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 February 7, 2008

Adverse Weather Has Minor Effects
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Because the water temperature is really all that matters for successful outings this time of year, don't pay too much attention to a sudden spring-like day, followed by winter's cold. The warmer than usual...
Advice for McCain
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Advice for McCain "Democrats think they have John McCain in a trap," Kate O'Beirne and Ramesh Ponnuru write at National Review Online (www.nationalreview.com). "He is going to have to spend the time...
At AOL, the End of an Era Is near; Access Service Likely on Block
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AOL yesterday took steps to shed the last vestiges of the dial-up Internet business that made its name in the 1990s. Parent company Time Warner Inc. is spinning off the firm's access service, preparing...
Balkan Dreams
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Balkan dreams The Greek ambassador foresees the day when all of southwestern Europe, part of that historical powder keg known as the Balkans, will be peaceful, stable members of NATO and the European...
Banned Terror Groups Back with New IDs; U.S. Cool to Musharraf Cease-Fire Plan
Byline: Ralph Joseph, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistani terrorist groups banned by President Pervez Musharraf before and after the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States have re-emerged under innocuous-sounding names...
Benefits of Globalization Questioned; Doubts Widespread in Developed, Developing Nations, Polls Find
Byline: Svitlana Korenovska, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most people in 22 of 34 developed and developing countries surveyed think globalization is spreading too quickly, according to a BBC World Service poll released yesterday. This was one of a number...
Beware the Art on Your Sleeve; Employers Can Judge Tattoos, Body Piercings
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A tattoo taboo may be in the making, along with piercing prejudice. Beware "body art," say occupational researchers - such skin adornments invite discrimination. This could be vexing news for 42 million...
Bill Aims to Quiet Noise Levels; Measure Targets Street Preachers
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. Council is scheduled to vote on legislation limiting noise levels in the District - a proposal aimed in part at curbing the amplified sounds of street preachers in the historic H Street corridor....
Capitals Hold off Flyers, Move into First
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA - Seventy-six days ago, the Washington Capitals arrived at Wachovia Center for a Friday matinee with the worst record in hockey and a coach making his NHL debut. Last night, after their...
Chinese Hackers Crack Net Censorship; but Politics Boring to Most
Byline: Edward Lanfranco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BEIJING - Chinese Internet censorship is little more than a joke to Li Shenwen, an unemployed computer game enthusiast who remained glued to his keyboard well past midnight in a dingy "Wangba" or "NetBar"...
D.C.-Area Money Race Places Hillary Ahead
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton leads the fundraising race so far in Maryland, Virginia and the District as she and Sen. Barack Obama battle for delegates in next week's so-called Potomac primaries. Mrs....
D.C. Safe Leave Act a Sick Joke for Businesses
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. Council, in taking its cue from the mindless lawmakers of San Francisco, has voted by an 11-2 margin to further fleece the pockets of small-business owners through the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave...
Demographics Split Hillary, Obama Vote; Super Tuesday Reveals Trends
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Exit polls from Super Tuesday contests show that the Democratic Party's two remaining presidential candidates split votes among class, age, sex and race. "Barack Obama continued to do well among voters...
Driven by Patriotism; along Florida Highway, Volunteers Wave Red, White and Blue
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. - Bill Monfort, 91, wears short sleeves as he stands in a stiff wind along Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard. With his sturdy, weathered hand, the World War II veteran proudly clutches a billowing...
Financial Freedom; Teams Unload Hefty Contracts for Flexibility
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shaquille O'Neal is a big man with a big contract. And so the Miami Heat made a deal that sent the 2000 NBA MVP to the Phoenix Suns for forward Shawn Marion and guard Marcus Banks. While analysts are at...
Flav on Network TV
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Flav on network TV Is there no end to the Flavor Flav madness? MyNetworkTV has ordered 13 episodes of a new half-hour sitcom, "Under One Roof," starring the Public Enemy rapper and VH1 reality-show...
