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 21, 2006

Act like PACs
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Act like PACs "Last week, the Federal Election Commission fined MoveOn.org, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and two other groups a total of $629,500 for violating campaign-finance laws during the 2004...
Ah, That's How a Dish Should Be; TenPenh Ideal; after 6 Years, Creativity Still Fresh
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A visit to Washington's TenPenh is a culinary dream come true. It's as if the dishes there are the pure and perfected representations of what's served elsewhere. Case in point: the Thai coconut soup...
Alzheimer's Researchers Cite New Diagnostic Tool
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES California researchers have developed a new imaging compound that can detect and map tangles and amyloid plaques the telltale signs of Alzheimer's disease in the brains of patients with mild cognitive...
Avoiding a Thirty Years War
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Will the entire Middle East descend into chaos? On Dec. 16, David Brooks, writing in the New York Times, presented a scenario whereby the Middle East became engulfed in a series of regional...
A Window into Gibbs' Soul
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES We have seen and heard Joe Gibbs speak many times over the nearly three seasons since his return to the Washington Redskins and in his years before that with the club and in NASCAR. Rarely, however,...
Berger Took Papers to a Hiding Place; Report Looks at '03 Archives Case
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former National Security Adviser Samuel R. Berger, fined $50,000 for taking classified documents from the National Archives, hid the papers under a construction trailer where they later could easily be retrieved,...
Bush Concedes U.S. Not Ready for Iraq; Ties Troopincrease Togoals Aftertough Year
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday conceded that U.S. forces were inadequately prepared to handle sectarian violence that broke out in Iraq after the fall of Baghdad, but said any increase in American troops to establish...
Bush Prepares to Make Deals with Democrats; Minimum Wage Up First
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday said his top priorities for working together with Democrats in Congress will be raising the minimum wage, renewing the No Child Left Behind education act, boosting energy alternatives...
Caps Take Their Work outside for a Day; Chevy Chase Club Stages One Practice
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Inside, situated between dressing rooms, there was a fireplace with a sizable blaze throwing off heat in case anybody was cold. Nobody took advantage. Outside, the thermometer showed the air temperature...
Carter's Arab Financiers; Petrodollars Fund Global Endeavors
Byline: Rachel Ehrenfeld, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES To understand what feeds former president Jimmy Carter's anti-Israeli frenzy, look at his early links to Arab business. Between 1976-1977, the Carter family peanut business received a...
Celebrating an Oil Crisis; Sometimes a Miracle Grows on Trees
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The first Hanukah was about a Middle Eastern oil crisis. Not about a shortfall in the desert, a debate over whether to drill in environmentally correct habitats, or even about oil found underground. The...
Chan's 'Police Story' Puts a Kick in Holiday Viewing; 'Invincible' Tugs at Ties That Bind
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jackie Chan fans can celebrate a kung-fu Christmas with a fresh bonus-packed edition of one of that international icon's best action/comedy showcases, 1985's Police Story, new this week from Dragon Dynasty/Genius Products,...
Christmas Windows Are Sights to Behold; Stores Dress Themselves Up in Holiday Magic
Byline: Lisa Rauschart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES These days, early mornings at the new Macy's downtown finds the maintenance crew working hard to erase some tiny smudges: a child's handprints pressed against the glass of the windows that...
CIA Exercise Reveals Consequences of Defeat; Loss Would Aid Al Qaeda Image, Reach
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The CIA this month conducted a simulation of how the Iraq war affects the global jihadist movement, and one conclusion was that a U.S. loss would embolden al Qaeda to expand its ranks of terrorists...
Democrats' Leftward Tilt Will Stun State, GOP Warns; New Republican Chief: Taxpayers in for Surprise
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES James Pelura III, the new Maryland Republican Party chairman, says voters who last month gave Democrats control of state government will be surprised by how far left party leaders have gone. "A lot of...
Downhill Slide for Hillary?
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some Democrats are beginning to doubt Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's electability in 2008 and are saying so publicly for the first time. The New York liberal, who is far ahead of her rivals for the Democratic...
Europeans Eye Tough Emissions Rules for Airlines
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES European regulators are demanding that airlines flying to and from European Union countries, including U.S. carriers, follow stricter emissions regulations beginning 2012. In an effort to combat global...
