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 28, 2012

2 Sides Dig in as Vote on Holder Looms; Contempt Nod Gets Bipartisan
Byline: Stephen Dinan and Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House careened toward a Thursday vote to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress after Republicans rejected the Justice Department's final offer for turning...
A Smart Choice for McPhee
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Each coach the Washington Capitals have hired in recent years has brought something different to the table. Bruce Boudreau made a moribund club exciting by teaching it, in almost Don Coryell fashion, to Unleash...
Bank Downgrades with a Twist; Europe Gets One Thing Right When It Comes to Monetary Policy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES News from Europe continues to be bleak. Moody's downgraded 28 Spanish banks on Monday, not long after major financial institutions, including Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase,...
Book Review: How Our Cities Are Changing
Byline: Wes Vernon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES B ig changes are in store for America in this first half of the 21st century - changes that will reconfigure the American lifestyle in ways that we previously had never imagined. Alan Ehrenhalt...
Briefly: The Metro Area
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES DISTRICT Suspect who stabbed man on Metrobus at large A man was stabbed aboard a Metrobus early Wednesday afternoon near the George Washington University campus. Two men were involved in a fight and one reportedly...
Can't Buy Me Election Love; Speech Is Free Regardless of Money
Byline: Dan Whitfield, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Monday's Supreme Court ruling striking down a Montana campaign finance law that restricted corporate giving in elections represents a victory for free speech. But already the left is warning,...
Can We Talk.: How Mendelson Handles Schools to Test Leadership
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thanks to my colleague Tom Howell Jr. and News Channel 8's Bruce DePuyt, D.C. stakeholders have a pretty good idea of the priorities new D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson plans to focus on following...
China a Rising Big Market for Big U.S. Films; Threat of Creeping Censorship Remains a Major Hurdle
Byline: James Frazier, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a tale of two nations. Both have histories of communism. Both wield great economic and military power. Both have been and remain rivals of the U.S. for influence and prestige on the world...
Congressional Still Has Open Feel
Byline: Zachary Holden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The winners of the past three tournaments at Congressional have had final scores of 16 under, 13 under and 12 under, but don't expect to see scores that low in this week's AT&T National. Many players...
Court Inaction on Calif. Cross Leaves It Standing; Declining to Hear Appeal Isn't Last Word, Alito Says
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court declined this week to hear an appeal in the case of the Mount Soledad cross, but that doesn't mean the iconic cross is coming down any time soon. It's still standing here, said...
D.C. Again Proving to Be Tough on Its Turf
Byline: Thomas Floyd, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Once revered as perhaps the toughest place to play in Major League Soccer, RFK Stadium in recent years has been all too welcoming to visiting teams. Last season, D.C. United's tendency to let points slip...
Democratic Convention Plagued; Money Short, Troubles Long
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., is shaping up to be a rickety display of party unity, with labor boycotts, fundraising shortfalls, scheduling changes, official snubs, a major gay-rights...
Fire Department Going Overboard on Overtime; Close to Surpassing Budget by $2M
Byline: Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. fire department officials deny accusations by the union that three fire trucks were placed out of service this past weekend to trim overtime costs, but the department is on the verge of surpassing...
Health Care Law Hangs in Balance; Court Ruling Seen as End of Beginning, Not Beginning of End
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES On the eve of the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of President Obama's federal health care overhaul, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney tried to erase any doubt about what he plans to...
Holder: The Case for Contempt; Attorney General Must Sleep in Bed He Made
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Thursday on a contempt of Congress citation against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. This unprecedented action has been made necessary by the Obama administration's...
House Panel Probes AARP about Touting 'Obamacare'
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A key House committee has officially demanded documents from the powerful senior citizens lobby AARP as part of a probe of its role in promoting President Obama's health care law, elevating...
House Panel Pushes Federal Reserve Audit; Workings Seen as Murky and in Need of Oversight
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House oversight committee voted Wednesday to demand a broad audit of the Federal Reserve system by congressional investigators - a major move lawmakers said is designed to bring accountability to the...
If Democrats Ran the House; Stakes Are High in Case Obama Wins a Second Term
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES November's battle for control of the White House may grab the most public attention, but the House of Representatives is arguably the more vital race. Republican control of the lower chamber since 2011 has slowed spending...
Inside China
Byline: Miles Yu, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PLA: WAR WITH U.S. IMMINENT A Chinese general recently offered an alarming assessment that a future conflict with the United States is coming as a result of U.S. containment policies. The release last...
Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DROOLING OVER RULING Journalists and pundits can't figure out if the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare is New Year's Eve, Halloween or Armageddon. Will the moment of truth be celebration, masquerade...
Inside the Ring
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Political DELAY FOR ICBM TEST? Defense officials say unusual delays in conducting an Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile test may have more to do with politics than technical problems. The...
Lawmakers Close to Deal on Highways, Student Loans; Republicans Give in on Proposed Pipeline
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congressional leaders were poised Wednesday to reach a deal on stalled legislation to keep federal transportation, transit and rail projects running, as House Republican leaders prepared to bow to Democratic...
Library of Congress Gets Sagan; 'Family Guy' Creator Makes Donation of 'Cosmos' Work
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's not billions and billions. It's more like 800 boxes worth. That is the sum total of the personal and scientific papers of one Carl Sagan, acquired Wednesday by the Library of Congress. The...
Lieberman Defends D.C. on City Affairs; GOP Lawmakers Try to Dominate
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Joe Lieberman on Wednesday publicly defended the District's right to govern its local affairs, noting no one in Congress would dare to impose laws on any of the states. Mr. Lieberman, Connecticut...
