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 May 3, 2012

Activists near Vote on Modified-Food Labeling; Initiative Likely to Be Met with Fierce Resistance
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES California could become the first state in the nation to require food producers to label all genetically modified products after activists this week capped a successful petition drive to get the measure...
Briefly: The Metro Area
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIRGINIA RICHMOND Judge asked to set aside Va. Tech finding State attorneys have asked a judge to set aside a negligence verdict returned by jurors who concluded Virginia Tech officials waited too long to alert...
Can We Talk.: Notification Makes Sense for Protests
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shortly after Timothy McVeigh blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995, the Treasury Department began closing off streets and barricading other federal buildings, falling...
Carlyle Shaves Price in Public Stock Offering Selling at $22 per Share
Byline: Tim Devaney, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, Washington's premier investment bank, will start trading publicly on Thursday at what analysts are calling a discounted initial price of $22 a share, the company announced...
Chief Lanier's Salary Could Hit Roadblock; New City Law Limits Executive Raises
Byline: Jeffrey Anderson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, whose five-year employment contract expired in April, is negotiating a new pact that could further elevate her $253,000 per year salary, the fourth-highest in the...
Colleges Pledge to Squelch Dangerous Rites of Hazing
Byline: Ben Wolfgang, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Universities are no longer turning a blind eye to what happens inside the fraternity house. After horrific, firsthand accounts from students and multiple recent deaths, the long-accepted practice of...
Council Panel Refuses to Keep Liquor Flowing; Gray Plan to Extend Bar Hours Nixed
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES A D.C. Council committee on Wednesday delivered a blow to Mayor Vincent C. Gray's plan to raise $3.2 million in the coming year by allowing bars to stay open for an additional hour. The Committee on...
Deal with Afghans Angers War Opponents; Obama Commits U.S. to a Long-Term Role
Byline: Susan Crabtree and Ashish Kumar Sen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The long-term partnership that President Obama signed with the Afghan government commits the U.S. to a role in the troubled nation for at least a dozen more years, leaving critics...
Deep in Debt, Gingrich Ends Presidential Bid; Backs Romney Weakly, Criticizes Obama Strongly
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Vowing to stay involved in America's political conversation, an at-times-emotional Newt Gingrich closed the curtain Wednesday on an up-and-down Republican presidential bid that saw the former House speaker...
Engulfed by a Rising Tide of Mediocrity; Americans Lack Knowledge Needed for 21st-Century Success
Byline: Suzanne Fields, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When my father arrived in America at the age of 3, he spoke two languages. Neither was English. He was a grade-school dropout after his mother made him wear his elder sister's shoes because...
Experience Key Offseason Addition
Byline: Carla Peay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Monique Currie spent a frustrating season on the Washington Mystics' bench last year, recovering from an ACL injury to her left knee. It was really tough last season not being able to play, said Currie,...
Feds Wondered Who Funded Push to Probe Google; Watchdog Says It Took No Money from Rivals
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission and a top FTC staffer traded emails in 2010 about whether Facebook and other tech companies were secretly funding a nonprofit group pushing hard for regulators...
Folly and Immorality of E15; EPA's New Ethanol Mix Will Punish Taxpayers, the Environment and the Hungry
Byline: Paul Driessen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A s if E10 ethanol mandates aren't folly enough, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will now permit ethanol manufac- turers to register as E15 gasoline suppliers. They will next work...
'Foot Soldiers' March on; Fourth Line Becoming Offensive Force for Capitals
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Don't call the trio of Mike Knuble, Keith Aucoin and Joel Ward the Washington Capitals' fourth line. That's where they take their shifts, but early against the New York Rangers and late in the Boston...
From Bill Gates to Thomas Aquinas; Theology Meets Technology with Digital Versions of Bible
Byline: Jeremy Lott, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Logos Bible Software might seem an odd company to bring the previously untranslated works of Thomas Aquinas to the masses. Indeed, it might seem an odd company to bring us...
In Indiana, GOP Conservatives Gunning for Lugar
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tea party sympathizers continue shelling Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana as they work to defeat him in next week's primary, which is shaping up as the premiere chance for the political movement...
Injuries Contributing to Washington's Lackluster Run Production
Byline: Rich Campbell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Baseball, as Drew Storen lives it, is all about perspective. That has been especially important inside the Washington Nationals' clubhouse recently. The Nationals lost five straight entering Wednesday's...
In Russia Hinterlands, Putin Support, Buildings Crumble
Byline: Natasha Doff, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES TVER, RUSSIA -- With its crumbling facades, potholed roads and increasingly disgruntled population, this small western city symbolizes one of the biggest challenges Russian leader Vladimir Putin...
Inside the Ring
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHINA LAUNCHER PROLIFERATION China Defense Minister Liang Guanglie will visit the United States this week and is expected to face questioning on the presence of a Chinese-made mobile strategic-missile...
Medical Professionals Charged with Fraud Involving Medicare; Justice-HHS Team Implicates 107
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A strike force of federal, state and local agents and investigators, led by the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services, has charged 107 persons in seven cities with Medicare fraud involving...
Muslim, Mormon Growth Spurts Found; Half in U.S. Unaffiliated
Byline: Mark A. Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mormonism and Islam are among the fastest growing religions in America, while just over half of all Americans are unaffiliated with any denomination, according to a major census of the country's religious...
