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 March 5, 2012

All Systems Are Go for Strasburg
Byline: Nathan Fenno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, FLA. -- Stephen Strasburg's delivery was flawless. Arms crossed in front of his locker, the 23-year-old right-hander didn't let a smile sneak onto his face as the words left his mouth. I was just...
Al Qaeda in Iraq Mounts Comeback; Claims a String of Fatal Bombings
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Al Qaeda in Iraq, the Osama bin Laden-inspired terrorist group that sank the country into sectarian violence five years ago, is trying to make a comeback in post-U.S.-occupied Iraq, analysts and intelligence...
Backup Backstops; Major League Hopefuls Contribute in Camp by Keeping Pitchers' Arms Warm
Byline: Marc Lancaster, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, FLA. -- Sean Burnett worked through his repertoire pitch by pitch, knocking off the rust in a bullpen session typical of the early days of spring training. It would be a few more days before the...
Ballot Rules Deprive Va. Primary of Drama; Romney Expected to Coast to Victory without Rival Santorum's Opposition
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia might well fulfill its expected role as a swing state in the 2012 presidential race, but strict ballot rules have largely reduced the commonwealth to under-card status on Super Tuesday when...
Big Government Expectations; Uncle Sam Doesn't Need to Do More, He Needs to Do Less
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES T he government has grown so large that nobody really knows where its $3.8 trillion in annual spending goes. Each year, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) tries - and fails - to make sense of federal-agency ledgers....
Bill Seeks Report on Iran in Latin America; Concerns Possible Drug Cartel Alliance
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A bipartisan House bill aims to push the State Department to adopt a more vigilant posture toward Iran's activities in Latin America. The Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012 would require...
Checkbook Violence in NFL Must Carry Costly Punishment
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pro football hasn't changed much over the years. And if you doubt that, consider the following sound bite: We try to hurt everybody. We hit each other as hard as we can. This is a man's game. Those words...
Cities Seek Opt-Out Waivers; Mayors Want 'No Child' Relief Even If Their State Declines
Byline: Ben Wolfgang, THE WASHINGTON TIMES California has decided against applying for a waiver from No Child Left Behind, but local officials in the Golden State still want relief from the widely maligned, decade-old law. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio...
Council Interns Shine Hopeful Light on City Youths
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eighteen years ago, when it had become clear that D.C. Public Schools was well on its way toward failing another generation of children, members of the 2012 class were but a vague gleam in their parents'...
Defund the World Wildlife Fund; Organization Spends Taxpayer Funds to Destroy Free Markets Abroad
Byline: Andrew Langer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Alexander Hamilton once quipped, Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of 50. One could make a similar observation about the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which just entered its...
Ex-DYRS Official Faces Accusations of Sexual Assault in New California Job
Byline: Jeffrey Anderson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A key architect of the District's juvenile justice reform effort while with the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services is on paid leave from his job as chief probation officer in Alameda County,...
Falklands Are British, Not Argentine; U.S. Should Back the U.K. as Dispute over Islands Resumes
Byline: Luke Coffey, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In 1982, the United Kingdom, led by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, went to war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. Unprovoked, Argentina had invaded and occupied...
George Mason Can't Complete Comeback from 32-4 Deficit
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND -- There's not much George Mason would like to have back from its basketball seasons. Nine minutes Sunday might be the exception. The third-seeded Patriots' hopes of a return trip to the...
Gingrich Resolute to Stay in Race; Stakes His Chances on Super Tuesday Primary in Georgia
Byline: Sean Lengell and David Eldridge, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A defiant Newt Gingrich, counting on a win in his longtime home state of Georgia on Tuesday to jump-start his stalled presidential campaign, said Sunday he has no plans to drop out of...
Grassley: Where's Report on 'Fast and Furious'?
Byline: Chuck Neubauer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee says a Justice Department investigation into the botched Fast and Furious gunrunning operation has taken an awfully long time to finish and, as...
Kazakhstan Eyes European Mining, Energy Pacts; Ex-Soviet State Vulnerable Politically
Byline: Josie Le Blond, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BERLIN -- Kazakh officials hope that recent trade deals with Germany will lead to a trade pact with the European Union that will spur the Central Asian nation's economic development. The...
Limbaugh Apology Garners Bipartisan Approval
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham and Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats and Republicans alike said Sunday that conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh was right to apologize this weekend for the inappropriate comments he made on the air...
McFaul, Not McFaui
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MCFAUL, NOT MCFAUI A Russian prankster posted a fake Twitter message Sunday, implying that U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul in Moscow was claiming voter fraud in Russia's presidential election even before...
Mustache Story Bald-Faced Fallacy; It Always Pays to Check Your Math
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When it comes to quirky political stories, sometimes the best ones are right under our noses. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, Maryland Republican, got into a minor controversy last week when erroneous reports...
Obama Defunds 'Snowflake Babies'; Program Aids in Embryo Adoption
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The federal government's only program aimed at preventing the discarding of extra frozen human embryos is itself in danger of being discarded. In a move that pro-lifers are calling more evidence...
Obama Mandate: Not a Women's Issue; Few Women, Catholic or Otherwise, Welcome Intrusive Government Diktat
Byline: Cathy Ruse, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When liberal women announce that something is a women's issue or is an attack on women's rights, too many members of the media dutifully fall in line. Case in point: the recent debate over whether...
Ohio Primary Win Seen as Springboard for November
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gregory Gantt said that on his drive home from a Mitt Romney rally over the weekend, he listened to a radio commercial about the former Massachusetts governor - then just two minutes...
Passing a Budget on Time Remains High Hurdle for Legislature
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND -- Call it an $85 billion game of chicken. With one week left before the scheduled adjournment of the 2012 General Assembly, Democratic and Republican legislators have yet to agree on a...
