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, 2004

1976 Feather Duster Still Passing by Gas Pumps
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In order to combat the fuel efficient competition in 1976, the folks at Chrysler created a new model. They started with the popular Plymouth Duster model with the pop-out rear quarter windows and created...
A Master Speaks in 'I Vitelloni'; Much Imitated First Fellini Hit in Revival Today at AFI Silver
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federico Fellini's much-imitated "I Vitelloni," which begins a one-week revival today at the American Film Institute Silver Theatre, is an alternately wistful and disenchanted social comedy about the feckless...
Arabs and the Fence
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia's threat to push for a unitary state with Israel drew a severe and well-deserved rebuke last week from Secretary of State Colin Powell. Mr. Qureia warned that he would...
Around the Beltway; Insanity and Chaos in 2004
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "There's a holdup counting votes. "Richmond's broken out in tax fights. "There's a rhetoric jam in Annapolis that's backed up on gambling rights. "There's a recall bringing smiles. "Government...
Astronaut's 'Calling'; Columbia Leader's Wife Pens Faith
Byline: Jen Waters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Evelyn Husband remembers the last time she saw her spouse, the late astronaut Col. Rick D. Husband, who commanded the Space Shuttle Columbia. They spent the day picking up seashells on the beach near...
Baseball's Tease of D.C.Continues
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Quiet, please. Baseball is in the throes of trying to relocate the Expos, forever wrestling with potential sites, starting with possibly Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Baseball is in the habit of coming up with...
Breaches Seen as Terrorist Tests; Bomb Parts Smuggled to Planes
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The arrest of a Sudanese passenger carrying bullets after a trans-Atlantic flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to London this week follows a series of breaches, and an airline security...
Bush Orders Cash Flow to Faith-Based Programs; Denies Violating Church-State Separation
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW ORLEANS - President Bush yesterday ordered the Justice Department to begin releasing $3.7 billion aimed at helping religious charities and faith-based programs to aid victims of crime, prevent child...
Bush's Immigration Plan Hurts Re-Election War Chest
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's immigration initiative has angered conservative Republicans so much that some are refusing to donate to his re-election campaign, according to a Bush fund-raiser in Georgia. Phil Kent,...
Caps Emphasize Penalty-Killing
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than 20 years ago, penalty-killing helped propel the Washington Capitals from the dregs of the NHL into one of the league's serious contenders. Under coach Glen Hanlon, the Caps' traditional emphasis...
Charming W.Va. Farmhouse Enchants Guests
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES For those who cherish the country dream, a property is now on the market in West Virginia that could easily fulfill the needs of a bed-and-breakfast or a charming restaurant. Part of historic...
Chicago's Hire of Smith Signals Progress
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chicago's hiring of St. Louis defensive coordinator Lovie Smith rescued the NFL from criticism that its minority hiring policy was all talk and no teeth. The only one of the five vacancies that had been...
Clark for the War
Byline: Andrew Sullivan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Clark for the war Any pretense that the maverick general might have been able to sustain about his antiwar stance must now surely collapse. As late as September 2002, he was testifying before Congress...
Clark Testimony to Congress Contradicts Antiwar Position
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congressional testimony by Wesley Clark in fall 2002 contradicts the early antiwar stance the candidate has promoted since entering the race last summer. At a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee...
Conservative Groups Break with Republican Leadership; Bush Also Gets Harsh Words over Budget Spending
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES National leaders of six conservative organizations yesterday broke with the Republican majorities in the House and Senate, accusing them of spending like "drunken sailors," and had some strong words...
Courtyard Living in Prince William
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Artery Homes is building 53 courtyard-style town homes at County Center in Woodbridge, where residents can enjoy a swimming pool, tot lots and sport courts, walking trails, a town green, and...
D.C. Primary Successfully Got Its Message Out
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Way to go D.C. voters. You proved the pooh-poohers wrong. Not only did D.C. voters demonstrate how much they value their voting rights by doubling the traditional turnout in past presidential...
Dean Backers Rev Up Race with NASCAR Team
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Howard Dean supporters are making a big play for the so-called "NASCAR Dads" by sponsoring a race car in the Busch Series this year. At $2.5 million, it's a risky price tag for Team Dean Racing, because...
Diet for Leaner Lobbying
Byline: Daniel J. Mitchell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Presidential candidates John Kerry and John Edwards have been trying to breathe life into their moribund campaigns by attacking lobbyists. In their view, the traditional Washington career...
DMV Cancels over 1,300 Licenses Following Scam
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - The Department of Motor Vehicles has thus far canceled more than 1,300 licenses of drivers who didn't respond to the agency's request to verify they got their licenses legally. DMV...
