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 9, 2005

AIDS, Foreign Assistance Big Budget Winners
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AIDS prevention and overseas assistance would get major increases under President Bush's budget, which calls for a big boost in foreign aid programs even as U.S. farmers, veterans and train riders face...
Airports Try New Bomb-Detection Device; 'Puffer Machine' Would Supplant Pat-Downs
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some passengers flying out of Baltimore-Washington International Airport will feel puffs of air scanning them for explosives as part of a test program that started yesterday. A trace portal system,...
All-Star Pair of Wizards; Jamison, Arenas Reserves in East
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Wizards had their successful season publicly ratified yesterday when Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison were announced as Eastern Conference reserves for the NBA All-Star Game in Denver...
Barrier Creates 'Open Prison'; Israeli Security Takes 'Precedence'
Byline: Rob Winder, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM - Palestinian olive farmer Fuad Jado describes his small patch of land outside Bethlehem as an "open prison." To the north and west is the road used by those traveling to and from...
Binding Military Duties
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In times of war, the Pentagon can keep servicemen on duty as it deems necessary, in accordance with enlistment contracts and limits imposed by the law. That's what the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia...
Bolder Hues, Brighter Rooms; Colorful Interiors Add Daring to Design
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The contrast between the outside and inside of Robert and Tracy Ryan's small Colonial home in Ashton is the difference between a wan sunrise and a wild sunset. The exterior is a conventional light tan,...
Brother Chairs
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Brother chairs Sitting in the Senate "minority" just doesn't have the ring to it. Ask any of the "minority leaders" or a committee's "ranking members," as they are often politely called by the majority...
Bush Continues Outreach to Blacks; Aim Is to Build on 2004 Gains
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday told hundreds of black leaders in a meeting at the White House that his policies would help black Americans, an overture that was reprised hours later by the new chairman of the...
Bush Job Approval Hits 13-Month High; Agenda, Speeches Buoy Rating
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's second-term strategy of aggressively pursing his domestic agenda and remaining steadfast in his Iraq policy seems to be paying off as he enjoys his highest job-approval rating in more...
Capitol Hill and the Budget; Lawmakers, Not Bush, Ratchet Up Spending Levels
Byline: Stephen Slivinsk, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There are some things to cheer about in President Bush's new budget proposal. But it also includes plenty of evidence to convince budget watchers that the death of budget profligacy in Washington...
Church Leaders Support Gay Ties; Say Marriage Is a Civil Right
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES A group of more than 70 Maryland church leaders yesterday voiced support for same-sex "marriage," which would be banned under a state constitutional amendment that is expected to be introduced in...
Corruption in Kenya
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Corruption in Kenya The U.S. ambassador to Kenya is sounding more and more frustrated as he continues to warn the government in Nairobi that the "kingpins of corruption" are threatening to ruin the...
Dean Splits Party at Its Center; Left Wing Weighs against Mainstream Democrats
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former presidential candidate Howard Dean, who opposed the Iraq war and sought to repeal all of the Bush tax cuts, will become chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday over the objections...
DeLay Supports Guest Workers, but with Caveats; Would Require Illegals to Return to Home Countries to Apply
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said yesterday he favors passing a U.S. guest-worker program only if it requires illegal immigrants to return to their home country before applying for temporary work visas....
Democrats Vying on Social Security
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Several rank-and-file Democrats are suggesting alternative ideas to President Bush's Social Security reform concept, despite their leadership's argument that there isn't a need to offer a counterproposal right...
Deuce Is Wild
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Deuce is wild Comedian Rob Schneider has it in for Los Angeles Times reporter Patrick Goldstein. The ex-"Saturday Night Live" star took out a full-page advertisement in the Hollywood Reporter in response...
'Droopy Drawers' Bill Seeks End to Overexposure of Underwear
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - Virginia lawmakers to the state's youth: Pull up your pants or pay the price. Delegate Algie T. Howell Jr. doesn't want to see underwear hanging out of the back of your pants, and...
Edwards Talking, but Who's Listening?
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The pipes still work. If you haven't heard from Bob Edwards in a while, too bad. His deep, smoky baritone hasn't faded a bit since he bolted National Public Radio last year to join XM Satellite Radio,...
GAO Takes Issue with Bush Budget; Calls for Congress to Rein in Spending on Health Care, Social Security
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A report on the nation's fiscal status presented to Congress yesterday showed that expenditures in President Bush's budget are unsustainable and will lead to permanent deficits in the next decade. The...
Ice-Breaking Opportunity
Byline: Tom Goeller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "We Germans fear God, and naught else in the world," German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck declared in an 1888 speech. Today, the fears of the Germans are many. Starting with President Bush, whom some fear...
Lawmakers Oppose Mexico Deal; Bills Would Block Retirement Benefits for Aliens
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The two hot-button issues that President Bush wants to tackle this year - Social Security and immigration - are about to collide. Two members of Congress will try to block an agreement that the Bush...
Long Ago Spurrier Detoured Dynasty
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With all this talk about the New England Patriots being a dynasty and one of the elite teams in NFL history, it is remarkable to consider this: One of their four losses in the past two seasons came at the...
Made vs. Manhattan? Loyola Hoping Win Is Watershed
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - It was a familiar feeling but hardly comforting. Loyola College, a basketball program synonymous with losing, was blowing another huge lead. Coach Jimmy Patsos called a timeout after the Greyhounds...
Md. GOP Leader Bears the Burden
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Del. George Edwards, Republican leader in the Maryland House, says he's tired of politicians who don't live in bear country but try to pass laws banning the hunting of bears. Edwards has introduced a bill...
