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 25, 2012

Black-on-Black Crime in the Suites; African-American Political Power Didn't Protect Civil Rights, It Robbed Us Blind
Byline: Robert L. Woodson, Sr., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES For decades, it was presumed that having blacks in positions of political leadership on the local, state and national levels would serve as a safeguard to preserve the victories of...
Blacks Help Push Maryland toward Gay Marriage
Byline: David Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The nation's changing views on same-sex marriage and new support from black leaders could put Maryland on track toward becoming the first state to cast a public vote in favor of gay marriage, according to...
Book Review: From One Monster to Another
Byline: Muriel Dobbin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Detective Kathy Mallory is tall, blond, green-eyed and glamorous, with her custom-tailored linen blazer, and crisp jeans, not to mention her .357 Magnum which she prefers to a Glock. She...
Book Review: The Best Buddy
Byline: William F. Gavin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Let us now praise Buddy Guy: six Grammy awards, Billboard magazine's Century Award, membership in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Blues Foundation's Keeping the Blues Alive Award....
Book Review: Thrilling Tale of Nukes and Threats
Byline: Peter Hannaford, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Karna Small Bodman is now on her third career. First, she was a television reporter, anchor and commentator in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington and New York. Then, she was a deputy press...
Book Review: Venus' Past and Very near Future
Byline: Claire Hopley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Very occasionally Venus glides between the sun and the Earth, looking like a black dot passing across the sun. Such peregrinations are known as transits of Venus, and they are among the rarest...
Briefly: The Metro Area
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES MARYLAND FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS 2 stabbed during altercation at Metro station Two men who stabbed each other during a fight outside the Friendship Heights Metro Station on Thursday night are now both facing assault...
Bring Back Stigma; Treat Men like Desmond Hatchett, Father of 30 Welfare Children, as Creeps They Are
Byline: James A. Bacon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES D esmond Hatchett, of Knoxville, Tenn., has petitioned the state of Tennessee for relief of his child-support obligations. It seems that the 33-year-old minimum-wage earner has to divide 50...
Campaign Payments Nab 2nd Gray Aide; Howard Brooks Pleads Guilty, Says He Lied to FBI
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES A second aide to D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 campaign pleaded guilty Thursday to lying about furtive payments he made to another candidate and in the process revealed that there were at least several...
Did Serbia Vote for War? New Ultranationalist President Promotes Instability
Byline: Jeffrey T. Kuhner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A nother war is brewing in the Balkans. Recently, Serbia's voters elected a new president. Ultranationalist Tomislav Nikolic narrowly defeated the liberal, pro-European Union incumbent,...
Embassy Row
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIXED MESSAGES The United States is getting tired of mixed messages from North Korea, a U.S. envoy said Thursday, warning the secretive, communist nation against further provocations such as its failed...
Essay: When Sacha Baron Cohen Jumped the Shark; Jarring Ideological Cheerleading Provokes 'Clapter,' Sinking Grosses for 'Borat' Star
Byline: Sonny Bunch, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sacha Baron Cohen - aka Borat, aka Bruno, aka the Dictator - might just be over and done with. His shtick is wearing thin, and he's starting to let his politics overpower his laughs. Nowhere...
Europe's Economic Woes out of Sight for U.S. Consumers
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Old World's worries are not necessarily bad news for the New World's economy - at least in the short term. While a total economic and financial meltdown in Europe would pose trouble for the U.S.,...
Faith, Fortitude Shape Maryland's Cummings
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Joe Cummings' Maryland lacrosse teammates streamed back to the locker room on a late March afternoon seemingly ruined with a loss. Not for Cummings. Win or lose, the attackman had a promise to fulfill....
Get Out!
Byline: Mike Riggs, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pick of the pack: Musical festival Steve Martin at DelFest Actor Steve Martin is the best thing to happen to bluegrass music since Dolly Parton and Nickel Creek teamed up in 2001 to cover...
Going Green in Small Ways: Reuse, Renew, Don't Replace
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you care about the environment and want to revamp your home's interior, you can find a variety of ways to be eco-friendly and also fulfill your design dreams. Big projects, such as replacing...
Government Steps Up Its Mortgage Fraud Probe
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Justice Department has expanded its ongoing effort to uncover the mortgage fraud and abuse that helped precipitate the 2008 financial crisis, offering substantial financial help to corporate insiders...
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Byline: Deron Snyder, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Once again, it's time to check off some items on my TIDU List - Things I Don't Understand: * Why the Nationals haven't swept a series. It's hard to complain when the team is 26-18 and has spent most...
House Hunting: Outdoors Comes Inside in Falls Church Home
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The tree-lined lanes of Falls Church burst with greenery and an abundance of flowers in the spring, providing a scenic backdrop for some of the area's loveliest homes. Follow Sleepy Hollow...
