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 6, 2002

'A Good Life and a Long One'; Ronald Reagan the Optimist Turns 91 Today
Byline: Paul Kengor, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "I'm grateful to God for blessing me with a good life and a long one." So said a 77-year-old Ronald Reagan at the Republican convention in New Orleans on Aug. 15, 1988. It has indeed been a...
Allen Merits Honor despite His Flaws
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For the sake of his family, a family he largely ignored while being consumed by pigskin priorities, I suppose it's nice that George Allen finally has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame. After all, his .681...
'An Axis of Evil'; the World According to George Bush
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Until very recently, the absolutes of good and evil had fallen much out of favor in our relativistic age. These are concepts that a decadent Western culture had stopped grappling with. It took September 11...
Armey Rips Bush Volunteer Proposals; Calls AmeriCorps Plans 'Obnoxious'
Byline: Bill Sammon and Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Majority Leader Dick Armey yesterday attacked President Bush's proposal to spend $560 million next year on nationwide volunteer programs, calling the plan "obnoxious" and asserting that...
Avoiding Extreme Prescriptions for Argentina
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Extremism in defense of virtue is no vice, but international financial issues are usually too delicate to accommodate extreme approaches. Some of Ian Vasquez's prescriptions for Argentina must be considered extremist,...
'Axis' Label Prompts Action in Iraq, Iran
Byline: Ben Barber, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iran and Iraq yesterday mixed hostile rhetoric with moves to address U.S. complaints in the first sign that President Bush's "axis of evil" speech was having a beneficial effect. The third country, North...
Bad Run Leaves Capitals Frustrated
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In an interview with Al Koken on WTEM (AM-980) last week after an embarrassing loss to St. Louis, Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said, in so many words, that his players should apologize to the fans...
Bush Budget Said Hurting Trust Funds; Democrats Decry Long-Term Effects
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats told administration officials yesterday that President Bush's $2.1 trillion fiscal 2003 budget proposal is a short-sighted route to long-term deficits that could undermine the Social Security...
Bush, Putin to Make Arms-Control Pact Legally Binding; Powell Says Treaty, Executive Agreement Are Options
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration, abandoning its reluctance to lock the United States into a new strategic arms-control agreement with Russia, yesterday said it would sign a legally binding document as early...
Centrists Question Assassination Policy; Say Killings Do Little for State Security
Byline: Dan Ephron, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM - The death of five Palestinian militants in a car struck by an Israeli missile has prompted increased scrutiny - and criticism - by centrist Israelis of the Jewish state's policy of targeted killings....
Chechnya's Tragedy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to have taken the horrors inflicted on the American people on September 11 as a cue to step up the Russian military's genocidal atrocities in Chechnya. For Chechnya, the burning...
Comics Still Flying High; Colorful Heroes Deliver Messages around World
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Seated at a restaurant table, Nate Baxter arranges stacks of brightly colored comic books by nationality: India, Hungary, France, Thailand, Germany, Malaysia, Japan and Croatia. A passing...
Council Votes No Confidence in Maddox
Byline: Mary Shaffrey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. Council yesterday voted unanimously to express no confidence in Inspector General Charles C. Maddox. The nonbinding resolution, which passed after weeks of controversy surrounding Mr. Maddox's...
Daschle Keeps ANWR out of Bill
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate debate on President Bush's energy plan, blocked for months by Democrats, will begin next week minus the administration's requested provision to allow oil drilling in the Arctic. Senate Majority...
Daschle Rules out Vote on Economic Stimulus Package; Death of Senate Bill Leaves $77 Million Available for Other Spending
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Democrat-led Senate is expected to kill an economic recovery bill today, leaving $77 billion from President Bush's budget unspent and vulnerable to lawmakers' wishes. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle...
Defying Mugabe
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defying Mugabe A leading journalist from Zimbabwe told editors and reporters at The Washington Times that just visiting The Times could get him arrested when he returns home to vote in the presidential...
Doctors Groups Pen Update to Ancient Hippocratic Oath; Cite Patients' Needs in 21st Century, Medical Care Rights
Byline: Ellen Sorokin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Doctors dealing with medical advancements such as cloning and private health care now can seek answers in a new code of ethics - a set of guidelines that will act as a supplement to what some medical officials...
