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 5, 2005

Adventurous Pet Joins Cat 'Warriors'
Byline: Justin Wong, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES By Justin Wong, age 11 Tilden Middle School, Rockville "Into the Wild" is the first book in the many-volumed "Warriors" series, written by Erin Hunter. It's about a cat named Rusty. Although...
Alito Demonstrated Humor, His Ethics; 1997 Speech Lampooned Lawyers
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. has addressed the Federalist Society multiple times during his long-running membership, and he stuck with dry legal humor during a speech in 1997. Delivered at the conservative...
Ambulance Sent from Afar to Crash That Killed Bicyclist
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fire officials are investigating why dispatchers sent an ambulance from Northwest to respond to a fatal crash in Southeast when a paramedic ambulance was less than two miles from the accident scene. ...
Appeals Court Tosses Tax Suit; District Cannot Tap Commuters
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES A federal appeals court yesterday ruled that Congress has the authority to prevent the D.C. government from taxing commuters. In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...
A Wave of Emotion; Tulane Finds Solace in Odyssey of a Season
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is a season-long road trip thanks to the most expensive natural disaster in American history. The Tulane football team is in the midst of an odyssey in which it will play its 11 games in 11 cities. All...
Bettman Says NHL Will Not Contract
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NHL commissioner Gary Bettman yesterday insisted the league will not contract below its current 30 teams, and said the new economic system passed last summer will allow even the smallest-market teams to compete....
Bill Cuts Funds to Fugitive Havens; Foreign Aidpasses House
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House yesterday approved a $20.9 billion foreign-aid package that includes a provision to cut off funding to countries that refuse to extradite anyone suspected of killing a U.S. law enforcement...
Blurry Eagles Memories for Springs
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shawn Springs set up Washington's second touchdown with an interception return the last time the Redskins played Philadelphia. But the veteran cornerback doesn't remember much from that Dec. 12 game. That's...
Brazilian Back in the Mix
Byline: David Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Almost three decades after he last qualified for the world-championship cycle, Brazilian GM Henrique Mecking is back in the title hunt. The 53-year-old Mecking, the greatest chess talent Brazil has ever...
British Royals' D.C. Visit Was a Low-Key 'Coming Out'
Byline: Stephanie Mansfield, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the end, there was no dancing, no tiara, not much fanfare and only one fancy Ascot-style hat. Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, wound up their three-day visit to...
Bush Espouses Free Trade; Anti-American Protests Mark President's Summit Visit
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina - President Bush yesterday pushed for free trade among the Americas stretching from Alaska to Argentina as thousands protested his visit and the president of Venezuela vowed to...
Candidates Rally Troops for Election; Bush to Join Kilgore; Kaine Brings Warner
Byline: Christina Bellantoni and Keyonna Summers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush will join Republican Jerry W. Kilgore on the campaign trail for an eleventh-hour rally leading to the Virginia gubernatorial election Tuesday. "The president...
Caps Get Victory in Court; Ruling Calls for Semin to Dump Agent
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Capitals have been granted a temporary restraining order that will force Alexander Semin, the team's reluctant-to-report left wing, to find a new means of representation if he plans to continue...
Caps Pay Back Thrashers; Ovechkin Scores Shootout Winner
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Twenty-four hours before Washington played host to Atlanta last night, the Capitals were abused and humiliated by Philadelphia. Nearly a month ago the same Caps team was abused and humiliated on back-to-back...
College Colossus
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES No. 5 MIAMI (6-1, 3-1 ACC) at No. 3 VIRGINIA TECH (8-0, 5-0) SERIES: Miami leads 15-7 LAST MEETING: Virginia Tech 16, Miami 10 (2004) SIDELINES: Miami - Larry Coker (fifth season) 50-7. Virginia...
Country 'Under the Microscope,' Envoy Says
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hafiz Pashayev, a physicist by training, has been Azerbaijan's ambassador to Washington since 1993, the only ambassador to the United States since his country achieved independence with the collapse of...
CPB, Chairman Agree on Parting; New IG Report Said to Be Critical of His Decisions
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board of Directors says former CPB Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson made legitimate efforts to improve objectivity in public television, but both the board and...
Debtor Filings Create Losses
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The tougher new bankruptcy law that took effect last month is creating greater losses than expected for credit card companies as a flood of consumers try to eliminate their debt through the courts. The...
Democrats Choose Dates for Late 2008 Convention
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said yesterday that his party's 2008 presidential convention will be held at the end of August, only a few days before the Labor Day kickoff of the general...
Election-Fraud Fears Loom in Azerbaijan; Government Cites a Series of Reforms
Byline: Steve Hirsch, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAKU, Azerbaijan - Opposition leaders and civil liberties groups are painting a grim picture of the political situation in this oil-rich Caspian capital ahead of tomorrow's critical parliamentary elections....
FEMA Slow to ID Sex-Offender Evacuees; Texas Governor Troubled by Agency's Delay
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DALLAS - Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the Federal Emergency Management Agency's failure to swiftly identify sex offenders and violent criminals among hurricane refugees in his state has jeopardized Texas...
Four Arrests Linked to Chinese Spy Ring; Major U.S. Arms Compromised, Probers Say
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Four persons arrested in Los Angeles are part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering ring, federal investigators said, and the suspects caused serious compromises for 15 years to major U.S. weapons systems,...
Fraud's Little Acre: Agri-Subsidies
Byline: Victor Davis Hanson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The European Union says it's considering reducing agricultural subsidies for farmers (if the United States does so too). Our government, to its credit, is calling the EU's bluff: The U.S....
