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 23, 2001

Ashcroft to Protect Private Ownership of Firearms
Attorney General John Ashcroft has reversed a Clinton administration policy on the Second Amendment, saying the Justice Department has "reaffirmed a long-held opinion" that all law-abiding citizens have the individual right to keep and bear firearms....
Athens to Examine Missile-Shield Plan
Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou promised yesterday that Athens, together with its European allies, will look closely in the coming months at the specifics of Bush administration plans to build a missile defense against threats by rogue nations....
A Welcome Return
Justin Leonard looks like the only lock for this week's Kemper Open leader board. Only three players in the world can claim to be hotter than the intense Texan - Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Phil Mickelson. Of that trio, only Mickelson will...
Back to the Energy Stone Age
A quarter-century ago, the renowned Stanford ecologist Professor Paul Ehrlich wrote: "Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun." He wrote those words in the face of the uncontradicted fact...
Bush to Bolster Relations with Russia, China, Aide Says
The Bush administration yesterday sought to shore up relations with two U.S. strategic competitors, vowing not to oppose China's bid for the 2008 Olympic Games and assuring Russia that it is "not our enemy." The U.S. relationship with both countries...
Census Shows Males in Majority until 18
The 2000 census showed there were 1.8 million more males than females under age 18 living in the United States, even though boys are more likely to be victims of homicides, suicides and automobile accidents. But no one at the U.S. Census Bureau...
Cheney Calls for Rational Debate
Vice President Richard B. Cheney yesterday called for a cessation of the emotionalism that for decades has plagued the debate over nuclear power, which he vowed will supply a much greater share of America's electricity in the future. "Everybody...
Child Deaths in District Fall, but Poverty Soars
A national study released yesterday revealed that the number of D.C. children living in poverty rose by 42 percent from 1990 to 1998, while infant mortality fell by 40 percent. The report, the annual 2001 Kids Count data book issued by the Annie...
Coming a Cropper
Rising fuel costs mean corn on the cob from Maryland or apples from Virginia soon will face the same price pressures as produce that must be shipped long distances to local stores. Tractors, irrigation systems and fertilizers all use petroleum,...
Congress Urged to Back Marriage
A state lawmaker and a Maryland couple active in marriage mentoring yesterday urged Congress to earmark welfare funds for pro-marriage programs in low-income populations. "Congress has a chance to lead on the issue of strengthening marriage," Arizona...
Daly Will Attempt to Qualify for Open
John Daly has a love-hate relationship - mostly hate - with the U.S. Open and the U.S. Golf Association. So it might come as a surprise that golf's bad boy - he has battled alcoholism and depression for years - will attempt to qualify for the second...
Defense Calls Priest's Death Self-Defense
The drifter accused of killing a popular priest last year was drunk and defending himself against sexual assault, his attorney argued yesterday. "He was provoked by a man who wanted to take advantage of him sexually," assistant public defender...
Democrats Give No Relief to Thurmond
Senate Democrats objected to a late-night gentleman's agreement that would have allowed 98-year-old Sen. Strom Thurmond to go home during marathon voting on tax cuts, Republicans said yesterday. Democrats denied the accusation, saying the Senate...
Democrats `in No Rush' on Bush Tax Cuts
The Senate yesterday slogged through another raft of Democratic amendments to a pared-down version of President Bush's tax-cut plan. "This is not going to get wrapped up very soon," Sen. Kent Conrad, North Dakota Democrat, said yesterday morning....
Devils Put Fork in Sloppy Penguins
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New Jersey Devils were a tiny step out of sync last night, just a notch below the level of near perfection they had reached during most of their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. It didn't make much of a difference....
Doctors, Paramedics Say Hospital Closure Curtails Care
The premature closure of D.C. General Hospital's trauma center and some of its services, despite pledges for a gradual phase out, has physicians and paramedics scrambling to provide health care services to their patients, said city doctors and paramedics....
Draft-Slater Campaign Draws the Unsatisfied
A committee of D.C. residents wants to draft former U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater to run for mayor. "Rodney E. Slater will work with citizens and our D.C. Council to face the challenges of education, housing, health and welfare,...
Dumb Sanctions
There was a joke going around Washington for a while that George W. Bush is a heartbeat away from the presidency. Well, Mr. Bush has moved smartly enough to deflect most of those unkind barbs, which imply that Vice President Dick Cheney is really...
