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 12, 2013

1.9 Million Parking Tickets Bring in $92.6 Million
Byline: Meredith Somers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. parking enforcement officers stuck 1.9 million tickets on car windshields in fiscal 2012 - a rate of one ticket every eight seconds - raking in $92.6 million in revenue for the city, according to...
A Better Way to Banish the Bomb; Robust Missile Defense Renders Nuclear Arms Race Futile
Byline: Ed Feulner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I can tell you that the United States is fully capable of defending against any North Korean ballistic-missile attack. That was White House spokesman Jay Carney reacting to the third nuclear...
American Pope Long Shot, Oddsmakers Say
Byline: Eric J. Lyman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES VATICAN CITY -- Three Americans are among the top 10 cardinals who have a prayer of becoming the next pope of the Roman Catholic Church, but it's a long shot. Cardinal Angelo Scola, 71, of...
Analysts Cautious toward HIV Solution; Say It's 'Too Soon to Tell' If Bee Venom Is a Legitimate Treatment of the Virus
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A study showing that a toxin in bee venom can kill HIV has set the Internet abuzz, but some veterans in the battle against HIV/AIDS caution that such early findings should always be greeted with caution....
Backlash Grows over Release of Immigrants; GOP Wants Answers to Questions
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Obama administration's decision to release some immigrants awaiting deportation back into the community has spawned a furious backlash from Congress, where stunned lawmakers have besieged the Homeland...
Brilliant Win, Brilliant Loss a Round Apart
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the poet said, Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. Chinese WGM Ju Wenjun starred in both roles - in consecutive rounds - at the FIDE Women's World Teams Championship now wrapping...
Burst of Gunfire That Sounded like 'War' Injures 13; No Arrests in Drive-By Shooting
Byline: Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thirteen people were injured in a drive-by shooting outside an apartment complex in Northwest D.C. early Monday in a sudden burst of violence involving what residents described as dozens of gunshots. ...
Cap Casualties; 'Travesty of Fairness' Limits Team's Options in Free Agency
Byline: Rich Campbell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Top Washington Redskins officials Monday effectively capitulated in their quest to regain the $36 million of salary cap space the NFL penalized them a year ago. Coach Mike Shanahan and general manager...
Denials on Dollars for Access to President Get Stronger; Carney Stresses No Guarantees for Messina's Group
Byline: Susan Crabtree, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House is strenuously denying that Organizing for Action, President Obama's former re-election campaign that morphed into a nonprofit group, is selling access to the president despite the group's...
Dressing for Excess at the TSA; Congress Never Approved an Upgrade of Titles and Uniforms
Byline: Marsha Blackburn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Over the past decade, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has become the poster child for everything that's wrong with big government. Since its creation, the agency has had...
Environmentalist Protection Agency; A New Leader Has an Opportunity to Close an Email Pipeline
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES There will be no breath of fresh air at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On March 4, President Obama introduced Gina McCarthy, a veteran of the EPA bureaucracy, as his choice to run the 17,000-employee agency...
Ga. Man Admits to Charges of Exploiting Teen Girls; Led Prostitution Ring in Six States
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A 27-year-old Georgia man, described by federal prosecutors as the ringleader of a sex business that prostituted juvenile girls in Virginia, Maryland and four Southeastern states, pleaded guilty Monday in...
Governor Disappointment; the Failed Leadership of Virginia's Bob McDonnell
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The surest and quickest way for a Republican officeholder to kill his future is to dream up a tax increase. Once a rising star in the Grand Old Party, a shortlist contender as Mitt Romney's running mate and a twinkle...
Improved Play Not Translating in Standings
Byline: Stephen Whyno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Capitals returned home from Pittsburgh late Feb. 7 with a 2-8-1 record and five points, dead-last in the NHL. They woke up the next morning five points out of a playoff spot and seven back...
Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES OBAMA'S ELUSIVE VICTORY The Obama administration is not necessarily winning the sequester game, despite blaming Republicans for the nation's economic woes, employing nimble rhetoric and staging melodramatic...
Judge Pours Cold Water on N.Y. Soda Law; Ruling Brings Relief to Restaurants, Venues
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's ban on big sugary sodas fell flat Monday after a state judge invalidated the rule. New York Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling in Manhattan said the regulations,...
Lingering Vacancies Burden Judiciary; Nominations Lag, Cases Grow
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A backlog of judicial vacancies at federal courts is straining the nation's justice system - delaying trials, increasing workloads for judges and posing a disincentive for talented lawyers from pursuing...
Making the Workplace Friendly for Felons; U.S. Demands 'No Questions Asked' of Job Applicants
Byline: James Bovard, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Should it be a federal offense for businesses to refuse to hire felons? Yes, according to new rules issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) intended to browbeat businesses...
