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 29, 1997

$50,000 Gift Follows Visit to White House: Small DNC Donor Raises Stakes after Arms Dealer Friend Meets with Clinton
One day after Chinese arms dealer Wang Jun visited President Clinton in the Oval Office, longtime Clinton supporter Ernest G. Green, who helped Mr. Wang get a U.S. visa, made a $50,000 contribution to the Democratic National Committee. In the...
Albright to Stress Competence at State Dept. No Room for Lackluster Performers
The shape of Madeleine Albright's new foreign policy team at the State Department is beginning to emerge with the stress on competence rather than change. The new secretary of state is choosing experienced, high-powered figures for top posts rather...
Al Gore Seeks Brownie Points from the Pro-Abortion Constituency
Holy kowtowing and temple fund-raising, Batman! I thought Al Gore was vice president of all the people and heir apparent in an administration converted to fund-raising reform, bipartisanship and reconciliation. But on the very day Americans commemorated...
Assault Targets Welfare for Rich: Greens Join Hands with Conservatives
Liberal environmentalists and consumer advocates joined with conservative taxpayers groups yesterday to launch a two-pronged attack on billions of dollars of corporate welfare programs. In the House, Rep. John R. Kasich, chairman of the Budget...
Board, Upset by Barry, Eyes Switch to Manager: Clinton to Draft Tax Break for District
The D.C. financial control board yesterday said it will quickly consider backing a city manager form of government in the District, a change that would further reduce - if not eliminate - the power of the mayor. In announcing an expedited review...
Bullets Enjoy a Magical Evening: Big Win Helps Soothe Webber's All-Star Snub
On a day when the Washington Bullets felt badly for Chris Webber, who was left off the All-Star team, his teammates made him feel somewhat better by the end of the night. The Bullets dominated the visiting Orlando Magic and walked out of USAir...
Capital Budget in the Balance
The liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities strongly opposes a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) to the Constitution, because it does not want to constrain the federal government's ability to spend. While most of its arguments are unpersuasive,...
Caps Hope to Turn Chances into Goals as Hot Flyers Visit
If the Washington Capitals had only the Atlantic Division to worry about, civic leaders would be selecting the route for the Stanley Cup victory parade through downtown Landover right now. Against teams in their own backyard this year, the Caps...
Christopher Focuses on Syrian-Israeli Talks: Says People of Mideast Feel Peace's Benefits
Warren M. Christopher, in his last interview before stepping down as secretary of state last week, urged that Israel and Syria find a "proper basis" to resume peace discussions. "I think there should be continued testing of Syria to see whether...
Clinton OKs Plan to Help Cuba Once Communism Falls: Billions Would Aid Democracy Moves
The Clinton administration yesterday released plans to provide from $4 billion to $8 billion in U.S. and other international aid to Cuba once Fidel Castro's Communist government is replaced and the island begins a transition toward democracy. ...
Clinton Unveils Breaks for College Students, Parents: Will Double Spending on Education in 1998 Budget
College students and their parents will get a wave of financial breaks in President Clinton's new budget, including lower interest rates and special deals to skip out on school loans in return for community service. Mr. Clinton, who previewed the education...
Clinton Upbeat about Possibility of Winter Meeting with Yeltsin
President Clinton yesterday sounded optimistic that he and ailing Russian President Boris Yeltsin would convene their annual summit this winter, although aides said it probably wouldn't be in Washington "We have a huge, full agenda," Mr. Clinton...
Coalition Warned District of Danger
The University of the District of Columbia is troubled because of poor management due to playing politics with Congress at the behest of Mayor Marion Barry, whose honorary doctorate was granted by UDC. Now that the jig is up, the silent and partially...
Conspiracy Theory and the IRS
What to make of the fact that the IRS is looking into the finances and activities of several conservative organizations, some of them tax-exempt, including the Heritage Foundation, the American Spectator and National Review? Or of reports that the...
Council Targets PG Pawnshops: Mulls Halt Pending Regulations
Prince George's lawmakers, stung by the county's image as a haven for pawnshops, hope to control the number of the secondhand stores. The County Council could impose a moratorium as early as next week on new pawnshops within the county's borders...
