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 January 22, 2009

Amazing Phipps
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AMAZING PHIPPS Who in the National Cathedral's pews, President Obama and former President Bill Clinton included, wasn't stirred by Wednesday's National Prayer Service rendition of Amazing Grace by Wintley...
A National Voice; Play-by-Play Man Beninati's Ascension Mirrors Caps'
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The score is tied 1-1 late in a tense game against the Boston Bruins when a Washington Capitals right wing gets loose with the puck. Joe Beninati, standing six stories above the Verizon Center ice, takes note....
Anthrax Fear Evacuates WSJ Offices
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An anthrax scare Wednesday morning in New York forced the evacuation of two floors at the Wall Street Journal after the newspaper received more than a dozen envelopes in the mail containing an unknown...
Bailout Windfall Coming
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama will receive a huge deficit-reducing windfall in a few years when the U.S. Treasury recoups about $500 billion from its investment stake in the $700 billion economic bailout. Who says...
Better Security Lies in Defense Funds
Byline: Kim Holmes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the sleeper issues President Obama will need to address soon is how much to spend on national defense. Scarcely discussed in the campaign, defense spending is arguably the most important...
Biden Takes Dig at Roberts over Oath Misstep
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES That didn't take long. During his first full day in office, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. made a jarring verbal gaffe, shooting a public dig at the Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. that...
Boaters Anxious for a Return to Action
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the presidential inauguration now behind us, some local Potomac River boaters are anxious to return to waters that previously were off-limits. They hope to try for crappies, bass, catfish or scattered...
Campaign's Final Footnote
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES At a bipartisan dinner on Inauguration Eve, President Barack Obama delivered a magnanimous speech honoring Sen. John McCain, extending a warm embrace to the man with whom he had dueled in parry-and-thrust presidential...
Caps Trio Can't Catch a Break; Alzner, Helmer, Machesney Are Sent Down to Hershey
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Karl Alzner had planned a trip to Manhattan during the NHL All-Star break, but he also knew he might need to get a refund on that ticket. Sure enough, Alzner will be spending the Washington Capitals'...
Censors Cut off Obama Speech; Media Remove Communism Part
Byline: Chris O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BEIJING -- For China's notoriously conservative propaganda czars, the decision to allow President Obama's inauguration speech to be beamed live into the nation's homes was bold. It backfired as soon...
Change in Black Politics
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Amid the focus on Barack Obama being the first black president, there has been a change, subtle and largely unnoticed by most, regarding black politics in the Democratic Party. Black Democrats - and the great majority...
Clark Reaches a New High; Hard-Hitting Steelers Safety Glad to Be Alive
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ryan Clark did not know at this time last year whether he even would play in the NFL again. A rare and serious reaction to the high altitude of Denver after a game with the Broncos cut short the 2007...
Clergy Offer Obama Counsel; First Woman Preaches at Prayer Service
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A bevy of religious leaders, including the first woman to preach at an inaugural prayer service, gave newly sworn-in President Obama plenty of spiritual advice yesterday. On his first full morning in office,...
Coleman Chides Reid in Fight over Senate Seat
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Minnesota Republican Sen. Norm Coleman on Wednesday revealed that former President George W. Bush, who's familiar with recounts, had contacted him to commiserate about his ongoing battle with Democratic...
Common Sense on Spending
Byline: Jerry Lewis, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES America's economic crisis continues, and there is an immediate need for Congress to produce a strong and definitive plan to help weather this financial storm. In reviewing the Pelosi-Obey stimulus...
'Desperate' in D.C
Byline: Stephanie Green and Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Desperate' in D.C. Pennsylvania Avenue easily could have been mistaken for the fictional Wisteria Lane on Tuesday as four members of the Desperate Housewives cast descended...
Failure of the Iron Fist; Israel's Destructive Campaign in Gaza
Byline: Nabil Al-Tikriti and Ranjit Singh, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If insanity is trying the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different outcome, then U.S. and Israeli foreign policy in the Middle East has long since entered the realm...
Feel like a Chump?
Byline: Richard Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES You work hard, take care of your family, and pay all the taxes the government says you owe as is typical of honest, upright citizens. But what happens to your tax money? It is now going to...
