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 2, 2004

A Lack of Security; Social Security Needs Overhaul
Byline: Dorcas R. Hardy, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the Republican National Convention approaches, both presidential candidates have been hitting the campaign trail, rolling out their respective platforms. The Democratic National Convention...
'Amazing Grace' in the Garden; Making Twinklies Squirm at a Grand Old Party
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Politics is theater, and politicians are merely the performers. Candidates - like Hollywood stars - seek the best writers and scripts they can afford, and we judge them on how they play their roles. To...
An Eye Ahead; Bush Must Invoke Future with Confidence
Byline: Gary J. Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK CITY - President Bush does something tonight that only four U.S. presidents have done in the last 30 years - accept his party's nomination for a second term in the White House. Interestingly,...
Another Side of the Drug-Trade Story
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In response to Robert Charles' "Colombian terrorists" (Op-Ed, Aug. 25): In July, National Geographic magazine published a story about the cocaine culture in Caqueta, Colombia, by photojournalist Carlos Villalon. Granted...
A Place of Trees and Serenity Might Not Survive
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The cash-strapped District wants to build a monolithic sports complex in the idyllic oasis of old-growth trees and tranquility known as Stoddert Park in Northwest. The proposed $6.4 million project is an...
Barrow, Thomas, Samuels to Sit Out
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins will be without several key starters for tomorrow night's preseason finale against the Atlanta Falcons because of injuries. Linebacker Mike Barrow (knee), guard Randy Thomas...
Blind Ambition; Management Seminars Help Turn Sightless Workers into Executives
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kelly Hightower-Spruillcan't see what happens at a new business seminar, but she does visualize the program opening more doors for a higher level job. Ms. Hightower-Spruill, a 33-year-old, Raleigh,...
Blowing Up a Convention with a Lot of Hot Air
Byline: Cathy Gainor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Treb Heining never has had a problem with a balloon drop. And he doesn't plan to tonight. "I have a reputation for doing things on a large scale," said the man in charge of making sure...
Bobcat Proving Himself Again; Goldthwait Touring Clubs, Directing TV
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bobcat Goldthwait empathizes with Bob Denver, the man forever known as Gilligan. After all, Mr. Goldthwait made his name as the frenzied, sweaty comic featured in several "Police Academy" films and...
Break Doesn't Help Mystics; Holdsclaw's Absence, Rustiness Hurt in Loss to Fever
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The month-long Olympic break apparently did the Washington Mystics no good. In their first action since the Games ended, the Mystics fell into sole possession of the WNBA's Eastern Conference cellar. The...
Bush Campaign Wants FEC to Rein in 527s; Lawsuit Says Groups Violate Election Law
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush campaign yesterday filed a lawsuit in federal court to force the Federal Election Commission to take action against the so-called 527 groups that are collecting and spending unlimited amounts of...
'Centerpiece of Something Bigger'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's not surprising that the Republicans are promoting foreign over domestic policy in New York this week. Both candidates, after all, have made the war on terror (or at least a war) the centerpiece of their campaign....
Cheney Hits Kerry on National Security; Miller Says Democrat Lacks 'Backbone' to Lead
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Vice President Dick Cheney, in a speech that capped a night of attacks on Sen. John Kerry, told the Republican National Convention yesterday that the Democratic presidential candidate has...
Chicks Wrap It Up at 9:30; Scissor Sisters Due Tuesday
Byline: Elita Bradley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Liz Phair closes her Chicks With Attitude tour tomorrow night at the 9:30 Club. She began the 19-city tour in early August as a final live goodbye before heading back into the studio to record...
Closing the Generation Gap; RNC Delegates of All Ages Unite to Support Bush
Byline: Molly Cain, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Alice Banks, 83, of the District, and 18-year-old Mary Pauline Jones, of Vienna, Va., have led very different lives until both served this week in separate delegations at the Republican National...
Commercial Christianity; Do T-Shirts, CDs and Other 'Jesus Junk' Engage or Mock the Faithful?
Byline: Stephanie Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A walk down the aisle of a Christian bookstore reveals Bobblehead figurines of Catholic priests, socks embroidered with the words "As I follow you, Lord," and Scripture candy - "reaching the world one...
Dangerous Times
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last week, two Russian jets were blown up almost simultaneously, killing 90 people. Earlier this week, a suicide bomber killed 10 people at a busy subway station in Moscow. On Tuesday, terrorists killed and injured scores...
D.C. Dragon Goes Down in Flames
Byline: Steve Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - The protest dragon that met its unfortunate end at the hands of revolutionary arsonists in front of Madison Square Garden this week had a future as bright as its green skin. "I'm very sad...
Deregulation Dilemma; Donaldson Brings Overregulation to the SEC
Byline: Desmond Lachman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The recent performance of the SEC chairman before the Senate Banking Committee reminds one yet again of one of the sadder ironies of the Bush administration. How did President Bush, who one...
Fox Tops Second Night's Ratings; 5 Million Watch Laura, Arnold
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Patriotic optimism radiating from the Republican National Convention has proved a good match for the Fox News Channel, which is winning the ratings race among news channels this week. Fox's prime-time...
