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 April 7, 2006

1952 Packard Mayfair Is Yellow and a Convertible; What More Could the Owner of an Antique Car Want?
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the not too distant past Randy Judkins owned a yellow convertible, a 1948 Pontiac. Sadly that car is history but its owner retains fond memories of the car. Like many federal civil service employees,...
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A Back of the Hand; Why Does the U.S. Add to Pakistan's Burdens?
Byline: Michael F. Scheuer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES For a quarter century, U.S.-Pakistan relations have alternated between episodes of farce and tragedy. Under Democratic and Republican administrations, Washington has defied reality to believe...
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Angela Merkel's Germany; America-Bashing No Longer in Vogue
Byline: Jim Geraghty, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANKARA, Turkey. - Seven months ago in these pages, I wrote that Angela Merkel, then the Christian Democrat candidate in Germany's elections, had not "strained any muscles riding to the rescue...
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Another Attempt at Amnesty
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The senators who worked late Wednesday night devising a "compromise" on immigration legislation should have gone to bed early, serving the country better by getting some sleep. The "compromise" they came up with bears...
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Assembly Eyes End to Budget Standoff; Local Issues Added to Mix
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - While transportation has paved over most other matters this legislative session, it appears that state lawmakers want to put local needs back into the negotiating mix to end a budget stalemate....
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Blacks Less Likely to Breast-Feed; Babies Put at Higher Risk for Infections, Study Finds
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Black mothers are 21 percent less likely to breast-feed their babies than white mothers, and they do it for shorter periods of time, putting black infants at increased risk for infections and other...
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'Brick' Brings Noir Up to Date; Writer-Director Rian Johnson's First Feature a Clever Use of Genre
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most teenagers these days have probably never heard of film noir, let alone seen an example of it. But it won't keep them from enjoying "Brick," a modern-day homage to the genre that saw...
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Bush 'Disappointed' Data on Prewar Iraq Were Wrong
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHARLOTTE, N.C. - President Bush said yesterday that he was "just as disappointed as everybody else" when U.S. troops failed to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and pledged that his administration...
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Buyer Choice Grows with More Condos
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The number of condominiums on the market in Northern Virginia was up a surprising 392.5 percent this January compared to January 2005, when 1,193 condominiums were on the market. The first...
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California Panel Backs Teaching 'Sexual Diversity'; Bill Expected to Pass Legislature, May Face Veto from Governor
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The California State Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill this week that would require public schools to teach students in all grades about the contributions homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals...
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Chance to Salute and Serve Again; War Injury Doesn't Stop Reservist from Re-Enlisting
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sgt. 1st Class Juanita Wilson yesterday stood at stoic attention on the steps of the U.S. Capitol - a patriotic portrait of a soldier ready to give so much more for her country. "From the day of my...
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Chief Defends SBA's Existence; Senator Denies Rumors of Agency's Abolishment
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Small Business Administration defended its existence yesterday as critics slammed its response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and questioned the agency's definition of a small business. Dozens of...
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Chronicling Democratic Cons
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I found Claude R. Marx's review of "Donkey Cons: Sex, Crimes and Corruption in the Democratic Party," by Lynn Vincent and Robert Stacy McCain, witty but disturbing for some of the misimpressions it may leave ("Democratic...
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Comcast, MASN Negotiate
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Comcast and the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network yesterday traded offers in an attempt to resolve a dispute over rights to broadcast Washington Nationals games on the eve of testifying before a congressional committee...
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Conservatives Reject Accusations of Bigotry; White House Allies Hit 'Populist' Rhetoric
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow and Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Conservatives say Bush administration allies are accusing House Republicans of tarnishing their party's image among Hispanic voters by calling for measures to tighten border security...
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Count on the Zephyrs
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES METAIRIE, La. - Outside Zephyr Field before the first game of the New Orleans Zephyrs' season last night, about a dozen shiny new cars from a local auto dealer sat on display, potential prizes for fans...
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Creeping Amnesty; President Signs onto Radical Agenda
Byline: Diana West, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So there I was, thinking that the only "imminent" threat was the Islamization of the Western world, a historic shift well underway in Europe. Yes, it remained clear that out-of-control immigration in the...
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DeWine Seeks Support from Tax-Cut Lobby
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Mike DeWine of Ohio, who has angered parts of his conservative Republican base and trails in most polls, wants the support of the nation's leading tax-cut lobby, but he has not decided whether he...
