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 May 8, 2008

A Liberal Profile
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A liberal profile "Here are two things we learned [Tuesday night]. First, Barack Obama is going to almost certainly be the Democratic [presidential] nominee. He's withstood seven weeks of bad news, and...
Arrested - Again
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Arrested - again Amy Winehouse has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession, police and her spokesman said yesterday. According to Associated Press, Miss Winehouse's spokesman, Chris Goodman,...
Astros Hand Nats Second Tight Loss
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HOUSTON - There was a dominant performance from Roy Oswalt, though not dominant enough to keep Ryan Zimmerman in the ballpark. There was a surreal encounter between Paul Lo Duca and a group of fans seated...
At Duke, Players Granted Extra Year after Rape Investigation Get ... Another Senior Moment
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DURHAM, N.C. - The signs were impossible to miss while driving onto Duke's campus late last month, reminders driven into the sod in front yards and at street corners of looming change. "I was pulling...
Black Drum Bite Is on in Lower Bay
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the lower Chesapeake Bay, private and charter fishing boats are gathering around buoys 13, 16 and 36A to drop weighted bottom rigs into the water that have sea clam or crab baits pierced onto 7/0 hooks....
Bomber in Iraq Tied to Gitmo; Terrorist Freed in Kuwait Deal
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A detainee released from the prison at Guantanamo Bay three years ago is blamed for a deadly suicide bombing in Iraq, highlighting the danger of releasing hard-bitten terrorists from the U.S. facility in...
Campbell, Portis Both Have Strains
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The way their starting skill position players were dropping, it was a good thing for the Washington Redskins that they won't return to the practice field until June 2. Quarterback Jason Campbell and running...
Clinton Idol Tells Her to End Race; McGovern Moves to Obama Camp
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Barack Obama's campaign yesterday steered clear of calls for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to quit the Democratic presidential race, letting one of her political idols deliver the message instead....
Condi, George Marshall and Israel
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sixty years ago this month, the state of Israel was founded, a nation born with a knife at its throat. Within hours of the United Nations General Assembly's decision to partition British-ruled Palestine into two independent...
Cyclone Toll Feared above 100,000; Burma Blocks Aid; Workers Await Visas
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - With the death toll expected to top 100,000, Burma's military government blocked international aid workers from delivering relief supplies yesterday as bodies floated in stagnant waters left behind...
Dahal Backs Clinton in Race; Shares Efforts to Aid Women
Byline: Chitra Tiwari, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KATMANDU, Nepal - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has picked up an unusual endorsement in her bid for the presidency - the leader of Nepal's Maoist Party and most likely Nepal's first democratically elected...
D.C. to Arm Police with Assault Rifles; Officers Seek 'Stopping Power'
Byline: David C. Lipscomb, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Metropolitan Police Department has joined other major U.S. cities in arming patrol officers with assault rifles to protect them against criminals with high-powered weapons, weeks after being released...
Dead on Arrival; Reviving the Free-Trade Free-for-All
Byline: Gary Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Democrats recently inflicted a near-mortal blow to free trade. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, using her considerable procedural power, delayed indefinitely an up-or-down congressional vote on approving the...
Defense: Mosque Funds for Debt; Upkeep Cited for 'Mistresses'
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Falls Church man charged with embezzling more than $430,000 from the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C., was authorized to take the money so that the mosque's director could repay a debt to him incurred...
Disrespecting Their Elders; Paul, Hornets Pummeling Spurs in Conference Semifinals
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Everyone knew Chris Paul was pretty darn good. Some even would have said borderline great. But with the way he has flat out embarrassed the San Antonio Spurs in the first two games of this series, there's...
Done in by the Dollar; Congressional Action Can Strengthen Federal Funds
Byline: Eric Cantor, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse than paying $3.58 for a gallon of gasoline comes this bombshell prediction from investment bank Goldman Sachs on Tuesday: The price of crude oil...