Finally, McPhee Feels Good at Break
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This hasn't been the best time of year for Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee in recent seasons. The NHL All-Star break usually did little more for the Capitals than prolong the agony...
First Lady Steps Style; Fashion Sense Draws Many Eyes
Byline: Stephanie Green, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fresh off her historic inaugural-gown debut, Michelle Obama has begun the first 100 days of her reign as first lady of fashion with mixed reviews from leading style experts and commoners alike. Following...
Gaza Offensive Jeopardizes Israel's Relations with Turkey
Byline: Iason Athanasiadis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ISTANBUL -- Israel's Gaza offensive has created fractures in the Israeli-Turkish alliance and deepened ties between Ankara and Tehran in what analysts fear could be the start of a major realignment...
Gaza Offensive May Let Arabs Banish Ghost of Sadat
Byline: Edward Goldberg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the tragedies of Mideast politics is that a moderate Arab leader needs to weigh his personal safety against making a commitment to a peace plan with Israel. This ultimate veto on...
Geithner Raises Idea of 'Bad Bank'
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Timothy Geithner, President Obama's pick to head the Treasury Department, said Wednesday that the administration is considering setting up a bad bank to purchase toxic loans from troubled banks in a new...
GI Bill Benefit to Be Increased
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft, I would like to share with your readers the increased benefits that will soon be available to them under the post-9/11 GI Bill, a new education benefit program that is effective Aug. 1....
GOP to Challenge Holder on Views of Interrogation; Clinton Easily Confirmed as Secretary of State
Byline: S.A. Miller and Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republicans raised new challenges to Eric H. Holder Jr.'s bid to become attorney general as the Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as the secretary of state Wednesday....
'Great Challenges'
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'GREAT CHALLENGES' Antonio O. Garza Jr. spent his last day as U.S. ambassador to Mexico thinking about the great challenges President Obama will face in maintaining good relations with America's southern...
House Puts Limits on Bailout Funds; GOP Hits $825 Billion Stimulus
Byline: Sean Lengell and Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House on Wednesday voted to limit how the remaining $350 billion in the financial bailout fund can be spent, while appropriators took their first crack at a proposed $825 billion economic...
Huntress, Two Punks Entertain
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This chronic feature lets me review what recently has passed my bloodshot pupils. So pull up a chair, break out the sarcasm filter, and welcome to ... Mr Zad's comic critique * Kick Drum Comix,...
'Idol' Trumps Obama
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Idol' trumps Obama Fox's American Idol scored prime time's biggest numbers Tuesday as audiences seemed to tire of round-the-clock inaugural coverage, Variety reports. Sure, ABC did solid numbers...
'It Was an Incredibly Busy Day'; D.C. Cleans Up after Crush; No Deaths Reported at Events
Byline: Michael Drost and Timothy Warren, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The inauguration was a day of records big and small - from the country's first black president to Metro ridership to the number of lost children in a day. It was an incredibly busy...
Kevin Martin's Record of Success; FCC Chairman Helped Bolster Telecom Sector
Byline: Cesar V. Conda and Lawrence J. Spiwak, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the arrival of a new administration, Kevin Martin ends his tenure as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and will be succeeded by Obama campaign technology...
Lee's Life Complex after War; Gentleness and Integrity Recognized; Ill Health a Struggle
Byline: William S. Connery, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Five months after the surrender at Appomattox, Confederate commander Gen. Robert E. Lee - the man who had said, Then there is nothing left me but to go and see General Grant, and I would...
Memories of 'Carpets' Stained by Woeful '44
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Steelers and Cardinals don't like each other much right now. In fact, Ryan Clark, Pittsburgh's brain-scrambling safety, is probably picking out floral arrangements to send to the Arizona receivers he plans...
Mids' Veazey Comes Up Big vs. Crusaders; Sophomore Provides 'Difference' for Navy
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS -- Navy coach Billy Lange looked at his roster a week before Patriot League play commenced and knew the Midshipmen would need more from center Mark Veazey and point guard O.J. Avworo in the...
Monroe a Big Plus for Georgetown
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's time to find out what battle-hardened Georgetown learned from its six-game post-Christmas odyssey. Coach John Thompson III's young team emerged from its stretch against five top-13 teams with all...
