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 8, 1996

$20 Counterfeiters Nabbed at Md. Jail: `Cash' Sent to Bad Address Foiled Them
A counterfeiting operation in a Maryland prison was broken up after the U.S. Postal Service last month returned a package of $20 bills mailed to an undeliverable address. A federal grand jury in Baltimore on Thursday indicted two convicts and three...
Abraham Lincoln
SIXTEENTH PRESIDENT: 1861-1865 BORN: Feb. 12, 1809 (Hodgenville, Hardin [now Larue] County, Ky. DIED: April 15, 1865 PARTY: Republican VICE PRESIDENT: Hannibal Hamlin (1861-1865) and Andrew Johnson (1865) PHYSICAL: 6 feet 4...
Army to Probe Ten-Mile Allegations
Secretary of the Army Togo West has appointed a panel to investigate allegations of improprieties concerning the Army Ten-Mile run, sources have told The Washington Times. West's office would not confirm the panel's existence but did say yesterday...
Bad Judgment from a Court That Once Recognized What Good and Evil Are
In Romer vs. Evans, the Supreme Court overturned a Colorado law said to be "born of animosity toward the class of persons affected." As Don Feder wrote, "Are laws designed to discourage polygamy `born of animosity' toward polygamists?" ("Rights rationale...
Belmont Offers Quantity, Not Quality
For what it lacks in quality, the 1996 Triple Crown series has compensated with quantity. Fifteen entrants are expected in today's 128th Belmont Stakes, matching its largest field ever. Nineteen horses ran in the Kentucky Derby and 12 in the Preakness...
Big Talent, Miniature Art
Welcome to a world where the art connoisseur needs only a magnifying glass and a couple of dollars. A crisp yet careful tear of a cellophane package and you'll enter a museum of fantasy art, where even the youngest of humans can appreciate the beauty....
Blues: Still Seeking `the Truth'
"We're all still looking for the truth," says John Lodge, bassist and songwriter for the Moody Blues. That may be why the sound of rock's poetic English gentlemen still endures. The Moody Blues play the Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge on Wednesday...
Brimmer, Barry and Adolf Hitler, Etc
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BARRY: Quite a week we've had in the District, but it's also been an instructive one. For one thing, we have learned that D.C. control board Chairman Andrew Brimmer must be nothing less than a saint to bear the abuse heaped...
Buchanan Comes over to Dole Camp: Applauds Statement on Pro-Life Plank
Pat Buchanan yesterday gave his support to Bob Dole's effort to mollify pro-choice Republicans without alienating the pro-life activists whose support he needs in his presidential campaign. Mr. Buchanan, the militant opponent to abortion who defeated...
Clinton Courts Ire of the Left: Uses It to Show He's on Right Path
White House adviser Rahm Emanuel had every reason to be angry with a top official of the American Civil Liberties Union when they encountered one another at Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown's funeral in April. After all, the ACLU had been harshly...
Clinton Vows Visit despite Gay-Protest Threat
President Clinton said yesterday he will not cancel a visit to San Francisco this weekend, despite advice from Mayor Willie Brown to stay away because of possible protests by the city's large homosexual population. Mr. Clinton's decision to back...
Consultants Insist on Need to Run Attack Ads
Campaign consultants have an "obligation to run" negative ads even if the client objects, according to a master of the form who left Sen. Jesse Helms' 1996 re-election campaign when the candidate pulled his ads. "Your obligation is always to do...
Critics Want to Reopen `America's Main Street': Protected White House Called `Castle'
Critics yesterday challenged the White House to reopen Pennsylvania Avenue, calling the security concerns that prompted the Secret Service to close the road an overreaction to an isolated situation. The closing has clogged downtown traffic, cost...
D.C. Courthouse Gets In-House Cleanup: Judges, Clerks Make Clean Sweep
D.C. Superior Court Judge Jose Lopez moved the legal documents and court files that normally clutter his bench to make room for bottles of Windex. Then he and members of his staff scrubbed the layers of dust and dirt off until the wood finish...
