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 15, 2004

Aerobics of Rowing; Action Helps Upper Body, Legs Gather Strength
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Forget about counting calories or carbs. District resident Karen Werth says her fellow rowers joke they can pretty much eat what they please. Ms. Werth, president of the District-based Capital Rowing...
A Godless Continent? the EU, Religion and Its Constitution
Byline: Lukaz Rozynski, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Many great empires in the history of the world have fallen because of internal problems. The Roman empire was dismantled by the decadence within its own population. The leaders of Mongolian-conquered...
Al-Sadr Loyalists Choose Victory or Death
Byline: Borzou Daragahi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NAJAF, Iraq - The gravediggers have nearly finished plot No. 195 in a special section of the ancient cemetery that is now devoted to those who died as part of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi's Army. ...
Analysts Wanted
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Expert analysts steeped in history and human nature are desperately needed at the Central Intelligence Agency. The prevailing preoccupation with greater clandestine intelligence collection through...
A New Sheriff in Town; Iraqi Government Must Remain Autonomy
Byline: Hiwa Osman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The new transitional Iraqi government can stabilize and lead the country to national elections if it is allowed to be a government of the people, and if it receives the political, financial and...
Barry Poses Threat to Allen; Council Run Motivates SE
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Mayor Marion Barry poses a formidable challenge to D.C. Council member Sandy Allen and offers to draw attention to the plight of Southeast residents, political activists and insiders say. "Marion...
Bland, Colorless 'Blue Room'
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES All that perfect flesh, so little fire. Signature Theatre's production of "The Blue Room" is blue, but not red-hot. The one-act play seems to contain more tonsil hockey and grinding than the entire run...
Bush Touts Savings from Drug Cards; Resumes Campaign in Missouri
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LIBERTY, Mo. - With the weeklong remembrance of Ronald Reagan behind him, President Bush restarted his campaign yesterday by telling voters in the key electoral state of Missouri that seniors already...
Car Bomb Kills 12 in Baghdad; Iraqis Hail Death of Contractors
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded during morning rush hour in Baghdad's crowded Tahrir Square yesterday, killing at least 12 persons, including three General Electric workers and two of their bodyguards, while...
Car Sales Up, despite Cost of Gas
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Record high gas prices are propelling consumer spending and the trade deficit higher, but so far have not stopped Americans from buying gas-guzzling cars and SUVs, according to economic reports out yesterday....
Casual Attire, Serious Goal
Byline: Christina Ianzito, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some guests wore pink, some wore green, some wore both - even a few of the men. Such is the sartorial scene at the Children's Hearing and Speech Center's "country barbecue," a Cave Dweller...
Chechen Gunmen Eyed in Ambush
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mercenaries believed to be from Chechnya are suspected of carrying out the deadly ambush of civilian security contractors on a road outside Baghdad earlier this month. The attackers killed four civilians...
Compare and Contrast
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Georgie Anne Geyer's article ("Influence from the heart," Commentary, Thursday) demonstrates how to convert a beautiful and appropriate eulogy into a polemic against President Bush and his "radical neo-con" advisers....
Competition, Choice and Consumers
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Today, the rules that dictate how telephone companies compete for customers will expire. Contrary to the claims of some, consumers will be hard-pressed to notice any disruptions of service or cost increases for some...
Cover-to-Cover Delight
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bibliophiles invited to preview a limited edition of Tennessee Williams' celebrated works needed to be coaxed before they would even consider touching the magnificent volume on display at the home of arts...
Do Not Call Hits Telemarketers; Industry Cuts Jobs as Phone Numbers on List Push 62 Million
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Telemarketers say the National Do Not Call Registry enacted last year has forced them to lay off workers and rethink strategies for reaching consumers. "It's hard to know when the bleeding will stop,"...
Ehrlich Retains Majority Support
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. remains popular among the state's voters, but is beginning to lose some support among Democrats, according to a poll. In telephone polling of 836 registered...
Empty Words
Byline: Frank Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. Senate gets back to work today after a week of bipartisan mourning of Ronald Reagan and tributes to his security policy legacy. It is fitting that the first orders of business will be votes...
Europe's New Fault Line
Byline: begin helping those nations overcome the crippling legacy of communism. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, American conservatives celebrated the defeat of communism. Confident their victory was complete, they turned their guns on other issues...
Gasparovic Aims to Slow EU Reforms; Too Much, Too Fast Threatens Jobs
Byline: Bruce Konviser, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Slovak President-elect Ivan Gasparovic says he will slow economic reforms that are required by the European Union in an attempt to ease hardships such as unemployment. "The government...
