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 January 10, 2003

2002 Was Hottest Year on Record
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you read this column last year, you may have grown tired of hyperbolic language about the area's real estate market. But I really didn't have a choice. Words like "biggest," "hottest" and "overwhelming"...
'25Th': Date with Destiny
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After September 11, Hollywood chickened out. Musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, Alan Jackson and Steve Earle jumped into the artistic breach - with mixed results, to be sure. But no word from Tinseltown....
Adapting a Meditative Book; Woolf, Other Personalities Challenge Screenwriter, Actors
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - When Michael Cunningham got a call from producer Scott Rudin about the possibility of turning his novel "The Hours" into a movie, he was incredulous. He was convinced that his book - a meditative...
A Good Shot, Bad Pump Fake
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Christian Laettner seemingly plays the game with a bull's-eye on the back of his jersey. He receives a high number of suspicious whistles from the referees, because of his breath or body odor or whatever....
A Tax Cut with Dividends . . . and Discord
Byline: Stephen Moore, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush has proposed a $630 billion tax cut to help pull the economy out if its two-year, bear market rut. In releasing the plan, Mr. Bush seemed to be announcing to the nation: When...
Austin Healey Love Leads to a Triumph
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pat Thompson has heard all the Lucas electrical system jokes, as well as the disparaging remarks about the questionable reliability of British automobiles. She has ignored them all. She has always been...
Avoiding a Pyrrhic Victory
Byline: Bill Taylor, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says we have the military capability to wage and "win" two nearly simultaneous wars with Iraq and North Korea. Despite his critics on this matter, he is correct...
A Waste of 'Hours' When Subplots Appear
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "The Hours" was a working title for the novel Virginia Woolf ultimately titled, "Mrs. Dalloway." To judge from her journal entries for the period of the book's composition - roughly summer 1922 through autumn...
Bankruptcy of Senators Adds to NHL's Problems
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Ottawa Senators filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada yesterday, marking the most drastic step yet in a bitter, four-year struggle for solvency. With more than $100million in debt, the club now...
Black Caucus Retargets Pickering; Senate GOP Aide Lauds Bush for Rejecting 'False Attacks' on Nominee
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Members of the Congressional Black Caucus yesterday expressed "grave disappointment" in President Bush for renominating for federal district and appellate judgeships some candidates already rejected by a Senate...
Booming, High-Tech Herndon Faithful to Old-Fashioned Roots
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES From its early agricultural days to today's high-tech boom, the town Herndon has represented a microcosm of the history of the Northern Virginia suburbs. Today's Herndon is the third-largest...
Bush Refuses to Deny 'Wrong People' Relief; Says Democrats Use Class Warfare on Taxes
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday accused Democrats of using "class warfare" to disparage his tax-cut plan. He said opponents would exclude millions of middle-class taxpayers for being "the wrong people," as charged...
Check Homeowner Association before Buying
Byline: Carisa Chappell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It all sounds good: A home in a neighborhood with well-manicured common areas, a modern playground complete with all of the latest equipment, a swimming pool and a state-of-the-art recreation...
Customs Expands Operations of Terror Task Force
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A financial-crimes task force that has targeted terrorists' efforts to raise illicit cash expanded operations yesterday to more than a dozen U.S. cities and outposts in Europe and the Middle East in what...
David Rockefeller
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One would expect David Rockefeller to receive rather grandly, so it isn't surprising when an entourage of gentlemen-in-waiting ushers one to a plush St. Regis hotel suite to discuss his recent autobiography,...
Discredited Volume on U.S. Gun Culture Going out of Print; Author Lost Prize, University Position
Byline: Robert Stacy McCain, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Alfred A. Knopf Inc. has halted publication of a book that claimed guns were rare in early America, after Columbia University revoked a prestigious award to the author who was accused of research...
District Poised for Retail Growth
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Real estate investors looking to get away from the low returns on many office space properties should look toward their local Home Depot or Wal-Mart. While a slow economy continues to cause high vacancy...
Drawing a Line in the Water; Fishery Limits Fuel Border Disputes in Seas off North, South Korea
Byline: Mark J. Valencia and Jon Van Dyke, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES HONOLULU - A South Korean naval craft fired warning shots Nov. 20 at a North Korean patrol boat that crossed the disputed maritime border in the Yellow Sea. Two violent...
