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 November 16, 2008

After the Beloved Sister Dies
Byline: John Greenya, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES What can you say about a 25-year-old girl who died? Three decades ago, Eric Segal answered that question in a sad and occasionally treacly movie and then in a huge best-selling novel, so we have...
Beware of the 'Neo-Keynesians'
Byline: J.T. Young, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. So frequently the sobriquet of today's financial crisis, it begs the question: Do we face a repetition? To that the answer is unquestionably...
Bush Backer 'To the End'
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Joe the Plumber, move over. Meet Pete the Jailer. Peter Ries is a basic proud American who's worked hard, stayed optimistic and still upholds the nation's most traditional virtues with an iron fist...
Bush Proclaims Summit 'Productive'; Conferees Commit to Free Markets
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES World leaders at Saturday's global economic summit in Washington agreed on a statement of principles and actions aimed at halting the worldwide economic downturn and improving investment and banking oversight,...
Bush's Legacy
Byline: Jeffrey Kuhner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES George W. Bush will go down as one of the most consequential presidents in American history. For the past eight years, liberal conventional wisdom has held Mr. Bush is a rigid right-winger, a Christian...
Bush's 'Tough Decisions' to Shape Historical Legacy
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Whether his critics like it or not, President Bush will have a legacy. He will become part of history, his words and deeds shaken out and sorted through by friend and foe alike. They will argue and...
Caps Scramble for Point; Ovechkin Ties It Up Late, but Devils Still Prevail
Byline: Corey Masisak, The Washington Times NEWARK, N.J. -- Great offensive performances from Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin and a few spectacular saves from Jose Theodore were not enough to overcome defensive deficiencies Saturday night for...
Chavez's Caracas Capers
Byline: John Thomson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The drive to Caracas from Maiquetia Airport is dangerous at night and unsightly by day. Thugs - often dressed as police - stop vehicles, rob passengers and steal their cars. Surrounding hills...
Encompassing Korea
Byline: Victor Cha, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a little more than two months, my former Columbia University classmate (class of 1983), Barack Obama, will be inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States. He will sit in the Oval...
European Vacation
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Imagine London at Christmastime: carols in Trafalgar Square, the Oxford Street Christmas lights and the Christmas market at Hyde Park. Sounds dreamy, doesn't it? For most families with children,...
Everybody Needs Loving Intimacy
Byline: Julie Baumgardner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It seems like every time I turn around, someone is talking with me about how much they crave intimacy in their marriage, but they have no earthly idea how to go about getting what they want...
For CC, an Offer He Can't Refuse
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Can't believe CC Sabathia hasn't jumped all over this Yankees offer. I mean, he's spent his entire career trying to avoid pitching against them. Just sign on the dotted line, CC, and you'll never have to again....
G-20 Pledges to Revive Economies
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES World leaders from the Group of 20 meeting Saturday in Washington at the Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy endorsed the use of expansionary monetary and fiscal policies to shore up their...
Get Smart with Brain Quest
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With help from Nintendo's magical handheld system, a new game series teaches kids It's OK to Be Smart - if they are willing to go on a Brain Quest (Electronic Arts, $29.99 each). Based on the popular...
Helping Children of War
Byline: Gary Knell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In 1943, my father just disappeared from my life. He was drafted ... [and] I was two-and-a-half years old and didn't know why my father left me In those days, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles...
Husband Deserves Truth about Child
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki, I was born and raised in a small town in Nebraska and married my high-school sweetheart four years ago. When my husband deployed last year, I decided to stay here in Alexandria...
Irish Withstand Mids' Late Rally
Byline: Mike Fratto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE -- As the fourth quarter unfolded Saturday, Navy found itself in a situation similar to two weeks ago against Temple, when the Midshipmen rallied from 20 points down for a stunning comeback. ...
Jamison Fumes at Woeful Wizards
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI -- As the Washington Wizards limped away from another blowout loss to an Eastern Conference rival, captain Antawn Jamison didn't mince words. The Wizards' 97-77 loss to the Miami Heat on Friday night...
Key Matchup
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KEY MATCHUP REDSKINS SECONDARY vs. COWBOYS QB TONY ROMO Before the Redskins upset the then-undefeated Cowboys 26-24 at Texas Stadium on Sept. 28, Dallas quarterback Tony Romo had passed for 892 yards...
Love of Parents Sparks Learning
Byline: Kate Tsubata, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES We humans are wired to learn. According to a 2005 article written by Rene Marois of Vanderbilt University's Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, over a lifetime, the human brain will amass a nearly...
Many Protests but Relatively Few Protesters; G-20 Meeting Attracts Little in Dissent
Byline: Michael Drost, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What if they held a protest and hardly anybody came? The far-left ANSWER coalition - a group that has drawn thousands of antiwar protesters to Washington in the past - mustered about 10 demonstrators...
Marriage, Family a Goal for Teens
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of my favorite research groups, Mathematica Policy Research Inc., has released a comprehensive review of where American teens and young adults stand on dating, cohabiting and marriage. My fascination...
Medvedev Backpedals on Missile Threats; Eyes Opening in Obama
Byline: Barbara Slavin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Russian President Dmitri Medvedev said Saturday that Russia will not carry out its threats to deploy new missiles facing Europe and that the advent of a new U.S. administration provides great opportunities...
