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 7, 2002

Amtrak Chief Resigns as Rescue Plans Studied; Bush Eyes High-Speed Rail Corridors
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Amtrak President George Warrington is resigning from the ailing passenger rail service, an Amtrak source said last night. The news came after the head of the Federal Railway Administration said the Bush...
Anatomy Lesson; Study Finds Men Not Attentive to Sexual Health
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Men are less aware than women about sexual health issues because of a flawed information network, says a new study on male reproductive health. There are "significant gaps" in the way the nation...
A Place in WHOville for Taiwan
Byline: James Hackett, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES By all accounts President Bush had a successful trip to China. He made no egregious concessions, as Bill Clinton did on his voyages to the Middle Kingdom, and the Chinese were downright nice...
Baldrige Rewards Quality
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Probably the most publicly visible aspect of the National Institute of Standards and Technology is the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award established in 1987 by Congress to honor performance excellence...
Barry to Run for At-Large D.C. Council Seat
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Marion S. Barry is returning to D.C. politics. Mr. Barry, who served four terms as mayor and three terms on the D.C. Council, announced yesterday he will run for the at-large seat on the council currently...
Budget Accord Is 'Slam Dunk'; Optimism Greets Conference Deal
Byline: Daniel F. Drummond, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - The House of Delegates and Senate struck a budget deal last night that gives Virginia state employees and teachers a bump in pay, restores millions to a key road-building fund, and makes...
Bush Eyes More Military Aid for Bogota; House Backs Action on Terrorism
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration said yesterday it would ask Congress to expand military aid for Colombia to help the South American country battle Marxist guerrillas. Current U.S. assistance is limited to drug-fighting...
Bush Marshals Backers for Pickering
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday accused Senate Democrats of "playing politics" with federal court nominee Charles Pickering, even as the White House hinted of racial skeletons in Democratic closets. "They're...
Bush Would Strip CEOs of 'Bogus' Bonuses; Would Give New Punitive Powers to SEC
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush today will propose stripping CEOs of bonuses if they profit from bogus financial statements and barring executives from running publicly held firms if they abuse their power. Spurred by...
By All Means, Profile
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES By all means, profile The anonymous author of an eye-opening terrorism "quiz" making the rounds might be interested to learn that his five simple questions have crossed the desks of some of the nation's...
Cap-Strapped Redskins Face Free Agent Flight
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Redskins bid adieu to Kenard Lang on Tuesday. And in the days ahead, they may say sayonara to Shawn Barber, Stephen Alexander and Cory Raymer, too. Two years after Dan Snyder ran up a huge tab in free agency,...
CBO Predicts 2 Years of Surpluses, Credits Tax Rebates
Byline: Stephen Dinan and Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Congressional Budget Office said yesterday that a better-than-expected economic recovery, partly the result of last year's tax rebate, has left the government with relatively small but...
CDC Links Teens to 'Pro-Sex' Site; Web Connection Sends 'Explicit Messages,' Critics Say
Byline: Robert Stacy McCain, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A federal Web site features a link to the Internet pages of "pro-sex" activists who provide teen-agers with explicit advice about homosexuality, sodomy and masturbation. Listings for "youth" resources...
Condit Peers React Calmly to Primary Loss
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House members expressed no shock or strong feelings yesterday over the plight of Rep. Gary A. Condit, California Democrat, who lost the race for the Democratic nomination in his district Tuesday. "That's...
Cost of Hart Cleanup Rising; Senator Queries $23 Million Tab
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The total bill for cleaning anthrax out of the Hart Senate Office Building and other buildings on Capitol Hill hit $23 million this week, and the Environmental Protection Agency says the cost will only continue...
D.C. a City of Cherry Blossoms and Concrete Barriers
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tourism is down in the city, flying manhole covers are up, and Doug Hill is in search of the last 10-flake blizzard of the winter. Spring is in the air, and the feel-good appeal from the Washington Convention...
D.C. School Board Freezes 2002 Spending
Byline: Jabeen Bhatti, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. school officials yesterday imposed a spending freeze on the fiscal 2002 budget, saying they were trying to avert another multimillion-dollar shortfall. The school board unanimously froze $176 million...
Debt of Gratitude
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Debt of gratitude "Perhaps California conservatives owe Richard Riordan a debt of gratitude: In seeking to destroy a real Republican Party in the state, Riordan managed to save it. He spent the better...
Democrats Watch Economy Issue Slip Away
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Democrats appear to be losing their strongest political issue of the 2002 elections - the stagnant economy - and, with it, their hopes of regaining full control of Congress. Democratic leaders have...
'Diamond' Is Adventure Set in Forbidding Borneo Jungle; Sinister Classics on DVD
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Louis L'Amour-drawn The Diamond of Jeru, the type of slick, engrossing and exotic adventure that would have played the top half of a double bill back in the Bijou day, was consigned instead to cable TV's USA Network...
Driesell Not Invited to Cole Ceremonies
Byline: Bob Cohn and David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A lot of big names from Maryland's basketball history participated in the ceremonies marking Sunday's final basketball game at Cole Field House. But conspicuous by his absence was former coach...
