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 December 18, 2001

Airline Fortunes Begin to Climb
Byline: Tom Ramstack Recession and the war on terrorism are still hurting the airline industry as it moves into the Christmas travel season, but signs of recovery are on the horizon. Domestic and international air traffic dropped sharply in November...
Billick Optimistic; Sharpe Panicking
Byline: Ken Wright OWINGS MILLS, Md. - There is a difference of opinion among the Baltimore Ravens. Less than 24 hours after getting manhandled 26-21 by the Pittsburgh Steelers on national television, coach Brian Billick said the Ravens control...
Bin Laden Hunt Intensifies
Byline: Rowan Scarborough U.S. officials say they have no credible evidence that Osama bin Laden slipped across the border into Pakistan, and at least one al Qaeda captive says the fugitive remains in the Tora Bora region of northeastern Afghanistan....
China Wants $2 Billion for Canceled Defense Deal
Byline: Abraham Rabinovich JERUSALEM - China is demanding $2 billion in compensation for cancellation by Israel last year of an agreement to sell Beijing its Phalcon airborne early-warning system, according to an Israeli newspaper. The deal was...
Closing of Indian Trust Leaves Thousands Needy
Byline: Audrey Hudson The shutdown of a federal trust fund for American Indians has left thousands of the country's poorest citizens without money for food, heat and other necessities. U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth had ordered the Interior...
Confirm Eugene Scalia for Labor
Byline: Tod Lindberg There really is no excuse for the Senate's unwillingness to schedule a floor vote on the confirmation of Eugene Scalia as solicitor in the Labor Department. Everyone agrees he is a highly capable lawyer. Therefore, one looks...
Council Hearing on Health Fuels Ire
Byline: Guy Taylor Sparks flew yesterday at the D.C. Council's public oversight hearing on the D.C. Health Care Alliance, a group of private health care contractors hired by the city last may to replace D.C. General Hospital as the District's...
Desperate Retailers Slashing Prices
Byline: Donna De Marco Retailers are slashing prices and offering outrageous deals in a last-ditch effort to salvage what could become a dismal holiday-sales season. But for many stores those efforts aren't working yet. Store shelves that have...
Embassy Row
Byline: James Morrison ANDEAN TROUBLE AHEAD Peruvian Ambassador Allan Wagner fears that democracy in his part of South America could suffer a critical blow unless the United States opens its markets to products from the Andean region. Mr....
FBI Report Reveals Overall Decline in Violent Crimes
Byline: Jerry Seper The number of violent crimes reported during the first six months of this year - including murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault - dropped by 1.3 percent compared with the like period in 2000, the FBI said yesterday....
Gilmore Suggests Car Tax End Date
Byline: Bob Lewis RICHMOND - Gov. James S. Gilmore III yesterday proposed that the state finish phasing out the car tax by 2004, then abolish it altogether by 2005 through a constitutional amendment that would give local governments a share of...
GOP Gains Americans' Trust on 3 Top Issues
Byline: Donald Lambro Americans trust Republicans and President Bush more than Democrats to safeguard the nation, fight terrorism and stimulate economic growth, the country's three biggest concerns, according to a new Democratic poll. In a nationwide...
Green Puts Retirement off a Year
Byline: Rick Snider Washington Redskins cornerback Darrell Green said he will "absolutely, unequivocally, guarantee" to retire - next year. "I do have plans with my life that goes beyond football," he said. But those plans are on hold. Green...
Holes Found in Pakistan's `Sealed' Border
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave OGHAZ PASS ON THE PAKISTANI-AFGHAN BORDER - Pakistan's tribal areas are free-passage zones for Taliban and al Qaeda's foreign legionnaires escaping from Afghanistan, a weeklong visit showed. The Pakistani army has...
Hoyas Win Wrapped in Small Package
Byline: Barker Davis The future of Big Man U. could be going small. With his team trailing Howard by nine points late in the second half at MCI Center last night, Georgetown coach Craig Esherick sent his freshmen backcourt duo of Drew Hall and...
Hutchinson Plans New DEA Program
Byline: Jerry Seper DEA Administrator Asa Hutchinson will announce the creation today of a new program that, for the first time, will integrate the agency's drug enforcement efforts with a coordinated plan for field agents to help reduce demand....
Inside Politics
Byline: Greg Pierce HOFFA'S WARNING Teamsters chief James P. Hoffa issued a stern warning to both political parties yesterday, but the message seemed to be aimed primarily at the Democrats. "For the better part of a century, the American...
Inside the Beltway
Byline: John McCaslin COVERT SUCCESS And how is the war against terrorism going? From an intelligence standpoint, better than expected, if not extremely well. "I've been here doing oversight and we just had a long meeting, and we're doing...
Job Satisfaction Valued over Salary
Byline: Mike Causey Money isn't everything. That's a healthy thought. To say salary is the least-important aspect of your job, however, indicates you are on a very strict diet, don't date much or live in a climate-controlled pod in your parent's...
Justice Opposed to Airline Pact
Byline: Jerry Seper The Justice Department yesterday recommended against approval of an alliance between American Airlines and British Airways, saying the deal would threaten competition. The alliance as proposed "threatens a substantial loss...
