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 17, 2012

2 Plead Guilty in Illegally Exporting Computers; Equipment Sent to Iran Via Ruse of Dubai
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A California man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Washington to charges of conspiring to illegally export computers from the U.S. to Iran through the United Arab Emirates (UAE). An associate also...
A Charmer and His Opportunities
Byline: Claire Hopley , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the cadence of its title suggests, History of a Pleasure Seeker is a picaresque novel in the 18th-century tradition of John Cleland's Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure and Henry...
Admiral Nominee Rose through Ranks despite 'Illogical Act'
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Lt. j.g. Timothy W. Dorsey fired his fighter jet's missile at an Air Force reconnaissance plane, nearly killing its two aviators and destroying the aircraft during a training exercise, it was...
Amid Political Posturing, GM Announces Record Year
Byline: David Hood, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Buoyed by strong sales in North America and Asia, General Motors Co. on Thursday announced a record profit of $7.6 billion in 2011, a $2.9 billion increase over 2010 and another sign that the world's largest...
A Sand-Castle Recovery; Bad Policies Keep the Economy Stuck in the Mire
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES T he Obama administration has been claiming the economy is back on track ever since it declared the Recovery Summer of 2010. That 348,000 more people found themselves jobless in the last 30 days is being hailed as good...
A 'Secret World,' Animated by Little People
Byline: Adam Mazmanian, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This import from Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli, which produced Princess Mononoke and Ponyo, has its roots in a well-known English children's story. Based on The Borrowers, a series...
A Tearful Woman's Story about Miscarriage; Fears Meaning of 'Personhood' Bill
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND -- Her voice shaking, Whitney Anderson of Roanoke said she always wanted to become a mother. But she couldn't. Stricken with a disease, she had tried in vitro fertilization but lost five pregnancies....
Bishop Joins Mandate Debate; Says Employers with Religious Objections Should Get to Opt Out
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pointing to growing unease that President Obama's proposed contraception coverage rule doesn't protect religious freedom sufficiently, a Catholic bishop told Congress on Thursday the church...
Briefly: The Metro Area
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES DISTRICT Norovirus sickens dozens of GW students Dozens of George Washington University students have reported being sickened this week by an outbreak of a norovirus, school officials said Thursday. The highly...
Bringing Democracy Back to the Workplace; Lawmakers Need to Quash New 'Ambush' Election Rule
Byline: Rep. Phil Gingrey and F. Vincent Vernuccio, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Imagine a presidential election in which one candidate may campaign for a year and the other is told he is running only one week before Election Day, blindsiding...
Charles Dickens' Crowded Life
Byline: Brian Murray, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In 1849, London's Fraser's Magazine had high praise for the author of the recently published David Copperfield. "There is not a fireside in the Kingdom "proclaimed Fraser's,"where the cunning...
Charting the Local Market: Reporting Deals That Fall Apart
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Did you know that there are two ways of counting home sales? You can count how many contracts were ratified in a given month, and that will tell you how active the market was during that month....
D.C. Power Player Says He Deserves Special Aid; Council Debates 'Disadvantaged'
Byline: Jeffrey Anderson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES He was the District's top-earning lobbyist in 2010, with clients such as Wal-Mart, Anheuser-Busch and the Hotel Association of Washington. Paid up to $300,000 a year by a nonprofit that operates group...
D.C. Settles Mental Health Patients' Suit after 37 Years
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Thursday the historic settlement of 37-year-old litigation brought by mental health patients who decried the District's lack of nonnstitutional treatment settings....
Dissenter Who Vexed the Puritans
Byline: James Srodes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This biography should be read with today's headlines in mind. When a president of the United States by fiat demands that a particular church group abandon a centuries-old tenet of its faith to...
EAGER FOR ANSWERS; as Winter Turns to Spring, D.C. Baseball Begins Anew in Florida
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If there even was a winter to truly be had in the mid-Atlantic this offseason, it'll come to an end Sunday for Washington Nationals fans when the team's pitchers and catchers report to Viera, Fla. So...
Embassy Row
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KOREAN ENVOY QUITS The South Korean ambassador to the United States surprised observers in Seoul Thursday when he offered his resignation to President Lee Myung-bak. Ambassador Han Duk-soo, who...
