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 December 13, 2012

Adventure and Danger Await in Middle-Earth
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a look at a pair of interactive experiences that will prepare fans for a return to Middle-earth and Friday's release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. J.R.R. Tolkien's legendary warriors...
After Comeback Came Tidal Wave of Texts for Cousins
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kirk Cousins just wanted to say he's sorry. The Washington Redskins backup quarterback's phone filled up with messages after he replaced the injured Robert Griffin III and finished off Sunday's 31-28 overtime...
Anti-Social Media Is All the Rage
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES You remember Brandon Jacobs. He was that big, bulky fullback for the New York Giants, the one the Washington Redskins loved to arm tackle. Well, he's gotten himself in some extra-large trouble with his new...
Biefly: The Metro Area
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIRGINIA ARLINGTON Bus driver arrested in 2010 slaying case A Metrobus driver was arrested Wednesday in connection with the 2010 fatal shooting of a Centreville handyman who was killed as he tried to protect...
Boehner Unlikely to Face a Challenger for Speakership
Byline: David Sherfinski and Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Despite rumblings from some Republican backbenchers, Speaker John A. Boehner's hold on the House's top post appears secure after key conservative lawmakers said they don't expect...
Bowhunter's SOS Gunshots Backfire in Wrong Part of Deer Season
Byline: Meredith Somers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Maryland bowhunter who accidentally shot himself with his own unregistered gunthought he'd help rescuers locate him in the woods by firing off a couple of shots - a signal not appreciated by the helicopter...
Complaining but Not Quitting; Federal Workers Choose Security despite Tepid Job Satisfaction
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Working for the government may sound like a sweet gig - regular hours, generous benefits, job security - but it turns out that it's not how things look from inside the bureaucratic bubble. With...
End of the American Superpower; Administration Report Surrenders Future to the Far East
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It took more than 60 years, but the days of America as a superpower are coming to an end. This is the finding of the Obama administration's latest report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, which the National Intelligence...
Entomologist Nabs Tiny Illegal Immigrant
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES You won't see his picture on the wall at any post office, but Gonocerus acuteangulatus might be more dangerous than Billy the Kid. That's why he was arrested trying to sneak into the U.S. and swiftly...
For Obama, Trimmings All on Holiday Schedule; No Cutbacks on Parties or Golf
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Since returning from a trip to Southeast Asia on Nov. 21, President Obama has managed to play three rounds of golf but has met face to face only once with House Speaker John A. Boehner, the man with whom...
Future World in Hindsight; History Shows Long-Term Forecasts Get Blown Away by Unknowables, but Here Comes Latest Global Trends
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES By 2030, the United States will no longer stand as the world's sole superpower. Islamist terrorism will be mostly a thing of the past; cyberwarfare will be a major threat. The ranks of the world's middle...
Georgetown Reaps Benefits from Lubick's Steady Growth
Byline: Elliott Smith , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In this year of transition for Georgetown, coach John Thompson III has stressed that everyone on the roster is still learning their way, tasked with making sense of new positions, greater responsibilities...
GOP-Controlled House Has Never Raised Taxes; Future of Party Depends on Holding the Line
Byline: Rep. John Fleming, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If some Republicans have their way, the party soon will make history for all the wrong reasons. In the past 100 years, since the authority of Congress to tax income was enumerated in...
GOP Panel Urged to Root out Consultant Cronyism
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow , THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Republican National Committee's new special panel to study where the party went wrong in this year's election is already taking heat from leaders who say the RNC's first priority should be addressing...
Gun-Carry Ban Death Rattle; Illinois Forced to Allow Citizens to Carry Loaded Firearms
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES New life is being breathed into the Second Amendment. After it was beaten down by activist courts over the decades, the nation's top justices finally decided two years ago that the founders meant what they wrote. In...
Handout Nation; Food Stamp Usage Soars as Administration Encourages Dependence
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Americans are becoming more and more dependent on Uncle Sam. Before the Great Recession hit, 1 in 11 Americans found themselves on the food stamp dole. Now the number is 1 in 6, or 47.7 million, according to data released...
House Members Told to Plan for Christmas on Hill
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama has advised Democrats not to buy any nonrefundable plane tickets before the end of the year, and House leaders have told their members that they may not be home for Christmas. Taken...
Inside China
Byline: Miles Yu, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FIGHTER JET CRASH: A Chinese-made J-7 fighter-interceptor jet crashed into a civilian residential area earlier this month, injuring four people on the ground. The pilot successfully bailed out seconds before...
Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WALKING THE SLOW WALK If women were managing the fiscal cliff negotiations, things would be in order, according to one female lawmaker. I think if we were in charge of the Senate and of the administration...
Inside the Ring
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate blocks DIA spy growth The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to block a major effort by the Pentagon to expand the Defense Intelligence Agency's human spying operations. A provision in the...
'Insourcing' to America; Conditions Are Ripe to Reverse Outflow of Jobs
Byline: Suzanne Fields, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES We've given up our role as the manufacturing colossus, which blinds us to the reality that the times, they are a-changing - again. For decades, writes James Fallows in The Atlantic magazine,...
Lady Luck Should Play No Role in Green Cards
Byline: Jessica Zuckerman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Democrats last week moved to block debate on a bill that would do away with arguably one of the least rational components of the entire U.S. immigration system: the green-card lottery....
Last-Minute Gifting, Part One
Byline: Mark A. Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Only four days remain for Hanukkah, which ends on the evening of Dec. 16. After that, it's only nine days until Christmas (except for many Orthodox Christians, who will celebrate on Jan. 7). Kwanzaa...
Ministers See Lack of Focus on People Facing 'Cliff'
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If the truth is the light, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and his leadership team might need to increase the UV protection of their sunglasses. Saying a lack of moral guidance has the District in the throes...
Nene Has Rehabbing Foot Down Cold; Center's Presence Provides a Spark
Byline: Carla Peay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HOUSTON -- Nene is easy to spot after every Wizards game. The 6-foot-11 Brazilian big man almost always will be seated in front of his locker soaking his feet in a tub of ice. While his teammates usually...
N. Korea Launch Increases Threat of Weapons; One Step Closer to Long-Range Nukes
Byline: Andrew Salmon and Kristina Wong, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SEOUL -- North Korea's successful launch of a long-range rocket early Wednesday, despite later difficulties controlling the weather satellite it was carrying,demonstrates significant...
Obama Tax-Raising against JFK Precedent; Hiking Rates Will Lose Money
Byline: Ronald D. Rotunda, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama claims he wants to raise taxes on the rich, while Republicans object to the rich paying their fair share. That fits on a bumper sticker, but it is not a fair summary of the...
Opposing Out-of-Control Government Spying; Constitution Being Destroyed by FISA
Byline: Andrew P. Napolitano, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES After President Richard Nixon was forced from office in 1974, congressional investigators discovered what they believed was the full extent of his use of the FBI and the CIA to engage...
QB Guessing Game; RG3 Practices; Team Quiet on His Status for Sunday
Byline: Rich Campbell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Robert Griffin III planted his right leg in the turf at Redskins Park on Wednesday morning, stressing the NFL's most scrutinized knee ligament. In rhythm, he whipped a short pass at the usual velocity....
Rebel Leader Asks U.S. to Delete Ally from Terrorist List; Al Qaeda-Linked Group Fights Assad
Byline: Ashish Kumar Sen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The leader of Syria's opposition coalition urged the U.S. Wednesday to reconsider its decision to designate an al Qaeda-affiliated group fighting against President Bashar Assad's regime as a foreign...
Right-to-Work Victory in Michigan; New Law Will Attract Business to State
Byline: Jeb Bush, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES American families and taxpayers may be just three weeks from going over the fiscal cliff, a move economists predict will shrink the nation's economy and dramatically increase unemployment, but you...
Time to Abandon Sun Tsu
Byline: Gary Anderson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Over the past few decades, Edward Luttwak has gained a reputation as the bad boy of strategic theory and historical scholarship. This time, he has outdone himself. He has debunked Sun Tsu, the...
Top Medal Denied Twice to Marine; Panetta Says Questions Remain on Heroic Action in Iraq
Byline: Stephen Dinan , THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has denied the request to give Sgt. Rafael Peralta the Medal of Honor, saying there are still too many questions to accept that he knowingly scooped a grenade beneath...
U.N. Disabilities Treaty Threatens Parents' Rights; International Body Cannot Determine What's Best for Children
Byline: Mario Diaz, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States did the right thing in its recent rejection of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) treaty. As the father of a child with disabilities,...
Western State Groups Urge Immigration Reform; Compacts Offer Blueprints for Consideration by Congress
Byline: Valerie Richardson , THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER -- Democrats pushing for comprehensive federal immigration reform are getting some help from Republicans still reeling from their drubbing at the hands of Hispanic voters in 2012. In Arizona...