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 28, 2008

A Dollar Still Goes Far, All the Way to New York
Byline: Harrison Keely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ABOARD THE BOLTBUS - When an e-mail arrived in Marinilda Acevedo's inbox touting a new bus service between Washington and New York City with fares starting at $1, she was skeptical that such a deal could...
America and Its Eastern European Allies
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Helle Dale rightly asserts that waiving visa requirements for our allies in Central and Eastern Europe is indispensable ("Building strategic relationships," Op-Ed, Wednesday). The visa-waiver program is a building block...
Another Dumb Idea
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Earlier this month, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced its newest crime-fighting initiative: the SafeHomes program, which encourages households to allow police to search their property for guns and drugs...
A Passport to Danger
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The annals of incompetent federal empire-building have a new entry: the Government Printing Office's e-Passport program. As a three-part series by Bill Gertz of The Washington Times shows, this little-known near-monopoly...
Brandywine Town Houses
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES K. Hovnanian Homes is building 75 town homes at the Crossing at Chaddsford in Brandywine, a planned community with a lake, fitness trails, playgrounds, a clubhouse and a swimming pool. Each...
Buick Electra 225 a Lot of Car to Love
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dan Ryan measured the interior dimensions of his Greenbelt garage before he purchased his 1964 Buick Electra 225 hardtop coupe. "I wouldn't want to buy a car like that if I couldn't garage it," he says....
Bush Hails Al-Maliki's 'Bold Decision'; Iraqi Confronts Shi'ite Militia
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday praised Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for taking on militia fighters in the south of his country, framing it as a defining moment that symbolizes Iraq's growing independence...
Buyers Realize Dreams as Areas Grow
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Those who travel north from Washington past Baltimore toward Wilmington, Del., might be surprised at the level of residential and commercial development occurring in Harford and Cecil counties...
Capitals Capture a Victory in OT; Fleischmann Scores Winner
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. - Tomas Fleischmann wasn't even supposed to be on the ice, but he scored the biggest goal of his NHL career. Fleischmann put a one-timer into an open net on a pass from Brooks Laich with...
Cardinals Fend off Attempt at Rally
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tennessee learned what it was like to blow a big lead in the regional semifinals a year ago. Last night, Louisville wouldn't let the Volunteers know how it felt to erase a large...
Cheaters Always Prosper in NFL; Discipline Softens for Deceitful
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After a terrific start on disciplinary issues during his first year as NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell suddenly has become an advocate of the see no evil, hear no evil school of management. Goodell basically...
CIS Director Fights Pressure to Fast-Track Voters; Outgoing Gonzalez Won't Politicize Citizenship
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The outgoing head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says his agency won't give in to political pressure and cut corners on citizenship applications in order to mint new voters for this year's...
Clarkson Shifts Her Weight; Restless Actress Thrives on Change, Uncertainty
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Actress Patricia Clarkson isn't one to sit still. When she begins a late-February interview in Washington, for example, she's seated on a maize-colored couch, leaning over a tiny bottle of Coca-Cola that delights her...
Clearer Internet Policies Needed
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This column has long held the position that surveillance technology is growing so rapidly that we are entering a new world without having adequately thought about it. For example, tracking or opening a...
Coleman Willing to Stage a Takeover
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For months now, coaches and players on the Maryland women's basketball team have delivered the same message to Marissa Coleman: Don't hesitate to take over a game. "I've been telling her all year...
Comcast to Treat File-Sharing Equally
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Comcast Corp., under investigation by federal media regulators over reports it slows Internet access to file-sharing programs, yesterday said it will no longer treat peer-to-peer files differently than...
Concert Update
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Concert update Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign says it "has complied with the law" with regard to a fundraising concert that Sir Elton John is scheduled to perform April 9 in New...
Contrasting Fates
Byline: William Hawkins, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES At the meeting of the Chinese Communist Party in June 1950, Mao Tse-tung declared that "liberating Tibet and Taiwan" were the party's top goals. The Beijing regime was able to accomplish the...
Cooking Up Way to Aid Hungry District People
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With so many savories and treats on offer from 60 top local restaurants, who would have guessed pork bellies would be the primo palate pleaser at this year's Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation extravaganza?...
