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 27, 2003

An Actor, a Preacher and a Food Writer
Byline: William F. Gavin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Reach for the Top: The Turbulent Life of Laurence Harvey (Scarecrow Press, $39.95, 373 pages, illus.) is more than an entertaining and well written biography of the movie star of the 1950s...
Attack Ignites Ammo; Iraqis Rage at 6 Deaths
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Massive blasts at an ammunition dump guarded by U.S. forces killed at least six Iraqi civilians yesterday, injured 50 or more and sent hundreds of Iraqis into the streets venting rage at the Americans...
Bagging Another Gator; Redskins Get WR Jacobs,more Speed
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An ironic twist in the NFL Draft yesterday left the Washington Redskins with the player they strongly considered last month before giving up their first-round pick. Washington used its second-round selection...
Baghdad Zoo Shattered after War; Looting Blamed for Missing Animals, Food
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - There aren't many animals left in the Baghdad Zoo, and the ones that survived aren't very appealing. The brown bear is a scrofulous giant with rheumy eyes and a crusty nose. He was gnawing on...
Books on Dodgers, Senators Marred by Too Many Errors
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Baseball history can be fascinating when well researched and written. This spring brings several attempts that seem to fall short. "The Last Good Season" by Michael Shapiro ($24.95, Doubleday, 356 pages,...
Bush's Tax-Cut Ad War Rages around Snowe
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The ad war over President Bush's proposed tax cuts shows no sign of ending as Round 2 began yesterday in Maine with a new commercial defending Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, jointly sponsored by a labor union...
Complex Lives of American Indians before, after Columbus
Byline: Philip Burnham, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Americans love the big picture, the bird's-eye view, the world under one roof. In fact, the pressures to condense and combine as such are as fierce in the book trade today as they are in the...
Congress and the Drug-Approval Process
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES That the drug-approval process can and must be improved is not in doubt. We examined some of FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan's proposals to that end in the last editorial in this series. However, there are additional...
D.C. Police Imposing Untried Antiloitering Law
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Metropolitan Police have begun enforcing a 1996 antiloitering law designed to disrupt drug sales on city streets. The Anti-Loitering/Drug-Free Zone Act, enacted by the D.C. Council, allows the chief of police...
Debunking 'Medicinal' Marijuana
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is on the right track with his concern for youth and for breaking "the cycle that leads to a life of crime," as the reporter wrote in "Youth agency changes name" (Metro, Wednesday)....
Defense Dominates Terps' Scrimmage
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen has a penchant for downfield plays, and long gainers provided most of the fireworks during the Red team's 27-21 victory yesterday over the White in the annual scrimmage that...
ESPN Burns Midnight Oil for Playoffs
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ESPN announcer Steve Levy knows a thing or two about overtime playoff hockey. Levy was in the booth Thursday night for Anaheim's five-OT victory against Dallas, a six-hour marathon that did not end until...
Farm-Fresh Memories; Animals, Produce Just Part of Lure
Byline: Alexandra Rockey Fleming, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Springtime always sends city folk flocking to the country. Worlds away, but actually only miles from Metro and museums, country life is celebrated in the odoriferous air, the homegrown fruits...
FBOs Work
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The article "Progress seen on faith-based agenda" (Nation, Thursday) highlights how the Bush administration, in the face of partisan opposition to legislative reforms, has used executive orders to advance constitutional...
Fighting Childhood Drinking
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published a disturbing study that should concern all parents. It found that 25 percent of all 9th graders 14 and 15 year-olds admitted they engaged in binge drinking...
Fingers Crossed . . . Prosperity Prognosticated
Byline: Lawrence Kudlow, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "I think Alan Greenspan should get another term," said President Bush in a meeting with financial journalists this week. So there you have it. The 77-year-old Federal Reserve chairman could...
Forthcoming Clash Court
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES At the Supreme Court of the United States, October Term 2002 is drawing to a close. The justices hear their last oral arguments on April 30, and in late June they will take to the bench for the last time to announce...
Freedom Can't Beat Beat, but Rally for Draw
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Freedom figured out a red-hot Atlanta Beat team and walked off the RFK Stadium field yesterday still unbeaten, still in first place and off to the best start in franchise history. In a battle...
Georgetown Bolsters Case for At-Large NCAA Berth
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES No. 6 Georgetown 8, No. 8 Rutgers 4 Georgetown might not earn an automatic bid to next month's NCAA tournament, but there's little doubt the Hoyas will get an opportunity to make a run in the postseason....
