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 8, 2003

Andrew Fowler, 92, Advised Mayors, Taught Black Clergy
Byline: Larry Witham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Rev. Andrew Fowler, a Baptist preacher who was an adviser to mayors, advocate of decency and teacher of the District's black clergy, died Jan. 4 of a heart ailment. He was 92. Mr. Fowler was a key...
Bush Sends Senate 31 Nominations for Federal Judges; Rejected Pickering to Get New Hearing
Byline: Stephen Dinan and Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday sent 31 judicial nominees to the Senate, including renominations of several candidates whom the Democrats blocked last year when they controlled the Judiciary Committee....
Bush's Stimulus Package
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In unveiling his 10-year, $670 billion short-term economic-stimulus and long-term economic-growth package yesterday, President Bush served notice to the burgeoning corps of Democratic presidential aspirants. To wit:...
Bush Targets Dividend Taxation; Argues New Cut Will Help Retirees
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHICAGO - President Bush yesterday called for a halt to the double taxation of dividend income, half of which goes to senior citizens, as part of a sweeping, $670 billion package to stimulate the economy....
Caesarean Section Said to Cut Herpes Risk; Study Finds Surgical Delivery Protects against Neonatal Transmission of Virus
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Having a Caesarean delivery is likely to prevent a pregnant woman with herpes from passing it to her baby, according to a study reported today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. ...
Cell Phone Gets Police to Armed Robbery Fast
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Police were involved in a shootout with three armed robbers early yesterday at the International House of Pancakes in Marlow Heights. A customer had used a cell phone to summon police to an armed robbery...
Challenges Facing New Senate Leadership
Byline: Alvin Williams, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Trent Lott made the right decision by stepping down from his Leadership post on Friday, Dec. 20. His inflammatory remarks at a benign birthday party for an aging senator and his bizarre...
CIA Says N. Korea Tried to Buy Nuclear Gear in 2001
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES North Korea tried to buy large amounts of equipment for a uranium-weapons program in 2001 and also purchased missile-related goods from communist China, according to a CIA report. The CIA report to Congress...
Close Group of Advisers Will Aid Ehrlich Administration
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A tight-knit circle of advisers will have Gov.-elect Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s ear as he advances the first Republican agenda Maryland has seen in 34 years, an agenda that will emphasize a crackdown on gun...
Cops Find Poison in House Raid; Arrest 6 North Africans Suspected of Links to Al Qaeda
Byline: Gerald Mizejewski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LONDON - British police found traces of the deadly poison ricin, a potential chemical warfare agent linked to al Qaeda, while arresting six North Africans in a house this week. Authorities made...
Cuomo: Bush Started 'Class Warfare'; Ex-Governor Calls Tax Cuts Aid to Rich
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo yesterday accused President Bush of starting a class war in 2001 and continuing that war by promoting more tax relief this year. Mr. Bush and other Republicans have...
Customs Aircraft Spy Big Drug Drop; 'Go-Fast Boat' Left Pot in Cave
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two U.S. Customs Service aircraft yesterday located and tracked suspected drug smugglers in a high-speed boat off the Bahamas carrying more than 3,100 pounds of marijuana, which later was seized by customs...
Daschle Forgoes Presidential Bid; Will Run Again for Seat in Senate, Where His 'Passion' Lies
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, said yesterday he will not run for president in 2004 but will seek re-election to the Senate. While he "came very close" to a White House bid,...
Deadline for Argentina
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Deadline for Argentina Argentina's new ambassador is anxiously waiting for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to decide whether to save his financially crippled country from another economic embarrassment,...
Democrats 'Test' Frist as Senate Leader
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Bill Frist's honeymoon as majority leader lasted about as long as it took to swear in this year's new slate of senators, thanks to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. A deal that the Tennessee Republican...
DJs Fool Chavez into Taking Call from 'Fidel'
Byline: Tom Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two Miami disc jockeys, known for making crank telephone calls, got through to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez by pretending to be Cuban President Fidel Castro. In a segment known as "Fidel's Calling...
