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 May 28, 2004

Abuse of Privilege; 'Class Action' in Kentucky
Byline: Phil Kent, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Congress created the U.S. Trustee Program as a pilot project in the 1978 Bankruptcy Reform Act, it intended for those trustees to act as a "watchdog" to monitor the integrity of how bankruptcy...
A Private Pain Shared; TAPS Helps Families Deal with Military Loss
Byline: Deb McCown, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ellen Andrews was just months from her wedding day when her fiance, Navy Lt. David Huber, was killed in a plane crash. "We were ... at a point where we were planning our life together, and then all...
Avoiding Unneeded 'Insurance'
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: I would like to ask your advice on five-year, three-year, and monthly adjustable-rate mortgages. I have owned a property in Stafford County for the past 10 months. I have a 6.5 percent 30-year...
Bikers Plan Activities for This Weekend
Byline: Bill O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bikers plan activities for this weekend "Fire Up & ThundR Out - America's Rolling Thunder Rally V," a four-day gathering that includes a motorcycle parade to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is scheduled...
Brian R. York and Michael S. Aronowitz
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Company: Help-U-Sell Homes Matter Realty Address: 1330 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Suite B4, Washington, DC 20036 Phone: 202/966-4310 Fax: 202/966-4311 E-mail: brian@helpuselldc.com; michael@helpuselldc.com ...
Bryant Puts Lakers in Command; L.A. Can End Series Tomorrow
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LOS ANGELES - Game 4 of the NBA's Western Conference finals was probably over when Kobe Bryant, who is greeted by chants of "MVP!" whenever he steps to the free throw line at Staples Center, won a jump...
Budget Memo Serves as Democratic Ammo; Bush Accused of Plotting Health Care Cuts
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats were in a full-court press yesterday, criticizing President Bush for an administration document they say directs federal agencies to prepare preliminary 2006 budgets that cut spending for education,...
Bush and Lincoln
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Regarding "Reassuring Americans about Iraq" (Editorial, Wednesday): Leaving aside partisanship as much as possible, I can describe your editorial only as surreal. To call President Bush's umpteenth reiteration of old...
'Clay Bird' Storytelling Collapses; Film Delivers Only Moments of Illumination
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The dramatic fragility of "The Clay Bird," a Bengali feature booked exclusively at the Landmark E Street Cinema, may be measured by the failure of director Tareque Masud to rationalize the title. There is...
Cleric Seized, Faces U.S. Terror Charges; Suspected in Yemen Kidnapping
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A radical Muslim cleric was arrested yesterday in London on charges of seeking to set up an al Qaeda terrorist training camp in southwestern Oregon and on suspicion of involvement in the kidnapping of 16...
'Dare' Not Worth Taking; Hard to Love Such Excessive Nonsense
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Yann Samuell, the director and co-writer of the insufferable French import "Love Me if You Dare," introduces himself as a boldly dynamic stylist. The prologue aspires rather prematurely to tear-jerking virtuosity,...
'Day after Tomorrow' Just Senseless; Bad Science Couples with Bad Dialogue for a Storm of Dysfunction
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The next time a political group hitches its wagon to a film, it better screen it first. Let's give MoveOn.org members, the liberal activists trumpeting the global-warming tale "The Day After Tomorrow,"...
D.C. Schools in Hiring Hubub; System Is Recruiting Teachers While Cutting 557 Jobs
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The District's cash-strapped public school system is seeking to hire teachers even as it is abolishing the jobs of hundreds of experienced educators to balance its budget. "We are progressively and...
District vs. N.Va. for the Expos? Two Contenders Seen as Finalists
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The baseball rivalry between the District and Northern Virginia is back. Though never fully extinguished, the local feud lay dormant for many months only to be reawakened by repeated suggestions within...
Divas Cheer AIDS Benefit
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Forget Madonna, J.Lo and Britney when you have Broadway stars Dixie Carter, Bea Arthur and Elaine Stritch belting out musical-theater favorites with matchless passion across a makeshift stage. "Look...
Durango Is Ready to Take on Competition
Byline: Frank Aukofer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In football, especially at the college level, athletes are prized if they have the ability to play both offense and defense. Dodge is trying something similar with its 2004 Durango sport...
Eyes Wide Open; Seeing the Whole Picture on Trade
Byline: Stephen C. Moss, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the U.S. economy rebounds from this century's first recession, there has been much discussion of the outsourcing of jobs to other countries by domestic companies. Just this week, Forrester...
Face-Off at the U.N. Dictatorships Target Pro-Democracy NGOs
Byline: Daniele Capezzone and Matteo Mecacci, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES China, Cuba, Russia, Iran, Sudan, Pakistan, the Ivory Coast and Zimbabwe: This is the alliance of some of the worst Communist dictatorships and Islamist fascist regimes...
