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 2, 2012

Afghans Whom Taliban Fear; Local Police Key to a Successful U.S. Withdrawal
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A small, little-noticed counterinsurgency force that was created in the ninth year of the Afghanistan War is proving to be the key for U.S. troops to leave the country in victory. The Afghan Local...
America's High Tax Leadership; Corporate Levy Now Exceeds That of Every Country in the Developed World
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States is now, officially, the worst place to do business in the developed world. On Sunday, Japan lowered its corporate tax rate in the hopes of luring business to its shores, handing the title of highest...
Army's 'Chilling Trend' Puts Women at Risk
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Army is pushing more women closer to the front lines and in closer contact with men even as the number of sexual attacks on female soldiers has surged during the past six years. Army figures...
As Romney Nears Nod, GOP Base Nods off; Enthusiasm Saved for Obama Ouster
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pledges of support from powerful Republicans last week may have edged Mitt Romney closer to the GOP presidential nomination, but the former Massachusetts governor still struggles to fire the imaginations...
Backs to the Wall with Only Four Games to Go
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BOSTON -- Karl Alzner is right. There have been a lot of third periods this year when the Washington Capitals were able to make it look like that game was the most important one they ever played. Now,...
Bad Habits Taint Surge toward Playoffs; Surrendering Leads Cause for Concern
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If the Washington Capitals' goal is just to make the playoffs, a departure from lofty preseason expectations, the past couple games will get them there. Four points in two shootout victories put them in...
Baltimore County Jackpot Winner Stays in the Dark
Byline: Meredith Somers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The millions of jackpot hopefuls who fantasized about the adventurous trips they would take, the luxury cars they would buy, and the family and friends they would help with their Mega Millions winnings...
Briefly: The Metro Area
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES MARYLAND ANNAPOLIS O'Malley commutes two life sentences For the first time in his tenure, Gov. Martin O'Malley commuted two life prison sentences on Thursday, for a then-14-year-old boy involved in a fatal robbery...
Bringing the TERRORIST to Justice
Byline: Joshua Sinai, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES ''The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohamme "by veteran investigative reporters Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer, is a gripping account...
Bush Endorses Romney; Ex-President, Rubio Call for Party to Unite around Mitt
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mitt Romney collected endorsements from an ex-president and one of the GOP's biggest up-and-coming stars this week as powerhouse Republicans said the race for the party's nomination is essentially over...
Calipari Condemned for Winning within Rules; Kentucky Coach Didn't Create Current System
Byline: Deron Snyder, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I declare that John Calipari and Kentucky have been falsely accused and unfairly maligned. Mr. Calipari and the Wildcats have conducted themselves with honor and followed...
Can Government Force You to Eat Broccoli? Feds Will Become Supreme
Byline: Andrew P. Napolitano, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This week, the Supreme Court measured Obamacare to see whether it fits within the confines of the Constitution. The big picture is whether the Constitution limits the behavior of the...
Carroll Close to Securing Spot on Roster; Team's Moves Include Releasing Michaels
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. -- In the morning, Washington Nationals outfielder Brett Carroll watched as the man who'd been his primary competition for a spot on the team's bench all spring quietly packed up his belongings....
Catholic Club Puts Faith above Vanderbilt Policy
Byline: Daniel Jackson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Christian student group said this week that it will not apply to be recognized as an official club at Vanderbilt University because of the school policy making it mandatory that it accept nonbelievers...
Charting the Local Market: Chances of Selling Rise Quickly
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES So far, this has been the best year for the Washington-area real estate market since 2005. Sellers, especially in Virginia, have enjoyed an excellent combination of strong sales and low inventory....
City OKs First Six Applicants to Grow Pot; Medicinal Plant Cultivation in NE
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. Department of Health has notified six applicants they can register to grow medical marijuana in the city, jump-starting an effort to aid the sick and dying that had languished under congressional...
Congress' Ability to Pass a Budget Grows More Doubtful Each Year; House's OK'd Plan Hits Wall in Senate
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republicans powered their 2013 budget through their chamber Thursday, marking the high point for the $3.5 trillion spending plan, which would have created a deficit of nearly $800 billion next year....
Congress Puts Obama Recess Power to the Test
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress is taking its first real recess in nearly a year after the House and Senate agreed on Friday to a two-week adjournment for Easter - and a test of whether President Obama will abide by an agreement...