Deficit Forecasts Narrow the Gap: White House Bets on Record Boom
After touching a 15-year low last year, the deficit will nearly double to $188 billion in 2002, forcing Congress to find $154 billion in spending cuts that year to balance the budget. That is the outlook presented by the Congressional Budget Office...
Don't Rush Police Hiring
The District's crime rate and the anxiety it generates are again on the upswing. Carjackings, home invasions and murders have fearful law-abiding citizens and battle-weary officers crying out for help. There are several options at the disposal...
Dopey `Gridlock'd'
"Gridlock'd," evidently strapped for another vowel, contrives to box itself in and run itself simultaneously ragged and ridiculous while trying to sustain a topical-sardonic fable about depraved but lucky chuckleheads. Although the settings rely...
Effort to Guard Parents' Rights Fails in Virginia: State Senate Rejects Amendment
RICHMOND - The Virginia Senate voted 21-19 yesterday to kill a proposed parental rights amendment to the Virginia Constitution, an issue that galvanized social conservatives and brought 700 supporters to a public hearing last week. Virginia would...
Embassy Row
`HONORABLE' ENVOY Two diplomats who know him well defended the embattled Swiss ambassador, who resigned Monday, as an honorable envoy never known to have uttered an anti-Semitic remark. Bosnian Ambassador Sven Alkalaj, who is Jewish, called...
Ex-Cops' Confession to Murder of Biko Puts Healing to Test: Killers Seek Amnesty from Tutu's Panel
South Africa's efforts to heal the wounds of apartheid will be tested by the announcement yesterday that several former policemen have confessed to killing black activist Steve Biko in 1977 and asked for amnesty in return. The country's Truth and...
Exit the Swiss Ambassador
The latest turn in the ongoing investigation into Jewish money in Swiss banks is the resignation of Switzerland's ambassador to the United States, Carlo Jagmetti. The ambassador resigned after a confidential cable from Washington was leaked to the...
Florida Watermen Flout Fishing Regulations
In the current issue of "Tide," the voice of the national Coastal Conservation Association, staff writer Rick Farren says, "The first time you see one of the huge tarpaulin nets hanging from the boom of a purse seine boat, you might wonder for a moment...
Flu Cure to Be Tested on Humans: Drug Prevents, Reduces Symptoms in Trials on Animals
Human tests will begin in the next few months on a new drug researchers hope will be a cure for the flu. "You could call it a cure. . . . It will be big step" toward eradicating "much of the influenza problem, which is really a huge problem at...
Gambling on a Little Excitement in Life
Came upon a yuppie lawyer a few weeks back and we talked a little football. He said he was a Giants fan - a bit more irritating than the black Acura he drives - and I told him that I was a Redskins fan and had been since 1937 and that I probably...
Gingrich Fine Never Carried Deadline
House Speaker Newt Gingrich's six-month timetable for deciding how to pay Congress $300,000 is not a deadline to send a check, his spokeswoman said yesterday. Spokeswoman Lauren Maddox confirmed yesterday's report in The Washington Times that Gingrich...
Golota Sues Bowe for Injuries in Riot
Andrew Golota can't seem to win a fight with Riddick Bowe in the ring, so he's moved the battle into the courtroom. Despite dominating Bowe in two fights, Golota wound up losing both because of disqualifications for low blows. Now he has filed...
House Speaker Turns to God as Ally in Changing Country: Speeches Raise Alarms over Separation of Church , State
House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been calling more and more often on God to help rescue the country from ruin. In speeches to various groups around the country, he has rattled off references to the Almighty in the words of Abraham Lincoln, George...
HOV Lanes on I-270 Create Nightmare for Commuters
The high-occupancy-vehicle lanes recently instituted on Interstate 270 in Montgomery County are nothing but trouble for commuters. As a daily traveler on I-270, I have had the pleasure - rather, the displeasure - of witnessing how dangerous and...
Huang Had Access to Intelligence Files, Classified Reports: Commerce Records Show List of Use
John Huang, the former Commerce Department official and Democratic fund-raiser now a focus of an economic-espionage and national-security probe by the FBI, got 37 intelligence briefings while at Commerce and had access to 15 classified field reports,...
