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 December 20, 1998

Abuse of Power and Child Abuse Cases
Being a columnist has taught me that there is massive injustice in America. I don't mean injustice in the way liberals and the political left mean it - "unfair" income distribution and a preponderance of white males in executive suites and professions....
Alexander Just Won't Give Up
With 11 minutes left in the game yesterday, Stephen Alexander was looking for a hole to crawl into. He had just dropped a pass in Tampa Bay territory that would have gotten the Redskins out of a 2nd-and-22 bind - and put them in a position to take...
Area Residents Firm on Future of President
One fact is certain. Washington area residents have made up their minds on the issue of impeachment. "We're seeing what happens when we elect a president who doesn't understand the importance of the truth and puts his personal interests above...
Barkley Discusses NBA's Racial Aspect, Says Jordan Will Quit
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Charles Barkley has spent most of his career as a member of the All-Interview Team, voted on annually by media members to determine the most cooperative and quotable players in the NBA. But here was Barkley, holding court...
Capote's Early `Memories': Simple but Expressive Look at Life in a Small Town
Life as simple, uncomplicated, and fresh and clean as the snow is the stuff of "Holiday Memories," based on Russell Vanderbroucke's adaptation of two autobiographical short stories by Truman Capote. Written in the late 1950s and early '60s, "A Thanksgiving...
`Christmas Carol' Haunted by Ghosts of Better Performances Past
"A Christmas Carol" at Ford's Theatre opens with a cast enthusiastic for Charles Dickens but cruising on his talent. It takes a while for the actors to get into the swing of this relentlessly familiar fable. This traditional Christmas tale should...
Clinton Seeks `Proportionate Response'
The following is the text of President Clinton's statement after his impeachment, as transcribed by the Federal Document Clearing House: Let me begin by expressing my profound and heartfelt thanks to Congressman Gephardt and the leadership and...
Crack House Tour `Rocks' Capitol Hill: Woman Follows through on Satirical Flier
Beth Purcell hopes the first Capitol Hill Crack House and Alley Tour will be the last. "I think we got noticed," said Ms. Purcell, who led about 30 residents and D.C. government officials around her Southeast neighborhood yesterday, showing them...
Defiant President Vows to Remain till `Last Hour': Decries `Venom of Excessive Partisanship'
President Clinton yesterday defiantly vowed to remain in office "until the last hour of the last day of my term" and blamed his impeachment on "the politics of personal destruction." With his chin up, chest out and face bearing an expression of...
Details Surrounding Amnesty Proposal Need Clarification
The Nov. 26 article "HUD's IG attacked for foiling amnesty" was inaccurate and contained misleading statements. By way of background, the writer, George Archibald, left a message on my voice mail on Veterans Day telling me that he had some questions...
Die-Hard NBA Fans Forced to Settle for One-Night Fix in Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Inside the venerable Atlantic City Convention Center, home of the Miss America Pageant, there was plenty of love to go around. Despite the lockout that has held NBA fans hostage for 172 days, an estimated 7,000 who spent...
`Domineering' U.S. Infuriates Russia: Moscow Sees Threat in U.S. Use of Force
Russian fury over the latest U.S. air attacks on Iraq reflects its frustration over U.S. policies aimed at world hegemony and the unpredictable use of force anywhere. "It looks like we are acting unilaterally and that makes them furious," said...
Eerie Beauty, Fatal Lure of Antarctica
The voyages of antarctic exploration made by Capt. Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton have provided the British with two of their best adventure stories of all time: Scott's lost race to be first to the South Pole in 1911-12, with he and...
Extra Points;roundup
Report: IOC members got $10,000 in guns The Salt Lake Olympic bid committee spent nearly $10,000 on six Browning shotguns and rifles for people associated with the Olympics, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. The firearms and other items - including...
Film Crew Enjoys a Mighty Good Time with `Joe': Makeup Artist, Others Remake Gorilla Classic
LOS ANGELES - "This was a film I grew up with," says Rick Baker, describing his susceptibility to supervising the look and personality of the title character in "Mighty Joe Young." This good-natured remake opens Christmas Day. Mr. Baker was one...
First Lady Thanks Supporters, Says President Will Not Resign
President Clinton will not resign, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton told House Democrats early yesterday morning at what many described as an effort to rally the troops for the battle ahead. "The first lady didn't come here to ask for support....
