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 July 13, 2008

Adultery 'Wrong' to Most Americans
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Adultery certainly has been fodder for this year's news cycle. Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer kicked it off with his call-girl scandal. Fellow Democrat, Attorney General Marc Dann of Ohio, also...
All-Star Final Vote Aftermath
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ALL-STAR FINAL VOTE AFTERMATH Giving fans the chance to elect the final member of each All-Star team is a neat idea. Harmless in a way, because most of the players are fringe All-Stars. Winners Evan...
Au Pair Helps out with Teaching Kids
Byline: Kate Tsubata, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jennifer Zuckman and her husband, Michael, are a dual-career couple. Both attorneys, he works in private practice and she for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The parents of three young children,...
Axis of Evil Mischief
Byline: James T. Hackett, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iran's July 9 launch of nine ballistic missiles, including an improved version of the Shahab-3 that can reach Israel and most U.S. bases in the Middle East, shows this member of the axis...
Baggage Claim at a Family Event
Byline: Paula Bisacre, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Our ever-bustling household is preparing to celebrate my teenage son's church confirmation, and I'm so looking forward to the wonderful day. Like many remarried friends who have stepfamilies,...
Balester Drops Home Debut; Defensive Lapses Contribute to Loss
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES At the end of a week packed with just about every source of bad news the Washington Nationals could possibly stomach, there was still one thing the team could use to put a charge into its beleaguered fan...
Balester Drops Home Debut; July's Not Exactly Time to Celebrate Local Happenings
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Friday morning, a story in The Washington Post revealed that the Lerner group, the owners of the Washington Nationals, have refused to pay rent to the city for the new $611 million ballpark in a petty contract...
Between Law and Moral Lapses
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's clear Joseph Wambaugh, the detective-turned-author behind "The Onion Field" and "The Blue Knight," isn't thrilled about the rules governing today's Los Angeles Police Department. Those regulations...
BookLife on Washingtontimes.Com
Byline: Carol Herman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Early this spring, I started thinking again about Ernest Hemingway. A book by A.E. Hotchner had just arrived in my office from HarperCollins called "The Good Life According to Hemingway." It's mostly a...
Brain Games 2 Not Entertaining
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a world of ultraviolent video games, there should be a place for children and their parents to interact and actually learn something from that overpriced multimedia computer/gaming system. Take...
Bush's Just War
Byline: Jeffrey T. Kuhner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush was right to invade Iraq. His 2003 decision to topple Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein will go down in history as one of the most courageous acts of statesmanship of the early 21st century....
Candidates Court Hispanics
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES John McCain and Barack Obama are accelerating their bid for the Hispanic vote. This week, they both delivered a speech to the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). They will also both speak to the National...
Capitalist Answer to Economic Woes
Byline: James Rodes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Those who decry the decline of the American newspaper should look at Barron's National Business and Financial Weekly which chugs along giving its loyal readership what they want: Tough-minded...
Cubans Throng U.S. Via Mexico; Treaty to Target Trafficker Gangs
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Organized and increasingly violent criminals are helping Cuban emigrants make their way into the United States through Mexico, prompting Havana and Mexico City to open negotiations on a treaty to try to...
Dark Night Hurts United's Rhythm
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. United's players might have received a good excuse for losing earlier in the day: If they win the SuperLiga tournament, they will see little of the $1 million in prize money. However, the reality...
Economic Reality, Not Fantasy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES After seven years of unprecedented strength, the U.S. economy is floundering as the mortgage crisis and gas prices force businesses, small and large, to slash jobs. It is a given that President Bush presided over one...
Fabricated Frenzy
Byline: Paul M. Weyrich, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When I was the political reporter and weekend anchor at WISN TV, the CBS affiliate in Milwaukee, John Coleman was our weatherman. He was a strong conservative and was known for his sense of...
Field of Champions Will Rise Again; $4 Million Project Renovates 92-Year-Old Cardozo Stadium
Byline: Amanda McClure, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Cardozo High School stadium - with its arching stonework and grandstand view of the District - was once a showcase for local athletics. It was the legendary arena for city football championships and...