Economic 'V' Uplifts Bush Team
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cheers went up in the White House's West Wing last week when President Bush's advisers heard the latest figures showing that the U.S. economy was not only growing, but much faster than anyone anticipated....
Faster, Deeper, More Robust; Congressional Action Could Spur the Recovery
Byline: Bill Thomas, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you believe the newspapers, the latest statistics strongly suggest that a full-blown economic recovery has finally taken root. The economy grew modestly between October and December, and one...
Flames' Iginla Has Breakout Season
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jarome Iginla is almost too good to be true. The NHL's leading scorer is clean-cut, humble, a dutiful son and a voracious reader who loves interacting with fans. And as one of the handful of black hockey...
GAO: Lynx Fur Hoax Was No Secret; Superiors Knew, Took No Action
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The General Accounting Office reported yesterday that government scientists knew they should not have submitted falsely labled samples into a national lynx survey and that some supervisors were aware but...
Gnawing Dread of the Future
Byline: James G. Zumwalt, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It has now been over five months since the events of September 11. As Americans appear to be getting back to life as it was prior to the attack, we may well be lulling ourselves into a false...
Going against the Grain; Dismemberment Plan Breaks Out
Byline: Rob Runett, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some punk bands collapse under the pressure of being associated with their hometown's musical scene, but not a band as stylistically diverse as The Dismemberment Plan. Bassist and keyboard player...
Gonchar Is the Man; Late Goal Lets Caps Douse Flames
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Toward the end of last night's game, Sergei Gonchar scored on a blistering shot from the blue line, right in the middle of the ice. On the Washington Capitals' bench, Peter Bondra vaulted into the air, the...
Good Riddance
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's something to be thankful for. Rep. Gary Condit of California isn't going to plague us interminably with his presence and unrepentant attitude. He won't be in the limelight, and he won't be back in Congress. The...
Hall's Mad Dash Saves Hoyas; Georgetown Freshman Sets Up Winning Shot against Providence
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Some freshman heroics helped Georgetown survive a first-round fiasco. With just under 10 seconds remaining and the Hoyas trailing Providence by a point in the first round of the Big East tournament...
Israel OKs 60,000 More Gun Permits in Terror Fight
Byline: Abraham Rabinovich, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM - Sixty thousand additional gun permits are to be distributed to Israeli civilians as authorities loosen licensing restrictions to help fight a growing wave of terrorism. Armed civilians...
It's a Sweet Time for Sugarhouses; Syrup Flows at Festival
Byline: Raymond M. Lane, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES MONTEREY, Va. - The moon, though slight, was moon enough to show On every tree a bucket with a lid, And on black ground a bear-skin rug of snow. - Robert Frost,'Evening in a Sugar...
Justice, Microsoft Defend Accord; Tell Judge Deal Boosts Competition
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Justice Department and Microsoft Corp. tried to convince the judge overseeing their lengthy antitrust case that the settlement the two sides reached last year will encourage competition and place meaningful...
Justice Sues Tax Preparers over Slavery Refund Quest
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Justice Department yesterday filed civil complaints in Virginia and Mississippi to stop tax-return preparers from filing income-tax returns claiming bogus refunds based on a supposed tax credit for slavery...
Malek Anticipates Tripling District Investors' Group
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES District financier Fred Malek, head of an effort to return major league baseball to the city, said yesterday he intends to expand his six-member bid group by as many 12 people. The change in strategy...
Maryland Blacks Ask More from Democrats
Byline: Margie Hyslop, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Some of Maryland's prominent black Democrats say their party has done little to reward minority voters, who have been instrumental in helping the party stay in control of state offices. ...
Mayor, Pollin Receptive to Tyson
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Abe Pollin agreed yesterday to offer MCI Center for the proposed June 8 heavyweight title fight between champion Lennox Lewis and challenger Mike Tyson, with a promise from District Mayor Anthony Williams...
McCartney Tickets
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES McCartney tickets Tickets for Paul McCartney's "Driving USA" tour go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday through a lottery system at the MCI Center and at all TicketMaster outlets. The lottery will begin at 8 a.m. Mr....
Military Officers Criticize Rush to Use Ground Troops; Rumsfeld Rejects Somalia Comparison
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Military officers are privately criticizing U.S. tactics in the battle of Gardez, saying war commanders should have used air strikes for days or weeks before sending ground forces against 800 enemy...
Negotiations from Another Era; Annan's Iraq Trip Won't Bring Peace for Our Time
Byline: Jed Babbin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The last time U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan went to Iraq to resolve a crisis, he characterized Saddam Hussein as someone "I can do business with." In the ensuing negotiations, Saddam talked...
O's Lose Parrish for Season
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Baltimore Orioles pitcher John Parrish will likely miss the 2002 season after an MRI test yesterday revealed the 24-year-old has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right...
Palestinian Groups Plan in Secret to Succeed Arafat
Byline: Andrew Borowiec, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NICOSIA, Cyprus - Radical Palestinian groups, fearful that Israel will succeed in its effort to undermine Palestinian Authority chief Yasser Arafat, have begun clandestine efforts to establish an alternative...