Driving While Illegal; Licenses Should Expire When Visas Do
Byline: Ian de Silva, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gone are the days when law-enforcers were at odds with law-breakers. Now a cadre of police chiefs has come out in favor of rewarding illegal aliens. That's correct. Several police chiefs in Georgia...
Erasing Memorials
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Erasing memorials We said before it would only be a matter of time. We should have said days. If recently dethroned Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, was forced to step down from his Senate...
Escrow Shortages and Taxes
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: I received a notice from my lender that my mortgage payment is increasing by $46 per month. I have a fixed rate and the cause of the increase is due to an "underfunded escrow account." They...
Fairfax Police Defend Alcohol Arrests in Bars
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Fairfax County Police Department yesterday defended an alcohol enforcement program that sent officers into bars in the Reston area to arrest patrons for public drunkenness. In a two-page statement...
Federal Facility Accepts Mexican ID at Pelosi's Request; Opponents Say Policy in San Francisco Threatens Security
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco has become the first federal facility to accept Mexican-issued ID cards, used by both legal and illegal immigrants, as valid identification. The...
Finally, His Time? B. Johnson Tries Again in Playoffs
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maybe it's because he appears so ungainly. Maybe it's because he is more efficient than spectacular. Maybe it's because he is so self-effacing. Whatever the reason, Brad Johnson is one of those...
Fine Living in Derin Glen
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Meric Homes is building 10 single-family homes with three finished levels at Derin Glen in Alexandria on sites of 5,418 to 11,501 square feet. The builder is offering $10,000 in closing costs...
Getting Younger under Center; Youth Movement at Quarterback Works, but Older Coaches Are Pulling the Strings
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A league that not long ago was thought to be short of talented, young quarterbacks suddenly is full of them. In fact, the team with the less experienced passer has lost just one of the past 11 playoff...
History's Blind Spot; the West Has Myopia towards Jews
Byline: Diana West, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One startling revelation of Michael Beschloss' engrossing, new book, "The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman, and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany," is the apparent extent to which FDR was able to prosecute...
Homegrown Hero; Baltimore Suburb Salutes Ehrlich's Rise
Byline: Vaishali Honawar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ARBUTUS, Md. - Over large ceramic plates heaped with hash browns, roast beef and buttered toast, people at Leon's Triple L Restaurant on East Drive talk mostly about one thing these days: the hometown...
Hurricanes Will Show Caps Which Way the Winds Blow
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With half their 82 games to play, it's hard to designate a mid-January contest as crucial for the Washington Capitals. However, tonight's game at Carolina is a fairly significant barometer. The Hurricanes...
Inspectors Hit Iraq Response; No 'Smoking Guns' Found, but Questions Unanswered
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Top U.N. weapons inspectors yesterday demanded that Baghdad be more cooperative even as they acknowledged that seven weeks of unhampered inspections have not produced any "smoking guns." The...
Lewis Appears Top Candidate to Become Coach of Bengals
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Cincinnati Bengals and Marvin Lewis intensified the process of feeling each other out yesterday during a meeting at the team's headquarters, and it appeared as though the Washington Redskins' defensive...
'Married' Quickly Goes on the Rocks
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The problem with "Just Married" is this: It's colossally stupid and juvenile, brought low by crude, gastrointestinal potty humor and led by a clownish ensemble of bad actors. Here's what's entertaining...
Meet the Moorheads
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES No sooner had President Bush unveiled his bold economic stimulus and growth proposals Tuesday in Chicago than the New York Times dispatched a photographer to the president's previous home base of Austin, Texas. Before...
Metro Fares, Parking-Fee Increases to Get Airing; Rates Held for 8 Years, but System Hit by Deficit
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Metro's Budget Committee yesterday voted to hold public hearings next month to discuss an increase of more than $2 a day for parking and fares during rush hour - the first fare increase in eight years. Richard...
'Narc' Is One Arresting Film; Crime Thriller Unfolds Brilliantly
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Narc" is a tense and resourceful crime thriller that observes a temperamental mismatch of Ray Liotta as impulsive, aggressive cop and Jason Patric as pensive, introspective cop. It rivals "Roger Dodger"...
