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 April 24, 2012

Abandoned in Retirement; Obama Puts His Own Political Ambition above Salvaging the Bankrupt System
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES C uts to Medicare and Social Security benefits likely will arrive sooner than expected. The programs' trustees on Monday released annual reports upping the level of pessimism from last year as ever-greater deficits loom...
Americans Give Peace a Fighting Chance; Study Cites Drop in Violent Crimes
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES America is peaceful. No, really. Though Hollywood and the news media often portray the nation as a chaotic crucible of gangsters and crime, the U.S. is more peaceful now than in the past two decades....
Briefly: The Metro Area
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIRGINIA RICHMOND McDonnell seeks check on tuition increases Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is asking college presidents in the state to keep ever-increasing tuition rates in check. In a letter released by his...
Capitals, Bruins Draw Battle Lines for All-or-Nothing Game 7; Plenty of Reasons to Believe
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Let's not spoil this seventh game between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins by dwelling on all the other seventh games in the Caps' sordid history. It's too easy, too pat. Besides, it takes the focus...
Capitals Notes: Sacrificing Body Is Key to Winning in Playoffs; Washington Leads All Teams in Blocked Shots
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It didn't take long in these playoffs for the Washington Capitals to earn a reputation for Dale Hunter hockey. They've adapted, to a certain extent, the New York Rangers' style, Boston Bruins coach...
Career with a Catch to It; Rodriguez Was Respected Mentor during Two Seasons in Washington
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In Mike Rizzo's office at Nationals Park, only one jersey is displayed. Signed and framed, Ivan Pudge Rodriguez's No. 7 adorns a wall. There's a reason for that. He's the first real free agent I signed...
Chess: Catching a Champion When He's Distracted
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Champions may be most vulnerable right before they defend their titles. Deep into the preparation for his 12-game match against challenger GM Boris Gelfand of Israel starting May 11 in Moscow, titleholder...
Corporate Tax Madness; Obama's Insistence on High Business Taxes Drives Away Opportunity
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States already has the highest corporate tax rate in the world, but the Obama administration is proposing to make the U.S. even less competitive internationally by reducing the...
Curry Crisis Heats Up in Britain; Immigration Curb Thins Chefs' Ranks
Byline: Naomi Westland, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES LONDON -- When it comes to curry, some like it hot, with India's signature dish as popular in London as it is in New Delhi. But now the heat is on the British government for creating a curry...
Decade after the ABM Treaty's End; Obama's Neglect of Missile Defense Jeopardizes Homeland Safety
Byline: Ed Feulner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Unnecessary, unwarranted and unwise. That's how Daryl G. Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, described it when President Bush announced that the United States would withdraw...
Dodging Destructive Union Rules; Americans Want Congress to Block New Anti-Business Regulations
Byline: Sen. Rand Paul, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In June 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) proposed new regulations that would do grave harm to small business, while simultaneously empowering organized labor unions. The regulations...
Doing Harm: The Hilary Rosen Guide to Crisis PR
Byline: Sonny Bunch, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In public relations work, you quickly discover that the Hippocratic oath applies: First, do no harm. When a story is spiraling out of control, you're often torn between rapid reaction We need...
Enjoy Nats' Start, but Proceed with Caution
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It might be hard, but let's not make World Series reservations just yet for the 12-4 Nationals. So far, 2012 has been positively supercalifragilisticexpialidocious for the Nats and their hardy band of...
GAO Says Medicare Bonuses Are Bogus; Republicans See Pre-Election Ploy
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal investigators said Monday that the administration is wasting billions on extra bonuses for health plans and should cancel them right away, fueling Republican complaints that President...
It's Romney versus Carter; Americans Have an Easy Choice in November
Byline: Joe M. Allbaugh, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mitt Romney will win in November, and the reason is simple: because of President Obama's record. Before my friends in the conservative movement spend the summer gnashing their teeth over the...
It's Romney versus Carter; Romney Revolution's Secret Weapon Is the Tea Party
Byline: Dr. Milton R. Wolf, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats didn't understand the Tea Party movement in 2010, and they don't understand it now. That's fine. They suffered historic losses because of their blissful ignorance, and they will...
Listening Station
Byline: Andrew Leahey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Blunderbuss Jack White Third Man Records +++++ THREE AND ONE-HALF STARS After jumping from band to band over the past 15 years, Jack White gives the collaborative spirit a rest with Blunderbuss,...
Losing the Jihadists' War on America; Islamist Propaganda Is Slowly Blinding Us to the Enemy Within
Byline: Frank Gaffney Jr., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Have you ever asked yourself why, despite more than 10 years of effort - involving, among other things, the loss of thousands of lives in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, well over $1 trillion...
Miller Pushes for a Broader Tax Increase in Budget Talks; Wants Special Session to Consider Casino, Too
Byline: David Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS -- Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. is pushing for broader income-tax increases and a last-ditch attempt at expanding gambling as lawmakers look toward a possible special session, but...
More Fracking Red Tape; New EPA Rules Place a Green Thumb on Energy Scales
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Newton's law says for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Obama's law says for every innovation, there is an equal and opposite regulation. Despite President Obama's assurance he is doing everything...
Needs Plentiful Other Than Franchise Quarterback; Focus May Shift to Offensive Line
Byline: Rich Campbell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins will address the franchise's greatest need Thursday night when they use the second-overall draft pick to select a quarterback, almost certainly Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin...
