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 23, 2002

A Matter of Survival
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SYRACUSE, N.Y. - They did not play this one to be pretty last night. They played this one to survive, to last another game, to last another round in the NCAA tournament. The Maryland Terrapins outlasted...
A Trimmer MLS Kicks off Season
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Major League Soccer kicks off its seventh season today trim at the waist and boasting a little more muscle. The league was reduced to 10 teams with the demise of the Miami Fusion and Tampa Bay Mutiny,...
Beautiful Forms Spun from Wood; Renwick Gallery Displays 130 Lathe Creations
Byline: Joanna Shaw-Eagle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Craftsmen who make wood objects on a lathe are passionate about the process, as the new exhibit at the Renwick Gallery, "Wood Turning Since 1930," amply demonstrates. The show of 130 pieces, ranging...
Big Brother and the Park Service
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Good intentions often lead to terrible policy - and the announcement by the National Park Service that it will erect a multi-million-dollar video surveillance grid encompassing the Mall and all its monuments by October...
Blackalicious Moving on Up; Major-Label Release to Follow Snocore Icicle Ball Tour
Byline: Derek Simmonsen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Blackalicious was once the cream of the underground rap crop, but the duo will soon break out with the debut of their major-label release, "Blazing Arrow." The record, due out April 30, comes just after...
Bottoms Up? D.C. United Tries to Rise as MLS Starts Year 7
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Three years ago, D.C. United was the team to beat in Major League Soccer - the flagship of a struggling league trying to corner a modicum of international respect. United did its part, winning three MLS...
By Barge and Bridge into the Heartland
Byline: Corinna Lothar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES CINCINNATI - There are no Rhinemaidens or fairy-tale castles here, along the banks of the Ohio River. No quaint ancient villages, verdant vineyards or cozy country inns with sophisticated cooking...
Capital on the Steppe; Nazarbayev Builds Kazakh City Based on Washington
Byline: Christopher Pala, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Call it the first post-Soviet city. With new buildings sprouting like mushrooms and many old buildings newly clad in sidings of glass and steel, Astana, the new capital...
Catching Up with Ken Rogoff
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES He has taught at Harvard and Princeton, co-authored a standard textbook on international macroeconomics and, as chief economist for the International Monetary Fund, holds what may be his profession's...
Congress Beats Clock to Aid Grant
Byline: John G. Leyden, Special to The Washington Times When Ulysses S. Grant became the nation's 18th president in 1869, he had to resign from the Army and give up his rank of four-star general. Subsequent congressional efforts to restore the rank...
Conine Signs O's Extension
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Baltimore Orioles took a step toward building an identity in the post-Cal Ripken era yesterday by signing their reigning MVP to a two-year contract extension. Jeff Conine...
D.C. Commissioner Says Lewis-Tyson Won't Happen
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The District boxing commissioner who led the effort to bring the Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson heavyweight championship fight to Washington said yesterday he is pessimistic about the chances of the bout ever...
DC Marathon to Step off under Multiple Clouds of Controversy
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If John Stanley and his associates at H2O Entertainment in Arlington can successfully pull off tomorrow's Washington DC Marathon, they will silence a line of critics that stretches longer than the 26-mile,...
Education Begins Anew for Afghan Girls, with International Help
Byline: Andrew Bushell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KABUL, Afghanistan - The school year begins today in Afghanistan, with many girls who were denied an education by the Taliban making their first appearance in classrooms. The Taliban regime shuttered...
Enron's Fall to Become Fodder for TV Movies
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Enron Corp. boss Kenneth L. Lay is about to go where Amy Fisher, O.J. Simpson and the Menendez brothers have gone before: the land of the made-for-TV movie. At least two television networks are...
'E.T.' Retains Its Charms after 20 Years
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Steven Spielberg's "E.T." entered the marketplace in June 1982 with more title than it needed. Presumably, the redundant "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" helped explain things for complete strangers to science-fiction,...
Ghosts of Milosevic Alive in Yugoslavia; Leaders Clash in Fragile Democracy
Byline: Joshua Kucera, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BELGRADE, Yugoslavia - The recent dramatic arrest of a deputy prime minister and a U.S. diplomat has plunged Europe's most fragile democracy into a power confrontation at a time when public attention is...
