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 31, 2012

3-Level Colonial with Pool near American U
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Whether you are searching for the perfect family home or a welcoming house where you can entertain crowds easily, the home at 3211 44th St. NW can meet those needs. On the market for $1,595,000,...
5 Scenarios That Are (Maybe) Guaranteed to Happen
Byline: Matt Pallister, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When predictions are made, they're usually referred to as bold. But most predictions never come true, and there's no risk in getting them wrong. That's the opposite of bold. What is the...
Appraisal Debate Gets Hotter
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I recently wrote two columns that addressed my frustration with how the appraisal process has changed since the mortgage meltdown. To recap, the first column described a real situation in...
Briefly: The Metro Area
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIRGINIA CHARLOTTESVILLE Former UVa. athlete gets 23 years for slaying ex A former University of Virginia lacrosse player was sentenced Thursday to 23 years in prison for the alcohol-fueled beating death of...
Bring It on, Barack; How Romney and Ryan Can Oust the Incumbent
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES After wrapping up their convention Thursday, Republicans are optimistic that their choice of Mitt Romney will make Barack Obama a one-term president. The general consensus in Tampa is Mr. Romney will succeed if he sticks...
Cleanup for Sale Includes Storage Areas
Byline: Rachel Brown, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most homeowners realize it's important to clean a home that's going on the market and often do a fairly good job of cleaning and decluttering the main rooms of a house. Unfortunately, that...
Clint Eastwood Adds Hollywood Glitter to GOP Gathering
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. -- The worst-kept secret of the Republican National Convention was revealed Thursday evening, when Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood took the stage, lending his magnetism and distinctively gravelly...
Close Encounters of the Historic Kind
Byline: Martin Rubin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Something like this could so easily be just a gimmick, but it's not too hard to spot one which is just that and no more. And there's no doubt that its author takes a wicked delight in wrapping...
De Rosario Takes Milestone Goal in Stride
Byline: Thomas Floyd, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Once Dwayne De Rosario watched his header settle in the back of the net, he strutted through his trademarked shake-and-bake celebration, like he has so many times before. After stashing the historic ball...
Drawn to Art after Brief Blast in Baseball
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thursday morning, after their 19-year-old prodigy had blasted two homers against the Miami Marlins, the Washington Nationals tweeted the following tidbit: Elias [Sports Bureau]: Last night, Bryce Harper became...
Eisenhower Park Goes High-Tech; App to Enhance Experience at Planned Memorial
Byline: Meredith Somers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Designers behind the Eisenhower Memorial are using cutting-edge technology to help tell the story of a man known for keeping an eye on the future. The $100 million memorial to honor the U.S. president...
Embassy Row
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Diivorce counseling Talk of a diplomatic divorce has U.S. and Pakistani officials trying to patch things up, and maybe get a little counseling. We have gone through a difficult period. Then we had...
Everything You Wanted to Know about John Milton
Byline: Martin Rubin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Few would argue that John Milton's long poem Paradise Lost is one of the pinnacles of achievement in the centuries-long tradition of English literature. Not only is it THE English epic, worthy...
Gay Therapy Ban Ready for Enacting; Treating of Children Would Be Prohibited
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein , THE WASHINGTON TIMES A California bill to ban therapies to change sexual orientation in children and teens passed its final legislative hurdle late Thursday and now goes to California Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature....
Georgia's Budget Can't Take Obamacare; Ballooning Costs Threaten Taxpayers
Byline: Gov. Nathan Deal, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Obamacare was sold as a collection of rich promises and benefits - a neatly wrapped gift with a bow on top. Twenty-nine months after Democrats rammed Obamacare through Congress, every state...
Get Out!
Byline: Mike Riggs, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Exhibit 'Attachments: Faces and Stories From America's Gates' If you saw Michael Pupa on the streets of Cleveland today, you likely would have no idea of the hell he went through to get there....
GOP Puts Faith in Muting Religious Differences; Ecumenism Cited in Embrace of Mormon Hopeful
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. -- The Republican National Convention has been an ecumenical event, as people laid aside religious differences in the name of backing Mitt Romney and defeating President Obama. Julie Jones,...
Gov. Christie's Convention Call; We Need a Statesman
Byline: Mario Diaz, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gov. Chris Christie hit the ball out of the park in Tuesday night's keynote speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. He was inspiring, challenging and real. He spoke plainly about...
