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 July 3, 2003

A Sensible Ruling
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a victory for parents seeking to protect their children from pornography, the Supreme Court voted 6-3 last week to uphold a law requiring that public libraries install anti-porn Internet filters as a condition of...
A Terrible Mistake; Drug Reimportation from Canada Poses Many Threats
Byline: Robert Goldberg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Next week, thanks to a deal the House Republican leadership cut with Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson, the House will vote on a bill that will finance terrorism, undermine drug safety and threaten...
Bewilderment over Credit-Card Sprees Is Hard to Buy
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Public school officials in the District are stuck in the midst of an exhaustive investigation, trying to determine why anyone in their employ would need the taxpayer-funded services of a telephone psychic....
Bomb-Making Class Sparked Fatal Explosion at Iraq Mosque
Byline: Paul Martin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - An explosion that killed nine persons inside a mosque Monday night was triggered during a bomb-making class in the building, U.S. military officials said yesterday, offering the strongest evidence...
Bush Cool on Measure to Ban Gay 'Marriage'; Conservatives Hit Wait-and-See Stance
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday declined to support a constitutional amendment banning homosexual "marriages," despite Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's strong endorsement of such a ban. "I don't know if it's...
Bush Visit Said to Be 'Tough' for Mbeki; Comments on Regional Crises at Issue
Byline: Geoff Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JOHANNESBURG - Tough talk from Washington ahead of a visit to Africa by President Bush next week is creating problems for South African President Thabo Mbeki, whose refusal to speak out on Zimbabwe and other...
Bush Weighs Sending Troops to Liberia; Rumsfeld Opposes Action
Byline: Joseph Curl and David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush is expected to decide today whether to send U.S. troops to Liberia to lead peacekeeping efforts, a move opposed by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and top brass...
Bush White House Untouched by Scandal; Deprives Foes of Re-Election Weapon
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The first 29 months of President Bush's administration have been strikingly free of major scandal, depriving his detractors of a powerful political weapon that was a fixture of the Clinton era. However,...
Buying American; Consumers Inspired Anew for the Red, White and Blue
Byline: Jamie Braun, THE WASHINGTON TIMES USA T-shirts and patriotic polos are "flying off the shelves" at Stars & Stripes at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Sales of American flags are "fantastic" at Alamo Flags at the same mall. Red-white-and-blue...
By George
Byline: Stephanie K. Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES By George Celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence by visiting the homestead of the father of our country. Mount Vernon, George and Martha Washington's home and burial place at...
Crow Rewards Her True Believers
Byline: Jen Waters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Sheryl Crow took the stage at Wolf Trap in Vienna Tuesday night, fans were more than ready for her. Not only had the crowd been eagerly awaiting her debut performance at the venue, but it also had been...
Dark Side's Critic; Author Cites Faults in Liberal Philosophy
Byline: Michael Carney, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Like Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars," Phil Kent is warning about the Dark Side. But the "Force," in this case, is liberalism. "It all started in 1969, a bad year: 'If it feels good, do it.' I've seen...
Debating Pot
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Yesterday's Op-Ed column, "Canada, Maryland going to pot," is right on target. A good gauge of the facts of the column is how angry the legalizers get and what their comments on their pro-drug Internet sites decry. ...
Don't Bury Jobs, 'Berry' the System; Retaining Domestic Sources of Military Supplies
Byline: Tim Ryan, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As a founding member of the Congressional Defense Industrial Base Caucus, I stand with many of my colleagues who believe that Congress must take steps to preserve America's ability to produce weapons...
Economic Realities
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In November, after Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and his central bank colleagues lowered their target short-term interest rate a larger-than-expected half-percentage point, Mr. Greenspan told Congress' Joint...
Edwards Urged to Let Heroes Act See Vote
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lawmakers and veterans urged Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Edwards to stop blocking legislation aimed at easing student loan burdens for soldiers fighting overseas. "It's shameful that the...
Ehrlich's Fiscal Resolve
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As Maryland begins its new fiscal year, Gov. Robert Ehrlich is once again the bearer of bad news about the state's fiscal condition. Mr. Ehrlich has ordered Comptroller William Donald Schaefer to withhold nearly $650...
