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 June 8, 2004

A Liberal Legacy; Reagan's Impact Continues to Deepen
Byline: Tod Lindberg, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The legacy of an American politician has two main components. One of them relates to policy, the way in which the country's affairs, its position in the world and world order itself changed as a result...
All Diabetics Told to Take Statins; Low Dose Cuts Risk of Heart Problems, Study Finds
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nearly all diabetics should take a statin drug to lower cholesterol, even if they already have low cholesterol levels, the American Diabetes Association is advising in new treatment guidelines. ...
Al Qaeda Warns Saudis of More Attacks; Web Site Makes Threats against Americans and Western Air Carriers
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Al Qaeda militants in Saudi Arabia have warned of new terrorist attacks on U.S. and other Western air carriers and at major transportation centers, according to a statement posted yesterday on an Islamic...
A Memorial of the Heart
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bags of jellybeans were laid with reverence around the Santa Monica mortuary. Flower bouquets were placed at the base of the president's statue in his hometown of Dixon, Ill. Flags were hung at half-staff all across...
Athens Touts Games Security; Mayor in U.S. for Consultation
Byline: Gus Constantine, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Greece, the smallest country to hold the Olympic Games in modern times, is in the final stage of preparations for the largest-ever Olympiad, Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis said yesterday. The mayor...
Backers Defend Chalabi's Service; Credit Him with Saving U.S. Lives
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Military and intelligence agency supporters of Iraqi political leader Ahmed Chalabi, who is accused of leaking U.S. secrets to Iran, say data provided by his Iraqi National Congress network identified current...
Campaign 'Firebreak'
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Campaign 'firebreak' "When President Bush paid tribute to Ronald Reagan early [Sunday] in Paris, the words he used echoed his own re-election ads. Bush spoke of 'the confidence that comes with conviction,...
Cashing in on Numbers
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The numbers racket is awfully lucrative in sports these days. Why, Redskins newcomer Clinton Portis just paid a reported $45,000 to pry No.26 away from Ifeanyi Ohalete. In Cleveland, meanwhile, first-round...
Court Clears Roadblock; Rules Bush Can Open U.S. to Mexican Trucks
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court ruled unanimously yesterday that the Bush administration can open U.S. roadways to Mexican trucks without first doing an environmental study. The ruling overturns a U.S. appeals court...
Dark 'Soul' of the Junkies Intrigues after All These Years
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cowboy Junkies One Soul Now Zoe Records It goes without saying that a Cowboy Junkies album is going to be dark, deliberate and sad. That's their thing, and for nearly 20 years, they've done it...
Democrats Praise the Man Once Scorned as a 'Dunce'
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats have ranged from circumspect to effusive in their praise of Ronald Reagan since the former president's death Saturday, but they were often dismissive at best of the "Great Communicator" while...
Fairfax Police Find Missing Sculpture
Byline: Frank Petrignani, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The case of the missing life-size sculpture of a woman - known to many in the art world as "Legs Crossed" - has ended with its recovery and the arrest of a suspect. Fairfax County police have charged...
Fessin' Up
Byline: Scott Galupo and Robyn-Denise Yourse , THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fessin' up Internet Movie Database Grammy-winner Justin Timberlake has hinted that reports of his fling with Janet Jackson - long before last winter's Super Bowl "wardrobe...
Fighting the Insurgency
Byline: Bruce Hoffman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As fighting intensifies in Iraq leading up to the June 30 transition to limited self-governance, pressure grows on the United States to restore security - and on insurgent forces to make Iraqis...
First Strike; Lightning Put out Flames to Win Stanley Cup Finals
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay was an NHL laughingstock just three years ago. Last night, the joke was on the rest of the league as the Lightning got two goals from Ruslan Fedotenko to beat the Calgary Flames 2-1...
Flip-Flopping
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Flip-flopping As president of the Global Language Monitor, Paul JJ Payack publishes the PQ (Political-sensitivity Quotient) Index - to be taken monthly until the November presidential election, and...
Foreign Labor an Achilles' Heel; Terrorists Aim to Scare Workers, Cripple Economy
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A string of deadly attacks on foreigners in Saudi Arabia has struck a nerve in an economy that relies heavily on foreign labor to do everything from running giant oil projects to sweeping the streets....
FTC Sees No Need to Ban Ads on Junk Food
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Federal Trade Commission yesterday said the government has no plans to ban junk food advertising aimed at children. Todd Zywicki, policy planning director for the federal agency that monitors...
