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 September 17, 2009

ACORN Advisers
Byline: Amanda Carpenter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ACORN advisers The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) announced it was suspending operations after indefensible actions by some of its employees were exposed by conservative...
ACORN Vows Reforms after 'Indefensible' Actions
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The liberal activist group ACORN, calling the actions of some of its employees indefensible, surrendered to public pressure Wednesday and promised to better police itself in response to hidden-camera videos...
Afghanistan Is Not Vietnam ... Yet; but Obama's '60S Flashback Could Be a Real Downer
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States is stuck in a 1960s flashback. In an interview on Monday, President Obama rejected comparisons between the war in Afghanistan and the Vietnam conflict, saying you never step into the same river twice....
Afghan War Under-Resourced; Former Israeli Soldier Compares U.S. Struggle to Lebanon in 2006
Byline: Jason Reich, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NERKH, Afghanistan -- Editor's note: Jason Reich, a former Israeli soldier who served in the July-August 2006 Israeli war against Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon, is a journalist in Afghanistan filing reports...
A Reagan Oral History
Byline: Peter Hannaford, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Beginning in 2001, scholars of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia conducted an oral history of Ronald Reagan's political years, beginning with his first campaign...
Avoid Power Struggle with Adult Son
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki, My son is 18 and his girlfriend's family is allowing him to live in their home. I think this is terrible and we have told our son over and over this is a big mistake. God...
'Big Brother' Winner
Byline: Dianne Lash, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Big Brother' winner Jordan Lloyd was served the $500,000 grand prize on Big Brother 11, Associated Press reports. The goofy 22-year-old waitress from Matthews, N.C., bested Natalie Martinez, the scheming...
CIA Fights Spread of Communism; Fears Italy Would Fall under Soviet Union in Late '40S
Byline: Jonathan Kelly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the late 1940s, the growth of communism in Europe was a cardinal concern for American policymakers. The early years of the Cold War generated serious challenges for all levels of the United States...
Colonel Rebuts Obama War Plan
Byline: David Centofante, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES On Sept. 11, retired Army Lt. Col. Allen B. West appeared at several events in the Washington area and addressed audiences on the war on terror. He had fighting words and vigorously challenged...
'Cosi Goes Hollywood'; Updated Lyrics, Lots of Energy
Byline: T.L. Ponick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington's eclectic In Series kicked off its 2009-2010 season at the Source on Saturday with a madcap revival of its hit show, Cosi fan tutte Goes Hollywood. Director Nick Olcott's Roaring Twenties, English-language...
Debate Rages over 'Tea Party' Crowd Size; Estimates Run from 'Tens of Thousands' to near 2 Million
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A fierce numbers battle has erupted in the aftermath of Saturday's Capitol Hill rally by tea party conservatives that is not over the growth of government, the budget deficit or even the $1 trillion cost...
Defending Military Benefits; Health Care Longtime Issue for MOAA
Byline: Bill Card, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A military retirement system that has often been the target of budget cuts at the Pentagon is a central concern of Retired Army Col. Bob Norton, deputy director of government relations at the Military...
Drudge Debate
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DRUDGE DEBATE Will Bunch of the Huffington Post blogs on what he sees as growing racial overtones by Matt Drudge on his hugely influential Drudge Report. Ever since President Obama's largely successful...
Fashion Forward
Byline: Dianne Lash, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fashion forward British actress Kate Winslet led the pack of People magazine's 10 best-dressed women of 2009, with first lady Michelle Obama chosen for best accessible glamour, Reuters news agency reports....
Forum for Afghan Women; Shedding Light on Lives and Problems
Byline: Jessica Weinstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JALREZ, Afghanistan -- On a recent summer morning, a sea of vivid patterns stood in stark contrast to the earthen tones of a mud-walled courtyard. A rare sight in Afghanistan - where women are encouraged...
Health Care Compromise from Sen. Baucus Falls Flat; Coverage Required in $856 Billion Plan
Byline: Jennifer Haberkorn and Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The measure also includes significant new fees and taxes imposed on insurance companies, who stand to gain millions of new customers from the insurance mandate. Mr. Baucus' so-called...
Iranian Missile Support
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iranian missile support A researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reports that he has acquired internal Iranian documents showing China and North Korea's close involvement in Iran's missile...
Is U.S. Safer 8 Years Later? Al Qaeda Still a Threat, but Less Credible
Byline: Grace Vuoto, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and the United Flight 93 crash in rural Pennsylvania has come and gone. Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden released...
