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 29, 2009

Ads Still a Hot Ticket
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ads still a hot ticket And then there were two. NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol said Wednesday that the network sold two of its four remaining ads for the Super Bowl. The ads went for as much...
Afghan Foreign Minister: America's Democracy 'Achieves Higher Maturity'
Byline: Rangin Dadfar Spanta, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES America's democracy achieved a higher and unmatched level of maturity when Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20. Americans and non-Americans...
Another India Exposed
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The popular film Slumdog Millionaire may be the public face of India these days but one Catholic archbishop now in Washington is trying to educate listeners about another India. That's rural Orissa, India's...
Area Ice and Snow Put Fishing on Hold
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Local fishing will be on hold at least until a bit of a thaw arrives next week, but there is some fishing news from the lower Chesapeake Bay and adjacent Atlantic Ocean, although I believe not many boaters...
A Rewarding Recession; Caps, NHL Thriving despite Economy
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the recession battering many sports leagues and their teams, the NHL and its Washington franchise are hanging tough. Both the Washington Capitals and the NHL as a whole have seen a strong rise in fan...
Army to Pull Questionable Body Armor Plates; Inspector General Deems Danger from Improper Testing
Byline: Sara A. Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Army will withdraw from service more than 16,000 sets of ceramic body armor plates that the Pentagon's inspector general thinks were not properly tested and could jeopardize the lives of U.S. service...
Carr Drills Late 3 to Sink Navy
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS -- The Patriot League's leading scorers nearly matched each other shot for shot Wednesday at Alumni Hall. The difference between American and Navy, though, might have come down to an inability...
Catholics Hit Obama on Pro-Choice Agenda; Create YouTube Video, Mass-Mail Congress
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Obama administration is barely a week old, yet Catholics already are mobilizing against its pro-choice stance on several fronts, staging a popular YouTube video that's racking up close to 100,000 hits...
Changing Players
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHANGING PLAYERS The Libyan ambassador to the United States was impressed by President Obama's interview with an Arab television network but expects little change in bilateral relations under the new...
Consult Base Services
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki, Can you help me stop my daughter from leaving our granddaughter with her paternal grandparents while she is stationed in Korea? I think she is doing this just to spite us....
Critical Review Missing
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you've been watching how the nightly news shows have been reporting (promoting?) President Obama's economic stimulus plan, is seems abundantly clear that no one questions the wisdom of his recovery...
D.C. Entitled Only to Watch
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you think the outcome of Super Bowl Whatever doesn't matter much, think again. For suffering sports fans in our town, it could be the only thing that does matter for quite a while. You've heard of...
D.C. Sees Stimulus as a Way to Divert Funding
Byline: Gary Emerling and David W. Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. officials say any federal stimulus funds provided for schools and bridges in the District will enable them to drop their own funding plans for such projects and divert the money...
Democrats Kill Bill That Honored Troops; Vote Aimed at Vague Language
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Democrats blocked a measure that would have required new roads, bridges and schools funded by the $825 billion economic stimulus to be named after U.S. armed forces members killed in action. Democrats...
'Dirtiest Ever' Race for RNC Chairman; Racism, Graft Allegations Fly
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES From anonymous charges of racism, old-fashioned graft and outright incompetence, the six-man race for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee has devolved into the dirtiest - and most closely...
Economic-Stimulus Bills Allot Millions for STD Prevention
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The two sides of Capitol Hill appear to be engaging in a bidding war to see who can put more money toward the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases in its version of the economic stimulus bill. ...
Emerging Markets Crisis; Long-Lasting Damage Is Possible
Byline: H.E. Shaukat Aziz, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the financial crisis unfolds and deepens, there seems to be an expectation - even a hope - among policy-makers and analysts that, despite globalization, emerging markets have been somehow...
Ethiopian Pullout Seen Likely to Aid Country's Stability; Analysts Say Troop Departure Will Deprive Militants of Recruiting Tool
Byline: Matt Purple, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the last Ethiopian tanks rolled out of the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the city seemed anything but peaceful. A suicide attack on African Union peacekeepers punctuated last week's withdrawal. And Islamist...
Ex-CIA Algiers Chief Accused of Drugging, Raping 2 Women
Byline: Ben Conery, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The former CIA station chief for Algeria is suspected of drugging two women before raping and photographing them in separate attacks in Algiers. Court records identify the suspect as Andrew Warren, who...
