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 28, 2006

2 More Skyland Properties Go to NCRC
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National Capital Revitalization Corp. (NCRC) has won ownership of two properties at the Skyland Shopping Center in Southeast through eminent domain. The NCRC, a public-private company that rebuilds...
A Least-Bad Alternative?
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES CAIRO, Egypt - President Bush should immediately begin an orderly withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. It is the least bad alternative to cap a magnificent start. Last week's orgy of sectarian...
Algeria's Proposal
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Algeria's proposal The Algerian ambassador cited his North African country as an example of how to fight terrorism by aggressively pursuing extremists and promoting democracy and development. Ambassador...
All Knicked Up; Thomas Runs Team into the Ground
Byline: Kevin Brewer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you have a bad deal, Isiah Thomas can help. If you have credit-card debts, outstanding loans, alimony, child support or Steve Francis, Thomas can work with you. The New York Knicks president can work...
Alumni Vow Dillard Will Survive Katrina; Benefits Raise Millions to Rebuild
Byline: Stephanie Mansfield, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There were no VIPS, no velvet rope and no valet parking. The nonpolitical fundraiser had a simple purpose that is rare in Washington: to raise money rather than to elevate the egos of the party...
America's Foreign Borrowing
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES For the first time in history last year, the sum of the nation's trade deficit ($726 billion) and federal budget deficit ($320 billion in calendar 2005) exceeded $1 trillion. By definition, a budget deficit must be...
Animal Rights Group Takes Circus to Court; Lawsuit Lists Spying, Conspiracy
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The owners of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's circus hired undercover agents, conspired and tried to ruin animal rights groups, according to an attorney involved in a civil jury trial that began...
Answer Is 'No'
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Answer is 'no' The White House yesterday rejected the call by a number of House Democrats for a special counsel to investigate the Bush administration's eavesdropping program, the Associated Press reports....
Appeal Readied on Tax Refunds; Court Ordered Millions Repaid
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The District has spent more than $1 million preparing an appeal to a September court ruling that ordered the city to refund more than $15 million in property taxes to some homeowners. City officials...
Astacio Signs Guaranteed Deal
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - With an uncertain starting rotation, the Washington Nationals signed veteran right-hander Pedro Astacio to a one-year, $700,000 guaranteed deal, plus incentives, pending a physical tomorrow....
Bush, Rumsfeld Satisfy Governors on Heated Issues; Guard Funding, Guest Workers Discussed
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld succeeded in pacifying governors from both parties in separate closed-door meetings yesterday. "On immigration, the governors were generally...
Bush Vows to Open U.S. Markets in India; Nuclear Deal Stalled for New Delhi Visit
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Although he won't dance with villagers in Rajasthan like President Clinton did or see the Taj Mahal, President Bush will spend two days in India this week pressing economic ties he says are crucial to the...
Clark, Royal Likely Free Agents
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Strong safety Ryan Clark and tight end Robert Royal likely will be the only Washington Redskins starters who will hit the market as unrestricted free agents Friday. Clark and Royal, teammates for four...
Convera Explores Commercial Market
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Convera Technologies signed its first commercial customers this month for its service that indexes the content of the Internet and delivers it in a customized format. The biggest of three contracts was...
Dangers of the Herd Mentality; Violent Ideals Threaten Humankind
Byline: Louis Rene Beres, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti's "Man Pointing" gesticulates ominously. Emaciated, skeletal and tormented, it is an artistic expression of humankind's stalwart march toward suffering and...
Days off for Muslims Unlikely; Attendance Drop for Holidays Low
Byline: S.A. Miller and Michael Hunsberger, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Baltimore County Board of Education is expected tonight to reject calls from a Muslim group to add two Islamic holidays to the proposed 2006-07 school calendar. The board is...
D.C. Chairman Race Heats Up with Gray's Entry
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Finally, a horse race that's worth a wager. The campaign for D.C. Council chairman was about to be an uncontested snoozer until Vincent C. Gray, the low-key Democrat who represents Ward 7 on...
Deciding to Pick Isn't Easy
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sounds like the first pick in the NFL Draft is burning a hole in Charley Casserly's pocket. Our old friend Charley let it be known yesterday that the Texans, previously thought to be leaning toward Reggie Bush,...
Device Improves Tonsil Removal; Research Finds Faster Recovery
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most tonsil surgeries during the past two decades have been performed using a procedure that burns away swollen lymphoid tissue and cauterizes throat muscles, putting patients at risk for complications....
Fast Shift Needed to Save U.S. Autos
Byline: Kevin L. Kearns and Alan Tonelson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES CAIRO, Egypt - The accelerating woes of Ford and General Motors and the ongoing crisis in auto parts have produced vows from Detroit that business-as-usual won't continue....
