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 May 23, 2013

Action Figures Are a Snap for the Young Fans of Iron Man
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thanks to the proliferation of film, comic book and cartoon characters, companies are bombarding consumers with an incredible selection of action figures. With tongue in cheek, let's take a peek at...
Agent Kills Fla. Man Linked to Tsarnaev; Earlier Had Told of 2011 Killings
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Florida man, who was fatally shot Wednesday by an FBI agent after he reportedly attacked the agent with a knife during questioning about the Boston Marathon bombing, implicated himself and bomber Tamerlan...
An Apology Posing as a Bibliography; an Official Book List Discounts Islam's Menacing Side
Byline: Daniel Pipes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES At this moment of sequestration and belt-tightening, the U.S. government has delivered a reading list on Islam. The National Endowment for the Humanities has joined with two private foundations,...
Another Crony for the Cabinet; President Obama Won't Get the Plain Talk He Needs to Hear
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama's choice of Hyatt hotel heiress Penny Pritzker as secretary of commerce, to be taken up Thursday by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, puts Democrats on the panel between that...
A Thunderous Arrival for a Solemn Mission; Ride for Freedom Marks Its 26th Year
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There is no better name for an event that resonates with patriotism, deep loyalty, sacrifice, a sense of mission and authentic history: Rolling Thunder. Oh, yeah. Here they come. They're rolling, and...
Briefly: The Metro Area
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES DISTRICT Downtown sinkhole keeps intersection closed A major downtown intersection will be kept closed through at least Thursday evening as crews work to repair a 15-foot sinkhole. The intersection of 14th and...
Cabinet Pick Whose Family 'Bet against America' Gets Hearing; Pritzker Has Millions Offshore
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES During his 2012 campaign for re-election, President Obama and his team accused Mitt Romney of betting against America for investing in offshore accounts that shielded the Republican challenger from paying...
California to Ban Fire; Enjoying the Pleasures of Life Is Just Not Good for You
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Since man first rubbed a pair of sticks together to make a fire, we've gathered around a campfire to cook food, enjoy good company and bask in the warmth of the glowing embers. Now the green spoilsports in Southern California...
Conservatives Propose Balanced Budget, Higher Debt Limit
Byline: David Sherfinski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Conservative Republicans said Wednesday that they will demand that Congress produce a budget that balances in 10 years in exchange for agreeing to raise the federal debt limit, and that House Speaker...
Deputy Fatally Shoots Man in Alexandria Neighborhood
Byline: Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An off-duty Arlington County sheriff's deputy fatally shot an Alexandria man early Wednesday morning. Police identified the victim as Julian Dawkins, 22, who was shot in the Lynhaven neighborhood. ...
Drone Killings Included 4 from America; Obama to Reveal Policy
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. drone strikes have killed four Americans, including one who was specifically targeted and three others who were not targets, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a letter to Congress on Wednesday,...
Getting Politics out of Student Loans; Rates Should Be Set in the Market, Not on Capitol Hill
Byline: John Kline and Virginia Foxx , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bipartisan compromise is tough to find in Washington right now - but when there is opportunity for agreement, we owe it to the American people to take action. In the coming...
Groups Say IRS Targeting Has Left a Bitter Taste; Carney Termed It Thing of the Past
Byline: Susan Crabtree, THE WASHINGTON TIMES While some White House officials, including press secretary Jay Carney, have tried to minimize the impact of the IRS political-targeting scandal, saying the abuses ended in May 2012 and the practice is...
Homegrown Jihad; Now We're Fighting the War on Terrorism at Home
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES George W. Bush employed an anti-terrorism strategy of taking the fight to the enemy abroad so we do not have to face them here at home. Barack Obama has replaced that with welcoming the enemy to our shores and bestowing...
House Republicans Find Holes in Immigration Bill; Want to Avoid Mistakes of 1986 Reforms
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Less than 24 hours after senators powered their immigration bill through committee, the legislation came under fire in the House, where the former head of immigration enforcement testified that it has...
In Aftermath, Talk of 'Safe Rooms'; Though Many State Schools Have Them, There Is No Requirement - Yet
Byline: Ben Wolfgang , THE WASHINGTON TIMES As Moore, Okla., begins to dig out of the wreckage wrought by Monday's killer storm, attention is shifting to the steps state officials may take to limit the loss of life the next time a tornado strikes...
Inane 'Hangover Part III' a Dull Ache
Byline: Peter Suderman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's been said that you can't go wrong underestimating your audience. The Hangover Part III plays like an extended attempt to test the limits of that idea. Grating and unfunny, cynical and...
Inside the Beltway
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WHERE'S THE MONEY? Hey. Wait a minute. Those conservative groups targeted by the IRS may be needing a little cash in the aftermath, say 26 high-profile conservatives leaders who are calling for new...
Inside the Ring
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NSA UNDER REAGAN The National Security Agency, the electronic spy and code-breaking service whose name frequently is mentioned with the words super-secret, recently declassified details of its history....
In the Right Direction; Just One Win, but a Positive Step to End Long Road Trip
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN FRANCISCO -- The ball flicked off Ian Desmond's bat in one motion and started on its path toward right field. Bryce Harper broke into a sprint from second base. As Harper slid into home and Hunter Pence's...
