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 March 24, 2002

Ability to Train Depends on Conditioning, Not Age
Byline: Dr. Gabe Mirkin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A study from the University of Texas-Southwest shows that the decrease in training ability with aging is caused by lack of conditioning and can be regained by training at any age. Five...
A Man Who Loved Cricket and Revolution
Byline: Colin Walters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The game of cricket can strike the American mind as amusing, a combination of the quintessentially British spirit - as in "playing with a straight bat," "winning World War I on the playing fields of Eton"...
'Amistad' Replica Exhibits Freedom
Byline: Denise Barnes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Captain William Pinkney docked a sailing vessel symbolic of freedom at the Southwest Waterfront yesterday as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The captain, a black man, had been at sea with...
A Muted Welfare Debate
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The historic welfare-reform bill passed in 1996 by a Republican-controlled Congress and signed by President Clinton during the summer of that year's presidential campaign will expire Sept. 30. Thus, Congress and the...
Are You a Viewer or Doer? the Choice Is Yours
Byline: Bill Clapper, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Why ski? That question is posed in various ways every winter. Usually it is answered with a quick, "Because I enjoy it." But that response doesn't answer the real questions: "Why do you put...
Are You Watching Ellie, Julia?
Byline: Balint Vazsonyi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fans of "Seinfeld" have awaited, with bated breath, the unveiling of Julia Louis-Dreyfus' attempt at her own sitcom, "Watching Ellie," NBC, Tuesdays at 8:30. But, like Michael Richards and Jason Alexander...
Book Takes Swing at Everything Baseball
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fewer and fewer notable baseball books seem to be published each spring, but here are three worth a look: "Baseball As America" ($35, National Geographic Books, 320 pages, illus.) - You wouldn't expect...
Bush Visits Peru, Triples Aid Pledge; President Alejandro Toledo Plans to Crack Down on Drug Trade and Curb Related Terror
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LIMA, Peru - President Bush yesterday promised to triple anti-drug aid to Peru but warned that the new funds won't be effective unless Americans stop using the cocaine and heroin that originate in this impoverished...
Child's Guide to Food and Health
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The world's population depends on an earth rich in nutrients to grow a sustainable food source. In the late 1930s, J.I. Rodale understood this obvious concept, and in rural Pennsylvania created an...
Chores and Children; Assigning Housework Can Be a Real Job, but It Can Pay off If Done Properly
Byline: Alexandra Rockey Fleming, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Around-the-house jobs usually are not called "chores" in the Basil household. They are called responsibilities. When Angelica, 7, and Charles, 9, bathe themselves and make their beds every morning...
Counting All the Inamoratas, but Not Judging Them
Byline: Martin Rubin You've got to hand it to H.G. Wells. Nearing the age of 70 - a time when many men, especially in those pre-Viagra days, might have contemplated hanging up their gloves in the sexual arena - he was busily engaged in juggling...
Despite Baseball's Problems, Ticket Sales Remain Strong
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Looming labor strife. Escalating ticket prices. Widespread competitive imbalance. Games played at a sloth-like pace. The landscape of Major League Baseball is so troubled that one has to wonder about the...
Evolution as Pet Theory
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Rick Santorum's March 14 Commentary piece, "Illiberal education in Ohio schools," generated some lively responses, but letters from Nancy Karlen and Fred Spilhaus Jr. offer dubious "evidence" and strawmen arguments...
Fat Nation, but Forbidden Food?
Byline: Elizabeth M. Whelan Marion Nestle, New York University professor of nutrition and food studies, is furious at the American food industry for making American adults and children fat and sick. The author (who, among other accomplishments,...
Freshmen Boost UVa Past Top-Ranked Johns Hopkins
Byline: Brad Marcus, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHARLOTTESVILLE - A top-ranked team has never defeated Virginia here in Dom Starsia's tenure as the Cavaliers' lacrosse coach. That streak continued yesterday. No.3 Virginia dropped No.1 Johns Hopkins...
