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 June 7, 2011

Anand Smokes Shirov in Spain
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES World champion Viswanathan Anand won a tournament and sent a message last week with his 4 1/2-1 1/2 rapid-match triumph over Spanish GM Alexei Shirov in the 24th annual Masters Tournament in the Spanish...
A New Nigeria; Democratic Elections Give 250 Ethnicities Stake in Shaping National Identity
Byline: H. Odein Ajumogobia, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES My country has just completed three rounds of federal and state elections that have been regarded by most Nigerians and acknowledged by the international community as the most free and...
Area Farmer Rules out Sprouts; but U.S. Maintains Stringent Safeguards against E. Coli
Byline: Tim Devaney, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Leigh Hauter stopped growing sprouts at his Bull Run Mountain Vegetable Farm in Northern Virginia about 15 years ago because of the devastation he knew it could cause. I didn't want to be involved with...
Clinton: No Decision on Afghan Troop Pullout
Byline: Stephen Levy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Monday that no decision had been made on the planned troop withdrawals from Afghanistan that are scheduled to begin in July. The comments come amid a...
D.C. Sues Council Member Thomas; Federal Case Filed; $1M Suit Claims Misuse of Funding
Byline: David Hill and Thomas Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. government Monday filed a $1 million civil lawsuit against D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., accusing the Ward 5 Democrat of using grant money and charitable donations for...
Debt-Limit Clock Ticking; Conservatives Remind House Leadership of Need for Real Spending Cut
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Moody's Investors Service added urgency to the congressional debate over the debt limit by threatening to downgrade the nation's credit rating unless a deal is struck in the coming weeks making a substantive change in...
Democrats Jump on 'Buyer's Remorse'
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Elected last fall as part of a nationwide Republican sweep, Govs. John Kasich of Ohio and Rick Scott of Florida have seen their approval ratings tumble into the abysmal range - and Democrats are salivating...
Dulles 1st Area Airport to Offer A380 Service; French Jumbo Jet the World's Largest
Byline: Meredith Somers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The busiest airport in Virginia now serves the fleet of commercial planes that rank as the largest in the world. Washington Dulles International Airport on Monday became the first Washington-area...
Funk Finds His Groove Again
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fred Funk was close to quitting golf. Maybe not forever, but he just needed to get away from it. His inability to finish a round or play like himself was getting to him. I was bringing my family down;...
GOP Senators Noncommittal on Inquiry into College Funds
Byline: Ben Wolfgang, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Republicans still haven't decided whether they will show up for Tuesday's hearing on for-profit colleges, the primary target of the Education Department's controversial gainful employment rule released...
How to Create Jobs Now; Employment Rises Only When Government Spending Declines
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama and many in his administration, as well as the Democrats left in Congress, keep expressing bewilderment as to why the economy is not producing the jobs they had promised with...
Hultzen Goes Second to Seattle; UVa. Lefty Brings Savvy to Mound
Byline: Shane Mettlen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. -- Danny Hultzen's control is legendary. Once a week, he takes the mound for the Virginia Cavaliers and works the strike zone with pinpoint accuracy. Lesser known is...
Is Obama Committing Tax Fraud? Similar Behavior in the Private Sector Would Earn Prosecution
Byline: Wayne Allyn Root, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES We have a serious problem in this country. It is not a tax problem. It is a spending problem. Government is addicted to spending. It doesn't matter what the tax rate is. It doesn't matter...
Judge Sentences Sex Trafficker of a Minor to 40 Years in Prison
Byline: Chuck Neubauer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A federal judge in Oregon on Friday sentenced a 39-year-old man to 40 years in prison for taking a teenage girl from Seattle and forcing her with beatings to work as a prostitute in Portland. The girl's...
Mainstream, Marketable Monkeys Return to Form
Byline: Andrew Leahey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Suck It And See Arctic Monkeys Domino Arctic Monkeys recorded their last album in the California desert, where they shacked up with Josh Homme - founder of Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death...
Merkel, Visiting U.S., Leaves Troubles at Home
Byline: Jabeen Bhatti, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BERLIN -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel begins an official visit to Washington on Tuesday and will be honored with a 19-gun salute, a lavish White House dinner and the U.S.' highest civilian...
Metro Briefs
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES DISTRICT Metro bus crash injures nine Nine passengers suffered minor injuries Monday in a crash involving two Metro buses in Southeast. A Route 90 bus headed to Anacostia was struck in the rear by a Route U2...
No Bond for Officer Held in 2 Killings; Daughter Dead; DNA Test Was Set
Byline: Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Metropolitan Police Department officer accused of fatally shooting a woman with whom he was scheduled to have a court-ordered paternity test and leaving her infant daughter to die inside a sweltering...
