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 July 11, 2012

Admiral Hints at Jettisoning F-35 Fighter; Questions Value of Stealth Technology
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The chief of naval operations has penned an opinion column that has military analysts buzzing over whether it signals the Navy may be the first military branch to jettison the costly F-35 stealth fighter...
American Consumers Pay Dearly to Go 'Green'; Obama's War on Fossil Fuels Means Higher Prices for Families
Byline: Paul Driessen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES P resident Obama has spent 3 1/2 years waging war on fossil fuels - and American consumers and families are caught in the crossfire. They are getting hit with higher energy prices, watching...
Berkley Faces Ethics Probe as She Runs for Seat in Senate; Panel Cites Work on Kidney Center
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House Ethics Committee's decision to investigate Rep. Shelley Berkley of Nevada comes as a worst-case scenario for Democrats in the state's crucial U.S. Senate race, which could go either way....
Book Review: Ideological Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Byline: Ray Hartwell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Edward Klein is a journalist with impressive credentials, including editorial stints at the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek and Vanity Fair. His new book, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White...
Briefly: The Metro Area
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES REGION 2 men shot Tuesday in separate assaults Two men were shot in separate incidents in Southeast and Landover Tuesday afternoon, according to police. The shooting in the District occurred at 2:30 p.m. in...
Burst the Higher-Education Bubble; Subjecting Academia to Market Forces Would Raise Diploma Value
Byline: George Leef, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A lmost everyone knows the country went through the wringer after the housing bubble burst. Now a new bubble looms before us - the higher-education bubble. Just as easy money, lowered lending...
Bury Lenin? Russians Weighing Grave Decision
Byline: Marc Bennetts, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES MOSCOW -- Russians soon may come not to praise Lenin, but to bury him. The embalmed body of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin has lain in a glass coffin in a mausoleum on Moscow's Red Square since...
Chemistry Lessons for Beal in Summer School
Byline: Carla Peay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bradley Beal stood at the top of the key and drained jumper after jumper. It was the second day of the Wizards' minicamp, and practice session No. 3 was coming to a close. The Wizards will have two-a-day...
Clouds and Headwinds Expected on Labor Front
Byline: Sarah Freishtat, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The world's industrial powers are facing an extended period of economic headwinds with no relief in sight on the jobless front, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday by the Organization for...
Congress Steps Up Rate-Setting Probe; Lawmaker Pledges to Press Bankers, Regulators on Issue
Byline: Tim Devaney, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A key House lawmaker said he plans to press both American bankers and U.S. regulators as Congress steps up its probe into a interest-rate-setting scandal that has erupted on both sides of the Atlantic. ...
D.C. Food-Stamp Users Paid for Loss, Minus Proof
Byline: Luke Rosiak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. government will pay food-stamp recipients who say they lost food because of recent power outages, officials said - even though the majority of stores doing business in food stamps sell almost no...
D.C. Pitched for Midsummer Classic; Nationals Park Could Host It in 2015
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Four Washington Nationals were named to the 2012 National League All-Star team. Three of them were here for the event, joined by principal owner Ted Lerner, representing one of the most...
Demonizing the Kochs; Left Attacks Businessmen for Supporting Romney
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The left is trying to convince the public to hate the Koch brothers. The billionaire businessmen Charles and David Koch are a favorite target of liberals because their support of free-market causes serves as a counterbalance...
Development Camp for Coach, Too; Oates Takes Ice with Prospects
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This is a whole new deal for Adam Oates, and he conceded feeling some butterflies. He's familiar with the Washington Capitals from his playing days, but development camp this week provides his first opportunity...
Eclipsed by Sun with Ajavon on the Bench
Byline: Kelly Parsons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Slumped over in the last seat of the Washington bench, starting forward Matee Ajavon sat stagnant, her left hand propping up her head as she watched the Mystics on the court try to keep theirs above water....
Economic Watch: Correcting Misconstructions
Byline: C. Boyden Gray , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It has become conventional media wisdom that the recent Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare was necessary to protect the court from yet another politicized, partisan 5-4 decision on top of George...