Easiest-Schedule Label Appears to Be Case of False Advertising
The Washington Redskins' upcoming schedule is rated the NFL's easiest, though games against the free-spending AFC West mean it likely is tougher than it appears. The Redskins' 2001 opponents posted only a .461 winning percentage last season, tied...
Embassy Row
THE FRENCH STYLE The French approach to international affairs can be as complex as a vintage Bordeaux or as flaky as a fresh croissant. That about sums up the conclusion of a special report on the French negotiating style by the U.S. Institute...
Ex-FBI Man Seeks Whitewater Papers
Former President Clinton's attorney and Arkansas State Police violated the law in refusing to make public 10 boxes of documents collected during the Whitewater investigation, a former FBI supervisor says. Mr. Ivian C. Smith, who headed the FBI's...
Exhibition All about Marketing Skills
It's audition time for D.C. United's younger players. Tonight at RFK Stadium, United plays German Bundesliga giant Bayer Leverkusen in an international exhibition. Other than bragging rights, this game means nothing, but down the road it could...
Eyes, Ears of D.C. Neighborhoods
Every week for the past 25 years, about 300 neighborhood lobbyists, officially known as advisory neighborhood commissioners, have made sure the D.C. Council and the mayor have heard and responded to residents' concerns about traffic, trash and alcohol...
Fire Chief Silent on Lowering of Goals
D.C. Fire Chief Ronnie Few yesterday refused to defend the deteriorating performance of his department or explain why he privately changed a goal for ambulance response times. The Washington Times first reported yesterday that the performance...
Fish-Attracting Scents Can Be Huge Help to Most Anglers
How valuable are fish-attracting scents? Ask any number of fishing guides and touring professionals who chase after bass and they will quickly tell you that the odoriferous juices, creams and vapors sold by various companies are, indeed, an important...
Ford Plans Total Recall of Wilderness AT Tires
Ford Motor Co. will replace all Firestone Wilderness AT tires still on its vehicles, the auto manufacturer said yesterday. The recall of up to 13 million tires will dwarf last summer's massive tire recall by Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. The Wilderness...
For Safeway's Eastern Division, Size Matters
LAS VEGAS - Safeway is getting rid of some of its smaller, outdated stores to make room for larger, more modern locations in the Washington area. The nation's third-largest grocery chain is planning to dispose of 25 to 40 properties in its eastern...
Gala Sets a Record for GOP Funding
President Bush was the star attraction last night at the Republican National Committee's annual gala, which generated nearly $24 million in contributions, a record for Republicans. Party officials said they hosted 2,900 people at the formal reception...
Green Graduates
Commencement ceremonies around this country are featuring something new this spring: Green ribbons on the gowns of graduating seniors. Sporting such ribbons is occurring at more than 70 campuses where students have pledged to bring environmental activism...
House Rejects Move to Gut Required Testing of Skills
The House yesterday handed President Bush a significant bipartisan victory in his efforts to reform the nation's public schools, by rejecting a move to gut required testing of reading and math skills. With 89 Democrats joining 166 Republicans,...
Inside Politics
LAST-DITCH EFFORT While liberals in Congress and on the editorial pages moan and wretch over the pending Bush tax cut, the conservative Club for Growth is scarcely any happier. "The risk of major Republican losses in the House and Senate has...
Inside the Beltway
GRAY OUT Inside the Beltway is back in Washington, having journeyed to California to experience firsthand how the Left Coast is coping with the rolling blackouts. They thankfully will no longer be rolling in unannounced, as the state's electricity...
Lessons of Her Father Not Lost on MLB Educator Robinson
The students in Rachel Goldstein's fifth-grade class at Freetown Elementary School in Glen Burnie, Md., quieted down as the middle-aged woman began to speak. At her side sat Jerry Hairston Jr., the Orioles' second baseman, but all attention was focused...
Lewinsky Seeking Redress - Literally
Heavens. It must be a little musty by now. Nevertheless, Monica Lewinsky wants it back. Her old blue dress, that is, the one that brought the term "presidential semen" into the public discourse. "It's her lawyer's position she is entitled to...
McVeigh Team Shows Signs of New Effort
New signs are emerging that Timothy J. McVeigh has changed his mind and will resume a court fight for life with less than three weeks left in his month-long reprieve from execution. Two attorneys appointed to help him in his final days weren't...
Middle School Students Get a Lesson on Vietnam
Teachers at a Fairfax County middle school held a seminar for students yesterday that was designed to put human faces on the Vietnam War - faces the children see every day. The seventh-grade class at Joyce Kilmer Middle School in Vienna circulated...
