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 February 6, 2003

2 House Members Met with Annan; Democrats Aired War Opposition
Byline: Ellen Sorokin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two Democratic congressmen met privately last week with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, representing Capitol Hill opponents of military action against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. The Jan. 30 meeting...
Alexa Tallies Interest in Sites
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What real effect is the Internet having on journalism? I was playing the other night with Alexa.com, a curious search engine owned by Amazon. It allows you to enter the Web address of a site, whereupon it...
Applause for Mayor Williams' Parking Enforcement
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As a D.C. resident, I take exception to Tom Knott's column, "Ticketing frenzy goes 'from obvious to outrageous'" (Jan. 30, Metro). The hiring of more city employees to enforce existing parking regulations is a part of...
Aqua Terra Takes Unique Approach to Its Offerings; Seasonal Fare at Annapolis Locale
Byline: Scott J. Haring, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Aqua Terra has attracted a lot of attention for its adventurous atmosphere that is both funky and sophisticated. Located on Annapolis' historic Main Street, the stylish 45-seat restaurant is often referred...
Art
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES ART Michael Kahn's production of Ben Jonson's elaborate 1610 farce, The Silent Woman, plays through March 9 at the Shakespeare Theatre. Jonson, a contemporary of Shakespeare's, may not have the Bard's knack with the...
Bad News, Good News in Terpville
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The University of Maryland is all over the sports pages these days - the Good News pages and the Bad News pages. Let's get the bad news out of the way first. Let's talk about the Football Recruiting Scandal...
Bills Seek to Let Drug Offenders out of Jail; Democrats Push Ehrlich Initiative
Byline: S.A.Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Democratic lawmakers have answered Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s call to get nonviolent drug offenders out of overcrowded prisons and into treatment programs with a host of bills to...
Breaux Breaks Rank, Will Back Estrada; Democrats Gauge Odds of Filibuster against Nominee
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Louisiana Sen. John B. Breaux yesterday told fellow Democrats he supports the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and opposes any attempt to filibuster President Bush's nominee,...
Broken Call Button Linked to Elderly Man's Death
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A 70-year-old man bled to death in a Northwest nursing home this week after trying to signal a nurse with an emergency call button that didn't work, according to a law enforcement official who investigated...
Bush's Head Start Plan Gets Cheers, Jeers; President Proposes Relocation from HHS to Education
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Bush administration proposal to give states more control of the federal Head Start preschool program is a call to arms for Head Start advocates and a welcome reform for others. President Bush wants...
Canada Worried
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Canada worried Canadian Trade Minister Pierre Pettigrew is worried about what he fears is a rising tide of anti-Americanism. "I'm hearing a lot of things about the United States, ... a lot of anti-Americanism,...
Caps Can't Solve Devils' 'D'
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Less than three minutes into the game last night at MCI Center, New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur made a big stop on Michael Nylander. In the second period, Washington's Olie Kolzig made two outstanding stops,...
Cat-and-Mouse Game in Iraq
Byline: James Hackett, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In its Jan. 23 issue, the Italian magazine Panorama ran the text of a clandestine interview one of its reporters had with a senior Iraqi army officer he called Col. Qassem (not his real name),...
Chief Sees Fixing EMS as 'Long Process'
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Acting D.C. Fire and Emergency Services Chief Adrian Thompson yesterday said getting the city's ambulances to emergency scenes in a consistently timely manner will be his priority if he is confirmed by...
Classified Data Make Case; Communications Intercepts, Satellite Photos Disclosed
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. intelligence intercepts on Iraq's efforts to hide banned weapons from the United Nations were the highlight yesterday of new information made public to bolster the Bush administration's case for military...
Cookstove Science; Chemicals Leaven, Bind as Food Is Cooking
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Baking a chocolate-chip cookie is a fairly easy task, but behind the simple recipe for one of America's favorite sweets liesa series of complicated chemical processes. "If you don't have the right...
Curry-Ency Calling
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Curry-ency calling Republican fund raising - from India? Rediff (Rediff.com) business reporter Bipin Chandran writes from New Delhi that the Republican Party has a band of young and enthusiastic...
Despite the Cold, Fish Are Caught
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What a wonderful sight yesterday: a bass boat near the rock line at Fox Ferry Point on the Potomac River, its occupants methodically lifting and lowering their fishing rods. It was obvious they used some...
Detention Hearings Set for 3 Charged in Visa-Fraud Plot
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Detention hearings are scheduled for today in Laredo, Texas, for three employees of the U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, charged with conspiracy to commit visa fraud. Sergio Genaro Ochoa-Alarcon,...
Devils Gain Titles but Not Acclaim
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If a team can be faceless while collecting championships in the world's biggest media market, it's the New Jersey Devils. Despite winning Stanley Cups in 1995 and 2000, coming within a game of doing it again...
Disappointing or Deadly?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Disappointing." That was how Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson this week characterized the fact that approximately one-third of eligible hospitals across the nation are not participating in the first...
