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 September 16, 2004

30-Day Oil Reserve to Be Set Up
Byline: John Zarocostas, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BURGENSTOCK, Switzerland - China, spurred by the increasing importance of oil in its rapidly expanding economy, plans to establish a strategic petroleum reserve equivalent to about 30 days of consumption,...
Africa Aims to Break Barriers to Net; Cost, Lack of Lines Keep New 'Necessity' out of Reach
Byline: Marion Baillot, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Although Internet access took off quickly in the developed world, the story has been different in Africa, where it remains at an early stage of development. Internet users in Africa - the second most...
A Visual Carnival
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A visual carnival After four years of hoisting its trademark blue and yellow grand chapiteau in Tysons Corner, Cirque du Soleil returns to the District with a new performance, "Varekai." Combining drama...
Barry Lays out Extensive Agenda; Seeks Top Spot on a Committee
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former D.C. Mayor Marion S. Barry, fresh from victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary, said yesterday he would demand a leadership position on the D.C. Council, introduce legislation to stiffen penalties...
Bodyguard Washington Becomes 'Man on Fire'; Hitchcock Films in 10-Disc Set
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Essentially a violently redemptive samurai tale transplanted to modern-day Mexico, Tony Scott's Man on Fire, new this week from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment ($29.98), shapes up as a satisfying blend of textured...
Breast Cancer Best Seen by MRI; Imaging Aids Women at Risk
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is more accurate than mammography, ultrasound or clinical examination in detecting breast cancer in women with a hereditary risk for the disease, a study has found....
Bush Tells Putin to Uphold 'Principles of Democracy'; Russia Not Interested in Advice from U.S
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush said yesterday that he is "concerned" that a new plan by Russian President Vladimir Putin to fight terror by centralizing political power could undermine democracy in Russia. "As governments...
Captain Coughlin; New Coach of Giants Runs a Tight Ship
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kurt Warner didn't mean it the way it sounded. The quarterback was talking about the New York Giants and the team's relationship with its hard-driving new coach, Tom Coughlin. "He's the head coach...
Coelho Blames Kerry Woes on Internal Campaign Strife
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There is a civil war going on in Sen. John Kerry's campaign organization that has produced a weak, inconsistent message and election strategy, veteran Democratic adviser Tony Coelho charged yesterday....
Common Sense Defeats Viruses
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES OK, explain computer viruses to me. I read that some virus has cost the business world $37 billion. I don't get it. I don't see why viruses are a problem. Almost every way of getting a virus is easily avoided....
Cyprus Rebound
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cyprus rebound The Turkish-Cypriot representative in Washington rarely misses a chance to make his case whenever this column prints an item about the Greek-Cypriot government. Osman Ertug of the...
Delayed Primary Results Fuel Fears for Nov. 2 Vote
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Delays in the reporting of Tuesday's primary results in the hotly contested D.C. Council races have fueled concerns about whether city election officials are prepared for higher turnout in the November...
Don't Rush Reform; Wrong Time for an Intelligence Overhaul
Byline: Barry M. Blechman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's decision to give the new national intelligence director broader authority and substantial control of the intelligence budget signals that both the administration and the...
Drag and Drop from Cam onto DVD
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a look at some hardware and software that's available: * Vegas Movie Studio+DVD, for DVD-enabled computers and home entertainment centers, $99.99. The last time I tried to make a movie,...
Electoral Advantage
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES My state-by-state analysis of the presidential race now shows George W. Bush getting close to if not more than the 270 electoral votes he needs for re-election. Of course, anything can happen over the...
Ex-Texas Guardsman Eyed in Bush Memo Leak
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A disgruntled former Texas National Guard soldier is the focus of intense media scrutiny into whether he leaked hotly disputed memos to CBS News on President Bush's military record. The former Army...
Fins Fusion Has Ingredients for Success; Pacific Rim Dishes Gain Notice
Byline: Scott J. Haring, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So you think it's easy opening an upscale dining establishment, with a not-so-traditional menu, next to a Gold's Gym in a strip mall? Sounds kind of crazy, doesn't it? Sam Chaney and his son, Sam...
Free-and-Easy Longo Spurns Record Deal
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Musician Joziah Longo once turned down offers from several major labels to sign his hard-rocking outfit the Ancestors. Now his current band, Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, is drawing...
Freshmen Miss Deadline, but Stay in School
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than 60 Montgomery County high school freshmen, who have failed to verify residency after several deadlines, continue to take classes, despite warnings that they either will have to pay tuition or enroll...
Gala Week to Celebrate New Indian Museum; Native People Contribute to Design, Collection
Byline: Stephen Goode, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Countless American Indians have visited the nation's capital ever since the chiefs and village elders encountered by Lewis and Clark came east in stately dignity 200 years ago to meet in Washington...
Gene Mueller's Weekend Fishing Report
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Will our weekend weather worries ever come to an end? What a nutty year this has been. Now the weather forecasters promise at least some rain for tomorrow and Saturday, maybe wind, all because of that...
