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 22, 2003

After 30 Years, Roe Battle Rages; Abortion Backers, Foes Alter Strategies, Tactics
Byline: Jennifer Kabbany, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thirty years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court found that a woman's right to privacy included access to abortion. Since then, people on both sides of the debate over that decision's validity...
Airfare Shuffle; Troubles Make Carriers Change Business Models
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Business-class seats are getting cheaper and amenities are disappearing as major airlines juggle their business models to find a formula that will help rescue them from even more serious financial problems....
An Atrocious Act in Geneva; Libya as Chair of U.N. Human-Rights Panel
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With everybody's eyes focused on Iraq, it has pretty much escaped notice that the U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva has made another really egregious misstep. On Monday, the 53-member commission chose...
A Thirst for Blackness; the Children of the Dream Define U.S. Culture
Byline: Philip Gold,, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Among the greatest pleasures of reading is sitting down with a book you expect to find distasteful or worse, and discovering a jewel. And among the greatest pleasures of reviewing is getting...
BB&T Wants First Virginia in Swap of Stock; Deal for $3.38 Billion Requires Regulatory Approval
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Winston-Salem. N.C., banking company BB&T Corp. announced yesterday it would buy First Virginia Banks Inc. of Falls Church in a $3.38 billion stock swap. The deal, subject to regulatory approval,...
Bill Missing Provisions to Limit Abortion Funds
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two abortion-related provisions are missing from the Senate omnibus spending bill expected to pass the chamber soon, congressional and administration aides say. One of the provisions prohibits covering...
Bill Would Raise Abortion-Clinic Standards
Byline: Mary Shaffrey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - Virginia abortion clinics would be regulated like out-patient surgical centers if legislation passed out of a House committee yesterday becomes law. "An abortion provider is going to have...
Bush Urges No Extensions for Saddam; Sees Broad World Support for Iraq Attack
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush warned the world community yesterday not to give Saddam Hussein more time to disarm and predicted broad international support if the United States decides to attack Iraq. "How much time...
Change for the Better; Gruden Wants to Put Raiders in 'Rearview Mirror'
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN DIEGO - The intensely single-minded Jon Gruden is of two minds this week. After all, the coach's new team will battle his old one for Super Bowl XXXVII in what he called a "pretty weird" situation. ...
Council Moves to Advance Primary; Earlier Date Violates DNC Rule
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. Council is moving fast to schedule the District's presidential primary before the New Hampshire primary is held for 2004 candidates, several of whom live in the city. Council member Jack Evans,...
Cuddlier Than Dole
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cuddlier than Dole Few senators, past or present, have made their presence felt as often as former Democratic Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun, the first black woman ever elected to the Senate who now wants...
Ehrlich Holds Line against New Taxes
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. remains committed to keeping residents from paying for the state's $1.8 billion budget shortfall. Though he has promised no sales-tax or income-tax increases, Mr....
Ex-Terrapin Barton Helps Raiders Shore Up at LB
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN DIEGO - Linebacker Eric Barton left the University of Maryland four years ago, and at times he seemed a long way from being a big-time NFL player. He's still not quite there, but he's getting darn...
Gannon Casting Last Stone at Doubters
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN DIEGO - Soon after signing with the Raiders as a free agent in 1999, Rich Gannon showed up at the team's training complex at 6a.m. to begin his day's labors. Alas, the outside door was locked, and Gannon,...
Grassley Airs Privacy Concerns over Terrorist Tracking System
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The FBI's ties to a Pentagon-based computerized tracking system designed to identify terrorists prompted a senior Republican senator yesterday to question whether the Justice Department had "blurred the...
GSA Bars Mexican ID Cards for Now; Agencies Review Use by Illegals
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The General Services Administration has suspended recognition of identification cards issued by the Mexican government to its nationals in this country, pending an investigation by the State Department,...
Hate Speech
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hate speech Left-wing crooner Harry Belafonte, who not long ago referred to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell as a "house slave" of the Bush administration, continues to lash out at Mr. Powell and National...
Hispanics Now No. 1 Minority in U.S
Byline: Steve Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hispanics have surpassed blacks and are officially the nation's largest minority group, the Census Bureau reported yesterday. The nation's 37 million Hispanics account for 13 percent of the population,...
Hurricanes Losing Strength; Caps Will Focus on Evening Time for Defensive Pairs
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eight months ago the Carolina Hurricanes were the toasts of the NHL - until the Detroit Red Wings dispatched the upstarts in the Stanley Cup finals. A lot has changed for Carolina since then - and not for the...
Infinity Executive Returns to District
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Infinity Broadcasting Corp. has tapped Atlanta radio executive Michael Hughes to oversee its five Washington-area stations, a mixed bag that includes powerhouse urban-music broadcaster WPGC-FM (95.5) and...
