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 October 18, 2001

Afghan Minister Seeks Swap for Bin Laden
Byline: Ben Barber The Afghan foreign minister has vanished after contacting Pakistani officials and the former king of Afghanistan seeking a deal that could lead to the surrender of terrorism kingpin Osama bin Laden. The machinations offer encouragement...
Afghan Rebels Besiege Key City
Byline: Richard S. Ehrlich ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Anti-Taliban forces of the Northern Alliance yesterday were engaged in a fierce battle to capture the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif, an advance that would represent a serious blow to the Taliban...
Anthrax Adds to Merchants' Slowdown Woes
Byline: Chris Baker An "Anthrax Free" sign hung inside the Tune Inn yesterday, the Capitol Hill tavern's way of letting customers know it was open for business despite the bioterrorism scare that closed nearby congressional offices. Some neighborhood...
Anthrax Deadly, but Infection Difficult to Deliver
Byline: Kristina Stefanova Anthrax strikes in three ways: by inhalation, digestion or through a cut in the skin. The deadliest - and the only one used as a bioterrorism weapon - is inhaled anthrax. It is most easily transmitted in a powdery...
Anthrax `Panic' Cripples the Capitol
Byline: Dave Boyer and Audrey Hudson The exposure of at least 31 congressional staffers and police to anthrax prompted leaders yesterday to close most of the Capitol complex and touched off an angry debate between the Senate and the House over shutting...
Anthrax Scare Prompts Concerns about Iraq's Germ Program, Links
Byline: Nicholas Kralev U.S. officials and biological weapons experts said yesterday that while foreign governments may not necessarily be behind the current anthrax offensive against the United States, help from such quarters to initiators of...
Armies of Light Re-Emerge
Byline: Suzanne Fields A 5-year-old friend of mine looked up from his toy spaceship the other day to announce that policemen are going to ride on airplanes. Officer Friendly in a blue uniform with a proper gun slung over his hip was needed aloft...
Baltimore Goes on Alert in Anthrax Threat
Byline: Guy Taylor A telephone call threatening a citywide anthrax attack on Baltimore, coupled with the findings of powdery substances in mail sent to area newsrooms and state offices, kept fears of germ warfare mounting across the region yesterday....
Blind Boys Clear-Eyed about Music
Byline: Derek Simmonsen The Blind Boys of Alabama may have begun their singing careers in the late 1930s, but the timeless quality of their voices makes their music sound 1,000 years old. "Music has always been our priority," says founder and...
Charity Tops $1 Billion since Sept. 11
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein Americans' charitable giving since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has topped $1 billion and is expected to grow with ongoing benefits, including a star-studded rock concert scheduled for Sunday at RFK Stadium. Almost...
China Steps Up Air-Defense Work on Iran's Border Fears
Byline: Bill Gertz China is stepping up construction of an air-defense system in Iran near the border with Afghanistan as Tehran fears U.S. military operations will spill over into its borders, according to U.S. intelligence officials. U.S....
Coach Can't See Job Is in Jeopardy
Byline: Rick Snider Washington Redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer doesn't see it coming. The losses are mounting, the owner is scouting first-round draft picks, and the fans are itching for a lynching. But it doesn't register with Schottenheimer....
Coleman - Finally Healthy - Ready to Add Stability at Guard
Byline: Jody Foldesy Ben Coleman will make his first start for the Washington Redskins Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. The versatile offensive lineman, finally healthy, will replace Matt Campbell at right guard. Coleman, who received the...
Doctor's Trial Reset for Toxic Stockpile
Byline: Frank J. Murray Federal authorities view Dr. Raymond W. Mettetal Jr. far more ominously than do patients who loved his bedside manner. FBI agents and prosecutors are trying to return the Virginia neurologist to prison for stockpiling...
Domestic Terror Not Ruled Out
Byline: Jerry Seper Federal officials yesterday described the anthrax that forced the closing of much of the U.S. Capitol as a strain of the bacteria common to the United States, while 31 Senate staff members and others tested positive for exposure...
Eggheads Scramble to Grasp God, Country Sentiment
Byline: Tom Knott All too many of the secular eggheads in education are having a hard time in America now, trying to hold up around those who put their faith in God, country and George W. Bush. They shift uncomfortably in the presence of "one...
Even Needy Pupils Donate to Afghans
Byline: Vaishali Honawar The busy cafeteria of Northwestern High in Hyattsville has been the hub of several fund-raising activities in the past. But this week, student volunteers have been passing out envelopes with pictures of Afghan and American...
Fine-Tuned Engines
Byline: Christian Toto Finding something on the World Wide Web should be like finding a needle in a haystack, given the Web's seemingly endless array of virtual pathways. The search is fairly easy, however. Today's search engines, from bare-bone...
GOP Bill Leaves Air Security Private
Byline: Tom Ramstack House Republicans introduced a bill yesterday that tries to leave airport screening to private security firms rather than creating a new federal work force. The bill faces a tough battle from Senate and House Democrats, who...
Greenspan Cites Cost of Waging War
Byline: Patrice Hill The terrorist attacks have reduced the economy's capacity to grow rapidly with low inflation by increasing the cost of security, travel, insurance and other necessities, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said yesterday....
Heartland Is Coping with Anthrax Scare
Byline: Valerie Richardson To the rest of the country, the anthrax scare sweeping Washington looks a little like campaign finance reform: They know it's important, they know they need to know more about it, but so far it seems like the impact is...
Hill GOP Gripes of Treasury Boss's Comments on Bill
Byline: Donald Lambro There is still some residual grumbling among congressional Republicans over Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill's criticism of the GOP's $100 billion economic-stimulus package that is expected to be approved by the House next...
Inside Politics
Byline: Greg Pierce PLEASE RETIRE, GARY County Democratic leaders who have long remained silent on the political future of Rep. Gary A. Condit are now urging him to retire. Democratic committee leaders in two counties in his congressional district...
Inside the Beltway
Byline: John McCaslin AS CLINTON SLEPT? Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is blasting former President Bill Clinton for all but ignoring, during his two presidential terms, hideous terrorist attacks believed to have been orchestrated against...
Investment Rise a Must for Recovery
Byline: Donald Lambro There's a lot to like in the $100 billion economic stimulus bill that the House will vote on this week. It cuts taxes for struggling businesses, speeds up tax cuts for individuals, and reduces capital-gains taxes to spur new...
Jagr to Practice, Test Injured Knee
Byline: Dave Fay Washington Capitals right wing Jaromir Jagr is scheduled to practice today for the first time since he was injured Oct. 10, a workout that will determine whether he plays tomorrow night against the Montreal Canadiens. Jagr,...
Laettner Settles in as Wizards Fixture
Byline: John N. Mitchell Doug Collins knew all about the ups and downs associated with coaching Christian Laettner. The coach of the Washington Wizards knew that Laettner could be an All-Star forward or a headache for years to come. But when...
Maghreb Sees War as Vindication
Byline: Andrew Borowie NICOSIA, Cuprus - The leaders of the five North African countries feel the war against terrorism in Afghanistan has vindicated their own struggle against Islamic fanatics. Criticism occasionally voiced about the U.S.-led...
Movies;mini-Reviews
Byline: Gary Arnold OPENING * Bones (2001) (R) - A haunted house thriller directed by Howard University alumnus Ernest Dickerson. The title alludes to a dead man, Jimmy Bones, whose ghost stirs and encourages a quartet of young men to avenge...
News a Casualty of Metro Security
Byline: Daniel F. Drummond Metro announced yesterday that it will remove all newspaper boxes inside its 83 subway stations within two weeks to increase security. "We are taking these added precautions to increase security with an eye toward...
No Problem
Byline: Barker Davis Florida's loss to Auburn last week put the "C" back in BCS. Thanks to the Gators' shocking stumble on the Plains on Saturday, the Bowl Championship Series is back on track to provide us with a relatively controversy-free...
NRA's Governor Silence Lets Warner Claim Coup
Byline: Stephen Dinan The National Rifle Association has mailed a report card grading candidates for every state office on Virginia's ballot except governor, leaving Democrat Mark R. Warner to claim a victory of sorts over Republican Mark L. Earley...
