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 August 23, 2004

A Cloud over the ACLU; Leadership Contrary on Terror Watch List
Byline: Nat Hentoff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Having long lauded the American Civil Liberties Union for its determined pledge that we can be both safe from terrorism and protected within the constitutional values that make us the freest people in the...
Afghanistan's Appeal
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Afghanistan's appeal The Afghan ambassador is urging the West to provide "robust and immediate" security to help safeguard the country during and after next month's presidential election in an appeal...
Annan's Congo Burden: Deja Vu
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Before the U.N. Security Council approves Kofi Annan's plan to make the Congo the U.N.'s largest and costliest mission in the world, the diplomatic do-gooders should spend a few minutes studying...
Archbishop Seeks Prayers for the Sudanese
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, and other Catholics throughout the region yesterday prayed for an end to the suffering of the people of Sudan. Last night, Cardinal McCarrick...
Aretha in Arkansas
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Aretha in Arkansas Associated Press Little Rock will get a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T when Aretha Franklin performs Nov. 16 as part of the festivities leading up to the Clinton Presidential Library's...
A Wal-Mart Welcome
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Discussions are underway between America's largest employer and developers to build a store on Brentwood Road NE, near the postal distribution facility that was closed for more than a year because of anthrax. Bringing...
Ballparks, Corporate Welfare; Why the D.C. Baseball Deal Strikes Out
Byline: Ralph Nader, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES How did Mayor Tony Williams decide that D.C. government should get in the business of entertaining its citizens as opposed to educating them, and providing other essential public programs and...
Below the Radar
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Below the radar Three more Catholic bishops have sent a warning to Sen. John Kerry and other pro-choice Catholic politicians in a pastoral letter several weeks ago that went way below the media radar....
CBO's Taxing Pie Fight
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently rolled out a suspiciously timed analysis that, its Democratic sponsors say, shows the tax burden shifting to the middle class under President Bush's tax cuts....
China Breaks Vow on Halting Arms Transfers
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Chinese company recently supplied missile-related technology to Iran in violation of Beijing's promises to curb arms-proliferation activities, U.S. intelligence officials say. The transfers took place...
Cost Cutter Vows to Aid Manugistics; Cowan Leaves Retirement to Head Struggling Company
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Joe Cowan has a record of helping struggling software companies. Manugistics Group Inc. has struggled for years. The Rockville firm, which makes software that helps companies track inventory, hired...
Democracy Web; Internet Gives Rise to Freedom Seekers
Byline: Nir Boms and Erick Stakelbeck, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES While the war on terror has left scores of Islamist terrorists worldwide on the run, there is still one place where they - or at least, their message - can find safe refuge:...
Dole Rips Kerry over War Medals; WWII Hero Discounts 'Superficial Wounds'
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES World War II hero Bob Dole yesterday questioned whether presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry deserved the Purple Hearts he was awarded during the Vietnam War and said the issue could lead to the Democrat's...
Federally Fabricated Hurdle
Byline: Alvin Williams, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES After passage of Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, most Americans believed the federal government had removed all the legal barriers...
Focus on Terror Funding
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) should be commended for sharpening its focus on the financing of terrorism and unflinchingly publishing criticism of even wealthy countries for their legal shortcomings in the area....
FRA Endorses Move to Add Marines to Navy Secretariat
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft: The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) strongly endorses a proposal in the House version of the fiscal 2005 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to change the title of secretary of the...
From A Bombs to Energy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Everyone who follows current events is aware of the disturbing news about nuclear weapons programs in Iran and North Korea, and the danger that terrorist organizations like al Qaeda could acquire nuclear weapons. But...
Gable Named Envoy to Expo
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former technology and brand management executive Lisa Guillermin Gable has been named by President Bush as U.S. commissioner general to the 2005 World Exposition in Aichi, Japan. Mrs. Gable, 40, was sworn...
Gatlin Guns It for Gold; Defending Champion Greene Takes Bronze in Wild 100-Meter Dash Finish
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ATHENS - Maurice Greene pumped his arms, straining. Francis Obikwelu dipped his head, leaning like a man diving into a pool. Justin Gatlin simply screamed. All three crossed the finish line in the blink...
Good Samaritan Shows Us How to Follow Christ
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The following are excerpts of a sermon given yesterday by the Rev. Ken Baugh, associate pastor at McLean Bible Church. One of the defining characteristics of a follower of Christ is that they sacrificially meet the...
GOP Reluctant to Criticize Edwards over Tort Reform
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some Republican strategists are reluctant to criticize Democratic vice-presidential candidate John Edwards too harshly for spending his career as a personal-injury lawyer, though polls show the majority...
GOP to Finesse Immigration Issue; Platform Will Oppose Amnesty, but Not Bush Plan
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Republican Party's platform will oppose amnesty for illegal aliens, predicts Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, the platform committee chairman. "I believe it likely there will be a strong statement...
Hewitt Stones Inexperienced Muller to Win Final
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Playing in the first tournament final of his young career, little-known Gilles Muller literally hit a wall. His name was Lleyton Hewitt. Every time Muller thought he stroked a winner, Hewitt ran it...
