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 17, 2002

2 Couples Turn Lives around in Program; Credit Marriage, House of Hope Aid
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Angela Woods used to sell her children's Pampers on D.C. streets to support her heroin habit. Rachell Brown was convinced that "nothing was wrong with me," even though she spent $500 a week on marijuana....
2 Texas Youths Held in Brother's Slaying; Sister Leads Police to Victim's Body
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LEWISVILLE, Texas - A 15-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy will be charged today with killing their 6-year-old brother on Monday afternoon. The body of the young victim, Jackson Carr, was uncovered...
Accord Lacking on Food Stamps; Would Aid Those with Green Cards
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House and Senate negotiators still don't have agreement on President Bush's proposal to extend food stamps to green card holders, which is one of the sticking points to approval of the farm bill. Last...
Al Van Winkle
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Rip Van Winkle wandered back to civilization after his 20-year snooze, he discovered that not only had he changed, having become an old man with a long, white beard, but the world around him had changed, too. His...
A Man with Nothing to Lose; Al Gore Is Hardly an American Beauty
Byline: Tony Blankley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Amidst all the horrors of war and terror, the comforting figure of Al Gore has returned to the scene. Good old Al brings back memories of earlier, more innocent days, when we actually cared whether a politician...
A Remedy for Air Traffic Congestion
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Committees in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have now held official hearings on the legislation to ratify, at the federal level, the agreement between Illinois Gov. George H. Ryan and Chicago Mayor...
British Feel the Pain of Ailing Health Care System
Byline: Al Webb, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LONDON - Prime Minister Tony Blair headed yesterday toward perhaps his biggest political crisis as his government sought to rescue Britain's ailing National Health Service with an infusion of billions in taxpayer...
British Marines Join Hunt in Afghanistan for Al Qaeda, Taliban; Serve like U.S. Peers as '911 Force'
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Coalition forces began a new offensive in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, as British Royal Marines for the first time augmented an American sweep of suspected al Qaeda and Taliban mountain hide-outs....
Bush Backs Victims' Rights Amendment; Bipartisan Bill in Senate Seeks 28th Change to Constitution
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday voiced strong support for a constitutional amendment to ensure the rights of violent-crime victims, saying judicial deference to criminals is "not just, it's not fair and it must...
Bush Reminds Hill of Veto Power; Lott Sees 'Wild, Wild West' of Spending by Democrats
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday reminded Congress of his veto power publicly for the first time this year as Republicans predicted the Democrat-led Senate is headed for a "wild, wild West" of spending. "I've...
Cartoons to Die for? Political Art Perilous
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES At first glance, the image looks like any other political cartoon. Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee is shown flying through the air like a large bird. Atop him, clearly enjoying the ride, is a man...
Cease-Fire Remains Elusive; Powell Prepares to Return after Fruitless Mideast Trip
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM - Heavy gunfire rocked the sacred Church of the Nativity last night, as Secretary of State Colin L. Powell prepared to leave the Middle East without negotiating a cease-fire or winning Israel's...
Dress Up New Home Debt-Free
Byline: Jill Kamp, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "When it comes to redecorating, either you have money or you have friends." So says Brooksie Wells, writer, composer and former Washington-area resident. This is a story that makes the Queen...
Egypt Blames Israel
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Egypt blames Israel The Egyptian Embassy is making sure Washington knows that Egypt blames Israel for its decision to cancel a lavish celebration for the reopening of the Alexandria Library 1,600 years...
Eradication of Polio Seen Likely by 2005; Africa, Asia Targeted as Last Pockets
Byline: John Sheridan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The world health community is on the verge of dealing polio a "knockout blow," but instability in Africa and central Asia remains the largest obstacle to global eradication, international health experts...
Fish Tales; Aquariums Add Bubbly Beauty to a Home
Byline: Jen Waters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Phil Brower is fascinated by fish. His love for the creatures began when he lived in the Republic of the Marshall Islands for about three years. He spent most of his free time scuba diving and snorkeling,...
Gore Tests His Party's Fervor in Florida; Criticizes Bush on Domestic Issues; Up against Crowded Field If He Runs
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Al Gore has returned to the political arena to test his strength for another possible run for the presidency. He faces a large field of rivals for the Democratic nomination that party officials now...
