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 18, 2003

Arafat's Piggybanks
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Following the collapse of the U.S. road map for Middle East peace, the Bush administration, as it should be, seems more determined than ever to go after terrorist organizations like the Damascus-based Hamas and Palestinian...
Ashcroft to Release Data on FBI Use of Patriot Act
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Attorney General John Ashcroft will try to ease the "hysteria" surrounding the Patriot Act by declassifying the number of times the FBI has used a section of the law to review library and business records....
Ban Nears on Partial-Birth Abortion; Rival Measures Go to Conference
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A ban on partial-birth abortion is well on the way to becoming law, both sides say, after the Senate yesterday cleared a key hurdle and sent the legislation to be finalized in a conference with the House....
Benched Election
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Monday's shameful federal appeals court decision to postpone California's recall election - originally scheduled for Oct. 7 - was based entirely on naked judicial politics, not election law. It was...
Beware Soviet-Saudi Rapprochement
Byline: Ariel Cohen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the Bush administration prepares for the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, it should monitor the new geopolitical tectonic plate shift, after Crown Prince Abullah of Saudi Arabia...
Biden Wants Rich to Pay for Iraq; Says Some Republicans Back Bid to Trim Tax Cut
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House yesterday delivered to Congress its proposal for $87 billion in additional war costs, and Democrats began drafting plans to bill wealthy Americans for it. "The choices are stark but the...
Black Rebels Ready to Roll
Byline: Paul Stelter, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Black Rebel Motorcycle Club got their motor running and are heading back out on the highway to Washington. They'll pull into the 9:30 Club tonight. Named after Marlon Brando's gang in "The...
Bracing for Isabel's Blow; Trains, Schools Closed; 350,000 Federal Workers Get Day Off
Byline: Jim McElhatto and Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Transportation officials across the metropolitan area suspended all bus, train and subway services for today and school officials canceled classes as Hurricane Isabel crept closer late...
Bush Confident Saddam Will Be Caught 'In Time'; Ousted Leader Tells Coalition to Leave Iraq
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush predicted this week that the U.S.-led coalition eventually would capture or kill ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, who resurfaced yesterday on an audiotape demanding that coalition troops...
Carolinians Take to the Boards
Byline: Mary Shaffrey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. - The locals who decided to brave Hurricane Isabel were busy yesterday boarding up their homes - and surfing. "The waves are really strong," said Billy Pullen, a landscaper from...
Clarett vs. NFL: One for the Ages
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the NFL bylaws of old, it was known as Article VIII, Section 14. "Any player whose class has graduated shall be eligible to play in the National Football League," it read. "Graduation means four years...
Clark's Long March Uphill
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES After considering the strengths and weaknesses of the rest of the field, retired Gen. Wesley Clark yesterday became the 10th Democrat to seek the party's nomination to take on President Bush at the polls next year. With...
Clinton Loyalists Advise Clark Run; Support Seen as Surprise after NATO Missteps
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark is surrounded by Clinton loyalists in his run for the Democratic presidential nomination - an alliance that would have been hard to predict just four years ago. As...
Cutting Football Down to Size; Collegiate Sprint League Players Are Fast, Furious
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - The first thing one notices is the size of the players. Or, rather, the lack thereof. This looks like any other practice session for any other college football team - except that everyone appears...
D1210 Offers Wide Variety of Features
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a look at some hardware and software that's available: D1210 Home Video System, by Audiovox, stand-alone product, $799. My biggest gripes with portable entertainment systems have been the puny...
D.C. Air Quality Levels
Byline: Ben Lieberman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Another Washington summer is over, as is another season of Washington smog. While this summer's air quality was typical of recent years, many residents got the impression that things have deteriorated....
Decision on Expos Remains Distant
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Major League Baseball remains at least several weeks and perhaps two months away from determining the Montreal Expos' fate for 2004, industry sources said last night. Despite a self-professed intent to...
Developmental Problems in San Mateo
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES On July 12, The Washington Times published an article by Thomas Sowell, an economist based at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, titled, " 'Saving crusade' with a track record." Mr. Sowell accused the "Save Bay...
Doig Settling in on Caps' Blue Line
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Life was grand for Jason Doig in the fall of 1995. The rookie had made Winnipeg's roster as an 18-year-old offensive-minded defenseman. His future seemed limitless. Of course, life often doesn't turn...
Dragon Eye to Spy for USMC
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Unmanned aircraft are a growing field right now. You can get civilian models that will fly across the ocean and track whales. But the military applications, coming fast, are where serious change is going to...
Ethnic Diversity Grows in District; Census Reports More Hispanics
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The District has lost thousands of non-Hispanic black and white residents since 2000, while the number of Hispanics, Asians and American Indians is on the rise in the city and its burgeoning suburbs, according...
Gene Mueller's Weekend Fishing Report
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It could be you're growing tired of reading about hurricanes and bad weather, but sport fishermen might as well face the facts. At her very worst, Hurricane Isabel will surely ruin the fishing for all of...