Ethanol Mandate Is a Mistake
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Clifford May trivializes the impact on world hunger of the recent surge in grain prices ("Food and fuel cost fix," Commentary, Saturday). I don't usually quote eco-radical George Monbiot, but on this topic, nobody has...
Finnerty Moves on at Loyola; after Wrongful Rape Charge, Duke Transfer Finds a Home
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The germination of Collin Finnerty's second chance in college lacrosse is laced with a bit of irony - an e-mail he sent to Loyola's coaching staff in the days leading up to a game against Duke. Finnerty,...
Food and Fuel Follies
Byline: Ed Feulner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "What could possibly go wrong?" That's what members of Congress probably thought when they started shoveling bigger subsidies at ethanol producers. Now, with food riots erupting in some parts of...
GOP Stalls House Action on Housing Bailout; Bush Threatens Veto Powers
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republicans dragged the chamber to a standstill yesterday with procedural moves to protest Democrats' attempt to ram through passage of foreclosure-crisis and war-funding bills, as President Bush threatened...
Hillary's Game Plan
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats are fast approaching the day of reckoning in the battle for their party's presidential nomination when they will have to deal with the problem they fear most: What will the supporters of the...
Hill GOP to Block Add-Ons to War Bill
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Capitol Hill Republicans say they will unite to block Democratic efforts to attach billions of dollars for domestic programs onto a bill intended to supplement war spending efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan...
Interest Shines on NW Area of City
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund and Donatelli Development announced plans last week for a new residential development in the Columbia Heights/Petworth neighborhood. The team is one of several developers trying...
Israel Celebrates 60 Years; Tribulations and Triumphs of a People Besieged
Byline: Zalman Shoval, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A few weeks after the birth of the State of Israel 60 years ago, journalist Robert St. John interviewed Israel's first foreign minister, Moshe Sharett. The conversation took place as Egyptian...
Justice Funds Pursuit of Online Child Predators
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Justice Department yesterday gave $5 million in new funds to Project Safe Childhood, a two-year-old law-enforcement initiative that targets child predators who use the Internet and other technology to...
Latin America's Bad Habits
Byline: Carlos Sabino, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES GUATEMALA CITY. - After 60 years in power, Paraguay's ruling Colorado Party was pushed aside April 20 by a charismatic former Catholic bishop promising economic and political reform and power...
'Manifesto' Vexes Evangelicals; Panel Seeks Path of Centrism
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A panel of 77 evangelical Christians issued a "manifesto" at the National Press Club yesterday ostensibly to clarify "the confusions and corruptions surrounding the term 'evangelical'" but which ended up...
McCain Deplores Human Trafficking as Modern 'Slavery'
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ROCHESTER, Mich. - Republican presidential candidate John McCain called for an interagency task force to crack down on human trafficking and child pornography, noting it is a problem that harms mainly...
McCain's Quest for the Hispanic Vote
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In order to remain competitive in the general election, John McCain will have to perform a Herculean task: Court the Hispanic vote without alienating the base of the Republican Party. Maverick McCain is currently...
Monk, Green Start Charitable Tour
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They have spent a good portion of their adult life working, playing and praying together. And now, with their enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame just a few months away, Washington Redskins...
No Timetable
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES No timetable The Iraqi ambassador is reluctant to discuss the U.S. presidential campaign, even though the fate of his country hinges on the outcome of the November election. Democratic Sens. Barack...
NURTURE BEATS NATURE; Infants' Experiences Give Clues to Growth, Attachments
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The debate goes on over whether a child develops better under a parent's singular care and when day care is a worthy substitute. As it turns out, mother knows best - sometimes. So does father, but maybe...
O'Connor Replaces Chico in Rotation
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HOUSTON - The Washington Nationals demoted Matt Chico to the bullpen yesterday and announced fellow left-hander Mike O'Connor will replace the struggling starter in the rotation. O'Connor will start...