Hispanics Drive Census Growth
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Hispanic and Asian populations in the United States each are growing nearly four times faster than the American population as a whole, the Census Bureau reported yesterday. The bureau said...
House Debates Export Measure
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House lawmakers yesterday moved toward approving a bill that would end an illegal export subsidy and create billions of dollars in new corporate-tax breaks. The House Ways and Means Committee by...
If L.A. Loses, Game Is Good
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The conventional wisdom is what is good for the Los Angeles Lakers is good for the NBA. The Lakers have the superstars, and Los Angeles is a major market, and those two things are important for television...
In New Disc, SheDaisy Offers Both Bitter, 'Sweet'
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SheDaisy Sweet Right Here Lyric Street Records It's easy to dismiss SheDaisy as Dixie Chick also-rans. Both feature a trio of pretty girls belting out sassy, Southern-fried lyrics. The Dixie...
In Support of the Pledge
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court ruled unanimously yesterday that the words "under God" shall remain in the Pledge of Allegiance, overruling a lower court that declared the phrase was a violation of the Establishment Clause of the...
Iraq Cell-Phone Bribery Suspected; Contracts Go to Saddam Cohort
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The FBI is conducting a preliminary inquiry into whether a businessman linked to Saddam Hussein's regime bribed U.S. and Iraqi officials to fix bids for Iraqi cell-phone contracts worth hundreds of millions...
Judge Delays Killer's Death; to Rule on Use of Injection
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Condemned murderer Steven Howard Oken's execution was postponed yesterday until at least this morning while a federal judge in Greenbelt decides whether Maryland's method of lethal injection is adequate...
Kerry Hits the Road after Break for Funeral; Criticizes Bush on Economic Recovery
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - John Kerry returned to the campaign trail yesterday after a weeklong hiatus out of deference to the national grieving over the death of former President Ronald Reagan. Last week's...
Kerry on Reagan
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES During last week's mourning for Ronald Reagan, Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, set aside politics for a moment to share fond memories of the former president. Even John Kerry admirably postponed...
L.A. Case Casts Immigrant Care in Doubt; Decision Could Affect Hospitals Nationwide
Byline: Brian A. DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES State governments and hospitals across the country are closely watching a lawsuit in Los Angeles County that could have an enormous impact on immigration policy. Terry Anderson and Hal Netkin filed...
Lakers Trying to Stay Optimistic; Kobe, Shaq Promise Win in Game 5
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - History says the Los Angeles Lakers are finished. The Lakers say otherwise. No team has bounced back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals to win the championship. But history...
Madonna Serves Up Dull Inventions
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The mother of reinvention seems more like a master of recycling these days. Madonna, the erstwhile Material Girl-turned-Britney-Spears-mentor, dropped by the MCI Center Sunday night for the first of two...
N.D. Officials Puzzled by Pelicans' Flight
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wildlife officials at a North Dakota refuge have a mystery on their hands: Why did 27,000 pelicans suddenly abandon their nests and more than 100,000 eggs? And where have the birds gone? "What is perplexing...
'No' on Stem Cells
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'No' on stem cells The White House yesterday rejected calls from Ronald Reagan's family and others to relax President Bush's restrictions on stem-cell research in pursuit of cures for illnesses. Mr....
Old Money; Historic District Homeowners Cash in on Federal Tax Break
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES James Firkser sees it all from the roof deck of his town house in the District's tony Kalorama neighborhood: Dupont Circle, the monuments on the Mall, the office towers in Arlington. But Mr. Firkser said...
Orange Cauliflower to Debut at Stores
Byline: Deb McCown, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bright orange cauliflower has joined its white, purple and lime-green cousins this season at farmers markets and produce stands across the nation and is set to make its big commercial debut this fall. ...
Patrol Uniforms 'Made in Mexico'
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES New Border Patrol uniforms, ordered in the wake of the agency's transfer last year to the Department of Homeland Security, arrived this month and some agents are not very happy: The new uniforms were "Made...
Pentagon Needs to Do 'A Lot Better' in Fighting Terror; Answers Rumsfeld's Broad Query
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Pentagon's top policy-maker says "we need to do a lot better" in combating the radical ideology of Islamist terrorists, but believes "we're winning" the larger global war against terror. "If...
Political Viabilities in '04; the Complex Reality of Iraq
Byline: Tod Lindberg, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There is nothing wrong with George W. Bush's re-election prospects that a little conspicuous success wouldn't cure. The economy is now delivering the goods - and the jobs - and it is probably only a matter...