France Finds Bitter Taste in Melting Pot: Arab Immigrants Rarely Accepted
PARIS - Just a few streets away from the quaint French cafes and bakeries nestled at the foot of Montmartre, the streets are thronged with men and women chattering in Arabic. The scent of expresso coffee and baked croissants gives way to the spicy...
House Shellshocked as Livingston Resigns: Hastert Emerges as Likely New Speaker
Rep. Robert L. Livingston shocked colleagues yesterday with a dramatic announcement that he would not seek the House's top post, just two days after admitting to having had extramarital affairs in the course of his 33-year marriage. The bombshell,...
House Takes a Wild Ride on Road to Historic Vote
There were slams from the left and slams from the right. The final day of debate in the House yesterday was a wild ride that produced a resignation, a walkout and, at last, an impeachment. "It was more like a pinball in outer space," said Rep....
IMPEACHED: Clinton `Indelibly Stained' in a Decisive Vote: 2 out of 4 Articles Approved by House
The House of Representatives yesterday impeached President Clinton for grand jury perjury and obstructing justice, and for the first time in 130 years asked the Senate to remove a president from office. "Wherefore, William Jefferson Clinton, by...
Legislators Cringe over Possible New Adultery `Outings'
Lawmakers said yesterday they fear a new "sexual McCarthyism" is sweeping Congress as more members are forced to endure revelations about their sexual past. Rep. Robert L. Livingston, Louisiana Republican, yesterday resigned his speakership before...
Livingston Urges Clinton to Resign, Offers Example by Stepping Down
Excerpts from Speaker-designate Robert L. Livingston's remarks on the House floor yesterday. I very much regret the enmity and the hostility that has been bred in the halls of Congress for the last months and year. I want so very much to pacify...
Many Twists and Turns from Jones' Suit to Vote: Case Settled after Four Years of Denial
The road to impeachment began Jan. 17 when President Clinton lied in a sexual-misconduct lawsuit he could have settled more than two years earlier. It took an irrevocable turn a week later, when Mr. Clinton wagged his finger at America and said...
Miscues, Poor Shooting Sink Navy vs. Auburn
ANNAPOLIS - On a day when its commander in chief was impeached, the Navy men's basketball team played like it had something else on its mind. The usually disciplined Midshipmen committed 23 turnovers, shot a pathetic 29 percent from the free throw...
Offense Deserts Caps Again
PITTSBURGH - The theme is getting monotonous. The Washington Capitals can't string two good games together, and when they don't play almost a perfect game, the result is almost always the same. The Caps were beaten by Pittsburgh and goalie Tom...
On Behalf of Internet `Haves and Have Nots'
In the dawning days of our nation, Thomas Jefferson called a measure promoting "the diffusion of knowledge among the people" the most important issue to come before the legislature. "No other sure foundation can be devised for the preservation...
Operation Desert Fox;inside the Ring
POSSUM SADDAM What's got top Pentagon generals and admirals scratching their heads over the Iraq air strikes is Saddam Hussein's complete lack of military response. Television viewers have been treated to the sight of Iraqi anti-aircraft gunners...
Picking Christmas Gifts for Runners Isn't as Easy as It Looks
You would think runners are the easiest beings when it comes to holiday shopping. Unless they've been running for years. These veterans have everything, and then they have doubles and triples of everything. Don't deny that they have dozens...
Pilots Focus on Jobs, Not Impeachment: Not Even Yule Thoughts Enter Minds
For Navy Capt. Tom Hagen, the top pilot in charge of flying bombing raids over Iraq from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, the impeachment hearings are interesting but not as important as the job his 72 warplanes are doing. "Of course, like...
President Calls Iraq Bombing `Complete'
President Clinton, who launched an attack on Baghdad 17 hours before the House was to begin debating impeachment, yesterday called off the bombing less than two hours after he became the second president in history to be impeached. "That operation...
Pullout Surprises Colleagues from Area: Views Unchanged in House Votes
Maryland and Virginia members of the House of Representatives said Speaker-designate Robert Livingston's announcement yesterday that he would resign took them by surprise, but it did not affect their votes on whether to impeach the president. As...
Ravens Eye Fast Finish to Season of Failure
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The national spotlight won't be burning brightly for this game. Today at Soldier Field, the disappointing Baltimore Ravens (5-9) and hapless Chicago Bears (3-11) will square off in a meaningless game with possibly only next...
