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 June 9, 2003

All in the Trashy Icelandic Family
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "The Sea," a diverting film about an embittered and demoralized family assembled for a reunion, was the prestige attraction in Iceland last year, winning eight Eddas (their Oscars), including best picture....
A Threat to Senior Health Care
Byline: Edmund F. Haislmaier, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress and the Bush administration are perilously close to committing a colossal blunder on Medicare. Legislation is being drafted to reform the program for the next generation of retirees,...
Barbaric Votes
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barbaric votes Arlington Catholic Bishop Paul S. Loverde is blasting Catholic lawmakers on Capitol Hill, including Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat, for opposing a bill approved by Congress last...
Breakers Bounce Freedom from First
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Freedom lost the game, first place, two starters and their composure. Not a good day all around. Maren Meinert scored two first-half goals to lead the Boston Breakers to a 3-1 victory...
Bush Re-Election Team Quietly Takes an Office; Profile Low as Focus Stays on His Work
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Key White House strategists and top members of the Republican National Committee will move into new offices this week that will serve as headquarters for President Bush's re-election campaign. The establishment...
Capturing Wayward WMDs
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most Americans probably go to sleep at night with the seemingly reasonable assumption that the civilized world has the authority it needs to intercept weapons of mass destruction (WMD) heading to menacing regimes. Not...
Center Looks to Complete Extra Work
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Workers are still putting finishing touches on the Washington Convention Center, though it opened at the end of March. The 2.3 million-square-foot building still needs some loose ends tied up, including...
Democrats Split on National Security; Leadership Council, Liberals Spar
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The ideological war between leftist Democrats and centrist New Democrats got a lot hotter last week, threatening to further split the party and undermine its chances in the 2004 presidential elections....
Denouncing Jiang
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Denouncing Jiang A former U.S. ambassador who founded a human rights group to support Chinese dissidents is calling on President Bush to denounce former Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin. Mark...
Direct Approach; Filmmakers from China, Iceland Plug Latest Works
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As an international capital and potentially lucrative market for foreign-language movies, Washington frequently attracts cinematic emissaries from faraway parts of the world. For example, the two imports...
District Officials to Review DHS Head
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some members of the D.C. Council are promising an exhaustive review of the new director of the Department of Human Services, whose former social services agency is being targeted for reform and being investigated...
Dulles Hyatt Reopens after Viral Outbreak; Cleanup Targets 'Cruise Sickness'
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A cleaner-than-new Hyatt Dulles Hotel will resume accepting guests as usual today after turning away about 1,000 patrons during the weekend, after an outbreak of the norovirus, more commonly known as "cruise...
Endangered Democrats
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is 17 months before the next national elections, and Republicans already smell victory in the air. In Capitol Hill watering holes and the halls of congressional office buildings, members and aides are whispering about...
Enemy Agents Often Disguise Selves with Good Intentions
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Excerpts from Carmen Lattimore's sermon yesterday at Victory Church International in Fort Washington: In the last few weeks we've been looking at the church, the bride of Christ. We've been examining reasons for her...
Germ Research Gets Urgent; Bioterrorism Fuels Interest, Funding of Scientific Projects
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Continuing bioterrorism scares are breathing new life into obscure scientific projects as the nation gropes for a way to defend itself from deadly microbes. The sudden interest in microbiology is fueled...
Hometown Statue Should Be Only Vernon's First Honor
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The uniform shirt was hanging there in all its retro glory at the memorabilia show and whispering loudly, "Buy me I will make you feel like a kid again." So I did. The cost was reasonable, as such things...
Imprint of W . . . as in Whirlwind
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was, by any measure, a productive week for President Bush. He has started to repair ruptured relations in Europe, spurred the Middle East leaders to get tougher with terrorism, and put Israel and the...
Iowa Voter Database to Help Candidates; Democrats Link Detailed Profiles to Election Wins
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the Democratic nominee for president in 2004 courts Iowa voters, he will have at his disposal the most extensive and detailed profiles of voters ever assembled in the state's history. The Iowa Democratic...
Iraqi 'Secret Plan' Orders Mayhem; Sabotage, Looting, Murder Dictated If Saddam Loses War
Byline: Paul Martin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KUWAIT CITY - A document from the Iraqi intelligence service in Basra - which was captured in April as coalition forces gained control - orders agents to start campaigns of sabotage, looting and murder should...
