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“Anyone can create an account and start blogging,” said Mr. Faughnan. “Or you can vote on the items written by others. In another feature unique to our site, we will take the top-scoring items at the end of each day and send them to one of a range of nationally recognized conservative leaders for an answer.

“So if you register and write a post on health care, or tax policy, or political strategy, and that post is voted by other users as one of the site’s best, then that post will get a reaction from a leading conservative expert in that area.”

The Washington Times already maintains a substantial presence online. Consistently ranked among the 40 most visited news sources by Nielsen Online, The Times’ site boasts multiplatform applications for readers interested in on-demand video, opinion polls, slide shows and other fare.