Consequences of Budget Gridlock; Bush Tax-Cut Expiration Will Hurt Americans' Pocketbooks
Byline: Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Let's take a break from guessing who the Republican presidential nominee will be (it'll be Mitt Romney) and consider something that is knowable and measurably consequential. At the...
'Conservative' Interpretations of Obamacare; Word Games from the Bench Hint at a Wide Possibility of Outcomes
Byline: Jonah Goldberg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg likes the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act and other ingredients of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Why, she asked...
Crips Recruit Girls for Hooking; 5 Arrested in Sex Trafficking
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Crips, one of the largest and most violent street gangs in the United States, spread its network of crime into high schools in Virginia, where gang leaders recruited girls as prostitutes with promises...
Critics Say Pension Reform Rushed through; Curbs Benefits for Some, Creates Hybrid Retirement Plan, Adds Costs to Localities
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND -- Virginia localities, teachers and employee groups are urging Gov. Bob McDonnell to veto or amend what they call a slapdash, last-minute overhaul to the state's $54 billion pension fund....
Cuccinelli Refuses to Run with AG Pack; Spurns Peers' Call to Back Federal Bill
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND -- Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II was one of just three state attorneys general who did not sign onto a letter urging Congress to reauthorize the federal Violence Against Women Act - a decision that...
D.C. Council Challengers Hope Turnout Translates into Turnover; Incumbency Won't Be an Asset amid Ethics Turmoil, They Say
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Voters have the chance to oust one-third of the D.C. Council in primary elections Tuesday - but that doesn't mean it will happen. The political races have placed several city lawmakers on the defensive...
Dishonest Conversation about Race; Hustlers Talk Up Trayvon Martin but Silent about Black-on-Black Violence
Byline: Jonah Goldberg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES White Hispanic. That's how the New York Times, Reuters and other media outlets have opted to describe George Zimmerman, a man who would simply be Hispanic if he hadn't shot and killed 17-year-old...
Embassy Row
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MYTH MAKERS The U.S. ambassador to Russia is so frustrated by a relentless tide of criticism from pro-Kremlin sources that he demanded his opponents stop propagating myths. Ambassador Michael McFaul,...
Embassy Row
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ARMS RACE IN ASIA Asia is in the early phases of an arms race, with many nations increasing their military forces as dangerous disputes on land and sea pose potential flash points, Australian Ambassador...
Essay: Stop the Madness; the Free Market Case against the NCAA's Chokehold on College Sports
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES From spectacular shots to dramatic finishes, the NCAA men's basketball tournament - which culminates in Monday night's championship game - is a thrilling sports spectacle beyond reproach. Well, unless...
'Every Game the Same Way'; Intensity Is a Given When 76ers' Collins Is Calling the Shots
Byline: Carla Peay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA -- Doug Collins was full of nervous energy - standing, pacing the sideline, shouting instructions. He applauded good plays, and greeted his players with slaps on the back when they returned to...
Fates of Griffin, Luck to Forever Be Intertwined
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Welcome to April, where March Madness spills over into the NFL's own form of insanity: the walk-up to the college draft. It's likely to get even nuttier in Washington than in most other places, because the...
Flipping the Switch; Espinosa Sees Progress as a Left-Handed Hitter
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JUPITER, FLA. -- Danny Espinosa has heard all the theories. He's heard all the rumors from people who don't know his story, who look at his rookie splits and see a switch-hitter whose numbers suffered from...
Follow the Money: Short vs. Long Misses the Point
Byline: Sol Sanders, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Like death and taxes, the conundrum of short-term advantage versus long-term gain is always with us, in public as well as private life. Somehow, just now, the dilemma seems to be more than usually...
Fundraiser No Stranger to Finance Inquiries; Md. Investigated D.C. Firm Official
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS -- A key figure in the federal investigation into widespread campaign irregularities in Washington has twice faced misdemeanor criminal charges over election-law complaints in Maryland, records...
Gas Firm Subsidies Survive in Senate; 51-47 Vote to End Them Not Enough for Obama's Plan
Byline: Susan Crabtree, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama on Thursday called for Congress to jettison $4 billion in annual subsidies to oil and gas companies, but minutes later, the Senate blocked just such a proposal. The 51-47 vote, which...
Get Out!
Byline: Mike Riggs, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pick of the Pack: Concert 'Wayne Brady sings the Sammys' In 2003, singer and comedian Wayne Brady needed to repair his reputation. His problem was not that he was a bad boy, but that he...
