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 November 20, 2008

$15 Million for Inauguration Less Than Cost for Bush Events
Byline: Michael Drost and Ian Bauder, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. officials said Wednesday the only guaranteed money they have for the expected, record-breaking Inauguration Day crowd is the annual federal appropriation of $15 million - about $2.3...
BCS Not Obama's Concern
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's nice that President-elect Barack Obama is concerned enough about college football to want changes in the ludicrous Bowl Championship Series ... but why? Doesn't he have enough other matters about which...
Book Fans Descend on Town's 'Twilight' Zone
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FORKS, Wash. -- Strange, previously unseen creatures have overrun this tiny logging burg, creeping through its neighborhoods and staring at the town's high school. The locals have a name for these...
Canary, Kenobi on Shelves
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thanks to the proliferation of film, comic-book and cartoon characters, companies are bombarding consumers with an incredible selection of action figures. With tongue in cheek, let's take a peek at...
Care Available for Blind Veterans
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft: As recent Veterans Day activities have reminded us of the sacrifices many Americans have made for our country, it is important to note that more than 1 million U.S. veterans have either...
'CSI' Role for Diddy
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'CSI' role for Diddy Sean Diddy Combs is becoming a prosecutor - at least on television. CBS says the rapper and businessman has agreed to a two-episode appearance on CSI: Miami. Mr. Combs...
Daschle Tapped for HHS, Health Care Agenda; Obama Filling Cabinet with D.C. Insiders
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barack Obama won the presidency despite having relatively little experience in Washington and ran as the candidate of change, but so far he is filling his White House with insiders familiar with...
Deficit Pressure on Promises
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES STANFORD, Calif. -- Barack Obama will likely be forced to scale back his spending plans and perhaps slow his middle-class tax cuts next year because of massive deficits from the recession and the economic...
Deflation Worries Send Dow below 8,000; Price Index off Most in 61 Years
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A record 1 percent drop in consumer prices last month - the biggest in at least 61 years - raised worries Wednesday on Wall Street that the economy may be engulfed in a destructive bout of deflation, sending...
Filner Advocates 'De-Boot Camp' for Returning GIs; Urges Wide Trauma Screening
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A key House leader is proposing to establish a de-boot camp, where returning service members would undergo mandatory diagnosis for brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in order to reduce...
Fish Still Biting despite Cold
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The single thing that hampered fishing efforts for most of us this week was the unrelenting wind. That, however, is coming to an end, and even if it's cold out on the water, the fish are biting. Of course,...
Fleischmann Starting to Show Some Flashes
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ask any of the guys on the Washington Capitals who played with Tomas Fleischmann for Hershey in the American Hockey League, and they will tell grand tales of his wizardry with the puck. Before this...
Football Coming to Armory
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Are you ready for some football - in July? The D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission on Wednesday introduced a new indoor football franchise that will play at the D.C. Armory, giving die-hard pigskin...
GMU Accepts Grant from Islamic Center
Byline: Timothy Warren, THE WASHINGTON TIMES George Mason University is expanding its Islamic studies program with a $1.5 million grant from a Northern Virginia-based think thank still operating under the cloud of a six-year federal terrorism investigation....
Hillary Clinton to State?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bill Clinton has been busy touting his wife for the post of secretary of state, which should remind President-elect Barack Obama's transition team of the need to examine Mr. Clinton's paid speechmaking in connection...
Hugh Is Sexiest Man
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hugh is sexiest man Actor Hugh Jackman, 40, has been named People magazine's 2008 Sexiest Man Alive, the Detroit Free Press reports. The star of the epic film Australia, hitting big screens...
Justice Nominee Guided Rich Pardon; as Clinton Adviser, Holder Bypassed Career Lawyers
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The former prosecutor whom President-elect Barack Obama wants to run the Justice Department bypassed the agency's career lawyers during one of the most controversial final decisions made by President Clinton...
Keeping Faith in Dating; Catholic Singles Feel Angst
Byline: Amy Bonaccorso, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Among Catholics, the search for a suitable spouse can be frustrating because of the church's insistence that one marry within the faith. Sometimes it's slim pick- ings, said several local...
Liberal Bloggers Disgruntled with Obama over Lieberman
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The liberal blogosphere that helped elect President-elect Barack Obama has erupted in fury over his successful push to let Sen. Joe Lieberman stay as chairman of a key committee despite the Connecticut independent's...
Lincoln's Volatile Interregnum; Author Finds Him Skillful in Handling Post-Election Challenges
Byline: John M. Taylor, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a parliamentary democracy such as Britain, the party voted out of office is immediately replaced by the opposition. In the United States, there has always been an awkward period in which...
Military Exchange Halt
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Military exchange halt The Pentagon's military exchange program with China suffered another setback this week when a Chinese general announced that military visits and port calls by ships will not resume...
November Pain; after Hot Start, Redskins Work to Avoid Another Slide
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins were 6-2 when November began. A third playoff spot in four years seemed a sure thing. However, consecutive home losses to Pittsburgh and Dallas in which Washington scored just...
Obama Stays Away from Auto-Bailout Debate; Effort to Force Senate Vote Dies
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama is staying out of the congressional fight over bailing out the U.S. auto industry, despite fading prospects on Capitol Hill for a major new federal rescue effort for Detroit's...
Paging Emily Post
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Paging Emily Post Civility may be the prudent choice for conservatives at the moment. When is the right time to begin bashing Barack Obama? Everyone knows that within the next few months, the GOP...
