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 January 4, 2007

Arenas Stops the Bucks; Stunning 3-Pointer Wins Game
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If body language is to be interpreted, Gilbert Arenas was a viper last night at Verizon Center. In one of the more remarkable displays of bravado and confidence all wrapped up into one, Arenas pulled...
Audit Finds Failed Grant Handling; Millions Lost in Backlog of Justice Funds
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Justice Department's failure to administer federal grants "appropriately and in a timely manner" tied up hundreds of millions of dollars that could have been used for other programs or returned to the...
Biblical Connection; 'Abraham to Jesus' Exhibit Brings Holy Land Experience to U.S
Byline: Chrissie Thompson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Four persons sat outside the traveling exhibit when Cary Summers arrived three hours before it opened. Mr. Summers, the founder of the exhibit, volunteered to open early for them. "They said, 'We...
Boomers Age with a Bang; 'Faux Families,' 'Retro Sports' Likely New Trends
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The nation's 78 million baby boomers will not go gently into old age. They are vast in number and heavy in buying power, and have emerged with a few unorthodox 1960s behaviors intact. Klatches...
Britain Free from WWII Payments; Debt Paid off to U.S., Canada
Byline: Al Webb, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LONDON - More than six decades after the fact, Britain has finally paid back the billions of dollars it had borrowed from the United States and Canada to help pay for rebuilding the country after World War II....
Bush Warns Democrats on Stalemate; Urges Cuts in Earmarks, Bills That He Won't Veto
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday reasserted his role in domestic policy as the spender in chief and ultimate legislative backstop, urging Democrats to cut pork-barrel spending in half and telling them they will...
Can't Trust 'Em
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Can't trust 'em First, Vice President Dick Cheney warned Americans in 2004 that if Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, was elected president, "the danger is that we'll get hit again" by terrorists....
Cindy Sheehan Routs the Democrats; House Majority Leaders Run, Hide
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cindy Sheehan, the "peace activist" who famously besieged President Bush at Prairie Chapel Ranch, yesterday routed the leaders of the new House Democratic majority from their press conference where they...
City Leadership's Pastmakes Way for Future; Mayor, Council Hailed by Some Predecessors
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The future of the D.C. government crossed paths with its past yesterday, as former and current city leaders gathered for the public inaugurations of the mayor and D.C. Council. "I'm excited," said council...
City Seeks to Save Our Lives Again, like It or Not
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES City officials have implemented their smoking ban in order to save lives, the feel-good justification that has no legislative end. The call to save lives is sounded in support of red-light cameras, speed...
Clones Overdue on the Menu
Byline: Henry I. Miller, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The FDA's preliminary decision last week to permit the consumption of food from cloned animals is a good one. If anything, it's long overdue, because scientists have known for years that the...
Coffee Culture
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Coffee culture Coffee is the second-most-traded commodity in the world after oil. But you probably already knew that as you stood in line for 20 minutes this morning awaiting your daily latte....
Creative Arts Interplay in Shakespeare Faire; 2007 Presents Washington-upon-Avon
Byline: Mark Longaker, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's a new year with a rousing start for the capital city, as the six-month-long "Shakespeare in Washington" festival kicks off this week to celebrate the Bard's enduring influence on theater,...
DCSEC Meets Probable Chairman
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Members of the D.C. Sports & Entertainment Commission were introduced yesterday to Matthew Cutts, Mayor Adrian Fenty's nominee to take over as chairman. Pending approval by the D.C. Council, Cutts,...
Foreign Policy in 2007; Rough Going amid 'Unknown Unknowns' Oiled by Optimism
Byline: Paul Moorcraft, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last year was dispiriting for Anglo-American foreign policy, but is there any reason for optimism in 2007? First the bad news: Iraq's civil war will intensify, despite the expected "surge"...
Frese, Terps Record a Victory; Maryland Rolls Past N.C. State
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES None of the great Maryland women's basketball teams of the past accomplished what this group of high-scoring Terrapins achieved last night. With an 80-61 victory over N.C. State before 6,886 at Comcast...
