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 December 5, 2006

'All about Me' Society
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Richard Fairbanks and Paul Hewitt left something out in their Thursday Commentary column, "A Boomer budget bust?" That is: Why are we in this situation of Social Security (plus Medicare and Medicaid) being in need of...
An Icy Reception for Film; 'Blood Diamond' Not the Industry's Best Friend
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The diamond industry has gone on the offensive, trying to polish its image during its most important season to counter the negative publicity of "Blood Diamond," which opens Friday. The film depicts...
A Soft Sell for Seats; Lagging in Attendance, Caps Schmooze Potential Ticket Buyers
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's 90 minutes before the Washington Capitals will face off against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night, but the team's marketing chief, Tim McDermott, already is engaging in some hand-to-hand combat in...
Benedict in Turkey; Papal Visit Tries to Heal Geopolitical Breach
Byline: Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Watching Pope Benedict XVI touring Istanbul's Blue Mosque and Haghia Sofia museum last week, I wished his visit to those grandiose monuments of Christianity and Islam had been marked by the...
Bolton Quits Fight for U.N. Nomination; Yields to Senate Critics despite Bush's Support
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday accepted John R. Bolton's resignation as U.N. ambassador, giving in to the objections of Senate Democrats and one Republican a month after the White House pledged to push to confirm...
Bush Presses Shi'ite Leader on Violence
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday bluntly told the leader of Iraq's largest Shi'ite party that the United States is not satisfied with efforts by Iraqi political leaders to stop sectarian violence, which has spiraled...
Bush's Freedom Speech; A Global Message Worth Repeating
Byline: Tod Lindberg, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RIGA, Latvia. - At the Riga airport on the way to a German Marshall Fund-sponsored conference running parallel to the biannual NATO summit, a German friend asked me what I thought George W. Bush would say...
Carter Finally Showing Progress; Novak Is Cut, but Suisham Gets to Stay
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Andre Carter is beginning to show what can happen when a coaching staff doesn't give up on a new defensive player halfway through the season. The Washington Redskins defensive end struggled early...
Checking It Twice; Smart Donors Choose Their Causes Carefully
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Holiday cheer is likely to loosen the purse strings of charitable donors to the tune of $100 billion in the United States this Christmas season, according to organizations that monitor gift-giving. The...
Consultant Fired
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Consultant fired The Saudi ambassador canceled a contract with a government adviser who predicted Saudi Arabia might intervene in Iraq to protect the Sunni Muslim minority that would be vastly outnumbered...
Court Date Set in DMV Scheme; Tickets Paid by Stolen Cards
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A court hearing has been set for next week for a federal transportation employee charged with running a scam to use stolen credit cards to pay off parking and moving-violation tickets in the District....
Democrats Eyeing '08 Face Stumbling Blocks; Polarizing Personalities, Thin Resumes Cited
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The 2008 Democratic presidential race was off and running as soon as last month's midterm elections concluded, with front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton facing more opposition than she may have expected...
Don't Sweat It; Headband Isn't Wallace's Real Issue
Byline: Kevin Brewer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Draconian nature of Scott Skiles was exaggerated last week when he removed Ben Wallace from a game for violating team rules by wearing a headband. In fact, the Chicago coach was not enforcing one...
Gibbs Set to Return Next Year; Hall of Fame Coach Planning No Changes
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Joe Gibbs said yesterday he plans to return next year for a fourth season as coach of the Washington Redskins and does not foresee any major changes on his staff. "I plan on going forward and being the...
Health Care Search: Mystery, Intrigue Fit for 007
Byline: Mike Causey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If James Bond, Agent 007, took a lateral civil service transfer from the British SIS to the American CIA, one of the first things he probably would do is sign up for the CIA's special health insurance plan....
House Ethics Probes May Stay Unresolved
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The secretive House ethics panel is unlikely to complete several of its investigations during the final month of the 109th Congress, so questions about the conduct of a handful of members will remain...
Immigrants Favor English as Official Language; Majority Support Legislation That 'Celebrates the Unifying Factor'
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Hola" may not be the greeting of choice among Hispanics living in the United States. Nearly two-thirds of Hispanic adults 65 percent favor making English the nation's official language, according...