It's Multicultural, Stupid; Textbooks Infused with Muslim Spin
Byline: Suzanne Fields, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The attack on America on Sept. 11, 2001, set off alarms everywhere. We were shocked to discover that few Foreign Service officers were fluent in Arabic or Farsi, the dominant languages of the...
Japanese Man Hauls in Huge Bass
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The International Game Fish Association, the worldwide keeper of fresh- and saltwater records, accepted an application for a largemouth bass that appears to tie the existing 22 1/4-pound world record set...
Joe Wilson's War
Byline: Stephanie Green and Elizabeth Glover, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Joe Wilson's war Hours after South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson was formally rebuked by his colleagues in the House for screaming You lie! at the president during a joint...
July House Fire Testimony Heard; Status of Maintenance and Repair of Fire Hydrants Probed
Byline: Kristi Jourdan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Firefighters were not prepared to handle a July 29 house fire that engulfed a large Northwest Washington home and destroyed a 40-year-old collection of valuable artwork owned by a former schools official,...
Lawmakers Back School Prayer Leaders on Trial
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two Florida school officials facing possible jail terms for praying in the presence of students arrive in court Thursday enjoying the support of more than 60 members of Congress. Some of those members,...
Leishman No Longer an Average 'Bloke'; Aussie Is Front-Runner to Be Top Rookie
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Marc Leishman is living the underdog dream. A year ago, Leishman was a struggling Nationwide Tour extra. Next week, the 25-year-old Australian will tee it up at the Tour Championship looking to cement his...
Max Page, 60, Worked on Newseum
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Max Page, a former television journalist who helped oversee the design and construction of the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his home in Vienna, Va. It was his 60th birthday....
Maybe the NFL Should Call It Weak 1
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They have OTAs and two-a-days, voluntary sessions and weight room sweat-a-thons. And let's not forget Quarterback School (which is destined, one of these years, to break into the U.S. News and World Report...
Millions for Road Signs to Promote Stimulus; over GOP Objections, Senate Votes to Keep Funding
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They're spending hundreds of billions of dollars to stimulate the economy, so Senate Democrats said Wednesday they might as well spend millions putting up signs to highlight where the money is being spent....
More Women Are Knights of Sky; It's the 50th Anniversary of the Skydiving Army Champions
Byline: Kelly Twedell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The 2010 Golden Knights parachute team began its rigorous assessment and selection of candidates in early September. Selection is held once per year in Fort Bragg, N.C....
Mueller Grilled on Whistleblower Bill; GOP Senator Probes Director on Plan to Weaken Protections
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III on Wednesday, in response to a barrage of questions from a senior Senate Judiciary Committee Republican about the bureau's role in stripping protections for FBI whistleblowers...
Mystics' Changing of the Guard; Harding Key to Mystics' Playoff Drive
Byline: Mike Fratto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The scenario for the Washington Mystics was clear heading into the regular season's final weekend. Sitting fifth in the Eastern Conference with two games left, they needed to win to reach the playoffs. ...
National Defense as First Principle
Byline: Kim R. Holmes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ever wonder why provide for the common defence appears right in the preamble of the U.S. Constitution, signed 222 years ago Thursday? Like mission statements, the preamble establishes why...
New Teams to Monitor Progress in Afghanistan
Byline: Matthew Mosk, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House on Wednesday began to share details of a complicated new program aimed at gauging how the war in Afghanistan is going as it continued to resist pressure to reveal whether President Obama...
Nothing Goes Right for Nats
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA -- Jim Riggleman doesn't believe his Washington Nationals are the worst team in baseball. The interim manager, though, knows the standings don't lie, and his Nationals really aren't close...
Obamas Support Chicago's Bid for '16
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama said they are fired up at the possibility of Chicago hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics, reiterating their support Wednesday before more than 100 schoolchildren...
Object to Union Label; Challenge Dues Deducted without Consent
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LANSING, Mich. -- Sherry Loar and Dawn Ives take care of children out of their Petoskey homes so they were surprised to learn that their state-subsidized checks, which cover day care for some low-income...
Offsets Phase Out
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft, I heard something about legislation in the pipeline to get rid of the offset for veterans who are less than 50 percent disabled. For those who may not know, currently those of us who get...
