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 August 3, 2008

A Boy and the Dogs He Befriended
Byline: Muriel Dobbin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Haunted and haunting is the life of Edgar Sawtelle, a boy without a voice whose subtle communication is with dogs trained to a high level of sensitivity. Mr. Wroblewski has written an already...
A Key Election for Pro-Lifers
Byline: Daniel Allott, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Which election this year is most important to the pro-life cause? That's easy: the presidential. Two numbers - 68, the average age in years of justices on the Supreme Court, and 26, the average...
Alaskan Family Shares on Blog
Byline: Kate Tsubata, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I know I'm always curious about the unique ways parents have found to home-school their children. Coming from diverse geographical and ethnic traditions, so many families have carved out unusual...
Are Tax Holidays 'One-Hit Wonders'?
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Rev. N. Darnell Smith, pastor of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Albuquerque, N.M., says his parishioners have faced hard economic times before, so we already know how to make it...
Campaign Is No Place for Religious Bigotry
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some white evangelicals are trying to dissuade John McCain from choosing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as his running mate. They insist Mr. Romney cannot be trusted to support a pro-life agenda: He flip-flopped...
Confusing Picture for Crabs
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Chesapeake Bay's blue crab numbers have declined to somewhere around 120 million adults when 200 million are needed to maintain a thriving population, according to a report by the National Oceanic and...
Couple Find Way to Tame Bridezilla; Need Spawned Own Web Site
Byline: Whitney Stewart, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Aaron Hall, 29, proposed to Kristen Carter a year ago, neither expected the approaching union would produce a monster. Weddzilla.com, the brainchild of the engaged couple from Arlington, is scheduled...
Find Recipe for New World; Civilization Offers Chance to 'Build Empire' with Strategy
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES History's greatest leaders take center stage as they build an empire to stand the test of time in Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution (2K Games and Firaxis, for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, $59.99)....
Gleaming Tributes to History; Philadelphia Silversmiths Specialized in Early American Trophies
Byline: Deborah K. Dietsch , THE WASHINGTON TIMES WINTERTHUR, Del. -- Long before the Davis Cup and Oscar statuette, the country's best known trophies were large silver urns made for military heroes and politicians. The most exquisite of these commemorative...
Hall of Fame Welcomes Green, Monk; Great Cornerback, Wide Receiver among '08 Honorees in Canton
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CANTON, Ohio -- Amidst a burgundy-and-gold-clad sea of fans, Washington Redskins legends and close friends Art Monk and Darrell Green each became emotional as they accepted their enshrinements into the Pro...
Home Is Sweet Again for United in Win
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There was no thunderstorm, no power outage and more importantly, no defeat. For the first time since June, playing at RFK Stadium was a good thing for D.C. United. After losing a team-record four straight...
Horrible Aftermath of Hot-Car Deaths
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES First of two parts Among parental nightmares, forgetting one's child in a hot car may be the most monstrous. Already this year, at least 22 sets of grieving parents have taken up their crosses of...
How Secularism Misses the Mark
Byline: Carol Herman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Noted social critic Herbert London opens his latest book with a simple statement: Belief matters. Every bit a cri de coeur, in little more than 100 pages Mr. London goes on to show how Americans, to the...
In It for Long Hall; Monk, Green Earned Fame over the Years
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CANTON, Ohio -- Think back, if you will - this being a nostalgic weekend - to the dawn of the First Joe Gibbs Era, to the 1982-83 Redskins teams that went to the Super Bowl. Were you really convinced in those...
In It for Long Hall; Redskins Fans Enjoy Coronation in Canton
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CANTON, Ohio -- Washington Redskins fans had to be here Saturday. They had to celebrate the induction of Darrell Green and Art Monk into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Paul Schrantz, a season-ticket holder...
Injured Hill Could Return in September
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Nationals right-hander Shawn Hill could pitch again with the team this season, possibly as early as Sept. 1, if the throwing program he has begun to strengthen his right forearm goes according...
Kids in Tow? Sweat the Small Stuff for a Smooth D.C. Visit
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The plan was supposed to be to head down to the Mall, meet up with neighbors at the National Museum of Natural History by 10 a.m. and have a good time. By noon on that sultry Sunday, though, Tracy...
Making America More Competitive
Byline: Grover Norquist, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES America has less than 5 percent of the world's population and creates 26 percent of worldwide income. How can we continue to outproduce, outperform and outearn the rest of the world? First,...
Marriage Needs Trust to Succeed
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki, I have been married 21/2 years, but was with my hubby a year before we got married. In a few months, he is going to deploy for the third time. Before his last deployment...
Militia Routed, but Fear Remains; Iraqi Forces Quell Sadrists
Byline: David Enders, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD -- As the sun came up on a recent morning in the district of Sadr City, Iraqi army troops searched as many as a thousand houses, arresting a dozen suspects and collecting nearly 50 unregistered...
More Than Just an Exhibition; Preseason Opener Offers Playing Time for Golston, Mason
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For Kedric Golston, it's an opportunity to nudge ahead in a position battle. For Marcus Mason, it is a chance to play in a nationally televised game. Sure, plenty of the Washington Redskins' key players...
Nats Score Another Win; Offense More Than Offsets Bergmann's Start
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Nationals blew an early lead. They had a runner thrown out at home and gave up a run on a grand total of two bunts. Their starter got hit for five runs in the second inning and stranded...
