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 24, 2008

Added Sanctions Seen as Mostly Hurting Civilians
Byline: Anuj Chopra, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEHRAN - This week's prospect of additional economic sanctions against Iran brings new worries for Mustafa Ibrahim, 52. Existing sanctions have had a visible effect on Mr. Ibrahim's printing business....
A Flim-Flam in Maryland
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's not difficult to see why Gov. Martin O'Malley, who has made Maryland a sanctuary state for illegal aliens, decided to announce last week that the state plans to comply with the REAL ID Act - the federal law requiring...
A GOP Ace in the Hole? Mrs. Clinton and the Barrett Report
Byline: Mark Goodman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Beyond the melodrama of Sen. Hillary Clinton's tears-on-her-pillow triumph in New Hampshire and her gaming victory in Nevada lies the profoundly disturbing question of the Clintons' hidden record...
Al Qaeda Makes Strides in Pakistan; Operates Freely, Gains Recruits
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Al Qaeda forces are gaining strength in remote areas of Pakistan and stepping up activities in that country, the region and farther abroad, according to recent U.S. intelligence assessments. The terrorist...
Changed History
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Changed history The birthday crowd was in hysterics at Brasserie Les Halles on Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday night, when political satirist Mark Russell heaped praise on Washington public relations...
Completing Reagan's Work
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Where is the debate about which government responsibilities should be handled at the local, state and federal level? The 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides: "The powers not delegated...
Courts Confront Climate Change
Byline: S. Fred Singer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Late last year, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration must consider the "risks of global warming" when setting...
D.C. Students Raise Truancy Rate; More Than One-Fourth Absent in December from 4 High Schools
Byline: David C. Lipscomb, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More students this year have been absent from D.C. high schools than last year, with one in four schools reporting attendance rates less than 75 percent, according to preliminary attendance numbers...
Democratic Spat Draws Press; GOP Edge Last Week Was an Anomaly
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats have been the media darlings of the White House race recently: Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois in particular have fixated journalists drawn to the tone...
Democrats Fail to Override SCHIP Veto
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Democrats yesterday failed a second time to override President Bush's veto of a children's health-insurance bill, repeating a defeat from last session that the party sees as a winning election-year...
Elizabeth Dole for Vice President
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In response to William Rusher's Sunday Commentary column, "A word about vice presidents," I would like to say that the Republicans have a uniquely qualified vice presidential candidate available to complement the eventual...
Fenty Fires Six Employees for Downloading Porn
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Six employees have been fired and three more are likely to be terminated for downloading pornography on city computers, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said yesterday. The investigation throughout 2007 determined...
Fortunes Rising
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FORTUNES RISING MISSISSIPPI STATE Yes, the Bulldogs played like mutts while evenly splitting their first 10 games. But Mississippi State has rattled off eight straight victories and sits atop the...
Gazans Pour into Egypt; Thousands Breach Barrier for Shopping Trips
Byline: Erica Silverman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RAFAH, Egypt - Gazans using welding torches and explosives toppled huge lengths of a steel barrier separating the Gaza Strip from Egypt at dawn yesterday, enabling tens of thousands of Palestinians to...
Gazans Resort to Cross-Border Shopping
Byline: Ismail Rabah, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES RAFAH, Egypt - Several Gaza residents crowded around Tareq Tabaza, hoping to purchase some of the 15 bags of cement he had just hauled back from Egypt through a breach in the wall along the territory's...
GOP Candidates Tout Adeptness on Economy; Giuliani Slips Behind in Polls for Must-Win Florida Race
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. - The economy has suddenly become topic No. 1 for the Republican presidential candidates crisscrossing the nation's next primary state, with each claiming to be the most experienced to prevent...
Gun-Rights Arguments
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last week, the Bush administration put troubling distance between itself and principled Second Amendment defenders. We refer to the amicus brief that Solicitor General Paul Clement filed Friday in support of the plaintiffs...
