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 February 16, 2012

A Noble Life in Art and Politics
Byline: Stephen Goode, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Harry Kessler began his diary, now a classic of German literature, in June 1880. He had just turned 12 and for the next nearly 60 years, until his death in 1937, he kept at it, turning it into...
'Behind Us,' Coach Says of Stoglin Tweet; Benched in Game, Player Vented Online
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland guard Terrell Stoglin took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with a late-game benching at Duke on Saturday. It wasn't a lingering issue Wednesday for the Terrapins. Or the day before. Or...
Boehner Must Sell Payroll-Tax Cut Deal; Yielding on Offsets Imperils GOP Votes
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republican leaders spent Wednesday trying to finalize a payroll-tax cut deal with Democrats and also sell the agreement to reluctant members of their own party, hoping to avoid the embarrassment of...
Can We Talk.Catania Outburst, Barry Anger Product of Deep-Seated Antipathy
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Do not for one second expect Marion Barry and David A. Catania to kiss and make up after their un-Hallmark-like spat on Valentine's Day. It isn't gonna happen. At a D.C. Council retreat on Tuesday,...
China's XI Is 'Open' to Greater Trade; President-to-Be Mum on Currency Manipulation
Byline: Tim Devaney, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The man in line to be China's leader for the next decade told business leaders in Washington on Wednesday he was open to a far more expanded relationship between the world's two largest economies. This...
Congress Can Halt Eminent Domain Abuse; Politicians Must Be Stopped from Using Law to Reward Developer Friends
Byline: Christina Walsh, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the U.S. Supreme Court rules, more often than not, that settles the matter. But not in the case of Kelo v. City of New London, where the court sparked a revolt that quickly flared...
Crime-Map Technology Set to Return after Hiatus
Byline: Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Metropolitan Police Department's online crime-mapping technology, which gives users real-time access to crime statistics citywide and in their neighborhoods, is expected to be back online this week...
D.C. Bill Would Assess 3rd-Graders' Readiness to Advance at 'Turning Point'
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES A D.C. Council committee is vetting a bill Thursday that ensures third-graders are ready for fourth grade, a reflection of efforts across the country to gauge academic progress in the early years of children's...
Education's 'Mystery Shoppers' Fraud Stoppers? $40,000 Laid out to Check College Aid
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Department of Education has dispatched mystery shoppers posing as prospective students to various colleges and universities across the country - an anti-fraud initiative that came months after another...
Friend Says He Saw Change in Huguely; Tells of Defendant's Drinking, 'Lying'
Byline: Meredith Somers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- George W. Huguely V lied to friends about his whereabouts the night Yeardley Love was killed and had a blank stare on his face after he returned to his apartment, a close friend...
Holding out for a Political Hero; Fresh from the Fight to Make Government Small
Byline: Amy Peikoff, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now more than ever, Americans want to be inspired by their political leaders, and true leadership is needed desperately. The economy, not just in the United States but worldwide, is in dire straits....
Hoyas Push for Tournament Positioning Down the Big East Stretch
Byline: Elliott Smith, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Georgetown's unexpected ascent into the rarified air of the college basketball elite is one of the year's biggest storylines. But with tournament season fast approaching, the Hoyas will have...
If Iran Already Has the Bomb, What Then? Hardening Infrastructure Will Be Key to Minimizing the Threat
Byline: Peter Vincent Pry, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A majority of Americans support a military strike to stop or slow Iran's nuclear weapons program. But that assumes Iran doesn't already have some. What if Iran already has one or more...
Inside China
Byline: Miles Yu, THE WASHINGTON TIMES REFUGEE CHARGED DURING HARPER'S TOUR Lai Changxing, the primary suspect in China's biggest smuggling case since the founding of the communist state, was charged last week after a 12-year legal battle...
Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CRATEGATE, PART TWO Uh-oh, the Dogs Against Romney thing has legs. Outraged that Mitt Romney once drove to Canada with his dog Seamus in a crate atop the family station wagon, the independent group...
Inside the Ring
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AIR SEA BATTLE BUDGET The Pentagon's plan to shift the focus of U.S. military forces to Asia after disengagement in Iraq and Afghanistan got mixed support in the defense budget request released this week....
Iran Bombs; the Mullahs' Assassination Attempts Fail - This Time
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The covert war between Israel and Iran is heating up. Over the course of 48 hours, three bombings took place targeting Israeli diplomatic staff. They were similar to the attacks that have taken place over the past few...
Israelis Trace Trail of Bombings to Iran; Explosives Found in Bangkok Similar to Ones Used in India, Georgia Attacks
Byline: Richard S. Ehrlich, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BANGKOK -- Israeli officials traced a trail of bomb attacks against Israeli diplomats to Iran on Wednesday, and police in Malaysia arrested a third Iranian suspect linked to explosions...
Keep an Eye out for Yellow Perch
Byline: Gene Mueller, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Can spring be far away when a number of local, tidal creek fanatics have begun their annual hunt for yellow perch? It happens every February. Shoreline and johnboat anglers from the Northern...
Kurdish Conflict Takes Toll on Turkey's Image
Byline: Yasemin Ergin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES ISTANBUL -- Turkey's regional status as a democratic role model is being threatened by the Muslim country's 30-year conflict with Kurds, which now is pushing Turkey toward violent upheaval....