It's the Tax Base, Stupid
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last week, the General Accounting Office released a report saying that if D.C. officials curb spending, cut waste and manage more efficiently, the nation's capital would be better off. It also reached the same conclusion...
Latest Rivalry Far from Over
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ELMONT, N.Y. - Another Triple Crown was lost, but racing might have found its best rivalry since Sunday Silence and Easy Goer dueled in 1989. Empire Maker was greeted by boos and catcalls after he beat...
Learning Space; Architects Team with Educators to Make Schools Pupil-Friendly
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Few public schools have a marble fireplace with a gas-generated flame in their library's quiet room, but such a place exists at the renovated Idea Public Charter School in Northeast, formerly Carver Elementary....
Liberal Civility
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Liberal civility One speaker at last week's liberal "Take Back America" Conference in Washington described the followers of conservative-dominated radio programs as "drunks," Marc Morano reports at CNSNews.com....
Local Favorite Funk Seeking Redemption for '98 Nightmare
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The memories still linger in Fred Funk's mind, even five years after the fact. Funk remembers the 1998 Kemper Open all too well. How he put together two of the best rounds of his golf life (64-66)...
Making the Grade
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Making the grade Esquire magazine includes two Washington pop-music flagships the 9:30 Club and 99.1 WHFS on its "Road Map to Musical America," a list of 50 trendsetting venues, radio stations and...
News You Can't Use; the Surgeon General's Views on Tobacco
Byline: Brad Rodu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dr. Richard Carmona, the Surgeon General and the Bush administration's primary adviser on the nation's public health, demonstrated that he is sadly ill-informed about the nation's No. 1 health problem,...
N. Korean Threat Concerns Canberra; Experts Say Nuclear Pressures Could Prompt Rethink
Byline: Janaki Kremmer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES SYDNEY, Australia - North Korea's growing nuclear ambitions threaten to force Australia to re-evaluate its commitment never to develop nuclear weapons. Ross Babbage, chief of strategic and...
Number of Black Children Taught at Home Growing
Byline: Michael Smith, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The best research on home-schooling indicates the total number of children who are home-schooled is 1.5 million to 2 million children, and that number is growing by 10 percent to 15 percent...
Officer Focuses on Unifying Technology, Sales
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sally Herbert is trying to dissolve the age-old division between sales people and computer engineers at the WorldWide Retail Exchange, an Alexandria nonprofit business-to-business exchange for the...
Officials Predict West Nile Outbreak; Virus 'Endemic to Maryland'; Residents Advised to Take Precautions
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland health officials know that the West Nile virus will re-emerge this summer, but the combination of a long, cold winter and an exceedingly wet spring has made them unsure about how bad an outbreak...
Osama's Global Fan Club
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pew phew. The results of the Pew Foundation's Global Attitudes Project stunned the Bush Administration's public diplomacy bureaucrats. They have spent big bucks to spruce up the U.S. image in the...
Pain vs. Promises; Ensuring the Success of the Orphan Drug Act
Byline: Abbey Meyers, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Twenty years ago, when President Ronald Reagan signed the Orphan Drug Act into law, he said, "I only wish with the stroke of this pen I could also decree that the pain and heartache of people...
Pop Finds Its Groove on Memory Lane; A New Generation Discovers Wit and Real Music
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Madonna hasn't been "like a virgin" for a long time, but the "Material Girl" is desperate for new material to keep her warm in a cooling spotlight. Sean Penn, her ex-, is in trouble, too. He needs a pen...
Powell, Rice Defend Iraq Arms Charges; Call Regime 'Masters of Deception'
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bush administration officials yesterday called charges the government exaggerated Iraq's arsenal of weapons of mass destruction "outrageous" and said evidence of the "effectively concealed" weapons is...
Rangoon Unfazed by Threat of Sanctions; Counts on India, China for Trade
Byline: Richard S. Ehrlich, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BANGKOK - Burma is counting on its neighbors China and India to blunt any new sanctions amid attempts in the United States and Europe to punish the nation for its detention of opposition leader Aung...