De la Hoya Takes Title on TKO in Bloody Bout: Legendary Chavez Badly Outclassed
LAS VEGAS - Oscar De La Hoya toppled a legend of boxing last night, stopping bloodied Julio Cesar Chavez in the fourth round to capture the World Boxing Council super lightweight title before a sellout crowd of 15,283 at Caesars Palace outdoor arena....
Democrat Touts Unity: Mark Warner Delighs in Bruising GOP Primary Race
As the bloody battle for the Virginia GOP's Senate nomination lurches toward Tuesday's primary, Democrat Mark R. Warner lurks in the background, hoping to devour a weakened victor. The telecommunications mogul will pick up the Democratic nomination...
Educational Success Where Others Failed
Now 6 years old, the Milwaukee Parental Choice program remains one of the most argued-about education experiments in America. Passed by the Wisconsin state legislature in March 1990, it stands alone as the nation's sole operating government-funded...
European Championship Begins
The soccer spotlight will be focused on England today for the start of the European Championship, the world's second biggest event. This is the first major soccer tournament hosted by England, the birthplace of the modern game, since the 1966 World...
Fencing off a Part of Battlefield Defeats the Spirit of History
My 40-acre farm on the Shenandoah Valley battleground of Cross Keys, where Stonewall Jackson's subordinate, Richard S. Ewell, defeated John C. Fremont on June 8, 1862, shares a quarter-mile boundary with a 96-acre tract owned by the Lee-Jackson Foundation,...
Focus on Money, Boomers: Also, a Profile of Israel's Netanyahu
Can it be the end of the fiscal year? What else can explain all the cover lines in all the major money magazines devoted to retirement and 401(k) plans hitting the newsstands? Forbes is bringing out its 1996 Money Guide. US News & World Report...
Fontana Harris, Hanley Make It; Top Men Don't
BALTIMORE - A shot that barely cleared the net and one that didn't made the difference yesterday at the U.S. Beach Volleyball Olympic Trials. Barbra Fontana Harris staved off the first of four match points for herself and partner Linda Hanley...
GOP Leaders Try to Thrash out Health Care Deal: Wrangling Focused on Medical Savings Accounts
The chances of a health care reform bill getting out of Congress before Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole does diminished yesterday as lawmakers continued to wrangle over whether medical savings accounts for workers should be part of the package. ...
Habitat Panel OKs Housing Rights: Opponents Fear Nonbinding Accord Compromises National Sovereignty
ISTANBUL - The nations of the world assembled at the Habitat conference yesterday agreed that it would be nice if everyone on earth had homes, but they backed away from pledging to provide them. They agreed instead to move gradually toward full...
Highly Regarded Coppinger Given Chance to Bolster Staff
BALTIMORE - After a a week's worth of rumors and much anticipation, The Rock has finally arrived. Following Thursday night's 13-6 victory against the Detroit Tigers, the Orioles called up right-handed pitcher Rocky Coppinger from Class AAA Rochester...
Kids Taken from Home Beg for Food
The six children who were removed from a Southeast home where a teen-ager was found dead in the closet lived in squalor and begged for food, neighbors said yesterday . Police took the children from the home in the 600 block of Yuma Street SE Thursday...
Kramnik, Topalov Reign in Spain
Dos Hermanas produced dos conquistadores as Bulgarian Veselin Topalov and Russian Vladimir Kramnik tied for first in a tournament in Spain that included nine of the world's top 10 grand masters. The victors went 6-3 (3-0-6), a half-point ahead of...
Like Brutus, Confederate's Career Dies at Philippi
It was early June 1861, the swelter of summer had yet to reach the mountains of western Virginia where the small town of Philippi nestled along the Tygart's Valley River. The war was still new. All along the Virginia border, troops were massing...
Metro Firms
Lockheed takes over Hughes joint venture Lockheed Martin Corp. agreed to buy out Hughes Aircraft Co.'s share of their joint venture, the Earth Observation Satellite Co. (EOSAT), a distributor of remote sensing data. Terms of the agreement were...
New-Job Creation Moves at Fast Clip: President Urges Fed to Hold Rates
A robust employment report yesterday sparked a day of tumultuous trading on Wall Street and an unusual warning from President Clinton to the Federal Reserve to proceed with caution before deciding to raise interest rates. The Labor Department reported...
