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 February 10, 2000

`Africa Matters' Motto Focuses on Involving U.S
"Africa matters, that's our fundamental message," said Leonard Robinson, president of the National Summit on Africa, a privately funded organization working to build a grass-roots American constituency for Africa. His simple formulation belies...
Albright Sends U.S. Envoy Back as Government Presents Plan
Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright sent America's ambassador back to Vienna yesterday amid what she described as "very positive" signs from Austria's far-right government, including a pledge to compensate Nazi slave workers. Mrs. Albright...
Bio Ritmo Brings Salsa to Wolf Trap
Local dance clubs pulsed with Latin grooves long before Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin scored hit singles. Lucky Bar has offered Monday night dance lessons for years, and salsa aficionados practice their steps every weekend at...
Bush Makes Case for Lawsuit Reforms
The bitter political slugfest for the Republican presidential nomination shifted yesterday to the more sedate subject of domestic policy that focused on curbing frivolous lawsuits and boosting benefits to veterans. George W. Bush offered a package...
Bush Message, Style Mimic McCain
Texas Gov. George W. Bush is beginning to campaign harder, longer and with a style that is now more like Republican presidential rival John McCain's. Even the Bush message is beginning to sound a bit like the Arizona senator who has made campaign...
Caps' Backup Billington Always Ready
MONTREAL - Washington Capitals goalie Craig Billington prepared for six weeks for Tuesday night's 2-2 overtime draw in Boston. He was the first one on the ice for practice and the last one off every day. His preparation paid off, obviously, as the...
Charters Found Not Catering to Elite
Charter schools in the District offer smaller classes and more intimate settings than traditional schools and serve students from a wide variety of social and economic backgrounds, a recent study found. Researchers at George Washington University...
Chechen Rebels Killed 1,500 Russian Soldiers
Chechen rebels killed at least 1,500 Russian soldiers in recent fighting and destroyed some 70 armored vehicles, including 13 of Moscow's newest T-90 main battle tanks. Pentagon intelligence officials told The Washington Times the T-90s were knocked...
Cosmo's Checkout Sellout
It seems impossible to go through a supermarket checkout line without being confronted by magazine covers like January's Cosmopolitan, offering "Sex Tricks Only Cosmo Would Know: 20 Earth-Quaking Moves That Will Make Him Plead for Mercy - and Beg for...
`Critical' N. Korea Missile Parts Seen Aiding Iran's Program
North Korean medium-range missile engines are "critical" components for Iran's Shahab-3 medium-range missiles as well as Pyongyang's long-range missiles, a senior CIA official told Congress yesterday. Robert Walpole, national intelligence officer...
Delegates Reverse Stance on Ballot Bill
RICHMOND - The Virginia House of Delegates did a 180-degree turn yesterday, defeating a bill that would have put a candidate's party affiliation on the ballot next to the name. The measure passed 51-49 Tuesday but failed 49-51 yesterday after two...
Drive-By Killings Linked to Basketball-Game Fight
A fight at a high school basketball game likely sparked a barrage of gunfire Tuesday night that took the lives of two high school sweethearts as they returned home to a quiet Northeast neighborhood, police said yesterday. Andre Wallace, captain...
Embassy Row
`LIFE MUST GO ON' The White House ceremony was to have been a defining moment of her career when Maleeha Lodhi presented her diplomatic credentials to President Clinton for her second tour here as Pakistan's ambassador to the United States. ...
Forbes to Quit with No Regrets
Steve Forbes will end his Republican presidential-nomination campaign today, he told The Washington Times. Many of his supporters are expected to switch to Texas Gov. George W. Bush in upcoming primaries in South Carolina on Feb. 19 and California...
Free Flight Fans Warm to Winter
It's 20 degrees Fahrenheit, with 4 inches of snow on the ground. Let's go . . . Hang gliding. Most people visualize hang gliding as a summer activity on the dunes of Kitty Hawk, N.C., or in the mountains during the spring, summer and fall. But one...