Needed: More Elderly Workers; Perverse Social Security, Medicare Incentives Must Go
Byline: Gary Andres and James C. Capretta, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is apparent from the last two election cycles that conservatives need to refresh their political appeal and develop innovative policy proposals aimed at solving real-world...
No Wizards Likely to Be All-Stars; Jamison, Butler Admit Frustration
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- When the NBA announces the starters for the 2009 All-Star Game during a broadcast Thursday night on TNT, Washington Wizards forwards Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler won't be among them....
Obama Lifts Bush's Veil of Secrecy; Repeals Act to Extend Presidential Records Shield
Byline: Christina Bellantoni and Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Moving quickly to undo the Bush administration's regime of secrecy, President Obama on Wednesday repealed a 2001 executive order granting former presidents, and even vice presidents,...
Obama Starts Day 1 with Tougher Ethics Rules
Byline: Jon Ward and Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama met with his top economic and military advisers, waded into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and issued executive orders establishing ethical standards for his administration...
Obama Takes Oath Again to Ensure Constitutional Accuracy
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama on Wednesday night took the oath of office a second time during a private ceremony at the White House, one day after the flubbing of the oath on Inauguration Day. Chief Justice...
Obama to Close Terror War Black Sites; Orders Limit Interrogations
Byline: Sara A. Carter and Eli Lake, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama on Thursday will order the closure of so-called black sites, where CIA and European security services have interrogated terrorist suspects, under executive orders dismantling...
On the Attack
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES On the attack When President Barack Obama took the oath of office [Tuesday], his communications team flipped the switch on the brand new, redesigned White House web site, Mark Impomeni writes at www.politicalmachine.com....
Pomp Ends, Circumstance Lingers; Now Comes the Hard Part
Byline: Suzanne Fields, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In with the new, out with the old. In with the Democrats, out with the Republicans. In with Obamaphoria, out with the relentless Bushbash. The pomp passes, the circumstance lingers on. We sat...
Poppy Fields Turn to Saffron; Spice More Profitable Than Opium Plants
Byline: James Palmer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HERAT, Afghanistan -- The Afghan government, international aid groups and private businesses have been distributing saffron bulbs to farmers in what appears to be an increasingly successful effort to persuade...
Pro-Life Rally Yearns for Media Spotlight; Post-Inaugural Streets Empty
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES She's asked President Obama to come for a visit, and she has bloggers on her side now. Still, Nellie Gray - who founded the March for Life 36 years ago - pines for some meaningful attention from the...
Pro-Lifers Prepare for Fight
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Grim. That's the mood among the pro-lifers, thousands of whom are marching down Constitution Avenue on Thursday to protest the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing...
Rebuilding Gaza Beset by Hamas; U.S., Others Refuse to Deal with Rulers
Byline: Elliot D. Woods, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Mohammad Awad was so happy when the lights came back on that he didn't want to go bed. A trickle of electricity started flowing into Gaza City four days ago after Israel announced...
Roads Back to Normal: Gridlocked
Byline: Joseph Weber, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The warm glow cast over the region's roads and streets by the historic inauguration events appeared officially over Wednesday as motorists honked and pounded dashboards over lingering barricades, broken...
Rude Stepdad Is out of Line
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki, My stepdad is a jerk, and my mom stays with him because he is an officer. I am reminded every day by both of them that I have to act and behave a certain way so that I won't...
Tech-Stock Rise Helps Reverse Inaugural Fall; Financials Also Headed Higher
Byline: Richard C. Gross, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wall Street staged a rally led by high-tech stocks Wednesday to recover most of its losses from a disastrous Inauguration Day plunge in the financial sector. Many bank stocks also rebounded. Two...
The Grim Tax Reaper
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Death and taxes are often linked as life's two certainties. Yet, in the United States, there's a third link to this: Democrats, death and taxes - one can always count on Democrats to levy or maintain a tax, if it is...
To Dispel Bush Clouds
Byline: Jeffrey Shapiro, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the coming months, years and decades, history will be the judge of what kind of leader former President Bush was, but those Americans interested in preserving his legacy must take an aggressive...