Dog's Best Friend; Veterinarian Helps Animals through Holistic Approach
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Veterinarian Kim Danoff doesn't wear a white coat or perform routine checkups on her four-legged patients. Instead, her work at the Veterinary Holistic and Rehabilitation Center in Vienna, Va., focuses...
'Eroded' Al Qaeda Still a Threat; Offshoots Continue Terror around World
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Al Qaeda's capability to conduct major attacks has "eroded significantly" as a result of the war on terrorism, but the terrorist group has not been destroyed, according to U.S. intelligence officials and...
Fast Ride Fast Forgotten; 'Torque' Goes Extra Mile in Pursuing Motorcycle Madness
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Viewers have come to expect an alternative universe within "The Fast and the Furious" and its sundry clones where the races mix interchangeably, the women are all post-breast enlargement puffy, and posted...
'Favorable' Economic Reports
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES On the heels of Friday's disappointing December jobs report, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday issued a relatively upbeat assessment of the economy from mid-November through the first week of January. The report, known...
French Fashion? the Hijab's Place in Society
Byline: Diana West, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Jacques Chirac announced his intention to unveil Islamic schoolgirls in France by barring the hijab, or head scarf, from state-run schools, he raised some provocative questions. Why would a French president...
'Friend'ly Bears
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Friend'ly bears What do Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston do when they're not being stalked by the paparazzi? Play with bears, of course. The prettier half of the Hollywood power couple stars in "Growing...
Friendly Villages Loaded with Amenities
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Forty years ago, Columbia in Maryland and Reston in Northern Virginia were among the prototypes for a new style of development, in which an entire community is designed from the beginning to...
Gibbs Begins to Assess Team
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Joined by 10 of his newly hired assistant coaches and nearly the club's entire scouting department, Joe Gibbs yesterday began reviewing films of his Washington Redskins in action this season. The 63-year-old...
Going Boldly?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In reference to the article "Bush details 'vision' for space travel" (Page 1, yesterday): What could possess George W. Bush to pledge 12 billion of our tax dollars to explore Mars to find out what happened on that planet...
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Letter writers in The Washington Times on Tuesday ("Israel's fence"), responding to Clifford May's column on Israel's defensive fence ("Fence with a function," Commentary, Sunday), accuse Israel of "apartheid" and "echo[ing]...
Gore Accuses White House of Ignoring Global Warming
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Vice President Al Gore delivered a speech on the theory of global warming yesterday, the coldest day in New York City in decades, calling President Bush a "moral coward" for adhering to policies...
Grand Jury Names Billing Companies in Child Porn Case; Scheme Linked to 50 Web Sites
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two credit-card-billing companies, one in Belarus and the other in United States, have been named by a federal grand jury in New Jersey in a global Internet child pornography and money-laundering scheme...
'Green' Arundel Complex Planned
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The sale of more than 20 acres of land in Hanover, Md., last month opened the door for the construction of a large mixed-use development across from Arundel Mills mall. Linden Associates now will move forward...
Health Care, You Say?
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Health care, you say? If it's media attention the health care sector wants, they've found two ways to get it: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill. Yes, Health...
Hoyer Seeks Probe into Park Service; Says 'Leaks' Pushed Chief's Firing
Byline: Matthew Cellaand Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A congressman yesterday demanded that the Interior Department investigate "unauthorized leaks" that he said resulted in a report in The Washington Times about lapses in national security...
Hundreds Protest Bush's Visit to King's Grave Site
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ATLANTA - Hundreds of protesters chanting "Bush Go Home" pushed past Secret Service barricades yesterday to protest the president's visit to the tomb of Martin Luther King on what would have been the slain...
Invisible Women; Two Wasserstein Premieres by Theater J
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Getting one Wendy Wasserstein world premiere is coup enough, but two new plays from the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning writer is a whole lotta Wendy. Theater J is the lucky recipient...
Iraq Missions Stir Dissent in East Asia; but Tokyo, Seoul Stress U.S. Ties
Byline: Takehiko Kambayashi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TOKYO - Japan and South Korea, the United States' closest allies in East Asia, face the same dilemma. Despite strong public opposition, both decided to send troops to help U.S.-led reconstruction...
Israel Honors King
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Israel honors King Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon this week honored the memory of Martin Luther King and noted that Jews and black Americans have both been victims of discrimination. "As Jews,...
Is There Another Inevitable Nominee?
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Suddenly the inevitable doesn't look so inevitable. Howard Dean is still the front-runner this morning, but Iowa Democrats may be about to prove once more that a "front-runner" before anyone actually...
Japan Is Fulfilling 'Obligation'
Byline: Takehiko Kambayashi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Toshiyuki Shikata, a retired Ground Self-Defense Forces general who is a professor of law at Teikyo University in Tokyo, spoke to Washington Times reporter Takehiko Kambayashi about Japan's dispatch...
