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 22, 2006

3 Indicted in Terror Plots; Men Accused of Conspiracy to Incite 'Violent Jihad'
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A federal grand jury in Ohio has indicted three men on charges of conspiring to kill American and coalition troops in Iraq and to recruit, finance and train others for "violent jihad" against the United...
6 NPR Podcasts among Top Picks
Byline: Dan Caterinicchia, THE WASHINGTON TIMES National Public Radio's mission to remain relevant in the digital age is off to a fast start. Six NPR podcasts yesterday were among the 100 most popular downloads on Apple Computer Inc.'s ITunes Music...
Agents Dispute ICE on Katrina Response; 300 'Self-Sufficient' Trainees Grounded
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents yesterday disputed claims by ICE officials who said a lack of housing, fuel, food and medicine caused a weeklong delay in sending them to Hurricane Katrina-ravaged...
A Golden Reception; Medals Plaza Mixes the Old and New
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TURIN, Italy - The famous Piazza Castello in the heart of the city has been transformed into the medals plaza for the Winter Olympics, and talk about your clash of cultures: Baroque meets Close Encounters of...
All Praise Prof. Alan Dershowitz; Read His New Book "Preemption"
Byline: Tony Blankley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Next week a vastly important book will be published: "Preemption, A Knife That Cuts Both Ways" by Alan Dershowitz. Yes, that Alan Dershowitz: the very liberal civil libertarian, anti-capital punishment...
A Squabble over Reagan Day; Kaine's Refusal to Sign Proclamation Called 'Pettiness'
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - Virginia has set aside days to give children a smile, to tout tornado preparedness and to celebrate Greek independence. So what's the big deal about setting aside a day to honor former...
Browsing in China; Take Down the Internet's New Great Wall
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In congressional hearings last week, senior executives from some of the most powerful U.S. companies got an earful about their dealings with Communist China. How often do Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google and Cisco...
Bush to Visit India
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bush to visit India President Bush will "chart a course for the future" when he visits India next week to discuss nuclear energy, terrorism and other issues vital to the relationship between the world's...
Bush Vows Ports Deal Will Stand; Threatens to Veto Any Bill Killing It
Byline: Joseph Curl and Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday vowed to use his first-ever veto to strike any law that Congress passes to block a deal allowing an Arab state-owned company to operate six major U.S. seaports,...
Celebrations Feed D.C. Diners' Many Tastes
Byline: Corinna Lothar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In honor of chef Jamie Stachowski's Polish heritage, Restaurant Kolumbia (1801 K St. NW; 202/331-5551) is featuring a series of Polish dinners, tonight and March 22. The four-course dinners...
Centrist Democrat Undermined; Liberals Finance Campaign of Texan's Challenger
Byline: Eric Pfeiffer, WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats aren't just hoping to take back Congress this year; they also are trying to rid the party of so-called "right-wing Democrats." Rep. Henry Cuellar represents the solidly Democratic 28th district...
Charles County Deserves Credit for Recreation Area
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One week ago, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved lease of a 185-acre parcel within the Department of Natural Resources' Nanjemoy Natural Resource Management Area to Charles County for development...
Choosing Lights; Proper Fixtures Give Room a Mood That Excites, Delights
Byline: Shelley Widhalm, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was time for the kitchen lights - two fluorescent lights with a cracked plastic cover - to go. Christine (Tina) Seltzer and her husband, Bradley Seltzer, updated the lights as they remodeled their...
Commercial Appeal
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Commercial appeal Ricky Gervais' podcast is going commercial. A New Jersey company yesterday announced that it will begin selling subscriptions to the "Ricky Gervais Show" next week, Associated...
Concerns about Port Security
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I experienced a sense of great relief when I read "Congressmen threaten probe of U.S. seaports deal" (Page 1, Monday); at last, bipartisan concern was raised over a deal that would permit a firm from the United Arab...
Delegate May Bend on Licenses for Illegals
Byline: Keyonna Summers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Delegate Herb McMillan said yesterday that he will consider a compromise to his bill to keep illegal aliens from getting driver's licenses, after failing for two straight years to get the...
Democracy Beckons in Syria; Will America Answer the Call?
Byline: Farid Ghadry and Oubai Shahbandar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A plethora of anecdotal evidence and casual surveys all point to the fact that most Syrians want to see a free and democratic state emerge in their country. It is a sentiment...
Doctor Says Capital Unready for Bird Flu; Baghdad 'Would Die' in Outbreak
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Baghdad is woefully unprepared for any outbreak of bird flu, an Iraqi doctor says, despite efforts by the World Health Organization to help health officials after two confirmed deaths in Iraq. "If there...
