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 July 9, 2008

Attack Plans Spiked?
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Is the United States heading into a deadly confrontation with Iran? Texas Rep. Ron Paul, the unsuccessful maverick Republican presidential candidate, warned millions of radio listeners this is now...
At the Core, It's Pitching
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Baseball teams looking to contend are best off devoting their resources to good pitching over skilled position players, according to new research from business professors at three major universities. In...
Baker, Christopher Aim to Boost War Powers; Bipartisan Support for Plan to Put Checks on President
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A plan by former Secretaries of State James A. Baker III and Warren Christopher that would enhance Congress' war powers received a warm bipartisan welcome Tuesday from Capitol Hill lawmakers, who applauded...
Bernanke Calls for New Fed Power; Rethink 'Too Big to Fail' Bailouts of Investment Banks, He Says
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said Tuesday regulators should be empowered to close down investment banks like Bear Stearns that are deemed "too big to fail," but with action by Congress unlikely...
Better Digs for Teachers at Wakefield
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The makeover of Wakefield High School in South Arlington was supposed to be a fast, day-long event with about 300 volunteers signed up by Outreach to Teach, the National Education Association Student Program,...
Bipartisan Fiasco in Richmond
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES After a two-week recess, the Virginia General Assembly returns today to resume a special session on transportation called by Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine. The session has all the makings of a political debacle that will...
Brain Fitness on LaLanne's Mind
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Before there were Jane Fonda, Arnold Schwarzenegger and a growing obesity epidemic despite gyms popping up on every corner, there was Jack LaLanne. Remember him from the black-and-white days of...
Chicken to Celebrate; Westend Bistro's Roasted Dish a Rare Find
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chicken is usually a safe choice - like macaroni and cheese - and it can be equally tasteless. Unlike mac and cheese, though, it runs the risk of turning dry and tough - known as rubber chicken when...
D.C. Needs to Account for 36,000 Handguns
Byline: David C. Lipscomb, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. interim Attorney General Peter J. Nickles said Tuesday that the city needs to "get a handle on" the whereabouts of thousands of handguns that were registered in the District before its 32-year...
Economic Status Report
Byline: Mark Hendrickson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Economic growth in the United States is sluggish, and there are several reasons to be pessimistic about macroeconomic performance in the balance of 2008, if not beyond. The adjective "macroeconomic"...
EPA Permit Is Bureaucratic Nightmare
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What may have begun as a serious attempt to force the maritime industry to keep its ships from discharging harmful substances into American waters now has outraged the Congressional Sportsmen Foundation...
Gitmo Cases to Start with Detainees Held First; Judge Outlines Hearing Order
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A federal judge said Tuesday that those Guantanamo detainees who have been held the longest likely will be the first to have their cases heard in U.S. District Court, depending on security concerns and...
Giving the Gift of Giving; Charity Links Donations, Recipients
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gifts in Kind International gives fresh meaning to the phrase "a gift that keeps on giving." To wit: Americans gave a record of more than $300 billion to charities last year, according to a recently...
GOP Chief Sees Support for Obama; Democrat 'Unlikely' to Hold off McCain
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The leader of Virginia's Republican Party predicted Tuesday that Sen. Barack Obama will do better among Virginia voters than previous Democratic presidential candidates have but said it's highly improbable...
Grants Target Gang Members; D.C. Recipients to Provide Counseling, Conflict Resolution
Byline: David C. Lipscomb, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The District awarded $200,000 in grants Tuesday to two dozen nonprofit groups that will target gang violence over the summer citywide, with concentrated efforts in several high-crime neighborhoods....
Halftime Speech Awakens Mystics
Byline: Mike Fratto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After playing their worst half of the season, the Washington Mystics needed a boost Tuesday night. They received two - one in the locker room and another on the court. The Mystics scored just 14 points...
In Praise of Flip-Flops; When the Facts Change, So Should Minds
Byline: Harlan Ullman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Along with the demeaning term of "swiftboating," the 2004 presidential campaign coined another expression of political derision - "flip-flopping." Both contributed to Sen. John Kerry's defeat. The practice...
Iran Seeks Asia Seat on Security Council; Dismisses Sanctions on Nukes
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES UNITED NATIONS - Tehran will seek a seat on the powerful U.N. Security Council next year, despite the trade sanctions the body has imposed to slow Iran's nuclear program. "It is our right, we have not...
Keep It Simple on Guns
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The District government appears to be headed for disaster as it prepares to craft policies to regulate handgun registration and licensing in response to the Supreme Court's decision declaring unconstitutional the city's...
Lurching Right
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lurching right "Only an idiot would think or hope that a politician going through the crucible of a presidential campaign could hold fast to every position, steer clear of the stumbling blocks of nuance...
'Macho Man' Sidelined
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Macho Man' sidelined Former Village People lead singer Victor Willis is recovering from vocal cord surgery and has postponed his tour, says Associated Press. Mr. Willis, the band's original...
McCain's Latin America Gambit
Byline: G. Philip Hughes and J. Paul Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pity John McCain. Back when he was "Maverick John McCain," breaking ranks with his party on issues like campaign finance reform and challenging George W. Bush for the...