ICE Deports Bosnian-Serb Police Officer Charged in Genocide
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents deported a former Bosnian-Serb police commander wanted in his native country for genocide and atrocities against thousands of Bosnian Muslims, capping what...
Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE Inquiring minds want to know: When Rolling Thunder roars through the nation's capital this weekend, will President Obama meet with the group's national executive director, Artie...
In Twist, Romney Camp Plays Clinton Card against Obama
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An unlikely battle for Bubba's legacy has broken out in the presidential race, with GOP candidate Mitt Romney praising Bill Clinton's presidency as a bank-shot way to argue that President Obama has discarded...
Investigation Takes a Turn and Leads to Gun Charges
Byline: Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Southeast man called police this week to report he had been shot in the knee during a robbery. But when officers responded, they ended up arresting an acquaintance of the man, whose daughter implicated...
Justice Will Be 'Flexible' on Rules for Pools; Case-by-Case Analysis for Installing Ramps
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Justice Department promised Thursday to be flexible in enforcing new rules ordering public pools to pay for lifts or ramps for the disabled - backing away from what some pool operators had said was...
Key Figure in Lavish Las Vegas Junket Exits GSA; Neely Headed Agency Region
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jeffrey Neely, the central figure in a lavish taxpayer-funded Las Vegas convention that saw magic acts and federal workers sipping martinis on a red carpet, has left the General Services Administration...
Luxury Home: Pampered Lifestyle in Bethesda Condominium
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Features such as a health club and security and concierge services may be expected at upscale condominium residences in the Washington, D.C., area, but few reach the heights of including an...
More Sales
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last m onth was another busy one for area buyers, as they signed contracts on 9,146 homes in the Washington area. And, because inventory was 27 percent lower than in April 2011, buyers had...
Mortgage Q & A: Borrowers Hit by Mess Others Made
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The very real credit crunch continues. The political pundits keep preaching the sermon of the common-sense lending that's needed to get credit flowing again in hopes of jump-starting the housing...
Movie Review: 'Men in Black' Formula Rings Tried and True
Byline: Peter Suderman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Men in Black "marks the third weekend this month that Earth has been invaded by aliens - following"The Avenger "and"Battleshi "- thus making failed extraterrestrial takeovers an official journalistic...
New Homes: Maryland: Nine Models by Craftmark in Clarksburg
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Craftmark Homes is building 91 single-family homes on sites of 15,350 square feet to 36,890 square feet at Park Ridge in Clarksburg off Father Hurley Boulevard. Each home in this Montgomery...
No Merger for American Airlines; Labor-Union Alliance Poses New Threat to Aviation Industry
Byline: Timothy H. Lee, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A s any traveler knows, the U.S. air- line industry has undergone rapid transformations in re- cent years because of a number of market forces. Increased competition, fuel price fluctuations,...
No Money for LOST; Law of the Sea Treaty Costs American Sovereignty
Byline: Rep. Gus Bilirakis, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES B etween secret deals with Russia to weaken our missile defense, the relaxation of conditions on military aid to Egypt, and the granting of visas to the progeny of a dictatorial Cuban regime...
Number of High-School Students with Jobs at 20-Year Low
Byline: Ben Wolfgang, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Did somebody say McJobless? The American job market is no place for students as the number of employed high schoolers has hit its lowest level in more than 20 years, according to new figures from the...
Obama, Kaine Ahead Narrowly in New Va. Poll
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A new poll has President Obama and U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine with slight leads over their likely Republican opponents in Virginia, where both Democrats are sure to spend a significant amount of...
Obama Returns to Iowa to Stump; Urges Congress to Act on Energy
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES On his second visit in a month to the battleground state of Iowa, President Obama accused congressional Republicans on Thursday of risking a slowdown in the economic recovery. Mr. Obama toured a plant...
Obama's Big Deficit Lie; Nobody Believes White House Propaganda, except Maybe the President
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES P resident Obama claims federal budget deficits have not soared out of control during his administration. He has officially jumped the shark. On Wednesday at a Denver fundraiser, Mr. Obama said he was running to pay...
On Game Day, Irish's Kemp Turns to Band of Brothers
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES John Kemp stopped 14 shots in Sunday's NCAA tournament quarterfinal as Notre Dame outlasted Virginia. Then, as usual, he started to hear from his older brothers. C.J. Kemp led Fairfield to its first...
Redskins Hurt by Too Much Time on Their Hands
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The NFL offseason is for R and R - rest and rehab - and lord knows the players need it. But you don't want the offseason to be too off, as it was during the 2011 lockout year, because all kinds of problems...
Rehab as Much Mental as Physical
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wilson Ramos sat with his right leg outstretched, the bulky black brace engulfing his knee visible beneath his athletic shorts. As he stared out at the field where his teammates were taking batting practice,...
