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 April 14, 2009

Adoption Success a Reality
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I recently wrote about how domestic infant adoption is vanishing in America. The April 12 story was based on federal data (kindly chased down for me by Jo Jones, a researcher at National Center for...
Ailing Castro Shaky but Sharp; U.S. Delegation Finds Former Leader 'Doing Well ... Sort Of'
Byline: Carmen Gentile, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI -- In a modest house described as free from the pretentiousness befitting a former president, legendary Cuban leader Fidel Castro entertained three members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus...
A Nuclear Talibanistan? U.S. Temporizes and Hopes for the Best
Byline: Tony Blankley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Our view of Pakistan's role in the Afghanistan war has undergone an ominous but necessary series of shifts. At the outset of the war in October 2001, Pakistan correctly was seen as a necessary...
Astroturf Tea?
Byline: Amanda Carpenter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Astroturf tea? Liberals in the blogosphere and beyond have been quick to label Wednesday's upcoming taxpayer Tea Party protests as the product of imposter campaigns coordinated by Republican billionaires...
Bias Found in VOA Broadcasts to Iran; Producers Don't Speak Farsi
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A State Department investigation has found serious flaws in Voice of America (VOA) broadcasts for Iran, including charges of political bias and cronyism and a management that doesn't understand Farsi,...
Black Caucus and Castro; an Uncritical Visit in the Lap of a Tyranny
Byline: Antonio Benedi, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Castro brothers received a warm and grateful audience with the Congressional Black Caucus last week. Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat and the current head of the 42-member caucus,...
Brain Lock Shuts Down Wizards
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Wizards entered Monday night's game against Toronto with two motivating factors. The first: Give the fans a victory to enjoy in the home finale. The second: Win to avoid finishing in a tie...
Budget, Driver's Licenses Final Session Issues
Byline: Michael Drost, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Maryland General Assembly debated into the night in its last legislative session Monday, taking up unfinished business such as the state budget, driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, and eminent-domain...
Cigarette Tax Hike
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cigarette tax hike Rhode Island last week increased its tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1 in a move praised by health advocacy groups as a way to help reduce smoking rates. We are extremely proud...
Colbert Module?
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES COLBERT MODULE? Amid concern that younger generations are getting most of the news from TV comedy shows, NASA has chosen to announce on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report the name of the space agency's...
Congress Set to Tighten Key Tobacco Restrictions
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Anti-smoking advocates soon may breathe easier, as a long-standing push on Capitol Hill for tighter tobacco restrictions is expected to come to a head when Congress returns from a two-week break Monday....
Cuomo Likely to Seek Top Job Sometime; Won't Challenge Paterson, He Says; Analysts Not Sure
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Desp ite polls showing the job is his for the taking, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo insists he has no plans to challenge unpopular Democratic Gov. David Paterson next year and will seek...
Democrats Stand Up for Home-State Facilities; Budget Cuts Hit Too Close for Comfort
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rep. Maurice D. Hinchey has been a staunch supporter of President Obama, but that changed abruptly last week when the administration proposed hitting the eight-term Democrat where it hurts - cutting the...
DEMON TRAVEL; Business Trips as Whipping Boy of Corporate Excess
Byline: Andrea Tomer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Businesses, already struggling to survive the perils of an economic downturn, are starting to push back against a growing public perception that business travel is wasteful and unethical. Government...
Dow Down Slightly Ahead of Earnings
Byline: Joseph Weber, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wall Street closed Monday with mixed results as investors wait for earnings reports this week from major banks and other indicators about the struggling U.S. economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...
Driving in the Wrong Direction
Byline: John R. Coyne Jr., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a positive and optimistic foreword obviously written before the current economic crisis, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger touches on the basic themes of this book: There are more than 1 billion...
Dunn's Impact Has Yet to Translate into Wins
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The grand unveiling of Adam Dunn to 40,386 fans at Nationals Park on Monday played out like a sampler platter of everything - good and bad - Dunn brings to a lineup. He drew a key walk in the first...
Earth Day Bonanza?
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Earth Day bonanza? Who would've thought Earth Day could prove so divisive for the environmental movement? Enviro-bloggers at Grist.org have started a tongue-in-cheek Screw Earth Day! campaign to push...
Ending Just Kills Augusta Thrills
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The 73rd Masters was little more than a terrific tease. If golf tournaments ended on the 70th hole, Sunday's finale would have earned a few Hall of Fame nominations. If that were the...
