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 11, 2004

A 'Magi' Makeover for Three Wise Men
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar may give way to Gail, Melanie and Barbara - at least in the Church of England. Church officials yesterday agreed to drop the term "Three Wise Men" from a newly approved...
Amtrak Defends Budget for Survival; Rail President Says Bush's Proposal Will Not Provide Maintenance
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Amtrak President David Gunn said yesterday that Bush administration proposals for funding the railroad would force it to shut down sometime in the next fiscal year. Amtrak sent Congress a $1.798 billion...
An Owner, a Coach and a Big Dilemma
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Larry Brown has been waving the red, white and blue, Mark Cuban the green-cloaked sheet of capitalism. Their antithetical perspectives, both worthy, emanate from where they stand in the NBA hierarchy: Brown...
Black Pundits Want Sharpton to Run Race to End
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Black political pundits said even though the Rev. Al Sharpton has only a slim chance of getting the Democratic presidential nomination, he shouldn't abandon his campaign because he brings important issues...
Budget Doubles Funds for Civil War Preservation; Money Would Be Used to Buy Land Threatened by Development
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's 2005 budget request to Congress would more than double the amount of money set aside to protect Civil War battlefields from being turned over to developers. Congress has been asked to authorize...
'Bush and I Were Lieutenants'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES George Bush and I were lieutenants and pilots in the 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS), Texas Air National Guard (ANG) from 1970 to 1971. We had the same flight and squadron commanders (Maj. William Harris and...
Bush's Drills with the Alabama Guard Confirmed; White House Releases Records; Ex-Girlfriend Recalls Training
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House yesterday released military records that it said demonstrate conclusively that President Bush completed the required drills leading to an honorable discharge from the Texas Air National...
Chesney Flexes Songwriting Muscles
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kenny Chesney When the Sun Goes Down BNA Records The Jimmy Buffett touring machine rolls on unabated, but whippersnapper Kenny Chesney, he of the tank-top physique and perpetual tan, croons so...
Clark Set to Quit Race, Aides Say; Poor Showing in South Ends Run
Byline: Steve Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Wesley Clark ended his Democratic presidential bid last night after poor showings in yesterday's Southern primaries. "The mountain got too steep for him," said Clark campaign spokesman...
Constitutional Showdown Set on Marriage; Massachusetts Weighs Amendment
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Massachusetts lawmakers are gathering today to consider an amendment to the state constitution that would define marriage as only the union between one man and one woman. If a majority of the 199...
Criminal Aliens at Large a 'Crisis'; Lawmaker Calls for More Agents
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Georgia congressman says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) needs help in capturing thousands of convicted aliens now loose on the streets of America and wants Congress to pass pending bipartisan...
Crown Prince Backs Reforms; Abdullah Lacks Authority to Carry through While Saudi King Lives
Byline: John R. Bradley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JIDDA, Saudi Arabia - (Second of two parts) Prince Abdullah, a Saudi reformist, took over the day-to-day running of the government in 1995, when his half-brother, King Fahd, suffered a stroke. ...
Delaware Reports Second Avian Flu; Poultry Trade Comes to Halt
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A second case of avian influenza was found yesterday morning at a commercial farm in northern Sussex County, Delaware's largest chicken-producing jurisdiction. The H7-type strain, which is not...
Drug-Benefit Backers Take Offensive; GOP Enlists Supportive Seniors
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republicans yesterday joined in the administration's aggressive effort to promote and defend the new Medicare prescription drug law - trotting out senior citizens who expect to see cost savings this year....
Eagle Population Soaring
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Chesapeake Bay Program's Christopher Conner passed along welcome news about the state of the bald eagle population in the Chesapeake's watershed. "Bald eagles continue their record-breaking resurgence...
Ehrlich Requests Probe of Rally; Bus Funding, Credits Queried
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. yesterday asked the state's schools superintendent to investigate circumstances of Monday's rally in support of full funding for an education-improvement plan...
Family at the Center of Kaplansky Disc
Byline: Jay Votel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lucy Kaplansky The Red Thread Red House Records Like a lot of people in Manhattan, Lucy Kaplansky has taken stock lately of all the things for which she is grateful - home and family chief among them....
George W. Bush - Grand Strategist; Current President One of History's Heroes
Byline: Tony Blankley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Boston Globe - the respected, liberal newspaper owned by the New York Times - ran an article last week that Bush critics may wish to read carefully. It is a report on a new book that argues that President...
Gibbs Eyeing Garcia, Dilfer; Redskins Plan to Keep Ramsey
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mark Brunell isn't the only veteran quarterback being eyed by Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs. Gibbs also is considering several other veteran passers who might be obtained via trade, a Redskins...
