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 June 2, 2006

118 Aliens Arrested in Raidof 'Safe House' in Arizona
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. Border Patrol arrested 118 illegal aliens at a "safe house" in Rio Rico, Ariz., just north of the U.S.-Mexico border, in a raid this week by a unit of undercover agents that has targeted alien smugglers...
1955 TR-2 Triumphed over MG TF Memories
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Half a century ago Maury Cagle had a couple of MGs that were so much fun to drive and looked so good that he could forgive any of their shortcomings, of which there were many. Last April the antique car...
25 Years of AIDS; No Vaccine in Sight; Report Notes Successes, Failures
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Monday will mark 25 years since the first AIDS cases were reported in the United States, and despite millions of dollars' worth of research by the world's top scientists, no effective vaccine has...
Ad on Loantoo Goodto Be True
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I was driving back to my office one day recently after an appointment. As usual, I had the radio tuned to a news station. An advertisement from a mortgage company came on. I usually try to...
All-Ford Nationalsset for Carlisle, Pa
Byline: Bill O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES All-Ford Nationalsset for Carlisle, Pa. The 12th annual All-Ford Nationals is scheduled to be held at the Carlisle, Pa., Fairgrounds today through Sunday. Visit the Web site for more information....
Ambassador Predicts Taliban Ferocity; Violence Aimed at Deterring NATO Takeover
Byline: Jason Motlagh, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Taliban will wage its fiercest campaign of attacks in the coming months in an attempt to hamper the transfer of security duties in Afghanistan from the U.S. military to NATO, Kabul's ambassador in...
An April Istings Bright Spot
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES During the first four months of the year, more than 66,000 "for sale" signs appeared in the Washington metropolitan area. During the same four months last year, only 45,000 signs went up. Those...
'Big Daddy' Wilkinson Was Big Disappointment
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defensive tackle Dan "Big Daddy" Wilkinson's release by Detroit last week, which came after the 12-year veteran hinted he didn't want to take part in new coach Rod Marinelli's rigorous training camp, likely...
Bush Shuns Republicans' Stand to Return Illegals; Warns U.S. Businesses against Hiring Undocumented Workers
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday rejected House Republicans' stance that illegal aliens must return home, calling it "wrong and unrealistic" and saying many will have to be allowed to stay. Speaking to the...
Businesses Take Hit with Drivers Delayed
Byline: Marie Tyler and Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Richard Olsen was caught in the cross hairs as he tried to get to work at the National Arboretum yesterday morning. "It was as bad as it gets," the research geneticist said. "I left...
Buyers Rediscover City, Hope to Profit, Too
Byline: Carisa Chappell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Leaving behind open spaces, supersized malls and family-friendly neighborhoods for urban areas in and around the District, many buyers are choosing smaller homes in the city, even in neighborhoods...
Cadillac STS Serves Up Performance with a 'V'
Byline: Frank Aukofer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Luxury is not enough. But it used to be. The Cadillac Fleetwood and Lincoln Town Car were simply luxury barges designed to coddle their owners. Nobody ever accused them of performance pretensions....
Copter Crash Ruled Cause of Patient's Death
Byline: Gary Emerling and Michael Hunsberger, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Southeast man aboard the MedStar helicopter that crashed near Washington Hospital Center earlier this week died from injuries he sustained in the accident, the D.C. medical examiner...
Database Setup Hurt by Big Egos
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I find it interesting to talk to a friend who does computer support for businesses, much of it involving databases. He spends a fair amount of time being exasperated, not by the weaknesses of the technology...
Delegation Divided on Progress in Iraq; Allen Sees Hope; Clyburn 'Disappointed'
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Members of a congressional delegation to Iraq will return home from the Middle East this weekend with differing opinions about progress in the region. Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican and...
Exhausted Drivers Fill Up on Gas and Frustration; Motorists Miss Work,a Wedding
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Viviana Attamirano left New York City at 4 a.m. yesterday for what she expected to be a five-hour drive down Interstates 95 and 295 to Virginia, where she planned to watch her sister get married in Stafford....