New Reports Say Iraq Holding U.S. Pilot; Navy Captain Seen as Saddam Pawn
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Defense Department recently obtained additional intelligence stating that a missing Navy pilot is alive and being held by the Iraqi government, according to U.S. officials. The intelligence officials...
N.J.'S Lautenberg Back in Senate Saddle; Returning Lawmaker, 78, Pledges to Serve Full Term
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, a reluctant 11th-hour replacement for Sen. Robert G. Torricelli on the New Jersey ballot last November, has pledged to serve out his full term and work to bring Democrats back...
'Noles Savior; Leonard Hamilton Rejuvenates Basketball at Florida State
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Leonard Hamilton has three cell phones, and he sometimes uses all of them at the same time."I've got to get rid of one of them," he said with a sigh. Don't believe it. Hamilton handles the phone as an...
Now, the Poets
Byline: Andrew Sullivan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now, the poets The anti-war brigades in Europe have a new ally: the British poet laureate. To be fair, Andrew Motion is not against war against Saddam as such. He simply believes that there has to...
Oakland NAACP Hosts 'Self-Help' Summit
Byline: Steve Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Instead of blaming racism for the woes of the black community, Oakland, Calif.'s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People believes self-responsibility should replace "civil rights" as...
Officials Consider Faster Ways to Alert U.S. to Terrorism; New Technology Eyes TV, Phone, Web
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Television sets suddenly turning on in the middle of the night, Internet messages or nontraditional telephone rings may be the next way Americans are alerted by the government they are under attack by...
Oh, Drama; D.C. Teachers' Union Scandal Is a Heads-Up for All Pols
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES All in all, 2002 was a good year for Washington, D.C. One of the best compasses? Just look around. The physical landscape of this city of magnificent intentions continues to change for the better, although...
Petersen Puts Up Wall for Indy 500
Byline: Bill O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Petersen puts up wall for Indy 500 The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation has created an Indy Wall of Fame. The permanent display in the Los Angeles museum is the first of its kind anywhere in...
Progress in Peru
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Progress in Peru The new ambassador from Peru is working to rebuild the image of his country as he pursues landmark trade pacts with the United States. Few diplomats could be in a better position...
Race Case under Bush's 'Review'; Link to Remarks by Lott Dismissed
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House yesterday denied that its hesitation to join a Supreme Court battle over affirmative action was connected to lingering raw feelings from last month's racial flap over Sen. Trent Lott. ...
Recessions Sometimes Deliver Second Blow
Byline: M. Anthony Carr, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The recession is over. A Reuters dispatch last week quoted "an elite economic panel," the American Economic Association, as saying the recession bottomed out during November through December...
Recreation, Dining Greet Adults at Cattail Creek
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fun, fine dining and security all should be part of the active adult lifestyle. At Cattail Creek, the new active adult community in Glenwood in Howard County, all three are provided in an upscale...
Republicans Form Up Behind Ehrlich; Growing Ranks in Legislature to Aid Governor
Byline: Vaishali Honawar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - New Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly said yesterday the combination of a Republican governor and their growing ranks in the state House and Senate will help them shape Maryland's...
Richardson Meets N. Korea Envoy; New Mexico Governor Confers; Pyongyang Pulls out of Nuke Treaty
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES North Korea's No. 2 U.N. diplomat held talks in Santa Fe last night with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, himself a former U.N. ambassador with a history of dealings with Pyongyang. The hastily arranged...
Rooms and Rooms of Victorian Charm
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dupont Circle offers a distinctive urban mix of Victorian and Tudor houses, boxy modern apartments, fine museums such as the Phillips Collection, elegant hotels such as the Westin, neighborhood...
Russia-Iraq Ties
Byline: Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Russia-Iraq ties U.S. intelligence agencies recently uncovered information indicating Russia's foreign intelligence service is covertly cooperating with Iraq's spy agencies. The...
Season's Sales Not Pleasing Retailers
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Retailers reported disappointing December sales despite an all-out effort to get consumers to open their wallets during the holiday season. Lack of hot-selling items, the uncertain economy and the...
Senate and Airlines Seek a Blueprint for Industry Comeback; Big Carriers in 3rd Year of Huge Losses
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate is examining options to prop up the finances of major airlines as they head into their third year of expected billion-dollar losses. Airline executives and senators at a hearing yesterday...