Few Stars Available Tuesday
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES June 1 used to be a critical date on the NFL calendar. That's the day teams can cut players and have only one year of pro-rated signing bonus count against the upcoming season's salary cap. General managers...
Flood-Relief Appeal
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Flood-relief appeal The ambassador of the Dominican Republic is appealing for donations to help his country recover from a devastating flood that killed about 2,000 people in that country and Haiti...
Four Bedrooms at Wright Farm
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. Home Corp. is building 50 single-family houses on 3-acre homesites at Wright Farm in Purcellville, near parks, a swimming center and the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional...
Fraternity Brothers Keep Bond through War, Life
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES World War II interrupted - but did not kill - the friendship between Tom Harrison and Carl Conley, a pair of fraternity brothers from George Washington University who have led divergent lives but have remained...
Gaza's Future
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES On Sunday, the Israeli Cabinet will vote on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's revised plan for removal of settlements in Gaza. The scaled-down plan calls for a gradual withdrawal from Gaza in four phases; the first phase,...
Getting Creative When Illness Hits
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES David Hyde Pierce and Wendy Wasserstein together as featured entertainment at a fund-raiser supporting Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center doesn't sound likely. But given the theme of Wednesday's event...
Good News on Growth
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES An updated report on first-quarter economic activity issued by the Commerce Department yesterday confirmed that the U.S. economy continues to perform at an impressive pace. Indeed, the report upwardly revised the annualized...
Iraq Oil Probe to Take Many Months; Coalition Denies It Will Subvert Governing Council's Investigation
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - The U.S.-led administration in Iraq said the probe of the United Nations' oil-for-food scandal could take up to 18 months - well past the date set for Iraqi elections being organized by the United...
Iraq Strategy Casting Call
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The portrayals of Uncle Sam were not getting any better. The Financial Times captioned its editorial page cartoon "Security and Stability." President Bush and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon sit in...
Japan's Koizumi Diverts Scrutiny; North Korea Trip Pushes Aside Scandal before Elections
Byline: Takehiko Kambayashi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TOKYO - Many had expected Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to visit North Korea in June, a month before the House of Councilors elections, and to bring back family members of five kidnapped...
Kerry Promotes Security Blueprint
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. John Kerry, laying out his vision for U.S. national security yesterday, said the Bush administration policy amounts to bullying, and said fighting the war on terror depends on restoring international...
Liberty's Defenders Honored Forever; Enduring Reminders of Freedom's Price
Byline: Lisa Rauschart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There will come a day when many of our youth will be called veterans. Although our prayers ask for peace, the lessons of history teach us that freedom is not free. It must be earned and it...
Lightning Get Even; Tampa Bay Routs Flames in Game 2
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. - Coach John Tortorella gave his Tampa Bay team grief Tuesday for not showing underdog Calgary enough respect in Game1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, a game the Flames won easily. The Lightning obviously...
Live like Ambassador at Potomac Estate
Byline: Carisa Chappell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Looking for a home on a grand scale? Consider a posh 15,000-square-foot former ambassador's home that boasts a majestic floor plan with grand amenities. The 10-bedroom, 11-bathroom mansion...
Local Pools Open This Weekend, Bring Relief
Byline: Frank Petrignani, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The region's public pools will open as scheduled this weekend, a relief for many residents already overheated by this spring's above-normal temperatures. Three of the District's 19 pools will open...
Love Inspires Volunteers; Patriotism Motivates Helpers Nationwide
Byline: Sean Salai, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Many of the young adults, military veterans and former USO girls lending a hand during this weekend's events on the Mall say patriotism and their love of the World War II generation is driving their efforts....
Many Arab Leaders Prefer Bush Victory; See No Improvement with Kerry
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Despite opposing the U.S.-led war in Iraq, many leaders in Arab and Muslim countries would prefer to see President Bush rather than Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry in the White House for the next...
Many Turn to Prayer for Healing
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Prayer is the most commonly used "alternative medicine," according to a survey of more than 31,000 adults released by the National Institutes of Health yesterday - more popular than acupuncture, chiropractic...
Medics Plan 'Uniform Strike' This Weekend; to Protest EMS Work Conditions in T-Shirts
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. medics are planning to report to work without their uniforms this weekend, daring their superiors to send them home during the dedication celebration of the National World War II Memorial. The...
Mystics Might Go Big Tonight
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Mystics coach Michael Adams hinted he might go with a bigger lineup tonight against Minnesota in an attempt to alleviate the team's rebounding problems. Either 6-foot-3 rookie Kaayla Chones...
North Korea Missile
Byline: Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES North Korea missile U.S. intelligence officials say North Korea is moving ahead with the development of a medium-range ballistic missile that can hit U.S. forces in Asia. Recent...