Ehrlich Maintains Vow to Lift Ban on Executions; Report Finds Racial Bias in Sentencing
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gov.-elect Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said a long-awaited study released yesterday that found racial bias in capital punishment sentencing in Maryland will not change his plans to lift the state's moratorium...
Fairfax Leaders Decry Police Raids on Bars; County Police Initiative to Arrest Drunken Patrons Called a 'Fishing Expedition'
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lawmakers and business leaders responded yesterday with a mix of skepticism and outrage to a Fairfax County police initiative to take trouble-making drinkers out of bars, then arrest them. Fairfax County...
Family Tragedy Turns Honor Bittersweet
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eddie Murray got a raw deal yesterday. On the day he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, he was mourning the loss of his sister. One of the greatest honors a ballplayer could ever receive...
FBI Ends Hunt for Five; Hoax Is Likely
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The FBI has called off a nationwide manhunt for five men of Arab descent over concerns about the credibility of a government informant who told authorities the men had been smuggled into the United States...
FBI Lists Seizures in Probe of Union; Teachers Officials' Homes Searched
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal law enforcement authorities have seized numerous luxury items - antique armoires, various Louis Vuitton and Chanel handbags, mink fur coats - in investigating suspected embezzlement of more than...
Five Is Grammy's Magic Number; Springsteen, Crow among Top Nominees
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The collection of artists who announced 2003's Grammy hopefuls yesterday at Madison Square Garden in New York was an eclectic bunch, a reflection of the ever-expanding scope of the coveted music industry...
Folly Finds Function in Whimsy
Byline: Ruth Hepner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Follies are not widely embraced in the Washington area by the name "folly," but they are found in some of the nicest gardens. When you tour gardens in England and elsewhere in Europe, folly is a word, and...
Georgetown Center Wilson Is Able to Rise above Critics
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Georgetown's Wesley Wilson may never live up to the great Hoyas centers, but he's raising his game at the right time. Over Georgetown's past four games, the 6-foot-11 Wilson has averaged 11.5 points and...
GOP Uses New Majority to Pass Jobless Aid Bill; Senate Beats Back Democrats
Byline: Stephen Dinan and Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The 108th Congress opened yesterday with Republicans controlling both chambers, and they immediately flexed their legislative muscle to pass an unemployment benefits package in the Senate....
High-Poverty Schools Report Fewer Qualified Instructors; States Long Way from Closing Credentials Gap, Survey Says
Byline: Ellen Sorokin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES High-poverty schools are less likely to have teachers trained in the subjects they teach than other schools - and few states have plans to close the gap - a nationwide survey conducted by Education Week...
Homosexuals Pooh-Pooh Pedophilia
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Reed Irvine of Accuracy in Media ("Dissing the 'Dish' about pedophilia," Letters, Dec. 28) defends the work on pedophilia done by Dr. Timothy Dailey of the Family Research Council (FRC) and questions the motives of International...
Ironic Iraqi Arbiter; Saddam Will Pick Winner in War for President's Heart, Mind
Byline: Harlan Ullman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For those of us who served in Vietnam, the slogan "winning the hearts and minds of the people" is an odious reminder of the hubris that helped lose that war. But back then, politicians wanted to believe...
Is the Crisis over? Team Finds Identityin Four-Game Surge
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nobody seems to know exactly when the Washington Wizards began to develop an identity, whether it was at the team's Christmas party or whether the Wizards just decided privately it was time to turn...
Jagr, Bondra Return to Practice during Extended Midseason Break
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Capitals right wing Jaromir Jagr and his injured ankle made it through practice yesterday. "I survived," he commented dryly. Also working out yesterday was left wing Peter Bondra, who has missed...
January Best Time to Get Nice and Hot
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Wizards are starting to look like a team just as the schedule is starting to bend in their favor. The Wizards have climbed back to the .500 mark with a four-game winning streak, three of the four...
Jonasay on Rise in Region
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The mid-Atlantic swath between Charlottesville and Baltimore continues to yield promising new bands, among them a pop-rock outfit called Jonasay, which appears Saturday night at Iota Club and Cafe in Arlington....