Fahrenheit Rises along the Banks of Georgetown; Classy Restaurant, Bar on Waterfront
Byline: Corinna Lothar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Degrees is hot; Fahrenheit is cool very cool but not a bit cold. The former is the bar and the latter the restaurant in the new Ritz-Carlton hotel on South Street at the bottom of Georgetown....
Fairfax Police Make Arrest in Dog-Dragging Case
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fairfax County police made an arrest yesterday in the case of a dog that was dragged behind a car. Police officials said they arrested Jeong Oh, 48, of Sterling, Va., after she arrived at the county...
Fast-Food Industry Responds to Fat Charges; Study Shows Americans Eat Most Meals at Home, Consume Larger Portions
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The fast-food industry, under increasing pressure from critics who call it the main culprit in making America a nation of fatties, yesterday cited a U.S. Chamber of Commerce report that suggests home-cooking...
Fourth of July Has Different Stripes; When Red, White and Blue Is Brown, Black and White
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Americans have thrived in the melting pot. We haven't been a pure-bred strain since Capt. John Smith married Pocahontas. Intermarriage and immigration make us a lumpy and colorful stew. We frequently...
Freedom Figure Half Hamm Is Better Than None
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For the second straight game, the Washington Freedom plan to use Mia Hamm sparingly to avoid further aggravation to her sore right knee. In Saturday's 1-0 loss at Atlanta, Hamm came on as a second-half...
Gene Mueller's Weekend Fishing Report
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It will be a good Independence Day weekend for sport anglers of all stripes, most of all for those who prefer the tidal waters from the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers to the Atlantic Ocean. The tidal...
Global Greed Screed
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The European Commission and the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development based in Paris) are reprimanding and threatening several political and economic entities with blacklisting...
Goomba to Moose
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Goomba to Moose As this newspaper has been reporting, attorneys for Washington-area sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad are trying to stop publication of former Montgomery County Police Chief Charles...
Greece Protests U.S.-Macedonia Agreement
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Greece, which views with deep suspicion the use of the name Macedonia by its northern neighbor, officially known as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, appeared doubly riled yesterday when the name...
Greens Give Heaviest to Democrats; Less Than 10 Percent Went to Republicans in 2001-02
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Environmental groups overwhelmingly backed Democratic candidates in the last election cycle, contributing more than 90 percent of their political contributions to them, financial reports show. "That...
Italy's Priorities
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Italy's priorities Italy planned a coordinated effort in Washington and Brussels yesterday to present its goals for its six-month presidency of the European Union. But the plans could not have gone...
Judge Moves Sniper Suspect Trial to Chesapeake; Malvo's Defense Team 'Very Pleased'
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo's trial was moved 200 miles from the D.C. area yesterday after a Fairfax County judge ruled that residents were too traumatized by the shootings last fall to serve as fair and...
Kilgore to Appeal Abortion Ruling; Pledges to Get Injunction Lifted
Byline: Mary Shaffrey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore said yesterday he will appeal a federal judge's decision to block enforcement of a new state law banning a rarely performed abortion procedure. Mr. Kilgore,...
Knit-and-Purl Scots Exhibit at Mall Festival
Byline: Joanna Shaw-Eagle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shetland Islander Anne Eunson contentedly spins Shetland fleece into yarn at the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival. Ben, a 5-year-old boy, watches the spinning wheel intently, explaining it to his father....
Laci Peterson's Mom Urges Law Recognizing Unborn in Attacks
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sharon Rocha whose pregnant daughter, Laci Peterson, and unborn grandson Conner were slain is urging Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle to actively support legislation that would criminalize the killing...
Landmarking Tomfoolery
Byline: Paul Craig Roberts, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Columnists have had a field day with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's Supreme Court decision (Grutter). In effect, Justice O'Connor declared diversity to be a "compelling state interest" that trumps...
License-Plate Spray Foils Traffic Cameras; Marketers Get Step Ahead of the Law
Byline: Steve Sexton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Motorists have litigated against them, fired bullets at them and thrown garbage on them - all to get back at the traffic cameras that have caught them in the act of running a red light or speeding. Now...