Governments Cannot Create Jobs; Growth Relies on Entrepreneurs
Byline: Sher Valenzuela, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES So many politicians say they are in government to create jobs. The Obama administration, especially, seems to want to take credit for any jobs created through small businesses in the past...
Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BASHAPALOOZA Vilifying Republicans is a sport for some journalists, who continue to frame the Grand Old Party as a bunch of smug rich guys with a cold-hearted agenda. Rep. Paul Ryan was frequently...
Like Father, like Son; for Vellano, Starring at Maryland Means Carrying on Family Tradition
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ALBANY, N.Y. -- A full understanding of Maryland defensive end Joe Vellano does not stem from his quickness and savvy, though it is a defining trait for his success. It is not rooted in a modest personality...
Looking to Reagan Down the Stretch
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. -- Carrying a post-convention glow from his coronation as the Republican Party's standard-bearer, Mitt Romney now turns to the final leg of the campaign - the more than two-month sprint that...
Lost Honors for Obamacare Resistance; No Cheers for Religious Conviction
Byline: Andy Newland, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The response of Denver city officials to news that my family's company, Hercules Industries, had filed a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's abortion-pill mandate brings to mind that...
Medicare Downplayed as GOP Campaign Issue; Polling in Swing States Rejects Vouchers Plan
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. -- The 2012 presidential election could hinge on Medicare, yet most lawmakers featured at the Republican National Convention gave it the silent treatment. That may be because the issue...
Mids Open Season with Friendly, Fighting Irish; Try to Shake off Local Distractions
Byline: Dan Murphy, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES DUBLIN -- Navy's trans-Atlantic trip started with a hiccup, the first of many distractions the Midshipmen will have to fend off this weekend as they prepare to open their season against Notre Dame...
Move-Up Buyers Get Busy Again
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES By the end of July, sales were closed on more than 41,000 existing homes in the Washington region. That's an increase of 5 percent over last year and one of the reasons area home prices have begun...
Murder Charged to 16-Year-Old in Shooting in SE
Byline: Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. police said a man fatally shot this month in Southeast Washington was killed by a 16-year-old boy after the man stumbled upon a robbery in progress - a crime that added to an alarming list of recent...
Nearing End of Sentence, Top Tax Evader Still Eyes Vindication
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Walter Anderson was a wealthy telecommunications executive whose money helped underwrite private space-exploration efforts, but he became famous as the defendant in what federal prosecutors called the...
N. Potomac Town Homes by Pulte
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pulte Homes is building 45 town homes on quarter-acre sites at Quince Trace in North Potomac, a community near the Quince Orchard Swim and Tennis Club and Kentlands, which has shops and restaurants....
Obama in Overdrive En Route to Charlotte
Byline: Dave Boyer , THE WASHINGTON TIMES After three days of claiming to ignore a parade of Republicans bashing his record, President Obama will take to the road Friday for five straight days of campaigning in battleground states on the way to...
Obama's Diminished Nation; This Election Will Decide What America Will Be
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday in Tampa, I don't want my children and grandchildren to have to read in a history book what it was like to live in an American century. This is an accurate summary of the stakes...
Old Wound May Have Killed Officer; Autopsy Will Determine Whether 2007 Stabbing a Homicide
Byline: Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Metropolitan Police Department officer stabbed five years ago is being laid to rest Friday, as officials await the results of an autopsy to determine whether his death is directly related to the wound...
Peninsula Villas near Delaware Beaches
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As summer winds down, many families think longingly of repeating their oceanside vacation for a week or two next year. Families with a vacation home by the shore know they can visit the beach in any season. And those...
Pessimism in Most Economic Indicators
Byline: Chris Versace, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Normally, in the second half of August, the stock market is rather quiet as traders, bankers and investors take their summer vacation. Others are busy getting ready as children prepare to head...
Post-Madoff, Ponzi Scams Still Flourish; More Going Bust in Bad Economy
Byline: Tim Devaney, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Happily retired, Len and Ruth Mitchell's world turned upside down a few years ago when they lost more than $100,000 of their life savings to a con artist. It started in 1994, when they invested $30,000...
Pro-Lifers Were Pro-Choice on Would-Be Nominee; Abortion Foe Cites 'Embarrassment of Riches' for Nod
Byline: Paige Winfield Cunningham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES He wasn't their first, second or even third choice for president, but as pro-life leaders flocked to Tampa, Fla., this week for Mitt Romney's official Republican nomination, they insisted they...