G-8 Summit Fits with Bush Plan for Middle East; U.N. Accord on Iraq near Completion, Rice Reports
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAVANNAH, Ga. - The agenda of the Group of Eight summit of world economic powers will dovetail with President Bush's vision to push for freedom and democracy across the Middle East to better protect...
Gambling Reservations
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tomorrow the House Resources Committee is holding a hearing over special permission for a group of Indian businessmen to create a new reservation. Michigan's Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Cheppewa Indians wants to establish...
Goodbye, Mr. President
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES My wife, Mary, and I fought back tears while watching the many tributes to President Reagan this weekend. I was a young black performer honored with singing at one of the inaugural balls in Washington after Mr. Reagan...
Group Woos Ethnic Voters; Democrats Form Hispanic Caucus
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland Democratic Party officials yesterday announced a new outreach organization to compete for the state's growing Hispanic vote in the November and 2006 elections. "The major goal is trying...
House GOP to Tout Work on Energy Bill; Senate Passage Elusive
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republicans will try a final time next week to force the Senate's hand in passing a comprehensive energy policy this year. The House Energy Action Team (HEAT) has planned a week's worth of legislative...
Iraqi Parties' Militias Agree to Disarm; Al-Sadr Rejects Pact on Fighters
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Iraq's interim government yesterday announced an agreement with nine political parties to disarm their militias and integrate their fighters into the national army or civilian life. The plan...
Kerry Flip-Flops on Terrorism; in Primary, He Dismissed 'Greatest Threat' to U.S
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry spent the past week hawking a tough national-security image to convince voters that he can be trusted to aggressively fight the war on terrorism, calling...
Legacy for Our Time
Byline: Frank Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Three simple words comprise the motto of the nation's newest and most powerful aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." The choice of this phrase could scarcely be more appropriate,...
Medicare Competition Pilot Program Hit; Some Democrats Aim to 'Kill It' by Exempting Their States
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The success of a pilot program created by the new Medicare law seems questionable as several lawmakers want to block it from coming to their states. "They're going to try to kill it," said Robert Moffit,...
MeriStar Resumes Purchasing Hotels
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MeriStar Hospitality Corp. is back to buying hotel properties after a year in which it sold off more than 15 percent of its portfolio. The Arlington company, which buys hotels as investments, said last...
New Iraq Weapon Is the Printed Word; Booklets Explain Troops' Intent
Byline: Kris Osborn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAQUBAH, Iraq - U.S. forces battling insurgents in northern Iraq have a new weapon in their arsenal - illustrated Arabic-language booklets explaining politely to residents why American troops want to come...
Pistons Possess Flavor of D.C
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LOS ANGELES - At this point, the Washington Wizards have to be wondering, what if? That players change teams in the NBA, whether by trade or free agency, is a simple fact. But the Wizards probably...
Police Coordinating Security for Memorial
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal and local law-enforcement agencies are coordinating efforts to provide security for former President Ronald Reagan's memorial services in the District this week. The U.S. Department of Homeland...
Reagan Critics Decry Glowing Tributes
Byline: Steve Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Much of the world remembers Ronald Reagan as a friend and a historic president, but some writers and activists are vilifying the late president. Hollywood actor Danny Glover said Mr. Reagan would be...
Reagan Enabled Digital Progress
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES On Jan. 19, 1979, almost two years to the day before he became president, Ronald Reagan delivered a radio commentary about "the phone company," the old American Telephone & Telegraph combine that held...
Reagan Family Begins Farewell; National Week of Mourning Starts with Private Ceremony
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A frail and tearful Nancy Reagan laid her cheek on the flag-draped casket of her husband yesterday and murmured private tendernesses as America began its long goodbye to former President Ronald Reagan. ...
Reagan Policies Rebuilt U.S. Forces; 'Hollow' Military Got $2 Trillion for Personnel, Weapons Upgrades
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ronald Reagan restored the prestige and the might of the U.S. armed forces, delivering more than $2 trillion for new weapons and more professional troops in a grand strategy to defeat Soviet communism....
Reagan Remembered
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Reagan remembered Diplomats from countries once threatened or occupied by communism lost a friend when former President Ronald Reagan died Saturday. They called him a hero who ended the Cold War and...
Return to Council Not Good for Barry or Public
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Yes, some still reverently call him "Tha May-ah." There's no question that the "People's Prodigal Prince" parts the waters east of the Anacostia River. There's also no doubt that former D.C. Mayor...
School Security Contract Delayed; Councilors Want a Review
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Three D.C. Council members want more time to review a proposal from the school board to continue employing a company that provides hundreds of security guards in city public schools. Council member...
