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 May 10, 2003

Alternate Realities: X-Life as Seen in Film, Comics
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I have a bad case of X-fever, and it can be blamed completely on the latest cinematic installment of Marvel Comics' X-Men universe. "X2: X-Men United" perfectly relays the lives of a dozen characters...
Bush Taps O'Connor for Mideast Law Effort; Justice to Lead Forum on Reforms in Judiciary
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday named Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to lead a forum on judicial reforms in the Middle East as a way to foster free trade with the United States. "Ultimately, economic...
Caps' Klee May Flee during Free Agency
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With fellow defenseman Calle Johansson's departure this week, Ken Klee's nine seasons now rank fourth in seniority among the Washington Capitals. Klee trails only franchise goal-scoring leader Peter Bondra,...
Confederacy's Safe Harbor Ends at Wilmington; Lee Surrenders Soon after Loss of N.C. Port
Byline: Thomas J. Ryan, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In October 1864, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant approved a joint Army-Navy expedition to close the seaport at Wilmington, N.C., the South's last lifeline to the outside world. Grant knew that elimination...
'Dancers' Moves to Mystical Beat
Byline: Jayne M. Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES That a nebbish like Elliott Green could turn out not only to be a prince but a leader is truly a 21st century miracle. Elliott (Alek Friedman, a young Ray Bolger with the same wistfulness and rubbery...
Dartmouth's Rise Catches Opponents by Surprise
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dartmouth has emerged as one of the biggest eye-openers in college lacrosse this season, and count Big Green coach Rick Sowell among those surprised. Traditionally buried in the bottom half of the...
'Daughter' Is Not Business as Usual
Byline: Jayne M. Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ''An American Daughter" was wasted on Broadway. Wendy Wasserstein's 1997 play about political ambitions and the myth that women can "have it all" belongs inside the Beltway. This show, which...
D.C. Salaries
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In March, this newspaper began writing about the large number of D.C. workers who earn executive-style pay. The Washington Post has been reporting on the questionable spending practices at the Sports and Entertainment...
District Is a Well-Oiled Machine
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Yesterday's Page One article addressing the number of District employees making more than $100,000 per year, "Republican lawmakers to investigate District's salaries," shows that there is a great deal of confusion over...
Eagles' Offseason Has McNabb Worried
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It usually is as hard to get Donovan McNabb to say something interesting as it is to tackle Philadelphia's Pro Bowl quarterback, so his comments about the Eagles' decisions to let veteran standouts Hugh...
Explosives Laws Could Extinguish Fourth Fireworks; Railroads Avoid Legal Risk
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The nation's Fourth of July celebrations are being threatened by the railroad industry's refusal to transport fireworks and other explosives. The industry says the money it makes from hauling explosives...
'Fidelio' Draws a Line in the Sand against Tyrants
Byline: T.L. Ponick, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES You and the jailer feel your way carefully down the slippery stone steps, down, down into the dripping, dank dungeon, your passage illuminated only by the occasional spluttering torch jammed into...
Foul Play
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cascading attendance figures and lousy television ratings prove that millions of baseball fans across the nation are expressing less and less interest in the erstwhile national pastime. Meanwhile, scores of financial...
Gen. Franks and Command Responsibility
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I do not disagree with the headline of Loredana Vuoto's Thursday Op-Ed column, "Gen. Franks is not a war criminal." Indeed, from what I know, I agree wholeheartedly that Gen. Tommy Franks and the forces under his command...
Hill Assumes Oversight Role on Airline Screening
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress has given itself special oversight authority to track a new airline screening process criticized by some lawmakers as an infringement on privacy and civil liberties. The Transportation Security...
Hooked on Hamtaro
Byline: Meghan Stoddart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES By Meghan Stoddart, age 10, Interviewing McKayla Stoddart, age 6 Rogers Elementary School, Glenshaw, Pa. My sister McKayla really, really loves Hamtaro. She knows the whole dance to...
House OKs 10-Year, $550 Billion Tax-Cut Bill; but Senate Prospects Remain Uncertain
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House passed a $550 billion tax cut yesterday, a scaled-back version of President Bush's initial proposal, sending the bill to a Senate divided over what sort of legislation to pass. The 10-year...
Illinois' Edgar Says No to Senate Run
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Republican Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar announced yesterday that he will not run for the Senate in 2004, dealing the party a blow in its effort to hold or increase its slim Senate majority. Mr....
Judicial Filibuster Rule Change Faces High Hurdle in Senate
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist yesterday proposed changing Senate rules for filibusters of presidential nominees before the chamber to allow a simple majority to override such obstructions. The filibusters...
Leone: A Hack's Ambition
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's a good thing Clint Eastwood drove a hard bargain before agreeing to collaborate for a third consecutive time with the late Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone. After all, the project was "The Good, the Bad...
Lewis Ready to Shoulder Usual Load
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Who's talking? Ray Lewis wants to know. According to Lewis, he's hearing murmurs that opponents can run on the five-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker because he is coming off shoulder...
Middle Control Becomes Key for Freedom Success
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The first-place Washington Freedom are the only undefeated (3-0-1) team in the Women's United Soccer Association because the team is able to control the middle of the field. Midfielders Steffi Jones and...