Reasserting U.S. Power, 2013; American Weakness Provokes Our Enemies
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a major national-security address on Thursday, former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton made the case for the United States as the protector of global peace and stability. American weakness [is] provocative, he explained,...
Romney's Not Bush 2.0; Dems Getting Desperate
Byline: Jeffrey T. Kuhner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mitt Romney is the second coming of former President George W. Bush. This is the false argument being peddled by Democrats and their liberal media allies. President Obama ceaselessly stresses...
Romney Vows Leadership, 'Lots of Jobs'; GOP Nominee Says He Won't Disappoint
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney on Thursday accepted the nod to lead an ever-more conservative Republican Party against a powerful but politically vulnerable incumbent, telling a national audience that this...
Rubio: American Exceptionalism Required
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. -- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio finally got his moment in the spotlight Thursday when he formally introduced Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, attacking President Obama's record while...
Silliness Flies High in 'Dragon Gate'
Byline: Peter Suderman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Swords aren't the only things sent sailing through the air in The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate. People, arrows, horses, logs and even an entire inn are launched into the sky in director...
Single Gals Choose Romney; Economy, Not 'War on Women,' Biggest Challenge
Byline: Erin Smith, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama seems to think single women are one-issue voters. He sees himself as a dashing knight, promising to rescue us from the evil dragon of abortion being outlawed and to provide us with...
'Sleepwalk' Turns a Rom-Com on Its Head
Byline: Peter Suderman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most romantic comedies tell the story of two people coming together. They meet, flirt, overcome obstacles and eventually realize they are perfect for each other. But Sleepwalk With Me, a power-nap-length...
Spanish-Language Media Emphasize Immigration
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. -- For most voters, the Republicans' nominating convention has been filled with speeches about jobs, the economy, federal spending and President Obama's record. But for Hispanic voters getting...
Starting Back May Be Last Man Standing; Role Up for Grabs Because of Injuries
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This was a preseason of attrition for Washington Redskins running backs. Tim Hightower wasn't 100 percent after knee surgery last fall, Roy Helu Jr. missed time with sore Achilles tendons and Evan Royster...
Struggling Romanians Yearn for Communism; Nostalgia Rises for Ceausescu Regime
Byline: Vlad Odobescu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BUCHAREST, ROMANIA -- An ongoing battle between the prime minister and the president amid a tanking economy has left many Romanians longing for a return to communism because they think the democratic...
Surprising Elements in Keeping with Rest of Home Spark Bath
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If the term jewel box, frequently used by interior designers to describe a powder room, in no way describes your half bath, perhaps it's time to consider a makeover. While a full remodeling...
Take a (Cat) Walk on the Wild Side
Byline: ByJohn Greenya , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Whether you're talking about his personal history or his fiction, there's very little about Charles Michael Chuck Palahniuk that could be described as conventional. Raised in a mobile home,...
What Badly Behaved Lottery Winner Reveals
Byline: James Bowman , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The London Daily Telegraph recently published an article about how Adrian and Gillian Bayford of Haverhill, Suffolk, winners of $233.7 million in the lottery, showed the money hasn't gone to...
Winning the Wisconsin Senate Seat; Tommy Thompson Turns Race His Way
Byline: J.T. Young, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If early indications are correct, former four-term Wisconsin governor and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson has moved the Wisconsin Senate race from a toss-up to...
WNO'S JOYFUL ARIA; Sings Praises of Kennedy Center Bond
Byline: Roland Flamini , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the financially strapped Washington National Opera became affiliated with the Kennedy Center a year ago, some skeptical WNO members likened it to putting one's head into the open mouth...
Xavier Commits Intentional Foul
Byline: Deron Snyder, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In cases involving a man, a woman and a closed door, the difference between accusations and actualities can be difficult to assess. Verdicts rendered by the criminal justice system aren't always accurate,...
Zimmerman's Shot Injected Life into Offense
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Adam LaRoche couldn't remember the exact swing, or what the result of it was. But two months ago, while the Washington Nationals were in Colorado witnessing an offensive awakening, LaRoche remembered the...
Zingers, One-Liners Punch Up Speeches
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. -- Hitting the right comedic note in a convention speech can be tough, but Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee, had delegates laughing Wednesday night at his string of one-liners...