Justice's Son Resigns from Labor Position; Scalia Was a Recess Appointment; Senate Confirmation Was Contentious
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Labor Department Solicitor Eugene Scalia is resigning to return to private practice, despite his renomination to the post by President Bush. "He made a great contribution to his country," Elaine L....
Kentucky Group Spends to Stop 'Hillbillies' Series; Says New Reality Show Would Smear Backwoods Families
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fussing and feuding? Yes indeed, all based on a story 'bout a man named Jed. Convinced there's some hillbilly discrimination afoot, the Kentucky-based Center for Rural Strategies spent $75,000 on...
Let's Roll
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Let's roll Good grief. Did you catch what Michael Moore, author of the best-selling book "Stupid White Men," told one audience about the brave passengers aboard United Flight 93 and three other terrorist-hijacked...
McNabb Back as Eagles' QB; Broken Ankle Healed Enough for Him to Start Saturday
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Donovan McNabb is back, as promised. And both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons - at least ever-mouthy cornerback Ray Buchanan - are happy. The NFC East champion Eagles are thrilled they...
Men Aim for Equal Custodial Rights; Fathers Cite Deficit to Make Their Case
Byline: Mary Shaffrey, WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - Family-advocacy lobbyists said yesterday that after years of trying to improve child-custody rights for Virginia fathers, they have a proposal that lawmakers will accept because it helps reduce...
Men Mostly 'Forgotten' in Research; Professor Says Bias Blinds Social Workers
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Social work literature is biased against heterosexual males, leading to "unfair and untrue" stereotypes about men and hampering social workers' ability to counsel men, an Alabama professor has concluded...
Mexican Authorities Hit for Unsolved Murders
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES EL PASO, Texas - Hundreds of young women have been murdered in the past decade in and around the Mexican city of Cuidad Juarez, just across the border from here. Many observers on both sides of the...
Murray Heads to Hall; Former Orioles Slugger Elected on First Ballot
Byline: Duff Durkin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eddie Murray got the call to the Hall yesterday - on his first chance. The longtime Baltimore Orioles first baseman, who amassed more than 500 home runs and 3,000 hits and led the club to the 1983 World...
North Korea or Iraq? There's No Question Who Is Public Enemy No 1
Byline: Roger D. Carstens, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Recently, North Korea (DPRK) threw out two United Nations weapons inspectors who had been tasked with monitoring Kim Jong Il's supposedly shelved nuclear weapons program. This expulsion...
Old China's Hiding a Bit, but It's There
Byline: Jill Kamp, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you are in the market for china, you may have realized that serving all your holiday guests on matching china would have made your table prettier. Or perhaps you are engaged and want to know...
Opening Day in Richmond, Annapolis
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the Maryland and Virginia legislatures convene today in Richmond and Annapolis, governors and lawmakers in both states will confront some starkly unpleasant realities: deficits as far as the eye can see and a lack...
Organize Away All the Clutter; Planning Puts Boxes, Shelves to Good Use
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rachel Kaufman is seeking smarter storage solutions. Her shoes and clothes spill out of boxes and suitcases that form islands in the middle of the floor of her Northwest apartment. "I consider myself...
Pa. Hunters Are Being Asked to Hunt Does to Control Herd
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you visit rural Pennsylvania during the autumn and early winter and enter an eatery or gas station, you might hear a typical Keystone State greeting. But "Get your buck yet?" is not about money matters....
Paris Steps Up Effort to End Ivory Coast Conflict
Byline: Andrew Borowiec, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PARIS - The French government, concerned about the deadlock in Ivory Coast's civil war, has decided to deepen its role to stop what some officials described as the "gangrene" threatening West Africa....
Pizza Rule Squashed
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pizza rule squashed Republicans pushed changes through the House yesterday that would make it easier for lobbyists to send boxes of pizza and buckets of chicken to congressional offices. The changes would...
Plotkin Targets Hopefuls of 2004
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Memo to all the Johns, Dicks and Howies running for president: Watch out, because Mark Plotkin is watching you. Mr. Plotkin, the always-breathless pundit who has made a career of keeping D.C. politicians...