End of the Lotus-Eaters; Realism Has Returned to a Reluctant World
Byline: Tony Blankley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's State of the Union speech is having the effect of pulling a reluctant world - friend, foe and otherwise - into a post- deconstructionist era. He has turned the light of objective reality...
Enron Gave 'Retention Bonuses'; 4,500 Workers Denied Severance
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Enron Corp. gave $55 million in "retention bonuses" to selected managers two days before filing for bankruptcy protection, but it said it could not provide severance pay to 4,500 laid-off employees, company...
Extra Effort for Sweetie Is Best Gift
Byline: Jill Kamp, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Forget that Valentine's Day is a Hallmark bonanza. Forget that the politically correct thing to do is to send cute valentines to anyone about whom you have ever had a kind thought. Forget about...
FBI Eyes Virginia Link to Militant Muslim Sect
Byline: Steve Miller and Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RED HOUSE, Va. - Federal law enforcement agencies are investigating whether a radical Muslim sect here is laundering money into Pakistan, law enforcement authorities said yesterday. Authorities,...
First-Rate Memories of a First Lady
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Letitia Baldrige has led an unquestionably charmed and fascinating life, but she would be the first to admit it has been 100 percent hard work all the way. After 18 books and a long career as one of...
Fitting to a T; Ex-Athletes Find Success with Sports Underwear
Byline: Duff Durkin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Four Baltimore City police officers knew where to go for that extra layer of warmth on a cold and windy afternoon in January. They ducked into the offices of Under Armour, a growing 6-year-old company...
Food Aid to Be $285 Million; U.N. Program Targets Afghans Most in Need
Byline: John Sheridan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United Nations will spend $285 million feeding Afghanistan's neediest people through the end of this year, the executive director of the U.N. World Food Program said yesterday. Catherine Bertini...
Knievel Kick-Starts Hoopla for Race
Byline: John Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Still groggy yesterday afternoon from a cross-country flight, Robbie Knievel had only two things on his mind: money and the American flag. Money brought the stunt cyclist to Washington on the second leg...
Lindh Is Indicted on 10 More Counts; Grand Jury Hears of Al Qaeda Link
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on 10 charges, including conspiracy to kill Americans in Afghanistan, Attorney General John Ashcroft said. The...
Maryland DNR Seems out of Whack
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What's happening at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources? Ever since J. Charles Fox became the secretary (a state cabinet post) at the DNR a few months back odd things have been happening. Is it...
MetLife Charges AT&T Ads Confuse Brands
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AT&T Wireless Services Inc. is going ahead with its new "mLife" campaign despite concerns from MetLife that it is too much like the insurance provider's advertising theme. MetLife, which has its...
Miller Urges Appointed PG School Board
Byline: Margie Hyslop, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. yesterday said Prince George's County public schools need to clean house by replacing the elected school board with an all-appointed panel...
Montgomery Democrat Kopp to Succeed Dixon as Treasurer
Byline: Arlo Wagner and Margie Hyslop, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Maryland General Assembly yesterday overwhelmingly chose Delegate Nancy K. Kopp, Montgomery County Democrat, as state treasurer. Speaking from the House floor after her election,...
Museum Dissidents 'Vindicated' with the Loss of $38 Million Gift
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Smithsonian Institution scientists and historians, upset over the museum system's direction under Secretary Lawrence M. Small, yesterday said they felt bolstered when a major donor withdrew a $38 million...
NATO ? a Case of Rewarding Failure?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Helle Dale acknowledges that in today's war on terrorism, NATO has been sidelined by Washington ("Yesterday's alliance?" Op-Ed, Jan. 30). She has her doubts about NATO's revitalization, reckoning that the Europeans are...
Panel Hears Human-Cloning Debate
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday heard from scientists, lawyers and fellow lawmakers who opposed human cloning but disagreed on whether those techniques should be allowed to produce stem cells for...
PG School Board Protests Plans to Curb Its Authority
Byline: Matthew Cella and Vaishali Honawar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Prince George's County school board member is calling on county residents to protest state legislators' plans to strip the board of its authority, calling the plans a "blatant attack...
Philippine Rebels May Be Holding a Female Reporter
Byline: Marc Lerner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CEBU, Philippines - A local reporter apparently is being held by the Abu Sayyaf, further complicating the U.S.-assisted hunt for the Muslim terrorists who kidnapped an American missionary couple more than...
