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 21, 2003

Activists on Right Fear Waning Influence; Neocons Seen Winning Bush's Ear
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Conservative activists fear that they are not exercising as much influence on the Bush White House as they did in previous Republican presidencies. In a memo to hundreds of fellow conservatives, a...
After an Inspired Win, Senators Need Another
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now what? The Ottawa Senators have played two of their biggest trump cards. They produced a win the team had to have and also may have produced the leader they sought, but is the magic used up? The New...
America Alerted to High Risk of Terror; Embassy Closed in Saudi Arabia
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration yesterday raised the nation's terror alert level to high, or Code Orange, and closed the U.S. Embassy and two consulate offices in Saudi Arabia in response to suicide bombings last...
A Picture's Worth; Union's Photography Program Helps Workers Record Experiences
Byline: Sarah Marcisz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Three hundred rolls of undeveloped film wrapped in brown paper bags fill a tower of boxes in the Brooklyn apartment of Basil Saunders Jr., 47, a child-protection supervisor. Photography has fascinated...
A Republican Gas Tax Increase?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the Democratic and French criticisms of the Iraq war was that Republicans supported the invasion simply to guarantee the flow of cheap oil to America. That is an unjustified charge on its face, but even more so...
Backyard Butterflies; Selected Plants Attract, Nurture Nature's Pretty, Delicate Insects
Byline: Jen Waters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eric Raun of Silver Spring spends hours in his back yard, watching for butterflies. But he doesn't leave it to chance. To attract the winged creatures, he created a butterfly garden, using the plants butterflies...
Bending Iron Wills
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The steel tariffs that the White House imposed in March 2002 appear to have weakened foreign governments' once-iron will to maintain trade-distorting subsidies on steel. At a meeting last week of steel-producing nations,...
Bloomberg's War
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bloomberg's war "Is New York's mayor trying to destroy the city?" James Taranto asks in his Best of the Web Today column at www.opinionjournal.com, referring to Republican Michael R. Bloomberg. "Not...
Border Army Left Homeless; Israeli Pullout Made Militia into Refugees
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HADERA, Israel - Jan Rizk calls it "the betrayal." Three years ago, the Southern Lebanon Army veteran was summoned with other SLA officers by their Israeli patrons to a 2 p.m. meeting at the militia's...
Bush Decries Plight of Cubans; Meets Dissidents to Hear Tales of Life under Castro
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday told Cubans in a radio message beamed into Cuba that "dictatorships have no place in the Americas." Marking the 101st anniversary of Cuban independence from Spain, the president...
Bush Holds First Exchange with New Palestinian Leader; Makes 'Hopeful' Call despite Spate of Suicide Bombings in Mideast
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday called Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas for the first time, showing a willingness to work with the new leader despite recent suicide attacks on Israel. The president's...
Canada Reports Case of Mad Cow Disease; U.S. Closes Border to Red Meat, Cattle
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Canadian officials yesterday announced the first case of mad cow disease in North America in a decade, prompting the United States to immediately ban red meat and livestock imported from Canada. ...
Catholics in Texas Upset over Priest Accused of Rape
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DALLAS - The Catholic Church here, beleaguered by several sexual-abuse cases in recent years, has another controversy in the works this one surrounding the assignment of a priest once accused of raping...
Data Program Must Solve Privacy Fears, Says the Pentagon
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Supersnoop technology to catch terrorists will not violate civil liberties, but numerous loopholes must be closed to protect the privacy of Americans, the Pentagon said yesterday in a report issued to...
D.C. Named a Finalist for 2008 Super Bowl
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NFL owners yesterday selected Washington as one of four finalists to play host to the Super Bowl in February 2008. The owners, meeting in Philadelphia, also approved Tampa, Fla.; New York and Phoenix....
Democrats Accused of Lying to Vets; Republicans Call $6.2 Billion Reduction in Benefits Bogus
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republicans accused Democrats of lying about phantom cuts in veterans benefits and pledged to "refute the deceit" if Democrats celebrate Memorial Day with political events designed to "scare our...
Ehrlich to Veto Corporate Taxes; Still Undecided on Tuition Bill, Photo Radar as Deadline Nears
Byline: Vaishali Honawar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is expected to veto a corporate-tax package today, a move expected to create a $135 million shortfall in the state budget. "The corporate-tax package is certain to be vetoed,"...
