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 7, 2007

'07 Class Flunking? Few Rookies Making Impact This Season
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Not every first-round draft choice will be a star or even a starter. Not every draft class will produce a lights-out Hall of Famer like Eric Dickerson, Lawrence Taylor or Dan Marino. But other than...
Abusive Driver Fees Must Come to Sudden Stop
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Reject, repeal or refund? That is the question that should top the legislative agenda when the Virginia General Assembly convenes next month. Surely, Virginia motorists will be expecting their...
Ailing Caps Visit Streaking Devils
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Facing the hottest team in the league already was enough of a challenge for the Washington Capitals. Now they will be doing so short-handed. While Chris Clark and Boyd Gordon have yet to return to practice...
Alexander Wins
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Alexander wins Senate Republicans chose Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee to be their third-ranking leader yesterday, turning aside a bid by Sen. Richard M. Burr of North Carolina. Mr. Alexander, a...
Amid Gloom, Doom, a Bit of Satisfaction
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Redskins' week wouldn't have been complete if their quarterback hadn't gotten hurt last night. After the dreary last-second loss to the Bills and the teary funeral for Sean Taylor the next day, what could...
Anne Arundel Goes after Illegals; Pulls Funding, Requires Checks
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Anne Arundel County has taken the lead in Maryland on cracking down on illegal aliens. County Executive John R. Leopold, a Republican, has already required Anne Arundel agencies to check...
An Ugly Start, a Gruesome Injury
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It could have been a titanic struggle of two teams fighting to stay alive in the NFC playoff race. It was the defending NFC champion Chicago Bears against the Washington Redskins, opponents from memorable...
Applying 'Lipstick'
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Applying 'Lipstick' NBC has put another piece of its midseason programming in place, scheduling the premiere of "Lipstick Jungle" for February. According to Zap2it.com, the series, based on...
Athens Boosts Ties with Moscow, Ankara; Bilateral Moves Seen at Odds with 'EU Solidarity'
Byline: Andrew Borowiec, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NICOSIA, Cyprus - Greece has opened a multifaceted diplomatic offensive that calls for closer military and economic cooperation with Turkey and plans for a "strategic partnership" with Russia. A highlight...
At Last, Some Pride on the East Side
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jason Kidd appears to have held a one-game, sit-down strike against the Nets this week, which brings to two the number of malcontents at point guard in the New York City region. Stephon Marbury is en route...
'Atonement' Is Not Enough; the Lavish Story Elements Don't Seem to Fit Snugly
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After a lavish reception in Europe, "Atonement" arrives stateside to take its place as one of the front-runners for the best-picture Oscar. It has all the ingredients of a leading nominee - impressively...
'Auschwitz' Borders; for Israel, Peace Remains a Fiction
Byline: Louis Rene Beres, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Annapolis Peace Conference last month was both the end and beginning of a very bad dream. Its not that this assembly codified any fixed and precise outcome for Israel, but that it reinforced...
A Win and a Loss; Backup Collins Helps Redskins End Skid at Four
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Jason Campbell grabbed his dislocated left kneecap, ripped off his helmet and writhed in pain late in the first half of the Washington Redskins' game against the Chicago Bears last night, his season...
Babyface's 'Playlist' of Hits; Singer-Composer Brings His Show to Birchmere, Rams Head This Month
Byline: Jenny Mayo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Looking over Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds' head shot and resume, two things are likely to stand out. No. 1: Man, is this guy a hit maker. As a recording artist, he's supplied timeless slow jams like "When...
Beijing University Exhibits 'Openness'; Visiting Professor Sees Vast Changes from Stint in 1999
Byline: Norman Levine, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BEIJING - "Welcome to the University of Beijing," Yi Jiexiong, a professor at the university, said to me. "During this visit you will find a new 'openness.' Both the students and faculty are...
Bethesda Residence Has Whole New Look
Byline: Carisa Chappell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The owners took one look at this Bethesda home and could see that it had something special. With its walls of windows and slanted ceilings, the house overflowed with character overlooking...
Bill Aims to Keep Track of Foreign Students; Indictment of Egyptians Prompts New Concern
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Legislation authored by Rep. Gus Bilirakis of Florida would allow for tracking and thorough background checks on foreign students to block those with terrorist ties from participating in the U.S. student...
BMW 1 Series to Be Celebrated
Byline: Bill O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BMW 1 Series to be celebrated Drivers who purchase a 2008 BMW 1 Series will be reminded that they are among the few lucky drivers of the next BMW icon every time they start or stop their cars. Each...
