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 16, 2005

Academic Building Blocks
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Charles Murray wrote an opinion article on differences in racial groups' intellectual attainments, "The inequality taboo," in the Oct. 12 Wall Street Journal (http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110007391). I find...
American University: College or Corporation?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES When American University's Board of Trustees dismissed the embattled Benjamin Ladner from his duties as president ("Ladner to leave top post at AU," Metropolitan, Tuesday), the school's governing body effectively decided...
Astros Beat Up on Ailing Cardinals; Houston Takes 2-1 NLCS Lead
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HOUSTON - They cheered from the moment they entered the ballpark. They cheered when Roger Clemens took the mound, when Mike Lamb homered in the fourth, when Jason Lane drove in the go-ahead run in the...
Awash in Natural Gas
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Natural gas is a relatively clean-burning fossil fuel, and for years its price was relatively cheap compared to the prices of other energy sources. For these reasons, the United States became increasingly dependent upon...
Baseball's Power and Its Drugs
Byline: Larry Thornberry, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Veteran baseball writer Howard Bryant's "Juicing the Game" demonstrates once again that the great American game and multi-billion-dollar business that is baseball survives in spite of its...
Bass Tournaments Hold Little Interest
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A local Web site that promises to provide tidal Potomac River fishing reports for the public but also uses a hefty amount of its space pushing a lengthy list of preferred rods, reels, lures, sunglasses,...
Bone Boys Plunge into Action
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Each week, the Browser features some pop-culture places on the World Wide Web offering the coolest in free interactive sounds and action. Surfing for Bones Comic-book fans familiar with the exploits...
Building Tale on the Back of Thomas Hardy's Tess?
Byline: Claire Hopley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Vida Avery is a hard woman, though Tom Belou, the widower who marries her, doesn't see it. He compares her to a heron. With its long and deadly beak, stilt legs, and streamlined body, a heron...
Bumper Sticker Wars
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bumper stickers sure are getting out of control. I got to thinking about them during a recent visit to Washington, D.C. Driving along the passing lane on the George Washington Parkway, I was slowed by a car in front...
Covering Races Can Be a Hassle, but It's All Worth It
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I am dedicating this column to all the writers who cover marathons and other road racing events. For nearly every running story you read, there is a story in itself about the coverage of such an event....
Democrats Weigh Strategists' Critique; Sixteen Years after a Similar Postmortem Was Ignored, Party Leaders Are Listening
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House and Senate Democrats have asked the authors of a sharply critical analysis of their party's strategic election weaknesses to brief them on their political proposals in preparation for the 2008 presidential...
Don't Ignore Chronic Aches
Byline: Dr. Gabe Mirkin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Regular exercisers should expect their muscles to feel sore the day after they exercise intensely, but if the soreness doesn't go away, a medical evaluation is needed. When you exercise...
Europeans Prove Too Strong on the Hilly, Windy Course
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - Ramilia Burangulova is the first to admit it keeps getting tougher and tougher to compete against younger women. But the 44-year-old Russian won the Baltimore Marathon for the second consecutive...
Ex-Star Editor Robbins Dies; Journalist Championed Freedom of Information
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Philip Robbins, a journalist and prominent authority on the First Amendment and freedom of the press, died of pancreatic cancer Oct. 13 at his home in Elkton, Md. He was 74. Mr. Robbins dedicated his life to journalism...
Farrakhan Bestirs 'Millions' Rally; Mall Speech Calls for Suing over Katrina and Urges Black Self-Governance
Byline: Tarron Livelyand Keyonna Summers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan used the Millions More Movement yesterday on the Mall to deliver a searing, 75-minute speech in which he charged the federal government with "criminal...
Germany's Blitzkrieg, England's Worst Hours
Byline: Philip Kopper, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Part walk through a moment in history, part chronicle of Armageddon, "The Longest Night" has lessons for today. The question to ask before cracking its spine is whether now is the right season...
Globe Trotter
Byline: David Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Globe trotter We realized with a jolt on Thursday that we were headed for a bit of a front-page train wreck. Staff reporter Sharon Behn was in Baghdad, covering the constitutional referendum in Iraq,...
Green with Envy; City's Bible of Belonging Turns 75
Byline: Stephanie Mansfield, THE WASHINGTON TIMES t was an age of snobbery and civility. When men carried perfectly starched white hankies in their breast pockets and discreetly snoozed off one too many lunchtime martinis in the library of the...
Guarding against Uninvited 'Guests'
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: I moved to Washington from Ohio a while ago and have started to receive invitations, mostly because I work in advertising. I have noticed that many have notations that specify "nontransferable," "for...
Halloween Turns into 800-Pound Holiday Gorilla
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Let us all stand for a moment of silence to honor the little holiday of Halloween, which once required just a Milky Way and a Mighty Mouse mask to be complete. Beware. Halloween has become humongous...
Head Start, IB and Businesslike Schools
Byline: Martin Morse Wooster, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Forty years after it was created, Head Start remains a lavishly funded education program whose results remain unproven. But as lawmakers and activists struggle to figure out what to do...
'Help! Mom!' Casts Liberals as Villains; A Woman's Newchildren's Book Offersa "Happy Ending" Fortraditional Values
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Katharine DeBrecht, a married mother of three, wanted to make a point about the importance of conservative values. So, she penned a children's book - "Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!"...
Hillary's Reinvented History
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hillary Clinton must be dumb as a post or else or she spins fiction. An Oct. 8 Newsday story about Hillary Clinton's induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame begins: "Inspired by Alan Shepard, the first American...
