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 September 11, 2005

A Funny Man's Story
Byline: John Greenya, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Should a book by a funny man be funny? Or is that, as my old logic teacher would say, begging the question? Perhaps the better question is why do we buy books by funny people, comedians and monologists...
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A General Tells His Story, Powerfully
Byline: Sol Schindler, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mark Twain called it a masterpiece, and Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs have been in print for more than 120 years. In today's America, beset by hyperbole and spin, the lucidity of his prose is even...
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Al Franken, Explain This One
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Al Franken appears to be caught in a fib - a "lying lie," he might call it - about Air America's loans-from-children scandal. To his employers' credit, Air America is seeking to put the scandal behind it: On Thursday,...
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Annapolis Striders Offer Guidance for 10K Newcomers
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So many newbie runners feel it is imperative to go straight to the top - the marathon. But frankly, many of our new roadbuds would be better served by setting smaller goals and working their way up to...
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A Solitary Genius, Biotech Innovators
Byline: Jeffrey Marsh, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kurt Godel (1906-1978) had one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, and one of the strangest. It is appropriate that this new biography of Godel, Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox...
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A Wealthy Woman's Life in China Not So Long Ago
Byline: Claire Hopley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A mother takes her seven-year old daughter's feet, washes them in alum to soften them, then bends the four small toes under the sole of the foot and keeps them in place with tight bindings and...
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Azerbaijan's Democratic Transition
Byline: Hafiz Pashayev, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a recent visit to Azerbaijan as National Democratic Institute chairman, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said, "Election day is important, but the months leading up to the elections...
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Ballpark Lease Progress Is Slow
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Talks between District officials and Major League Baseball over a lease for the new $535 million ballpark for the Washington Nationals are moving slowly, with face-to-face meetings to take place in Washington...
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Barring Foreign Extremists
Byline: James R. Edwards Jr., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Less than two months after the first London subway terrorist bombings, the British government has crafted policies to keep out dangerous foreign ideologues. Four years after the September...
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Bergmann to Start Finale vs. Braves
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Nationals rookie right-hander Jason Bergmann will start today's series finale against the Atlanta Braves at RFK Stadium. Manager Frank Robinson remained undecided on a starter for today all...
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Car Names Can Afford to Be Clever
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The chances are good that none of us will ever be the proud owner of a Ford Weezer, a Chevy Geezer or a Buick Bomb. No, no. Those won't do in the world of automobiles, where car names are high art, maybe...
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Chief Justice Post Carries Clout; Duties Extend beyond Bench
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If confirmed as chief justice, John G. Roberts Jr.'s most important duty will be assigning cases to the eight associate Supreme Court justices, but he'll also take over vast extracurricular duties and powers...
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D.C. National Guard Delivers Food, Reassurance
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW ORLEANS - As the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina recede and parts of the city are cleaned and restored, the D.C. National Guard and other relief workers continue to act as first responders in low-lying...
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Exercise as Teen Can Help Longevity
Byline: Dr. Gabe Mirkin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A study from Finland shows that teenagers who are out of shape are at increased risk for having high blood pressure later in life. In 1976, a group of teenagers ran 1.2 miles as fast as...
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Exploiting Katrina
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Global-warming proponents have taken to suggesting, or declaring outright without evidence, that global warming caused Katrina. It's impossible, of course, even if a man-made global-warming problem were real: Both the...
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Family's Storm Aid Includes Jobs; Father, Son Take Relief to Gulf, Hope to Return with Survivors
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Potomac family is fulfilling its desire to help Hurricane Katrina victims by embarking on a road mission to the Gulf Coast with food, water and offers of jobs and housing in this region. "We are looking...
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Federal Courts Eye New Venues; Cases Shifted after Katrina
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Louisiana's legal system remains paralyzed by Hurricane Katrina, but dozens of federal court cases disrupted by the storm are being put back on track by emergency legislation allowing judges and courts to...
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Fighting Terror Four Years On
Byline: Jim Saxton, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It has been four years since our nation and the world were forever altered by the cowardly September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. It is not only appropriate, but vital, that U.S. policymakers,...