Pedroia Propelled by Slugger Shortage
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Let the record show that five years after Major League Baseball began requiring urine samples, a dwarf of a second baseman was voted the American League's MVP. Suddenly, it's 1959 again, and Nellie Fox, chewing...
Plunging Gas Prices Give Travelers Some Relief
Byline: Jeff Canning, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With Thanksgiving just a week away, holiday travelers have one thing to be thankful for - a huge drop in gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline has nearly been cut in...
Present Day Vampires; What You See Is Not Always What You Get
Byline: Suzanne Fields, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES He's handsome, dresses with care, and he's what Joe Biden might call clean and articulate. Women love him. He's the new beau ideal of the popular culture. But we're not talking about President-elect...
President-Elect Obama, We Need a New Kind of Public Diplomacy
Byline: Kim Holmes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media. We are in a media battle, a race for the hearts and minds. ... Was that President Bush talking about the war on...
Quixotic Prosecutor Indicts Cheney in Texas
Byline: Ben Conery, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's not unheard of in Willacy County, Texas, for bitter political rivals to threaten one another with criminal prosecution, but it was taken to new levels this week when the district attorney indicted on...
Republican Apathy; Turnouts Hurt McCain and Others
Byline: Gary Andres, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Masterful voter mobilization and turnout operations fueled President-elect Barack Obama's successful road to the White House. His team performed brilliantly in many states - organizing one of...
Requiem for Susan
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When I landed at Washington Dulles International Airport the afternoon of Feb. 17, 2007, after flying 7,000 miles with my newly adopted daughter, only one person met me to drive me home. She was Susan...
Seen and Heard at Philips Arena
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ATLANTA -- Roughly an hour and 15 minutes before tipoff, Wizards coach Eddie Jordan walked into the trainers room in the visiting locker room. Jordan beckoned for JaVale McGee and then walked up to Dee Brown,...
Shun the 'Stimulus'
Byline: Ed Feulner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES According to an old joke, anyone who has driven in Manhattan knows how long a nanosecond is: It's the time between when the traffic light in front of you changes from red to green and the person...
Slaves Aware of War's Stakes; Charleston Blacks Sought Liberty before Fort Sumter
Byline: John Lockwood, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES During the early years of the Civil War, many whites of both the North and South believed, or pretended to believe, the conflict was about reunion only and had nothing to do with slavery, abolition...
Songwriter Root Finally Gets His Due
Byline: Peter Cliffe, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Why has George F. Root been neglected for so many years, when other major songwriters have had useful books written about them? One reason may be that his songs, and Civil War songs in general,...
Support Used as Control Tool
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki: I need some girlfriend advice. I'm ashamed to say that I am being blackmailed by my sons' father. He refuses to pay his child support for them unless I spend time with him....
Testing Has Begun
Byline: James Lyons, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The ink had barely dried on the final vote count when the testing of President-elect Barack Obama began. One of the first was by Vladimir Putin's puppet Russian President Dmitry Medvedev declaring...
The Next Crisis
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The recent drop in oil and other commodity prices makes it almost a certainty that some unstable commodity-exporting nations will reach a crisis stage in the next few months. The only question...
Time for a Pardon, President Bush
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's both baffling and disappointing that President Bush has not already pardoned two U.S. Border Patrol agents imprisoned since 2007 for wounding a fleeing illegal alien who entered the United States in a van with 743...
Unions and the Big Three
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The AFL-CIO is actively lobbying members of Congress to support an additional $25 billion bailout for the Big Three automakers. What choice does it have? There is no other option for unions in this bailout-happy season...
Unions Confident Bill to Speed Organizing Will Become Law
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The government-affairs director of the AFL-CIO said he is certain that organized labor's top priority - a law that would make it much easier for unions to organize businesses both large and small -...
Waxman Bid to Head Energy Panel Boosted; GOP Votes to Keep Boehner
Byline: S.A. Miller and Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rep. John A. Boehner was re-elected Wednesday to lead House Republicans, and Rep. Henry A. Waxman moved a step closer to ousting fellow Democrat Rep. John D. Dingell from a key committee...
What's Next on Immigration Reform? What the Voters Said
Byline: Dan Stein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Success has many fathers, and Barack Obama's impressive electoral victory is no exception. Just about every special interest group with ties to the Democratic Party is claiming credit for putting...
What's Next on Immigration Reform? Where Obama Wants to Go
Byline: Mark Cromer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As a beaming President-elect Barack Obama gazed out at the sea of Americans that had gathered on election night in Chicago's Grant Park to revel in his meteoric ascendance to the White House,...
Who's Overrated
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WHO'S OVERRATED BEST OF THE MAC Based on the evidence available, it's difficult to believe three of the top 30 teams in this week's AP poll came out of the Mid-American Conference. Ball State entered...
Wizards Wither in Clutch; Hawks' Late Flurry Seals Another Defeat
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ATLANTA -- A night after Eddie Jordan watched his Washington Wizards get undone by All-Star Miami guard Dwyane Wade - a performance that prompted the coach to say his injury-riddled team didn't have the talent...
Women Lead the Way; Female Entrepreneurs Use Microfinance Wisely
Byline: Anne-Laure Buffard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Vivian Adamah lost her husband in 1990, she found herself looking for work to support their infant child. Because no child care was available in Ashaiman, her village in Ghana, she began a...
Zorn Trying to Stay Calm for Return to Seattle
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It took Antwaan Randle El very little time Wednesday morning to realize this week will be different for Washington Redskins coach Jim Zorn. When the Redskins travel to Seattle for Sunday's game, it...