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 November 1, 2005

About Alito
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES About Alito "Sam Alito has spent his entire professional career defending the Constitution," Mark R. Levin writes at National Review Online (www.nationalreview.com). "The president and Alito deserve...
After Miers' Withdrawal, Alito Quickly Emerged as Favorite
Byline: Joseph Curl,, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush wasted no time finding a replacement when his longtime friend and White House counsel Harriet Miers last week withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court. Miss Miers handed the president...
Alito Defined by 'Burden' Dissent in Abortion Case
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A lone dissent on an abortion case by federal Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. has become the battle cry for both sides of the Supreme Court nomination. Sitting on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge...
'All That I Am' Much Less Than Santana Can Be
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Santana All That I Am Arista Records Carlos Santana is one of those idiosyncratically gifted guitarists whose style - the rich tones, the dramatic phrasing - is instantly identifiable even to the...
Apple's New IPod Performs Solidly
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Apple Computer Inc.'s latest IPod, $299 with 30 gigabytes of storage, has a 2.5-inch LCD display screen sharp enough to bring a tear to the eye of our breakfast server in Ocean City Sunday morning. Her...
A Supreme Nomination
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES After weeks of criticism and the failed Harriet Miers nomination, President Bush yesterday nominated Judge Samuel Alito to replace Sandra Day O'Connor as associate justice on the Supreme Court. This is the moment conservatives...
A Vulnerable Natural-Gas Supply; Washington Cannot Ignore the Problem
Byline: Jack Gerard, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Among the many lessons of Hurricane Katrina is the serious vulnerability of our nation's natural-gas supply - and the urgent need for Congress and industry to work together to find a way out of...
Bill Bolling for Lieutenant Governor
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES This year's race for lieutenant governor of Virginia provides voters a real choice for the Old Dominion: The Republican nominee is state Sen. Bill Bolling, 48, a conservative stalwart from Henrico County who has demonstrated...
Both Parties Prepared for 'Armageddon' Fight
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Democrats and Republicans - along with interest groups both for and against Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s Supreme Court nomination - fell into formation yesterday to begin the battle they've been expecting...
Bush Aides Alerted Key Supporters to Alito Nod
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Karl Rove called key conservative interest group leaders yesterday morning to give them a heads-up just before the White House made public President Bush's nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to...
Bush Picks Alito for Supreme Court; Right Hails Choice, but Democrats See Threat
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday nominated Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court, delighting conservatives but enraging Democrats, who quickly labeled the veteran appeals court judge as a right-wing radical...
Bush Ritual
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bush ritual "In what has become something of a custom on Monday mornings in October, President Bush today announced a Supreme Court nominee." - Yesterday's official White House pool report of the...
Butler Gets Five-Year Contract
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It didn't take the Washington Wizards long to know they were happy with Caron Butler, whom they signed to a five-year extension last night. Terms were not revealed. However, the Wizards did not reach...
Capitals Prospect OK
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chris Bourque, all 5-foot-7 and 170 pounds of him, has been the target of more than a few cheap-shot artists in the American Hockey League for several reasons. Among them: his size, which makes him a convenient...
Consumers Cut Back to Afford Cost of Fuel; Spending Continues to Drop; Debt Begins to Rise
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES High fuel prices are cutting into purchasing power in a way not seen in 15 years, forcing consumers to trim nonessentials such as eating out while going into debt and lashing out at oil companies. Spending...
Cropp: Financing Agreement Fixed
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Council chairwoman Linda Cropp said yesterday the city has made changes to the ballpark financing agreement needed to satisfy bond raters on Wall Street and that the city should have the funds by the...
D.C. Thanks Rosa Parks for Her Life; Overflow Crowd Pays Its Respects to Activist
Byline: Amy Doolittle and Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rosa Parks, the woman whose act of defiance sparked a national civil rights movement, was remembered yesterday as a peaceful promoter of justice during a standing-room-only service at...
Double Duty; Medicines Intended for One Condition Used to Treat Others
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The many warnings sounded of late about the adverse effects of certain prescription drugs are counterbalanced by a more positive trend: an increase in the number of so-called double-duty drugs - medicines...
Extreme Makeover; but It Won't Help the Heat Reach the NBA Finals This Season Either
Byline: Kevin Brewer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES t's not going to work. It's already not working. Antoine Walker is complaining about his role. Shaquille O'Neal is questioning Stan Van Gundy's game plan. The Miami Heat were one game away from the...