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District Night Life a Phone, Web Hit; Billyfone Plugs into the Scene for 2,000 a Weekend at No Cost
Byline: Julia Neyman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's Friday night, the workweek is over and it's time to let loose in the District. You don your favorite red pumps, shimmy into the little black dress and splash on the Chanel No. 5. Or perhaps...
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Dodge Sets Sights on New Caliber
Byline: Sue Mead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the first generation Dodge Neon appeared as an early 1995 model, the "entry level" was still characterized primarily by small compact coupes and sedans. The SUV craze had not yet gripped American...
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Drama for Favre, McNair
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Brett Favre and Steve McNair grew up and played college ball in Mississippi. They have led their teams to the Super Bowl and have been under center for their teams longer than any other quarterbacks. ...
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Dumb and Dangerous
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is no secret that politicians frequently put all of us at risk because of their real or willful ignorance. Most wars are a result of political miscalculations, but so are many recessions,...
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End Nuke Program or Else, Bolton Warns; U.S. Backs U.N. Pressure but Eyes Sanction 'Options'
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iran has until the end of April to abandon its nuclear-weapons program and comply with international atomic energy agreements or face increased international sanctions, the U.S. ambassador to the United...
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Even the Birds Sing for Park Meadows Estates
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Basheer & Edgemoore Homes LLC is building an enclave of 17 estate homes near Leesburg on 3- to 9-acre lots, where even the name, Park Meadows, evokes a peaceful and pastoral vision of a...
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FBI Names Espionage Chief Veteran Agent Will Lead Counterintelligence Office
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A veteran FBI agent who began his career as a support employee in the bureau's Baltimore field office in 1976 was named yesterday to head the FBI's counterintelligence division in Washington. Timothy...
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Fees Set to Rise for Legal Parkers; Violators Face No New Threats
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Commuters regularly get away with illegal parking in neighborhoods where D.C. vehicle owners are required to buy permits because ticket writers patrol only about 25 percent of those communities each day,...
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Four Bedrooms in Prince William
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Edgemoore Homes is building 143 single-family homes on half-acre wooded lots at Stonewall Manor in Triangle, a community with a swimming pool, tennis courts, miles of walking trails, a picnic...
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'Furl That Flag,' for 'Tis Leery
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LOS ANGELES - The ancient Chinese sage who advised generals yearning to enhance their splendor to "put out more flags" ought to be recognized as the patron saint of every rebel with a cause. Sometimes...
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Giuliani Testifies to Moussaoui Jurors; Hearing 9/11 Accounts 'Necessary' for Case, Prosecutor Says
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani yesterday told the jury in al Qaeda terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui's death-penalty trial that the memory of people jumping from the World Trade Center towers...
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Harvard Dean Steps Down after Study Is Criticized; Authors Call Israel Lobby 'Driving Force Behind' Iraq Invasion
Byline: Eric Pfeiffer, WASHINGTON TIMES A widely-criticized study published by Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government that asserts that the Israeli lobby manipulates and damages American foreign policy has led one of its authors...
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Hotel Residences Scale Down the Hassles
Byline: Lisa Rauschart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES How much will you pay to avoid the hassle that comes with owning a home? If you are like a growing set of affluent area residents, the answer will be quite a bit, especially if the price also...
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House GOP Leaders Pause Work on Budget for Recess
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republican leaders yesterday set aside their $2.73 trillion budget blueprint and left town for a two-week break, unable for now to secure enough votes to pass the proposal. "Our goals for good fiscal...
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House Panel Hits Push to Fast-Track Alien Benefits
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A congressional panel demanded yesterday that the Department of Homeland Security explain why one of its agencies rewards employees with "benefit parties" and cash, movie tickets or extra vacation time...
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In Support of Iraqi Shi'ites
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES One would hardly know it from listening to the politicians and media elites who caricature them as Iranian agents who loathe the United States, but many Iraqi Shi'ites have positive feelings about the role that American...
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Is a Dollar Too Much to Ask for a Priceless Visit?
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Paris, Louvre: EUR 8.5. Paris, Ascension de la Tour Eiffel: EUR 4.2 1er etage; EUR 11, Sommet. London, Madame Tussauds: u23.99 [$42 adults]; u19.99 [$35 children]. London, Buckingham...
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Job Law Sinks Political Future; De Villepin Faces Rebellion
Byline: Lisa Bryant, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PARIS - A day after fresh demonstrations against a youth job law swept across France, Le Parisien newspaper offered a blunt, front-page headline: "What's de Villepin Good For?" That question is being raised...