European Woes Would Hurt the U.S. Travel Industry
Byline: Tim Devaney, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Europe's pain is our pain, too, a new study says. If Europe's economy worsens, U.S. travel industries such as airlines, hotels, car-rental companies and restaurants will see a downturn, too, according...
Failed Contracts Distort Statistics on Home Sales
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Home sales in the Washington metro area were up 14 percent in 2011. They were also down by 8 percent. How could that be? Well, that's because there are two ways to count home sales. Counting...
For AU's Coach, Even a Rout Wasn't Easy; Hinkle Outscored Navy in First Half
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Were he inclined to take it easy, Jeff Jones could have enjoyed one of the calmest nights in his coaching career Wednesday. His American basketball team scored the first 10 points against Navy, needed...
Fundraiser-in-Chief Barnstorms California
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fresh from advocating for more blue-collar factory jobs, President Obama roared through California on Thursday for a series of star-studded campaign fundraisers that will rake in at least $8 million. Mr....
Get Out!
Byline: Mike Riggs, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pick of the pack Film 'Here Without Me' It's tough to beat Paul Newman directing John Malkovich through a script by Tennessee Williams. But someone - or rather, something - did: time....
Get the Fed out of the Housing Market; Break Up Fannie and Freddie into Pieces No Longer Too Large to Fail
Byline: Eric Grover, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A stable dollar and prices are consistent with maximum sustainable job and wealth creation. However, the Fed's dual mandate to pursue full employment and price stability has given it license to...
Governor Spars with Senators on Budget; Both Charge Other with Partisanship
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Senate Democrats traded blows Thursday over the state budget in sharply worded letters rife with accusations of political gamesmanship. Mr. McDonnell,...
Hailing Marriage's Shared Promise
Byline: Albin Sadar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 single-set thriller, Rear Window, Stella (played by Thelma Ritter) gives wheelchair-bound L.B. Jeffries (Jimmy Stewart) a terse marital message along with his massage....
House Hunting: Opened-Up Bethesda Split Level an Airy Surprise
Byline: Carisa Chappell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With sun-drenched rooms and open spaces, the home at 8905 Transue Drive in Bethesda's Charred Oak Estates community is not your typical 1960s split level. The four-bedroom, three bath house,...
Huguely Murder Trial Delayed by Ailing Lawyer
Byline: Meredith Somers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The murder trial of George W. Huguely V was postponed a full day Thursday because one of his defense attorneys was ill. Rhonda Quagliana was absent from the Charlottesville Circuit Court, her seat...
Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES EMPATHY BELLIES Talk about military bearing: The U.S. Army is asking male noncommissioned officers (NCOs) to go through a three-day Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Exercise Leaders Course....
Leaders Sign off on Payroll-Tax Deal; Set Up Battles in Both Chambers over Agreement
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congressional leaders signed off on a final deal Thursday to extend the payroll-tax cuts and enhanced unemployment benefits through the rest of this year, setting up fights in both chambers as they struggle...
Left's Other Attack on Komen Fund; Planned Parenthood Flap Preceded by Assault from Anti-Chemical Activists
Byline: Julia A. Seymour, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Susan G. Komen's short-lived decision to drop grants to Planned Parenthood was met with fury from the left wing, and its outrage was immediately reported by the liberal news media. But it...
Libyans Frustrated Year after Revolution; Little Progress toward Democracy
Byline: Ashish Kumar Sen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One year after the start of the revolution that ended Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule, Libya's government has no control over militia groups in a country awash with weapons. Human rights groups have...
Luxury Home: Roof Garden Sets Dupont Circle Home Apart
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Though Dupont Circle may be best known for its central location, shops, restaurants and charming brownstones, one of its most interesting buildings is the historic Fraser mansion. Built...
Manning to the Rescue? Shanahan's Pedigree, Larger Market Could Tempt Quarterback
Byline: Rich Campbell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Imagine this: Peyton Manning coming out of the tunnel at FedEx Field this September, poised to lead Mike Shanahan's Washington Redskins to glory while solidifying both his and the coach's Hall of Fame...
Miro's Farm Needs Tender, Loving Care; the Subject of Paintings Now in Neglect
Byline: Roland Flamini, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BARCELONA -- Catalonian artist Joan Miro had a farm. And on this farm he had an easel on which he created large, wonderful paintings of it that are among his most famous works. Now, with...
