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 October 7, 2004

ABC's 'Desperate' Hit
Byline: Christian Toto and Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ABC's 'Desperate' hit People still watch ABC ... they really do. The network's "Desperate Housewives," a black comedy, put an exclamation mark on that fact Sunday by drawing 21.6...
Back Again
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Back again After releasing "The Black Album" last year, rapper Jay-Z said he was finished with hip-hop. Several months later, the multiplatinum-selling artist announced he is co-headlining the Best...
Base Erosion Consternation
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Alarm bells went off in John Kerry's campaign late last month when polling data revealed a surprisingly sharp drop in his support among black voters. Fearing much of the pre-debate erosion in Mr. Kerry's...
Both Sides Claim Victory in Debate; Press Expected to Play Larger Role
Byline: Stephen Dinan and Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Both sides came out of Tuesday's vice-presidential debate claiming victory, though Democrats said they already expect the press - eager for an exciting election story - to declare President...
Brunell Takes Blame for Offensive Woes
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mark Brunell is accepting blame for the Washington Redskins' struggles on offense. Asked yesterday how much of the Redskins' inconsistent offensive play falls on his shoulders, Brunell said, "All of...
Bush Slams Kerry's Plan to 'Retreat'; President Sharpens Assault before Debate
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - President Bush yesterday said Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry has a "strategy of retreat" and has flip-flopped on Iraq so brazenly that "you can understand why somebody...
Campaign Measured in Feet; Voter Turnout Key in Battleground States
Byline: Gary J. Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the 2004 presidential campaign moves into its final weeks, President Bush and John Kerry traverse an ever-shrinking political map. And as the electoral geography contracts, it's clear whichever side...
Career-Spanning Pageant; Beastie Boys Add Spectacle to Hits
Byline: Rob Runett, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Beastie Boys' summer and fall Pageant Tour celebrates a 23-year career that has hopscotched from hard-core punk to a frat-house fusion of hard rock and rap to sample-heavy hip-hop and Latin-inspired...
Cheney's Web Site Slip Gets Punished; Democrats Buy Helpful Listing
Byline: Robert Stacy McCain, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the debate Tuesday, Vice President Dick Cheney misstated the name of a Web site that has debunked some of Democrats' charges against him, and Democrats immediately seized on the error to link...
Closer Watch of FBI Unit OK'd; Senate Cites Failures in Translating Audio Intercepts
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate yesterday approved a bipartisan amendment to increase oversight of the FBI's foreign-language translation unit, which was criticized last week for failing to translate nearly 500,000 hours of...
'Comfy' V. 'Cowboy' Capitalism; Only the Wishful Expect Help from Old Europe
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PARIS - It's not news to stop anyone's press that if Old Europe could vote John Kerry would win in a landslide. In one poll of French preference the senator ran up 90 percent of the vote. Saddam Hussein...
Congressional Gets U.S. Open, Amateur
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Old Blue is back on the major marquee. Confirming months of speculation, the USGA formally announced yesterday the U.S. Open would return to Congressional Country Club in 2011. "The prestige a U.S....
Cows, Captain, Candidate Zero Appeal to Voters; Ad Campaigns Take Cue from Political Arena
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Captain Morgan has a sobering party platform. And the Chick-fil-A cows beefed up their campaigning. It's all part of the election-oriented advertising that companies are using to tap into the presidential...
Debate Site Takes Heat for Bush Art; Arizona Showcases 'Democracy'
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A debate of another nature continues at Arizona State University in anticipation of next week's matchup there between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry. At issue is an exhibition of political...
Debating How to Win the War
Byline: William Hawkins, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The good news in Sen. John Kerry's four-point Iraq plan is its goal to win, not lose, the war. The Democratic presidential candidate is not talking of "peace" as he did in 1971, as a function...
