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 June 14, 2005

5 Unions Plan New Group to Fuel Labor
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Five labor unions are drawing up a framework for a new coalition to represent their 5 million members because they are increasingly dissatisfied with the AFL-CIO's strategy to bolster the labor movement....
Accelerate Drug Approval; Rep. Markey Suffocating Medical Progress
Byline: Robert Goldberg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Benjamin Disraeli observed, "In politics nothing is contemptible." He obviously never had the chance to watch Rep. Edward Markey in action. Mr. Markey has made a career of over-regulating...
A Daly Encounter; Unpredictable Golfer Never Ceases to Entertain
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pinehurst always will be synonymous with Donald Ross, Payne Stewart and the Putter Boy. But one of the most compelling subplots of the 1999 U.S. Open was provided by the incomparably entertaining John...
Analyst Abused Job, Say Charges
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pentagon analyst Lawrence A. Franklin used his Defense Department position to illegally disclose classified information to a pro-Israeli lobbying group, including a top-secret document about potential attacks...
A 'Nuke' Move for Orioles' Fiorentino
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's not often a minor league baseball player gets his call to the big leagues while sitting in a Myrtle Beach, S.C., hotel. Few make the jump from the Carolina League to the majors, Ebby Calvin "Nuke"...
Benchmarks for Future Nominees; Eye-Opening Process for Both Sides of the Aisle
Byline: Tod Lindberg, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is beginning to dawn on Democrats that the compromise in the Senate that averted the "nuclear option" over judges was not the victory they thought it was. Republicans, meanwhile, are beginning to come...
Brazilians Walk Fine Poverty Line; U.N. Millennium Project Goal a Far Reach
Byline: Kenneth Rapoza, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LONDRINA, Brazil - Brazil has few extreme poor as a percentage of the population, making it a candidate to meet the United Nations' millennium development goals to reduce poverty 50 percent worldwide...
Cancellation of Debt Breaks Cycle of Loans
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An agreement reached by rich countries on Saturday would for the first time eliminate the entire principal on more than $40 billion in loans owed by 18 of the world's poorest nations, rather than just...
Cheney Rejects Calls to Close Cuba Prison
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Vice President Dick Cheney yesterday issued a vigorous defense of the administration's treatment of prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay naval base, brushing aside calls to close the facility. "Those who are...
Child Support Can Make Men Honest; Enforcement Lowers Unwed Rates
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Simply enforcing child-support laws could make men think twice before fathering a child out of wedlock. An extensive study released yesterday by the University of Washington found that states that...
Complex Will Be Built with Nature in Mind
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tower Cos. last night announced the biggest "green project" in its 58-year history as a Washington-area real estate developer. The $250 million, 600,000-square-foot, mixed-use complex in Rockville will...
Conservatives, Liberals Align against Patriot Act; Barr Leads Fight to Derail Bush's Renewal Priority
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Conservative groups have found common ground with the liberal American Civil Liberties Union in their opposition to the USA Patriot Act and pledge to wage a high-profile fight against it, claiming even...
Court Spurns Appeal of 'Dirty Bomb' Suspect; Padilla Stays Held without Charges
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by "dirty bomb" suspect Jose Padilla on whether the military can continue holding the American as an "enemy combatant" without charging him with a crime. ...
D.C. Council Considers Expanding Smoking Ban
Byline: Nathan Burchfiel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. Council Committee on Public Works and the Environment is scheduled today to hold a hearing on three bills that would broaden smoking bans in city workplaces. Two bills would extend the definition...
Denuclearzation Design
Byline: Michael O'Hanlon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S.-South Korea summit on June 10 was useful as a way to improve personal bonds between President Bush and President Roh Moo-hyun, and reminding North Korea that in fact the U.S.-South...
Difficult Case, Right Decision
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES By a 6-3 majority in Gonzales v. Raich (June 6, 2005), the Supreme Court sustained the power of Congress to prohibit the home cultivation and use of marijuana for medicinal use. In dissent, Justice...
Distorted U.S. Images
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In Mona Charen's column, ("Real men moisturize," Commentary, Thursday), I have to wonder how misguided and misdirected buffoons at the State Department think they are helping our image in the Middle East when, in fact,...
Dollar Stretches for New Hardware
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If recent events and industry trends have any significance, perhaps it is that we are on the verge of a happy time for those who must buy new computers and other hardware, or simply want to do so. As...
