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 10, 2005

AIDS in Swaziland
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AIDS in Swaziland The new ambassador from Swaziland says his country is emulating Uganda's successful anti-AIDS program, as the tiny African kingdom inherited the title of the nation with the highest...
Alien Scam Kept U.S. Citizens from Jobs
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The group of District-area lawyers and their assistants accused of helping illegal aliens into the country used a scam that excluded U.S. citizens from getting the jobs, according to recently obtained...
Andrew O'Meara, 98, Retired U.S. General
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Andrew Pick O'Meara, a retired Army general and former commander in chief of the U.S. Army Europe, died Sept. 30 of a stroke at his home in Arlington. He was 98. Born in West Bend, Wis., Gen. O'Meara graduated from...
Another Mess for BCS?
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here we go again. Don't look now, but the clouds of another BCS controversy are gathering. A handful of eyebrow-raising results on Saturday greatly improved the chances that a second straight season...
A Rite of Passage Unlike Any Other; S.C. Boot Camp Readies Marine Recruits for War
Byline: W. Thomas Smith Jr., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Recruit Daniel Murphy, who in college was a 325-pound offensive lineman protecting quarterbacks and opening holes for running backs, lost 100 pounds to join the U.S....
A Tip Away; Batted Pass Gives Redskins First Loss
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER - The play was developing perfectly, exactly like Joe Gibbs had drawn it up and just like the Washington Redskins had run it so many times in practice. The situation: The Redskins trailed Denver...
Ballet Enriches China Festival
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Kennedy Center's Festival of China burst into high gear over the weekend with performances by the National Ballet of China and three other modern dance groups. Together they suggest a dance...
Big Day for Broncos' Bell
Byline: John J. Roberts, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER - This had to seem like a nightmare for Clinton Portis. Or at least an out-of-body experience. Looking across the field yesterday in Denver, the Redskins running back could see...
Bigger Problems in the Oil Industry
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Byron L. Dorgan ("Tax those windfalls," Letters, Saturday) excoriates oil companies and calls for taxing their "windfall profits." He refers to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries "sitting around a...
Big-Name Democrats Campaigning for Kaine
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More national Democrats are coming to Virginia to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Timothy M. Kaine. Later this week, retired Gen. Wesley Clark will campaign with Mr. Kaine. Gen. Clark,...
Bush Delivered on His Promise
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush believes that Harriet Miers is the best person for confirmation to the Supreme Court. After reading the objections raised by some conservative writers to this nominee, I realize more than ever that the...
Cabinetmaker Now Builds Community
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Stuart Eisenberg began his career as a cabinetmaker. The same attention to detail and enjoyment of watching projects develop are driving him in his latest job. This month, Mr. Eisenberg was named the...
Caps Upbeat after Lost Weekend
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Capitals had an optional practice yesterday at Piney Orchard Ice Arena and every player showed up. Under the circumstances, that usually means some players are worried about their jobs. Not...
Casino Lobby Fee in Dispute; Ray Charged $585 per Hour
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES John Ray, a lobbyist and a former D.C. Council member who led efforts to build a gambling palace in Northeast last year, charged $585 per hour for his legal services - a wage that has become a point of...
Cavs' Hughes Returns to MCI
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - When the Washington Wizards were negotiating with Larry Hughes last season, maybe they should have talked to Gilbert Arenas. A close friend of Hughes' since their playing days in Golden...
Cindy Sheehan's Cynical Propaganda . . . . . . and Gitmo Practices Aid Jihadists
Byline: Nat Hentoff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Omitted from Cindy Sheehan's diligent march to becoming a celebrity are some questions the press doesn't ask her. If the president were to send the troops home, have you thought of the many Iraqis who voted...
D.C. Suits Embrace Warhol
Byline: Stefan Sullivan, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If, say, you are a mid-level economist at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, you rarely get a chance to wear an orange plaid pants and red turtleneck combo out in public. Then,...
European disUnion
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES If the European Union is truly intent on challenging America's "unipolar" global power, it has a long way to go. For starters, union countries would have to begin by putting their fiscal houses together. Then, they will...