Exploding Scoreboards; Stadium Displays Are Getting Bigger and Wilder
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gone are the days when the word "behemoth" referred mostly to hulking offensive linemen or slugging designated hitters. Nowadays, that term also is being used to describe video displays and scoreboards in...
Fables Magnify Christmas; 'Creek,' 'Life' Tug at the Heart
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Good will and spiritual reaffirmation are essential characteristics of Christmas fables, but they seldom preclude bumpy rides or perverse streaks of humor on the path to happy endings. Consider those perennial...
FCC Eases Telecoms' Move into Cable TV
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Federal Communications Commission yesterday voted to make it easier for telephone companies to sell television service, saying the current patchwork of local rules inhibits competition and keeps prices...
Fenty Shows Head of 911 Call Center the Door; Emergency Director's Tenure Rife with Errors, Complaints
Byline: Matthew Cella and Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Incoming D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty yesterday announced that he will dismiss E. Michael Latessa, the head of the city's 911 emergency call center whose tenure was marred by labor disputes...
Festival of Lights
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Festival of lights Every afternoon through Saturday, a new candle will be lit on the world's largest menorah on the Ellipse in recognition of Hanukkah. The ceremony takes place each afternoon at 4 o'clock....
Games Turn Players into Rock Stars
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a look at some hardware and software that's available for the musical PlayStation 2 gamer: Guitar Hero II from Activision/Red Octane (Rated: Teen, $79.99). Any 15-year-old who ever has...
Harsher Penalties Weighed for Online Sex Offenders
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia should establish stiffer sentencing guidelines against sexual predators convicted of hunting down victims on the Internet, and parents must be better educated about the risks their children...
Holiday Horror
Byline: Kevin Chaffee and Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Holiday horror "Black Christmas" is making some religious groups scream. The slasher flick is set to open on Christmas Day, much to the horror of some Christians, who are...
Holiday Pies Won't Fly This Year; Similarities to Gels, Aerosols Seen as Security Risks
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Airline travelers carrying aboard potential explosives holiday desserts containing more than 3 ounces of liquid are being encouraged by Homeland Security officials to find other means of transportation...
Jimmy to Follow Oscar
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance and Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jimmy to follow Oscar Hoping to build the audience for its late-night franchise, ABC has ordered a special "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to lead out of the Oscars in February, MediaWeek.com...
Judge Delays Affirmative-Action Ban; 3 Michigan Universities Claim Inability to Meet Rules' Deadline
Byline: Eric Pfeiffer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Affirmative-action proponents won a temporary victory yesterday in Michigan, where a federal judge delayed the date that a voter-approved ban on racial preferences in state universities would go into effect....
Let the Cameras Roll
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In her victory speech at a Democratic rally the day after her party captured control of the House, then-House Minority Leader and now-Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi repeated a promise she had made throughout the campaign....
Maryland Introduces New Weapon; Wiley-Gatewood Joins Already Loaded Team
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rarely if ever does an elite player transfer from one of the nation's top-tier women's programs to another. Merry Christmas, Maryland. Point guard Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood, a transfer from Tennessee, becomes...
MASN Will Carry Riggins' Program
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network has reached a multiyear agreement with Dan Snyder's Red Zebra Broadcasting to air live simulcasts of "The John Riggins Show," a spokesman for the cable network said yesterday....
Mexican Indicted on Drug Kingpin Charges
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Mexican described by U.S. authorities as "one of the world's major drug traffickers" has been indicted by a federal grand jury in California on racketeering, drug trafficking and money laundering charges...
O Street Market OK'd for Update
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The historic O Street Market is about to rise from the rubble of a snow cave-in and more than a century of wear and tear. The Shaw Advisory Neighborhood Commission just approved a town center project...
Phone-Fraud Ring Raided in Canada; 40 Arrested in Joint Investigation
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, working with U.S. law-enforcement authorities, have dismantled a Montreal-based telemarketing ring that victimized as many as 500 people a week, many of them U.S. citizens,...
Pro Bowl Doesn't Soothe Samuels; Team Woes Overshadow Fourth Trip
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chris Samuels is happy to return to Hawaii, but the Washington Redskins left tackle didn't exactly revel in the fourth Pro Bowl selection of his seven seasons. Not with the Redskins sure to be home in January...