Double-CD Treat from Foo Fighters
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Foo Fighters In Your Honor RCA Records "In Your Honor," the fifth album from 1990s alt-rock veterans the Foo Fighters, began as a solo vehicle for singer-guitarist Dave Grohl. The Springfield native...
Ehrlich Praises Gun Law for Cops
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. yesterday initiated a state program to license retired police officers to carry concealed handguns, making Maryland one of the first states to implement new federal...
EPA Rejects Bay Foundation's Tougher Remedies
Byline: Jon Fogg, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday rejected almost all of a proposed slate of tougher restrictions on pollutants discharged into the Chesapeake Bay, but regional environmentalists said they are encouraged...
Executives Get Ready for Switch to Merit Raises
Byline: Mike Causey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than half of the federal work force will be under a very different civil service system by 2009. The departments of Defense and Homeland Security - two of the biggest federal operations - hope to...
Exile Returns to Become Political Kingmaker; Poised to Force Anti-Syrian Coalition
Byline: Mitchell Prothero, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BEIRUT - Michel Aoun, who returned from exile in France to split the anti-Syrian opposition by winning a stunning victory in parliamentary elections Sunday, emerged yesterday as an unexpected power...
Exploiting the Poor; Democrats Take Bloc for Granted
Byline: Douglas MacKinnon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maybe I missed the memo, but exactly when did the Democratic "leadership" stop fighting for the poor? Why are they now turning their backs on the "Soul of their Party" to concentrate on...
Ex-Teachers Union Employee Tells of Embezzling
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES A former office manager for the Washington Teachers' Union testified yesterday that she helped former top union officials embezzle hundreds of thousands of dollars in dues for fear of her job. ...
Fox Finds Carlson
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fox finds Carlson Gretchen Carlson, co-host of CBS' "Saturday Early Show," is taking her act to the Fox News Channel. Miss Carlson, a Minnesota native who joined CBS News in 2000, will be a news...
Help Wanted on U Street; Merchants Frustrated by Recent Rash of Burglaries
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kamal Jahanbein stood in the blazing sun outside his restaurant on U Street NW last week, pointing up to a broken window on the building's third story. "They hung from the roof by a cable," said Mr....
Immigration and America's Future
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Victor Davis Hanson worries that immigrants depress American wages because the availability of immigrant labor means that "poorer American workers cannot organize" ("A debate going nowhere," Commentary, Saturday). This...
In Search of Energy Security
Byline: Frank Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES This week, the American people will get a chance to see if their senators are prepared finally to go beyond mere rhetoric and actually do something consequential about a problem 90 percent of those...
Judge: Facial Hair OK for Now; Will Decide on Safety in August
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A federal judge yesterday ordered the D.C. fire department to allow three bearded Muslim firefighters to serve on full duty until Aug. 1, when he expects to decide whether the safety issues outweigh the...
Losing the Middle
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Losing the middle "You wouldn't know it from reading the mainstream media, but Democrats are plagued by middle-class blues," Gary Andres writes at National Review Online (www.nationalreview.com). "Despite...
Making Most of Another Shot; Guillen Has Rewarded Bowden, Nationals for Their Faith in Him
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES He stepped into the batter's box at RFK Stadium one day last week, adjusted his stance, took a mighty swing and connected. The ball rose majestically toward the outfield and sailed up, up and away, over the...
Mexican Officials Take Blame on Aliens; Recognize Flaws in Halting Flow
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mexican lawmakers told their American counterparts this weekend that Mexico has not done enough to stop the flow of illegal aliens across the U.S.-Mexico border, particularly non-Mexicans who first illegally...
MLB, Orioles Fire Back at CSN
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The bitter legal battle between the Baltimore Orioles and Comcast SportsNet (CSN) deepened yesterday as the team and Major League Baseball moved to dismiss CSN's breach of contract lawsuit against them....
Nats' Win Streak Ends in Blowout
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANAHEIM, Calif. - It had to end eventually, this magical run that catapulted the Washington Nationals from afterthoughts to the talk of the baseball world. The Nationals just wish it didn't have to...
New Commissions Look to Cut Government Fat
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration will reveal plans today for creating two commissions to evaluate all federal government agencies and eliminate those that do not perform as promised. The "Sunset Commission" and...
One-Man Show
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One-man show Perhaps he's a Democrat. Or maybe he's just fed up with paying more than $2 for a gallon of gasoline. Either way, observes the official White House pool report on one of President Bush's...