Firearms Simplicity
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Before Mayor Adrian M. Fenty was elected mayor of the District of Columbia, he went on a tour of cities in various states (I presume to learn governance). Well, Mr. Fenty now must exercise governance as he responds to...
GREAT HOLES; 10 Treacherous Blind Spots
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES From the pages of GolfStyles magazine NO. 5 THE HOMESTEAD (CASCADES), PAR 5 The second shot on this lengthy three-shotter is hit from the base of a hill to a tight landing area. Reaching the green in two is almost...
Hispanics Seek Voter Bloc Too Big to Ignore; Citizenship Papers Filed
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN DIEGO - The nearly 200 immigrants who began the citizenship process at the National Council of La Raza's annual convention Saturday are exactly the sort who will determine whether Hispanics this year...
In Praise of the Constructive
Byline: Robert Ganz, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last year, in a review of Robert D. Richardson's "William James: In the Maelstrom of Modernism," I noted that in the past 50 years a resurgence of philosophical pragmatism has occurred. That philosophy...
Kaine State's Last Hope for Role in Obama Ticket; Detractors Point to Lack of Successes
Byline: Gary Emerling and Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES And then there was one. Gov. Tim Kaine is the lone Virginia politician remaining on the rumored short list of potential running mates for presumptive Democratic presidential...
Kasten Refuses to Talk about Specific Rumors
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES While he said reports of Major League Baseball's investigation of how its teams sign players in the Dominican Republic represented "the very best kinds of news we could possibly have," Washington Nationals...
Kellman Runs the River Wild
Byline: John Tully, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Zack Kellman, 20, floats in calm waters passing river sediment and snail shells through his fingers. Minutes earlier he launched himself into a roar of class 5-plus rated rapids on the Potomac River at Great...
Legalized Piracy in 1775
Byline: Philip Kopper, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With our most historical holiday just passed, this star-spangled history may be your best patriotic read this July. Title characters in "Patriot Pirates" include the American Revolution's saltiest...
Narcotic Use, Drought Rob Babies of Food; Cash Crops Are King
Byline: Simon Roughneen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DIRE DAWA, Ethiopia - When drought and food shortages hit, it is the very young who suffer first, and most. Weighing only 10 pounds, Ayaan is among nearly 100,000 Ethiopian children whose lives are...
Nobles & Knaves
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Noble - Federal Judge Ronald Leighton of Takoma, Wash., for fighting legal verbiage with a limerick and the law after a plaintiff's massive plaint. Mounds of verbal ballast can mean a win for the rule of lawyers and...
No Sleep for the Curious; Night Listener Discusses Aliens, Bigfoot, Angels and Presidential Hopes
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The talk is good tonight. Angels, mystery fireballs in space, rustlings in the attic, memories of grandma, a cure-all from the ancients, some scrappy politics. Someone gets choked up. A truck driver...
Not Resting on His Laurels; New Redskins Coach Takes Passion for Action to Limit:
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jim Zorn never just takes it easy. While one of his NFL coaching compatriots was drawing plays in the sand on his summer vacation, Zorn was racing downhill on a mountain bike in British Columbia. While...
Past Comforting in Uncertain Times; Churches Hold Place in History
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A huge lawsuit involving the national Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia vs. 11 congregations that have broken away to join an Anglican body brings up an inevitable question. Why is...
Real Lessons of Vietnam
Byline: R.J. Rummel and Robert F. Turner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virtually every major U.S. commitment of military force abroad in the last 35 years has been compared to our tragic experience in Indochina that ended in communist victories...
Rethinking W
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rethinking W. Stop the presses. Take a deep breath. Someone is actually defending President Bush. "Bush may not have the slickness of his predecessor, but he is a man you can trust and who prefers...