Graceful Return
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Graceful return "Will & Grace" suffered a precipitous decline in quality last year, but tonight's season opener finds reason for fans to rejoice - while also praying for fewer big-ticket cameos....
Hispanic Groups Join Forces over Gangs, Immigration
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hispanic groups united yesterday to stop what they call a wave of gang violence and anti-immigration legislation that is hurting their population. "We want to strengthen the relationship between...
Hockey Shut Down Indefinitely; Bettman: 'Future of Game at Stake'
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES To the surprise of no one, the NHL yesterday carried out its threat to lock out its players and put the 2004-05 season in jeopardy. The announcement came before the collective bargaining agreement between...
Hotel Workers on the Verge of Striking; Management Walks out of Talks, Vows to Stay Open
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hotel workers at 14 D.C. hotels are preparing to strike after talks over a new contract broke down last night. Union officials said hotel management walked out of contract negotiations, saying progress...
House Tackles Panel's Report; GOP Bill Eyes Intelligence
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republican leaders yesterday said they will introduce their own bill next week to restructure and improve the nation's intelligence community and guaranteed a vote on it before adjourning next month....
Janey Takes District Reins; School Board Appoints Superintendent for 3 Years
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. Board of Education last night officially appointed Clifford B. Janey superintendent of the District's public schools under a three-year contract at an annual salary of $250,000. Today will be...
Kaine Details Plan for Roads; Calls GOP's Proposal Faulty
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia Lt. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine yesterday outlined a three-pronged transportation plan that would not raise taxes, adding that a new Republican proposal to fix road problems seems faulty. ...
KenCen Honors; Top Actors, Musicians for '04 Have Wide Range
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Kennedy Center Honors class of 2004 features a powerhouse acting couple and the first-ever musician recognized primarily for work meant for the cinema, not the concert hall. Longtime husband-and-wife...
Kerry Hits Bush on Poor Economy; Tells President to Stop Making 'Lot of Excuses'
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DETROIT - President Bush's economic record doesn't stack up to recent wartime presidents, Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry said yesterday as he called on the president to quit blaming others...
Kerry Losing Key Strongholds to President
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES John Kerry is losing support among Democrats, independents, women, Catholics and veterans, all of whom helped give President Bush the post-convention bounce he got - and still holds - in many polls....
Kerry's Disingenuous Spin
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In an effort to rescue his failing presidential campaign, John Kerry went on Don Imus' nationally syndicated radio show yesterday to hammer the Bush presidency and persuade the American people that he offers a credible...
Kerry's Nuanced View of Gun Rights
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES John Kerry is a hunter - ergo he's a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. At least that's what he wants voters to believe. And especially with the controversial 10-year-old "assault weapons ban" expiring this week,...
Kerry's Problem
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kerry's problem "John Kerry is in deeper trouble than the polls indicate," Dick Morris writes in the New York Post. "While the Fox News survey taken last week after the Republican convention shows...
Kerry Supports 'Right Vote,' While Decrying 'Wrong War'
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DETROIT - John Kerry yesterday said he now can see no reason why the United States went to war in Iraq, yet added that he still stands by his vote to authorize the war. "Not under the current circumstances,...
Law from Whole Cloth
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bruce Fein gets it all wrong when critiquing Phyllis Schlafly's book "The Supremacists: The Tyranny of Judges and How to Stop It" ("Courts run amok?" Op-Ed, Tuesday). Mr. Fein scolds Mrs. Schlafly for not having sufficient...
Looking Back at the 'Haven'; Exhibit Honors Jews in America
Byline: Christopher Stollar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Jewish bat rests on a ring of skulls, its lips smiling with blood from local merchants. Leon Barritt composed this drawing in 1898 to depict greed as a monster with Jewish features that nests...
New and Old, That's Teada; Young Irishmen Gaining Acclaim
Byline: Paul Stelter, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "I've been playing the fiddle for twenty years. I should know how to play it at this stage," Teada frontman Oisin MacDiarmada, who is 26, says with a laugh. The young Irish band brings its traditional...
No Boundaries for Ex-Inmate
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LAS VEGAS - Undisputed middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins stood at the podium yesterday at the MGM Grand Garden to talk about his fight Saturday night against Oscar De La Hoya and waved a photograph...
On the Links
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES On the links Vince Gill has won 15 Grammys. He's also a pretty good golfer who says he would have loved to have played the game as a professional. Mr. Gill, who scored his fifth career hole-in-one...
Policy Shake-Up Seen for Council
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Three D.C. Council candidates who beat incumbents in this week's primary are expected to change the nature of legislative debates on issues as wide ranging as workplace smoking, affordable housing and...
Primary Results Weaken D.C. Bid; Baseball Backers on Council Lose
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The District's bid for the Montreal Expos lost a key advantage over the rival effort from Northern Virginia when three supporters on the D.C. Council were unseated in Tuesday's Democratic primary elections....
Racial Storm
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Racial storm Last year, Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas Democrat, took one look at the list of names for the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season and shouted racial discrimination. The outspoken congresswoman...