Fewer Delivery Days Sought; Official Cites Decline in Mail
Byline: Mark A. Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Postmaster General John Potter asked Congress on Wednesday to drop a requirement to deliver mail six days a week. In testimony before a Senate oversight committee, Mr. Potter said the average number...
First Lady at Tussauds
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse and Stephanie Green, THE WASHINGTON TIMES First lady at Tussauds Madame Tussauds wax museum is adding Michelle Obama to its collection of famous figures in the District. Museum officials on Wednesday released pictures...
GOP Senator Cites Holder's Assurance; Aide Denies Nominee Yielded on Prosecuting Bush Officials
Byline: Eli Lake and Ben Conery, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eric H. Holder Jr.'s confirmation as attorney general is speeding toward approval thanks in part to his private assurances to a key Republican senator that he does not intend to prosecute intelligence...
GOP Stalls Digital TV Bill; House Likely to OK Delay
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republicans derailed a vote on postponing the digital television transition Wednesday, though the chamber likely will approve a DTV delay bill next week. The Senate on Monday voted unanimously...
Gore Tells Congress to OK Emissions Bill; Says 'Moment of Decision' Now
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress must pass funding for a new unified national electricity grid and set a price on carbon emissions, former Vice President Al Gore told lawmakers Wednesday morning, adding that the Earth is in grave...
Heat Run Away with Easy Win; Scattered Surges Deny Wizards Their First Division Victory
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI -- The last time the Washington Wizards visited the Miami Heat, they hung with their Southeast Division rivals for the first 2 1/2 quarters before All-Star guard Dwyane Wade took over in the third quarter....
Hidden Tax
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hidden tax First, do no harm. If physicians can abide by that precept, why shouldn't the president - especially in a turbulent time like now? Rocky Mountain News columnist Vincent Carroll writes. If...
How ALS Listing Affects Benefits
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft: My husband was a Vietnam vet, 1st Infantry, and died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on May 22, 2004. I understand the VA has listed ALS as a presumptively compensable illness,...
Hoyas Add an Injury to Their Latest Insult
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CINCINNATI -- Georgetown arrived at Cincinnati desperately seeking a slump-snapping victory. What the Hoyas found waiting for them at Fifth Third Arena on Wednesday was perhaps the cruelest twist of what's...
Icy Sidewalks Vex Pedestrians; Hospitals See Increase in Fall Injuries; 9 Hurt in Car Pileup
Byline: Michael Drost and Timothy Warren, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Residents slipped and slid through the tail end of the region's first winter storm Wednesday, as a thick coating of ice turned routine walks into harrowing adventures. Pedestrians...
Interior Reviews Find Sex, Drug Scandals Rampant
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday he will be announcing a review of widespread corruption in the department, offering reporters a preview of investigations into scandals involving sex,...
Iraq Secures Vote Sites for Key Test of Democracy; Al Qaeda Looms in Provincial Elections
Byline: Richard Tomkins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAQOUBA, Iraq -- Concrete blast-protection barriers, concertina wire and police units are in place at schools in this city northeast of Baghdad, as Iraq girds itself for provincial elections Saturday...
Jackson Defies Formidable Odds in Shenandoah, but at High Cost
Byline: Steve French, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In early May 1862, the future of the Confederacy looked bleak. That winter and spring, its forces had suffered a series of heartbreaking reverses, and now Gen. George B. McClellan had an enormous,...
Korea Rights Report
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Korea rights report The outgoing State Department special envoy for human rights in North Korea recently sent a critical final report to Congress calling for greater efforts to link a halt in North Korean...
Lara Croft Conquers Norse Tale
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Superhero and cartoon characters are integral parts of the electronic-entertainment industry. With this in mind, I salute the meld of pop-culture character and video game with a look at Tomb Raider:...
Linebacker Legacy; Ham to Harrison, Pittsburgh Is Home to Some of the Greats
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. -- You think of the 49ers, you think of quarterbacks - Tittle, Brodie, Montana, Young. Some positions just define a franchise. It's that way with the Steelers and linebackers. Seems like Pittsburgh...
Lobbyist Ties Raise Query on Parks Funds; Obey Panel Allocates $2 Billion in Stimulus
Byline: Stephen Dinan and S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A top House Republican is demanding an investigation into whether the more than $2 billion for national parks in the House stimulus package is proper in light of the fact that the chief...