One Law for Us, Another for You; California's Legislative Hypocrisy a Failure of Democracy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The California state Senate voted 28-8 Wednesday to exempt itself from the pointless gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the populace. Legislators apparently think they alone are worthy to pack heat on the streets...
Partisan Clashes Keep 2 High Court Seats Vacant
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Legislators say the most sizable vacancy in the Virginia Supreme Court's history isn't going to end soon - with two of seven seats unfilled for four months. Partisan disagreements between...
Pro-Choice Forces Seek to Prevent Referendum; Mississippi Slated to Vote on 'Personhood'
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Stepping into a growing national debate over abortion rights, the Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments Monday about whether to allow a personhood amendment to remain on the ballot this fall. ...
Rendon at No. 6 Pleases Nationals; Team Also Opts for Pitching in the First Round
Byline: Rich Campbell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Major League Baseball's amateur draft is typically more predictable than those of its professional football and basketball brethren for the simple fact that baseball teams are not allowed to trade draft...
Santorum Joins 2012 GOP Fray; Pennsylvania Ex-Senator Enters Race Championing Social Issues
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania officially began his 2012 presidential race Monday, carrying with him a strong record as a social conservative and a message of fiscal restraint that he hopes...
She Gets It Right, You Betcha
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES S arah Palin is the hottest act in town, and the critics can only grind their teeth. She's playing the media like a violin, though the likes of Chris Matthews and Maureen Dowd look more like bass fiddles....
States Balk at Illegals Program; Democratic Areas Rebel
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Massachusetts announced Monday that it will refuse to join the federal government's Secure Communities initiative, becoming the latest state to balk at the Obama administration's key anti-illegal immigration...
Sulaimon Brown Finally Testifies on Gray's Campaign; Recounts Meetings, Purported Payoffs
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. politician whose allegations wreaked havoc on the Gray administration before it ever got rolling, strode into city hall on Monday to finally give his on-the-record account about purported campaign...
Surviving Hollywood Even If Honest about Your Age
Byline: Dave Berg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I love Betty White. Who doesn't? She's 89 years old, still going strong and has no intention of quitting because she's passionate about what she's doing in both her professional and personal life....
The Emptying of Yemen; Crises Triggered by a Water Shortage Could Lead to Modern-Day Exodus
Byline: Daniel Pipes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES For the first time in its exceedingly long history, Yemen now threatens the outside world. It does so in two principal ways. First, even before the current political upheaval began there on...
The Long, Hot Arab Summer; Beware: The Egyptian Revolution Is Far from Over
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thousands of protesters took to Egypt's streets on Monday to commemorate the anniversary of the murder of blogger Khaled Saeed, who was beaten to death by police. His assailants are due to be sentenced later this month,...
War Powers Crisis; Congress Must Place a Check on Executive War-Making
Byline: Eugene G. Windchy, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States of America is in a constitutional crisis. Will Congress regain the sole authority to initiate war as specified by the Constitution, or will the executive branch continue...
War-Powers Crisis; Obama's Libyan Debacle Could Undercut U.S. Credibility Elsewhere
Byline: John R. Bolton, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last Friday's House of Representatives vote on President Obama's Libya policy was characterized widely as re- flecting bipartisan dissatisfaction with Mr. Obama's failure to consult with Congress....
Weiner Fatigue
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WEINER FATIGUE Oh, the spectacle. Rep. Anthony D. Weiner didn't resign. He launched an apology tour instead, despite the emergence of new images, new women and a demand from BigGovernment.com founder...
Weiner Remorseful, but Not Resigning; Lawmaker Admits He Sent Lewd Photo
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Admitting he lied to the public after being caught sending a lewd photo of himself in underwear to a college student, Rep. Anthony D. Weiner on Monday acknowledged making terrible mistakes, but said he...
White House Says It Complied with War Powers Act; Will 'Endeavor to Answer' Lawmakers Questions on Libya Role
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House said Monday that it has an obligation to answer lawmakers' questions about U.S. involvement in NATO's mission in Libya, but it wasn't clear if the administration will comply with a House...
Why Is LeBron Cast as Villain?
Byline: Deron Snyder, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The folks at Nike were amazingly prescient in November 2005 when they unveiled a 110-foot high by 212-foot wide billboard to introduce their new ad campaign for LeBron James - We Are All Witnesses. Yet...
With Nurse Shortage Looming, America Needs Shot in the Arm
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES At a time when many Americans are in desperate need of a job, the field of nursing will soon be in desperate need of Americans. The economic downturn of the past few years has temporarily eased the nation's...