Sarkozy to Open Union for the Mediterranean; European, N. African, Mideast Leaders to Coordinate on Projects
Byline: Baptiste Etchegaray, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After months of diplomatic quarrels, French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday will host his cherished Union for the Mediterranean, a group aimed at promoting concrete projects among states bordering...
Search for Perch Can Beat the Heat
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BENEDICT, Md. - When the weather is hot and humid what does a professional bass fishing guide do for fun and relaxation? In the case of Dale Knupp, the answer is easy. He'll hitch his boat to the back of...
Seventh-Inning Stretch with Carpenter and Sutton
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Hooking...hooking. fair!" This time, at least, the Hall of Fame pitcher doesn't mind that the ball stayed in play. Baseball legend Don Sutton and booth partner Bob Carpenter, the television broadcast team for the Washington...
Shallow Seas; A Superficial Pairing of Photos and Pastels
Byline: Deborah K. Dietsch , THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Seascapes" at the Smithsonian Institution's Sackler Gallery offers a smattering of works by an unlikely pairing of artists: contemporary Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, a current darling...
Shoring Up the Republican Base
Byline: John R. Coyne Jr., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shake a tree in Washington, and a book about reviving the Republican party falls out. Of the current crop, "Grand New Party" is one of the best written, and people on both sides of the fence...
Snow, Former Bush Spokesman, Dies at 53; Editor Remembers Intellect, Compassion
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was the best decision in my 62 years of professional life as a journalist. I was The Washington Times' editor in chief and looking for a new editorial page editor. Tony Snow was the first and...
Snow, Former Bush Spokesman, Dies at 53; Long Career in Politics, News Included Stint at the Times
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tony Snow, the former Bush White House press secretary known for his wit and agility at the podium, who inspired others by facing cancer with hope and optimism, died early Saturday at Georgetown University...
Social Security Deluge?
Byline: Ed Feulner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A torrent often begins with a trickle - and so it is with entitlement spending. The flood of retirees that could overwhelm Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid has started slowly, but it's under...
Students Lobby for Service Academy; Push Measure on Capitol Hill
Byline: Benjamin Newell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In their first taste of wooing Washington's power brokers, a group of students met with lawmakers Friday to advocate for legislation creating a U.S. Public Service Academy. About 85 students had the...
Training Camp Countdown
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Training Camp Countdown Ryan O'Halloran is breaking down a position each day heading into the start of Washington Redskins training camp July 20. Sunday - Quarterback. Key statistic 10/2 Jason...
Veremeenko Joins Wizards' Summer Team; Forward Optimistic about Earning a Regular-Season Roster Spot
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After having his arrival delayed by complications in acquiring a work visa, Vladimir Veremeenko attended the Washington Wizards' summer league minicamp at Verizon Center on Saturday. Veremeenko, whom the...
Webb Falls Short with Light Schedule
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Alan Webb of Reston had a disappointing showing in a disappointing year at the Olympic trials last week in Eugene, Ore. Coming off a career season last year when he surpassed Steve Scott's 25-year-old...
What Should Be Done with the War Powers Act?
Byline: David A. Keene, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A few months ago, I participated in a discussion of the Bush administration's continuing campaign to enhance the powers and prerogatives of the presidency vis-a-vis Congress at which a well-known...
What Should Be Done with the War Powers Act?
Byline: Paul E. Vallely, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Miller Center's National War Powers Commission, co-chaired by former Secretaries of State James A. Baker and Warren Christopher, this past Tuesday recommended that Congress repeal the...
WHEN CHICKS COME HOME TO ROOST; 20somethings, Parents Reconnect as Adult Housemates
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." - Opening line of "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy *** Much has been written about the current trend of young adults...
When No Bookshops Were Left
Byline: Muriel Dobbin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Nazi hordes who invaded and occupied the British Channel Islands during World War II lived up to their reputation for brutality, but they met their match in the Guernsey Literary and Potato...
Wounded Husband Deserves the Truth
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki: My husband and I have two children. We fell madly in love in college when he was in the ROTC. I didn't want him to join the military, as I didn't want to be part of the military...