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 15, 2012

Are You Ready to Bail out a Continent? Greece Is Just the First of the EU's Collapsing Dominoes
Byline: Wayne Allyn Root, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was bad enough that the U.S. government risked trillions of taxpayer dollars bailing out banks, car companies, insurance companies, Wall Street firms, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. We've...
Bill Offers Benefits to Gay Partners; Extends Privileges to Federal Employees in Same-Sex Unions
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the wake of President Obama's shift last week in support for gay marriage, a Senate panel announced plans to mark up a bill Wednesday that would extend marital and retirement benefits to federal...
Bipartisan Gangland
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BIPARTISAN GANGLAND The ever-fierce Jesse Ventura says it doesn't matter who wins the presidential election any more because the office has devolved into a kind of bipartisan gangland. To make his...
Book Review: History of West That Stops Short
Byline: James Srodes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the joys of my long life in journalism is spending so much time in the company of smarter people. Even when I disagreed with them, invariably there was something to learn or at least reconsider....
Broken Foot Sidelined Beagle for Last Two Games
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The hardest part for Jay Beagle wasn't finishing Game 5 of the Washington Capitals' series against the New York Rangers on a broken foot. It was taking his equipment off before Game 6 and then having...
Budget Plan That Adds Up; Senate's Lee Offers Proposal That Would Save the American Dream
Byline: Ed Feulner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It has been more than three years (1,112 days, to be precise) since the U.S. Senate last passed a budget. The last time Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid fulfilled his legal responsibility, Conan...
Budget Proposal Leaves out Tax Hikes; Council Session to Consider Tues
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown indicated on Monday he will deliver a fiscal 2013 budget plan that does not impose new taxes or fees - a feature that Mayor Vincent C. Gray emphasized in his blueprint...
Case Closed: Johnson Sticking with Rodriguez
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Brad Lidge watched the Washington Nationals' game Sunday evening. He felt what his teammates felt. He lived and died just as they did with every pitch. As Henry Rodriguez gave up a single to the first batter....
Chess: No Blood Spilled in Moscow's Early Clashes
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The world championship match in Moscow between Indian titleholder Viswanathan Anand of India and challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel has reached the quarter post, with a few fireworks but no decisive results...
D.C. Grabs Guns from Soldier; City Hassles Wounded Veteran of Afghanistan War
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES T he District grabbed the guns belonging to 1st Lt. Augustine Kim and won't give them back. Two years ago, the South Carolina Army national guardsman had been injured on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Now he's...
Driving the Market from the Marketplace of Ideas; ALEC'S Leftist Critics Prefer Speech Suppression to Democratic Debate
Byline: Fred Smith, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin recently came under attack from left-wing activists for meeting with representatives of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a nationwide association of conservative...
False-Flag Operation on LOST; Treaty Would Compromise U.S. Sovereignty, Not Enhance It
Byline: Frank J. Gaffney Jr., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here we go again: The usual suspects - the environmentalists, the one-worlder transnationalists, the Obama administration (to the extent that is not redundant) and assorted shortsighted...
Figure in Brokerage Failure out as Adviser to EPA; MF Global Exec off Board
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bradley I. Abelow, a key figure in the collapse of brokerage house MF Global Holdings Ltd., has left his post as chairman of an outside board providing financial advice to the Environmental Protection...
First Lady Takes Obesity Fight to Summit
Byline: Nathan Fenno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DALLAS -- Men with earpieces and dark suits, two metal detectors and a bomb-sniffing dog whose wet nose dribbled on the marble floor stood outside the Hilton Anatole's Grand Ballroom on Monday. This...
Hold Holder in Contempt; No More Slow-Walking Fast and Furious Probe
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES J ustice has waited long enough. It's time to pull the trigger on contempt charges against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for withholding documents from Congress in the Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal....
Killers of Banks and Jobs; Lawmakers Attack Private-Sector Mismanagement While Ignoring Their Own
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES L ast week, Jamie Dimon, CEO of the nation's largest bank, JPMorgan Chase, revealed that the bank had made a $2 billion-plus trading mistake. The bank has more than $2 trillion in assets and...
Listening Station
Byline: Andrew Leahey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Trespassing Adam Lambert RCA/19 Recordings +++++ THREE STARS Formerly a launching pad for the Kelly Clarksons and Carrie Underwoods of the world, American Idol has slipped in recent years....
Mason, Briella Surge on Popular Baby Names List; Jacob, Sophia Are Top Choices Overall
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Monday afternoon found Cal Powell and his wife, Miriam, huddled in a hospital delivery suite in Macon, Ga., focused on breathing exercises as their second son was making his way into the world. The...
McDonnell's Budget Amendments Defeated; Foes Feared Delay to Dulles Metrorail
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND -- Virginia lawmakers handed Gov. Bob McDonnell a series of defeats on Monday, rejecting budget amendments made by the governor that some argued would delay the state's contribution to Phase...
NAFTA Key to Economic, Social Growth in Mexico
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHIHUAHUA CITY, MEXICO -- The North American Free Trade Agreement, which went into effect in 1994, has been the key driver of Mexico's economic and social transformation of the past 20 years, analysts say....
