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, 2003

A Golden Frontier; America Should Return to the Moon
Byline: Paul D. Spudis, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Recent news stories have shown that we are in the midst of a national debate on space goals. Although many options can be envisioned, including terminating human space flight, our 45-year space...
Albright's 'Joke' Joins Growing List of Bush Theories; Conspiracy Talk Hurts Democrats
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Conspiracy theories continued to sprout among Democrats yesterday in the wake of the capture of Saddam Hussein. Some Democrats expressed alarm that the party was drifting out of the "mainstream." ...
Appeals Court OKs Medicinal Pot; Prosecuting Sick Unconstitutional
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Prosecuting sick people under federal law for using medical marijuana on a doctor's advice is unconstitutional, if users grow the drug themselves or obtain it free, the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals...
Ashcroft Apologizes for Remark; Judge's Rebuke in Terror-Case Gag Order Spurs Move
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Attorney General John Ashcroft says he regrets making comments about a pending terrorism case a federal judge said could have compromised the rights of those accused to a fair trial, and promised to "make...
Benched Haywood, Jordan Clear the Air
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Communication - seemingly from top to bottom - has been a priority in recent days for the Washington Wizards. Following the team's Tuesday morning shootaround, owner Abe Pollin showed up to offer...
Big Bird and Friends
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Big Bird and friends The gang at "Sesame Street" has trained children how to count, spell and play musical instruments. Now, in their new live show, "Out of This World," Big Bird, Elmo, Grover, Ernie...
Bush Marriage Stance Not 'Clear'; Family Groups Seek Protection
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pro-family groups said yesterday that President Bush "drove a wedge" into their efforts to protect marriage by seeming to accept homosexual civil unions, even as he said he could support an amendment defining...
Caps Get Deadlock with Jagr Sidelined
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SUNRISE, Fla. - It wasn't exactly no Jaromir Jagr, no problem, but minus their injured superstar the Washington Capitals rallied from a quick deficit on goals by Bates Battaglia and Peter Bondra before settling...
Cash Found to Keep Teachers' Jobs This Year
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. public school officials said yesterday that hundreds of teachers will keep their jobs because the District had found enough money to continue paying educators at least until the end of the school...
Church to Form Orthodox Network; Gay Issue Splits Episcopalians
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Conservative Episcopalians have scheduled a constitutional convention for a new network of theologically orthodox churches and dioceses in opposition to the recent consecration of the first openly homosexual...
Coles Feeling the Pain; Receiver Had Broken Foot in Week 3
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Redskins wide receiver Laveranues Coles revealed yesterday that he has been playing for the last 12 weeks with a stress fracture in his right foot that could require offseason surgery. The...
Comics Quickly Turned Saddam into Punch Line; Mock Santas, Parodies Abound on TV and Online
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Chia Thug: Watch it Rot!" ... "Saddam Claus" ... "Member of the Need a Bath Party." The enormous impact of Saddam Hussein's capture quickly has morphed into merry comedy around the globe. He is...
'Dobler Effect' to Hit D.C. Close to Signing with Record Label
Byline: Derek Simmonsen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the week leading up to Christmas, it's hard not to have sugarplum dreams from the never-ending chorus of "Jingle Bell Rock" playing everywhere one goes. Thankfully, rock fans who need a...
European Disunion
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Efforts to create a great European uber state collapsed dramatically in Rome last week. The fears of smaller European states that a burgeoning French-German alliance would dominate the European Union ultimately doomed...
Face on the Courtroom Door
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES An eight-member civilian tribunal composed equally of Americans and Iraqis appointed by Coalition Provisional Authority Administrator L. Paul Bremer should try Saddam Hussein for genocide, war...
Finding the Most Useful Gaming Extras
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the entertainment console continues to creep into American households, so does the plethora of peripherals associated with the medium. Owners of devices such as Microsoft's Xbox or Sony's PlayStation...
Freeze Sought on Road Fund
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Republican lawmaker has drafted legislation that would freeze Maryland's Transportation Trust Fund over concerns that the Ehrlich administration will increase the gasoline tax to pay for road improvements....
Geopolitical Consequences
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the 4th Infantry's Raider Brigade troops pulled mass murderer Saddam Hussein out of his spider hole, it elevated America's heroic mission in Iraq to a whole new level. In one swift, pinpoint military...
