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 November 16, 2003

A Consensus on Iran
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES By any measure, the new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran's nuclear weapons program should be a wake-up call for anyone concerned about the acquisition of such armaments by rogue states....
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A Dutiful Muslim Wife Finds Love in London
Byline: Corinna Lothar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Nazneen's father "asked if she would like to see a photograph of the man she would marry the following month," 18-year-old Nazneen shook her head and replied, "Abba, it is good that you...
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Always Bet on Running Backs
Byline: John Taylor, The Washington Times It's the equivalent of a doctor finishing his day with a greasy cheeseburger and a pack of smokes or an auto mechanic refusing to change his oil or rotate the tires. And yet the Fool refused to take his...
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An Exhibition of Pontification
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Bill Frist of Tennessee and his Republican colleagues engaged in a 39-hour marathon of preaching "to the choir" ("The marathon of judges," Op-Ed, Thursday). My first knee-jerk reaction upon hearing of this dialogue...
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Anthrax, Al Qaeda, Funds, and Kashmir
Byline: Joshua Sinai, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A prominent academic expert on bioterrorism, Leonard A. Cole explains the science be- hind the poisonous anthrax letters in The Anthrax Letters: A Medical Detective Story (Joseph Henry Press, $24.95,...
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Betting on Bulgaria
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fifteen years ago, how many Americans or Bulgarians would have imagined that in 2003 Bulgaria would be one of America's closest allies in Europe, that Bulgarian and American troops would be...
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Brewers Shorting Loyal Fans
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The promises were all there when the Milwaukee Brewers spent the mid-1990s lobbying for more than $300 million in public funds for what would become Miller Park. Team executives said a new ballpark would...
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Chen's Mixed Signals; Taiwanese Leader Woos Beijing, Yet Remains Defiant
Byline: Willis Witter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAIPEI, Taiwan - President Chen Shui-bian promised Taiwan's biggest-ever conference of foreign investors that he would improve relations with China by negotiating direct shipping and travel between the...
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Dean's Campaign Coup
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It may not be possible to overstate the impact of the political bombshell detonated in Democratic circles in recent days by the leaders of the AFL-CIO's two largest unions. The joint decision by Gerald McEntee, president...
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Dixie Democrats Consider Dean 'Too Liberal' to Win; Fear a Regional Sweep by Bush
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some Southern Democratic leaders believe presidential candidate Howard Dean is "too liberal" to win the region if he is the party's nominee in a contest against President Bush. Interviews with Democratic...
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Dodging the Draft
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In his Wednesday Op-Ed column, "To arms," Tony Blankley argues that the youth of America needs to be sacrificed for the greater good and hints that we may need the draft to do it. Yet if militant Islamists threaten our...
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Driven to Distraction
Byline: Charli Coon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Car commercials these days make a big deal out of government safety ratings. But do these ratings present an accurate picture? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), to...
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Energy Bill Aims to Boost Alternatives
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republicans released their 1,200-page energy package yesterday, intending to create thousands of jobs and boost the production of alternative forms of energy. It was the first time since September that...
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Europe's Bid for Influence
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the famous philosopher Juergen Habermas speaks, Europe listens. That's why his recent remarks on the purpose of the European Union are so jarring. Remember these the next time a European intellectual accuses the...
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Exquisite Tales from Ordinary Life That Launched Him
Byline: Rex Roberts, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now in his early 70s, John Updike has published more than 50 books - novels, essays, poems - and won just about every literary prize except the Nobel, so the issue of his collected short stories...
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Greek Cypriot Arrogance Stymies Talks
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Negotiations die on the altar of distrust. To appreciate the distrust that haunts a settlement between the politically equal Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots on the island. the following ugly vignette speaks volumes....
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Home from the Office; More Women Are Abandoning Careers to Take Care of House and Children
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Joanna Esty used to fight illegal drugs in South America. Now she's teaching her 4-year-old daughter, Kendra, to ride a bicycle. Beth Laufenberg used to prosecute juveniles in Baltimore. Now she goes...
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Hospital Relicense Ruling Challenged; Ownership Is a Cause of Concern
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Health care activists are questioning the decision last week by the D.C. Department of Health to relicense Greater Southeast Community Hospital before finding out who will end up owning the troubled facility....
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Innovation in Conservation
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES There is a growing consensus among scientists that conventional approaches to species conservation may not be sufficient to save much. Fortunately, several innovative approaches are beginning to bubble among scientists...
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Iraqi Timeline Gets New Urgency; U.S.-Led Coalition Envisions Transitional Government in Placeby the End of June
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq will transfer sovereignty to a new transitional government by the end of June, a move President Bush said yesterday "is an important step toward realizing the vision of Iraq...
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Knowledge Is Power? Assessing Military Intelligence
Byline: Peter Bridges, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES John Keegan, an eminent British military historian, offers his readers something fresh and new in his latest of 17 books. "Intelligence in War" is basically a series of case studies spanning...
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Kolzig Stops Carolina; Zubrus' Goalon Power Playboosts Caps
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RALEIGH, N.C. - The Washington Capitals don't win often, but last night their special teams and goalie Olie Kolzig were both outstanding, and that made all the difference. Peter Bondra and Dainius Zubrus...
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Leave It to Ivy Leaguers to Come Up with a Good Idea
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Leave it to Ivy Leaguers to come up with a good idea. A couple of seniors at Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H., decided to introduce a new mascot to their campus and came up with Keggy the Keg. Needless to say, Keggy has...