Buick Enclave at Top of GM's CUV Trio
Byline: Arv Voss, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES General Motors has based three "Crossover" vehicles on the same basic platform, but with varying levels of appointments and amenities. Each of the three CUVs was designed to appeal to consumers with...
Bush Letter to Kim Urges Full Nuke Disclosure
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush warned North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in a letter this week that failure by his regime to disclose all past and present nuclear-related activities would stall international efforts to...
Bush Urged to Commute Ex-Agents' Sentences Now; Penalty Seen Too Harsh
Byline: Jerry Seper and Sara A. Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush should immediately commute the prison sentences of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents convicted in the shooting of a drug-smuggling suspect, says the chairman of a House...
Campbell Dislocates Kneecap, Likely Is Done for the Season
Byline: Jon Siegel and David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell suffered a dislocated kneecap in a loss to the Chicago Bears last night and likely will not play again this season. "It's extremely tough,"...
Caracas Opposes Rise in Oil Output; Tells OPEC 'Enough' in Market
Byline: Martin Arostegui, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CARACAS, Venezuela - The government of President Hugo Chavez, whose state oil sector is crippled by mismanagement and inefficiency, was a leading voice in this week's decision by OPEC not to increase...
Citizen Lear on Democracy; His Nonprofit Tries to Net Young Voters
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Norman Lear, you might say, is looking for the fountain of youth. The legendary television producer is wryly aware of his 85 years as he talks about the ongoing movie and TV writers strike. He started out...
Cold or Not, the Fish Are Biting
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The powerful winds earlier this week put a serious damper on local and distant fishing, but right now if you followed around our bunch of crazies, you would see us hooking resident yellow and white perch,...
Collins Answers Call in Victory; Backup Passes for Two Touchdowns after Campbell Goes Out
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES To say Todd Collins has spent a long time waiting for this type of opportunity would be quite an understatement. Collins saw his first significant action in 10 years last night and helped the Washington...
Craft Show Preview Supports Musical Art
Byline: Lisa Rauschart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Whoever has a keen eye for profits," Sophocles said, "is blind in relation to his craft." The Greek tragedian, however, said nothing about what happens when profits are for a good cause. ...
Dean Admonishes GOP over Illegals; Democrats Gain Hispanic Support
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean yesterday said Republicans are targeting immigrants and told the Republican presidential candidates that the tone of their debates on the issue has become...
Depicting Misanthropy; Late Director Was Famous for Satirical, 'Messy' Movies
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shohei Imamura, the subject of a retrospective tribute being shared for the remainder of the month by the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and the Freer Gallery of Art, seemed to be at his most comfortable...
Directionless 'Compass'; Confusing Story Overshadows Good Effects
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Talking animals, sweeping vistas and stories ripped from popular fantasy books do not necessarily an epic film make. The 2005 film "The Chronicles of Narnia" leveraged those elements into an unexpectedly...
Episcopal Diocese Set to Vote to Depart; San Joaquin First in the Nation
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The 8,500-member Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin in Fresno, Calif., is expected to vote to secede from the Episcopal Church on Saturday, the first diocese in the country to do so in the civil war among Episcopalians...
First Snow Viewed as Success for Road Crews; Residents See Room for Improvement
Byline: David C. Lipscomb and Sean Coit, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The political rise and fall of big-city mayors often depends on their successes on education, crime - and clearing streets after a snowfall. A day after the first snow this season,...
Furnishing Enthusiasm for Empty House
Byline: Carisa Chappell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Homes once teeming with life are increasingly being left as empty shells void of furniture, people or personality. An increasing number of homes on the market have been left vacant by foreclosure...
Good for Gazprom
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Good for Gazprom Russian energy giant Gazprom also ranked as a winner in Sunday's parliamentary elections, won by allies of President Vladimir Putin, said top Gazprom executive Alexander Medvedev....
House OKs 35-Miles-per-Gallon Goal by 2020; Bush to Veto Tax Increase for Oil Companies
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House yesterday passed a broad energy bill that increases the average fuel economy for cars and light trucks to 35 miles per gallon by 2020, a 40 percent increase over the current level. The measure,...
Interpreting Price Drop Numbers
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES You've heard news stories about plummeting real estate prices. But many of these reports are talking about markets with stagnant economies, or a superabundance of vacation homes that people have...
Janice Barton
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Name: Janice Barton Company: Weichert, Realtors Address: 20400 Observation Drive, Suite 200, Germantown, MD 20876 Phone: 301/540-1330, ext. 127, office; 301/758-4201, direct Fax: 301/601-0250 E-mail: jbarton@weichert.com...
