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, 2005

Ailing Stray Dog Finds Friends; Teen Stands Firm; Group Offers to Pay for Hip Surgery
Byline: Jen Hoffman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sarah Fisher, 15, is committed to saving the life of her "best friend" in Great Falls. A 2-year-old golden retriever, Lucy, was left on Sarah's doorstep last week. The dog has a hip ailment so severe...
'Amazing' Rerun
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Amazing' rerun Viewers who missed the first season of the CBS reality hit "The Amazing Race" now have the chance to see the Emmy-winning series from the start. Cable's Game Show Network will air...
Arabic Words Go Free in Jails; Terrorists Speak, but Untranslated
Byline: Joel Mowbray, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The federal Bureau of Prisons is holding 119 persons with "specific ties" to international Islamist terrorist groups, yet has no full-time Arabic translators or a system to monitor their communications,...
Arabs Fear Fallout of Bombings in London
Byline: Abraham Rabinovich, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM - Last week's London bomb attacks have prompted none of the glee that accompanied the September 11, 2001, attacks among Palestinians, who fear that this time sympathy for their cause has...
Bitterness over CAFTA; Sugar Industry Fights Free-Trade Agreement
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. sugar industry is at the center of a political storm buffeting the Bush administration's top trade priority - the Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement. Sugar crops account...
Bush Finds No Friends at Networks; Negative Stories Dominate TV
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush just can't win with the broadcast networks. More than two-thirds of the news stories on ABC, NBC and CBS covering the first 100 days of Mr. Bush's second term were negative, according...
Dance Festival an Arts Treasure
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The arc of modern dance - this country's grand contribution to world dance - would not have been nearly as splendid without the enlightened support of the American Dance Festival, now celebrating its...
Dangers of Capitulation; Making Gaza like London
Byline: Louis Rene Beres, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you liked what happened in London on July 7, you'll love what is now planned for Gaza. Next month, the forcible expulsion of Jews from this tiny piece of territory will set the stage for...
Democrats' Ads Hit Republicans' Ethics; House Members' Travel Criticized
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats have released a series of new political ads highlighting a new issue that Democrats see as a winner - accusing House Republicans of ethical lapses. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee...
Disengagement and PA Chaos
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES With just 37 days left until Israel begins the painful process of uprooting more than 9,000 of its citizens from Gaza and the northern West Bank, the contrast between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's approach and...
Faith Connects People to God
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The following are excerpts of a sermon given recently by the Rev. Phil Powers at Forcey Memorial Church in Silver Spring. It's a dangerous thing not to have faith. Hebrews 11:6 warns us, "Without faith it is impossible...
Fishing for Rush Limbaugh
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The fishing expedition against Rush Limbaugh appears to be petering out. That's what Mr. Limbaugh's lawyer is suggesting in the wake of a Florida judge's order that most of Mr. Limbaugh's medical records be returned...
Fundraiser for Steele Features Top Bush Aide
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of President Bush's top aides will be the star attraction at a fundraiser in Washington later this month for Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele. Although Mr. Steele has not publicly committed himself to run for...
Good Time for a Break; Nats End First Half with Loss
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA - The banged-up Washington Nationals limp into the All-Star break having lost five of seven games to division rivals. That down note should not diminish the fact that the Nationals have had...
Hall of Famers Score Big for Medical Research
Byline: Stephanie Mansfield, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Part family reunion, part glory days revival, one of the largest gatherings ever of Hall of Fame athletes took place at the Lansdowne Resort outside Leesburg over the weekend for the 15th Annual...
Hughes Took Money and Ran; Grunfeld Deals with First Setback
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES We now have a figure on the price of loyalty with Larry Hughes. His loyalty was purchased for about $2million a season, only half of which is liable to end up in his pocket after taxes and the high cost...
Iraq Lacks Women Trained in Security; Female Troops in Line of Fire
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S.-led coalition has not trained enough Iraqi women to operate checkpoints in Iraq, forcing the job on American female troops, such as the two Marines and sailor killed last month in a car bombing....
Johnson's Return Likely Is Delayed
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA - Washington Nationals first baseman Nick Johnson suffered a setback in his recovery from a bruised right heel and probably won't be ready to come off the disabled list following the All-Star...
'Judicial Murder' and Terri Schiavo; the American Way of Euthanasia
Byline: Nat Hentoff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES While editorials across the nation agreed in chorus that at last, Terri Schiavo will rest in peace, the autopsy report declined such certainty:"It is the policy of this office that no case is ever closed...
Justice Juggling
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The prenomination battle over who President Bush should name to the Supreme Court contains enough irony and internal political warfare to fill a Tolstoy novel. Initially, the story leading up to Mr....
LM&O Metro Contract Extended
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LM&O Advertising will remain on board as agency of record for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) after prevailing over three other finalists for the job. The Arlington ad...
Maylay Muslim Separatists Take Up Beheadings; Said to Be Following Lead of Iraq Terrorists
Byline: Richard S. Ehrlich, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BANGKOK - Muslim separatists in southern Thailand have beheaded nine persons in recent weeks, employing a gruesome new strategy that the nation's interior minister thinks they have "copied from the...
Meeting with Muslims
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Meeting with Muslims American Muslims offered condolences to British Ambassador David Manning and called the London bombings "barbaric crimes." Mr. Manning told them the bombings should not be linked...