Iraqi Arms Scientists Killed before They Talk
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Anti-coalition forces have killed a prominent Iraqi chemical-weapons scientist whom U.S. investigators were questioning at Abu Ghraib prison, in an attempt to unravel the mysteries of Saddam Hussein's...
Juan Marichal Took a Bat to Roseboro in 1965 Fracas
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you care to waste $499.10 online, you can be the unlucky owner of a 16-by-20 picture pointlessly perpetuating one of baseball's ugliest moments. Of course, you would have to be, well, batty. The...
Leading by Example?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Since New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey announced his homosexual affair and future resignation, honorable individuals from both sides of the aisle have called upon him to leave office immediately so as not to cause...
NBA Could Use This Reject
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sarunas Jasikevicius is just another international nobody who is too slow and too anchored to the floor to play in the NBA. He is not what we want, not our style. He is an advanced version of the '50s-type...
Network Snub
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Network snub Rather than continuing to pursue maximum profit at the expense of an informed citizenry, the major television networks, as a civic responsibility, should once again begin to cover more...
PG Patients Going to D.C. Hospital Exceed Reverse
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Prince George's County emergency crews took more patients to Greater Southeast Community Hospital in the District last year, compared with the number of trips D.C. crews made to Prince George's Hospital...
Playing the Crowd; Kerry and His Military Service
Byline: John B. Dwyer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In his Aug. 18 speech before the Veterans of Foreign Wars, John Kerry said a couple of interesting things that cannot withstand critical scrutiny or, in other words, do not pass the smell test....
Poppy Problems
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Your editorial "Poppies and Afghanistan" (yesterday) highlights the threats posed by poppy farming in Afghanistan. While your points are noted, I am perplexed by Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld's enthusiasm for pursuing...
Prequel a Project Worth Exorcising
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Could a movie opening inspire any less enthusiasm than "Exorcist: The Beginning?" Let's tally up the warning signs. First, the original director's (Paul Schrader) film was scrapped, and hackmeister...
Preseason Games Can Be Painful
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the last two weeks, the Redskins lost to Carolina and beat Miami. But forget the scores. As in all preseason games, the outcome is meaningless. What's important is that both games represented major accomplishments:...
Purging Illegal Aliens from Voter Rolls Not Easy; Maryland Thwarted in Tries So Far
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Maryland election officials have been stymied in their efforts to purge illegal aliens from the state's voting rolls. They have begun compiling a database of the state's 3 million registered...
Rebel Blockade Stalls Katmandu; Shops Closed, Staple Prices Soar
Byline: Dan Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KATMANDU, Nepal - A gloom has settled over this Himalayan capital five days into a blockade by Maoist rebels that has emptied the streets and driven up the price of staples. Roads leading to Katmandu...
Red Cross Names Bradley Chief of Staff
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The American Red Cross has hired Leigh Bradley as chief of staff for its headquarters in Washington. Ms. Bradley, who comes to the Red Cross from the Holland & Knight LLP law firm, will be responsible...
Redskins Defense Shows Promise of Revival
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins are back in a familiar place in the defensive rankings: right around the top. Yesterday's NFL statistics had Washington No.4 in total defense at just 248.7 yards a game. Under...
Rivers' New 'Nip'
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rivers' new 'Nip' It's a match made in plastic-surgery heaven. Joan Rivers, the fashion critic who for years has openly joked about her own cosmetic surgery, will guest star as herself on the season...
Sideshows Offer Levity; Polls Test Not-So-Serious Issues
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Although Democrats and Republicans duke it out over serious campaign issues, a spate of ideological sideshows devised by pollsters, flacks and clever marketers dot the outskirts of the American political...
Students at Work; Opportunities Expand for Learning on Job While in School
Byline: Shelley Widhalm, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Seventeen-year-old Kyle Vandell switches between wrenches and computers, depending on where he is fixing cars. Kyle, an intern at American Service Center-Mercedes-Benz in Arlington, has been tinkering...
The Goodbye Girl; Mia Hamm Determined to Leave on High Note
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ATHENS - She never has met the man, never even talked on the phone. But when Mia Hamm saw Pete Sampras on the screen, weary and at peace, she just knew. Knew what he was going through. Knew her time was...
Trend Even Stronger Than Figures Show
Byline: Michael Smith, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National Center for Education Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Education, has released its estimate for the size of the 2003 home-school population. According to the NCES, 1.1...
Truth Be Told, Usher Thrills Fans
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What signifies a superstar? (A) a multiplatinum-selling album; (B) adoring fans; (C) a single sobriquet; or (D) all of the above? The correct answer, of course, is D. For proof positive,...
U.N. Development Goals Fall Short; Poor Nations Need More Aid, Report Contends
Byline: Stephanie Dornschneider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The world s poorest countries are in severe danger of failing to meet ambitious economic and development goals set for the next decade, according to a new report from the World Bank and International...
Virginia Legislature Ends Its Marathon Session
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The 2004 Virginia General Assembly session officially ended Wednesday after 119 days, including two special sessions and three reconvened sessions. The legislature went into overtime - almost...