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 11, 2005

Aid Likely to Improve U.S. Image; Pakistan Quake an Opportunity to Alter Opinion
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The highly visible U.S. role in Pakistan's earthquake-relief efforts could improve popular attitudes toward America in the region, just as U.S. aid after the tsunami produced a sharp pro-U.S. swing in...
Almost Famous; Execs Shed Corporate Suits at Hall of Fame
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CLEVELAND - For one weekend, they were as close to rock stars as they're likely to ever get. They sang on the bus during their road trip, jammed in the hotel lobby and played in the Rock and Roll...
America Gets More Physical at Leisure; Inactivity Rate Drops in Decade
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Americans have become more active during their leisure time compared with a decade ago, according to a study by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The percentage of adults...
America's Furry Families; Owners Spending More Time, Money on Pets
Byline: Shepherd Pittman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Steven Gajewski and Jacqui Russo's breakfast room looks like that of any other large family. A plastic baby gate cordons off sections of their house in Herndon that are only for grown-ups. Toys and...
A Solution for a Changing Neighborhood
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES For months, concerned citizens along with representatives of Gaithersburg and Montgomery County have been working on finding a solution to the day-labor employment issue in our community ("Montgomery County's end run,"...
Broadcasters Shirk Responsibility to the Public
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In "The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect," authors Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel remind us that the primary purpose of journalism is to provide...
Capitals Rebound against Rangers; Win on Heels of 2 Blowouts
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The key to winning yesterday's holiday matinee against the New York Rangers, the Washington Capitals said before the game, was to stay out of the penalty box. They didn't but won anyway. Right wing Petr...
Change for 'Chief'
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Change for 'Chief' ABC's breakout hit "Commander in Chief" has lost its leader. No, feisty female president Geena Davis is still in charge, but the man who created the new series is out, and prolific...
CWC Fog at Foggy Bottom
Byline: Frank Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Jesse Helms once famously complained the problem with the State Department is simple. With all its "country desks" (whose job usually seems to be to represent the interests of their respective...
Cyprus Reaches out; Why We Support Turkey's EU Bid
Byline: Euripides L. Evriviades, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Since last December's European Council meeting in Brussels, when Cyprus joined its European partners in offering Turkey a specific date for the commencement of EU accession negotiations,...
Dead Heat
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dead heat Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine and Republican Doug Forrester, candidates for governor of New Jersey, are in a statistical dead heat among voters likely to show up at the polls on Election...
Die Young, but Late
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Die young, but late If you haven't already noticed, it's stressful out there. And what with all the anxiety in the world - from hurricanes and earthquakes to terrorism and dire warnings of a bird-flu...
Doug Duncan's Debacle
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gaithersburg's decision to cancel plans to build a center for day-laborers in the city's historic downtown is a blow for common sense and an embarrassment to Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan, who hopes to tout...
Emergency Outlays Raise Cries for Relief; Critics Call for Agency Cuts, Budgeting
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's weekend announcement that he will send at least $50 million to Pakistan for earthquake relief has prompted questions from taxpayers' groups, government watchdogs and at least one congressman...
Eminent Domain Abuse
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES With regards to "Landowners must yield to ballpark" (Page 1, Thursday): At first it seemed far away up in the New England states and then it went down South and now it is here in the Washington metro area and it is spreading...
EU Abandons Cyprus Problem; Promises Island Member No 'Magical Solution' to Its Division
Byline: Andrew Borowiec, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NICOSIA, Cyprus - The European Union's acceptance of Turkey as a membership candidate has prompted a blunt EU admonition to Cypriots to solve their island's division by themselves. "Don't expect a...
Ex-Official Fears Bill Will Weaken Saddam Tribunal; Change Could Delay Oct. 19 Trial
Byline: Anupama Narayanswamy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Proposed changes in the practices of the Iraqi Special Tribunal that will try Saddam Hussein next week would weaken the tribunal without offering any new protections to defendants, the former head...