Groups Sue over Immigration Data
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Several pro-immigration and civil rights groups yesterday filed a class-action lawsuit to stop the government from entering immigration information into a national crime database, saying the data is being...
Hazards Ahead; Gift Buying for Golfers Often Doomed by Poor Approach
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Stop right there. Put down the golf motif merchandise and back away slowly. Your serial gift-giving spree ends this season. You know who you are. At this very moment, you're debating the relative merits...
Hinckley Freed for Day Trips; Reagans Object to Release
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman yesterday freed John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Reagan, for unsupervised trips from the mental hospital where he has been confined for more than two decades....
Intelsat Again Delays Public Offering; Company Says Stock Sale in Weak Market Won't Raise Enough Cash
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The federal government yesterday gave international satellite network Intelsat Ltd. another six months to hold an initial public offering of its stock that could raise $1 billion. It is the second time...
Iraqi Foe Urges Life Sentence for Saddam; Wants Despot 'To Suffer Daily'
Byline: Paul Martin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PARIS - A senior Iraqi Governing Council member, Jalal Talabani, yesterday urged fellow Iraqis to reject President Bush's suggestion that Saddam Hussein should face the death penalty for his crimes. "I...
Israel Prepares for Mass Move If Road Map Fails; Fence Seen as Dividing Line
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tens of thousands of Jews will be moved out of their homes and behind an Israeli security fence next year if the U.S.-backed "road map" to peace fails, Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said yesterday. ...
Katz Says No
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Katz says no Republican Sam Katz, a three-time Philadelphia mayoral candidate, has decided not to enter the race for a U.S. House seat. "I don't think this is the right time for me to do another race,"...
Kazakhstan Hailed for Giving Up Nukes; U.S. Officials Cite It as Role Model
Byline: Delphine Soulas, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. officials praised Kazakhstan this week for the example it set eight years ago by giving up the world's fourth-largest nuclear arsenal and called for other countries to follow its example. Sen....
Kennedy Center Plays to Its Young Audience; Interactive Theater Labs Create Fun, Learning
Byline: Gary Tischler, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES On a blustery mid-week afternoon in late No- vember, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was in pre-holiday high gear. Coming up: the Kennedy Center Honors, the Kirov Opera and Ballet,...
Kirov's 'Onegin' a Battle of Sounds
Byline: T.L. Ponick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Kirov Opera opened its short Washington season in the newly renovated Kennedy Center Opera House Tuesday night with a production of Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin." It's a show that almost didn't happen...
Malvo Jurors Clarify 'Malice'; Judge Denies Request to See Chevy Again
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHESAPEAKE, Va. - The jury in the capital-murder trial of Lee Boyd Malvo is expected to continue its deliberations today, after spending seven hours behind closed doors yesterday. The foreman of the jury...
Man Killed, 6-Year-Old Wounded
Byline: Judith Person, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A 6-year-old girl was shot in the abdomen during a drive-by shooting in Southeast yesterday, but police said they doubt she was the intended target. A man walking nearby was killed in what police said...
Milk-Liver'd Coward; Saddam Inside His Hidey Hole
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Iraqis have given us a coward for all times. The beast is defanged, the tyrant is shorn of power, the bully is bereft of his protecting henchmen. Even his bodyguards ran from the scene of the rat...
Millen No Savior for Lions
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Like most crazed competitors, Matt Millen has what you might call a Losing Management problem. The scene between him and the Chiefs' Johnny Morton last weekend was hardly the first postgame episode he's had...
NAFTA Gets Mixed Reviews
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Almost a decade of NAFTA has spurred economic development, but the trade agreement alone is not enough to close the gap between the rich and poor in the United States, Mexico and Canada, according...
NATO Chief Recommends Iraq Deployment; but Afghan Mission Comes First
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Outgoing NATO chief George Robertson said yesterday that the trans-Atlantic alliance should take up a U.S. invitation to deploy in Iraq as long as it does not harm NATO's mission in Afghanistan. Nearing...
One Camel, Two Humps Will Dean Shift to the Center? Results Demand Re-Evaluation of U.S. Ties
Byline: Gary J. Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Assuming he continues to excel in the primary campaign, most pundits agree Howard Dean will have to adroitly slide to the middle of the political spectrum after securing the nomination if he has any shot...
Rail Agency Seeks a Standard for Horns; Effort Responds to Noise Complaints without Raising Collision Risks
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The federal government is trying to give residents near railroad crossings a standard for quieting nerve-rattling train horns. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) yesterday announced the first...
