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Fearless reporting: Hard-hitting commentary and American values for 35 years ... and counting

Thirty-five years later, some would say the miracle is that The Washington Times has survived at all, let alone thrived both as a daily newspaper and — through WashingtonTimes.com — a powerful, conservative online presence, in an age when publications of the left, right and center have been falling by the wayside at an alarming rate.

Early renovation of a warehouse at 3600 New York Ave. into the main headquarters of The Washington Times newspapers.  (Exact date unknown.)

Creating 'America's Newspaper'

By David R. Sands - The Washington Times

Starting a newspaper "is worth doing, and we make our first public appearance with a heady sense that we can do it. Our confidence rests in part on the zest and skills of the staff we have recruited. Just as importantly, it rests on the need we find expressed all over Washington for a new perspective on local, national and world events." Published October 19, 2017

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Illustration on the continued influence of Obama after he leaves office by Alexander Hunter/the Washington Times

Commentary: Merits of topics aired daily

- The Washington Times

No wisdom is regarded as conventional on the Commentary pages of The Washington Times, where a distinguished array of the nation's opinion leaders, commentators and scholars offer challenging, informed thoughts on a wide range of political, moral, economic and scientific issues.

Then-President Bush speaks to rescue workers, firefighters and police officers from the rubble of ground zero in New York City three days after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Retired firefighter Bob Beckwith and then-New York Gov. George Pataki join the president. (Getty Images) ** FILE **

Sober witness to a time for war

On Sept. 14, 2001, George W. Bush was standing with New York City firefighters in the rubble of the World Trade Center, trying to address a crowd, when someone shouted that he couldn't hear what the president was saying.

Vote chads

An undecided vote

For its Nov. 8, 2000, publication, The Washington Times tore up its front page four times to report that the presidential election was too close to call, that George W. Bush had won, that Al Gore had won (in an unpublished edition) and that, finally, the presidential election was too close to call.

A man is detained by Border Patrol officials after breaching border fencing separating San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in San Diego. The man, who said he was from Chiapas, Mexico, was detained by agents as they prepared for a news conference to announce that contractors have begun building eight prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

35th Anniversary: A voice of reason on the border

The Washington Times devoted its pages to immigration coverage long before it was the raging national debate, giving policymakers in Washington and readers across the country an in-depth view of the conflict that has arisen between being a nation of immigrants and also a nation of laws.

The Washington Times building, the former Prime Minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu's motorcade leaves after a visit. Wednesday, April 10,  2002.   ( Mary F. Calvert / The Washington Times )

At the top of their games

Winning awards is not why reporters and editors do what they do. Getting the story (and getting it first) is the payoff. But it's nice to be recognized by colleagues for jobs well done.

President George W. Bush has a telephone conversation in the Oval Office after finishing his first 100 days in office on April 30, 2001. (The Washington Times)

How I became a 'Horrible fellow'

- The Washington Times

The Democrats tell me they tend to want to read what I've written because it gives them the best idea of where Republicans, particularly conservatives, want to go and what their strategy is.

President Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton

The Washington Times distinguished itself in its coverage of Bill Clinton, even before he declared his presidential candidacy, by first reporting widespread accusations of marital infidelities by the then-governor in his home state of Arkansas.

President-elect Barack Obama is sworn in as the  44th President of the United States by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, at U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, January 20, 2009. (J.M. Eddins Jr. / The Washington Times)

Barack Obama makes history

The Washington Times stood out with its coverage of Barack Obama, reporting extensively on his meteoric rise from community organizer and state senator in Illinois to the 44th president of the United States.