Group Aids Troops Returning from War
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It would probably surprise Americans to learn that many U.S. soldiers wounded in Iraq arrive back in this country with only the clothes on their backs. "They come with nothing no underwear, no...
Iraq Is Chance for U.S. to Fix Its Relations; Country Seeks New Stance with EU
Byline: Louis R. Golino, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Winning the peace in Iraq provides policy-makers with a key opportunity to try to repair the rift in U.S.-European relations, say leading U.S. and European analysts who spoke recently at the...
Jacobs Delighted to Rejoin Spurrier
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the hours ticked away and name after name flashed across his television screen, Taylor Jacobs had to wonder if someone were playing a cruel joke on him. Jacobs, after all, had been given every indication...
LEARNING WITH FRIENDS; as Home-Schoolers Grow in Number, So Do Opportunities to Enrich Education in Social Settings
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The young teens are peering into microscopes, examining slides of rat cells when Kelly Jimenez, the adult in the room, suggests they try something else on a slide. A house plant? An apple peel? This...
Leftist Lunacy in San Francisco
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES One thing I always admired about lefties was their tenacity. Lack of brains or heart never stopped them. Neither did the truth about Uncle Joe, the irrationality of political correctness or bad bongo playing and hairy...
Let's All Hold Hands with Hitler
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ninety percent of what we believe is knowing why we disbelieve alternatives. On that score, University of Colorado Law School professor Richard Delgado's "Justice At War" is immensely constructive....
Lewis' Rep Is Hurt by Drug Disclosure
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES King Carl got royally busted last week twice. The California Highway Patrol said nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis failed a series of sobriety tests after a one-car accident Monday and was...
MacMillan Nets 4, U.S. Routs Canada
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shannon MacMillan is certainly ready for the Women's World Cup, wherever it may be played. Yesterday, MacMillan dominated a helpless team of Canadians, scoring four goals to lead the United States to a...
Making a Life beyond Kafka; Trials of a Brave Woman Who Kept Ailing Writer Alive
Byline: Carol Herman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There is something a bit odd, if not Kafka-esque, about the way Kathi Diamant describes how she came to write "Kafka's Last Love: The Mystery of Dora Diamant": "I was nineteen the first time I heard...
'Neocons' Get Boost in Defeat of Saddam; the Movement Boasts Top Proponents from the President Down
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The swift military defeat of the Iraqi regime by U.S.-led forces represents a dramatic foreign policy victory for the evolving worldview called "neoconservatism." "Neoconservative ideas have penetrated...
No Danger in the District?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington, D.C. is one of those cities where it seems nearly everyone grew up somewhere else. And, since September 11, 2001, most of those people hear the same question from their friends and relatives back home:...
No First-Rounder, No Drama Either
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES You could have cut the tension with a spoon yesterday at the Redskins' draft headquarters. * * * Did you get a load of Denny Green's act on ESPN? The man has a great future ahead of him - in infomercials....
'Odd Bedfellows' Bring Perspectives to Death Penalty
Byline: Frank J. Murray, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most advocates in the death-penalty policy war shun shades of gray. Executions are all wrong, or every one is "good riddance." Enter Virginia Sloan's star-studded crew at the Constitution Project...
Onset of the Second War
Byline: Jack Kelly, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES CAMP VICTORY, Kuwait - The second Iraq war began before the first one was over. It started with the April 10 assassination in Najaf, presumably by Iranian agents, of Ayatollah Abdel Majid al-Khoei,...
Perish the Partisan Review
Byline: Arnold Beichman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Georges Clemenceau, the French statesman, is reputed to have said: "He who is not a socialist at age 20 has no heart; he who is still a socialist at 40 has no head." Partisan Review, which after an...
Piglet's Games Just Mildly Amusing
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a world of violent video games, where dexterity of the thumb and index finger is infinitely more important than the flexing of the cerebrum, there must be a place for children and their parents...
Pondering from Scotland What News Technology Has Wrought
Byline: Clive Davis, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I just spent a week in the Scottish countryside, which was every bit as restful as I had hoped it would be. Sheep wandered around the meadow a few yards from the front door, chickens darted back...
Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation Is the Best Way to Heal Pulled Muscles
Byline: Dr. Gabe Mirkin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Muscle pulls are a hazard of exercising. The immediate treatment is RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation). Stop exercising immediately, apply an ice bag wrapped in a towel on the injured...
