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 February 3, 2005

A Chilly Excuse for Not Picking Up the Trash
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is cold outside. Do you know where your city's recycling crew is? This has been one of the Amelia Earhart-like mysteries of Ward 3 the past three weeks, as old newspapers, empty bottles and cans piled up...
Ad-Stravaganza; Companies Being 'Super' Careful during This Year's Game
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The ads during Super Bowl XXXIX won't be as risque as last year's flatulent horse, crotch-biting dog or the breast-baring halftime show. The National Football League and Fox, the network carrying the...
A Health-Care Loophole; Specialty Hospitals Tilt Playing Field
Byline: Charles N. Kahn III, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Those of us who long have promoted the virtues of free-market-oriented health policy share two overriding principles. First, the market is the mechanism to best meet the needs of the consumer....
AIDS Efforts Improved, but Still Lacking; Report Aims to Extend Drug Treatment
Byline: John Zaracostas, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES GENEVA - Global efforts to extend drug treatment to millions of AIDS sufferers - nearly three-quarters of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa - picked up momentum in 2004, but major obstacles...
Analysis Links N. Korea to Libyan Nuclear Goods
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. intelligence analysis of nuclear weapons-related goods obtained from Libya has linked it to North Korea, a sign the communist regime's weapons program is more advanced than previously suspected. An...
Appalachia in Bethesda; Zoe Speaks Brings Folk to Focus Inn
Byline: Kris Garnjost, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Both of us grew up in families and communities where music was a big part of celebrations, funerals, family reunions, church, all that kind of thing. It's just part of the culture. It's something...
Blasting through Resident Evil Releases
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a look at some hardware and software that's available: Resident Evil 4, from Capcom for Game Cube, rated M: content suitable for ages 17 and older, $49.99; and Resident Evil Apocalypse from...
Bush Address Contains 'Same Old Ideology,' Democrats Say
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Excerpts of the Democratic Party's response to the State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat:...
Bush Hints Social Security Cuts; Congress Asked to Share the Burden
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush told Congress last night in his annual State of the Union address that "you and I share a responsibility" to make sweeping changes to Social Security that he said might include, for those...
Bush Vows to Retain Social Security for Retirees; Proposal Would Preserve Current Benefits for Older Americans
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday removed a major political obstacle to his sweeping plan to partially privatize Social Security, promising not to touch the benefits of retirees or workers nearing retirement. ...
Calling 'Dr.' Reid; Coach Had Right Medicine for Eagles
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, who has guided his team to the NFL's best record the last five seasons and now to its first Super Bowl in 24 years, might well have spent his life...
Campaign's Over
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Campaign's over What's become of Teresa Heinz Kerry? Preceding its Women Who Make a Difference Awards Dinner on March 1, the National Council for Research on Women is featuring "a conversation with...
Canada Suspends Doctor over U.S. Prescriptions; Strong Medicine Follows Failure to Examine Patients
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Canadian doctor has been suspended for two years for signing thousands of prescriptions for U.S. patients without seeing any of them, the harshest penalty yet in a crackdown against U.S. citizens...
Cell Phones 'Age' Teen Drivers to 70; Reaction Times Slowed
Byline: Marion Baillot, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Young drivers' reaction times slow to that of a 70-year-old when they operate a vehicle while talking on a cell phone, University of Utah researchers have found. The study, published in the winter...
Chavez Insults Rice
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chavez insults Rice Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice illiterate and suggested in a speech last week that she had sexual dreams about him, prompting outrage...
Chertoff to Weigh Security, Liberties; Nominee Looks to Keep Balance
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Michael Chertoff told a Senate panel yesterday that he will walk the fine line between securing the country against terrorists and protecting Americans' civil liberties if confirmed as the nation's second...
Colorado's Owens Urges Firing of 'Evil' Professor
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER - Colorado Gov. Bill Owens yesterday urged the University of Colorado Board of Regents to fire professor Ward Churchill at a meeting today if he refuses to resign for his remarks comparing...
Confederate Retreat; Incursion of Urban Growth Threatens Stately Landmark of Civil War Capital
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - An elite neighborhood where stately manors once housed top Confederate officials is slowly being replaced by parking garages and industrial high-rises, prompting historians to talk about...