Exploring Legacy of Columbus; at Annual Celebration, Advocates Lament a New World of Revisionism
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A ceremony commemorating Columbus Day in the District yesterday celebrated the Italian sea captain's discovery of the New World, but was cautious of praising his character and conquest. "We're in an...
Farm Subsidy Cuts Eyed
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States and European Union yesterday offered to cut back or end some farm subsidies in an attempt to revive global trade talks. The World Trade Organization's 148 members since 2001 have...
Forest Service, Bowing to Court, Embraces Scrooge; D.C. Holiday Tree at Risk
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A federal court ruling in favor of environmentalists is forcing the Forest Service to suspend more than 1,500 permits for activities ranging from fire prevention to Boy Scout meetings and also is threatening...
From Sir, with Love; McCartney Leads Magical, Musical Tour at MCI
Byline: Daniel Wattenberg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES John Lennon loved humanity. Paul McCartney loves people. Over three hours at the MCI Center Saturday night, an avuncular Sir Paul told stories and jokes, waxed nostalgic and led the sell-out...
GenVec Awarded NIH Bid
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GenVec Inc. last week received a booster to its current HIV vaccine work with the federal government. The Gaithersburg biopharmaceutical company won a $9.9 million contract from the National Institutes...
Germany's Ungovernable Government
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The "grand coalition" government now shaping up in Germany is anything but grand and only barely a coalition. The plans announced Monday suggest a hulking and incapable patchwork of a government. Under the agreement,...
Gibbs Upset about 'Mystery' Calls
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Upset with the "inconsistency" of Sunday's officiating crew and some of its "mystery" calls, Redskins coach Joe Gibbs said yesterday the team is sending video of several penalties and no-calls to the...
Greenspan's Successor
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush last week said the right thing about the requisite political independence of the person he will soon nominate to replace Alan Greenspan as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. "It's important that whomever...
Group Urges More Hearings; Layout Probed in Clarksburg
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Montgomery County citizens group yesterday proposed that the Planning Board hold three more days of violations hearings to more comprehensively address problems in Clarksburg. Board members indicated last...
Haiti Stumbles despite Support from U.S., U.N. Interim Government Fails to Curb Instability, Poverty
Byline: Reed Lindsay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - More than 19 months after U.S. Marines whisked away Pres-ident Jean-Bertrand Aristide amid an armed revolt, Haiti remains beset by worsening poverty and violence, despite a U.N....
Harriet Miers and Judicial Politics; Will the Right Make Bush Pay a Price?
Byline: Tod Lindberg, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I was busy into the early afternoon following President Bush's announcement of his nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court last Monday. So, it wasn't until about 2:30 p.m. that I clicked into the...
Health Expenses Ease Up a Little
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The health care bill for U.S. companies in 2005 posted a smaller jump this year, according to a report released yesterday by Hewitt Associates LLC. Businesses on average spent an extra 9.2 percent...
Hughes Discusses Wizards
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Players who leave teams often feel at liberty to provide insights on their former organizations. Larry Hughes is a case in point. Hughes, who left the Washington Wizards last summer for a five-year...
Iraq's Vote and the Region's Future; Turkey Anxiously Watches Its Southern Neighbor
Byline: Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ankara, TURKEY. - In less than four days, Iraqis will vote on their draft constitution. Like the first Saddam Hussein-free election, many thought it would never happen, but it's real. Amid the...
Irish Workers Party Leader Faces Charges in U.S. Arrested in Belfast, Accused in N. Korean Counterfeit Scheme
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The leader of the Marxist arm of the Official Irish Republican Army has been arrested in Northern Ireland and is being sought by U.S. authorities for his involvement in a North Korean government program to...
Kilgore Vows to Thwart Illegals; Pledges to Veto Any Tax Increase
Byline: Christina Bellantoni and Keyonna Summers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jerry W. Kilgore said yesterday that he would use state troopers to enforce laws against illegal aliens in Arlington County or any other locality that fails to do so, if he is...