Peres Denounces Iran as 'Evil Regime'; Praises Obama as Not Willing to Let Islamic Nation Build a Nuclear Bomb
Byline: Ben Birnbaum, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Israeli President Shimon Peres railed Sunday against the evil, cruel, morally corrupt regime in Iran and pledged that Israel and the United States will stop it from developing nuclear weapons. Iran is...
Perils of One-Size-Fits-All Medicaid; States Racing to Managed Care Risk Endangering Most Vulnerable
Byline: Charles G. Curie, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As states rush headlong into managed care in the name of in- tegration and cost savings, those most vulnerable among us are standing on the sidelines and are most likely to become victims...
Power to the People's Overseers; Liberals Find New Ways to Enjoy Their Favorite Pastime - Coercion
Byline: Robert Knight, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Liberals love coercion. They think they're smarter than the rest of us. If they didn't, they wouldn't expend so much effort inventing new rules and laws for our betterment. Just this past...
Prince George's Bag Tax Collects Needed Support; Revived Bill Gets County Delegation OK
Byline: David Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS -- A bill to implement a 5-cent bag tax in Prince George's County is alive and moving along after languishing for nearly a month in a General Assembly committee. The legislation is now in a House...
Pro-Romney Super PAC Solely Targets Santorum; Fresh Funds Seek Gingrich Comeback
Byline: Luke Rosiak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With a fresh infusion of cash from a single benefactor, a group running advertisements for presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is back, allowing the candidate a presence before Super Tuesday even as the official...
Putin Claims 'Honest and Open' Victory; Opponents Report Election Violations despite Monitors
Byline: Natasha Doff, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES MOSCOW -- Prime Minister Vladimir Putin declared victory in Sunday's presidential election, which was marred by complaints of election violations and voter fraud. Mr. Putin said the election...
Romney, Santorum All Tied Up; Poll: GOP Voters Want Clear Winner
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After a good February for each of them, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum head into Super Tuesday essentially tied in The Washington Times/JZ Analytics' poll of Republican primary voters nationwide, which...
Santorum Is Right about Colleges; Facts Back Up Perception That Campus Life Is Faith-Killer
Byline: Patrick J. Reilly, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chiding presidential candidate Rick Santorum for calling America's colleges indoctrination mills, MSNBC host Ed Schultz recently accused Mr. Santorum of citing a bogus study from the Cardinal...
Scott Spoils Party for Terps' Seniors; Maryland Rallies, Falls in OT
Byline: Mike DeFabo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon put it rather simply: What it really comes down to is Mike Scott. He was the best player on the floor. He made play, after play, after play. No. 24 Virginia's...
Seriously, Santorum: Di-Vest Now; A Man of the People Still Needs to Look Presidential
Byline: Samantha Sault, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rick Santorum is known primarily for two things: his social conservatism and his sweater vests. More than his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination, the outspoken former senator from Pennsylvania...
Small Business Expectations; Nation's Job Creators Are Waiting for November
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a speech to the Chamber of Commerce last month, President Obama proclaimed, Now is the time to invest in America. A National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) survey shows small businesses aren't buying it....
Spy World's Lingo Legacy
Byline: James Srodes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES We use words to tell each other what we mean. Words illuminate reality. But sometimes, and it seems increasingly so in these troubled times, words can be used to conceal truth. This is why...
Strategic Petroleum Reserve Is for Emergencies - Not Political Disasters; Obama Raid on Reservoir Would Be Nothing More Than Campaign Trick
Byline: Sen. John Barrasso, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the price of gas rising, Americans are feeling pain at the pump and President Obama is feeling the heat. Three years of his failed energy policies have done nothing to give America...
Super Tuesday? More like Stupor Tuesday
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For those of us who have never been held hostage, now we know what it feels like: Day after day, looking at the same faces, endlessly discussing the same topics, being fed the same gruel over and over. ...
Taking Back Property Rights; Kelo Decision Needs to Be Plowed Under
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress is taking steps to reverse a Supreme Court decision that turned a thriving middle-class community into a waterfront wasteland. It's about time Kelo was knocked off-kilter. On Tuesday, the House passed a bill...
Teach Your Children 'Transgendered' Truth
Byline: Rebecca Hagelin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Culture challenge of the week: Child abuse and transgendered tykes When is a boy a girl ? Or vice versa. Several new articles in a recent issue of the journal Pediatrics advance the idea...
The New American Era of Socialism
Byline: Armstrong Williams, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES We have veered so far from the vision of our Founding Fathers that, unless the American people regain a strong commitment to the traditional American values of self-reliance, individual...
Time to Foreclose on the World Bank
Byline: Sol Sanders, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES An adage holds that bureaucracies can pursue their original goals successfully only for a generation at most. After that, their efforts go to feathering their bureaucratic nests. Freddie Mac and...
War on Iran Talk 'Bluster,' Obama Tells Pro-Israel PAC
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Under pressure from Israel and Republicans to take stronger action against Iran's nuclear program, President Obama told an influential pro-Israel lobby Sunday that there is too much loose talk of war, and...
WASA Pays Staff Bonuses amid Plans for Rate Hike
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES During a series of public hearings on rate hikes, D.C. Water and Sewer Authority officials were quick to point out that they were doing everything they could to save money for customers, including enacting...
Washington Perplexed by Power Outage with Man Advantage
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bad penalties and plenty of time spent killing them are bad enough for any hockey team. The Washington Capitals have dealt with their spells of discipline problems this season, but lately the situation...
Wear Breitbart
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WEAR BREITBART Now available: a new memorial T-shirt for conservative publisher and provocateur Andrew Breitbart , who died suddenly on Thursday. The Breitbart is Here T-shirt features his image and...