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 12, 2011

Afghan Army's Readiness in Doubt; 'I Don't Think We Are Capable of Fixing It Fast Enough by 2014'
Byline: Ashish Kumar Sen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A deadly spring offensive launched by the Taliban in Afghanistan has put the spotlight on the country's fledgling army, which Western officials and analysts say is being undermined by corruption, the...
Animal Kingdom Gets Royal Treatment
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ELKTON, MD. -- For Animal Kingdom, the Kentucky Derby was a chance to see what the horse could do against the best 3-year-old colts in the country. When he won the coveted first jewel of the Triple Crown,...
Briefly / Metro Area
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES MARYLAND ANNAPOLIS O'Malley restores $1M in scholarships Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley reversed field Wednesday and restored more than $1 million in scholarships whose elimination he proposed months earlier....
'Catch Shares' Angling Gets Uncle Sam off the Hook; Managing Marine Resources the Free-Market Way Makes Fishing More Efficient
Byline: Andrew Langer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES You might think that fisheries management and the federal budget aren't related. However, now that many in Washington have begun to recognize the serious deficit challenge, perhaps more people...
Chinese Baby Snatchers
Byline: Miles Yu, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chinese baby snatchers A chilling tale of Chinese government officials confiscating babies in villages for big profits is gripping China. The maverick newspaper Caixin Century broke the story Monday on how...
Council Head, Mayor to Testify on Budget; House Panel Chairman Invokes Control Board
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mayor Vincent C. Gray is not going to speculate on a U.S. House oversight committee's request to hear testimony Thursday on the District's budget - a move that raises the specter of the congressionally...
Couriers Enabled Bin Laden to Hide; Wily Messengers Were 'Huge Pain,' Crucial Resource
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tracking terrorist messaging systems and clandestine couriers became a critical U.S. intelligence mission years before an al Qaeda courier led U.S. special operations forces to Osama bin Laden's hide-out...
Directorate S Probed
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Directorate S probed U.S. intelligence and security agencies are sifting through thousands of pages of documents obtained from Osama bin Laden's lair in Pakistan in a hunt for links between the al Qaeda...
Education Should Start at Home
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's that time of year again, when attention turns to high school proms, caps and gowns, diplomas and other unforgettable Kodak moments. Now picture rule-making politicians and hide-bound bureaucrats...
Fanfare over a Birthday and a Birthplace; after 63 Years, the Jewish State's Claim on Jerusalem Is Still Contested
Byline: Suzanne Fields , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The line between life and death is always a thin one and never more so - literally and symbolically - than in the tiny state of Israel, which celebrates its 63rd birthday this week. (That's...
FDA to Breast Cancer Patients: Shut Up and Die; Agency Wants to Restrict Avastin and Block Its Donation to the Dying
Byline: Terrence D. Kalley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES At the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) these days, the little ladies are to be seen and barely heard. As if Mad Men were a documentary rather than a televised slice of 1960s life, a...
Feds Want Us to Live like Children; Social Security, Medicaid Funding Is a Fiction
Byline: Steve Stanek, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES We spend the first part of our lives trying to grow up, and, apparently, millions of us spend the rest of our lives hoping to live like children. How else to explain the desire to save Social...
GOP Revives 'YouCut' Program; Voters Can Vote Online to Pick What to Cut from Budget
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republicans are ramping up their push to slash government spending by reviving a program that lets Americans vote online for which federal programs to cut. While in the minority last year, the...
Great Expectations That Haven't Been Met; UVa.'s Touted Seniors Still in Search of a Championship
Byline: Shane Mettlen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The mood in the stands at Virginia's Klockner Stadium had gone from boisterous enthusiasm to a nervous energy. It was a brisk, windy February afternoon, but more than...
Gun Rights for D.C. New Suit Seeks to Overturn Laws Preventing Gun Ownership
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Too often, it seems city officials in Washington would like to forget they must operate under the Constitution. The District has gone out of its way to deny residents any meaningful ability to protect themselves at home...
Hedge Fund Billionaire Found Guilty; Conviction on 14 Counts Involved Extensive Insider-Trading Scheme
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam was found guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in New York on charges of conspiracy and securities fraud stemming from his involvement in what federal prosecutors...
If at First You Don't Succeed, Fudge the Results; Obama Rigs the Statistics to Create Appearance of Border Security
Byline: Rep. Lamar Smith, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the adage goes, If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. But according to the Obama administration, if at first you don't succeed, manipulate the results. This especially applies...
In Beck's Case, Age, Experience Don't Mesh
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maybe I shouldn't write this column. Maybe Mike Shanahan was just blowing huge, billowing clouds of smoke when he suggested during the draft that John Beck might figure in the Washington Redskins' quarterback...
Iraq - a Province of Iran? Iraqi Attack on Camp Ashraf Signals Iran's Influence over Its Neighbor
Byline: Daniel Pipes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES After American forces leave Iraq at the end of 2011, Tehran will try to turn its neighbor into a satrapy, i.e., a satellite state, to the great detriment of Western, moderate Arab and Israeli...
It's the Post-Merger, Folks, after Deal for Skype
Byline: Mark A. Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tuesday's announcement of the $7.7 billion acquisition of voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) phone service provider Skype by Microsoft Corp. has set off all sorts of alarm bells. Aping the old grade-school...
