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 November 26, 2003

A Caroling They Go; Radio Stations Can't Wait for Christmas
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thanksgiving? Forget about it. On radios in the Washington area and other cities, it's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. More than 100 FM music stations ditched regular programing this month in...
Al Jazeera Web Site Fires Feisty Western Reporter
Byline: John R. Bradley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JIDDA, Saudi Arabia - Al Jazeera's English language Web site, re-launched just three months ago after being brought down by a patriotic American hacker during the war in Iraq, is in turmoil again after...
A Poignant Rediscovery of 'Camelot'; Strong Casting at Arena Gives Vitality to Musical
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Strip away the Kennedy connotations, the references to an ideal (i.e., Democratic) society and the multicultural "I'd like to teach the world to sing" sentiments, and Arena Stage's production of "Camelot"...
'Bad Santa' Adds No Cheer, Few Laughs to Holiday
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Bad Santa," worse movie. Billy Bob Thornton's dyspeptic department store Santa could have been a bracing corrective to "Elf" and other yuletide confections. Instead, it's the sorriest lump of coal...
Battle Rages over Judges Memos; Parties' Spin: Content vs. Leaks
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republican senators took to the floor yesterday to express outrage over the internal staff memos that show Democrats planning with liberal interest groups to thwart President Bush's judicial nominees. ...
Building on Masonry's History; Improved Concrete Blocks Are Light, Airy
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES While masonry is not plastic, steel, glass, wood, titanium or any other fancy metal on the market, it is just about everything else that has been used as building materials through the centuries. Think...
'Catcher in the Rye' Assignment Evokes Shock
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Chantilly High School student says his English teacher instructed the class to repeat a common two-word profanity 10,000 times as a way of desensitizing them to its appearance in the novel "Catcher in...
Charities Extend Reach of Gift-Giving
Byline: Jacquie Kubin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The holidays always have been a time of giving to friends and family. Add a charitable element to your shopping this year by purchasing from companies that support nonprofit groups all year...
Cyprus Ripe for Reunification?
Byline: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the Middle East and eastern Mediterranean region conflict and instability abound. Is it possible one longstanding dispute in the region is finally being driven toward a resolution?...
Dean's Performance
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dean's performance "Howard Dean won Tuesday's debate of Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa. Wesley Clark came in second," Des Moines Register political columnist David Yepsen writes. "Dean...
Death Penalty Seen as Proper
Byline: Tarron Lively and Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Residents in the Washington area said yesterday John Allen Muhammad got what he deserved Monday when a jury recommended that he be executed for masterminding last year's sniper attacks....
Democrats Left with Few Issues in 2004; Bush Takes Back Economy, Medicare Bill
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The economic wind is at President Bush's back, and the passage of a Republican-backed expansion of Medicare coverage to include a prescription drug benefit, political watchers say, leaves Democrats with...
District Continues Its Push for Primary; Evans Yields on Names on Ballot
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Democratic leaders yesterday said they would go ahead with their first-in-the-nation presidential primary Jan. 13, but they will not push to put candidates who have opted out of the primary back on...
Ehrlich Plan for Parolees Drawing Fire
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES State lawmakers have criticized part of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s plan to improve the state's failing prison system. While Republicans and Democrats backed the three-year plan by Mr. Ehrlich,...
'Fence' Prompts Cut in Loan Support to Israel
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration yesterday cut U.S. loan guarantees to Israel by nearly $300 million as punishment for its continued settlement activities in Palestinian areas, but Arabs called the move little more...
For Curious Minds, Learning That's Fun
Byline: Jacquie Kubin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some beep, buzz, giggle, talk and sing, while others barely make a sound, but the following toys have two things in common: educating and entertaining growing minds. Here is a mingling of...
Gator Bowl to Pick W.Va. as Opponent
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland will face West Virginia in the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day in a rematch of a game the Terrapins won earlier this season. Gator Bowl president Rick Catlett yesterday said inviting the Mountaineers...
Hospital Seeks Debt Relief; Besieged Southeast Facility Wants Millions Forgiven
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Owners of Greater Southeast Community Hospital proposed in federal court yesterday that millions of dollars in outstanding loans be dismissed to help them retain control of the facility and continue providing...