Jefferson and Lithuania
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jefferson and Lithuania When a diplomat is invited to speak to the Committee on Foreign Relations in Charlottesville, he must pay homage to Thomas Jefferson; and the Lithuanian ambassador duly noted...
Jefferson and Roe vs. Wade
Byline: Edward C. Smith, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Could it be that one of America's most pre-eminent Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, is also the "founding father" of the Right to Life Movement? Paragraph 2 of the Declaration of Independence...
Kennedy Says Bush Waging 'Wrong War'; Criticizes Foreign, Civil Rights Policies
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush has turned most of the world against the United States, is poised to wage "the wrong war at the wrong time" and will endanger civil rights through his court appointments, Sen. Edward M....
Low-Key Callahan Propels Oakland Back to Top
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN DIEGO - If Jon Gruden is the star, Bill Callahan is the dark matter. If Gruden is the design, Callahan is the negative space. If Gruden is the fiery red fluttering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers flag,...
Metts' Rehiring Was 'First Mistake'; Ex-Officials Note Lack of Support
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Prince George's County School Board members, who were fired in favor of an appointed board after a contentious falling-out with Superintendent Iris T. Metts, are saying, "We told you so," to the...
Morocco to Discuss Free Trade with U.S
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration is trying to signal its support for tolerant Muslim countries through a free-trade agreement with Morocco, the United States' top trade official said yesterday. U.S. Trade...
Murder Indictment of Malvo Expected
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Prosecutors sought capital murder indictments yesterdayagainst sniper suspect John Lee Malvo, and Commonwealth's Attorney Robert F. Horan Jr. told reporters that "I'm sure he was indicted." Mr. Horan...
New Study Links Teen Pot Use to Other Risks
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Young teens who smoke marijuana are two to five times more likely to use other illicit drugs than their nonsmoking peers, says a study released today in a leading medical journal. The findings support...
North Korean Firms Using China as Base to Obtain Missile Supplies
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES North Korean companies in China are funneling technology and goods for Pyongyang's missile program, highlighting Beijing's mixed approach to the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula. "North Korea also...
Nothing Imaginary about Mental Diseases
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jeffrey A. Schaler's "Stop funding fake diseases" (Letters, Saturday) poorly addresses the huge social, legal and medical problems of drug and alcohol addiction. Compulsive abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs causes enormous...
Opera Season to Feature 7 Works, Previn Premiere
Byline: T.L. Ponick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Placido Domingo, artistic director of the Washington Opera, announced the company's upcoming season yesterday in a press conference at DAR Constitution Hall, the opera's temporary home. Beginning with...
Orioles Waiting on Rodriguez, Cruz
Byline: Duff Durkin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Baltimore Orioles should know this week, perhaps as early as today, whether their contract proposals to two of the big hitters remaining on the free agent market, Ivan Rodriguez and Jose Cruz Jr., will...
Parents Press Board to Cancel Sex Survey; Fairfax Readies One for High Schoolers
Byline: Jon Ward. THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fairfax County parents, upset about a school district plan to administer a sex survey to high school sophomores and seniors, are asking the county's Board of Supervisors, which is paying for the study, to quash...
Police Closure Rate on Homicides Hit; Residents Go after Ramsey about Number of Unsolved Crimes
Byline: Matthew Cella and Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Relatives of homicide victims and neighborhood leaders lambasted the Metropolitan Police Department in general and police Chief Charles H. Ramsey in particular last night during a D.C. Council...
Pro-Choicers Celebrate Roe, Concede Gains by Opponents
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pro-choice backers met here last night to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that established the right to abortion but saying that their pro-life opponents have made significant...
Reid Hits Bush for Cemetery Wreath
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate's second-ranking Democrat criticized President Bush yesterday for honoring Confederate soldiers with wreaths the last two Memorial Days, calling it "racially motivated" and another example of...
Report Details 'Lies' of Saddam; Bush Opens Office of Communication
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush opened yesterday a White House Office of Global Communications, which promptly released a report detailing Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's "apparatus of lies." The 34-page report calls...
San Diego Mimics Last Year's Security
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Little is new about the security plans for Sunday's Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego. Police and federal security planners liberally borrowed from the successful plan from last year's big game in New Orleans,...
Sayonara Saddam? Even His Exit Would Bring New Questions
Byline: Harlan Ullman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With a bellicose North Korea still a looming danger, President George W. Bush must soon make a decision on what to do about Iraq. His choices are war or wait. Both are fraught with risk and danger. If...
School Board Hit for Anti-War Stance; San Francisco Officials Called Biased
Byline: Ellen Sorokin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A public school district in California has unanimously approved a resolution condemning any U.S.-led war on Iraq and urged all schools to host a "public day of discussion" on the topic, which critics says...