Rights Report Hails Arab Spring, Scolds North Korea, Syria
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Human rights conditions remain dismal in North Korea and Iran and got worse in China, where efforts to silence political activists and public-interest lawyers were stepped up last year, according the State...
Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally Remembers POWs
Byline: Meredith Somers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was just a parade. For years, that's what Cottage City resident Wanda Prue thought about the thousands of motorcycle riders who descended on the District in late May. Sure, a lot of people waved...
Romney Downplays Value of Small Class Size; Teachers at Campaign Stop, Democrats Challenge Him
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney's plans for reshaping K-12 education has injected an old debate into the presidential race: Do smaller classroom sizes produce better students? Speaking to teachers...
Saunders' Postseason Blast from the Past
Byline: Carla Peay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PASADENA, Calif. -- In his 2 1/2 seasons in Washington, former Wizards coach Flip Saunders often smiled wistfully when talking about the best player he ever coached, Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett. ...
Saving Energy, Lowering Costs with Home Audit
Byline: Kim A. O'Connell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Jason Schlosberg and Donna Lombardo bought their house in Arlington in 2009, they were pleased with many aspects of their new residence. The house was spacious, the location was convenient...
Senate Defeats Bills on Lower Student Loan Rates
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate on Thursday blocked President Obama's student loan interest-rate reduction plan and also shot down a GOP proposal, leaving the chamber without a solution and little more than a month to go before...
Senate Wants Patients to Buy American; Opposition to Drugs from Canada Widens
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES No, Canada. More than a decade after the first skirmishes over allowing American consumers to buy cheaper prescription drugs from the Great White North, the issue is still a loser - and...
Settlement Reached in Gas Leak Explosion; Chantilly Home Leveled in 2010
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Gas has to pay Virginia $154,800 under a settlement order from the State Corporation Commission stemming from an investigation into a December 2010 explosion that destroyed a home in Chantilly....
Sin City Showdown; Public-Sector Unions Face a Reckoning in North Las Vegas
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES G eneral Services Administration (GSA) employees aren't the only ones living it up in the shadow of the Las Vegas Strip. Public servants who serve themselves on the public's dime have drained state, municipal and federal...
Stop-Smoking Efforts Don't See Money; States Spent Only 30f $243.8 Billion They Received from Tobacco Companies
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES States have collected billions of dollars from tobacco companies but spent only 3 percent of it to combat smoking - a less-than-robust response to the high costs of health care associated with smoking,...
Summer Cool: Music and Theater; Festivals within Driving Distance
Byline: Roland Flamini, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's summertime, and the living is .. boring? Well, you don't have to just sit at home and watch reruns on TV Every summer, it seems, there is more to see, hear and enjoy in the Washington...
The Corner of Wall & Main: Searching for Light in Tunnel of Gloom
Byline: Chris Versace, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The turbulence that began as we entered the current quarter turned into a relatively steep drop in the first half of May. That continued with the S&P 500 on track to fall 3 percent this...
The Not-So-Free State; More Taxes and More Spending Will Further Depress Maryland's Economy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES M aryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a quarter-billion dollars' worth of tax increases into law on Tuesday. The move is meant to keep the state's ever-expanding budget on a path toward growth. Growth is the last thing...
The Not-So-Great Outdoors; Mother Nature Abuses Her Children
Byline: Windsor Mann, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A s someone who doesn't like to freeze to death or sweat un- controllably, I enjoy this time of year. The mild temperatures, blooming flowers and amiable sunniness make the outdoors a great place...
U.S. Efforts on Web Said Frustrating to Al Qaeda; Sites Hacked to Throw Recruiters off Message
Byline: Shaun Waterman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. efforts to counter al Qaeda recruiting online are bearing fruit, and the terrorist group is urging its members not to believe what they read on the Web, according to the State Department. We can...
U.S. Troops Winning War against IEDs of Taliban; Dogs and Devices Sniff out Top Killer
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. military is on a path toward significantly fewer battlefield deaths in Afghanistan this year because it has become better at detecting the No. 1 killer of U.S. troops: the improvised explosive...
What a Difference a Year Makes for D.C. Club on Verge of Claiming 1st Place
Byline: Tom Schad, THE WASHINGTON TIMES At this time last year, D.C. United were mired in the lower half of the table. They had notched just 12 points in 10 games and still were feeling the effects of a three-match losing steak in which they were...
What If We Have Only Memories of Freedom? Memorial Day Is Perfect Time to Make Sure We Continue to Protect Our Freedom
Byline: Andrew P. Napolitano, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES What if Memorial Day reminds us of times when we had more freedom? What if freedom is dying right under our eyes? What if the memory of the past is more fulfilling than the reality of...