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 March 11, 2013

13 Hours That Changed the Republican Party
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sometimes, when you least expect it, Washington can be surprising. No, it wasn't a surprise last week when weather forecasters warned that a mighty blizzard would bury the nation's capital under a foot...
A History Lesson for Obama; Destroying the Budget to Save It Is Futile
Byline: Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama must be a poor student of history. His fiscal strategy appears to closely mimic one of the central mistakes of the U.S. war in Vietnam. He appears to want to destroy the...
Briefly: The Metro Area
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIRGINIA ROSSLYN Man killed in high-speed crash A 21-year-old Leesburg man was killed in a crash on the Key Bridge after he lost control of his car while driving up to 90mph, police said Sunday. Police spokesman...
Bringing Humor to Tense Topics; Obama Delivers Bipartisan Jabs
Byline: Susan Crabtree , THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama used Washington's elite Gridiron dinner to bring some humor to some pretty tense topics - the sequester, the press and even his own economic team. The dinner, held Saturday night at...
Buds of Skepticism on Obama's Olive Branch
Byline: Dave Boyer and David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republicans on Sunday said they welcome the White House's new charm offensive - even if they are skeptical of the motives behind President Obama's renewed effort to schmooze with some...
Court Curbs Feds' Checks of Laptops; Cites Privacy Rights at U.S. Borders
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Border Patrol cannot confiscate or download every laptop or electronic device brought into the U.S., a federal appeals court said, ruling that people have an expectation their data are private and...
Defending the Boy Scouts; 'Morally Straight' Values under Assault by Left-Wing Activists
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The future of the Boy Scouts is on the line. Left-wing activists have made overturning the youth organization's traditional values a priority, and the national leadership will decide in May whether to cave to the pressure...
Embassy Row
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NIGERIA'S DIVERSITY Nigeria is rich in oil and plagued by ethnic violence, but the U.S. ambassador there praises diversity, not energy, as the West African nation's greatest asset. Ambassador Terence...
EPA Officials Lied about Email Use, Senator Says
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Environmental Protection Agency officials lied when they said a top official used his private email only once for public business, a Republican senator said Friday as he released copies of several emails...
Gay Marriage Ruling May Rival Roe V. Wade in Turmoil
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The issue of gay marriage is hurtling toward a Supreme Court date this month, and activists on both sides are fearing - or hoping for - another Roe v. Wade-type decision. The 1973 Roe decision -...
Gifted but Hardly Liberated
Byline: Martin Rubin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The title hung awkwardly on this final collection of Christopher Isherwood's diaries inevitably raises the question: liberation from what? Certainly not from all the things that troubled him...
Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SEEKING A PROPER TARGET Young children have been suspended recently from the nation's public schools for brandishing a toy bubble-blowing gun, for pointing their fingers in a gunlike matter or for...
It's Time to Break Some Rules in Congress; Conservatives Must Dare to Be Fiscally Responsible
Byline: Matt Salmon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If there's anything I have learned since returning to Congress, it's that talk is still cheap, progress is still slow, and our liberties continue to erode every day. When I last served in the...
Jeb Bush Says His Immigration 'Path' Hasn't Shifted; Target of Critics over 'Residency' Issue in His Book
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, blanketing the Sunday talk shows, vigorously denied charges leveled at him in the past week that he's shifted his views on immigration reform as other Republicans eyeing...
Johansson Returns, Receives Coach's Praise
Byline: Stephen Whyno , THE WASHINGTON TIMES Marcus Johansson was more than ready to return after missing 12 games with a concussion. I've been waiting a long time to get back out and play again, he said. Johansson would have liked his return...
Last Chance to Repair Mr. Roberts' Obamacare Error; Liberty U. Challenges on Religious Liberty Grounds
Byline: Robert Knight, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In 1919, back when the United States was a constitutional republic, Congress passed a child-labor law imposing a 10 percent excise tax on companies that violated it. A North Carolina furniture...
LOST WEEKEND; Bad Habits Return to Washington as Rangers Complete N.Y. Sweep
Byline: Stephen Whyno , THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Capitals flashed back to January on Sunday afternoon, and that was the last thing they needed. Just like the start of this up-and-down season, blunders masked any semblance of strong play....
