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 January 16, 2005

Apology
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In 2003, I agreed to run a paid ad on my syndicated television show [The Armstrong Williams Show], promoting the Education Department's No Child Left behind Act. I subsequently used my column space to support that legislation....
Belgium's Tsunami Response
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I read with astonishment the "Glass Houses" item (Inside the Beltway, Jan. 5). Was it really the proper time, as a huge tragedy was still unfolding, to treat with irony the efforts of a friendly country to help the disaster...
Body and Soul of Federalism
Byline: David Marion, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court is wrestling again this term with several cases that draw a line between the national and state spheres. These "federalism" cases, usually involving the commerce clause or the...
Boeing-Airbus Near-Miss
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States and Europe have averted - for the time being - a trade collision over their mutual complaints about subsidies to aircraft makers Boeing and Airbus. The near-miss improves the atmosphere for President...
California Professor Flunks Kuwaiti's Pro-U.S. Essay
Byline: George Archibald, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A 17-year-old Kuwaiti student whose uncles were kidnapped and tortured by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's invaders more than a decade ago said his California college political science professor failed...
Calories Burn off Slowly in the Cold
Byline: Dr. Gabe Mirkin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES You burn fewer calories when you exercise in cold weather than you do when it's hot. The hotter it is, the more extra work your heart has to do to prevent you from overheating. More than 70...
Checks? Homey Don't Play That
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Randy Moss says he didn't mean to offend anyone when he "mooned" Green Bay fans last weekend. Let me guess: He was just paying tribute to Mickey Rooney. * * * The $10,000 fine assessed Moss doesn't seem...
Cold War Thinking on Nuclear Policy?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a recent article on nuclear policy (Jan. 10, "Forward thinking on nuclear policy), Rep. David Hobson, Ohio Republican, demonstrated how, more than a decade after the end of the Cold War, outdated axioms still have...
Debate Density . . . and Vacuum
Byline: Richard Lessner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum. A political vacuum will not long remained unfilled. Something will come along to occupy the void. Right now, President Bush is allowing a vacuum...
Dixon Steps in; Guard Sparks Wizards Rally
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sometimes the Washington Wizards' Big Three need big help. Last night they got it from the smallest guy in uniform. Former Maryland standout Juan Dixon has to be ready whenever coach Eddie Jordan...
Eagles' Pinkston, Mitchell Have Plenty to Prove
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles' Todd Pinkston and Freddie Mitchell are opposites in many ways. Pinkston prefers finesse routes and a lack of attention. Mitchell likes going over the middle and "shoving...
Family Mines and Mexico
Byline: Carol Herman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A crucial aspect of Anita Desai's "The Zigzag Way" is the history of mining in Mexico. It would not be too much of a stretch to say that the action of the book, which concerns broad abstract themes of...
From 'Social Security' to 'Personal Security'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the debate about Social Security heats up, I have to agree with the point of view presented by Richard Rahn in his Thursday Commentary column ("Right questions in right order"). Here are some additional suggestions:...
Groups Gather to Fight Bush's Faith Initiatives; Nontheists 'Concerned' about Moral 'Mandate'
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Forty to 60 humanists, atheists, nontheists, secular Jews and ethical culturalists began an emergency summit yesterday at a Dupont Circle hotel to discuss strategy over how to fight President Bush's faith-based...
Hillary, the Liberal
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hillary Rodham Clinton and her supporters will no doubt accelerate their efforts to portray the former first lady as a moderate. While it is easy to understand why most left-wing Democrats run from the liberal label...
How George Washington Really Won the Revolution
Byline: James Srodes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you have a pre-teen you want to coax into serious reading, then "George Washington, Spymaster" will be a welcome gift. That is if you can bear to hand it over if you should dip into it yourself....
Hoyas Get Even with Villanova
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VILLANOVA, Pa. - A few blue and gray ghosts showed up yesterday to spoil Villanova's party at the Pavilion. On a day when Villanova celebrated the 20th anniversary of its national championship victory...
Inner Visions of Art; Museum Offers Unique Exhibitions
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A model ship made of 193,000 toothpicks, a family of robot sculptures made from scrapped gloves and appliances, and a four-story whirligig are just a few examples of the unique art showcased at Baltimore's...
Jack Johnson's Painful Tale
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ken Burns' latest TV documentary, "Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson," might be almost as painful for some viewers as stepping into the ring with the old heavyweight champion would...
Japan's Anti-War Stance Turning to 'Active Pacifism'; Defense Agency to Get Ministry Status
Byline: Lucille Craft, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TOKYO - Japan's lowly regarded defense agency is on track to be upgraded this year to a full-fledged ministry as the nation finally turns away from the strict anti-military stance wrought from the ashes...
Law Aids Paternity Fraud Victims; California Men Got Child Support Orders by Default
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A lawyer says she has helped seven California men escape erroneous child support orders, though another man, who has been fighting his order for almost a decade, is waiting for his day in court this...