FBI Expands Its List of Wanted Terrorists; Rewards as Much as $25 Million
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The FBI has updated and revised its list of "Most Wanted Terrorists" to include 26 persons indicted by federal grand juries throughout the United States, many of whom also have State Department rewards posted...
Forest Restoration Realities
Byline: Thomas M. Bonnicksen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When a bipartisan group of nearly 100 congressmen proposed accelerated restoration of forests after catastrophic wildfire, the idea drew widespread support from those interested in giving...
Forest Restoration Realities
Byline: Frank Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Recent headlines call to mind a notable Shakespearean turn of phrase: "These are the times that try men's souls." Actually, what today's events are likely to "try" (or test, in today's parlance) is...
Gasol Trumps Wizards; Big Performances by Jamison, Arenas Wasted
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Although Memphis Grizzlies forward Pau Gasol made the Western Conference All-Star team for the first time, he kept an extremely low profile in the game. But last night he let his performance...
Gore Contends with Lawsuits, Protests; Criticism of Bush Policies, New Book and Film 'Stirring Things Up'
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Al Gore seems to be leading a complicated life these days, replete with noisy but mixed messages. In recent weeks, Mr. Gore has alternately been sued by a public radio affiliate and an Internet provider,...
Ibsen Classic Coming to Shakespeare; 'An Enemy of the People' Part of Schedule for '06-'07
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People" and an 18th-century English comedy adapted by Thornton Wilder and Washington's own Ken Ludwig are the first two productions scheduled for Shakespeare...
Industrial Complex Hailed as Sign of Cooperation
Byline: Andrew Salmon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KAESONG, North Korea - Every day, convoys of about 300 South Korean cars and trucks trundle north along a barbed-wire-lined, four-lane highway to the Kaesong Industrial Complex, the jewel in the crown...
'Intelligence Gaps' in Ports Deal; Coast Guard Unable to Assess Threat
Byline: Charles Hurt and Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. Coast Guard officials warned that "many intelligence gaps" prevented them from providing the Bush administration with an accurate assessment of the threat posed by the sale of operation...
IRS Hits Schools Contractor; Deal Worth Millions for Bankrupt Atlantic Health
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Rockville-based company that has won a multimillion-dollar speech therapy and health services contract with the D.C. public school system has been hit with a claim for more than $500,000 in unpaid federal...
Job Cuts Come as Little Surprise to the Watchful; Uncle Sam Gives Plenty of Signs
Byline: Mike Causey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When it comes to the chopping block, Uncle Sam and corporate America do it differently. In the private sector, downsizing often is done quickly. Meanwhile, Uncle Sam takes his time, which can be a real...
Joint Program Targets Overweight Veterans; HHS, VA Aim to Cut Health Risks of Expanding Waistlines, Diabetes
Byline: Eric Pfeiffer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Our nation's veterans face a growing threat in the form of their expanding waistlines. Speaking at the National Press Club, Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt, Surgeon General Richard...
Katrina Not Invited to This Party; Natives Return to New Orleansfor Signature Mardi Gras Bash
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW ORLEANS - Carnival has kicked into high gear in this half-empty, debris-strewn city, where many revelers dancing their troubles away are natives who have returned for the first time since being scattered...
Nails and Your State of Health; Brittleness, Fungal Infections Are Some Causes of Discoloring
Byline: Shelley Widhalm, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Licensed nail technician Nancy Nguyen says she turns away customers who want acrylic nails if their natural nails are unhealthy. And if she sees nails that are brittle or weak, she recommends forgoing...
Nationals' New Player Won't Bug Anyone
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla - Matt LeCroy had four nicknames while playing for the Minnesota Twins. Two of them he wouldn't reveal. The others were "Country" - he was born and raised in a small town in South Carolina -...
Nationals Ponder Physical Mistake; MRI May Have Revealed Injury
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - Before the Washington Nationals finalized their trade with the San Diego Padres for Brian Lawrence in November, they had team doctors do a complete physical on the right-hander. Lawrence,...
NGOs Face Hostility Abroad; Democracy Efforts Opposed
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a growing number of countries around the world, promoting the popular will is becoming unpopular. U.S. pro-democracy groups say they are facing increasing - and increasingly sophisticated - opposition...
Nic Nixes Nuptial News
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nic nixes nuptial news Nicole Kidman says she and Keith Urban are not tying the knot next month. The Oscar-winning actress has been dating the country singer for a year, and the duo made their...
One Last Whack
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One last whack David Chase, creator of HBO's "The Sopranos," swears he'll whack the series from the cable network next year, Associated Press reports. But that may not be the end. He hasn't ruled...
