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 March 31, 2005

10 Stories to Watch
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Believe it or not, there are a handful of compelling storylines around baseball this year that do not involve the Washington Nationals. This may be hard for local fans to accept, what with all the hoopla...
A Big Assist; O'Koren Leads Wizards Past Hawks
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tired, missing several injured starters and without their coach, the Washington Wizards had at least one salvation last night: They were facing the Atlanta Hawks. Coach Eddie Jordan had a virus and...
Ailing Pope Fitted with Nasal Feeding Tube; Device Aids Parkinson's Patients
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As Terri Schiavo's parents continued their battle to have the Florida woman's stomach feeding tube restored, Pope John Paul II yesterday began receiving nutrition from a tube placed in his nose, the...
Another Oil-for-Food Scandal
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In newspapers and on the Internet, stories with headlines like The Washington Post's "UN Panel Clears Annan" and the Boston Globe's "Report Clears UN chief of corruption allegations" have appeared, suggesting that the...
Answering All Your Questions
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So here it is, at long last, baseball has returned to Washington. You thought this day would never come, didn't you? After getting teased by the Padres in 1973, by the Astros in 1995 and by Bud Selig...
Around the Leagues
Byline: Mark Zuckerman and Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NL EAST FLORIDA MARLINS 2004 record: 83-79 (Third place) Manager: Jack McKeon Key additions: RHP Antonio Alfonseca, 1B Carlos Delgado, RHP Todd Jones, LHP Al Leiter, RHP Jim...
Around the Leagues
Byline: Thom Loverro and Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AL EAST NEW YORK YANKEES 2004 record: 101-61 (First place) Manager: Joe Torre Key additions: LHP Randy Johnson, RHP Carl Pavano, RHP Jaret Wright, RHP Felix Rodriguez, LHP Mike...
Arrive Early
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Arrive early Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson has spent much of the past two years touring with a band, but now he's back to the good ol' days when it was just he, a 12-string guitar, and a catalog...
A U.S. Role in Central Asia; Democracy an Antidote to Terrorism
Byline: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When terror struck the United States on September 11, the United States responded with a foreign-policy revolution of a magnitude not seen since the foundations of the Cold War were laid...
'Ballad' No Ode to Utopia; Usually Absorbed Day-Lewis Detached from New Character
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is legendary for immersing himself in the few roles he agrees to take. He reportedly fell ill on the freezing set of "Gangs of New York" because he refused to wear coats that didn't...
Baltimore Orioles Roster Analysis
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Outfield Right field Sammy Sosa To win over the fans at Camden Yards, he will have to show more of the Sosa who hit 49 home runs in 2002 than the one who played in just 126 games last year in Chicago,...
Bill Targets Bank Robbery Rate; Maryland Lawmakers Seek Stiffer Penalties for Passing Notes
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Maryland Senate is scheduled to vote as early as today on a bill intended to clamp down on the highest bank-robbery rate in the United States. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Tuesday approved...
Blanco Seems to Have Made Roster
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - It appears Rule 5 pickup Tony Blanco will make the Washington Nationals roster. In fact, Nationals interim general manager Jim Bowden will wager his job that Blanco will be wearing a Nationals...
Blind Eyes on Zimbabwe?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Zimbabwe's repressive leader, Robert Mugabe, is poised to harness his country's desperation with today's parliamentary elections. Mr. Mugabe has withheld food aid from persons supporting the opposition and has threatened...
Bolton Battle
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bolton battle The political battle over the nomination of John R. Bolton to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is heating up, as the Senate prepares for a confirmation hearing next week. Three...
Border Patrol Seeking Help from Public; Targeting Smugglers of Aliens and Drugs
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. - The U.S. Border Patrol has begun a new community-based program called "Operation Be Alert," involving a series of highway billboards calling on citizens to report alien and drug smugglers....
Brazil Faces Littering Fines for Campaign Signs
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Harold Brazil lost his re-election bid for the D.C. Council in September, but the memory lingers on on Capitol Hill, where his tattered campaign signs still hang - a violation of city election laws. ...
Bring on the Bright Lights; Durable Ace Hernandez Ready to Make History Again for Nats
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - Having escaped from Cuba, endured a lonely existence in a strange land apart from his family and native language and then been named most valuable player of the World Series - all by the age of...
Bush's Plunge in Polls Tied to Domestic Issues; Foreign Policy Approval Rating Remains Higher
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's record-low approval ratings are a result primarily of public dissatisfaction with his handling of domestic issues that loom larger than foreign policy in his second term. On issues such...
City's Dream Takes Flight; Nats' Rebirthstirs Emotionsof Supporters
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pat Malone used to hire airplanes to buzz major lea-gue ballparks, trailing signs that carried such messages as "Come Home. Play Ball in Washington, D.C." That was Malone's last aerial event. It flew over Arlington...
