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 30, 2003

A 'Horrible Crime'
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A 'horrible crime' The U.S. ambassador to Indonesia yesterday denounced human trafficking as a "horrible crime" that is "truly a worldwide scourge." "Trafficking in persons is a horrible crime that...
And the Winner Is . . . Ning an Wins Kapell with Power, Restraint
Byline: T.L. Ponick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The grueling but always exciting 25th anniversary edition of the William Kapell International Piano Competition and Festival came to a climax last Friday evening as three talented young artists competed...
Arlington Debate Takes Fowl Turn
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Arlington ballpark debate, already contentious, tilted toward the extreme last night. Local stadium advocates, furious with Arlington County's surprise request to remove the jurisdiction from ballpark...
Blake Opens with Victory; Champion of '02 Mason Tops Carraz in First Match
Byline: Jeff Smith, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As last night's featured performer, James Blake knew he would play before a packed house as he began his defense of his 2002 Legg Mason Tennis Classic title. And even though it wasn't the smoothest of...
Bush Won't Declassify 9/11 Findings on Saudis
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday rejected calls by Saudi Arabia and some members of Congress to declassify part of a congressional report on September 11, saying such a move "would help the enemy" and jeopardize...
Catchings Propels Fever Past Mystics in OT
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The duel between the greatest players in the storied history of Tennessee women's basketball went to Tamika Catchings. Catchings drove the left baseline past Chamique Holdsclaw and Asjha Jones and converted...
Changing with the Times; Medicare Must Keep Up with Breakthroughs
Byline: Pamela G. Bailey, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Advances in lifesaving medical technology are occurring every day, yet seniors are being denied access to new FDA-approved treatments because Medicare does not cover these technologies. ...
Council Says No to Commuter Tax; Denis Calls It a State Issue
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Montgomery County Council yesterday unanimously rejected a resolution that would require suburbanites who work in the District to pay a commuter tax, joining other jurisdictions in rejecting the...
Courtside; Inside the Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES There's no place like home Paul Goldstein (below) labels himself as a "vagabond," with no definitive time to relax during his hectic tennis schedule. And yet Goldstein, who was born in the District and whose family...
Diane Sherwood, 67, Interfaith Worker
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Diane Sherwood, associate director of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, died July 3 after a long battle with cervical cancer at Montgomery Hospice Casey House in Rockville. She was 67. Ms. Sherwood...
Diversity Blackmail in the NFL
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue fined Detroit Lions President Matt Millen $200,000 last week. The penalty had nothing to do with breaking the rules of the game or bringing public disgrace on the...
Doctors Asked to Help Older Drivers
Byline: Judith Person, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The American Medical Association will issue a report today that calls upon doctors to help older motorists drive more safely. A preview of the report states that physicians are key to helping older...
Dredging Plan Upsets Group
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Maryland Department of Natural Resources' shellfish division has applied for a 5-year permit to dredge fossil oyster shells at Worton and Plum Points in the upper Chesapeake Bay. The Maryland portion...
For Wizards, No Jordan Means No TV
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The national television spotlight the Washington Wizards basked in the last two seasons was clicked off yesterday when it was announced they will not make an appearance this season. The NBA released...
GOP Disputes Global-Warming Cause; Emissions Debate Expected as Senate Weighs Energy Bill
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Republicans are pushing back on the issue of global warming, with the chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee questioning not only the evidence for warming, but also the link between...
GPS Helps Blind Walk Campus; Device Gives Directions Orally
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Blind high school students visiting Catholic University yesterday tested a new technology to help them navigate between campus buildings and the surrounding area. The shoulder-carried personal computers...
How NOW on Implants?
Byline: Steven Milloy, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National Organization for Women portrays itself as being in favor of women making their own informed choices for their bodies. So it's curious that NOW opposes women choosing to have silicone...
In Defense of the NAACP
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES "It is difference of opinion that makes horse races," said Mark Twain. It is in that vein that I take issue with the insinuation in the July 22 "Pruden On Politics" commentary that members and leaders of the NAACP are:...
