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 May 7, 2005

$2 Million Gala Lifts N.Y.C. Ballet; Three World, Two Company Premieres
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - In a flurry of flashbulbs and paparazzi and with onlookers gawking at guests from behind barriers, the New York City Ballet soared through its sold-out spring gala Wednesday night at the...
A Latin American Al Jazeera?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES What do Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro and Al Jazeera have in common besides contempt for the United States? A 24-hour news network starting this month or next. Mr. Chavez is using his government's oil money, funds from Mr....
Arenas Blocks out Chicago's Hopes
Byline: Jon Siegel and Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gilbert Arenas hit the game-winning shot in Game 5, but last night it was his incredible block that might have saved the game. With less than three minutes left, Kirk Hinrich stole the ball...
Armas Debuts Tuesday for Nats; No. 2 Pitcher Remains a Key
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN FRANCISCO - It was the first day of spring training in Viera, Fla., and Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson didn't hesitate to say who he felt was the key to his 2005 pitching staff: Tony...
Attack of the Clones Looms
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nick Zito needed to be in five places at once at any given time this week at Churchill Downs, since he is training five horses to run in today's Kentucky Derby for five different owners. "It's been a...
Boomers Say Retirement a Is Drag; Most Plan to Work Past Age 65
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The restless generation that once feared 30 is now fearlessly facing 60. Baby boomers are set to redefine retirement, with most vowing to keep working to keep happy, a new study says. Working is the...
Bush Stays on Diplomatic Fence for Baltics Visit; Urges Support for Minorities as Putin Defends Russians
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RIGA, Latvia - President Bush stepped off Air Force One yesterday into a simmering dispute between Russia and the Baltics, and immediately sought to take the diplomatic middle ground between the two longtime...
Courting Controversy
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Despite thematic intentions that may have influenced its selections, the DVD set "Controversial Classics," now available from Warner Home Video, is essentially a miscellany. The most plausible reason for...
Economy Making Americans Cranky
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Americans remain cranky about economic issues such as jobs and gasoline prices, but have become more optimistic about their own personal futures, political pollsters said this week. "There is not any...
Electronics Replacing Flowers for Mom
Byline: Melissa Brosk, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Move over flowers - a new gang of gifts is in town. More consumers are opting away from traditional gifts like jewelry and perfume this year in favor of cell phones, digital cameras and IPods. "Electronics...
Errant Pass Sinks Bulls
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Chicago Bulls did a lot of things right last night until they did one thing really, really wrong. A simple inbound pass went awry and led to the deciding Washington Wizards basket that sent the Bulls...
Exploring North Dakota; across Plains, Badlands, Find History, Beauty
Byline: Fred J. Eckert, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's not normally one of the first places that come to mind when one conjures up an image of an interesting travel destination. North Dakota? Why? Forget that funny business about...
Fans Finally Have Something to Talk About
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bryan Green surveyed the mad house inside a sporting goods store at MCI Center last night before Game 6 of the Washington Wizards' playoff series against the Chicago Bulls. Gilbert Arenas jerseys were flying...
Fatal House Fire Ruled an Arson; Gas Can on Patio Raised Suspicions
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The house fire in College Park that killed a University of Maryland student and severely injured another is being investigated as an arson, fire officials said yesterday. Mark Brady, spokesman for the...
Franchise Casts Aside Frustration
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a most improbable season, the Wizards put to rest 23 years' worth of postseason frustration last night. A stirring finish enabled the Wizards to defeat the Bulls 94-91 and win the best-of-seven series...
Governor Hopeful Backs Local Self-Rule; Fitch Calls State Power 'Perverse'
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia gubernatorial candidate George B. Fitch yesterday said the doctrine that gives the state authority over local governments "should be put in a museum." Mr. Fitch, who is mayor of Warrenton...
Growth Casts Doubt on 'Soft Patch'; Unemployment at 5.2%, with 274,000 New Jobs
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A surge of 274,000 new jobs last month in health care, education, construction, finance and other service- and housing-related industries cast doubt on assertions the economy is going through a "soft patch."...
Hopkins Closes in on Perfect Season
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A perfect finish could be just the start of a memorable May for Johns Hopkins. The top-ranked Blue Jays (11-0) close out the regular season today at Homewood Field when they play unranked Loyola (5-7)....
India Warms to Musharraf; Pakistani Casts Self as Hope for Peace
Byline: Maseeh Rahman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW DELHI - Even before seizing power in a 1999 military coup, Gen. Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan exercised great influence over India-Pakistan relations. In May that year, the traditionally hostile...
Intelligence Chief Picks 4 Top Deputies; Critics Decry a Lack of Reformers
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States' first director of national intelligence, John D. Negroponte, has appointed four deputies from within the intelligence and foreign policy bureaucracy, drawing fire from reform advocates....
Jeffries Locks Up Victory with Dunk
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The ball looked huge. Enormous, really, dwarfing decades of bad luck and blown opportunities. As Jared Jeffries scooped up the most significant loose ball of his basketball life - an errant pass off the...
