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 March 14, 2001

After Saddam?
Almost exactly 10 years ago former President George Bush instructed Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf to stop the war against Saddam Hussein. Since then, and up to this moment, our Iraqi policy has been a series of partially successful, but limited, restraining...
Analysts Predict Worse Air-Travel Woes
Airline passengers should expect longer delays unless the support system is expanded to keep up with the rapidly growing number of passengers predicted by the Federal Aviation Administration, speakers at an airline-industry meeting said yesterday....
A Russian Game of Chess
We may soon come to long for the good old days of bumbling Boris Yeltsin. The Russian leader tended to explode with the predictability of a Yellowstone geyser, displaying a range of tempers from dead drunk to cunning to hopping mad, and even at times...
Beijing's Heir-Apparent Hu Keeps Low Profile
BEIJING - All the gossip during the past week's National People's Congress (NPC) has focused on Hu Jintao, the Chinese vice president who is expected to assume at least nominal control of the world's most populous country as early as next year. ...
Bush Gesture Warms Democrats
President Bush yesterday named a U.S. courthouse in Boston for ailing Rep. Joe Moakley in a Rose Garden ceremony to warm the hearts and perhaps win a few votes of congressional Democrats. Mr. Bush, agreeing to a request to pose for pictures with...
Bush Stands by Size of Tax-Cut Plan
President Bush continues to believe that his gradually phased-in, six-year tax-cut plan will revive the sluggish U.S. economy, despite growing signs of economic weakness, a senior White House official said yesterday. "The best thing we can do...
Caps' Trades Provide Physical Presence
With some last-minute maneuvering before the trade deadline, the Washington Capitals yesterday acquired the large center they had been looking for, a young wing with plenty of potential and a healthy defenseman who can step right in and play. Coming...
CBS Has High Hopes for Higher Ratings
After two years of horrific numbers, CBS executives predict improved TV ratings for the NCAA basketball tournament, its annual flagship event. Despite a tournament audience that has shrunk by 33 percent in the past decade, there's little wonder...
Christian, but No Longer a Powerful Coalition
The Christian Coalition - rocked by financial debt, lawsuits and the loss of experienced political leaders - has become but a pale imitation of its once powerful self. That's the verdict of Republican strategists and former coalition officers....
Controller Gave Jet OK to Drop Bombs
The U.S. Navy fighter that dropped three bombs on or near "friendly" troops did so after an air controller gave permission to hit a target in an expansive desert bombing range in Kuwait, Defense Department officials said yesterday. Providing the...
Davis Born Again as Wizards Starter
Of the five players acquired by the Washington Wizards last month in the eight-player trade that sent Juwan Howard to Dallas, Hubert Davis would appear to be the player who has taken the greatest fall. As a rookie with the New York Knicks in 1993,...
Despite the Losses, Kariya's No Lame Duck
Winning used to come as easily as scoring for Paul Kariya. In 1993, Kariya won an NCAA title with Maine and a gold medal with Canada at the World Junior Championships. The next year, the 19-year-old Kariya was the top scorer for Canada's Olympic...
Donation Keeps Washington's Portrait Permanently in the U.S
A quintessentially American painting - Gilbert Stuart's famous portrait of President George Washington - will remain in the United States, thanks to a $30 million donation to buy the painting from a British aristocrat. The Smithsonian Institution announced...
Embassy Row
GOOD NEWS FOR CYPRUS Cyprus is no closer to unification than it has been in the last 27 years. The leader of the Turkish-Cypriot regime in the north continues to refuse talks with the Greek-Cypriot government in the south. But there is good...
Ethnic Albanian Village Fears for Safety from Serb Soldiers
TERNOVA, Yugoslavia - The good times are ending for this ethnic Albanian village branded by Serbian officials as a haven for international smugglers operating out of reach of either NATO or Yugoslav troops in the U.N.-declared buffer zone surrounding...