Hughes Cures Wizards Ails; Guard's Basket in Final Seconds Topples Blazers
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PORTLAND, Ore. - Gilbert Arenas joined Jerry Stackhouse on the injured list yesterday, leaving Washington Wizards coach Eddie Jordan to wonder aloud who would see it as an opportunity to rise to the...
Hunch on Stana Pays Off
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BUFFALO - Bruce Cassidy figured Monday was a night to play a hunch. The Washington Capitals' coach had started goalie Olie Kolzig in 16 straight games and won four. So Cassidy went with his gut, even...
Hunting to Keep Elk in Check
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pennsylvania's growing elk herd continues to fascinate wildlife fans along the eastern United States. The state's herd has grown so much over the years that a little more than a week ago Pennsylvania had...
Improving with Monica
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Improving with Monica Former Clinton Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin writes in his new book, "In an Uncertain World," what happens when politics and economics collide. Like when Monica Lewinsky...
Jackson Seeking Duke Job; Coordinator Has Interview at School
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Hue Jackson interviewed yesterday for the coaching position at Duke University, a Redskins source said. The Blue Devils are led by interim coach Ted Roof, who...
Life, Death Weighed in '21 Grams'
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "21 Grams" refers to a flaky urban myth about the weight of a departing soul: When a body kicks the can, 21 grams supposedly go poof. As with many such myths - distant cousins of the parable - there's...
Life Is Good 'In America'; Struggles Bind Poor Irish Family
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "In America" makes a persuasive case for Irish matriarchy at the expense of a floundering young family man called Johnny Sullivan, a less-than-flattering alter ego contrived by filmmaker Jim Sheridan. ...
Lighthouses Show the Way; Structures, Keepers Are U.S. Icons
Byline: Jen Waters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Best-selling author Homer Hickam is keeping the light. In his new novel, "The Keeper's Son," he writes about adventures on the lighthouse-dotted islands of the Outer Banks in North Carolina during World War...
Local Iraqi Builders Call Bids Difficult
Byline: Peyman Pejman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Some Iraqi construction companies say they are being shut out of reconstruction contracts by discriminatory practices and unreasonable standards. U.S. officials reject the charges and say...
'Magi' Is Sweet but Substanceless; Mild Stories Paired with Unremarkable Musical Score
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's depressing to be out of work, but even more so during the holidays. Everywhere you look, people are merrily spending money, and no matter what anyone says, it seems that all forms of holiday cheer...
Malvo Recalledas 'Obedient' Child
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo's aunt yesterday burst into sobs after testifying in his capital murder trial, briefly locking eyes with the defendant and then wailing "Oh, Jesus," as she...
Medicare Reform; Both Parties Vying for Support
Byline: Michael T. Heaney, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Much ado has been made about AARP's endorsement of Medicare reform legislation pending before the Congress. There is no doubt that AARP's support is symbolically and strategically important....
Merry XXXmas; Drunken Saint Nick Leaves Lump of Coal in Disney's Stocking
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Since when did Santa Claus become sacrosanct? Just yesterday the fat jolly man in a padded red suit and white whiskers was the totem of secular Christmas, an Easter Bunny for our wintertime gorging at the...
Military Adds Sex Charges against Muslim Chaplain
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The military yesterday filed charges of adultery and pornography against Army Capt. James Yee, a Muslim chaplain, and released him after 77 days in a Navy brig. Capt. Yee was charged last month...
More Support for Col. West
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thank you for your lead editorial Saturday, "Persecuting Col. West." This is to call your attention to a piece of U.S. military combat history that may be of use. I refer to Byron Farwell's book "Over There," page...
Morocco Pushes Women's Rights; Reform of Family Law Aimed at Easing 'Injustices,' Boosting Status
Byline: Delphine Soulas, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The thorough reform of Moroccan law bearing on the status of women announced last month by King Mohammed VI, which would recognize them as adults, is expected to put that country's women on a par with...
Murphy Plays It Straight in Misguided Horror Farce
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This has been a cinematic crossover year for Disneyland attractions. "The Pirates of the Caribbean" finally made it from the park to movie screens. Now, "The Haunted Mansion" lumbers in its wake, at once...
Nashville Tops Cities for Online Shopping
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nashville is the nation's top city for online shopping, beating out cyber-savvy cities like San Francisco and New York, according to a new report from America Online. The report "Online Shopping Cities"...
Net Immigration Rises by Millions; Illegal Aliens Expand Mass Influx
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Net immigration to the United States rose dramatically by 1.4 million in each of the past two years, about half a million of whom were listed as illegal aliens, a report said yesterday. The Federation...