Credit Bow-Tied One for Reinvigorating City
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mayor Anthony A. Williams merits a third term in office after reinvigorating a city stuck in the bureaucratic bloat and malaise of the Marion Barry years and the forgettable one term of Sharon Pratt Kelly....
Curses; Scapegoat, Black Sox, Yo, Adrian! Domed? Ex-Expos
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Conspiracy-minded author Thomas Pynchon once noted that baseball is "well-spidered with white suggestions of the sinister." And to think: a literary genius who wasn't waxing about the Boston Red Sox. With...
Defense Minister Sees Quiet Transfer; Forces Will Be Unarmed as Settlers Evacuate West Bank, Gaza Strip
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Israel Defense Forces and police will not be armed when they move to escort Jewish settlers out of the Gaza Strip and a portion of the West Bank, Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said yesterday. Some...
DeLay Attacks Taken Personally; Conservatives Defend Texan in Face of Ads
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Conservative leaders say defending House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is a litmus test for any Republican lawmaker seeking their support, even as a liberal advocacy group announced yesterday it will run commercials...
Delegate Proposes Statewide Tax Cap; Measure Targets Property Levies
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A delegate from Northern Virginia will announce a plan today to cap property taxes statewide. Delegate Jeffrey M. Frederick said that under his plan, property-tax assessments could not increase...
Dick Cheney to the Border
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush should dispatch Vice President Dick Cheney for some immediate high-level attention to the border-control problem. We don't normally presume to tell the president how to deploy his top advisers, much less...
Duo Wryly Merges Cracker, Camper; A Treat for Fans, Lowery, Hickman Tackle High, Low Culture, Politics
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The on-again, off-again indie-rock band Camper van Beethoven released a rock opera last year called "New Roman Times," a surreal synthesis of junk culture, science-fiction fantasy and anti-Bush politics....
Enjoy the Present, Plan for the Future
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It doesn't matter what kind of 2005 season the Washington Nationals have - good, bad or indifferent. Not really. Just having them here - the mere fact of their existence - is enough to satisfy the pains...
Everlasting Love? Nationals Have Tough Act to Follow in Redskins
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The roster is spotty, the ballpark obsolete, the summers enough to swamp the strongest antiperspirant. Still, when the Washington Nationals begin playing ball, LaVar Arrington will be on hand at RFK Stadium,...
Ex-D.C. School Official Charged in Terror Plots
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A former high-level D.C. schools official has been charged with plotting global terrorist acts while also struggling to renovate classrooms and rid city schools of asbestos. Kifah Waed Jayyousi, the...
Exhibition Game Unlikely to Sell Out
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Nationals and District officials are grappling with sluggish ticket sales for Sunday's exhibition game against the New York Mets, and a sellout at RFK Stadium is highly unlikely. Proceeds...
Few Taxpayers Plan to Splurge with Refunds
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tax time is bringing hope for refunds for about two-thirds of taxpayers this year. Few taxpayers receiving refunds plan to splurge with their money. Instead, half plan to use it to pay down debt,...
Fight Night Is Pure Pugilistic Perfection
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a look at some of the latest software available: Fight Night: Round 2, by Electronic Arts for GameCube, rated T: content suitable for ages 13 and older, $49.99. Virtual boxing takes center...
Gritty 'Lady in a Cage' Conjures Delicious Tension; '60S Thriller Pairs De Havilland, Caan
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Another intense, over-the-top shocker from the 1960s golden age of anxiety joins the digital ranks this week via Paramount Home Entertainment's welcome release of 1964's Lady in a Cage ($14.99). It's our ... DVD...
Heavy Rain Runoff Puts Crimp in Fishing
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Local fishing opportunities took a hit this week as powerful rains visited the Middle Atlantic States. It will be four or five days before the mountain rivers in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania can...
High Court Affirms Protections for Older Workers; Employers Held Responsible for Age-Discrimination Policies
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court yesterday upheld protections for workers more than 40 years old, ruling employers can be held liable for enacting policies favorable to younger employees - even if the discrimination was...
HOK Sport to Design Nationals' Home; City Seeks Alternative to Retro Parks of Past Decade
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. Sports & Entertainment Commission today will select HOK Sport to design a waterfront stadium in Southeast to serve as the home of the Washington Nationals. The Kansas City, Mo.-based architectural...
IG for U.N. Cites How Oil Probe Blocked; No. 2 Official Called Obstacle
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - U.N. inspector-general Dileep Nair yesterday accused the second-ranking official at the United Nations of impeding his efforts to take his concerns about the Iraqi oil-for-food program to the...
Intelligence Reform Begins; New Leadership Meets Challenges
Byline: Ronald A. Marks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the release today of the executive branch's Robb-Silberman report, the Bush administration can now say with certainty that it has begun true U.S. intelligence reform. Combined with the...