Nobles & Knaves
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Noble - Kimberly Cole, an Arizona real-estate agent who helps pet owners who are losing their homes to find rentals that will let them keep their pets. As home foreclosures increase in many regions of the United States,...
Obama Calls McCain 'Cynical,' Not Racist; Democrat Spurns Call for Series of Town-Hall Debates
Byline: Victor Morton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Barack Obama said Saturday that Sen. John McCain was not running a racist campaign, though he did say the Arizona senator was being cynical and trying to scare Americans and distract them from real...
Obama Practices What He Preaches
Byline: Roland C. Warren, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Monday after Father's Day, I returned to work to find a flurry of e-mails from friends and colleagues across the political and ideological spectrum. Surprisingly, they all said essentially...
Only Surprise for Russians Is the Timing
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the impeccable timing of a sprinter responding to the starter's pistol, the International Association of Athletics Federations just concluded an 18-month investigation of Russian athletes. Nine days...
Quest Leads Dad, Boxer to Beijing
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The father conceived the dream more than two decades ago. Gold-encrusted boxing gloves. Red, white and blue backdrop. A weighty gold medal around the neck of one of his sons. Olympic greatness. The...
Quotes of Note
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Quotes of note I smoke cigars. - Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, denying he used marijuana after announcing a proposal to end federal penalties for Americans carrying under a quarter-pound...
Raising 'Geeks' of Good Character
Byline: Larry Thornberry, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If it takes a village to raise a child - and Marybeth Hicks doesn't agree that it does; she argues it takes courageous and committed parents - then the village isn't doing all that well....
Religious Liberty
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES California did more than just legalize same-sex marriages in June; its decision has the potential to threaten one of America's greatest freedoms - religious liberty - by ruling that sexual orientation is a matter of...
Remembering 'Bonnie'; Beatty, Writer Recall Film in 40th-Anniversary DVD
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Robert Benton, whose movie career began officially in 1967 with the appearance of Bonnie and Clyde, the debut screenplay for himself and his late Esquire magazine colleague David Newman, was in town a year...
Rethinking Innovation
Byline: Harold L. Sirkin and James W. Hemerling, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With tectonic shifts occurring in the global economy, Americans need to think differently about innovation. Benchmarks used in the past to predict success - new...
Searching for Gold
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ryan O'Halloran profiles some of the top Olympic athletes from Virginia, Maryland and the District: Michael Phelps Swimming Baltimore No athlete enters Beijing under more scrutiny or with...
Soaring Cohabitation Risky?
Byline: Michael J. McManus, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Census estimates the number of unmarried heterosexual couples who cohabit has reached a startling 6.4 million couples in 2007. That figure is for a given month. Over a year's time perhaps...
Soy Hypocritical
Byline: Jeff Stier, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Soy reduces sperm count! Or at least, that's what all the papers would say today if soy were an industrial chemical (like one of the three phthalates just banned by Congress). A study published...
Staying Close to Home This Summer? Here Are Some Golfish Things to Do That Don't Take a Lot of Gas
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES From the pages of GolfStyles magazine PLAY EAST POTOMAC PARK You've always been meaning to play one of the in-town courses. You've heard others talk about historic Langston or tranquil Rock Creek Park. But it's...
Surveying 2,500 Years of Historians
Byline: Stephen Goode, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES John Burrow's A History of Histories surveys a big chunk of history - 2,500 years - beginning with the Ancient Greek, Herodotus, the father of history, onward to such innovative 20th-century...
'Survivors' Voting Their Grief; 9/11, Iraq War Create Demographic, Study Finds
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Angry Survivors could be a new demographic for political strategists to consider, harboring a subtle dynamic that could influence the presidential election. Many who lost a loved one, family, friend...
The Post-National Candidate
Byline: Jeffrey T. Kuhner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the mainstream media continue to fawn over Sen. Barack Obama, they overlook the major story of the 2008 campaign: He is an internationalist socialist, who is further to the left than any liberal...
The Sleeping Giant Stirs
Byline: J. Ross Baughman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Alexander the Great would have liked to have conquered the entire world, but found his limitations on the doorstep of east Asia. Centuries later, Napoleon knew his own military ambitions would fall...
Troop Cuts Seen as Foiling Obama; Move Would Deflate Iraq Issue
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republican and Democratic strategists say the prospect that President Bush will begin pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq in the fall would deflate Sen. Barack Obama's signature presidential-campaign issue...
Twin Cities Promise Double Fun for GOP; Minnesotans Put on Best Face
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A $525 shot of rare 55-year-old Scotch. A three-day biking, swimming and cycling triathlon led by the hyperfit host mayors. A concert by country crooner Steve Earle and eight football fields worth of...
Vetting Obama's 'Man'; Virginia Governor Mulled for No. 2 Spot on Ticket
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two months into his governorship, Tim Kaine surprised his Virginia constituents by touring Iraq and Afghanistan - a visit where troops pushed more than 150 pieces of paper into his hands with messages...
Where Do We Go from Here?
Byline: Lex Rieffel and David I. Steinberg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cyclone Nargis claimed 85,000 lives in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, when it struck in the first few days of May. Another 50,000 are still missing. Barely two weeks...