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 1, 2009

Abstinence Funding
Byline: Amanda Carpenter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Abstinence funding Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee made out well Tuesday, twice leading the panel to reject adding a public insurance option to health care legislation and also approving...
Agent Orange-Parkinson's Link Debated
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft, Sarge, what is the status of H.R. 1428? Will Parkinson's disease ever be added to the presumptive list of diseases approved by the VA? I submitted a claim and was turned down. I submitted...
A Lifetime in Pursuit of Peace
Byline: Carol Herman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of The Washington Times, is celebrating his 90th birthday this year. The year also marks the release of his autobiography, As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen, published by...
A Revolution Too Far; Children Should Be Off-Limits
Byline: Suzanne Fields, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Austin, age 13, is touching and familiar. With his helmet of short brown hair, biggish ears and sensitive eyes, he's typical of a tender age almost on the cusp of manhood. So little time...
As Bay Water Cools, Size of Rockfish Grows
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chesapeake Bay boaters who know how, when and where to go after quality striped bass are beginning to salivate in anticipation of the arrival of ocean rockfish - and that's where the fun begins. There are...
Attendance Is Sure Not to Appreciate
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was Fan Appreciation Day on Wednesday for the final home game of the season at Nationals Park. You can be sure that, even though they may not show it very well sometimes, the Washington Nationals appreciate...
Auriemma Optimistic as U.S. Women Open Camp
Byline: Mike Fratto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Since being named coach of the U.S. women's national team, Geno Auriemma has had to deal with a deluge of formalities. So he couldn't help but smile as he walked off the court Wednesday after concluding...
Bourque Plucked off Waivers
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chris Bourque's mother and sister are on vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and he thought they were going to miss his first NHL regular-season game in his hometown of Boston. Turns out they...
Christian Anger Explored in Film
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A bumper sticker becomes a Michael Mooresque indie film in Lord, Save Us From Your Followers: Why is the Gospel of Love Dividing America? that's headed to a theater near you. The theme of the 101-minute...
Defeat Is Now Conceivable; A Loss of Focus on Eradicating Taliban
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama the juggler has been spinning too many plates. From unemployment at 15 million, to health care reform, God knows how or when; to the Middle East where the peace process has fizzled...
Democrat Defecting?
Byline: Stephanie Green and Elizabeth Glover, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrat defecting? I am a registered Democrat but have come to realize in the past few years that other than some stark social differences, the Republican Party and the Democratic...
Dispute Likely Puts Opener on Ice
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It appears certain that Washington Capitals fans with DirecTV will have to go to a friend's house or a bar to see Thursday's season opener against the Boston Bruins. The NHL season likely will get under...
End of Communism?
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES END OF COMMUNISM? As a young man in the heady autumn of 1989, Czech Ambassador Petr Kolar took to the streets with tens of thousands of other protesters to push for the fall of communism in Eastern...
GM to Shut Down Saturn after Deal Collapses
Byline: William Ehart, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It may have been a different kind of company making a different kind of car, but it is screeching to a familiar halt. Saturn - one of General Motors' major attempts to appeal to foreign car buyers -...
Hasselbeck Returns
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hasselbeck returns Elisabeth Hasselbeck will be back on The View on Oct. 19, Associated Press reports. Miss Hasselbeck has been off the daytime talk show since Aug. 7 - two days before she...
Idiotic Debate
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES IDIOTIC DEBATE Someday, this country will have a health care debate that's not abject in its idiocy, Wall Street Journal columnist Holman W. Jenkins Jr. writes. It will involve a term used by Congressional...
India Trade Leader Sees Visa Limits as 'Business Killer'
Byline: William Ehart, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Proposals in Congress to limit visas for foreign high-tech workers would be a business killer for India's burgeoning information technology industry and would not reduce U.S. unemployment, the head of...
In Fight against Malaria, a Net Gain; Public-Private Project Closes after Creating a Profit-Driven System to Save Millions of Lives
Byline: Helene Franchineau, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A U.S.-backed project has built a network over the past decade that has sold 50 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets in African countries plagued by malaria. Implemented by the Academy for...
Invaders Repelled by Halo
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 Halo 3: O.D.S.T....
Justice Department Chided in Panther Probe
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday to name a Justice Department official to oversee the production of what it called our overdue information requests...
Leonsis: Capitals Set for Dynasty; Team Built Up Piece by Piece
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said he believes he has built a team that will contend for the Stanley Cup for the next decade, and that sooner or later the team will win the first championship in franchise...
Manager Decision Expected Quickly; Riggleman Is a Candidate
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One way or another, Jim Riggleman will serve his final game as interim manager of the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Will the Rockville native and childhood Senators fan be back next season as permanent...