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Judas Stars as 'Anti-Hero' in Gospel; Find Hailed as 'Significant'
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "The Gospel of Judas," an ancient Egyptian manuscript vilified by the early church as heresy, was released yesterday by National Geographic as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the past century....
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Kiss off Luck for 'Sleven'; Intentions Are Ambitious, but Story Loses Credibility
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last year's "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" went by with a whimper, but it may have left a new genre in its wake - the wink-wink film noir. "Lucky Number Slevin," a kissing cousin to the superior "Bang Bang,"...
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Laytonsville Estate in Nature's Back Yard
Byline: Carisa Chappell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lavish details in rooms such as the enormous master bath make this modern Colonial attractive. The brick and siding home in the Rolling Hills of Goshen Estates in Laytonsville was built...
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Libby Links Bush to Leak OK; Cites Shoring Up Case for Iraq War
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff told prosecutors that President Bush gave his approval to leak to the press sensitive intelligence that would bolster the case for war against Iraq, according...
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Loan Would Use Stated Income
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: I'm planning to refinance my home and take about $200,000 out to use to buy an income-producing property. With the exception of my primary residence, this will be our first try at real estate...
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Longer, Not Tougher; Singh Leads Pack of 18 in the Red at Augusta
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AUGUSTA, Ga. - Golf's stolid Fijian drove an opening-act sword in the new-look Augusta National's aura of invincibility. Dispelling any lingering concerns the longer, faster layout would confound the...
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MAKING HISTORY; Miniseries Explores '10 Days' That Shook the United States
Byline: James Rosen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "The killing is just intense," says James I. Robertson Jr. "It's disorganized. These men are just going down in incredible fashion. Dead bodies everywhere." A historian at Virginia Polytechnic...
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Making the Scene like Andy
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Everyone knows the capital's "downtown scene" has been shifting steadily from Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan to the Mid City and Logan Circle neighborhoods. The area near the Convention Center is hopping,...
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Marlboro Ridge for Stable, Trails
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Toll Bros. Inc. is building 900 single-family and town homes at Marlboro Ridge in Upper Marlboro, where planned amenities include a stable, riding rings, a clubhouse, swimming pools, tennis...
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Maryland a Big Test for Navy
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Navy lacrosse team has used early April victories over Maryland to galvanize its season for the last two years. The Midshipmen would love nothing more than to make it three in a row. No. 8...
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McKinney Apologizes for Hitting Police Officer; Georgia Democrat Yields to Bipartisan Demands
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney apologized yesterday to Congress and the Capitol Police for striking an officer last week. "I come before this body to personally express, again, my sincere regret about the...
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Meredith's Megaphone
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Meredith's megaphone Uh-oh. NBC's morning hostess Katie Couric has her liberal leanings - but will her replacement be worse? The network has hired ABC's Meredith Vieira to replace Mrs. Couric in September...
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Mets Pound Nationals; Benches Clear after Guillen Gets Plunked
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - A little emotion is never a bad thing, and the Washington Nationals were playing with plenty of it last night at Shea Stadium. Of course, emotion can take a team only so far. It also helps...
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Moody's Cuts BGE's Ratings; Warns of Further Downgrade If Rates Don't Increase
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Moody's Investors Service yesterday cut the ratings of Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (BGE) and warned that it will further downgrade the utility and its parent Constellation Energy Group if Maryland...
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Nats, City Officials Long for Owner
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Baseball season is under way, and construction on the Washington Nationals' new ballpark is set to begin. But one key piece of the puzzle remains absent: someone in charge. Nationals and city officials...
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Nuclear Warhead Update Developed; Two Labs Designing Replacement
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration is designing a new nuclear warhead that will replace aging stockpiles of weapons and counter emerging threats, according to Energy Department officials. The Reliable Replacement...
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Officials Say Funding 'Statehood' Campaign Illegal
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Members of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees D.C. spending yesterday said they think it is illegal for the District to offer a $1 million grant for a public relations campaign on voting...
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Pin the Reflectors on the Accident-Causing Donkeys
Byline: Xin Li, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Donkeys in Namibia are going to receive a special Easter treat. About 500 of them will have yellow reflectors attached to their ears to cut down on the high incidence of car crashes involving donkeys sleeping...
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Plans to Knock Steele Labeled as 'Destructive'; Poll Finds Black Support
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democratic plans to "discredit" Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele's reputation among black voters in his run for the U.S. Senate are "destructive" and won't work, a key Maryland Democrat said yesterday. ...