Resident Yellow Perch Can Be Found in Cold
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For the next three months, fishing fanatics who work the upper tidal portions of the Chesapeake Bay's feeder rivers will busily cast scent-covered plastic grubs that do a fair job of imitating a wounded...
Retailers Get Personal with Blogs from Inside; Marketing Tool Puts Face on Firm
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The most desirable up-and-coming retail space isn't necessarily in the mall. It's in your list of favorite Web sites, right between your best friends' blogs. A growing number of retailers have started...
Rookie Golston Gets Second Wind
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Because he had to play extensively in the preseason to make the roster and because an injury on the defensive line thrust him into the starting lineup in Week 3, Washington Redskins rookie Kedric Golston...
Seasonal Greetings to Those Deserving and Not
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So in the tradition of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the Reincarnation Season, the Shopping Season, the Holiday Season or a season that escapes memory, good cheer and merriment to all. This is to acknowledge...
SNOW SPRAY; Mortals Use Machines to Frost Mountains for Wintry Recreation
Byline: Shelley Widhalm, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jay Roberts stands underneath the spray of snow coming from a snow gun, his right arm extended. It is a crisp, otherwise snowless day at Wintergreen Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville....
Sources: Nowak Leaving United; Assistant Due to Get Top Job
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES First Freddy Adu went, and now Peter Nowak apparently is set to follow. According to sources close to the team, D.C. United will announce today at a RFK Stadium press conference that Nowak is quitting...
Summers Gets Hot in Hoyas' Win; Unsung Players Provide Spark against Towson
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Georgetown is beginning to dominate with depth. On a night when neither of its frontcourt stalwarts was in fine form, Georgetown flourished thanks to some of the squad's lower-profile pieces. Driven...
The Democrats and Big Labor
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES All told, Big Labor contributed around $100 million to Democrats and liberal 527 groups during the last election cycle. Considering the outcome that wasn't such a bad investment, now was it? Naturally, Big Labor is...
The Fleeing Independent; GOP Got Creamed by Iraq, Foley and Katrina
Byline: Glen Bolger and Bill McInturff, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "STPs." That stands for stranglers, thieves and pedophiles. "STPs" was the political shorthand used at Republican Party headquarters in October to describe the ten scandal-ridden...
The Path Back; How the GOP Can Reclaim the House Majority
Byline: Gary Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republican lawmakers face some tough decisions when they return to Washington in January for the beginning of the 110th Congress. Most pressing are how to respond to their new minority status and how...
The Return of Stinginess
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The tsunami which struck South and Southeast Asia two years ago next Tuesday, killing approximately 220,000, seems to be off the minds of many governments. As the BBC reported this week, several countries have given...
Troubles with Wind Power
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES We live in a time when we need to try to reduce our consumption of fossil fuels. It doesn't matter what one's opinion is about global warming we're polluting the environment and need to reverse this trend. No solution...
TV News Tops YouTube in Survey; Online 'Citizen Videos' of Events Deemed Voyeurism
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Americans remain loyal to traditional news organizations despite recent hubbub over on-the-spot Internet coverage. Given the choice, 70 percent would rather watch the evening television news than...
U.S. Gives Deadline over Darfur; 'Plan B' Threatened If U.N. Offer Is Not Accepted by Year-End
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States has given Sudan until the end of the year to accept a three-stage U.N. proposal for an international peacekeeping force in Darfur before resorting to a harsher "Plan B," a senior U.S....
U.S. Investigates Equipment Seller in Medicaid Case
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal authorities have seized financial records from the headquarters of a D.C. company that provides wheelchairs, canes and hospital beds to city Medicaid patients. Doors of Hope Medical LLC in...
Win-Win for Denver; Iverson's Arrival Will Bring Success, Fans
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the first blockbuster deal of the NBA season, Denver acquired 6-foot guard Allen Iverson, the 2000-01 MVP and four-time league scoring champion from the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. The Nuggets...
Win Would Add to Terps' Fun; Friedgen Seeks Proper Balance on Bowl Trip
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The life of a college football player quickly can turn monotonous, one chain of class-practice-study hall-sleep after another with games thrown in once a week. That's all about to change for Champs...