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 August 16, 2012

Afghan Attacks on Allies Alarm Departing Nations
Byline: Ashish Kumar Sen and Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Western nations preparing to withdraw from combat in Afghanistan increasingly are alarmed by Afghan security forces turning their weapons on allied troops, attacks that the Taliban...
Briefly: The Metro Area
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES DISTRICT Police search for Takoma shooting suspects One man was shot Wednesday afternoon in the Northwest D.C. neighborhood of Takoma, police said. The shooting happened around 3:25 p.m. at Sixth and Cedar streets,...
Chabala Quickly Finding His Niche after Trade
Byline: Thomas Floyd, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mike Chabala was just 8 years old when soccer first took him abroad, sending him on a two-year European odyssey that accelerated his growth, as a player and person. For the Fresno, Calif., native, the...
CONJUGAL WOWS; 'Hope Springs' Implies Marital Bliss Is Found in Romantic Love and Sexual Attraction, but Is It?
Byline: Emily Esfahani Smith , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES What is the secret to lifelong marital bliss? This question lies at the center of Hope Springs. The new film stars Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as Kay and Arnold, a couple that...
D.C. Submits Plan for Health-Benefits Exchange to Feds
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. government submitted a detailed proposal to the federal government on Wednesday outlining its vision for a consumer-friendly marketplace of insurance plans as part of President Obama's health...
Digital Photo Offerings of the Past Stand the Test of Time
Byline: Mark A. Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tons of new technology is out there, and more is coming all the time, it seems. Both Canon and Nikon have new models rolling off the assembly line and into stores, while other camera makers also are...
Edsall Gets Hit Where It Hurts Most
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Every coach deserves a second chance, and this season was Randy Edsall's. He did not, to put it mildly, score a touchdown in his first year at Maryland. Indeed, he aggravated many inside and especially outside...
Elder Financial Abuse Described as 'Epidemic'
Byline: Tim Devaney, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a scary fact: Your grandchildren are more likely to rip you off than a stranger. Investment fraud targeting older Americans is a growing problem for many senior citizens who have trouble picking...
Europe in Limbo; Germany Balks, Greece Teeters While Canada Offers Answers
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Limbo does exist because Greece is stuck in it. The Greek economy is shrinking for the fifth year in a row, and no savior is in sight to pull it out. Unless Athens pursues serious internal reform, the country won't be...
Green Groups Exploit Law for Financial Gain; Citizens Suffer While Environmentalists Make Bank
Byline: William Perry Pendley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last month, Karen Budd-Falen, a Cheyenne, Wyo., lawyer, presented her findings on the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) to the 100th Anniversary Conference of the Rocky Mountain...
Guard for Conservative Group Shot; Hailed as Hero for Stopping Gunman, Possible Hate Crime
Byline: Meredith Somers and Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES A man with a gun walked into the D.C. offices of the Family Research Council on Wednesday morning and fired on a security guard who confronted him in what is being investigated as...
'Gut' Check: Obama Waiver Eviscerates Welfare Reform
Byline: Andrew M. Grossman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Time to fact-check the fact-checkers. Citing Heritage Foundation research, Mitt Romney's campaign ran an ad accusing President Obama of attempting to gut welfare reform by waiving work...
HAVING a Blast; Washington Goes 8-2 on Road Trip
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN FRANCISCO -- The Washington Nationals insist there's still a long way to go, even as the days dwindle. That each game, regardless of which authoritative example of the gap between them and the rest...
Helen Gurley Brown's Pernicious Legacy; Working Girl Who Worked the System
Byline: Janice Shaw Crouse, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Helen Gurley Brown, former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, passed away this week, but her toxic legacy for the American woman lives on. To put it kindly, she lived a life focused on...
Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TOP SECRET This is sure to confuse the National Organization for Women, not to mention Democratic strategists who want to tout President Obama's support for women's rights. What follows may not be...
Inside the Ring
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pentagon plumber Pentagon general counsel Jeh Johnson is leading a major effort to plug news leaks and recently sent a memorandum to all Defense Department employees requesting that they all search their...
In Tea Party vs. Tea Party Race, Stearns Loses Primary; Florida Upstart Topples 12-Term Incumbent
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES At first glance, Rep. Cliff Stearns of Florida seemed to have his conservative credentials lined up ahead of Tuesday's Republican primary. He was endorsed by two tea party favorites - former GOP presidential...
Left and Right Agree on Criminal Justice Reforms; Congress Should Move with Bipartisan Consensus
Byline: Alan B. Mollohan and David A. Keene, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES While Americans seem to be sharply divided along partisan lines when it comes to important domestic policy issues - take health care, immigration or the national debt,...