Redskins Go Four for Four: Big Second Half Lifts Mark to 6-9
With a minute left in the third quarter yesterday, Washington trailed Tampa Bay 16-7. The Redskins had managed just 102 yards and seven first downs while committing a season-high 12 penalties. But the final 16 minutes belonged to the Redskins as...
Religiousness May Help Improve U.N
Is there a new era of global "religiousness" at hand? The consensus emerging from a two-day seminar of religious leaders, meeting in Washington, is "maybe." "Religious differences have damaged humanity for thousands of years," said Ingrid Shafer,...
`Something for Every Taste': Florida Emporium Stocks Its Shelves with 5 Million Shells
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Sometimes nature needs a little help. That's where the World's Largest Shell Factory steps in. Not far from some of Florida's finest natural shell beaches, the Shell Factory goes nature one better: 85,000 square feet crammed...
State Democratic Chairmen Vow Revenge in Next Election
Several Democratic state chairmen want President Clinton to fight it out in a Senate trial, and they threaten to wreak vengeance on House Republicans in the next election. Chairmen interviewed Friday by The Washington Times said Mr. Clinton has...
Swing Vote Proves Not Decisive to Outcome: Failing to Toe Line Won't Elicit Penalty
Months of speculation ended yesterday with swing votes in each party having little effect on the outcome of impeachment. While Republicans helped defeat two of four articles of impeachment, the key accusations against Mr. Clinton - that he lied...
Tell the Teamsters to Go Home
One would think with all the serious academic issues facing D.C. schools that the elected school board would have their hands full. The president of the D.C. Board of Education, Wilma Harvey, is instead saying that the school system, that is the...
The Debt We Owe to the Serbs
As a retired military officer, I was one of more than 500 American Airmen downed over occupied Yugoslavia in WWII while returning from bombing raids of the Ploesti oil fields in Romania. As an MIA rescued by Serbian Chetniks who for months tended...
The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton
In 1974, when it became clear that the House of Representatives would impeach Richard Nixon, Republican leaders went to the White House and told Nixon it was time to resign. In 1998, after the House of Representatives took the momentous step of impeaching...
Tommy, Get Your Gun
For it's Tommy this, and Tommy that, and/"Tommy, wait outside";/ But it's "Special train for Atkins" when the/trooper's on the tide." U.S. troopers are on the tide, in the air and on the ground again, this time in connection with the U.S. attack...
Turner Gets a Taste of Yuletide Cheer in Finale at Home
Washington Redskins coach Norv Turner exited with a smile. It might have been his last game at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium yesterday, but this time the fans were cheering as Turner hit the tunnel - the same place where trash and insults greeted him just...
TV Cameras Capture `Astounding' Drama: Gripping Events Need No Commentary
The high drama unfolding on every major TV channel yesterday was so compelling it made the usual analysis almost pointless. "It is not a day any one of us would have wanted to miss. . . . It was an astounding exercise in democracy," ABC News anchor...
Unfair and Ungenerous Comparison?
In her recent letter regarding homosexuality, Margaret Kempf makes several untrue assertions that demand to be addressed. Ms. Kempf claims that the murders of openly-homosexual public servants Harvey Milk and George Moscone 20 years ago were "hate...
Vatican Angels Take Wing in Baltimore Show
Angels trumpet their joy during this holiday season. They're everywhere in the Washington-Baltimore area. The best place to view angels this month is in the Walters Art Gallery exhibit "The Invisible Made Visible: Angels From the Vatican."...
Vote in House Ensures Clinton's Debasement in History
Whatever happens in Bill Clinton's forthcoming Senate trial, it now will be indelibly written in the history books that he was the second president in U.S. history to be impeached "for high crimes and misdemeanors." Nothing can alter this historically...
Well-Rested Terps Tame Tigers Easily
BALTIMORE - Leading up to last night's game at Baltimore Arena, Maryland's basketball team had only its first loss of the season, a bunch of practices and its final exam scores to show for the previous 11 days. So it came as no surprise when the...
Wilkinson, Green Help Team's Defense Rise to the Occasion
Washington Redskins defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson danced "The Big Daddy Shuffle." One play later, cornerback Darrell Green ended the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' late rally with an interception. Suddenly, the Redskins' defense is winning the late stands....