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 January 5, 2006

2 Teens Charged in Death of Allen Grandson
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal New Year's Eve shooting of John Allen Jr., a grandson of former D.C. Council member Sandy Allen. Police on Tuesday night arrested...
ABA Rates Alito as 'Well-Qualified' Liberal Groups Release Critiques
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The American Bar Association yesterday rated Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. "well-qualified" to serve on the Supreme Court, even as several left-leaning advocacy groups released reports arguing his judicial...
Abramoff Admits to Boats Scheme; Fake Documents Used to Obtain $60 Million Loan
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jack Abramoff yesterday pleaded guilty to conspiracy and fraud in a $23 million scheme to purchase gambling boats in Miami, a day after admitting to fraud and tax evasion charges in a separate scandal that...
Abramoff and Congress
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES With lobbyist Jack Abramoff's guilty plea to charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud, official Washington is girding itself for a very public revelation of conduct ranging from the shady to the felonious. So...
A Forgotten War?
Byline: Lee Edwards, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES We'd all like it to be, but the war's not over. And occasionally, it still erupts in violence. No, not the war in Iraq. The Cold War between western freedom and communist tyranny. The small...
Airline's Low Prices Proved to Be Costly
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Consumers spent as little as $29 for a seat on an Independence Air flight, and the airline paid the price. Independence Air is scheduled to make its final flight today, a victim of an unsustainable...
Alien Shot by Agent Sneaked into U.S. Before
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The illegal alien fatally shot by the U.S. Border Patrol agent he's accused of attacking with rocks had been caught sneaking into the United States 11 previous times, and his brother, who witnessed the shooting,...
Alito Prized Wit, Not Politics; Clerks Held Varied Views
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two things are clear about how Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. has operated since his appointment to the federal appeals bench more than 15 years ago: His sense of humor is quiet and rich, and of the dozens of...
Arenas' Goal: Score Less
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gilbert Arenas has never scored like this before. In the past two games, Arenas has put up a career-high 47 against Miami and 44 more against Houston, pushing his average to 29.7 points a game. And...
Arthur J. Dommen, 71, News Correspondent
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Arthur J. Dommen, 71, news correspondent Arthur J. Dommen, a former correspondent for United Press International and the Los Angeles Times, died of cancer Dec. 15 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in the District. He was...
Bearing Down on the G7
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Russian President Vladimir Putin honed his diplomatic skills as a KGB colonel during the 1980s in the Orwellian-named German Democratic Republic. Given such his background, it should hardly be surprising that he would...
Birthday Tribute to Elvis; Plus, Area Folkies Celebrate Schneyer
Byline: Lisa Rauschart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thanks to a few like-minded souls, Elvis' birthday (Jan. 8) will not go unmissed. One of those is J.P. McDermott, who along with his rockabilly band, Western Bop, will headline the musical...
Bush Ties '06 Troop Reductions to Iraqi Progress
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush said yesterday that if newly elected Iraqi leaders make progress on security and political fronts, he will be prepared to discuss further reductions of U.S. troop levels later this year. ...
Can America Export Democracy?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The editorial reminder of President Bush's words in his second inaugural address ("Notable 2005 remarks," Sunday) raises a question that has troubled America from the beginning: Can America export democracy? In that...
Connecting the Terrorist Dots; the Role of State and Local Governments
Byline: Mike Walker, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The nation's emergency management system must be revitalized based on lessons learned from the failures during Hurricane Katrina. But the nation needs to look beyond that disaster to even more...
'Death Race 2000' Drivers Knock off Pedestrians; Vaughn, Wilson Are Party-Crashers
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Buena Vista Home Entertainment unlocks legendary B-movie king and prolific director/producer/distributor Roger Corman's voluminous film vaults to retrieve a fresh batch of edgy titles, including a quartet of backdate...
'Dog' Days
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Dog' days Cesar Millan says the impulse to become a dog trainer struck "like a bolt of lightning" when he was 13. "I always felt I had a preference to be around Mother Nature rather than being...
Easy to Get a Kick out of Flutie's PAT
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Today the drop kick, tomorrow the Statue of Liberty play. It's hard not to get giddy about Doug Flutie's old-fashioned extra point the other day. Perhaps you saw the replay, oh, about 64 times on television....
Ehrlich Returns Abramoff Funds; Governor Denies Ties to Lobbyist
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. yesterday returned $16,000 in contributions he had received from discredited lobbyist Jack Abramoff, a campaign official said. "He decided it was best to go above and...
Fabricated Death Toll; Pollster Distorts Iraqi Numbers
Byline: Richard Miniter, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The claim that 100,000 civilians were killed in Iraq derives from a study done by an international research team led by Les Roberts of Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public...