Rain, Wind Curtail Fishing
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What an awful week this has been. If it didn't "blow a gale," as they say down by the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, it rained. The fishing has been less than outstanding, to put it mildly. It begins...
Ravens' Playoff Path Has Familiar Route
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES OWINGS MILLS, Md. - It's the identical scenario as last season: the Baltimore Ravens have to beat the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers to make the playoffs. A year ago, the Ravens came up woefully...
Scary Russian Elections; Results Demand Re-Evaluation of U.S. Ties
Byline: Dan Perrin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES For those who had their hopes pinned on Vladimir Putin, the returns are in: Your hopes were in vain and were misplaced. The scary results of Russia's recent elections can be directly attributed...
Several Modes Block Spam
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES E-mail spam begins to be tiresome. Something needs to be done about it. According to the antispam company Brightmail, spam now accounts for 56 percent of e-mail, compared with 7 percent two years ago. Is...
Spurrier Sticks by Assistants
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Redskins coach Steve Spurrier isn't ready to roll over on his assistants. Not yet, at least. Spurrier yesterday reiterated that he has no immediate plans to part with anyone on his staff....
Strom's Warning
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Strom's warning Truth has a biological advantage, observes conservative black commentator Armstrong Williams. "It doesn't need the artifice of man to survive," he says. "It lives and breathes freely...
Summit Group Confirms Use of ID Chip; Host Discounts Misuse of Data
Byline: Audrey Hudson and Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Organizers of the World Summit on the Information Society yesterday confirmed that badges worn by high-level attendees were affixed with identification chips some say were unknown to the...
The Attempt on Musharraf
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES A crisis in Pakistan - potentially of nuclear proportions - was spared by about 30 seconds Sunday, when President Pervez Musharraf narrowly escaped a half-ton bomb that exploded in his car's exhaust trail. The circumstances...
The Tribe Has Spoken
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The tribe has spoken The reality of last week's ratings race wasn't pretty for networks battling CBS. Associated Press reports that the conclusion of "Survivor: Pearl Islands," the seventh edition...
Two Kates
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two Kates When asked why she was chosen to play the late Katharine Hepburn in the one-woman play "Tea at Five," actress Kate Mulgrew, of "Star Trek: Voyage" and "Ryan's Hope" TV fame, didn't blush. ...
U.S., Neighbors Reach Accord on CAFTA; Costa Rica Bows out of Pact
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States yesterday closed negotiations on a slimmed-down Central American Free Trade Agreement, a partial victory for the Bush administration as it works to open markets for American businesses....
Va. Restaurant's No-Menu Idea Whets Appetite; Morrison House a Fresh Experience
Byline: Corinna Lothar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Morrison House is a small, elegant Relais & Chateaux hotel in Old Town Alexandria. Its restaurant, Elysium, seats only 24 diners in a somewhat formal, somewhat pretentious, old-fashioned...
Video Catches Gambling Fever with 'Bay of Angels'; 'Dirty Dancing' Back with Extras
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gambling fever, represented by new titles ranging from "The Cooler" to "Owning Mahowny," has been raging in theaters and vidstores of late. But few films capture the lifestyle's roller-coaster mix of thrilling highs...
Warner Offers 2-Year Budget; Republicans Find Problems
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - Gov. Mark Warner yesterday presented a $60 billion, two-year budget that calls for $2.3 billion in new spending and $1 billion in new revenue via a 1-cent increase in the sales tax. ...
Where Yule Season Never Ends; on Tree Farms, Concern, Care Last Year-Round
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Christmas tree shoppers need only wait until the end of November for that perfect tree. Local roadside stands, retail stores and Christmas tree farms have plenty of trees just waiting for a home of their...
Who's the Fool?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last week, many of the shrewdest pundits, editorial pages and journalists in both Washington and Western Europe were having a very self-satisfying time sneering at President Bush's "vindictive," "self-destructively unilateralist"...
Winner in Cyprus
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Winner in Cyprus The election in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Sunday ended with a parliament evenly divided between pro- and antigovernment parties, but the real winner was democracy,...
Wright Replica Fails to Get off the Ground
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - One hundred years to the day after Orville and Wilbur Wright soared into history on man's first powered flight, modern-day aviators sought to duplicate the feat, with a little help...