Newsmaker Interview: No Apologies to Israel over Iran's Nukes, Ex-Adviser Says; Should Stress Time for Diplomacy, Sanctions
Byline: Ben Birnbaum, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama's former national security adviser says that the U.S. has no reason to apologize to Israel for its handling of Iran and notes that the U.S. has been able to contain other nations that have...
No Looking Back for Seguin after Rocketing to Stardom in the NHL
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the No. 2 pick in the 2010 draft, Tyler Seguin probably didn't expect to sit out playoff games last season as a healthy scratch. His first two games back, he piled up six points and played a key role...
Pa. Map Pits Two Democrats in Primary; Incumbents Vie in Redrawn District
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congressional redistricting will claim another casualty Tuesday when Reps. Mark S. Critz and Jason Altmire square off in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary. Mr. Critz, 50, has represented Western Pennsylvania's...
PG Man Faces Charges in 3 Slayings; Deaths of Student, Cabbie Tied to Suspect in Activist's Killing
Byline: Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A man already in custody and facing murder charges in the death of an Alexandria community activist will be charged with two other homicides in Prince George's County, police said Monday. Tyrone Antwan...
RNC Trio Gets Boot from Romney Aides; Iowans Wouldn't Sign Support Pledge
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Mitt Romney displayed a newfound ability to connect with fellow Republicans at the Republican National Committee three-day gathering here, although his campaign team still managed...
Romney, Rubio Campaign in Pa. Five Northeast States Vote Tuesday
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mitt Romney, campaigning Monday with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, told Pennsylvania supporters that while Tuesday's Republican primary is important, next fall's showdown with President Obama is the real...
Schools to Get Star Turn for Arts Education; D.C.'S Savoy on Actors' List for Visit
Byline: Ben Wolfgang, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Carrie Bradshaw might not be a role model at the elementary school, but the Obama administration hopes Sarah Jessica Parker can be. As part of its Turnaround Arts initiative announced Monday, the President's...
Senate Debates Curb on NLRB; GOP Aims to Kill Union-Vote Change
Byline: Tim Devaney, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National Labor Relations Board as a political hot potato shows no signs of cooling off anytime soon. Senate Republicans on Monday introduced a motion of disapproval that would overturn the labor agency's...
Sooner or Later, a Black Republican Woman Was Bound to Run for Congress. It's Just That Nobody Expected Her to Hail from Utah
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sooner or later, a black Republican woman was bound to run for Congress. It's just that nobody expected her to hail from Utah. Mia Love won the GOP nomination for the 4th Congressional District...
Stock Market Skepticism Lingers; Concerns Come despite Promise
Byline: Tim Devaney, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most Americans remain wary of investing in the stock market, even though the Wall Street indexes are near a four-year high and interest rates on savings accounts are near zero, according to a new study released...
The Imperial City; Washington Prospers While the Rest of America Suffers
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Times are great. Unemployment is down, income is up and economic growth continues - only if you live in the national capital region. For the rest of America, tough luck. The District is flourishing, according to the...
Thompson Cohort Pays Multiple Politicians, Not Overdue Taxes
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Myrtle Gomez and her company, Nursing Enterprises Inc., have donated more than $20,000 to D.C. and federal politicians over the years, even as the D.C.-based home health agency has struggled to pay years...
Threats, Vandalism Dog GOP Candidate Who Blew Whistle
Byline: Jeffrey Anderson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tim Day, a GOP candidate for the D.C. Council who by his own acknowledgement has worked with federal authorities in the ongoing criminal probes of D.C. officials, has been persistently threatened and...
Uganda Term-Limits Bill Grandfathers Museveni
Byline: Ioannis Gatsiounis, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES KAMPALA, UGANDA -- Uganda's parliament is aiming to limit the presidency to two five-year terms in a move widely seen as a rebuke of President Yoweri Museveni's longtime rule over this...
Upheaval at Thomas Trust Needs Explaining; Graham: Firing of CEO 'Troubling'
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES A nonprofit organization that former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. used as a pass-through to steal public funds from 2007 to 2009 needs to tighten its books, find more private dollars to complement...
Virginia Tech Fires Greenberg after 9 Seasons in Blacksburg
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One by one, Virginia Tech's assistant basketball coaches departed Blacksburg this month. Now, their former boss is gone, too. Virginia Tech fired Seth Greenberg Monday after nine seasons of nearly...
Visigoths Inside the Gate
Byline: Anthony J. Sadar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Environmentalist activists are dogmatic, ideological radicals hell-bent on transforming society into a colossal, highly regulated, redistributive commune void of inalienable rights. Their...
War on Poverty Is over - We Lost; Nearly 50 Years and $15 Trillion Later, the Poor Are Still Poor
Byline: Ted Nugent, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a painful yet inescapable statement of the obvious to people with common sense and a lick of reality: Poor people are poor because they make poor decisions. That's the root cause of poverty....
White House: No Staffers Involved in Hooker Scandal; No Details of Brief Internal Probe Given
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House tried Monday to contain the growing Secret Service scandal over the reported hiring of prostitutes ahead of President Obama's recent trip to Colombia, revealing it conducted a brief internal...
Wiesel Queries Obama on Israel; at Holocaust Museum, Hits Policy on Syria, Iran
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama toured the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Monday and called it a reminder that nations too often do not do enough to prevent atrocities, even as his host challenged him to do more about...