Mafia Turf War Scars Naples; Innocent Persons Killed as Clans Battle for Control of Drug Trade
Byline: John Phillips, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NAPLES, Italy - A brutal "civil war" has broken out in Naples, with members of one Mafia clan fighting another for control of the drug-infested Scampia neighborhood. One of the most terrifying aspects...
Marathon Coming to Ocean City in April
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES People usually head to Ocean City for vacation. But on April 16, many runners will be rushing there for the inaugural Ocean City, Maryland Marathon. "The area will be our biggest attribute," said Mark...
Minors Eye a Prosperous Future
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's common for minor league baseball to be obscured by the bright lights of its major league counterpart, and it happened yet again last week. Lost in the front-page news of the majors' new drug-testing...
Over the Line of Acceptability
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES There have been hundreds, even thousands, of articles in the American press regarding an FBI investigation involving the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). While the reports imply or assert various charges,...
Parenting Pundits Proliferate; Caution Neededin Taking Advice from Experts
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A couple of generations ago, parenting advice came from grandma's traditions, the neighbor's opinion or, in case of a high fever or temper tantrum, a dog-eared copy of Dr. Spock. Seeking answers...
Past Frights Produce Memorable Stories
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES At the time the alligator whipped her huge tail back and forth, mouth agape and hissing, I didn't think it was so funny. But now that I'm safely relaxing in a comfortable chair, the memories bring a big...
Security with a Capital S; Washington Not Alone in Fortification
Byline: Jon Ward and Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As guests thread their way through a maze of security barriers for Thursday's presidential inauguration, they can take comfort in knowing that the United States is not alone in turning parts...
Speaking out about That 'Third Rail'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As President Bush approaches America's "third rail of politics" determined to solve Social Security's long-term funding crisis, he is taking political fire from all ideological fronts. Last week, word spread that the...
Steelers Get Lucky; Falcons Leave No Doubt; Jets Miss Two Field Goals in Final Minutes of Regulation
Byline: Jody Foldesy,. THE WASHINGTON TIMES PITTSBURGH - The NFL's best team in the regular season survived a couple game-winning field goal attempts, two touchdown returns and three second-half turnovers yesterday to advance to next weekend's AFC...
Sustaining Our Resolve in Iraq
Byline: John E. Carey, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some respected leaders recently advocated an expeditious American withdrawal from Iraq. Others favored postponing the Iraqi elections. Many, watching the bloodshed in Iraq, search for quick...
Terps, Gilchrist Get Back on Track
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The fuse has been relit. After a troublesome week plagued by two losses and controversy surrounding guard John Gilchrist, Maryland found some inner strength and new resources. Forward Nik Caner-Medley...
Texans Still Marvel at Bush's Swift Rise to Top; in the Early '90S, the President-to-Be Was a Little-Known Guy Running a Ball Club
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DALLAS - As thousands of Texans descend on Washington to celebrate the second inauguration of President Bush, many here recall how unimaginable this all seemed a little more than a decade ago. Though...
The Main Attraction: P. Manning vs. Belichick
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's the playoff matchup everyone wants to see: defending champion New England and mastermind coach Bill Belichick trying to slow record-setting Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning and the NFL's highest-scoring...
The Virtues of Democracy
Byline: Arnold Beichman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Before writing this review I tried to imagine what it would be like to be from age 30 to age 40 in a Soviet prison for 10 years - 3650 days and nights - many of them in solitary confinement. And, finally,...
TOTAL WAR; the Difficult and Bloody Last Months of World War II
Byline: Clive Davis, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Max Hastings' earlier book on the Normandy landings, "Overlord", contains a haunting scene that foreshadows the story he has to tell in "Armageddon". As American forces approach Omaha beach, an...
Two Scientists, Different Times
Byline: Jeffrey Marsh, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911) was a one-man Victorian think tank whose ideas and inventions live on today. Martin Brookes, a science writer and former biological researcher at the Galton Laboratory...
Victorian Era No Picnic for Young
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Children who think they have a tough life juggling soccer practice with math homework and shopping at the mall can visit a cyber-stop that will quickly smack them back into reality. The British...
What Made Alexander Great
Byline: Blake D. Dvorak, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's a shame that Oliver Stone couldn't have made a better movie about history's greatest world conqueror, Alexander the Great. Shameful because, as actor Colin Farrell, who plays Alexander...
Words to Measure Revolutions By
Byline: Arnold Beichman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In 1962, President John F. Kennedy said: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." I thought of these momentous words as I remembered this is the centennial...
Youths Gather to Honor King; Symposium Focuses on AIDS Prevention, Abstaining from Sex
Byline: Denise Barnes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. and Maryland youths learned the facts of life yesterday during a youth symposium to kick off the annual Martin Luther King birthday celebration at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington...