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 June 2, 2008

A Fateful Election for Liberty; Will Next President Reverse Bush-Cheney Assaults?
Byline: Nat Hentoff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the CIA's "extraordinary renditions" has led to the Milan, Italy trial of 25 CIA agents and an U.S. Air Force colonel for having kidnapped Italian resident Mustafa Osama Nasr and flown him to Egypt...
A Few (Hundred) Good Men (and Women)
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Foreign Service has not seen great numbers of officers forced to a war zone since the Vietnam war. But the prospect of such "directed assignments" looms today for Iraq and Afghanistan. The fact is, too few Foreign...
A Needed Stimulus; Improving Technology Infrastructure
Byline: Rhett Dawson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Recently, there has been a lot of talk about investing in our nation's infrastructure. But too often that focus tends to be strictly on building new roads, bridges or sewer lines. While those...
A New Look, New Opportunities for Times Readers
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Welcome to the newly redesigned Washington Times. We hope the look and feel will make your reading experience richer and more enjoyable. This page is designed to walk you through the many features of the paper to ensure...
Anniversary for an Anthem; 'Take Me out to the Ball Game' Debuted in 1908
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tin Pan Alley songwriter Jack Norworth was riding a New York City subway one day in the spring of 1908 when he spotted a sign reading "Ball game Today at the Polo Grounds." Immediately inspired, Norworth...
Arabs Hail Olmert Probe as 'Democracy at Its Best'; Bloggers Seek Transparency of Leaders
Byline: Abraham Rabinovich, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM - Embarrassed at charges Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had accepted envelopes stuffed with cash from an American businessman, Israelis are doubly stunned to discover that the investigation...
Babble Rabble
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan is excoriated for stating the obvious. The Iraq war, he writes in his memoirs titled "What Happened in the Bush White House and Washington's Culture...
Black News Network
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse and Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Black news network Former Rep. J.C. Watts is developing a cable news network focusing on a black audience, Associated Press reports. Black Television News Channel will...
Championing Freedom
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a May 29 interview at The Washington Times, Czech President Vaclav Klaus presented an eloquent defense of freedom. His views emanate from his experience with the previous communist regime. Mr. Klaus was a key participant...
Cinderellas, Princes Make Lifetime of Memories
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Students from across the region danced the night away at the historic Willard Intercontinental Washington hotel on Saturday during the Cinderella Ball, held for middle-school and high-school students with disabilities....
Clinton Takes Puerto Rico Victory; Obama Confident of Capturing Montana, South Dakota Delegates
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday grabbed what is expected to be her last primary victory by easily winning Puerto Rico, as Sen. Barack Obama's campaign predicted that he will wrap up the Democratic...
Clinton Trumpeting 'Historic' Popular Vote; Optimism Kept Up Even as Obama Nears Winning Number
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and her supporters are talking as if the Democratic nomination is within reach, claiming a popular vote victory with the last metric that possibly favors her. The...
Criminal-Friendly in Rockville
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES At 9:00 A.M. this morning, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Durke Thompson is scheduled to preside at a probation violation hearing for accused killer Shawn Henderson. Henderson, a convicted robber, is charged...
Crowning Achievement? Desormeaux Will Try to Cement His Place in History by Capturing Belmont Stakes aboard Big Brown
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kent Desormeaux's career as a Hall of Fame jockey broke quickly from the gate in Maryland. Two decades later, he is nearby in New York preparing to ride in Saturday's Belmont Stakes aboard Big Brown, the prohibitive...
Currency Redesign a Setback
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Blind Americans were torn between differing definitions of independence in a recent ruling from a federal appeals court in Washington. The American Council of the Blind won. The National Federation of...
Debunking an Ancient Myth; European-Filled Red Wings on Verge of Cup
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PITTSBURGH - Should the Detroit Red Wings win one of their next three games, it will be Nicklas Lidstrom who skates over to commissioner Gary Bettman for a quick photo op before lifting the 35-pound Stanley...
Diplomatic Traffic
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Diplomatic traffic Foreign visitors in Washington this week include: Monday * A delegation from Indonesia with Abdurrahman Abubakar, chairman of the Prosperous Justice Party of Gorontalo Province;...
Do No Harm; Tread Cautiously with Beijing
Byline: Ted Galen Carpenter, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES During my trip to China in late April, numerous officials and scholars there exuded confidence that relations between the mainland and Taiwan are about to improve dramatically. There is...
Erdogan Clashes with Both Kurds, EU; Efforts Confounded by Charge That Could Topple Ruling Party
Byline: Andrew Borowiec, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NICOSIA, Cyprus - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan plunged deeper into the country's political turmoil last week, clashing with defiant Kurdish nationalists and his European Union critics....
Excusable - for Now; Youth Absolves Outfielders' Woes for Only So Long
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The buzzword to this Washington Nationals' season very well might be "development." Much of 2008 is being devoted to giving young players a chance to play on an everyday basis, some for the first time...
Farm Bill Feeds at Public Trough
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES This bloated monster, the so-called farm bill, HR 2419, recently emerged from conference, secured the endorsement of the House and Senate, and waddled over to the White House, where the president had promised to put...
Free Headsets for Ticketed Motorists
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Free headsets for ticketed motorists Have you been ticketed for talking on your cell phone while driving in the District? If so, you might be out a hundred bucks, but under one company's new promotion,...
General: McCain Weak on Security; Backs Obama in Campaign
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The most senior retired military officer to back the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, says the first-term U.S. senator will not give Sen. John McCain, a decorated war hero,...
Global Warming Stalls as Hill Debate Heats Up
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES About the only certainty in this year's global-warming debate is that a bill won't pass Congress. The Senate on Monday kicks off what some are calling the biggest environmental debate ever, with Democrats...
