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 16, 2012

2 Council Members Concerned by Hiring for Metro; Qualified Job Applicants Down
Byline: Chuck Neubauer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's expenditure of $88 million in overtime pay largely because of its inability to find qualified job applicants and a lack of D.C. residents in its workforce...
'Buffett Rule' Is Producing Capitol Gains; Political Parties Play Up Contentious Issue
Byline: Stephen Dinan and Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate careens toward a vote Monday on the Buffett rule tax in a showdown that will do a lot more to arm both political parties for November's elections than it will for making a dent...
Can RG3 Resurrect 2 Programs? Heisman Winner; Could Raise Redskins after Elevating Baylor
Byline: Rich Campbell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WACO, TEXAS -- Robert Griffin III and his Baylor teammates transformed Floyd Casey Stadium into a house of highlights last fall. The off-campus intersection of Clay Avenue and Williams Landing Road, about...
Chatter about a Romney VP Pick Gets Louder
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With Mitt Romney all but assured of winning the Republican presidential nomination, speculation is growing about his choice for a running mate. On Fox News Sunday, former Arkansas governor...
Dueling Reasons for the Falling Teen Birthrate; Some Credit More Contraception, Others Tout Abstinence
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The good news that U.S. teen birthrates are continuing to fall has resurrected the debate about how much credit for the trend should go to contraception and how much to abstinence. The recent declines...
Dulles Rail Could Stall Slew of Other Projects; Issue Snarls Virginia Budget Vote
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than 40 transportation projects across Virginia would be endangered if the legislature accedes to Democrats' demands for $300 million more for the Dulles rail project, the McDonnell administration...
Favoring Climate over Weather; Obama's Spending Priority Jeopardizes Early Warning of Severe Storms
Byline: Rep. Ralph M. Hall, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES On April 3, several tornadoes ripped through the Dallas-Fort Worth area. While we were all very lucky there were no fatalities, hundreds of homes sustained major damage. The incident serves...
Field Aims to Beat Heat
Byline: Steve Nearman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BOSTON -- If you cannot take the heat, get out of today's marathon. That has been the motto this weekend as more than 26,000 entrants prepare for the 116th Boston Marathon, the world's oldest...
Halting Union Attack on Employee Privacy; Labor Board's New Rules Sneak through Unionization Drives
Byline: Sen. Michael B. Enzi, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES At the turn of the 20th century, the na- tion's unions played an impor- tant role in im- proving labor conditions for hard-working Americans by voicing valid concerns over long hours...
His Name Is Khan
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HIS NAME IS KHAN India's ambassador in Washington and foreign minister in New Delhi are outraged with U.S. officials for detaining India's biggest film star for about 90 minutes at a New York airport....
Iran Likely to Copy N. Korea for Respect
Byline: Armstrong Williams, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This is an incredibly tense time in the Middle East - the Assad regime killing its own citizens in Syria, Hezbollah having amassed tens of thousands of rockets that could be launched at...
It's Not Odd Series Is Even; Washington Doing It with Hot Goaltending
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BOSTON -- With one huge goal from Nicklas Backstrom and 72 saves from Braden Holtby, the Washington Capitals are even with the Boston Bruins. After a couple of close games at TD Garden, the Caps have made...
Key in Ignition of Parked Car Ruled Enough for Drunken-Driving Charge
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A routine case in Alexandria of an intoxicated man apparently asleep behind the wheel of his parked car has led to an unprecedented ruling by the Virginia Supreme Court that going forward, if someone...
Miller's Time to Make Voice Heard as Mids' QB
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS -- Navy's Trey Miller invested plenty of time this spring improving his footwork and reading defenses, standard areas of emphasis for a quarterback. He also concentrated on finding his voice,...
Navy's Boot Camp for Robots; Local Research Lab Puts Them through World's Worst Weather
Byline: Kristina Wong, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mark Twain famously said, Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. Now the Navy has found a way. At its newest facility in Washington, naval scientists create sandstorms,...
N.M. Slaughterhouse Seeks to Offer Horse Meat for Table
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A New Mexico slaughterhouse has petitioned the federal government to become the first business to offer horse meat for human consumption since an effective ban on the practice ended last year, according...
Obama at Home in D.C.'S Fetid Swamp
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nearly 200 years ago, following French architect Pierre L'Enfant's grand plan for the greatest capital city in the world, a canal flowed where Constitution Avenue now runs (a lock keeper's house still stands...
Obama Orders Panel for Fracking Oversight; Aim Is to Ensure Federal Coordination
Byline: Benjamin Wolfgang, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a move that immediately drew praise from across the energy industry, President Obama on Friday issued an executive order to better coordinate federal oversight of fracking, the popular but controversial...
Obama's Tax Hike Patriotism; Wrapping the Flag around Big-Government Excess Isn't Going to Work
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Vice President Joe Biden says paying higher taxes is patriotic. He must have forgotten that America was founded on a tax revolt. While pitching the Obama administration's plan on Thursday to boost the burden on upper-income...
Obama to 'Be Angry' If Hookers Were Hired; Republicans Vow Probe, Say Security Damaged
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama said Sunday that he would be angry if accusations prove true that his Secret Service agents hired prostitutes, while congressional Republicans called for investigations of the scandal that...
Occupy Movement Planning a Little Comeback; Obama Hasn't Just Joined the 'Progressive' Force, He's Leading It
Byline: Doug Mainwaring, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two weeks ago, President Obama spoke to a large gathering of journalists at a luncheon sponsored by the Associated Press. Spoke isn't exactly the right word. He chided them: This bears...