Go Fly a Kite
Byline: Derek Simmonsen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GO FLY A KITE The National Cherry Blossom Festival begins this weekend with one of the Smithsonian Institution's best-loved events, the kite festival. Plenty of people will be sending their creations...
Grandfather Opens Heart to Needy Kin; Gives Children a Home
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Golden Pettyjohn, a retired Prince George's County schools employee, did not expect to be raising children after age 50. "There are times when I wonder, 'Why do I do this?' But I deal with it. I love...
Grant Wins Last Battle by Finishing Memoirs; Dies from Cancer Days Later
Byline: John G. Leyden, Special to The Washington Times On May 6, 1884, Ulysses S. Grant finally must have known the feeling of complete defeat that Robert E. Lee had experienced at Appomattox. Grant awoke that morning believing he was a wealthy...
Greg Brown
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES GREG BROWN Milk of the Moon (Red House Records) There is a point when songwriting transcends the bounds of Earthly existence, and Greg Brown reaches it here. Mr. Brown's spare arrangements and other-worldly basso...
Gun Exile Program Could Get Funding
Byline: Mary Shaffrey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia's highly touted gun-deterrent program, Project Exile, may be saved from the budget knife, a spokeswoman for Gov. Mark R. Warner said this week. "Its not that big a chunk of change that we are...
Jacket Crafts Its Sound on the Farm
Byline: Joe Schaeffer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Evocative is the best word to describe Louisville, Kentucky's My Morning Jacket, whose second and most recent album, last year's sensational "At Dawn," is imbued with enough soul and feeling to launch...
Jazzy 'Hot Mikado' Sings, Dances Its Delights
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ford's Theatre hits the jackpot with "Hot Mikado," an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic musical. The jazz score swings, the funny lines crackle, the singing soars, and the acting and dancing...
Jedi Pilots Fight Again for Future of the Galaxy
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Superhero and cartoon characters have become integral parts of the electronic-entertainment industry. Around the world, youngsters and guys who can't get dates spend countless hours in front of their...
Just Say No
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The 10 top reasons why the Supreme Court should vote to support student drug testing: Adam, 18, deceased. Mark, 24, deceased. Garrett, 22, deceased. David, 26, deceased. Billy, 17, deceased. Cooper,...
Levy's Role Propels the Musical
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ted Levy, who plays the Mikado in Ford's Theatre's "Hot Mikado," says he's got the best job in show business. Not only does he get to tap dance and sing his way through the musical - he also gets...
'Mamma Mia' - It's Now Cool to Groove to ABBA
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They are indeed the name of the pop game. Swedish group ABBA seems to burst onto the music scene every 10 years to remind us of the quartet's uncanny ability to create timeless pop hits. Formed...
Military Help for Bogota Proposed; Congress to Eye Anti-FARC Funds
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration formally asked Congress yesterday to allow Colombia to use U.S. military aid in its war against a large left-wing rebel group that is wreaking havoc throughout the country....
Morella Wary of Video-Surveillance Plan
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress will have to set limits on law enforcement agencies' growing use of surveillance cameras, the chairman of a House subcommittee said yesterday. "I think we will need legislation in the form of...
More Localities Holding Owners Liable for Vicious Dogs; Laws Shouldn't Resort to Breed-Banning, Animal Organizations Say
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The murder conviction imposed Thursday by the jury in the fatal dog-mauling case in San Francisco - and the homicide charges brought in a similar case in Wisconsin - indicate communities are getting...
Mouton: Princely Defense
Byline: Duff Durkin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Coming in, Tayshaun Prince was the marked man, the player that Maryland could not afford to lose sight of or allow to get going on a hot streak. There was good reason - he had almost single-handedly...
Mr. Bush Goes to Peru
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush proved his mettle today by visiting Peru in the wake of Thursday's lethal car-bomb attack. Terrorists had tried to wage psychological warfare on the Peruvian people and send a sinister message to Mr. Bush...
Music
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES MUSIC Japanese keyboardist Japanese jazz pianist Keiko Matsui, sometimes described as having a New Age sound, performs at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater, F Street and New...