Hollywood Ending; Top-Ranked USC Downs Notre Dame in Final Seconds
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Sometimes Lady Luck wears cardinal and gold. In one of the wildest big-game finishes in recent history, Southern California quarterback Matt Leinart spun backward into the end zone...
Iraqis Vote with Little Violence; Turnout Is Good for Constitutional Ballot,even among Sunnis, amid Heavy Security
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Iraqis turned out in force yesterday - including Sunni Arabs who boycotted the nationwide election in January - to vote "yes" or "no" on a constitution viewed as a bellwether in efforts to build...
Islamists Hit Russia
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In southern Russia on Thursday and Friday, Islamist terrorists proved themselves again to be a lethal menace. Fortunately, however, they do not currently pose an overriding threat to the country and its territorial integrity....
Liberator or Castro Clone? Hugo Chavez's Oil-Funded Welfare Bolsters Clout, Anti-U.S. Vision
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CARACAS, Venezuela - Sharon Behn reported this story from Venezuela from Aug. 26 to Sept. 16. Flush with oil money and political power, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is firmly implanting his socialist...
Making Energy More Affordable
Byline: Ben Lieberman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES From an energy standpoint, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita delivered the worst one-two punch America ever experienced. But it did not have to be so bad. The central and western Gulf of Mexico...
Making Some Big Grabs off the Field
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Did you hear about the Astros fan who caught two home run balls in the final game of the NLDS? I haven't crunched the numbers yet, but I'm pretty sure he has a better range factor than Lance Berkman. * *...
Mistakes Mar Navy Victory
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - In a game full of special-team mistakes, the final two gaffes proved the most costly. Navy was sluggish and never able to put Kent State away but held on for a 34-31 victory yesterday before...
Natural Getaway in Wheaton
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wheaton Regional Park is really several parks located in an otherwise largely developed section of Montgomery County. Whether you drop in to swing on the swings, take a hike or simply enjoy the fall...
Norway's Haunted Son; the Strange Shadows of Edvard Munch
Byline: Gwen Gibson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Edvard Munch, Norway's most famous artist, chronicled his reactions to life with such hauntingly memorable paintings as "The Scream," "The Sick Child," "Madonna," "The Vampire" and hundreds of...
Off the Mat; Yoga Togs Find Way into Much of Daily Life
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The comfort and ease of movement that make yoga clothes great for posing in a class also make them ideal for running around town. The same organic cotton boot-leg pants that flatter muscle lines...
Pandemic Preparation
Byline: Henry I. Miller, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I have a long and intimate relationship with influenza virus. More than 30 years ago, I co-discovered one of the viral enzymes essential for the virus to duplicate and proliferate. Later,...
Postseason Key Is Trio of Starters
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington baseball fans, does this sound familiar? "We've gone out and we've given our team a chance to win most of the time we have stepped on the mound," said Chicago White Sox starter Jon Garland,...
Redskins Defense Feelingthe Heat after Poor Outings
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins can kind of live with not getting sacks or producing turnovers if they're forcing punts and the team is winning, as in the first three games of the season. But giving up big...
Redskins vs. Chiefs
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WHEN THE REDSKINS HAVE THE BALL No team of late has been as consistently bad defensively as the Chiefs. They were second-to-last in yards allowed last season and are 27th this year, giving up 367.8...
Religion and the Air Force
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Michael L. "Mikey" Weinstein, a 1977 Air Force Academy graduate, seems like a man on a mission with evangelical zeal - to rid the Air Force chaplains of an evangelical Christian message, lest Mr. Weinstein's children,...
Republicans' Gains Credited to Ehrlich; Governor's Success Boosts Steele
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Maryland Republicans are attracting more voters in this historically Democratic state and attribute much of their success to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. "Every day, we get more and more people...
Suspect Says Student Died during a Sexual Encounter
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Police investigating the death of Virginia Commonwealth University student Taylor Marie Behl declined to confirm reports yesterday that one of the last known persons to have see Miss Behl said she died...
The Sky Is Not Falling
Byline: Robert Charles, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Oh, the sky is dark. Listening to pundits predict the end of the Republican Party, of the Bush administration and of economic growth in America, one is tempted to just throw in the towel. Don't....
Three Clubs Talking to Nats GM Bowden
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HOUSTON - Washington Nationals general manager Jim Bowden has had discussions with three clubs about their GM vacancies, sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed yesterday. According to sources,...
Transplant Patients Infected by West Nile; Organs Received from Single Donor
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two patients who underwent liver and lung transplants from a common donor developed encephalitis and remain comatose after they were infected with West Nile virus, federal health officials said Friday....
United Held to Tie by Cellar-Dwellers
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. United closed out its regular season on a disappointing note last night with a 2-2 tie against the last-place Columbus Crew before 22,463 fans at RFK Stadium. After last week's home loss to the MetroStars,...
What Sinclair Lewis Warned
Byline: Roger K. Miller, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Seventy-five years ago this fall Sinclair Lewis became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. By that time his reputation and the quality of his work had begun their...
What We Know about Our First First Lady
Byline: Michael P. Riccards, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES After George Washington's sudden death, his wife Martha insisted on burning nearly all their personal correspondence. It was an unfortunate decision made in the name of privacy, for history...
Young Caps Go to School
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the Washington Capitals' locker room before games, small groups of players gather with one player generally doing the talking while the others listen. This has been going on since about halfway through...