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 22, 2002

Abdicating His Responsibility
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is bad enough that the self-appointed political reformers finally succeeded in passing their First Amendment-eviscerating Shays-Meehan campaign-finance "reform" legislation. But it is downright inexcusable that President...
A Cautionary Tale; How Mullah Omar Got Away, and Other Fantasies
Byline: Gary Anderson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The recent debacle which involved the granting of student visas to dead terrorists has been written off as an archaic Immigration and Naturalization Service bureaucracy that has not received...
Another Blow to Tyson-Lewis Bout
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Time has almost run out to close a deal on the Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson heavyweight title fight. A meeting in Memphis scheduled for today to finalize the bout there was canceled by promoters last night...
A Threatened Species on the Evening News
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The bimbo's days on the evening news are numbered. Like it or not, bimbos are going the way of the old trout. We have an old trout's word for it. We'll miss Paula Zahn, Diane Sawyer and the interchangeable...
Bigger and Better Festival Is Seen for Cherry Blossoms
Byline: H.J. Brier, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival - the 90th celebration marking the friendship between the United States and Japan - opens this weekend, and it's expected to be the biggest yet. "This year's...
'Blade' Lacks Both Edge and Bite
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As Blade, the vampire-eradicating - albeit part-vampire - superhero of the daringly titled "Blade II," Wesley Snipes appears to make his first mistake by liberating Kris Kristofferson from suspended immersion...
BMW X5 4.6is Sports More Power
Byline: Arv Voss, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BMW expands its already impressive X5 lineup of SAVs (sport activity vehicles) with a new high-performance version: the X5 4.6is, featuring a larger-displacement and more powerful V-8 engine coupled...
Budget Panel Toes the Party Line; 10-Year Plan Doesn't Include President's Call for Tax Cuts
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate Budget Committee yesterday passed a 10-year plan that calls for more spending on health care, education and highway building than President Bush's proposal, but rejects his call for further...
Bush Seeks Funding for Border Security; Says Technology Will Help Commerce
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MONTERREY, Mexico - President Bush yesterday requested new funding to make it easier for immigrants and day workers to cross Mexico's 1,951-mile border into the United States, while insisting that border...
Bush Won't Get Bill Giving Aliens Amnesty; Was Going to Announce It in Mexico
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Democrats yesterday postponed action on an amnesty measure for illegal immigrants, denying President Bush a chance to announce the accomplishment during his trip to Mexico this week. The border...
Calculating a Realistic Mortgage
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: My wife and I have been renting for the past four years and have decided that we had better look into purchasing a home before prices run away from us. We are reluctant to call a real estate...
Can't Ignore Lure of NBA
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chris Wilcox is the latest teen being encouraged to resist the intoxicating vapors of the NBA. The stay/go quandary has become an annual rite of March, when monetary considerations collide against athletic...
'Can't Imagine Not Having' 1942 Ford Super DeLuxe
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES On Feb. 10, 1942, just 65 days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government shut down civilian automobile production in order to produce war munitions. Before production ceased, Ford...
Car Bomb outside Embassy Kills 9; Shining Path Disavows Attack
Byline: Drew Benson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES LIMA, Peru - Peruvian authorities said huge questions remain about a car bomb attack Wednesday night that killed nine persons and wounded 30 in a mall in front of the U.S. Embassy, an attack that...
Child DNA Sampling Set Tomorrow at Darcars
Byline: Bill O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Child DNA sampling set tomorrow at Darcars A half-dozen Darcars dealerships in Northern Virginia and Maryland are underwriting a DNA LifePrint Child Safety Program this weekend in an effort to protect...
China Missile Test
Byline: Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES China missile test China's military conducted a flight test of a CSS-6 short-range missile recently as part of efforts to build up its missile forces near Taiwan. The missile test...
Clean Up outside to Draw Potential Buyers
Byline: Cary Lee Hanes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Even the most impressive homes lose their charm to potential buyers if the setting or backdrop for the house is not maintained. Imagine finding a listing for a house with all of the amenities...
Drug-Lab Simulation Trains Area Hazmat Teams
Byline: Jabeen Bhatti, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A police officer wearing something resembling a spacesuit bursts through the doorway of the charred chasm that is an Alexandria apartment. Carrying an M-16 rifle, he glaces around warily as his fire department...