Number of Sellers Up in April
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A flood of new homes for sale gave Washington-area buyers a little more selection in April, but the market remained unbelievably competitive. The total number of new listings for the metropolitan...
OPEC Plan Spurs Drop in Oil Prices; Record-High Fuel Costs Not Hurting Economy
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Signs that OPEC may move next week to aggressively increase oil production caused a plunge in oil prices yesterday, raising hopes that prices at the pump will follow. The easing of oil prices comes amid...
Organist Loses Abuse Suit Involving Church vs. State
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Prince George's County Circuit judge yesterday dismissed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Washington by a former church organist who says his revelations of sexual abuse at a Wheaton Catholic parish...
Overlooked Boland Becomes a Star
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - Kevin Boland was an afterthought for most of the elite programs in Division I men's lacrosse when he was in high school. Many coaches figured he was too small, others that he wasn't fast...
Owning the Mercury Master's Car Is Perfection
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bill Paris had a 15-year-old yellow Plymouth convertible in 1955 when he graduated from high school in Pembroke, Mass. A defining moment in his life occurred that summer when his father, Wynne, drove...
Project Targets Young, Creative
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A local developer is moving forward with plans to convert an old office park in Rockville into a hip community designed to attract creative young people. The JBG Companies this week finished a design session...
Pros Know the Ropes of Real Estate Investing
Byline: M. Anthony Carr, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES More and more readers are considering setting up a business to invest in real estate. I know because of all the e-mails I receive asking about how to do just that. Over the past few weeks,...
Prospective No. 1 Draftee Confident
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. - Alexander Ovechkin, the Washington Capitals' next likely star, is just 18, but he doesn't lack for confidence whether it's playing hockey or speaking English. The Moscow Dynamo left wing, who...
Quote of the Week
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Quote of the week "If we acted like this 200 years ago when British soldiers burned the White House, we would now talk funny and play more soccer." - Kentucky Republican congressional nominee Tom...
'Raising Helen' Lowers Hudson; 'Comedy' Falls Far Short of Its Goal
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There are two "Helen" movies out right now, one about those epic battles in ancient Troy, this latest a modern tragicomedy starring the tragically perky Kate Hudson. "Raising Helen," the Kate Hudson...
Road-Fund Tax Increase Called DOA; Lawmakers Say State Must Live within Means
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia lawmakers said yesterday that a key Republican state senator's suggestion that more taxes should be raised next year to fund transportation will be dead on arrival. Many of them agreed...
Rock 'N' Roll Salvation; Music Is Highlight of Uneven 'Slipping-Down Life'
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "A Slipping-Down Life" first screened at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, and it took writer-director Toni Kalem another five years to find a distributor for this liberty-taking adaptation of Anne Tyler's...
Saturn Ion Is Hot-Rod Ready
Byline: Sue Mead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES General Motor's Performance Division has been responsible for several of the latest automobile enthusiast's entrees. Included are the Chevrolet Silverado SS and the Pontiac Grand Prix GXP. Both...
'Saved' by Satire? the Search for a Christian Audience
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hollywood marketers are in a bit of a quandary about what to do with religion in movies. They treated Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," a relatively inexpensive foreign-language movie, like...
Selleck Likes 'Ike'
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Selleck likes 'Ike' Tom Selleck steps into Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's commanding shoes this Memorial Day for an A&E original movie, Associated Press reports. "Ike: Countdown to D-Day," airs...
Snarky 'Saved!' Shows a Little Mercy; Sweetness Shows through Spoof's Veneer of Subversion
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The new movie "Saved!" doesn't have a prayer of avoiding scorn from the Christian faithful. The tale of an emotionally lost student at a Christian high school uses humor to jab, jab, jab at the institution's...
'Soul Plane' Jets for Jokes; Big Doses of Tastelessness Still May Not Be Terminal
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What do you get when you spoof a spoof? Meta-spoof? I don't know, but "Soul Plane," a blaxploited, bling blingy, stoned-out-of-its-gourd "Airplane!" is very funny, for at least a couple late-night-TV...
Spin City
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Spin city The overwhelming majority of American newspapers decided that the warning of more terror attacks in the United States deserved front-page treatment yesterday - but not the New York Times, which...
Spy Camera Rolls through Arlington Parking Lots; County Takes in $29,847 in First Month
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Property-tax evaders and parking-ticket scofflaws in Arlington County take notice: Officials are collecting outstanding taxes and fines at the rate of about $900 an hour with the help of an electronic,...
Staging the Future; Theater Director Handles Renovations, Fund Raising, Daily Operations
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Stephen Richard wants to know if a panini bread sandwich is classy enough for the average theatergoer. He wants to know where in the District he can put a circus tent large enough for a theatrical production....