Finding Russia around Washington
Byline: Lisa Rauschart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Looking for all things Russ- ian as we approach Russian Christmas? Here's a sampling to get you started. * 'All Things Russian': This all-day study tour sponsored by the Smithsonian Resident...
Foes Get Little in Return
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Throughout last season, the Washington Redskins' coverage teams were a problem. Opponents averaged 11.2 yards on punt returns and 21.5 yards on kickoff returns and had several field-flipping plays. ...
Forgive and Forget? Not This Time, Mr. Barry
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Marion Barry is in a forgiving mood after being robbed at gunpoint by two men in his Southeast apartment Monday night, which is an abdication of his responsibilities as a public servant. Although one of...
From Russia with Love: Its Art, Food and Religion; Exhibits, Restaurant, Church Cater to Russophiles
Byline: Lisa Rauschart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES omething about Russia and winter seems a natural fit. Perhaps it is the way the elements conspire to mimic our conception of Russian climes, with gray skies, long nights and the kind of cold...
GW Bounces Back with Road Victory
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA - It wasn't pretty, but George Washington won a conference opener that could have major March implications. The 20th-ranked Colonials eventually solved Temple's matchup zone by finding Pops...
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hear ye, hear ye Pete Townshend has warned IPod users they may face hearing problems if they don't turn down the volume. Mr. Townshend, guitarist for the '60s rock band The Who, says his hearing...
Hospital Fixes '04 Figures for Medicaid
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The District's Medicaid office yesterday said it is reviewing new financial information submitted by Howard University Hospital to correct a misstatement of nearly $150 million in losses that the hospital...
Hotel Industry Growing in D.C
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Recent deals among Washington's hotel owners show that the industry is gaining strength as a growth segment of the local real estate market. "The hotel industry is on the rise," said Sandy Paul, national...
Ingredients in Cold Medicines Replaced; Pseudoephedrine-Containing Drugs Restricted
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pharmaceutical companies increasingly are replacing cold medications containing pseudoephedrine with reformulated products in an effort to keep their remedies on store shelves for the current cold...
International Demand Fuels Market for U.S. Coal
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The American coal industry, supported by burgeoning international demand for energy and continuing U.S. reliance on the fossil fuel for electricity, has seen steadily rising sales, revenue and investment...
Israel's Sharon Fighting for Life; Prime Minister Suffers Cerebral Hemorrhage; Deputy Takes Over
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 77, a towering figure in the history of the Middle East for decades, was fighting for his life after suffering a massive cerebral hemorrhage late yesterday....
Joe Can Coach, without a Doubt
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mea culpa. An acknowledgement of a personal error or fault. - American Heritage College Dictionary O, ye of little faith. - Matthew 8:26 Maybe we also should check out the line from Willie Shakespeare's...
K Street Jitters
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES K Street jitters Lobbyists all along K Street are re-examining their business and personal relationships with members of Congress, what with Jack Abramoff's guilty plea and word that as many as 20 lawmakers...
Lobbying Reform
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lobbying reform "Republican leaders in the Senate have had a plan in place for the last two months to 'get ahead of' the Jack Abramoff scandal by coming up with a new proposal for lobbying reform," Byron...
Math Performance Improving in Tests; Study Tracks Education Reforms
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than a decade of effort to provide standards-based education reform has yielded gains, especially in mathematics, on national achievement tests in the fourth and eighth grades, a report shows....
Maturing Bucs Get Back in the Playoffs
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were up against it. They had followed a surprising 4-0 start with losses in three of their next four games. With four of their next five on the road, they trailed the visiting Washington...
Me Man, You Woman
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Me man, you woman After three extensions and sellout crowds last year, "Rob Becker's Defending The Caveman" is back for a month's run at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theater. The longest-running solo show in...
Midterm Race Still Iffy for Democrats
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Forecasts that the Democrats are going to cut deeply into the Republican majority in Congress are a little premature at this point in the 2006 midterm election season. True, several Republican-held...
Montgomery Backs off Cheap-Housing Violation
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Montgomery County Planning Board today will not consider penalizing a developer who has yet to build 102 affordable housing units in a Germantown subdivision. Civic activists say it's the latest example...
Montgomery to buyUncle Tom's Cabin; Historic Home Seen as Museum
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Montgomery County plans today to approve the purchase of Uncle Tom's Cabin in Bethesda, but it will take years to turn the property into a museum, county planners and historians said. "It's an amazing piece...
Moss Thrives on Screens
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Every time Stan Hixon hears the play called through his headset, his eyes light up and his imagination begins to run roughshod. "It's a beauty in progress," said Hixon, the Washington Redskins receivers...