National Security Cited for Lack of Transparency
Byline: Susan Crabtree, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Amid intense public interest over drones, the Osama bin Laden raid and other terrorism-related news, the U.S. government cited national security as its reason for refusing to release documents requested...
Obama Packs for an Israeli Adventure
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barack Obama, who stiffed the Israelis throughout his first term, is finally packing his bags for a visit to what we once called the Holy Land, before the world became an unholy mess. The Israelis have...
Obama's Misguided Carbon Tax Plans; New Fees on Energy Use Would Strangle Economy
Byline: Paul Driessen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama and many other politicians continue to insist that carbon dioxide emissions are changing Earth's climate and that we need to take immediate action to prevent catastrophes predicted...
Optimism of Spring Zeroes in on Rendon
Byline: Nathan Fenno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ah, spring training. Endless strip malls in Viera, Fla. Eight-pound fish lurking in murky ponds around Space Coast Stadium. Fourteen-pitcher games that transform scorecards into hieroglyphs. Sunscreen smeared...
Pushing Back against Obamacare's Overreach; Health Care Conscience Rights Act Would Preserve Religious Liberty
Byline: John Fleming, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo still remembers the gruesome images of the dismembered body of the child whose abortion she was forced to observe. Ms. Cenzon-DeCarlo, a nurse at a hospital in New York City,...
Research Decisions Get Fresh Scrutiny; Scientists Subject to Effects of Sequesters
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some of the toughest sequester spending decisions involve taxpayer-financed research, where funding today can produce huge benefits tomorrow - but can the government really afford to spend $227,437 to...
Rodriguez Expected to Win Spot in Bullpen
Byline: Kelly Parsons, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. -- The Washington Nationals entered spring training with much of their 25-man roster set, and with less than three weeks before Opening Day, the one spot they had in the bullpen...
Sequestration Myth; the Notion That Reduced Federal Spending Will Cost Jobs Is Nonsense
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The head of the Obama White House National Economic Council, Gene Sperling, who is a lawyer, has been claiming that all economists agree that sequestration will cost 750,000 jobs. I am an...
Sheet Music's Last Note; Publication Puts out Last Issue as Number of Piano Players Plunges
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES You know, I will dabble at the piano every now and then, but I didn't listen to my mother and I stopped practicing - which is what I now try to tell my kids: 'Don't stop practicing.' - Michelle Obama...
Skole Brothers Know Game's Winding Path
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. -- The calls became so routine, so normal - and sometimes so necessary - that there was hardly a day that would go by without one. Washington Nationals prospect Matt Skole on one end of the...
Some in GOP Likely to Block Perez; Marylander Seen as a Cabinet Pick
Byline: Tim Devaney, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama is expected this week to pick former Maryland Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez as his new Labor Department head, but it's unclear, after Sen. Rand Paul's dramatic 13-hour filibuster of a vote...
Spending Bill Gives GOP Opening on Health Law; Cruz Says He Will Offer Amendment to Delay Funding
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES This month's must-pass spending bill gives the GOP another opportunity to try to kill President Obama's health care law, but most Republican leaders are shying away from that, saying it's not worth going...
Two Americans Killed in 'Insider Attack'
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two U.S. special forces personnel were killed Monday in a so-called insider attack in Afghanistan - shattering a lull in Afghan security forces firing on their American allies this year. Abdul Razaq...
Unanswered Questions about Benghazi; Mystery Persists Six Months after Killings
Byline: Frank J. Gaffney Jr., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES After Iraq was liberated from Saddam Hussein's despotic misrule, critics denounced the then-incumbent president with the charge that Bush lied, people died. It never ceases to amaze that...
U.S. 'Will Not Accept' Nuclear North; Donilon Calls on China to Intercede with Pyongyang
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Obama administration's top national security official said Monday that the United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state and called on Chinese leaders to get serious about cracking down...
Why Time before Revolt Mattered
Byline: James Srodes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you buy only one history book for the rest of 2013, this should be the one. Book reviewers have long turned such phrases as magisterial and masterpiece into cliches. This book richly deserves...
Winning Senate Seat on $14,000 a Day; Reformers Decry Cost of 2012 Campaigns
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Successful Senate candidates raised an average of more than $14,000 per day during the last election cycle - a sum that campaign finance reform advocates said shows a system begging for an overhaul....
Withdraw the Halligan Nomination; President Obama Can Find a Better Liberal for the D.C. Court
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Republicans have so far thwarted the nomination of Caitlin J. Halligan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, often a way station to the U.S. Supreme Court. On the evidence so far,...