Dubai Firm Would Be 3rd-Largest Ports Operator
Byline: Tom Ramstack and Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The proposed acquisition of British company Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. by Dubai Ports World would turn the Middle Eastern company into the world's third-largest ports...
Dulles Awarded Federal Funding; $200 Million for 4th Runway
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Transportation Department yesterday agreed to provide $200 million to help fund a fourth runway at Washington Dulles International Airport, a project intended to spur the rapid growth of the nation's...
Federal Probe Costly for Firm; D.C.'S Medicaid Claims Handler's Legal Bills Mount
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Reston-based company said it has spent $500,000 in legal costs for an internal review of its handling of Medicaid claims for the D.C. government in the face of an investigation by the U.S. Attorney's...
Fire Chief Suspends D.C. Cadet Program
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Fire Chief Adrian H. Thompson has suspended the current class of a firefighter-training program for disadvantaged youth while he investigates whether its applicants lied about their residency. ...
Frosty Forecast for Fla
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - Matt LeCroy was ready to take part in the pop-up drill for catchers yesterday when he discovered a problem - he couldn't find his catchers mask. He found it in time for the drill, which...
Gipper's Ghost
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gipper's ghost Washington political consultant Ron Pearson of Pearson & Pipkin Inc. is busy as vice president of the board of the Young America's Foundation, which supports conservative leaders...
Grandma Pleads for Release of Teen; Says She Knows Real Bank Robber
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The grandmother of a Temple Hills teenager charged as an adult with kidnapping and forcing another teenager to rob a bank pleaded for his release yesterday because, she said, police have failed to catch...
Health Care Spending to Hit $4 Trillion by '15; Costs to Outpace U.S. Growth
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES America's health care bill is expected to hit more than $4 trillion and make up 20 percent of the gross domestic product by 2015, according to federal projections being released today. The expenses...
Hedrick-Davis Rivalry Fails to Strike Gold; Silver and Bronze Clash
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TURIN, Italy - Chad Hedrick and Shani Davis went at it on and off the ice yesterday - and both lost. Yet they continued to furnish the best story line of this drama-deprived Winter Olympics. The feisty,...
'Hip Hop Anansi' Spins Web of Fun; Show for Both Hearing, Deaf Sets Lesson in Unity to a Beat
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hip-hop and American Sign Language prove an inspired pairing in "Hip Hop Anansi," a pop-locking and rhyming variation on a Ghanian folk tale by Elsa Davis. Deaf and hearing actors collaborate on a G-rated,...
Hispanics Rush in to Rebuild New Orleans; Fears Raised about City's Makeup
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW ORLEANS - Pinto Robson has seen a big change in the number of migrant laborers gathering each morning by the Gen. Robert E. Lee statue since he started parking his silver breakfast truck nearby three...
Hold on to Your Homes
Byline: Scott Bullock and Dana Berliner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES One year ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case that had the potential to protect home and small business owners throughout the country from eminent...
Hoyas Senior Trio Look to Finish Strong
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's now or never, if Georgetown's senior trio ever expects to prove its stretch-run steel. Starting with tonight's matchup at MCI Center against frontcourt-bankrupt Rutgers (15-11, 5-8 Big East), the...
In the History Books
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In "Appeasement markers" (Commentary, Saturday) Victor Davis Hanson accuses me and the late Cardinal John O'Connor of New York of being "religious conservative commentators" who failed to "defend the Western right of...
Kazakh Official Offers to Quit Arrests in Killing of Opposition Figure Roil Agency
Byline: Christopher Pala, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ALMATY, Kazakhstan - The head of Kazakhstan's security agency yesterday offered to resign after five members of an elite anti-terrorist unit were arrested in the killing of a leading opposition figure....
La Salle Has Emerged from Dark Days
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It has been less than two years since three players were accused of rape and La Salle's basketball program was left in ruins. The school fired coach Billy Hahn in the wake of the scandal, which also claimed...
MeriStar Eyed by New York Investor; Company Offers $2.6 Billion Bid
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES New York investment firm Blackstone Group said yesterday that it plans to acquire MeriStar Hospitality Corp. for $2.6 billion - the latest in a series of acquisitions in the resurgent hotel industry. ...
Nationals Involved in Patent Dispute
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States Patent and Trademark Office last week cast another cloud of uncertainty over the Washington Nationals by granting a Cincinnati company the right to register a trademark for the team's name....
Nats Make Offer to Astacio
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - The Washington Nationals' wide-open competition for starting rotation spots may soon have another name thrown into the mix: Pedro Astacio. The Nationals have offered the 36-year-old right-hander...