Lame Defense . . . Lost Opportunity
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The patently lame arguments of defenders of Harriet Miers' O Henry-like surprise nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court confirm her unsuitability. She should graciously withdraw and spare the Supreme...
Mac Program Good as Its Word
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There are few things as impressive as the power of word-of-mouth advertising: It can turn an unknown product into a superstar, or at least it can raise the profile of a product other people might not know...
Merkel Pays Price to Lead Germany; SPD Will Control Eight Ministries
Byline: David Crossland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BERLIN - Conservative leader Angela Merkel was assured of becoming the country's first female leader yesterday when Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder bowed out during power-sharing talks that ended weeks...
Minutemen Add Prominent Texan to Ranks; Veterinarian Seen Improving Group's Image
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FALFURRIAS, Texas - Minuteman volunteers have been responsible for the apprehension of hundreds of illegal aliens since they started their border vigils in April, but their biggest catch may be a prominent...
NFC Is There for the Taking
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Suddenly, the door is open more than a crack in the NFC. That might be why the Redskins were running and rerunning the Denver game tape yesterday, almost until the dinner hour. When the Eagles, conference finalists...
No Finishing Touch; Redskins' Offense on Rise, Not Scoring
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They had a 300-yard passer and a 100-yard runner in the same game for the first time in more than three years. They didn't allow a sack for the first time in 12 games. They racked up 447 yards, their most...
Ono Sideswipe
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ono sideswipe Yoko Ono appeared to make vaguely disparaging remarks about Paul McCartney while accepting an award on behalf of John Lennon last night. Miss Ono said her late husband sometimes felt...
Pakistani Action
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pakistani action The head of the Pakistani Embassy went to work as soon as he learned of Saturday's killer earthquake, assembling a rapid response team in Washington and contacting leaders of the Pakistani-American...
Paul Weller's 'Now' Is His Best in Years
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Paul Weller As Is Now Yep Roc Records On the strength of his work in the Jam and, later, the Style Council, Paul Weller could eke out solo albums in perpetuity. While he's a music lover's secret...
Saving U.S. Prerogatives; Can the U.N. Be Reformed?
Byline: A. G. Gancarski, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the United Nations celebrates its 60th anniversary, the institution is currently being blasted with criticism from all sides. While it is universally agreed that the United Nations is in...
Sleepyheads; Adults Get Less Bed Rest Than Needed
Byline: Shelley Widhalm, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In this market-driven, on-the-go, 24-7 society, sleep can be a hard-to-come-by commodity. That is because 75 percent of adults have a symptom of a sleep problem, which can be anything from a sleep...
Stuffing a Goose for Mardi Gras
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When you give a spendthrift an unlimited checking account you can't blame anyone but yourself when the bank calls to tell you the account is overdrawn. You could ask George W. Bush, who brushed off...
UMd. Professor Wins 2005 Nobel Award; Work on Game Theory Honored
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES University of Maryland economist Thomas C. Schelling yesterday won the 2005 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for demonstrating how game theory applies to the interactions of people and nations....
Uncertainty Prevails on Sports DNA Tests; NBA Player Refused Team Request
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eddy Curry, a 22-year-old player in the National Basketball Association who missed 19 games last season because of an irregular heartbeat, refused the Chicago Bulls' request that he take a DNA test to determine...
Vakhtang Jordania, 61, Orchestra Conductor
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Vakhtang Jordania, a Grammy-nominated orchestra conductor, died Oct. 5 at his home in New Market, Va., after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 61. Born in the Soviet republic of Georgia, Mr. Jordania studied piano...
Volunteers
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Volunteers * Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) is recruiting volunteers to serve as interpreters at the zoo's Elephant House, home to Asian elephants, giraffes and a capybara, and the Invertebrate...
White House Targets Doubts on Miers Nod; Cites Response to Roberts
Byline: Joseph Curl and Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House yesterday dismissed early doubts from nearly half the Senate's Republicans over the Supreme Court nomination of Harriet Miers, saying that lawmakers also expressed doubts...