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 3, 2007

A Sting from Huckabee
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is very rare, if not unheard of, to catch a presidential candidate, especially a Republican, saying he or she would be willing to sign any tax increase lawmakers wished for. But that's what happened...
At Quiet FedEx Field, Nothing but Ghosts
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It had to be the quietest crowd of 85,831 in NFL history. At the outset, it was almost as if the FedEx fans weren't sure when it was appropriate to cheer - or for how long. How exactly are you supposed to behave...
A Weekly Check on the Pulse of Redskins Fans: This Week's Theme: Iron Men
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This might have been the worst Redskins loss in several years, but considering the timing, it goes beyond even that. CAL RIPKEN Who else? BRETT FAVRE 250th straight start Sunday A.C. GREEN...
A Week to Forget; Late Collapse against Bills Adds to Redskins' Misery
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With Trent Edwards' pass headed in his direction, Reed Doughty didn't allow himself to think of the irony: The player replacing Sean Taylor in the Washington Redskins' secondary would preserve a win...
Be an Instrument of Forgiveness; God Allows Us to Clear Away Debts
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The following are excerpts of a sermon given recently at the Anglican Church of St. John the Baptist by the Rev. Jonathan Ostman, the church's pastor: Today's Gospel contains a familiar parable, that of the unjust...
Bill Richardson
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The second installment in an occasional series leading up to the Iowa caucuses. New Mexico's highly popular Democratic governor, Bill Richardson, is indisputedly a man of presence and a fine retail politician. How...
Border Agents Appeal Verdict; Call Prosecution 'Overzealous'
Byline: Jerry Seper and Sara A. Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Attorneys for two former U.S. Border Patrol agents sentenced to lengthy prison terms for shooting a drug-smuggling suspect in the buttocks as he fled to Mexico will ask a federal appeals...
Bowl Lineup Satisfies Area Trio; Terps Go West; Hokies, Cavs Head to Florida
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Both Virginia and Virginia Tech will spend New Year's in Florida. Maryland will be on the West Coast during Christmas. And all of them have reason to be happy. The ACC's bowl lineup was officially...
Brunch Notes
Byline: Kevin Chaffee and Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Brunch notes Both Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser and Stephen Schwarzman, the institution's current chairman, were among the many familiar faces at the annual Honors Brunch...
Campbell Sits for His Lack of Effort
Byline: Evan Millar and Harlan Goode, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Folarin Campbell barely played in George Mason's loss to East Carolina yesterday, and he did little when he was in the game. So coach Jim Larranaga didn't hesitate to pull Campbell, a...
Celebrity Nods Provide Little Star Power
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barbra loves Hillary, Oprah loves Obama. But does America care? Splashy celebrity endorsements may backfire on White House hopefuls as they face canny voters weary of Hollywood hubbub. "The proverbial...
Dangerous Bureaucrats; How UNRWA Creates Dependency
Byline: Asaf Romirowsky and Jonathan Spyer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES For Israelis the United Nations is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, they are fully aware of the anti-Israel sentiment that the United Nations perpetuates, but on the...
Diplomatic Traffic
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Diplomatic traffic Foreign visitors in Washington this week include: Today * Nasim Ashraf and Kishmala Tariq, envoys for President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan. They meet with administration...
Disorder in 'The New Girl Order'; the SYFs Risk Losing Consolations of the SOFs
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Sex and the City" has gone global, and not just on television. The single young woman in New Delhi has replaced her graceful sari, bare midriff and decolletage with slim-fitting jeans or a chic short...
Extracurricular Activities on Rise
Byline: Michael Smith, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES America is recognized for its "can-do spirit," an attitude whereby people confront the challenges before them without being defeatist. This quality is essential because a nation cannot make...
Germans Look for Answers on Aliens
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Prince William County officials welcomed a German delegation to the county last week to talk about their recent crackdown on illegal aliens. "They were very interested in what all the brouhaha was all about," said...
