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 6, 2009

8 GOP Senators for, 30 against Sotomayor
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate on Wednesday held its second day of debate on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a day that featured partisan attacks that had at least one retiring lawmaker pining for less...
Afghan Training Urged; U.S. Sees 'Difficult' Mission for Troops
Byline: Jessica Weinstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BARAKI BARAK, Afghanistan -- Olive-green hulks of old Soviet tanks loomed above the dusty valley where American soldiers and Afghan National Police (ANP) gathered on a recent Saturday in this country's...
A Fine Whine
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A FINE WHINE Bill Clinton and Al Gore got more breathless press coverage on Wednesday than the two female journalists they liberated from North Korea. And no wonder. The public reunion of the...
A High-Caliber Bullet; Finally Elected to the Hall of Fame, Hayes Could Turn Any Football Game into an Absurdly Unfair Track Meet
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Remember how fast Darrell Green was when he first came into the NFL, how he could make even a Human Blur like Tony Dorsett look like he was running in sand? Well, Bob Hayes was even faster than that. Not only...
A Hole in Heart of 'Idol'; Departing Abdul Has Friendly Way
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Paula Abdul is leaving Fox's top-rated American Idol, and she's likely to take the heart of the show with her. While the other judges judged with a critical music-industry eye, Miss Abdul - when...
'A Slice of Home for Troops'; Uno, DHL Team Up to Send Pizza Overseas
Byline: Kelly Twedell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the support of DHL and Uno Chicago Grill, retired Master Sgt. Mark Evans recently organized the world's largest pizza party for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, dubbed Operation Pizza Surge....
Brawling Action in Gotham
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 Watchmen: The...
'Cash for Clunkers' Extension En Route to Senate Vote; More Than Half of Cars Sold So Far Have Been Foreign Makes
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House-backed $2 billion expansion of the cash for clunkers program inched toward a final Senate vote by week's end, amid Democratic threats Wednesday to postpone the chamber's August recess and...
Catch Still Good despite Heat
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Surprisingly good fishing can be had throughout the region even though it's hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk. As is typical for this time of year, the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay draws...
Christie vs. Sarah
Byline: Stephanie Green and Elizabeth Glover, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Christie vs. Sarah Sarah Palin , the former governor of Alaska who has the world wondering about her next step, does not exactly have a fan in supermodel Christie Brinkley . ...
Collecting Earned Medals
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft, Where would I write to ask about any medals and ribbons I might be eligible for from Vietnam? I know a couple have been awarded since I left active duty, but somehow they never caught...
Concerns Mount on O-Line; Sidelined Starters Are Missing Important Practice Time
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Even though they were gassed from running four 50-yard sprints as self-inflicted punishment for false-start penalties, several Washington Redskins offensive players commandeered an equipment cart and...
Consumers Blind to Signals of Improving Economy
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. economy appears on the verge of recovery after the most grueling recession in modern times, but most people don't feel any better because the things that matter the most to them remain troubled....
Court Upholds Ban on Roads in National Forests; Ruling Declares 2005 Bush Plan a Violation of Federal Laws
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER -- Those who make a living cutting down trees or selling snowmobiles took a hit Wednesday when a federal appeals court banned road construction on more than 50 million acres of national forest....
Defense Games, Arms Races: Not What You Think
Byline: Kim R. Holmes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's an alluring idea: If the United States disarms or restrains its military forces, other countries would do the same. The notion is gaining ground in the Obama administration; it needs very...
Family, Friends, Officials Cheer Freed Journalists on Return
Byline: Joseph Weber, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The two U.S. journalists imprisoned in North Korea since March returned Wednesday to Los Angeles with former President Bill Clinton, who helped secure their pardon and safe return. The plane landed at...
'Fishy' Response
Byline: Amanda Carpenter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Fishy' response The woman who caused the White House to start asking people to report information on the Web about health insurance reform that seems fishy doesn't think she has done anything wrong....
GARDEN PLOTS; Urban Farmers in Liberia Battle Hunger
Byline: Christina Holder, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SINKOR, Liberia A s this small West African nation slowly recovers from the ruins of war, city dwellers such as Wata King battle the ever-present threat of hunger with a growing cottage industry...
Healthy Anger
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HEALTHY ANGER The White House is clearly worried about the opponents of its health care plan who are showing up at town-hall meetings with members of Congress, John Fund writes at www.opinionjournal.com....
Improved Nationals Build on Hot Streak
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There is something funny going on at Nationals Park these days. It's probably not drawing much attention across baseball, and it's perhaps not even drawing much attention right here. Make no mistake,...
Jefferson Found Guilty on 11 Counts; Former Congressman Acquitted of Charges Tied to Freezer Cash
Byline: Ben Conery, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the end, it wasn't the cash in the freezer. But a jury of eight women and four men decided after five days of deliberation that former Rep. William J. Jefferson was a criminal anyway. The about $90,000...