February: Slow but Still Strong
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There were 7,977 sales of existing homes in the Washington area last month. That's only 2 percent fewer than February 2001, making last month the second-best February on record. It really isn't...
Few Won't Discuss Resumes of Aides; Claims City Order to Avoid Queries
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Fire Chief Ronnie Few yesterday told the D.C. Council that top city officials have directed him not to answer questions about whether three of his top appointees lied about their professional and...
Flow of Island's Students to Mainland Starts a Debate
Byline: Steve Park, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An increasing number of Taiwanese students are now studying in mainland China, but Beijing and Taipei differ on what to make of this trend. China regards the rise as a sign that the island's younger generation...
Germantown Adds Dwellings
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Michael Harris Homes is building 34 garage town homes at the Villages at Town Center in Germantown, where residents can enjoy a location near the Black Rock Art Center, an aquatic center, soccer...
Get Away to an Elegant Maryland Home
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nearly everyone experiences the urge to get away for a weekend or a long vacation where water vistas reflect the longer days of sun. Some people are ready to take the plunge and buy a home...
Global Crossing Says It's No Enron; Denies Telecom Firm 'Paper Tiger'
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Global Crossing Ltd. executives yesterday denied that the fiber-optics company misled investors - as Enron Corp. has been accused of - by bloating its revenue statements even as it was falling deeply into...
God in the Details; Mason Foreman at Church Does 'Inspired' Work
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Joseph Alonso's love for his work is carved in stone. Mr. Alonso is the mason foreman for the Washington National Cathedral. His job is to care for the limestone used to build the cathedral, altogether...
Gonchar Hurt as Capsrally Past Maple Leafs
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TORONTO - It was going to be a defining moment in the season, one way or the other. Lose and you pull your hat out of the ring. Suck it up to win and you're still in the race. The Washington Capitals last...
Grand Am Offers 3 Trim Levels
Byline: Russ Heaps, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pontiac's hottest-selling model, the Grand Am slugs it out with some serious imported iron such as Mazda's 626, Mitsubishi's Galant and the Volkswagen Passat. Redesigned several years ago, it's...
House Panel Agrees on Overhaul at INS
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The leadership of the House Judiciary Committee yesterday reached a bipartisan agreement on what was described as "comprehensive legislation" that would overhaul the embattled U.S. Immigration and Naturalization...
Humble LeGros; Star Doesn't Worry about 'Fame Train'
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES James LeGros, who co-stars with Maura Tierney in "Scotland, Pa." - a morbidly facetious update of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" that opens today at the Cineplex Odeon Inner Circle - says Halifax, Nova Scotia,...
Hyde to Probe IRA Link to Colombian Terrorists; Sinn Fein Leader, Others Called to Testify before Hearing
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The chairman of the House International Relations Committee wants top Colombian authorities, a U.S. State Department official and the leader of Sinn Fein to testify at a hearing on the Irish Republican Army's...
Kentucky's Bogans Has Found His Touch, and Terps Might Pay
Byline: Duff Durkin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Sometimes trying harder is not the best solution. Keith Bogans had done that, having heaped pressure on himself as he struggled mightily through a junior campaign that he had begun with...
Land Mines Have No Place in Modern Militaries
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Commentary contributor Ernest W. Lefever states that anti-personnel land mines are not the problem and "their impact depends on how they are used" ("Land mine myopia," March 15). He furthermore contends that the United...
Lewd 'Sorority Boys' Wayward as Its Subjects
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Slackers" pretty much exhausted my modest annual craving for campus sex farce, so I may have been a poor audience for the moronic charms of "Sorority Boys." It flails around lewdly with a far-from-irresistible...
Longing for Hippies
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Longing for hippies If U.S. troops are waging war, it's only a matter of time before protesters march on Washington. But talk about a new breed of protesters ... . The National Youth and Student...
Mercedes C320 Lacks Nothing, Especially in the Wagon Model
Byline: Frank Aukofer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The C-Class used to be something of a stepchild at Mercedes-Benz, the smaller, less-expensive and less-exciting alternative to the company's most popular car, the midsize E-Class. Until about...
Mouton Faces His Ex-Dream Team
Byline: Jon Siegel and Duff Durkin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Byron Mouton will look across to the other sideline tonight and see what might have been. Maryland's small forward committed to Kentucky in his senior year of high school...
