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 June 24, 2004

Abortion, Substance Abuse Linked; Anxiety, Grief Seen as Factors
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Women who abort their first accidental pregnancy are likely to abuse substances, a new study says. The report, published this month in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, is the latest of...
A Guitar Revolution? Digital Ax Challenges Instrument's Orthodoxy
Byline: Jen Waters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Digital technology already has changed the future of many electronic items, such as cameras, cellular phones and televisions. Now it is bringing new possibilities to the guitar, says Kris Carter, president...
Air Defense
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I must take exception to several items mentioned in the otherwise correct assessment of the state of the nation's air-defense system in the column by Lt. Col. Darl Stephenson ("Rebuilding air defenses," Op-Ed, Monday)....
Allergies of Obstruction; Senate Is Having Sneezing Fits
Byline: Gary J. Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Given its unique rules, the Senate is prone to allergies of obstruction. Party unity sometimes serves as a balm, helping to sooth raw and irritated legislative passageways, clearing the way for each side...
Barbecue Bonanza
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barbecue bonanza Some people like their barbecue sweet, and others like it hot; you'll find both this weekend at the National Capital Barbecue Battle. For two days, teams from all over the country will...
Beheadings Allowed by Islam, but Only in Extreme Situations
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Beheading, the method that Islamist terrorists have used to execute three hostages in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, is specified by Islamic law, but should be used only in extreme cases, with at least one judge...
Bill Targets Obesity with Tobacco Funds
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Tom Harkin, in another bid to fight obesity with legislation, recently introduced a bill that would give tax breaks to companies with exercise rooms and grants to schools that get rid of their...
Braff's Debut
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Braff's debut It's not Cannes, but "Scrubs" star Zach Braff will take it. A record 20,000 people who attended the fifth annual Maui Film Festival honored Mr. Braff's film "Garden State" with the...
Bubbling Up; Cola Wars Meet Low-Carb Craze
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The cola wars are back, and this time they are battling over the low-carb dieter. Pepsi Edge and Coca-Cola C2, which contain half the carbohydrates, calories and sugar of their regular counterparts, began...
Bush Expands AIDS Initiative; Vietnam to Get 'Special Help'
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday announced that Vietnam will become the 15th nation to participate in a $15 billion program to battle the AIDS pandemic as he urged Congress to step up the release of funds to battle...
Buy Asparagus
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Buy asparagus We first became familiar with health industries mogul Terry Lierman five years ago when he forked over a generous $25,000 open-ended loan to Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat. ...
Case Closed? Maybe Not; Book Revisits '54 Murder in Alabama
Byline: Deb McCown, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fifty years after the murder of an Alabama politician who promised to clean up his crime-ridden town - a murder for which three men were indicted, two tried and one convicted - one historian says the case...
Climate of Change
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There are several reasons to be optimistic about the war against terrorism in Iraq as the formal transfer of governing authority approaches in Baghdad. As the Bush administration predicted, insurgent...
Clinton's Book Fails to Appeal to Heartland
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES City folk might have swooned over the much-ballyhooed arrival of "My Life," former President Bill Clinton's autobiography, but there's little hubbub in the American heartland, where the citizenry seems...
Colleges Reach out Via Instant Messaging
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES College admission counselors are crashing a party once dominated by high-schoolers: the virtual world of instant messaging. Boston University's admission counselors are online all day, quickly fielding...
Coors Urges Lower Drinking Age; Dispute Brews in the Colorado Senate Race
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - Colorado Republican Senate hopeful Pete Coors yesterday criticized the legal drinking age, chiding the federal government for coercing states into raising the age limit...
D.C. Has Team in Start-Up League
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington's status as a popular locale for fledgling start-up pro leagues continues with the creation of American Pro Cricket. The eight-team league, playing a modified, shortened version of a sport...
Defending Marriage
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As discussions about Iraq are easily at the forefront of foreign-policy priorities in this election year, so has the highly contentious issue of homosexual "marriage" moved to the forefront of policy concerns here at...
Dolphins' Frolic Not Just for Fun of It
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Having fun involves a variety of sensory experiences that often help hone other skills needed for mammals to survive and thrive. Since April, the National Aquarium in Baltimore has demonstrated...
Door to Door
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Door to door A Democratic group crucial to Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign has paid felons - some convicted of sex offenses, assault and burglary - to conduct door-to-door voter-registration drives...
'Eddie Presley' Explores Pathos of Elvis Wannabe; Criterion Issues 3 Foreign Classics
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mining a vein first struck by novelist Nathaniel West in "The Day of the Locust," director Jeff Burr's newly rediscovered 1993 indie gem Eddie Presley, just out via Tempe DVD ($19.99, $29.99 2-DVD special edition), focuses...