GOP Will Push for 'Alternatives'; New House Minority Complains of Little Voice for First 100 Hours
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republican leaders yesterday said they will develop an agenda as the new Democrat-led Congress proceeds and decried plans to pass a series of measures immediately with little input from the minority....
Guitarist Riffs on Musical Gumbo
Byline: Jenny Mayo,THE WASHINGTON TIMES For some onlookers, Sonny Landreth's guitar-playing style a feverish blend of slide and fretted notes reaches a level of complexity and dexterity that is difficult to comprehend. For a musician who grew...
Health Provider Seeks $1.1 Million; Suit Claims City Defaulted on Pact
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Pennsylvania nonprofit hired to provide mental health services to the District's poor has asked a judge to order the city to pay it $1.1 million for defaulting on a contract. NHS MidAtlantic Services...
His Honor the Mayor; Fenty Promises '51St State' with Better Public Schools, More Police
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mayor Adrian M. Fenty publicly took office yesterday and pledged to fight for D.C. statehood, to increase police presence in city neighborhoods and to fix the struggling public school system. "Today...
Islamists' Rout Fuels Hope for Somalia Order; Analysts Urge Quick Global Action
Byline: Shaun Waterman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The ousting of Islamic fighters in Somalia by Ethiopian troops and the installation of a weak but internationally recognized transitional government not only nips in the bud an emergent terrorist sanctuary,...
Labor Activism Case Goes to High Court; Appeal Questions Use of Union Dues in Politics
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments next week on whether public employee unions must receive permission before spending workers' dues on political causes. The case is expected to test the...
Lessons from the GOP; Time Will Tell If Democrats Paid Attention
Byline: Robert Walker, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Governing is hard. Governing is particularly hard in the legislative process when promises include explicit deadlines, a commitment to specific legislative proposals and an agreement to respect...
Life, Unbuttoned; Remote Controls Convene onto One Harmonious Tool
Byline: Jen Waters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gone are the days of one remote control for the television, another for the DVD player, yet another for the surround-sound speakers, and so forth. "Universal remotes bring less clutter and fewer batteries,"...
Making Most of Opportunity; Nycholat Gives Caps a Boost during Call-Up
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Time is running out for Lawrence Nycholat, and he knows it. He is 27, and when a player has played only 15 NHL games by that age, not many teams including his own look in his direction. The Washington...
McCain in Vain
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES McCain in vain The February issue of Vanity Fair features a profile of Sen. John McCain, in which the Arizona Republican used profanity to call into question the usefulness of a border fence in preventing...
Merkel's U.S. Visit
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Angela Merkel arrives in Washington today wearing two additional hats chair of the Group of Eight industrialized nations and the European Union and Washington policy-makers should be pleased that the German chancellor...
One Last Warm Up Awaits Maryland; Winless Iona Comes Calling
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The nondescript opponents have poured into Comcast Center over the last four weeks, from a hyphenated Midwest school (Missouri-Kansas City) to a pair of regional programs (American, Mount St. Mary's)...
Pelosi Ready to Make History as New Speaker
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A new Congress convenes today with a narrow Democratic majority lording over a despondent Republican minority. While the full weight of Republicans' powerlessness sinks in after 12 years of control,...
Pelosi's Paradox; Will She Push or Pull Dems' 110th Agenda?
Byline: Gary Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Like physics, politics possesses certain universal axioms. The legislative equivalent to Newton's third law (that's Isaac, not Gingrich) "every action has an equal and opposite reaction" will play out...
Port Workers Subject to New Security Rules; Costly ID Technology Nonexistent
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nearly 1 million workers accessing U.S. ports must undergo criminal background checks, submit fingerprints and pay more than $100 for a biometrics identification card under new rules announced yesterday...
Pro Bowl? Skins Game? Snore .. Pointless, Silly Events Clutter TV Sports Scene
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES At their best, sports mirror the drama of life. Failures are met with heartache and victories with joy. There is excitement, suspense, sadness and anger. On the other hand, there is the Pro Bowl. The Skins...