Headless Chicken
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Headless chicken "It was almost poignant, on Monday night, to hear John Edwards make the case for his autumn electability," Dick Polman writes at http://dickpolman.blogspot.com. "He was the one who...
Hiring of Fassel Appears Imminent; Redskins Could Announce Contract as Soon as Today
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It appears Jim Fassel's hiring as the Washington Redskins' coach is a matter of when, not if. And it has become apparent that owner Dan Snyder is going in the opposite direction of the continuity...
Huckabee Alienates GOP in Arkansas; Political Capital Seen Misused
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Jake Files was a newly elected representative when all two dozen Arkansas House Republicans met for their first caucus in 1999. They had doubled their numbers in elections two months...
Human Rights Retort
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Human rights retort The new ambassador from Vietnam grew defensive yesterday when asked about human rights in his country, which is still dominated by a Communist Party that jails opponents and represses...
Inquiry Grows in Contract Scandal; Prosecutor Tells of Wider Probe
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Law-enforcement authorities are widening their probe into a $130 million federal contracting scam that has led to convictions against a General Services Administration procurement official and two former...
In Snyder's World, This Makes Complete Sense
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In his tour of NFL second-hand stores and used-coach lots, Dan Snyder has happened upon Jim Fassel. The former New York Giants boss, who was said to be finalizing a deal with Snyder last night, makes perfect...
John Wayne of Blogosphere; for Simon, the Frontier Is Online
Byline: Robert Stacy McCain, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For a while last spring, it seemed to many conservative bloggers that Fred Thompson might be on his way to becoming "the First Blogger." "We know for a fact that he loved blogs," said Roger L....
Local Angling on Hold for Now
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Only a small amount of fishing activity is available this week because the unusually cold days and nights in the Washington area have turned the water of tidal creeks, river edges, boat ramps and certainly...
Looking for Mr. Perfect; Restoring a Fractured Coalition Isn't Easy
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barack Obama is on to something with his praise of Ronald Reagan as "a transformational president." A lot of Democrats screamed, and even a lot of Republicans complained that a Democrat was trying to...
Marital Woes for Britney's Paparazzo Beau
Byline: Kevin Chaffee and Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Marital woes for Britney's paparazzo beau The wife of Britney Spears' paparazzo pal has filed for legal separation from him. Azlynn Elizabeth Berry cites irreconcilable differences...
Meltdown Therapy
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This week's plunge in global financial markets sent shock waves through Wall Street and Washington, raising doubts that a tepid, one-time tax rebate can stimulate a slowing $14 trillion economy. The...
Mexico Arrests Suspect in U.S. Agent's Death
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mexican law-enforcement authorities arrested a man in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who died Saturday when drug- and alien-smuggling suspects ran him down as he tried to lay spike strips on a...
Milbourne into It; Terps Forward Inherited Basketball Passion, Talent from His Dad, Division III's All-Time Leading Scorer
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Landon Milbourne does not miss many summer workouts. Yet on the rare occasion he couldn't make one in the months before his freshman year, Andre Foreman was in College Park for a pickup game. Foreman...
NATO Must Succeed in Afghanistan; Failure Could Spell Trouble for the Alliance
Byline: Stanley Kober, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Although the Bush administration has been trumpeting success in Iraq, the news that the United States will dispatch an additional 3,000 troops to Afghanistan highlights the difficulties it is...
Nintendo's New World of Illusion
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I always am describing Nintendo's dual-screen hand-held system as "magical" - and one of its newer programs delivers on that word. Master of Illusion (Nintendo, rated E for everyone, $29.99) gives...
NW Strip-Club Fire Tarnishes Neighborhood
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The two-alarm blaze that gutted JP's Nightclub in the 2400 block of Wisconsin Avenue Northwest early Tuesday morning establishes an unsettling connection between fires and strip clubs in the neighborhood just...
Obama Cites His Straight Talk, 'Old Tricks' of Foes; Ex-President Slams the Press
Byline: Christina Bellantoni and Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SUMTER, S.C. - Sen. Barack Obama mocked Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday as someone who shifts positions based on the political wind, while former President Bill Clinton blamed...