Favorite Son Funk Faces Pressure
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fred Funk calls the Booz Allen Classic a major tournament - at least for him. Majors don't faze him, so that means there's only one worry for the local favorite: He might be a little bit too fired up....
Festival Draws Many despite Rain
Byline: Frank Petrignani, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the many cultural activities at the opening of the 38th annual Smithsonian Institution's Folklife Festival on the Mall, despite the steady rain yesterday. Festivalgoers...
From Tufts to Wolf Trap; Guster Joins Folds, Wainwright Onstage
Byline: Paul Stelter, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Guster has been putting out quirky pop albums since its Tufts University days 10 years ago, but the band's following stems mainly from its live shows. The trio plays Tuesday at Wolf Trap with...
Homosexual Complications
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES James V. Dolson ("Baseless claims," Letters, Monday) objects to Thomas Sowell's remarks about homosexuality. He asks for evidence that atrocities against homosexual persons are trumpeted by the press. Is he unaware of...
Honor 30 Years of Lobos at 9:30
Byline: H. Andrew Schwartz, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Los Lobos released their 11th studio album, "The Ride" (Hollywood/Mammoth), last month, celebrating the long and winding road the critically acclaimed Mexican-American band from East Los...
Iraqi Schools Seen Improving
Byline: Stephanie Dornschneider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. administrators have made great strides in rebuilding the Iraqi educational system, but still face hurdles, many of their own making, a senior coalition official said in Washington yesterday....
Islam Rejects Killings
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Islam rejects killings Islam condemns the beheadings of hostages and suicide bombings against civilians, the foreign minister of Malaysia said yesterday. "We deplore the beheadings. This is against...
Italo-Iraqi Suspected of Role in Attack on Forces; Sought in Connection with Filming of Propaganda Video
Byline: John Phillips, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ROME - Italian military intelligence officers are hunting for an Italo-Iraqi man suspected of taking part in a deadly mortar attack on Italian forces in the Iraqi city of Nasariyah last month. His identification...
Jerry's Seafood Serves Portions Everybody Loves; Lumps of Crabmeat in Seabrook
Byline: Scott J. Haring, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For lovers of lump crabmeat, Jerry's Seafood is quite the catch. Located in a small shopping center in Seabrook, the seafood house - that's all there is on the menu - has built up a very loyal customer...
Md. Sets Policies for Fan Conduct
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The University of Maryland announced yesterday it adopted voluntary guidelines to discourage vulgar behavior by fans at basketball and football games. The policy, formed by a student task force and adopted...
More Bad News for Social Security
Byline: Michael Tanner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Denial, as the saying goes, is not just a river in Egypt. Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report suggesting there will be a slightly lower actuarial deficit and...
Most Men Stall, but Want to Wed; but Marriage Rates Are Declining
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Young men may be delaying marriage, but most are "the marrying kind," a research group says in its annual June report, released yesterday. Only about one-fifth of 441 young single men surveyed for...
Nader Urges Blacks to Confront Issues; Irks Some Legislators at Meeting
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader, while seeking support from the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), told its members that they need to take a stronger stand on issues affecting the black community....
Officials Seek Voting Member on Capitol Hill
Byline: Tarron Lively and Denise Barnes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republican and Democratic D.C. officials yesterday testified before a congressional committee in support of four different bills that would grant the District a voting member of Congress....
Of Wonkery and Women; Some of Clinton's Ladies Are Missing
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's the juice, stupid. This is the admonition that Bill Clinton should have got from his editors at Alfred A. Knopf. He should have listened. The juice about what really went on with the dozens of unofficial...
Pakistani Restrictions Slow U.S. Search for Bin Laden
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Osama bin Laden remains on the run along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, with the U.S. manhunt hindered by restrictions on the movements of covert warriors. Defense sources say bin Laden plays...
Paper Trails to Saudi Arabia
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Many paper trails related to the financing of militant Islam and terrorism still lead to Saudi Arabia, despite significant regulatory improvements. A recent study sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations outlines...
Player Perks Are Tour Stops' Aces in Hole
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's Tuesday at TPC at Avenel, and PGA Tour player Chris Riley and his wife, Michelle, have just returned from a morning stroll around the White House. "It was really cool," Michelle says as several...
Polygraphing Rumors; Times Airbrushes Inconvenient Facts
Byline: Joel Mowbray, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES To a number of civilian employees at the Pentagon, a New York Times story on June 3 came as quite a jolt: Some of them apparently already had been polygraphed as part of an investigation into...
Public Works Cuts 361 State Jobs
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - The Maryland Board of Public Works yesterday eliminated 361 positions from the state government. Board members Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., a Republican, Comptroller William Donald Schaefer...
