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 April 11, 2005

Advocates for Schools to Protest at Home Opener
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A coalition of advocacy groups, teachers and students upset about the disrepair of D.C. public schools plans to rally outside RFK Stadium Thursday, when tens of thousands of fans head to the Washington...
ANWR Is a Start
Byline: Patrick J. Michaels, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sometimes we have to hand it to our greener friends, especially those in the Green Party. To express their horror about the recent Senate vote to open a teeny section of the Arctic National...
Arthur's Music Gets Lost in the Shuffle
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Would it be impertinent to point out that Joseph Arthur had drooping "plumber's pants" at his solo appearance at Iota Club & Cafe Thursday night? It was a farcical counterpoint to a deadly serious show...
Biomedical Loopholes; Senate Provisions Could Cost Billions
Byline: Kathleen Jaeger, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES On September 11, the nation was shocked into recognition of our vulnerability to possible terrorist incidents involving biological, chemical or nuclear materials. Yet, nearly four years later,...
Blue-Collar Blues; Outdated Images, Lack of Workers Worry Trades
Byline: Shelley Widhalm, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The number of students in Arlen Crabb's automobile classes at Lincoln Technical Institute in Columbia, Md., fluctuates with the economy. "If the economy is down, then we have a large influx of students,"...
Cameras Create Ticket Turmoil; Stationary Radar Had Backup
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A new traffic enforcement camera in Northeast that was supposed to issue only warnings last month apparently had police backup, and motorists are beginning to pay for it. Metropolitan Police announced...
China's Pirates
Byline: Arnold Beichman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The huge Communist Chinese mainland, government and people, is guilty of committing grand larceny on a scale only comparable in contemporary history to the expropriation of private property during the...
Cotecna's Snow Job
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In January, Robert Massey, CEO of Cotecna Inspection SA - a Swiss company which was paying the son of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan during the period it oversaw shipments of goods into Iraq through the U.N. oil-for-food...
Country's Finest
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Country's finest Hollywood stars meet country music royalty during tonight's telecast of the 2005 CMT Music Awards, which will open with a visit from those good ol' boys who never meant any harm. ...
Crab Lovers Urged to Aid Bay
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A group trying to protect the Chesapeake Bay is asking District-area residents to save the crabs - then eat 'em. The Chesapeake Bay Program began a $550,000 ad campaign to persuade residents not to...
D.C. Cultural Group Taps Fox as Director
Byline: Andrew Johnson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Angela Fox, a former owner of a business strategy and marketing consulting firm, is the new executive director of Cultural Tourism DC. The nonprofit coalition of more than 140 cultural, historic and...
Direct Loan Taxpayer Ripoff
Byline: Stephen Moore, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This year marks the 40th anniversary of the guaranteed student loan program for college students. The program, created by Lyndon Johnson as part of the Great Society, has made college affordable...
Dole Touts Humor for D.C. Survival; Autobiography Details War Injury
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole says a sense of humor is key to surviving Beltway politics, but the World War II hero's new autobiography, "One Soldier's Story," details how family is essential...
Ending Torture Outsourcing; House, Senate Efforts Combat CIA Renditions
Byline: Nat Hentoff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This is the third in a series of occasional columns on America's rendition of suspected terrorists to countries known for torturing prisoners. In an unexpectedly overwhelming vote, 420 to 2, the House...
Extra Seats; Brokers Find Selling Tickets Isn't Always Easy
Byline: Andrew Johnson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Area ticket brokers have dozens of tickets for the Washington Nationals' sold-out home opener at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, with some costing as much as $1,550. Thursday's game against the...
GOP Sees Judges as Fair Game; Says Congress Has Oversight of Judiciary
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Republicans yesterday said Congress should scrutinize some federal court decisions and would not rule out impeaching activist judges for imposing their own preferences on public policy. House...
Hey, Big Spender
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hey, big spender Indianapolis Star Elton John and the U.S. government have something in common: They're both operating under huge deficits. While Mr. John may not be personally broke, his...
Homelessness Increasing All over the World
Byline: John Zarocostas, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Special correspondent John Zarocostas in Geneva last week interviewed Miloon Kothari, an architect and independent consultant on adequate housing with the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, about...