On the Tracks to Bankruptcy; Golden State's $68 Billion Train Boondoggle Showcases Government Folly
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES California's fanciful bullet train project embodies everything that is wrong with government today. The state's High-Speed Rail Authority on Tuesday released details of a revised business plan that claims laying down...
Orange Triumph Wraps Sweep for Council Incumbents; Tops Biddle by More Than 1,700 Votes
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Council member Vincent B. Orange has rounded out a full sweep by five Democratic incumbents in the D.C. primary elections, defeating challenger Sekou Biddle by more than 1,700 votes after special ballots...
Pitching Woes Show Up Early and Late
Byline: Nathan Fenno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shadows crept toward Tyler Clippard until finally, a few minutes after 5 p.m., they covered the Washington Nationals' right-hander. Innings drifted away like Sunday's sun until Clippard was left on the...
Playoff Contender Next Step of Lacey's Journey
Byline: Carla Peay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Trudi Lacey believes in the importance of the journey. Last season, her first in a dual role as the Washington Mystics' coach and general manager, it was a difficult road to travel. The Mystics finished...
Romney Must Shun Obama's Audacity of Hype; Ron Paul's Appeal Proves Authentic Nerd Chic Trumps Cool
Byline: Jonah Goldberg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama's re-election largely hinges on his ability to play young voters for suckers - again - and whether Mitt Romney will let him. In 2008, Mr. Obama won the youth vote by better...
Romney Receives Colorado Message; Conservatives Seek to Be Courted
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER -- Mitt Romney's had a good couple of weeks, but Colorado conservatives let him know over the weekend that he's still got some wooing to do. The Romney campaign failed to win a majority...
Romney Targets Obama in NRA Speech; GOP Candidate Slams Policies on Economy, Freedom
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mitt Romney spoke to thousands of gun owners Friday, but the former Massachusetts governor's remarks were clearly aimed at a broader audience and offered an early glimpse at how the Republican presidential...
Romney Team Ducks Women's Pay Discrimination Bill
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mitt Romney's campaign stumbled last week when it couldn't immediately say whether he supports a 2009 law that grants women more chances to sue over pay discrimination - and his staff still cannot say...
Setbacks Are Reality Checks for Virginia, Johns Hopkins
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Almost nothing was firmly established as the college lacrosse season meandered into the final month before the NCAA tournament. Two things, though, were relatively constant: Virginia and Johns Hopkins....
States Make Headway on Abortion Restriction; Number of Bills Passed High for an Election Year
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES At least 75 bills to restrict abortion passed one state legislative chamber in the first quarter of 2012, the Guttmacher Institute said Friday. While this wasn't quite the flurry seen in 2011, when...
Tea Party Will Learn to Love Mitt; but after Election Day, Can It Keep Up the Pressure?
Byline: Timothy C. Daughtry, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With Rick Santorum suspending his campaign and Newt Gingrich admitting that Mitt Romney is the likely Republican nominee, the Tea Party's commitment to conservative purity is about to...
Thatcherism Still Strong - in Tbilisi; Georgia Pursues Democratic Freedoms Popularized by the Iron Lady
Byline: Luke Coffey, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In April 1987, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visited Moscow and Tbilisi on what she described as the most fascinating and most important visit she had made as prime minister. The Iron...
The Hermanator Returns
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES THE HERMANATOR RETURNS He's still a force to be reckoned with as tax day looms: Herman Cain has arrived in the nation's capital for a patriots summit and tax day rally Monday at the U.S. Capitol with...
The Limits of Technology in a Dangerous World
Byline: Sol Sanders, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Technology is politically and ideologically neutral. It would be comforting to believe that increasing levels of technology alone could solve social and political problems and make the world a...
Titanic Misappropriation of Reagan; Obama Founders in Attempt to Channel the Gipper
Byline: Robert Knight, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Titanic went down 100 years ago, on April 15, 1912. It took just two hours and 40 minutes for the sea to swallow the ship that God Himself couldn't sink. It's taken longer - a few decades...
Two Steps Forward, One Back in Racial Progress
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a spirited debate, a panel of four black ideologists sort of answered a pivotal question posed by Frederick Douglass, the statesman, orator and former Maryland slave who, some 21 years after Congress...
U.S. Forces Make Gains after Trading Static Afghan Outposts for Mobility
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Afghanistan's harsh and isolated Korengal Valley two years ago this month served as the setting for an unlikely U.S. military maneuver - a retreat. The Army evacuated a network of hilltop platoon...
Washington Doing It with Hot Goaltending
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If there's anything we've learned over the years watching the Washington Capitals in the playoffs, it's not to jump to any conclusions. The Caps are the ultimate it-ain't-over-till-it's-over team, and I won't...
Washington's Tax Revolt; Even Liberal Voters Are Tired of Being Milked by Big Government
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The other Washington - the state on the left coast - is fed up with taxes. That's a bit surprising considering the liberal outpost happily cast its 11 electoral votes for Barack Obama and hasn't sided with a Republican...
What Jane Austen Can Tell Single Women
Byline: Rebecca Hagelin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Culture Challenge of the Week: Finding a Good Man Call it the lament of the young single woman: There are no good men left. Or if there are, where are they? And how can a young woman pursue...
When Will Marion Barry Serve His Five-Game Suspension?
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Be it the moon phases, the roller-coaster weather or the high pollen count, something is making people say terrible things at the worst possible time. D.C. political legend Marion Barry, who served...