Field of 9 Down to Leaders, Long Shots; Three or Four Rise from Pack
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The nine-member field of Democratic presidential candidates has been effectively whittled down to about three or four top contenders in the early nominating contests, with everyone else nearly off the...
F&WS, Maryland's DNR Wimp out on Mute Swans
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Imagine living in an area where foreign wildlife invaders have taken hold, threatening to destroy ever-increasing amounts of valuable marine grasses, in the process affecting every native species whose...
Gunshots Hit Another Cop's House; No One Hurt in Second Recent Attack in NE
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A gunman fired at a police officer's Northeast home yesterday, the second attack on a police officer's family living in the 5th Police District in less than a month. The shooting occurred in the 1200...
Hey, Big Spenders; Here's How to Reverse the Economic Slide
Byline: Ralph R. Reiland, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The economic problems that America faces slow growth, rising budget deficits at all levels of government, too few jobs and a business climate that's not especially suited to producing new...
High-Scoring Mavericks Buck Trends
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mark Cuban and the Mavericks are sticking their tongues out at the NBA traditionalists in these playoffs. The gesture especially fits Cuban, the team's fine-happy owner who has the boyish confidence, energy...
House GOP Accepts $350 Billion Tax Cut; Settles for Half of Bush's Initial Plan
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republicans yesterday said they will accept a final tax cut totaling about $350 billion over 10 years - a far cry from the $726 billion the president first proposed or the $550 billion plan the House...
Internet Rumors from Fans Take on a Life of Their Own
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So you've traded Babe Ruth. Bought a minority share of the Wiz. Signed a contract with Don King. And now? You're on a one-way elevator to athletic damnation. Heading down. Way, way down. You pass...
Lillian De Sevilla Sacasa, 82, Washington Socialite
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lillian Somoza de Sevilla Sacasa, widow of the former Nicaraguan ambassador to the United States, died May 14 of congestive heart failure at the Washington Hospital Center. She was 82. Mrs. Sevilla Sacasa was born...
Long Live the New York Times; Times Haters Seeking Day in Media Sun
Byline: Tony Blankley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This is going to be a curiously perverse column: a defense of the New York Times by the conservative editorial page editor of the Washington Times. As a conservative, Republican political operative for...
Mandatory Anthrax Vaccine for Troops Challenged in Court
Byline: Patrick Badgley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Attorneys for six military officers and Defense Department personnel argued in a U.S. District Court yesterday that the Department of Defense must stop inoculating soldiers as a remedy for inhalation...
Missile Shield Gains Support across Globe; Terror Threat Kills Opposition
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House yesterday announced that global opposition to President Bush's missile-defense plan largely has collapsed in the wake of the war against terrorism, causing a "sea change" of views even in...
Moran 2004 Primary to Be Uphill Struggle
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. Rep. James P. Moran faces his toughest primary challenge next year, with at least two strong candidates vying to unseat the seven-term Virginia Democrat who has strained relations with the Jewish community....
Mormons and Libertarianism
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The article about whether one can be a good Mormon and a good Democrat made me think ("Church and state," Page 1, Sunday). I believe we cannot be a good Mormon and a Democrat or a Republican. Church of Jesus Christ...
New Silverdocs Film Festival Puts Documentaries in Focus
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The American Film Institute and Discovery Communications Inc., the parent company of the Discovery Channel, became neighbors in Silver Spring recently. The organizations plan to capitalize on the proximity...
Not California's Problem
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thursday's editorial on California energy, "California's problem," gets it wrong on two points. First, California's long-term energy contracts should be revised because they were not based on fair energy prices. Those...
'Old Europe' vs. New
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Old Europe' vs. new Donald H. Rumsfeld's famous description of 'old Europe' and new Europe is playing out in Brussels, where hundreds of delegates are drafting a constitution for a European Union...
Palestinians Lament Lack of Iraqi Cash for Terrorist Acts; Saddam's Fall Ends $25,000 Payments to Suicide Bombers' Families
Byline: Joshua Kurlantzick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RAMALLAH, West Bank - Taped onto Mohammed Shkukani's living-room wall is a poster of Jerusalem's golden Dome of the Rock mosque with a picture superimposed of a young man dressed military fatigues...
Psychiatry in the Courtroom
Byline: Richard E. Vatz, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES About 5 years ago the "60 Minutes" show had a segment that provided tremendous understanding of the lack of validity of psychiatric testimony in criminal justice cases. The issue was whether...
