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 4, 2006

Ah, Sound of 'Doom' on Roller Coaster
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A rare language emerges each summer, when the dazed and confused stand for 90 minutes in 90-degree heat with 90 other people for the privilege of plunging at 90 mph at a 90-degree angle for 90 seconds....
Alive in the Andes; A Tale of Survival
Byline: Eric Wills, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It made headlines around the world. On Oct. 13, 1972, a very unlucky Friday, a plane carrying one of Uruguay's best rugby teams crashed in the Andes Mountains. The club, Old Christians, was flying to Santiago...
America through a Radical's Eyes, Not Rabbit's
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In four acclaimed novels, two of which won the Pulitzer Prize, John Updike assessed the state of our nation through the eyes of a flawed but fascinating ex-jock named Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom. Alas,...
ANWR Factors
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Although the United States, according to the journal World Oil, has less than 2 percent (22 billion barrels) of the world's proved oil reserves (1.265 trillion barrels), U.S. petroleum consumption last year accounted...
Area Charity Races Comes in All Sizes, for All Causes
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Race for the Cure crowded the streets of Washington yesterday, but it doesn't just pass through the District. The race has locations this year in all 50 states, plus Germany, Italy and Puerto Rico,...
A Taste of Gourmet's Finest Wine Writing
Byline: Stephen Goode, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES For more than six decades, Gourmet has offered its readers tempting recipes and tips on how the good life is to be lived. Almost invariably the writing was (and still very often is) as good...
Believers Push for Marriage Measure; the Interfaith Coalition Supporting the Amendment Is Said to Be "Unprecedented."
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The breadth of support among religious groups for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman extends well beyond the boundaries of evangelical Protestantism. The...
Breast Cancer Pill Inhibits Tumors; Experimental Drug Provides Hope
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ATLANTA - Women with advanced breast cancer soon may have another treatment option: A novel experimental drug delayed the growth of tumors nearly twice as long as standard chemotherapy did in patients...
Bush Urges Senate to Pass Marriage Amendment
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday urged the Senate to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, elevating the debate to the presidential level just days before an expected...
Camelot: Loads of Action
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Each week, the Browser features some pop-culture places on the World Wide Web offering the coolest in free interactive sounds and action. Way over the cyber-Hedge Computer-generated critters...
Carefully Plan Any Volunteer D.C. Post
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: My husband recently assumed public office, and I have moved with him to the District from another state. I am not working at this time, nor am I seeking employment. Our children are all grown and living...
'Cheap Tricks' and Immigration Numbers
Byline: Robert Rector, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Facts can be uncomfortable things when you're trying to justify legislation that would vastly increase legal immigration. On May 15, I released a study predicting the Senate's immigration...
Danes Move on after Cartoon Flap; Conflict with Radical Islam Strengthens Governing Coalition
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES COPENHAGEN - Ground zero for the feared clash of civilizations appears to be a remarkably civilized place. On the bustling, bike-thronged streets of Denmark's capital city, it is hard to find evidence...
Dropping the Old Paradigm
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES After digesting Cal Thomas' article, "Lost Ideology" (Commentary pages, May 24) I just had to laugh. He actually said "ideas seem in short supply"? He is kidding, right? OK, he did say it had been a long time since...
Enchanting Tale; Storybook Forest Replanted on Farm
Byline: Maria Stainer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A long time ago, in a land not too far away, was a theme park called the Enchanted Forest where parents and children could interact with their favorite fairy-tale characters and, in some cases, become...
Energy Lesson from Cuba
Byline: Ben Lieberman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES An unlikely political figure is willing to fight for lower gas prices. His name: Fidel Castro. He's working with foreign investors, including China, to find oil off the Cuban coast, close to...
Energy Savings over Friction
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Much of the recent wave of increasing gas prices can be attributed to the law of supply and demand. If we can reduce demand, we can reduce the price. The first way to reduce demand is to reduce the massive waste of...
Feingold Urges Party to Censure Bush; Senator Tells Democrats to 'Stand for Something,' 'Do the Right Thing'
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MANCHESTER, N.H. - Sen. Russ Feingold told party faithful here yesterday that Democrats must shake their "timid" image and could best demonstrate they have a backbone by joining his call to censure...
Gray Puts Ego on Hold; Ex-Coordinator Happy as Redskins Assistant
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jerry Gray knows what many are thinking - that going from a defensive coordinator to his new job as the Washington Redskins' cornerbacks coach represents a step back. He doesn't disagree. But sometimes...
Mexican Revolutionary Portrayed In
Byline: Roger K. Miller, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If there is any luster clinging to the name of Pancho Villa, the Mexican desperado and sometime revolutionary, as a kind of Robin Hood or folk hero, it gets pretty severely tarnished in Eileen...
Missed Fundraiser Wasn't a Slap at Bush, Steele Says; out of State at the Time, the GOP Senate Hopeful Is "Honored" by His Support
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele says his absence from a fundraising event with President Bush last week was not to distance his U.S. Senate campaign from the president's sinking poll numbers. "That's...