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Portenoys Honored at Gala
Byline: Jennifer Crier Johnston, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Cathedral Choral Society honored local philanthropists Norman and Winifred Portenoy with the Laura E. Phillips Angel of the Arts Award at the society's 30th annual gala on Saturday....
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Redskins Start with Vikings, Cowboys
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington coach Joe Gibbs found little reason to complain about the Redskins' 2006 schedule, which was released yesterday. After opening ESPN's inaugural season of "Monday Night Football" on Sept.11...
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Remember the Alamo
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Remember the Alamo Wave an Irish flag on the streets of America, not a problem. Hoist a Mexican flag, and hear the controversy swirl. Mostly among conservatives, who are incensed that Mexican nationals...
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Rockets Blow the Dust Off
Byline: Bill O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rockets blow the dust off The Capitol City Rockets will hold their Spring Dust Off Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine, on the parking lot of the Manassas Burger King, 10991 Nokesville Road, just...
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Senate GOP Votes Down 'Amnesty' Bill; Party Support Wavers on Scaled-Back Version
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Republicans killed an immigration bill yesterday that they said would grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens and then cast doubt on the fate of a new bill that would grant the same amnesty to...
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'Sex Habits' Shows Little Insight; American Past, Present Compared in Signature Performances
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES You would think a show titled "The Sex Habits of American Women" would give audiences a peep-show view into the boudoirs of both red and blue states, a Kinsey Report for the girls. Or at least provide...
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Slaughtering Horses Is Cruel; Critics Are Misrepresenting the Brutal Facts
Byline: Christopher J. Heyde, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Unlike the mythical tale of the Trojan horse, horse slaughter in the United States is a cold, brutal and senseless act played out daily in the three foreign-owned slaughterhouses in Texas...
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Slowdown a Return to 'Normal'
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES New-home builders had a lot to be happy about in 2005. Sales were up 11 percent, and prices were high. But the Washington area's real estate market experienced a sudden slowdown at the end...
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Slump? What Slump? Box Office Woes Not Hollywood's Problem
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Movie attendance was down 8 percent last year, and the number of tickets sold (1.4 billion) marked the lowest tally since 1996. Judging from the ideas floated recently at ShoWest, the movie industry's annual...
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Socom Future
Byline: Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Socom future One of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's key priorities for transforming the U.S. military remains turning the U.S. Special Operations Command (Socom) into an aggressive...
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Soriano Benching Called 'Non-Issue'
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Alfonso Soriano was back in the Washington Nationals' lineup last night, ready to put Wednesday's disciplinary benching by manager Frank Robinson behind him. "As far as I'm concerned, it's...
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Staring Down Intimidation; Author: I Won't Be Silenced by 'Islamists'
Byline: Phyllis Chesler, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It took 10 police officers to keep order last month when Brigitte Gabriel gave a speech at Memphis University. A passionate and powerful speaker who had witnessed Palestinian terrorism and...
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Tax-Record Research Is an Owner Essential
Byline: M. Anthony Carr, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The joke in the Washington area is that your house could make more than you do in a year. When it comes to the annual tax bill, however, it's not very funny. Fairfax County is a tough location...
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'Ten' Times Two
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Ten' times two ABC will roll out its new four-hour, two-part "Ten Commandments" miniseries (Monday and Tuesday at 9 p.m.), but the network still plans to broadcast Cecil B. DeMille's epic 1956...
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Unions Divided on Guest Workers; McCain Speech Reignites Debate
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A group of union members booed Sen. John McCain this week because of his support for a guest-worker program for illegal aliens. But organized labor isn't speaking with a single voice on the contentious...
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U.S. Sits out Rights Council Race; Will Hold 'Constructive Skepticism' of U.N. Panel
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - The United States will not seek a seat on the newly formed U.N. Human Rights Council, saying it wants to see how the project shakes out in the first year. The United States was one of four...
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Whining over Nothing at All
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AUGUSTA, Ga. - Oh, the poor mouthing that went on before the 70th Masters. You would have thought it was a convention of Lou Holtz impersonators. "This time Augusta National has gone too far," was the general...
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Wizards Find Chemistry
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ATLANTA - Caron Butler has no problem admitting it now. "We were a mess," the Washington Wizards forward said, discussing the lack of chemistry that enveloped the team during the first half of the...
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World Health Miscues
Byline: Henry I. Miller, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As self-appointed regulator-wannabe of much of what goes on in the world, the United Nations has become a profoundly negative influence. While its best known interventions - attempts to...
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