Medicaid as a Tax on the 'Estates' of the Poor; Assets Become Targets of the States
Byline: Jane M. Orient, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most people think they're exempt from the estate tax (often called the death tax ) because they don't have $2 million. A lot of people with low incomes do have some assets, however, and if...
Not So Fast, Mr. President; There Is Lots of Low-Hanging Fruit for the Plucking
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The president says any cuts to the federal leviathan would harm women, children and maybe their puppies and kittens - and so far he's been able to get away with this fib. Now, the government's own inspectors general...
Obama 'Forgot' Human Rights; Russian Wants U.S. off Sidelines
Byline: Ashish Kumar Sen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Obama administration's reset of its relationship with Russia has largely failed, and in his second term, the president must press Moscow harder on human rights, which are under threat from President...
On Path Back to Normal, Destination Is near; Zimmerman Says Throwing Motion Is 'Natural' and 'Free'
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LAKELAND, Fla. -- There will come a day, perhaps no more than a week from now, when Ryan Zimmerman will be slotted into the Washington Nationals' lineup to do more than just hit. It will be the day when...
Plan for Two Ambulances in Reserve Seen as Too Little, Too Late
Byline: Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The head of the D.C. firefighters' union says a plan to keep two fully stocked, reserve ambulances ready to be put on the street in case others have mechanical problems is too little, too late. Union...
Rand Paul Filibuster Is Music to Many Ears; Senator Raises Profile for 2016
Byline: David Eldridge, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Three days after Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster propelled the senator from Kentucky into the national political spotlight, Washington was still abuzz Sunday with pundits weighing implications for 2016...
Reminders of Life's Joys in a Little Package
Byline: Rebecca Hagelin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Culture challenge of the week: Weary hearts There's no joy in my life. It's a common complaint. I've heard it over and over, across the years, from friends, acquaintances, even strangers...
Repertoire in Mind, Haren Works Inside
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LAKELAND, Fla. -- A lot of this spring for Dan Haren is about acclimating himself and adjusting to new things. A new team, new facilities, a new league and new catchers. Then there are the new things he's...
Revolving Door of Generals Takes Afghanistan Command; Leadership Post Unstable at Heart of War on Terror
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. took command of the war in Afghanistan on Feb. 10, he succeeded a line of hard-luck officers who had succumbed to scandal or felt the White House's sting over...
Stricter Gun Laws Could Cost Colorado Business; Outdoor Channel Says It Will Move
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER -- Colorado stands to lose its status as a premier hunting and sports-shooting destination if the governor signs gun-control bills now rolling through the state legislature, according to an...
Taking Back the War Powers Clause; Presidents Usurp Authority to Declare War
Byline: Jared McKinney, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama has done something almost unique: He has spoken of the limits of American power and the limits of our ability to achieve good through military intervention. Prudence, not fanatical...
The Devil in the Details; Semi-Good News Conceals the Decline in the Job Market
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES There was good news on the jobs front Friday. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said the unemployment rate dipped to 7.7 percent in February. That's the lowest figure since President Obama was sworn in in 2009, but it's...
Thinking the Unthinkable; White House Drones Can Assassinate Americans, but Not Tyrants
Byline: Oliver North In my New York Times best-selling novel Heroes Proved, the president of the United States orders the execution of an American citizen in the United States by using precision munitions fired from a remotely piloted aircraft,...
Watching the Backs of Sentinels Resisting Cyberattacks; Liability Protections Safeguard Technology That Protects the Nation
Byline: J. Dennis Hastert, Pete Hoekstra and Brian Finch, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Earlier this month, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. It is worth reflecting on what was created 10...
We're Not Entitled to High National Self-Esteem
Byline: Armstrong Williams, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Book 15 of Ovid's Metamorphoses contains a little synopsis of his epic, and of his Pythagorean philosophy: Nothing in all the world remains unchanged. All things are in a state of flux,...
Women Will Remain Front and Center for Years to Come
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After a reception for a record number of women sworn in as U.S. senators in January, Vice President Joseph R. Biden said: The only thing that needs to change is get to the point where there are 51 women...