Congress Pushes to Close Loophole; '527' Groups Target of Bill
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The chief architects of the 2002 campaign finance overhaul introduced a bill yesterday to clamp down on so-called "527 organizations" such as MoveOn.org and the Swift Boat Veterans, which flooded the broadcast...
Democrats Shy about Backing HMO Repeal; GOP Seeks to Kill Tax
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Democratic lawmakers who opposed medical-malpractice insurance reform legislation that levied a tax on health maintenance organizations are reluctant to say whether they will support Republican...
District Closer to Funding Target
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Natwar Gandhi, the District's chief financial officer, likely will certify at least two of eight offers of private financing for a new ballpark in Southeast, paving the way for the city to meet its target...
Double Makes Trouble in Darkly Fun 'Doppelganger'; 'Ray' Gets DVD Debut
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES What starts as a straightforward supernatural chiller gradually morphs into dark comedy in director and co-writer Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Doppelganger, an ingenious modern-day variation on "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." It's...
Double Talk; Weis Juggling Patriots, Irish
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - His hair still damp from a quick post-practice shower, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis hustled to a table ringed with waiting reporters and huffed out an apology....
'Each According to Their Gifts'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I realize that your column, "Culture, et cetera," is meant to be a reflection of our society, not of the opinions of The Washington Times (in fact, sometimes just the opposite). I must comment on the item you ran...
Emergency Money Eyed by Democrats; Funding Plan Could Thwart Slots Initiative
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - House Democrats yesterday proposed tapping the state's rainy day fund to pay for $100 million in school construction, a move aimed in part at thwarting Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s slot-machine...
Enemies in Court
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Do enemy combatants have due process rights under the Constitution? Do the detention of persons classified as such at Guantanamo Bay deny such rights? Should the courts be able to overrule the president and federal agencies...
Foot-Dragging on Price-Index Repair
Byline: Alfred Tella, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES One reason the government spends taxpayers' money to improve economic statistics is to minimize data inaccuracies that can balloon the federal budget deficit. But once the data are improved,...
Get 'Happy' Again
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Get 'Happy' again TV reunion specials give viewers the chance to catch up with their favorite characters - and also provide fodder for gossip about how they've prospered or faltered over the years....
Group Guards Copying Freedom
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES You were probably just thinking: What is the Electronic Frontier Foundation? Good question. EFF, based in San Francisco, concerns itself with "protecting freedom where law and technology collide." The almost...
Guillen Happy, Not Mad
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES To determine whether the anger management class Jose Guillen took this winter worked, just ask him questions about what made him so angry in September or what pushed the Anaheim Angels to suspend him for...
Helping Europe Arm China?
Byline: William R. Hawkins, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last Saturday, thousands of Chinese gathered to honor Zhao Ziyang, the Communist Party leader ousted in 1989 for opposing the bloody military assault on pro-democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen...
Hill Investigators Wary of U.N. Scam Report
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congressional staffers investigating the U.N. oil-for-food scandal say they are worried that the interim Volcker report expected today will leave unanswered key questions, such as the role of the U.N. official...
Hispanics Embrace New WHFS Format; Spanish-Language Station Targets Growing Demographic in D.C. Area
Byline: Andrew Johnson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some listeners were angry about Infinity Broadcasting Corp.'s decision two weeks ago to scrap radio station WHFS-99.1 FM's alternative-rock lineup for a Spanish-language format, but the change is a welcome...
Hoyas Get Defensive vs. Pirates
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Georgetown celebrated Retro Night with an ugly, old-school victory. Rebounding from Saturday's dreadful showing at Boston College, the Hoyas plodded to a 61-51 victory over Seton Hall at MCI Center last...
Human Intel vs. Technology; Cultural Knowledge Important in Iraq
Byline: Robert H. Scales, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now that the election is over, the military will turn its attention to the mission of creating an advisory effort intended to transform newly minted Iraqi soldiers into effective fighting...