Eyes Linger on New Hot Medium; Cameramen Catering to HDTV-Happy Audience
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES First-time HDTV buyers know the feeling, that "wow" moment when they first catch sight of those razor-sharp images. The men and women shooting those programs aren't immune to the effect. The same...
Fusion by Ford Satisfying
Byline: Ron Moorhead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Let's get the bad news out of the way right now. The Ford Fusion ain't no NASCAR competitor. Now, before you died-in-the-wool NASCAR fans get angry, I'm talking about the production, street legal...
Glenbrook Rises around Golfing
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ryan Homes is building 134 town homes at Glenbrook in Middletown, where the homes are built around the Hollow Creek Golf Course. A shopping center is across the street. Frederick is 15 minutes...
'Glory of Living'a Long Hard Slog; Depraved Couple's Murder, Mayhem Play out Unrelentingly
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES At some point in "The Glory of Living" it hits you these are people with whom you wouldn't share a bag of pork rinds, let alone spend a few hours. So why are we here again? Oh yes, to support that...
Grab a Hammer
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Grab a hammer Will the fascination surrounding Bill Clinton's personal affairs ever end? Even the nation's 42nd president probably wishes, at times, that his retirement was more along the ho-hum...
Green Space at Greene Mill
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Stanley Martin Homebuilding LLC is building 117 single-family homes on quarter-acre homesites at Greene Mill Preserve in Leesburg, a planned community with a village green, ponds, an orchard...
House vs. Justice
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House vs. Justice "For most members of the public, the showdown between the House of Representatives and the Justice Department over the corruption investigation of Rep. William Jefferson began on May...
Illegals' Tax Deal Could Kill Bill; All Revenue Lawstarts in House
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The long-fought Senate immigration bill that opponents say grants amnesty to 10 million illegal aliens is unconstitutional and appears headed for certain demise, Senate Republicans now say. A key feature...
Inconsistent U.S. Policy; Military, Space and Economic Overtures Are Pro-China
Byline: Fred Stakelbeck Jr., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chinese President Hu Jintao must be a very persuasive speaker. How else can one explain Washington's conciliatory actions toward Beijing in the wake of Mr. Hu's recent visit to the U.S.?...
Investment Winners Buy, Hold Properties
Byline: M. Anthony Carr, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The market has cooled in various cities across the country, and fair weather investors are starting to worry about how they'll be able to make money now that their houses aren't escalating...
Is D.C. Ready for Terrorist Attack?
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two unrelated traffic accidents within an hour of each other yesterday in Northeast shut down two major highways during the busy morning commute, causing massive gridlock and seemingly endless delays - but...
Jazzy 'Mame' a Swinger's Ball; Baranski in KenCen Show Commands Spotlight, Usually
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Christine Baranski brought unexpected sexiness to the role of Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd" during the Sondheim Festival at the Kennedy Center in 2002, making the meat-pie purveyor and the throat-slitting...
Karen Blackson
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Company: Long & Foster Realtors Address: 1675-F Reston Parkway, Reston, VA 20194 Phone: 703/668-1848 Fax: 703/435-2116 E-mail: karen.blackson longandfoster.com Web site: www.2rhome.com; www.hellofairfaxva.com...
Keep America American; Menage a Trois and the Mike Pence Compromise
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES George W. Bush, John McCain and Ted Kennedy indeed the majority of senators keep getting it wrong, just like the foreign criminals who keep trying to get a free ride on the backs of American citizens...
Little Pitcher That Could; O'Connor Beats Obstacles, Silences Doubters
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A few hours before Mike O'Connor made his major league debut for the Washington Nationals, a top club official cautioned observers not to get too excited if the young left-hander pitched well against...
Lofts, Amenities, Views among Choices
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With cranes and construction sites dotting the Washington skyline, it might seem that new condominium projects and apartment conversions are taking over the city. That impression is borne...
Malpractice Reform
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The May 11 article "Many medical suits lack merit" (Business) highlights a New England Journal of Medicine article by David Studdert et al. from the prestigious Harvard School of Public Health, "Claims, Errors, and Compensation...
