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 October 26, 2005

$125 Billion in Spending Targeted; Senate Conservatives Demand Offsets to Pay for Katrina Aid
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fiscal conservatives laid down a $125 billion challenge to the Senate yesterday, proposing a package of spending cuts and delays in other programs they say would offset Hurricane Katrina costs. The...
Almost like Old Times for Surging NFC East
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For several years the NFC East was a playground for the Philadelphia Eagles, never more so than last season. Stealing the lunch money from the wimpy Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Washington Redskins en...
Amazing Adventures
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Amazing adventures Let the record show that Jane Fonda was charged with treason - by one congressman, at least. "I was assigned to the Internal Security Committee," former Rep. Roger Zion, an Indiana...
As the Beltway World Turns; Does Fed Appointment Spell L-E-G-A-C-Y?
Byline: Harlan Ullman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A number of stories are dominating Washington's chattering classes these days. But, however, exciting, will they have lasting impact? The trial of Saddam Hussein, the constitutional vote and what will...
Astros Get Lots of Love; 'Da White Sox' Don't
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HOUSTON - This may come as a disappointment to blue collar fans who like their baseball cities gritty, but Houston is much more into this World Series than Chicago. Granted, we are talking about a two-team...
Baseball Blues
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Baseball blues Baseball fans can cheer all they want about a World Series without the Red Sox or Yankees, but Fox officials aren't joining in the revelry. The Chicago White Sox's championship drought...
Bewitched by Season; Halloween Decorations, Costumes Fly off Shelves
Byline: Shelley Widhalm, THE WASHINGTON TIMES On homes, in yards and on costumed trick-or-treaters, Halloween decorations are everywhere this time of year, says Nancy Schuhmann, owner of Mrs. McGregor's Garden Shop. In the 20 years Ms. Schuhmann...
Bird-Flu Fears Stir Talk of Breaking of Drug Patents; Health Officials Confer in Canada
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES OTTAWA - Officials taking part in a conference of health ministers from around the world on a possible bird-flu pandemic said yesterday that they are considering breaking the patent of an existing vaccine...
Board Picks Members of New Sex-Ed Panel
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Montgomery County school board has assembled a panel of parents, students and representatives of special-interest groups that will help create a sex-education curriculum, but has not included a representative...
Bush on the Edge; Conservative Life Preserver for the President
Byline: Tony Blankley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush is a lucky man. Seldom has a president found himself in more political trouble that he substantially has the power in his own hands to fix than does President Bush currently. While the...
Bush Praises 'Progress' by Iraqis; Warns Terrorists Will Fight Hard to Gain Control
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush said yesterday that Iraqis "are making inspiring progress toward building a democracy," but warned Americans that terrorists will fight to the death to establish a foothold in Iraq for a radical...
Caps Prepare for Shuffle
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Capitals are revamping their lineup to bolster their sagging special teams and provide more offensive punch after they failed to score more than three goals in any of the first nine games this...
Chinese Exporter Linked to Missile Scheme; Federal Case Is First under Law Designed to Protect U.S. Aircraft
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal investigators have linked a Chinese state-run export company to a conspiracy to sell surface-to-air missiles in the United States, Justice Department officials said. The China Xinshidai Group,...
Clarksburg Residents Lay out Evidence of Violations; Developer's Map Used to Show Plan Changes
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Clarksburg residents who have uncovered hundreds of building-code violations in their community yesterday presented the Montgomery County Planning Board with block-by-block evidence to show that a developer...
Clash of Cultures; France Takes on America
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When historian Samuel Huntington wrote his seminal article about the "Clash of Civilizations" he did not have in mind the conflict between the United States and France. If he is so inclined, however, Mr....
Congress Likely to Renew Vote Act; Hearing Weighs Key Provision
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress appears poised to reauthorize the 1965 Voting Rights Act, in some form or another, for an additional 25 years, said the chairman of a House subcommittee holding hearings on the legislation's renewal....
Curbing Spending
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last week, House Republican leaders had to postpone a vote because they could not muster a majority for a plan that would reduce the growth of federal spending by $50 billion over five years. To put this figure in perspective,...
Deer, Bumpers Meet Too Often
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES On Sunday, during a predawn drive to The Washington Times on New York Avenue NE, I anxiously passed 12 deer widely scattered by the side of the road, not standing together in one herd. I say anxiously because...
Dining out from Acadiana to Zengo
Byline: Corinna Lothar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maestro Placido Domingo not only is regaling Washington with his production of "Porgy and Bess" at the Kennedy Center, but he has opened his new restaurant Zengo, together with his partner,...