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For Once, Longhorns Don't Falter
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES COLUMBUS, Ohio - Texas finally took a serious scalp. Despite an underwhelming performance, maligned coach Mack Brown saw his Longhorns finish with a flourish to steal a 25-22 victory from Ohio State....
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German Candidates Seek Better Ties with U.S
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Karsten D. Voigt has long been a top foreign policy voice in Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democratic Party and has been coordinator of German-North American cooperation in the German Federal...
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German Elections: Reform Fatigue
Byline: Viola Herms Drath, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A frustrated Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's daring move to press for a test of troubled political waters to gain a clear mandate for his draconian economic recovery program seems to have...
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Gibbs Nervous for Opener; Redskins Have Many Uncertainties
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Joe Gibbs is uneasy. Preparing for the season opener is never simple in the NFL, but the Washington Redskins' coach has more reason to be nervous this year. He is genuinely concerned headed into today's...
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HENRY FORD; A Man of Great Gifts Broughtdown by His Flaws
Byline: Bart McDowell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Henry Ford liked to tell the story of an encounter on one of his camping trips. Heandhis friends drove up to a farmhouse to buy some supplies and found the farmer in his barn trying to repair...
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History Lesson with the Nats
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Who says the first-year Washington Nationals don't have a tradition? They certainly do, 71 years of one, and the best place to learn it is by reading a new coffee table book called "Nationals on Parade"...
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Hokie Dominance; Vick, Defense Have Big Days in Blowout of Duke
Byline: Stephen V. Bird, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES DURHAM, N.C. - Marcus Vick and the Virginia Tech offense didn't need the Hokies to be perfect on defense yesterday. Of course, it didn't hurt that they nearly were. Vick threw for three...
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House of History; Annapolis Visitors See Paca's Mansion
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Annapolis mansion of William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, offers a chance to stroll in a 2-acre landscaped garden, a look at how archaeology is used to re-create lost history...
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Hunting Outlook Is Mostly Positive
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Another hunting season comes into our area, and all is fine with the world. Forgotten are gasoline stations that are out of everything except lottery tickets and overpriced bags of ice. Somehow we'll...
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Islamic Case against Islamic Radicalism
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES About three years ago, in Birmingham, England, I lectured a large Muslim audience on the topic "The Evidence for God." My lecture focused on the modern scientific discoveries that support the idea of a fine-tuned universe...
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Katrina Coverage
Byline: David Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Katrina coverage A story as big as Hurricane Katrina not only swamps the local coverage but sends out ripples that affect other parts of the newspaper, and the foreign desk is no exception. There are...
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Katrina Politics
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The politicizing of the Katrina aftermath needs to take place. It already has. I read Georgia Anne Geyer's column in Monday's Washington Times that was a shot across the USS George Bush bow ("Ill-prepared beforehand,"...
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Lessons from Grandmother
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lessons I learned from my grandmother have served me well in life; the most important lessons were about money. She was a frugal and modest woman. As a child, I lived with her in the 1960s. "Don't buy what you can't...
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Midshipmen Lose Shootout with Stanford; Leg Cramps Curtail Time for Navy QB Owens
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - ANNAPOLIS - For the second consecutive week, Navy's offense proved it could move the ball against a stingy defense from a BCS conference. A poor defensive performance and an injured starting...
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Paying for Mistakes; Terps' Penalties Costly vs. Clemson
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland's youth movement was undermined by its elders. Critical defensive penalties by veteran players proved disastrous for the Terrapins in a 28-24 loss to No.25 Clemson yesterday before 50,637 at...
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Pentagon Marks 9/11 with New Memorial; Region Remembers Victims of the 2001 Terrorist Attacks with a Two-Mile Walk Today
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Visitors at the Pentagon yesterday received a first look at a chapel and memorial dedicated to victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The tours came on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the...
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Rank Threads, Hideous Rankings
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Boy, that Andre Agassi-James Blake match in the U.S. Open quarters was one of the all-timers, wasn't it? A real marathon. In fact, when it started, I'm pretty sure Andre had long hair. * * * Just think:...
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Redskins vs. Bears
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WHEN THE REDSKINS HAVE THE BALL Quarterback Patrick Ramsey and the Redskins will test their improved downfield passing game with speedy new receivers Santana Moss and David Patten. Chicago cornerback...