Cultural Complexities; A Look at the Black Church
Byline: Joseph Evans, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The irony over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's sermons is complex. On the one hand, many African Americans often do not agree with everything that is said by their pastor on Sunday morning. But there...
Democrats See McCain Losing Western States
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democratic leaders in Rocky Mountain states yesterday said Sen. John McCain is not a shoo-in for victory this fall in the traditionally Republican region, saying they hope to capitalize on a trend toward...
Denial and Deception
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Denial and deception China's military is using "denial" and "deception" to mislead the United States and other governments about its military strategy and buildup, according to Pentagon officials. The...
Entitlements in the Outyears
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In order to meet the promises made to Medicare and Social Security beneficiaries through 2082, the government would have to deposit $42.9 trillion in an interest-bearing account today and then draw down the cumulating...
Everybody Misses Chris; Capitals' Clark Endures 'Just Awful' Wait with Groin Injury
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. - There was a point last week when captain Chris Clark thought he was on the verge of returning to the Washington Capitals' lineup. Then, like several times before in the past few months,...
Faulty Rules Blamed for Gun's Firing; Pilot Tried to Lock Weapon While Landing
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Inadequate handgun rules designed by Department of Homeland Security officials are to blame for last weekend's accidental discharge of a pistol by a commercial pilot during landing preparations, a pilots...
'Fitna' Premier Fails to Shock; Anti-Islam Film Was Talked Up
Byline: Leander Schaerlaeckens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BRUSSELS - Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders' highly anticipated anti-Islam film "Fitna" was released last night. The 16-minute-30-second film, which sparked so much furor well ahead of its release,...
'Flawless' Isn't; Diamond Theft Adds Interest to Heist Genre
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Slap a name like "Flawless" on a movie and just wait for the snippy comments. Just don't look for them here. The new '60s-era film is far from perfect, but it shakes up the heist genre just enough...
FOCUSing on District Students; Fundraiser Honors Founder of Charter School Group
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Few, if any, of Malcolm E. Peabody's friends were surprised to hear he wanted his 80th birthday to be all about Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS), the advocacy group he founded in 1996 to promote...
Forenza Wagon Has Italian Style at Value Price
Byline: Arv Voss, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Suzuki added its affordable Forenza Wagon to its already popular sedan offering two years ago, redefining the value equation in the Premium compact wagon segment. The Forenza lineup features euro-styling...
Four Cylinders Is Probably All You Need
Byline: Nick Yost, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Do I really need the big engine? Its one of the serious questions a new-car buyer must answer because many models come with a choice. In the less expensive cars, it usually boils down to four-cylinders...
Glass, Steel Fashion 19th Street Surprise
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Strollers along 19th Street in Washington's sought-after Dupont Circle neighborhood are accustomed to the Victorian and beaux arts-style homes, expecting to see architectural flourishes and...
GOP Predicts Bright Future for Stewart; Prince William Chief Bows out of State Race
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia Republicans say Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart has a bright political future, despite his decision this week to bow out of the race for lieutenant governor....
GPO's Backup Plant on Gulf; Coast Prone to Hurricanes
Byline: Bill Gertz Last of three parts When the government finally built a backup passport center to be used in case Washington became debilitated, it picked a location directly in the path of potential future disaster, the hurricane-prone Mississippi...
Having Faith: Lior's Prayer; Documentary of Spirituality in Boy with Down Syndrome
Byline: Jenny Mayo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Life for preteen Lior Liebling, the real-life subject of Ilana Trachtman's "Praying With Lior," seems rather complicated. In addition to all the issues of self-esteem and acceptance that youngsters his age...
House That's Lookin' Good Has Sales Edge
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The shift from a seller's market to a buyer's market during the past two years may have initially taken homeowners by surprise, but by now savvy sellers understand that they need to do something...
In-Depth Dialogue with Pope Unlikely; Guests Picked of Other Faiths
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pope Benedict XVI will devote two late-afternoon sessions to non-Christian and non-Catholic religious leaders during his upcoming U.S. visit, but chances for meaningful dialogue will be minimal, Catholic...
Lannan Leaves in Fine Form
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - The knowledge he didn't make the Washington Nationals' Opening Day roster didn't stop John Lannan from showing one more time why he deserved to be there. The left-hander concluded a stellar...