Right Kind of Tax Cut
Byline: Daniel Mitchell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Listening to Washington policy-makers haggle over the size of President Bush's proposed tax cut $350 billion over the next decade? $550 billion? $726 billion? you would think nothing...
RULERS OF THE AIR; Allied Warplanes Hit Iraqi Targets by the Numbers
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Allied commanders had Iraq's number. In fact, they had thousands of them. In the world's first ultramodern air war, where a record seven in every 10 munitions were "smart," air planners assigned...
Shi'ite Clergy Govern Baghdad Based on Religious Law; Patchwork Group Controls City, Provides Services to 2 Million Residents
Byline: Paul Martin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Shi'ite clergy are giving the orders and providing services that govern the daily lives of 2 million people in this city's teeming northern neighborhood. To senior U.S. officials, the pattern...
Study Finds Decline in D.C. Malpractice Lawsuits
Byline: Jabeen Bhatti, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A recently released study by a national consumer-advocacy group found that doctors practicing in the District do not face a crisis because of rising malpractice-insurance costs, contradicting warnings...
Sunday, April 20
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sunday, April 20 Iraqi police captured Saddam Hussein's finance minister and handed him over to U.S. forces, raising hopes of tracing billions of dollars the deposed Ba'athist strongman is believed to have stashed...
'Surprised' Henderson Lasts until Second Round
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was a down year for linebackers in the NFL Draft and a downer of a Saturday for Maryland's E.J. Henderson. The Terrapins' All-American middle linebacker waited around with friends and family in his hometown...
The 19th-Century Photographer Who Changed the World with His Horses
Byline: Stephen Goode, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eadweard Muybridge was the 19th-century photographer who first took pictures of horses in motion, freezing their movements in a series of frames. The photographs were a revelation - it was 1878...
The Gun-Control Issue
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's advisers should know something's wrong when liberal Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer are praising their boss. In a statement released this month, the Democrats congratulated Mr. Bush for supporting...
The Last Embed
Byline: David Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The last embed With the shooting war in Iraq at an end, we and other newspapers across the country have cut back the special sections or extra pages that had been added, dispensed with the daily maps...
The PC Workplace
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Ms. Foundation will expand its popular feminist holiday Take Our Daughters to Work Day to include boys. It will now be called Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. This year the popular holiday falls on Thursday,...
Tilghman Outings Are Just for Fun
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TILGHMAN ISLAND, Md. - Along with nine or 10 other charter fishing vessels, the Brooks Hooks idled away from its berth behind the Harrison's Chesapeake House restaurant and hotel complex to take part in...
Top NL Pitchers Are Faltering Early
Byline: John Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you own one of the National League's Big Three pitchers Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling from the Arizona Diamondbacks and Greg Maddux from the Atlanta Braves you're probably not too happy right now....
U.S. Troops Detect Lethal Chemicals in Drum of Liquid
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAIJI, Iraq - Initial tests on a pile of 50-gallon drums found by U.S. troops near this small industrial town north of Baghdad came up positive for chemicals used to make weapons of mass destruction, military...
Vikings, Saints Don't Learn from Past Errors
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It has been said that those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it. Someone should have told the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings, who looked stupid when they couldn't...
What a Leader Needs; Effecting Change across the Ages
Byline: Philip Gold, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Transforming Leadership" never quite gets to where it's going. But no matter. It's a wonderful walkabout - a stroll with a brilliant, humane, and beloved old professor whose courses you took...
When Bud Moves on, How about Harold?
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - Since Cadillac Bud Selig has announced that he will step down as commissioner of baseball after his term is up in 2006, I have the perfect candidate to replace him. It's Harold Baines, although...
White House Presses for Tax Cut; A Weak First Quarter Prompts Concern over the Time Needed to Lift the Economy
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The economy's anemic growth rate sharply increases political pressure on the White House to pass its tax-cut stimulus plan soon, administration officials say. The government's latest report on the health...
Who Says Experience Counts? Less Experienced Goalies Pulling Playoff Shockers
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In an age when teams come from nowhere to win Super Bowls and World Series, it has been comforting to know that experienced goaltending can still be relied upon to produce Stanley Cup champions. Oops....
Wrong Response to HIV
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I am writing in response to a letter written by Carl Olson of Woodland Hills, Calif. ("Does HIV belong on the quarantine list?" Monday). Mr. Olson apparently has no idea of the purpose of quarantine. Quarantine, in modern...