Good, Evil and Cosmic Science
Byline: John Greenya, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the beginning, there are these words, As I remember, I had just woken up from a nap when I decided to create the universe. From time immemorial, writers, like poets and painters, have tried...
Gray's Gratuity; Embattled Mayor Buys Union Support on Taxpayer Dime
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES A mayor rocked by charges of pay-for-play politics, a House investigation and a federal probe into his 2010 campaign is losing friends fast. To stem the tide, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's strategists are employing politicians'...
Gray's Plan to Extend Hours of Night Life a Volatile Issue
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Landlords in District night-life hot spots are requiring prospective tenants to attest they know what to expect after midnight when the music is cranked up and drunken revelry abounds along streets outside...
House Hunting: Silver Spring Rambler Gained a Floor, Panache
Byline: Carisa Chappell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A modest 1950s brick rambler in Silver Spring has been transformed over the years into a sprawling, eye-catching Arts and Crafts-style home. An in-ground pool and studio annex above the...
How Soviet Air Force Played Its Part
Byline: Joseph C. Goulden, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Uncountable books have detailed Soviet resistance to German invaders in World War II, concentrating chiefly on the tenacity of the Red army foot soldier and the development of a highly professional...
How to Save Your Family: At Easter, Love Bests Hate, Good Beats Evil
Byline: Rebecca Hagelin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Culture Challenge of the Week: Indifference What does it take to put your life on the line for others? As Americans, we're fascinated by sacrificial heroism, and rightfully so. Our country's...
In 6th, Democrats Get Fiesty with Race Closer Than Expected
Byline: David Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS -- When Maryland leaders redrew the state's congressional map last year to give Democrats a better shot at winning the long-conservative 6th District, observers predicted it would yield the state's...
IN OTHER WORDS: A Whopper of a Campaign Story
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland state Sen. David R. Brinkley probably won't topple incumbent Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett in Tuesday's Republican congressional primary, but his campaign sure is going down swinging. The Brinkley...
Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A RON PAUL NARRATIVE Like sharks smelling blood in the water, the establishment is looking for any excuse to close in, declare this race over, and Mitt Romney the winner. (Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky...
Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BOWLING, BRATS, BURGERS Don't get poll fatigue just yet: The Republican presidential primary season stretches ahead with eight more primaries until the big finale in Utah on June 26. In the more immediate...
Intemperate Global Warming Rules; Obama's EPA to Drive Up the Cost of Energy Again
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It may not be cool to dispute global warming, but facts don't lie or play politics. Just as the Obama administration is proposing new restrictions on greenhouse gases that it claims cause the Earth to heat up, new science...
Justices 'Took off Their Chains' in Health Care Questions
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The past - case law, legal precedent and prior decisions - is usually a critical element of Supreme Court deliberations. But last week's oral arguments on President Obama's health care law...
Lawyers Find Flaws in Militia Case
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A day after seven members of a Michigan-based Christian militia were acquitted after some spent two years in jail on charges of trying to overthrow the government, people who watched their trial said...
Luxury Home: Large-Lot Middleburg Horse Country Estates
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES While the village of Middleburg, Va., offers a charming place to stroll, dine and shop for antiques, the real draw of this section of Loudoun County is found outside of town. Winding roads...
Massachusetts Militia Scores Another Victory
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The North wins again. Lawmakers from Massachusetts managed to outflank their Virginia counterparts on the House floor last week, powering through a bill that officially designates Salem as the birthplace...
Metro Gag Order at Odds with Law
Byline: Luke Rosiak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's policy of forbidding employees from speaking to the media is at odds with a law designed to reduce impropriety at transit agencies by protecting insiders...
Metro Police: Not Quite D.C.'S Finest; in Unique Jurisdiction, Outcomes of Enforcement Sometimes Fall Short
Byline: Luke Rosiak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last of three parts It was just after midnight, and Isaiah N. Nichols was prowling Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast Washington looking for sex. Twenty dollars, answered a woman who was trying to make...
Missouri School District Yields on Web Filters; Settlement of ACLU Suit Lessens Curbs on Pro-Gay Sites
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Missouri school district has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union over student access to pro-gay websites. The Camdenton R-III School District in central Missouri...