Positively Striking; Pitcher Jennie Finch Is More Than a Pretty Face
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Since there's really no way around it, might as well start with the obvious: Jennie Finch is nice to look at. Kournikova with a heater. In the parlance of the kids, a stone-cold hottie. Fortunately...
President, '42' Paint a Portrait of Praise
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush and former President Bill Clinton set aside their political differences yesterday and praised each other effusively when Mr. Bush received his predecessor at the White House for the unveiling...
Reagan Foreign Successes
Byline: Constantine C. Menges, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As we mourn the death of former President Ronald Reagan, many recall his wonderful personal qualities of courage, faith, eloquence and humor. We also need to remember that a president's...
Reagan Funeral Prompts Repairs; Potholes Fixed for Motorcade
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Residents along Waterside Drive in Northwest say it took a presidential funeral to finally get their potholes fixed last week. City road crews repaved their tree-lined, pockmarked street last week...
Safer 'Sex'?
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Safer 'Sex'? HBO's "Sex and the City" let four sassy Big Apple women talk about their private lives in language rarely heard on television. Now we'll see how much appeal the quartet has when some...
Somali Indicted in Al Qaeda Bomb Plot
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Somali national in custody since November on immigration charges has been indicted by a federal grand jury in an al Qaeda terrorist scheme to blow up a Columbus, Ohio, shopping mall, Attorney General John...
Students Welcomed with Flags
Byline: Frank Petrignani and Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lamek Kahsay and Krysten Peterson each received their first American flag yesterday, a gift that left the two elementary schoolchildren from the District with a feeling of pride and...
Terror, Children Worry the Wealthy; Survey Finds Common Concerns
Byline: Jennifer Harper, The WASHINGTON TIMES The rich have worries, too. Really. Affluent folks fret most about terrorism, their children's future and taxes just like everybody else, according to an annual survey of the top 1 percent wealthiest...
That's a Wrap
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES That's a wrap "The Wedding Crashers," the forthcoming comedy starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn that filmed extensively in the District and on the Eastern Shore, is in the can. "We just finished...
The Class Reunion for Forty-One
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HOUSTON - Mix together Mikhail Gorbachev, John Major, Brian Mulroney, Dan Quayle, Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney and several dozen stars of yesteryear in a room for four hours with all they can eat and drink...
The Linksland; Shinnecock Gives Open a British Feel
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - Welcome to American golf's purist paradise. Augusta National might epitomize manicured magnificence and major mystique. And Pebble Beach might represent the game's ultimate marriage...
Tributes to the Reagans
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The stoic composure of Nancy Reagan began to collapse as the first volley of the 21-gun salute was fired last week. Anyone who has ever attended a military funeral will know that the first sound of the guns firing...
TSP Helps Point the Way to an Easier Retirement
Byline: Mike Causey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eight of every 10 federal workers and a high percentage of military personnel are investing in the Thrift Savings Plan, the nation's biggest employer-backed 401(k) plan. For the majority of working feds,...
'Under God' Remains in Pledge; Court Reverses Ruling on Technicality
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Pledge of Allegiance can remain in public schools for now, the Supreme Court said yesterday, reversing on a technicality a 2002 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the words "under God" are unconstitutional....
U.S. Backs Plan to Work with Ex-Taliban; Powell, Karzai Discuss Election
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States yesterday endorsed Afghan President Hamid Karzai's plan to bring into his government former members of the Taliban regime, which ruled the country until 2001 and provided safe haven...
U Street NW at Risk of Losing 'Chocolate' Flavor
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Twice a month, from April to October, residents and visitors can take a leisurely Friday evening stroll off the beaten path and view the real District of Columbia. "When We Were Colored ......
Vacation E-Mail Means Options
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's summertime and the living is, well, mobile. When jetting off to vacations do we really need a PC when at the beach? There's more than one way to handle e-mail while on the road. Handheld devices...
Volunteers
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Volunteers * Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing programs and services to people who are blind or visually impaired, is seeking adult and student volunteers...
Wisconsin to Colorado; What the Conservative Renewal Looks Like
Byline: Clive Davis, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The loftier breed of European takes great pleasure in pointing out that most Americans depend on the vagaries of TV news for their information about the world. That may well be true, but it also...
XM Satellite Radio Has Ear of 2 Million
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. said yesterday that it has passed the 2 million subscriber mark, a rapid pace that will bring the D.C. company closer to profitability. The radio satellite subscriber...
Zimbabwe Stocks Up on Jets, Arms; Orders $240 Million in Equipment from China
Byline: Tom Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The government of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has ordered more than $240 million worth of jet fighters and other military equipment from China, renewing concerns of a sub-Saharan arms race in a region...