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 6, 2004

Africa Struggles to Convert Oil Wealth into Tool for Prosperity
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nowhere has the blessing of higher oil prices been more mixed than in Africa. Led by Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa is becoming an increasingly critical player in the world oil market, with foreign energy...
Amendment Skirmishes Continue; Louisiana Measure on Ballot; Legal Appeal Likely in Michigan
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Legal battles regarding state marriage amendments are over in Louisiana - and possibly in Michigan - but three other states still are involved in the fight to put the issue to a statewide vote. All...
Big-Labor Pains
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES "To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors," Thomas Jefferson argued, "is sinful and tyrannical." This Labor Day, as the presidential campaign traditionally...
Bush Woos Kerry Backers; W.Va. Rally Also Eyes Unaffiliated
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - President Bush, buoyed by nationwide polls showing that he has opened up a double-digit lead over his opponent, yesterday urged Democrats and independents to abandon Sen. John Kerry...
Calling It Quits
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Calling it quits New York Post After a three-year love affair that was headed to the altar, Tiger Woods and his stunning Swedish model may have called it quits after a huge blowout, the Boston...
Career Retraining; Students Add Skills for Jobs in New Fields
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Karyn Younkins of Lorton is on pace to graduate a year before her 20-year-old daughter. Mrs. Younkins, 42, switched career gears in January as part of the accelerated nursing program at Northern Virginia...
China Will Send Troops to Haiti; U.S. Expects Political Pressure
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES China's Public Security Ministry is set to dispatch a 130-man "special police" unit to Haiti this month in the first deployment of Chinese forces to the Western Hemisphere, Bush administration officials say....
Database Reveals Curiosity of Press; LexisNexis Use Tracks Campaign
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The research patterns of the nation's journalists reveal much about presidential candidates, at least according to LexisNexis, the news and information database service that is a primary press resource....
Diners Get More Fast and Casual
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An Atlanta restaurant franchiser, whose brands include Tex-Mex, Asian, salads, smoothies and coffee, is expanding in the Washington area. Raving Brands is planning to saturate the market with its quirky...
'Ellen': Round 2
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Ellen': Round 2 Ellen DeGeneres sure is funny in her clean, low-key manner, and few performers put us at ease like she can. But could she really succeed in the brutal daytime talk show world? ...
Formal Look Is Back in Business; Companies Start to Reject Casual Dress
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Izods and Birkenstocks in the workplace are so ... 1999. Starched shirts and sophisticated uniforms are back in vogue as the economy improves and employers give their corporate image a new look. ...
From Pop to Punk at a Grand Old Party; Republicans Move toward Diversity
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Republicans have changed their image, big time. They've tacked toward the times while trying to hold to a grasp of traditional values. Not easy to do. They've moved toward diversity. The protesters,...
Godspeed, Doc
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Godspeed, Doc "By all accounts," West Chicago's Daily Herald wrote last week, "John 'Doc' McCaslin was the Dr. Doolittle of his time, a friend to both the people he encountered and the animals he nurtured."...
Greek Revival
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Greek revival Congressional foreign-policy leaders congratulated Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis for the success of the Olympics. "History will record these games as among the greatest, if...
Group Targets Council Races; Anti-Smokers Hit Incumbents
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An anti-smoking group is targeting four D.C. Council members for defeat in next week's primary election, including three incumbents fending off tough challenges, to clear the way for a smoking ban in the...
Hold Promise in a Church Divided
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The following are excerpts of a sermon given recently by the Rev. Al Zadig Jr. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase. It's been a tough year for the Anglican Communion and for many dioceses and parishes within...
Home Runs, Whispers Mount
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barry Bonds is bearing down on the mighty number of 700 with barely an acknowledgement from the national press. That is a subtle indication of the uneasiness that accompanies his march to history, which...
Hong Kong Awakens to Politics; Elections Infuse Change in Public
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HONG KONG - Passions rarely run high in this prosperous port city, where order and stability have been cherished for decades and where risk taking is not a virtue when it comes to politics. But, as...
Kerry Campaign Forced to Regroup; 'Mistakes Were Made,' Says Carville
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats yesterday said Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign is off track and blamed television ads by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, President Bush's bounce from the Republican convention, and...
Labor Day
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Labor Day is crossed with transition - from summer to fall; from the boys of summer to the warriors of the gridiron; from indolent days and long lunches to laborious school hours. Congress comes back to town from its...
Maryland GOP Recruits '06 Candidates at RNC
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland Republican leaders turned the Republican National Convention in New York City into a recruiting party for the 2006 election. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said he views Maryland's delegation as a prime pool...
Missteps Douse 'Cookout'
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "The Cookout's" NBA rookie Todd Andersen shatters our ugliest stereotypes regarding superstar athletes in waiting. He's sweet-natured, comes from a loving home and cares so much about what his mama...