Lower APR May Not Be Better Loan
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: I am considering refinancing my $300,000 mortgage and am interested in a zero-cost program that I learned about in your column. My loan officer gave me two options. He said I could refinance...
Martin Luther King Feature: Dream on; Filmmakers Shy Away from Frank Look Back
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's been nearly 20 years since we started celebrating Martin Luther King's birthday as a national holiday. The moral significance and trajectory of the slain civil rights leader's life - and its tragic,...
McLean Colonial Perfect for Entertaining
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some of the most expensive real estate in the Washington area lies in sought-after McLean, home to politicians, presidential advisers, attorneys, doctors, diplomats and successful business...
Metro's Budget Panel Targets Absenteeism
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Metro officials yesterday said the cash-strapped transit agency could save money by making its employees report for work. Metro hopes to save $3.5 million in the upcoming fiscal year by slowing the rise...
Mitsubishi Is Riding a Surge
Byline: Frank Aukofer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mitsubishi is on a surge. The Japanese manufacturer had trundled along with a clutch of reasonably decent products that had some flair, but not enough to make a big dent in the competition....
Momentum Grows for Kerry in Iowa Caucuses; Senator Grabs a Lead in Polls, Stumps for Votes of Undecided
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DES MOINES, Iowa - Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, a year ago as close as the Democratic presidential nomination race had to a front-runner, is now narrowly back on top of the eight candidates, at least...
Moseley Braun Ends Her Bid, Throws Support Behind Dean; Campaign Lacked Sufficient Funds, Potent Message
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun dropped her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination yesterday. She said her campaign was "unable to compete effectively" and urged supporters to vote for Howard...
Officials Defend New Vote Machines
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES District elections officials are defending the way they handled the new touch-screen voting technology, which cost more than $1 million, amid criticism about long delays in tallying the results of this...
Out with the Old, Already! Veteran Coaches Take Back Jobs of Their Youth
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES First Jack McKeon. Then Joe Gibbs. Now Lenny Wilkens. Never mind throwback jerseys - old coaches are the sports world's latest retro rage, with everyone from Dick Vermeil to Hubie Brown taking one last...
Police ID 2 Victims of Fiery Truck Crash; Cause Remains under Investigation
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland Transportation Authority Police yesterday identified two of the four victims of a fiery explosion that erupted Tuesday when a tanker truck jackknifed off an overpass and burst into flames on Interstate...
'Polly' Shows Stiller Is Slipping; Screwball Romp Lacks Likability, Shock of 'Mary'
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Whatever that special something was about Mary, Polly has that something, too. As in the famously potty-licious comedy from the Farrelly brothers, "Along Came Polly" again pairs the hapless Ben Stiller...
Promising Discretion, Networks Take over Iowa
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats might pine for polite polling and discreet coverage of the Iowa caucuses - but broadcasters have been bustling through the state for weeks, plumbing the mysteries of the Midwestern voter. ...
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Reputed Colombian Drug Lord Arrives; Faces Major Smuggling Charges
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A reputed leader of a Colombian drug cartel was flown to the United States yesterday to face charges of smuggling tens of thousands of pounds of cocaine to this country and laundering hundreds of millions...
Revived 'Allegro' Given Extreme Makeover
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Direct from one year on Broadway" read a decorative signboard at Signature Theatre, where Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's 56-year-old "Allegro" - a musical memory feast if ever there was one -...
Right-Hand Man; Coordinator Williams a Key Hire for Gibbs
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Joe Gibbs' coaching buddies from his first stint with the Washington Redskins - Joe Bugel, Don Breaux and Jack Burns - drew plenty of attention when they agreed to rejoin Gibbs and the team last week....
Salmon or No?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last week, a study published in the journal Science showed that farm-raised salmon have higher levels of PCBs and other contaminants than their wild counterparts. While the finding could mean that consumption of farmed...
Saudi Station Drops 'Martyr'; Al Arabiya's Order on Bombers Irks Top Palestinians
Byline: Abraham Rabinovich, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM - The Saudi-owned Al Arabiya satellite station, confronted with terror attacks in Saudi Arabia, has stopped referring to suicide bombers as "martyrs," provoking anger among Palestinian officials....
Saving Democrats
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Saving Democrats "The journalistic establishment has become an anti-Dean mover," Peggy Noonan writes at www.OpinionJournal.com. "Tuesday's New York Times piece on the absent Mrs. Dean, for instance...
Selig Says Expos Will Relocate
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said yesterday that relocation of the Montreal Expos is the only option baseball is considering for the orphaned franchise. "There is...
