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 March 28, 2005

Abbas' Accomplishments
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The editorial "Can Abbas deliver?" (Monday) says the main problem of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is that "Mr. Abbas has barely begun to do all that will be necessary" to solve the problem of political...
Akayev Resignation Eludes Foes; Opposition Figures Fail to Sway President's Daughter
Byline: Chris Pala, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - Ravshan Jeyenbekov had once served as a minister of state property in President Askar Akayev's Cabinet and knew Mr. Akayev's daughter Bermet well. So when a disparate group of opposition...
A New Prime Minister; Blair, Brown and the U.S.-UK Alliance
Byline: David Cowan, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This year will see British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who has been a good friend to President Bush and true heir to Margaret Thatcher, seek a third term in office. His socialism rebranded as "New...
Artists to Tune in to Court Case; Struggles Not Same Old Song after File-Sharing Technology
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Debi Cochran once made a living writing music in Nashville, racking up a string of hits recorded by the likes of Collin Raye and Ronnie Milsap. These days, she supports her family selling handbags at...
Art of Game Design; Program Turns Players into Creators
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Today's video-game players may or may not recall the industry's infancy in the 1970s, when a pair of paddles and a cube of white light constituted the epoch of gaming. Even a child could duplicate...
A 'Warehouse of Evil'; Azeri-Armenian Conflict Threatens U.S
Byline: S. Rob Sobhani, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The recent arrest of 18 people planning to smuggle Soviet-made grenade launchers, shoulder-fired missiles and other Russian military weapons into the United States is a disturbing national-security...
Can Widow Win Missed Benefit?
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft: I read with interest your recent article about Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), which permits those spouses who remarry at age 57 or older to retain DIC. I'd like to share...
Cautious Optimism in Israel; Hopes for the Beginning of an End
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cautious optimism pervades the state of Israel, but cautious is the operative word. If Mahmoud Abbas is not Yasser Arafat, neither is he George Washington (or even U.S. Grant or Warren Harding). You still...
Chefs Mix It Up for Charity; Add Dash of Humor to Contest
Byline: Patrick Butters, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was a clash of culinary titans as chefs Roberto Donna of Galileo and Todd Gray of Equinox battled it out at Share Our Strength's 18th annual Taste of the Nation "Destination D.C." Thursday...
Cobalt Program Goes to College
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES American University students are test-driving the ad agency life. About 30 marketing students have transformed themselves into EagleEye Solutions, a full-service ad agency to create and implement a marketing...
Confusing Control and Security
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Suppose you were a sadist and really hated your fellow men - what type of job would you try to get? Well, you might try to become head of airline security for the Transportation Security Administration...
D.C. Truancy Tracking Derailed; Officials Blame Budget Woes
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. public school system has spent millions of dollars on a new computer system to track student attendance, but its implementation has been "significantly delayed," the latest in a series of audits...
Delegate Defends Remarks on Homosexual 'Hate'
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Maryland lawmaker last week defended his comments at an earlier meeting in Montgomery County in which he said he was "spreading the hate of homosexual activists." Delegate Don Dwyer Jr. said he was alerting...
Dollar Still Rules World Markets; but Shift by China Could Destabilize It
Byline: John Zaracostas, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GENEVA - The sharp devaluation of the dollar against major currencies in the past couple of years has not eroded the greenback's supremacy in terms of use on global foreign-exchange markets, according...
Dynamic Duo, Daunting Task
Byline: Herbert Klein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Selection of Karen Hughes as undersecretary of state for public diplomacy means President Bush believes two very strong-minded women who seldom wear hats can develop policies to discard the...
Energy Policy That Can Deliver
Byline: Reid Detchon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As oil prices hit $55 per barrel and set records, and analysts forecast an even higher spike to $60 soon, the lack of an effective, long-term energy policy is an increasingly costly problem for...
Gang Will Target Minuteman Vigil on Mexico Border; Volunteers out to Stop Illegal Aliens
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NACO, Ariz. - Members of a violent Central America-based gang have been sent to Arizona to target Minuteman Project volunteers, who will begin a monthlong border vigil this weekend to find and report foreigner...
GAO to Release Evaluation of Secure Flight System; Lawmakers Wary of Screening Using Personal, Consumer Data
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A government report demanded by Congress is set for release today and will decide the fate of an airline passenger screening program that combines personal and consumer information to spot potential terrorists....
Greatness through Servanthood
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The following are excerpts from a sermon delivered yesterday by Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr. at Hope Christian Church in Lanham: Shots rang out in a courtroom in Atlanta on March 11, 2005. In just a few minutes, the...
Health Care Put into Account
Byline: Andrew Johnson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Allen Wishner, a newly elected member of the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation's board of directors, hopes to raise public awareness and acceptance of health savings accounts and other health...
Hispanics Pose Risk to Teen-Birth Drop
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The nation's fast-growing Hispanic teen population could end declining teen birthrates, says a researcher who calls for more Hispanic-oriented teen-pregnancy prevention programs. The national teen...
Hughes, Wizards Silence Sonics
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SEATTLE - This time, there was no bickering, no selfish play. This time, facing a team with the fourth-best record in the NBA, the Washington Wizards banded together to earn a result they needed in...
Justices Get Mexican's Appeal; International Tribunal Sought Intervention
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court today will hear the appeal of a Mexican national, on death row for a rape-murder, whose case was ordered reviewed by the International Court of Justice at The Hague. Mexico sued the United...
