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 August 5, 2009

Advice Compiled and Condensed from Actual Sources by Kelly Jane Torrance, Who Composed the Questions
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Advice compiled and condensed from actual sources by Kelly Jane Torrance, who composed the questions. I'm not perfect - but at least I'm honest about it. I had no trouble telling the world I actually...
An Easy Kid Fix: Just Turn It Off
Byline: Marybeth Hicks, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's time to pull out the blood pressure cuff, and I'm not suggesting this as a do-it-yourself health care solution, though by the looks of things, it could come to that. Given the reforms suggested so...
ARMOR UP; Aid Groups Create Demand for Bulletproof Vehicles
Byline: John P. Krudy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A s conflicts around the globe send more charities and development groups in harm's way, a company that specializes in armoring war-fighting machines is branching into civilian markets. BAE Systems,...
Ben's Toolbox
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BEN'S TOOLBOX Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke assured readers of this page ('The Fed's Exit Strategy,' July 21) that he has the tools to prevent the huge reserves he's pumped into the banks from...
Britain's Stone-Casting Sinners
Byline: Armstrong Williams, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The corruption scandal during the spring that quickly engulfed Britain's Parliament and threatened to bring down Prime Minister Gordon Brown's short-lived Labor Party government is no longer...
Buoying Grieving Children; Toy Boats Are Therapy at Summer Camp
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Four children and six adults color toy wooden boats under a shady tree on a steamy August Sunday at an overnight summer camp near Annapolis. To the untrained eye, it looks nothing like a hard-core grief-therapy...
Burma's Bomb; A Murderous Junta Wants Nukes
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Soviet Union used to be described jokingly as a Third World country with atomic bombs. But the spread of nuclear weapons in the developing world is no joke. Burma is the latest case. In 2007, the military junta...
Burress Is Jester of His Court
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some guys just never learn, even after they have been nailed. That would be Plaxico Burress, the former Giants wide receiver who believed he could talk his way out of his predicament. And what a predicament...
Clash of Solutions from Powers That Be; Nagin, Jindal See Hospital's Closure 2 Ways
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW ORLEANS -- Last of three parts. The debate raging over how to alleviate New Orleans' burgeoning mental health crisis pits two very different solutions from two strong-willed politicians against...
Clinton Opens Door to N. Korea Ties; Journalists Returning to U.S. after Kim Pardon
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES North Korea's pardon Tuesday of two American journalists marks former President Bill Clinton's first major mission for the Obama administration and presents an opportunity to improve relations with a...
'Clunker' Support Gains Some Traction; 2 Wavering Senators Onboard, but Vote Still Likely to Be Close
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama's push for a $2 billion expansion of the cash for clunkers program has won support from a previously skeptical pair of senators who wanted stronger pollution-fighting mandates, but the measure...
Common Garden Flourishes
Byline: Ruth Hepner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Florence Lee was a geologist with the Department of Interior until she retired 12 years ago and moved to Asbury Methodist Village, a retirement community in Gaithersburg. A chrysanthemum grower for many...
Congress in Fantasyland; in the Real World, We Need to Check the Math
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If Congress suddenly required every car and truck in America (all 250 million of them) to be immediately destroyed and replaced with new cars and trucks that got better gas mileage, would...
Cozying Up Uncautiously; Obama Team May Be Overlooking Too Much
Byline: Tsotne Bakuria, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Just as Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. was addressing a dinner held at President Mikheil Saakashvili's modern glass palace in Georgia's capital city of Tbilisi last month, praising the...
'Crafted' Greek Mezze; Cava Offers Fare Worth Talking About
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cava, a new Greek mezze-style restaurant on Capitol Hill, goes above and beyond its online promise of offering skillfully crafted dishes. One after the other - or rather one better than the other...
D.C. Raises Taxes, Cuts Spending
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Higher sales tax. Higher gasoline tax. Higher tobacco tax. That's what D.C. residents and consumers who shop in the nation's capital can expect. The increased taxes are included in the revised fiscal 2010 budget...
Devvarman Pulls off Upset vs. Cilic
Byline: Danny Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Legg Mason Classic has been the site of a couple of firsts for recent University of Virginia graduate Somdev Devvarman. Last year, he made it through qualifying and advanced to his first quarterfinals....
Early Tests in Rebound Year; Schedule Hands an Arduous Start to the Wizards
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The first stop on the Washington Wizards' redemption tour will be in Dallas. The NBA released its 2009-10 schedule Tuesday, with the Wizards opening the season Oct. 27 at the Mavericks and then visiting...