New 'Toys' to Keep the Tech-Savvy Happy
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The evolution of technology never stops as research and development experts continually create products that are smaller, cheaper and more amazing than their predecessors. The gift-buying season offers...
Numbers Game; NFL Ignores Sack Statistics before 1982
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Imagine, if you would, that Hack Wilson never drove in 190 runs in a season. Or that Roger Hornsby never batted .424 in 1924 and George Sisler never got 257 hits in one year. Imagine that no baseball...
Odd Pairings Clash on Medicare; Left and Right Joined on Both Sides of $400 Billion Overhaul
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Medicare prescription drug bill has produced some very odd bedfellows. "On one side of the table I have Ted Kennedy and the Heritage Foundation, the other I had Jon Kyl and the AARP, and Rick Santorum...
Powell 'Happy With' Nuke Compromise; U.S. Seeks 'Trigger' in Resolution
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said yesterday he was "happy" with a U.S.-European compromise on Iran's nuclear programs even though it stopped short of referring Tehran to the U.N. Security Council...
Power in Washington Is Shifting; AARP Shifts Sides
Byline: Tony Blankley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The passage of the Republican Party's Medicare/prescription drug bill - and its support by the AARP - is by far the most convincing evidence to date that the political center of gravity in Washington is...
Redskins Ponder Tailback Position
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins have five games to figure out who's who at tailback. Is Trung Canidate the player who plowed into holes that weren't there and failed to shed first tacklers? Or is he the back...
Republican RX Success
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush hit the stump yesterday to promote congressional passage of the prescription-drug bill. In meetings with seniors out West, he assured those with high drug costs that his administration was delivering the...
Saudis Stop Bombers
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Saudis stop bombers Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan yesterday condemned terrorists who tried to detonate a car bomb on the first day of celebrations ending the Muslim holy month of Ramadan....
Senate Approves 'Historic' Reform of Medicare; Passage a Win for Bush, GOP
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate yesterday approved historic Medicare prescription-drug legislation, clearing the way for President Bush's signature on the largest expansion of the government health program since its creation in...
Senate OKs Measure Restricting Spam; Bill Urges Creation of 'Do-Not-E-Mail' Registry
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate yesterday unanimously passed a measure that would ban the most prevalent kind of unwanted e-mail, paving the way for President Bush to sign the nation's first federal antispam bill into law. ...
Senators Offer Amendment against Gay 'Marriage'; Ban Sought on Federal, State Recognition of Same-Sex Unions
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Several senators introduced a constitutional amendment yesterday to prohibit the federal government from recognizing homosexual "marriages" and to allow states to ignore such unions conducted in other...
Sharon Rapped for Talk of Removing Settlements
Byline: Abraham Rabinovich, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM - A remark by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon proposing "unilateral" steps to dismantle some Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories has provoked a backlash by hard-liners in parliament,...
Small-Screen Smiles: Games and Movies
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The home entertainment center has become a limitless source of fun and education thanks to the expanding potential of on-screen gaming and digital video. Considering that 50 percent of all Americans...
Sometimes It's Just about the Struggle
Byline: Jon Jansen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There are a lot of messages posted around the football building at the University of Michigan. I wouldn't call it "propaganda," but some might say it's along those lines. It's just a little rah-rah sign here,...
So Much Is 'Missing' in This Tale; Supernatural Western Saddled with Ineptitude
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If the hard-bitten and grueling new chase Western "The Missing" wanders off the reservation, don't blame Cate Blanchett. She is compelling enough as a leading lady to preserve the human interest in Ron Howard's...
'Sopranos' Sing Again
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Sopranos' sing again Our collective "bada-bing" withdrawal is about to end. New episodes of HBO's "The Sopranos" will begin airing in March, according to the network. The show's fifth season...
Spending Sparks Soaring Economy; Job Growth Expected after Boost
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The economy surged 8.2 percent in the third quarter as businesses earned high profits and made robust investments and consumers spent heavily on new homes, cars and other goods, the Commerce Department...
Statesmen Status?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES William Hawkins is an extremely thoughtful analyst with whom I often agree. But it is hard to imagine him being more wrongheaded than he is in yesterday's Commentary article "Statesmen don't panic." Does anyone really...
