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 14, 2012

7 States Want to Sue for Fracking-Related Air Quality; Demand Tighter Control of Drilling Site Emissions
Byline: Ben Wolfgang , THE WASHINGTON TIMES As many states reap the benefits of fracking, others increasingly are lining up against it. Led by New York, seven Atlantic states this week threatened to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, seeking...
A Loan Isn't Sale Item on a Shelf
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A survey in the news recently concludes that many Americans wouldn't mind shopping for their next mortgage at Wal-Mart. According to a September survey by Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting...
America Still the Shining City on a Hill; GOP Must Not Abandon Its Principles
Byline: Igor Birman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES What possibly could inspire someone to leave behind the comfort and familiarity of home and the warmth of friends and relatives to seek the unknown alone in a foreign land? It's a question...
Backers of Gun Rights Hit Some Big Targets; D.C. Now Alone with Total Ban
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Florida is preparing to issue its 1 millionth concealed-carry permit while a federal court ruling this week left the nation's capital as the only place in the United States with a total ban on carrying...
Battered by Benghazi, Rice Withdraws as State Candidate
Byline: David Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Embattled U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice withdrew her name Thursday from consideration to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton after months of criticism over her comments about the terrorist...
Beal Hits His Stride, Still Waits for Wall; in Backcourt with Crawford, Rookie's Play Has Improved
Byline: Carla Peay , THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's hard to imagine a 19-year-old NBA rookie, a spark plug of speed and energy, playing better by slowing down. But it's exactly what Bradley Beal says he's done in his past few games, at least mentally....
Bedbugs in Firehouse Have Staff Sleeping in Trucks; Report Also Cites Problems with Leaks, Rodents and Heat
Byline: Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A bedbug infestation at a Northwest Washington fire station left firefighters sleeping in their personal vehicles or in the firetrucks to avoid being bitten by the bugs in their bunkrooms, a report on the...
Big East Hoops Breakaway on the Horizon
Byline: Patrick Stevens , THE WASHINGTON TIMES Whether it happens within days or months, this year or next, the Big East's days as a viable college sports power appear to be near their end according to several reports Thursday. With the possibility...
Briefly: The Metro Area
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES MARYLAND FORT WASHINGTON Pedestrian killed by driver sleeping at wheel A 46-year-old man was struck by a car and killed in Fort Washington early Thursday morning when a driver fell asleep at the wheel and drove...
By the Numbers, It's Past Time to Start Cutting Back
Byline: Chris Versace, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Well, folks, unless you've been living under a rock since Cyber Monday, you know that the politicians in Washington have not gotten very far in terms of solving the fiscal cliff before the end...
CALL WAITING; Cousins Ready to Roll If RG3 Can't Give It a Go
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kirk Cousins' best college lesson came out of the classroom and off the football field. It came from his father. My dad said to me for a long time when I was struggling to see if I was going to play...
Central Banks to Miss Accord Deadline; Not Big Problem, Analysts Say of Lagging Fed, EU
Byline: Tim Devaney , THE WASHINGTON TIMES Global policymakers insist that the Federal Reserve's failure to implement new banking rules on time is nothing to worry about, but critics of the international plan to strengthen the financial system say...
Clock Is Ticking for Fiscal Cliff; Congress Must End Economic Status Quo
Byline: Steve Forbes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES We all know the clock is ticking on the fiscal cliff. In a few weeks, tax increases of more than $500 billion will take effect alongside the first of $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts...
Considering the Writers' Frailties
Byline: Martin Rubin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The author of this lively, probing but somewhat problematic book brings an impressive set of professional qualifications to his enterprise. Dr. John J. Ross practices medicine in Boston and is...
Edging Closer to the 'Fiscal Cliff '; Obama, Boehner Mum after Talks
Byline: Seth McLaughlin , THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the city, the markets and the world weigh in on a possible fiscal cliff deal, it's increasingly clear that only two opinions will count in the end. Lawmakers have been reduced to bystanders as...
ELECTRONICS AS ART; Nam June Paik Used Electronics in Inventive and Goofy Ways
Byline: Deborah K. Dietsch, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nam June Paik has been rightly called the George Washington of the video art movement. The South Korean-born artist, who died in 2006 at age 73, led a revolution in embracing television...
Embassy Row
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CIAO, AMERICA The Italian foreign minister, the Italian ambassador, several Italian-American members of Congress and leaders of scores of Italian-American organizations crowded into a hallway of the...
End of World or Not, Don't Get Risky with Your Lineup
Byline: Matt Pallister, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I try not to be culturally insensitive, but if the end of the world prevents me from winning a fantasy football title, I have no use for the Mayans. I've got a chance to win it all in three...
Flexibility in Redone 1900s Georgetown Home
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When visitors stroll along Georgetown's residential streets, they often speculate about the interior of this community's venerable historic homes. While most people assume the inside of each...