Nats' Partial-Season Sales Start Tomorrow
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Nationals will begin sales of partial-season tickets tomorrow, a much-awaited move likely to push the club further up among Major League Baseball's attendance leaders this season. The Nationals...
New Vatican Rules Take Aim at Annulments
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Vatican yesterday issued new guidelines for marriage annulments, the first in nearly 70 years, although Catholic Church leaders are uncertain whether the new rules will succeed in curbing the...
No Genocide in Kosovo
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES With all due respect to Linda Chavez, I must disagree with her statement in an otherwise outstanding article that "The U.N. sat idly by when Serbians began wiping out ethnic Albanians in Kosovo in 1998, a genocide interrupted...
On the Rebound; Terps Get Past Hokies, Await Duke
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Yielding eight straight points to start the second half wasn't exactly what Maryland had planned during intermission last night. After building a 12-point lead before the break, the Terrapins let Virginia...
Pancake Flipping Brings Pre-Lent Joy
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington National Cathedral community yesterday prepared for the somber period of Lent with a little fun and tradition. Priests, students and administrators ran against one another while trying...
President Bush's Ultimata; Threats Justify State of the Union Remarks
Byline: Tony Blankley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's State of the Union address last Wednesday included the most audacious presidential foreign policy utterances since President Kennedy's demand that the Soviet Union remove its atomic weapons...
Protest Targets Border Staffing; 400-Plus Volunteers to Man Posts
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The number of volunteers preparing to form a monthlong blockade on part of the Arizona-Mexico border in protest of the Bush administration's failure to increase Border Patrol manpower has doubled to more...
Researchers Hit 'Abstinence-Plus'; Hill Urged Not to Open Funding to Sex-Ed Programs
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Heritage Foundation researchers yesterday cautioned Congress against opening federal funds to "abstinence-plus" programs, because they give only lip service to abstinence messages. A line-by-line...
Rice Asks Europe to Help Spread Freedom; Seeks to Open 'New Chapter' in Trans-Atlantic Ties
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PARIS - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called for a new chapter in trans-Atlantic relations yesterday, asking Europe to join forces with the United States to spread freedom and democracy around...
Rice Dazzles Europe; Style, Substance Open New Chapter
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Europeans have been known to value style over substance. In Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, they got both. Over the past week, during her official trip as America's chief diplomat, Miss Rice blew...
Rove Assumes Greater Policy Role; Promotion Part of Shuffling of Senior Staff for Bush's Second Term
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Karl Rove, the architect of President Bush's campaign victories in 2000 and 2004, will take on a wider role in developing and coordinating policy in the president's second term, the White House announced...
Rumsfeld to Visit China, Eyes Hot Line for Defense; Aide Cites War for Declining Previous Invitations
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has agreed to visit China this year and the Pentagon is discussing the creation of a telephone hot line to the Chinese military, Pentagon officials said yesterday. ...
Secretary Rice's Debut
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES During the course of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's whirlwind tour of Europe and the Middle East, which is scheduled to end tomorrow, America's chief diplomat did a stellar job of explaining the president's policies...
Secretary Rice's Debut ... and Europe's Reaction
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's trip has spurred a torrent of speculation abroad about what the U.S. outreach means. Will U.S. foreign policy substantively change under President Bush's second term? Have global...
Sharon, Abbas Declare a Truce; Jordan, Egypt to Restore Ties to Israel
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas declared a mutual truce yesterday in the daily bloodshed that has plagued their peoples for more than four...
'Slavery' Debuts on PBS
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Slavery' debuts on PBS Colonel Tye, Robert Smalls and Harriet Jacobs aren't as familiar as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Betsy Ross, but they, too, are the forefathers and foremothers of...
Spellings to Focus on High Schools; No Child Left Behind May Grow
Byline: George Archibald, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Expanding the No Child Left Behind Act to help the nation's 15 million public high school students prepare for higher-paying jobs and college is the administration's top education priority this year,...
Sunny Gardens Grow with New Catalogs
Byline: Ruth Hepner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The cold, snow and bitter winds came in January - and so did the garden catalogs, giving us gardeners lots of flowers to look at. The "wish books" this year include a pair of new hardy perennials, pretty...
Sweet and Sumptuous Menus for Lovebirds
Byline: Corinna Lothar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES February means Valentine's Day, and love is in the air. It appears that everyone wants to honor the Umbrian bishop who may be the originator of the holiday - unless it is an old English spring...
U.N.: 60 and at Crossroads; Reform Now to Restore Credibility and Relevancy
Byline: Newt Gingrich and George Mitchell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As it approaches its 60th anniversary, the United Nations faces extraordinary challenges to its relevance and effectiveness. The genocide in Darfur, Sudan, the evidence of...
U.S., China, Pakistan and Democracy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Your editorial "Countering China" (Monday) shows a mature understanding of geopolitics and the implications of China's rise for free democratic societies in general and the United States, Japan and India in particular....
Virginia House Approves Gay 'Marriage' Ban; Amendment Must Be OK'd Again Next Year
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - The House yesterday approved a constitutional amendment to define traditional marriage, making Virginia the first jurisdiction in the region to take such action. The House voted 78-18...
William Crosby Jr., 90, Retired Army Doctor
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES William H. Crosby Jr., a retired Army colonel and physician who served at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and George Washington University, died Jan. 15 in Joplin, Mo. He was 90. Born Dec. 1, 1914, in Wheeling,...
Woe Is Us
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Woe is us "All of the media have pounced on the Bush administration's desire to 'cut' spending on a few programs, focusing on how some small spending adjustments will hurt the poor, but none more so than...