Ralph's Rules; Show Me the Votes. I'll Show You the Cash
Byline: Gary J. Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Jerry Maguire," the semi-fictional sports agent of 1996 movie fame, popularized the line "show me the money." Last week, House Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman...
Rather Defends 'Thrust' of Report on Bush Service; CBS Promises to Boost Effort to Resolve Flap
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A defensive Dan Rather suggested last night that although he may have used forged documents in a CBS report criticizing President Bush's military service, the "thrust" of his report was true. "Those who...
Ravens Might Turn Deion Loose on Offense
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Baltimore Ravens are thinking about taking their anemic passing game to "Prime Time." With starting wide receiver Travis Taylor expected to miss at least the next four games with...
Redskins Offense Had Holes; Bugel: 'We Have a Lot of Work to Do'
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The day started with a 64-yard touchdown run and ended with a clock-killing drive against what traditionally has been one of the NFL's best defenses. In between, it was rough going for the Washington...
Republicans Rally for Immigration Initiative; Arizona to Vote on Requiring Proof of Citizenship
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An immigration initiative in Arizona that would require secure identification to vote in elections and to receive public benefits was endorsed yesterday by more than two dozen Republican state legislators...
Russian Siege Stirs Muslim Condemnation; Leaders Respond to Defend Religion
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Revolted by the grisly seizure of a Russian schoolhouse by Islamic terrorists, Arab and Muslim leaders have become increasingly critical of terrorism committed in the name of their faith. Long criticized...
Success Can Come to Terps Who Wait
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There were plenty of times that Henry Scott wanted to just chuck his helmet onto the practice field and walk away from the team. He sacrificed for three years but got little playing time. The Maryland...
Taxes, Truth and CBS
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES How do you think the sanctimonious people at TV's "60 Minutes" would portray a company charged by the FCC with "serious indecency violations," that made expensive settlements with employees...
Taylor OK with Not Starting Opener
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sean Taylor expressed surprise yesterday that he didn't start in the Washington Redskins' season opener, but the first-round pick said he understands why the coaching staff limited his playing time against...
Terror against Israel; Terror against Humanity
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hundreds of children of the Beslan schoolhouse terror suffered grievous wounds that only surgeons skilled in dealing with wounds inflicted by urban terror can properly treat. Few Russian surgeons have...
Texas Race Pits Two Incumbents; Redistricting Sets Up Unusual Tilt
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DALLAS - The race between two incumbent congressmen here promises to be a down-to-the-wire, possibly bitter battle. Pete Sessions, 49, a popular conservative, is the incumbent in District 32 and Martin...
This Might Be a Good Lockout
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sorry, there'll be no tears in This Space about the possible loss of the 2004-05 NHL season. Hockey needs this lockout, needs some time to do some deep thinking about its future - unless it wants to see Bad...
Turkey and the EU
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Turkey has denied Islamo-phobic Europeans an excuse to deny or delay its European Union entry talks. On Tuesday, Ankara decided to shelve a proposed law criminalizing adultery - a move which will make it more difficult...
Turtle Soup; Terps Have Lapped Up WVU
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Remnants of Hurricane Ivan are supposed to soak Mountaineer Field this weekend, and the West Virginia Mountaineers would be happy to see the downpour wash away their record of football failure against Maryland....
Underdog Role Aids Europeans
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Uncle Sam's paper lions once again enter the Ryder Cup bearing the favorite's uneasy burden. In recent years, reams have been written about why a U.S. team that always seems...
U.N. Halts Exports of Caspian Caviar; Seeks End to Rampant Poaching
Byline: Christopher Pala, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ALMATY, Kazakhstan - A U.N. agency has quietly halted all caviar exports from the Caspian, which produces about 80 percent of the delicacy, until countries there curb rampant poaching. All Caspian...
U.S. Blacklists Saudi Arabia for Violations of Religious Freedom
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The State Department yesterday put Saudi Arabia on its blacklist of severe violators of religious freedom for the first time, opening the door to U.S. sanctions. U.S. officials, however, said penalties...
Use of DDT Urged in Malaria Fight
Byline: Tom Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Anti-malaria activists are accusing the U.S. Agency for International Development of being a prisoner of politically correct policies that are inadvertently killing millions of children and pregnant women...
Utility Official Eyes Solution to Huge Water Bill
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Karen DeWitt, director of public affairs with the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority, is endeavoring to resolve the torment of Mr. Chris, whose two-year battle with the public utility was highlighted in this space...
Virginia Church Hosts Carey; Holds Services for Dissenters
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Retired Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey came to one of Virginia's oldest and largest Episcopal churches yesterday to confirm more than 300 people who are boycotting the ministry of their own bishop...
Whither English? Language Shifts with Cultural Changes
Byline: Jen Waters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The English of today may not be the English of tomorrow. The nature of language is that it's always changing, says Naomi Baron, professor of linguistics at American University. "If today you go to a...
WUSA Anchor Removed from News at 11; Veteran Peterson Will Keep 6 P.M. Spot and Cover National Election
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gordon Peterson, the face of the television station WUSA news department for more than three decades, will relinquish some of his anchoring duties to station newcomer Todd McDermott next week, signaling...