Lifting of Ban on Sex Predator in Parks to Be Appealed; Court Said Indiana City Can't Bar 'Window-Shopping' for Children
Byline: Frank J. Murray, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The mayor of an Indiana city that barred a convicted child molester for life from "window-shopping" in its parks said yesterday the city will challenge a federal appeals court decision nullifying that...
McDonald's Beefs Up Happy Meals with Video Games
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES McDonald's Happy Meal toys continue to evolve from simple, character-licensed goodies to high-tech happenings seeking to appeal to today's tots, who want more than a piece of articulated plastic to...
Medicare Misstep - with Fallout
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Medicare prescription drug bill President Bush hopes to sign this summer has sparked a split in his party and between the White House and its conservative think tank allies. The House and Senate...
MedSTAR Chopper Turns 20; Helicopter Crews Celebrate Their Critical-Care Rescues
Byline: Patrick Badgley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ted Chittick has been flying people on the verge of death for more than 20 years. A helicopter pilot for the Washington Hospital Center, Mr. Chittick has flown car-crash victims from local highways,...
Mexican ID Card Still Accepted despite Warnings from U.S
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal government warnings that identification cards issued by Mexican officials are unreliable and a threat to national security have not swayed supporters nationwide, including municipalities, police...
'Minds' of Plants; Language and Eyes of Their Own
Byline: Jen Waters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It might be easy to laugh off the suggestion that plants can talk. The notion isn't necessarily a joke, however. Although their patterns may be hard to interpret, scientists say plants have a secret life...
Moral Arbiters
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Moral arbiters Critics of the Supreme Court decision to declare a constitutional right to sodomy are wrong to conclude that the ruling "means the end of morals legislation," Jonathan Cohn writes in the...
Music of the Revolution Not Made in America; Colonials Set Early Lyrics to British Tunes
Byline: Lisa Rauschart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Watch David and Ginger Hildebrand perform a piece from their early American music repertoire: They wear period costumes; their instruments are faithful reproductions; their music has been carefully...
NEA Rejects Outline by Bush for Schools; Says Plan Would Have Adverse Effect
Byline: George Archibald, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW ORLEANS - National Education Association officials and teacher members criticized President Bush's school accountability program yesterday at the union's annual convention, just a day after the...
New Strategy Needed for Turkey
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I commend Ariel Cohen for his column "Getting Turkey right" (Commentary, Tuesday). Though I share Mr. Cohen's conclusion that the United States should continue to support Turkey's aspirations to join the European Union,...
Rainout Tightens Up Packed O's Schedule
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - After ending a five-game losing streak the night before and beating Mike Mussina for the second time since he left Baltimore for New York, the Orioles were looking forward to taking the field...
Rebuilding . . . or Dismantling?
Byline: William R. Hawkins, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter, California Republican, has taken the initiative to reconstitute the American defense industry that shrank during the military downsizing...
Report Finds Law Bars Few Illegals; Bill Designed to Tighten Controls
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Few immigrants have been barred from entering the United States under a law designed to force illegal immigrants to return home and wait before being able to apply for legal residence, in effect neutering...
Saddam's Low-Level Envoys Still Work at U.N
Byline: Stewart Stogel and Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Saddam Hussein might be gone, but his diplomats are still in their U.N. offices, supported by Saddam holdovers working in the Iraqi Foreign Ministry. "They are civil servants,...
Safety Sensors Made Roller Coaster Stop
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A stalled roller coaster that left 24 persons dangling from its suspended cars for more than two hours Tuesday had shifted into safety mode when computerized sensors discovered a hazard on the track, a...
Shifting Fault Lines; Key GOP Issues Gain Support from Hispanic Voters
Byline: Gary J. Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The political Richter scales that measure shifts in America's electoral tectonic plates seem to have gone haywire. Strategists from both parties are scrambling to figure out why Hispanics traditionally...
Snap, Crackle, Pop
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Snap, crackle, pop CBS gets into the holiday spirit tomorrow evening with "The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular," airing at 10. Hosted by Harry Smith of CBS News' "The Early Show," the special...