Inaugural Estimate Falls Short of Prediction
City tourism officials say this month's inauguration gave a $70 million boost to the District's economy. But that figure, $25 million less than the $95 million forecast by the Washington, D.C., Convention and Visitors Association, represents only...
Inside Politics
CONCIERGE CLINTON In her New Yorker piece on high rollers in the White House for a day and a $250,000 contribution, Jane Mayer notes that the prestige and glamour of the presidency were hawked as never before in 1996. She adds that event - described...
Inside the Beltway
OF MICE AND MEN Cathaleen Curtiss, a staff photographer for The Washington Times and past White House Photographer of the Year, lives in Davidsonville, Md., with her husband and two young daughters. Early yesterday morning, while driving to...
Issue Is Catching Fire: U.S., State Measures Result of Groundswell
Three states passed parental rights laws last year, and similar measures will be considered this year in more than two dozen state legislatures. Virginia is one of at least 26 states where lawmakers are examining bills or proposed constitutional...
Judge Issues Schools Warning: Says She'll Close 20 Unless Officials Resolve Violations of the Fire Code
A judge says she will close 20 D.C. schools tomorrow unless school officials can resolve a variety of fire-code violations ranging from missing paperwork to leaking roofs. D.C. Superior Court Judge Kaye K. Christian yesterday ordered school...
Key U.N. Choices Less Than Daring: One New Face Is Top U.S. Publicist
NEW YORK - In an acknowledged effort to improve relations with Washington, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has created a $113,000-a-year "external relations" position and chosen a politically connected American to fill it. The move was just...
Kucinich's Skit Has Gingrich Flavor: Congress, Media Laugh through 53rd Dinner Together
Call it the shootout at the OK Congressional Corral - the 53rd annual fund-raising dinner sponsored by the Washington National Press Club Foundation. Rep. Dennis Kucinich stole the show last night with an impersonation of a professorial House...
Mayor Seeks to Cut Police: But City's Hiring Officers Every Day
At a time when the Metropolitan Police Department is trying to hire hundreds of new officers, Mayor Marion Barry is preparing to slash the size of the force. Mr. Barry, in his proposed budget for next year, wants to reduce the size of the Police...
MCI Profits Rise Even as Its Long-Distance Growth Slows
MCI Communications Corp. posted strong year-end financial figures yesterday, but its growth in long-distance traffic is slowing. The Washington long-distance giant reported earning $1.2 billion, or $1.73 a share, on revenues of $18.5 billion for...
Now That Penguins Rookie Has Lost, Can He Figure out How to Win Again?
Pittsburgh's Patrick Lalime's goals-against average has ballooned to 2.16, and he has lost two of his past three games - even with the highest-scoring team in the NHL playing in front of him. Reality, perhaps, has caught up with the 22-year-old...
Now the Pressure Is Really on Hingis
Just when things were looking bleak for women's tennis, Martina Hingis wins her first Grand Slam and practically saves the entire sport. Now let's hope that she doesn't collapse under the pressure of having to carry the sport into the 21st century,...
One Textualist Judge V. Five Constructionists
In nearly three years of law school, I have yet to hear a good word spoken from the front of any lecture hall about Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Law faculties seem not to know what to do with him - except treat him as the personification...
Pancake Passion: Old Standby Is Still Fresh
Is the coffee perking, the bacon frying and the fresh orange juice being squeezed? Many cooks prepare something a little special on weekend mornings when there's time for more than toast and coffee, or a Poptart. Many people have fond memories...
Politics and Alexis Herman
Alexis Herman's White House handlers ought to be advising her to buckle her seat belt. The Labor Secretary nominee is definitely going to be in for a bumpy confirmation ride. At issue when Miss Herman faces the Senate Labor and Human Resources...
PRB Statistics Are in the Strike Zone, with an Occasional Wild Pitch
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) has been criticized unfairly twice in recent editions of The Washington Times. In your Jan. 13 briefing on global issues, economics Professor Jacqueline Kasun accused PRB of distorting data and using methods...
President Concedes `Mistakes' in Fund Raising: But He Says Donors Got Only His Ear
President Clinton denied yesterday that he gave favors to wealthy political donors who were given special access to him and the White House, but he acknowledged that "mistakes were made" in Democratic fund raising. At a White House news conference,...
