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 14, 2008

A Debate Obama Cannot Win
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency is faltering mostly because he misrepresented himself to the American people. He promised new and authentic politics; unity and bipartisanship; and reform of Washington. He...
A Pajama Party for Kids
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An award-winning superhero from the world of PC edutainment makes his debut on Nintendo's Wii entertainment console in Pajama Sam: Don't Fear the Dark (Majesco Entertainment, for Wii, $29.99). Humongous...
Baltimore's Festival Continues to Grow
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Baltimore Running Festival, which includes its 8-year-old marathon, continues to pick up steam. This year, race officials expect 17,000 total participants in the 5K, half marathon, marathon and...
Bar Ahmadinejad
Byline: John Barrasso, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice should deny the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, entry to the United States. As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I am asking Miss...
Being Challenged Vertically; Saints' Passing Offense Presents Problems for Redskins
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES All the hue and cry among Redskins fans since Washington's 16-7 season-opening loss to the New York Giants on Sept. 4 has been about the offense. Fans have complained that new coach Jim Zorn, never before...
Brightness at Risk
Byline: Sally M. Reis, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As students throughout the region settle into the new school year, heading back to school is a largely meaningless exercise for our highest-performing students. Instead of eagerly anticipating...
Business, Excess in Books on Hitler
Byline: James Srodes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Is Adolf Hitler's image in trouble? There may well be a risk that the ongoing excess of commercial exploitation of the monstrous Nazi mass murderer's reputation could turn him into a flattened...
Can Counterinsurgency Win?
Byline: Daniel Pipes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When it comes to a state fighting a nonstate enemy, there is a widespread impression the state is doomed to fail. In 1968, Robert F. Kennedy concluded that victory in Vietnam was probably...
Captain - Ship of State
Byline: James Lyons, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Americans face a clear choice in November, between one candidate who has demonstrated excellence in one measure of responsibility and leadership, while the other candidate's leadership and experience...
Come on, You Never Really Thought the Dark and Dour Detective Inspector Rebus Would Fade into a Scotch-Laden Sunset, Did You?
Byline: Muriel Dobbin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Come on, you never really thought the dark and dour Detective Inspector Rebus would fade into a scotch-laden sunset, did you? Ian Rankin has been muttering about Rebus' gloomy future for...
Discuss Clothing with Daughter
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki, I let my 12-year-old daughter go to a movie the other day and stay overnight at her friend's house after the movie. I unexpectedly had go to the movie theater to pick them...
Educator Stresses the Power of 'Love'
Byline: Kate Tsubata, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Noted author and speaker David Albert was hosted by The Washington Times on Sept. 4 in a personal talk and dialogue with about 40 area home-schoolers. Thanks to Jacquie Kubin and Joe Szadkowski,...
Flores' Return Might Come in Final Days
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI -- Jesus Flores wants to return to the Washington Nationals' lineup and finish what was shaping up to be a strong season. The Nationals, though, don't want their young catcher to take any chances...
Front Seven Keeps Cal under Pressure
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Three plays elapsed Saturday at Byrd Stadium before the Maryland defense's greatest conundrum was solved. As it turns out, the Terrapins' pass rush won't remain on a milk carton all season. The...
Homers Sink Nationals; Power Makes Difference in Marlins' Win
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI -- The reason behind the Florida Marlins' complete dismantling of the Washington Nationals this season is both maddeningly difficult to comprehend and not all that surprising on closer inspection....
How, If at All, Would You Change the Presidential Election Process?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Great-grandmother Madeline Schau, 96, Lake Ridge, Va. I have lived through WWI and WWII when patriotism and what we could do for our country was key in our minds. We elected a president and respected him and did...
Hunting Stripers in the Dark
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HILLTOP, Md. -- At 4 a.m., without the benefit of a bright moon, the local Nanjemoy Creek can be one of the darkest places on Earth. The simple act of launching Ol' Blue, my 18-foot-long heavy-duty aluminum...
Ignoring Ike
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES A lot can be said for self-responsibility. It is usually thought of as a strong and noble character trait identifying one's ability to manage his or her own affairs responsibly. But in the wake of Hurriance Ike, it has...
INDIAN ROMANCE; Painter George De Forest Brush's Academic View of Indigenous Tribes
Byline: Deborah K. Dietsch , THE WASHINGTON TIMES George de Forest Brush made his reputation in the 1880s painting scenes of American Indians. He journeyed to Wyoming and Montana where he lived among the Arapahoe, Shoshones and Crows to study their...
Lethal FDA Warning
Byline: Gilbert Ross, M.D., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The willful blindness of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - its overcautious reluctance to approve new drugs - has led to historic declines in new drug approvals, which will cost...
Looking Back at Her Liberian Past
Byline: Greg Houle, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Helene Cooper was one of the lucky few. Being directly descended from Liberia's founding generation - a group of freed slaves from America who emigrated to this small West African nation in the...
Military, Party Keep Control While Kim's Ill; Status Quo Maintained
Byline: Sara A. Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senior members of the military and the Korean Workers' Party have been ruling North Korea while their leader, Kim Jong-il, is incapacitated, and the nuclear-armed country is not likely to become unstable...
Mother of All Incentives; Law Firms Offer Care for Children to Attract, Retain Working Moms
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Women bear the greater burden when it comes to balancing work and life issues, a reality crystallized for many women by the rise of the Republican vice-presidential nominee and a mother of five, Sarah...
Obama Warns of GOP Attacks; McCain's Team Criticizes 'Ferocity' of Foe as 'New Low'
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Sen. Barack Obama told voters not to fall for Republican attempts to distort my record, keeping up his attacks on Sen. John McCain, whose campaign criticized the Democrat for...