From Tuesday Forward
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Back in early November, John McCain's support level among prospective Republican-primary voters averaged 15 percent in five national polls compiled by RealClearPolitics. Meanwhile, citing five surveys of voters likely...
Get out of the FDA's Way
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Recently, congressional hearings were held about the growing gap between the scientific resources the Food and Drug Administration has at its disposal and the various responsibilities to both police and improve the public...
GOP Kills Senate Stimulus Bill; Plan Would Have Added $40 Billion
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Republicans yesterday blocked a Democrat-sponsored bill for a $40 billion expansion of the compromise economic-stimulus plan to which the House and President Bush agreed last month. The bill -...
Heath OD'd on Meds
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Heath OD'd on meds Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose of painkillers, sleeping pills, anti-anxiety medication and other prescription drugs, the New York City medical examiner said yesterday....
Lawyer to Lead PFAW; Puts Focus on Rights Cases
Byline: Matthew Cawvey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The liberal advocacy group People For the American Way has chosen a former civil rights lawyer to become its next president, after a period of massive growth for the organization. Kathryn Kolbert,...
Let's Talk FairTax Talk
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the Jan. 30 editorial "Taxes and candidates," there were inferences to fact that are not backed by the facts. Mike Huckabee's statements about the FairTax in the editorial are backed by the facts. Reading the FairTax...
Losers Become Winners
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For the first time in a while, college football's national signing day belonged to the relatively needy. Over the last decade, it was pretty much guaranteed that the nation's top five classes would be...
Maazel Raises Ire on N. Korea; Suggests Moral Equivalency with U.S. over Human Rights
Byline: T.L. Ponick, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Advance reviews were decidedly mixed last fall when it was learned that the New York Philharmonic's upcoming Asian tour might include a stop in North Korea. Should the philharmonic "choose to...
Maybe Memories Can Ease the Pain
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the Colts left Baltimore in 1984, a marketing effort attempted to get the Baltimore area to warm up to the Washington Redskins. It failed. When the Senators left Washington after the 1971 season,...
McCain as Judah Maccabee; Why the Senator Can Tap into the Jewish Vote
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES John McCain is a New York Giant, not a New England Patriot. He has never come close to a perfect season, but like Eli Manning he believes he can do it even if nobody else does. Super Tuesday was not quite...
McCain Needs to Woo the Right; CPAC Speech a Make or Break
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. John McCain couldn't win a majority of conservative voters in Arizona on Super Tuesday, exposing the deep rift that he faces today when he speaks to the major annual gathering of conservative activists...
Mixed Tax Signals
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hillary Clinton has vowed throughout her presidential campaign to raise taxes on the richest Americans, but now the New York senator says she will postpone the tax raises until the economy recovers. ...
Niche Politics; Is the GOP Up to Date on the New Math?
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Niche politics grew and matured in America over the past decade but now lurches into another new phase. In 2002 and 2004, Republicans pieced together enough parts of the fractured new world order - which...
Not the Osmonds
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Not the Osmonds Is a conspiracy afoot by an unnamed Republican presidential campaign to draw votes away from former Massachusetts governor and Mormon Mitt Romney? That's what one Inside the Beltway...
Obama Sees Self as Underdog; Hillary Loans Campaign Cash
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Both Democratic candidates proclaimed victories yesterday, with Sen. Barack Obama calling himself an underdog and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton declaring she is on the path to win the nomination....
O'Malley Banks on a Democrat; Critics Say He Hopes '08 Win Spares Real ID Compliance
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Gov. Martin O'Malley told lawmakers yesterday he hopes a Democrat will win the presidential election this fall, which will save him from implementing a federal law that allows only U.S. citizens...
Policies That Work
Byline: Terry Neese, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Between 1950 and 2000, the labor force participation rate of women between 25 and 55 years of age more than doubled. Today, more than 75 percent of these women are in the labor market. Less than...
Power Rankings: Who's Generating Buzz This Week in the D.C. Area?