Rivlin Is Tax-Cut Skeptic: Doubts State Plan Will Draw Business
ANNAPOLIS - Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Alice M. Rivlin doesn't think much of the various plans to cut Maryland's income tax. "I'm a little skeptical of the usefulness of a competitive tax reduction between states in drawing business into the...
Secrets Lurking in Swiss Bank Accounts
Bursting with virtuous indignation and ludicrous self-righteousness, the Swiss government is slipping further and further into a slough of impenitent racism. The Swiss banks are the real offenders in what appears to be a case of a multibillion-dollar...
Speaker May Protest Too Much, Pals Fear: GOP Leaders Want Him to Move On
House Speaker Newt Gingrich is determined to speak out again in his own defense, but GOP leaders worry it may only make a bad situation worse. Several senior members said the speaker's unscheduled defense in Georgia on Saturday - in which he complained...
Surprise, These Terps Look like '74-'75 Model
Is Maryland's 17-2 basketball team the most unexpected powerhouse ever to leap over tall opponents at Cole Field House and elsewhere around the ACC? Maybe - and maybe not, because there is a distinct precedent. Let's take a trip back 22 years to...
Suspect in Baby Case a Career Felon
Melvin Leroy Griffin, 35, was on parole when he stole a car and kidnapped 6-month-old Josiah Files from a Laurel apartment complex Monday, police said yesterday. Court records since 1978 show Griffin has been arrested for malicious destruction,...
Team Still Has the Time to Be Right on Schedule
The Bullets are not where they want to be at the halfway point in the season. They are not where they expected to be, in the company of the borderline playoff teams. They are not happy. They are not satisfied. They are what they are, a team caught...
This Week's Bargain: Ham and Pork
Ham and pork are rarely included in budget menus because costs per portion tend to be high. Nevertheless, at sale prices, ham or pork can fit into even thrifty budgets. This week, all area supermarkets have a variety of ham or pork roasts and chops...
Thompson Promises Fair Campaign Probe
Sen. Fred Thompson, chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, said yesterday he will try to take a bipartisan approach as he oversees an investigation and hearings into campaign activities by President Clinton and the Democratic National...
Three Keys Help Terps Size Up vs. Taller Foes
The offenses of good basketball teams are predicated on finding mismatches and exploiting them. Maryland's defense, meanwhile, has become the cornerstone of the team's success by consistently overcoming those apparent mismatches. In rising to...
Top Dogs of Canine World: Labrador Retriever Leads Pack
If you think this is a dog-eat-dog world, imagine how the 140 different breeds of purebred canines feel. Yes, even in the dog world it gets a bit catty when the American Kennel Club, the nation's authority on purebred dogs, releases its list of Top...
TV Man Uncloaks a Best Seller
"Nine places ahead of Dick Morris!" Journalist and co-host Al Hunt raised his fist, then gave another defiant cry: "We're going to stay ahead of Dick Morris!" The mighty "we" - fans and friends of CNN executive producer Daniel Silva, in whose...
Upset of Villanova Restores Georgetown's Balance, Confidence
In the often enigmatic world of college basketball, perhaps only the stiffest competition can promote the most radical transformations. Entering Monday night's Villanova game, Georgetown coach John Thompson had been waiting all season for his young...
U.S. Commander in Gulf Sees Increased Threat from Iran
Iran has increased its military forces significantly and has stepped up training over the past year as part of a "militarization" of the Persian Gulf, according to the commander of U.S. forces in the region. Army Gen. J.H. Binford Peay, U.S....
Virginia Senators Vote to Drop `Carry Me Back': State Song's Lyrics Offensive to Many
RICHMOND - Virginia, famous for its traditions in the way Kentucky is famous for bourbon and North Carolina for tobacco, hates to throw anything away, even an old banjo ditty with slave-era lyrics that nobody sings anymore. But the Old Dominion...
Webber, Team Stunned by All-Star Omission
About a month ago, Washington Bullets coach Jim Lynam said that if Chris Webber did not make the All-Star team, "then I seriously have to question the jury." It's time to begin questioning. Webber and the Bullets yesterday learned that the fourth-year...