Lessons from George Washington; First President's Aloofness Was His Legacy
Byline: Suzanne Fields, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Only Americans of a certain age remember what the holiday on the third Monday in February is all about. I asked a few high-school students the other day what it is, exactly, we celebrate with...
Mexican Gang Chieftain Gets Life; Barrio Azteca Tied to Killings of Consulate Staffers
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the top bosses of a Mexican gang tied to more than 1,500 killings during a terror campaign along the U.S.-Mexico border - including the fatal ambush of a U.S. Consulate employee, her husband and the...
Obama's Fast and Furious Spin; Sneaky White House Budget Provisions Undermine the Second Amendment
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama is using his budget to advance an anti-gun agenda just before the election. One particularly sneaky provision buried deep within his submission to Congress Monday would, if enacted, allow the mistakes...
Obama Targets Manufacturing; Cites Policies That Reward Firms for Bringing Jobs Back to U.S
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama visited ground zero of the movement to end collective-bargaining rights for public employees Wednesday, meeting briefly in Wisconsin with Republican Gov. Scott Walker and advocating tax policies...
On Computers: Finding Answers in 'Plain Language' When Technology Has You Stumped
Byline: Mark A. Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Are you flummoxed by today's computer technology? You're not alone, if my email inbox is any indication. And while such perplexity has been around since the dawn of the personal computer era in the very...
On Hockey: Uncertainty between the Posts Leaving Capitals' Goalies on Edge
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Michal Neuvirth was the Washington Capitals' starting goaltender in the playoffs last season, and this year's No. 1, Tomas Vokoun, was out with the flu. So as the only healthy goalie around, Neuvirth figured...
Republicans Push Back against Critics of Their Legislative Agenda; Rally Supports 'Personhood' Bill
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND -- Virginia Republicans insisted at a Wednesday press conference that their legislative agenda has focused on jobs, education, government reform and public safety. But the event at the General...
Reston Firm Vows to Buck Denial of Wireless Network
Byline: David Hood, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Reston-based LightSquared Inc. vowed Wednesday to continue its fight to establish a national wireless broadband network, a day after federal regulators ruled its plan posed too great a danger to existing...
Romney Home Run Tough in Michigan; Trails in Polls in Native State
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Michigan native son Mitt Romney is mounting a giant effort here to win back some love in the state of his birth, amid fresh signs he will have trouble winning his home state's Feb....
Self-Insuring Faith Groups Exempt from Contraceptive Order
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that self-insuring church-affiliated employers will be exempted from a contraception coverage mandate, clearing up a...
Senate Committee to Mull Bill on Random Drug Testing
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS -- A Senate committee will hear testimony Thursday on a bill that would require random drug testing for state residents receiving food stamps or government cash assistance. Sen. J.B. Jennings,...
Terps' Edsall Personifies a Backward Landscape
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES College athletics is sashaying toward a tipping point. I say sashaying because it suggests a certain obliviousness, a lack of self-awareness, and the folks in college sports have always scored high in those...
Things That Make Obama Angry in Park City, Utah; Confessions of a Small Business Owner on a 'Working Vacation'
Byline: Wayne Allyn Root, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I just returned from a working vacation at my Park City, Utah, vacation home. As I was sitting on the plane reading the newspaper, I noticed that President Obama's new 2013 budget is out,...
Thomas Whistleblower Seeks D.C. Council Seat; Will Stump for Spot of Disgraced Lawmaker
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Republican who blew the whistle on former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr.'s surreptitious habit of stealing from the city is among those who filed petitions to appear on the ballot in the special...
Tolling America's Future; Transportation Bill Should Ban Double-Taxing Roads
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress turns its attention this week to the five-year, $260 billion reauthorization of the Department of Transportation. Most of the attention has fallen on the House version of the legislation, which also would green-light...
What's the Big Idea?: Obama's Budget Disregards Lessons of Debt-Ceiling Debate
Byline: Patrick Louis Knudsen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In his first budget following last year's debt-ceiling clash, President Obama has either forgotten or ignored the point of that entire confrontation: that runaway federal spending threatens...
Win Not Always Gain in Tally for Delegates; State Systems Keep Count Fluid
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pay no attention to those projected delegate counts you've seen. Though tallies show that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is ahead of his GOP rivals in the race to capture the 1,144 delegates...
Wright on the Money; George Mason Hopes to Build Momentum off Buzzer-Beating Win
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sherrod Wright will always have the midcourt mob and the surrounding bedlam. He will always be credited for, as George Mason teammate Ryan Pearson described it, the best Valentine's Day ever for the...
Young Cavs Leaning on Kline to Anchor Rotation; Ex-Closer Making Jump to Starting Role
Byline: Olivia Phelps, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With 18 saves in 32 appearances and a 1.88 ERA, Virginia's Branden Kline was one of the best closers in the country in 2011. As an experienced pitcher on a young squad looking to refashion its pitching...
Zadzooks!: The Darkness Returns with Gore and More
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jackie Estacado's plunge into demonic insanity returns in The Darkness II: Limited Edition (2K Games and Digital Extremes, rated M for mature, reviewed for Xbox 360, $59.99). Adapted from Top Cow...