Marine Brass Seem Exonerated; Timeline Shows Haditha Report Arrived in March
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. Marine Corps headquarters in Washington did not learn of the killing of Iraqi civilians by Marines in Haditha until early March, a timeline that appears to exonerate the highest ranks of the Marine...
Marines Humiliated
Byline: Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Marines humiliated The Marine Corps is livid over the mistreatment of three Marines at the hands of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in Philadelphia last month. ...
Mitsubishi's New Outlander Is Designed to Thrill
Byline: Sue Mead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Several of Mitsubishi's coupe, convertible and sedan models more than adequately support this automaker's "Driven to Thrill" campaign. From the rally-inspired Lancer Evolution to the newly reworked...
Muhammad Sentenced to Six Life Terms; 'No Hope, No Future' for Man Convicted of Shootings
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Montgomery County judge yesterday sentenced sniper John Allen Muhammad to six consecutive life sentences for his role in the 2002 shootings that terrorized the D.C. metropolitan area. "You came into this...
NE Traffic Tie-Up Ranks in Worst; Timing and Proximity Left No Alternative Routes
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a region where traffic tie-ups are an everyday occurrence, yesterday's delays from two wrecks that halted traffic into the District's Northeast quadrant for hours may be remembered among the worst....
N the Big Time; Virginia Builds Winning Club on the Diamond
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHARLOTTESVILLE - The signs of success are on display both beyond the left-field wall at Davenport Field and at third base at RFK Stadium. The University of Virginia baseball program has emerged from an ACC...
Optimist in Egypt
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Optimist in Egypt The U.S. ambassador to Egypt insists he is optimistic over the prospects for political and economic reform but is worried about continued government corruption and repression. ...
Pistons Headed for Exit
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The demise of the previously bickering Pistons remains in the control of Dwyane Wade, Shaquille O'Neal and possibly the three referees. The elimination of the Pistons cannot come soon enough. The Pistons...
Prospects Shining Early for Nationals
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES While improving the quality and depth of the Nationals' minor league system will be vital to the organization's long-term success, the parent club has been able to fill holes from within this season. ...
Questions for Paulson
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES "There still are a number of yellow flags out there," Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson, who has just been nominated to be Treasury secretary, told USA Today in an interview published in February 2004. Asked about the...
Redskins, Fans Set for Weekend at Beach
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maybe two assistant coaches and a dozen players. That was the goal Washington Redskins director of marketing Mike Stevens deemed attainable for the team's first fan fest type event. But when the Redskins...
Reform the CFIUS Process; Balance Foreign Investment with National Security
Byline: Roy Blunt, Deborah Pryce, Carolyn Maloney and Joseph Crowley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Many Americans were outraged with the announcement in mid-Februaryofthe planned $6.8 billion purchase of Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation,...
Restaurateur Offers His Alexandria House
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Since 1976, Franco and Piero Landini have satisfied countless customers with Tuscan-style Italian food at Landini Brothers, their dramatic stone-and-wood restaurant on King Street in Old Town...
Season Finales on HBO
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Season finales on HBO This round of "The Sopranos" started with Tony (James Gandolfini) getting gunned down by his trigger-happy uncle. Just two weeks ago, one of his cronies got caned to...
'Sketches' of Gehry without Warts; Pollack's Ode to Architect Also Missing Insight
Byline: Deborah K. Dietsch, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Veteran filmmaker Sydney Pollack opens his first documentary, "Sketches of Frank Gehry," by asking the obvious about his architect friend: "What's all the fuss about?" For those who have long wondered...
Soccer Makes a Goal for Inner City
Byline: Keyonna Summers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With blue and yellow tees draping their small frames and soccer cleats abounding, they look like members of your average suburban youth soccer team running the field in hopes of scoring a goal. But...
Softened GL450 Still Very Capable; Rugged Vehicle Can Tow Up to 7,500 Pounds in Virtual Silence
Byline: Frank Aukofer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the introduction of its first full-size SUV, the 2007 GL450, Mercedes-Benz is finished with light trucks for now. It has been a short trip. The company moved into the SUV market with the...