Popeye Sparks Wizards' Win; Forward's Lateshot Helps Beat Raptors
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There are a number of players on the Washington Wizards that coach Doug Collins wouldn't mind taking a 22-footer with the game hanging in the balance. Ronald "Popeye" Jones probably isn't one of them....
Promises, Promises
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Promises, promises "Not everyone who attended the House Democrats' retreat in Pennsylvania last week is applauding Minority Whip Nancy Pelosi for her presentation on 'customizing campaign messages,'"...
Reagan at 91 Outdistances All Former Chief Executives
Byline: Thomas V. DiBacco, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ronald Reagan turns 91 today, a record in the annals of American presidents. No other former chief executive has celebrated four score years plus eleven, although John Adams came close,...
Retro Redskins; Team Uniforms, Helmets Get New Look
Byline: Jody Foldesy and Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins will introduce a new retro-style uniform at a news conference tonight, their first substantial uniform change since 1979. The new helmet, according to team sources...
Rice Gives Sharp Reply to Ally's Critics in Press
Byline: Paul Martin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LONDON - The government of Prime Minister Tony Blair, Washington's closest ally in the war on terrorism, is smarting over a wrap on the knuckles by President Bush's national security adviser, Condoleezza...
Road Scholars; Many RV Owners Travel Full Time
Byline: Jen Waters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chuck Kozell makes his home on the road. He has been "full-timing" in a recreational vehicle for about the past five years. In 1997, he decided to live in a motor home and sold his house in Mentor, Ohio....
Rumsfeld Hints War May Not End in '02
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld yesterday held out the possibility that U.S. commandos will still be in Afghanistan next year hunting down Taliban and al Qaeda fighters. Mr. Rumsfeld told the...
Sales-Tax Referendum Seen as Iffy
Byline: Daniel F. Drummond, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - Sales-tax referendums are on shaky ground in the General Assembly again this year, partly because of the same sticking points that sunk the measure last year. Last session, the House...
SE Residents Fight Boys Town Site Plan
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A group of angry Southeast residents yesterday fought to stop the nonprofit Catholic organization Boys Town from building a compound of homes for troubled youths in their community. At a hearing of the...
So Many Events, So Little Interest
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SALT LAKE CITY - They have asked the usual polygamists to stay out of view in Salt Lake City until the last patch of ice around the curling stone has been swept. They call the latter a sport, in all seriousness....
Stretching the Case for Inhumanity; Terrorist Thugs at Gitmo Don't Deserve Their Treatment
Byline: Vito Fossella, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Having had the opportunity to tour Camp X-Ray last week, I offer America's critics a simple piece of advice: Get a life. The chronic complainers are outraged by, of all things, the treatment...
Suckers
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last summer, about 1,400 drought-stricken farmers in the Klamath Basin got sucker-punched by scientists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Marine Fisheries Service - literally. Their irrigation taps were turned...
Tasty Ways to Please That Special Valentine
Byline: Richard Slusser, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Years ago in a student musical loosely based on Aristophanes' "Lysistrata," the chorus of Athenian soldiers marched into the mezzanine of the University of Virginiai's Cabell Hall auditorium, descended...
The Enron Scheme
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Enron Chairman and CEO Kenneth Lay's last-minute refusal to honor his long-standing commitment to testify Monday before the Senate Commerce Committee freed up his day for other activities. One hopes that the self-pitying...
Threatened Clubs Receive Reprieve
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Major League Baseball yesterday postponed its effort to eliminate two teams for 2002, temporarily ending one of the sport's strangest and most angst-filled chapters. The move means all 30 MLB teams will...
Times Captures 19 Photo Awards
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Times won 19 awards in the 2002 "Eyes of History" newspaper photography competition sponsored by the White House News Photographers' Association, capturing first place in two categories,...
Tourist Trap
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tourist trap So few tourists have visited the nation's capital since September 11 that Congress' "only member who never has to leave Washington," as she refers to herself, is hosting an unusual reception...
U.S. Flag from WTC Banned at Olympics; American Honor Called 'Not Proper'
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Olympic officials have banned U.S. athletes from carrying the fragile American flag recovered from the World Trade Center in the opening ceremony of the Winter Games Friday. The International Olympic...
Utah's Mountains at Peak of Security; Winter Olympics Prepare for Anything
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES No gold medals are awaiting the more than 15,000 security officers working at the Winter Olympics, which open Friday in Salt Lake City. The workers will receive no endorsements, no national feel-good media...