No Gaiety for Obama; the President Can't Have It Both Ways on Same-Sex 'Marriage'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES B arack Obama has been dubbed the first gay president. All the hype surrounding Mr. Obama's position in favor of same-sex marriage may help guarantee he will be the last one for awhile. This week's Newsweek magazine...
Obama Courts Women with Speech at Barnard; Reaches out to Young Voters, Tells Them to Pursue Dreams
Byline: Susan Crabtree, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama, whose re-election is counting on support from women and young voters, encouraged graduating students from a women's college in New York to aim high and persevere through life's many challenges,...
Obama Mum on DOMA Repeal Bid; Does Not Commit to Helping Democrats Ax Marriage Act
Byline: Dave Boyer and Susan Crabtree, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Although he came out in support of same-sex marriage last week, President Obama on Monday declined to say whether he would work with congressional Democrats to repeal the Defense of Marriage...
O'Malley's 'Ark of the Tax Coffer'; Governor Hopes Sequel Session Will Ring Up Big Bucks
Byline: Larry Hogan, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES O ne of the rituals of summer is the arrival of big-budget blockbuster films to your local neighborhood multiplex. Sequels are a huge source of revenue for Hollywood. Unfortunately, they are a...
OVER AND OUT; with Hunter Heading Back Home, Caps Embark on Search for Coach
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Brooks Laich tried to convince Dale Hunter to stay as Washington Capitals coach. He joked that Hunter could have his house and he'd move into an apartment if that was necessary. But there's no convincing...
Paul Won't Compete in Remaining Primaries
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rep. Ron Paul said Monday he will not compete in Republican primaries in any of the states that have not yet voted - essentially ending the 2012 primary season and leaving the path open for Mitt Romney...
Perverse Palestinian Pride; Losing an Unwise War, Refugees Wear Their Predicament as a Badge of Honor
Byline: Daniel Mandel, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Today, Palestinians and their supporters, as they have done increasingly over the years, mark what they call the naqba (Arabic for catastrophe) day. But commemoration is only one aspect of the...
Police Hope Video Will Help Solve Baby's Killing
Byline: Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. police released surveillance camera footage Monday in the hopes of identifying a person seen entering a Southeast apartment complex the same night a pregnant woman was attacked and her baby was fatally...
Presidential Candidates Bring Israel to Forefront; Jewish State a Talking Point as Election Nears
Byline: Ben Birnbaum, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Candidates for Egypt's highest office have sharpened their anti-Israel rhetoric with barely a week left until voters cast their ballots in the first presidential election since last year's revolution. ...
RB Hightower Is Back, and Has a Point to Prove
Byline: Rich Campbell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tim Hightower lives by the motto Purpose Driven, and right now his purpose is returning from a serious knee injury and being a productive running back in 2012. He cleared an important hurdle in that process...
Senate Approves Raising Income Taxes; Targets Earners of $100,000 and Up to Stave off $400M in Spending Cuts
Byline: David Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS -- The Senate gave preliminary approval Monday to income tax increases that Democrats say will prevent more than $400 million in spending reductions and reduce the future gap between the state's...
Terps Do Things the Hard Way
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Maryland lacrosse team was regrouping as the NCAA tournament commenced, and it was once again reminded these Terrapins would never accomplish much with ease. It just wasn't their nature. Instead,...
This Blow Hurts, but It's One We All Saw Coming
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now you know what it's like, Washington Capitals fans, to be on the receiving end of a Dale Hunter crosscheck - right in the snout. It hurts like, oh, a 2-1 Game 7 loss to the New York Rangers. Or maybe like...
Uprising in Neighboring Syria Bloodies Lebanon; 2 Muslim Sects Take Sides in Clashes
Byline: Andrew Brossone, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BEIRUT -- Syria's conflict is increasing instability in Lebanon, which already is grappling with sectarian tensions, a crumbling economy and a weak, divided government, even as it has so far...
Voters Head to Polls to Pick Replacement for Thomas
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Voters in Ward 5 will replace former council member Harry Thomas Jr. on Tuesday by choosing from a long menu of candidates who hope to restore confidence and integrity to the Northeast ward's seat at...
Voters like Third-Party Form, but See Little Substance; Democrats Less Keen on Concept
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There's a substantial appetite among American voters for an option other than the two major parties in this year's elections - but there's little taste for any of the third-party or independent candidates...
Wheels Up for Industry; Chihuahua City Is Big Dog in Mexico Aerospace
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHIHUAHUA CITY, MEXICO -- When a jumbo jetliner touches down almost anywhere in the world, the last thing on the pilot's mind is that the plane's brakes likely were made in the capital of one of the most...
Women Closer to the Front Lines; Pentagon Opens 14,000 Support Jobs to Female Troops
Byline: Kristina Wong, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pentagon policies bar Staff Sgt. Marie Martinson from direct ground combat, but she nonetheless has taken on the No. 1 killer of troops in Afghanistan: improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. What's...