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 19, 2009

Alliance Helps End Life of Crime; Former Robber Tells Story of Youth
Byline: Joseph Young, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Twenty-two-year-old Brandon Forrest was an unlikely panelist at the Alliance of Concerned Men's conference on how to reduce crime and gang violence among young people in the District. At age...
AmEx to Buy Low-Fee Rival Revolution Money
Byline: William Ehart, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In business, sometimes opposites do attract. American Express agreed to buy startup rival Revolution Money for $300 million from AOL co-founder Steve Case's investment firm on Wednesday, marrying the...
A Newspaperman Looks Back
Byline: Muriel Dobbin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As newspapers sink in today's once unimaginable welter of disaster, Harold Evans still recalls in admirable detail what it was like to be young and learning a fascinating business back in the...
A Word from the Publisher
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Times on Nov. 9 announced upper management moves designed to help keep pace with the ever-changing media marketplace. As you know, we are dealing with the same challenges faced by many American families...
Bounty of River Bass Active in Upper Potomac
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is mid-November, and many Virginians already are in the forests and fields enjoying the firearms deer season, with Marylanders following suit next week. Don't stop fishing in the upper tidal Potomac...
Bradley's Moxie Gives Caps a Fighting Chance
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES T he things a man must do to hold down a job in the National Hockey League - things that leave him with a six-stitch gash over his eye or a broken jaw held together by metal plates. Everybody, after all, can't...
Bundy Rises into a 'Disaster' in Vietnam
Byline: John M. Taylor, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pity our recent secretaries of state. While they fly around the world for photo-ops with minor potentates, real policy is being made in the White House, by the president, most often in consultation...
Cashing In
Byline: Amanda Carpenter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cashing in President Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus package has been a bonanza for Washington-based special interest groups, like the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), AARP and a fund for...
Catholics Rejoice on Abortion Deal
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was hard to miss the jubilation in the halls of the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel this week. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was taking a lot of the credit for getting more than 60 Democratic...
Chicago, Afghan-Style; Corruption Is One of Many Problems Facing President Karzai
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Note to Hamid Karzai: One country's corruption is another country's stimulus package. Mr. Karzai will be sworn in today for his second five-year term as president of Afghanistan. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham...
Clinton Exhorts Karzai to Crack Down on Corruption in Afghan Government
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KABUL, Afghanistan -- ecretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Afghanistan with a message for President Hamid Karzai: Clean up your corrupt government. There is now a clear window of opportunity...
Conservative Lutherans to Leave Synod; Latest Church to Split over Gays
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Conservative members of America's largest Lutheran denomination announced Wednesday that they are splitting from the Chicago-based Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, making it the second mainline Protestant...
DC Cares Honors Leaders in Its 20th Year
Byline: Kelsey Knutson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mobilizing volunteers and strengthening nonprofit groups in the Washington region is not an easy task, but Greater DC Cares has been doing it for 20 years. Greater DC Cares, the leading nonprofit coordinator...
Depp Is Sexiest Man
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Depp is sexiest man Time to walk the plank, Hugh Jackman ! Johnny Depp is reclaiming the throne as People's Sexiest Man Alive, the magazine's Web site reported Wednesday. The Pirates of the...
DIA on China's New Fighter
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DIA on China's new fighter The Defense Intelligence Agency is sticking by its estimates of when China will deploy a fifth-generation jet fighter after recent remarks by a Chinese general that Beijing's...
Diplomatic Dining
Byline: Stephanie Green and Elizabeth Glover, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Diplomatic dining President Obama is in China for a state visit this week, discussing pressing matters such as climate change, human rights and the economy with Chinese President...
Divisive Miller Up for Vote; Ex-Union Boss Again Considered for Hall of Fame
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There are few topics in sports that generate more debate than the selections for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. And this year, the debate is centering on one man who never put on a uniform or swung a...
Fed's Handling of AIG Bailout Spurs Call for Probe
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A group of House Democrats alarmed over accusations the Federal Reserve mishandled the government's $85 billion bailout of American International Group want Congress to conduct a top-to-bottom review of...
GOP Governors Upbeat about 2010; Wins in N.J., Va. Bode Well, Barbour Says
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AUSTIN, Texas -- Republican governors are in a buoyant mood at their annual gathering here, with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour arguing his party's Nov. 3 gubernatorial victories in Virginia and New...