Giant Food to Open in SE
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Southeast D.C. neighborhood is finally getting the supermarket it has been waiting for. Giant Food Inc. plans to open its first store east of the Anacostia River since 1997 on Friday. It will be the...
Gibbs Unaware Defense Began with 10 Men
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gregg Williams excited his players Saturday night by deciding to leave Sean Taylor's free safety spot vacant and let his defense start its first series with just 10 men on the field. Trouble is, the Redskins...
Gilchrest and the Pipkin Factor
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the most interesting (and utterly bizarre) - congressional races this year is in Maryland's 1st Congressional District, an overwhelmingly Republican district (President Bush won 62 percent of the vote there in...
Grieving Fans, Players Honor a Fallen Friend
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a movie, the Washington Redskins win the game as a tribute to their fallen teammate. Thousands cheer, and before the next emotional wave rolls in, joy temporarily replaces the grief and pain that so many...
HIV Vaccine Baffles Doctors; Failed Trial Reveals Risks
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A potential HIV vaccine recently failed a key clinical trial, and top government and drug-industry scientists also are investigating whether Merck's STEP vaccine can increase some people's chances of catching...
Huckabee: I'm No 'Lifelong Politician'; Arkansan Defends His Record against Attacks from Romney
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defended his resume yesterday from increased attacks by fellow Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, while a new poll shows that Mr. Huckabee has taken the lead...
Hundreds of Palestinians Leave for Egypt Via Israel
Byline: Ismail Rabah, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BET HANUN, Gaza Strip - About 250 Palestinians, some with life-threatening illnesses, left the Gaza Strip yesterday in the first organized large-scale departure since the Islamist movement Hamas seized...
In Second Tenure, out of Time
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Let's make one thing clear: The emotional pain of a football team doesn't compare with that of losing a young man who was a father, a son, a brother. So everything that happened in the Washington Redskins'...
Kennedy Center Honors Entertainment Greats
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last night's Kennedy Center Honors Gala included soon-to-be-televised performances by some of the world's great artists in tribute to the five honorees. At the much quieter Trustees Dinner on Saturday...
Leno Largesse
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Leno largesse Jay Leno will pay out of his pocket the salaries of some 80 staffers of "The Tonight Show" who were laid off on Friday for at least the next week, according to the Hollywood Reporter....
Media Think Tank Gets 'Ideal' Leader
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Self-described "policy geek" Ken Ferree says he has found the perfect job. Mr. Ferree is the new president of the Progress & Freedom Foundation, a free-market D.C. think tank focused on media and...
'Nonpartisan' Groups Help Hillary's Bid; Tax Exemption Raises Queries
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An extensive political network of advocacy think tanks and bloggers that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and her campaign donors helped create and bankroll is playing a strategic role in her bid for the White...
No Playoff, No Real Champion
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There will be no national champion in college football this season. After a decade of routinely unsatisfactory results, the grinch otherwise known as the BCS system now has absconded with reason and...
Obama Edging Past Hillary in Iowa Polls; with Caucus a Month Away, 'It's Very Close'
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's support among Iowa Democrats continues to slip as her campaign raced into the final weeks of the party's first 2008 presidential-nomination contest, which will be decided...
Patriots Become Upset Victims
Byline: Evan Millar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If the George Mason men wanted a reminder of what happens when a favorite plays uninspired basketball against an underdog, they needed only think back two years to the program's remarkable NCAA tournament...
'Pirates' Sails Past Roguish Cold; Virginia Opera Cast of Troupers Take Year-End Bow at GMU
Byline: T.L. Ponick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In its final trip this year to George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax, the Virginia Opera spread its own flavor of holiday cheer this past weekend by presenting a sprightly performance...
Preserving Lee
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Preserving Lee "I think it's fantastic," says Richard T. Hines, a Washington lobbyist with South Carolina roots, referring to Virginia Republican Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr.'s address on "Robert E. Lee...
Presidential Race Revives Painful Workplace Debate
Byline: Gregory Lopes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Democratic victory in the 2008 presidential election would reignite the fight between big labor and big business over a contentious workplace-safety issue. The mere mention of ergonomics, the arcane...