Iran's Poison Pen
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last week's letter to the American people from Iran's apocalyptic President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a strange mix of leftist rhetoric and Islamist exhortation. The journalist Kenneth Timmerman points out a fascinating...
Iraq Panel Likened to Vietnam 'Wise Men'; Study Group Can Look to LBJ
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The bipartisan Iraq Study Group, which has received concentrated press coverage this fall as it prepares to report to President Bush tomorrow, was the idea of a Republican lawmaker looking for fresh...
Israel and Its Neighbors
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES William Garrett's letter decrying Israel's "installation" back in 1948 presents an interesting take on history ("The Israel problem," Saturday). Unlike countless past examples wherein the former lands of country X become,...
Israel Embarks on PR Face-Lift; Hopes to Redo Image Abroad
Byline: Anju S. Bawa, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Israel's international image is hurting, and the country's top officials have turned to the wisdom of Madison Avenue in a bid to "re-brand" their product. Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni met with...
Justices Reconsider Race-Based School Admissions
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court yesterday explored the question of how far districts can go in ensuring diverse public schools, hearing cases from parents in Louisville, Ky., and Seattle who argue it is wrong to use race...
Legends of Mississippi; Nation's Poorest State Spreads Richness of Character
Byline: Robert Stacy McCain, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Television star Oprah Winfrey, quarterback Brett Favre, novelist William Faulkner, actor James Earl Jones, country music singer Faith Hill and the USS Cole what do they all have in common? All...
Making the Case for Another Killer
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Russia of Vladimir Putin sometimes resembles the old Soviet Union more than it resembles a democracy someone in the West would recognize, but the radioactive drama playing out in London might not be...
Massey Struggles for Coal Profits
Byline: Bryce Baschuk, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Massey Energy Co. is struggling to mine profitability from its coal business. Increased production costs, a soft demand for coal and a new breed of board members calling for change have the Richmond-based...
Media Climate
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Media climate Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican and chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, will hold a full committee hearing tomorrow on "Climate Change and the Media." The...
Minuteman Consulting Charity Fined; Flaws Found in Group's Finances
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the charitable organizations cited by Minuteman Civil Defense Corps boss Chris Simcox on why financial accountability concerns raised by some corps members were unfounded has been fined for failing...
Nat Cole Reigns Supreme; MetroStage Show Brings Back Cool Sound of Late Singer
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Those in search of that ever-elusive cool in the midst of manufactured holiday warmth need look no further than MetroStage, where singer Jimi Ray Malary and a tight three-piece jazz combo pay tribute...
Nationals, Bowden Play Waiting Game
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Jim Bowden looks at his projected starting rotation and sees no established names behind de facto ace John Patterson. He looks at his outfield and sees great uncertainty in left...
Opposition Gains Strength despite Chavez Win; President Hopes to Shift Further Left, Calls Bush the 'Devil' Again
Byline: Kelly Hearn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CARACAS, Venezuela - Opposition leaders took comfort yesterday in newfound unity and political maturity despite a crushing defeat at the hands of President Hugo Chavez, who has pledged to use his mandate...
Ovechkin Fined for Hit on Briere
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin was fined $1,000 by the NHL yesterday for his hit from behind on Buffalo Sabres center Daniel Briere, who was knocked head-first into the dasher boards during the...
Palestinians as Partners; Resolving the Central Conflict
Byline: Ziad Asali, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The kidnappings in Gaza and Lebanon that led to Israel's war against Hezbollah in July have unveiled a seismic shift in the region, a situation made possible by the war in Iraq and the dismantlement...
Royalty and Diplomacy; Saudi Prince Gets Both Jobs Done
Byline: Martin Sieff, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES From the start of the Reagan administration through the first Gulf War, the most important, powerful and successful diplomat in the world was Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi ambassador to...
Russian Gas Deal Called 'Pragmatic' Solution; Critics See Conflicts of Interest
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ukraine's energy minister yesterday defended a controversial deal to purchase natural gas from the giant Russian monopoly Gazprom, saying it would prevent confrontations such as the standoff that briefly...
Safety Wrap-Up; Getting through Holiday Unscathed Can Be Best Gift
Byline: Shelley Widhalm, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Centreville resident Scott O'Toole keeps his children from using the fireplace to burn wrapping paper after opening Christmas gifts. It is just one of many safety precautions he and his family take around...