Gilmore Opposes Raising of Taxes; Says Idea Takes 'Easy Way Out'
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III said yesterday lawmakers who favor raising taxes are "taking the easy way out" instead of setting priorities for the state's fiscal health. "You have...
Government Printer Eyes Smaller Offices; Technology Reduces Staff, Leaves Headquarters Oversized and Costly
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. Government Printing Office said yesterday it wants to move its headquarters to a smaller, more modern facility in the Washington area. It hopes to pay for the move with revenue raised from redeveloping...
Happy 94th to Boy Scouts
Byline: Bob Barr, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This week, the Boy Scouts of America celebrates the 94th anniversary of its incorporation. On a probably cold winter day back in 1910, when America's dreams of being a world power were shared by...
Health Alliance Slip-Ups Costly
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The failure of D.C. Healthcare Alliance officials to perform routine eligibility checks of people enrolled in a city-funded health plan has cost D.C. taxpayers millions of dollars since 2002, a recent...
Hughes Sidelined at Least Four Weeks
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Wizards guard Larry Hughes will miss four to six weeks because of a broken left wrist, depriving the team of its leading scorer just a week after long-absent stars Jerry Stackhouse and Gilbert...
Injured Capitals on Mend
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a season full of disappointment, the Washington Capitals will take good news wherever they can find it. Sebastien Charpentier and Brian Willsie provided some yesterday when both practiced for a second...
Inspector Finishing Probe of UDC Theft
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. inspector general yesterday said he is wrapping up an investigation into whether the theft of financial records at the University of the District of Columbia is connected to a $263,000 renovation...
Intelligence Has Flaws, Officials Say; Rumsfeld Speaks of Cautious Use
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. intelligence agencies have a mixed record in supplying data to policy-makers and in the past have missed important events, senior defense and military leaders said yesterday. "We're living in a time...
Interior Explorers; National Geographic Creates Furnishings Inspired by Adventure
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National Geographic Society long has sought to bring the world home to readers on the pages of its magazine. Now it is doing so with a bed, an armoire and nearly 2,500 other items - all part of the...
Jude and Vic
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jude and Vic Academy Award-nominated actor Jude Law is on a mission to save the Young Vic, the London theater where he first aspired to an acting career. Yesterday, Mr. Law helped kick off a campaign...
Kerry Wins Virginia, Tennessee; Edwards Trails, Vows to Continue; Clark Ends Bid
Byline: Charles Hurt and Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. John Kerry scored huge wins in Virginia and Tennessee yesterday, proving he could win in the South and all but ending his opponents' chances to catch him for the Democratic presidential...
Learning Curve; Three High Schools and Three Families Later, Fofana Settles in at Maryland
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hassan Fofana speaks five languages, but his English needs the most work. Clearly, however, he is getting better at it. After Maryland's 6-foot-10, 280-pound freshman drew his second quick foul Sunday in...
Light Drinking Lowers Bad Proteins; Study Suggests How Moderate Alcohol Consumption Helps the Heart
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's been known for years that light drinking benefits the heart, and now, some American and Italian researchers think they know why. Reporting in the current issue of the American Heart Association's...
Moore Hate
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Moore hate "The presidential campaign is already so nasty that the Democratic establishment is taking its cues from filmmaker Michael Moore," Orlando Sentinel columnist Peter A. Brown writes. "It shows,...
Morning-After Pill Bill Resurrected
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - The House yesterday resurrected a bill that would allow public schools to instruct students that emergency contraceptives can be used to prevent pregnancy after a rape. The lawmakers...
Most Creditors to Provide Substantial Relief
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES All of Iraq's major creditors, except China, have agreed in principle to reduce "substantially" the country's overall debt, and negotiations on the exact amount of debt forgiveness will begin soon, President...
Paramedics Get a Slower Rating; Fairfax County Still near Top
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Response times for Fairfax County paramedics fell slightly during the past three months of last year as many medics were retiring or dropping their advanced life-support certification. According to the Fairfax...
Photo of Kerry with Fonda Enrages Vietnam Veterans
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A photograph of John Kerry together with Jane Fonda at an anti-Vietnam War rally in 1970 in Pennsylvania has surfaced on the Internet, angering veterans who say his association with her 34 years ago is...
Planting a Landscape, Not a Deer Diner
Byline: Ruth Hepner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is clear the deer problem in the Washington area is getting worse. It's heartbreaking to see these beautiful animals lying dead along the roads and horrible to imagine the toll on human life resulting...