Less Talent, Lower Quality, Higher Drama
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It gets no better than Louisville vs. West Virginia and Illinois vs. Arizona. It gets no better than the two favorites rallying from improbable deficits, only to avert elimination in overtime. Those...
Live 'Guy'
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Live 'Guy' Fox TV's "Family Guy" may be coming to a stage near you. E! Online reports the animated sitcom, which was canceled by the network only to rise from the television graveyard after smashing...
Live Longer, Work Longer
Byline: Alfred Tella, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES One way the elderly can help support themselves in retirement is to work longer before retiring. Work is becoming less strenuous. In tomorrow's labor market, experience will count more. Better...
Mets 9, Nationals 4
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - METS 9, NATIONALS 4 When Tony Armas Jr. left the game after one inning, the Washington Nationals' chances went with him. The New York Mets scored nine runs in 42/3 innings off relievers...
Mugabe Foe Vows to Fight Corruption; Opposition Facing Stacked Deck in Elections
Byline: Geoff Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said yesterday that if he wins Thursday's general election, he will put many in the current government on trial for embezzlement and crimes against...
Nats Face Pitching Choices
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - The toughest cuts Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson and interim general manager Jim Bowden must make will come from the club's bullpen. Robinson plans to carry 11 pitchers...
Necessary Politics
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Necessary politics "Democrats, and others, have accused Republicans and President Bush of playing politics with the Schiavo case. Let's hope so. Unlike most, this is a necessary politics that ought to...
Pentagon Begins to See Iraq Momentum Shift
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the privacy of their E-ring offices, senior Pentagon officials have begun to entertain thoughts that were unimaginable a year ago: Iraq is turning the corner. Military officials and analysts...
Politics, as Usual
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Politics, as usual A Web site called StopBolton.org went online this month seeking to create grass-roots opposition to the Bush administration's nominee for U.N. ambassador, John R. Bolton. The site...
Pope Offers Silent Sign; Can't Deliver Easter Sermon for First Time
Byline: John Phillips, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ROME - Pope John Paul II silently blessed pilgrims from his window over St. Peter's Square yesterday, prompting many to weep when they saw that he was unable to make his traditional Easter address. ...
Pure Gold; Freni Shines as Joan in 'Maid of Orleans'
Byline: T.L. Ponick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Celebrating the golden jubilee year of her long and storied career in 2005, legendary soprano Mirella Freni has returned to the District to star in the Washington National Opera's production of "The Maid...
Repeating Filibuster History
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In his Op-Ed, Sen. George Allen of Virginia urged fellow Republicans to "Call Senate Democrats' bluff" (Tuesday). He claimed senators "have a constitutional responsibility to give our 'advice and consent' regarding the...
Schiavo Seen as Past 'Point of No Return'; Husband Allows Her Communion
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Easter Sunday did not bring a miracle for the family of Terri Schiavo, though the 41-year-old woman was allowed her first nourishment in nine days, when a priest gave her a drop of Communion wine. Nine...
Shi'ite Leaders Vow Security Overhaul
Byline: Borzou Daragahi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Members of the Shi'ite coalition that won Iraq's elections are demanding that the new government, when it is formed, cleanse the security services of terrorist informers and Saddam sympathizers...
Sobering Lessons
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sobering lessons New York Post Recent celebrity rehab patients Pat O'Brien, Billy Joel and Whitney Houston should get a copy of "The Harder They Fall" (Hazelden), the new book in which celebrities...
Social Security Debate Changing; Public Moving to Bush's View on Need to Act, Polls Suggest
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republican strategists say they have won the debate about Social Security's long-term insolvency and are preparing to plunge into the next fight over President Bush's plan to help fix the program with...
Social Security's Funding Gap
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Throughout the 2004 political campaign, President Bush warned that Social Security's long-term financial health was deteriorating, while Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry and his party downplayed the evolving...
Teaching and Learning in Jerusalem
Byline: Kate Tsubata, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Home-schoolers from Maryland, Virginia, California, Ohio and North Carolina were part of an educational and humanitarian exchange program with the municipality of Jerusalem in February. The...
Terri's Tragedy; the Courts Condemn an Innocent to Death
Byline: Nat Hentoff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Readers: This column contains a graphic description of dehydration following removal of a feeding tube. Despite some bitter and grossly uninformed Democratic opposition - with the especially notable exception...
The Brothers Dean
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The brothers Dean "I thought Jim Dean made sausage." Such is one familiar refrain whenever conversation of late turns to brothers Howard Dean and Jim Dean, who together, one might argue, are steering...
The Sky's Not Falling
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the least-asked questions in government circles today is whether the Federal Reserve Board's aggressive interest rate increases will weaken George W. Bush's economic recovery. Once again, we...
The Syrian Dictator and Hariri's Murder
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the wake of the Feb. 14 bombing in Beirut that killed 20 persons, among them former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Syrian strongman Bashar Assad now finds his occupation of Lebanon under fire from a most unlikely...
U.S. Envoy, Sharon Dispute Settlement Rift; Bush Policy on West Bank Blocks' Future Clear, Both Sides Say
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV - U.S. and Israeli officials scrambled during the weekend to clarify their policies on Israeli settlements after a newspaper on Friday quoted U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer as saying the Bush...
Waltzing across the U.N. Stage
Byline: William Hawkins, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There is a basic contradiction in U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's reform proposal. In a dynamic world of contending nation-states, the United Nations is anything but united. It cannot...
Where's the Beef?
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Where's the beef? Japanese Ambassador Ryozo Kato is preparing for another tense meeting with members of Congress who are demanding that Japan lift its ban on U.S. beef. Mr. Kato, who expects to...