Jury Finds Bias in Firing Whites, Hiring Blacks
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A federal jury in New Orleans yesterday determined that the city's first black district attorney discriminated against dozens of white employees in January 2003 by summarily replacing them with black...
Key Decision for Billy Taylor; Renowned Pianist, 83, Reduces Schedule; KenCen Role Remains
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pianist and educator "Dr." Billy Taylor, 83, says he's retiring ... sort of. He's abandoning life on the road, the arduous kind that involves a nonstop live performance schedule. However, his role...
Kottke's Own 'Geography'; Guitarist Explores Birchmere Stage
Byline: Jay Votel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was six years and two weeks ago that Leo Kottke last played the Birchmere, and fans are pouring in to mark the guitar virtuoso's return. The two shows tomorrow and Saturday are sold out and are set to...
M-1 Abrams Tank Proves Useful, Vulnerable in Iraq
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Army's M-1 Abrams tank unexpectedly has proven in Iraq to be one of the best weapons in close-range urban warfighting, but its once invincible image has been shattered by an inventive enemy. ...
Montgomery Woman Critically Hurt by Bus
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Montgomery County woman was critically injured yesterday morning when she was hit by a Ride On bus, the second pedestrian accident in the county in two days. Maria Alves, 47, was trying to cross Georgia...
Nationals 4, Braves 3 (11)
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - Washington won for the first time in seven exhibition games when reserve outfielder J.J. Davis hit a home run off Atlanta reliever Matt Childers in the 11th. The home run all but ensured...
Nationals' TV Picture Clearing Up; Channel 20 Could Air Most of 75 Games
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Nationals' TV future moved a significant step closer to clarity yesterday despite the continued lack of a signed and announced compensation agreement between the Baltimore Orioles and Major...
Others Back Up Snyder's Analysis
Byline: David Elfin and Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder might not have been too far off in his self-assessment in Tuesday's exclusive interview with The Washington Times. Although three former Redskins...
Panel Faults Prewar Intelligence; Urges Review of Dissension
Byline: Joseph Curl and Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush is expected to embrace recommendations from his commission on weapons of mass destruction, which will release a report today calling on the U.S. intelligence community to ensure...
Power of ELECTRICITY; Engineers Work Behind the Scenes
Byline: Shelley Widhalm, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The first thing Montgomery Village resident Jeanette D'Amour does when she enters a building is look at the ceiling. An electrical engineer, Ms. D'Amour can identify the type of lighting and the fire-suppression...
President Adamant on Social Security; Reform Effort Taken to Iowa
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday pledged to "keep pounding the issue" of Social Security reform in the face of Democrats in Congress who are determined to stop him and Republicans who want to scale back his...
Profit Prevails in Piracy Politics
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I travel a lot, to countries like Thailand, Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador. Frequently, I see sprawling marts selling pirated music CDs. Others openly sell movies on compact disc or digital video disc. Everybody...
Radio Network Still Making Waves; Liberal Air America Overcomes Challenging First Year of Business
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Air America still is making noise after a tumultuous year on the airwaves. The Manhattan-based liberal talk-radio network has bounced checks, lost audiences, botched airtime, run through three chief...
Renewal of Trade Powers Sought
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday asked Congress to extend for two years trade promotion authority, the power that has allowed him to engage two dozen nations in free-trade talks and advance a new round of...
Roughing It
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Roughing it "The runway's kind of old, so don't worry if we hit a pothole." - Deputy White House Chief of Staff Joe Hagin, just before the plane carrying first lady Laura Bush, Education Secretary...
'Saturday' Detention
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Saturday' detention Best-selling British novelist Ian McEwan feels as though he's caught in a Kafkaesque bureaucratic snafu, one that may mean his visit to promote his new novel, "Saturday," could be...
'Save the Filibuster'
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Save the filibuster' A liberal judicial-advocacy group has teamed up with Hollywood and a Republican from Los Angeles to spend millions of dollars on a campaign to "save the filibuster." People For...
Schaefer Urges Action on Slots; Legislative Leaders Dismiss Effect of Delaware Proposal
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Comptroller William Donald Schaefer yesterday said the General Assembly leaders need to act on Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s plan to legalize slot machine gambling because time is running...
Scout Leader Faces Prison; Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Child Porn
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FORT WORTH - A longtime leader of the Boy Scouts of America pleaded guilty to a federal charge of distributing child pornography on the Internet here yesterday. Douglas Sovereign Smith Jr., 61, was...
Seafood Bisque at Rockfish Just the Right Start; Pick from Fish, Pasta, Beef Entrees
Byline: Scott J. Haring, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Rockfish adds a new twist to Annapolis' restaurant row. Described as a casual-elegant place to meet, it is somewhere between trendy good eats and upscale. Director of Operations Charlie Bauer...
