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 October 5, 2008

4-H Plows Ahead with Science Focus; 'Adapting to the Times'
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Once a national youth group associated with cows and plows, today's 4-H aims to cultivate a renewed interest in technology and science education. Citing studies that show American students lagging...
$700 Billion - Now What? Analysts Doubtful of Speedy Recovery
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now that Congress has passed the $700 billion bailout bill, will calm return to the economy and Wall Street? While a semblance of normality may come back to some markets, analysts are reluctant to say...
Active Plotter and Hardly Innocent
Byline: James Srodes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Forgive me, but I have searched in vain for a story I read recently of another murder trial that took place Washington, D.C., in June 1865 at the same time Mary Surratt and the others were being...
A Dangerous Move ? Transition of NORAD Fraught with Security Risks
Byline: Michael de Yoanna and Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nestled a half mile inside a hardened rock tunnel, the Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center buzzed with excitement on July 4, 2006, as the shuttle Discovery prepared to launch. Then,...
A First Lady Much like Our Own
Byline: Stephanie Deutsch, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In 2004, a young writer named Curtis Sittenfeld wrote an article for Salon.com declaring herself a staunch liberal who hates George W. but one who, nonetheless, nurtured warm feelings towards...
Africa: A Diamond in the Rough
Byline: Tony Das, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was reminiscent of the iconic film scene from Five Easy Pieces. Jack Nicholson's character orders two slices of toast; but the waitress says they have no toast. Noting on the menu she does...
A Hit - Just Not with a Bat; Brinkman Starred Alongside Howard for the Senators
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They were the odd couple of the expansion Washington Senators. Left fielder Frank Howard was 6-foot-7 and weighed at least 270 pounds. Shortstop Eddie Brinkman was 6-0 and 170. So teammates were understandably...
Anticipation Starts to Build for Berlin
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some 60 years ago, the Western Allies - including the United States - defeated a Soviet blockade of post-World War II Berlin with the famous Berlin Airlift. Since then, Germans have celebrated the Day...
A Salute to Lombard's Glamour
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Carole Lombard, whose centennial birth date Monday coincides with the start of a Turner Classic Movies series devoted to her career, is one of the legendary Hollywood actresses whose image will remain forever...
California Drilling
Byline: Ed Feulner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When it comes to energy, we're supposed to pick between a clean environment and affordable fuel. But what if we could have both? Fortunately, it's possible to produce more domestic oil while...
Citizenship Testing
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) has revamped the required citizenship test for immigrants seeking naturalization. Candidates for naturalization will now have to study a little harder to prove their...
Con, Corruption in Caribbean
Byline: John Weisman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In March 1979, Grenada's prime minister, Eric Gairy, flew to New York for meetings at the United Nations. In his absence, a London-trained Grenadian lawyer named Maurice Bishop, six feet, three...
Crayton's Gaffe Jeopardizes Playoff Hopes
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A dreadful error by goalie Louis Crayton may have doomed D.C. United's playoffs hopes. Crayton handed Chivas USA a first-half goal when he failed to control a simple back pass. Former United forward Alecko...
Deciding the Fate of the Mujahedin
Byline: Raymond Tanter, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the U.N. mandate authorizing Multi-National Forces-Iraq expires on Dec. 31, 2008, a bilateral agreement between Washington and Baghdad is to take its place. This accord would include the...
Deciding the Fate of the Mujahedin
Byline: Trita Parsi, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration inherited many of Iraq's problems when it invaded that country, including an Iranian terrorist organization funded and armed by Saddam Hussein, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MKO)....
Drawing Anglers from All Corners
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Several fellows flew in from England just so they could catch an American carp; one came from from Serbia, another from Canada, and the rest from just about every corner of the United States, including...
Exclusionary Rule's Crucial Role
Byline: Cheryl D. Stein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There is a growing public awareness that the war on terror has also become a war on the civil liberties of Americans, that we are trading privacy for the illusion of security and will soon...
Family 'Reunions' Will Require Work
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki: I am very stressed and overwhelmed and I don't know where to start. Like everyone else in the Army I have had my share of deployments. I've been active duty for 15 years so...
For Eagles, One Man Makes Offense Move
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA -- The most meaningful call in Sunday's NFC East clash between the Redskins and Eagles might well take place before kickoff. After a week of limited practice on his tender right ankle, Brian...
Game Becomes Language Coach
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Picking up My Chinese Coach (for Nintendo DS, Ubisoft, $29.99), I knew it would take more than a gamer's worth of finesse to beat this program. I actually would have to learn something. No doubt,...
Georgians Fear Russia Won't Fulfill Pullout; Road Work Sends Signal
Byline: Dan Catchpole, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AKHALGORI, Georgia -- Despite Russian pledges to withdraw to their positions prior to the August war with Georgia by the end of this week, Russian troops are upgrading a dirt road linking this town and...
German 'Earthquake'
Byline: Benjamin P. Tyree, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Recent developments in German state elections may portend an eventual loss of power for the moderate Christian Democratic Union party led by Angela Merkel, which presently governs in a Grand Coalition...
If You Had $1 Million to Undo Some Damage from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, What Would You Do and Why?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Great-grandmother Teresa Henderson, 65, Largo I would put it toward a health care plan for the needy who could not afford it for themselves and their families. Grandmother Janice Payne, 45, Accokeek "Truthfully...
Iran's Liquidation Sale?
Byline: James G. Zumwalt, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The answer to a question put to both U.S. presidential candidates could prove very telling. It would speak volumes about each candidate's moral compass and indicate whether he, as president,...
Jordan Stressing an Upbeat Tempo
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Despite praising the young role players for their hard work and improvements during last week's training camp, both Washington Wizards coach Eddie Jordan and veteran team leaders have issued an important...