Festival Draws 40,000 to Mall; Christian Event Overcomes Rain
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than 40,000 people braved mud and puddles on the Mall yesterday to attend the D.C. Festival, the multimillion-dollar evangelical Christian extravaganza hosted by evangelist Luis Palau. The two-day...
Fresh out of Luck; Good Fortune Finally Ends
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER - You knew that the Redskins' run of good fortune couldn't last. Tampa Bay's loss earlier in the day left Washington as the NFC's last unbeaten team despite having outscored its foes by a mere six...
Frustrations . . . and Fissures
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Throughout the political roller coaster of his wartime presidency, George W. Bush managed to maintain the allegiance of his conservative base. Now, in the first year of his second term, parts of that base...
GOP Rank and File Back Miers; State Chairmen Say Few Oppose Bush Nominee
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Republican base across the country looks more favorably on President Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court than the cluster of conservative critics who are opposing her inside the...
Half of Senate Republicans Doubt Miers; Most Will Hold Judgment till Hearings
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nearly half of Senate Republicans say they remain unconvinced that Harriet Miers is worthy of being confirmed to the Supreme Court, according to a survey conducted by The Washington Times. As with the...
Healthy Support for Mentally Ill
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thursday's 25th anniversary celebration put on by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) was a family night in every way. The larger "Washington family" was well represented - a Supreme Court...
Honor Is Earned, So Honor Is Given; Caring for America's Heroes Inside a VA Hospice Unit
Byline: Bill Burke, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This is a reflection on life in the hospice unit of a Veterans Administration Medical Center where I work as a volunteer. I am often asked by friends and family about how the veterans who have...
Iraq and History
Byline: Robert Charles, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Imagine the scene. A radical Muslim army, achieving a long-sought opening, advances on Western Europe. Spain is the point of origin, and then the army turns north for France. A battle to...
Islamofascists V. Sistani
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the vote on an Iraqi constitution just five days away, a considerable amount of press attention (and that of U.S. diplomacy) has focused on winning the support of Iraqi Sunnis, who compromise roughly 20 percent...
Kansas Cowboy
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kansas cowboy One of the more popular White House press secretaries of recent times - among reporters and presidents alike - was Marlin Fitzwater, who toiled under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George...
Kilgore, Kaine Spar over Illegals, Taxes; Candidates Hold the Final Debate
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - Jerry W. Kilgore and Timothy M. Kaine clashed last night over taxes, abortion, the death penalty and illegal aliens in their final debate before Virginians go to the polls Nov. 8 to choose...
LaVar Left out in Cold of Solid Effort
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER - There are two things we can conclude from the Redskins' 21-19 loss to the Broncos yesterday. One, the Redskins aren't going to finish the season undefeated. And two, LaVar Arrington isn't good enough...
Leak Case's Focus Likely Shifting; Lawyers Say 1982 Act Does Not Protect CIA Agent
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The federal prosecutor in the CIA leak case has still made no decision on charges in the 22-month-old probe, prompting lawyers familiar with the case to speculate that he is shifting his focus toward perjury...
Maris Couldn't Escape Fame, Headaches in '61
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Fastball hit to right - this could be it! ... Holy cow, he did it! ... One of the greatest sights I've ever seen here at Yankee Stadium!" - Broadcaster Phil Rizzuto, Oct. 1, 1961 Much else was...
Missile Defense Trajectory
Byline: James Hackett, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A year ago this month, after decades of debate and delay, the first units of a national missile defense were deployed. Today, as that defense grows, a transition from a national to a global...
Never Too Late to End Hypocrisy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The following is the prepared text for a sermon given yesterday by Luis Palau at the weekend-long D.C. Festival, a multimillion-dollar festival that was expected to draw tens of thousands to the Mall: Some of you...
New York Transit to Maintain Increased Security; U.S. Continues Investigation of Terror Threat
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES New York subways will stay on high alert until ongoing interrogations of suspects in Iraq and a U.S. investigation determine the extent of the threat, the city's top policeman said yesterday. At least...