Going Back to Basics; USTA Seeking to Restore American Talent
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES American tennis fans love to remember the glory days, whenever they were. The days of McEnroe and Connors. Or the days of Agassi, Sampras, Courier and Chang. Those days are gone. This is no longer an era...
Good Life at 14th and U; Pioneers of Renewal See Results of Efforts
Byline: Ben Giles, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dave Schaefer, owner of Urban Essentials at 1330 U Street NW, has been in business for just nine years but still can claim to have been one of the first to play a part in the gradual reversal of...
ICE Gags Sheriff; Illegals Freed through Obama Policy Change
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was bad enough that federal immigration officials blamed an Arizona sheriff for releasing illegal immigrants when the feds themselves actually had ordered the release. What's worse is that releasing illegals is becoming...
Innard Circle
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES INNARD CIRCLE President Obama drew much support from Jewish voters, but he's still struggling with the kishkes test, says Nathan J. Diament, director of public policy for the Union of Orthodox Jewish...
Insurers Lash out at Obama, Industry Critics; Trade Group Calls Tactic 'A Major Step Backward'
Byline: Jennifer Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama and congressional Democrats are crafting an image of health insurance companies as the industry villain, a growing chorus that insurers are trying to fight as the reform debate goes...
Jarmon Studying Hard to Make Up Lost Time
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Training camp for the Washington Redskins began last Wednesday with one exception. While his new teammates were enjoying the last week of vacation, rookie defensive end Jeremy Jarmon started his game...
Joel Pining for Mrs
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Joel pining for Mrs. Billy Joel should have tried to Get It Right the First Time with soon-to-be-ex-wife Katie Lee Joel . The New York Post, quoting unnamed sources, says the aging pop star -...
Jordan Looks to Obama for Mideast Peace Talks
Byline: Claude Salhani, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jordan's foreign minister said Tuesday that he is counting on President Obama for a long-sought breakthrough in Middle East peacemaking and that he is expecting U.S. envoy George J. Mitchell to unveil...
Local Farms Up for Grabs
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Merryland, berryland isn't just the refrain of the classic children's tale, Jamberry, at this time of year. It is a reality at many local farms that invite customers to pick their own blackberries,...
Local Giving Is at Head of the Class
Byline: Stephanie Green, THE WASHINGTON TIMES August is here, kindly reminding parents - and their often-reluctant children -that school bells will be ringing soon. For many families, especially in this difficult economic climate, back-to-school...
Long Wait Is over for WVU's Brown
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEWPORT, R.I. -- West Virginia was in the middle of spring practice when coach Bill Stewart ended one session with a simple gesture. He walked toward Jarrett Brown and wedged a football into the fifth-year...
McDonnell Widens Poll Lead; Republicans Also Ahead in Other Races
Byline: Sarah Abruzzese, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republican candidate Robert F. McDonnell has opened a decisive lead over state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds in the Virginia gubernatorial race, according to the latest poll, released Tuesday. The poll from...
Museums, Park Sites Remain Huge Draws
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Museums, park sites remain huge draws for tourists' dollars There's really good news, good news and not-so-good news on the D.C. tourism front. The really good news is that spending by travelers to Washington...
Nats Find a Way to Solve Marlins; Dunn Homer Caps Late Rally
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Everything about the way the Washington Nationals have played the last two weeks games suggests they've somehow found in this lost season a footing they never had under former manager Manny Acta. The...
Obama Allies Call Health Care Outrage a 'Turf' War; Both Sides Gear Up for Public Relations Debate
Byline: Jon Ward and Matthew Mosk, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Obama administration Tuesday condemned opponents of its health care legislation for manufacturing public outrage across the country even as the White House and its allies prepared to wage...
Obama's OIRA Pick a Problem
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama's choice to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs had Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, so upset that he blocked it - a move that puts only a temporary hold on the appointment....
Quirky Look of 'Summer'
Byline: Stephanie Green, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Generation X may have found its own Annie Hall in Zooey Deschanel's portrayal of Summer Fin in the season's offbeat hit (500) Days of Summer. Like Annie Hall, Summer does not market herself to men....
Rather Suing CBS
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rather suing CBS Former TV news anchor Dan Rather sued CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves and former CBS News President Andrew Heyward on Monday in a bid to have them reinstated as defendants...
