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 November 24, 2004

Aching to Be out There; for Jansen, Sitting Hasn't Been Easy
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Off go the fireworks. Out come the Washington Redskins. Jon Jansen takes it all in - the bouncing, the hollering, the pompoms and white smoke. He ought to be out there, sprinting from the tunnel, ready...
A Happy Birthday
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A happy birthday "Every 20 years, on my birthday, really good things happen to me," Rep. Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican and House majority whip, tells reporter Ralph Z. Hallow of The Washington Times....
'Alexander' Great except for Farrell
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Alexander," Oliver Stone's first theatrical feature since the rollicking National Football League homage of 1999, "Any Given Sunday," also teems with diverting spectacle. I don't think I'd trade the...
A Turkey Bowl to Remember
Byline: Matt Bowen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Turkey and Turkey Bowls. If Thanksgiving and football aren't American, then I don't know what is. I love Thanksgiving. Always have. Ever since I was a kid, I've watched the NFL games on Turkey Day, along...
Baseball Foes Wage Fight to the Finish; Admit Council Approval Likely
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Opponents to D.C. Mayor Anthony A. William's plan for a publicly financed baseball stadium in Southeast said yesterday they will not quit, al though their efforts are becoming as ineffective as those of...
Bridging the Allies' Divide; Europeans Need Moral Values, Too
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VENICE - The city of Venice may not be the obvious place for a call for the moral revival of Europe. This is where Lord Byron used to swim naked down the Grand Canal between pink palaces and swaying gondolas...
Bush-Black Rapprochement Urged; Steele Conducts Shuttle Diplomacy between White House, NAACP
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, one of the highest-ranking elected black Republicans in the country, said he would like to see President Bush smooth over his rocky relationship with the NAACP and schedule...
'Christmas' Is Cranky Humbug
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tim Allen mugged his way through two mawkish "Santa Clause" features. Now, he wants us to skip Christmas entirely. Make up your mind, Tool Time man. Mr. Allen's latest holiday offering, "Christmas...
Dan Rather to Retire as CBS News Anchorman; Quits in Wake of Furor over Bush Air Guard Report
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dan Rather announced yesterday that he would step down as anchorman of "The CBS Evening News" on March 9, after nearly a quarter-century on the job. Mr. Rather will continue working full time for...
Doctors in Slowdowns Risk Antitrust Lawsuits
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland doctors who take part in group boycotts or work slowdowns to protest the state's high medical-malpractice insurance rates run the risk of violating antitrust law, state officials say. "Doctors...
Dolores K. Petraitis, 87, Arts Supporter
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dolores Karroll Petraitis, who promoted the arts in Prince George's County, died Nov. 16 at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham. She was 87. Born March 31, 1917, in Chicago, Mrs. Petraitis attended Northwestern University...
Don't Make Titanic Mistake; Beware Problems beneath the Surface
Byline: Harlan Ullman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Like the majestic ocean- liner Titanic, the Bush administration is sailing into its second term with an aura of invincibility. Winning a record number of votes and a 3.5 million electoral majority,...
DVDs, Games Beef Up Entertainment Center
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The entertainment console and home computer allow an unprecedented immersion into fantasy worlds. Humans can now routinely become pint-sized warriors or leaders of Middle-earth, watch a cartoon come...
Enforcing the Kyoto Protocol; U.S., Australia Were Right Not to Ratify
Byline: Steven Martinovich, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Given the heated rhetoric it was surprising to see a mostly muted response to the news that the Kyoto Protocol will finally become a legally binding treaty. With Russia handing its official...
Europe to the Barricades; Public Reacts to Islamist Threat
Byline: Tony Blankley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This Christmastime could be the moment when Western Europe finally joins our war on terrorism. Anti-Islamist fear and anger from the mouths of the European volk is breaking through the surface calm perpetuated...
Families Told to Talk Turkey about Health; HHS Pulls Up to Holiday Table
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Families should use Thanksgiving to express gratitude, enjoy a big meal and, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, compile a family health history. The agency is urging Americans...
Feast for the Eyes; Decorative Table Settings Spice Up Special Meals
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A small sprig of rosemary is tucked into the pocket of each flat folded white linen napkin just so - vertically, pointing toward a low green, purple and yellow floral centerpiece - infusing the room with...