GOP Chief: 'We Need Every Vote'; U.S. Senate Race Viewed as Key to Party's Resurgence
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia Republicans say the winners and losers from last weekend's nominating convention must quickly unite and move ahead together to reach new voters for the party to succeed in the November elections....
High Prices Not All Bad; Developing Nations Provide Materials
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The hardship of high food and fuel prices for the world's most impoverished people has garnered much attention, but economists say the commodities boom is probably helping more poor people than it hurts...
History Framed for All Time; Canadian Embassy Displays American Photojournalism
Byline: Deborah K. Dietsch , THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some of the most famous American photographs of the last century belong to Ryerson University in Toronto. They portray President John F. Kennedy in his rocking chair, Martin Luther King delivering...
HP's Laser Printer a Deal
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The concept of inexpensive color laser printing isn't totally new - prices have been declining for a few years now, making laser printers accessible to more and different kinds of users. What Hewlett-Packard...
In Finals, Q Rating Dims a Bit
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The building Celtics-Lakers fervor is understandable, even if it is somewhat at odds with the mostly understated personnel of the two teams. The rivalry, dormant since these two franchises last met in the...
McClellan Based Book on 'Reflection'; Concedes He Relied on Woodward '04 Book for Chapter on Iraq
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Scott McClellan's most explosive charges about the Iraq war are based not on any new evidence but rather on his reading of books and magazine articles after leaving the White House and on a period of "reflection."...
Nats' Hill Lacks Bite on Sinker in Defeat; Haren Carries Arizona to Win
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHOENIX - Shawn Hill is not himself right now, and he knows it. Since debuting in the big leagues four years ago, the Washington Nationals right-hander has relied on his sharp-dropping sinker to get...
Obama Soul
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Obama soul The elderly passenger riding aboard the Metro from Washington into Virginia glued this message to the brim of her canvas hat: "Old White Woman for Obama." This gal's for you Headlines...
Point-Counterpoint
Byline: Mark Zuckerman and Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Each week, Nationals beat writers Mark Zuckerman and Ben Goessling debate a baseball issue. This week: Should Major League Baseball institute instant replay? MARK ZUCKERMAN: I'm probably...
Political State of Grace; Pro-Choice Politicians Vex Church
Byline: Pete Vere, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The debate over denial of Communion to pro-choice Roman Catholic politicians was rekindled last month when Bishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., told Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to refrain from partaking...
Port ID Delays Worry Lawmakers; Employees Face Long Waits on 'Help Desk'
Byline: Jennifer Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A highly touted, $70 million Department of Homeland Security program to administer high-tech, tamper-resistant security cards to help identify seaport employees is facing delays that lawmakers say...
Prisoner Swap Rekindles Hope for Two Soldiers; Hezbollah Sends Israel a Coffin
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV - A rare exchange of prisoners - living and dead - between Israel and Hezbollah at the Lebanese border boosted hopes yesterday that the two enemies are headed toward a deal that would free two...
Q&A about Times' New Print Editions
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: What are the basic changes in my Washington Times newspaper? A: The newspaper will come out six days a week, with an expanded and totally redesigned Sunday product. On Saturdays, we will offer our new e-edition,...
Rays, Marlins Shine Sooner Than Expected
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The natural reaction for most of the baseball world when seeing the Tampa Bay Rays and the Florida Marlins near the top of their respective divisions is to scoff. After all, these are two teams that...
Recession Fixation
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Americans remain "deeply pessimistic" about the future of the U.S. economy, with a whopping 87 percent saying it's getting worse, according to a Gallup poll. It's unlikely this number will appreciably...
Release Jailed Border Agents
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES After reading the one-sided version of events that U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton's office relied upon to prosecute Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, it is easy to see how a jury could have been misled...
Ripe for Shredding
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ripe for shredding "When House Minority Leader John Boehner is asked whether his party needs to distance itself from George W. Bush, he likes to point out that the president isn't on the ticket this fall....
Savvy Refugees Find Easy Swedish Access
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES STOCKHOLM - The Iraqi refugee watched calmly as the toilet flush on the airplane blew away his passport. He knew exactly what he was doing: He had received detailed instructions from a smuggler to whom...
Tears at Tara
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tears at Tara The curtains are coming down at Tara again, this time in London. The musical version of "Gone With the Wind" will close June 14, making it one of the biggest flops in the history of London's West...
Tricare Acts as 'Medigap' Plan
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft: I am a retired Navy guy after 21 years service. I have had private employer insurance for many years. I retired this week from state employment. I now have no coverage for medical with...
WEEKEND REWIND: In Case You Missed It
Byline: Harrison Goodman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lakers, Celtics advance to NBA Finals: The NBA gets its dream scenario, the league's two most prestigious franchises meeting for the 11th time in the finals. This year's version of the rivalry not only...
Whitewashing the Islamist Threat; More Fallout from Koran Sniper Story
Byline: Diana West, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What interested me most about the official reaction to this month's Koran Sniper story - apologies galore, a kissed Koran for probable former insurgents, a punished soldier - was what it made vivid about...
Wolf Trap Sings Praises of Two
Byline: T.L. Ponick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Young singers of the Wolf Trap Opera company kicked off their summer music season Saturday with "Happy Birthday to Two," a recital highlighting the wide-ranging American art songs of Leonard Bernstein and...
Zimmerman to Have MRI on Shoulder
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHOENIX - Though Ryan Zimmerman insists his sore left shoulder feels progressively better each day, concern over the injured Washington Nationals third baseman seems to be increasing. Zimmerman missed...