Just Say 'No' to Elaborate Wedding
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki, My daughter is getting married in September. In her defense, I think she is marrying a great man who so far is being very good to her. My daughter has one child and is five...
Kelly Giving Football the Old College Try
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Matt Kelly's freshman year roommate at Virginia was Max Pomper, a pairing of two football-crazy guys who happened to double as crucial recruits for the Cavaliers' nationally ranked lacrosse team. ...
Meaningless GDP Numbers; Government Spending Hides How Bad the Economy Is
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Administration officials have been touting the good news that gross domestic product fell at an annual rate of only 1 percent in the second quarter. We are glad GDP didn't fall by more, but the outlook is still not good....
Mercer Spans Globe for Job; Low-Key Guard Attracts Interest
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One day in late June, Derrick Mercer received a baffling piece of news via text message. Kieran Donahue, one of his former basketball coaches at American University, told Mercer he had been drafted - not by...
Mission Puts Clinton Back on World Stage; N. Korea May Be Just the Start
Byline: Matthew Mosk, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Bill Clinton landed on American soil Wednesday after completing his secret mission to North Korea, he had not only secured the release of two American captives, but he also had opened a new chapter...
Mullen Decries 'Culture of Poverty'; Top Officer Sees Afghan Neglect, Military in Hole
Byline: Sara A. Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The top U.S. uniformed military officer Wednesday offered a bleak assessment of the war in Afghanistan, saying that years of neglect before the Obama administration had starved the U.S.-led effort of...
No Longer Sacred Ground; U.S. Teams Shouldn't Hesitate to Sell Ads for Jerseys
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So NFL teams are slapping corporate logos on their practice jerseys. The WNBA is letting teams sell jersey sponsorships - even for regular season games. The slope is getting slippery, and everyone knows...
Obama Loses Favor in Virginia, Could Hurt Deeds
Byline: Sarah Abruzzese, THE WASHINGTON TIMES State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds stands to raise a pile of cash and energize his party's base at his first joint appearance with President Obama on Thursday, but it's an open question whether it will do anything...
Obama Rallies Health Care Counterprotesters
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A day after the White House dismissed protesters at town-hall events as people sent from opposition groups in Washington, the administration's political wing began mobilizing millions of its own supporters....
Pastor Laments Hunger's Profile
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Until this week, I'd never met the Rev. Arthur Simon, the quiet Lutheran pastor who founded the Christian hunger lobbying group Bread for the World. Back in my college days in Oregon, we were all seeking...
Poll Finds Doubts on Obama's Birth; 'Birther' Controversy Takes Hold in Virginia
Byline: Sarah Abruzzese and Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There are a whole lot of Virginians out there who aren't quite sure if President Obama was born in the United States, according to a poll released Wednesday. The poll, by Public Policy...
Post Office Closings, Fewer Mail Days Eyed; Service Projects $7 Billion Loss, Struggles to Pre-Fund Retiree Plan
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. Postal Service expects to lose more than $7 billion this year as managers consider slashing a day of mail delivery and closing hundreds of post offices across the country to help save money,...
Power Clash at Iran Agency
Byline: Iason Athanasiadis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ISTANBUL -- Beyond the power struggle playing out on the streets of Tehran is a complex battle for control of Iran's intelligence ministry - a pivotal institution in the regime's repression of dissent....
Prime-Time Peek
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Prime-time peek NBC Universal has created a prime-time preview special that will extensively air across all of the company's properties to help promote the network's fall lineup. According...
Protection Demand
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PROTECTION DEMAND A bipartisan group of House members Wednesday criticized Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for failing to demand protection for Iranian dissidents attacked last week by Iraqi...
Raptor Cap Part of Retooling; Support for Halt Is Bipartisan but Not Universal
Byline: David Centofante, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate recently voted 58-40 to halt further production of the fifth-generation stealth aircraft, the F-22 Raptor, a decision that divides the defense community. The cap, later endorsed...
Redskins Pick Up Receiver Hackett
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was a familiar but unwelcome sight during the team portion of the Washington Redskins' practice on Wednesday morning. Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly, the receivers who produced forgettable rookie seasons...
Repeal of 'Don't Ask' Sought
Byline: Aaron Marcus, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rep . Patrick J. Murphy is waging a campaign to repeal the Clinton-era policy of don't ask, don't tell. The Pennsylvania Democrat is a married Irish Catholic father of one, former captain...
River Makes Heroes of Lee, Stuart; Chickahominy Has Central Role in Virginia's Tidewater Area
Byline: Jack Trammell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Few rivers in the South saw as much of the Civil War as the Chickahominy in central Tidewater Virginia. The river was (and remained after the war) the primary fabric that held the people in...