Protesting 'Passion'; Hypocrisy and Artistic Freedom
Byline: Daniel Lapin , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Never has a film aroused such hostile passion so long prior to its release as has Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." Many American Jews are alarmed by reports of what they view as potentially...
Rosa Redux
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rosa redux HBO revisits civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks' simple but stark protest against discrimination tonight with a new, Oscar-nominated documentary. "Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks,"...
School-Reform Pioneers Honored; Think Tank Awards Fuller, Hanushek Each $25,000
Byline: George Archibald, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A crusader for school choice and one of the country's leading authorities on school finance were awarded the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation's coveted $25,000 education prizes yesterday. Howard L. Fuller,...
Scoring Tandem Bolsters Hoyas
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Scoring is not an issue for the Georgetown Hoyas this season, not with the explosive Gerald Riley and Brandon Bowman. Riley and Bowman, averaging a combined 35.2 points, have helped transform Georgetown...
'Sleeper Cells' of Al Qaeda Active in U.S. despite War
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Al Qaeda terrorists, operating through "sleeper cells" scattered throughout the United States, continue to recruit new members, assist in the acquisition of safe houses and equipment, conduct pre-attack...
South Africa's Zinger from Zimbabwe
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Zimbabwe's recent attack on press freedoms and ongoing sham trial of an opposition leader are not only a reaffirmation of the government's bare-knuckled tendencies, but also a reflection of South Africa's leadership...
Spending Has GOP Grass-Roots Grumbling; Some Long for Return of Gridlock
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some Republican voters are beginning to ask if having a liberal Democrat in the White House with a Republican majority in Congress is the only way to restrain federal spending. Many fiscally concerned...
Spiritual Screenwriters; Organization Stresses Quality along with Content
Byline: Stephanie K. Taylor and Jen Waters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barbara Nicolosi was once a nun who found her niche in life by entertaining her sisters in the Daughters of St. Paul convent. Now she is a screenwriter living in Hollywood and the...
Tenet's Travail
Byline: Ernest W. Lefever, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is a sign of the times. CIA Director George J. Tenet felt compelled to make a vigorous defense of his agency in a speech at Georgetown University on Feb. 5. Of course, the CIA and...
Those Elusive WMD; Intelligence Failure in Perspective
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ever since chief weapons inspector David Kay told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Jan. 28 that he has despaired of finding Iraq's stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), the hunt has been...
Tobacco Reservations
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Run a Google search on "tax-free cigarettes" and hundreds of links pop up. Check the Web sites and one will find addresses where cartons of name-brand cigarettes can be purchased without paying taxes. Many of the businesses...
Traditional Leaders
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Traditional leaders Production by the nation's largest supplier of natural gas is being threatened by environmental groups, which are complaining that Uncle Sam did not consult with "various medicine...
Tunisian Returns
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tunisian returns Tunisia's president is preparing for his first Washington visit in 14 years and hopes to build on more than two centuries of bilateral ties. President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is...
U.S. Economic Engine
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Amid all the confusing signals emanating from the Florida weekend meeting of the finance ministers and central bankers of the world's seven biggest industrial democracies (G7), two major certainties glaringly emerged:...
U.S. Opts Not to Intervene in Haiti; Aristide Retains Control of Police
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States said yesterday it is not willing to intervene militarily in Haiti - as it did in 1994 - to shore up support for President Jean-Bertrand Aristide amid violence sweeping the country. "We...
U.S. Sends First Diplomat in More Than 20 Years; Envoy to Assist Disarmament Monitoring; Blair Planning Visit
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. government has posted its first accredited diplomat to Libya since the two countries broke off diplomatic ties more than 20 years ago, the State Department confirmed yesterday. The diplomat...
Viacom Hits Eject; Blockbuster Booted as Video, DVD Competition Heats Up
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Viacom Inc. announced plans yesterday to sell its majority stake in Blockbuster so the media conglomerate can focus on its other core entertainment brands. Blockbuster, the video-rental giant, has...
West Bank Chaos Sparks Vigilantism
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RAMALLAH, West Bank - Law and order has broken down throughout the West Bank since Israel reoccupied the territory nearly two years ago, with militant youth gangs and a regression to clan rule filling...
WJLA Examines Hospital Shortage
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ABC affiliate WJLA-TV (Channel 7) stakes out some choice real estate on its prime-time schedule tonight for a locally produced special on the region's health care problems. "Code Red: A Health Alert for...
Zaca Mesa, Estate Syrah, Santa Ynez Valley, 2000, $20
Byline: Paul Lukacs, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Syrah is taking California by storm. Ten years ago, fewer than 1,000 acres were planted to it. Today, about 15,000 acres are under vine, with more going in all the time. Up and down the state,...