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 September 2, 2008

9th Ward Survivors Escape Anew, Seek Grit to Move On
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MONROE, La. -- Lanell Parker would like to break down and have a good cry, but even that is a luxury. She is the matriarch here in the hurricane shelter at the Monroe Civic Center, bravely holding it...
A Conservative's Conservative; George Will's America
Byline: Larry Thornberry, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Anyone presuming to review George Will's work - and it is a bit other century - faces the challenge of finding something new to say about a writer (and speaker) who has informed, entertained,...
A Family Affair
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES A family affair A vote of 22-0 Monday ended a bitter internecine succession battle by choosing two of Richard Wagner's great-granddaughters to run the Bayreuth Festival, deep in the heart of Bavaria. Those chosen...
Area Delegates United Behind McCain Camp
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Key officials in the Reagan administration. A POW held in the same Hanoi prison camp as Sen. John McCain. And a 20-year-old college student. Local delegates to the Republican National...
Atlantic Open Attracts a Crowd in D.C
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The overflow field of entries in the recent 40th Atlantic Open in downtown Washington made organizers commandeer skittles rooms and other sites to accommodate all the players. The tournament included...
Building a Crosstown Rivalry; Bison, Hoyas to Meet for First Time Saturday
Byline: Harlan Goode, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Metrobus pulls away from the stop just outside the gates of Georgetown University. From high on a hilltop where Gothic steeples and bell towers lord over the shores of the Potomac River,...
Bush's Exit Is McCain's Redemption
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hurricane Gustav has put on hold the party and splendor of the Republican National Convention, at least until today. As the Category 2 storm approached the Gulf states and even after the storm dissipated over land, there...
Call-Ups Get a Second Look in the Majors
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The six September call-ups who joined the Washington Nationals on Monday do not bring the same air of anticipation as last year, when first-round pick Ross Detwiler and outfield prospect Justin Maxwell were among the...
Charity Takes over Agenda for GOP
Byline: Stephen Dinan and Jennifer Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Politics gave way to charity out of respect to those suffering from Hurricane Gustav when the Republican National Convention gaveled open Monday, but outside the...
Death of a Renaissance Man; Heart Attack Felled Eloquent Giamatti Soon after Rose Ban
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was so sad and so unfair. For months upon months he had agonized over the messy Pete Rose case in which one of baseball's all-time heroes had morphed into one of its all-time villains. When it was finally...
Disclosure Abuse
Byline: Steve Simpson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act is known popularly as BCRA but those knowledgeable about campaign finance laws have a different description: Before Campaigning, Retain Attorney. The law...
First Lady Takes Shots with a Smile; Political Message Slipped into Nonpolitical Day at Scaled-Back Convention
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ST. PAUL, Minn. -- First lady Laura Bush on Monday did what only she could do on an unprecedented occasion - deliver tough political jabs on behalf of Sen. John McCain on a day in which the Republicans had...
Giants Get a Little Bit of Swagger
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The New York Giants finally have some confidence. Running through the NFC playoffs as a wild card and stunning the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XLII will do that. So even without two big-name...
Global Prices Unfazed by Milder Gustav; Actual Damage to Rigs, Refineries Unknown
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES World oil prices fell Monday as energy traders concluded that Hurricane Gustav is unlikely to pack anything like the one-two punch to the nation's oil and gas infrastructure delivered by Katrina and Rita...
Golston Reclaims Starting Spot
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kedric Golston won the battle to start at right defensive tackle for the Washington Redskins in Thursday's season opener at the Super Bowl champion New York Giants. A surprise starter as a rookie in 2006...
Gustav Slams Better-Prepared Gulf; New Orleans Residents Stay Away as City Watches Levees
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A mighty hurricane slammed into Louisiana's Gulf Coast on Monday but this time was greeted with a response well-versed in the lessons of Katrina. New Orleans was virtually vacant when Hurricane Gustav...
Hot Half
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HOT HALF It didn't take long for John McCain-Sarah Palin bumper stickers, T-shirts, apparel and gear to appear, including items featuring our favorite slogan: McCain-Palin: A Hero & A Hottie. ...
In NFL, It's about Growing the Pie
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Yes, more is sometimes less - but rarely in the case of the NFL. Monday night games? Bring 'em on. Sunday night games? Absolutely. Thursday night games? What else have we got to do? The same goes for the...
Invisible Nuclear Threat
Byline: William R. Graham, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Our nation and the Department of Homeland Security are rightly concerned about the threat from nuclear terrorism. Extraordinary efforts are under way to detect and prevent a terrorist operation...