Signature's 'Allegro': New Look at Noble Failure
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Allegro," the misunderstood 1947 Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein concept musical cur- rently being revamped at Signature Theatre by director Eric Schaeffer, is one of those "the one that got...
Subdividers Face Daunting Rules Process
Byline: Carisa Chappell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Landowners contemplating subdividing a large lot must prepare themselves for a time-consuming and often complicated process. Although it might seem ideal to split a large residential lot into...
'Teacher's Pet': Full-Speed Fun; Disney's Clever Animation Builds on Base of TV Series
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Walt Disney Pictures is often on the brink of turmoil or obsolescence from the perspective of business reporters. A departing board member, Roy O. Disney, fired a shot across the bow of chairman Michael...
'The Bottom of the Barrel'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Your columnist Georgie Anne Geyer ("Pakistan pressure cooker," Commentary, Jan. 4) quotes journalist Ahmed Rashid's assessment to the effect that in Pakistan, "the situation remains inherently unstable." Both President...
Thoughts about Mad Cows; Clearing Up Misconceptions
Byline: Bob Beauprez, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Much of the public's attention of late has been focused on the announcement of the discovery of a singular case of mad cow disease. Understandably, this revelation caused a stir among Americans,...
Time Not on U.S. Side in N. Korea, Says Ex-Envoy
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A former U.S. negotiator just back from a tour of North Korea's main nuclear site warned yesterday that the communist state plans to use any delays in nuclear negotiations with Washington to make additional...
Top Teams Bring out Best in Terrapins
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Selection Sunday is two months away, but the Maryland Terrapins already have proved they belong among the nation's elite - even if the pollsters refuse to rank them. Maryland's 90-84 victory against No.9...
To the Rescue
Byline: Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES To the rescue Retired Lt. Gen. Claude M. Kicklighter has left his post at the Department of Veterans Affairs to come to the Pentagon. Gen. Kicklighter, a former Army ground commander,...
Town Houses on South River
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Centex Homes is building 60 luxury town homes at the Pointe at South River Colony in Edgewater, where just a handful of homes are still available. Residents can enjoy a full range of amenities....
U.N. Sides with U.S. on Voting in Iraq; Shi'ites March on Basra, Demand Direct Elections
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - U.N. officials said yesterday that direct elections could not be organized in Iraq before the July deadline, placing the international body on the side of the United States in a looming confrontation...
Upkeep Opportunity Falls between Tenants
Byline: M. Anthony Carr, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The first step for preparing a house for rental is to conduct an inventory of the property to see what you'll have to do to prepare it for its next resident. After all, you and your last tenant...
US Airways Workers Win Layoff Battle; Airline Will Offer Flight Attendants Leave as Alternative to Losing Jobs
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Flight attendants for US Airways won an arbitration decision yesterday to block hundreds of layoffs. The Association of Flight Attendants successfully argued that its union contract requires the airline...
'Useless' Knowledge Pays $186,900
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tom Walsh doesn't know the diameter of the sun. To those who watched him during a record-setting eight consecutive episodes of the TV game show "Jeopardy," that may seem like the only thing Mr. Walsh...
U.S. Feels Crunch to Comply with WTO; Trade-Barrier Retaliation Looms from Overseas
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States this year faces economic pressure to repeal tax laws that help exporters, customs rules that support manufacturers and farmers, and other regulations that trade partners say violate...
U.S. Librarians 'Fail' Jailed Cubans; Group Avoids Demanding Release of 'Dissidents'
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The largest U.S. library association this week opted not to demand the release of private Cuban librarians jailed by Fidel Castro's government in the spring, despite voting to support an investigation of...
Warner Refuses to Honor Fete for Civil War
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - Civil War heritage groups are criticizing Gov. Mark Warner for refusing to officially recognize their commemorative events since taking office two years ago. As Virginians celebrate...
Warranties Get Better with Cars
Byline: Les Jackson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mitsubishi just announced its new 100,000-mile/10-year limited powertrain warranty, the third major company to do so. Back in the late 1990s, Hyundai was the first in the industry to offer such...
White House Not Disturbed by Firing in Seoul; Internal Debate over Close Ties Puts Foreign Minister out of Job
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration yesterday said relations with Seoul remain solid, despite the surprise firing of South Korea's foreign minister after a bitter internal debate over whether to revamp traditionally...
Wizards Cry Foul about Officials
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eddie Jordan has conducted several civil discussions with NBA referees this year. However, the Washington Wizards coach is starting to think he's wasting his breath. It helps explain why Jordan had...
World of Wheels Set for Convention Center
Byline: Bill O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES World of Wheels set for convention center The 47th annual World of Wheels show rolls into the new Washington Convention Center today for a three-day stand. The show will feature hot rods, customs,...