'New Guzie' Eyes Rebound
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - He can see clearer, he's eight pounds lighter and he has a sudden case of amnesia. The amnesia part is a good thing. It's better for shortstop Cristian Guzman to just forget everything about...
Nomad on Move Again?
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Steve Francis is said to be on the move again before tomorrow's NBA trade deadline, which goes with his nomadic career. He played for a zillion high schools before he landed in College Park on layover....
Politicized CIA
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Politicized CIA "Gallons of ink have been spilled since 2003 about how the Bush administration ignored internal predictions of post-war instability, terrorism and rising Islamism in Iraq," Danielle Pletka...
Port Workers Unhappy but Unfazed by Arab Deal; Union Labor Will Remain the Same in Dundalk
Byline: Gary Emerling and Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DUNDALK, Md. - On the docks in Dundalk, the idea of working for the United Arab Emirates is sitting uneasy with some Port of Baltimore longshoremen and stevedores after a federally...
Ratings of Games Take Dive for NBC
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the U.S. Olympic team has slipped, slid and showboated its way to disappointing results at the 2006 Winter Games, NBC is recording some of the lowest ratings in the event's history. "There is, in general,...
Rice, Foreign Minister Clash over Reforms, Hamas
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CAIRO - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday clashed publicly with the Egyptian government over "disappointments and setbacks" in the key Muslim country's democratic reforms and on how to treat...
Right Goes 'Crunchy'; Stereotype-Busting Conservatives Spur New Counterculture
Byline: Robert Stacy McCain, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The conservative movement in America has fallen prey to a materialism that reduces everything to market values, Rod Dreher argues in "Crunchy Cons," a new book whose lengthy subtitle summarizes his...
Satellite Technology Keeps Consumers Connected; Invisible Infrastructure Infiltrates Everyday Life
Byline: Dan Caterinicchia, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Satellites often are associated with radio and television, but the multimillion-dollar spacecraft control many aspects of everyday consumer life. From transmitting broadcast signals to supporting...
Scotch the Dubai Deal
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In two weeks time, the ports of New York and New Jersey, Miami, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New Orleans will go under contract to a government-owned company in the United Arab Emirates. This must not stand. It's plainly...
Security Fears about Infiltration by Terrorists
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Several Bush-administration security officials expressed concerns yesterday that terrorists could infiltrate seaports through a United Arab Emirates company that is vying to manage six U.S. ports. Intelligence...
Seen and Heard at Spring Training
Byline: Ken Wright and Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - Running does a body good, but don't tell that to some members of the Nationals' pitching staff. Strength and conditioning coach Kazu Tomooka attempted to be as diplomatic...
Teachers Union Defends Elections
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) defended its handling of last year's Washington Teachers Union elections yesterday, days after federal regulators sought to void the results because of irregularities...
The 65 Percent Solution; Misappropriating School-Reform Money
Byline: Frederick M. Hess, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A new fad, called the "65 percent solution," is sweeping through school-reform circles. Eager to answer the education lobby's endless demands for more money, would-be reformers have embraced...
The 'New' Hamas
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Just two weeks after Hamas' election victory, there are already signs that we may be about to see an effort to recast the organization's image - to attempt to depict it as a negotiating partner, much as diplomats, politicians...
Thornton's Routine Pays Off
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There wasn't much variation to Al Thornton's routine last summer. Up at 6:30 a.m., working out a half hour later, then going to class and working out more before a pickup game to finish the day. Six...
TomKat Update
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TomKat update Tom Cruise is considering a lawsuit against Life & Style magazine for claiming the actor had ended his high-profile relationship with actress Katie Holmes, according to his...
Using Tax Money to Push More Taxes
Byline: Daniel Mitchell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Government bureaucracies are wasteful, sluggish and ineffective, and they impose burdens on the productive sector of the economy. International bureaucracies, not surprisingly, are even worse....
Watch Your Heart to Help Your Brain; Research Pushes 'New Paradigm'
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A good walk, a sensible diet and pleasant company: What's good for the heart is also good for the head, according to an extensive report released yesterday by the National Institutes of Health, which...
Williams Rips Mock Brackets
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The popularity of "bracketology" has boomed in recent seasons as more analysts have attempted to cobble together mock 65-team fields before the NCAA tournament. Don't count Maryland coach Gary Williams...
Wizards Rally for Win; Garnett Limited to 15 Points
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The formula for beating the Minnesota Timberwolves remains the same: Neutralize Kevin Garnett. And it's made all the more simplistic when his teammates appear to be co-conspirators in the plot. ...