Doctors Seek to Work with No Insurance; Malpractice Costs Rising
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Doctors at Montgomery General Hospital are asking administrators to let them work without malpractice insurance because they cannot afford a statewide 33 percent increase in premiums. The doctors say...
Eating, Dancing the Night Away at Divino Lounge; Slice of Argentine Culture, Cuisine
Byline: Corinna Lothar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Want to learn to tango? Or dance the salsa? Or dine on delectable Argentine cuisine? At the Divino Lounge on Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, you can do all three. Divino Lounge is not a South...
Experience Wins Out
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The conventional wisdom is that Tuesday night's vice presidential debate didn't matter, but the conventional wisdom is wrong for a couple of reasons. Every opportunity voters have to judge the validity of two opposing...
Faith and Politics; Will Kerry Get the Catholic Vote?
Byline: George J. Marlin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Catholic voters have always voted in record numbers for Catholic presidential candidates. From Alfred E. Smith to John F. Kennedy, Catholics have cast their ballots according to cultural...
Focus on Darfur Seen Clouding Peace Effort
Byline: Heather J. Carlson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The humanitarian crisis in Darfur threatens to distract the international community from the Sudanese government's failure to sign off on a peace deal aimed at ending the country's civil war, some...
Follow Suburban Dollar, Not Ballpark Bawler
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The ballpark bawlers are confusing a $50 hot dog with a plethora of social agendas, with none expected to be harmed or improved by a delightfully overpriced culinary choice. The victims who step inside...
Foreign Monitors to Observe U.S. Elections
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - A 55-nation body charged with overseeing fair elections and human rights in its member states expects to send as many as 100 monitors to observe the U.S. elections on Nov. 2, saying numerous "weaknesses...
Gene Mueller's Weekend Fishing Report
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Can you feel the change in the air? Early mornings now require a jacket, and it feels wonderful. Autumn really has arrived, and the fishing enters a new phase in the Washington area. It begins slowly at...
Getting the Get
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Getting the get Not often does a student newspaper score an exclusive interview with a member of the first family, but a Hagerstown, Md., high school journalist got President Bush's sister on the record....
Heating Bills Will Surge for Oil Users; Natural Gas to Increase, Too
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Heating bills will jump by 28 percent this winter for homeowners who use heating oil, while those who use natural gas will see their bills jump 15 percent on average, the government projected yesterday....
House Panel Hits DeLay on Ethics; Rebukes Republican on 2 Actions
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House ethics committee last night rebuked House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, for the second time in a week, but spared him a lengthy panel investigation. The bipartisan House Standards...
In Your Face; Redskins Offense Must Deal with Lewis
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As if life weren't difficult enough these days for the Washington Redskins offense, the struggling unit now gets the test of a season: Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis. Perhaps no player...
Japan Wants Bush
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Japan wants Bush If John Kerry is still counting on those unnamed foreign leaders for support in his Democratic presidential campaign, he cannot count on the prime minister of Japan. An open secret...
Jefferson Gets in Tune on Defense
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A musical keyboard lay beneath Maryland linebacker Wesley Jefferson's bed for 11 years before he finally tried it. Now he plays classical music by ear. Obviously, the highly touted prep star's instincts...
Jobs Reports to Be Released Tomorrow; Could Affect Economic Discussion in Next Presidential Debate
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush and Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry will debate the state of the economy tomorrow, the same day two jobs reports will be released that could show improvement in the nation's...
Kerry-Edwards and Halliburton's Fallen
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In Tuesday night's debate, Sen. John Edwards mentioned the role of the oil services corporation Halliburton - which Vice President Dick Cheney served as CEO from 1995 to 2000 - but only in the context of recycling specious...
Mario Van Peebles Makes a Movie about a Movie; Moore's '9/11' Also in Stores
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Few, if any, fiction films have captured the realities of independent filmmaking more vividly than Mario Van Peebles' brilliant Baadasssss!, new from Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment ($26.99). It's our ... DVD...
