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 January 5, 2005

A Better Year, Glass by Glass; 10 Resolutions to Make Buying and Drinking More Fun in 2005
Byline: Paul Lukacs, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When it comes to saving money or losing weight, New Year's resolutions can be a burden. That's why most get abandoned before Groundhog Day. When it comes to wine, though, resolutions are easy....
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Afghanistan's Drug Problem
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Policy battle lines are forming over how to handle poppy production in Afghanistan, with Pentagon civilians increasingly pitted against the uniformed leadership on the ground in Afghanistan. This page has expressed concern...
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Aid Effort Stretches Military Resources
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The deployment of thousands of sailors, airmen and Marines for the post-tsunami relief mission in Asia is adding new pressure to U.S. armed forces already stretched thin by the global war against al...
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A Whole New 'World'
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A whole new 'World' The 1985 African famine relief benefit song "We Are the World" is being revived for tsunami relief efforts in a new Chinese version featuring Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung and...
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Baghdad Governor, 5 U.S. Troops Slain; Day of Violence Intensifies Calls from Officials to Postpone Elections
Byline: Borzou Daragahi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Gunmen assassinated the governor of Baghdad province and six bodyguards in a professionally executed attack yesterday, adding to the unease of officials who increasingly are talking about postponing...
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Brief Vacation, Then Back to Work
Byline: Matt Bowen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now that I've come down off my high from Iowa's last-second win in the Capital One Bowl and with the offseason upon us, I wanted to take some time in my last column of the season to tell you how it really...
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Cecil Paul Means, 71, Retired Journalist
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cecil Paul Means, a retired journalist who lived in Arlington, died Dec. 28 at the Veterans Administration hospital in Washington after a lengthy heart ailment. He was 71. He was born March 11, 1933, to Cecil W. Means...
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Chaos Deters Finding U.S. Victims; despite Sri Lankan Cooperation, Immigration Records Not Available
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The State Department has not been able to obtain Sri Lankan immigration records of Americans who might have been in the country during last week's tsunami disaster, which has complicated efforts to find...
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Confirmation of Gonzales for Justice Expected; Foes Really after Bush, GOP Says
Byline: Jerry Seper and Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Despite growing concern by several civil liberties organizations, activist groups and former military leaders, Republicans yesterday said they are confident Attorney General-designate Alberto...
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Credulous about Syria
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Secretary of State Colin Powell's foreign-policy team has a steep learning curve when it comes to Syria, judging from yesterday's visit to Syria by Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. To listen to Mr. Armitage,...
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D.C. Fans Will Have Lots of Fun in 2005
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It may be discouraging for Washington fans to hear about big deals for the likes of Randy Johnson, while the Nationals are begging for the slim chance to sign any starter who can at least throw 200 innings,...
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Dissent to Mar Bush Validation; Democrats Push Debate on Votes
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress tomorrow is set to certify the Electoral College vote confirming the re-election of President Bush, but some say the election results are invalid and plan to disrupt the process. Rep. John...
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Envoys Assist Citizens of U.S
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHUKET, Thailand - For some American diplomats, a planned day at the beach has turned into a grim and grueling ordeal. Richard Hanrahan, vice consul at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, was on a Christmas...
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Expect a Newer Version of 'Now'
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES David Brancaccio is blunt: Yes, viewers will notice changes when he takes over Friday as the solo host of "Now," PBS' underappreciated weekly newsmagazine. For one thing, Bill Moyers - who helped create...
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Falling Gas Prices Expected to Stay below $2 for Weeks
Byline: Brendan Armbruster, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gasoline prices fell for the ninth consecutive week and are expected to remain below $2 per gallon for the next several weeks. The average price for a gallon of regular gas dropped from...
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Foreign Strategists Aid U.S. on Terror; Military Open to Wide Debate
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. - Foreign military advisers at U.S. Central Command headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base are giving their frank views on the nation's counterterror strategy, and the military is so pleased...