'From Combined Dispatches'
Byline: David Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'From combined dispatches' Barry Schweid, the outstanding veteran State Department correspondent for the Associated Press, called on Monday to complain about our treatment of one of his stories. Mr....
GOP Candidates for Governor Lead in Three Key States
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republican gubernatorial candidates are leading in California, Illinois and Massachusetts - key states that Democrats hope to win - though Republican campaign officials say they still expect to lose several...
Hoping for That Sweet Music
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After so many years of playing second and third fiddle in ACC basketball - if not the tambourine or the triangle - how sweet would a Maryland victory be today? *** I've given it a lot of thought, and...
It's a Dog's Life in Maryland
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In these allegedly tight budgetary times, as state politicians lobby for ever-higher taxes to fund "desperately needed" government services, it's pretty stunning to observe the profligacy and sketchy ethics of Maryland's...
Late Burst Lets Capitals Gain Needed Ground
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Capitals finally got a little help from their friends last night and were able to make a move in the standings. But there are still 10 games left to play, and the team has more ground to make...
Law Catches Up to Ecoterror; Some Find Threat as Dangerous as Al Qaeda
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER - Sure, they burn down homes, firebomb universities and terrorize research labs. Even so, for the better part of a decade, the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front were seen not...
Mouton Knows When to Step Up
Byline: Duff Durkin and Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Byron Mouton had to deal with one of the toughest defensive assignments any college basketball player could have - guarding versatile Kentucky forward Tayshaun Prince. ...
NEA Plays Politics Illegally, Foe Says; Charges Misuse of Mandatory Dues
Byline: Ellen Sorokin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A conservative policy group in Washington state has filed a complaint against the National Education Association, charging that the nation's largest teachers labor union violated the state's campaign finance...
Nuggets from a Fugitive Journalist
Byline: Jack Matthews Many years ago, while reading Lafcadio Hearn's 1890 travel book, "Two Years in the French West Indies," I came upon the extraordinary discovery that there are more shades and nuances of the color blue than I had dreamed possible....
Orioles' Maduro Placed on DL
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Baltimore Orioles placed probable fifth starter Calvin Maduro on the disabled list yesterday, a move that actually may make manager Mike Hargrove's final roster decisions easier....
Persuasively Powerful, Domestic, and Light
Byline: Henry Taylor Maxine Kumin has had a long and unusually distinguished career as a poet and prose writer, having won a Pulitzer Prize almost 30 years ago for the fourth of her dozen or so books of poems, and having served as Poetry Consultant...
Pike's Peek 10K Race Gets New Lease on Life
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There are a few guarantees in the running world. First and foremost, if you want to get journalists to your event, serve food. Second, and close behind, if you want to bring elite runners to your...
Police Report of Skopje Deaths Meets Skepticism
Byline: Joshua Kucera, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SKOPJE, Macedonia - Three weeks after the fact, almost nothing is clear about the case of seven foreigners killed by Macedonian police in a village just outside the capital, Skopje. On March 2, Macedonian...
Popular Mentor's Removal a 'Shock'
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Parents and volunteers at a Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Club in Southeast were surprised to learn this week that the clubhouse's popular leader had been unexpectedly relieved of his duties. Some...
PR Firm 'Brands' Counterterrorism Services
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Spokesmen, logos, jingles, slogans, swooning models and a talking dog or two: This was once the typical advertising agency arsenal. Now, add counterterrorism to the list. Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide,...
Sessions Says Many Oppose Amnesty Plan
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Jeff Sessions said that he opposes President Bush's plan to grant amnesty to undocumented aliens living in this country who apply for legal status, and that he believes many Americans share his...
Spring Brings Test of Tenuous Ethnic Peace in Macedonia; New Albanian Army May Be Forming
Byline: Joshua Kucera, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SEMSEVO, Macedonia - Spring in the Balkans doesn't just mean blooming poppies and outdoor cafes. It's also fighting season. Throughout the winter, the government of Macedonia had been warning that once...
