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 January 7, 2004

Alyne Carroll, 91, Businesswoman
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Alyne Finley Carroll, a Washington-area businesswoman and former U.S. Treasury Department employee, died Dec. 14 at her Potomac home of congestive heart failure. She was 91. A native of Marshall County, Ala., she...
Americans Deeply Split over Politics; Poll: Red, Blue States Worlds Apart
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Americans are as deeply divided over party, ideology and values as they are over the legitimacy of the presidency of George W. Bush, a new poll shows. The splits are so profound that Mr. Bush and...
Another First
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Another first So many congressmen and senators have followed President Bush's lead and visited Iraq in recent weeks that the political novelty of such risky journeys has worn off. So what are we...
Assessing the War; Are We Winning or Losing in Iraq?
Byline: Harlan Ullman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last October, in a now famous memo to his senior subordinates, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld posed the question "Are we winning or losing the global war on terror?" That same question applies...
A STEROID NIGHTMARE; after Losing His Legs and Almost His Life, Boxer Bob Hazelton Warns about Steroids Instead of Using Them
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bob Hazelton spent the days before Christmas in a Minneapolis hospital. He had fallen trying to get into a building not accessible to the handicapped, and doctors had to reflap the bone over the muscle...
BC's Smith Deals Hoyas First Loss
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Boston College forward Craig Smith brought Georgetown back to earth last night, handing the Hoyas their first loss of the season with a powerful one-man performance. After being shut down in the first...
Bechtel Awarded Contract for Iraq
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration yesterday opened the spigot on $18.6 billion in U.S. reconstruction funds for Iraq, awarding San Francisco-based Bechtel National a contract worth up to $1.8 billion to rebuild...
Bernsen's Inner 'Mole'
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bernsen's inner 'Mole' Corbin Bernsen recalls watching the old "Divorce Court" show as a child, riveted by the raw emotions on display. Today's reality shows aren't much different, the erstwhile...
Bill Would Forbid Illegals to Bear Arms
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Virginia lawmaker is drafting a bill that would prohibit illegal immigrants from carrying a gun, a move that toughens a law that he says allows potential terrorists and drug dealers to roam free....
Bradley Joins Gore in Backing Dean; Says Vermonter Revitalized Party and Energized Democrat Base
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former presidential hopeful Bill Bradley endorsed Howard Dean yesterday, giving the former Vermont governor the support of both 2000 Democratic presidential candidates as he tries to fend off the other...
BWI Airport Police Search Entering Cars; Action Taken as a Code Orange Precaution
Byline: Tom Ramstack and Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Police stopped and searched every vehicle entering Baltimore-Washington International Airport yesterday morning in a security sweep they described as a response to the nation's Code Orange...
Canada Confirms Mad Cow Case's Origin; DNA Verifies Disease in Washington State Came from Alberta Farm
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. and Canadian officials yesterday said genetic tests confirm that the United States' first case of mad cow disease originated north of the border. "We now have evidence that allows us to verify...
Caps Seeking Lift from Bondra
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Peter Bondra should be back in the Washington Capitals' lineup tonight against Phoenix at MCI Center. The return of the Caps' all-time leading scorer should give a much-needed boost to a struggling offense...
Catholics Release Audit on Preventing Abuse
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An audit of America's Roman Catholic bishops yesterday said the Catholic Church is following the reforms it had adopted to prevent sex abuse by clergy, but 20 of the 194 dioceses, including the Diocese of...
CHECKOUT TIME; Hotel Items Can Go Home with Guests for a Price
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It happens sometimes: a hotel guest forgets his pajamas and asks how he might get a replacement quickly; another guest craves the hotel's downy bed pillows or the plush white terry cloth robe and wonders...
Colorado Combats Universities' Bias; Lack of Political Diversity at Issue
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER - Kirk Hamm considers himself a liberal, but he's been stunned by what he sees as pervasive discrimination against conservative students and faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder....
Consigliere on Castro
Byline: Christian Toto and Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Consigliere on Castro Robert Duvall can be a mite ornery onscreen, but the Oscar winner flashes a rare display of unscripted venom tonight during a "60 Minutes II" interview. Mr....