Fear of Disaster Holds Up Stadium
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hurricane Katrina and the fear of terrorism in the District are playing a role in talks between Major League Baseball and the city over the terms of a lease for the Washington Nationals' new ballpark. MLB...
Frist Broadens Senate Debate on Border Security; Guest-Worker Plans, Citizenship on Agenda in 2006
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate will take up border security as its first major bill next year, but the debate will include both guest-worker plans and a path to citizenship for illegal aliens, Majority Leader Bill Frist announced...
Galloway Begs for His Day in Court Denies Oil-for-Food Perjury Claim
Byline: Al Webb, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LONDON - Maverick British politician George Galloway yesterday dared the U.S. Senate to charge him with perjury over claims he lied under oath when he denied taking money from Saddam Hussein under Iraq's oil-for-food...
Galloway in the Dock
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES British MP and Saddam apologist George Galloway appears to be caught in a lie to Congress about secret oil deals with the former dictatorial regime. The latest bank records and interviews from top Ba'athist officials...
GOTCHA; Halloween Brings Thrills, Chills, Dollar Bills to Area Theme Parks
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The screams aren't just coming from roller coasters anymore. They're in the haunted houses, spooky train rides and shadowy corn mazes. Area theme parks are stretching their season from the traditional...
Health Care Company Tells D.C. to Pay Up; Seeks $6 Million for Treating Poor
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. government owes the company that runs Prince George's Hospital Center more than $6 million for treating poor city residents who sought care in Maryland after the District shut down its only public...
Hill Staffers Told to Turn off Lights; Hastert Asks Oil Firms for 'Tough Measures'
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert said yesterday that House staffers are being told to turn off computer monitors and turn out lights in order to conserve energy as Republican leaders called on oil companies...
Houston Opens Roof
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HOUSTON - It was the only question on everyone's mind at the World Series yesterday, and it threatened to overshadow the outcome of Game3 altogether. Open the roof at Minute Maid Park or keep it closed?...
India Wary of Opening Its Border; Militants May Use Quake to Enter
Byline: Shaikh Azizur Rahman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW DELHI - A plan to ease earthquake relief operations by opening the India-Pakistan de facto border in Kashmir is worrying Indian security officials, who fear that Islamist militants will use...
Iraq Voters Approve New Constitution; Stage Set for Legislative Elections in December
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Final referendum results show Iraqis emphatically approved a new constitution, putting their country on a firm democratic footing and setting the stage for crucial legislative elections in just...
Judicial Activism Encounter
Byline: John O'Sullivan, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES MELBOURNE, Australia. - Most legal reporters would burn their briefs to overhear U.S. Supreme Court discussions between Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer, respectively the leading...
Kilgore, Kaine and Illegals
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Perhaps no issue better illustrates the difference between Republican Jerry Kilgore and Democrat Tim Kaine than their approaches to the illegal-immigration question. More than 200,000 illegal aliens live in Virginia...
Lawmaker Urges Federal Shield Bill; Brushes off Plame Case
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rep. Mike Pence is satisfied that his proposed federal shield law for journalists has made timely, productive progress through Congress in what he deemed "a historic opportunity to repair a hole in the...
'Macedonia' Inspires Conflict for the Ages; Athens, Skopje Battle over Name
Byline: Andrew Borowiec, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NICOSIA, Cyprus - The "battle for Macedonia" has been revived with a vengeance, threatening to poison Greek-American relations as well as peace and harmony in a neglected corner of the Balkans. The...
Many People Moving into Path of Disaster; Higher Density Leads to Big Tolls
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Specialists in weather and geophysics say too many people are moving to locations worldwide that put them at increased risk for disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides....
Market Forces Dictate the Best Immigration Policy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Contrary to statements in the Thursday editorial "The immigration debate," the history of the Bracero Program shows how a modest use of market forces, combined with enforcement, offers the best - perhaps only - solution...
Marriage Found to Improve Blacks' Lives; Men Benefit More Than Women
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Marriage benefits black families and can even make a difference in whether a family with children lives in poverty, but has little or no impact on a couple's health, according to a new study. These...
May Reagan GOP R.I.P; Republicans Abandon Own Principles
Byline: Robert Goldberg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ronald Reagan observed, "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first." Recently, so too does Republican...