Out & About
Byline: Derek Simmonsen GLOBAL SOUNDS Music from around the world will visit Nation this weekend, as Jamaican reggae legend Burning Spear brings his Oneness Reggae Festival to the District. The tour features Mr. Spear (aka Winston Rodney),...
Palestinians Assassinate Israeli Cabinet Minister
Byline: Dan Ephron JERUSALEM - Palestinian militants assassinated an Israeli Cabinet minister yesterday at a Jerusalem hotel, prompting the Jewish state to roll back measures it had taken to ease life in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and dealing...
Prepare to Die, Taliban Mullah Tells His Troops
Byline: Willis Witter PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar urged his troops to fight to the death against U.S. forces yesterday as American jets targeted frontline Taliban positions north of Kabul for the first time. Mullah...
Prize Fighter
Byline: Tim Lemke Jet fighters are still cool, even if it has been 15 years since Tom Cruise went up against Val Kilmer in "Top Gun." That's the message from Boeing Co. in its latest effort to pitch its version of the Joint Strike Fighter to...
School Daze in AMERICA
Byline: Julia Duin Just what is wrong with America's public schools? This question was being bandied about the country two years ago, after two teen-agers opened fire on their fellow Columbine High School students, killing 13 persons and arousing...
Security at Dulles Failing
Byline: Daniel B. Drummond Regional members of Congress say results from a recent federal investigation of security screeners at Washington Dulles International Airport show that current security procedures are failing the travelling public. ...
Spores, Hype, Hysteria
Byline: Jennifer Harper All spores, all the time: For days, the press has been infected with anthrax frenzy, spreading the ultimate cooties story with big headlines and purple prose, spooking the public and vexing officials who must cope with the...
Taste of Mexico Fresh and Authentic at Swope's Andale
Byline: Corinna Lothar Chef Alison Swope took a monthlong vacation to Oaxaca, Mexico, where she fell in love with Mexican cooking. So long, Mark; ola, Andale. (Actually, co-owner Mark Kaufman hasn't left; only his name is gone. He's still very...
The Many, the Proud, the Marathoners
Byline: Joanne Lukens Oprah Winfrey ran it in 1994. Al Gore crossed the finish line in 1998. So it's true that some of the new popularity of the U.S. Marine Corps Marathon can be traced to celebrity attraction. But this 26.2-mile run through...
The Soft War against Masculinity
Byline: Paul Craig Roberts If you are a heterosexual male of any race, tear yourself away from the war on terrorism and let Howard S. Schwartz inform you of your real enemy. His book, "The Revolt of the Primitive: An Inquiry into the Roots of Political...
The Track and Ring Are Where It's Happening
Byline: Thom Loverro The major league baseball playoffs are in full swing, the Michael Jordan NBA party is starting and Jaromir Jagr is coming back to town tomorrow night, albeit a bit bruised up. But for me, because of the way the stars have...
Trading Cards with Videos, More
Byline: Joe Szadkowski The trading card has evolved. No longer just an item to flip with friends, collect or stick between the spokes of a bike, today's rectangular piece of memorabilia can take players to another universe via their computer screens....
Unknowns' Guard Ends Vigil
Byline: Jabeen Bhatti Sgt. Jeffrey Hojnacke, in his dress uniform, walks 21 steps along the dark mat, clicks his heels, turns and pauses facing the Tomb of the Unknowns. He counts to 21- symbolizing the 21-gun salute, the military's highest...
U.S. Splits Afghanistan into `Engagement Zones'
Byline: Rowan Scarborough U.S. war planners have sliced Afghanistan into zones of destruction and assigned fighter-bombers to patrol them on an incessant hunt for Taliban troops and Osama bin Laden's terrorists. The Pentagon announced yesterday...
Yankees Get Jump, Braves Get Even
Byline: Mark Zuckerman SEATTLE - The New York Yankees have a certain look about them right now, a look all too familiar to anyone who has watched this team win four of the last five World Series. It's the look of a champion, and for the Seattle...
`You Will Pay a Serious Price,' Bush Tells Aggressor Nations
Byline: Joseph Curl TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - President Bush yesterday told flag-waving soldiers that any country that attacks the United States will "hear from our military, and they won't like what they hear." "The people have struck...