Speed Limit near Gallaudet Reinstated; Police Reactivate Traffic Cameras
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Metropolitan Police Department has successfully lobbied for a higher speed limit in front of Gallaudet University, where its speed cameras issued more than 19,000 tickets before the speed limit was...
Stopgap Spending Bill Presages Budget Battle
Byline: Stephen Dinan and Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate agreed yesterday to another temporary funding bill that will keep the government operating through this month, but that sets the stage for a bigger fight over the overdue spending...
The 'Dirty Little Secret' about Polygraph Tests
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Interpreting a polygraph test" (Metropolitan, yesterday) only scratches the surface in explaining how polygraph tests are interpreted. The dirty little secret of the polygraph community is that the "test" depends on...
The Not-So-Sweet Smell of Success; Business Does Dirty Work for Pet Owners
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jacob D'Aniello's weekend job stinks. He and his fiance, Susan Otis, started Doody Calls in the summer of 2000 to answer nature's call and remove pet waste for homeowners with no time or interest in...
The Right Ridge in Laytonsville
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.R. Horton Homes is building 21 single-family homes at Cedar Ridge in Laytonsville, where houses will be built on sites of an acre or larger in a parklike setting with a stream. Each home...
The Slippery Slope to Pyongyang
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the days after North Korea jumpstarted its nuclear program, the Bush administration outlined a very sensible approach to deal with the hermit kingdom. In a wholesale reversal of the failed Clinton policy of buying...
Tolkien Revisited
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The article featuring critics of the popularity of the "Lord of the Rings" movies ("Teachers pan 'Ring' film," Nation, Jan. 2) seems to miss the point of the movies and the books themselves, misunderstand the person...
Tracking System Used by Colleges Raises Concerns; AU Keeps Tabs on Students from Abroad at INS' Behest
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A government-mandated program being used by American University to monitor housing, employment, financial information and immigration status has prompted concern among international students and faculty. ...
Trio Aims to Turn 'No Murders D.C.' into Reality
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Talk about dreaming "the Impossible Dream." Don Quixote doesn't have anything on the District's David C. Bowers, Nizam Ali or Alicia Horton. This thirty-something trio forms the heart, body and...
Twisting and Construing
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Twisting and construing Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat, this week made a first attempt at explaining her remarks - widely interpreted as praising Osama bin Laden - made during a Dec. 18 meeting...
U.S. War Aims Hurt by Lack of Arms Proof
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The growing likelihood that arms inspectors will fail to uncover forbidden Iraqi weapons programs before a U.N. briefing planned for Jan. 27 is hampering Bush administration efforts to rally broad international...
Vitale Hops on Hoyas' Bandwagon
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Georgetown made Dick Vitale a believer. The blue-and-gray bandwagon pulled up to the door of storied Cameron Indoor Stadium, and Vitale jumped aboard. Next stop, the Hilltop. All season ESPN's jive-talking...
Volvo's XC90 Is an Un-SUV SUV
Byline: Ron Moorhead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Understandably, Volvo is very proud of its new XC90. Volvo feels this is the new standard by which sport utility vehicles will be judged. In their words, "The XC90 is the first of the next...
Warner's Promise on DMV Clarified; Says Reopenings Omit Wednesdays
Byline: Mary Shaffrey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - Following Gov. Mark R. Warner's promise to reopen 12 Department of Motor Vehicles branch offices, two top administrators said yesterday they cannot undo the Wednesday closings - a major gripe...
When Life Gets Tough, Find a Hidey Hole
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Unless things get really tough. Then you run for a hidey hole. The White House, ignoring George W.'s campaign tough talk, has decided to take a pass on...
Wizards Try to Bottle the Karma
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES These days Washington Wizards small forward Jerry Stackhouse is talking about karma and wanting to capture whatever it is that has helped his new team march to a season-high five consecutive victories...
Women Race the Clock; Fairer Sex Confronts Single Life in Modern Era
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The alarm first went out in 1986: Newsweek magazine said single women age 40 and older were more apt to be killed by a terrorist than to get married. . Seventeen years...
Zoellick: Biotech Food Ban a WTO Case
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration's top trade official yesterday said he wants file a case to the World Trade Organization that would pry open the European Union's restrictive biotechnology market for U.S. companies....