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 12, 2003

Arnold, Wesley & Martha
Byline: Cynthia Grenier, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In its July issue, Esquire makes much ado about Arnold Schwarzenegger, putting him on the cover - with the headline "The Next Governor of California. Really"- and devoting two major articles...
Baseball's Hometown; Cooperstown Hall of Fame Keeps Extensive Records, but There's More, Including Opera
Byline: Charlie Vascellaro, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Even if baseball wasn't really invented in Cooperstown, N.Y., as it is said to have been, that's a lie we can live with. Legend has it that in 1839 Abner Doubleday, a West Point cadet who...
Beach Drive 'Not a Wilderness'; Protesters Push to Keep Rock Creek Park Road Open to Cars
Byline: Patrick Badgley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Activists living near Beach Drive, which runs through Rock Creek Park in Maryland and the District, yesterday rallied against a National Park Service plan to close portions of the road to workday traffic,...
Bush Faults CIA for Error on Iraq Nuclear Bid; Tenet Concedes 'Mistake' in Allowing President to Cite Questionable Reports
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ENTEBBE, Uganda - President Bush yesterday said the CIA approved the use of erroneous intelligence in his State of the Union address that accused Iraq of trying to buy nuclear weapons material from Africa,...
Cables Compete for 'Timex Crowd'
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Television demographics just got a brand new term: the Timex crowd the vast and valuable viewership of ordinary Americans looking for a straightforward news story. It may prove the most coveted target...
Chasing His True Destiny; Forrest a Champ outside the Ring
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Vernon Forrest has tried to be different than other fighters. He manages his own career with the help of close advisers. He has tried to build a business resume outside of the ring by managing musical...
Choking on Regulations
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES This week, the libertarian Cato Institute released a study chronicling the number and cost of Washington-mandated regulations. In Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Shapshot of the Federal Regulatory State, author...
College Project Targets President
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A California political science professor drew the attention of the U.S. Secret Service, Capitol Police and FBI this week after one of his students followed through on a classroom assignment and sent...
Commuter Editions Pit Journal versus Post
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Journal Newspapers to The Washington Post: Drop dead. The publisher of the Journal, a newspaper chain in the Washington suburbs, said yesterday he was "astounded" to learn The Washington Post plans to...
Construction Reaches Theatrical Proportions; Venues Make a Production of Renovation
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "It's been a tough two seasons for Washington theaters," says Joy Zinoman, artistic director for Studio Theatre. The fallout from September 11, the anthrax scare, the Beltway sniper and...
Debating Funding for Sex Research
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The lack of understanding and the intrusiveness into the scientific process by many Republican lawmakers is startling ("House Republicans balk at sex-research funding," Thursday). In the article, Rep. Patrick J. Toomey,...
Democrats Back Davis against Recall
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Democrats, momentarily stunned by the ferocity of the effort to recall Gov. Gray Davis, have started a political blitzkrieg aimed at discrediting both the recall and...
Diamond-Studded Takes on Everyday Objects
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A gold jewel-encrusted trash can, Monopoly set, mousetrap, hourglass, pacifier, sardine tin, U.S. mailbox and last but not least in these technophile days a cellular phone. These and 11 other unusually...
District Boxers Fall Far and Fast
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I know there were a lot of people who fell victim to the illusion last month that the Lennox Lewis-Vitali Klitschko heavyweight title bout was a good fight. Please. It was a glorified Toughman contest,...
Ehlvest Leads at World Open
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The 31st World Open, the traditional event held over the Fourth of July weekend in Philadelphia, featured an appropriately worldly cast of prizewinners as four foreign-born international stars and six...
Etcheverry Told to Sit until He Shapes Up
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. United is demanding more of its highest-paid player, Marco Etcheverry. This week the club put the Bolivian midfielder on a strict fitness and nutritional program. In a tumultuous season when United...
Fertile Land for Punk Bands; Maryland Groups Take off Targeting Teens with Attitude
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Who would have thought Southern Maryland would yield, on top of all that tobacco, a bumper crop of teen-targeted punk bands? Waldorf's Good Charlotte has led the way, and Wakefield, from Mechanicsville,...
Initial Refugee Repatriation Seen as 'Test Run'
Byline: Zachary A. Goldfarb, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A systematic resettlement of returning Iraqis has begun with the arrival of about 500 from Dubai in what a State Department official called "a test run." "The priority is to get refugees back...
'Labors, Self-Sacrifices' of Nuns Serving as Nurses
Byline: John E. Carey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Roman Catholic nuns who went to war to help out as nurses were the most highly praised and prized of the female attendants. Doctors, Sanitary Commission members and the men themselves generals to...
Longstreet Becomes Target of Lee's Admirers; Critics Blame Him for Loss at Gettysburg
Byline: Ken Kryvoruka, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES He was, at the war's end, the senior lieutenant general in the Confederate Army, Lee's trusted friend and second-in-command of the Army of Northern Virginia yet it was not until 1998 that a...