Failing to Tackle a Big Problem Up Front
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES That hissing noise emanating from Ashburn, Va., yesterday was a sigh of relief, not the air going out of the Redskins' balloon. But it might have been the latter if an MRI had revealed serious damage to Chris...
Food Studies Find Cancer Fighters; Scientists Tout Kraut, Sprouts
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eat hearty but bring the breath mints: broccoli sprouts, sauerkraut and garlic are powerful cancer fighters, according to a group of studies released yesterday by the American Association for Cancer...
Former Principal Pleads Guilty; Charged with Felony Theft
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A former D.C. public school system principal pleaded guilty yesterday to taking more than $9,000 from a student fundraising account for personal purchases that included DVDs, lobster, sushi, calling cards...
Gold Rush Lives on; Die-Hards Convinced They Are Sitting on a Fortune
Byline: Maxim Kniazkov, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. - The Gold Rush ended more than 150 years ago, and all the '49ers are resting in peace. But don't tell that to 79-year-old Phil Martin, sitting at the table in his Carson...
Handouts for Politicians; the Perils of Taxpayer Subsidies
Byline: William H. Peterson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A congressional election campaign looms in 2006, a presidential one in 2008. To wage these campaigns, candidates and parties need ready cash. But this political fact of life poses a question...
Head of the Class; in Decency League, Al Lopez Was Always a Winner
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Good ol' wishy-washy Charlie Brown is exhorting his hopeless baseball team to do its darndest because "nobody ever remembers who comes in second." "I do, Charlie Brown," Linus insists. "In 1928, it was...
High-Toned Summit
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES High-toned summit A veteran Latin American diplomat is worried that this week's Summit of the Americas will produce little more than high-toned talk about fighting poverty and promoting democracy....
Inflation Targeting
Byline: Alfred Tella, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES During his years as a Federal Reserve governor, Fed chairman-designate Ben Bernanke's views were pretty much in agreement with those of Chairman Alan Greenspan. But on one issue they disagreed...
Iraqi Kurds and Turkey; Cooperation Needed against the PKK
Byline: Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When President Bush welcomed President Massoud Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq to the Oval Office last Tuesday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry asked why he was being called...
Iraqi Security Safeguards Take Money from Projects; Some Plans May Be Dropped, Report Says
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States has completed nearly 2,000 reconstruction projects in Iraq, but security demands are draining so much money that some will be discarded unless new funds are found, according to a...
'Jarhead' Jury's Out
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Jarhead' jury's out Those hoping for a Michael Moore-style polemic from the Gulf War movie "Jarhead" (opening Friday in area theaters) will come away disappointed, says director Sam Mendes. "People...
'Kimmunism' Alive and Well for Hard-Liners
Byline: Andrew Salmon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PYONGYANG, North Korea - In North Korea, where "Kimmunism" proceeds apace, even the mention of a successor to national leader Kim Jong-il can lead to outbursts by locals. "Don't worry about the Dear...
Leaks, GDP . . . and Indictments
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Scooter Libby's five-count indictment for lying about his knowledge of Valerie Plame emerged from a signature "we against them" attitude of the Bush administration: You are either an obsequious...
Locality Raises Uneven, with Buffalo Charging Field
Byline: Mike Causey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The good news is that feds are likely to get a 3.1 percent national pay increase in January, even if Congress limits each lawmaker's annual salary to $162,100. The not-so-good news is that even if the...
Managing Pain Eases Onset of Death
Byline: Dr. David Lipschtz, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A dignified death means a better life. I want to say that at the outset to remind all of you of this very important notion. As a culture, we have been taught to fear death and prevent it...
MLB Seeking to Merge Bidders; Plan Might Not Work with Nats
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Major League Baseball officials have asked bidders for the Washington Nationals if they would be willing to merge with or accept members of other groups trying to buy the franchise. Commissioner Bud...
Moving toward Neutral?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Federal Reserve's monetary-policy committee meets today as the economy celebrates the fourth anniversary of its expansion, which began in November 2001. The Commerce Department reported Friday that annualized third-quarter...
