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 April 2, 2005

A Lose-Win Proposition
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Games in which the winner was at one point dead lost rarely make it into the anthologies. The victor typically makes a hash of the opening and has to rely on weak play from his opponent or an outright...
American Individualism; Stuart Portraits Reveal Inner Lives
Byline: Deborah K. Dietsch , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Empty your wallet, and chances are that a portrait by the early American artist Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) will emerge. Stuart's famous likeness of President Washington is printed in reverse...
A Surging Economy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In addition to confirming that the U.S. economy continued to surge ahead during the fourth quarter at a nearly 4 percent annual rate, a Commerce Department report revealed Wednesday that the current business cycle's...
Berger Pleads Guilty to Theft of Classified Archives Papers
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Clinton administration's most senior national security official pleaded guilty yesterday to stealing classified documents from the National Archives and destroying with scissors some of the material related...
Bush, Laura Push Faith-Based Effort, Mentors for Youth
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday said Congress must ensure that faith-based groups are "not forced to give up their right to hire people of their own faith as a price for competing for federal money." "Part of...
Electronic Monitors Display Dockets for Traffic Court
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fairfax County is using technology typically found in airports to make it easier for its record number of traffic offenders to find their way to the correct courtroom. The county's General District Court...
En Garde: TCM Tribute to Flynn
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A few years ago, I heard a prominent movie producer confide her crush on actor Jude Law during a press jun ket. "I think he's the most beautiful man I've ever seen," she revealed. One can hear an almost...
FAA Eyes Fire Hazards on Planes
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Airlines would have to remove or repair insulation in more than 800 Boeing planes because it could contribute to a fire, under a rule proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration yesterday. The insulation...
Free-Market Enviros at the U.N.?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United Nations isn't the usual place for enviro-capitalists. But this week's U.N. Millennium Ecosystem Report contains enough unexpectedly market-friendly conclusions to suggest that capitalism's earth-saving possibilities...
Friedgen Taking a New Approach
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ralph Friedgen is back in the weight room. After enduring his first losing season last fall, the Maryland football coach figures he better spend more of the offseason with players and less with boosters...
Georgetown Struggles with Inconsistency
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The regular season is halfway over, and Georgetown just might have more questions than it did at the beginning of the year. It's not as if the ninth-ranked Hoyas (4-2) have had a miserable season...
'Heroes' Poised for Vigil on Border; 'Minuteman' Rally Raps Bush
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TOMBSTONE, Ariz. - More than 100 Minuteman Project volunteers clapped, shouted, waived American flags and stomped their feet during an old-fashioned revival-style meeting yesterday called to denounce President...
History Also Found off Battlefield
Byline: Paul N. Herbert, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In what could be titled the New Historian's Handbook, "Virginia's Civil War" consists of 20 disparate, well-documented stories, always informative and sometimes very controversial, with an...
'Home' Is Built on Fantasy; Larger-Than-Life Biennial Exhibit
Byline: Joanna Shaw-Eagle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Once in a while, a show comes along that delights the senses and challenges the mind. Such an exhibit is "The 48th Corcoran Biennial: Closer to Home." Dazzling in its variety, originality and breadth,...
Hopps, Corcoran Ex-Director, Dies at 72
Byline: Joanna Shaw-Eagle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Walter Hopps, 72, the brilliant, idiosyncratic curator who indelibly affected Washington art when he was director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, died of heart failure March 20, one day before the...
House Passes Bill to Rein in Appointments; Reduces Ehrlich's Control over State Elections Panel
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - The Democratic-controlled General Assembly has passed emergency legislation that would reduce Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s control over the Maryland State Board of Elections. The bill, which...
India, China Mend Fences; but Border Dispute, Rivalry Threaten Ties between Neighbors
Byline: Brahma Chellaney, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW DELHI - When China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao arrives in India at the end of next week, the rhetoric of cooperation between the two Asian giants that comprise 37 percent of the world population...
Justice League Heroes, Fire-Breathing Berserker
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...
Local Catholics Pray for Pontiff
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Political and religious leaders in the region prayed yesterday for a dying Pope John Paul II and said his life is a model for humanity that reaches far beyond Catholicism. "The pope has been a shepherd...
Mays Relishes 'Wife' Role; Calls Play Subject 'Unsolvable Riddle'
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "That was the hardest part, because most playwrights have the decency to be dead," he says. "It is very difficult to imitate someone who is a friend, but very sweetly and masochistically, Doug asked...
More Americans Oppose Gay 'Marriage,' Poll Finds
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Public opposition to "marriages" between homosexuals is at an all-time high, according to a poll released yesterday. When asked whether they thought same-sex "marriages" should be recognized by the...
Music City, U.S.A. Nashville Lives, Breathes Honky-Tonk
Byline: Craig Guillot, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In downtown Nashville, it's just as common to see people walking with guitars as with briefcases. After all, music is one of this city's top commodities, and it has been...