Intrigued by Those Who Can't Stay in Their Coffins
Byline: Muriel Dobbin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fascination with the undead and fear of the supernatural have filtered through the mists of time, and the vampire has become the star of a dark and bloody show still playing in the 21st century....
IRS Figure Could Be Compelled to Testify; 5th Amendment Right in Question after Statement
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES The woman at the center of the IRS scandal refused to testify to Congress on Wednesday, but House Republicans said Lois Lerner botched her attempt to invoke her right against self-incrimination and said...
It's Time to Choose Helping Disaster Victims, Not Politicians
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The convergence of two events this week - one by the hand of God, the other man-made - might leave us asking, What can I do? and What should our government do? I'm referring, of course, to the monster...
Medical Supplies on Hot Seat; Panel Goes after 'No Cost to You' Marketing
Byline: Luke Rosiak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Representatives of durable medical equipment companies accused of badgering senior citizens into obtaining scooters and other equipment at little or no cost to you - with the rest picked up by taxpayers...
Network 'Bigfoots' Stomp on Local Coverage
Byline: Christopher Harper, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The tornado in Oklahoma provides a classic example of how national television network news operates, depending on local reporters and camera operators until the big guns arrive to take...
Number of Teens Having Babies Down Significantly
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein , THE WASHINGTON TIMES Plummeting birthrates among all teens - especially Hispanics - has helped bring this vital statistic to record-low levels, says a new federal report. Between 2007 and 2011, the birthrates of Hispanic...
Pickering Agrees to Private Interview on Benghazi
Byline: Guy Taylor , THE WASHINGTON TIMES The career diplomat who led the internal State Department probe into the Benghazi terrorist attacks has agreed to a private, transcribed interview with investigators from the House Oversight and Government...
'Political Appointee' Excuse Is Rejected at IRS Hearing
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman's testimony that he deliberately kept himself in the dark about the tax service's brewing scandal runs counter to the responsibilities of agency heads regardless...
Porter Perfect Fit in Washington; Good Fortune Should Lead Wizards to Select Former Hoya in Lottery
Byline: Nathan Fenno, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The choice, really, should be Otto-matic. Fortunes of an NBA franchise can turn on the bounce of a few pingpong balls. Late Tuesday, those balls, under the watchful eye of the usual Ernst & Young...
Reid Pushes for More Judges; Singles out Court That Ruled on Recess Issue
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will push to confirm more judges to the federal appeals court in Washington after that court ruled this year that President Obama's broad use of...
Sequestration: A Tale of a Dysfunctional Family
Byline: Romina Boccia, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Your family is in deep financial trouble. You're about to hit your credit limit again after raising it multiple times over just the past two years. The last time you raised your credit limit,...
Soriano Says 'Everything Is Fine' after Talk with Harper
Byline: Amanda Comak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN FRANCISCO -- Before either of them had changed out of their street clothes Wednesday morning, Washington Nationals closer Rafael Soriano tapped outfielder Bryce Harper on the shoulder and asked him...
Supporting Fellow Vets Is a Year-Round Effort at Home and in Congress; POW/MIA Issues Remain as a Priority
Byline: Benjamin Wolfgang, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For Tom Bender, fighting for his fellow veterans means more than showing up once a year in Washington for an awe-inspiring motorcycle rally. The Vietnam combat veteran and head of Rolling Thunder...
The Healing Powers of Pencil Pushers; Doctors Must Give Way to Tax Men under Obamacare
Byline: John Barrasso, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Anger at the Internal Revenue Service's abuse of power is reaching an all-time high across the country. Americans are justifiably outraged that the IRS has chosen to play favorites for political...
The Storm Got 'Louder and Louder'
Byline: Ben Wolfgang, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Until Monday, the closest brush Marcus Moeller had had with a killer tornado came when he moved out of Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011 - just hours before a twister ripped through the city, claiming 161 lives....
Tougher Sanctions Pushed for Iran; IAEA: Nuclear Threat Advances
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A key House panel pushed through legislation Wednesday calling on the Obama administration to significantly broaden U.S. sanctions on Iran, just as the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency released a report saying...
Tyranny Just around the Corner; the President's Men Trash the Constitution to Pursue Antagonists
Byline: Andrew P. Napolitano , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A few weeks ago, President Obama advised graduates at Ohio State University that they need not listen to voices warning about tyranny around the corner, because we have self-government...
Vietnam Vet Embraces Rolling Thunder's Mission; Patrick Hughes Helping the Effort to Find, Free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan
Byline: Annie Z. Yu, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For Vietnam veteran and professional photographer Patrick Hughes, the self-portrait he would have shot back in 1993 would not have been a particularly cheerful one. It was a time when he nearly lost his...
Volunteers Keep the Rolling Thunder Riders Fed and Fueled
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER -- Before they arrive in Washington, D.C., the bikers of Rolling Thunder drive through hundreds of small towns, where they can count on receiving a hand from friends like Gary Komassa. The...
'Wrong-Way' Obama; President Champions Rights for Gitmo Detainees While Harassing Americans
Byline: J.D. Gordon , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES For a former senior lecturer in constitutional law, President Obama sure has an interesting viewpoint on the U.S. Constitution. It's a position that likely would mystify the Founding Fathers...