Egypt's Real Ruler: Military Leader Tantawi; There's Still Hope for the Gift of the Nile
Byline: Daniel Pipes and Cynthia Farahat, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES What does it mean that Mohammed Morsi is the president of Egypt? The American consensus is that Egypt has been lost. However, the election was not just symbolic, but illusory....
Embassy Row
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'APPALLING' AMBASSADOR The co-chairman of a congressional human rights panel is calling on President Obama to fire the U.S. ambassador to Vietnam, accusing the career diplomat of failing to promote...
EPA Study on Fracking and Water Questioned; Industry-Funded Report Finds Flaws
Byline: Ben Wolfgang, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The oil and gas industry continues to cast doubt on the validity of an ongoing Environmental Protection Agency effort to determine potential links between fracking and water contamination. The international...
Escape from Maryland; Virginia Is the Big Winner as Thousands Flee O'Malley Taxes
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES W hen times are tight, people look for potential savings wherever they can. Increasingly, Marylanders living under the oppressive tax regime of Gov. Martin F. O'Malley have realized they can get a better deal by packing...
Gay-Rights Backers Woo Young Republicans; Conservatives Hit Marriage Views
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gay-rights supporters are openly rallying sympathizers who until now may have been content to stay in the closet - young conservative Republicans. Freedom and family are core conservative values,...
Health Care Repeal Vote Puts Heat on Democrats; Effort Unlikely to Prevail in Senate
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said it's up to Congress to decide what to do with the health care law, and House Republicans are following his advice, forcing the chamber to vote Wednesday...
Holder Criticizes Texas Voter-ID Law; Says It Would Harm Minorities
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday told the NAACP annual convention he opposes Texas' new voter-identification law because it would be harmful to minority voters and vowed that the Justice Department...
House GOP, Democrats at Odds over Food-Stamp Cuts in Farm Bill
Byline: Colton Totland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A group of House Democrats said Tuesday they would rather defeat the entire farm bill than agree to food-stamp cuts that Republicans are proposing in the legislation, which is expected to see its first...
Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A FILM CHALLENGE Obama has a dream, a dream from his father - that the sins of colonialism be set right, and America be downsized. America has a dream, from our founding fathers - that together we...
Judge Tells County to Release Land Data; Soccer Fields for Potomac at Issue
Byline: Meredith Somers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Montgomery County judge on Tuesday upheld a public information request from a coalition of well-funded citizen groups who had been stonewalled in their efforts to uncover details about a county project...
Justice on the Way for Sandusky's Abettors
Byline: Deron Snyder, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dead men tell no tales, offer no rebuttals and provide no corroboration. So aside from potential damage to his legacy, former football coach Joe Paterno escaped further punishment for his role in the Jerry...
Krieger Still Dares to Dream; Hopes of Playing in Olympics Ended with Knee Injury
Byline: Tom Schad, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ali Krieger always has had two dreams. She wanted to play in a World Cup, and she wanted to play in the Olympics. One year ago this week, the first dream was more than fulfilled. With the United States...
Last Thing We Need: Obamacare's Taxes; Higher Business Expenses Will Hamper Innovation and Cost Jobs
Byline: Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES T he Supreme Court has upheld Obamacare's mandate penalty as a tax, rescuing it from the ash heap of unconstitutionality. Legal scholars will continue the argument over the constitutional...
McDonnell Undecided on Adding to Medicare; Says Too Many Questions Remain
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell told members of the General Assembly on Tuesday that it is too early to say whether the state will follow the lead of a handful of Republican governors who have vowed not...
Nuclear Option: Higgs Boson, by Mark Twain
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES E veryone, it seems, has an explanation for the scorching heat, terrifying winds and hellish wildfires haunting the world these days. One crowd will tell you that God got so tired of all the indolence...
Obama Leads Romney in Poll in Va. as Both Swing Through
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama leads presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney by eight points in Virginia as both campaigns turn their focus toward the all-important swing state this week. Mr. Obama led 50 percent...