Pink Slips
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pink slips The verdict is in - 'Just Legal' has been canceled. On Friday, WB announced it was pulling the plug on the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama - which starred Don Johnson and Jay Baruchel...
Political Bookends
Byline: Gilbert Crandall, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Political bookends "They're both old friends of Bill and Hillary and both Fox News analysts. Indeed, Dick Morris and Susan Estrich appeared together so often they were known as Fox's 'political...
Portis' Return Soaked with Boos
Byline: David Elfin and Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER - Clinton Portis ran for 103 yards in his first game in Denver in an opposing jersey, but it wasn't a happy return for the Washington Redskins running back. Portis, who was...
Region's Jobs to Cushion Bubble
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Employment opportunities offered by a strong business and government climate should help the D.C. area emerge nearly unscathed if the commercial and residential real estate bubble bursts, some of the region's...
Saddam's Trial to Begin Next Week; 7 Associates to Stand in the Dock
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - In fewer than 10 days, Saddam Hussein will stand in the especially built courtroom where he will face the families of those he killed. A source close to the Iraqi Special Tribunal said yesterday...
Schools Learning about Boys; Light, Sound Temperatureare Variables
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If a boy is daydreaming in his elementary school class, it's not because he is bored. If he is fidgeting in his seat, it's not because he is nervous. If it seems as though he would rather sleep than...
Sex and the Supreme Court; 'Identity Politics' Makes Mostly Lasting Stereotypes
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Identity politics is a world of paradox. To liberal women, their conservative sisters are merely men in drag, so affirmative action should never apply to them. The accomplishments black Americans have...
Some Merchant Marines Can Get Arlington Burial
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft: My buddy Mike recently passed away. He served with the Merchant Marines during World War II. Is he eligible to be interred at the Arlington Cemetery Columbarium? John C. Maryland...
Spelling Bee DVD Is Just Spellbinding
Byline: Kate Tsubata, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Our family subscribes to a DVD rental service by mail and we recently received a film I found totally fascinating, and which my family found very entertaining. "Spellbound" is a documentary...
Students Develop Think Tank; Publish First Policy Journal
Byline: Shepherd Pittman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES College students at campuses across the country have formed the Roosevelt Institution, the nation's first student-led think tank. Composed of students in more than 120 campus chapters, leaders of...
Terrapins Grateful for Lengthy Layoff
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Maryland football team's first extended rest since the beginning of camp probably couldn't have arrived at a better time. After a six-week sprint through the first half of their schedule, the...
Too Close for Comfort
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Too close for comfort A photographer was charged with child endangerment and battery for supposedly striking a 5-year-old with his camera and shoving another out of the way to take pictures of actress...
Two Days of Heavy Rains Mark Soggy 33-Year Record
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More rain fell in the D.C. area on Friday and Saturday than had fallen during any other 48-hour period during the past 33 years, the National Weather Service reported yesterday. From midnight Thursday...
U.S. Dominance in Internet Regulation under Fire; World Summit Pitches Coalition Control
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A growing bloc of rich and poor nations wants to strip the U.S. government of its role managing the Internet's most basic infrastructure and hand it over to a still-undefined international coalition....
Weighing the Columbus Cargo
Byline: Edward Hudgins, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Many critics argue Christopher Columbus gave us a devil's bargain. In October 1492 that Italian explorer, working for Spain, opened America to his fellow Europeans. The result: We got a prosperous...
WHO Sets Sights on Chronic Illness; Official Says Cutting Deaths Saves Billions
Byline: John Zarocostas, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Special correspondent John Zarocostas interviewed Dr. Robert Beaglehole, director of chronic diseases at the World Health Organization (WHO), Friday in Geneva on the agency's new report, "Preventing...
Wrath of Earle Feared in Texas; Prosecutor's Judgment Hit
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AUSTIN - Ronnie Earle, to many Republicans and especially Tom DeLay and his friends, appears as the devil incarnate: A rotten, mean-spirited Democrat with an ax to grind. Evil, partisan, unfair - and...