Sunday, March 17
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sunday, March 17 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is willing to meet top Palestinian leaders soon, with the intention of declaring a cease-fire that would halt nearly 18 months of fighting, his office said. The...
Sweeping History of Jewish People, Religion, Notable for Its Omissions
Byline: Arnold Beichman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In "Letters to Auntie Fori: The 5,000-Year History of the Jewish People and Their Faith," a series of 140 letters to an adopted "aunt," Sir Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's peerless biographer and...
Tango with Tang
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House recently proved the durability of its friendship with Taiwan by making a goodwill gesture that wasn't in America's immediate interests. Given China's geopolitical importance to America's counter-terror...
Terps Try to Make Dream Come True; Huskies Last Barrier to Final Four
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Maryland Terrapins had T-shirts printed up shortly after last season's trip to the Final Four. They wore the shirts through offseason workouts as a reminder of what this season was all...
The Grace from Our Daily Bread
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES People who know that I spent years working on Park Avenue and Wall Street with Citibank and Merrill Lynch often assume I had a "late vocation" to the priesthood and that I was fleeing the evil world of the masters of...
The Greatest Game Ever? Shot by Blue Devils' Laettner Finished Wildcats in 1992
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When his wife turned on the television the other day, Richie Farmer saw himself on the screen wearing Kentucky blue, 10 years younger, playing in a basketball game against Duke. "So I sat down and I watched...
The Problem with Deterrence
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Commentary columnist Paul Greenberg's fixation on nuclear weapons is understandable given the real threat we face ("Safety in thinking of the unthinkable," March 21), but his approach to dealing with the threat suggests...
This Is Campaign Reform?
Byline: Patrick Basham, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES By adding President Bush?s signature to the legislation passed by Congress, campaign finance reform advocates will hit an anti-democratic triple. They will make future elections less competitive,...
Time to Plan for Peace
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES This is a call for thought, even as we continue to wage war and develop a clearly wartime budget. It's a challenge to my fellow academics to help the nation by launching a discussion that could, ultimately, increase...
Two Paths toward Democracy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES So often, the news out of Africa focuses on death, disease and dictators. But there is another "D" which must not be overlooked, lest it be forgotten altogether: that is democracy. This past weekend presented two stark...
UConn Has Come Long Way since Earlier Loss to Maryland
Byline: Duff Durkin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Juan Dixon and Byron Mouton noticed it. During the Maryland Terrapins' defeat of Connecticut at the BB&T Classic in early December, they overheard Huskies players jawing with each...
UNION STATION; White Granite Building Is a Train Stop, Mall and Monument
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "When Union Station opened, it united five different railways under one roof," Ms. McClure says. "It was meant to be a place for all people to come at all times." With the increase in air travel...
United Toppled in Opener
Byline: Joseph D'Hippolito, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES PASADENA, Calif. - D.C. United succumbed to Carlos Ruiz's penalty kick in sudden-death overtime and lost to the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 in a Major League Soccer opener last night before...
Uprising Taking Place among Pro Fishermen
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There's trouble in bass fishing paradise. Only a few months after ESPN bought the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (it includes a prestigious tournament circuit, a number of publications, the Bassmasters...
War's Artifacts, Oddities; A Hundred Years of Military History
Byline: John M. Taylor When Byron Farwell died in 1999, devotees of military history lost one of the most knowledgeable and skillful writers of his time. Although he was American born and a graduate of the University of Chicago, Farwell served with...
Why We Still Need Land Mines
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES We have not heard much from the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF) lately. I suppose an organization that had its genesis in the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) has had trouble promoting its agenda,...
Wizards Try to Capture Stretch Run Momentum
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TORONTO - Moments removed from the final game of a West Coast trip that saw the Washington Wizards improbably win half of their six games, coach Doug Collins sat in a corner of the visitors' locker...
Work of Art Not Needed - Just Win
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The NCAA picked a fine place to hold the East Region, if a sterile dome, a cold, gray sky and a 57-vehicle pileup on Interstate 81 qualify as fine. The NCAA was treated to a foot of snow...