Military Leadership Revered in U.S. Early Americans Hailed Presidents with War Experience
Byline: P.H. Carder, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES People like to vote for a person whose name they know - a man who seems familiar. In the early years of this country, military leaders were recognized and admired. It seemed logical that military...
Millions Too Late
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MILLIONS TOO LATE It didn't take a rocket scientist to predict - given Monday's and Tuesday's respective arrests of suspected financial scammers Nicholas Cosmo and Arthur Nadel, which follow on the...
Modern Parallel to 'Valkyrie'; the Price of Appeasement Is High
Byline: Lamont Colucci, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Moviegoers are experiencing a heavy dose of history by watching the recently released film, Valkyrie, starring Tom Cruise. A more poignant and important film (perhaps entitled The Beck Gambit...
More Bank Losses Seen; Another $1 Trillion on Mortgages, Loans
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Financial institutions worldwide could suffer another $1 trillion in losses on mortgages and other bad loans, the director of Congressional Budget Office testified Wednesday. The losses would come...
Netanyahu Meeting to Test Mitchell Diplomacy
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM -- U.S. envoy George Mitchell has days of meetings scheduled with leaders in the Middle East, but likely faces his most critical round Friday when he is to see Benjamin Netanyahu. The chairman...
No Stopping Steelers' Push for LeBeau
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. -- Members of the Pittsburgh Steelers' top-ranked defense seem to have two jobs this week leading into Super Bowl XLIII against the Arizona Cardinals. Primary objective: Win a second championship...
Nuclear Power Is True 'Green' Energy
Byline: Stuart Butler, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Never mind lower gasoline prices. Worries about energy security and the environment continue to boost pressure for alternative energy sources. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's temporary...
Obama Must Do What Bush Didn't
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The economic stimulus package moving through Congress is President Obama's first legislative test, and it is one he will likely fail due to his predilection for gentility, when hardball is necessary. In time, and with...
Portis Might Skip Workouts
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. -- Appearing at the Tampa Convention Center on Wednesday to promote next month's Pro Bowl, Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis said he and coach Jim Zorn are on the same page...
Providing Value at All Costs
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For sports teams, the recent economic recession could force a delicate balancing act. With many fans unable or unwilling to attend games because of changes in their financial situations, a number of teams...
Senate Backs Obama Move on Abortions; Funds Restored to Groups Abroad
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats fended off a Republican effort in the Senate on Wednesday to reinstate a U.S. policy prohibiting the federal government from funding groups that perform or promote abortions overseas. President...
SHARP WORDS, STRONG HOPES; China Says Low Savings, High Consumption Caused Crisis
Byline: John Zarocostas, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES DAVOS, Switzerland -- Premier Wen Jiabao of China on Wednesday coupled a barely disguised critique of practices that preceded the U.S. economic meltdown with the startling prediction of 8...
Some 'Victory' for Hamas; 'Hurray! We Lost!' Is a Telling Headline
Byline: Suzanne Fields, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Der Spiegel, the German newsweekly, came up with the most telling headline on the war in Gaza. Its interpretation of the voice of Hamas was, Hurray! We Lost! This interpretation took a cue...
Stimulus Plan Passes in House without GOP; Obama Plea for Support Falls Flat; Opposition Could Spread to Senate
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House approved a massive $819 billion stimulus bill Wednesday evening to boost the struggling economy, but not a single Republican voted for the measure despite a personal lobbying pitch from President...
Study Links Unusual Names to Criminality
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mama, stick with Michael. But Malcolm? Maybe not. A man's first name can predict his criminal tendencies, according to research released Wednesday by economists who compared crime statistics and a...
The Optimum Government
Byline: Richard Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you knew economic growth and new job creation begin to slow when total government spending is larger than about 25 percent of the economy, and you knew total government spending in the United...
The Soft Underbelly Up North
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is the largest undefended border dividing the world's greatest trading partners - and usually it draws no interest or attention at all. No longer. New Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is calling for an...
UAVs Can Function as 'Eyes in Sky'; Unmanned Aircraft to Play Big Surveillance Role as Troops Leave the Cities
Byline: Richard Tomkins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAQOUBA, Iraq -- Unmanned surveillance aircraft likely will become even more important to U.S. forces in Iraq as troops withdraw to isolated encampments this year under a new Status of Forces Agreement...
Universalism Doctrine
Byline: Viola Herms Drath, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was noticed in his historic Inaugural address that President Obama spoke not only to his fellow American citizens, but to the citizens of the world. World leaders were challenged to open...