Giants in Wood; Brzezinski Works Intense
Byline: Joanna Shaw-Eagle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "This is what you can do with a chain saw," Virginia sculptor Emilie Brzezinski jokes during a fast-paced tour of her exhibit, "Emilie Brzezinski: Dialog With Wood," at the American University Museum...
Hurricanes Flatten Employment in U.S. Jobs Report Shows Deceleration in Economy
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Employment was flat for a second straight month in the wake of the Gulf Coast hurricanes that left businesses both in and outside the region hesitant to hire as long as consumers feel burdened by high energy...
Limon Grows and Preserves
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Through the years, the Limon Dance Company has performed all over town: Founder Jose Limon's stunning "Moor's Pavanne," danced at a state dinner honoring the King of Morocco, provided the White House...
Nabokov's Power Hangs on 'Lolita'
Byline: Stefan Sullivan, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Vladimir Nabokov's sensational breakout novel, "Lolita," published 50 years ago this fall, not only lifted the author out of obscurity, it obscured everything he wrote before and after. Like...
Nationals Missed on Gillick
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Nationals made a move this week, trading Vinny Castilla to the San Diego Padres for pitcher Brian Lawrence. But the deal that took place this week that could have the biggest impact on...
Nobles and Knaves
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nobles: Spike Lee, whose "stay-in-school" message is more pertinent than ever for today's students. Mr. Lee has always been a unique director - some would say controversial - in that his films more often than not...
One Night Free
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One night free Loews Hotels is hoping you'll stay one night longer for your next vacation - and they'll let you stay that extra night free. The fourth-night-free promotion is available through Jan....
'Peace Dividend' Not Seen in South; No 'Development,' Leader Says
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Unity in Sudan remains fragile as many in the country's south have yet to see a "peace dividend" from their decision earlier this year to end the country's 21-year-old civil war, the region's top political...
Prince Builds His Architectural Vision
Byline: Deborah K. Dietsch , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Call him the Rush Limbaugh of architecture. Britain's Prince Charles, who picked up the Vincent Scully Prize at the National Building Museum on Thursday, has spent two decades arguing...
Redskins Ache to Get Well
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The sharp odor emanating from a corner of the Washington Redskins locker room earlier this week was familiar but hard to pinpoint. Eventually, though, the source was found when Cedric Killings was preparing...
San Jacinto Hunts the Alabama in Vain
Byline: John M. Taylor, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The USS San Jacinto had been one of the great ships of the prewar navy. Launched in 1852, it displaced more than 2,000 tons, and by the time of the Civil War, it mounted 14 guns. Much...
Strawberry, Terps Excited to Return
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Maryland basketball team finally opens exhibition play this afternoon at Comcast Center, trading the routine of beating up each other after three weeks of practice to trying out plays against Canadian...
Student Held in Rape near Metro; Also a Suspect in Other Assaults
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An 18-year-old high school student is being held without bail after a series of sexual assaults near the Dunn Loring Metrorail station. Michael Scott Acosta of Merrifield is charged in the Sept. 21...
Suburban Paris Is Burning
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES After Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, journalist Philippe Grangereau wrote in the French newspaper Liberation that the hurricane "has revealed America's weaknesses: its racial divisions, the poverty of those...
Terps Suspend Four Players; Three in Fight out One Game
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Three Maryland football players involved in a fight at a College Park bar Tuesday morning will be suspended for one game for violating team rules, coach Ralph Friedgen said yesterday. The three players,...
Terror in India
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The recent terrorist attacks in India indicate that the October earthquake that devastated some jihadist-rich areas in India and Pakistan has not incapacitated the militant groups. On Oct. 29, India suffered its most...
Troupe Funny, Precise in Turn
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Ballet opened its fall season with an expanded company roster and a multifaceted program that showed its classical chops dancing Balanchine and its feisty side in Septime Webre's "Carmen"...
Tying 'String' Together; Reingold's Look at Life Plucky at Theater J
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What keeps us together and drives us apart is the force behind "String Fever," a disarming and sharply observant urban farce by Jacquelyn Reingold at Theater J. Lily (Melinda Wade) is a music teacher...
United Needs an On-Field Leader to Emerge
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES On paper it looked like D.C. United had a good year. The club won more regular-season games (16) than in its championship years of 1996 and 2004, and scored a ton of goals (58). However, United failed to...
Unleashed Design Catches Yoda, Sith Lord in Battle
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thanks to the proliferation of film, comic-book and cartoon characters, companies are bombarding consumers with an incredible selection of action figures. With tongue in cheek, let's take a peek at...
Veteran Official Tackles Clarksburg
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The man who guided the redevelopment of Silver Spring for Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan is now in charge of resolving a scandal in the county's planning department that could run deep into the...
Virginian Halts Chickamauga Rout
Byline: Francis P. Sempa, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES One hundred forty-two years ago, on a small hill located on a horseshoe-shaped ridge in northern Georgia a few miles west of Chickamauga Creek, Union Gen. George H. Thomas, a Virginian who...
Where Paradise Dwells; Wood's Journey of Discovery
Byline: Michael Wood, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Until I was 17, I traveled only in the mind. Dreams of distant lands came from the pages of books or the grainy black-and-white films we were shown in the school hall. It's hard to imagine...
Wizards Steal Spotlight; Brown Loses Home Debut with Knicks
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Everywhere you looked last night in Madison Square Garden - where a championship has not been won in 32 years - there were signs of the anticipated Larry Brown renaissance. From the orange...
Younger M. Vick Lives Up to Name
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES At the rate Marcus Vick is improving, college football fans could be begging for a Virginia Tech-USC Rose Bowl showdown by season's end. You see, unlike the two quarterbacks at the top of the BCS and...