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 October 1, 2005

Ailing School System Tops List of Williams' Regrets; Outgoing D.C. Mayor Laments a 'Mess'
Byline: Robert Redding Jr. and Tarron Lively. THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams yesterday said the main issue left unresolved by his outgoing administration is streamlining the ailing public school system. "This mess where you...
An Awesome Green Goblin Figures to Inspire Menace
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thanks to the proliferation of film, comic book and cartoon characters, companies are bombarding consumers with an incredible selection of action figures. With tongue in cheek, let's take a peek at...
Benefit Katrina Edition
Byline: Cynthia Grenier, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES National Geographic is setting a precedent for the quick turn-around of its special Hurricane Katrina edition, published at the most accelerated pace in the magazine's 117-year-old history....
Bennett Remarks 'Inappropriate'; Radio Talk Show Host Slammed for Comments about Blacks
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House yesterday criticized former Education Secretary William Bennett for saying that "you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down." "The president believes...
Cancun Bargain
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CANCUN BARGAIN Fare Deals is offering a seven-night Cancun vacation - airfare and hotel included - at the Hyatt Regency Cancun for $349 - nearly the price of the airfare alone. While the special rate...
Civilian Monitors on Both Borders; More Than 4,000 Minutemen Look for Illegal Aliens
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than 4,000 civilian volunteers are expected to man observation posts beginning today on the Mexican border from Texas to California and in states along the Canadian border in a new Minuteman protest...
Crane Crashes onto Homes; 7 Town Houses Damaged; Operator Only One Injured
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A 180-foot construction crane collapsed and crushed the roofs of seven town houses yesterday in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. Nobody was inside the homes when the crane fell at about 8:20...
Cyprus and Turkey
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES "An uphill climb" (Op-Ed, Tuesday) is nothing but a dissembling falsehood from the pen of a one-sided journalist who does not seem to understand that Cyprus is the one that has been held hostage by Turkey for more than...
DEA Nabs Ex-Redskin Smith
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Washington Redskins running back Timmy Smith, who holds the single-game record for rushing yards in a Super Bowl, was arrested yesterday in Denver by the Drug Enforcement Agency for distribution...
Democrats' Bill Eyes Katrina Credit Cards; Says Higher Limits Invite Abuse
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two Democratic senators yesterday introduced legislation to prevent abuse of government credit cards in the wake of Katrina, saying government workers have abused them in the past on items such as gambling...
Dike Built to Revive Aral Sea; Soviet-Era Policies Turned World's Third-Largest Lake into Saline Hazard
Byline: Christopher Pala, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KOKARAL, Kazakhstan - Work is ending on a World Bank-financed dike intended to reverse the drying up of the Aral Sea in Central Asia, one of the planet's greatest environmental blunders. Dictator...
Driving Rules Get Tougher for Teens; New Laws Target Deadly Crashes
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Teenagers driving in Maryland starting today face new and tougher laws, which authorities hope will reduce the number of deadly crashes involving young motorists. Drivers younger than 18 are now prohibited...
Education Department Rapped for 'Propaganda'; GAO Rules Hiring of Talk Show Host to Promote Agenda Illegal
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Education Department broke the law and engaged in "covert propaganda" when it paid conservative talk show host Armstrong Williams to promote President Bush's education agenda, the Government Accountability...
FIDE Favorites in Fast Start
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The FIDE world championship tournament got off to a rollicking start this week as two of the favorites won in the very first round - a sign, one hopes, of some good fighting chess to come. In Wednesday's...
Gulf Gambling Looks for Safe Harbor; Damaged Casinos Want Shore Sites
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BILOXI, Miss. - No one argues about whether gambling has been lucrative here, be it for big casino operators, the locals they employ or the state government. But a battle over how to rebuild Gulf Coast...
In Praise of U.S. Health Care
Byline: Michael Tanner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Twenty years of public policy research on health care recently came home to me in a very personal way when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Because I live in a country with a free-market...
Katrina Cuts Income $100 Billion; Storm Leaves Nearly 300,000 Jobless
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hurricane Katrina slashed income by $100 billion and added to a record plunge in consumer sentiment as it put nearly 300,000 people on the unemployment rolls over the past four weeks, reports showed yesterday....
Key Event for Pianists
Byline: T.L. Ponick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a strikingly beautiful PBS documentary titled "The Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: In the Heart of Music," French director Andy Sommer captures the glamour, excitement and nail-biting...
Key Gun Lobby Sits out Election; but Group Urges Members to Vote
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A key Virginia gun rights lobby said yesterday that it will not endorse a candidate in the gubernatorial race but is urging its members not to sit out the election, as many did in 2001. Philip...
Lean's 'Oliver' Is Best Twist of Tale
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Filmmakers who reach back for well-known source material - as director Roman Polanski and screenwriter Ronald Harwood have done, with dismal results, in their new movie version of Charles Dickens' "Oliver...
Mids Face Duke after 3-Week Break
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After losing its first two games by three points each, Navy's football team might have been ready for a break. If so, the Midshipmen certainly had their wish granted. Three weeks after losing to Stanford...
MLS Title Only Goal Left for United
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This week has been a time of reflection for D.C. United. After blowing a game in Chile in a major international tournament, United now must recharge for its final four-game stretch of the MLS season....
Nats' Loss Is Phillies' Gain
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Nationals have something to play for in the season's final weekend. They're shooting for a winning record in their first season in the District, perhaps a third-place finish in the NL...