Journalism's Role Misunderstood
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES About this gotcha journalism business. The purpose of journalism is to provide people with the information they need to be free and self-governing, from The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople...
Kiffin's Leftover Salary Could Still Cost Davis
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Al Davis is asking for trouble by firing Lane Kiffin and refusing to pay off his contract. I mean, what if Kiffin's attorney tries to have Al brought up on child labor charges? * * * There's a holdup...
Maestro of Glass; Renwick Gallery Survey Honors Elder Statesman of Craft
Byline: Deborah K. Dietsch , THE WASHINGTON TIMES He has been called the world's greatest glass blower, but few outside the world of design recognize his name. Italian artisan and teacher Lino Tagliapietra is finally receiving deserved recognition...
Main Street Gets Share of Wall Street Blame
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow and S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For every greedy Wall Street banker, there were millions of Main Street Americans willing to live beyond their means. And for every predatory lender, there were stupendously more home...
Making the Case for Teen Marriages
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I recently wrote about the issue of teen marriage in light of the brouhaha over Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter Bristol, who is pregnant and planning to marry the baby's 18-year-old father....
Market Boom; Redskins' Stock as NFC Contender Soaring Thanks to Early Success
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins have paid attention to their individual portfolios all week since the Dow Jones industrial average lost a record 778 points Monday. It's been quite a ride watching the money...
Mercy Afloat
Byline: Richard Halloran, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES After three trial voyages, the humanitarian missions of the U.S. Navy's hospital ship Mercy and other vessels have become fixtures in America's security posture in Asia and the Pacific. ...
More Than the Candidate's Wife
Byline: Sandra McElwaine, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES No one would ever mistake Michelle Obama for a mere significant other or the traditional Washington "wife of. "Not after watching her stellar performance at the Democratic Convention in...
Nobles and Knaves
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nobles: Two Indian Muslims who risked their lives to save Hindus from angry mobs. The government of India announced Thursday that it will give the Kabir Puraskar (a national award that goes to people who take extraordinary...
Obama Gains in Red States; Florida, Ohio, N.M. in Play
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For months, Sen. Barack Obama has been leading in a handful of traditionally Republican red states, including New Mexico and Colorado, and now appears to have gained the edge in two more GOP-leaning battlegrounds...
Our Moral Crisis
Byline: Jeffrey T. Kuhner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES America faces a leadership crisis and institutional decay. As manifest in the public backlash against the bailout package, many citizens mistrust our political, economic and cultural elites. Despite...
Palin Performs
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES There were intense expectations built up before the vice presidental debate last Thursday between Jospeh Biden and Sarah Palin. Rumors of all kinds flew across the Internet in advance of the event. The media produced...
Rage on the Sidelines; Study Links Driving, Sports Anger
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES See that guy in front of you in traffic, ranting at the slow drivers? Better hope your kids are not on the same soccer team. Even better, hope it's not you. Jay Goldstein, a researcher at the...
Ready for a Fire Alarm?
Byline: Mike Smidt, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES According to the Home Safety Council's State of Home Safety in America Report, fires and burns are the third leading cause of unintentional home injury and related deaths. More than 4,000 Americans...
Round 2
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Round 2 The nation has two more presidential debates to look forward to - or ignore, as the case may be. After days of exhaustive coverage and annoying analysis of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's recent...
Security vs. Species Preservation
Byline: David Stirling, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that could define how we approach national security. Whatever one thinks of the war on terror or U.S. military activities in Iraq...
Teen Fathers Offer More Than Money
Byline: Roland C. Warren, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Since the news broke that Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin's teenage daughter is pregnant by an 18-year-old boy, our nation has had one of its most candid conversations about...
Terps Not Ready for Prime Time
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHARLOTTESVILLE -- The Maryland football team could have earned a national ranking, a lead in its division and a sense of accomplishment at the season's midpoint with a victory Saturday. Yet just...
The Beatings Will Continue until Morale Improves
Byline: Carleton Bryant, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So congressional leaders announced that they had a deal on the $700 billion bailout plan, then they discovered they didn't have enough votes to actually approve the deal in the House. You know, these...
The Capitals' Star Attraction; Ovechkin Charms Fans with Energy, Humbleness
Byline: Harlan Goode, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The crowd at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on a recent Sunday morning is 150 strong. Die-hard hockey fans they are not, this group - young couples struggling to keep their toddlers from crawling in the aisles,...
The Full-Faith Factor
Byline: John Higginbotham, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The current market failure - a severe lack of liquidity - may be considered a loss of confidence in the full faith and credit of the United States. Global capital markets have been buying...
Theodore Following Another Top Goalie
Byline: The Washington Times When the Montreal Canadiens drafted Jose Theodore, the franchise was barely more than a year removed from claiming the Stanley Cup with the winningest goaltender in NHL history. When Theodore was traded from Montreal...
Tortured Animals Need Compassion
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I am eating a piece of chicken as I write this. One of my co-workers had an extra portion from our cafeteria, and handed it off to me. By chowing down, I may be committing an immoral act. A few weekends...
Towson Welcomes Home Olympic Hero; Phelps a Star in 'Parade of Gold'
Byline: Emily D. Kimball, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thousands lined the streets of Towson, Md., Saturday afternoon to welcome their local Olympic heroes home, led by best-athlete-in-the-universe Michael Phelps. The Parade of Gold down York Road honored...
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles; Today: 1 P.M. - Where: Lincoln Financial Field - TV: Ch. 5 - Radio: ESPN 980
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KEY MATCHUP REDSKINS WR SANTANA MOSS vs. EAGLES CB ASANTE SAMUEL Since Andy Reid arrived in Philadelphia, the Eagles rarely have been a big player in unrestricted free agency, opting to secure...