Stars Show Faith in Film
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Attending a Christian rock concert proved an eye-opener for the stars of the new Christian school satire, "Saved!" Stars Jena Malone and Macaulay Culkin, yes that Macaulay Culkin, dropped in on a Christian...
Staying in Love by Staying Apart
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Who says John Kerry has no mercy in his heart? He finally ended the suspense that had kept the nation (or at least a few dozen correspondents and campaign consultants) in thrall for nearly a week. He's...
Stifling Progress on Telecom
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES State governments are getting in the way of major telecom decisions and seriously setting back America's competitiveness. For the nation to continue its global economic dominance in the information age, it will be necessary...
Texas Lawmaker Seeks Probe; Questions Use of Democrat's 'Lone Star Fund'
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GREENVILLE, Texas - A Republican state senator is accusing U.S. Rep. Martin Frost, Texas Democrat, of financial irregularities and is demanding that the Austin district attorney investigate his charges....
The Weekly Dish
Byline: Andrew Sullivan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Quote of the week "We want to tell the world, and America, that Muqtada al-Sadr is not one of us, and this is a conspiracy against Shiites so that we don't get any [political] rights," Ayatollah Mohammed...
Timeless Style of NSX Still Turns Heads
Byline: Russ Heaps, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Evidently where the NSX is concerned, Acura's position is: Don't mess with success. Introduced in 1990 as a 1991 model, the NSX was praised as a breakthrough vehicle. Its styling, performance and...
Tourist Guide
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Welcome to Washington, D.C., one of the most exciting and beautiful cities in the world. America's Federal City is the seat of government as well as a city of monuments and memorials. The District of Columbia, full...
Two Admit Fraud, Return to Jordan; Brothers Take Elderly Women for over $1 Million, Give Up Citizenship
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two naturalized U.S. citizens who pleaded guilty this month in a scheme that cost an elderly California woman more than $1 million returned to their native country of Jordan after renouncing their citizenship...
Two New Mazda 6 Models Extend Their Reach
Byline: Frank Aukofer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Mazda introduced its new-generation midsize sedan, the 6, it figured it finally had the right ingredients to compete with the class leaders, Toyota's Camry and Honda's Accord. But that's...
Two-Party System 'Won't Take Root' in Japan, Researcher Says; Q & A
Byline: Takehiko Kambayashi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Akikazu Hashimoto, a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, has extensively researched Japan's unaffiliated voters. He spoke with Washington Times reporter Takehiko...
United States Gives Nod to Observer Status; Taipei Backed in Its OAS Bid
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States yesterday backed Taiwan's bid to become a permanent observer in the Organization of American States, a day after the 35-member group approved by consensus the same status for China....
U.S. Agencies Collect, Examine Personal Data on Americans
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Numerous federal government agencies are collecting and sifting through massive amounts of personal information, including credit reports, credit-card purchases and other financial data, posing new privacy...
U.S., Bahrain Finish Free-Trade-Pact Talks; Nation Joins Israel, Jordan, Morocco in Bush's Region Effort
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States and Bahrain yesterday finished negotiations on a free-trade agreement, adding one small component to a wider plan for the Middle East. Bahrain, an island nation in the Persian...
U.S. to Abandon N. Korea Project; 'No Future' for Light-Water Plants
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration plans to cancel an international project to build two light-water nuclear reactors for North Korea before the end of the year, State Department officials said. "The U.S. side sees...
U.S. Will Leave Najaf under Al-Sadr Deal
Byline: Borzou Daragahi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NAJAF, Iraq - U.S. officials yesterday announced a suspension of offensive military activities in Najaf in response to a deal calling for militiamen loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to turn in...
Villas Boast Ashburn Village Features
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Developments used to attract 55-and-older buyers with such recreational amenities as a card room, a craft room and perhaps a shuffleboard court. How times have changed. Residents today prefer...
Warranties Give Peace of Mind to Buyers
Byline: Cary Lee Hanes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Area builders know they must take extra initiative in a keenly competitive market to show potential buyers they stand behind their new homes. One of the ways to give customers confidence,...
Wife More Often Ends Marriage in Midlife
Byline: Jennifer Lehner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Women older than 40 ask for divorces more often than men, according to a survey published yesterday by the AARP. Of those surveyed, 66 percent of women initiated the end of their marriage, and 41...
Wizards Get Another Loss
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The NBA gathers the Wizards and the rest of the losers on Tony Soprano's dumping grounds each May and pretends to celebrate the forgettable. Here are the losers. Here is the order in which they will select...
Yankees Complete Drubbing of O's
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - By the time Alex Rodriguez blasted a two-run homer off Baltimore starter Sidney Ponson in the fifth inning last night, the Orioles crowd at Camden Yards had surrendered. They had tried valiantly...