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 February 13, 2006

A False Picture of Aristide; NYT Gets It Wrong on Haiti
Byline: Lorne W. Craner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Mixed U.S. Signals Helped Tilt Haiti Toward Chaos," claimed a recent New York Times headline. The three-page article charged that rogue Bush administration officials connived with the International...
A Few Good Men
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A few good men Richard Sargeant Hodgson, a former Marine Corps press officer who was posted at ground zero during four major atomic bomb testings, including Bikini Atoll in 1946 and Nevada in 1951,...
Area Commuters Face Icy Drive; Snowstorm Dumps Up to 20 Inches, Triggers Widespread Power Outages
Byline: Amy Doolittle and Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington-area commuters will face a nasty drive this morning, dodging the icy patches left after a weekend storm that dumped more than 8 inches of snow and caused widespread power outages...
Art Patrons Draw on Cash
Byline: Joanna Shaw-Eagle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ear-splitting funk music and gyrating disco dancers greeted 500 "downtown" arts patrons at Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran's annual gala in the Corcoran Gallery's soaring atrium Saturday night....
Assessing the Cost of Education
Byline: Kate Tsubata, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "I would love to home-school," a parent says, sighing despondently. "We just can't afford it. Both of us have to work." The question of how much home-schooling costs could be one of those...
Budget Blueprints
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The 2007 budget released Feb. 6 by President Bush was the sixth fiscal blueprint of his administration. Policy-makers understandably focus their attention on the budget's projections for fiscal 2007, which begins Oct....
Candidate Flips His Wig over Listing on Ballot
Byline: Jon Ward and Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A wig-wearing candidate in Maryland's U.S. Senate race says state election officials have tampered with his name on the ballot. Daniel R. Vovak says that when he filed his candidacy...
Cheney Birdshot Hits Fellow Quail Hunter
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Vice President Dick Cheney, on a weekend quail-hunting trip in Texas, accidentally shot a fellow hunter with birdshot, spraying him in the face, neck and chest but not seriously injuring him. Although...
Chief Makes Mission to Spread Democracy
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For Jim Vermillion, promoting democracy is not a job - it is a calling. "It gets into the marrow of your bones," said Mr. Vermillion, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Agency for International Development...
Coffee Group Focuses on D.C
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Colombian growers want a bigger piece of Washington's coffee market. A second Juan Valdez Cafe opened Friday at Seventh and E streets Northwest as part of a Colombian coffee trade group's focus on the...
Colorado Eyes Rival Referendums; Marriage, Gay Partnerships Likely for Ballot
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER - Voters in Colorado could become the first in the nation to have two marriage-related initiatives on the same ballot - one affirming traditional marriage and the other establishing domestic...
D.C. Church Offers Orphans Hope; New Facility in Ethiopia Gives Parentless a Home
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DEBREZEIT, Ethiopia - Four years of saving by the Ethiopian Evangelical Church in Northeast Washington came to fruition over the weekend with the opening of a shining new orphanage and village financed by...
Dean Calls for Cheney to Resign; Moved by Libby's Testimony
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean called for the removal of Vice President Dick Cheney if he authorized his chief of staff to leak classified material or the identity of CIA employee Valerie...
Earle Faces Suit over 11-Year-Old Suspect
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AUSTIN, Texas - Ronnie Earle, awaiting the media-driven frenzy of prosecuting former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, may be involved in another courtroom drama this summer. In 1996, Lacresha Murray...
'God Helps Us See Our Potential'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The following are excerpts from a sermon preached yesterday by pastor Bill Craig at Summit Trace Church. There was a warrior of God who had a run in with failure. His name was Gideon. "The angel of the Lord came...
GOP Points Finger at Democrat Reid in Indian Scandal
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republican strategists say Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is guilty of rank hypocrisy for accusing the party of wrongdoing in the influence-peddling scandal because new disclosures show that he, too,...