Nominee's High Profile Means a Long Paper Trail
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s legal career began with advisory roles in the Reagan administration and continued with him prosecuting high-profile federal criminal cases. He was appointed to the federal appeals...
Not Voting Is No Answer for a Fed-Up Electorate
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some Virginia anti-tax activists and others are so frustrated with Republican gubernatorial candidate Jerry W. Kilgore that they are vowing not to vote next week, The Washington Times reported...
Our War with Iran
Byline: Frank Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES The new president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, made international headlines last Wednesday by declaring that "Israel must be wiped off the map." Leaders from around the world tut-tutted that such...
Out of Step, Again
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I am compelled to respond to your one-sided characterization of the Treaty on Cultural Diversity ("Clash of cultures," Op-Ed, Wednesday). The United States is out of step with the rest of the world once again. It's a...
Outside Audit of Planners OK'd; Officials Call Study Overdue
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Montgomery County planning officials yesterday approved the first outside audit of their agency in at least 15 years, as part of their response to a development scandal in Clarksburg. "If there has been...
Positively Negative; Redskins Find No Bright Spots in Lopsided Defeat
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There was no positive spin on this one. After past defeats, the Washington Redskins at least could find a bright spot or two. But not even the shrewdest politician could have spun anything upbeat out...
Poultry Industry Shrugs off Flu Fears
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Poultry retailers and processors say they are not worried that bird-flu fears will dampen holiday season sales even as avian influenza was reported in Canada yesterday. Canadian officials said...
Regaining Fiscal Sanity
Byline: Alison Fraser , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Every American family can relate - things seem to be going well financially when disaster strikes. Maybe one of the children needs braces. Maybe the car has broken down. Maybe the house needs...
Reid Calls President Latter-Day Fillmore; Bush Record Seen Boosting Democrats
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday that President Bush will go down as the Millard Fillmore of our time, and said the Republican president is the best thing Democrats have going for them...
Reston Home Builder Confident of Market
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Comstock Homebuilding Cos. Inc. says it can outlast what real estate analysts describe as a "softening" of the Washington region's home building market. "We do not believe that there is softening of...
Samuels Likely to Play
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MRI results on the right knee of Washington Redskins left tackle Chris Samuels yesterday revealed no ligament damage, and he expects to play Sunday night against Philadelphia. Samuels was injured...
The Case for Partisanship; When Double Standards Make Sense
Byline: Tod Lindberg, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So, if you thought Bill Clinton lying to the grand jury was a serious matter, are you obliged to take the same dim view of the crimes alleged against Scooter Libby? Or if you thought Mr. Clinton's dissembling...
The Left Gets What It Asked For
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LOS ANGELES - California is as far from the reality where the rest of us live as you can get and still keep your feet dry. Californians think Geena Davis, the star of the new television fantasy "Commander...
United Methodist Ruling Defrocks Lesbian; Judicial Council Cites Anti-Gay Law
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The nation's highest United Methodist court voted yesterday to defrock a lesbian pastor, saying the church's commitment to equality does not extend to allowing active homosexuals to serve as clergy. The...
U.N. Orders Syria to Aid Probe of Hariri Killing
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - The U.N. Security Council yesterday demanded Syria's unconditional cooperation in the investigation into former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's assassination, starting with the detainment...
U.S. Beef One Step Closer to Japan; Mad Cow Is Low Risk, Officials Say
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Japanese government committee said U.S. beef is a low risk for mad cow disease, taking a step toward allowing American ranchers to resume exports to their former top overseas market. Japan has...
U.S. Shrugs off Anti-War Advice; Berlusconi's Later Support Touted
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. officials said yesterday they still value Italy's support in Iraq despite recent comments by visiting Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that he tried to discourage President Bush from going to war...
'Vampire' Bites Ball
Byline: Christian Toto and Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Vampire' bites Ball HBO wants to remain in the Alan Ball business. The cable biggie has signed an exclusive two-year deal with the "Six Feet Under" creator to develop and...
Wizards Improve Bench
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bench Mob. That's what the Washington Wizards' reserves are calling themselves as the NBA season begins, and why not? The team very easily could field one of the deepest benches in the league....
WJLA Picks 'Housewives' over Redskins
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The ladies of Wisteria Lane have trumped the lords of the gridiron. WJLA-TV (Channel 7) chose "Desperate Housewives" and its Sunday night lineup over the Washington Redskins this week for the first...