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 July 11, 2004

A Look at How America Travels
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National Museum of American History's exhibit "America on the Move" uses the 158-year-old Smithsonian's collection of transportation items to take visitors on a journey through America's past....
Ambassador Gringo; Ex-Diplomat Recalls Tensions, Highlights of Four Years in Mexico
Byline: Bart McDowel, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shed a tear for our diplomat. He is the patriot we send into exile to listen, explain, dissemble, and sometimes lie for our country. He must never tell the whole truth . . . until he retires....
Army Tents Plug into Solar Power; Capable of Running Lights, Laptops
Byline: Megan Fromm, THE WASHINGTON TIMES New technology aims to make military missions safer and more energy-efficient. The U.S. Army's Natick Soldier Systems Center is working in conjunction with Iowa Thin Film Technologies to develop tents...
Black Teen Girls at Very High Risk for HIV Infection
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sexually active black teenage girls are at particular risk for infection with the virus that causes AIDS, but specially tailored prevention programs built around race and culture can help reduce their...
Bush Has a Lock on Issue of Hair; Kerry Boasts, but Public Prefers Presidential 'Do'
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It turns out the public doesn't agree with Sen. John Kerry. The Democratic presidential candidate proclaimed that he and new running mate Sen. John Edwards have the best hair in the contest, but a survey...
Bush Right on Remittances, Travel to Cuba
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I take strong exception to the comment published in last Sunday's Forum. The measures enacted by the Bush administration generated a bitter Castro reaction. Nobody who knows Fidel Castro's record thinks he is one bit...
Cabrera Puts End to Orioles' Slide
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - Orioles manager Lee Mazzilli pulled the plug on Sidney Ponson's scheduled start yesterday, replacing him with Daniel Cabrera. With Baltimore in the midst of a three-game skid and Ponson...
Canine World; Exhibit Explores Evolution
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dogs, of course, are known as man's best friends, but they also are helpers, runners and close cousins of the wolf. "Dogs: Wolf, Myth, Hero & Friend," a new exhibit in Explorers Hall at the...
China's Ascendency Eyed Warily; Some Fear Beijing Will Lose Self-Restraint with Major-Power Status
Byline: I-wei J. Chang/THE WASHINGTON TIMES China has tried to put forth its best image to assure the world of its "peaceful rise" to power in Asia, but scholars are divided on whether Beijing will continue to adhere to international norms and laws...
Coalition Splits over Electronic Surveillance Bill; Measure Contrary to Court Ruling
Byline: Stephanie Dornschneider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Germany's ruling coalition is split over a draft bill before the Cabinet that will expand the use of electronic surveillance for criminal prosecution. Rather than limiting the range of a law...
Corporate Tax Tangle
Byline: Chris Edwards, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The wrangling over the corporate tax bill in Congress continues, but prospects for passage before the election become increasingly dim. That may not be a bad thing because the bill is the...
Cruel Classic's Final Humility
Byline: Stephen Barbara, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is interesting to see that Everyman's Library, the publisher of so many beloved classics of world literature, has just printed a new edition of Fyodor Dostoevsky's "Notes From Underground."...
Dark-Green Booklet Is a Passport to Dreams
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Khalid Nassar Hussein is pining for a visit to the United States, where he thinks a hospital can cure his daughter's paralysis. Elham Allawi hasn't seen his brother in eight years, and will...
D.C. Saved in Re-Enactment; Anniversary of Civil War Battle
Byline: Denise Barnes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Civil War aficionados, history buffs and residents from the metropolitan area gathered yesterday to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens, a two-day campaign fought to save the...
Disquiet over the Afghan Front
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES News that Russian border guards will be continuing their patrol of the Tajik-Afghan border was met with relief around the world. But the Russian patrol is neither permanent nor without its weaknesses. These weaknesses...
Education Automation
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The "Education money pit" (Commentary, Wednesday) column by Cal Thomas is right on the money. Basic learning requires repetitive practice. Learning piano, gymnastics, counting, English, math, geography, etc. is part...
Encounter with Vanunu
Byline: David Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Encounter with Vanunu We strongly believe that reporters should not let themselves intrude into the stories they cover, not so much for ethical reasons, but because we don't want to interrupt the flow...
Families Welcome Back Long-Serving Guardsmen; Unit Stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Mideast
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fifteen-month-old Eric Palmer Jr. and sister Taylor, 7, climbed all over their dad yesterday throughout the entire welcome-home ceremony for his D.C. Army National Guard unit. A year has passed since Sgt....
Feminist Dreams Fulfilled?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the distant primordial past, men took care of women, and mothers took care of children. Men produced, women reproduced. That basic social contract was simple as it was profound: Men were responsible for protecting...
Fox Goes Underground to Look for Ratings
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Months of relentless slogans - including "This Time It Counts" - didn't work last year for Fox Sports in its attempt to boost lagging ratings for baseball's All-Star Game. This year the network will go underground...
France Looks in the Mirror; Nation Debates Country's Place in 21st Century
Byline: Andrew Borowiec, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PARIS - The French government's opposition to the war in Iraq and the expansion of the European Union have ignited a national debate on France's role in the world, its prospects and limitations. The...
How a Youth Group Born of Britain's Empire Swept the Globe
Byline: Martin Rubin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It has become fashionable in our jaded age to deride the Boy Scouts. Indeed, calling someone a "boy scout" is today no better than the most backhanded of compliments. Yet it must be said that...
Joy Is Having a Grandson Who Fishes
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CALLAWAY, Md. - It had been a long school year for Jake, but once summer vacation began hardly a day passed when the 6-year-old didn't ask about going fishing with his grandfather, the man he called Poppie....