Stuck in Past of Stupid 'Timeline'; like Its Archaeological Dig, the Film Goes Astray
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Castlegard? Huh. Sounds like a theme park." Who's to say whether it was an inside joke or not - my guess is that it was - but either way the joke's on "Timeline," a torturous adaptation of "Jurassic Park"-maestro...
Sylvia Bernstein, 88, Social Activist
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sylvia Bernstein, a native Washingtonian who championed civil rights and civil liberties and fought to desegregate the city in the 1950s, died Nov. 23 of pancreatic cancer at her home in Silver Spring. She was 88. ...
Taxpayers Pick Up Tab for Benefits
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Medicare recipients will be eligible for drug-discount cards next year and will be allowed to buy into a prescription-drug program in 2006 under the Medicare overhaul that passed Congress yesterday. ...
Terps Get Past Pesky Patriots
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland coach Gary Williams was screaming. The fans were restless. An upset was brewing. The Terrapins then remembered their inside game. After trying to outrun George Mason, Maryland instead went underneath...
Terps Poised for NCAA Run
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The NCAA tournament hasn't come soon enough for the Maryland men's soccer team. The Terrapins have been ranked first or second all season, but another shot at a national title has been in mind since...
The Aftermath of September 11; Threats of Disruption, Destruction Deadly Serious
Byline: Harlan Ullman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES September 11 "changed everything," or so we are told. But what exactly did it change? What is really different since that horrible day? Almost immediately, President Bush declared a global war on terrorism....
The EU's Takeover Plan
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In crafting a common law on regulating takeover bids, Europe is once again proving the hazards of building policies that sweep a continent. The balancing of so many interests in Europe may cause the lowest common denominator...
Tightening the Border; Reston Company Expands System to Missing Children
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Reston security company is expanding its technology along the U.S. border to pick up the Amber Alert emergency system for missing children. New Technology Management Inc. this month started linking...
Tired Georgetown Runs Away at End
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Georgetown looked tired last night. Playing three games in five days can do that. But even a fatigued Hoyas bunch was too much for Coastal Carolina. Sophomore point guard Ashanti Cook led a big run...
Turkey's Trial by Error
Byline: Ariel Cohen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last Thursday's attacks, which killed 30 persons, came days after bombings at two Istanbul synagogues killed 23 others. More than 500 people were wounded. An al Qaeda-linked Turkish terrorist...
Two's Company; but Three's a Crowd in London
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES British Prime Minister Tony Blair seems determined to attempt the difficult feat of dancing at two weddings at the same time. No sooner had President Bush left British soil after last week's state visit...
U.N. Could Restrict Content on Internet; Western Groups Want the Web to Stay out of Governmental Hands
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Groups working to maintain the structure of cyberspace said giving the United Nations oversight of the Internet is a frightening proposition, particularly if the world body is pressured by some countries to...
Upholding the Law
Byline: Ed Feulner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Are you safer today than you were two years ago? Even with the terrorist threat, the answer is a resounding "Yes" for Americans all around the country, regardless of income, race, ethnicity or...
U.S. Wins WTO Ruling in Telecom Case; Complained Mexico Failed to Open Border for Long-Distance Market
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States won the World Trade Organization's first case considering telecommunications services, a major victory for U.S. long-distance carriers if it holds up, sources said. The preliminary...
Variable Tuition Option
Byline: James Garland, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the outcry over spiraling college tuition intensifies, fingers point in all directions. State cutbacks are driving the increases, say public university presidents. Critics blame elaborate...
Western Role Broadens Cate Blanchett's Range
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK CITY - "We're travelers," observes Cate Blanchett, when asked about the success of so many fellow Australians in the movie industry over the past generation. "We move around," she continues....
What Santa's Likely to See on Wish Lists
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski and Jacquie Kubin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Believe it or not, Mr. Scrooge, the holiday season began right after Halloween this year, so it's way past the time to wax the credit card and begin planning for a calculated...
Wizards Place Arenas on Injured List
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PORTLAND, Ore. - The Wizards placed Gilbert Arenas on the injured list yesterday with a severe abdominal strain, but Washington Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld was happy to hear the point guard...
WRC Claims Sweeps Victory
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NBC affiliate WRC-TV (Channel 4) will claim another ratings victory when the 28-day November sweep ends today, although CBS station WUSA-TV (Channel 9) has closed in on its archrival during the late-news...