Reject Revives Eagles; Garcia Rediscovers His Old Form
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES He was 36 years old, 9-19 as a starter the last three seasons and showed no signs of returning to the form that made him a three-time Pro Bowl quarterback. Not surprisingly, Jeff Garcia's phone wasn't...
Ringside Scorecard
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES George W. Bush approaches the last two years of his presidency bogged down in an unpopular war and drawing fire from his conservative base for enlarging the size of government. Whatever course Mr. Bush...
Saddam and Justice
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Though I am as happy as anyone that Saddam Hussein got the punishment he deserved, it doesn't change the facts on the ground ("Saddam pays at the end of a rope," Page 1, Saturday). We are fighting a never-ending insurgency,...
'Snakes' Join Flight; Aniston 'Derailed'; 'Deer Hunter' Arrives in HD
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Its box-office numbers may not have matched its much-ballyhooed Internet buzz, but Snakes on a Plane, released this week by New Line Home Entertainment ($28.98), fully lives up to its title promise. It's our .. DVD...
Social Security for Illegal Aliens; '04 Mexico Pact Allows Credit for Unlawful Work
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An agreement the Bush administration reached with Mexico on Social Security benefits would allow illegal aliens granted amnesty in the future to claim credit for the time they worked illegally. The...
The New Speaker's Broom
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES We extend our best wishes to the Democratic leadership in its attempted execution of an ethics agenda for the 110th Congress, which opens this morning. Genuine ethics reform is what's needed, not show trials. But...
Three Crises Pileup?
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 2006 was the year the Bush administration reluctantly concluded al Qaeda was only a small part of a global challenge, which is as ideologically motivated as communism was against freedom during...
Tribute to King
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tribute to King The Kennedy Center and the Choral Arts Society of Washington pay tribute to Martin Luther King with their annual choral concert on Sunday. Now in its 19th year, the commemoration features...
Two Alchemists Meet a Tragic Fate
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a look at some hardware and software: Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Symphony from Destineer (for DS, Rated: Teen, $39.99). A Japanese cartoon and comic-book franchise import returns to video-game...
Up for Grabs
Byline: Kevin Chaffee and Robyn-Denise, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Up for grabs Few people can sing like Whitney Houston, but next week, anyone with some spare cash can dress like the Grammy winner, right down to one of her black velvet bustiers, and...
U.S. Voices Misgivings on Execution; Circumstances of Saddam's Hanging Problematic
Byline: David R. Sands and Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senior U.S. officials yesterday expressed unease with the Iraq government's handling of the execution of Saddam Hussein, as officials in Baghdad made final preparations to hang two of...
Warm Winter Leaves Ski Resorts out in Cold
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The winter's unusually warm weather might mean bike rides and flowers blooming in January, but for regional ski resorts the lack of freezing temperatures is melting away business. At Whitetail Resort...
Warning in Kenya
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Warning in Kenya The U.S. Embassy in Kenya yesterday warned American citizens to beware of attacks by Islamic militants who have been run out of neighboring Somalia by Ethiopian-backed forces. ...
Weaving a Web of Wonder; Hollywood May Be Learning an Overdue Lesson
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The two young women at the next table at my neighborhood cafe were deep in animated conversation about a movie they couldn't wait to see. I eavesdropped. Their conversation quickly became a reminiscence...
What Can 'Brown' Teach the NFL?
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Celebrations and taunting in the NFL are a staple of discussion on sports talk radio, and you can count on the "No Fun League" to stir up arguments on the airwaves. But exclusively, those debates have...
Wheaton Project Designer Decided
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Developers of a planned $150 million project next to the Wheaton Metro station have chosen Bonstra Haresign Architects to design the office and retail complex. Wheaton has been the site of rapid development...
WWII 'Lives' Resonates; Vets Adjust to the Home Front
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "The Best Years of Our Lives," William Wyler's durably absorbing and stirring movie about the homecoming experiences of three servicemen who reside in the same Midwestern metropolis, the apocryphal Boone...