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 February 8, 2013

A Bad Rap on Richard III; Washington's Spin Doctors Could Learn a Lot from the Bard
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Richard III's bones turned up under a parking lot in the English Midlands city of Leceister, but the dust is hardly settled. Yes, say the archaeologists and pathologists, he did not die on a horse, affirming Shakespeare's...
America's New Government-Imposed Religion; 'Wall of Separation' Is Blocking Practice of Faith
Byline: Rep. J. Randy Forbes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Catholic adoption agencies have been forced to close their doors in Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., because their religious beliefs about marriage were deemed unacceptable...
An Intimate Look at the Man Behind Jews for Jesus
Byline: Mark A. Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In an age when just about any blend of spiritual traditions can be viewed as chic or trendy, one major exception remains, even 2,000 years since it was first observed: Jews who believe Jesus of Nazareth...
Argentina's Wishful Thinking; Price Controls the Last Gasp of a Doomed Economy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Supermarkets in Argentina can't raise prices over the next two months. This is the government's latest idea for bringing rising inflation under control, but it's based on tired, old notions that have always failed in...
Brainwashed by Obama; Millennials Still Falling for Liberal Lies
Byline: Josh Krisinger, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In 2008, I was a 21-year old college junior and first-time voter. At the time, I had an opportunity to shake then-Sen. Barack Obama's hand as he marched out from the student center at Georgia...
Brennan Defends Fatal Drone Strikes; Vows More Intel to Congress
Byline: Shaun Waterman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES John O. Brennan, President Obama's pick to lead the CIA, defended the administration's drone execution program before Congress on Thursday, saying that in war the commander in chief has the right to order...
Collecting the Artist Too Soon
Byline: Matthew Walther, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The editor charged with assembling a posthumous essay collection of David Foster Wallace's work must have been in the same bind as the home cook preparing a salad out of leftovers. While Both...
Concession on Birth Control Not Sufficient, Bishops Say; Affiliates Still Not Free of Mandate
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES America's Catholic bishops on Thursday rejected President Obama's latest contraception mandate upon religiously affiliated hospitals, schools and charities, saying the rules still don't ensure that people...
Consequences of a Nuclear Iran; Obama's Refusal to Confront Mullahs Ups the Ante
Byline: Jeffrey T. Kuhner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES According to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, it's official: Iran has become a nuclear power. The respected Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that the Persian strongman this week...
D.C. Happy to Have Former Terp Townsend; Olsen Jumped at Trade Opportunity
Byline: Thomas Floyd, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As D.C. United did their homework ahead of last year's MLS SuperDraft, they kept a close eye on Casey Townsend. After scouting the striker at the University of Maryland and taking note of his standout combine,...
Decade Ago, Bylsma Saw Coaching in Oates' Future
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PITTSBURGH -- Adam Oates and Dan Bylsma sat next to each other on bus rides and plane trips. On the road, they flew into a city and found a coffee shop to visit and talk hockey. That happened during...
Democrats Offer Gun-Control Plan; Ideas Similar to White House's
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After conducting their own independent review of gun violence, House Democrats on Thursday outlined new gun-control proposals very similar to the White House plan: Broader background checks and bans...
Despite Goal-Scoring Struggles, Pens Won't Overlook Ovechkin
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PITTSBURGH -- Alex Ovechkin may not be the same electrifying scorer he was a few years ago, but the Pittsburgh Penguins still respect the Washington Capitals captain like he is. From face of the NHL...
Doctors Feel Ill Winds Blowing as They Look Closely at 'Obamacare'
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After 25 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Tamzin Rosenwasser packed in her dermatology practice in 2011, barely a year after the passage of President Obama's health care initiative. The timing wasn't...
Embassy Row
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DINNER WITH ESTHER Foreign ambassadors to the U.S. meet the president in the Oval Office. The State Department is open to them, and members of Congress are eager to greet them. But the diplomats,...
Endangered Species Act's Hidden Costs; Respect for Private Property at Risk
Byline: Sen. David Vitter, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES At least you have to give President Obama high marks for creativity in his latest attempt to curtail freedom and individual rights. Specifically, I'm talking about Mr. Obama's assault on...
Following Japan on Disastrous Quantitative Easing Policy; Time to Reverse Course before It's Too Late
Byline: Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This week, Ben S. Bernanke announced that the Federal Reserve would continue its misguided quest to ease our financial woes with purchases of $85 billion per month in mortgage-backed...
Get Out!
Byline: Samantha Sault, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lecture A Conversation with Antonin Scalia With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to take up a number of hot-button issues - same-sex marriage, affirmative action and government surveillance,...