Neighbors Say Barry Robbery Not Unusual
Byline: Gary Emerling and Keyonna Summers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The robbing of former Mayor Marion Barry by two young men is just a normal part of life in Southeast, neighbors said yesterday. "It's not safe over here, especially at nighttime,"...
NSA Whistleblower Asks to Testify; Vows to Describe Illegal Intelligence Operations
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A former National Security Agency official wants to tell Congress about electronic intelligence programs that he asserts were carried out illegally by the NSA and the Defense Intelligence Agency. Russ...
Politics and Deficits; Where Is the Democrats' Proposal?
Byline: Gary J. Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Those who follow the news cycles in Washington know conflict drives coverage. Political pugilism sells with the press better than any other narrative. Given this predilection, the meager media attention...
Preserving National Parks
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The funding challenges that for too long have plagued America's national parks demand new approaches to meet ever-growing needs ("National parks seek ways to raise funds," Nation, Dec. 27). On average, national parks...
Queries for the 'Queering' of Academe; A Few Young Subversives Are Lurking in the Ivy
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES While most of us were opening the last of our "holiday" presents, basking in the glow of Lancome's "multi-defense protective tinted cream," or deciding whether to wear the new tie with prancing horses...
Reversal Sobers the Press; Dramatic Story a Futile Effort If Facts Are Wrong
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The news was dramatic but untrue: Faced with looming deadlines and conflicting information, the press treated an unsubstantiated report that 12 trapped West Virginia coal miners were alive as fact. ...
Robotic Chimp So Real, It's Scary
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a look at some hardware and software that's available: Alive Chimpanzee from WowWee Ltd., stand-alone product requiring four D batteries and one 9-volt battery, $149.99. It was the coolest,...
Scientists Call Detox Fad Waste of Money
Byline: Al Webb, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LONDON - Imagine forking out whatever it costs to rid your body of the nasty toxins accumulated during all that Christmas and New Year's drinking and gluttony. Forget it, say British scientists - you would...
Security Firm Hit with New Tax Lien; School Guards Adequate, Cops Say
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C.-based company that posts hundreds of guards in city schools and other government buildings is facing a new federal tax lien for unpaid balances totaling more than $1.4 million, according to recent...
Senate Democrats Also 'Ensnared' in Scandal
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National Republican Senatorial Committee said yesterday that almost all Senate Democrats have accepted money from scandal-plagued lobbyist Jack Abramoff, his associates or his Indian tribe clients. ...
Sri Lankan Warning
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sri Lankan warning The new foreign minister of Sri Lanka is raising an alarm in Washington over the threat to his country's democracy from a vicious armed group that he called the "godfather of modern...
Stadium Dispute Heads to Mediator
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Major League Baseball yesterday filed to use a mediator to help resolve its dispute with the District over a lease agreement for the Washington Nationals' new ballpark in Southeast - a first step in what could...
Swann Seeks Nod in Pennsylvania; Would Be Its First Black Governor
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lynn Swann, the former Pittsburgh Steelers football star and ABC Sports commentator, said yesterday he is running for the Republican nomination for governor of Pennsylvania and the right to take on Democrat...
Terps Tune Up with Win
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Consider the Maryland basketball team tuned up for conference play. The 14th-ranked Terrapins used a late run in the first half last night to surge past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 99-73 at Comcast...
Texas Title Step; Young's TD with 19 Seconds Left Ends USC's Bid at Dynasty
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LOS ANGELES - Texas ended top-ranked Southern Cal's budding dynasty in last night's 92nd Rose Bowl with a heroic 41-38 comeback victory, giving the Longhorns their first consensus national title since 1969....
The IMF: Bad Cop
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Helping to cover-up a crime and/or willfully ignoring it is in itself a criminal offense, yet it appears that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has done just that. Two decisions just handed...
The Science of Juggling; Math, Physics Laws Ensure Objects Are Always Up for Grabs
Byline: Jen Waters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barry Sperling usually has his hands full. An avid juggler for 16 years, he tosses balls into the air for fun and relaxation, hoping to catch and toss them again. "Juggling allows me to be in a different...
Undependable Europe
Byline: William Hawkins, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The execution of convicted murderer "Tookie" Williams sparked "outrage" across the European Union, where capital punishment is no longer used. Tookie, a founder of the brutal Crips street...
Williams Warns of Veto on Citywide Smoking Ban
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams said he is considering vetoing a smoking ban passed by the D.C. Council yesterday because he is concerned that people will leave the city to smoke elsewhere. "It...
WTOP Radio Moves from Longtime Signal
Byline: Dan Caterinicchia, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington's all-news radio leader, WTOP, yesterday moved to 103.5 FM, the station broadcasting its parent company's strongest signal. Local listeners had long complained about spotty WTOP broadcasts...