National ID Card Feared in License Standards
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Proposed federal standards for new driver's licenses contained in the intelligence-reform bill moving through Congress creates a national identification card, according to civil liberties groups on both...
Nuclear Quest Said to Be Benign; Economic Boost, Officials Insist
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iran's minister of finance said yesterday that his country's quest for nuclear energy is an integral part of its plan to become a regional economic powerhouse and has nothing to do with offensive weapons....
Oil for Corruption
Byline: Ed Feulner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The cover-up is always worse than the crime, they say. But that doesn't necessarily hold true when you're dealing with the crime of the century - in fact, two centuries. And the U.N. Oil-for-Food...
Patriots Look like All-Time Winners
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What the New England Patriots are doing is supposed to be impossible in the Free Agent Era. So many things conspire against a team reeling off 18 victories in a row: the incessant roster turnover, the corrupting...
P.C. Hustlers and Campus Jihadists
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES These days, it's common for political hopefuls to stretch their counterterrorism credentials to win votes. But for a lesson in how to botch the effort, consider Florida Democrat Betty Castor, who has imperiled her run...
Plan for Smart Chips in Licenses Opposed
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia lawmakers, hoping to stem identity fraud, are considering whether computer chips that can store personal information should be embedded in the state's driver's licenses - a measure civil libertarians...
Proportional Split of Electoral Votes on Colorado Ballot; Fierce Opposition to Amendment
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER - The presidential candidate who wins a majority of the vote in Colorado next month could take all nine of the state's electoral votes, or he could take five. It all depends on the outcome...
Pumpkin-Time Politics; Every Four Years, Parades, Costumes Mesh with Election
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Every four years, an annual holiday collides with a quadrennial event - Halloween meets the presidential election. Already an excuse for revelers to masquerade as someone they are not, the election year...
Reagan Stamp
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Reagan stamp Former President Ronald Reagan's image will appear on a commemorative postage stamp to be issued early next year, Postal Service officials announced yesterday. The stamp honoring the nation's...
Reconciliation Walkers, Not 'Slaves'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Your article on the Sept. 29 Slavery Reconciliation Walk of Penitence and Forgiveness, held in Annapolis, prompts clarification on a few matters ("Slavery roles reversed in walk aimed at healing spirits," Metropolitan,...
Recovery Eyed for Saddam Loot; Official Seeks Debt Write-Off
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iraq still hopes to recover at least a portion of the estimated $10 billion stolen by Saddam Hussein and his allies under the U.N.'s scandal-plagued oil-for-food program, Finance Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi...
Residents Wait Hours at Stores for Shots
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Area residents stood in long lines yesterday at grocery stores to receive flu-vaccine shots after hearing reports that the supply could be cut in half this year. The lines were filled mostly with the elderly,...
Risque Business
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Risque business How much puppet sex is too much? The Motion Picture Association of America wrestled with that question before finally agreeing on an R rating for "Team America," the upcoming political...
Rocket Transport Charge Dropped; U.N. Says Video Shows Stretcher
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - The Israeli government yesterday backed away from claims that a U.N. ambulance was used to transport a Kassam rocket within the Gaza Strip, a mistake that has generated scathing criticism from...
Saddam Paid off French Leaders; $1.78 Billion in Oil-Food Funds Went to Buy Influence at U.N
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Saddam Hussein used a U.N. humanitarian program to pay $1.78 billion to French government officials, businessmen and journalists in a bid to have sanctions removed and U.S. policies opposed, according to...
Saddam Worked Secretly on WMDs; but No Trace of Weapons Found
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Saddam Hussein's goal through the 1990s and until the 2003 U.S. invasion was to end U.N. sanctions on Iraq, while working covertly to restore the country's ability to produce weapons of mass destruction,...
Safe-Sex, Abstinence Programs Applauded
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. officials yesterday credited a city program promoting abstinence and safe sex with drastically lowering the rate of abortions and out-of-wedlock births, which also earned the city a $25 million federal...