Maxwell's Slam Good to the Last Drop; 'Storybook' Home Finale for Nationals
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After the 2005 draft, the Washington Nationals were busy touting University of Virginia third baseman Ryan Zimmerman as their prize, and with good reason. The fourth overall pick had face of the franchise...
New Md. Law Puts Brakes on Texting; Some Say Fines of $500 for Messaging While Driving Are Excessive
Byline: Jordan Buie, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland drivers would be well-advised to keep their thumbs on the wheel. Starting Thursday, when a new law takes effect, Maryland will join 18 other states and the District in banning drivers from sending...
No Big Blank Checks; We Should Insist Kabul Straighten Up Its Act
Byline: Michael O'Hanlon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In recent weeks an apparent gap has emerged between Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, who is fully committed to the counterinsurgency strategy articulated by President Obama in March, and Mr. Obama's...
Not Rushing to Judgment; Zorn Expects More Emphasis on Running Game
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jim Zorn wants to call more running plays for the Washington Redskins' offense. If only he had more opportunities. The Redskins are 28th in time of possession (27:19) and 26th in rushing attempts...
Nuptials on Hold?
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nuptials on hold? Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are not legally married - and they won't be until a prenuptial agreement is signed, says Denverpost.com, citing a report by...
Obamacare - Faster Inflation, Worse Care; More Government Is Not an Elixir for Our Ills
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama's promise that a government health care takeover is the key to almost every ill echoes 19th century charlatans selling elixirs that would cure everything from constipation to baldness. From controlling...
Obama Forgoing GOP Input on Health Care, Cantor Says
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama has cut off communication with Republican leaders, going more than four months without hosting the bipartisan congressional leadership at the White House to discuss his health care proposal,...
Obama's Foreign Policy Vision Not So New Age
Byline: Kim R. Holmes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama's speeches often claim the time has come for something, or the days of this or that are over. It's as if his presidency has introduced a new epoch. I used to think that invoking...
One Last Game Brings Memories That Won't Last
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ninety minutes before the last baseball game of the season at Nationals Park, storm clouds gathered, a downpour began and members of the grounds crew hurriedly spread a tarp over the infield. It seemed...
Panther Injustice Continues; Civil Rights Commission Calls out Holder
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. Civil Rights Commission is not backing off its showdown with the Justice Department about mishandling the voter-intimidation case involving agents of the New Black Panther Party. Nor should it. Yesterday,...
Performers Fight Taliban by Poking Fun
Byline: Ayesha Nasir, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LAHORE -- While Pakistan's military pounds the Taliban in the rugged mountains of Waziristan, another battle is being fought in the country's theaters and on television against the Talibanization of Pakistani...
Piracy Decline 'A Fact'; NATO Cites Better Protection, Faster Sailing
Byline: David Axe, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ABOARD THE USS DONALD COOK -- A year after Somali pirates grabbed headlines with a series of high-profile hijackings in East African waters, piracy appears to be waning. In the past three months, there...
Plan Advances for New Agency for Consumers; GOP, Wall Street against It
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Democrats moved closer Wednesday to adopting President Obama's plan for a new regulatory agency designed to protect consumers from unscrupulous financial deals, despite opposition by Republicans and...
Playoffs Provide a Feel-Good Finish; Mickelson, Woods Wind Up at the Top
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Golf's season of major discontent finished on a sublimely satisfying note. Though it wasn't quite enough to overwhelm the taste of four sour Grand Slam finishes, the Tiger and Phil Show at the Tour Championship...
Police Buy Military-Style Sonic Device; Used for Unruly Crowds and Protests
Byline: Jerry Seper and Chuck Neubauer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the help of Homeland Security grants, police departments nationwide looking to subdue unruly crowds and political protesters are purchasing a high-tech device originally used by the...
Pressure Is Mounting on Redskins' Front Four
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After nearly a decade of having a lackluster pass rush, this was supposed to be the season that the Washington Redskins' front four finally broke out. With Albert Haynesworth joining Cornelius Griffin...
Pushing Voters to GOP; Reform Effort Fosters Disapproval in Polls
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House remains in deep denial about the growing unpopularity of President Obama's government health care plan. Recent polls not only show that a clear majority of voters disapprove of his...
Rallying for School Vouchers; Restore D.C. Scholarships, Backers Urge
Byline: Kristi Jourdan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A collection of local and national school-reform advocates came to Capitol Hill on Wednesday in support of the 216 D.C. students whose scholarships were taken away when the Obama administration ended...
Renew the Patriot Act; America Should Not Disarm Itself in Terror Fight
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to debate the key aspects of the Patriot Act today. The debate comes in the wake of the takedown of three terror plots: Najibullah Zazi from Afghanistan was arrested in connection...
