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 June 26, 2009

11 Town Houses at Kentlands
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Charles Black Cos. is building 11 traditional town homes at the Kentlands in Landover, near the planned Woodmore Towne Centre, a mixed-use development with retail, residential, hotel and office...
145 Houses Rise in South Riding
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Toll Bros. is building 145 single-family homes on 7,000-square-foot homesites at the Villages at South Riding in South Riding, a planned community with a golf course, swimming pools, tennis...
A Doomed Epoque; Tale of Love as Great War Nears Comes to Glorious Life
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cinematic pleasures in the summer don't have to involve computer-generated robots, museum exhibits or starships. The frothy confection Cheri provides just as great an escape - albeit one not quite...
Atlanta 'Wives' Return
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Atlanta 'Wives' return Just when you thought the Real Housewives drama was ending - after the table-throwing finale of the hit series' New Jersey franchise - Bravo has announced The Real Housewives...
Author of 'Rules' Advises Diligence
Byline: Chris Versace, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rules of Thumb is a part memoir, part how-to book by Alan Webber that deals with 52 rules he has developed in his career to deal with business in good and turbulent times. Mr. Webber is an award-winning,...
Beaches, Rivers near Elegant Easton Estate
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES While a variety of opinions exist regarding which river or creek on Maryland's Eastern Shore provides the tastiest crabs, many locals claim that the Miles River bears this distinction. However,...
Brutal Reminder; in 'Stoning,' True Face of Torture
Byline: Sonny Bunch, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a time when the word torture is tossed about relatively casually - especially in ritual denunciation of the Bush-Cheney war on terror - the medium of film is uniquely qualified to remind people just what...
Carol Temple
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Name: Carol Temple Company: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Address: 4500 Old Dominion Drive, Arlington, VA 22207 Phone: 703/568-1100 Fax: 703/524-2107 E-mail address: carol@arlington houses.com...
Cheap Date
Byline: Stephanie Green and Elizabeth Glover, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cheap date Thank you for my stimulus package! social worker Michelle Billups exclaimed Thursday upon meeting Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner. It wasn't just for you,...
Conyers Backs off Probe of ACORN Practices; Says 'Powers That Be' Ended Plans for Hearings on Group
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. has backed off his plan to investigate purported wrongdoing by the liberal activist group ACORN, saying powers that be put the kibosh on the idea. Mr....
Dance Sways to Wolf Trap; Riverdance, Ballets Perform at Only National Park for Arts
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The very word summerdance has a beckoning sound. Wherever you find it - at the Fringe Festival in downtown Washington, an antidote to steamy city streets, or on a drive to the lush greenery of Wolf...
Death Video, Photos Radiate as Media, Internet Go Viral
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is shades of paparazzi past. A photo of Michael Jackson, engulfed by an oxygen mask and lying in an ambulance, was made public Thursday afternoon, even before his death was officially announced. Footage of Mr....
Diplomatic Weather
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DIPLOMATIC WEATHER Most of us Washingtonians love to complain about the weather. It is too hot, too cold, too rainy or too dry. And Heaven help us when it snows. Sometimes it takes a foreigner to...
Draft Hits the Swede Spot; Country's Prospects Dominate First-Round Projections
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MONTREAL -- The past few years have been a fantastic era in the history of Swedish hockey, and Friday night should bring another stirring achievement. Last summer, the dominant storyline at the NHL...
Fawcett Now with the Angels; Star of 'Charlie's Angels' and 1970s Pinup Icon Dies at 62
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Long before the bounce of Baywatch, she emerged on the scene as an Angel in a Corvette-red swimsuit, a '70s-era crush for every boy who posted her iconic pinup on his bedroom wall as a shrine to all that...
Fed Chairman Stands Up to a House Grilling; Bernanke Takes Heat from Both Sides of Political Aisle
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke withstood a grilling Thursday from lawmakers on the far left and far right about his handling of the banking crisis last winter, displaying a grace and authority...