Illegals Bill Set for Vote; College Restrictions 'Overkill,' Senate Foe Says
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - The House today is expected to pass a bill that would ban illegal aliens from attending state-sponsored colleges, but a powerful state senator who controls the bill's fate said the measure...
Iraqi Palmistry
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An optimist in the Middle East is someone who is almost always wrong while a pessimist is usually an optimist with experience. And those who live by the crystal ball in Araby usually wind up eating...
Iraqi Woman, Marine's Mom Share Moment
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES None of the 5,056 words President Bush uttered last night in his State of the Union address was as moving as a simple hug between an Iraqi woman who voted for the first time and the mother of a U.S. Marine...
Job Corps Students Shadow Lawmakers
Byline: Melissa Brosk, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than 30 Job Corps students from across the country spent yesterday on Capitol Hill, shadowing members of Congress as part of the program's 40th anniversary celebration. Latoya Logan, a 24-year-old...
Kansas Sets April Vote on Marriage; Homosexual-Rights Activists 'Excited' by Failure of Measure in Idaho
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Kansas House of Representatives yesterday approved a constitutional amendment that defines marriage only as the union of one man and one woman, and outlaws civil unions. The amendment, which...
Kazakhstan Music Debuts at KenCen
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Melodies and Songs of the Kazakh Steppes," a first-ever American concert featuring music from Kazakhstan - one of the new Central Asian republics birthed in 1991 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union...
Les Folies Offers Taste of Paris in Annapolis; Seafood 'Towers' Are Eye-Catchers
Byline: Scott J. Haring, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Proprietor Alain Matrat continues to deliver a slice of Paris to those new and old customers who visit his Annapolis dining room. Considered by many as the Bay Country's best French restaurant, Les...
Maryland Season Remains Strange
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For Maryland, perhaps madness already has begun. After several blowout losses, the Terrapins beat two ranked teams, escaping nemesis Duke with a last-minute win on the road and handling Georgia Tech at...
Messy Democracy Here and Abroad
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tony Blankley's column "Iraqi ballots and bombs" (Op-Ed, Jan. 26) makes many valid points about the importance of democracy in Iraq and the significance of the Iraqi elections to the ultimate achievement of a free society...
Mitchell's Mouth Can't Be Stopped
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - During these mass interview sessions at the Super Bowl, it's all about location, location, location for a player. If you do your Q and A-ing on the hotel's main stage, you're a major...
Nationals Get a Capital Welcome; Four Players Get an Early Sample of Enthusiasm for Baseball Revival
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Zach Day didn't know much about the District when he arrived in town on Monday with wife Megan. But it didn't take long for the Washington Nationals pitcher to realize just how excited the area is about...
Parties Split over Social Security; Vision Called 'Bold,' 'Roulette'
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats said last night they will try to work with President Bush where they can find common ground, but said the vision he laid out in his State of the Union address for Social Security will not be...
Perch Search Gets Lost in Ice Jam
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some days a man has to learn how to eat crow. I learned last weekend. Shortly after predicting we would catch resident yellow perch in the Potomac River or several of its tributaries, two of us drove...
Players Reject Owners' Proposal
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The NHL Players Association quickly rejected the latest contract proposal made by the NHL yesterday as the labor dispute gripping the league dragged on. Today is the 141st day of the lockout by owners, the...
Pollin Sees Title in Wizards' Future
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Every year Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin publicly says his team is going to the NBA playoffs. And this time the franchise, which last made the postseason in 1997 and hasn't won a postseason series...
Pope's Condition Seen Improving; Will Be in Hospital for 'Few Days'
Byline: John Phillips, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ROME - Pope John Paul II's condition stabilized yesterday, and he will undergo treatment for the flu "for another few days" after being rushed by ambulance to Rome's Gemelli Polyclinic fighting for breath,...
Pope's Illness Stirs Talk of Succession; Latin American Possible
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pope John Paul II's sudden rush to the hospital Tuesday for flu complications is once again fueling speculation about who will replace the man who has ruled more than 1 billion Catholics for more than a quarter...
Powerhouse for Change
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES George W. Bush began campaigning for his second-term agenda this week with three huge victories behind him: a clear vote of confidence in his presidency and his party, a recovered economy and a big setback...