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Gavels and Democrats
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senior Democratic lawmakers in the House must now be wondering if they will ever become chairmen of the committees where they have spent decades climbing the seniority ladder. In the Senate, many of them must be despairing...
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Glass Houses
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Glass houses In the wake of last week's devastating tsunami and the United States' initial response to the disaster, a common buzzword in European circles centered on America's "stinginess." Since...
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Hoyas Get Early Test against Tough Pitt
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now the real season begins. The young Georgetown Hoyas open the Big East portion of their schedule tonight at No. 16 Pittsburgh (10-1) and should get a better idea what they can expect over the next 10...
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Hunters, Anglers Left Paying the Tab in Virginia
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As concerns an investigation into questionable expenditures by four officials of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, it seems to prove how totally arrogant and carefree some government...
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Intelligence Act Invoked to Arrest Foreign National; Ethiopian Cited in Several Killings
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal agents in Atlanta yesterday arrested a 54-year-old Ethiopian national on charges of committing numerous acts of murder and torture in his native country - the first arrest by U.S. authorities of...
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Machete-Wielding Gang Attacks Man, Cuts off Fingers
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fairfax police say a group of Hispanic gang members Monday attacked a 24-year-old man with a machete, severely injuring his head and upper body and cutting off three fingers on his left hand. It was the...
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Math, English Standards Edge Up; Report: States Still Fall Short
Byline: George Archibald, THE WASHINGTON TIMES State education standards for English and mathematics instruction in public schools nationwide are improving, but remain woefully inadequate to meet requirements for student learning achievement, according...
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Morning-After Pill Access Fails to Cut Pregnancy Rate; Study's Finding 'Disappointing' to EC Advocates
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Women's health care advocates have been urging the federal government to allow easy access to "morning-after" pills as a way to dramatically reduce unintended pregnancies. However, a study released...
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Nats Lose Perez, Set Spring Slate
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Nationals will go into spring training without the free agent pitcher they've long sought after learning yesterday that prize left-hander Odalis Perez will re-sign with the Los Angeles...
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New Year's Message
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES New Year's message Foreign diplomats here are sending New Year's greetings to friends and colleagues that express a mix of hope for 2005 and shock at the humanitarian disaster spawned by the Indian...
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No Horsing around; Trojans Trounce Sooners for Title
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI - In the space of just four hours, the Orange Bowl bore witness to the birth of one dynasty and the death of another. Top-ranked Southern California emasculated No.2 Oklahoma 55-19 last night at...
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On the Couch
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES On the couch "Has there ever been a political party so prone to adolescent crises of insecurity as the Democrats?" Walter Shapiro asks in a commentary in the Los Angeles Times. "After every dispiriting...
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Powell Promises U.S. Help to Create Warning System
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JAKARTA, Indonesia - The United States will help Indian Ocean countries if they decide to develop an early warning system to anticipate future tidal waves like the devastating Dec. 26 tsunami, Secretary...
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Ramsey Made Big Strides at QB in '04
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The 2004 season was virtually over for the Washington Redskins when former starter Patrick Ramsey finally supplanted inept veteran Mark Brunell in the second quarter of Week9 with the 3-5 team trailing the...
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Reforms a Priority on GOP Agenda; Democrats Told to End Filibusters
Byline: Amy Fagan and Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The 109th Congress convened yesterday with Republican leaders in both the House and Senate calling the next two years an unsurpassed opportunity to pass a complete package of reforms, including...
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Responding to Disasters; Potential of Genocide Should Be Priority
Byline: Harlan Ullman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last week's devastation and suffering in South Asia, with a loss of life that could extend well into the hundreds of thousands, should give us pause to think about disasters of all kinds, both natural...
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Ridge's Legacy a Safer America; but National Response Plan Bears Watching
Byline: Mike Walker, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge leaves a legacy that will make America safer for decades to come. Quietly and methodically, he has introduced new plans and programs that have garnered little...