Raid on Chalabi No Part of 'Wars' in Washington; Former Interior Minister Says He Was Only Executing Warrants
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iraq's former interior minister said the decision to raid the Baghdad home and offices of Ahmed Chalabi was made strictly by the book and was not part of any political power play against the one-time...
Rift Valley Fever Listed as Threat; Mosquito-Borne Illness Deadly to People, Animals
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES While U.S. health officials battle West Nile virus, they also are on the lookout for another mosquito-borne disease - not yet in this country - that could be deadlier to humans and livestock. Known...
Senate Rejects Iraq Subpoena Bid; Defense Reauthorization Bill OK'd after Amendments Fail
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate unanimously passed a bill reauthorizing defense programs yesterday that gives an overall endorsement of President Bush's war on terror and protects such key administration priorities as missile...
Sir Stentorian
Byline: Scott Galupo and Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sir stentorian Paul McCartney's concert Sunday near St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum was so loud, it was "damaging" to valuable artworks, according to the museum's director....
'Spyware' Gives Spammers Access; Software Steals Personal Details
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Spammers are trying to trick computer users into opening junk messages by using software programs to collect personal information and include it in their e-mail. By inserting things like passwords or the...
Starchy Potatoes Get the Atkins Diet Makeover
Byline: Jennifer Lehner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Researchers say a new potato grown in Florida contains one-third fewer carbohydrates than normal potatoes, to the delight of low-carb dieters who crave the starchy spud. While 3.5 ounces of an ordinary...
Taxpayers Will Pay for Struggling Mall Projects
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The mayor's office, the D.C. Council and the National Capital Redevelopment Corp. (NCRC) are endeavoring to have taxpayers swallow the costs of razing the Skyland Shopping Center in Southeast before one spadeful...
Tejada, Newhan Power O's
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - Erik Bedard was the No. 5 starter for the Baltimore Orioles when the season began, nearly an afterthought on a young, unproven staff. Given the chaotic state of that staff after 22 losses...
Telecommons Turf Tango
Byline: Jay Lefkowitz and John O'Quinn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last week, the Bush White House declined to seek Supreme Court review of a major telecommunications case. In the telecom, tech and media sectors, President Bush's act of restraint...
Terror Suspects Staying in U.S. on Revoked Visas; Failure to Close Loophole Hit
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Suspected terrorists are not kicked out of the United States after their visas are revoked, even though Congress last year asked the Department of Homeland Security to fix a legal loophole that has allowed...
Test Vote Likely on Gay 'Marriage'; Move Would Show Where House Members Stand
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House leaders are likely to hold a test vote on issues related to homosexual "marriage" to show where House members stand before they push ahead with an actual constitutional amendment. Options under discussion...
The Missing Clinton Women; Some Names Linked in Scandal Can't Get a Mention in His Book
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bill Clinton calls his sexual encounters with White House intern Monica Lewinsky "immoral and foolish" and said his "relationship" with Gennifer Flowers was one he "should not have had." But in his autobiography...
The Murder of Kim Sun-Il
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Yesterday, coalition forces found the body of Kim Sun-il. His beheading, and the response of his government, further demonstrate the price of freedom and the cost of failure in the war on terrorism. Mr. Kim, an evangelical...
U.S. Forgoes World Court Immunity; Abu Ghraib Hurt Extension Try
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States yesterday abandoned its effort to have the U.N. Security Council extend a provision granting U.S. soldiers immunity from prosecution in the International Criminal Court. A reluctant...
U.S. Offers Incentives for Nuke Dismantling; Oil, Food Tied to 'Commitment'
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration yesterday offered North Korea "provisional and temporary" rewards in exchange only for Pyongyang's commitment to dismantle its nuclear-weapons program. The White House, which...
Vibrant Union Station a Destination in Itself; Many Come Just to Shop, Eat, Watch Movies
Byline: Charlie Vascellaro, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES While 66,000 Metro passengers, 10,000 Amtrak riders, 25,000 MARC train travelers and another 2,500 Virginia Railway Express customers scurry each day through Washington's Union Station,...
Wasted Potential Marks 'Abyss'
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES You can't blame a guy for trying. In "The Radiant Abyss," a new play commissioned by Woolly Mammoth, playwright Angus MacLachlan taps into Americans' mistrust of foreigners; our quest for spirituality;...
Wearing Robots Not So Fantastic
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wearable robots? Here is an idea whose time hasn't come, but may be on the next train into the station. Stephen Jacobsen, who runs a biomedical robotics company called Sarcos in Salt Lake City, figures...
Wizards Get Jamison; Deal Sends pick,Stackhouse,to Mavericks
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Wizards have agreed to trade Jerry Stackhouse, Christian Laettner and the No.5 pick overall in today's NBA Draft to the Dallas Mavericks for Antawn Jamison, a league source confirmed...