Lessons for Terrorists
Byline: Daniel Gallington, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the great Western movie, Unforgiven, William Munny, a reformed alcoholic and retired gunfighter grieving the loss of his loving wife, sets out (for a reward needed to start a new life...
McCain, Bush Transformed Convention's Start
Byline: Joseph Curl and Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ST. PAUL, Minn. -- As Hurricane Gustav bore down on the Gulf Coast, the separate camps of old political rivals President Bush and John McCain maintained constant communication, but in the end...
McCain Negotiating with Paul to Win Backing, Supporter List
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The McCain campaign, acting through the Republican National Committee, has been negotiating with Rep. Ron Paul to win his support and acquire the names of his sympathizers among the...
Nationals Still 'Clicking'; Victory over Phillies Is Season-High Seventh in a Row
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Not since that glorious stretch in June 2005, when the city of Washington fell in love with baseball again and rejoiced as its new hometown team catapulted itself into first place, have the Nationals...
Not-So-Ill Wind?
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Not-so-ill wind? Noemie Emery, writing at www.weeklystandard.com, thinks Hurricane Gustav actually helps the Republicans, whose convention has been disrupted by the storm. Some of the reasons include:...
Partly Sunny for Wilson
Byline: Adam Mazmanian, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Brian Wilson That Lucky Old Sun Capitol Records The new album from Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson is a small triumph, if only because it represents his continuing rebound from drug abuse and...
Poverty Measure Outdated
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The new Census Bureau poverty numbers are out, and the 2007 rate of 12.5 percent is not statistically different from 2006. Psst, here's the news. The U.S. poverty rate hasn't changed all that much...
Pro-Life Work with Pregnant Teenagers Hits Home for Palin
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has long backed abstinence prior to marriage and urged the nurturing of pregnant teens. A few months before the biggest political leap of her life, both issues...
PTC Chides CW - Again
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PTC chides CW - again The Parents Television Council is again going after one of its favorite targets, the CW television network, this time for not making copies of the premiere episode of its...
Safer Investing for Pensions
Byline: ByCharles E.F. Millard, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Recent news about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac highlights the issue of moral hazard. Moral hazard occurs when companies of individuals take actions carrying risks they don't bear. Instead,...
Same 'Ole Politics of the Past; Learning Lessons the Hard Way in the Middle of a Storm
Byline: Tara Wall, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MINNEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL -- It's like deja vu all over again (in the words of Yogi Berra) but not the kind you want to revisit this time around. As Hurricane Gustav ripped its way through the Gulf Coast hitting...
Subtracting and Adding to Avoid 100
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's September, and baseball is all about numbers in September - how many games ahead, how many games behind, how many games separating the wild card teams, how many games left at home, how many on the...
Sullivan I
Byline: Victor Morton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sullivan I For much of Sunday, Andrew Sullivan (http://andrewsullivan.the atlantic.com) was pumping up one of the most bizarre tinfoil-hat theories to hit the campaign, easily topping the Barack Obama...
The Dirty Little Secret about Social Security; the Problem Can Be Solved
Byline: Bob Barr, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I am frustrated by the refusal of Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama to adequately confront Social Security's looming fiscal crunch. The United States faces a demography-driven crisis of entitlement...
The Humiliation of a Young Girl
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ST. PAUL, Minn. -- How mean, how low can a partisan stoop? Mean enough to humiliate a 17-year-old girl at the time she needs sympathy and understanding. Low enough to bruise the broken heart of a girl's...
The Real Boone Pickens Story
Byline: James C. Miller III,, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The real Boone Pickens story is not that he headed Mesa Petroleum and in its expansion program during the 1980s reformed the relationship between shareholders and corporate executives....
U.S. Fights Islamic Anti-Defamation Push; Cites Clash with Free Speech
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES UNITED NATIONS -- The Bush administration, European governments and religious rights organizations are mounting a new effort to defeat a General Assembly resolution that demands respect for Islam and other...
Virginia's McDonnell Relieved Kaine Wasn't VP Pick
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell appeared a bit relieved Sunday that the speculation surrounding Sen. Barack Obama's search for a running mate was now over. Rumors that Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat and...
Why John McCain? A Candidate Who Walks the Walk
Byline: Michael Steele, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES MINNEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL -- I spent the better part of last week attending the Democratic Convention in Denver, watching and listening to history unfold before countless thousands of Americans....
Women Shine in 2008 Olympics
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lisa Leslie, the captain of the U.S. Olympic basketball team, ended her stellar career with four gold medals draped around her neck. When the American women's basketball team defeated Australia to win gold for the fourth...