Kerry Heads off Platform Squabble; Citing the Need for Unity, Delegates Back off from Amendments on Iraq and Gay Unions
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's campaign headed off a showdown in the party platform yesterday over Iraq, convincing rival Dennis J. Kucinich's supporters not to demand...
Kerry Missing in Action
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Having missed 89 percent of Senate votes this year and having failed to cast a single vote since March 25, Sen. John Kerry suddenly - and with great fanfare - showed up in late June to vote on behalf of veterans' health...
Kill the Goose That Lays the Rx Eggs?
Byline: Elizabeth M. Whelan, M.D., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a prime example of election year demagoguery, the Senate is considering legislation, already approved by the House, to legalize importing to the U.S. pharmaceuticals from dozens...
Learning as a Lifestyle; Studying at Home Adds Values
Byline: Lisa Rauschart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nadine Burgess of Herndon never gave home-schooling a thought before her son, Nathaniel, was born, but she was troubled by what she heard about the public schools. Then one day, while the Burgess...
Los Alamos Loses Secret Data; Third Time in a Year That Classified Files Vanish
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The nuclear weapons research lab at Los Alamos, N.M., lost track of two data-storage computer disks, marking the third time classified materials have disappeared from there during the past year. Items...
Masback Facing Big Mess
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SACRAMENTO, Calif. - I do not envy USA Track & Field CEO Craig Masback. Seven years ago to the month, Masback took over an organization in turmoil. It was said at the time that Masback's marketing...
Quoth the Parrot, Nevermore?
Byline: Amanda Kolson Hurley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES While composing that gloomy standard of all middle-school poetry textbooks, "The Raven," Edgar Allan Poe fixed on a single word to anchor his melancholy refrain: "Nevermore." But what would be a...
Regulation Therapy
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Do you believe the benefits of government regulation should exceed their costs? Of course you do. Yet almost every day we can pick up our newspapers and find examples of foolish, silly and...
Relating Effects of Failed Marriages
Byline: Stephanie Deutsch, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Unhappy marriages are the leitmotif running through three new novels. The brief union and acrimonious divorce of his parents is the background music in the consciousness of Stephen Hesse,...
Selection of Edwards Said to Energize Blacks; Southern Roots, Working-Class Upbringing Cited
Byline: Brian A. DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. John Kerry bolstered his campaign by picking Sen. John Edwards as his running mate, according to top black lawmakers who say he has energized the black community behind the Democratic presidential...
Self-Esteem Isn't a Desirable Goal
Byline: John Rosemond, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the universities of Nebraska and Virginia has corroborated what I've been saying in this column for nigh unto 20 years: High self-esteem...
Shah's Exiled Queen Puts Spin on Past, Future of Troubled Iran
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES According to legend, Marie Antoinette advised country people to feast on cake if they had no bread. Farah Pahlavi (Diba), queen to the late shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi, displays comparable...
Stories of Community Rooted to Traditions, the Land in a Vanishing Corner of America
Byline: James E. Person Jr., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There once was a time in America when the word "community" had a meaning other than political. The word reflected ties of blood, faith, and fellowship, and of lives lived close to the...
Talk to Others, Plan an Approach
Byline: Lisa Rauschart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Other home-schooling parents can be good sources of information for parents who are considering home-schooling or are confused by the wealth of materials. "I got so many ideas from other...
The Gaul of Iraq
Byline: Arnold Beichman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As all schoolboys know from Julius Caesar's Commentaries, "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres," all Gaul (today's France) is divided into three parts. What those three parts were no longer matters...
Thomas Likely to Leave Wizards
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Wizards restricted free agent Etan Thomas will visit the Milwaukee Bucks today and could be offered a contract that, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Wizards would...
Tobacco Tax: The Morning After
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In ruminating on the vagaries of tax reform, the late U.S. Sen. Russell Long applied his deep Louisiana folk wisdom, "Don't tax you, don't tax me, tax that man behind the tree." In Michigan, the man behind the tree...
Tome Details a Mound of Stats
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Back in 1991, Rob Neyer and Bill James realized something was missing from the increasingly vast baseball library - a book dealing exclusively with pitchers, what they threw and when they threw it. ...
TV Star Takes It toX-Treme
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Did you see David Duchovny finished 107th in his age group (40 to 44) in the New York City Triathlon? According to his entry form, Duchovny is 43 in "earth years." * * * Equally interesting was the report...
Vice Presidents Get Day in Print
Byline: Jennifer Lehner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Who was the first vice president to die in office? George Clinton. Where does the vice president live? The Naval Observatory in Washington. Who is believed to be the only homosexual vice president? William...
Weight Training Builds Up Bones
Byline: Dr. Gabe Mirkin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A woman's bones are strongest when she is 20 years old. After that, she continues to lose bone mass for the rest of her life, and for the first few years of menopause, the rate that she...
When Animals Encroach; Wild Critters Adapt to Life in Suburbia
Byline: Judith Person, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Mark Di- Luigi's cell phone rang on the first day of his summer vacation last year, the Virginia game warden knew he would have to put on his uniform one more time before he could go fishing. "There's...
Young Turning from Clerics for Guidance; Seek Role Models outside Islam
Byline: Borzou Daragahi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEHRAN - Like many of Iran's Shi'ite Muslims, Babak Moradi has a "marja" - a source of emulation to act as his spiritual guide throughout life. But unlike his co-religionists, he didn't choose some white-bearded...