Role for U.N. in War Crimes Trials
Byline: Anne-Marie Slaughter and William Burke-White, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES American officials recently announced details of their proposed plans for judicial reconstruction in Iraq. These plans miss a crucial opportunity to re-engage...
Saving a Precious Natural Resource
Byline: Michael Fumento, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Only two good things came out of the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s when winds whisked away the nutri- ent-rich topsoil from drought-stricken American farms, forcing many farmers to simply...
Schools Seen Facing 'Leadership Famine'; Manifesto Calls for Casting Wider Net
Byline: George Archibald, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Public schools should be able to choose principals and superintendents for their ability to manage and achieve results, as businesses and the military do, 65 education-reform leaders said yesterday...
Shuttle's Foam Loss Blamed on Design
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A flawed design allowed foam insulation to peel off the Space Shuttle Columbia's external fuel tank and slam into the spacecraft, investigators said yesterday. The foam came from a V-shaped metal piece...
Supporting a Risky Water Policy
Byline: Angela Logomasini, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As U.S. environmentalists push policies to phase out use of chlorine gas at water-treatment plants, humanitari- ans are lobbying for it. And UNICEF has been calling on coalition forces...
Support Wanes for Long Flights out of Reagan; Fearing Noise, Area Lawmakers Resist Rise in Number
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Support in Congress for more long-distance flights out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is weakening as legislators prepare to vote on the issue. The original legislation proposed last week...
Surprise Honors
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Surprise honors Few in the audience for Sunday's commencement at Mount St. Mary's College and Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., recognized a man seated politely at the dais. His identity became clear...
The Fog at Foggy Bottom
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Walk the halls of the State Department's main offices in Washington these days, and you'll encounter an abundance of political cartoons something you could not have found even three years ago. It's not that the diplomats...
The Road to Peace; Palestinians and Israelis Must Compromise
Byline: Robert Stewart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Israel's withdrawal from Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza on Tuesday spoiled the efforts of terrorists this week to derail peace efforts in the region. It was a singularly brilliant and courageous...
TV Networks Clean Up 'Family Hour' Programs
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Prime-time TV broadcasts have shown a "dramatic decrease" in sexual content for the first time in almost a decade, says a watchdog group that tracks TV content. With "raunchy reality series, envelope-pushing...
Twain to Tomlin; KenCen Picks Deft Comic for Humor Prize, 'And That's the Truth'
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The versatile Lily Tomlin sketch comic, monologist and actress has been selected as this year's recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center announced Tuesday. Miss Tomlin,...
Understanding SARS
Byline: Joan B. Rose, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Recently, more than 48,000 people showed up in Toronto to watch the home town Blue Jays play the Texas Rangers in an American League baseball game. While ticket sales no doubt were helped by...
United States of Europe? the EU Wants a Constitution
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BRUSSELS - With all the reports of anti-Americanism in Europe, it may surprise people here to be told that the United States of America is the envy of European politicians. Looked at from Washington, the...
U.S. Fears Heroin Paying for Nukes
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The seizure of a North Korean ship suspected of smuggling a huge cache of heroin into Australia last month has increased U.S. fears Pyongyang is using drug and other illegal trade to finance its nuclear...
U.S. Hopeful U.N. Will Lift Iraq Sanctions; Expects 9 Council Votes, Wants 15
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. officials said yesterday they were confident that the third draft of a U.S.-sponsored U.N. resolution to lift sanctions on Iraq could win at least the nine votes needed to pass the Security Council....
Vermont's Sanders Takes to Air with Liberal Talk Radio
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rep. Bernie Sanders has struck a blow for liberal talk radio, the dream broadcast venue of those who mourn the defeat of Al Gore and the triumph of Rush Limbaugh. The Vermont independent hosted his...
Web, Phone Lines Up and Running; Officials Say Links Long Overdue
Byline: Paul Martin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Long lines of black cable were being rolled out in the presidential compound yesterday and new black phones were ringing two signs that the arrival of L. Paul Bremer as the chief civilian administrator...
WRC Mops Up on Rivals in Sweeps
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WRC-TV will score another sweeps victory when the May ratings period ends today, although the NBC affiliate's numbers are down in the afternoon and early evening races. As usual, WRC (Channel 4) had the...