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 10, 2004

Achievements . . . and Judgments
Byline: Ariel Cohen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ronald Reagan was elected in 1980 with a mandate not just to contain communism, which was the U.S. policy since 1947, but to roll it back. Between 1975 and President Reagan's election, Angola,...
Admirers Draw Parallels for Reagan, Bush
Byline: Donald Lambro and Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES America's affectionate farewell to Ronald Reagan has focused attention on the similarities between the 40th president and President Bush, whose policies of tax cuts and a stronger defense...
A Final Salute in a Hall of Heroes; Ronald Reagan Rests in State in the Capitol
Byline: Stephen Dinan and Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Capitol dome became the focus for a nation in mourning for former President Ronald Reagan, whose remains were delivered by horse-drawn caisson yesterday to the Rotunda, where he will lie...
A Mouthful O' South; Accents, Dialect Find Fans North of Dixie
Byline: Robert Stacy McCain, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The English language lacks a second-person plural pronoun. Whether addressing an audience of one or 1,000, "you" is the prescribed pronoun. In much of the country, "you guys" is the vernacular...
A Trade Maverick
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ronald Reagan's independent thinking on international trade is best illustrated by the varied and profoundly contradictory descriptions of his policy. Mr. Reagan broke ground in trade. He pushed for a new global trade...
At the Top of Their Game; No Doubt Brings Hot Show to Area
Byline: Elita Bradley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES No Doubt, the Southern California superstars who breathed fresh air into modern-rock radio in the '90s, celebrates its last decade-plus as recording artists with a solid retrospective, "The...
Avenelfacelift Forces Move; Congressional to Be '05 Host
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bring on Old Blue. Officials at the Booz Allen Classic announced yesterday that the event will be moving across Persimmon Tree Road from TPC at Avenel to Congressional Country Club for one year in 2005....
Bill Gives Churches Leeway in Political Activities; Allows 3 'Mistakes' Each Year before Loss of Tax-Exempt Status
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Churches could mistakenly engage in political activities up to three times per year and still retain their tax-exempt status, according to a provision that Republicans have included in a corporate-tax bill...
Bryant Starting to Look Jordanesque
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LOS ANGELES - Not long after he settled into his job as president of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards, Michael Jordan informally responded to wide-ranging questions about the league...
Bush 'Proud' to Hold Meeting with President of a Free Iraq
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAVANNAH, Ga. - President Bush said yesterday was "a proud day for me" as he sat down with a free Iraq's new president, who expressed gratitude to the U.S.-led coalition that liberated his country from...
Classic Balanchine; 3 Works Executed Beautifully
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dance Theatre of Harlem blazed across the stage at the Kennedy Center on Tuesday evening, dancing an exhilarating all-Balanchine program peppered with star performances of unusual depth and brilliance....
Clear Channel to Pay U.S. $1.75 Million; Record Settlement for Indecencies
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Radio giant Clear Channel Communications Inc. agreed yesterday to pay the government a record $1.75 million to settle a series of indecency complaints, a victory for regulators who have cracked down on material...
Court Rejects Delay of Execution; Appeals Judges Rule 6-1 Oken Can Be Put to Death by Injection
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland's highest court yesterday rejected a request to delay the execution of condemned killer Steven Oken, who is scheduled to become the first person executed in the state since a moratorium on the...
D.C. United Fails to Fill Roster Needs
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With World Cup qualifying starting, all Major League Soccer teams are going to be short-handed. But D.C. United's season-long mismanagement of its injury-riddled and depleted roster has it more short-handed...
Divided Army Puts Congo Peace Accord at Risk of Collapse; Loyal Soldiers Retake Bukavu after Mutiny
Byline: Carter Dougherty, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BUKAVU, Congo - The fall last week of this important town in eastern Congo to renegade soldiers underscores how a year-old peace agreement has few friends and a lot of enemies, say Congolese observers...
East Europeans Pay Tribute; Reagan Called Ally in Struggle with Soviet Rule
Byline: Bruce I. Konviser, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Ronald Reagan is being remembered fondly by leaders, former dissidents and ordinary people in Eastern Europe as a source of hope in an era of Soviet domination. Mr. Reagan's...
Electoral System under Glass
Byline: Patrick Basham, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the midst of an election campaign heaving with policy platitudes, focus group-tested sound bites and negative ads targeted at voters in purple states, one is reminded of Winston Churchill's...
'Euroskeptics' Seen Gaining Clout; Polls Predict Wins in EU Elections
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The big winners in the European Union parliamentary voting that begins today are likely to be candidates who were never very enthusiastic about the European Union to begin with. Polls suggest that...