Obama's Imperial Presidency; Unending Train of Abuses and Usurpations
Byline: Rep. Benjamin Quayle, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I n November 2010, I was sent to Congress on a wave of discontent with President Obama and his hyperpartisan, hard-left agenda. With this clear repudiation behind him and a Republican...
Police Checks on Immigration Backed; Majority in Poll Support Arizona-Style Law in Own States
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to uphold Arizona's law allowing police to check the immigration status of those they detain, an overwhelming majority of Americans say they want to see their...
Reid Proposes Cutting Taxes for Small Businesses; Republicans See Senator Posturing with Move during an Election Year
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is borrowing from the Republican playbook by proposing a series of tax cuts, including a measure being considered this week to extend tax breaks to small businesses. ...
Rich Must Pay More Taxes, Obama Tells Voters; Romney Says President's Plan Hurts Economy
Byline: Susan Crabtree and Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A day after demanding Washington lawmakers extend middle-class tax cuts while raising taxes on the wealthy, President Obama took his case directly to voters Tuesday, traveling to Iowa...
Rotary Club Marks 100 Years of 'Service above Self'
Byline: Emily Hatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Rotary Club of Washington celebrates its centennial anniversary on Wednesday, marking 100 years of service above self on local and international levels. As part of the larger Rotary International...
Sanctuary Cities May Be Facing Legal Action; Obama's County among Targets
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After eviscerating most of Arizona's strict immigration law in court last month, the Obama administration is now considering going after the other side by suing sanctuary cities to force them to cooperate...
'Shadow' Campaign for Gray Detailed; Election Called 'Compromised'
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 campaign took part in a secret and illegal effort that funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to the candidate - a scheme the city's top prosecutor on Tuesday said...
Social Security Payouts Going to Deceased; More Than 1M People on List
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than a million dead people are still listed as being alive on Social Security's master list, according to an inspector general's audit released this week that found the agency still recorded hundreds...
Stadium a Priority for Team's New Ownership
Byline: Thomas Floyd, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As D.C. United on Tuesday took a long-awaited step into a new era of ownership, investor Jason Levien saved a moment during the announcement to observe his extended family. Levien, a former NBA executive...
The Islamist Pyramid Scheme; Extremists Seek to Erase History and Create the Future
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Radical Muslims want to tear down Egypt's pyramids and take over the world. The least the rest of us can do is take them seriously. Islamist political victories in Egypt have invigorated the debate in certain circles...
Then Again.:The Gangs in Chicago Reflect 'Wrong Values'
Byline: Marybeth Hicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES For a man known in political and media circles for his prodigious application of the f-word (as a noun, an adjective, a verb, an adverb - most likely all eight parts of speech), Chicago Mayor...
These 'Bath Salts' More like Cocaine Than Calgon
Byline: Sarah Freishtat, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ivory Wave, Vanilla Sky and Bliss may sound like products from the cosmetics aisle, but they are far from luxurious. They are street names for a dangerous drug known as bath salts. First appearing...
The Superhero with a Thousand Faces; 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Is Repetitive - but That's OK
Byline: Sonny Bunch, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Amazing Spider-Man - Marc Webb's reboot of Sam Raimi's 2002 kickoff to the popular and profitable superhero franchise - has managed to charm critics and audiences despite the fact that, almost...
Verizon Center Signs, New Cab Rules OK'd; Ex-City Lawyer Named to Ethics Board
Byline: Shannon Odell and Elizabeth Sallie, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Debate of a controversial bill to reform the city's taxicab industry dominated Tuesday's final legislative session before D.C. Council members begin their two-month summer recess....
Wealthy Pay 70 Percent of Taxes, CBO Says
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wealthy Americans earn about 50 percent of all income but pay nearly 70 percent of the federal tax burden, according to the latest analysis Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office - though the agency...
Wife's Joke Not Funny in Nebraska; Kerrey Campaign Takes Hit from His Better Half
Byline: Ben Wolfgang, THE WASHINGTON TIMES New York City humor isn't playing well in the heartland. Already down in the polls, Democrat Bob Kerrey's hopes to reclaim his old Nebraska Senate seat may have taken another hit after his wife, former...