Ovechkin Expected to Play
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TORONTO - The Washington Capitals maintained yesterday that star left wing Alex Ovechkin would be in the lineup when the team faces the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. "That's the plan," Washington general...
Plaxo Offers Platform Solution
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thomas Marshall, two-term vice president under Woodrow Wilson, is credited with saying in 1917: "What this country needs is a really good 5 cent cigar." It's not just the price of cigars that has changed...
Police Seek Four in Fatal Shooting of Architect in NW
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. police are looking for at least four men in the death of a 33-year-old architect who was struck by a stray bullet outside a Northwest restaurant during an argument over a parking space. The shooting...
Politics and War
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Politics and war On the heels of the Democratic Party forcing one of its own - Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett - to drop his spirited campaign for the U.S. Senate, former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey has...
Port Executives Roll out Red Carpet for Americans; U.S. Officials Given Unlimited Access at Jebel Ali
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Executives at Jebel Ali Port, the largest in the Middle East, see no shame in admitting that one of their goals, in a region known for its hostility to the United States,...
Protest of Bill Planned; Immigration Groups Riled
Byline: Keyonna Summers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thousands of pro-immigration advocates will protest next week at the U.S. Capitol against a bill that they fear would result in fines or jail time for operators of businesses, churches, day-laborer centers...
Seen and Heard
Byline: Ken Wright and Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - John Patterson was busy yesterday in the clubhouse showing off his prized offseason acquisition: a compound hunting bow. Patterson said his Matthews Switchback bow, which...
Sensors Can Help Monitor Port Cargo
Byline: Dan Caterinicchia, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A small percentage of "smart" containers outfitted with sensors that could monitor other nearby cargo could help improve security at U.S. ports, according to a technology consulting firm. A simulation...
Something Useful from a Blunder
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's an ill wind that blows nobody good, and that hot wind out of Dubai is useful, too. It reveals the fault lines of the modern Republican Party while there may be time for someone to do something about...
Sorting out the Ports Deal; Bush Flatfooted While Congress Falls for Knee-Jerk Reaction
Byline: Tod Lindberg, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Plenty of blame to go around this week on the topic of the ports deal. So let's get busy. Like most everybody else, as of two weeks ago I don't know diddly about the management of seaports, and I will...
Successful Public-Diplomacy Radio
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The recent article ("Time for a plan to undo Iran" Commentary, Thursday) unfairly characterized the broadcasts and popularity of Radio Farda, a joint project of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and the Voice...
Taiwan Abolishes Unification Panel; U.S. Had Urged Chen to Refrain
Byline: David R. Sands and Xin Li, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ignoring U.S. warnings, Taiwanese leader Chen Shui-bian yesterday terminated a government council charged with overseeing an eventual reunification with China, provoking furious criticism from...
Teachers Unions Can Join AFL-CIO; Boosts Labor after Defections
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Leaders of the AFL-CIO yesterday approved a measure allowing local affiliates of the nation's largest teachers union to join the labor federation, a move to help bolster the labor movement after last year's...
Texas Sheriffs to Ask Congress for Border Funds; Overwhelmed by Aliens, Violence
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A coalition of Texas border sheriffs will testify at Capitol Hill hearings this week that illegal immigration and drug smuggling have sent law-enforcement costs soaring and exposed their deputies and communities...
The Anna Benson Show; Wife of Orioles Pitcher Has Quite an Act
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Anna Benson has one thing in common with Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos, at least: They are both horse fans. "I have heard he has a great interest in horses," Benson says. "I love horses myself....
The Internet Jihad
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES A troubling video of an insurgent sniper in Iraq known only as "Juba" is spreading across the Internet. As National Public Radio describes it, in the professional-quality video, "Juba" is quiet, efficient and ruthless...
Thoughts on Rumsfeld
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Normally I like Arnaud de Borchgrave's writings. Unfortunately, this time he is wide of the mark ("Rumsfeld's complaint," Commentary, Thursday). Most of what Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld wrote is absolutely...
Turkish Press as Pawns; Is Kurds' Fate in Play?
Byline: Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hamas' visit to Ankara has been controversial from the start, and has created an unexpected backlash. Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul has accused his country's media of hampering whatever...
U.S. Lacked Plan for Rebuilding Iraq, Report Says; Reconstruction Efforts Hindered
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration never drew up a comprehensive plan for rebuilding Iraq after the March 2003 invasion, which contributed to a severe shortage of skilled federal workers in Baghdad and to the...
Woman Gets 5 Years for Embezzling League
Byline: Gary Emerling and Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES From Girl Scout cookie cash to those zippered bags stuffed with soccer league dues, there's more money going into the country's youth groups - and the temptation to reach into the kitty...