NAACP Asks Laurel Police to Halt Own Investigations
Byline: Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The NAACP in Prince George's County is asking that an outside agency handle investigations within the Laurel Police Department after receiving a series of complaints about officers' conduct. The organization's...
November's Unenviable Choices; Both Candidates Bad on Spending
Byline: Andrew P. Napolitano, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES We are in terrible straits this presidential election. We have a choice between a president who has posed more of a danger to personal freedom than any in the past 150 years and a Republican...
Obama's Fuel Follies; 'We Can't Wait' for Cheaper Gas, Mr. President
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Don't look now, but gas prices are beginning to bite hard again. That's bad news for President Obama, who, until now, might have thought he had gotten lucky when prices dropped earlier in this critical election year....
Obama vs. Romney on Syria Policy; Election-Year Politics Make for Difficult Call amid Complex Civil War
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If killing Osama bin Laden, untangling U.S. forces from Iraq and fighting a bare-knuckle drone war against al Qaeda are the Obama administration's foreign policy triumphs, its biggest stumble may be its failure...
Parents Must Provide Crucial School Tools
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Do our children have the necessary tools in their backpacks? I don't mean crayons, No. 2 pencils, notebooks, calculators and folders - that list of tools provided by school systems. I'm referring...
Paul Ryan Is All about Choice; Parents Should Pick Schools
Byline: Rabbi Steven Burg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With Rep. Paul Ryan joining Mitt Romney on the Republican presidential ticket, the issue of school choice may gain some much-needed traction. From both a faith and a political perspective,...
Pa. Voters Will Need to Show Their IDs; Judge Upholds Law in Swing State
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a ruling with implications for the presidential race, a judge on Wednesday rejected an effort by civil rights groups to block Pennsylvania's voter-ID law, legislation that Republicans say is needed to...
PG County Could Prove Key to Casino Referendum Feud
Byline: David Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS -- The fight to defeat this fall's referendum on table games and casino expansion could start in Prince George's County, where socially conservative groups and some lawmakers argue a county casino...
Player Personnel Position in WNBA Is a New Chapter for Storey
Byline: Carla Peay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Awvee Storey is a familiar presence on the Verizon Center practice court. Years ago, he was guarding his NBA teammates Gilbert Arenas and Caron Butler. Today, he's running drills with Mystics guards Jasmine...
Quarterback Quandary for Maryland; True Freshmen Hills, Rowe in Line to Start after Brown Lost for Season
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One awkward cut during a mid-August practice ended Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown's junior year before it started - and quite possibly altered the trajectory of the Terrapins' season as well. Brown...
RG3 Showing Leadership with His Timing of Audibles
Byline: Rich Campbell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Quarterback Robert Griffin III felt good about what he saw when he rewatched the video of his 14 plays in Thursday's preseason victory over Buffalo. In addition to throwing the ball well, he's getting...
Romney Faults President's Tone; Obama Camp Cites Republican Attacks
Byline: Stephen Dinan and Susan Crabtree, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Flashing anger at the direction the presidential campaign has taken, Mitt Romney on Wednesday challenged President Obama to elevate the debate after a month in which Democratic operatives...
Ryan Medicare Commercial Silliness
Byline: Suzanne Fields, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES But a funny thing happened on the way to November. When Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his running mate, a lot of people put that video on rewind. Granny turned out to be alive and well, capable...
Sleeper Agents No Laughing Matter
Byline: Joseph C. Goulden, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Much of the media, both domestic and foreign, found considerable merriment in the June 2010 announcement of the arrest and expulsion of 10 Russian intelligence agents who were in the United...
Students at Miami University in Ohio Greet Ryan as He Returns to Alma Mater
Byline: Cory Brown, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES OXFORD, OHIO -- Rep. Paul Ryan received a warm reception from his alma mater Wednesday, returning to Miami University in Ohio for the first time since joining the Republican ticket last week as...
Tax on God; D.C. Wants to Bilk Companies That Use Parks
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It took God six days to create the earth, but it took only one vote for the District to charge you for using it. Mayor Vincent C. Gray proposed taxing people who use public parks for things like popular boot camps, tennis...
Undercover Cop Brawler Is for Mature Gamers
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Undercover cop Wei Shen allows gamers to infiltrate the seamy world of Chinese Triad gangs in the third-person action brawler Sleeping Dogs (Square Enix, reviewed for the Xbox 360, Rated M for man...
Va. Wraps Fiscal Year with $450M Surplus
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday that better-than-expected revenues and unspent appropriations helped create a general fund budget surplus of nearly $450 million for the fiscal year that...
With iPads, Playbooks a New Game for Redskins
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was the morning after the Washington Redskins' preseason opener at the Buffalo Bills, and linebacker Lorenzo Alexander didn't have to go to the team's practice facility to review his game performance....