Satellite Stern: Shock Jock to Join Sirius
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Howard Stern finally got Sirius about leaving commercial radio for the uncensored streams of satellite.The self-proclaimed "king of all media" announced yesterday that he'll move his bawdy broadcasts...
Search for Boy, 3, Continues; over 170 Look for Eighth Day in Spotsylvania
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. - For the eighth consecutive day, authorities combed through a wooded area yesterday searching for a 3-year-old boy missing for more than a week after an outing with his mother's boyfriend....
Senate Approves Intelligence Reform Legislation; Measure Creates National Center for Counterterrorism
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate passed its bipartisan intelligence reform bill on a 96-2 vote last night, before heading out to recess for the November elections. The bill restructures the national intelligence community,...
Social Security Dangers Questioned
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thomas Sowell tries to convince readers that they are getting a bad bargain when it comes to Social Security ("Taking the risk out of Social Security," Commentary, Sept. 29). Nothing could be further from the truth....
Spicing Up Dance Floor with Hip-Shaking Salsa
Byline: Charles Hoskinson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES No music plays as Lydia Stuckey and her roommate, Caryn Schenewerk, take their first tentative steps into salsa dancing. There's only the sound of instructor Ann Roman's voice as she...
Sports Panel Fills Top Job; Ballpark Deal Attracts Lew
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. Sports & Entertainment Commission yesterday hired Allen Y. Lew, former managing director of development at the Washington Convention Center, as president and chief executive director. The hiring...
Stakes Raised in High-Tech Projects
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The federal government gets a lot of heat for its involvement with technology. Should it? The immortality of federal technology programs is no secret. Once you invest billions in a project, and countless...
Study Links Solvents to Lower Test Scores; Exposure Occurred before Birth
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Children of mothers occupationally exposed during pregnancy to widely available organic solvents, such as rubbing alcohol, had lower scores on tests of language and behavior than children of mothers...
Taxing Questions . . . and Misfires
Byline: Richard W. Rahn , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Have you noticed the press tends to ask the candidates the same old tired questions, whether at a press conference, interview or debate? Yet there are many basic questions on tax policy (and...
'Terminator' Fans Get Expanded Game
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a look at some hardware and software that's available: * "Terminator 3: The Redemption," from Atari for Xbox, GameCube and PlayStation 2. (Rated T: content suitable for ages 13 and older,...
U.S., EU Sue Each Other over Subsidies; Boeing, Airbus at Center of Market Friction
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States and European Union slapped each other with World Trade Organization suits yesterday, accusing one another of paying out billions of dollars in illegal subsidies to their top aircraft...
U.S. Gives Virginia Cash to Fight Gangs
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The spread of street gangs in Virginia has prompted the federal government to give Gov. Mark Warner $3 million in nondiscretionary funds to fight the problem. Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, announced...
Vaccine Answers; Those Most at Risk Should Get Flu Shot
Byline: Jen Waters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The influenza vaccine can't give someone the flu, says Jay Barbaccia, director of the pharmacy at Washington Hospital Center in Northwest. However, influenza causes about 36,000 deaths and 200,000 hospitalizations...
Vampire Bunny Chomps, Charms; 'Bunnicula' a Halloween Treat
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What's fluffy and bloodthirsty, too? Bunnicula, the (relatively) fearsome vampire bunny whose nocturnal noshings are the focus of the nicely scary, eponymously titled play based on the children's book...
Warren E. Howard, 72, Newspaperman
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Warren E. Howard, a Washington newspaperman, died of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis Sept. 30 at Washington Hospital Center. He was 72. Mr. Howard was the son of John E. and Melinda M. McCormack Howard and grew up in...
Wizards Simply Try to Hold on; Turnovers Doomed Team Last Season
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - Not once did the Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Give it Away" come booming down from the sound system at any of the Washington Wizards' 41 home games last year, but it would have been an appropriate,...