Federal Agency Warns of Radicals on Right; 9-Page Report Sent to Police
Byline: Eli Lake and Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in rightwing extremist activity, saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black...
Fox Cub?
Byline: Stephanie Green and Elizabeth Glover, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fox cub? Your lady spies have learned that Fox News America's Newsroom anchor Megyn Kelly is expecting her first child in October. The 38-year-old Ms. Kelly married Doug Brunt...
Gays at White House Egg Roll: Who Cares?
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What if a vocal political action group held a press conference and no one cared? That's exactly what happened just before Monday's Easter Egg Roll on the White House South Lawn, when lesbian, gay, bisexual...
Groups Fear Growing China Can't Be Green; Stimulus Spending Concealed
Byline: Michael Standaert, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BEIJING -- Environmental groups in China are worried that the country's efforts to stave off the global financial crisis could come at the cost of continued environmental degradation. Groups such...
Handing out the Hardware
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HART (MVP) Winner: Alex Ovechkin, Capitals Other finalists: Evgeni Malkin, Penguins; Pavel Datsyuk, Red Wings After Sidney Crosby and Ovechkin won the past two trophies with little competition,...
Happy for 'Les Miz'; Signature Wins Big at Hayes
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Signature Theatre's production of Les Miserables" was the big winner at this year's Helen Hayes Awards, presented Monday night at the Warner Theatre. The musical, directed by Eric Schaeffer, captured...
Hot Times in Iceland
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With something like national bankruptcy underway, Iceland is a country that could use a little cheering up. And in a country that boasts one of the world's highest grandmaster-per-capita ratios, chess...
Humanity in Spite of It All
Byline: Corinna Lothar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Yiyun Li's first novel, The Vagrants, is stunning, written with cool detachment but passionate vitality. It's an extraordinary tale of life during the late 1970s in Muddy River, a 20-year-old...
'Ich Bin ein Austrian'
Byline: Victor Morton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Ich bin ein Austrian' First, President Obama commits a foot-in-mouth Bushism, then the liberal mainstream media doesn't notice. It's a script that never ceases to provide fodder for conservative...
Kalas' Death Lends a Somber Tone
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As fans began trickling into Nationals Park on Monday, sad news also crept in. Harry Kalas, the longtime broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies, had collapsed in the ballpark's television booth. About...
Kalas' Legacy Much Deeper Than His Voice
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The broadcast press box at Nationals Park is several hundred feet above the playing field, but what happened up there shortly after noon Monday stunned everyone on the field who was preparing for the Washington...
Killing Pirates; the Next Target: Their Sanctuaries on Land
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Captain Richard Phillips was saved Sunday by an old-fashioned formula that pirates understand: Attack U.S. shipping, and you will die. Now that policy needs to be extended to the pirates' sanctuaries on land. The...
Loss of Print Tradition; Detroiters Miss Daily Deliveries
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DETROIT -- For the past two weeks, Detroiters have seen their city make some of the country's biggest news. But on a majority of those days, their newspapers haven't made it to their homes. The two...
Lost Luggage Suit against British Air Advances; Class Action the First to Seek Damages above $1,500 Limit
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Forget frequent-flier miles - air passengers seeking rewards just got one: the right to sue international airlines for losing or destroying their luggage. Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the Eastern District...
Mel, Mrs. to Part
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mel, Mrs. to part Mel Gibson's wife of 28 years filed for divorce Monday, citing irreconcilable differences, Associated Press reports. Robyn Gibson filed the petition, which offers no details...
Middle Infield Becomes More of a Concern
Byline: Ben Goessling and Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Nationals gained a second baseman but lost another before Monday's home opener. And there's still no telling how long they will be without their best middle infielder...
Nats Bring Troubles to D.C. Defeat Drops Record to 0-7 to Start Year
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It could have been an uplifting moment on a day that had been filled with sadness, a turning point for the Washington Nationals when they cast aside their dreadful first week to the season and started...
Nats Still at a Loss, but Now It's Seven
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Another Opening Day, so to speak. Ho hum. That happens when you take the field oh-fer the season and the season is a week old. Reeling under the figurative weight of their 0-6 record, the Nats pretended...
Not Very Intelligent; America's Spy Agencies Are Bound in Bureaucracy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bureaucrats don't make good spies. That's the lesson the Obama administration needs to learn from the U.S. inspector general's report on the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In the report, completed in...