Revised SCHIP Still Has Loophole for Illegals; Social Security Number Only Proof Needed to Get Benefits
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The revised children's health insurance bill that Congress is about to send to President Bush still has loopholes that both illegal aliens and ineligible legal immigrants could exploit to join the program,...
Smoot Mourns Awful Ending; Defense Fails to Stop Bills
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The way cornerback Fred Smoot figured it, the disaster-prone Washington Redskins didn't exactly honor Sean Taylor's memory with yesterday's late collapse against the Buffalo Bills. "I didn't show up to...
Student Volunteerism Gets Boost; Schools Encouraging Service
Byline: Shelley Widhalm, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Seventeen-year-old Jozell Balibay gobbled up the idea of giving by wearing a turkey costume in front of Brooke Point High School in Stafford. Jozell welcomed students as they got off the bus or walked...
Terps Let Guard Down; VCU Extends Maryland's Woes in Event
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland's precocious basketball team will encounter countless situations over the course of this season. Last night's 85-76 loss to Virginia Commonwealth would be among the ones it would prefer not...
Thanking Hillary
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thanking Hillary As if Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't have enough problems with sagging support among Democratic presidential-primary voters, now she's the darling of College Republicans, who are...
The Final Blow for Coach Joe?
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They were coming off three agonizing defeats that had severely dampened their playoff hopes. They had lost yet another starter, receiver Antwaan Randle El (for the first time in his six-year career) to...
The Iowa Bounce; High Stakes for Democrats, Republicans
Byline: Gary Andres, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Who Gets the Iowa Bounce? January's frigid weather hardens Iowa's fertile political soil - a perfect climate for a big electoral bounce. And if history repeats itself, whoever wins that state's...
The War against Religious Tradition
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES When will Americans recognize troublemakers in their midst looking to stir up social tension or undermine tradition and treat them accordingly? ("Sheriff fights for tree rights," Nation, Tuesday) I suspect this is just...
Turnovers Extend Colonials' Slump
Byline: Harlan Goode, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the final seconds ticked off the clock in the first game of the 13th annual BB&T Classic, George Washington senior guard Maureece Rice dribbled madly down the floor, determined to put...
U.N. 'Compromise' on Darfur Rapes; Whitewashing Khartoum, Janjaweed Crimes
Byline: Nat Hentoff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In November, the United States presented a draft resolution to the United Nations General Assembly that would directly punish the growing number of governments and their opponents that use mass rape as a...
Venezuela Vote Too Close to Call; Chavez's Power on the Line
Byline: Martin Arostegui, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CARACAS, Venezuela - Opposition leaders sounded victorious as last-minute vote counting indicated a sound rejection of President Hugo Chavez's proposals to alter the constitution in order to establish...
Voice of London's Underground Failed to Mind Her Gaffes
Byline: Al Webb, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LONDON - For years, travelers on London's Underground rail system have been fascinated and sometimes baffled by the disembodied voice warning them to "mind the gap." But, perhaps alas, Emma Clarke's dulcet tones...
WEEKEND IN REVIEW: (College Football Edition) in Case You Missed It
Byline: Harrison Goodman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nobody wants to play for the national title Missouri and West Virginia certainly don't after their weak efforts Saturday. At least Missouri faced a superior opponent in Oklahoma; a 4-7 Pittsburgh...
Wet Tracks, Leaves Extend Metro Commute Times
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Metro subway riders should allow extra time for their morning commute as the combination of rain and wet leaves on tracks continues to slow trains and delay riders. The agency slowed trains on aboveground...
White House-Hill Face-Off Looms; Taxes, War on Year-End Agenda
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress returns to a packed agenda this week as Democrats head for a year-end showdown with the White House over spending, taxes and the Iraq war. Before adjourning for the year in two or three weeks,...
With 214, Arlington Burial Expedited
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft: I would have written you sooner but did not have your address as I was in North Carolina, where my husband died of cancer on Oct. 27. One of his last wishes was to be buried in Arlington...