Kaine Accepts Cash from PACs, Lobbyists; Obama Banned Funds for DNC
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine was asked during a television interview last fall how President Obama has changed Washington. Let me start with the DNC, said the former Virginia...
McDonnell Asks for Delay of Mark Center Move-In Date
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has asked the Defense Department to delay the relocation of thousands of military workers to the Mark Center in Alexandria. Citing recent reports issued by the...
Measure Extends War Authority; Critics See Inclusion of 'Associated Groups' as an Expansion
Byline: Eli Lake, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Less than two weeks after U.S. special operations commandos killed Osama bin Laden, a resolution viewed as an expansion of the legal basis for the global war on terror is moving through Congress. The House...
Miller Wants Pension Costs, Funding on Assembly Agenda
Byline: David Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. wants the fall's special General Assembly session to include discussions on transportation funding needs, rising pension costs and the state's $1.1-billion...
New Misdemeanor to Increase Accountability in Fatal Crashes
Byline: Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rockville resident Adiva Sotzsky lost her husband in 2005 when an 18-wheeler struck his motorcycle on the highway. The truck's driver was deemed responsible for the crash and was cited for speeding, negligence...
Nix, Bernadina Fitting Nicely in Nationals' Lineup
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ATLANTA -- When the Washington Nationals broke camp from spring training six weeks ago, they did so with the assumption that they'd be running out a lineup with Rick Ankiel in center field and the theoretical...
NLRB Jettisons Federalism for Unionism
Byline: Marion Smith, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A federal agency wants to dictate exactly where businesses can create jobs. Last month, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint against Boeing's decision to open a new aircraft...
Obama's 300 Million New Twitter Followers; Government to Send Wireless Messages to Everyone with a Mobile Device
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The government has your cell phone number, and it's going to send you text messages whether you like it or not. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski joined Federal Emergency Management Agency...
Poll Abuse
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES POLL ABUSE The Associated Press? Skewing a poll? Uh-oh. Some analysts have deemed President Obama 's bin Laden bounce short-lived, predicting he could expect only modestly improved favorability ratings...
Reid Calls GOP Moves in Boeing Dispute 'Disgraceful'
Byline: Tim Devaney, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate's top Democrat strongly condemned what he called inappropriate attempts by Republican lawmakers to intervene in a simmering labor dispute now before the National Labor Relations Board. Senate...
Republicans from Border States Hit Obama on Immigration Push; Lawmakers Say Security Must Be Addressed First
Byline: David Eldridge, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rep. Benjamin Quayle said Wednesday that it was absurd for President Obama to assert that the U.S.-Mexico border is secure. "There has been some progress .. and a lot of it has to do with fencing,...
Romney Speech Venue Raises Pro-Life Doubts; UM School Pursuing Stem Cell Research
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mitt Romney will deliver a major speech Thursday to try to silence conservative critics of the health care plan he signed as Massachusetts governor, but the choice of venue - the University of Michigan...
Spokesman Defends Decision to Invite Rapper; Common's Cop Killer Song Irks Police in N.J
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House on Wednesday defended the decision to invite hip-hop artist Common to a poetry celebration hosted by President Obama and his wife, Michelle, saying they disavow some of the rapper's controversial...
'Thor' Story Betrayed by Lackluster Animation
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The comic book permeates all levels of popular culture. This sporadic feature reviews some recent examples from the world of digital video discs (compatible with Blu-ray enabled computers and home...
Thwarting Terror Here and Abroad
Byline: Joshua Sinai, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now that an elite American special-operations unit has ended the life of Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda's charismatic leader and founder, the world's most lethal and geographically dispersed terrorist...
Tide of Muslims Changes EU's Old Order; Nations Facing 'Identity Crisis'
Byline: Jabeen Bhatti, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BERLIN -- A train from Italy with a few dozen North African immigrants crossing the border with France set off an uproar among the nations of the European Union. In Paris, Muslim women wearing...
Treasury Plans to Start Selling Shares of AIG
Byline: Tim Devaney, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Treasury Department plans to start selling its dominant share of insurance giant American International Group Inc., one of the largest recipients of corporate bailout funds during the 2008-09 financial...
Turgeon Was Encouraged by Urging from Two Icons; Gary Williams, Roy Williams Helped Him Seal the Deal
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One ACC icon provided candid answers about Maryland, a school he knew so well. Another insisted his protege would be wise to make a career move. Mark Turgeon listened to both, leading him to his introduction...
Use the Constitution to Cut Spending; GOP Should Tie a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Debt Ceiling
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Liberals around town are freaked out because House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, told Wall Street leaders Monday that a hike in the debt ceiling would have to be accompanied by government spending cuts that...
U.S. Raid Points to Systemic Failure; Islamabad Needs to Uncover and Solve Intelligence and Military Weaknesses
Byline: Maleeha Lodhi, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It may be too early to assess the security ramifications and political fallout in Pakistan of the killing of Osama bin Laden by a clandestine American assault mission. But what is widely seen...
Weather Settling Down, So Let the Casting Begin
Byline: Gene Mueller, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES At last, the weather appears to have settled down a bit. After two consecutive weeks of wind and rain that all but ruined the fishing for those who prefer to go after smallmouth bass and walleyes...
Whiting's Salary Higher Than Reported; Gray's Campaign Consultant Made $98,000
Byline: Jeffrey Anderson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's campaign consultant turned political appointee Cherita F. Whiting was earning $98,000 per year, not the $65,000 annually the Gray administration previously reported to the...