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 1. STEVE SPAGNUOLO A note to Spags: The Redskins are a flawed franchise in many respects, but the opportunity (only 32 such jobs) and cash (triple your current salary) makes this decision a no-brainer:...
Project Funded Via Tax Credit
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AU.S. Treasury Department program filled a financing gap to get work started this week on an affordable housing complex and day care center in Adams Morgan. Called the New Markets Tax Credit, the program...
Redskins, Spagnuolo Going Long; Snyder Interviews Giants Coordinator
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Monday he wanted to dot every "i" and cross every "t" before deciding on a new coach, he wasn't kidding. Starting with seven to nine hours Tuesday night...
Romney Facing Uphill Battle; Delegate Tally a 'Challenge'
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mitt Romney needs to win three out of every four remaining Republican delegates to secure the party's presidential nomination, a herculean task if he continues to split the conservative vote with Mike Huckabee....
SCRABULOUS CHALLENGE; Online Imitator of Classic Word Game a Big Hit with Players but Not Hasbro
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES People on at least six continents are bonding over words like "zyme" (18 points) and "schizy" (23 points). They are honing their competition, literacy and strategy skills at all hours. They are...
Slight Lead for Hillary Susceptible; Superdelegates Could Decide for Democrats
Byline: Sean Lengell and Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenuous lead in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination is based on superdelegates who, depending on the race's momentum, could swing allegiance...
Storms of Super Tuesday; the Evolution Is Being Televised
Byline: Peter Groff and Charles Ellison, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dark clouds storming destruction over Southern states Tuesday night give rise to political metaphors. We joke not nor do we trivialize; the painful parsing of polling numbers...
Stung by Tax, Computer Firms Mobilize; Md. Industry Fights Back with PR, Lobbyists
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland technology firms have learned a valuable lesson: Never be without a lobbyist in Annapolis. The industry, caught flat-footed when lawmakers passed a tax on computer services in November, has...
Swashbuckling with Sparrow
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Today's video games offer plenty of swashbuckling interactive entertainment. Pirates of the Caribbean Online (Disney for PC or Mac, rated E10+ for players 10 and older, $9.99 per month). Disney's...
Terps Add Trio of Skilled Wideouts
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland signed the 32nd-ranked football recruiting class in the nation yesterday, according to rivals.com, as coach Ralph Friedgen and his staff focused on acquiring wide receivers. After a year in...
Terps' Williams Reaches; Vasquez, Gist Key Milestone
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - There were telltale signs of a celebration in Maryland's locker room last night, from the muffled sounds emanating through cinder block walls to coach Gary Williams' askew silver...
This Week's Six-Pack
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TONIGHT No. 5 UCLA (20-2, 8-1 Pac-10) at No. 17 WASHINGTON STATE (17-4, 5-4) 10:30 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, Pullman, Wash., CSN Skinny: The Bruins drubbed both of the Pac-10's Arizona schools...
'Times Are Tough' for Kaine This Year; Slow Economy Tempers Plans
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - The combination of a slowing economy, defeats in the 2008 General Assembly and a Dulles rail bombshell last month has resulted in a rocky start for Gov. Tim Kaine in his third year. "You...
Venezuela's Charades; Chavez and Other Leaders Sugar-Coat FARC
Byline: Thor Halvorssen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The State Department and every European government designated the FARC, a rebel army in Colombia, a foreign terrorist organization. Yet last month Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez praised...
White House Says Waterboarding Not Torture
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House yesterday said the interrogation technique called waterboarding, as practiced by U.S. intelligence officials, does not amount to torture, one day after an administration official said publicly...
Wizards' Skid Hits Five; Champion Spurs Pull Away in Final Quarter
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Wizards - battered, bruised and short-handed - put up a valiant effort last night at Verizon Center against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs. But in the end, it just wasn't enough....
Women's Support Not a Sure Thing; Many Remain Mum on Hillary
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maria Shriver, Caroline Kennedy and other high-profile women are backing Sen. Barack Obama instead of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who did well among women overall on Super Tuesday. While Mrs. Clinton...