Makeover
Byline: Stephanie K. Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MAKEOVER Shakespeare has been staged (and filmed) in many, many ways, but perhaps none more original than Tiny Ninja Theatre Company's production of "Macbeth." Miniature plastic ninjas from vending...
Man Stows Away on Press Plane and Gets Close to the President
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ENTEBBE, Uganda - Ugandan authorities yesterday arrested a stowaway who hitched a ride on President Bush's press plane and penetrated the grounds of a hotel where Mr. Bush was speaking. "At no time was...
Merchandisers Glad to See Return of Longtime Favorites
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - During a recent trip to the Big Apple, I took a $2.6 billion trip down merchandising memory lane with a stop by the 2003 Licensing International Show. Billed as the place to see the hottest...
Nobles and Knaves
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nobles: Shaka and Thandi, the principled, passionate pachyderms who put a pause in the president's safari. Mr. Bush's well-planned tour through Botswana's Mokolodi Nature Reserve earlier this week hit an unexpected...
Probe Chief Rebukes NASA Managers; Shuttle's Loss Tied to Cavalier Attitude
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The board investigating the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia yesterday criticized NASA's management for treating the shuttle fleet more like cars than experimental spacecraft. Retired Adm. Harold...
Prosecutor Backs Move of Sniper Trial; Ebert Calls Change 'Proper' in Muhammad's Case
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MANASSAS - Prince William County prosecutors told a judge yesterday they now want the trial of sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad moved out of the area. Commonwealth's Attorney Paul B. Ebert, who initially...
Quartet of Chaplin Classics; DVD Set Details the Genius and Flaws of Comedy Star
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES W.C. Fields, the celebrated curmudgeon from Philadelphia who rose from a hardscrabble youth to fame and fortune in Hollywood, expressed little but scorn for Charles Chaplin, whom he regarded as an upstart....
Riverdance Program, Troupe Both a Delight
Byline: Caitlin Duffy, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES By Caitlin Duffy, age 17, Holton Arms, Bethesda The Riverdance troupe is a widely known international group of world-renowned dancers. Most are from Ireland, but some also come from Britain...
Rock Stars in Tune with Bush
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republican presidents George W. Bush, in particular are used to taking their lumps from a rock elite steeped in infantile leftism. Image-conscious and conditioned by vocation to think in imaginatively...
Senate OKs an Extra $100 Million to Fund AmeriCorps
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate yesterday overwhelmingly approved a spending bill to provide the beleaguered AmeriCorps agency with an extra $100 million, after defeating a Republican attempt to strip the money. "It should...
Spinners Proved Motown Wrong; Set Collects Hits over 3 Decades
Byline: H. Andrew Schwartz, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Spinners "The Chrome Collection" (Rhino) Named after a hubcap, not a dance step, the Spinners dominated the 1970s with a sweet confluence of Detroit and Philly soul. They flooded...
Swimmers Forewarned; Swollen Rivers Pose Lethal Threat to Recreational Users
Byline: Susan Kirkwood, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rescue crews are asking swimmers to heed warning signs along local rivers to stem a rash of drownings and near-drownings this summer. "The [Potomac River] is very deceiving and has a very strong undercurrent,"...
Television
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES TELEVISION Family romance An Ohio family is about to get its 15 minutes of fame and maybe a new mom. Actually, it will be about five hours more than five weeks as the Mueller family stars in the newest network...
Title IX Rules Abandon Sex Quotas in Athletics; Colleges Eye Other Ways to Comply
Byline: George Archibald, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration announced yesterday that colleges and universities no longer must prove "substantially proportionate" participation of men and women in sports programs as the main way to comply...
Total Quarantine
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dr. William Bicknell and Kenneth Bloem's column "Smallpox and bioterrorism" (Editorial page, Wednesday) did not discuss the one rational response to an attack (if you will be able to call policy responses to a smallpox...
UDC Cronyism in Hiring Decried; School President Draws Council Ire
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Council members yesterday expressed disappointment with the University of the District of Columbia's management, saying the problems that have plagued the school do not appear likely to be resolved....
Where Is Everyone? Freedom, Beat Lose Top Players to Call-Ups
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Freedom's WUSA road game today against the first-place Atlanta Beat will be devoid of star power because of national team call-ups. The Beat (7-3-4) have been hit particularly hard with...
Where Is the Fugitive Dentist?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES How does a convicted rapist manage to pack his wife and five children and many of their belongings into a van, and seemingly vanish off the face of the Earth? That's a question that lots of people in Montgomery County...
Whistler: The Master; Freer Gallery's 'Amsterdam Set' Exhibits Etchings for Centennial
Byline: Joanna Shaw-Eagle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It continues to be a big year for artist James McNeill Whistler, who died 100 years ago. A great innovator in painting who helped clear the way for later experimental styles such as impressionism and...