Illegal Aliens Dodge Sentinels along Border; but 'Minutemen' Claim Win
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NACO, Ariz. - Minuteman Project volunteers, manning outposts along a 20-mile stretch of the Arizona-Mexico border, have managed to block a major corridor used by migrants headed north. Those intent on...
Kaine, Kilgore Debate When to Start Debating
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Virginia gubernatorial race has kicked off like many others, with the two candidates squabbling over when they will debate. Lt. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, a Democrat, challenged former Attorney...
McCain's Answer
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES McCain's answer Bob Schieffer, host of CBS' "Face the Nation," asked Sen. John McCain yesterday if he thinks President Bush's Social Security private accounts plan is dead. Mr. McCain, an Arizona Republican...
Mexico's Advantage
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mexico's advantage Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez is seen as the leading candidate to win today's election for secretary-general of the Organization of American States. The withdrawal...
Military Levels Playing Field for Recruits
Byline: Michael Smith, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Home-schoolers finally have broken through in the military after a long effort. In a 2005 memorandum from the Department of Defense, home-schoolers were "afforded priority enlistment such that...
Nats Ruin Patterson's Effort
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI - One has a World Series MVP trophy sitting on his mantel. The other won a spot in the Opening Day rotation only after one of the regulars went on the disabled list. For six innings yesterday,...
No Relief Yet for Osuna's Struggles
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI - The Washington Nationals signed Antonio Osuna this winter counting on him to be one of their most reliable relief pitchers. One week into the season, Osuna has been far and away the Nationals'...
Nuke Whistleblower Faces New Charges; Accused of Violating Gag Order after Prison
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV - Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli nuclear whistleblower who spent more than 17 years in jail, faces new criminal charges for violating a military-imposed gag order prohibiting him from speaking...
Pie Throwers and Goon Squads
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES When two assailants attacked conservative columnist Ann Coulter with pies while she was giving a speech at the University of Arizona in October, most people, including the speaker, dismissed it as a prank. When an enraged...
Pope Battled 'Culture of Death'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The following is an excerpt from a sermon preached earlier this year by Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker, head of the Florida Area of the United Methodist Church, at the United Methodist Building in the District. Pope John...
Press Willfully Ignorant of U.S. Rural Life; Study Finds Lack of Coverage
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Much of the press is apathetic toward America's heartland and clueless about the rural way of life, according to a two-year study of press coverage released today. "To most TV reporters in the coastal...
Protesters Target Law at Mass in Rome; Cardinal Shielded Abusive Priests
Byline: John Phillips, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VATICAN CITY - An American advocacy group said it would protest today outside a church where the former archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Bernard Law, was to preside over a Mass in honor of the late Pope...
'Rabid' Fox
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Rabid' Fox CNN has another new network president, its fifth in four years. Jonathan Klein's mission: take back the million-plus viewers CNN has lost to Fox News Channel in fewer than four years. ...
Rightists Sustain Setback in Vote; Support Wanes without Founder
Byline: Waltraud Kaserer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIENNA - The far-right Austrian Freedom Party suffered a sharp setback in a test election yesterday, reflecting a loss of popularity since its founder, Joerg Haider, and his sister, Ursula Haubner,...
Robinson Isn't by the Numbers
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI. - Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson said numbers don't win you ball games and darned if Antonio Osuna didn't prove him right. When the Nationals signed Osuna to an $800,000 contract...
Senators, New D.C. Stadium Shone in '62 Opener
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "It's magnificent, just magnificent. I've never seen anything like it." - Outfielder Jim Piersall "It looks like the Grand Canyon with seats." - First baseman Dale Long At the foot of East Capitol...
Sharon's Toughest Challenge
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Picture this scenario: In late July, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon could be in the process of uprooting all Israeli settlers from the Gaza Strip, which could take place immediately after the terrorist group Hamas...
Shortage of Time, Answers, Bodies
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Wizards are in the throes of a season-deflating collapse and have no readily available solutions. They lack the interior presence of the injured Brendan Haywood, as the 76ers made all too clear in the...