Mom's Moussaka
Byline: Stephanie K. Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MOM'S MOUSSAKA St. Sophia's Cathedral, 36th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW, celebrates Mother's Day weekend, Greek style, from noon until 9 p.m. today and tomorrow. Vendors will sell authentic...
NASA Veteran to Run Shuttle Program; Parsons' Job Will Be to Resume Flights
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NASA officials yesterday named a space agency insider to help get the shuttle program off the ground. William W. Parsons Jr. will leave his job as director of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in...
Neil LaBute Is Film Maverick; Director's Work Runs the Gamut from Dark to Darker
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES You can call Neil LaBute many things misogynistic, for example, or even misanthropic but don't call him thin-skinned. The writer-director took a lot of flak for his film debut, 1997's "In the Company...
Nobles and Knaves
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Noble: Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, proud patriot. Mrs. Schlossberg could be enjoying the easy life of a blue-blood. The daughter of John Fitzgerald and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, she has the life story and the...
Norton Criticizes Voucher Measure; Bill Would Provide Tuition Funds
Byline: George Archibald, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton yesterday angrily denounced a House bill that would create a federally funded school-voucher system for city students as a "new low in congressional imitations of...
Officials Irate over Congressional Salary Probe
Byline: Mary Shaffrey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES District leaders yesterday had mixed feelings over reports that several key congressional leaders want to investigate the six-figure salaries paid to 575 D.C. employees. "Any congressman who wants to...
Only the Strong Survive; Pennebaker Has Soul of a Musician
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES From Bob Dylan to Depeche Mode - and pretty much everyone in between - D.A. Pennebaker has documented some of the most cutting-edge movements of pop music in the 20th century, and he's still working nonstop....
Only the Strong Survive; Years Sap the Strength of Stars Past Their Prime
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I was stumped by "Only the Strong Survive," the latest music documentary by the renowned D.A. Pennebaker and his wife, Chris Hegedus. Mr. Pennebaker has captured musicians at their peaks (Bob Dylan in...
Pair of Miniatures from Mason
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Four players shared top honors at the second annual George Mason Open, held April 26 and 27 at the university's Arlington campus. IM Walter Morris and expert Ray Kaufman agreed to a quick draw in the...
Petke Bolsters United's Defense
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you're out shopping to buy china for your mother, Mike Petke might not be the man to take along. Then again, if you're stuck in the jungle, there's no better person to lead you to safety. The D.C....
Preserving Marginal Lives; Rich, Poor in Contrast at Corcoran
Byline: Joanna Shaw-Eagle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank searched out the poor and marginal during his long career. "The Americans," the revolutionary 1958 book that made his reputation, conveyed a dispirited, edgy Jack...
Qatar Says Iraq Will Be Democracy Test Case; Emir Says Successful U.S. Efforts Could Transform the Middle East
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The establishment of a successful democracy in postwar Iraq could transform attitudes across the Arab world toward the United States, according to Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, emir of the oil-rich...
Ramsey Defends Raise in Tide of Rank-and-File Ire
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rank-and-file members of the Metropolitan Police Department are upset that Chief Charles H. Ramsey was given a 17 percent pay raise this week, a police union spokesman said yesterday. "It's like we're in...
Rebels Fend off Pursuit after Gettysburg
Byline: Garry L. Bush, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In early July 1863, three days after Gettysburg, Union Brig. Gen. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick led his Third Cavalry Division into a trap outside Williamsport, Md., that almost caused Brig. Gen. George...
Rumsfeld Expects to Corroborate French Passport Help for Iraqis
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said yesterday that he expects to find out about French support for Saddam Hussein's government from information recovered by coalition forces now working in Iraq. ...
'Shape of Things' Plays into Calamity
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There Neil LaBute goes again. The cinematic provocateur behind "In the Company of Men" (1997) and "Your Friends & Neighbors" (1998) is in misanthropic form once more with "The Shape of Things,"...
Stack Coming Back? Wizards Guard Weighs Options,faces Free Agency
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Adding to the Washington Wizards' instability in the aftermath of Michael Jordan's firing, guard Jerry Stackhouse is undecided on whether he will return to the team. "It's up in the air," said Stackhouse,...
Television
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES TELEVISION May sweeps kick into high gear The networks are pulling out all the stops this week in their ceaseless competition for your viewership. CBS polishes off another season of "Survivor" Sunday night at...
Unforgettable Norway; to Peaks, Towns through Fjords of Fascination
Byline: Corinna Lothar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES ABOARD THE MS TROLLFJORD - They once were marauders and plunderers, skilled craftsmen, superb navigators and fearless sailors. They were the vikings. Today they're cautious folk, highly protective...
Urban League Toasts New Headquarters; Columbia Heights Address Was Prime Factor in Choice of Building
Byline: Michelle Rothman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Greater Washington Urban League began the renovation of its new headquarters in Columbia Heights yesterday, kicking off the next phase in its decade-old relocation project. The new location ...
U.S. Seeks to Mend Trans-Atlantic Rift; Danish Leader Eyes 'Common Projects'
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States is actively looking for ways to improve strained relations with its European partners, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said yesterday. "It is my clear impression that both...