Meth's Infection; Labs Spread Bitterness to Communities
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Ashley was 10 when she tested positive for traces of methamphetamine, leading the state to take custody of her and younger sister Amber. The girls' father "cooked" the addictive drug...
New Bar Chief Seeks to 'Improve' System
Byline: Kate Finneren, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The new president of the Maryland State Bar Association plans to improve the state's legal system - one committee at a time. J. Michael Conroy Jr., a partner in Montgomery County law firm Pasternak...
New Bus System Gets Mass Approval; Circulator Loops Cross the City
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The first riders tested, rode, questioned and examined Washington's new Circulator bus system yesterday and ruled that it was overdue and more than satisfactory. "It's fantastic," said John Daniel, 50,...
Officials to Review Building Process; Montgomery Housing at Issue
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES At least two Maryland state lawmakers will meet with the Montgomery County Planning Board tonight to discuss repairing the county's housing development review process and the possibility of slowing down the...
Planning a Fulfilling, Low-Cost Summer
Byline: Kate Tsubata, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Summertime presents interesting quandaries for many families, and home-schoolers are no exception. While other families may wrestle with questions of child care, camps and synchronizing vacation...
Property Ruling Sparks Action by States, Congress; across Nation, Legislatures Try to Limit Eminent-Domain Use
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Supreme Court ruling that permits local governments to seize people's property for private commercial development has triggered a political backlash in Congress and among a growing number of state legislatures...
Rapper's Case Renewed
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rapper's case renewed Relatives of slain rap star Notorious B.I.G. vowed on Thursday to renew their wrongful death suit against the city of Los Angeles after a U.S. judge declared a mistrial in the...
Remarks Repudiated
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Remarks repudiated The United Nations last week disavowed remarks by U.N. human rights rapporteur Jean Ziegler, who compared the Gaza Strip to a concentration camp and Israelis there to guards. "His...
Remembrance and Remorse in Berlin; A Memorial to Europe's Murdered Jews
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BERLIN - Berlin is a city of contradictions, subtle and sensational, like Germany itself. Nearly three-quarters of all Germans were born after May 1945, when the Third Reich finally collapsed, but memories...
Retired Vets Pay Hefty Fees for 'Free' Health Care
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft: It's very unfortunate that you made a slip of the pen (keyboard?) in a column this past week in The Washington Times when you wrote that the Tricare for Life legislation "assured hundreds...
Smith and McCain
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Smith and McCain Bradley Smith is leaving Washington with a few words in regard to Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who opposed Mr. Smith's appointment to the Federal Election Commission five...
Stay the Course
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Stay the course One person who followed with interest the Discovery Channel's recent series, "Greatest American," chronicling 100 noted Americans was Mississippi Rep. Roger Wicker, a Republican. ...
Sunny Days Ahead for GOP as Population Shifts South; Census Predictions Signal Electoral Evolution
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Migration from liberal bastions in the Northeast and Midwest to the Sun Belt states will boost Republican electoral strength in the coming decade, making it tougher than ever for Democrats to win the presidency...
Taking Property Is Bad Economics
Byline: Alfred Tella, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Private property is a cornerstone of capitalism. The protection of property rights is essential to our free enterprise system's efficient operation. When that protection is weakened, negative...
Terror in London
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As people of conscience, American Muslims unequivocally condemn Thursday's barbaric attacks against innocent civilians in London ("Terror in the heart of London," Page 1, Friday). These crimes can never be justified...
The New Republicans; Minorities Breathe Life into GOP
Byline: Joseph Evans, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Journalists are creating public awareness of an emerging class of people called New Republicans. No longer operating under the proverbial radar screen, they are people who value family, limited...
Thirsty for Facts on Wine? Courses for Every Taste Are Available
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Wine: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know" - the title of a recent four-part Smithsonian Resident Associate Program - makes a promise that seems impossible to fulfill. Can a person ever know all about...
U.S. Open to Ties with North Korea; Pyongyang First Must Quit Nukes
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BEIJING - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday left open the door to establishing diplomatic ties with North Korea if it abandons its nuclear ambitions. She tempered this first for the Bush...
U.S. to Keep Transit Alert 'High'; Officials on the Talk-Show Circuit Predict Years of Terror Threat
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Homeland Security officials will keep the terrorism alert level for mass transit at "high" at least through this morning to guard against threats to buses and trains, although new information on the London...
Virginia Delegate Tests Waters on Abortion Ban
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A conservative Virginia state delegate is testing support for reinstating a ban on abortion that dates back to 1847, in hope that the U.S. Supreme Court eventually will allow states to decide the...
Warner to Push More Initiatives; Aims to Make Most of Term
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - Virginia Gov. Mark Warner will spend the remainder of his term rolling out new initiatives that encourage healthy lifestyles and promote early childhood education, unlike his predecessors...
Wheels Replace Legs for Soldier Ride
Byline: Maya Alleruzzo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Heath Calhoun and Ryan Kelly came to the District in 2003, they were carried on stretchers by medics into Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Yesterday, they pedaled back into the District on their...
Zoo's New Panda Cub a Star on the Internet
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Officials at the National Zoo yesterday began broadcasting over the Internet live images of the healthy giant panda cub born early Saturday morning to Mei Xiang. Zoo officials are using a "Pandacam"...