H1N1 Vaccine Makers Quizzed; House Questions Slowdown
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Four of the five manufacturers of the novel H1N1 vaccine Wednesday told lawmakers, frustrated about the slowdown in production and distribution of dosages, that the low yields and outdated egg-based technology...
Holder Suggests Acquittal Won't Free Terrorist; Defends Trial in New York
Byline: Ben Conery and Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. let stand Wednesday a claim that confessed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed will remain in U.S. custody even if he is acquitted in the so-called...
Housing Starts Lowest in 6 Months
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Housing starts in October plummeted to their lowest level in six months as builders pulled back, worried that Congress might not extend the home-buyer tax credit scheduled to expire at the end of November....
Inequities in Ecuador; Trade Preferences Are Unwarranted
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. trade preferences should not be awarded to nations where corruption runs rampant and American companies are preyed upon. Today, the Senate Finance Committee becomes the second congressional committee this week to...
In Step to Music of the Union; League Songbook Hails Yanks
Byline: Polly Carder, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES From the first day of the Civil War, there were people, both in the North and in the South, who opposed their governments' war policies. George Frederick Root described what he saw in Chicago...
Iranian Nuclear Weapons: From Russia with Disdain
Byline: Henry Sokolski, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In Washington, it's almost impossible to underestimate how blase officials can become about the most hair-raising news if it involves an entity they believe the U.S. must do business with....
Jailhouse Rock
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JAILHOUSE ROCK The seamless facade of support for the White House from predictable groups continues to wrinkle. President Obama may not be disappointed that he will fail to close [the detention...
Jamison, Wizards Snap Six-Game Losing Streak; Forward Excels in His Season Debut
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After missing the first nine games of the season, Wizards forward Antawn Jamison didn't show the slightest trace of rust in his season debut against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night...
Military Superiority Fading, Analyst Says; 'Pax Americana' Yields to Asia
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The era of American military dominance, or Pax Americana, is dwindling as the nation loses its position far atop the global marketplace, a congressional military analyst said Wednesday. The new dynamic...
New Bankruptcy Policy Can Avoid Mass Bailouts
Byline: Stuart Butler, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maybe we can breathe a collective sigh of relief - now that we've dodged the bullet of a catastrophic collapse of America's entire financial system. But how do we avoid a possible repeat...
Obama's Labor Lobbyist; SEIU's Andy Stern and Lobbying Loopholes
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Despite rhetoric to the contrary, President Obama does accept lobbyists at the White House. Not only has the president appointed a host of former lobbyists to key executive-branch positions, Service Employees International...
Obama to Send Envoy for N. Korea Nuke Talks; Says Iran Will Face Consequences
Byline: Matthew Mosk, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SEOUL -- President Obama said Thursday that he wouldn't be distracted in his dealings with North Korea and will send a special envoy to the Asian nation next month to continue talks on ending its nuclear...
Palin Boosts Michigan Spirits; Hundreds Turn out to Cheer at GOP Darling's Book Tour
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Sarah Palin apparently had a point to make when she chose economically ravaged Michigan as the first stop on her heavily promoted book tour. We're Americans. We don't give up...
Palin Scores on 'O'
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Palin scores on 'O' Oprah Winfrey's Monday interview with former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin brought The Oprah Winfrey Show its best ratings in two years, Broadcastingcable.com...
Plastic Man Takes Many Shapes
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The comic book permeates all levels of popular culture. This sporadic feature reviews some recent examples from the world of digital video discs (compatible with DVD-ROM and Blu-ray enabled computers...
Polishing Her Mettle; Could Be Positioned as Independent Thinker
Byline: Suzanne Fields, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sarah Palin arouses venom from the left like Hillary Rodham Clinton from the right. On the day after her Oprah interview, Richard Cohen in The Washington Post said it was time for Palintology,...
Redskins' Backups Show They're Ready for Front Line; Surprising Players Star in Redskins' Victory
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The most remarkable aspect of the upset pulled by the Washington Redskins on Sunday lies not in the fact that they finally won again, but rather in the surprising players who led them to victory. The...