Keeping Faith amid the Ruins; Americans Need to Mind Politicians' Moral Compass
Byline: Diana West, THE WASHINGTON TIMES American voters are behaving curiously. A recent Fox 5/Washington Times/Rasmussen poll reveals interesting insight on religion in the public sphere. The poll is seemingly in sync with much of America's failure...
'King of Democracy'; Spanish Monarch Sets an Example
Byline: Barry Casselman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It seems like a contradiction in terms to be called "The King of Democracy," but the epithet fits the role of King Juan Carlos of Spain uniquely and aptly. Descended from the various royal...
Lebanese Taverna Cafe Harbors Tasty Eating; It's a Quick Place for Holiday Shoppers to Fuel Up in Annapolis
Byline: Scott Haring, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES People sometimes shy away from ethnic cuisine because they are unsure of the ingredients or wary of the spices. But you don't need to know anything about Lebanese cooking to enjoy the bounty...
Living Green in Lofts 11 'NoMa' Condos
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Green building to conserve resources blends with contemporary-style architecture at Lofts 11, a new condominium building with 27 homes at 1125 11th St. NW. Located in the rapidly developing...
Look at the Lexus as a Bargain
Byline: Nick Yost, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When you think of Lexus' flagship sedan, the LS 460, what usually comes to mind are terms such as "smooth," "comfortable," "plush," "powerful," and, to some hard-charging enthusiasts, even "boring."...
Medicare Battle Stalls Reform
Byline: Gregory Lopes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress backed away from Medicare reform this week in the face of pressure from the Bush administration. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt on Tuesday, in a letter to the Senate...
Much to Treasure in Jovial 'Island'
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Buccaneers, buried treasure, scalawags of questionable hygiene - what better way to say "Yo-ho-ho" than a jovially entertaining staging of "Treasure Island," the 1883 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson...
Muslims Cite Fear of 'Trick' in Conduct Code; Skeptics See Crackdown
Byline: Al Webb, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LONDON - The founders of a radical attempt by moderate Muslims to write a code of conduct for mosques and other Islamic institutions in Britain are battling skeptics who fear the effort is part of a government...
Nats Close Busy Meetings
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In winter meetings devoid of much substance, one franchise stood out from the rest of the pack and supplied a constant stream of roster moves: the Washington Nationals. Yep, the...
Natural Bounty at Greene Mill
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES WCI Communities Inc. is building 60 single-family homes at Greene Mill Preserve in Leesburg, a planned community with a clubhouse, village green, swimming pool, playground, athletic fields,...
NIE Authors Accused of Partisan Politics; Had Opposed Hard Line on Iran
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Several current and former high-level government officials familiar with the authors of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran described the report as a politically motivated document written by anti-Bush...
Now We Can All Go Back to Sleep
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If only the bumblers, blusterers and other bureaucrats in our "intelligence" services could make up their minds. The estimates of what we know about Iran and its nuclear ambitions, released this week...
Nuclear Deceptions
Byline: Kenneth R. Timmerman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Somehow, this music is familiar. The Islamic Republic of Iran, once thought to be working on nuclear weapons, has seen the folly of its ways. Without saying a word to anyone, it has canceled...
Obvious Sequel Setups
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES At the end of "The Golden Compass," a new fantasy film based on the first book of a popular trilogy by Philip Pullman, main character Lyra Belacqua rattles off a lengthy to-do list that includes saving her uncle (played...
Open Spaces in Frederick
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Drees Homes Co. is building 165 single-family homes on sites of less than one-third of an acre at Linton at Ballenger in Frederick, where plans include a community center with a swimming pool,...
Political Malfeasance and Corruption; Don't Close the Book on the Clintons
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A few weeks ago, I went rummaging through my attic looking for a box of books. Not just any box of books: my Clinton books. Or, should I say, given the range and number of tomes, my Clinton library....
Prediction: Long-Term Rates to Fall
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I have always proclaimed that predicting the direction of long-term interest rates is difficult, mainly because these rates are driven by market forces. Short-term rates are much easier to predict...
Rate Freeze Boosts Stocks; Dow Up 175 on Bush Plan
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush helped spark a rally on Wall Street yesterday by announcing a plan to pre-empt a torrent of foreclosures next year by freezing the mortgage rates of up to 1.2 million subprime borrowers in...
Religion Trivial to U.S. Voters; Kennedy, Lieberman Helped Break Barriers of Intolerance
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A candidate's religion has rarely played a major role in presidential elections in U.S. history, and that is truer today when voters are more tolerant of others' faith, a religion scholar said yesterday....
Renovated Taurus Loaded with Safety
Byline: Russ Heaps, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Ford Taurus nameplate is back? Did anyone beyond rental car customers and Ford dealers even realize it was gone? It was for a year. Now Ford has dusted off the Taurus nameplate and slapped...
