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 May 29, 2003

2 Trailers Deemed Biological Arms Labs; CIA Cites Single 'Logical Purpose'
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The CIA yesterday concluded that two truck trailers seized by coalition forces in northern Iraq were designed by Saddam Hussein's regime to produce biological weapons agents. A six-page agency white...
A Deregulated Media Is Better
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The forces against deregulation of media ownership made their last stand on Tuesday. At a press conference at the Federal Communications Commission's Washington headquarters, the two Democratic members of the commission...
Asbestos Litigation
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is important that when compromise is in the air, the facts are used as the basis from which the compromise is etched. I agree with Amy Ridenour that asbestos-litigation compromise is in the air ("Striking a deal,"...
Blame It on the Rain; Most Local Contractors Set Back by Damp Weather
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Home contractors worked furiously during the dry patches yesterday to make up for a month's backlog of orders. "It's horrible," said roofer Tom Petrilli while working at an Alexandria home yesterday....
Bringing Families Closer Together; All Politics All the Time
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What Kevin Strauss, president of FamilyeJournal Online (www.familyejournal.com), doesn't know about his family could fill numerous books, and the 33 year-old bachelor is not alone. That is exactly...
Bush Signs His 2nd Big Tax Cut; 1 Million New Jobs to Result, He Says
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush signed the second major tax cut of his administration into law yesterday, setting a goal of creating 1 million jobs by the end of 2004. "By ensuring that Americans have more to spend,...
Bush to Meet Sharon, Abbas to Push Peace; Arafat Not on the Guest List
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush plans to hold his first meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Wednesday, traveling to Jordan to lend his personal prestige to jump-starting the stalled peace process. Palestinian...
Capt. Billy's Lures Customers with Its Seafood Catch; Convivial Setting in Popes Creek
Byline: Scott J. Haring, THE WASHINGTON TIMES No place better exemplifies a Maryland crab house than Capt. Billy's, a large waterfront restaurant nestled in Popes Creek. I've been to dozens of crab houses, some outstanding (Cantler's in Annapolis;...
Chao Trades Barbs with Organized Labor; Secretary Rebukes AFL-CIO for Hostility toward Bush
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao yesterday accused organized labor of acting irrationally in its opposition to the Bush administration. "I think the rhetoric is really overheated and exaggerated," Mrs....
Charter School to Sever Ties with Firm; Management Hit for Hiring 'Fiasco'
Byline: Jabeen Bhatti, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Officials of the District's oldest charter school have decided to terminate their management company less than a week after they learned that their principal was a felon on probation when they hired him...
City Looks at Jobs Earning High Pay; to Study 3 Agencies 'To Cut Costs'
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES City Administrator John A. Koskinen said yesterday high-ranking D.C. officials are studying three city-run agencies to see whether reductions in staff and six-figure salaries are warranted to cut costs....
Diamond Dave: Alive and Kicking; Hit Parade for Faithful of Van Halen
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So this is what it's come to for fans of Van Halen: watching the band's once beloved frontman, David Lee Roth, trot out old standards with a glorified cover band and fling himself around the stage with...
Disappearing Acts; How Males Became the 'Second Sex'
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES You could call it 'Testosterone Lite." Or maybe "the eunuch in the parlor" is the inevitable result of "the Myth of Masculinity," but you don't have to major in women's studies to notice that the Alpha...
Domestic Tourism Declines in Region
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington area posted a 3 percent drop in domestic visitors last year as school groups and other day-trippers continued to stay away from the region. An estimated 17.6 million domestic visitors...
Dowd's 'Correction'
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dowd's 'correction' "In her Wednesday column [in the New York Times], Maureen Dowd perhaps comes as close as she ever will to admitting she dishonestly quoted President Bush in her May 14 column on al...
Fashionably Fancy Fibers; Technology Used on Cloth to Resist Spills, Spread Warmth
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Remember when polyester was the miracle fabric - a whole new fashion concept that promised to revolutionize wardrobes and save countless hours spent on personal care? That was 50 years ago - the dark...
Fighting AIDS
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Armed with a bill to triple U.S. funding to fight AIDS globally, President Bush will press the world's other richest nations to bolster their commitment in fighting the epidemic at the Group of Eight (G-8) summit in...