Court Approves GOP-Drawn Texas Districts; 'Political' Plan Fair to Minorities
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DALLAS - Three federal judges dealt Texas' dwindling Democrats a serious blow yesterday, ruling that although the recent Republican redistricting plan was "political ... from start to finish," it did...
Critics Say N.J. Law Encourages Cloning; Supporters Dismiss 'Scare Tactic'
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A New Jersey law that took effect this week permits the cloning of human embryos and, critics say, allows for embryos to be cloned and grown through the fetal stages for medical research. "Its central purpose...
D.C. Will Bar Drivers from Using Cell Phones
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. Council yesterday approved a bill that will ban motorists from using hand-held cellular telephones while driving and will make the District's distracted-driving laws among the toughest in the...
Dean Takes More Fire from Media as He Leads the Democratic Pack
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Howard Dean was once a media darling, painted as the good country doctor come to cure the nation's ills and lend the Democrats some mettle. Mr. Dean made great political theater as journalists showcased...
Decline in Bass Addressed
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES From one of the hardest-working fish biologists in our area, John Odenkirk, who operates out of Virginia's Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' Fredericksburg office, comes an e-mail concerning our...
Deviled by Lord Devlin
Byline: Arnold Beichman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Many years ago, Lord Patrick Devlin, the eminent British jurist and political philosopher, raised three questions about society's relationship to moral standards and their enforcement, questions which...
'Dot-Com' Dating; Web Sites Helping Find 'Right' One Poised to Go Mainstream
Byline: Mark A. Kellner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you're single and lonely, consider the plight of Angelo DiMeglio. A contractor who built his own house on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., he has had hundreds of people view an Internet dating...
'Economic Chaos'
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Economic chaos' California has "no choice but to cut spending" to solve its fiscal crisis, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said last night in his maiden State of the State speech. Addressing a joint session...
Family Value; Comedians Who Play to All Ages Cash in at Box Office
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Steve Martin family comedy "Cheaper by the Dozen" is the latest in a trend that sees comedians young (Will Ferrell) and older (Eddie Murphy) playing nice for big box-office returns. "Cheaper" racked...
Global Elections; Foreigners Will Try to Influence Outcome of 2004
Byline: Tony Blankley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Funding for American presidential elections is beginning to go global. From Sweden to Canada to Portugal, on international Web sites solicitations are popping up urging the citizens of the world to contribute...
Greenspan, Forthrightly
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan delivered an insightful retrospective speech over the weekend about monetary policy during the past 15 years. Mr. Greenspan, who has served as Fed chairman since the summer of...
Illegals Proposal Focuses on Work; 8 Million Eligible to Stay in U.S
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush today will propose a broad temporary-work program that will make more than 8 million illegal aliens eligible to stay in the United States without penalty and eventually to apply for permanent...
Knott Eyes New Gig in St. Louis
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rene Knott is expected to depart ABC affiliate WJLA-TV (Channel 7) Friday after almost 12 years as its sports director. His next stop will probably be St. Louis. Last month, WJLA managers hired ABC Sports...
LaVar OKs Merchandising
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington has ended a nearly four-year dispute with the NFL Players Association and agreed to allow his name and likeness to be used for merchandising. The battle,...
Montgomery Gets New Top Cop; Nationwide Search for Successor to Moose Ends in Fairfax
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Montgomery County, after a six-month nationwide dragnet for a police chief to replace Charles A. Moose, yesterday named Fairfax County Police Chief John Thomas Manger to the post. "I cannot think of any...
N. Korea's Nuke-Freeze Offer 'Positive'; U.S. Sees Progress toward Talks
Byline: Tom Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The State Department yesterday welcomed an offer by North Korea to freeze its nuclear-weapons and -energy programs, but cautioned that any freeze must be verifiable and irreversible to meet U.S. stipulations....
No Fries with That; McDonald's Begins Listing Fat, Carbs
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES McDonald's Corp. yesterday began an educational campaign around New York City to help dieters pick healthier items on its menu. The "Real Life Choices" program at the 650 McDonald's restaurants...