GOP Governors Warily OK Expanding Medicaid; Ohio, Michigan Latest to Opt in, but with Caveats
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republican governors are warming to the expansion of Medicaid under President Obama's health care law, but their cooperation comes with a common plea to the administration - keep your promises and give...
Graystone Transitions: A Company Moving Forward with Seniors in Mind
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Tim Doyle founded Graystone Transitions, he had been developing, building and remodeling homes for almost thirty years. Two years ago he decided to expand on that experience and utilize his Realtors License to focus...
HHS 'Accommodation' Nothing More Than a Gimmick; Obama Administration Flailing on Religious Liberty
Byline: Leonard Leo, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate accommodation proposed last Friday does not relieve the burden that has been placed on religious hospitals, colleges and charities, or on individuals...
Inside China
Byline: Miles Yu, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ENGLISH-SPEAKING ENEMY In a recent air-combat exercise, the drill master pulled a trick on the Red Team representing the Chinese air force by having pilots of the enemy Blue Team shout orders in English....
Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SEEKING A GROUND GAME The din continues. Fierce tea party loyalists and traditional conservatives continue to squawk about Karl Rove and establishment Republicans, convinced that the faction will...
Moral Center of 'Identity Thief' Steals the Show
Byline: Carl Kozlowski, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's hard to find big Hollywood comedies these days that aren't either hard-R raunchfests like The Hangover or Ted, or dumbed-down, bland mediocrities like Parental Guidance. It's even rarer...
Panel Faults Graham on Ethics; Faces No Sanction; Actions Involved City Lottery, Metro Project
Byline: Jeffrey Anderson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The District's ethics board found sufficient evidence that a D.C. Council member violated the city's code of conduct by proposing to a local businessman that he withdraw from a Metro development project...
Panelists at Indian Museum Forum Team Up against Redskins Name
Byline: Meredith Somers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hundreds of people gathered Thursday at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian for a discussion of sports teams' use of racially insensitive imagery that, as such discussions often...
President's Prayer for 'Comity' Is Short-Lived; after Breakfast, Menu Is Partisan
Byline: Susan Crabtree, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama appealed for comity Thursday morning at the National Prayer Breakfast, exhorting the country's leaders to rise above partisan politics and come together to solve problems. By afternoon,...
PulteGroup Surveys Reveal Improved Homebuyer Sentiments
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES A summary of the surveys conducted by national homebuilder PulteGroup, Inc. that people are putting family first when making plans for their next move. Whether it's planning for more kids or anticipating relatives to...
Rand Paul's Foreign-Policy Vision; Kentucky Senator Takes a Middle Course between Isolation and Intervention
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the past four years have demonstrated, things go bad when a president lacks a clear foreign-policy vision. The lack of coherence in our dealings with other nations has emboldened our foes, who suffer no consequence...
Reform Will Trump Waivers; Scraps Work Done to Change in 34 States, D.C
Byline: Ben Wolfgang, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If Congress decides to do its job, the hard work of education officials in nearly three dozen states suddenly will go down the drain. Obama administration waivers granted to 34 states and the District...
Senate Kills GOP Bill to Renew Violence Act; Approval to Be on Democrat Terms
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate's push to broaden a law that protects women from domestic violence is headed toward a Monday passage after a Republican alternative was shot down Thursday, setting up a possible showdown in the...
Shooter Leaves Bodies, Manifesto in His Wake; Manhunt Has S. California on Edge
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A massive manhunt reached into California mountains, to neighboring states and even into Mexico as authorities continued their search for a bitter and angry ex-policeman suspected of killing three...
'Side Effects' a Fitting Cap to Soderbergh's Legacy
Byline: Adam Mazmanian, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you appreciate kinetic, intelligent commercial thrillers, then stop reading this review and make plans to see Side Effects. There's no point in going into the theater with anything but the...
SISTINE SWEEP; Suction Vents to Remove Dust from Art Patrons as Part of Effort to Reduce Damage to Vatican's Frescoes from Larger Crowds Passing Through
Byline: Roland Flamini , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last year, five million people visited the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican to see Michelangelo's magnificent, 500-year-old frescoes. Attendance was double the 2.5 million in 1993, when the paintings...
Stories of the Spring
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The memory of a cold October evening at Nationals Park still seems fresh. Even as the calendar turned to February, the end of a season so charmed it solidified a fan base and announced the emergence of...
The Death Penalty Is Not What It Used to Be
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A national movement to abolish capital punishment is growing, state by state. Maryland is expected soon to become the 18th state to repeal death-penalty laws. Nevertheless, taking a life for taking a life...
Wizards Have Become Competitive? You Bet!
Byline: Mike Harris, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One thing you learn over many years in the sports media business is people will bet on anything. Go to Google and type in Super Bowl prop bets and you'll see an interesting list of nutty things on which...