No Question: Bryant Is Best Answer to MJ
In the last few days, Shaquille O'Neal has taken to calling Kobe Bryant "my idol" and the "best player in the world." Bryant merits the praise, and nothing against Allen Iverson, who was selected the NBA's MVP last week. Without Iverson, the...
Owners Sacrifice for Good of League
Over the years, the NFL has become as clubby as the Elks or the Knights of Columbus - except, of course, for nonconformist Al Davis. Gone are the old grudges that grew out of the war with the American Football League. Most of the current owners don't...
Pepco Plans $30 Million Fix to Halt Manhole Explosions
Potomac Electric and Power Co. yesterday announced plans for a three-year, $30 million total rewiring of the aging matrix of electrical wires beneath Georgetown's streets and sidewalks. Pepco Senior Vice President Bill Sim said the decision to upgrade...
Police-Community Partnership Achieves Safer Result
This is how community policing is supposed to work. When the stickup robberies increased in Police Service Area (PSA) 106 near Union Station earlier this year, residents gave Metropolitan Police Lt. Bob Glover an earful. The officer - who...
Rainout Allows O's More Rest
BALTIMORE - Baltimore Orioles manager Mike Hargrove already had rearranged his starting rotation to give ace Pat Hentgen time to recover from a stiff shoulder. Since Mother Nature decided to wash out last night's game against the Anaheim Angels at...
Redskins Stay Put as NFL Realigns
Change doesn't usually happen fast in the NFL. It took 23 ballots for Pete Rozelle to be elected commissioner. The expansion process that eventually yielded teams in Carolina and Jacksonville dragged on for years. It took 15 years for instant replay...
Retailers Raise Profile at Expo in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS - The retail industry is dishing out hundreds of thousands of dollars to woo potential clients at the International Council of Shopping Centers' 43rd spring convention in Las Vegas. Developers, like Simon Properties, have transformed...
Russian TV's Boss to Focus on Finance
The new American-born boss of Russia's only independent national TV network said yesterday he will avoid political agendas and focus on improving the bottom line of a company that has become a test case for press freedoms in the country. Boris...
Senate Panel Releases Papers to Back Olson
The Senate Judiciary Committee last night released independent counsel documents supporting solicitor general candidate Theodore B. Olson's testimony that he was not paid by a conservative magazine to defend one of former President Bill Clinton's chief...
Sharon Offers to Suspend Attacks
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon offered the Palestinians an immediate cease-fire yesterday and barred the army from initiating attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The developments came amid a diplomatic...
Spain Holds Israeli Drug Suspect for U.S. Authorities
An Israeli national suspected as the ringleader of the world's largest ecstasy smuggling operation has been arrested in Barcelona by Spanish authorities, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said yesterday. Obed Tuito, accused of using topless...
Tribute to the Doors' Music
The baby-boom generation may be getting older, but its love for music has not died. That's why '60s and '70s cover bands seem to be more popular than ever: A vintage Grateful Dead show, four mop-haired Beatles imitators and even an Aerosmith cover...
Unions Eye GOP to Derail Trade Pact
Organized labor is trying to build alliances with Republicans in anticipation of a battle this summer over whether to grant President Bush the power to strike new trade deals. Unions fear that with a Republican in the White House, their potential...
U.S. Congressmen Meet with Chen
NEW YORK - American lawmakers yesterday called for strengthening U.S. ties with Taiwan, even as Beijing leveled renewed criticism at Washington for a warm reception given to Taiwanese leader Chen Shui-bian here and to the Dalai Lama in Washington....
"Weird' World of Politics Plays to the Crowd at Arena Stage
Members of Congress, media personalities and city officials had fun hamming it up at the Arena Stage Monday night - acting as if regular political life didn't give them enough opportunity for drama and clowning. "They play themselves, and they're...
Will He Go or Will He Stay? GOP's Jeffords Set to Say
Republican Sen. James M. Jeffords of Vermont will announce today whether he is leaving the GOP, a move that could throw control of the Senate to the Democrats and seriously impair President Bush's legislative agenda. Mr. Jeffords met with Mr....
WWII Project Passes on Hill Bush Signature Already Assured
The House yesterday approved the Senate version of a bill that would hasten construction of the World War II Memorial on the Mall, which could begin as early as this summer. President Bush already has said he will sign the bill, which the House...
Yellow Lights Getting Shorter
A congressional report to be released today shows that yellow lights on traffic signals are getting shorter, causing more drivers to inadvertently run red lights and get caught by cameras that some say invade drivers' privacy. The report, from...