'Mutant' Money
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Mutant' money "Just call it the Teenage Mutant Ninja Democratic Headquarters," the New York Post's Deborah Orin writes. "Dems wanted to keep it secret, but the moneyman behind their high-tech new...
'Mystery Ship' Better Left Sunk? Raising Vessel Risks Relations of Japan, China, North Korea
Byline: Mark J. Valencia and Yoshihisa Amae, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES On March 18, Japan and China held upgraded vice ministerial security talks. Topping the agenda was the "mystery ship" that sank in China's 200-nautical-mile Exclusive Economic...
Name: JoAnna Fabro
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Name: JoAnna Fabro Company: Long and Foster Realtors Address: 9094 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD 20740-1312 Phone: 301/441-9511 or 800/446-9498; "Call 1/888/529-2630, Ext. 8600, for 24-hour recorded message...
New Homes at Olde Site
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Meric Homes is building 13 town homes at Olde Franconia Station in Alexandria, within one mile of the Springfield Metro and close to Springfield Mall and Old Town Alexandria. Each home in...
Newly Respected Terps Resume Quest; Wildcats Provide Big Test
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SYRACUSE, N.Y. - There were a few hundred fans sitting courtside as Maryland went through its shootaround yesterday afternoon inside the Carrier Dome. The spectators oohed and aahed as the Terrapins demonstrated...
OAS Condemns Attack
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES OAS condemns attack The Organization of American States yesterday condemned the Wednesday car bombing near the U.S. Embassy in Peru that killed seven persons. Secretary-General Cesar Gaviria said...
Officials Say Raids Were Fair
Byline: Vaishali Honawar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal officials yesterday dismissed complaints from regional Muslim groups who accused law enforcement agencies that raided 14 homes and businesses in Northern Virginia of conducting a "witch hunt."...
Oprah Repays 'Sistah' Height for Bridges She Built
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some folks ought to know by now not to mess with the "sistahs." Especially if the Queen of the Sistahood - Oprah Winfrey - is in the house. I thought I had working a reception room down to...
Panel OKs Attack-Probe Plan; Lieberman Bill Seeks Independent Commission
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Senate committee voted yesterday to establish an independent commission charged with investigating events surrounding the September 11 terrorist attacks. Authored by Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut...
Panel's Chairman Pulls Bill Easing Gun Ban
Byline: Margie Hyslop, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Maryland "citizen of the year" Donald G. Arnold is considering moving to another state now that it looks like efforts to keep him and thousands of other law-abiding Marylanders from losing...
Panel Ties Funding to Ridge Testimony; GOP Chairman Rebukes White House
Byline: George Archibald, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Republican chairman of a House Appropriations subcommittee that funds the White House says he won't move a $329 million appropriation for the Executive Office of the President if the administration...
Park Service Widens Watch; to Put Cameras at Memorials
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National Park Service will begin around-the-clock surveillance of national monuments within the next six months, The Washington Times has learned. By the fall, the Park Service will monitor the Washington...
'Pa.' Serves Up Bard's Big Mac
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Scotland, Pa.," exclusively at the Cineplex Odeon Inner Circle, runs a distant but diverting second to the 1999 "Hamlet" at the sport of updating Shakespearean classics in whimsical and potentially revealing...
Priest Relieved of Job Following Sex Charges
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Roman Catholic priest who has been accused of inappropriate behavior with two sisters, now adults, has been removed from his parish and placed on administrative leave. D.C. Metropolitan Police will...
Rain Could Hinder Runs of Some Fish
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES We can only guess what effect the rains that visited our area will have on the weekend fishing, but as far as the expected runs of herring, shad and white perch are concerned, it won't help fishermen if...
Report Saying Blacks Speed More Held Up; Justice Questions New Jersey Study
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Justice Department has blocked the release of a study of suspected racial profiling after the survey concluded that black drivers speed more often than others. The department had asked New Jersey...
Reston Contemporary Charmingly Unique
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some contemporary architecture seems cold or charmless, full of angles and empty spaces. The contemporary home now on the market at 1431 Waterfront Road in Reston is a far cry from that description....
Safety Panel Blames Co-Pilot in Fatal EgyptAir Crash
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded an EgyptAir co-pilot caused a deadly crash off the coast of Massachusetts in October 1999 by cutting power to the plane's engines and sending...
Saturn Extensively Uses Plastic in VUE Model
Byline: Ron Moorhead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is well established that Saturn makes extensive use of plastics or composites in its automobiles. Such is the case with the all new VUE. However, is it too much? Exterior skin of the...