Nobles and Knaves
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nobles: Gen. Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who retired this week after 40 years of service. As an engineering student at Kansas State University, Gen. Myers enrolled in the Air Force Reserve...
Ovechkin Delivers Hat Trick for Caps
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In his first two games, Alexander Ovechkin was a dynamo on the ice. He was all over the place, trying to do everything at once for the Washington Capitals. He even had 11 shots, proving he could find the net....
Retired General Says Drug Money Fueling Taliban, Al Qaeda
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The easy availability of heroin and opium produced in Afghanistan has led to an increase in drug abuse among the U.S. military, said retired four-star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, but total numbers are still far...
Rise, Fall of 1st Virginia's Redmond Burke; 'Potomac Scout' Receives Praise, Scorn as 'Spirit Invincible' and Harryingly Vicious
Byline: Steve French, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There was a great difference of opinion in the eulogies proffered Capt. Redmond Burke, the famed "Potomac Scout," after his death in a midnight raid on his Shepherdstown, Va., hideout. Burke's...
Robbie Rotten Plans to Spoil 'LazyTown'
Byline: Justin New, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES By Justin New, age 8, Luxmanor Elementary School, Rockville "LazyTown," on Nickelodeon, is a great show, but now they've made a DVD of its "SportaStephanie" episode. It is fabulous. "LazyTown's...
Rogers Ready for Increased Time
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers is ready to get things started again. Because a strained calf muscle has kept right cornerback Walt Harris out of practice all week, Rogers has been elevated...
Rush vs. Crush; Seahawks' Alexander Tests Redskins' Defense
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They held the Jones brothers - Thomas from Chicago and Julius from Dallas - in check this season. Last season, they allowed an NFL-low 3.1 yards per rushing attempt. And their current streak of holding...
Same-Sex Unions Inviting Litigation; Legal Today in Connecticut; Lawsuit in Massachusetts
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Connecticut's civil union law goes into effect today while a Massachusetts lawsuit that could have national ramifications goes before that state's highest court next week. The Massachusetts lawsuit...
Shooting Taught Blatche a Lesson
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Washington Wizards rookie forward Andray Blatche was shot on an Alexandria street a little after 6 a.m. Sunday, many wondered what the 19-year-old was doing out at that time. But it won't happen...
Tactical Bait and Switch
Byline: Richard Halloran, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Everyone engaged in the six-party talks in Beijing to persuade the North Koreans to give up their nuclear ambitions should see that Pyongyang's latest shenanigans have made two conclusions...
Tavares to Seek Changes
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tony Tavares should be able to take a step back during this final weekend of the Washington Nationals' inaugural season and enjoy the moment. He has earned it. The Nationals president pulled off a minor...
The Dark Side of Andy Warhol; Exhibit at Corcoran till Feb. 20
Byline: Joanna Shaw-Eagle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The work of pop artist Andy Warhol, king of Campbell's soup cans and brazen Marilyn Monroes, returns to Washington in "Warhol Legacy: Selections From the Andy Warhol Museum" - a collaboration between...
The Nats Wrap Up '05
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barring a sweep this weekend by the Philadelphia Phillies, the Washington Nationals will finish over the .500 mark in their inaugural season. They can do no worse than .500. The phenomenal pre-All Star-break Nats these...
Tippling with Headhunters; Night of Laughter in Borneo
Byline: Craig Guillot, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES SARAWAK, Malaysian Borneo - The old man sat onthe bamboo floor of the longhouse just inches from my face. He slammed down his drink, struggled to stay up straight and looked at me as a loud...
Tom DeLay and the GOP's Future
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some Republicans are currently wringing their hands over the plight of deposed House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, concerned that the Republican agenda could be derailed with him no longer at the helm to push it through...
Tysons Grand Opening; Customers Line Up for Shopping Center's New Wing
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Like many high school students, Carla Suarez and Else Bonfield go shopping almost every weekend. So when Tysons Corner Center, already the Washington area's largest shopping center, held a grand opening...
Upset Would Elevate Terps; No. 19 Virginia Looms Large
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland's inexperienced football team knows an upset of 19th-ranked Virginia today at Byrd Stadium would give it some momentum and improve its chance of landing a bowl bid. "This is a real big game...
Vatican Visitation Seen More Than Just about Gays
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops yesterday said a Vatican-mandated program of visits to 229 U.S. seminaries is not solely about gauging the effect of homosexuals on the priesthood. It's a mistake...
Vidro to Have His Knee Examined
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Nationals second baseman Jose Vidro is scheduled to receive a second opinion on his inflamed right knee during halftime of tomorrow's Washington Redskins-Seattle Seahawks game at FedEx Field. ...
Where Wife-Beating Is Up for Debate
Byline: Arnold Beichman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It boggles my Western mind, but I've just come across another of the many Middle East public debates, this one on an Arab TV channel: When is a husband justified in beating his wife? The debate, broadcast...
Whistler, More in 'Monet's London'; 125 Pictures in Baltimore
Byline: Deborah K. Dietsch , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - Don't expect to see a lot of hazy, light-filled pictures by Claude Monet at the Baltimore Museum of Art's newest exhibition. It is titled "Monet's London," but the French impressionist...
WTO Derides U.S. Tax Breaks
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress spent two years repealing an export subsidy in order to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling. The WTO said yesterday that Congress didn't finish the job. A panel of WTO judges...