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Life amid Scrapple, Eggs, Deer and Geese
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WATERFORD, Va. - Never mind the whitetailed bucks and does that thrive in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Most of them are just fine, even after the first shots were fired yesterday during the...
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Louisiana Gets First Female Governor; Blanco Victory Saves Democrats from a GOP Gubernatorial Sweep
Byline: Robert Buckman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES LAFAYETTE, La. - Lt. Gov. Kathleen Blanco made state history yesterday when she became the first woman elected to the Louisiana Statehouse after narrowly defeating Republican Bobby Jindal....
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Meeting Shaul Mofaz
Byline: David Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Meeting Shaul Mofaz We had little idea of what to expect when we went to interview Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz on Thursday morning. He is, by reputation, one of the most hard-line members of...
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Mentor, Protege Clash in Foxboro
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dallas coach Bill Parcells won his first two matches against his former teams in the Meadowlands, but today's third and final reunion in Foxboro, Mass., is personal. Parcells left New England after its...
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Of the Gipper's Civil Missives
Byline: Woody West, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Personal correspondence by mail is soon likely to be filed in the same historical category as oil lamps - historically interesting but archaic. E-mails and faxes are desiccated compared to letters. For many...
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Racing Series Starts 27th Year
Byline: Bill Clapper, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Riding an upsurge in participation, Washington Ski International will launch its 27th season of recreational racing in January, bringing its brand of friendly competition to the Middle Atlantic,...
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Ravens Hoping Answer Is Wright
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Baltimore Ravens only can hope they have the Wright stuff today against the Miami Dolphins. Veteran quarterback Anthony Wright, who hasn't taken a regular-season NFL snap in more...
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Redskins Expect Daunting Challenge; Pass Protectionstill Key to Victory
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They proved they could run an efficient, mistake-free offense, silencing the host of critics who questioned whether they were capable of such a performance. Now, the Washington Redskins must prove...
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Risky Textiles Policies
Byline: Dan Ikenson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the month since trade talks failed in Cancun, U.S. agricultural policy has come under heavy indictment. Billions of dollars in federal subsidies lavished upon fat-cat U.S. agribusinesses depress...
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Slaves Called 'Wives'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Male members of the Islamic world say a woman should only leave her home three times in her life: when she is born, when she's married and when she is buried. Any other time a woman is allowed to leave the house, she...
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Smell, Feel Nature; Rock Creek Center Is the Place
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Children have been observing the sky, strolling the trails and learning about animal habitats at the Rock Creek Nature Center for more than 40 years. Located in a quiet spot in the peaceful...
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Solve a Microbe-Science Mystery
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the year 2254, 12 years after the great plague that ravaged Earth and nearly wiped out civilization, an elite team of Reconstructors was created to protect the remaining population from infectious...
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Sunday, Nov. 9
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sunday, Nov. 9 Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean will abandon the public campaign-financing system and the spending limits that accompany it, he said, with the hope that his private money-raising prowess...
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Tale of a Literalist's Life; an Autistic Boy Takes to the Road
Byline: Priscilla S. Taylor, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The genius behind this wonderful little novel is the choice of narrator - a teenage boy with a type of autism, probably Asperger's syndrome. The novel never identifies his condition, but...
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The Advantages of Joint Custody
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES This is in reference to the Oct. 21 article that said the rising number of divorces, separations and never-married parents in the 1970s and 1980s stabilized in the 1990s ("U.S. marriage trends stabilize in 1990s," Page...
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These Knives and Sunglasses Are Essential for Hunters, Anglers
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's the time of year when I spend a great deal of time in the woods, and I would be lost without a good knife at my side or in my pocket, so I'm always looking for a good blade....
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Thousands Turn out for City Meeting; Mayor Leads Third 'Citizen Summit' to Address Continuing Problems
Byline: Denise Barnes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thousands of D.C. residents yesterday responded to a summons by Mayor Anthony A. Williams by attending the Citizen Summit III - "Real Challenges. Real Choices" - to talk about tough issues facing the city....
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Touring Brain Science's Bold Frontier, and Where It Leads
Byline: John Derbyshire, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most of us carry around a standard model of how our mind works. Our thoughts happen in our brains, we assume. Some of them just buzz around in there inconsequentially; others actually cause...
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Transsexual Ruling Will Haunt IOC
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the International Olympic Committee announced Thursday that athletes who have undergone sex-change operations will be eligible to compete in the Olympics for the first time, two words immediately...
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U.S. Reassures Japan on N. Korean Pact; Rumsfeld Insists Arms Accord with Pyongyang Would Have to Be Verifiable
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TOKYO - The United States will not conclude an agreement with North Korea on its nuclear-arms program without verification, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said yesterday. Mr. Rumsfeld, appearing...
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Winning Iraqi Hearts and Minds
Byline: Karl Zinsmeister, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES We hear a lot today about Iraq's extremists. The American people know very little, though, about what ordinary Iraqis think. Having tracked the large, often silent, middle of Iraqi opinion...
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Wizards Helpless against Spurs
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Even at full strength, the odds against the Washington Wizards beating the San Antonio Spurs are long. Take away their second-leading scorer - which is what a controversial call by a referee did...
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Youth Leads French Libertarians; Sabine Herold Is Being Likened to Joan of Arc, U.K.'S Thatcher
Byline: Delphine Soulas, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some conservatives liken Sabine Herold, a 22-year-old student, to Joan of Arc, and others nickname her "Mademoiselle Thatcher" after she took on France's left-wing labor unions this summer. Many in...
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