Reading between Lines of Clinton Treatment
Byline: Andre F. Radzischewski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For those not accustomed to pronouncements by North Korea's official news agency, the contrast seemed dizzying. On Tuesday, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) trumpeted the arrival of former...
Report: Climate Bill Spells Gloom for Jobs; Spikes Seen in Energy Costs
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Despite President Obama's prediction that it would create new jobs, the climate change bill passed by the House will mean fewer jobs by 2030 than if Congress did nothing at all, according to the first...
Sauce, Gander
Byline: Amanda Carpenter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sauce, gander Message coordination is bad, say Democrats. And have they ever been well-coordinated in saying that this week. A series of videos of angry constituents berating elected officials...
Sellers Believes He's Due for Raise; Pro Bowl Pick Last Link to '99
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mike Sellers, once an NFL wild child, never figured to wind up as the final link to the Washington Redskins' last NFC East championship back in 1999. But now that he owns that status as well as that of a...
Sestak Defies Obama, Will Challenge Specter; Lawmaker Vows 'Change'
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Arlen Specter is running out of political parties he can leap to. After switching from Republican to Democrat to avoid a tough primary rival on the right, Mr. Specter now faces a challenge on the...
Staying in Pursuit; Smith Is Keeping Busy with Businesses, Charities and Golf, but His Recent DUI Arrest Casts a Shadow on His Enshrinement
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIRGINIA BEACH -- He spent 19 years terrorizing NFL quarterbacks and embarrassing their blockers, but now he fills that need for competition by attacking a little white ball. Unlike many other retired...
Study Finds Jews in U.S. Drifting Away from Faith; One-Third Thoroughly Secular
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The rate of religious observance among American Jews has dropped precipitously over the past two decades, to the point where more than one out of every three Jews is thoroughly secularized, according to a...
'The Guns of August'; Will Summer Season Bring Vacation or Violence?
Byline: Monica Crowley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ah, sleepy, quiet August. A month filled with beach time, escapist novels, ice-cream cones and big, smash-'em-up popcorn blockbusters. It's a time when many Americans - including our president...
They've Got the Look
Byline: Stephanie Green and Elizabeth Glover, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They've got the look Vanity Fair's highly anticipated 2009 International Best Dressed List is out and making history. The fabled roster, which for decades has been read with...
T-Mobile Challenges iPhone
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Almost as impregnable as Fort Knox, Apple Inc.'s iPhone gains a new challenger Wednesday. It's the $200 myTouch 3G from T-Mobile and Taiwanese phone maker HTC. This is the second T-Mobile phone to sport...
Training Camp Day 6
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES TUESDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS: During the morning practice, the four quarterbacks participated in a fumble drill in which they fell on bouncing footballs. Said coach Jim Zorn: You have to create this cradle, a fetal position...
Uncomplicated Player Makes a Modest Return
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES T hese are the dog days for the Washington Nationals - coming back home while Redskins training camp is underway. And in the month of August, there are no Boston Red Sox or Chicago Cubs games on the schedule...
Wages Continue Dive; Analysts See Threat to Economic Recovery
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Americans' income from wages and salaries dipped for the eighth month in a row in June, hampering consumer spending and threatening the vigor of the economic recovery, analysts said. Wage and salary...
When Charles Met Suleyman
Byline: Martin Sieff, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES James Reston Jr. has written a readable, enjoyable and professional popular history of a crucial era in Muslim-Christian conflict, but it suffers badly from being truncated at the end and leaving...
Where Is Moldova?
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WHERE IS MOLDOVA? A tiny and poor European country that many Americans have never heard of will be in the spotlight Thursday on Capitol Hill when a congressional panel holds a hearing on the future...
White House Cybermistakes; the Federal Cybersecurity Response Remains Unfocused
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Monday's resignation of White House cybersecurity adviser Melissa Hathaway was another reminder that President Obama's cyberpolicy is lost in space. Mr. Obama broadly outlined his cybersecurity plan and creation...
Who Knew? Obama to Help Nation Relearn an Old Adage
Byline: David A. Norcross, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES What the presidency of Barack Obama so far has taught us is that conservatism may need some time to regain its breath before resuming the fight, but surely it does not need reinventing....
Zimmerman Sits out after Injuring His Left Shoulder
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After being hit with a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was out of the lineup Tuesday, getting a rare night off to treat and rest his sore...