Ex-Employee Sues
A white employee of the Christian Coalition detailed charges of racial discrimination against 10 black coalition employees and retaliatory action against himself in a lawsuit filed here in U.S. District Court. The suit by Trent A. Barton, a decorated...
Feds Want to Know If Security of New Money Is in Jeopardy
Federal authorities are trying to determine whether the confidential, anti-counterfeiting design of a proposed new currency was compromised by a Treasury Department official who has admitted involvement in the attempted theft of at least $30,000 in...
Fight against Cancer Draws Support at Gala
As new Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta put it, "Any cause that's related to cancer, I'll always support." Because so many others feel the same way about the disease, which kills more than 500,000 people a year, it's no surprise that Friday...
Friendship Heights Snuffs Smoking Ban
The village of Friendship Heights, under intense legal pressure, has repealed one of the toughest smoking bans in the country just months after it took effect. The Village Council passed a resolution Monday night acknowledging defeat in the face...
Giguere's Shutout Stops Winning Streak
The Washington Capitals were flat out of miracles. If ever there was a time of reckoning for one of the league's hottest teams, it came last night. The Caps suffered a let down that some teams have after the trading deadline and came up with one...
GOP Sees Possibility of Greater Tax Breaks
Senior Senate Republicans yesterday said that a major revision to the repeal of the estate and gift tax could make room to increase other tax breaks under the $1.6 trillion limit set by President Bush. The proposal from Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican,...
Gun Rights Backers Slam Plan for Body-Armor Ban
ANNAPOLIS - Gun rights and gun-control advocates clashed yesterday over Gov. Parris N. Glendening's proposal to ban civilian possession of body armor and difficulties with gun regulations he pushed last year. "They want to have a big bureaucracy...
Hyde Hits N. Korea over Deal on Nukes
Rep. Henry J. Hyde of Illinois, the Republican chairman of the House International Relations Committee, yesterday backed President Bush's hard-line stance toward North Korea, threatening to block completion of a 1994 nuclear deal unless the North...
Inside Politics
THE THURMOND TAPE Nancy Moore Thurmond, the estranged wife of Sen. Strom Thurmond, South Carolina Republican, says she definitely is not angling to succeed Mr. Thurmond should he become incapacitated. Mrs. Thurmond, in a faxed statement to...
Inside the Beltway
GO FIGURE Days after ridiculing some members of his own CNN staff for observing Ash Wednesday, AOL Time Warner Vice Chairman Ted Turner last night was presented with the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism by Harvard University's...
Justice Expands Pardon Inquiry
U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White, who began an investigation last month into President Clinton's pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich, was given the go-ahead yesterday by the Justice Department to look at all 176 clemency orders he signed on his last...
Kosovar Doctor Calls Independence Only Cure for Oppressed Albanians
A Kosovar pediatrician who spent months in a Serbian jail facing mock executions during interrogation said yesterday that only independence from Yugoslavia would satisfy the ethnic Albanians of Kosovo and their cousins in adjacent Serbia and Macedonia....
Lira's Plunge Emblematic of Turkish Cyprus' Woes
KYRENIA, Northern Cyprus - From the battlements of an ancient Crusader castle that rises majestically over the sea, the economic future of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state has rarely looked more precarious. "Coffee is 750,000 TL, beer one million,"...
No Calls for Gun Control in Wake of Shootings
By the standards of congressional outrage, action in the House yesterday was mild. In a unanimous voice vote, the House condemned the March 5 shooting at a California high school that left two dead and 13 injured. The House offered its sympathy...
Orioles' Kinkade a Jack of All Trades
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - It's a simple question, really, at least for most baseball players: What's your position? With Mike Kinkade, though, you're probably better off with a different approach: What isn't your position? "Shortstop and second...
Pentagon Halts the Handout of Black Berets
The Pentagon said yesterday that it had started a review of the Army's contested decision to issue the Rangers' exclusive black beret to all soldiers. A spokesman said Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz also will look into a department decision...