Republicans Want Generals to Testify on Afghanistan; Obama Meets with National Security Team
Byline: Matthew Mosk and S.A Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As President Obama met for three hours with his national security team to plot his next moves in Afghanistan, he faced intensifying pressure from Capitol Hill Republicans who want to force...
Roman Polanski Case Ignites Culture Debate; Celebrities Weigh in on His Arrest
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The crime is more than three decades old, but the battle has just begun. The rekindled legal case of film director Roman Polanski has set off a noisy culture war, pitting Hollywood values against traditional...
Same Faces, Same Goal for the Capitals; the Rebuilding Process Complete and Their Continuity Intact, the Capitals' Best Chance to Capture Their First Title Has Arrived
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Members of the Washington Capitals trekked west of the District on Monday to Pev's Paintball Park in Aldie, Va., for a team-bonding exercise. Many NHL clubs do activities like this to help foster team...
Scent of a Cent
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SCENT OF A CENT OK, read 'em and weep: Dollars added to the national debt - $1,650,971,205,167. Debt held by the public - $7.5 trillion, up from $5.8 trillion a year ago. Number of banks taken over...
Scouting the Caps
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Offense Exciting, dominant, frightening - these adjectives all apply when the Caps have the puck. Armed with the league's top goal-scorer at forward (Alex Ovechkin) and on defense (Mike Green), one...
Senate Panel Blocks GOP Changes to Reform; Restraints on Illegal Access, Abortion Nixed
Byline: Jennifer Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Republicans on Wednesday failed in their bids to strengthen provisions to prevent both taxpayer funding of abortions and illegal immigrants from obtaining access to government tax credits in...
Settlers, Indians Clash in Ohio Valley; Era of Peace Leads to Raids, Guerrilla War by Both Sides
Byline: Steve French, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES On J uly 24, 1774, Lord Dunmore, writing from his temporary headquarters at Winchester, Va., dispatched an important letter to Gen. Andrew Lewis. The royal governor sketched an outline of...
Signatures Served; 7-Eleven Operators Bring Card Fees Fight to Capitol
Byline: Michelle J. Nealy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mark Chiochankitmun has operated a 7-Eleven store in Washington for 30 years so he is no stranger to public protests - but on Wednesday, it was personal. Leaving employees to mind his store at Seventh...
Staying Home on Defense; Caps Confident Passing on Pronger Was Right Move
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was subtle but telling Tuesday when Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee complimented the Philadelphia Flyers for acquiring defenseman Chris Pronger, a player the Capitals mildly pursued...
Teen Acts out over Dad's Deployment
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki, I'm having a hard time standing up to my 16-year-old, who has lost her mind. I'm trying to be patient because she is heartbroken after finding out her father will deploy in...
The Greatest Afghan War
Byline: Michael Yon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Greatest Afghanistan War has deteriorated so noticeably that one can now feel the enemy's growing pulse. Each month it beats steadier, stronger, and in 2010 it will finally be born. On...
Time Is Now for 'Future Three'; New Focus Motivates Wizards Trio
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND -- When the Wizards learned a little more than a year ago that they would have to open the 2008-09 season without Gilbert Arenas, an immediate call went out for the players who called themselves...
Tsunami Warning System Worked, but Not in Time; Samoan Death Toll Tops 100
Byline: Joseph Weber and Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An early warning system introduced after the disastrous Christmas 2004 tsunami worked as planned, U.S. officials say, but failed to prevent the deaths of more than 100 people in Samoa...
U.N. Fires Afghan Vote Monitor
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has fired a top political adviser in Afghanistan, Peter Galbraith, for publicly questioning the legitimacy of Aug. 20 elections that could give President...
United Gets Boost from Its Playmaker; Gomez Nets Two Goals in Win
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Following two consecutive defeats at home in league play - which put the club's playoff hopes in jeopardy - D.C. United was in need of some cheer. The club got the boost it needed from an inspired Christian...
U.N. Targets Rape, Sex Torture; Seeks Global Crackdown on Soldiers, Civilians
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES UNITED NATIONS -- Alarmed by the sharp spike in sexual violence against women, the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday urged governments and the United Nations itself to crack down on the soldiers and civilians...
U.S., Europeans Head to Nuclear Talks with Plans to Sanction Iran; Russia, China Likely to Temper Toughness
Byline: Susan Sachs, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PARIS -- The United States and its biggest European allies are still working out details of how they might punish Iran if talks beginning Thursday on its nuclear program are not successful, the White House...
Winning Hockey Isn't the Goal: It's Cup or Bust
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Everybody's thinking it, so why don't we just let Brooks Laich say it? Right now, it's great to be a Washington Capital. If you doubt this, then you probably weren't at National Harbor last weekend for...