Goodell Finds It's Lonely at the Top
Byline: Deron Snyder, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Someone needs to give ?NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a hug. Or a shoulder to cry on. In the last week alone, he has been rocked by an unfavorable ruling in Bountygate, criticism of the league's drunken-driving...
Google Resolution in Sight; Free Market Is Equal Opportunity
Byline: Orson Swindle, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Recent media reports suggest the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is expected soon to end its 19-month antitrust investigation of Google with a settlement agreement that will exclude the most...
'Hobbit' Frame Rate Digs Epic into a Hole
Byline: Peter Suderman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The first installment of director Peter Jackson's trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's high-fantasy classic The Hobbit proves that more is not always better. The movie unspools in a high-tech...
Ho-Hum on 'Hudson,' a Surprising Letdown
Byline: Adam Mazmanian, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This offbeat tale of presidential romance is a high-toned dud - a surprise, given its talented cast, scandalous subject matter and trim 94-minute running time. The year is 1939, and President...
Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES UNITED WE'RE NOT The past four years have taken a serious toll on the united part of the United States: There has been an across the board rise in the number of people saying that the country is more...
Jamie Foxx and the Rise of Black Bigotry; Age of Obama Viewed as Payback for Slavery
Byline: Jeffrey T. Kuhner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mr. Foxx joked about his new film, Django Unchained, saying, I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that? He went on to brag how black it is to butcher whites. It did...
Master-Planned Towns, Age 50, Innovative Still
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The 1960s was a trendsetting decade that revolutionized the culture and society of the United States in a variety of ways. In the D.C. area, the late 1960s and early 1970s brought to fruition...
New in NW, 6 Bedrooms, 6,000 Square Feet
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If elegance, sophistication and environmentally friendly features are on your wish list for a new home, you may be in luck. The home at 5420 Galena Place NW, in the Palisades neighborhood of...
North vs. South Even in Voting; Democratic Presidential Contest Will Affect the Future of Both Countries
Byline: Andrew Salmon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SEOUL -- Blasting off just one week before South Korea's presidential election, North Korea's rocket launch appears aimed at not only capturing the attention of the wider world but also of affecting politics...
Panetta Syas Autopsy Cast Doubt on Medal Award
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Thursday that he denied the Medal of Honor to Sgt. Rafael Peralta because the evidence from his autopsy created more than a reasonable doubt that he was able to knowingly...
Paying for Sandy as 'Cliff' Nears; Some in GOP Back $60B Bill without Offsets
Byline: Sean Lengell , THE WASHINGTON TIMES A $60.4 billion spending bill for Superstorm Sandy relief washed up on Capitol Hill in the middle of the fiscal cliff negotiations, forcing Republicans to grapple with whether to demand spending cuts to...
RG3 Improving Each Day
Byline: Rich Campbell , THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III practiced Thursday and continued to progress toward playing through a mildly sprained right knee against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. It's better,...
Right-to-Work Proponents Demand Justice for Violence
Byline: Andrea Billups , THE WASHINGTON TIMES LANSING, Mich. -- Conservative activists and supporters of Michigan's new right-to-work law gathered on the Statehouse lawn Thursday to demand justice for what they said were threats, intimidation and...
Russia Says Assad Is Losing Control; Envoy Acknowledges Possibility That Rebels Could Win Civil War
Byline: Ashish Kumar Sen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Russia, which has provided military and political support key to the Syrian regime, acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that President Bashar Assad is losing control and the rebels may win the...
Season Turning into a Surprise Party
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sunday it was Richard Crawford. In 2005, it was Antonio Brown. Name ring a bell? It's OK if it doesn't. Frankly, there isn't a whole lot to remember Brown for. He was an undrafted kick returner out of West...
Standing Up to Segregation; in 1970s, Hoops Coach in Oklahoma Refused to Accept Status Quo
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NOWATA, Okla. -- Ken Zacher was a white 31-year-old high school basketball coach from an almost all-white town in rural Oklahoma, and there he stood on a stage before thousands at the 1972 national NAACP...
Stories in Which Truth Takes the Day
Byline: Emily Colette Wilkinson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is perhaps time for a new English translation of the Grimm brothers' Children's and Household Tales (1812) on its 200th anniversary - if only as an occasion to remind us how far...
The History of Gin
Byline: L. Kenna, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you have been waiting for an appropriate chaser to Mark Kurlanksy's The Big Oyster, Richard Barnett's The Book of Gin might hit the spot. While neither a rival to the glamour of Boardwalk Empire...
U.S. Natural Gas Exports Could Break Russian Dominance; Sell to NATO and Support New Pipeline
Byline: Sen. Richard G. Lugar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Deep winter is approaching in Eastern and Central Europe and the Caucasus, bringing with it the prospect of icy days and frigid nights. For our friends and allies in the region, it also...
When Monarch Meets Mundane
Byline: Muriel Dobbin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES She is the monarch of virtually all she surveys, from jewels and property to palaces, but she has never taken a train other than the royal one and she is a little depressed about it. Climbing...