L.A. Times' Blunder Caught by Web Editor; Tupac Story Discredited
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The new media continues to police the old media. An astute Web site editor tracked down facts that knocked down a lavishly displayed Los Angeles Times investigative story about a 1994 attack on the...
Lean's Birth Centennial Calls for Recognition; Oversight Hard to Understand for Director of Many Classics over Four-Decade Career
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The centennial of David Lean's birth, on March 25, 1908, in Croydon, England, passed a few days ago without recognition in the customary repertory places: not a single Lean title on Turner Classic Movies...
Lefty in the Past; Driesell First Led Davidson to Prominence
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lefty Driesell has pretty much seen and done it all during his 76 years. But even the former longtime coach was visibly moved Sunday by Davidson's 74-70 upset victory over Georgetown in the NCAA tournament...
Lessons for Raul; Guiding Cuba through Troubled Times
Byline: Raj M. Desai, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "A single spark," Mao wrote, "can start a prairie fire." That spark may have been lit in Cuba. Fidel Castro's announcement that he would not seek the office of head of the Cuban Council of State...
Manga Revamp for the Bard
Byline: Jenny Mayo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Igniting a young person's interest in Shakespeare and blasting through the Bard's formidable language often requires a mighty spark. Maybe it comes from penciling on a mustache and playing Macbeth for one's...
Many Happy Returners; Greek, Italian Fare at Chris's Long Popular in Annapolis
Byline: Scott J. Haring, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "You haven't had a gyro until you've had ours," the menu promises at Chris's Charcoal Pit in Annapolis. It is a promise fulfilled. The gyro is bursting with food and flavor. Thin slices of the traditional...
Mary Bayat
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Name: Mary Bayat Company: Bayat Realty Inc. Address: 1964 Gallows Road, No. 300, Vienna, VA 22181 Phone: 703/917-4141 E-mail: mary@bayatrealty.com Web site: www.bayatrealty.com Year started: 1986 ...
Mason Answers the Call of Duty
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SEATTLE - The second half of the season hasn't been easy for Washington Wizards backup guard Roger Mason Jr. He would enjoy a two- or three-game run in which he would play extensive minutes off the bench....
Midsize Dodge Journey Strives to Please; Surprise and Delight Features Abound
Byline: Frank Aukofer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When it comes to family-friendly innovations and gadgets, nobody does it better than Chrysler. The company that invented the modern minivan in the 1980s has a knack for inventing ways to...
Misfiring Script Shoots 'Stop-Loss'; Film Sacrifices Its Credibility by Not Understanding Military
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES War-on-terror-themed films, on the whole, didn't do well at the box office last year. Although these movies were made by acting powerhouses including Robert Redford, Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep ("Lions...
Misleading Ad
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Misleading ad "In the days leading up to the March 4 Ohio primary, Barack Obama's presidential campaign aired a TV ad that featured a man named Steven Schuyler standing in front of a Delphi Packard Electric...
Multidimensional Chess
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES To understand the chasm between mainstream media and the blogosphere, Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass" is a helpful guide. Tweedledum and Tweedledee, they are not. But they are frequently...
Nats' Manager to Cover Home; Catcher Lo Duca Won't Receive Bush's 6th Toss
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - Washington Nationals manager Manny Acta, not catcher Paul Lo Duca, will catch the ceremonial first pitch from President Bush as the Nationals open their new stadium Sunday night. Lo Duca...
New Park's 'Just about There'; with Construction Complete, a Few Final Touches Remain
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There is still a frenzied buzz of work going on at Nationals Park with the season opener just two days away. But it's different now. Cranes and bulldozers have been replaced by pressure-washers and brooms....
New 'Tudors' Darker
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES New 'Tudors' darker It's no fun having your head cut off. Natalie Dormer felt "hysterical" as she prepared to portray Anne Boleyn's final moments for Showtime's "The Tudors," which begins its...
No Judging America by Its Cover
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The most provocative photograph in the Annie Leibovitz-inspired spread in the April issue of Vogue magazine shows Michael Phelps and Caroline Trentini in an underwater pose - Phelps in Speedo swimwear and...
North Carolina Extends March; Tar Heels Roll in Charlotte
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There was a fairly unusual occurrence in the East regional semifinals last night: Tyler Hansbrough was held in check for a half. North Carolina, however, avoided an even less common...