Obamacare's Big Secret; Surprise! Government Health Care Takeover Will Increase the Cost of Coverage
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thanks to Obamacare, more people will find themselves without health insurance. It turns out President Obama's signature accomplishment was so badly drafted that businesses are likely to find it more cost-effective to...
Obama Derails Merger, Distorts Telecom Market; Nixed Sale of T-Mobile Only Aids Already-Dominant Verizon
Byline: Bruce Edward Walker, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Proponents of market freedom are often derided for repeating the mantra that government should never be allowed to select winners and losers in the business arena. But if this is something...
Obama 'Girlfriend' in Autobiography Was a 'Composite'; New Book Clarifies Race-Spat Incident
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama has admitted that a white girlfriend he depicted in his 1995 autobiography - in which he wrote about their searing argument over racial attitudes - was actually a composite of several girlfriends...
Obama's Bipolar Approach to Terrorism; an Echo of Regrettable History in Obama's Remarks from Kabul
Byline: Thomas Henriksen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES From Afghanistan on Tuesday evening, President Obama addressed Americans in their homes thousands of miles away on the one-year anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in neighboring...
Obama's Bipolar Approach to Terrorism; While Some Terrorists Are Pampered, Others Are Blown Up
Byline: J.D. Gordon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES S o much for not spiking the football. Though President Obama used that analogy to compare mildly excessive touchdown celebrations with his refusal to release photos of a dead Osama bin Laden,...
Obama's Midnight Madness; President Campaigns at the Expense of the Nation and National Security
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Americans witnessed a bizarre made-for-TV event Tuesday night. President Obama travelled 14,000 miles to Afghanistan to engage in a midnight marathon of election-year photo-ops. Never has U.S. national security been...
Obama's Osama Optics; without a Solid Record, President Scavenges for Votes
Byline: Bill Whalen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There's a scene in the movie Bull Durham where pitcher Nuke LaLoosh, jubilant over retiring the side in order, is dressed down by catcher Crash Davis. Can't I just enjoy the moment? gripes...
On Computers: Photography's Digital Evolution Scoped out on F Street
Byline: Mark A. Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I was wearing slacks, a dress shirt, tie and jacket as I ambled up to the new Leica Store at 977 F St. NW the other day - a few doors down from a L'Occitane en Provence outlet - and I'm glad I was. ...
On Geopolitics: Slender Geopolitical Threads on Israel, Iran
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A sense of inevitable war with Iran has seized Israel as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have concluded 1) Iran is about to produce a nuclear bomb; 2) Iran plans...
Outdoors: Early-Morning Anglers Have Inside Track on Stripers
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES During the current open season for trophy striped bass in the lower portions of the Potomac River and Maryland's part of the Chesapeake Bay, conflicting reports are heard from boaters who are out by the...
Progress Made on Revenue Package; Special Session Likely on May 14
Byline: David Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS -- The General Assembly likely will return May 14 for a two- or three-day special session on a revenue package including income-tax increases and a shift of state-paid teacher-pension costs onto...
Rangers' Forecheck Tough to Solve; Aggressive Tactic Is Evident in Series
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Boston Bruins are fast, but one thing the Washington Capitals realized quickly against the New York Rangers is just how aggressively they come on the forecheck. Defensemen hardly have a second to...
RG3 & D.C.: Let's Hope This Love Affair Is Long One
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now that he's gotten his first intoxicating whiff of Washington - and the idolatry that goes with being the Redskins' quarterback - I have a few things to say to Robert Griffin III. That is, if my voice can...
Romney Voices Support for D.C. Vouchers
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mitt Romney said Wednesday that it was inexcusable for President Obama to try to shut down the District's federally backed voucher pilot program that has sent thousands of the city's students to private...
Spain Teeters; Madrid Shoots Itself in the Foot with Badly Aimed Fiscal Policies
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Instead of running from the bulls in Pamplona, bureaucrats in Spain may soon be running from their creditors. As if the angry demonstrations in Madrid and Barcelona during the May Day socialist holiday weren't enough,...
State's $1B Suit against N.Y. Bank Tossed out; Fraud Involving Pensions Claimed
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Fairfax County judge this week dismissed a nearly $1 billion lawsuit filed last year by Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II alleging the Bank of New York Mellon defrauded state and...
Sudanese Conflict Creates Land of the Lost; Fight against Rebels Displaces Thousands
Byline: Ashish Kumar Sen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Lost Boys of Sudan walked for months over punishing terrain and waded across rivers teeming with crocodiles to get to refugee camps in neighboring countries. More than 20,000 orphans were forced...
War on Fossil Fuels Continues; 'Crucify' Comment Wasn't Just Poor Choice of Words, but Obama Policy
Byline: Charles T. Drevna, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The April 30 resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Al Armendariz after he was caught telling the truth - that he wants to crucify companies he claims don't...
What's the Big Idea?: Lawfare, Chinese Style
Byline: Kim R. Holmes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Many people think the best way to deal with China is to make it a stakeholder in the international system. The idea is that, if China were part of the system, it would play by the system's accepted...
Zadzooks!: Movies Give Big Boost to Marvel Heroes
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thanks to the proliferation of film, comic book and cartoon characters, companies are bombarding consumers with an incredible selection of action figures. With tongue in cheek, let's take a peek at...