Police Progress Slowly to Assist Deaf
The Metropolitan Police Department has begun to resolve its communication problems with the deaf but has yet to fulfill the requirements of a legal settlement. "I think we're probably at a good 50 [percent], if not more, in terms of meeting the...
Political Ads Pricier, Meaner on TV Now
The quirky culture of TV political advertising has gotten even quirkier after the 2000 election - and more expensive, too. A study released by the University of Wisconsin yesterday confirms what many viewers already know: The 1 million political...
Reassessing Russia's Security Interests
Senior European officials are telling their American counterparts they are taking "very seriously" Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to widen the missile defense concept to include Europe and Russia. The trans-Atlantic rift over future security...
Redskins Auditioning Kickers
Free agent kicker John Carney is scheduled to work out tomorrow for the Washington Redskins, who auditioned five young kickers and punters yesterday. Carney, who turns 37 next month, is one of the NFL's top kickers. According to his agent, Jack...
Republicans Expect No Further Use of Review Law to Void Clinton Rules
Republicans say their first venture into summarily overturning the last-minute regulations of the Clinton administration may be their last. Congress used the 1996 Congressional Review Act last week to overturn a broad ergonomics rule, the first...
Rugs Adorn Greenbelt Courthouse
In one federal courthouse, the rugs don't just lie on the floor. They hang on the walls. Thirty fuzzy rectangles - not functional rugs but pieces of art depicting slice-of-life scenes - adorn the cavernous hallways of the U.S. District Court in...
Santorum Dismisses Criticism on Right of Faith-Based Charity Plan
Senate Republican Chairman Rick Santorum yesterday accused Christian conservative opponents of President Bush's charitable-choice agenda of using "the classic liberal argument" against trusting people with their own money. "They don't trust people,"...
School Board Sidesteps Mayor with Funds Plea
The D.C. school board is going to plead directly for more money from the D.C. Council because they say Mayor Anthony A. Williams is being too stingy. "We have a mandate for change in this city, and that mandate is going to cost money," school...
Searcy Will Help Ravens' Offense
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Determined to improve the league's 16th-rated offense, the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens signed free agent offensive tackle Leon Searcy to a six-year, $31.5 million deal yesterday. Searcy, a right tackle, made the Pro...
Study of Churches on Line for Analysis
Americans can now go on line to compare their houses of worship with some of the most successful congregations in the country. A report on the workings of 14,301 congregations in 41 denominations and faith groups, "Faith Communities Today," was...
Take That
Mike Lonergan exercised considerable restraint after the Catholic University basketball team defeated the University of Albany in the second game of the season. Lonergan did not gloat. He did not celebrate. He reminded himself to be professional...
Tankers Could Hurt Fishing at `Gas Docks'
Plans are being made to provide increased access for liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker ships at Cove Point in Calvert County, Md. The area has been an immensely popular hangout for recreational fishermen who find large numbers of striped bass, bluefish,...
Terps' Morris Wants a Glorious Ending
Terence Morris lifted the hopes of Maryland basketball fans Saturday when he scored the game's first six points in the ACC tournament semifinal against Duke. Maybe, fans thought, after four years of solid but less-than-spectacular play the talented...
U.N. Refugee Chief Seeks U.S. Funds for Afghans
The new U.N. refugee chief said yesterday he is asking Secretary of State Colin Powell for more U.S. aid for starving Afghans despite the destruction of ancient Buddhist statues last week. Ruud Lubbers said he told Mr. Powell - in an effort...
USDA Bans Europe's Livestock as Foot-and-Mouth Precaution
The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday slapped a temporary ban on imports of all livestock from the European Union after French authorities confirmed that foot-and-mouth disease has spread from Britain to the European continent. "These measures...
Whitewater Prosecutor Appointed to Head Justice's Criminal Division
A former federal prosecutor who served as special counsel during the Senate Whitewater hearings and vigorously led a committee probe of Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton was appointed yesterday by President Bush to head the Justice Department's...