Showtime in Washington; Hollywood Profits off 'Culture Creep'
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dan Glickman, the puckish new president of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), tells how he got to walk down the red carpet on Academy Awards night in Hollywood. Nobody paid any attention...
Sing a New Baseball Tune with Nats in Town
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES How does Washington learn to become a baseball town? How do baseball fans here wean themselves from the American League franchise 35 miles to the north and become a National League city? Will fans here...
Social Security Reform; Ownership Programs Reduce Need
Byline: Robert Lerman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The debate over Social Security reform is growing more contentious with each passing day. Critics decry personal accounts as destroying the legacy of FDR's New Deal. Yet, FDR might well favor...
Some Records Need to Be Fixed
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A politician in North Dakota thinks the major league record for home runs in a season should be returned to its rightful owner. And that, he claims with some justification, is Hibbing, N.D.-born, Fargo, N.D.-bred...
Sosa Brings Drama to Camden Yards
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES These Baltimore Orioles should be the most interesting team to take the field at Camden Yards since Albert Belle and Co. - and they could prove to be just as dysfunctional. They are a strange combination...
Sosa the Savior in Charm City? Flamboyant Slugger Tries to Fit in with O's
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Florida sun was shining on Fort Lauderdale Stadium on a March morning, but it was a dark day for the Baltimore Orioles.Their resident Aruban bad boy, Sidney Ponson, had been...
'Sweetheart' Deal
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Sweetheart' deal MTV is teaming up with Seventeen magazine to find "America's Sweetheart," Associated Press reports. Young women nationwide will compete for the chance to prove they can be role...
Sweet Run Hits 'Sour' Patch
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The sharp decline in President Bush's approval polls sent tremors through Republican ranks last week as officials searched for reasons to explain the shift in the public's mood. The USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup...
Terps' Hopes Unfulfilled; NIT Defeat Ends Season of Discontent
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Gary Williams glared down at the stat sheet before addressing the media Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. The Maryland coach took a minute to digest the final piece of visual evidence in...
The Great Across-the-U.S.A. Social Security Selling Tour
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TOPEKA, Kan. - At the memorial building in downtown Topeka this week, James Lockhart presented a crowd of Kansans with several options for fixing Social Security, but avoided endorsing one specific plan. ...
The Importance of Campus Fire Safety
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The importance of campus fire safety was reinforced last week with the fire at George Washington University ("Grill starts fire at GWU dorm" Metropolitan, March 23). A student was critically injured in a fire that was...
Tips from Locals Sought in Mosul; U.S., Iraqi Officers Say Help from City Leaders Crucial to Foil Attacks
Byline: David Axe, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CAMP ENDURANCE, Iraq - U.S. and Iraqi army officers in the critical region around the contested northern city of Mosul are pleading - with some success - for information from local leaders on insurgents and...
To Spare the Pain
Byline: Elizabeth M. Whelan, M.D, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Celebrate. Celebrate. No, that's not the return of the Celebrex TV ad with its aerobic arthritics. That's the euphoria of physicians delighted with a Food and Drug Administration...
Tribe Opposes Court Role; Fears Prosecution of Uganda Rebels Will Hurt Peace
Byline: Blake Lambert, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES KAMPALA, Uganda - When President Yoweri Museveni approached the International Criminal Court in December 2003 to try the leaders of the Lord's Resistance Army for atrocities in northern Uganda,...
UDC Argues to Keep Donation; Responds Late to Trust Request for $330,000
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The University of the District of Columbia is asking a federal judge to dismiss a request that the school return hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from a prominent health care executive. ...
Welcome to Big League Land; the Board Game of Professional Baseball* (*Unofficial, Please Don't Sue Us)
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After decades of waiting, Washington is once again a big league player. But will District baseball ever reach the promised land? Play the game and find out! WELCOME TO WASHINGTON 1) START. Congratulations!...
Wilkerson Likely Choice to Lead Off
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - Frank Robinson was asked yesterday whether he has come up with a short list of candidates to take over the Washington Nationals' leadoff role now that Endy Chavez has been sent to the minor...
Winging It: A 'Fantasy' for Kite Lovers on Mall; Smithsonian Festival a Tradition since 1966
Byline: Robert Devaney, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "A good day, and a good kite will look like it's pasted on the sky," muses Jon Burkhardt, chief judge for the Smithsonian's 39th annual kite festival, aptly tagged "A Sky Fantasy." "That's...
Women Zip by Men in Attending College
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Women enrolled in Maryland colleges and universities at twice the rate of men over the past 25 years, according to a report released yesterday by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Helen Szablya,...
Zimbabwe's Election Cited as Test of Freedom
Byline: Geoff Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BEIT BRIDGE BORDER POST, South Africa - Trade unionists in South Africa and Zimbabwean exiles rallied at this border crossing last night to denounce the government of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and...