GW Tops Dayton, Nears West Lead
From Atlantic 10 pretenders to contenders. After losing its first four conference games, the George Washington men's basketball team moved within 1 1/2 games of the A-10 West lead with a 95-90 victory over division front-runner Dayton last night...
Here's One Efficient D.C. Agency That Rates the Boot
Give credit to the Bureau of Adjudication. The bureau's employees are the most dedicated in the city. They write parking tickets with remarkable fervor. Their penmanship is excellent. You know the drill after being ticketed. They send...
House Approves 24-Hour Waiting Time for Abortion
RICHMOND - The Virginia House gave final approval yesterday to a bill that would require women to wait 24 hours between seeking and having an abortion. The measure was sent to the Senate committee where it has died for the last few years. But this...
Insane All around Maine
ORONO, Maine - The colder the temperature gets, the longer the line seems to grow. As darkness sets in on this college town a few miles outside of Bangor, an already frigid day becomes painfully cold, with temperatures dipping from a high of about...
Inside Politics
GORE'S GULF BARGAIN Former Sen. Alan Simpson, now director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, says that in 1991 Sen. Al Gore offered his vote on the Persian Gulf war to whichever party would give him the most...
Inside the Beltway
REALITY, BY GEORGE In 1994, long before Monica Lewinsky and even Paula Jones related their sexual encounters with Bill Clinton, retired U.S. Navy Capt. George Vercessi of Alexandria wrote a novel. And while "We the People" has been available...
Magic Send Wizards on Vacation a Bit Early
ORLANDO, Fla. - The All-Star break begins officially for the Washington Wizards this morning, but the team actually started it in the third quarter of last night's lopsided 107-96 loss to Orlando. The Magic's break began with a standing ovation...
McCain's Compass
Veteran conservative leaders now fear John McCain's insurgent presidential candidacy could lead to a takeover of the GOP by the Eastern establishment, moderate-to-liberal wing of the party. Conservatives who were on the frontlines of the Reagan...
Measuring Talent by the Foot
When vocalist and songwriter Eric Benet takes the stage, he moves fluidly on bare feet. His silky-smooth tenor and passionate delivery create a synergy with his band and the audience. "If you are really sincere and honest with your emotions and...
Mehak in Downtown Proves Satisfactory at Reasonable Price
Mehak advertises itself as providing "authentic Indian cuisine" at its two locations in the Washington area, so, naturally, we thought that a native of the subcontinent would be the best judge of its offerings. The restaurant has been nearly nine...
Mexico Extradites Drug Suspect as Yearly Certification Approaches
The Mexican government, facing its annual drug certification challenge next month, has extradited to the United States a suspected drug smuggler sought in the 1996 killing of a Texas woman who died when an undercover drug operation erupted into a high-speed...
Movies;mini-Reviews
OPENING * The Beach (2000) (R: Occasional profanity, graphic violence, nudity, simulated drug use and sexual candor, including interludes of simulated intercourse) - (ONE AND ONE-HALF STARS). Utopian delusions fizzle again in this exploitably flashy...
New Group to Tackle Cities' Cultural Woes
A "classically American" charitable organization has been founded to help cities track and solve their local cultural problems, two senators said yesterday. In a time of unsurpassed peace and prosperity, Americans still struggle with social problems...
New Probe Ordered in Judicial Assigning
A judicial body that oversees the conduct of judges at the federal court in Washington yesterday ordered a new investigation into the assignment of criminal cases involving friends and associates of President Clinton to judges appointed by the president....
Officials Prod D.C. to End Wasteful Rentals
A congressman with oversight over the District yesterday said city officials must stop wasting money on dozens of needless rental properties that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars each month. "[Former Mayor Marion] Barry did this for years....
Out & About
IRISH GROOVES Folk band Lunasa did not conquer four continents by sheer luck (though they are Irish). The inventive quintet's funky arrangements and bass-driven grooves have made it a biggie on the Irish music scene and at festivals across Europe,...