Hamill Wedged Her Way to Fame
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Before beginning her freestyle routine at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, Dorothy Hamill spotted a sign in the stands reading, "Which of the West? Dorothy!" Thinking a detractor was calling...
Handler's Reward
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Handler's reward Comic Chelsea Handler, she of the brazen "Tonight Show" appearances and "Girls Behaving Badly" work, has earned a new gig on E! Entertainment Television. The channel has ordered...
High Schools Graduate to Video for Memories of Good Old Days
Byline: Dan Caterinicchia, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Seniors who attend prom or participate in spring sports or the school musical at Thomas S. Wootton High School traditionally had to go back and buy the next year's yearbook to see those events immortalized...
Hoyas Go Cold Late; Second-Half Lull Ends Streak
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Georgetown's victory streak came to a clanking halt last night at MCI Center. The 15th-ranked Hoyas went frigid from the field down the stretch against No. 9 West Virginia, a 5:26 scoring drought in...
Israeli Hot Potato Lukewarm in U.S. 'Isaac' Reduces Mideast Life to Stress Disorder
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Director Irene Lewis' brash, feral staging of Israeli playwright Motti Lerner's drama, "The Murder of Isaac," is daring on many levels. But one of the nerviest moves might be the presence of a working...
Japan's Beef
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Japan's beef Japanese Ambassador Ryozo Kato is getting grilled on Capitol Hill over his country's new ban on American beef. Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Finance...
Just Add Water; Entrepreneur Sees Cash Flow from Virginia Spring
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Washington-area businessman Joel Sens toured Virginia's Shenandoah Valley several years ago in an effort to break into the fish-farming industry, he stumbled upon his next investment: a mountain spring....
Kilts and Cow Bells; Fans Brace Elements in Unique Gear
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SESTRIERE, Italy - Scotland's Finlay Mickel, who represented Great Britain in the men's downhill at the Winter Olympics yesterday, had a lot of support in the crowd. So did his father, Bruce. Bruce Mickel...
Let's Go to the 18th-Century Hop; Gadsby's Tavern Guests Learn Period Dancing; No Wig Required
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "George Washington danced here and did these dances, and if it is good enough for him, it's good enough for me." "I've never been to a ball before." "It's not something you do every day, but why...
Longing for Love Online; Sometimes You Get a Very Funny Valentine
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES St. Valentine's Day, like a lot of other things, is rooted in love and war, tragedy and comedy. Emperor Claudius II is the man responsible for the February traffic in notes of love and romance. He needed...
Maybe Next Time
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maybe next time He has three nominations, but George Clooney says he doesn't expect to win any Oscars this year. Mr. Clooney is a directing and screenplay nominee for "Good Night, and Good Luck"...
Miller Finishes Fifth in Downhill; Rahlves Also Fails to Medal
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SESTRIERE, Italy - Sports usually aren't complicated, but sometimes a little translation can help. So when Bode Miller said, "I attacked the top full gas. I was 100 percent out there," what he meant was...
Morales Pushing to Rewrite Constitution; Opposition Parties Doubt New Leader's Plans
Byline: Martin Arostegui, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia - Newly elected President Evo Morales, acting on a campaign promise, is pushing for a redrafting of the nation's constitution in the face of mounting opposition from skeptical opposition...
Morris Cameo Sets Bar for Trilogy Dancers; George Mason Program a Showcase for High Craft
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Movement doesn't lie," Martha Graham's father once told the famous pioneer of modern dance. Dancer-choreographer Mark Morris is a shining exemplar of that truth. After 25 years onstage he rarely...
Museum Is Faithful to the Historical Record
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As project director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum overseeing its creation between 1988-1993, I accept complete and full responsibility for the absence of the grand mufti of Jerusalem in the museum ("Undeniable...
Old Fire Stations Are Hot Property; Department Aims for Preservation
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. fire officials say a deal brokered by the city to convert one of their historic firehouses into a restaurant and lounge does not mean they are considering selling any others, despite the problems...