OMG; How 2 Know Wen 2 Writ N Lingo? Balancing E-Shortcuts, English Rules
Byline: Shelley Widhalm, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Before Howard University student Imani Wiltshire shoots off an e-mail, she reads it over for mistakes. In a culture that uses abbreviations and ignores grammar and spelling in favor of speed, the 21-year-old...
Patriots Control CAA Foe at Home
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES George Mason's Jim Larranaga knows how to coach in the Colonial Athletic Association. Larranaga, coaching his 200th CAA game, spotted a hole in Old Dominion's defense and suggested his players run some...
Political Battle Pits Polar Bears vs. Oil Drilling; 'Endangered' Listing at Issue
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Bush administration decision on listing polar bears as endangered species and victims of global warming has erupted into a separate battle on Capitol Hill to block oil and gas exploration in order to...
Power Rankings: Who's Generating Buzz This Week in the D.C. Area?
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 1. THE DANNY A day after he told the Redskins' lame-duck coaching staff he wanted the search wrapped up in two weeks, there still isn't concrete word about who will replace Joe Gibbs. 2. THE DANNY...
Probe Faults Metro's Priority; Timeliness Put over Safety
Byline: David C. Lipscomb, THE WASHINGTON TIMES National Transportation Safety Board investigators yesterday said three Metro employee fatalities in 2006 were caused in part by disregarding safety protocols to keep trains on schedule. "The train...
Rice Sees Hope of Conflict's End in Talks; Downplays U.S. Envoy's Remarks on Policy
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DAVOS, Switzerland - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tamped down perceptions of internal resistance to the Bush administration's North Korea policy yesterday, arguing that nuclear negotiations with...
Sci Fi Gets 'Jericho'
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance and Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sci Fi gets 'Jericho' The Sci Fi Channel has snapped up cable rerun rights to the post-apocalyptic drama "Jericho" from CBS Television Distribution. According to the...
Stunning 'La Bayadere'; Kirov Ballet Takes Production to Dazzling Heights
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Kirov Ballet of St. Petersburg, one of the great companies of the world and arguably the most fabled, is bringing its grand style and sumptuous staging of "La Bayadere" to the Kennedy Center Opera...
The Breck Girl and (Tax-Funded?) Haircuts
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES John Edwards has acknowledged that one haircut (and almost certainly at least two others) he received during the 2004 general-election campaign, when he was the Democrats' vice presidential nominee, cost $1,250. His...
Thompson Exit Seen as Huckabee Lift; Analysts Cite Ties to the South
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fred Thompson's quitting the Republican presidential contest will benefit former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee more than any of his principal rivals for the nomination, pollsters and pundits are telling...
Tightrope Walking; the Politics of Beltway Bipartisanship
Byline: Gary Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last week I wrote in this column that Congress's seemingly inexorable race to the bottom of the partisan polarization pit was braked by some institutional and political limits. While constant inter-party...
Treasury Gets New CFIUS Authority; Order Targets Foreign Investment
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday signed a new executive order on foreign investment that gives the Treasury secretary, instead of the president, key power to authorize or reject purchases of U.S. companies by foreign...
United Is Adding Martinez in Back
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. United acquired Colombian defender Gonzalo Martinez. The 32-year-old has played with Italian clubs Udinese, Napoli and Reggina and most recently started at Millonarios in Colombia's first division....
Virginia Rail Yard Rumbles to Life
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Alexandria's redevelopment of a run-down rail yard near Old Town into the Carlyle neighborhood continues to pay off as new residences rise nearby. At the forefront of the effort is Trammell Crow Residential,...
Wizards Revert to Their Old Ways; Lack of Defense Costly in Defeat
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CLEVELAND - Eddie Jordan remembers the last time his Wizards played the Cleveland Cavaliers before last night. Washington, playing at home, surpassed the century mark in points and defeated Cleveland by...