Ritchie Misfires with 'Revolver'; Film Ricochets among Twists, Cons, Uncertain Mind Games
Byline: Jenny Mayo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's tough to say which is the most exasperating aspect of the crime thriller "Revolver." The shortlist includes a convoluted story line; a raspy, British-accented voice-over that refuses to let a scene play...
Romney and Huawei
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Romney and Huawei Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is being asked to intervene with the company he founded to block the proposed merger between 3Com and China's Huawei Technologies. The request...
Romney Takes Independence Vow; Candidate Addresses Mormon Question
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Republican Mitt Romney, who would be the nation's first Mormon president, declared yesterday that he should not have to defend his faith but assured Americans wary of his religion...
Same Old, Same Old
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats seem to have come down with a frightful bout of amnesia. After running on campaign promises of cleaning up Washington and demanding higher standards than their Republican counterparts, it seems they've forgotten...
Senate Halts Tax Proviso after GOP Filibustering; Relief to Benefit Middle-Class Families
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate yesterday overwhelmingly passed legislation to stop the alternative minimum tax (AMT) from hitting millions of middle-class families this year. The 88-5 vote was cast hours after Senate Republicans...
Settle Fast, Move in to a New House
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Home buyers are sometimes intrigued at the possibility of buying an "immediate-delivery" home, a newly built home ready for a fast settlement and a quick move-in date. Sometimes buyers anticipate...
Smelly Season
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Smelly season Thanks to the Inside the Beltway reader who sent in a photo of a septic-tank pump truck with the following message painted on its rear: "Caution: Vehicle may be Transporting Political...
Stopping Suns Not an Easy Task
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Phoenix Suns make fans yearn for the days when the NBA was a freewheeling, fast-breaking league. Fans look forward to seeing Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire, Shawn Marion and company do what they do...
Styling of 1966 Thunderbird Is an Attention Grabber
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the early years of the Thunderbird, the body styles were changed every three years, the fourth generation being built during 1964, 1965 and 1966. Ford Motor Co. undoubtedly did not have young Ronald...
Subaru WRX Is Upgraded
Byline: Sue Mead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The upgraded 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX has undergone a complete body change with this second generation offering, sporting smoother lines and angled detail. This all-wheel drive small car comes...
Taps for Liberties or Security?
Byline: Michael O'Hanlon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES At the Democratic debate in Las Vegas in November, the issue of homeland security arose primarily through the prism of the Patriot Act. Ohio's Rep. Dennis Kucinich led the charge against...
Teens Today Lack Ethics, Study Says; Use Success to Justify Behavior
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ethics and American teenagers are an uneasy mix: Many young people assume that success justifies bad behavior, according to new research. Although seven out of 10 teens said they're fully prepared...
Terps Turn on a Switch; Hayes, Vasquez Thrive in Return to Old Positions
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A different look to the Maryland backcourt didn't change the Terrapins' propensity for turnovers. Plenty of looks at Morgan State's zone did permit Maryland's sophomore starters to shake off an abysmal...
The FCC Should Steer Clear
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Is FCC Chairman Kevin Martin's strategy on the cable TV industry in sync with free-market principles? The Federal Communications Commission has consistently sought to meddle with how cable companies offer channel...
True Believers; 'Compass' Fantasy Stirs Real Debate
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "It's fairly clear that William Donohue's a loon," says Chris Weitz, writer-director of "The Golden Compass," of the president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. "I've published...
Two Held on Alien Smuggling Charges; East African Ring Suspected
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two foreign nationals have been arrested in a federal grand jury indictment handed up in Washington in October on charges of conspiracy and alien smuggling in their roles in bringing East Africans into the...
U.S. Not Offsetting Costs of Illegals, Report Says
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Illegal aliens are a net drain on state and local governments, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office that found the federal government does not do enough to help offset...
Where Does Harry Reid Stand?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES While the American military and intelligence services work tirelessly to prevent terrorist attacks against Americans and the United States, the House of Representatives, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy,...
Where the Elite Meet; No Job Too Big or Too Small for Luxury Hotel Manager
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nothing, not even law school, could have prepared Clarence McLeod for this. Find 21 bottles of peroxide and an Armani tuxedo button. Officiate at the wedding of two determined guests, provide personal...
Wider West Bank Settlements Proposed; Former State Attorney Warns Ministers against Reneging on Pledge
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV - Israeli ministers are mulling a proposal that would allow a "massive" expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and retroactively legalize dozens of settler outposts, said a former Israeli...