Rogers Is Expected to Start vs. Cowboys
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers practiced with the first-team defense Wednesday and is expected to start Sunday, a week after he was benched in a win over the Denver Broncos. To me, if...
Sebelius Shuns Panel's Advice on Mammograms
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rejected an independent panel's advice that breast-cancer screenings be delayed for women in their 40s in the face of a backlash by Republicans,...
Senate Democrats Release Health Plan; Reid Presses Moderates on Obama Agenda
Byline: Jennifer Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Democratic leaders released a 10-year, $849 billion bill to overhaul the nation's health care system on Wednesday, putting new pressure on three undecided, moderate Democrats whose support...
Slovak Realism
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SLOVAK REALISM Slovakia's foreign minister urged Europe to adopt a realistic approach in dealing with Russia, even though Moscow tries to pressure its neighbors by cutting off energy supplies. It...
Split over Health Care Bill; Opens a Fissure of Electoral Vulnerability
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democratic officials portrayed the Republican Party's squabble in New York's special House election as an intolerant right-wing purge of liberal Republicans. In fact, Dede Scozzafava was driven from the...
Spouse's Secret Children
Byline: Vicki Johnson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Ms. Vicki, I'm very embarrassed to be writing to you. You give such great advice, and I always said I would never be as stupid as some of the women who write to you. Well, now I'm one...
Strasburg Armed with Smarts; Strasburg Demontrating That His Mind May Be His Most Dangerous Weapon
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHOENIX -- The first thing everyone notices about Stephen Strasburg is the fastball. Really, it's not even fair to call it a simple fastball, as though it were some 92 mph four-seamer coming out of the...
That Mandate
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES THAT MANDATE ObamaCare has nothing going for it anymore, Shikha Dalmia writes at www.forbes .com. With unemployment touching double digits, its economic timing is bad; with polls showing tanking support...
'The Blind Side' about to Get a Wide Audience; Movie about Oher Hits Theaters Friday
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It usually takes a little time for a movie about an athlete to come out. Rudy Ruettiger waited so long for the film bearing his name that Notre Dame football fell and rose again. Even LeBron James, for whom...
Time on Morrison's Side; Caps Center Showing Skill Hasn't Faded
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the season began, Brendan Morrison was slotted as the Washington Capitals' No. 2 center, but coach Bruce Boudreau needed some time to warm up to his new pivot. In about one-quarter of the season...
Uneasy Peace Grips Swat Valley; Summer Offensive Ends Taliban Hold, Locals Return
Byline: Ralph Joseph, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An uneasy peace has returned to Swat Valley following a summer military offensive against the forces of local Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah, with soldiers and armed policemen now pa- trolling the streets...
Unsung Hero Backs U.S., Loses Life to Fight Taliban; Troops Fear IED Blasts While Riding in Humvees
Byline: Richard Tomkins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHRABAD, Afghanistan -- It's unlikely there will be a monument for Abdullah Khan and others like him when the war in Afghanistan finally ends, but there should be. Mr. Khan is one of the country's...
VA Reviews Asbestos Claims
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft, My husband was in the Korean War and served as a boiler man for three years and three months. He now has multiple myeloma due to the exposure of asbestos and using black oil to run...
Vision for Victory - Part II; the Additional Steps Needed to Secure Success
Byline: Michael O'Hanlon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The last of two parts. A practical agenda is emerging for pushing extremists out of the population centers of Afghanistan and helping establish a legitimate Afghan government in their...
Women United; Zimbabwean Rights Organization for Women to Get Kennedy Award
Byline: Helene Franchineau, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Her hair tightly woven into an African-style braid, Jenni Williams raises her arm in the air as she asks the crowd at a popular Washington cafe to chant the healing wind of WOZA. The phrase has...
Work on Gray's Home Unusual, Firm Says
Byline: Jeffrey Anderson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Repair work performed on D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray's house this summer by a politically connected developer's company was outside the normal scope of practice, a company spokeswoman said...
Work Site Arrests of Illegals Fall Dramatically; Republican Sees Hit to Americans' Jobs
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Arrests of illegal immigrant workers have dropped precipitously under President Obama, according to figures released Wednesday. Criminal arrests, administrative arrests, indictments and convictions...