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Risks of Appeasing Iran's Mullahs
Byline: Struan Stevenson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iran's increasing meddling in Iraq and its defiance in its nuclear weapons program pose the greatest challenge to peace and security in Iraq and the whole Middle East, as we enter 2005. ...
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Social Security Skirmish Begins; Young, Old Differ over Plans to Start Investment Accounts
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The political battle over President Bush's individual Social Security investment accounts began this week, pitting two key groups against each other: workers younger than 50 who support his plan and older...
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Sorting of Bodies Called Heroic Deed; Canadian Volunteer in Awe of Unflinching Thais
Byline: Richard S. Ehrlich, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHUKET, Thailand - A Canadian volunteer yesterday praised the heroic "stoicism" of the young Thai workers charged with sorting and identifying the decomposing bodies of thousands of tsunami victims....
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Speaker Outlines Initiative for Roads; $940 Million Plan Still 'No Quick Fix'
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell yesterday announced a $938.5 million transportation initiative, one of several that state lawmakers will consider during the upcoming legislative session...
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Stiller's Stellar Year; Actor's Been Consistent in His Films
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Never mind Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman or even Barbra Streisand plastered all over the "Meet the Fockers" ads. The true star of "Fockers" - which has earned $162.4 million and counting in just two...
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'Stingy' Comment Seen as Motivator
Byline: Betsy Pisik and Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.N. and private aid officials are quietly praising Jan Egeland, the U.N. emergency relief coordinator who last week suggested that Western nations are "stingy" with support for tsunami...
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Stow or Toss It? Tough Decisions Keep Clutter at Bay
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Arlington resident Danny McGibney knows clutter is public enemy No. 1 for studio apartment dwellers. So a few calculated trips to Ikea gave him a wall unit and computer desk to help manage his papers...
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Terps Prep for ACC with Rout
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bring on the ACC. Maryland is ready for conference play after overwhelming yet another nonconference foe. The No. 22 Terrapins routed Mount St. Mary's 85-53 last night at Comcast Center. The final tuneup...
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The Blame Game; Stop Politicizing Relief Efforts
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The normal human reaction to horrendous disasters, such as the one that befell the tsunami- stricken areas of Southeast Asia the day after Christmas, is incomprehension. "What did we do to deserve this?"...
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U.S. Drops on Economic Index
Byline: Katherine Clad, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States has dropped for the first time from the top 10 nations in an annual "index of economic freedom" issued jointly by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal. In the new rankings,...
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Viewer's Choice
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Viewer's choice Millions of men pounce on the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue each winter to keep them warm until spring. NBC is putting those frustrated fellas to work. However, the task...
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Voltaire's Smile; Time to End the Compassion Competition
Byline: Tony Blankley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization." So observed Victor Hugo on the world's reaction to the Lisbon earthquake...
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Wanted: Big Spenders; Hotels Offering Lavish Presidential Packages for Inauguration Guests
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington hoteliers are trying to lure high-spending inauguration guests with extravagantly priced packages including private jets, personal butlers and chauffeurs, beluga caviar and Dom Perignon. ...
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Watkins Security to Stay in Schools; Disputed Contract Extended till June
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Watkins Security of DC Inc., the firm that posts hundreds of guards in the public school system, will stay on the job through at least June, despite an audit last summer that found the firm to be the...
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Whitman Book Hits Bush, Rove; Says 'Extremists' Influencing GOP
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Republican Party is being "dictated to by a coalition of ideological extremists," a former Bush administration Cabinet official says in a new book that blames President Bush and his top political...
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Winter Highs Threaten Spring Blossoms
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This spring-like weather in January could ruin the natural beauty of flowers and cherry blossoms that decorate the D.C. area when spring officially arrives. Weather forecasters and naturalists agreed...
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Wizards Have a 3 for All
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There are some nights in the NBA - and they are few and far between - when defense honestly doesn't matter. Last night at MCI Center was one of those occasions for the Washington Wizards. Despite...
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