On the Scout with the Apology Patrol
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Apologies are cheap, which is why they usually don't mean very much. You could ask the wife of any wife-beater. She has probably collected more apologies than she has teeth. Or you could ask the Wachovia...
Pistons Return Home Reeling
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN ANTONIO - Moments after Detroit absorbed another shelling Sunday night to fall behind San Antonio 2-0 in the NBA Finals, Pistons coach Larry Brown was asked whether a trip back to the Palace of...
Possible Rivals Appear Jointly; Warner, Allen Seen Eyeing White House
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - Virginia has produced more presidents than any other state in the nation - and now two of its political stars appear likely to challenge each other for the White House. Sen. George...
Real-Life Test; Students Must Decide Quickly Whether to Refinance Loans
Byline: Sarah Lesher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Catherine Lahovski, 22, graduated in May from George Washington University, but she had been thinking since school started in the fall about whether and how to refinance her student loans. In the exit...
Robinson Eyes to Stay in Game
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANAHEIM, Calif. - Frank Robinson had no intention of watching his Washington Nationals play last night from anywhere other than his usual dugout perch. Even if he could see clearly out of only one...
SafeNet Secures MediaSentry Deal
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Baltimore information-security services company SafeNet Inc. yesterday bought MediaSentry Inc., an anti-piracy services company for the music and movie industries, for $20 million in cash and stock....
Senate OKs Apology on Lynching; Resolution Notes Failure to Pass Laws against Mob Violence
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate yesterday passed a resolution of apology for its failure to pass antilynching legislation 101 years after the first such bill was introduced in Congress. The resolution is the first apology...
Stand Firm for Gitmo
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Sure, a few may come back to haunt us," wrote New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman in arguing to close down the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Who are the "few" that Mr. Friedman is thinking of, and what...
Study: Virginity Vows Linked to Lower STD Rates; Findings Dispute Earlier Research
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Teens who take virginity pledges have lower sexual-disease rates and are less likely to engage in sex than are nonpledgers, contrary to research published earlier this year, researchers say in reports...
Test for U.N
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Test for U.N. The scandal-plagued United Nations must adopt broad reforms if it is to live up to the values of its founding charter, the new president of the U.N. General Assembly said yesterday. ...
The Particulars of Greenspan's Concern
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In testimony before the Joint Economic Committee last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan delivered some upbeat data about the U.S. economy. He also repeated his now-standard warnings about "the same imbalances...
Two Centuries for the Army
Byline: Michael Schellhammer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This early summer is the 230th anniversary of when American Colonists and British soldiers clashed outside Boston and began the American Revolution in 1775. On June 14 that same year...
U.S. Visit Clouds Turkish Views; 'Partnership' Compared to Coat of Paint
Byline: Andrew Borowiec, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NICOSIA, Cyprus - Last week's much-vaunted Washington visit by the Turkish prime minister has left Turkey puzzled about its European future and foreign policy, diplomats say. Some in the Turkish press...
Volunteers
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Volunteers * Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) is recruiting volunteers to serve as interpreters at the zoo's Elephant House - home to Asian elephants, giraffes and a capybara - and Invertebrate Exhibit,...
Voters Set to Pick Nominees for State's Top 3 Offices
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia Republicans will go to the polls today to select their nominees for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, as Democrats will choose a running mate for their gubernatorial nominee...
Wedded Bliss
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wedded bliss Associated Press Alicia Silverstone is, like, totally married. The "Clueless" star, 28, wed longtime boyfriend Christopher Jarecki at Lake Tahoe Saturday, said Miss Silverstone's...
What Is Aging? Scientists Study Role of Genes in Process
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Determining how genes influence the aging process is a slippery slope, scientists engaged in the quest say. Even defining the word "aging" raises complications, according to David Schlessinger, chief...
When Right Isn't Wrong; A Distorted Look at Bush Policy
Byline: Bruce Weinrod, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Anatol Lieven has a problem. He detests the Bush administration's foreign policy, and he believes that no sensible person could support the president's approach. Thus, in "America Right or Wrong,"...
Witty Look at Wilde's 'Lady'
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Shakespeare Theatre takes a walk on the Wilde side with a mannerly and genial production of "Lady Windermere's Fan," directed like a well-executed dance step by Keith Baxter. The artist John Singer...