from a loyal fan. They have quit...
Rice Loads Up Foreign Agenda; Seeks U.N. Help with Final Efforts
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES UNITED NATIONS -- The Bush administration embarks on a late series of foreign policy initiatives this week with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the United Nations seeking help fighting Somali pirates,...
Rosenbaum Case Pegged to Clemency Bid; Tax Evader Aided Murder Probe
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Before pleading guilty in what authorities called the biggest personal tax evasion case in U.S. history, telecommunications executive Walter C. Anderson found himself in solitary confinement in a part...
Sinise: A Man for All Services
Byline: Andrew Breitbart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Since war became a geographically distant but very real way of life after Sept. 11, 2001, no Hollywood star has stepped up to support active duty U.S. military personnel and wounded veterans...
Somaliland Offers Port to Fight Pirates; Seeks Independence, Recognition
Byline: Geoff Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JOHANNESBURG -- A breakaway region of Somalia with a name that is bound to confuse outsiders - Somaliland - plans to offer its harbor on the Gulf of Aden as a base for U.S., British and Indian warships to...
THE GAMES GO ON AND ON . . . Hard Times Don't Change the Rules in This Industry
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A recession may be forcing consumers to tighten their purse strings this holiday season, but that isn't stopping them from reaching for a joystick. While the U.S. retail industry has projected the slowest...
Travel Blogs Keep Watch on Airlines
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Public relations departments of airlines can't catch a break. Not only is their industry under constant scrutiny by the public and the traditional media, now they have bloggers to worry about. Let's...
Troupe's Hard Work Is Listeners' Gain
Byline: T.L. Ponick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A small but eager audience underpopulated the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater on Saturday to hear Music as Narrative, an intriguing musical program presented by the Left Bank Concert Society - a local troupe...
Web Users Embark on New Digital Frontier
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHICAGO -- The Windy City played a snowy host to the last Search Engine Strategies Conference & Expo of the year. The four-day event, held at the Michigan Avenue Hilton, gave search engine aficionados...
Who Guards the Guardians? CIA Oversight and Terrorist Interrogations
Byline: Nat Hentoff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Our next president assures us that he will increase oversight of the CIA's methods of detaining and interrogating terrorism suspects in its black sites. Does that mean the CIA can keep stocking those secret...
Willie Mays, Last Day at Polo Grounds, and My Dad
Byline: Lanny J. Davis, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last week's column described life with my 10-year-old son, Josh. I received a better response to that column than to anything I had written before. As one Very Important Person said to me,...
Zorn: Special Teams Miscues 'Devastated' Offense
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CINCINNATI -- It won't receive as much attention as the offense failing to score more than 13 points or the defense getting burned early and failing to stop Cincinnati late. But Washington's special teams...