On the Road with Hazel O'Leary
It might seem that, what with the Whitewater guilty verdicts and questions about requests for FBI background checks on fired Travel Office staffers by the White House Counsel's office in 1993, the last thing the Clinton administration needs right now...
Oracle Software Giant Looks for Land Locally
Oracle Corp., with 900 workers scattered at sites throughout the Washington area, is shopping for a place to put a corporate campus and, real estate sources say, the King Farm in Gaithersburg is a leading contender. Keith Hodson, an Oracle spokesman,...
Over 125 Marines May Have Cheated: 2 Officers Suggest a Corps Cover-Up
Two Marine Corps lieutenants accused in a cheating scandal charged yesterday that scores of fellow officers also participated in the scheme, and that the Corps failed to accuse the others because it wanted to "keep this quiet." The two officers...
Panthers Feeling a Cold Chill as Dream Season Turns Sour
MIAMI - There are some interesting questions concerning the Florida Panthers that are just dying to be answered as the Stanley Cup finals continue or, perhaps, grind quickly to a halt. Namely: * Are the upstart third-year Panthers capable of beating...
Picking, Singing, Dancing: 300 Performers at Columbia Fest
Mandolin master Peter Ostroushko speaks in a sleepy, soft voice, sounding much like his old radio boss, Garrison Keillor. While the mandolin "is an incredibly intoxicating instrument," he says by phone from his Minneapolis home, "it's an impossible...
Questions of Safety: Who Sits near Exit Windows .
With passenger safety uppermost in the minds of the traveling public after the ValuJet and MARC/ Amtrak accidents, it would behoove all of us to become more aware of safety procedures and escape routes in planes and trains. Of course, not much could...
Rodman's Head Space Up for Grabs
CHICAGO - Dennis Rodman merely craves respect. So this is what the feather boas are all about. "A lot of people don't give me enough credit for being an adult," Rodman says. Most adults don't seek credit for being adults. That's kind of...
Runaway Bulls Are Halfway Home: Late Rally by Sonics Falls Short
CHICAGO - Princess Di left Chicago the other day, but the city hardly minded because the Bulls are well on their way to obtaining their own royal crown. It was not as easy as it perhaps should have been against the Seattle SuperSonics, but the...
Thomas' Journey Leads Back to Rome
The matter of changing from one faith to another, with all the joys and disappointments it entails for others, usually is a personal matter. It can't help but go public when the person changing is a Supreme Court justice. Justice Clarence Thomas,...
Thomas Reported Considering Accepting School's Re-Invitation: Security Planned to Keep Protesters from Disrupting
No one is really sure if he's coming yet, but Prince George's County school officials are gearing up for a high-security appearance by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at a Landover school Monday night. Justice Thomas, only the second black...
Today's Best Bets
SAIL OFF TO OLD TOWN Yes, TV's Robin Leach is coming to town, as is the group Spyro Gyra, for the 15th annual Alexandria Red Cross Waterfront Festival, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow at Oronoco Bay Park, along the Old...
Welcome Mat out Again at Wright House
A historic house that literally was coming apart at the seams has been reopened to much fanfare, great expectations - and just a touch of controversy. The Pope-Leighey House, designed in 1940 by Frank Lloyd Wright for the young journalist Loren...
White House Got 338 FBI Files after Dale's: Calls It `Bureaucratic Mistake,' Says Records Were Not Read
White House officials who got secret FBI background records on fired "Travelgate" figure Billy R. Dale also were given FBI files on 338 other Bush and Reagan administration officials, but said yesterday they never looked at them. Included in the...
White Sox Roll on, Drub Listless Orioles
BALTIMORE - It was this kind of night for the Baltimore Orioles in an 8-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox last night: With one out in the sixth inning and his team already down by five runs, Rafael Palmeiro cracked a sharp grounder just inside first...
Whitewater Figure Seeking Immunity for Hill Testimony: Hale Accused Clinton in Trial Testimony
The chairman of the special Senate Whitewater committee said yesterday he will continue to "explore options" on getting the testimony of chief Whitewater witness David L. Hale, but that possibility appears dim as the committee's deadline draws near....