Palin-Ography
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Palin-ography For all its obsessive coverage, the press has successfully obfuscated the complete identity of Gov. Sarah Palin. But not to worry. Two biographies on the Alaska governor and potential...
Polls Looking Up for GOP; Lead Down to Single Digits
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Capitol Hill Republicans say a recent swing in polling numbers might translate into fewer losses in November elections - and maybe some unexpected victories - as they recover from massive midterm losses...
President of the World?
Byline: Jeffrey T. Kuhner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The world loves Sen. Barack Obama. A recent BBC poll of 22 countries - including Australia, Britain, Canada, Germany, France, Russia, India, China, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates -...
Revisiting Minor Musicals
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With a Song in My Heart and The Girl Next Door, musicals of the early 1950s recently revived in DVD editions by 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment, share a fragile claim on immortality. Nevertheless,...
Rev Up the Bus for Rout on Ice
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So I'm reading about Slovakia's 82-0 victory over Bulgaria in women's ice hockey, and I'm thinking, Did they actually finish the game, or did they have to stop playing when the red light burned out? ***...
Saris Reflect Hindu Values; Garment Stands Test of Time
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Does wearing a sari a Hindu woman make? On one level, no. Lots of Muslim and Christian women in India wear this traditional dress. On another level, however, adopting the sari conveys an ability to coexist...
Save Marriage with 'Friendly' Aid
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For decades, we've heard the advice. Marriage in trouble? Go see a counselor. But did you know that more than a few mental health professionals think marriage counseling may be hazardous to your...
School Forms Need More Lines
Byline: Paula Bisacre, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Having just completed my third round of school-supply shopping with dozens of other parents in packed aisles searching for the scarce green-marble-covered composition books with graph paper,...
Seeing the 'Greater Cause'; Israeli Envoy to U.S. an Outspoken Advocate
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sallai Meridor readily admits that he is new to the U.S.-Israeli relationship, and that he was surprised by the depth and breadth of the everyday engagement between the two countries when he was appointed...
Severances Assailed for Fannie, Freddie; Probe Sought in CEO Payouts
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The executives who managed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the past decade as the mortgage giants teetered toward collapse collected tens of millions of dollars in compensation, and some walked away with...
Smithsonian's Slippery Slope; Critics See Oil Alliances Tainting Its Good Name
Byline: Kelly Hearn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Growing financial links between the Smithsonian Institution and companies prospecting for oil in fragile ecosystems are raising concerns that the venerable scientific organization is compromising its scientific...
Starkly Vindicating DEAR OLD DAD
Byline: Martin Rubin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ford Madox Ford wanted to call his great novel, The Good Soldier, by what he rightly believed to be the better title: The Saddest Story. Now nearly a century later, Philip Roth's latest novel,...
Terrapins Bounce Back; Upset Win Revives Year after Demoralizing Loss
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland's football players ventured onto campus in the days following a humbling loss to Middle Tennessee, and the murmurs and odd looks were never far behind. The program hit its nadir in seven-plus...
Terrapins Bounce Back; Victory Proves Friedgen Is Still a Master Motivator
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This was the one Ralph Friedgen and his Maryland Terrapins had to have. And they got it with a daunting, dandy effort Saturday that yielded a 35-27 victory over No. 23 California at Byrd Stadium that...
Texas Coast Reels from Ike's Wallop; Rescuers Search for Stranded; Millions Are without Electricity
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Hurricane Ike crashed into Galveston Island and the Houston area early Saturday as a strong Category 2 storm, blowing out windows, disrupting power to millions of people and flooding...
Tony Snow Neighbor Trains for Triathlon Fundraiser; Holds Fond Memories of Cancer Victim
Byline: Nathasha Lim, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's not every day you go running with a neighbor and then hear about it on the radio. Then again, most people didn't have the pleasure of the late former White House press secretary, TV news...
United Settles for Draw after Rocha Scores Late Goal
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When FC Dallas striker Kenny Cooper punished D.C. United in the ninth minute with stunning individual effort it looked daunting for the home team. Before Saturday night's game Dallas had only lost once in...
Unsecured Homeland Agenda
Byline: David Heyman and James Jay Carafano, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The presidential candidates have discussed quite a few issues in this campaign. Strangely, though, voters have heard little about homeland security. Yet the risks to...
U.S.-Russian Relations: What Should Be Done -and Not Done
Byline: Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES On Aug. 8, Russia decided to rewrite the rules of post-World War II European security. It repudiated the Helsinki Pact of 1975, which recognized the sanctity of borders in Europe, and violated...
U.S.-Russian Relations: What Should Be Done -and Not Done
Byline: Toby T. Gati, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The advance of Russian forces into Georgia in August significantly worsened an already contentious U.S.-Russian relationship and sparked a new political debate in the United States about the...
Washington Redskins (0-1) vs. New Orleans Saints (1-0)
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Today: 1 p.m. | Where: FedEx Field | TV: Chs. 5, 45 | Radio: AM-980, AM-730, AM-570, AM-1260, FM-94.3, FM-92.7 KEY MATCHUP REDSKINS OLBs MARCUS WASHINGTON and ROCKY MCINTOSH vs. SAINTS RB REGGIE BUSH and TE JEREMY...
When We Were on the Edge of War
Byline: Martin Sieff, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Cuban Missile Crisis was arguably the greatest crisis ever to potentially threaten the human race: The United States and the Soviet Union came within hours and a few score miles of inflicting...
Why Government Grows
Byline: Richard Ebeling and Shelby C. Davis, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As we enter the final weeks of the election campaign, it's time for both candidates to explain their views on the proper size and role of government. Republican John...