Exhibit Portrays Soldiers' Plight; Violence, Loss of Compassion Put into Focus
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV - A group of former Israeli soldiers is shining a rare and troubling spotlight on the behavior of Israel's troops in the West Bank city of Hebron, making their case with an exhibition in a Tel...
For Cuban Food, Yuca Sets the New Standard; NW Restaurant Has Fun, Flavor
Byline: Richard Slusser THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mike Tavener fondly remembered the Cuban food a childhood friend's grandmother often made after school. After operating a food delivery service to Washington colleges, several delis and the defunct Carmichael's...
Former Militia Members Eyed for Iraqi Security
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An agreement to disband 100,000 Iraqi militiamen could speed up the turnover of security functions to locals and help fill out the country's emerging, quarter-million-strong police and military, U.S....
For Vision and Leadership; Godspeed to Mr. Reagan
Byline: Connie Mack, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ronald Reagan was more than the president. He was an inspiration. He was my friend. As America mourns former President Ronald Reagan, it is appropriate that our nation take a moment to reflect...
G-8 Protests Cause a Stir, but Little Else; Globalization Foes Few in Number
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAVANNAH, Ga. - Organizers of the protests of the Group of Eight summit, as well as local law enforcement, had planned for 5,000 sign-waving and shouting opponents of globalization and the war in Iraq...
Gene Mueller's Weekend Fishing Report
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Productive rockfish outings are reported by anglers throughout the lower Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland portions of the Chesapeake Bay. The fishing could be better in the upper bay, but on the good...
HBO's Mortuary Hit Makes Lifeless Return
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's the good news for ardent "Six Feet Under" fans: HBO's acclaimed hit about the offbeat Fisher funeral-home clan and their friends and foibles, returns Sunday after a year-long hiatus. Now,...
Hooked on Imports; Ever-Rising Demand Leaves U.S. Dependent on Foreign Oil
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States must import a growing share of its energy needs to fuel a growing economy.For decades, the United States has been the world's biggest oil consumer, soaking up every drop of oil it produces...
Intelligence Apparatus Adrift
Byline: Bob Barr, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Many Washington observers were surprised when a newly installed, 43rd president, George W. Bush, retained Bill Clinton's CIA chief, George Tenet, instead of replacing him with a handpicked choice...
Iran and the EU 3
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES According to a report issued last week by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Tehran continues to respond to inspections of its nuclear facilities with stonewalling and defiance. With the next IAEA board meeting...
Kurdish Leaders Upset with U.N. Resolution
Byline: Borzou Daragahi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Long-simmering tensions between Kurds and Shi'ites were exposed yesterday by the passage of a U.N. resolution on Iraq's future, which otherwise was seen as an important step toward peace and...
Laura's Response
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Laura's response Laura Bush, whose father died from Alzheimer's, said yesterday she admired Nancy Reagan's devotion to former President Ronald Reagan until his death, but could not support her call for...
Let's Tread Lightly on Touchy Subjects
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the space of two days, we've had Bill Parcells talking about "Jap plays" and Larry Bird saying - and Magic Johnson seconding - that the NBA could use a few white superstars. All we need now is for somebody...
Mourners Line Up for Hours at Capitol
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As soon as she heard the news Saturday afternoon - during a mentoring session with children at her church in Chesterfield, Va., - Carol Williams knew she had to pay her respects to Ronald Reagan in person....
'Obstruction' Charges Not Sticking; GOP Bid to Push Issues Stalls
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republicans' plans to blame Democrats for obstructing the president's agenda to gain ground in upcoming congressional races have backfired, some experts say, and instead, Republicans have slowly been losing...
Orioles Get Relief against Arizona
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - After suffering plenty of bullpen meltdowns in recent weeks, the Baltimore Orioles gladly took advantage of an opponent's relief struggles last night at Camden Yards. Miguel Tejada belted...
Oval Office Encounter
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ronald Reagan's death brings back a flood of warm memories of our conversations together in the Oval Office, on campaign planes and in hotel rooms during his meteoric political career. Most of these...
Pentagon to Stress Speed over Mass; Cites Afghan, Iraqi Experiences
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration is nearing completion of a new defense posture that will shift troops and weapons overseas and emphasize rapid deployment over numbers of troops, tanks, ships and aircraft. "In...
Ponder the Lethal Effects of Arms
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The relationship between war and technology is curious, and not always wholesome. Huge high-tech projects, such as new submarines or fighter planes, require huge staffs of engineers. And the technology...
Portal Shares Treasures of the Earth
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The meticulous study of fossils, called paleontology, reflects man's desire to define his past by reconstructing the history of the Earth and the various life forms upon it. Some of the heavyweights...
Predator Software; Learn How to Defeat Viruses, Worms
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES George Washington University professor Lance Hoffman compares the current Internet climate to his earliest days behind the wheel. "When I learned to drive a car, there were no air bags or seat belts,"...