Music Pirates Turn Up Volume; Recording Industry Suits Fail to Squelch Use of Online Services
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES File sharing remains widespread a year after the Recording Industry Association of America began a legal campaign to stop music piracy. The music industry has filed lawsuits charging 4,680 persons with...
Muslim Peril in a New Faith; New Converts Share Fervor
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Christians from across the country traveled to Falls Church this weekend to attend the first Muslim Background Believers Convention, a cross-cultural conference aimed at improving understanding and relations...
Nauseating Cases of Product Liability
Byline: Henry I. Miller, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Morning sickness - the nausea and vomiting that afflict more than half of pregnant women - can be debilitating. There once was an excellent prescription medication for it, but the manufacturer...
Oil-Price Boom a Boon for Producers; Windfall Offers Chance to Fund Pet Projects
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Not everyone was complaining when the price of a barrel of oil flirted with the $50 mark on global markets earlier this summer. For Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, it meant more money to pour into...
Parents' Love, Faith Overcome Obstacles
Byline: Kate Tsubata, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Imagine you are in a foreign country. All the signs are in a language and script you don't understand, and the traffic system and even the method of telling time is different. How would you figure...
Poem Provides Solace at Funeral
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt Shaft: I am a regular reader of The Washington Times national weekly edition. While not a veteran, I often read the Sgt. Shaft column. A few issues back you printed a poem by Lawrence Vaincourt...
Political Pioneer to Step Down; Expanded Center for Blacks
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the early architects of modern-day black politics will be moving on to new challenges after leading the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies for 32 years. Eddie N. Williams, 72, will...
Post-Convention Riffs . . . and Drifts
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The overanalyzed acceptance speeches are finished and the tightly scripted, carefully choreographed national conventions are history. Now all that's left is the campaigning, right? Not exactly. President...
Redskins Cut Upshaw, Bauman; Cartwright to Stick Around
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A pair of surprising moves on defense and a tough choice at running back highlighted the Washington Redskins' final cuts yesterday. Defensive end Regan Upshaw and cornerback Rashad Bauman were released,...
Soda, Diabetes and Mischief Science
Byline: Steven Milloy, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you doubt our society's lifestyle nannies are of dubious integrity, a new highly publicized study supposedly linking regular (nondiet) sodas with weight gain and diabetes should clear up...
Somers Promoted to Lead Therapy Group
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The American Occupational Therapy Association, a Bethesda-based trade association, has promoted Frederick Somers to be its new executive director. Mr. Somers has been with the association since 1985....
Speculators Speak
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Speculators speak "Pollsters are just starting to measure the impact of the convention, but the speculators betting on the election have already spoken, and they seem to like this one better than the...
Surplus Petroleum Revenue Stokes Chavez's 'Revolution'
Byline: Reed Lindsay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CARACAS, Venezuela - A surge in oil revenues is funding President Hugo Chavez's "Bolivarian revolution" of social-welfare spending in this country known for its vast gap between the rich and the poor. ...
Terps' Learning Process Continues
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland quarterback Joel Statham only could laugh after his third fumble in the first quarter. That's when the Terrapins knew they would be all right. "Joel said, 'It couldn't be any worse than that,...
The Conglomerate; Sports Network's Plans Are Simple: Be Everywhere
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BRISTOL, Conn. - Behind the boo-yahs, diaper dandies and Bert "Be Home" Blylevens, there is a plan for ESPN. An extremely serious plan. That plan, for something supposedly as centered around fun and games...
The Opaque Sen. Kerry; What's in His Military Records?
Byline: Nat Hentoff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With one stroke, candidate John Kerry could do a lot to lift the fog of the media war over his four-month tour of duty in Vietnam if he were finally to authorize the release of all his service records in...
The President and the War
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush, in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, said "The progress we and our friends and allies seek in the broader Middle East will not come easily or all at once. Yet Americans, of...
The World's Mayor; Giuliani Rouses New York and Beyond
Byline: Jane Novak Gavaghen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Aghast, the world watched the horrific events of September 11, unaware that it was a foreshadowing of a barbaric phenomenon that would spread to Istanbul, to Bali, to Riyadh, to Islamabad,...
Ukraine's October Vote; Kuchma Crushes Open Debate
Byline: D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Amid the partisan fanfare at the party conventions and quickening pace of the U.S. presidential race, it's easy to forget that America isn't the only nation embroiled in a feverish political...
Wasting a Good Solution
Byline: Ed Feulner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Our country has a problem. And we have a solution. But politics is threatening to interfere. The problem: Tens of thousands of tons of dangerous nuclear waste are stored at more than 125 sites...