Science and National Security
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Within the life-science community, there is a growing discussion on the need to balance openness with national security concerns. The central problem is that the openness and free flow of information that scientists...
Sizeable Issues May Hurt UNC
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES North Carolina is determined not to let one bad break define its season. It's been almost a month since UNC's Sean May felt a "pop" in his left foot early in the second half of a game against seemingly...
Steel Tariffs, Pro and Con
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The editorial endorsing the existing steel tariffs completely ignores the devastating consequences the tariffs have had on steel-consuming companies in the United States ("The steel tariffs," Editorial, Monday). Before...
'Still Sick' School Bus Drivers Report Back to Work
Byline: Denise Barnes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Part-time school bus drivers and attendants who transport the District's special-education students returned to work "still sick" yesterday after hundreds of them failed to report to work Thursday and...
Success Is the Best Argument
Byline: William R. Hawkins, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The antiwar protests over the weekend were meant to spark both domestic and international opposition to any U.S.-led military action to topple the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein in Iraq....
Terps Look to Pass Tough Road Test
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Maryland Terrapins are seeking validation along Tobacco Road. No.12 Maryland visits North Carolina tonight at Dean Smith Center vying for its first victory on an opposing court. While the Terps (10-4,...
Texas Suit Targets 100 Companies Tied to Slave Trade; Two Black Women Ask for Trust Fund
Byline: Steve Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two black women yesterday filed a federal lawsuit in Texas seeking financial compensation from more than 100 U.S. corporations for their roles in the domestic slave trade. The case accuses the corporations...
The Boy Who Would Be King
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES We know the story of LeBron James. We have seen it a number of times in the past. We have seen it with Felipe Lopez and Lloyd Daniels, with Dwayne Washington and Albert King. We have seen it with Tom...
The Catholic Church and Iraq
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Vatican and the U.S. Roman Catholic Church have distinguished themselves in recent months as two of the sharpest critics of possible U.S. military strikes against Iraq. In November, the U.S. Conference of Catholic...
The Dare: Furnish Apartment
Byline: Jill Kamp, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES How much would it cost to set up a two-bedroom apartment from furniture to sheets, towels and bathroom necessities and an adequately equipped kitchen? Could you do it for about $2,500? Marianne...
The Light Touch; Interior Designers Use Lighting to Create Ambience
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kerry Touchetteis as concerned about functional indoor lighting as anyone. He wants light bulbs to last, wall switches to work and lamp cords to be unobtrusive. As an interior designer, he's also...
The True Costs of Baseball
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES To hear sports columnist Thomas Boswell tell it, economist Milton Friedman, a Nobel laureate, got it all wrong. Mr. Friedman, who has been studying economics for nearly three-quarters of a century, has famously quipped:...
Two Redskins Coaches Join Lewis in Cincinnati
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN DIEGO - Two Washington Redskins assistants officially joined Marvin Lewis' Cincinnati Bengals staff yesterday. Defensive line coach Ricky Hunley became Lewis' linebackers coach, and strength coach Chip...
U.S. Presses Security Council on N. Korea Nukes; Sees Defiance of Resolution as Global Issue
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration is pressing the U.N. Security Council to take up North Korea's nuclear defiance in an attempt to show Pyongyang that it considers the issue not simply a bilateral matter but one...
Venezuela through a Tilted Lens?
Byline: Thor Halvorssen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With every passing day, life for Venezuelans becomes more dangerous. Since his election four years ago, President Hugo Chavez has presided over the most dramatic decline in the nation's fortunes:...
Verizon Must Reveal File-Sharing Customer; Copyright Laws at Issue in Ruling
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A federal judge ruled yesterday that an Internet-service provider must reveal the name of a subscriber suspected of illegally downloading hundreds of digital music files. The decision by U.S. District...
VMI Argues for Restoration of Supper Call Prayer for Cadets
Byline: Mary Shaffrey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - A federal appeals court heard a case yesterday to restore prayer at the Virginia Military Institute. The pre-dinner prayer has been a school tradition since the 1950s. Though discontinued...
Waiting for War, Paris . . . or Godot; in the End, Greed May Lead France to Back Military Action
Byline: Tony Blankley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The fog of war seems to have descended prematurely on Iraq. Pre-war's inevitably opaque diplomacy has turned downright duplicious. The evening news shows seem to be raising the suspicion that waiting for...
Wizards Optimistic Following First Half
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Wizards are not satisfied, and that is a good thing. They are not happy to be 21-20 at the halfway point of the season, a record identical to last year's mark after 41 games, because,...
'World Masters' to Gather in Alps; Economic Forum Heavily Guarded
Byline: Andrew Borowiec, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GENEVA - High in the snowcapped Swiss Alps, protected by helicopter gunships and 2,000 troops, the leading representatives of capitalism begin a debate tomorrow on how to improve an ailing world. ...