McDonald's Labels Nutrition
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. yesterday said it will put nutritional information on the packaging of most of its food, from calorie-laden burgers to healthier salads. The Oakbrook, Ill., hamburger...
Miers Achieved, but Stayed under the Radar
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DALLAS - The year President Kennedy was assassinated in her hometown, Harriet Miers became a student at conservative, comfortable Southern Methodist University, best known in the Southwest for its storybook...
New Role for Jordan: Victim
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Michael Jordan dropped the victim card in an interview with Ed Bradley on "60 Minutes," which requires a stunning amount of hubris on the part of the basketball icon. This is a transparent attempt to restore...
Offense Tests New Wizards
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES That bewildered look on the face of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith as he was victimized by the Washington Redskins last week? That's something some of the new Washington Wizards can relate...
Princely Prize
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Princely prize The National Building Museum yesterday announced it will present the Vincent Scully Prize to Britain's Prince Charles, recognizing the royal architecture buff's commitment to "creating...
Rain Puts Damper on Film; Kidman Stays Dry in Metro; Parking Ban Not Lifted
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hollywood came to upper Connecticut Avenue yesterday, and while the rain dashed an appearance by Nicole Kidman, it did not ease parking restrictions in place for the filming. Paper "No Parking" signs...
Relief for Mexico
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Relief for Mexico The United States will donate $100,000 to help Mexico recover from Hurricane Wilma on top of the $200,000 distributed to the victims of Hurricane Stan, which pounded Mexico's Gulf...
'Renew and Restore Louisiana'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES We don't serve stuffed goose for Mardi Gras ("Stuffing a goose for Mardi Gras," Pruden on Politics, Oct. 11). We prefer down-home cooking like red beans and rice, fried chicken and Lucky Dogs. On this special day of...
Rice Urges Relaxed Palestinian Restrictions
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES OTTAWA - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged Israel yesterday to ease the restrictions on Palestinian movements in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, but Israeli officials said that would not happen...
Santorum Eyes GOP Anti-Poverty Effort; Agenda Aims to Encourage Marriage, Responsible Fatherhood, Charity
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Republican leaders - criticized by Democrats over their policies toward the poor in the wake of Hurricane Katrina - will push their own anti-poverty agenda this week to encourage marriage, responsible...
Senators Reject Miers Critics; 2008 Hopefuls Tread Lightly
Byline: Charles Hurt and Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Republicans yesterday dismissed conservative leaders' adamant opposition to the Supreme Court nomination of Harriet Miers. "This is absurd," said Sen. Mike DeWine, the Ohio...
Steele Running for Senate; Black Republican Vows to Bridge Racial Divide
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele declared his candidacy yesterday for the U.S. Senate and vowed to bridge the racial, political and economic divides that he said afflict the state and the Washington establishment....
Students Revisit Rosa Parks' Life; Many Struggle to Grasp Context of Civil Rights Era
Byline: Keyonna Summersand Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Area schools broke from their classroom routines yesterday to talk about Rosa Lee Parks, the "mother of the civil rights movement" who died Monday. "As an African-American student,...
Study Sees No Harm from Smoking Ban
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Montgomery County's smoking ban has had no impact on tax revenue or employment at restaurants in the county, according to an economic-impact study funded by anti-smoking agencies. "After examining objective tax and...
Terps' QB Choice Remains Uncertain
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sam Hollenbach's shoulder injury has left the Maryland football team with a quarterback conundrum entering Saturday's game at No. 10 Florida State. Coach Ralph Friedgen said Hollenbach was "questionable"...
The Cheney Link
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Cheney link Vice President Dick Cheney was the first to tell his chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr., about the CIA officer at the heart of a leak investigation, the New York Times reports,...
U.S., France Pressure Syria; U.N. Draft Seeks Arrests, Help in Hariri Inquiry
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - The United States and France, with an assist from Britain, last night circulated a draft resolution to members of the U.N. Security Council demanding that Syria arrest suspects in the assassination...
'Ushpizin': Tale of the Hasidim; Penniless, Devout Couple Is Redeemed in Israeli Holiday Comedy
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Ushpizin" (Aramaic for "holy guests") is an Israeli domestic comedy that qualifies as an endearing folk parable for the extended holiday season. The principal collaborators, screenwriter and leading actor...
U.S. Toll in Iraq Hits 2,000; Count Serves Those with 'Agendas,' Pentagon Says
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Iraq war has claimed its 2,000th American service member, reaching a stark milestone not envisioned by the Bush administration when coalition forces invaded the country in March 2003 to oust Saddam...