Foye, Miller Welcomed; Pair Are Eager to Help the Wizards Bounce Back
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Wizards entered the NBA lottery in May hoping to get the No. 2 pick of the draft so they could select Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio. But they instead landed the fifth pick, and Tuesday -...
Fundraising Falloff Sidelines Hoop Dreams Scholarships; Woman's Vision Sent 'A Thousand Kids' to College
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund, which began as a one-day basketball tournament 13 years ago and went on to help 1,000 students from D.C. Wards 7 and 8 go to college, is ceasing operations, another victim...
Green Houses Save Money, Sell for More, Too
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Real estate professionals are increasingly turning to green building to attract homebuyers. The appeal of green building extends to new homebuyers and current homeowners interested in remodeling,...
Hatch: BCS Violates U.S. Antitrust Laws
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Orrin Hatch reiterated his desire Thursday to change college football's postseason format, saying he believes the Bowl Championship Series violates antitrust laws. Speaking on America's Morning News...
Health Care's Big Secret; Even the 'Uninsured' like Their Coverage
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES There's no reason to nationalize health care because most Americans are happy with the coverage they receive - including most of those who don't have health insurance. Eighty-nine percent of Americans are satisfied...
Heartbreak, Loneliness and the Meaning of Life; All Yours for Only '$9.99'
Byline: Sonny Bunch, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Israeli author Etgar Keret has wowed readers for the past decade or so with his poignant and surreal short stories in collections such as The Nimrod Flipout and The Girl on the Fridge. His stories are bizarre...
Here's the Hot One from the Democrats
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES You can't blame the Democrats for hurrying to enact their hot-air legislation. The public is finally paying attention, recognizing the global warming crisis for what it is, a giant scam that will cost...
House Democrats Push Massive Energy Bill; Obama Urges Passage; GOP Opposition Solid
Byline: Edward Felker and Amanda DeBard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Democrat-led House pressed Thursday for enough votes to pass landmark legislation that would combat global warming by forcing U.S. companies to reduce their carbon-dioxide emissions,...
Imperial Spain Has the Power; Exhibit Shows Rulers' Splendor
Byline: Roland Flamini, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National Gallery of Art's new exhibition, The Art of Power: Royal Armor and Portraits From Imperial Spain, is, in many respects, an eye-opener. For one thing, it's actually two exhibitions intertwined....
In Meeting with Smoltz
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jordan Zimmermann will undoubtedly have more nights like this before his big league career ends. It's probably safe to say, though, that no matter how many games he wins, this one will always have a special...
Israeli Drone Sale Blocks Russia's Deal with Iran; Tehran Sought Anti-Aircraft System to Protect Nuke Facilities
Byline: Abraham Rabinovich, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM -- Israel has conditioned the sale to Russia of a dozen unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, on Moscow not selling Iran an advanced anti-aircraft missile system, according to Israeli television....
It Happened One Night; How Much Political Recompense Must We Require?
Byline: Benjamin P. Tyree, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In some cultures, having mistresses is very much an accepted part of life. One thinks of the widow and mistress of Francois Mitterrand standing together at his funeral. The issue of mistresses has...
It's Getting Easier to Sell Homes
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Due to improving sales and lower inventory, it is getting easier to sell a home in the Washington metropolitan area. Note that I didn't say it's easy, just easier. We are a long way from the...
Jackson Legacy Spans Decades of Signature Moves, Grooves
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Who can forget a phalanx of choreographed ghouls, eyes agog and backbones flipping to the beat? That was Thriller. Fabulous. The memories come fast and fabulous of Michael Jackson, the man behind...
Like It or Not, Change Happens; Adapting to Surprises in Every Life Takes Effort
Byline: Lyndia Grant, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The closing verse of singer Sam Cooke's A Change Is Gonna Come predicts: Oh there been times that I thought I couldn't last for long/ But now I think I'm able to carry on. It's been a long, a...