Pentagon Deploys 300 More Soldiers to Afghanistan
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Up to 300 additional U.S. troops are being sent to northeastern Afghanistan, where fierce cave-to-cave fighting is under way against a growing number of al Qaeda and Taliban fighters, the commander of U.S....
Politics of Personal Destruction
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's not easy to decide which weapon wielded in the character assassination of Judge Charles W. Pickering has done more dishonor to our democracy - the lies and half-truths that have caricatured an upstanding public...
R2-D2, Kasey, Karaoke Make Fair a Hit
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Technology can help the world as well as waste its time. Both scenarios were pleasantly demonstrated at this year's American International Toy Fair held last month. The five-day show gave...
Ray Had Evidence to Charge Clinton; Deal Kept Charges at Bay, Report Says
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Clinton cut a deal on his last day in office to surrender his law license and avoid perjury charges on which federal prosecutors believed they could obtain a criminal conviction, according to a...
Redskins Stay Conservative, Pass on Signing TE Chmura
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins yesterday opted not to sign retired Green Bay Packers tight end Mark Chmura, who has been out of football for nearly three seasons and was acquitted of sexual assault charges last...
Rough Ride Ahead for Zimbabwe; Opposition Faces Bends, Turns in Rush to Democracy
Byline: Eddie Cross, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe - *The following essay is by Eddie Cross, secretary for economic affairs in Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change. It reflects her views as an individual and...
Seasons Prepares Tasty Examples of How to Eat Well; Hotels Regain Glory of Early Days
Byline: Corinna Lothar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Once upon a time, when the country was young, the best place to get a meal was at the hotel, whether a meat-and-potatoes repast on Main Street or a European-style feast at the Palace Hotel...
Setting the STANDARD; NIST: Weighing, Measuring Everything We Use
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National Institute of Standards and Technology takes the measure of things great and small in ways most of the American public would find difficult to detect. This low-profile, nonregulatory federal...
'Similar Characteristics' Prompted Shooting by FBI
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - The FBI expressed regrets yesterday but would not discuss details of last Friday's shooting by an agent of an unarmed man in Anne Arundel County. "Let me express our sincere sorrow for what...
Simon Becomes GOP's Surprise Threat to Gray Davis
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES California Gov. Gray Davis got what he wanted Tuesday - a victory by political novice Bill Simon over former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan in the Republican gubernatorial primary. It may have...
Snapshots of Continuity; Documentaries Show Ridiculous and Sublime
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES History as memory gets short shrift in the new millennium. CBS will screen a documentary Sunday night reprising September 11 and the destruction of the World Trade Center. It's certainly not designed...
Stimulus Bill Gets Bipartisan Flavor
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A band of conservative House Republicans has forged a new economic aid bill with provisions favored by Democrats, and Republican leaders fear it could help Senate Democrats politically. House Republicans...
Suddenly Sky High; Unity, Switch in Leagues Help Produce Dramatic Turnaround for AU's Eagles
Byline: Duff Durkin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For an institution that has students enrolled from 50 states and 140 countries, American University might have a little more difficulty than most schools unifying its diverse student body and immersing itself...
Tariff Tussle; U.S. Bets EU Is Just Talk on Steel
Byline: Carter Dougherty, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The European Union yesterday criticized President Bush's decision to slap high tariffs on steel imports, but U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick is betting that European efforts to rally world...
Terps Get Big Boost from Their Big Men
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lonny Baxter was the proven commodity last season. Chris Wilcox was a talented project. Tahj Holden was coming off an injury. Ryan Randle was in junior college. The Maryland Terrapins came into the season...
The State of the District
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Right now,? Mayor Tony Williams said in his State of the District address Tuesday, "we are operating one emergency away from financial crisis. And, if we are not vigilant, we could find ourselves right back where we...
The Western Front
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Western front Lithuanian Ambassador Vygaudas Usackas this week took his nation's campaign for NATO membership to the "Big Sky country" of Montana. Mr. Usackas told the Billings Committee on...
Up in the Air, and Not Kept Aware
Byline: Arnold Beichman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Brshvgjktkfs, weather dklgkbgkb left side eklgfkbkvbkl gfkhkrkwl seat belt dlvll jljlhjl glug-glug thank you bndkgktio." The above, in case you haven't figured it out, is the voice from the cockpit...
U.S. Rebukes Israel for Killings; Powell Demands Sharon Take 'Hard Look at His Policies'
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States yesterday issued its harshest criticism yet of Israel's handling of the Palestinian uprising, demanding that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon take a "hard look" and reassess his policy....
Wizards Run More without Jordan
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Without Michael Jordan in the lineup there is no question that the Washington Wizards get up and down the court better. That doesn't make them a better team - after all, they're 2-4 without Jordan...
WJLA, Cable Kin to Merge for News
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ABC affiliate WJLA-TV (Channel 7) said yesterday it will merge its news department with NewsChannel 8, the 24-hour local cable news network, creating the largest local TV news-gathering operation in Washington....
Young Country
Byline: Derek Simmonsen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Young country She's been performing since she was 7 years old, so it should not come as a shock that college-age Katy Benko feels comfortable onstage. The young country singer has been winning vocal...