Fish Are Smart? What a Dumb Idea
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES You've got to give it to the animal-rights movement, little as it is. There's never a quiet moment with those looney tunes. Not having done well in its attempts to outlaw hunting and dining on venison...
Fraud Chief Raised Justice Doubts; Crocetti Accused of Misleading Congress before CIS Appointment
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A top immigration official accused of misleading Congress on whether a Clinton administration program was used to allow thousands of foreign nationals with criminal records to become U.S. citizens now heads...
French Regulation
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES French regulation "So, would somebody like to explain exactly how this one got through the staffing process?" asks our military insider, who forwards the newly issued - upon order of the secretary of...
Gift Purchases Can Help Those in Need
Byline: Jacquie Kubin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the weather turns colder, the excitement of the holiday seasons begin. At this time of the year, more than any other, thoughts turn to those less fortunate. Here are just some products...
'Homer. in the Kwik-E-Mart. with the Doughnut.'; Board Games Stay Popular with Tie-Ins to Movies, TV
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Operating on Shrek, buying up the Simpsons' hometown or taking a Risk to conquer Middle-earth - they're twists on classic board games that have found prominent space on toy store shelves and have helped...
Immigration Enforcement Grows Weaker; 2 Million Illegal Aliens Enter U.S. since 2000
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Immigration enforcement efforts actually have become more lax since the September 11 attacks and have had "no meaningful impact" on the growing number of immigrants now in the United States - which has reached...
Intelligence Reform and Political Spin
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rarely has a national security issue of major importance become a subject of distortion and spin like the debate over the intelligence reform bill on Capitol Hill - the outcome of which will determine how U.S. intelligence...
Korea Checking In
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Korea checking in A bipartisan South Korean parliamentary delegation urged the Bush administration to maintain multilateral talks with North Korea to reduce the nuclear threat posed by the communist...
Maryland May Start Sub at QB in Finale
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland quarterback Sam Hollenbach probably will start against Wake Forest on Saturday, although coach Ralph Friedgen said yesterday he won't rule out injured backup Jordan Steffy until today. Hollenbach's...
Mediate Scores Twice for Terps
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Domenic Mediate was back in a usual position last night - the role of hero in a postseason game for the Maryland men's soccer team. Mediate scored twice as part of an early second-half barrage as...
Mehlman to Further Grass-Roots Strategy; Predicts GOP Can Add to Gains
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's campaign manager, who beat the Democrats at their own "get-out-the-vote" ground game on Nov. 2, plans to build on that strategy when he becomes chairman of the Republican National Committee....
Mother Severs Daughter's Arms; Charged with Murder of Infant
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PLANO, Texas - A 35-year-old mother of three has been charged with capital murder here, following the shocking discovery that she had severed the arms of her 101/2-month-old daughter. Rescue workers...
NBA May Get Its Guard Up
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Before going to MCI Center last night, I put a call into the National Guard in the District to see whether they were being deployed. The operator said no and wondered why I asked. I said, "Don't you...
N. Koreans Detail Deadly Experiments on Prisoners
Byline: Jeremy Kirk, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SEOUL - North Korean scientists are said to have conducted lethal gas experiments on political prisoners in the 1970s that were still happening as recently as 2002. In 10 hours of interviews Monday, three...
Olive Branches Put out of Reach; Israeli Security Fence Cuts off Precious Groves to Palestinian Farmers
Byline: Roey Yohai, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TSOFIM, West Bank - The Nofal brothers Ali and Helme, from the Palestinian village of Jayouss, have farmed olives for oil and pickled olives for as long as they can remember.xxxxx Handed down from generation...
Out of Control; Big Rage Is All the Rage
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Nationals made a little news Friday before the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons and some crazed basketball fans made bigger news. The Nats acquired Jose Guillen from Anaheim. Guillen is...
Overexposure
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Overexposure "Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker's fashion sense raised the ire of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel who demanded that billboards featuring the actress in a skimpy dress be covered...
Phishers Use More Sites to Reel in Data on Accounts
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The number of Web sites used to steal private account information from online consumers surged in October, as banks and other financial institutions continued to struggle against Internet "phishing" schemes....
Playful Ways to Give the Gift of Learning
Byline: Jacquie Kubin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There are ways to sneak in learning while children play. Toy companies are more than happy to oblige, educating and entertaining growing minds each year through a staggering array of products....