Fighting to Restore Peace; U.N.-Led Force Eyed to Quell Congo Violence
Byline: Carter Dougherty, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BUNIA, Congo - Lulls in the fighting, cease-fires and peace accords among warring militias fail to impress residents of this devastated town near Congo's border with Uganda. They are looking for real...
Fires Set Again at School in Southeast
Byline: Matthew Cellaand Patrick Badgley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. firefighters yesterday responded to two separate fires at Anacostia High School in Southeast, bringing to 13 the total of suspect fires at the school since May 1. The first fire...
Gene Mueller's Weekend Fishing Report
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Enough already with the rain. With the exception of certain local brackish river areas and the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, mountain river and lake anglers again will have a washout this weekend....
GOP's Voter Inroads
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There is growing fear among Democratic strategists that George W. Bush is making gains in their party's base, especially with minorities and labor. If true, this could be the most important political sea...
Gordon H. Kester, 82, Editor for DuPont
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gordon Hermance Kester, an editor and producer for the DuPont Co. and alumni director at two colleges, died May 24 at the ManorCare Health Center in Wilmington, Del., after a long illness. He was 82. Mr. Kester was...
Hip-Hoppers Strive for Depth; the New 'AD' a Musical Event
Byline: Elita Bradley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Look who's due at the 9:30 Club Sunday night: Arrested Development, the Atlanta-based hip-hop group best known for the 1992 hit "Tennessee." The band members named their debut album, "3 Years,...
History's Guide Now Book Subject
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Edwin C. Bearss has spent nearly 50 years shedding light on such legendary figures as Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. On Saturday night, however, it was the historian-guide's turn to be in the spotlight...
Iran, Allies Sit out U.N. Conference with Israel at Helm
Byline: John Zarocostas, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GENEVA - Arab and Islamic countries led by Iran have decided to snub Israel's presidency of the U.N.-sponsored conference on disarmament, senior diplomats said. The move comes at a sensitive moment...
Iran's Jihadist Plans; Harboring Al Qaeda Members Poses Danger to U.S
Byline: Walid Phares, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In several statements made by U.S. leaders lately, Iran's regime has been accused of harboring al Qaeda and targeting the U.S. role in the whole region. Some within the Beltway speak of a clear...
Malaysia's War of Words
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Malaysia's war of words The Malaysian prime minister has harmed relations with the United States by bitterly criticizing U.S. foreign policy and referring to the victims of the September 11 terrorist...
Mayor's Aides Investigated; Drunken Driving, Cover-Ups Cited
Byline: Steve Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick has been called one of the nation's rising young black political stars, a 32-year-old former state lawmaker with a history of public service. In 2000, he delivered a...
Media to Watch Bush for Snub of France at G-8 Summit; Announcement of Departure One Day Early Raises Suspicion
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES While President Bush will use this week's European trip to talk to foreign leaders about the war on terrorism, AIDS, world poverty and genetically modified crops, many eyes will be searching for signs of...
Movie Magic
Byline: Stephanie K. Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Movie magic Once upon a Hollywood time, the movie musical wasn't as rare as the 2002 release "Chicago," or its 2001 predecessor, "Moulin Rouge." The National Symphony Orchestra Pops, under conductor...
Murray Does It for Ducks; Former Capitals Coach Makes New Team Mighty
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - How many times must Bryan Murray have thought of what he gave up back in Shawville, that tiny English-speaking enclave surrounded by French-speaking Quebec, all those years ago when...
Mushroom Hunting an Acquired Taste
Byline: Kathryn Wallace, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This is not the kind of morning anyone would pick to traipse through the forest. It is nose-dripping cold, drizzly and dark. But at the appointed hour they arrive, the hunters. They seem...
National Bee Puts Spellers to the Test; Gives Youngsters Challenge, Reward
Byline: Patrick Badgley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. resident Jodie Singer, 11, was spellbound yesterday when it came to spelling "demesne," a word with a silent "s." The sixth-grader carefully enunciated d-e-m-a-i-n-e, the original old French spelling,...
Nepal Praises Hillary on High; Everest Conquered 50 Years Ago
Byline: Campbell Spencer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES KATMANDU, Nepal - Fifty years ago today, Edmund Hillary and his climbing partner, Tenzing Norgay, stood side by side atop the world's tallest mountain. They were the first to achieve this...