Some Leagues Do the Shuffle with No Fuss
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In other sports news this week, Virginia Military Institute left the Southern Conference for the Big South, and Elon left the Big South for the Southern Conference. And you thought the Atlantic Coast Conference...
Sounds from the Heart; Clements, Carters Join Unique Styles
Byline: Kris Garnjost, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In every musical genre, a couple of musicians deserve the appellation "must see." Their distinctive sound, amazing expertise and expansive body of work have simply made them the best at what...
United Gets First Road Win by Beating Dallas
Byline: Graham Watson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES SOUTHLAKE, Texas - Dema Kovalenko's goal in the 79th minute last night broke a tie and gave D.C. United its first road victory of the season, 3-1 over the Dallas Burn at Dragon Stadium. It...
Unlikely Duo
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Unlikely duo Launch Radio Networks Jack White, one-half of the garage-rock duo the White Stripes, continues his fascination with one of his heroes, country music star Loretta Lynn. Mr. White...
Up to 29 Fires May Be Tied to Arsonist; Jurisdictions Differ after Release of List
Byline: Matthew Cella,THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. fire and police departments yesterday said as many as 29 suspicious fires in the District and Prince George's County in recent weeks could be connected to the same serial arsonist. Fire investigators...
U.S. Charges Michigan Man as Nazi Guard
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Michigan man was arrested yesterday on charges he served as a guard at a Nazi death camp during World War II and belonged to Germany's infamous "Death's Head Battalion," which helped seal the fate of Jews...
U.S. Farm Policy Sows Ire in Africa; Subsidies Called Protectionist, Unfair
Byline: Tom Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Djiguina Tounkara, a cotton farmer from Kita in landlocked Mali, says President Bush's need to court the U.S. farm vote has made it difficult for him to feed and clothe his family. A respected Muslim elder...
U.S. Sour on EU's Rules for Bio-Foods
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES European lawmakers yesterday approved strict rules to identify and track genetically modified foods, a move quickly criticized by the U.S. farm industry and the Bush administration as a new barrier...
Video Thriller 'Phone Booth' Rings with Suspense, Drama; Sniper Grips City in His Cross Hairs
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Screenwriter Larry Cohen's intense, claustrophobic thriller, Phone Booth, is perhaps one of the longest-gestating projects in celluloid history; Alfred Hitchcock, who died in 1980, was reportedly interested in making...
Virginia DMV Aides Held in License Fraud; Suspected of Selling to the Unqualified
Byline: Jerry Seper and Mary Shaffrey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal authorities yesterday arrested two clerks at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles branch in Tysons Corner and four associates in a suspected $1 million scheme to produce and...
Web-Cam Call a True 'Gee-Whiz' Marvel
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The gee-whizzery of technology is fascinating to watch, but it loses its punch through sheer mind-numbing speed of advance. The new central-processing unit has 58 million transistors, runs at 2 gigahertz,...
Weekend Warriors; A Saturday on the Course Is No Day at the Beach
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Masochism is a Saturday morning tee time. Your proposition sounded simple enough. After a five-year moratorium, you decided it was finally time to once again give weekend golf a chance. You secured a...
What Intelligence Community Needs
Byline: Porcher L. Taylor III, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In order to depoliticize any claim that any U.S. president would ever take military action especially one involving tactical nuclear weapons based on politically predetermined intelligence,...
William White Ingraham, Businessman, Sailor, 74
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES William White Ingraham, a businessman and avid sailor, died June 16 of cancer at Alexandria Hospital. He was 74. Mr. Ingraham was in Woonsocket, R.I. A true New Englander, he grew up in Rhode Island, Massachusetts...
Winner Claims Mega Millions Pot; Waited 12 Days to Step Forward
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - A 54-year-old Essex woman who worked four part-time jobs as she struggled to pay for a $62,000 house stepped forward yesterday as the winner of the $112 million Mega Millions lottery. Bernadette...
WUSA Brings USA Today Anchor aboard; Welcomes Latest Refugee from Newspaper's Struggling Venture in TV Market
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WUSA-TV (Channel 9) announced yesterday that Mike Walter will become Andrea Roane's co-anchor on its early morning newscast, succeeding her longtime partner, Mike Buchanan. The CBS affiliate also said...