Freedoms at Risk
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Freedoms at risk The U.S. ambassador to Australia recalled the "four freedoms" cited by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as he warned of the dangers posed by Islamist terrorism against civilized countries....
Gadgets Increase, but So Do Manuals
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As an abstract gadgetologist - one who finds gadgets interesting but doesn't want them - I follow with wonderment the trends in pocket electronics - cell phones, PDAs, music players and wilder things like...
Garden's Neighbors Mourn Business Drop; Security Keeps Customers Away
Byline: Cathy Gainor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Store owners around Madison Square Garden say business has dropped significantly since the beginning of the Republican National Convention, despite promises that the requisite security measures wouldn't...
Gene Mueller's Weekend Fishing Report
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A number of "ifs" confront weekend anglers hereabouts. What if Hurricane Frances turns just enough northward to affect the North Carolina and Virginia shores by way of heavy rains and/or strong winds? It...
Gifted Minds; Experts Who Study the Brain Don't Agree on How It Works
Byline: Shelley Widhalm, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Neuropsychologist Nadia Webb often is asked why she studies giftedness when "it's so elitist," as she is told. "These are some of the people who have the potential to discover ... new breakthroughs,"...
Gilmore Hints of Future Virginia Run; Ex-Governor Mum on Kilgore
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Virginia Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore has basked in the spotlight all week as he prepares for his 2005 run for governor, but the state's former chief executive is taking away some...
Hastert vs. Soros
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hastert vs. Soros House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert yesterday responded to an angry letter from billionaire financier George Soros accusing the politician of implying on national television last weekend...
Headaches or Help? Owens and Kearse Could Put Eagles over the Top
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA - Take a team that has reached three straight NFC Championship games. Fill its two major deficiencies with one of the NFL's best receivers, Terrell Owens, and one of its top pass rushers, Jevon...
Head-Scarf Ban Takes Effect Today; Muslims, Others Oppose Terrorists
Byline: Jennifer Joan Lee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PARIS - A new law barring Islamic head scarves from schools goes into effect today with Frenchmen of all faiths surprisingly united in their horror at the kidnapping of two French journalists by Iraqi...
Holiday Travelers Likely to Increase
Byline: Judith Person, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AAA predicts a 3 percent increase in the number of Washington-area residents taking to the road this Labor Day weekend, despite a heightened terror alert, record-high gasoline prices and the threat of...
Ichiro Keeps Scratching out Singles
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some might find it amusing that in Year2 of drug testing in the major leagues, fans are all abuzz about a singles hitter. Yes, in this brave new world of Incredible Shrinking Ballplayers and deflated power...
Israel Group in FBI Probe Wields Influence in U.S
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, which is a focus of an FBI investigation about classified government information being given to Israel, has a mission of "stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear...
Justice Seeks Dismissal of 3 Terrorism Convictions
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Terrorism convictions in Detroit cited last year by Attorney General John Ashcroft as proof that the government's war on terrorism was working should be dismissed, according to the Justice Department, which...
Kerry Gets Lukewarm Reception at Legion
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NASHVILLE, Tenn. - John Kerry was politely received by the American Legion yesterday, delivering a speech focused on veteran pocketbook issues and President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq without addressing...
Mantle of Change . . . and Verve
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - John Kerry's improbable presidential candidacy was already losing ground before the Republican National Convention began this week. The liberal Massachusetts senator - faithfully following...
Martinez Belies Pollsters in Victory over McCollum
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mel Martinez's solid win in Tuesday's Republican primary for the Florida U.S. Senate seat was a surprise to many pollsters who had the race either neck and neck or going in his opponent's favor. In nearly...
Mobs Protest Killings of 12 Laborers in Iraq
Byline: Dan Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BOMBAY - Mobs furious over the killings of 12 Nepalese laborers in Iraq attacked a mosque, offices of the leading television network and dozens of manpower-recruitment agencies in Nepal's capital of Katmandu...
Mud Man?
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mud man? James Carville will be delighted to know that Inside the Beltway was inundated with reader response after our glowing review this week of his first-ever children's book, "Lu and the Swamp Ghost."...
Navy Midshipmen 2004
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES TURNING IT AROUND In only his second season, Paul Johnson guided Navy to the second largest turnaround in the nation last year, behind only Tulsa. Johnson was the offensive coordinator the last time Navy put together...
Navy Seeks to Continue Revival
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Navy coach Paul Johnson worked miracles last season, guiding his program to a winning season, a bowl game and a sweep of Air Force and Army for the first time in 22 years. All of this came after years...
No Class Schedules, No Jobs
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. schools opened their doors yesterday to the 2004-05 school year, and the first impression is as bad as ever. Veteran Fox 5 News anchor Lark McCarthy, during an interview with the schools chief, broke the news...
Oh to Be Young and Gather at the Leftbank; Eclectic Menu Favors Asian
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Leftbank, a new restaurant in Adams Morgan, open 18 to 20 hours a day, is a prime people-watching spot - particularly if you're mid-20s to mid-30s. As the night gets older, the techno music grows...