New Plays Get Voices at Arena
Byline: Jen Waters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Caleen Sinnette Jennings says that it is scary to hear her plays read aloud but that it is worth it if the experience helps her to im- prove her craft. "It's barely controlled terror and panic," Ms....
Nobles and Knaves
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Noble: Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana for introducing legislation that would fight terrorism by extending a non-proliferation project outside of the former Soviet Union. The bill would authorize $50 million to be spent...
On Course for Missile Defense
Byline: James Hackett, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is hard to believe it was 19 years ago today, at the height of the Cold War, when President Ronald Reagan announced the Strategic Defense Initiative. He ordered the Defense Department to...
Oscar's 'Mind'-Set; Critical Favorite Faces Rumor at 74th Awards
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Academy Awards are a year shy of a traditional landmark, the "Diamond Jubilee" anniversary. However, tomorrow evening's 74th annual ceremony to hand out Oscars involves a historic change of scene. The...
President Urges More Foreign Aid to Poor Nations; $5 Billion Increase Tied to Reforms
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MONTERREY, Mexico - President Bush yesterday said Americans are duty-bound to "share our wealth" with poor nations and promised a 50 percent increase in foreign aid, but only to states that reform their...
Protests Scuttle a Puppy Auction by Arts Society
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cathaee Hudgins has organized auctions for the Washington Performing Arts Society's last five annual galas. She says she's astonished that some animal-rights groups are objecting to the auctioning off...
Redskins Are Close to Signing Lineman
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins were close to signing Detroit Lions guard Tony Semple yesterday as they seek to rebuild the interior offensive line. Semple met with owner Dan Snyder, offensive line coach Kim...
Reforms Not Expected to Change Much; Campaign Finance Rules Will Put Focus on Interest Groups, Observers Say
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Expect state parties and outside interest groups to become more powerful but not much more to change when campaign finance regulations - passed by Congress this week - take effect next year, say observers...
Sludge Dumping Proceeds despite Review; Discharge into Potomac Fouls Wildlife
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The federal government is using faulty science to allow itself to dump tons of crude-oillike sludge into the Potomac River and should be stopped immediately, according to a scientific review. However,...
Terrapins Are Positively Elite; Maryland Gets Past Wildcats
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Maryland finally was tested in the NCAA tournament, and the Terrapins proved to be tournament tough. It wasn't until under 30 seconds remained last night that the thousands of Maryland...
TsegBall Holds Court for Men, Women
Byline: Denise Barnes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's called TsegBall. And it's a combination of basketball, handball, volleyball, rugby and hopscotch. Go figure. The new game looks more like chaos on a basketball court. TsegBall (seg-ball) is...
Tucker Suspended for Hit on Caps' Gonchar
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The four officials directly involved may have missed the incident but the NHL didn't, and it reacted swiftly yesterday against Toronto Maple Leafs forward Darcy Tucker. Tucker was suspended for two games...
Two Infantrymen Follow 2 Roads to Gettysburg
Byline: Erin Solar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This is not a work on Civil War tactics or a dissection of a significant action at Gettysburg, much less an essay on the meaning of Gettysburg. Rather, Mark Nesbitt, in "35 Days to Gettysburg,"...
U.S. Wants Wood Tariff; Commerce Says Canada Unfairly Subsidizes Its Exports
Byline: Carter Dougherty, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Commerce Department wants to impose a 29 percent tariff on lumber imports from Canada on the grounds that the largest U.S. trading partner unfairly subsidizes its own timber mills and dumps the...
Virginia Goalie Backs Up Coach's Hands-Off Style
Byline: Brad Marcus, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia goalie Tillman Johnson might go through an entire lacrosse practice without hearing one word from coach Dom Starsia. It's all part of Starsia's philosophy toward those who mind the cage. "I...
West Point Graduates Fought for North and South
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Taking a page from Bill O'Reilly's program on Fox News, the most ridiculous item of the day appeared in Oliver North's March 17 Commentary column, "Remembering duty, honor and country." Arguing that the media bypassed...
White House Mollifies House Panel; Istook Briefed on Security Plans
Byline: George Archibald, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Republican chairman of a House panel that funds the White House yesterday softened his earlier criticism of President Bush's refusal to allow congressional testimony by homeland security czar Tom...