Party-Line Vote Likely on Marriage Tax
The federal government has been taxing marriage for 30 years - or at least some marriages. "Marriage is sacred - not taxable - and Congress should end this immoral tax," Republican leaders wrote recently. The Heritage Foundation says nearly 25...
Peace Pact Hopes Hurt by Renewed Israeli Air Strikes
Darkness shrouded Lebanese cities yesterday as Israeli warplanes resumed air strikes in what some are calling Israel's hopeless quagmire - its Vietnam. The explosion of open warfare on the last Arab-Israeli battle front in recent days has not diminished...
Pickings Looking Slim for Next Draft
Hitting the lottery just ain't what it used to be. Midway through the college basketball season, NBA personnel directors are peering through the holes in the games of the sport's best players and wondering what to make of the projected draft jumble....
Preferred Pool of Enemies
The collective knee jerk in Western capitals over Austria's democratic processes is the latest manifestation of the no-enemies-on-the-left syndrome that prolonged the Cold War by a decade or two. The only enemies are on the right. Those who were...
Quality Free Agents Available despite Absence of Big Names
The NFL's eighth free agent signing period opens tomorrow, and there will be plenty of quality players on the market, if not many big names. Although the Washington Redskins haven't been able to re-sign halfback Stephen Davis, the NFC rushing champion...
Rachel Carson's Curse
If federal regulators announced tomorrow that airplane travel were a cancer risk and that they would restrict it accordingly, lawmakers would have them in front of congressional hearings faster than one could say "frequent flyer." Just because airline...
Senator Waffle
Hillary Clinton boasts of serving a fine omelet, but lots of pundits (including me) woke up with scrambled eggs on their faces when she finally formally announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate. The early speculation that the first lady wouldn't...
Spy Tour Reveals Cold War Secrets
History can come in the shape of a dog-eared textbook, a stack of film reels or an antiquated museum display. At the Au Pied de Cochon restaurant in Georgetown, it's served up as a stiff drink, no chaser. The Yurchenko Shooter, a vodka-based concoction,...
Students on Board Seek Right to Vote
Students and their representatives to Virginia's elected school boards are pressing the state legislature for the one thing they say will make them truly effective: the right to vote on the issues affecting their schools. The Fairfax County School...
Terps Bombard Blue Devils
DURHAM, N.C. - Few believed Maryland's basketball team could step into Cameron Indoor Stadium and give Duke a game. No one believed the Terps could pull off one of the biggest victories in coach Gary Williams' career. Believe. Maryland waltzed...
Thailand Tightens Bangkok Security for Trade Meeting
BANGKOK - Authorities are beefing up security in preparation for a global trade conference opening Saturday, following the violent demonstrations that marred the World Trade Organization summit in Seattle and the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland....
Tiger Becomes Full-Fledged Idol
Why don't they just drop the "PGA" and start calling it the Tiger Tour? We've pretty much gotten to that point, anyway. Tiger Woods, aged 24, is a full-fledged mania now. Here's how I know: Early Monday afternoon, when he was going after his sixth...
Vandals Cripple 3 More Web Sites
Cyber-attackers struck three additional Web sites yesterday, extending a string of debilitating assaults against some of the nation's most popular Web sites. Companies scrambled to take security measures, federal investigators set out to track...
Veteran Teaches Rookie a Lesson
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Eric Denton's first day as a professional soccer player is one he would rather forget. Denton, a rookie All-American from Santa Clara, learned how fast Cobi Jones really is. After being selected by United in the second round...
Wife of Missing Reporter Clings to Hope
MOSCOW - Two-year-old Rewecca Babitsky burst into tears when she saw her father's image on the television screen. "Where's my papa? Where's my papa," she sobbed. Rewecca's mother, Ludmila, who spoke of her husband's disappearance in an interview...