Donaldson Faces Relatively Light Questioning; Senators Want SEC Nominee in Position Quickly
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES William H. Donaldson, President Bush's pick to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, pledged yesterday to strictly enforce securities laws and bring corporate criminals to justice to restore lost...
Ehrlich Presses for Charter Schools; Says State Losing Federal Funding
Byline: Vaishali Honawar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SEVERN - Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said yesterday that Maryland was losing millions of dollars in federal aid by failing to enact a charter school law and urged state lawmakers to pass his version...
Friedgen Concedes 'Terrible Mistake'
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland Terrapins football coach Ralph Friedgen yesterday pledged that he would run a clean program and called a payment to a high school recruit a "terrible mistake." In his first public comments on...
Funds in Doubt for Pentagon's Cyber-Spy Plan; Critics Team Up to Kill It
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Privacy advocates from the political left and right are joining forces with Congress to stop funding of the Pentagon's Total Information Awareness (TIA) program, a cyber-surveillance system labled by critics...
Gardener Seeks to Get Talks Moving
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defensive tackle Daryl Gardener returned to town yesterday and expressed frustration that his contract talks with the Washington Redskins remain stalled. "They had enough time to see what they need,"...
Germany Sees Intensified Al Qaeda Threat; Warns Iraq War Will Bring Reprisals
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Germany's top domestic security minister yesterday called the al Qaeda threat "really dangerous," as the FBI prepared to tell Congress that the terrorist network remained a viable threat to again attack...
Group Grounds Airplanes Used to Rescue Cuban Rafters; Rising Costs, Shifting Focus Cited
Byline: Tom Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Brothers to the Rescue, the Cuban-American pilots organization that flew missions spotting and rescuing thousands of rafters fleeing communist Cuba, announced yesterday that it was grounding its fleet after...
Hawks, Doves on Hill Praise Powell's Speech; Say Intelligence Details Support Respective Stances
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's speech to the United Nations yesterday won nearly unanimous praise on Capitol Hill, but didn't change many minds. The speech was further proof for those convinced...
Illegal Immigrant Nabbed in Shootout; Threatened Water Supply, Police Say
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An illegal immigrant who reportedly threatened to poison water supplies in Virginia was nabbed late Tuesday after a shootout in which a state trooper was injured and another man was killed. Ipolito "Polo"...
Imagination Creating Destiny; despite Columbia, Children Have Stars in Their Eyes
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The glimmering slanted light streaking across the celestial landscape was abstract in its beauty, a white puffy line against a patch of blue, descending into nothingness, offering no hint of the human...
Jenifer's Absence Worries Terps
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Although Virginia guard Keith Jenifer has been suspended, Maryland will need to counter his presence tonight anyway. The Terrapins want to deflect any uplift the Cavaliers might gain from their missing man....
Kerry's Chances
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kerry's chances Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts is the Democrats' strongest hope to defeat President Bush in 2004, providing Mr. Kerry can "break the bubble" of public support Mr. Bush enjoys on foreign-policy...
Larger Ladies Say They're Big, Beautiful and Banned from TV; Protest CBS Favoritism of Victoria's Secret Lingerie Show
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Close to 10,000 ladies of a certain dimension are on the warpath: They want equal time from CBS. "We, the undersigned, demand that CBS provide equal time to plus-size women in America and air the...
Lord Flatley
Byline: Stephanie K. Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lord Flatley "Riverdance" set the world aflame after its world premiere in Dublin in 1995. Now the show's cousin, and sister in the modern mode of Irish dancing, has returned to Washington. Michael...
Museum, Gallery Trekkers Get an Energy Boost; National Mall Eateries Feed the Famished, Let the Weary Rest
Byline: Gary Tischler, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Say you're from Ohio and you're spending the day on the National Mall, cruising the museums. All of you - Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Grandma, the teenage girl working on the Avri look, the 7-year-old...
NASA Undercuts Private Enterprise
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES "[W]e're typically not ones for run-away spending," opines The Washington Times ("The surly bonds of Earth," Editorial, Monday), "but when it comes to NASA, we're prepared to push for more. Indeed, in the absence of...
Newest Dragoon Challenge a Winner
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a look at some hardware and software that's available: Panzer Dragoon Orta, by Sega for Xbox, rated T: content suitable for ages 13 and older, $49.99. The saga of a dragon-riding hero fighting...
No More Number of the Beast; State, College Move to Erase 'Satanic' 666
Byline: Jason Hargraves, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six." -Revelation 13:18 The sign of the beast may become...
Not Most Important Question, but Still Worth Asking
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Council member Carol Schwartz, at-large Republican, has posed one of the best parking-related questions since members of the council gave themselves a get-out-of-a-parking-ticket perk last July. "Is...
Police 'Clones' Create Havoc in the Capital City
Byline: Ken Bensinger, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MEXICO CITY - This sprawling city, already one of the world's most dangerous, has a new criminal menace on its hands: Bands of crooks dressed like police have been using fake patrol cars to hijack freight...
Powell Fails to Persuade Mideast Leaders; Israel Lone Supporter of U.S. View
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's brief to the United Nations on Iraq changed few minds in the early reaction from Middle Eastern leaders. Among governments in the region, only Israel, a staunch...