Olympic Glory
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Olympic glory The Americans dominated the Summer Olympics medal count, and NBC did the same with the network competition over the past two-plus weeks. The games so thoroughly conquered the ratings...
'One Eyed King' Compels with Gritty Crime Story; Ensemble Shines in Urban Drama
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Though clearly in debt to Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets," writer-director Robert Moresco puts a fresh spin on familiar material in his solid crime drama One Eyed King, new this week from Velocity Home Entertainment...
Other Service Academies
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AIR FORCE Last season: 7-5 (3-4 Mountain West) Last bowl: 2002, lost San Francisco Bowl to Virginia Tech 20-13 Coach: Fisher DeBerry, 21st year (156-83-1), 21st at Air Force Returning starters:...
Reagan Finally Gets His Due as Son Speaks
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Ronald Reagan's elder son said yesterday that his father believed "freedom is never more than one generation from extinction" as he delivered the four-day convention's only official tribute to...
Redskins' Corners Get Defensive
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Don't start talking about Champ Bailey. That's the message coming out of the Washington Redskins organization following last week's 28-3 preseason loss at St. Louis, where the club's cornerbacks didn't...
Reports Indicate Steady Economic Growth; Construction Spending Reaches Record High
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Construction spending in July reached a record high, the Commerce Department reported yesterday. Separately, manufacturing activity rose in August, but at a slower rate than in July, according to a...
Romney Defends Traditional Marriage; Republicans Sidestep Debate on Amendment
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney last night defended traditional marriage, highlighting an issue that has remained largely unmentioned during the Republican National Convention. "We...
School Not Ready; Students Sent Home; Principal, 2 Others Fired
Byline: Tarron Lively, Denise Barnes and Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The District fired a principal and two other employees yesterday after about 900 Eastern High School students failed to receive their class schedules and were sent home on...
Strange Appeal
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Strange appeal For the life of her, Reese Witherspoon can't figure out why supermarket-mag readers are so fascinated by such unglamorous pictures. "I can't believe someone is so interested particularly...
Terps' Suter Can Fly, and So Does the Time
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There are days when Maryland receiver Steve Suter's surgically repaired knee bothers him. He feels older than 22. Creaky, achy. But as Suter heads to practice, he looks at the Byrd Stadium mezzanine to...
The Islamist Case for George W
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK CITY - Six thousand miles from Madison Square Garden, the Islamist barbarians are making a grim and eloquent case for George W. Bush. A little more than a thousand miles from the convention...
Trading Tantrums
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The World Trade Organization decided Tuesday that eight member nations, including the European Union and Brazil, are authorized to retaliate against U.S. exports because Congress failed to rescind the so-called Byrd...
Traveling the Rails to Picturesque Sites; Sightseers Take It All in aboard Excursion Trains
Byline: Lisa Rauschart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The leaves start to turn early in this part of western Maryland, vying with the evening chill as a herald of what will come. On September weekends the trains are mostly full, crammed with passengers...
'Trek' DVDs: No Frills but Great Value
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a look at some hardware and software that's available: Star Trek: The Original Series: The Complete First Season, from Paramount Home Entertainment for DVD-enabled computers and home entertainment...
Trouble in Iran
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Who has a better plan for dealing with Iran's nuclear aspirations, Sen. John Kerry or President Bush? Just this week, Sen. John Edwards revealed that a Kerry administration would offer Iran a deal that would allow...
Two Flood Victims' Bodies Found
Byline: S.A. Miller and Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - Rescue workers yesterday discovered the bodies of two more flood victims around Richmond, bringing to seven the death toll from Tropical Storm Gaston, which caused millions of...
Unfinished Look
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Unfinished look Now in its third year, the Kennedy Center's annual "Page-to-Stage" new play festival has become a must for theater lovers. Featuring more than 25 theater companies, the festival gives...
Uniformed New York Firefighters Endorse Bush; President's Speech Gets Tryout in Ohio
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - President Bush arrived at the Republican National Convention last night after being endorsed by New York firefighters who praised his handling of the September 11 terrorist attacks. "Your leadership...
Union Hopes for Deal with Airline
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The union representing pilots for US Airways is anticipating a tentative agreement, perhaps as soon as today, in negotiations to help the airline avoid another bankruptcy. "It is possible," said Jack...
Uranium Tests Planned despite Suspension Pledge; Tehran's Decision Threatens Peace, Washington Officials Say
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iran intends to move one step closer to being able to produce a nuclear bomb by testing the conversion of a significant amount of yellowcake uranium this fall despite earlier informal pledges to suspend...
U.S. Firms to Seek Curbs on Imports; Brace for Surge in China Goods
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. clothing and fabric manufacturers yesterday said they will ask the Bush administration to pre-empt an expected surge in low-cost shirts, pants, dresses and other products from China. China...
Voters Not Tied to Picks in 2000
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Jeffrey Katz, an Al Gore supporter in 2000, says the past four years have made him happy George W. Bush was the winner that year. Sen. John Kerry has touted Bush voters in 2000 who support...