Opera Gala Sings Praises of 'Edo'
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES THE EVENT: The Women's Committee of the Washington National Opera's "Midwinter Gala in the Ancient City of Edo" (as Tokyo was known until 1867). THE SCENE: "Nobody can say you are fair-weather friends,"...
Pentagon Eyeing Hot Line to Beijing; Effort Aims to Enhance Contacts
Byline: Xin Li, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Department of Defense may establish a hot line providing direct communication with its Chinese counterpart, according to a congressman who recently returned from China. Rep. Mark Steven Kirk, Illinois...
Perfect End for Soaring Wizards; 5-0 Homestand Puts Them Fifth
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Wizards found the perfect way to finish a flawless homestand. Gilbert Arenas scored 27 points, and Caron Butler added 21 as the Wizards defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 107-97 yesterday...
Public Charter Schools
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES A local group called Northeast Neighbors for Responsible Growth filed a lawsuit Feb. 2 in D.C. Superior Court seeking to block the opening of a charter school on Capitol Hill. It claims that noise and traffic generated...
Ramsey Needs to Stay
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The five individuals who have declared their candidacy for the D.C. mayor's position have already demonstrated how noncommittal and wimpy they can be. When asked at a public debate held at American University, where...
Sharp Tongue
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sharp tongue Ann Coulter drew applause and criticism Friday after she used the term "raghead" to describe the leaders of Iran in a speech to a gathering of conservative activists. Discussing the question...
Social Security Should Not Affect Disability Status
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft: Sorry to bother you with what I think should be a straightforward question with a straightforward answer, but I cannot get an answer. I am a Vietnam vet (not a retiree) who has 100...
Solid Economic Bearings
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The resilient U.S. economy remains the envy of the industrialized world, but it gets no respect from a majority of the American people. The economy is healthy and growing, unemployment is falling, factory...
Talking Points for the Agenda
Byline: John Carey, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Few Americans will probably note today a critically important meeting to the state of the future world, the "Long War" against terrorism, and the fostering of corruption-free, worldwide democracy....
The War in Perspective; Will It Be Longest in U.S. History?
Byline: Barrett Tillman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES During a recent World War II history symposium the question arose: "What's a major war?" Nobody could agree. Now, understand that we're discussing war as opposed to combat. In a gunfight,...
U.N. Hypocrisy on Human Rights; Ignoring Mugabe, Darfur Atrocities
Byline: Nat Hentoff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pakistan's Mukhtar Mai became an inspiration to human rights defenders throughout the world when - after being publicly gang-raped by order of a village council for an alleged act by her brother, which she...
U.S. Gives Mexico Millions for Security; Foes Say Program Funds Attacks
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. government has sent more than $376 million to Mexico in the past decade for that country's military and police to help stop alien and drug smugglers, guard against terrorists and protect America's...
Value Exceeds Numbers
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The value of Michael Ruffin cannot be measured in simple statistical terms. His numbers could serve as an indictment if you did not look beyond his 107 fouls and 61 points this season. Ruffin is neither...
Walkers'deaths Alarm Activists; Six Pedestrians Killed in Weeks
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The string of pedestrian deaths in the District in the past two weeks has left community activists and city officials at odds over how to teach motorists and pedestrians to share the roads. Six pedestrians...
Walking into a Trap?
Byline: William R. Hawkins, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The sudden decision by Russia and China to allow Iran's nuclear weapons program to be brought before the U.N. Security Council should caution American officials about the old saw of being...
Warner Seen as Alternative to Hillary; N.H. Democrats Applaud Former Virginia Governor's 'Cross Appeal'
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MANCHESTER, N.H. - Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner is shaping up to be an alternative to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as a presidential nominee, some New Hampshire Democrats said. Mr. Warner,...
WVU Center Bounces Back; Pittsnogle Aids Sweep of Hoyas
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There was an extremely logical explanation - and one common in the Big East in recent seasons - for the Georgetown basketball team's 69-56 loss to West Virginia last night. It got Pittsnogled. ...