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Redundant Ritual
Byline: Paul Rosenzweig, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES All official Washington is on edge. Soon the capital city will be treated to one of its most cherished rituals - the spectacle of a big hearing. The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled...
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R.I. Mayor Defies GOP in Senate Bid; Party Targets Chafee Challenger
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES White House adviser Karl Rove and Senate Republican campaign chairwoman Elizabeth Dole tried to discourage the mayor of Cranston, R.I., from running against the party's liberal Sen. Lincoln Chafee next...
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Schroeder Faces Tough Challenge; Merkel Leads Chancellor in Polls Ahead of Election
Byline: Andrew Borowiec, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GENEVA - Europe expects changes affecting the entire Continent if the conservative Christian Democrats win Germany's general elections next Sunday, as seems likely. But defying negative opinion polls,...
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Sheep and Wolves Play Cat-and-Mouse
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Each week the Browser features pop-culture places on the World Wide Web offering the coolest in free interactive sounds and action. Wolf bytes Avoid suspicion, manipulate your friends and eliminate...
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Some Do's and Don'ts Put 'Ease' into Formal Dining
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: My husband and I have been invited to dine at a foreign ambassador's residence where the guest of honor is a high-ranking U.S. government official. It is our first time attending such an affair,...
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Terps Pay Penalty for Mistakes
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The most painful kind of defeat, as any coach will tell you, is one that is self-inflicted. Which is why Maryland's Ralph Friedgen will have a few choice remarks for his troops when they assemble for practice...
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The Cost of Guantanamo
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey's defense of the Bush administration's policy of withholding legal rights from captured terrorist suspects is flawed on at least three counts ("Engaging the critics," Op-Ed, Wednesday)....
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The Politics of Coffee
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's impossible to get away from politics these days, even while sipping your morning brew. A recent Zogby poll found the coffee you drink likely reflects where you sit within America's political and cultural divide....
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The Tide of Chinese Textiles
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chinese officials recently waxed indignant about the breakdown of talks over textiles. "The U.S. government's decision to yield to domestic protectionists has time and again egged them on to demand more and more," said...
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Two Pitches Fateful for Nats; Drop Four Back in Playoff Race
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There weren't that many pitches thrown at RFK Stadium yesterday in the Washington Nationals' 4-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves - 227, to be exact - in a game that lasted all of two hours and 15 minutes....
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U.N. Ads Offering Apology to N.Y
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - The United Nations is not known as a place of few words, but the world body's message to its host city can be summed up in one word: "Sorry." The organization has, for the first time, undertaken...
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Upscale Magazines Take Aim at Washington's Glitterati
Byline: Stephanie Mansfield, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington, in all its sudden newfound fabulousness, is under a full-scale media blitz as two of three new upscale luxury magazines are officially launched this week. Yowza, how did fuddy-duddyville...
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War Regarded as Human Insanity, in Bloody Detail
Byline: Vincent D. Balitas, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If History has taught anything, it is that democracies, no matter how political pundits idealize them, always have had violent, bloody births that can last for centuries. Civil Wars are...
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What Will We Learn?
Byline: John E. Carey, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES While many of our fellow citizens of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast struggle to cope with loss of family, friends, homes and livelihoods, we need to begin the debate for a more efficient evacuation...
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When Roy, Trigger and Dale Ruled the West
Byline: Roger K. Miller, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Treasure is where you find it. Who would have thought that a thick book bristling with facts and written in the monotone, dry-as-dust style of a corporate annual report could turn out to be...
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Where Teens Matter; Ex-Redskins' Program: Stay in School, off D.C. Streets
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's a steamy summer afternoon at the Public Idea Charter School in Northeast, just down 45th Street from the storefront New Beginnings church. Nineteen teenagers, most of them wearing T-shirts and jeans,...
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Who's to Blame?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In "Democrats blame 'oblivious' Bush," (Page 1, Thursday) reporters Bill Sammon and Stephen Dinan mention the recent Gallup Poll about Hurricane Katrina that says "only 13 percent of Americans blame the president." For...
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