'SexyBack Secret'
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance and Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'SexyBack Secret' CBS will air "The Victoria Secret's Fashion Show" (tonight at 10), featuring more than two dozen supermodels along with pop idol Justin Timberlake singing...
Smoking, Obesity Hit U.S. Health; Annual Checkup Finds Progress 'Has Leveled Off'
Byline: Gregory Lopes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Americans' continued smoking habits and spike in obesity have slowed improvements in the country's overall health, according to a report to be released today. "The health of the nation has leveled off...
Solving Puzzle of HD and TV
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What's the difference between a 27-inch television and a state-of-the-art 42-inch liquid-crystal display model? The past and the future. Within a couple of years, all television programming in the...
Spending Wisely; Nats Must Be Selective in Free Agency
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Nationals are sort of like a dollar store on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago: While everyone else at the baseball winter meetings is stocking up on Versace and Gucci, the Nats are looking...
State, ACLU Square off over Same-Sex 'Marriage'; Court Told Thatlegislature Should Settle Issue
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Lawyers for the state of Maryland yesterday said there is no constitutional right for same-sex "marriage," but advocates for homosexuals argued that marriage is a fundamental right for all state...
Staying Put
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Staying put David Letterman isn't going anywhere. CBS Corp. announced yesterday that the late-night funnyman has signed a contract to stay on the air until at least 2010, Associated Press...
Stefani's 'Escape' Plan Is Clear; Nothing Clever, Just Straight-Ahead Music
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gwen Stefani The Sweet Escape Interscope Records One measure of pop superstardom is whe-ther people wonder what you'll wear next. Gwen Stefani is officially that kind of superstar. On the cover...
Suicide Attempts Rise with Antidepressants
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Suicidal patients taking antidepressants have a "markedly increased" risk of additional suicide attempts but a "markedly decreased" risk of dying from suicide, a large Finnish study has found. ...
The Declining Dollar
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As report after report continues to confirm that the U.S. economy has entered a period of relatively tepid growth, the dollar has come under increasing pressure, falling to new cyclical lows that defied expectations...
The 'Iraq Surrender Group'
Byline: Frank J. Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tomorrow, an unelected, unaccountable and substantially unqualified commission will formally report what hasn't already been leaked about its recommendations with respect to the conflict in Iraq....
Third of Representation a Start, but Not Enough
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In honor of the bill before Congress that provides a congressional vote for the District in the House of Representatives, Statehood Green Party advocate Nikolas Schiller has designed a new license...
Time to Grind out a Victory
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two weeks ago, after loss No. 7, Joe Gibbs talked about the Redskins having "certain principles that we live by," principles from which they had begun to stray. Everybody knew what he meant as far as the offense...
Undefeated Terps Shake off Saints
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The top-ranked Maryland women's basketball team shook off 20 minutes of lethargic play with a 15-6 run at the start of the second half that spurred it to a 93-54 blowout of Sienna last night at Comcast Center....
Utah Redistricting Brings D.C. Closer to Vote; but Clock Ticking on Bill This Year
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. officials yesterday cheered the Utah Legislature's approval of a redistricting map that is key to the District's voting rights bill, saying the development brings city residents one step closer to...
Waterside Project Eyed; Town Center Part of Anacostia Revitalization
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Waterside Mall in Southwest will be redeveloped into a $750 million, 13-acre complex of offices, retail and residences under a plan announced yesterday by Mayor Anthony A. Williams. The project is...
'Without Honor'
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Without honor' Yesterday, when we called on John "Jack" McDermott, who supervised the Watergate investigation as special agent in charge (SAC) of the FBI's Washington Field Office, he was awaiting...
Wizards Are Hometown Heroes; Dallas' Streak Snapped at 12
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The discrepancy between how the Washington Wizards play at home and on the road reached its zenith last night at Verizon Center. Forty-eight hours after the Wizards talked about remaining together...
Yesterday's International Communism
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Today's international terrorism is yesterday's international communism. Legitimate fears have been inflated manifold by President George W. Bush and Congress to justify lacerating the Constitution....
Zero in on the Threat
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rep. Charles Rangel says we all should contribute to the war effort as we did in World Wars I and II. He is not the only political leader to make recommendations driven by some analogy between previous wars and the so-called...