Moreno Finds United's Reserve; Two Assists from Veteran Key in Victory
Byline: Harlan Goode, THE WASHINGTON TIMES All D.C. United needed Tuesday night was a little more Jaime Moreno. The United forward served up two big assists after coming on as a second-half substitute to help his club rally to a 2-1 extra-time...
Moving on for Chance at Beijing; O'Connor Overcomes Death of Beloved Horse as She Bids to Make Fourth Olympic Team
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES THE PLAINS, Va. - Only a few days earlier, Karen O'Connor raved to her assistant, Max Corcoran, following a workout about how well their horse Theodore O'Connor had been training. The Beijing Olympics...
Neuvirth Tries to Move Past 'Tough Year'; Injuries, Trades Bug Prospect
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Long after the second group of campers were done Tuesday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Washington Capitals goalie coach Dave Prior sat on a bench and chatted with one of his prized young pupils. It was...
No Coronation
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NO CORONATION Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 bid for the White House was "the worst campaign ever," but don't look for the New York senator to disappear from the national stage. So concludes...
Nukes vs. Rights?
Byline: Doug Bandow, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES After refusing to talk to Pyongyang for years, the Bush administration chose "appeasement" - as its own officials often deride negotiations. So far Washington's bet has paid off, but administration...
Obama Assures Hispanics of Immigration 'Priority'; McCain Woos Bloc with Economic Plan
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Barack Obama on Tuesday seized on an issue that has defined his Republican rival's career, promising a key Hispanic group that he would make immigration reform a "top priority" and would not...
Obama Eyes Change to Bankruptcy Laws; Says McCain Favors Banks over Families
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Barack Obama proposed changes in three-year-old bankruptcy laws Tuesday to help military families, the elderly and others overcome by debt because of medical bills, natural disasters or other financial...
Opening World's Eyes to Healing; Breakthrough Study Finds Older Corneas Effective in Transplants
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The pool of donors for cornea transplants has been expanded by up to 30 percent, thanks to a federally funded study showing corneas from older donors can be used successfully. It was assumed previously...
Perez Blows Up after Loss; Left-Hander Gets Ejected after Arguing Balks
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The meltdown the Washington Nationals had avoided to date during a season that continues to nose-dive to depths not previously seen in these parts finally came Tuesday night. It came from left-hander...
Personal Silver Screen; MyVu Tunes out All Else
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda - Settling into a seat on the USA3000 flight to this pastoral mid-Atlantic rock, I felt as if I were auditioning for the LeVar Burton role on "Star Trek: The Next Generation." The space-age...
Principi Prodded VA on Chantix; Ex-Secretary Asked If Use Would Continue
Byline: Audrey Hudson and Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi contacted colleagues at his old agency as the chief lobbyist for drug maker Pfizer Inc. earlier this year, looking for updates on...
Rice Urges '08 Candidates on Missile Defense; Sees Iranian Threat in Pressing the Project's Continuation
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PRAGUE - The coming change of administrations in Washington could unravel President Bush's plans for a missile defense shield in Europe, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Tuesday in urging both...
Steps in Missile Defense; U.S.-Czech Accord Making Progress
Byline: Helle Dale, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Good news from Europe this week. The cause of missile defense took a significant step forward when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice landed in the Czech Republic to sign an agreement for the...
Students Push for New Public Service Academy
Byline: Benjamin Newell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Students from across the country have come to the District this week to rally support in Congress for legislation to create a national Public Service Academy that would offer college-bound students free...
Sued for $70M
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse and Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sued for $70M The producer of the hit reality series "Survivor" and "The Apprentice" has been sued in Los Angeles by his former business partner, Associated Press says....
The Obama Glissade; A Demagogue Enchants the Youth
Byline: Tony Blankley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Way back last month in June, Barack "middle name not permitted to be mentioned" Obama campaigned on the theme of "Change We Can Believe In." Now, several days later, in July, his theme should...
The Test of Leadership
Byline: James E. Goodby, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Much has been written about what the next president's priorities should be. Iraq? Health care? The environment? The economy? Seldom mentioned is a danger many Americans have chosen to forget...
Tough Climate
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Much as the environmental left considers this week's Group of Eight (G8) carbon-cutting agreement to be insufficient, the fact is that the "belch-tightening" President Bush just agreed to would be a truly staggering...
Trials' Tribulations Cramp Gay's Style
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tyson Gay will not compete in the 200-meter run at the Beijing Games after succumbing to a cramp in the U.S. Olympic track and field trials last weekend. That is the unforgiving nature of the trials. You...
Williams Fails to Will Kastles to Home Win
Byline: Tim Lemke Midway through the Washington Kastles' match against the Boston Lobsters Tuesday night, the enthusiastic emcee reminded tennis fans what kind of event they were watching. "Anybody see Wimbledon over the weekend? Forget that!...
Zimmerman Takes BP, Seeks August Return
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a season in which bad news about injuries seems to arrive every day, the Washington Nationals received a piece of encouraging news Tuesday. Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman took batting practice for the...