President Pushes Changes in 'Outdated' Alien Policy
Byline: Joseph Curl and Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush last night called for reforming U.S. immigration laws, saying that the current system is "outdated" and that lawmakers need to create a new policy that accepts "hard-working...
Putin Strengthens Power at Cost of Popular Support; Takes Hits for Pension Reform
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Russian President Vladimir Putin faces angry street protests, plummeting polls and the threat of a no-confidence vote in parliament - just months after he moved to squelch dissent and concentrate power...
Remember Sam Rayburn; Unifying the Democrats
Byline: Gary J. Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Smart tactics and ideological common sense are the lifeblood of congressional parties. A rich transfusion of either can invigorate a political party, causing it to spread and surge. Yet in recent years,...
Sail Away
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sail away More than 500 boats will dock inside the Washington Convention Center Wednesday for the 44th annual Washington Boat Show. The show features all types of boats, including motor yachts, fishing...
Scent-Sational
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Scent-sational Associated Press Singer Enrique Iglesias, whose relationship with tennis player Anna Kournikova is constant tabloid fodder, has entered into another pairing: a professional...
Schieffer to Host 'CBS Evening News'; Will Replace Rather Temporarily
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Out with the old - and in with the old. CBS announced yesterday it will temporarily replace "CBS Evening News" anchorman Dan Rather with "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer. Both are 30-year veterans...
Snipers Target Border Agents; Gunmen Said to Aid Smugglers
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Snipers working as "lookouts" for drug traffickers and illegal-alien smugglers are targeting U.S. Border Patrol agents from vantage points across the U.S.-Mexico border. Within the past week, agents assigned...
Social Security Dupery
Byline: Peter Ferrara, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The liberal response to President Bush's call for Social Security reform is to argue preposterously there is nothing wrong with the current system. Try telling that to single retirees, who will...
Spanish in Senate
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Spanish in Senate Freshman Sen. Mel Martinez, a Cuban immigrant, shattered a 216-year tradition of the U.S. Senate yesterday when he used the ceremonial occasion of his first floor speech to speak three...
'State of Our Union Is Confident and Strong'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Excerpts from President Bush's State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery last night to a joint session of Congress: As a new Congress gathers, all of us in the elected branches of government share a great...
Sweet Somethings in the Key of B (Blush); Love Notes of Musical Variety Delivered to Door
Byline: Lisa Rauschart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Every Valentine's Day, Arlington resident Carol Monroe gets reacquainted with the full range of shades of red. There are rose reds for the candy box, an assortment of pinks on the card, and...
Terps' Class No. 18 in Nation
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The nation's top defensive end, a quarterback from California and some speedy receivers helped Maryland finish with the nation's 18th-best football recruiting class yesterday. Maryland brought in 10 of...
Terri's Law
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES By any definition, Terri Schiavo is alive. She has now been issued a death sentence by the courts ("Save Terri Schiavo," Commentary, Saturday). Terri's Law was enacted in October 2003 when a disabled and brain-damaged...
The Green 'State of Fear'; Environmentalism - a False 'Religion'
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Michael Crichton is a high-tech, science-savvy Renaissance man in the 21st century. He has sold more than a hundred million books, which have been translated into 30 languages. Twelve became high-grossing...
The IRS Probe of the NAACP
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The NAACP has sent a letter to the IRS telling the federal agency that it was refusing to cooperate with the investigation of its tax-exempt status. The privileged tax status of the nation's oldest civil rights organization...
Unemployed Could Be Offered Brothel Work
Byline: David Crossland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BERLIN - Germany's trade union federation has warned that unemployed people can legally be asked to seek work in brothels under new welfare reforms introduced on Jan. 1 aimed at cutting mass joblessness....
Wear, Tear of Fabrics; Laurel Labs Test Textiles' Strength, Weaknesses
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The International Fabricare Institute likes to say its Textile Testing Laboratory exists so potential problems can be solved before they occur. However, technicians affiliated with the organization,...
Williams Hails Efforts to Improve Health Care for Poor
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams said yesterday that the city's efforts to improve health care among poor residents are working, yet he continues to face fallout over his support of the closing of D.C....