Real Estate Trusts Attract Investors; Better-Than-Expected Outlook for Occupancy Rates Boosts Stocks' Value
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nearly all sectors of the local real estate market, including the much-maligned apartment and hotel industries, are attracting renewed interest from investors, who are anticipating better occupancy rates this...
Red Meat for Dems; Bush Nominee Pryor Is Capable of Extremism
Byline: Nat Hentoff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Adding to the Senate Democrats' attacks on the president's nominations to federal appeals courts, George W. Bush has given his filibustering opponents welcome ammunition by his remarkably misguided nomination...
SAG Split on Merger with TV-Radio Actors
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Elliott Gould, Charlton Heston, Donald Sutherland and Jennifer Jason Leigh say "nay," Richard Dreyfuss, Gregory Peck, Billy Crystal and Meryl Streep say "yea." They are among the 178,000 actors both...
Same Old Story at Avenel; Lesser Knowns Rise to Top at Capital Open
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Welcome to another classic Capital Open finish. After three rounds that featured charges by players like David Duval, Fred Funk and Rich Beem, the star assassin better known as TPC at Avenel has once...
San Antonio Takes Control; Parker Too Much for Nets
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - All season long, one of the few questions concerning San Antonio was whether young Tony Parker could take the next step and become the type of point guard capable of leading...
Second Wind on DVD
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Second wind on DVD The animated sitcom "Family Guy" didn't draw much of a following on Fox, limping along for parts of three seasons before calling it quits last year. But on DVD, the animated Griffin...
Sen. Clinton Reasserts Right-Wing Conspiracy
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton still believes that a vast right-wing conspiracy was out to get her husband. Mrs. Clinton told Barbara Walters in an exclusive interview aired last night on ABC that she...
Shag Bag
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Range Rover estimates that all but two members of the Montgomery County Police Department were out at Avenel securing the area yesterday. As one patron fittingly remarked, "That's real good, you know, because golf...
Sosa Whining: Put a Cork in It
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sammy Sosa apparently is the victim of a racially inspired witch hunt. If he were a white-bread dude, the predominantly pale-faced conspirators in the national press would be working extremely hard to soften...
Special Ops Say Lives Were on Line in Lynch's Rescue; Rebut BBC Report That Raid Was 'Made for Hollywood'
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. commandos prepared for the worst when they stormed an Iraqi hospital April 1 to free Pfc. Jessica Lynch, even positioning a potent AC-130 gunship overhead to kill any enemy forces who intervened....
The Right to Clean Air
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Unfortunately, Adrienne T. Washington's column ("After smokers, who will Big Brother target next?" Metropolitan, Tuesday) mischaracterizes efforts to protect restaurant workers and patrons from the dangers of secondhand...
Tiny IDs Can Track Almost Anything; Radio Chips Seen Both Boon, Bane
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Computer chips the size of grains of sand have become the latest trend among manufacturers seeking to track everything from automobiles to underwear to razor blades. The new technology can fix the exact...
Urban Cow; MaggieMoo's Makes Big Moove to District, Overseas
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MaggieMoo's International is dishing up an aggressive expansion plan that includes more stores domestically and its first foray internationally. The Columbia, Md., ice cream franchiser, which makes...
U.S. Wins Warmup for Confederations
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - The U.S. national team prepared for the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup in France with a 2-1 win over New Zealand yesterday before 9,116 at University of Richmond Stadium. Kansas City Wizards...
VA Solves Problems, after Nudge
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft: I would like to bring to your attention a situation that can and has occurred concerning survivor benefits for widows, and possibly widowers, at least in the case of my mother-in-law....
Wizards Await Word from Van Gundy
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Washington Wizards could have a new coach as soon as tomorrow depending on what Jeff Van Gundy decides to do concerning an offer to coach the Houston Rockets. According...
WTTG-TV Sweeps Local Emmy Awards; Solid Win Is Station's Third in 3 Years
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fox affiliate WTTG-TV (Channel 5) swept the local television Emmy awards Saturday night, virtually shutting all other Washington-area stations out of the competition. It was at least the third consecutive...
Young Guns Flop on Sport's Grand-Est Stages
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They are tennis stars for the "American Idol" generation, earmarked for Grand Slam glory and charged with carrying the sport in the post-Sampras/Agassi era. But so far, the young guns of ATP's ballyhooed...