Powell Offers 'Irrefutable' Arms Proof; Details Iraqi Violations, Links to Al Qaeda, but U.N. Wants More 'Facts'
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Secretary of State Colin L. Powell yesterday provided intelligence photographs, audiotapes and a raft of other evidence in an attempt to convince a skeptical U.N. Security Council that Iraq is...
Powell Speech Confirms Views Already Held by Public; Reaction Includes Retiree's 'I'd like Saddam's Head on a Silver Platter'
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jim Peck, a retiree in Eldorado, Ohio, said he was "very impressed" with the case Secretary of State Colin L. Powell made against Saddam Hussein at the United Nations yesterday. But he concedes he...
Rap Star to Offer D.C. His Brand of Soul Food; Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs' Eatery Pledges It Won't Rely on Celebrity for Success
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy, is bringing his restaurant chain to Washington. Justin's, named after the hip-hop mogul's oldest son, also is scouting other locations,...
Reagan's Space Vision; His Challenge Gave Satellite Industry a Lift
Byline: John B. Roberts II, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Columbia's destruction is a tragedy, but thanks to former President Reagan it is not a space crisis. This was not so in 1986, when the Challenger's loss was one of a series of space...
Regan Trial Hears of Codes for Spying; Evidence Cites Swiss Banks
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A code expert testified yesterday that spy trial defendant Brian Patrick Regan used more than 90 alphabets to encode top-secret U.S. information that would have been valuable to Iraq and Iran. The coded...
Riding the Country Music Range; Wranglers Come in from the Trail
Byline: Kris Garnjost, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It used to be that when it came to music, one didn't say "country" without saying "western" along with it. In the 1930s and '40s, the "western" half was as popular, if not more, than the country...
Shuttle Crew Knew Debris Hit Columbia; NASA Now Discounts It
Byline: Frank J. Murray, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Columbia's crew was aware through most of its 16-day flight that debris that hit the underside of the space shuttle's left wing at launch posed a danger, but it never mentioned it during public transmissions,...
Smoking Intercepts
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In his address yesterday to the U.N. Security Council, Secretary of State Colin Powell remorselessly documented Iraq's links with al Qaeda terrorism and systematic efforts to deceive U.N. weapons inspectors about its...
Spending Orgy . . . in Behemoth Budget
Byline: Stephen Moore , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Whatever happened to the GOP's crusade against bloated government? President Bush's $2.25 trillion budget released Monday is almost 30 percent larger than the budget he inherited three years...
Spending Orgy . . . in Behemoth Budget
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Just about everything in President Bush's $2.2 trillion fiscal year 2004 budget is big: his tax cuts, his entitlement reforms and, unfortunately, too many of his spending increases. There are many bold...
Surhoff May Choose between Orioles and Mets Today
Byline: Duff Durkin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For B.J. Surhoff, his next move comes down to two C's - playing close to home or with a contender. Those are the choices with which the free agent outfielder is presented. He has offers from the Baltimore...
The Economic Ruin of Europe
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Assume the villain in a new James Bond movie has the goal of the economic destruction of Europe. How would he do it? First some background. In the 1960s and 1970s, Europe boasted brisk...
The Old Ball Game; Athletes Are Playing Longer, Defying Age with Achievement
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES St. Louis Blues defenseman Al MacInnis won the hardest shot competition during the NHL's All-Star weekend in Sunrise, Fla., on Saturday. MacInnis is 39 years old. And the old guy used an old-school wooden stick...
U.S. Senses Shift in Iraq Debate; Waits for Speech to 'Sink In'
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - U.S. officials said yesterday that they believed Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's presentation of the administration's case against Iraq had changed the dynamic of the debate, even though...
Warner's Absence Hurting Agenda Lawmakers 'Not Sure' of His Plans
Byline: Mary Shaffrey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - House and Senate leaders said yesterday that Gov. Mark R. Warner's limited presence around the General Assembly is hurting his legislative agenda and straining his working relationship with...
When the Levy Breaks; Policy-Makers Must Force Tort Reform
Byline: Gary J. Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This city erects formidable political levies blocking swift passage of public policy change. Institutional checks and balances, interest groups, time and inertia are among the bulwarks holding back torrents...
White House Threatens Veto of Budget; Negotiators Told to Stay within Limits
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House has threatened to veto the 2003 omnibus spending bill if it exceeds the president's spending ceiling, micromanages the new Department of Homeland Security, weakens sanctions against Cuba...
Wizards Are Better, but .
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES At this same juncture of the NBA season a year ago, the Washington Wizards had a better record (26-21) and a five-game winning streak. But was that team better than the current 24-25 team that has the...
Work of Black Filmmakers, Muddy Waters Celebrated; 'Color Purple' Reissue Coming on DVD
Byline: SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Among the many video labels celebrating Black History Month, Wellspring Media leads the way with a pair of documentaries, our ... Video picks of the week They are the excellent Muddy Waters: Can't...