Roddick Breezes Forward; World No. 5 Shows No Rust against Becker
Byline: Danny Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Top seed Andy Roddick wasted little time Wednesday night getting to the third round of the Legg Mason Classic. He needed just 55 minutes to wallop Benjamin Becker 6-3, 6-2, the second-largest margin of victory...
Rusty Lefty Aiming to Get His Game Right; Return Comes One Week before PGA
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lefty's return to competitive golf this week means all the game's stars are aligned for the PGA Championship. Optimistic that both his wife and mother have turned the corner in their respective battles...
Ryan's Son Riled
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ryan's son riled More fatherhood follies from Ryan O'Neal. Days after news surfaced that the pudgy ex-hunk hit on his daughter, Tatum , at partner Farrah Fawcett 's funeral, a new claim has...
Second Mission in Iraq: Invest; Other Nations Ahead of U.S
Byline: Grace Vuoto, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES D espite all the hard work America has done to bring security to Iraq, it appears that other nations are reaping the financial rewards, former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said in a recent...
Senate Democrat Bemoans Health Reform Delay; Sextet's Talks Said to Make Bill 'Weaker'
Byline: Jennifer Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There's a growing sentiment among Democrats that the drawn-out negotiations over the health care overhaul have lasted too long, renewing calls to pass a Democrat-only bill. Sen. John D. Rockefeller...
Silent Revolution; 'Real-Time Text' Capability on Horizon for All
Byline: Liz Essley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The next big advance in telecommunications may be a silent one. Widespread access to technology known as real-time text is likely on the way, largely as a result of the deaf community's petitions for increased...
Stimulus to Aid Foreign Battery Builders; Grants Impel Electric Cars
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nearly half of the $2.4 billion in federal grant money awarded Wednesday to stimulate the U.S. economy and boost the production of hybrid and electric vehicles went to six companies with ties to places as...
Surprise Shrinkage in Service Sector; Quells Notion of Rapid Recovery
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The service sector, which makes up nearly 90 percent of the U.S. economy, unexpectedly contracted at a faster rate in July than in June, indicating that economic activity continued to decline last month...
Tax Cut for Trial Lawyers; There Should Be Penalties for Legislative Malpractice
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES C ongress adjourns for August recess this week. As lawmakers try to explain to their constituents back home why the world's most advanced health care system should be altered, the one special interest that ought to be...
Terror Alert, Gray; America Needs a More Effective Warning System
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES H omeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has appointed a 17-member board to review and evaluate the Homeland Security Advisory System, the familiar, if often ignored, five-color terror-alert warning. The system...
The Ad Wars of August; Congress Faces Health-Plan Hostility during Recess
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The escalating war to block President Obama's hostile takeover of our health care system has moved to a wider battlefield of TV ads, Internet videos and town-hall meetings where his opponents may have...
The Man Who Created Figaro
Byline: Priscilla S. Taylor, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Couldn't get away to Paris this summer? Not to worry. Spend some time with this biography of that consummate Frenchman, Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, by the late French scholar...
Thumb Injury Sends Kearns to Disabled List
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With an old thumb injury still bothering him and a quick diagnosis insufficient, Washington Nationals outfielder Austin Kearns went on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. He could need surgery if there...
Time to Go on Offense against Chinese, Other Cyberespionage
Byline: Michelle Van Cleave, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gentlemen do not read each other's mail. With that, Secretary of State Henry Stimson dismantled the U.S. government's only code-breaking capability on the cusp of World War II. Today,...
Training Camp Day 7
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WEDNESDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS * At one point, coach Jim Zorn got so exasperated with Jason Campbell that he returned to his playing days to show his quarterback how to throw a particular goal-line pass. I was...
Upsets More Difficult Thanks to Strong Field
Byline: Danny Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It seems that in every Legg Mason Classic, one underdog is certain to go deep into the draw. World No. 124 Gilles Muller marched into the final in 2004, a feat that No. 416 John Isner was able to repeat...
U.S. Set to Pay Its Debt to U.N. Peacekeeping Dues Accruing
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES UNITED NATIONS -- The Obama administration said Wednesday it plans to pay off the remaining debts to U.N. peacekeeping operations accumulated since 2005. While the United States will be appealing to all...
Veteran Vies for House; Virginian Cites His 'Calling'
Byline: Bill Card, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Retir ed Air Force Col. Richard L. Anderson is running to be the delegate for Virginia's House 51st Dis trict. The Republican will compete for the seat in a November election against Democratic...
Worthington, Sr. James Oscar
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Worthington, Sr. James Oscar On Saturday, August 1, 2009, of Washington, D.C., formerly a long time resident of Lille, Louisiana. Beloved husband of Sue Worthington, father of Arva Whittaker, Mona Finch, Janet Worthington,...