Parrying the Obama Plan; Even Once-Reliable Democrats Voice Disapproval
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama and his top White House advisers have been pushing Democratic leaders for months to bring his problem-plagued health care reforms up for a vote as soon as possible. Not because it is...
Peeling the Shield
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PEELING THE SHIELD Wait, wait. Look closer. The federal shield law could endanger national security, say those who fret that the Free Flow of Information Act on parade Thursday before the Senate Judiciary...
Portis Ready to Share the Load; Portis Doesn't Mind Fewer Touches If It Keeps Him Fresh
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Clinton Portis thought he was in for a monster day when he broke through the right side of the New York Giants' defense on his first play of the season opener Sunday. After that run, I was like, 'Oooh!...
Pressing Foreign, Domestic Issues Challenge Obama; President Faces Busy Two Weeks
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Beginning with his speech last week to a joint session of Congress, President Obama has launched himself into a two-week period where the convergence of big-ticket issues is testing his ability to juggle crucial...
Race Card Stalks First President to Break Barrier; Obama Steps Away from Carter's Remarks
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A police episode in Massachusetts. A voter rights case in Philadelphia. An offhand remark by his attorney general. A Supreme Court nominee's speech. And now a congressman's shout of You Lie. Barack Obama,...
Race to Injustice; Lurking in the Shadows of Eric Holder's 'Common Cause'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. should answer one key question - Will the Justice Department fight against civil rights violations of white people as avidly as those against people of color? This is the subtext...
Recession's Deficit Overdrive; Federal Foot to Keep Flooring the Cash Pedal
Byline: J.T. Young, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The economic recession may be ending, but it is still cresting in the federal budget. Recent budget base line projections from the Congressional Budget Office contain the barest of good news: This...
Rizzo Still Sees Ailing Flores as Long-Term Catcher
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA -- his was supposed to be the season Jesus Flores broke out as an everyday catcher and solidified his place in the Washington Nationals' long-term plan. Two separate shoulder injuries, a...
Schaeffer's Son Not Repentant
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I still remember the first time I saw Frank Schaeffer, then known in the evangelical Christian world as Franky, the son of revered scholar Francis Schaeffer. It was 1983, and Franky, then 31, was giving...
Sellers Feels 'Blessed' by Contract Extension
Byline: David Elfin and Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last month, Mike Sellers complained he's not being paid like the Pro Bowl fullback he was last season. That changed Wednesday when the Washington Redskins gave the 34-year-old $1 million...
Snubs Await Ahmadinejad in U.S., Even from Iran Pacifists
Byline: Eli Lake and Barbara Slavin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's an invitation even some committed pacifists are loath to accept: an evening with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Although Mr. Ahmadinejad has faced protests since he first...
Superman Battles Doomsday
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the comic book permeating all levels of popular culture, this sporadic feature reviews some recent examples from the world of digital video discs (compatible with Blu-ray and DVD-ROM-enabled computers...
Terps' Yeatman Eyes Double Duty; Lacrosse Star May Make Shift over to Football
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Will Yeatman arrived at Maryland's varsity team house Wednesday afternoon for a run-of-the-mill lacrosse fall ball practice. This time next year, he might be on a nearby but very different field....
To Stay around, Alzner Needs to 'Wow' Caps
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For Karl Alzner to take the next step in his development - from hyped prospect to established NHL player - he may have to resort to tactics he isn't used to. Alzner was the fifth overall pick in the...
UAE Kept Tight Lid on Disrupted Terror Plot; Emirates Finds It's Not Immune to Al Qaeda
Byline: Eli Lake and Sara Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Authorities in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year quietly broke up a major terrorist ring affiliated with al Qaeda that had plotted to blow up targets in Dubai - a banking hub that has...
UNESCO Disunity
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES UNESCO DISUNITY A congressionally created panel on religious freedom this week added its voice to a growing international campaign to stop a top Egyptian official from serving as the chief executive...
U.S. Factory Output Rises Again in August
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES American factories increased their output in August while inflationary pressures remained subdued as the U.S. economy showed further signs of recovery from the longest, deepest recession in seven decades....
Watching China and DPJ's Japan
Byline: Michael Pillsbury, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES China and other Asian nations are beginning to assess how the recent election victory by the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) will alter Japanese defense policies. Beijing is hoping for...
World War II Veterans Honored
Byline: Pat McGrath Avery, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Timothy Davis came to the United States 10 years ago and is currently helping American veterans revisit the site of their youthful battles. Mr. Davis was born and raised in Melbourne,...