Schools Will Bar 2,000 Students; Deadline Missed on Residency
Byline: Sean Salai, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As many as 20 percent - or about 2,000 - of Montgomery County's eighth-graders whose parents missed a Friday deadline to prove their residency will not be allowed to attend high school next year, county schools...
Second 'Stand'
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Second 'Stand' If we can pick the next pop star via reality TV, why can't we do the same for the next big stand-up? That was the premise behind last summer's "Last Comic Standing," the NBC reality...
Secretive Zarqawi Stays under Radar, on the Lam
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Abu Musab Zarqawi, the al Qaeda-linked terrorist who orchestrates murder and mayhem in Iraq, is so secretive even some operatives who work with him do not know his identity. Zarqawi, whose videotaped...
Security Checks Bog Down Hiring in Federal Agencies
Byline: Mike Causey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal agencies being pushed by Congress to hire qualified people quickly are continually running into the time-consuming security-clearance roadblock that lets highly skilled candidates, such as language...
Several Peaks on 'Mountain'; Bluegrass Soars at Wolf Trap
Byline: Jay Votel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Any soul who chanced to wander uninformed onto the Wolf Trap grounds in Vienna Wednesday may have been surprised to find picnickers popping wine bottles open in the midst of the old-time revival taking place...
State and Local Pension Burdens
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES During the past three years, there has been much wailing and crocodile-tear shedding by state and local government officials over their supposedly recession-induced budget shortfalls. Under such presumably desperate...
Still a Gem; at 40, Randy Johnson Is Better Than Good. Sometimes, He's Even Perfect
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHOENIX, Ariz. - Randy Johnson had a surprise - two of them, actually - for catcher Robby Hammock a few weeks ago after Johnson became the oldest, not to mention tallest, major league pitcher to throw a perfect...
Take a Vacation; Time Away from Daily Grind Needed, Expets Stress
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bob Converse of Annandale works to go on vacation. As acquisition project manager at Computer Sciences Corp. in Lanham, he frequently is under a lot of stress. But he ensures he gets away from it all regularly. In...
The Debt We Owe
Byline: Robert Charles, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As Ronald Reagan's long journey comes to a close, his noble example stands before us. His presence in smile and grace, courage and kindness, wisdom and unwavering fidelity to principle is like...
The Ethics of Antiterrorism; Unlikely Alliances in a New Age
Byline: Brendan Conway, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Liberal ethicist and historian Michael Ignatieff shocked admirers last year when he came out in favor of war in Iraq. Luckily for the disappointed, he offered one small gratification when,...
The 'Great-Souled Man'; Reagan Was a Classic
Byline: Jack Wheeler, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In October of 1965, Ronald Reagan came to speak at the University of California in Los Angeles. I was a senior, and it was a depressing time to be a College Republican (CR). Barry Goldwater had...
The Virulent Venom of Frustrated Rage
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The lot of the no-account eastcoast libsnob longhaired artsyfartsy slagpunk francophile comsymp is not a happy one. Not this week. All of America and much of the world is celebrating the life of a man...
Thousands Expected for Viewing in Rotunda
Byline: Jon Ward and S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - The burly firefighter sitting at the bar in the Ropewalk Tavern, where a 6-foot-tall bronze statue of Ronald Reagan stands nearby, choked back tears as he spoke on Sunday of the...
Turning Point . . . and Expectations
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A merica's heroic mission to turn Iraq into a free and independent country at peace with its neighbors has reached a historic turning point with installation of a new governmentrun by Iraqis. Finally,...
Turning Point . . . and Expectations
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Presidents should eschew great expectations in foreign affairs. Imponderables dwarf certitudes. Knowledge of how to alter political cultures, to inculcate the rule of law, or to spark successful...
U.N. Diplomats Rushing Resolution on Iraq; U.S., Britain to Call for a Security Council Vote Today
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.N. diplomats yesterday pushed to complete the Security Council resolution overseeing America's transfer of sovereignty to Iraq, aiming for a vote this afternoon with growing hopes for a strong vote of...
U.S. to Cut Deployment in Korea by a Third; Seoul Insists Plan Still Tentative
Byline: Tom Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. officials reiterated their commitment to the defense of South Korea yesterday, even as they announced a plan to reduce the American troop presence in the North Asian country by one-third. A reduction...
Volunteers
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Volunteers * Friends of the National Zoo is recruiting volunteers to serve as interpreters at Kids' Farm, a new exhibit slated to open Saturday. For information, call Bob Cmarik at 202/673-4874. ...