Kolzig Set to Return for Hot Capitals
Byline: Dave Fay Last week, as he was leading the Washington Capitals toward the .500 mark, goalie Olie Kolzig remarked that he thought the team was on the verge of playing the kind of hockey that usually propels it close to the top of the standings....
Life;readers' Bulletin Board
Byline: Derek Simmonsen VOLUNTEERS The Literacy Council of Montgomery County is looking for individuals to tutor adults in reading, writing and conversational English. Knowledge of a foreign language is not necessary, and training is provided....
Location of Bin Laden Incites Some Speculation
Byline: Jennifer Harper Where's Osama bin Laden? The global press is rife with plausible speculation, endless rehash and a few unusual theories. One new account puts the terrorist in Europe using a false German or French passport. So says...
Loss against Eagles Leaves Little Margin for Error in Stretch
Byline: Jody Foldesy The Washington Redskins' playoff hopes could end this weekend with a loss. A Redskins loss to Chicago and a Tampa Bay win over New Orleans Sunday would leave Washington unable to overcome the Bucs for the NFC's final wild...
Mail Taking the Heat
Byline: Kristina Stefanova Some of the region's mail that is being sanitized against anthrax is arriving slightly damaged and discolored from the irradiation technology that the U.S. Postal Service is testing. But postal officials say the contents...
Missile Defense Negligence
Byline: Frank J. Gaffney Jr. Two amazing things happened in the aftermath of President Bush's visionary and courageous decision to withdraw from 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty. First, contrary to the confident predictions of many so-called...
New Towing Laws on Tap for District
Byline: Matthew Cella New laws to regulate the District's towing industry will be drafted by next month, city officials say, after months of delays and reports of corrupt tow-truck drivers working with Metropolitan Police officers. The laws have...
No Complaints Here about Backpedaling
Byline: Dan Daly There was something about Darrell Green's retirement announcement back in September that, well, didn't feel right. It came the same day Fred Smoot was named the starting cornerback opposite Champ Bailey, and it was hard not to...
Pain in the Back
Byline: Christian Toto 'Tis the season to be jolly, to pack our car trunks with presents and to shovel away any snow that clogs our driveways.Inevitably, it's also the season to grab at our lower backs in pain from one or all of the above. Back...
Pakistanis in Border Province Would Sell out Bin Laden
Byline: Willis Witter ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Tribal leaders in Pakistan say their Afghan counterparts are expecting Osama bin Laden to arrive in the rugged Afghan border province of Paktia, the site of numerous al Qaeda training camps destroyed by...
Post-Taliban Appointee Pushes Women's Reforms
Byline: Ellen Sorokin One of two women appointed to Afghanistan's post-Taliban government yesterday said she has advised Secretary of State Colin L. Powell that women's rights must be central in the reconstruction of an Afghan government. In...
Report Calls for Repairs to Pepco Utility System
Byline: H.J. Brier Manhole blasts and underground fires in several D.C. neighborhoods have resulted from too much demand for electricity being placed on a utility system badly in need of repair, according to an engineering report released yesterday....
`Rings' Mythical and Divine
Byline: Julia Duin The new "Lord of the Rings" film that opens tomorrow is expected to take the movie-viewing world by storm, but what is not so well-known are the Christian convictions guiding the author of the classic tale. J.R.R. Tolkien,...
Sex Talk under the (Book) Covers
Byline: Derek Simmonsen Forget superstition, folklore and herbal potions. The sex-power dynamic is the ultimate turn-on, according to Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the country's best-known psychosexual therapist.A small crowd of longtime friends and well-wishers...
The Second Thoughts about the Tribunes
Byline: Wesley Pruden Somebody at the White House seems to be having second thoughts about the military tribunals. Zacarias Moussaoui, presumed to have been "the 20th hijacker" on September 11, will go on trial for his life not before a panel...
Tough Talk, Practice Lit Fire under Brown
Byline: John N. Mitchell If 19-year-old Kwame Brown blossoms into the superstar the Washington Wizards think he can become, forward Popeye Jones thinks he'll be able to point to the exact time when that process received a jump-start. So does...
U.S. Embassy Reopens amid Kabul Recovery
Byline: Richard S. Ehrlich KABUL, Afghanistan - As the American flag went up in the Afghan capital yesterday after nearly 13 years, a revitalized Kabul restored a variety of freedoms denied under the Taliban rule. Women, who were previously...
U.S. Holds 5 Al Qaeda Fighters but Fears Many More Released
Byline: Bill Gertz U.S. military forces have five al Qaeda guerrillas in custody, but the Pentagon believes alliance forces have freed some terrorists against the wishes of the United States. Adm. John Stufflebeem, deputy director of operations...
U.S. Peace Role to Be Limited
Byline: Betsy Pisik NEW YORK - U.S. troops in a proposed multinational security force for Afghanistan likely will be limited to logistical support, U.S. officials say. With only four days until a new Afghan government is seated in Kabul, diplomats...
War Boosts All-News Radio's Ratings
Byline: Chris Baker All-news radio station WTOP, enjoying its best ratings since the Persian Gulf war, has vaulted to second place among Washington's 34 commercial stations. The station leapt ahead of stalwart urban music stations WMMJ-FM and...
White House Turns Up Heat on Daschle
Byline: Dave Boyer and Bill Sammon The White House yesterday escalated its battle with Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, pressuring him to approve a bill to help the economy as House Republicans began bargaining anew with a swing Senate Democrat....