Pakistan's Arsenal
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The consecutive crises that have shaken Pakistan in recent weeks highlight a common concern: the security of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal. The apparent export of Pakistani nuclear know-how to Libya and the alarming attempts...
Patrol Tripled on Canada Border; U.S. Adds Agents to Prevent Terror
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A plan to triple the number of Border Patrol agents assigned along the 4,121-mile U.S.-Canada border in the wake of the September 11 attacks has been reached, as the government continues its buildup against...
Peace Dialogue on Kashmir Set; Musharraf Vows to Rid Extremists
Byline: Dan Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan and India announced yesterday a peace process meant to settle their bitter, 56-year dispute over the Himalayan region of Kashmir, the cause of two wars, constant bloodshed...
Pentagon Eyes Iraq Command Split; Four-Star Post Not Yet 'Structured'
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said yesterday he and the Joint Chiefs chairman are discussing a plan to put a four-star officer in charge of military operations in Iraq as the country moves to...
Pools, Pines to Mark WTC Site; Memorial to Sit in 'Footprints'
Byline: Liz Trotta, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - A design of flowing water, pools, pine trees and emptiness was selected yesterday to memorialize the World Trade Center and almost 3,000 people who died there on September 11, 2001. "Reflecting...
Quality, Top Tastes by Bottleful; Famous Makers Don't Have Monopoly on Array of Bargains
Byline: Paul Lukacs, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Have holiday bills got you down? Does the idea of spending serious money on wine (like you did last month) make you shudder? Stop worrying. Washington-area wine shops are full of delectable bargains....
Redskins Talk with Johnson; Return to Coaching Considered Unlikely
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins have discussed their vacant job with the biggest jewel among unemployed NFL coaches - former Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson. The odds of a Johnson-Redskins...
Rose Deserves the Plaque on the Wall
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pete Rose belongs in the baseball Hall of Fame, lies and all. His initial act of contrition, more than 14 years after the fact, is distinct from his accomplishments as a player. It always has been so,...
Sexual Abuse Claimed in D.C. Archdiocese; 10 'Victims' Seek 'Therapy,' a Meeting with McCarrick
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Washington law firm that helped win an $85 million sex-abuse settlement from the Roman Catholic Church in Boston has told the Archdiocese of Washington that it represents at least 10 sexual-abuse victims...
Signs of Life; Credo from New Tory Leader Inspires Trust
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WINCHESTER, England - It is just the luck of the British Conservatives that when their new leader finally produced a major political and philosophical credo last week, the news all but got drowned out. The...
Spurs Stick It to Wizards
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN ANTONIO - Glancing at the faces of many of the boot-wearing patrons seated courtside last night at SBC Center, one could get the feeling that a carnival was taking place on the court - not an NBA...
State Slams Brazil
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES State slams Brazil The State Department yesterday denounced a Brazilian policy imposed in retaliation to the new U.S. program that requires visitors from certain countries to be photographed and fingerprinted....
Terps Display Bench Strength in Romp
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A blowout victory last night let the Maryland Terrapins get a glimpse of their future. Freshman guard Mike Jones scored 25 points to lead the Terps over Maryland-Eastern Shore 87-38 before an announced...
Tighter Rules Take Effect at DMV; Proof of Residency a Must for IDs
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES El Salvadoran immigrants Hernan and Doribel Diaz know firsthand how difficult it is to get a driver's license or an identification card in Virginia these days. They recently had to make five...
U.S. Will Develop Antimissile System; Protection Sought for Airlines
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Homeland Security officials yesterday announced the development of antimissile technology for commercial aircraft but said it will take $122 million and at least two years to implement. A six-month...
Who Shot JFK?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Conspiracy theories," a column by Oliver North (Commentary, Sunday), held worthwhile views against the current crop of left-wing anti-Bush absurdities, such as the idea that President Bush knew where Saddam Hussein...
Write on! Former Reporter Plays a Key Role in Panthers' Rise
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Among the intelligent, cogent and generally brilliant observations he has shared with a grateful public, basketball coach Bob Knight once noted that if he ever needed a brain transplant, he would request that...