Getting a Final Kick? U.S. Stars Nearing End of Glorious Soccer Run
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHARLOTTESVILLE - They have grown up together, traveled around the world, won and lost and won again. They've shared sweat and tears, goals and glory, packed stadiums and empty hotel rooms. They've been...
Grandma Sues Eminem
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Grandma sues Eminem E! Online A 70-year-old California woman is suing the rap superstar Eminem, claiming he illegally sampled a section of music for his 1999 debut, "The Slim Shady LP," from her late...
Greece Optimistic
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Greece optimistic Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou yesterday insisted that the U.S. "road map" for Middle East peace is "still alive," despite turmoil in the Palestinian Authority and Israeli...
House OKs Faith-Based-Initiative Package
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A $13 billion tax incentive package was overwhelmingly passed by the House yesterday, which legislators hope will spur charitable donations. In a 408-13 vote, House members OK'd a scaled-down version of...
Hurricane Takes Toll on Airlines, Amtrak
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Transportation companies scrambled yesterday to stay out of the way of Hurricane Isabel as it churns its way toward the Washington area. Airlines canceled Mid-Atlantic flights, tied down aircraft, moved...
Infinite Optimism of Edward Teller
Byline: Brendan Conway, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Edward Teller died last week at age 95, newspapers catalogued milestones in the prominent career of the physicist and public servant who gave us the H-bomb. The Washington Post called...
Inland Hotels Fill Up as Isabel Nears Coast
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hotels hundreds of miles from the coast are filling up fast as seaside residents flee Hurricane Isabel. Managers said they expected high occupancy rates for the rest of the week, although rooms...
Insightful 'Boy'; 3 Characters Explore Depth of Friendship in Healey Play
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "You'll always be my best friend. You know too much" is a popular phrase on T-shirts and throw pillows. You could say that the risks and rewards of best friendship is the theme of Canadian playwright...
Iraqi Governing Council to Ask U.S. for Move to Sovereignty
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Iraqi Governing Council will appeal for an early turnover of full sovereignty when it meets with President Bush at the United Nations next week. The IGC, emboldened as it increasingly gains acceptance...
Isabel Equated to Other Storms; Meteorologist Says Hurricane 'Looks a Lot like Fran' in 1996
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Weather experts are trying to piece together the likely path of Hurricane Isabel by studying the most devastating hurricanes in history, as well as storm systems that inexplicably have veered back out...
Just Plane Fun
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Just plane fun Washington Dulles International Airport will host more than airplanes on Saturday, as the Dulles Day Family Festival takes over the Cargo 5 building. Highlighting this year's festival...
Kazakh Touts His Nation's Progress; Cites Legal Reforms, Aid to U.S
Byline: Delphine Soulas, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A delegation of officials from Kazakhstan said yesterday that the former Soviet republic is determined to complete a series of legal reforms and continue backing the global war on terrorism. "The...
Kennedy's in Your Face
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kennedy's in your face People will do - or submit to - just about anything to be on television. The star of the eponymously named "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" says his show proves that every Thursday...
Malkovich Offers Brains over Brawn in 'Dancer'; Brat Packers in Boxed Set
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Actor John Malkovich goes one for one with his directorial debut The Dancer Upstairs, due next week from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment ($29.95 DVD, priced for rental VHS). It's our ... Video pick of the week...
Managing the Skies; Airline-Owned Firm Helps Planes Talk with Their Companies
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES John M. Belcher is putting an Annapolis transportation-communication company on the aviation radar screen. Arinc Inc. manages 70 percent of the communications between commercial airplanes in the...
Mayor Adds Two to Sports Panel; Goldwater Fate Still Uncertain
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams yesterday appointed two new members to the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission, but the future of commission President Robert D. Goldwater, the city's highest-paid employee,...
Message for GOP; Offense on Jobs
Byline: Gary J. Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Like a pit bull on a pant leg, Democrats have lockjaw over jobs - latching on to what they see as a flapping vulnerability in President Bush's re-election prospects. Based on reports from lawmakers returning...
Nonprofit Offers Safe Haven, Chances to Homeless Women
Byline: Denise Barnes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This series features the words and works of good people in our community. Their voices are seldom heard in the torrent of sensational news, their successes are seldom noticed publicly, but they contribute...
No Rivals
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES No rivals President Bush would trounce all of his Democratic challengers in the 2004 presidential race, according to a poll released yesterday in which he bested all comers by at least 10 to 15 percentage...
Owners Opt to Keep NFL Europe Alive
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NFL owners yesterday voted to keep alive NFL Europe, the much-lauded but unprofitable developmental league. Meeting yesterday in Northwest, the owners voted 24-8 to fund NFL Europe for another two years....
Patrick J. Nilan, 85, Postal Union Leader
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Patrick J. Nilan of Silver Spring, a longtime leader of the American Postal Workers Union, died Sept. 6 of complications associated with a head injury at the Washington Hospital Center. He was 85. Mr. Nilan was born...