'Monsieur Normal' Is Noticed; Socialist Pushes Incumbent Sarkozy in Polls of Presidential Race
Byline: Karine G. Barzegar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES PARIS -- Francois Hollande, a major contender in France's presidential race, is widely known as Monsieur Normal - even by his political opponents - and the Socialist leader has been exploiting...
Mortgage Q & A: FHA High for Buyers, Good on Refi
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Over the last couple of weeks, I have reported that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), as of June 12, will drastically reduce the fees for certain FHA streamline refinance programs. ...
New Homes Getting Smaller, Feeling Bigger
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you've been shopping for a newly built home recently, you may have noticed that while home sizes are shrinking overall, the rooms within the homes don't necessarily feel smaller. The trick,...
New Homes: Maryland: Town Homes by Toll Bros. in Derwood
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Toll Bros. is building 13 town homes at Shady Grove Crossing in Derwood, near the Grove shopping center, Olde Towne Gaithersburg, Lake Forest Mall and the Washingtonian Center. The community...
No. 44 a Nice Fit for Terps' Murray; Friend Schmidt Wore Number First
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland defenseman Goran Murray dons No. 44, sort of like another eastern Pennsylvania product who arrived in College Park as a long pole and wound up entrenched as a close defenseman for the bulk of...
Obama Foments Racial Division; President Inflames Emotions to Mobilize Black Voters
Byline: Jeffrey Kuhner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Trayvon Martin has been tragically killed. The black Florida teen was shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, in the suburb of Sanford, Fla. Instead of letting justice take...
Obama Kills Coal - as Promised; GOP Is MIA on EPA Overreach
Byline: Steve Milloy, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Obama Environmental Protection Agency just condemned to death an entire U.S. industry - a legal and scientific horror story that congressional Republicans failed miserably to prevent. ...
Obama Kills Coal - as Promised; Higher Electricity Prices Will Most Affect Those Who Can Least Afford Them
Byline: Matt Patterson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If someone wants to build a new coal-fired power plant they can, but it will bankrupt them because they will be charged a huge sum for all the greenhouse gas that's being emitted. - Candidate...
Obama Plans Double Cross on Missile Defense; When It Comes to Keeping America Safe, We Shouldn't Be Too Flexible
Byline: Rep. Mac Thornberry, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There is so much constant, loud clatter in politics that often it is difficult to separate that which is important and revealing from that which is just noise. But President Obama said...
Obama's Cash Haul Trailing Pace of '08; in 2004, Bush Had Raised More
Byline: Susan Crabtree, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the president's re-election fundraising drive thus far coming up short of his record-breaking 2008 pace, Team Obama - with the president and first lady Michelle Obama in the lead - is pushing hard...
Obama Shoots Down Mars Exploration; Space Community Outraged as Real Missions Are Replaced by Simulated Science
Byline: Robert Zubrin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In its budget submitted to Congress Feb. 13, the Obama administration zeroed out funding for NASA's future Mars exploration missions. The Mars Science Lab Curiosity is en route to the red planet,...
Obama's Lotto Ticket; Forget Mega Millions, We Have the Mega Billions President
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters Thursday that President Obama wasn't going to buy a lottery ticket. That's a shame. By Friday, the multi-state Mega Millions jackpot had reached $640 million. The...
Obama's Vision for Koreas a Long Shot; No German-Style Reunification Seen
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama struck a hopeful note recently when he compared the unification of North and South Korea to the reuniting of East and West Germany, but the goal of uniting the peninsula seems as distant as...
O'Malley Endorses Garagiola in House Race
Byline: David Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS -- State Senate Majority Leader Robert J. Garagiola is in the fight of his political life as he seeks the state's 6th District congressional seat, but he received an endorsement Thursday that he...
Overplaying the Hate Card; Martin Case Shows Race Baiting Harms Everyone
Byline: Robert Knight, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If Oscars were awarded for liberal hysteria, California's Rep. Barbara Lee would be a perennial contender. On Tuesday, at a congressional forum on the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon...
Parties Likely to Spin Obamacare Ruling; Court's Decision Expected by June
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the oral arguments over President Obama's health care law out of the way, Democrats and Republicans are bracing for the political fallout expected this June when the Supreme Court hands...
Political Theater: Romney's Fortunes Turn on High Court Health Care Ruling
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES From the day President Obama's trillion-dollar health care package passed in March 2010, political pundits have been pronouncing the Republicans' top hopeful, former Gov. Mitt Romney, dead in the water....
Pro-Life Spat Takes NPR Station to Ethics Board
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National Public Radio station in Seattle is going before an ethics board Saturday after a pro-life media group filed a complaint accusing the station of airing a slanted story. The Washington...
Righteous Indignation: Manufactured Gaffes
Byline: Armstrong Williams, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This presidential campaign cycle can be measured by gaffes; they are becoming a way of marking time. Something could be said to have happened between the Holocaust survivor phone calls...
Ryan and Walker Lead the Way; Wisconsin Pols Take Point in Bid to Save National and State Economies
Byline: Frank Donatelli, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Leadership is a word much used but in short supply in the political world today. Politicians forever talk about it but sel- dom seek to solve big problems by ad- vocating real solutions and...
Santorum Looks to Home State for Boost; Says Must Win Pa.; Wisconsin Fading
Byline: Ben Wolfgang, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rick Santorum is now calling his home state of Pennsylvania a must-win in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, just as his hopes in Wisconsin, which votes on Tuesday, continue to fade. ...
Sticker Shock at the Pump; Obama and Democratic Senate Push for Higher Gas Prices
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Americans today are paying an average $3.92 for a gallon of regular gas. The pain of watcing the number at the pump tick ever higher doesn't seem to be shared by President Obama or his allies on Capitol Hill. Democrats...
Stopgap Measure Sustains Transit Programs; Congress to Revisit Transportation Bill
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After failing to agree on a long-range plan to keep federal highway and transit programs running, Congress on Thursday returned to one of its most tried-and-true tactics of the past year: It kicked the...
Suu Kyi May Be Key to 'Candy' from West; Myanmar Vote Raises Skepticism
Byline: Richard S. Ehrlich, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BANGKOK -- Recent polls predict that democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will easily win a seat in Myanmar's parliamentary elections Sunday, amid expectations that Washington will respond by...
The Corner of Wall & Main: CityWorth Shares the Wealth from Daily Deals
Byline: Chris Versace, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In recent weeks, we have all felt the pinch as a result of the combination of rising fuel and food prices amid little to no income growth, per Bureau of Labor Statistics data. With those prices...
The Housing Market's Nonrecovery; Overly Optimistic Reports Mask Fundamental Economic Problems
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Freddie Mac issued a report Wednesday claiming the housing market may be emerging from a long slump. The government-backed mortgage giant happily cited the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo confidence...
Troubled History of Glittering Portrait
Byline: Claire Hopley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In 1907, Austrian painter Gustav Klimt completed three years of work on his portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, the daughter of a prosperous Jewish banker and the wife of a Czech-born industrialist....
Turbulence Remains for Wind Power Bill; Higher Utility Bills a Bipartisan Concern
Byline: David Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS -- The House is expected to vote Friday on a bill that would pave the way for offshore-wind energy. Lawmakers began debate Thursday on the proposal, which would set the regulatory framework for...
UVa. Cranking out Victories, No Matter the Tempo; Finding Different Ways to Win
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Reality set in a bit for the Virginia lacrosse team. It was a week into a monthlong stretch that annually created its share of consternation. A showdown with Johns Hopkins was already lost in overtime....
War on Coal Escalates; Obama Emissions Rules Impose Real Costs with Illusory Health Benefits
Byline: Iain Murray, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Faced with rising gas prices, President Obama recently outlined what he calls an all-of-the-above energy policy that develops every available source of American energy - oil, gas, wind, solar,...
Well-Traveled Dudar Intent on Proving He Still Can Contribute
Byline: Thomas Floyd, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Emiliano Dudar has enjoyed a long, fruitful career. But the D.C. United defender still thinks he has plenty to prove. The Argentina native played the past three years with decorated Swiss side BSC Young...
What Young Capitol Endured
Byline: John M. Taylor, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most visitors to Washington take the Capitol dome for granted. It is a graceful structure, with a statue on top that - because of its elevation - defies close examination. All in all, the Capitol...
Who's the Most Whimsical of Them All?
Byline: Samantha Sault, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Snow White of Mirror Mirror, the new live-action adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm tale, isn't your ordinary damsel in distress. As Snow, a charming Lily Collins The Blind Side...
'Wrath of the Titans' Just So Much Noise
Byline: Peter Suderman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In Wrath of the Titans, a sequel to the 2010 remake Clash of the Titans, Ralph Fiennes reprises his role as Hades, mythological ruler of the underworld. Ostensibly an ancient god, he's on a...