Lukewarm Support for the Energy Bill
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Before the Senate leaves for the August recess, it could wind up three years of debate by passing its comprehensive energy bill (S. 14). For all the measure's complexity, the question of whether it should be passed comes...
Mall Kickoff Concert
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mall kickoff concert Billboard.com Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige are onboard for a Sept. 4 free concert on the National Mall to kick off the 2003 National Football League season, Billboard.com...
Military Aid; Will Liberia Be Another Somalia?
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The news that President Bush has ordered three warships with some 2,500 Marines to the waters off the coast of Liberia in West Africa creates an uneasy sense of deja vu. The president has commendably made...
NAACP's Lynching Theory Rejected; Judge Says Evidence in Hanging Points Only to Suicide
Byline: Frank J. Murray, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Florida police chief yesterday said he tried to stem lynching rumors by showing the local NAACP president evidence that a May hanging was a suicide, yet the group continued to stir racial unrest. ...
Pentagon Axes Gambling Program on Terrorism; Wolfowitz Expresses 'Shock' at Market Trading Proposal
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Pentagon yesterday pulled the plug on an online gambling parlor designed to predict Middle East terrorist attacks for profit after criticism from Capitol Hill lawmakers, who called the plan "grotesque."...
Police, Lawmakers Center on Gangs; Task Forces to Combat Growing Membership and Activity
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Northern Virginia police and lawmakers said yesterday they have refocused their efforts on stopping gang violence, after being sidetracked several months by the 2002 sniper shootings. In the last 10 days,...
Policy Continuity
Byline: Arnold Beichman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There is a growing consensus on the liberal left which argues President Bush is endangering world peace by his resolve to spread democracy the world over. This is the same consensus that opposed President...
Power Failure Brings 911 Center to Halt; Calls Sent to Backup Site
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The District's 911 communications center lost power yesterday, forcing radio dispatchers to use telephones to locate emergency vehicles throughout much of the afternoon. Police officers were unable...
Pryor to Be Filibustered, Schumer Promises
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Charles E. Schumer yesterday said Democrats will filibuster the nomination of Alabama's attorney general to the federal bench, which would make him the third judicial nominee of President Bush to be...
Quit Bashing Dubya
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Quit bashing Dubya Malaise has struck the Democratic Party in New Hampshire. Yes, a Franklin Pierce College poll of 500 likely New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary voters found former Vermont...
Radical Clerics Raise Army Ready to Die for God; U.S. Sees Only a Nuisance, but Will Pounce If Riled
Byline: Borzou Daragahi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - A Shi'ite cleric in a poor Baghdad neighborhood claims to have recruited an army of more than 1,000 Iraqi volunteers who are ready to die to reach heaven. The army doesn't have any weapons,...
Reconstruction of Iraq to Cost $7.3 Billion This Year; Administration Refuses to Make Longer-Term Projections
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bush administration officials yesterday pegged this year's costs for relief and reconstruction in Iraq at $7.3 billion but refused to project expenses for the next fiscal year or further in the future....
Redskins in Process of Sellinga Minority Stake in Franchise
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins, led by majority owner Dan Snyder, are in the process of selling a minority stake in the franchise, NFL and team sources said yesterday. Three shares, valued at just more than...
Rumsfeld's Consultant
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rumsfeld's consultant Stephen Herbits, a homosexual rights activist who advises Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on personnel matters, gave $1,000 to the Gore-Lieberman Recount Fund in 2000, the conservative...
Seeing Is Believing; Pictures of Uday and Qusai's Corpses Convince Iraqis
Byline: Walid Phares, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was about 9:30 a.m. (U.S. Eastern time), when Arab television aired the gruesome videos of Uday and Qusai's dead bodies. A few seconds later, international networks followed suit, from Warsaw...