Obama Pitches Tough Federal Rules on Wall Street; Echoes Clinton on Stimulus
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Barack Obama yesterday called for tougher government regulations of Wall Street and another $30 billion economic stimulus package, prompting his presidential rival to say he copied her plan...
Outsourcing Defense Contracts; U.S. Sovereignty, Security Becoming Imperiled
Byline: Duncan Hunter, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As American forces confront the global terrorist threat on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, an equally serious threat exists here at home with the continuous outsourcing and erosion...
Picking Up the Red Phone
Byline: Thomas Henriksen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now that the Democratic Party's primary contest has reinjected national security issues into the presidential race, it's a good time to pose tough questions to all the candidates about the...
Pre-Emptive Rage; Protestations of Dutch Film
Byline: Diana West, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Any day now, a short film connecting the Koran to Islamic violence is expected to be released. The film is by Geert Wilders, a Dutch member of parliament who wants to reverse the Islamization of Europe...
Problems in '21' Easy to Count; It's Not in the Cards for Students or Audience to Come out Ahead
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "21" gives movies "based on a true story" a bad name. The blackjack drama may be inspired by real card counters, but there's little here that could have come from anywhere but a screenwriter's imagination....
Puerto Rico Governor Indicted; Campaign Funds Suspect
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Puerto Rico Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila and 12 associates, including his former administrative director in Washington, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy, fraud and tax crimes...
Refinance Proposal Has Kink
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: My wife and I took out a five-year balloon mortgage in 2003. The rate is only 4.50 percent and has been great. Since five years is almost up, we received a letter from the lender explaining...
Rice Hits U.S. 'Birth Defect'; Secretary Sees Legacy of Race in Effect Today
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said yesterday that the United States still has trouble dealing with race because of a national "birth defect" that denied black Americans the opportunities given...
Risky GPO Business
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I would like to thank you for Bill Gertz's excellent article on the risks posed by outsourcing the printing of U.S. passports ("Outsourced passport work poses risk," Page 1, Wednesday). This is another outrageous example...
Saturn's Astra Is World Class
Byline: Russ Heaps, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Saturn has been unrelenting in its introduction of all-new and redesigned products during the past two years. Its product revolution has been significant and comprehensive. Launched with much ballyhoo,...
Sellers Find Even More Competition
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Surely you've heard that homes aren't selling very well. The drop in home sales is caused by factors that include tighter lending standards, lower consumer confidence and a cooler economy. ...
Severn Beachfront and a Mansion to Boot
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ordinary people enjoy the sensation of wriggling their toes in the sand while vacationing. Only a privileged few families own a personal beach. The estate now on the market at 7 Carrollton...
Slam Dunks Are Only in Basketball
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Presidential candidates are a lot like new shoes. They fit better after a few strolls around the block. A candidate's flaws that look fatal in April look more like footnotes in October. The row between...
Smooth 'Collage'-Music Man; Jens Lekman Mixes Decades with Vocals, Amusing Lyrics
Byline: Jenny Mayo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Musician Jens Lekman knows his way around a bingo parlor. Were he from America, this might be something of an oddity, but in his native Sweden, life is often filled with cards, chips and those five winning...
Truancy Approach Called Unorganized; after Policy Analysis, Schools Superintendent Wants 'Better Coordination'
Byline: David C. Lipscomb, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The District's attempts to reduce truancy are too fragmented, said D.C. State Superintendent of Education Deborah A. Gist, who is calling for a more unified approach that includes greater involvement...
U.S. Sees More Beijing Missiles Aimed at Taiwan; New Estimate from Officials 40 Percent Higher Than Earlier
Byline: Richard Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES China has deployed far more missiles aimed at Taiwan than previously reported, according to U.S. officials with access to intelligence assessments. The officials say China has 1,400 ballistic missiles...
What Would Madea Say?
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tyler Perry has plenty in common with the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., the embattled former senior pastor at Sen. Barack Obama's Chicago church. Both Mr. Perry and Mr. Wright firmly believe in a higher...
Woodbridge Quarter Acre
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Brookfield Homes Corp. is building 46 single-family homes on quarter-acre homesites at Kelley Farm in Woodbridge, near commuter routes and the Virginia Railway Express, Quantico Marine Corps...