Journey to Latvia
Byline: Michael R. Caputo, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Talbot's spilled all over the Riga Radisson Hotel last week. Brooks Brothers had a go too, from the looks of it. In fact, hundreds of Bush administration staffers were enjoying an agreeable...
Miami Products Keep Raising 'Cane
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kellen Winslow the Younger took a motorcycle out for a spin the other day. And like the dangerous receiver he is, he got "good separation" from it, according to reports. When his front wheel hit a curb at about...
Michael Kernan, 78, Features Writer
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Michael Kernan, 78, features writer Michael Kernan, an award-winning journalist and author who wrote for The Washington Post's Style section for 23 years, died of pancreatic cancer May 4 at his home in Bennington,...
Moving on; Wizards Win 1st Series since 1982
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Twenty-three long, hard years of playoff frustration ended last night as the Washington Wizards overcame the Chicago Bulls 94-91 to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time...
NCAA Field Comes into Focus
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The lacrosse world could be in for an interesting geography lesson when the NCAA tournament's 16-team field is unveiled tomorrow night. Sure, quality wins and a strong schedule still mean a lot for...
New Battle Looms between Mayor, Council
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The political tension between Mayor Anthony A. Williams and the D.C. Council over the proper methods to finance the Washington Nationals' planned stadium in Southeast, which last fall nearly killed the team's...
New Downs Debuts at Derby Today; Facility's Face-Lift Aims to Please Younger Crowd
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The sun shines brightly on a new Kentucky home filled with Las Vegas glamour, high-tech gadgets and luxury suites. Welcome to Extreme Makeover Equine where Caesars Palace meets Soldier...
Nobles and Knaves
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nobles: The Marine Corps, for clearing a corporal from any wrongdoing during the fight for Fallujah. Before the Marines launched their November assault on the insurgent-held city of Fallujah, commanders told their...
No Drug Is Perfect
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Commentary piece, "FDA in a pain-pill panic," (April 26), illustrates once again that some in our society demand nothing less than perfection and risk-free drugs to alleviate pain and suffering in our nation. ...
O'Malley Upsets His Party on Slots; Changes Stance on Gambling
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - Democratic lawmakers here yesterday criticized Mayor Martin O'Malley's support for legalizing slot-machine gambling - the centerpiece of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s legislative agenda. "It's...
Portraits as History; De Bray Used Allegorical Style
Byline: Joanna Shaw-Eagle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Following last October's reopening of its Dutch and Flemish galleries , the National Gallery of Art is inaugurating a series of exhibitions devoted to lesser-known Dutch artists. With blockbuster...
Slave Preacher Was 'Gospel Warrior'
Byline: Richard G. Williams, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond was a most depressing place to be in March 1865. The doctors and staff were in dire straits, as were the wounded and dying Confederate soldiers who languished...
'Star Wars' Lights Up Newsstands
Byline: Cynthia Grenier, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With dozens of magazines providing extensive coverage of the newly elected Pope Benedict XVI, newsstands are basking in a somewhat religious glow in the early days of May. Another topic,...
Suspension of Sex-Ed Course Angers Some Supporters
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Supporters of Montgomery County public schools' new sex-education curriculum yesterday expressed confusion - and some outrage - over Superintendent Jerry D. Weast's decision to suspend the course after a federal...
The British Election
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES This much is apparent from British Prime Minister Tony Blair's historic third electoral victory: His new Labor Party appears to have reached its high-water mark, as British politics moves farther left. Casual American...
Timman Stages Comeback
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dutch GM Jan Timman was one of the West's best in the decades after U.S. world champ Bobby Fischer fled the scene in 1975. Overshadowed a bit by the long dominance of the Russian Ks - Anatoly Karpov and...
'Traveling Pants' Unite Distant Friends
Byline: Olivia Means, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES By Olivia Means, age 14, Assumption Catholic School, Washington "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" is an exciting novel about the friendship among four girls. Bridget the athlete,...
United's Gomez Thrives despite Early Exits
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Christian Gomez rarely plays a full game, but the playmaker still remains a potent weapon for D.C. United. The Argentine midfielder clearly is United's most creative player in the midfield, but it seems...
Using Ultimate 'Revenge' on the One from Dark Side
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...
Victory May Bring Rough Term for Blair; Historic Vote Cut into His Majority
Byline: Al Webb, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LONDON - Despite Tony Blair's historic third term victory as Britain's prime minister, ongoing dissension within the ranks of his own ruling Labor Party could mean a rough ride during his final years in power....
Volcker Asks Congress to Back off; Sees Threat to U.N. Investigation
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Paul Volcker, the head of the U.N.-appointed panel probing the oil-for-food scandal, yesterday asked Congress to drop its efforts to force an investigator who resigned from the panel to testify about...
What Happened to History?
Byline: Victor Davis Hanson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Our society suffers from the tyranny of the present. Presentism is the strange affliction of assuming we ourselves created all our good things - as if those without our technology who...
Zito's Quintet Leads Deep Field
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Trainer Nick Zito has five chances to win today's 131st Kentucky Derby. He'll need them against possibly the best Derby field in a decade. Zito's Bellamy Road is the early favorite in...