Mortgae Q & A: New Form Confuses Refi Costs
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Among the byproducts resulting from the mortgage meltdown and subsequent credit crunch is a newly designed Good Faith Estimate (GFE) to be presented at the time of loan application. The new...
New Homes: Maryland: Cluster of 12 in Glenelg
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Steuart-Kret Homes is building 12 single-family homes on 1-acre sites at Meriwether Farm in Glenelg, a few minutes from Columbia's shops, restaurants and amenities. The community is close to...
Obama's Bleak View of African-Americans; Pandering White House Budget Reveals Prejudice
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama's 2013 budget doesn't address the nation's debt crisis. Instead, it is a blatant attempt to pander to his base in an election year. To make the goal even more obvious, the White House released fact sheets...
Obama's Unilateral Disarmament; White House Drive for 'Nuclear Zero' Imperils the World
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama is working to realize the leftist dream of unilateral nuclear disarmament. This will leave the United States pitifully weak and create conditions for catastrophic deterrence failure. The White House...
Postal Service to Push Retirements Hard; Restructuring Requires Reducing Workforce by 155,000 by 2016
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than a quarter-million U.S. Postal Service workers are eligible for retirement, and a restructuring plan proposed Thursday relies heavily on getting many of them to quit. Joseph Corbett, chief...
Prosecutors Want Johnson's Fine Paid Now
Byline: Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Prosecutors see no reason why former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson - who has more than $200,000 in the bank - can't pay a $100,000 fine associated with his extortion conviction before...
Same-Sex Marriage Bill Heading for Vote; Referendum Possible If Issue Passes
Byline: David Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS -- The House of Delegates is poised to decide as early as Friday the future of same-sex marriage in Maryland, with some of the final, crucial votes to support the measure coming from once-undecided...
Sanctions May Be Changing Minds in Iran; Tehran Offers to Resume U.N. Talks
Byline: Shaun Waterman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iran's leaders may be changing their mind about pressing ahead with their nuclear program in the teeth of international sanctions, the U.S. intelligence chief told senators Thursday. Tehran has offered...
Santorum Voted to Preserve NEA Funding; Cited Fear of 'Cultural Vacuum'
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When social conservatives were fighting to stop funding the National Endowment for the Arts in the 1990s, Rick Santorum was in Congress voting to preserve taxpayer funding - pitting him against many...
Season May Hinge on 4-Game Swing; Struggling Team Looking to Road Trip for Standings Surge
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's been a week of drama for the Washington Capitals, from veteran Mike Knuble bristling at being a healthy scratch to former goaltender Olie Kolzig calling out captain Alex Ovechkin for letting his rock...
The Corner of Wall & Main: Warning Signs of Risk Rising for the Market
Byline: Chris Versace, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES T he stock market has ground its way higher in the past several weeks despite mounting concerns. Through the end of last week, the Standard and Poor's 500 index was up 6.8 percent, marking one...
The Old Man and the Miro
Byline: Roland Flamini, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES For Ernest Hemingway, it wasn't a question of to have or have not. He knew he had to have Joan Miro's La Ferme from the moment he saw the painting. It has in it all that you feel about Spain...
Trading Freedom for Free Stuff; America without Its Dream Is Destined for Suffocation
Byline: Ted Nugent, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Internet is full of health-related studies and articles. Most of them provide similar, age-old wisdom: Eat right, exercise and don't smoke. There are no guarantees, but following this timeless...
Visit to Boeing Plant Viewed as a 'Victory Lap'; Spokesman Denies Political Subtext
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House says President Obama's visit to a unionized Boeing Co. plant near Seattle on Friday will focus on the economy, but the event also is being viewed as a victory lap for Mr. Obama with labor...
Washington Ballot Best Chance for Foes of Same-Sex Marriage
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Opponents seeking to overturn Washington's newly signed same-sex marriage legislation may not have the governor or the Legislature on their side, but they do have history. It's a matter of record...
We Shouldn't Question Harper's Youthful Outlook
Byline: Deron Snyder, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Can we let Bryce Harper be Bryce Harper for now, when he's 19 and still learning the ways of the world? Can we appreciate his personality, letting him grow and mature, without asking him to be a plastic...
Young Terps Hoping to Maintain Defensive Grit; Unit Experienced Offseason Overhaul
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland pushed its way to the NCAA lacrosse title game last spring with a group of defensive players who were mainstays in College Park seemingly forever. It was tough to remember the Terrapins without...