Public TV Officials Won't Be Punished
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Maryland Public Television (MPT) officials will not be disciplined for violating contracting rules from 2000 to 2002, state officials said yesterday. The decision was part of an investigation...
Reagan Scripted Funeral to Last Detail; Plan Was Filed after Leaving Office
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ronald Reagan's state funeral was planned more than 20 years ago, mostly by the 40th president himself when he first entered the White House. Mr. Reagan began planning the ceremony shortly after...
Red, White and Green; Sponsors Rush to Sign Olympians
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two months before he hits the pool in Athens, Baltimore swimmer Michael Phelps is already one of the most lucrative endorsers ever among Olympic athletes. Phelps, 18, boasts a fast-growing portfolio of...
Reimportation Reasoning
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Perhaps it's time to check the expiration date on some of your editorials. Contrary to the accusations made in your Saturday editorial "Reasons against reimportation," Canada does not "[blackmail] U.S. corporations into...
'RoboCop' Trilogy Blasts into Action Fans' Homes; Diesel's 'Black' Also Sci-Fi Pick
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES "RoboCop" returns, joined by two sequels and a generous cache of extras, in the RoboCop Trilogy ($39.98), a fresh three-disc set from MGM Home Entertainment. It's our ... DVD pick of the week The original 1987...
Ronald Reagan's Faith
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ronald Reagan spoke eloquently in many ways. But the Great Communicator may be best remembered for his words of faith and the cultural changes that followed them. Faith was the wellspring of his optimism; it was the...
Saddam's Victims Warn of 'Enemies'; Torturers Seen Working with U.S
Byline: I-wei J. Chang, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Torture victims of Saddam Hussein are warning the United States that their former tormentors are seeking new positions in Iraq by working with authorities in the U.S.-led occupation. "Those are the...
Schools' Prospect Staying Cautious
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A top candidate to run D.C. public schools said yesterday he will wait until city officials decide whether the mayor or school board should oversee the school system before he considers taking the job...
Second Saturday Becomes a Top Draw; Monthly Gallery, Shop Stroll like a Block Party
Byline: Anne Oman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's the second Saturday in May, and Seventh and Eighth streets SE - a commercial quarter on Capitol Hill - are hopping with browsers, art buffs, shoppers, and people who just like to make a party...
Slovaks Mourn
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Slovaks mourn As Slovak President Rudolf Schuster prepares to attend former President Ronald Reagan's funeral tomorrow, he also will be mourning the first combat deaths of Slovak soldiers in Iraq....
Teens Find Landing a Summer Job Tough; College Students, Adults Are Area Competition
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Area teenagers are getting their first lesson in the U.S. economy: They are finding it hard to secure a summer job, despite recent employment growth. U.S. employers added 248,000 positions in May, the...
Textile Quota Lapse a Job Issue; Lawmakers Seek WTO Meeting
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than 100 U.S. lawmakers yesterday asked President Bush to support an emergency World Trade Organization meeting to reconsider the end-of-year expiration on quotas for clothing and fabric. The...
The Best of Fairfax
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The best of Fairfax Summer is here, and the three-day Celebrate Fairfax festival promises to be one of the year's top events for the family, with more than 300 exhibits and a diverse musical lineup....
The Legislative Genius of Reagan; How One Man Pushed through His Agenda
Byline: Gary J. Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ronald Reagan stood for big ideas in a shrinking world. He was the captain of the ship of state, boldly manning the rudder, but leaving the smaller decisions to a trusted crew. Whether comforting a...
Tiny Tony Ratings
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tiny Tony ratings This year's Tony Awards telecast drew the fewest viewers in the show's history, thanks in part to a certain mob family from New Jersey. The Sunday night three-hour television...
Union Shielding Sought from 'Offshoring'; Ranks of Organized Labor Swell as Workers Struggle to Keep Their Jobs
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES High-tech employees who once shunned unions while they earned top salaries are turning to organized labor in an effort to keep their jobs from being taken by foreign workers, according to union recruiters....
U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to Start with 'All-Star' Staff of 900
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than 900 Americans will be on permanent staff at a "mini-Washington" embassy in Baghdad after the U.S.-led occupation authority hands power to Iraqis on June 30, U.S. officials said yesterday. An...
Valentines from a President; Love Lingers in Ronald Reagan's Letters
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES First ladies are often treated unkindly by the cultural attitudes of their times. The public feels perfectly free to judge the relationship of a president and his wife through a political lens, darkly,...
Winning Duds
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Winning duds San Francisco Chronicle Sean "P. Diddy" Combs was the shock winner at Monday night's Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards in New York. The Bad Boy Records boss and...