Moreno Stays Hot in United Win; Veteran Nets Goal against Revolution
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There seems to be no stopping Jaime Moreno. After scoring the 100th goal of his Major League Soccer career Wednesday in a win over the Columbus Crew, D.C. United's 11-year veteran scored his 101st goal...
My Child, My Safety; My Space Predator-Friendly, but Site Declares Vigilance
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Delicious 247 wants to be your friend. So do Foxy and DaPimp. So does Tasha, who says she leaves for U.S. Marines boot camp in September, but for now, you can find a photo of her in a miniskirt in...
Mystics Cruise Past Shock, Delay
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The only thing that stopped the Washington Mystics' offense in yesterday's lopsided victory against the Detroit Shock at Verizon Center was a clock malfunction, which caused a lengthy delay early in the third...
New Kind of Home on Range; TopGolf Technology 'Addictive' for Some
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TopGolf is well on its way to becoming the sudoku of the sports world. "It's incredibly addictive," says Abe Caliboso, a retired Naval officer from Woodbridge, Va., who is a fixture at TopGolf's Kingstowne...
Onus to Protect Identity
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The personal information of 26 million veterans is still at risk thanks to poor security procedures at the Veterans Administration. Unfortunately those veterans and other potential victims of identity theft have little...
Patten Welcomes Stiff Competition; Redskin Seeks to Rebound from Rough '05
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When he arrived in Washington in March 2005, David Patten was coming off a season in which he ranked fifth in the NFL in yards per catch and had won his third Super Bowl ring in four years. But when Patten's...
Peru's Front-Runners
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lourdes Flores Nano was the best chance for long-term prosperity and the end of poverty in Peru. Her loss in the first round of the presidential election to Alan Garcia and Lt. Col. Ollanta Humala transformed the race...
Picking Losers Takes a Special Talent
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I am the Kansas City Royals of fantasy baseball. When it comes to assembling the best ballplayers in a pretend race toward cash and pride, I'm a perennial cellar-dweller, an embarrassment to myself, my...
Police Arrest Teen in SW Robberies; Make No Link to Mall Assaults
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Investigators into the recent late-night attacks on the Mall declined to say yesterday whether the assaults are linked to a teen arrested in connection with two armed robberies in Southwest. Channing...
Politics in the People's Chamber
Byline: Michael P. Riccards, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When John Larson was elected to the House of Representatives, he looked for a history of that body so he could better understand the institution. He found the magisterial history of the...
Posing Questions
Byline: David Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Posing questions Some news events are just obviously going to be big stories: An earthquake in Indonesia kills thousands; an airliner filled with Americans crashes; a series of terrorist bombs explode...
Riders: Don't Pedal Too Fast
Byline: Dr. Gabe Mirkin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Experienced bicycle riders know fatigue comes from how hard they press on the pedals, not how fast they turn them. Novice racers may try to ride with maximum force on the pedals, but they...
Schneider Powers Nats
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MILWAUKEE - Brian Schneider, who hasn't hit well of late, had one of the biggest hits of his career last night. Schneider hit a game-winning two-run homer in the ninth inning to rally the Washington Nationals...
Spelling: The Next Olympic Sport?
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Did you hear about the bank robber - dubbed the "Harry Caray bandit" by Chicago police - who was finally apprehended Wednesday? He was so nicknamed because (a) he wore oversized glasses, a wig and a baseball...
Starting Pitching Sparks Turnaround
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MILWAUKEE - Momentum appears to be swinging the Washington Nationals' way. By winning 4-3 last night against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Nationals clinched their fourth series win in the last five. "It's...
Studying Astrology and Distant Galaxies
Byline: Jeffrey Marsh, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A visitor to the country cottage owned by the famous physicist Niels Bohr was surprised to see a horseshoe nailed over the door, and asked Bohr, "Surely you don't believe in that?" Bohr replied,...
The Cup Runneth over with Politics and Passion
Byline: Clive Davis, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you happen to be a devotee of football (sorry, soccer) there is no end of delights piled high in our local bookshops. A glance reveals some of the titles released in the last few weeks: "The...
'The Da Vinci Code' Heresy
Byline: Michael J.McManus, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "The Da Vinci Code" film is as powerful, fast-paced and mesmerizing as the book by Dan Brown on which it is based. It is also as theologically seductive. Josh McDowell calls the book,...
Two Murder Suspects at Large after Fleeing Jail
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two men facing murder charges are at large after escaping yesterday morning from the D.C. Jail in Southeast. The Metropolitan Police Department began a manhunt for Ricardo Jones, 25, and Joseph Leaks,...
U.S. Reassured Danes They Weren't 'Isolated'
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES COPENHAGEN - James P. Cain, the U.S. ambassador to Denmark, recalls that when President Bush sent him here in mid-2005, one of his prime mandates was to reach out to the country's moderate Muslims and...
Whiffs of Inflation?
Byline: Alfred Tella, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Inflation stepped up in April. The Commerce Department's Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) price index, released last Friday, rose half a percent over March. The Labor Department's Consumer...
With Rockfish, Will History Repeat?
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two schools of thought come to mind regarding the beleaguered striped bass in the nearby Chesapeake Bay, as well as those in North Carolina. The first is that in the opinion of many, the striper soon...