Nobles and Knaves
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nobles: Former Mayor Tony Williams, who chased and caught a thief in downtown Washington. On Thursday afternoon Mr. Williams was taking a walk when he saw a man grab a package from a UPS truck and take off along busy...
Nobody Knows the Troubles He's Seen
Byline: Muriel Dobbin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is true to say that few have known the troubles that Charlie Resnick, veteran detective, has seen, and they never seem to end. In Cold In Hand (Harcourt, $26, 384 pages), John Harvey's Resnick...
Obama Team Taps Three for Key Positions; Jarrett Will Be Adviser
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday morning said that Valerie Jarrett, a longtime family friend and close counselor with a long history in Chicago politics, will serve as a senior White House adviser....
Ophuls' Final Four out on DVD
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This has been a gratifying year for admirers of Max Ophuls, one of the great romantic sophisticates of movie history. Mr. Ophuls (1902-57) was a prominent Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany. He became a...
Presto Politics
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Presto politics Just in time for all your chitchat needs at cocktail parties, church coffees or carpools: Here's the latest political updates, this from Predicto Mobile, a text-messaging-based polling...
'Rahmbo' at the Gates
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama promised daughters Malia and Sasha a new puppy when they move into the White House in January. But with the appointment of Rahm Emanuel as his chief of staff, some are...
Rebirth of a Rivalry at Byrd Stadium
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Good football players and teams make plays when they have to, which is exactly what Maryland did Saturday at Byrd Stadium. As a result, the maddeningly inconsistent Terrapins live to fight another day or...
Recalling the Huey, Men It Carried
Byline: James Srodes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hollywood films that portray conflict tend to make an icon of the featured weapon involved. Think of the Colt Peacemaker revolver of the Western gunslinger. Or the Tommy gun of the '30s gangster....
Reservation Life
Byline: Deborah K. Dietsch , THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fritz Scholder once vowed he would never paint pictures of American Indians but eventually became famous for them. His bold, brightly colored artworks are nothing like the familiar ethnographic...
Riding Coattails to Plug Books
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Billy Graham's 90th birthday was Nov. 7 and, predictably, one of the books that landed on my desk about the famous evangelist was penned by Basyl and Aram Tchividjian, two of his 19 grandchildren. Invitation:...
'Sleeper Issues' Haunt Obama
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ask Wade Henderson, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, about the future of civil and human rights under the administration of President-elect Barack Obama, and he...
'Something Has to Give'; Redskins, Cowboys Clash with Plenty at Stake
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Since they combined to win three straight Super Bowls from 1991 to 1993, the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys have rarely met in the second half of the season with something on the line for both...
Southpaws Set 'Em Down; Pitchers Roe, Score Took Different Paths
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Death claimed two outstanding left-handers of the 1950s last week. The pair couldn't have been more different. Preacher Roe, who bamboozled batters with an illegal spitball and other crafty pitches for...
Terps Step Closer to ACC Title Game
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There seems no obvious end to the Maryland football team's ability to conjure surprises. After the Terrapins' latest shocker, they find themselves on the precipice of yet another: an opportunity to...
The Democrats' Imminent Agenda
Byline: Paul Weyrich, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now that the election is over, it is time to evaluate what the American public can expect from the newly elected Congress and the administration of President-elect Barack Obama. There are...
The Introduction to Stephen King's Just after Sunset Describes How an Editing Assignment Forthe 2006 Edition of Best American Short Stories Inspired the Author to Attemptshorter Fiction Again
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The introduction to Stephen King's Just After Sunset describes how an editing assignment forthe 2006 edition of Best American Short Stories inspired the author to attemptshorter fiction again. It's...
The Last GOP Boondoggle
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Four years behind schedule, more than double the original cost, the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center is set to open on Dec. 2. It is a breathtaking vision of marble and glass, eye-catching exhibits, fountains, lanterns,...
Time Will Tell, So Get Your Subscription Today
Byline: Carleton Bryant, THE WASHINGTON TIMES You remember that guy that did that thing that everybody was talking about that time? That was awesome, wasn't it? * Scientists say that about 70 percent of household dust consists of skin cells...
'Tis the Season for Potomac Perch
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HILLTOP, Md. -- Let's go and see if the yellow perch have started to hang out in the creek bends, my neighbor Dale Knupp said. We'll use only little drop-shot rigs with 3-inch plastic shiners, or a plain...
To Be Kristol Clear
Byline: Arnold Beichman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's 2012 and President Barack Obama is running for re-election. He has had a moderately successful presidency, no big scandals, no big failures and a few triumphs. The big, global success of the Obama...
What Do Republicans Do Now?
Byline: Cleta Mitchell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cleta Mitchell So ... the GOP congressional majority in 1994 disappeared, the permanent party realignment didn't materialize Democrats control Washington ... despair! It is as though...
What Do Republicans Do Now?
Byline: David Keene, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES David A. Keene Barry Goldwater said once that he much preferred the drubbing he got in 1964 at the hands of Lyndon Johnson to losing by a whisker because it allowed him to go to sleep at night...
What the Opium Wars Wrought
Byline: Carol Herman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Early in Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh's eighth novel, there is a confrontation between an Indian raja named Neel Rattan Halder and a British trading house owner, Benjamin Brightwell Burnham, over the commerce...