Souls, Not Wallets, Are Man's True Measure
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Richard Rahn's "The best of times" (Commentary, Friday) on the very day Pope John Paul II was laid to rest begs reflection on an irony. The statistics Mr. Rahn cites strongly indicate that according to material units...
Stem-Cell Vote Met with Anger; Conservatives Fight to Prevent Expansion of Policy
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House conservatives, upset that Republican leaders have agreed to a vote on expanding President Bush's embryonic stem-cell research policy, are deciding how they will fight back. "The pro-life, pro-family...
Tax Bills to Increase despite Rate Cuts; Rising Assessments of Property Faulted
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Localities in Northern Virginia are preparing to slash property-tax rates, but homeowners still will pay more - and more - because of skyrocketing assessments. Fairfax County officials are considering...
Tearful Service Remembers Victims of Violence; Families Come Together for Support, to Look Ahead
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Marion M. Jones blinked back tears repeatedly yesterday as she made the keynote address at a memorial service for 561 Southern Maryland crime victims. "This is probably the hardest thing I have ever had...
Ted Williams Deserves Dignity
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft: A recent TV show referred to the remains of the late Ted Williams still being stored upside down and headless at a cryogenic storage facility in Arizona. His son, John Henry, who brought...
The Fonda Syndrome; She Stands Resolutely by Her Men
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Astride the intersection of politics and culture stands Jane Fonda like a female colossus. Or at least a nicely aging Barbarella. Her new memoir, "My Life So Far," documents how the personal became political...
The Soviets, the Pope and President Reagan
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Arnaud de Borchgrave wrote in a recent column ("Time of assassins," Commentary, Tuesday) that for diplomatic reasons President Reagan and CIA Director William Casey "played down the Soviet link" to the assassination...
Thugs Desert Mugabe Forces; Switch Sides in Zimbabwe
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe - Enforcers who beat and tortured opponents of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in past elections said in a series of clandestine interviews that hunger, lack of jobs and broken promises have persuaded...
Tiger's Back on Top; Edges DiMarco, in Tense Playoff for 4th Masters
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AUGUSTA, Ga. - Tiger Woods once again is golf's goliath. Courtesy of a 15-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff against gritty veteran Chris DiMarco, Woods shrugged off a victory drought spanning...
Tiger's Revival; Woods Ends Drought in Majors
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AUGUSTA, Ga. - All hail the return of the king. The 69th Masters likely will be remembered as the major in which Tiger Woods reclaimed his crown. When Tiger Woods drilled a 15-foot birdie putt on...
Tyson Might Fight in D.C
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Negotiations are ongoing for former two-time heavyweight champion Mike Tyson to fight at MCI Center against Irish heavyweight Kevin McBride on June 11 in a Showtime pay-per-view event, local matchmaker...
Version 3.0 Debuts at Augusta
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AUGUSTA, Ga. - Maybe we should stop trying to understand Tiger Woods. His thought processes are obviously so much different from ours, even from his fellow golfers. Who but Tiger could shoot 18 under in the...
Watch-List 'Justice'; Liberal Overreach on Guns, Terror
Byline: John R. Lott, Jr. and Sonya D. Jones, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Should people lose rights because they are sympathetic to, but do not actually help, terrorist groups? Should law enforcement and not judges be the arbiter of those sympathizers...
Westerners See Poetic Justice in Saving Snakehead; Bite Back at 'Endangered' List
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER - For years, Alan Gardner has watched Easterners tie up land and scuttle development in the West by asking federal bureaucrats to put various rodents, predators and pests on the nation's endangered-species...
With a Song in Their Hearts
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Book parties may have had their day. Circulate a "CD release party" invite instead and literally hundreds will show up. At least they did on Saturday night when the hosts were go-go social duo Jeffrey...
Wizards' Playoff Dreams in Danger
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The fourth quarter hasn't been kind to the Washington Wizards in their drive for the playoffs. The Wizards (41-35), on a season-high, five-game losing streak that has dropped them from the fourth...
Zarqawi Had a Close Call with Marines; Fugitive Terror Chief Hides in Western Iraq
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Abu Musab Zarqawi, the most-wanted terrorist in Iraq, is on the run in an undeveloped western border region where he was nearly caught in recent weeks, a U.S. Marine commander says. "He's going...