Heat Tests Students; Record Temperatures Make Schools Swelter
Byline: Vaishali Honawar and Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Students in dozens of area schools without air conditioning tried to keep their minds on their work as the temperature soared to a record 92 degrees yesterday, many of them without even...
House Moves to Maintain Housing Tax Break for Clergy; Court Questions Whether Exemption Is Constitutional
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House made a pre-emptive strike against a federal appeals court yesterday, approving 408-0 a bill designed to protect a long-standing tax break for clergy. Since 1921, ministers and other clergy have...
Just Say, 'Thank You'; National Survey on Rudeness Misses the Mark
Byline: Peter J. Pitts, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The recently released Public Agenda report on Rudeness in America reports that 70 percent of our fellow citizens feel that the lack respect and courtesy in our country is a serious problem...
KenCen Benefit Raises $2.4 Million
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Kennedy Center's 10th annual spring gala was green all the way. Green as in money - Sunday's event raised a record $2.4 million for the center's educational outreach programs. - and in mood as well....
King George's Tax Code; It Is Time for a 1040 Revolution
Byline: John Linder, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When President John Adams described the American Revolution, he referred to it as a "radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people." For the past few years,...
Labor Told to Examine Hiring
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Department of Labor gave "undue preference" in the 1999 hiring of a political appointee for a civil-service job even though two war veterans were more qualified for the job, the U.S. Office of Personnel...
Local Cardinals Back National Policy on Abusive Priests; McCarrick, Keeler Look Forward to Vatican Meetings on Sex Scandals
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two local cardinals, who are among the 13 prelates summoned to Rome for an emergency meeting on the sex-abuse crisis involving U.S. Catholic clergy, said yesterday they support a binding national policy to...
March Marks 1862 Law Freeing City's Slaves
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Yesterday was the first time in 100 years that the District staged a parade to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed 3,100 enslaved blacks in the city. Majorettes, drummers and horn blowers...
McKinney's Friends
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES McKinney's friends Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney, the Georgia Democrat who recently suggested that the Bush administration had advance knowledge of the September 11 attacks and was using the war against terrorism...
Millions Spent to Develop Cameras; Budgets on Rise for Surveillance
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Government agencies have spent more than $50 million during the past five years developing camera surveillance technology, and proposed federal spending on such systems has increased since September 11,...
Minor League Arms Get the Call
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Desperate for help in their taxed bullpen, the Baltimore Orioles made a flurry of roster moves yesterday, promoting two young starter candidates, placing one veteran on the disabled list and...
MJ's Dignity Preserved as Focus Shifts to Future
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They tried to hide the disappointment on Fun Street last night. The Wizards acknowledged those in the stands, a record 41st full house of the season, after defeating the Knicks 116-112 to finish with a...
New Discovery; Cable Giant to Introduce HDTV, Video on Demand
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Discovery Communications Inc. said yesterday it will introduce a high-definition television network and a video-on-demand service this year, becoming one of the few media companies to experiment with the...
Orioles Bounce Back with Win over Yanks
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Reeling from the sting of a crushing defeat the day before, not to mention the mounting injuries that came with it, the Baltimore Orioles found a way to right their ship in the most unlikely...
Override Votes 'Close' for Veto of Abortion Bill
Byline: Mary Shaffrey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - The Virginia General Assembly resoundingly passed a measure banning partial-birth abortions, but observers say it's too close to call whether there are enough votes to overturn Gov. Mark R....
Palestinian Cannon Fodder; Leaders Cynically Sacrifice the Next Generation
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As disturbing as the phenomenon of the Palestinian suicide bombers is, possibly even more disturbing is the fact that suicide bombing is gaining an unprecedented level of acceptance and respect in the Arab...
Pristine Patch
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pristine patch Congressional Democrats can thank themselves and one of their own presidents - Jimmy Carter - for setting aside a desolate strip of the North Slope of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...
Protests to Unite Activist Causes; City Braces for Weekend Rallies
Byline: Guy Taylor and Carter Dougherty, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For the second time in seven days, major demonstrations in the District are expected to draw thousands of protesters. Demonstrations this weekend by a hodgepodge of more than a dozen...
Redskins Talking Trades, Trotter
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins are shopping their top selection in Saturday's draft throughout the first round, hoping to gain either a marquee player or extra picks. Vice president of football operations Joe...