Some Straight Talk about Privilege
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A little applause from the peanut gallery, please, for Rep. Barney Frank. The honorable gentleman from Massachusetts gets it. The House of Representatives is still twitching with outrage and bruised...
Stars, Stripes and Vets
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES For the first time, I agree with a column written by Nat Hentoff. The Flag Desecration Amendment is pure puffery ("Congressional hypocrisy and Old Glory," Op-Ed, Monday). It's not that I don't disdain those who would...
Street Diplomat; Veteran Greeter Helps Visitors Find Their Way around Town
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The two women ride up the escalators at Metro Center and step cautiously into the light. They squint, slowly turning their heads left, then right. They look lost, a little bewildered. On the platform...
Taylor Could Miss Games
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Although Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor will not serve jail time after accepting a plea bargain in his felony assault trial yesterday, he still faces possible discipline from the NFL. NFL spokesperson...
Tech-Savvy Commuters Try to Work around Traffic
Byline: Dan Caterinicchia, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Horrendous traffic jams did not stop technology-savvy D.C. commuters from conducting business yesterday, not in a city where BlackBerrys are more than a fruit and roadside cameras enable anyone with...
Thomas Circle Residents Gain Many Amenities
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES While some retiring adults prefer to move to an area where they can golf, fish or sunbathe at the beach, others want to take advantage of the entertainment amenities of the city. The Residences...
Tribbett's Infused Gospel
Byline: Amina Townsend, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tye Tribbett & G.A. Victory LIVE Sony Having burst on the gospel music scene two years ago with their debut album "Life," Tye Tribbett and G.A. (Greater Anointing) now return with a live...
Two Billboards Join Colorado Debate on Illegal Aliens
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER - Two prominent billboards criticizing sanctuary policies for illegal aliens were uncovered here yesterday in the latest salvo in Colorado's simmering immigration debate. The first billboard...
Union Still Spends Lavishly; Teachers' Debt Declines in '05
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Teachers Union spent tens of thousands of dollars for a river cruise, an annual conference and public relations consulting in fiscal 2005 despite posting more than $600,000 in debt for...
United Response to Gangs Sought; Problem Seen in Every County
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES COLUMBIA, Md. - Federal, state and local officials who participated in the Maryland Gang Summit yesterday agreed that cooperation is key for fighting the increasing number of criminal gangs in the state....
U.S. Rules out Visit by Hill to Capital; but State Keeps Possibility Alive
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration yesterday rejected a new demand from North Korea that the top U.S. envoy to stalled six-nation talks on its nuclear program visit Pyongyang before the North returns to the negotiating...
Veterans, Thieves and Trial Lawyers
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It turns out that the massive Veterans Affairs data theft was even worse than initially reported. On Wednesday, the Associated Press revealed that the laptop stolen by the Aspen Hill burglar or burglars also contains...
VW Jetta GLI a Bundle of Fun
Byline: Russ Heaps, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Responsible for 40 percent of Volkswagen's North American sales, the Jetta is a car you want to get right when it comes time for a redesign. And for the 2005 model year, VW did just that. Much...
Warm, Fuzzy; President's Softer Tone Uncalled For
Byline: Diana West, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When George W. Bush stood with Tony Blair before the White House press corps last week, he took a mea culpa moment (1) to announce his regret for having formerly talked tough to jihadis, and (2) to call Abu...
WHAT A MESS! Crashes on 50, 295 Slam Commutes
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two separate accidents on key roadways halted traffic into the District's Northeast quadrant yesterday morning, confounding thousands of drivers in delays that stretched into the evening commute. "You...
Wise to Al; Deniers' Beware: Gore Googly-Eyed for Earth
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Al Gore's 2008 presidential campaign may turn out to have begun at the Cannes Film Festival. "An Inconvenient Truth," a movie-treatise on global warming, which opens in area theaters today, has been...
With Vaughn, No Reason to Split; Bad-Boy Charm Holds 'Break-Up' Together
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "The Break-Up" has every element of the modern "rom-com" formula in place, from quirky supporting characters to the jerry-rigged twists made to bring the squabbling couple together. Ho-hum. Yet...