Low Prices Attract Vacation-House Lovers
Byline: Lisa Rauschart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Skip Schlesinger, a Realtor with Prudential Carruthers in West Ocean City, has one client who takes off his watch as soon as he hits the Ocean City Bridge. Debbie Grimm, a Realtor in Cumberland,...
Making It Difficult to Close Loan
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I recently wrote about the stricter underwriting guidelines for mortgages and how borrowers should expect to provide a lot more paperwork and jump through a lot more hoops if they want to get...
Metro Orders Inspection of Signal Circuit; NTSB Says Computer System Failed to Identify a Test Train
Byline: Michael Drost and Melissa Giaimo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Metro officials have ordered the 3,000 signal circuits on all 106 miles of the system's tracks to be inspected and nearly 300 older model cars to be relocated from the fronts and backs...
Metro Victim Remembered; Family, Friends Celebrate 'Beautiful, Joyful' Girl
Byline: Andre F. Radzischewski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LaVonda King was beginning to live her dream. The 23-year-old had recently become a licensed cosmetologist and over the weekend had celebrated the opening of her first salon, LaVonda's House of...
Missed Chances Cost Mystics
Byline: Danny Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Despite rallying from a 15-point deficit, the Washington Mystics suffered their first home loss of the season Thursday night, falling 93-87 to the Phoenix Mercury. Washington had chances to pull even or...
Mourning Michael Jackson from U Street to Los Angeles
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse and Liz Essley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The unexpected death of Michael Jackson on Thursday prompted an outpouring of disbelief, nostalgia and sincere mourning among his fans - in real life, in the cyberworld and on the...
Obama Pressed to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'; DNC Funds Threatened
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gay Democrats are using their wallets to pressure President Obama, while liberal groups are asking him to repeal don't ask, don't tell as a national security issue. Several top donors have boycotted...
Obama Pushes Immigration Bill; Convenes Summit for Action
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama told lawmakers Thursday he wants to sign an immigration bill this year or early next year even though they don't have the votes yet to pass it - and just in case they fail, the administration...
Olsen Slated to Rejoin Staff, Pitch Monday; One of Young Starters Likely Going to Minors
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Nationals' rotation, which comprised five starters with 95 career starts heading into Thursday, has sailed along through June. But the group is likely about to get a shakeup. Left-hander...
Optimism Holds Court as Wizards Improve
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Flip Saunders is working with Andray Blatche on a daily basis, putting the 22-year-old forward through various basketball drills while trying to solve the four-year mystery of what his destiny will be. ...
Pressure Not Pressing for Orioles' Wieters
Byline: Danny Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles are doing everything they can to take pressure off top prospect Matt Wieters, but it hasn't been easy. Since his debut four weeks ago, the 23-year-old catcher has hit...
Protesters Use Navy Technology to Avoid Censorship
Byline: Eli Lake, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iranians seeking to share videos and other eyewitness accounts of the demonstrations that have roiled their country since disputed elections two weeks ago are using an Internet encryption program originally...
Repeat Himself? Not Frears; 'That Would Be Rather Dull,' 'Cheri' Director Says, Explaining Range
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES No filmmaker wants to be thought of as a one-trick pony, but few can claim to be as versatile as Stephen Frears. In a 40-year career, the British director has made all kinds of Hollywood hits...
Sanford's Tango; in Praise of Hypocrisy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES We appreciate South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's hypocrisy. With no tongue in cheek at all, we say American society desperately needs more men of his character. It might be an odd moment to point this out, but it...
Sanford Used Taxpayer Funds to Visit Mistress; Governor Vows to Repay State
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Embattled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Thursday to meeting with his Argentine mistress last year during a taxpayer-funded trip to South America as he faced calls for his resignation and...
School's Search Violated Privacy; Court Denies Damages Request
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court ruled overwhelmingly Thursday that an Arizona middle school principal's strip search of a 13-year-old girl in 2003 violated her constitutional rights. The court ruled 8-1 that the principal,...
Sources: Caps Aim for Active Weekend; Fedorov Close to Departing
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MONTREAL -- Two league executives who requested anonymity said they expect Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee to actively pursue trades during this weekend's NHL draft, when several elite...
Space Surprises in Brick Silver Spring Charmer
Byline: Carisa Chappell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The white brick house near the corner of Woodside Parkway in Silver Spring has a charming presence inside and out. Much more spacious than it looks from the outside, thanks to a huge kitchen...
Specter Slip
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SPECTER SLIP Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter's conversion to the Democratic Party appears to have done little to help his re-election efforts, a new poll shows. The senator's positive job approval...
Stand by Your Man?
Byline: Amanda Carpenter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Stand by your man? What is a political wife to do when the time comes for her cheating husband to announce his infidelity to the world? Stand by his side at during press conference where he lays...
Taking the First Step; Tracking Winners, Losers from the Opening Round
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When asked early this week which opposing teams were poised to best improve themselves in Thursday's NBA Draft, Washington Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld had a simple answer. The Clippers. Grunfeld...
The Best of the Weekend in Sports
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NASCAR Sprint Cup at Loudon Each of the past eight races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway yielded a different winner. Points leader Tony Stewart has won there twice, most recently in 2005. IndyCar Series...
The King of Pop Is Dead; Jackson Left Mark on Music, Tabloids
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Michael Jackson, the Motown child singing sensation whose iconic dancing in adulthood electrified America's first music video generation and helped earn him the title King of Pop, died Thursday after...
The Piano Woman and the Terrorist
Byline: Claire Hopley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the Westernized world, many people lead nice lives, and most of those who don't labor in the faith that they can get a nice life if they try. Immersed in the acquisition and enjoyment of...
'Thinking' through Unrelenting Grief; Didion's 'Magical' Reality in Wake of Double Loss Rings True at Studio
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES You've probably had one of those years when one bad thing after another happens and your days are swallowed up by hospital visits and trips to funeral homes, and the only thing you can do to keep going...
Top 10 Reasons Oscar's Expanded Best-Picture Field Is a Bad Idea
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Every year, the Academy Awards ceremony introduces some feature designed to raise the show's dwindling appeal - a younger host, the comely Anne Hathaway singing onstage. Next year's change is a real doozy, though. For...
Tryst E-Mails Make Rounds, but Are They Newsworthy?
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Magnificent gentle kisses and My heart cries out for you made big news this week. The phrases are gleaned from the private e-mails written by South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford to his Argentine mistress,...
Two ATF Arrests Awaken Theories of Conspiracy; Suspects Linked to Bombers
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents arrested two suspected white supremacists Thursday after a raid at a northern Illinois home, during which agents seized assault weapons, hundreds...
Unreal World; Reality Television Meets Simulated Environments in Moore's 'Virtuality'
Byline: Peter Suderman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES What will Earth's population be doing as the world gasps to its end? Rooting solemnly for a small band of potential saviors? Watching with bated breath as a spaceship crew looks for a solution?...
White House Pushes 'Pay-as-You-Go' Bill
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES White House Office of Management and Budget Director Peter R. Orszag told Congress Thursday that enacting the administration's PAYGO proposal into law would strengthen budget enforcement and represent...
Wiener Diplomacy; as American as Halal Hot Dogs
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Country singer Johnny Russell once said if he were president, he would promote peace by bringing all the world leaders together for a big old barbecue. President Obama tried to buy into that down-home wisdom but was...
Wooden Birds Test Their Wings in Concert
Byline: Andrew Leahey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As leader of the Wooden Birds, Andrew Kenny pairs intimate, sunny guitar chords with melancholy lyrics. The songs may be sad, but their creator couldn't be more content. I'm a pretty happy guy, he says,...