Seeking More Than Trade Favors
Byline: William R. Hawkins, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES On July 17, Republican Sens. Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democratic Sens. Evan Bayh of Indiana and Charles Schumer of New York, co-signed a...
Seen & Heard
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Take that, Champ It's always a challenge to gauge performance during training camp, when a player can stand out just by being matched against some soon-to-be-cut stiff. So if Richmond Flowers had burned, say, rookie...
Senate GOP Defeats Tough Fuel Efficiency
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Republicans turned back amendments to an omnibus energy bill yesterday that would have forced automakers to build more fuel-efficient cars and trucks. "This is still America, isn't it? Is Congress...
September 11 Report Alludes to Iraq-Al Qaeda Meeting
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The 850-page congressional report on September 11 intelligence failures says that a key terrorist organizer may have met with an Iraqi intelligence officer in the months before the attack. Mohamed Atta,...
Sharon Vows to Finish Security Fence; Bush Wants Israel to Consider 'Right Signal'
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday expressed concern about Israel's construction of a security fence in the West Bank, as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon vowed that the Jewish state would continue to build the barrier,...
Southwest Resident Charged with Apartment Arson
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. fire investigators yesterday arrested a resident of a Southwest apartment complex for purportedly setting a fire in a fourth-floor hallway last week. Paul DuBois, 57, was taken into custody yesterday...
Straddling the Fence
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon appeared to reach an understanding yesterday about Israel's decision to build a security fence in parts of the West Bank in order to prevent terrorist attacks. Following...
Taking off; Airport Retailer Ready to Celebrate More Than Maryland
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Melissa M. Fulton is taking her airport retail business to new heights. The president and chief executive officer of Regional Retail Concepts Inc., the Columbia, Md., parent company of Celebrate Maryland,...
'Television with an Edge' Celebrates the Gay Life
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A month after the Supreme Court decision legalizing sodomy and Canada's recognition of same-sex "marriage," analysts say an almost casual acceptance of homosexuality pervades the media. Last night, "Boy...
Top-Level Teams Can Draw U.S. Fans
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The perception that fans in the United States don't attend soccer games is being blown away by the ChampionsWorld tour. American soccer fans have come out in full force the past two weeks to watch the...
TV Show Has Designs on Interiors; 'Spaces' Viewers Get Ideas
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Not all interior designers want to trade places with the designer-decorators featured on the popular TV show "Trading Spaces," in spite of the publicity the exposure would bring. However, while openly...
UDC Trustees Seek Data on Files; Financial Figures on Stolen Papers
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Trustees for the University of the District of Columbia are calling on the school's leaders to provide more information about the theft of financial files that coincided with news media inquiries about...
Unspeakably Rotten; A Sick System Contributes to the Tragedy at Baylor
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The college basketball nitwits who preen on the sidelines contributed to the death of Patrick Dennehy. They have created this rotten system that accepts nearly everyone, even the unstable, so long as the...
Watergate Revisited
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Watergate revisited It was the scandal all other political scandals would be measured against. Now, some of Watergate's mysteries may be unraveling thanks to a new PBS documentary debuting tonight....
Who's Side Are You on? This Age-Old Political Question Must Be Asked
Byline: Tony Blankley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Joe Lieberman has set in motion an important line of discussion concerning post-Iraq War policy and politics. While he made a partisan - but not entirely unfair - critique of President Bush's management...
Why Not Vouchers?
Byline: Donavan Wilson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Heather Prigg of the District used to tell her mom, Joanne, that her schoolwork was like baby work." She was bored, she would say. Frustrated, too, because students didn't respect the teachers,...
Wilkinson Let Go in Cap Move
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dan Wilkinson figured the Washington Redskins' threat to release him if he didn't take a pay cut was nothing more than an old-fashioned bluff. Yesterday he asked the club to show its cards. Turns out...
WRC Shuffle Worries Staffers
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most television viewers in the Washington area have no clue who Robert L. Long is, but he has probably had more influence over what they see every day on the local news than anyone else. Mr. Long is vice...