Obama Removes Barriers to Cuba; Tacks Further from Bush
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama on Monday lifted the most stringent Bush-era restrictions on trade, travel and remittances to Cuba and opened the door for new U.S. telecommunications deals on the island, in a move that signaled...
Obama's Bogus Gun Statistics; Mexican Crime Is Not America's Fault
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Obama administration is fudging when it claims that 90 percent of guns used in crimes in Mexico come from the United States. The bogus statistics are being used as an excuse to push gun control. The Obama White...
Obama's Unreal Agenda; We Disarm While Others Build Up?
Byline: Frank J. Gaffney Jr., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When it comes to security policy, it seems everyone wants to be a realist these days. If that term has any meaning, though, President Obama's nuclear weapons and missile defense policies...
Official Sought Bonus after Bailout; Left Citigroup for State after Obama Appointment
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shortly before joining the Obama administration, Deputy Secretary of State Jacob J. Lew reported in a little-noticed government filing that he intended to collect a bonus for his 2008 work at Citigroup...
On the Deficit, Talk Is Cheap - but Action Is Essential
Byline: Robert Greenstein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mark Twain quipped that everybody complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it. Were he alive today, he might say the same about the budget deficit, about which many lawmakers...
'Pirate' Mission
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Pirate' mission Just a day after the U.S. Navy successfully rescued Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates that were holding him hostage, Spike TV says it is going forward with a pilot...
Poke in Eye?
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES POKE IN EYE? On April 9, Gholam Reza Aghazadeh, the head of Iran's atomic energy agency, announced that the Islamic Republic had installed 7,000 centrifuges in its Natanz uranium enrichment facility....
'Political Asset'
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'POLITICAL ASSET' The ambassador from Afghanistan sees most NATO forces stationed in his country as a political asset, rather than a military one, because most of the fighting is conducted by U.S....
Saunders Could Meet Wizards' Aspirations
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the Washington Wizards on the verge of reaching an agreement that would make Flip Saunders their next coach, one question lingers. Is Saunders right for the job? Despite reports late Monday night...
SFA Delivers Art-Rock
Byline: Adam Mazmanian, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A wild, giddy eclecticism runs through the ninth studio album from the Welsh art rockers of Super Furry Animals. The mix of infectious hooks, polyglot musical influences and layered instrumentation...
Steele Slams 'Arrogant' Obama in RNC Letter
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele has launched a direct attack on the Obama administration in a new party mailing, accusing the president of being part of the blame America first...
TAKE YOUR PICK: Will the Nationals Finish with the Worst Record in Baseball?
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Yes - As the only winless team in the majors after the first week, Washington already has taken up residence in the basement of the National League East. Climbing out of that hole - over a group that includes...
Tall Order for Power Play; Capitals Face NHL's Best Penalty Killers
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Capitals enter the postseason with one of the top offenses in the NHL, in part because of a fearsome power play that was the league's second best in the regular season. In the first round...
Tax-Day Protests across Nation Set to Send Message
Byline: Amanda Carpenter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Boston Tea Party-inspired protests have randomly cropped up across the country in opposition to the federal government's spending increases, and now plans are under way for a coordinated national tea...
Terrapins' Strickland Opts to Leave Program
Byline: Mike Fratto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Maryland women's basketball team suffered another loss Monday when it announced sophomore guard Marah Strickland is transferring after the spring semester. On Friday, the program said sophomore forward...
The Need for Electronic Records; Monitor Medication to Keep Patients on Track, Avoid Risks
Byline: Christopher A. Keeys, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In any given month, about 40 percent of the approximately 1,900 clients actively enrolled in the D.C. AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) are not utilizing antiretroviral medications....
There's No Work Here for Mr. Nice Guy
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barack Obama doesn't have much time to bask in the success of the Navy's rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama. The pirates vow to inflict brutal vengeance, all to put the fear of Allah...
Times Earns Public Service Award for VA Investigation
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Times was named Monday as a winner of the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award for public service, one of investigative journalism's highest honors, for its series...
To the Shores of Tripoli; Clip Their Wings and Defang Terrorism
Byline: Harlan Ullman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sunday's rescue of the skipper of the Maersk Alabama, Richard Phillips, from Somali pirates brought home an old story. Pirates have been around since at least the days of the Roman Republic....
Worries Are Lingering in D.C
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two important questions hung in the chilly spring air Monday afternoon at Nationals Park. Who would throw out the first pitch in the Washington Nationals' home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies? For...