Senate Clashes over Oil Drilling; Democrats Vow to Filibuster Issue
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate yesterday took up the heated political issue of oil drilling in Arctic Alaska, prompting Democrats to threaten a filibuster as Republicans accused environmental groups of spreading misinformation....
Showdown at Caribou Corral
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the Senate poised this week for its final showdown on President Bush's plan to procure oil from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), voters will be the least of the concerns on the minds of their representatives...
Software Maker Gets Infusion of Capital; Money-Laundering Detectors Flourish
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mantas Inc., a privately held Fairfax company seeing increased demand for its software that helps financial institutions uncover money laundering, plans to announce today that it will receive $17.5 million...
Special Forces Jordan's Pride
Byline: Samuel M. Katz, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES AMMAN, Jordan - Peering behind the stone facade of the building, the operator could barely maintain a bead on the target with his Heckler & Koch MP-5 submachine gun. It was a cool day...
Targets of Boycott Gave to Jackson; Tax Forms Reveal Revenue Sources
Byline: Steve Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Rev. Jesse Jackson's newly released tax forms for 2000 reveal that his top donors that year were a who's who of companies that had been threatened with boycotts or other sanctions by Mr. Jackson. ...
That's All, Folks; Wizards Close on Winning Note against Knicks
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Wizards' season didn't end last night with a trip to the playoffs, but for the first time in quite a while the season ended unburdened by negativity. Facing a New York Knicks team...
The Dying Dutchmen
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dutch Ambassador Boudewijn J. Van Eenennaam protests too much, to borrow from Hamlet's Queen Gertrude, in his attempt to discredit columnist Maggie Gallagher's evidence of murderous involuntary euthanasia in the Netherlands...
The Next Step in Mideast Turmoil
Byline: Howard Greyber, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Few, other than Middle East experts, recall that the Syrian Army, which, in the '80s, had killed about 20,000 of their own people crushing a revolt in their town of Homa, also took advantage...
Top Tackles Might Elude Redskins
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins love the quality of defensive tackles in this weekend's NFL Draft. Too bad every other NFL club does, too. The Redskins' first selection, 18th overall, is probably too low for...
Trade Battle Soon to Escalate
Byline: Christopher C. Horner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's recent tariffs on steel imports drew threats of retaliation, particularly from Europeans who are most directly impacted. They and others are presently cobbling responses,...
Tunnel Vision for Disaster; Emergency Response Teams Train in West Virginia Hills
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES STANDARD, W.Va. - One of America's best hopes to handle a terrorist attack effectively lies in West Virginia coal country, down a dirt road and past a speck of a town cradled between huge shoulders of mountainside....
U.S. Art, Antiques Give Impact to Diplomatic Rooms for 40 Years
Byline: Derek Simmonsen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Violence in the Middle East clouded what would normally have been a celebratory evening at the State Department to mark the 40th anniversary of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms . Both the original host,...
U.S. Embassy Denying Visas Illegally, Suit Says
Byline: Steve Park, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An immigration lawyer has filed suit against the State Department charging that the U.S. Embassy in South Korea routinely denies visas to some would-be visitors to the United States in violation of its own...
Veramonte, Primus, 1999, Casablanca Valley, Chile, $20
Byline: Paul Lukacs, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Made predominantly from carmen?re grapes, with a good dollop of cabernet sauvignon and a small amount of merlot included in the blend, this rich and expressive wine tastes both familiar and distinctive....
Warner's Tax Push
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia's General Assembly, which returns to Richmond today for its annual veto session, is expected to approve Gov. Mark Warner's proposal to allow voters in Northern Virginia to hold a referendum on whether to increase...
Water Hitchhikers Can Wreak Havoc
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service says they are dangerous, expensive, quiet, tiny and some are able to double their numbers in a matter of hours, and they are hitching rides to invade pristine lakes,...
Welfare Reform's March to the Altar
Byline: Patrick Fagan, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES How far we've come. Six years ago, critics of welfare reform were predicting that poverty would increase dramatically if we asked people to work in return for government assistance. Inconveniently...
White House Denies Part in Venezuela Coup; Told Opposition an Overthrow of Chavez Would Not Be Supported by U.S
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration said yesterday that it had made clear in meetings in recent months with foes of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez that it would not support a coup, rejecting accusations that it...