Old Enough to Win; Players in Their 20s Offer Plenty of Talent
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Golf's young guns are finally firing. No offense to the game's convalescing king, but the first leg of the 2008 season has been defined by the long-awaited arrival of golf's twentysomething cavalry....
Once-Secret Memos Question Clinton's Honesty; Federal Prosecutors Considered Indicting First Lady
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A decade before Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton admitted fudging the truth during the presidential campaign, federal prosecutors quietly assembled hundreds of pages of evidence suggesting she concealed information...
Online Card Game a Chaotic Experience
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A fantasy universe bridges a cartoon with a collectible card game, adding a sort of free online component to give players another way to take part in the action. In the finest traditions of Pokemon,...
Onward Obama
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barack Obama's decisive 15-percentage-point victory (56-41) in the North Carolina primary on Tuesday more than reversed the impact of Hillary Clinton's impressive 54-45 win in Pennsylvania two weeks earlier. Even Mrs....
Parking Pursuits Taken to the Limit in D.C
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I am developing a special relationship with the hardworking, obsessive-compulsive, parking-ticket woman in Adams Morgan. We play our cat-and-mouse game on a daily basis. I sometimes see her hiding behind...
Playing Performance Politics; What U.S. Politicians Can Learn from the Brits
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Are we having fun yet? The run-ups to the voting in Indiana and North Carolina kept Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama working on their performance art (and who knew that Ron Paul was still in the...
Power Rankings: Who's Generating Buzz This Week in the D.C. Area?
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CLINTON PORTIS He missed practice yesterday at Redskin Park because of a hip flexor problem. And thus begins another season of the Portis Injury Watch. At least it's not his knee again. CRISTIAN...
Protest Votes Handicap McCain in Primaries; Bush Retained More Party Support at Same Stage
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. John McCain wrapped up Republicans' presidential nomination long ago, but a substantial percentage of voters - about one-fourth - still showed up to vote against him in the three most-recent Republican...
Rebuild That Banking Wall
Byline: George H. Lesser, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A few years ago, an observer in a windowless boiler room in Zurich watched a horde of "gnomes of Zurich" - currency traders - responding to news clips racing across their computer screens,...
Sprint Teams with Clearwire on WiMax; 'WiFi on Steroids' Promises Mobile Net Lifestyle
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sprint Nextel Corp. says its decision to merge its WiMax high-speed Internet unit with Clearwire Corp. will herald a new era in the wireless business - one in which consumers build their lifestyles around...
Stunts Are No Way to Blow Up a Hitting Slump
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pedro Cerrano, trying to deal with a brutal batting slump in "Major League": "[My] bats, they are sick. I cannot hit curveball. Straightball I hit very much. Curveball, bats are afraid. I ask Jobu to come,...
Sue's 'Sex' out at O
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sue's 'Sex' out at O Sunday night is getting less steamy. Oxygen's "Talk Sex" call-in show with colorful septuagenarian educator Sue Johanson is ending its run after six seasons, the cable...
United Finds Boost at RFK Stadium
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After a 2-0 loss at Colorado on Sunday they described as "effortless" and "bad," D.C. United's players couldn't wait to get back home. United can't win on the road these days - it is 0-10 in away games...
Walker 'Breaking Free'; Former Star Tries to Raise Awareness with Memoir about His Mental Illness
Byline: Bob Cohn As a football player, Herschel Walker had several identities and incarnations. A running back with uncommon power and speed, Walker was an instant All-American at Georgia in 1980 and a Heisman Trophy winner two years later. He...
We All Benefit from Oil Profits
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In commenting on Donald Lambro's Monday Commentary column, "Energy? Here's the Drill" (Monday), Jay Stout of Timonium, Md., offers opinions and solutions based on fantasy rather than facts ("Oil companies stack the deck,"...
White House Opposes Meetings in Middle East
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House yesterday confirmed that it has opposed a meeting between President Bush and Israeli and Palestinian leaders next week in Egypt, and said the peace process can go forward even if Israel's prime...