Post-Holiday Economic Boost; Mr. Bush Should Give Investor Class a Reason to Buy
Byline: David Dreier, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Although recent economic indicators demonstrate that the U.S. is undergoing a slow recovery from the downturn of 2000, there are troubling signs as we head into 2003. Worker productivity is up,...
Radio-Market Consolidation Hits Sour Note; Feingold to Push Ownership Limits, Citing Need to Preserve Program Diversity
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A senator argued yesterday for tighter restrictions on radio companies, claiming that consolidation in the industry since a 1996 telecommunications law has harmed radio, musicians and consumers. Sen....
Randle, Nicholas Form 1-2 Punch
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Center Ryan Randle and guard Drew Nicholas are becoming the horns of the Maryland offense. The No.21 Terrapins (7-3) will continue to build their inside-out attack when they play host to Hampton (6-3)...
Redskins Working on Deal for Powell
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins have been negotiating on and off for about a month to extend the expiring contract of defensive lineman Carl Powell, one of their key reserves, NFL sources said yesterday. There...
Repeal of Travel Ban on Palestinians Urged; Blair Wants Arafat Aides at Summit
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES British Prime Minister Tony Blair yesterday appealed directly to Israel to lift a ban on travel by senior Palestinian officials, warning that it would torpedo a major conference on Palestinian political...
Ridge Confirmation Given Priority; Hill to Move Quickly on Homeland Security Department
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The new Congress is moving quickly to establish oversight authority over the Homeland Security Department, and nominee Tom Ridge's confirmation is on the fast track in the Senate. Broad oversight responsibility...
Security Council Shakeup Looms; Swift Iraq War Resolution Unlikely
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - The prospects for a U.N. resolution authorizing a strike on Iraq are complicated by the arrival this month of five new members on the U.N. Security Council, part of an annual rotation in which...
'Special Ops' Gets OK to Initiate Its Own Missions
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, The Washington Times Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld announced yesterday he has given new power to the nation's covert warriors to kill and capture al Qaeda operatives and other terrorists. In a significant transformation...
Sterilization Group Hit with Charges of Racism; CRACK Pays Addicts Not to Have Babies
Byline: Liz Trotta, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - A group that is paying drug addicts and alcoholics $200 apiece not to have babies has expanded its reach into this city amid an outcry from liberal activist groups and a cold shoulder from the...
Stimulus Package Unlikely to Include REITs; Real Estate Investment Trusts Seen Losing Tax Advantage under Bush Plan
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One group of companies that would be hurt by President Bush's economic-stimulus package is real estate investment trusts, which would lose their tax advantages unless they are included in the final legislation....
Three Cool Areas Look like Hot Spots for Calif. Pinot Noir
Byline: Paul Lukacs, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With pinot noir, there truly is no place like home. That's because vineyard location so clearly influences the character of the wines. In Burgundy, where this grape has been cultivated successfully...
U.S. Says 'Talks' with N. Korea Won't Be 'Negotiations'
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States yesterday discussed with close Asian allies South Korea and Japan its decision to resume dialogue with North Korea on abandoning its nuclear weapons pursuits. "The United States...
U.S. Starts Free-Trade Talks with Latin Nations; Bush Seeks to Lower Barriers, Protect Investor Rights
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States officially opens free-trade talks today with five Central American countries, kicking off a year with an ambitious agenda for regional and worldwide negotiations to lower trade barriers...
West Nile Virus Deemed Permanent Illness in U.S
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The mosquito-borne West Nile virus is in North America to stay, and residents here and around the country will have to make some changes in the way they enjoy the outdoors, national health officials said yesterday...
With Allies like These . . . Britain Goes Wobbly
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WINCHESTER, England. - Americans who have found comfort in the solidarity of the Anglo-Saxon nations, in the unshakable spirit of our British allies as the United States faces the prospect of another Gulf...
Youth No Problem for Hill's New Pryor; Arkansas Senator Was Early Starter
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mark Pryor was one of the youngest senators sworn in to the new 108th Congress yesterday, but youth has never been a handicap for a man born into a family of prominent Arkansas Democrats. Just 27...