School Choice; Why Vouchers and Charter Schools Are Needed
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What's wrong with this picture? Teachers at Pacific Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles face disciplinary action for implementing a zero-tolerance policy that allows them to flunk a student...
Science That Sounds More like Faith
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The March 18 letter to the editor by Nancy Karlen, "Evolution is based on science," typifies a number of the widely held misconceptions concerning both Darwinism and science in general. First of all, it is a commonly...
Serb Opposition Gets Credit Due
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washingtonians were reminded of the overthrow of another despot just as the escalating drumbeats of war hinted at a second assault on Iraq's Saddam Hussein. More than 400 people gathered at the National...
Social Security Fight Needed; Reform Should Start with Current Retirees
Byline: James L. Martin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Let's make sure I understand this: Republicans in Washington are proposing legislation that would require the government to guarantee - in writing - that retirees will receive all of their...
Special Ed Run Amok
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Whenever inquiring minds ask D.C. officials fundamental questions about special education, the responses usually depend on which agency supplies the answers. In fact, the special education program is in such a bureaucratic...
Suicide Strike Kills 3 in Jerusalem; Bomber Was Held, Released Days Earlier
Byline: Dan Ephron, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM - A bomber who was released from Palestinian custody just days ago blew himself up in downtown Jerusalem yesterday, killing three Israelis and delivering another setback to U.S. efforts at brokering...
Team Aims to Reverse Campaign Bill; Starr Leads Legal Effort, Cites Restrictions on Free Speech
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A high-powered legal team including former Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr yesterday vowed to fight new campaign-finance regulations in federal court as unconstitutional restrictions on free...
Terrorism Trials Modeled after Tribunals of WWII
Byline: Frank J. Murray, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pentagon officials yesterday said military tribunal trials for al Qaeda and Taliban leaders will resemble the Nuremberg war-crime trials. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld insisted the trials of...
The Saudi Media Hatefest; Government-Blessed Jew- Bashing Thwarts Peace
Byline: Diana West, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The hateful hallucination that appeared as a two-part "news" story in a Saudi government daily on how Jewish rabbis extract the blood of Christians and Muslims for use in Purim holiday pastries was more than...
Tiburon Gets Better as Hot Sales Attest
Byline: Bob Storck, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A few years back, there were a whole bunch of small, personal coupes to add excitement to the lives of new-car buyers. With comfort for two, an occasional space for a couple more, and an easy...
Tiremaker Moves to Fix Image
Byline: Sue Mead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some headlines might just be too ugly to get over. Having faced one of America's most-newsworthy public relations disasters, Bridgestone/Firestone wants to try. Hoping to recover its reputation...
Title Policy Prevents, Covers Any Surprises
Byline: M. Anthony Carr, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When you buy your house, if you go through the traditional means of transferring property, an attorney will conduct a title search to ensure that there are no clouds on the title. You want...
TV Checks Libido, Gore, but Audience Prefers Salty Fare; Research Finds Titillation Losing Edge
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sex and violence on television is on the decline, but America's taste for the tawdry nevertheless is alive and well. A new study released yesterday by the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA)...
U.S. Adds 'Martyrs' Group to Terrorist List
Byline: Ben Barber, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration said yesterday it was adding the group that claimed responsibility for yesterday's suicide bombing in Jerusalem to its list of foreign terrorist organizations, increasing the prospect...
U.S.: Back Mugabe, Risk Aid; Zimbabwe's Neighbors Urged to Oppose Election Results
Byline: John Sheridan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Southern African neighbors of Zimbabwe may lose U.S. aid if they do not take a stand against the result of this month's presidential election that returned Robert Mugabe to power, a senior State Department...
U.S. Patronage Costs Fox at Home
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's best friend among foreign leaders, Mexican President Vicente Fox, has been playing a delicate game of late. Pressured by domestic sensitivity about excessive American influence in...
Wizards' Urgency Increases after Lopsided Loss to Jazz
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SALT LAKE CITY - With their 94-79 loss to the Utah Jazz last night at the Delta Center, the Washington Wizards' season has been reduced to 13 games that will decide whether they will play in the postseason....
Wrong Turn on Amnesty
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Given the potential security problems posed by hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens -among whom are any number of potential ne'er-do-wells who may have slipped unnoticed into the United States prior to September 11-...