Nationals Break Camp in Viera
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - The Washington Nationals broke their first spring training camp yesterday, but they still have questions to answer before the season begins Monday in Philadelphia. Center field is the team's...
Nationals Tap Local Suppliers
Byline: Andrew Johnson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The return of major league baseball to the District has created a boom in business for some office-supply and technology companies. The Washington Nationals play an exhibition game tomorrow, their...
NCAA Final Four
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NORTH CAROLINA VS. MICHIGAN ST. Point guard North Carolina's Raymond Felton vs. Michigan State's Drew Neitzel Felton often gets overlooked, but he runs the Tar Heels' offense to perfection. His...
Nobles and Knaves
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nobles: Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, for being "the type of leader that every new soldier should try to become," as one soldier described him. On April 4, President Bush will posthumously bestow the Medal of Honor...
Oil Prices Keep Barreling Upward; Analysts Foresee $2.40 Gas by Memorial Day
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Oil prices surged nearly $2 to a record $57.27 a barrel yesterday on fear that the thirst for gasoline this summer could outstrip world oil supplies and lead to a massive spike in fuel prices. With both...
Piano Phenom's Lang-Uage Lesson
Byline: T.L. Ponick, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "There are maybe 9, 10 million young pianists in China now," says international piano phenom Lang Lang. There, young classical artists like himself are treated like rock stars. "It is different...
Pope John Paul II Clings to Life; Faithful Hold Vigil in St. Peter's Square
Byline: John Phillips, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pope John Paul II was on the brink of death last night as his health took a sharp downturn, and tens of thousands of pilgrims and Romans gathered in St. Peter's Square in silent vigil for the fading pontiff....
Sale of Uranium to China Mulled; Fuel Eyed for Nuclear Power Plants
Byline: Janaki Kremmer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SYDNEY, Australia - Australia, already a major arms supplier to China, has opened negotiations to become a primary source of uranium for the communist giant's growing network of nuclear power plants....
Team Cuts Baerga to Set Final Roster
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - The Washington Nationals closed up camp at Space Coast Stadium yesterday with their Opening Day roster set. The club re-assigned veteran infielder Carlos Baerga to their minor league...
Tel Aviv Nightclub Patrons Dancing to Arabic Beat
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV - The hot new trend in Tel Aviv's bar scene is Arab music. Israeli sophisticates normally take their cultural cues from New York and Europe and long have dismissed the music of their often-hostile...
The Terri Schiavo Tragedy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES For what it's worth: On March 31, 1976, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that coma patient Karen Ann Quinlan could be disconnected from her respirator. It was the first U.S. case to establish a right to cease medical...
Two Steps Away; Illini Close on Their No. 1 Goal
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ST. LOUIS - Illinois has ended every practice since October chanting "national champions." "We'll see if that was rhetoric or meant something," Illinois coach Bruce Weber said yesterday. He will discover...
Two Steps Away; UNC Hoping Talent Wins Out
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ST. LOUIS - Before North Carolina takes on Michigan State at Edward Jones Dome tonight, coach Roy Williams and his Tar Heels probably will spit in the Mississippi River. Williams traditionally has let...
United Begins Title Defense Today
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. United heads into its 10th season in Major League Soccer just as it left off last year - solid in the midfield and potentially powerful in the offense but needing some tinkering on the backline. ...
United Returns to Scene of Title; in L.A., Champs Take on Chivas
Byline: Joseph D'Hippolito, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES CARSON, Calif. - D.C. United's season opener today represents an exercise in deja vu. United enters the season as Major League Soccer's defending champion, a status the club enjoyed...
War-Crimes Vote 'Difficult Decision'; U.S. Seeks Darfur Justice
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Countries that are not party to the International Criminal Court can be referred to the tribunal when they lack an internal justice system capable of prosecuting war crimes properly, the Bush administration...
WDCA Will Air 76 Nats Games
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than six months after the Montreal Expos' move to the District was announced, the Washington Nationals yesterday finally received a local TV schedule for a 76-game slate on WDCA-TV (Channel 20). ...
Welcome Back; Washington Monument Opens to Public with Security Improvements Almost Done
Byline: Denise Barnes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thousands of visitors yesterday lined up to climb to the top of the Washington Monument, which reopened for the first time in more than six months. The 555-foot obelisk had been closed since September...
Williams Makes His Pitch at RFK
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The windup was stilted, the follow-through was awkward and several balls were fired straight toward the ground. But with a few errant pitches from District Mayor Anthony A. Williams to varsity players...
Winter of Union Discontent, Desertions; Army near Collapse in Early 1863
Byline: Michael Schellhammer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Union Army Pvt. Daniel Foote had experienced plenty of hardship in the Civil War, but what he saw in the conflict's second winter was something new and frightening. During the previous...
Wizards Avoid Curse of Orlando; Arenas Helps Halt Magic Rally
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando might be one of the country's most popular tourist destinations, but it never has been a welcoming place for the Washington Wizards. Last night, the Wizards nearly added another...