Preserving Freedoms
Byline: Bob Barr and Larry Pratt, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES You know something's seriously askew when we Second Amendment conservatives keep finding common cause with the American Civil Liberties Union. But, folks in Washington just keep ignoring...
Protect Our Borders
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush was in Chile pandering to foreign presidents over immigration ("Immigrant plan revived," Page 1, Monday), while Secretary of State Colin Powell does the same thing in Mexico. When will they realize they...
Pursuit of Improvement; since Colonial Times, Americans Have Found 'Happiness' in Bettering Themselves
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES From workout videos to TV makeovers to self-help books on the best-seller charts, evidence abounds of the American mania for self-improvement. This distinctly American obsession has deep roots,...
Recent Innovations Mean Gadgets Galore
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Doling out a beige desktop computer or combination VCR-DVD player as a gift for the tech-savvy family member has become a painfully distant memory as the 21st century continues to unleash an avalanche...
Rumsfeld, Myers Explain Policy Split on Reform; Secretary Must Yield to President
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and his top military officer stood side by side yesterday at the Pentagon to explain to the press why they have taken different public positions on an intelligence-reform...
Salvation Army Helping Others
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Christmas season is known as a time of giving. Unfortunately, retailers have become more focused on making money and increasing those crucial profits ("Target forbids charity's kettles," Business, Nov. 10). The...
Steele Hopeful for Deal on Slots; Favors Rosecroft as Venue
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele yesterday said he believes the Ehrlich administration will strike a deal with lawmakers to establish slot-machine gambling during the next legislative session....
'Storm Brewing' on Sex-Ed Course; Campaigns for, against Begun
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Opponents and supporters of the proposed changes to the sex-education curriculum in Montgomery County are waging a battle over whether to allow school officials to include the topic of homosexuality. Parents...
Suspect Animal Free of Mad Cow; USDA Sample Tests Negative
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An animal suspected last week of having mad cow disease proved to be free of infection, the U.S. Agriculture Department said yesterday. The USDA reported the country's first case of the disease...
Teen Births Decline, Report Shows; Researchers Are Alarmed by Increase in Out-of-Wedlock Pregnancies
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A new federal report on birth statistics shows a "thrilling" 12-year decline in teen births - and a "very alarming" jump in the portion of births that occur out of wedlock. The report, "Births:...
Terrapins Solid in Second Win
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland coach Gary Williams wanted the No. 13 Terrapins to perfect their inside game and pressure defense last night before possibly facing three ranked opponents in 10 days. Both goals were achieved perfectly....
Throngs Demand Election Nullified; Protesters View Symbolic Oath
Byline: Natalia A. Feduschak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KIEV - Ukraine's political crisis deepened yesterday as opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko symbolically took the presidential oath before more than 100,000 supporters who demanded that the government...
Ukraine Robbed
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The presidential election in Ukraine has fulfilled the worst expectations. The fraudulent second-round vote is now threatening to tear the country apart. The United States, the European Union and international organizations...
U.S., Syria Quarrel over Iraq Border; Powell Insists Terrorist Routes Be Sealed
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt - The United States and Syria exchanged sharp words yesterday over what the Bush administration says is Damascus' failure to fully honor its commitment to prevent terrorists, weapons...
Versailles Confidential
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The makings of a grand bargain for a Franco-American reconciliation were on a hollow oval table in the shadow of the 700-room Versailles Palace. The Bush 43 administration to prevail upon Ariel...
White Male Anchors Still Rule
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Is the era of the white network-television anchorman coming to an end? Probably not. Dan Rather announced plans yesterday to relinquish his "CBS Evening News" anchor chair in March. By many accounts,...
White Still 'Golden'
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES White still 'Golden' Imagine a story pitch for a sitcom centering around three middle-age women and one sassy senior without a youthful face or Pilates-enhanced tummy in sight. It would never get...
Wizards Rebound for Third in a Row
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Center Brendan Haywood tried to feign astonishment, but he fooled no one in the Washington Wizards locker room last night. The Wizards' 102-86 victory over the Toronto Raptors at MCI Center marked...
Wrapping Up Holiday Shopping; Plenty of Imaginative Toys Available for the Youngsters
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski and Jacquie Kubin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ho-ho this, ho-ho that and a merry pile of stuff greets holiday shoppers every year as the panic of buying gifts for loved ones begins right after Halloween and reaches a feverish...