Pray for Peace
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pray for peace Rain, snow, sleet, hail - even Hurricane Isabel - can't keep U.S. Postal Service workers from their appointed rounds. Jumah is another story. The Council on American-Islamic Relations...
Ramsey Sore but Says He'll Play
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Patrick Ramsey missed the bulk of yesterday's practice, but the Washington Redskins quarterback does not expect his sprained left shoulder to keep him from playing Sunday against the New York Giants....
Recall Ruling Seen as Challenge; Analyst Cites Dare to Supreme Court to Take Case
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals relied heavily on the landmark Supreme Court case that settled the disputed 2000 presidential election to delay the California recall, a link legal...
Redskins Prepare for Shockey; Giants Tight End Burned Team in '02
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Linebacker LaVar Arrington grasped his Louisville Slugger, the Washington Redskins' weekly team prize for biggest hit, and warned the assembled media. "Nobody better ask the wrong question," he said....
Repeat Visit to Sam's Cafe in the Cards; on Waterfront in Annapolis
Byline: Scott J. Haring, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Equally casual and elegant, Sam's Waterfront Cafe serves up modern American cuisine with an Asian flair. Located inside the bayside community of Chesapeake Harbour in Annapolis, Sam's is frequented...
Rewriting History; the Latest Fairy Tale on Clinton's Legacy
Byline: Peter Huessy, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Al Franken has written a new fairy tale about the Clinton administration's record on defense. His new book supposedly outlines whoppers told by conservatives. But it only serves to highlight...
Roll the Storm Footage and Cue the Hysteria
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES We are interrupting the previously scheduled column to bring you this special weather bulletin: Hurricane Isabel is urging all news reporters to practice their eyes-bugged-out routine before grabbing a sturdy...
Sharansky Says Israel Gets Bad Rights Rap
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Israel does not deserve its reputation on some college campuses as a human rights violator but should instead be lauded as the Middle East's lone bastion of democracy, Knesset Minister and former Soviet dissident...
Smokey Says 'Healthy Forests' Can Prevent Fires
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Steve Chapman's Sept. 9 Commentary, "Soaking taxpayers to douse fires," was one of the better attempts to explain Forest Service policy regarding wild land fire response. It was accurate on a number of points, but requires...
Storm Said No Threat to Care; Hospitals Don't Cancel Surgeries
Byline: Shayla Bennett, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hospitals in the Washington area aren't allowing the threat of Hurricane Isabel to disrupt their daily routine of caring for patients. "Nothing will interfere with patient care," said Lynn Myers, spokeswoman...
Storm Shuts Down Area before First Raindrop Falls
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The calm before the storm is anything but calm. As Hurricane Isabel - actually the prospect of Hurricane Isabel - looms, much of the nation's capital struts to the frenzied cadence of warnings, closings,...
Taming 'Animal House'; Students Find Ways to Keep Morals in College Life
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES College life might have appeared wild in the 1978 movie "National Lampoon's Animal House," but even fictional Bluto and his food-fighting fraternity brothers couldn't have imagined the coed bathrooms,...
Terps Get Bullish; Maldonado Beefs Up Ground Game
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Terrapins are getting bullish on their running game. Sammy "the Bull" Maldonado is emerging as a big part of the Maryland offense - and as something of a cult figure among teammates and fans. Maybe...
The California Dilemma; Reinstate Recall without Repealing Bush vs. Gore
Byline: Marc Levin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Ninth Circuit, the appeals court that purged God from the Pledge of Allegiance, has now discarded the recall election, creating a possible dilemma for the Supreme Court. If the nation's highest...
The Heart and Soul of Work; When the Old-Time Religion Seems New
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Johnny Cash was plenty good enough to fool his fans. They believed he felt it in his soul when he sang the Gospel while stoned on drugs. He had listened to those hymns with taking his mother's milk, in...
The NEA's Q & A
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES If urban-area teachers answer students' questions as carelessly and erroneously as the president of the National Education Association (NEA) answered the questions of his C-SPAN host and the network's callers, it becomes...
Three GOP Senators Back Marriage Amendment
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Three Republican senators, flanked by several dozen community, religious and civil rights leaders, voiced their support yesterday for efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as the...
U.S. Said Key to China Policy; Official Scores Beijing's Stance
Byline: Tom Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The ideological, military and political face-off between Beijing and Taipei is taking place not across the Taiwan Straits, but in Washington, says a senior Taiwanese official responsible for China policy....
Utilities Call outside Help; Power Companies Caution Electrical Outages Likely
Byline: Patrick Badgley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Local electric companies yesterday prepared for Hurricane Isabel's arrival by bringing in hundreds of extra crews from out of town and readying their own workers to respond to power outages - a lesson...
Winemaking Assumes Festive Air in Region; Tours, Tastings Abound in Virginia, Maryland
Byline: Laura Boswell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's a sultry summer afternoon in Mount Airy, Md., and as the scents of fresh-cut grass, roasted almonds and the tang of wine hang in the humidity, Linganore Winecellars' annual Bayou Fest is...