LightSquared Chief Charged with Hedge-Fund Scam
Byline: Chuck Neubauer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A billionaire hedge-fund manager whose largest investment - a Reston startup wireless phone network - filed for bankruptcy last month has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with...
McDonnell Hints of Vetting for VP; Virginia Governor, Now Campaigning with Romney, Cited in Handicapping
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Though Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has fallen out of the top tier in some pundits' rankings for potential vice-presidential picks, he signaled recently that he might be getting a fresh look from the...
Md. Gives Wine Lovers a Big Bouquet; New Law to Permit Restaurants to Allow BYOB 'Corkage'
Byline: David Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland wine connoisseurs will soon be able to bring their favorite bottle along when they dine at many restaurants. The new law is one of hundreds that will go into effect Sunday, ranging from new policies...
Motorist Takes His Best Shot at Camera; Road Rage at Speed Monitor
Byline: Meredith Somers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bruce May got nabbed twice in recent weeks by Howard County speed cameras. That might explain in part why the 50-year-old Ellicott City man is acing second-degree assault, destruction of property...
Newsmaker Interview: Ousted Maldives President Hopes for U.S. Support
Byline: Ashish Kumar Sen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maldives' first democratically elected president says the United States must acknowledge that he was ousted in a coup and press the current government of the Indian Ocean island nation to hold presidential...
Oates Considered Difference-Maker; Communication Skills Set Him Apart
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Capitals were on the clock to find a new coach since May 14. They needed a replacement for Dale Hunter, but general manager George McPhee was in no rush. Finally, the Caps selected Adam...
Obama Has Edge in 3 Key States
Byline: David Boyer and Cory Brown, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama leads presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the key battleground states of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, where voters approve of the president's new immigration policy...
On Computers: Flat-File Database Bento Won't Leave Users Flat-Footed
Byline: Mark A. Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Simplicity and software are words not often found together: A glance at the toolbars for, say, Microsoft's Word or Excel programs will confirm that. Even working with something as relatively simple as...
Payback Could Follow Cyberattack; U.S. Fears Power Grid, Pipelines Are Vulnerable
Byline: Shaun Waterman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Recent news reports describing a U.S. role in a cyberattack against Iran's nuclear program will cost the United States dearly, warned the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence....
Phelps Finally Gets Best of Lochte
Byline: Kelly Parsons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES OMAHA, NEB. -- On Day 3 of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Michael Phelps finally took back the spotlight. The three-time Olympian has 14 gold medals and holds six world records. But until Wednesday...
Post-College League Tips off Next Year
Byline: Nicolas Nightingale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the NBA season comes to a close in late June, basketball fans must wait until mid-fall for the sport to pick back up with the start of college basketball and a fresh NBA season. That will...
Ready for 'High Theater'; Court Teeming with Activists Awaiting Health Care Ruling
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Judgment Day has finally arrived in Washington for President Obama and his health care law, which after two long years of court battles will earn a final legal decision Thursday from the nine...
Restraining Arizona, Unleashing Obama; High Court Allows President Discretion in Upholding Law or Not
Byline: Andrew P. Napolitano, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES W hen the Obama administration decided it had no interest in preventing the movement of undocumented aliens from Mexico into the southwestern United States, Arizona decided to take matters...
Romney's GOP Trust Issue; Candidate Must Prove He Won't Place Personal above Principle
Byline: Mario Diaz, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most people agree that we are not better off today than we were four years ago. Even President Obama knows that's the case. He disagrees as to the reason why (he blames George W. Bush for what...
Romney's Pool of Governors; the States Offer Many Possible Vice Presidents
Byline: Brett M. Decker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES T homas Marshall, the former governor of Indiana who served as Woodrow Wilson's vice president from 1913-1921, quipped, Once there were two brothers. One ran away to sea; the other was elected vice president...
Teens Opt for Nip, Tuck as Quick Fix for Body-Image Issues
Byline: Ben Wolfgang, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's no surprise that many young people don't like what they see in the mirror, but a significant number now think about going under the knife in search of the perfect body. Nearly 1 in 6 of 15- to 25-year-olds...
The Fall from Having It All; Feminist Utopia Is Both Tempting and Unattainable
Byline: Suzanne Fields, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I am woman, hear me whine. With apologies to Helen Reddy, whose roar was heard 'round the world from the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972. The new line, replacing roar with whine, hasn't...
Washington Taking Wait-and-See Approach to Draft; Florida's Beal Is Strong Possibility with Third Overall Pick
Byline: Elliott Smith, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two years ago, it was so easy. The Washington Wizards had the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, and selecting guard John Wall was a no-brainer. Even last year, when the Wizards had the No. 6 choice,...
What's the Big Idea?: A New Approach to Syria
Byline: Kim R. Holmes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Syria is a test case for American leadership in the world. The obvious options are inadequate: Kofi Annan's U.N.-sponsored peace mission is a failure. Outside military intervention lacks support....
Wideman Gets Big Payday after Defenseman Is Traded to Calgary
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It might not have been a slam dunk that Dennis Wideman wouldn't be back with the Washington Capitals. But with the defenseman likely heading for a big payday in unrestricted free agency, it became apparent...
Zadzooks!: Superman Story More Powerful Than the Art
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES T he comic book permeates all levels of popular culture. This sporadic feature reviews some recent examples from the world of digital video discs (compatible with Blu-ray-enabled computers and home...
Zimmerman Gives Offense Shot of Power after Injection
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER -- Gone are the swings a tick too slow, the confounding strikeouts, the weak ground balls to the left side. In the first three games since Ryan Zimmerman received a cortisone shot in the AC joint...