Note to Mother Nature: Enough of the Rain Already
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington is enduring a biblicallike rainy season, which is the latest assault on the region's sense of well-being. This is the stuff of 40 days and 40 nights. Which government agency ordered the rain...
'Okie' Contribution; Haggards Give Family Items, Help Smithsonian Travel on Route 66
Byline: Robert Stacy McCain, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Country music legend Merle Haggard has spent plenty of time on the road, and he will help the Smithsonian Institution tell the history of one of America's greatest highways. The singer-songwriter...
'Orphan Ali' Makes a Strong Recovery; Boy Who Lost Arms in 'Good Spirits'
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ali Ismail Abbas, a 12-year-old boy who became the face of Iraqi civilian suffering during the U.S.-led war against Saddam Hussein, has made a strong recovery from the wounds he suffered when an errant...
Research Relies on Minority Schooling
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maybe we need to wake up. The other day I went to the site of Bell Labs, one of the nation's premier research outfits. I clicked at random on a research project, Programmable Networks for Tomorrow. The scientists...
Schaefer Presses Duncan to Unite State's Democrats
Byline: Vaishali Honawar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland Comptroller William Donald Schaefer called on Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan yesterday to unify the Democratic Party, which is struggling against a growing Republican threat....
Security Law Hits Rocketry Hobbyists; Affects Explosives Used in Motors
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Model-rocket hobbyists must be licensed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives before buying motors that are now considered explosives under a homeland security law. The regulation...
Sharon's Surprising Declaration
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As he prepares for Wednesday's peace summit involving President Bush and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has been sending one signal after another about his desire to work...
Small Is Beautiful; the Important Economy of People
Byline: Gary J. Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When E.F. Schumacher published "Small is Beautiful," 30 years ago, he had no idea his little book about "economics as if people mattered," would apply to politics and legislation in 2003. Just days...
Stalling Seen on Bill to Solve Rape Cases; Funds Needed to Process DNA in Kits
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Momentum for a bill that would help solve thousands of cold rape cases has stalled in the House. The delays have frustrated supporters of the Debbie Smith Act, which would earmark $90 million over...
State Targets Youth Violence; Task Force to Crack Down on Gang Activity
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia's attorney general yesterday announced the formation of a statewide gang task force to recommend solutions to the growing problem of youth violence. "We have a gang problem in Virginia," Attorney...
'Strange Behavior' Mingles Sci-Fi Horror, Sense of Wit; Chiller Deserves Its Cult Following
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fans of clever sci-fi horror with a twist of dark wit will want to check out director/co-writer Michael Laughlin's 1981 chiller Strange Behavior, new from Elite Entertainment. It's our ... Video pick of the week ...
Tax-Cut Phasing Called 'Politically Convenient'; Analysts Say Sunset Provisions Create Uncertainty
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The tax-cut package that President Bush signed yesterday should provide some extra oomph to the economy and the stock market, although it appears designed primarily to flood voters' pockets with extra cash...
The NFL Title That Wasn't; League strippedMaroons in '25
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Pottsville Maroons were in the news recently. That alone is news. The Maroons, northeastern Pennsylvania's contribution to NFL history, haven't belonged to the league since 1928, since the days of dropkicks...
The Race into Space; Chinese Program on Target
Byline: Robert S. Walker, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Are the Chinese serious about human space flight? Most definitely. And they are interested in doing more than simply going to low Earth orbit. They are headed for the moon. For most of...
Town Moo-Ving to Capture Expos
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As Major League Baseball continues to operate like some fly-by-night minor operation, shuffling one of its franchises between Montreal and San Juan, officials are entertaining offers from far and wide for...
Univision Defends Buying Hispanic Stations; Answers Critics Who Say Too Few Minorities Will Control Radio Broadcasting
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Univision Communications Inc. took out full-page advertisements in several newspapers this week to defend its purchase of a Spanish-language radio company, saying the deal will not place too much media power...
Wreaths for All
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wreaths for all In addition to the wreath he laid at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Memorial Day, President Bush has once again sent a wreath to the hallowed grounds of the Confederate Monument at Arlington...