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 September 29, 2006

1971 Lancia Fulvia Unexpected Source of Pleasure
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It all started with an argument about an Allard. Ralf Berthiez and a fellow auto enthusiast a couple of years ago began discussing the finer details of a particular Allard automobile. The two men parted...
22 Accused of Ecstasy Smuggling
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A federal grand jury in New York yesterday indicted 22 persons in a suspected Ecstasy trafficking ring, accused of smuggling more than $5 million worth of the drug from Canada into the United States. ...
Afghan, Pakistani Leaders Plan Visits
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After days of public sniping, the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed during dinner with President Bush to meet three times in an attempt to end violence in the region. President Hamid Karzai of...
Allen Campaign Ads Launch Two-Pronged Attack; Pundits Puzzled about Hit against Webb 'From the Left'
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. George Allen yesterday released two ads that reveal a strategic split and indicate a fundamental problem with his campaign. One ad, which takes aim from the right, features Sen. John McCain,...
Amtrak Requests Yet More Money; New Boss Tells Hill of Needs
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The survival of Amtrak rides on providing reliable, on-time service between major cities, the railroad's new boss told lawmakers yesterday. But to meet this goal, the ailing passenger rail service must...
An Inspiration for Hollywood; All Hands on Deck for Film about Heroes of Coast Guard
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MEMORANDUM To: Hollywood studio executive From: An aspiring screenwriter You may have heard that our country is at war. Hard as it is to accept the president's word on this, there are, in fact,...
A So-So 'Dexter'
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A so-so 'Dexter' In "Dexter," Showtime's much-hyped series about a medical examiner by day who turns vigilante-style serial killer at night, the bloodletting begins early on. After the opening...
August Listings off a Bit
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ever since January, the number of homes on the market in the Washington metropolitan area has been climbing. On the first day of 2006, there were about 24,400 existing homes for sale in the region....
Aura Brings New Light to Saturn
Byline: Ron Moorhead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the eyes of the traditional Saturn owner the General Motors division that started out with a near-cult following has lost its luster. Sales were more than disappointing and there was talk...
Blame America First
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Georgie Anne Geyer's latest fairy tale, ("Iran next in line?" Commentary, yesterday) would have us believe that U.S. security now is far worse than prior to September 11 almost entirely due to the liberation of Iraq....
Bolton's Future Left in Doubt; Se Nate Panel Adjourns in Confirmation Deadlock
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The deadlocked Senate Foreign Relations Committee will not take up the confirmation vote for combative U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton before Congress adjourns this weekend for the fall elections, committee...
Bordering on Insanity
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bordering on insanity "There are at least as many illegal aliens now in the United States as all English, Irish and Jewish immigrants who came to America in 400 years. Every month, the border patrol...
Brunell Not Bitter toward Jacksonville
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Grudge Bowl comes next week when LaVar Arrington faces the Washington Redskins for the first time since their divorce last spring. Arrington played six seasons before signing with the New York Giants....
Bush Scolds 'Party of Cut and Run'; Says Democrats Misleading Voters
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday said Democrats have ditched the tradition of the great war-fighting presidents of the 20th century to become "the party of cut and run," and accused them of using leaked excerpts...
Charm of Smaller Places Helps Martinsburg Sales
Byline: Amy Rogers Nazarov, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES During the Civil War, historians say, Martinsburg, W.Va., changed hands between Union and Confederate armies some 50 times or more, as both sides struggled to wrest control of the rail...
Chess Champ Plays 'Head' Games; His Best Move Is to Bathroom
Byline: David R. Sands. THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bulgarian chess grandmaster Veselin Topalov yesterday threatened to pull out of his $1.27 million world championship match if his Russian rival did not stop going to the bathroom so many times during...
China Policy Shift
Byline: Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES China policy shift The Bush administration's China policy is shifting noticeably to the left through several key appointments. First, President Bush announced Sept. 1 he was permanently...
Colonies in Space Romantic Notion
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An idea whose time hasn't come: Colonies in space. The notion never goes away, though. At the Space 2006 conference of the American Aeronautics and Astronautics Association in San Jose, Calif., the participants...
Confederate Heritage Group Says Allen 'Dumping on Us'
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - The Sons of Confederate Veterans in Virginia yesterday criticized Sen. George Allen, saying he has turned his back on them and their heritage for political reasons as he cultivates an image...
Congress Almost Delivers
Byline: C. Stewart Verdery Jr., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a congressional session marked by partisan strife and gridlock in so many areas, one bill looms like a beacon of achievement ready to dock. The Senate's unanimous approval of the...
Damascus Show Set Tomorrow in Maryland
Byline: Bill O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Damascus show set tomorrow in Maryland The seventh annual Showdown in Damascus will be held tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from the $10 entry fee will benefit Hospice Caring of Frederick...
D.C. Elite Orchestrate $1.8 Million
Byline: Stephanie Mansfield, THE WASHINGTON TIMES First there was a classical music concert with some pretty amazing indoor pyrotechnics accompanying the finale of Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture. Then classic fare (filet mignon) followed by a bit...
Debt Colors Choices on Extra House
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: I am trying to formulate a plan but am unsure if it will work. Here's my story: I currently own a home and make about $55,000 per year. The house is worth about $250,000 and I owe $120,000...
Democrats Plan to Hit GOP on Tax Increases; Package in Limbo as Congress to Adjourn
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats, stealing a page out of Republicans' playbook, plan to return to their states next week and blame Republicans for rising taxes, barring a last-minute deal on a long-stalled package of tax measures....
District Show Sits Character; Book Festival Gathers Writers from Area among 70 Authors
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "He writes about Washington as if it's a city like any other (it's not), filled with rich and interesting characters (it's not)," Nora Ephron wrote in her 1983 novel "Heartburn." Ouch. Her...
Ex-Principal Charged in Bribe Scheme; Accused of Fake Billing for Moten Elementary
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal authorities have filed criminal charges against a former D.C. public school principal, saying he took kickbacks from a Maryland telecommunications contractor. George W. Smitherman Jr., formerly...
Features Abound in Hyundai Azera
Byline: Ron Moorhead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Korean vehicles are known for their conservative price and the great quality that has increased by leaps and bounds in the last five years or so. Hyundai in particular has taken great strides...
Forest Heights Suspends Mayor; Council Sees Misuse of Funds
Byline: Gary Emerling and Michael Hunsberger, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Forest Heights Town Council has suspended the mayor after accusing him of misusing town funds, less than a year after the council ousted his predecessor over charges she assaulted...
Four Bedrooms in Mitchellville
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mid-Atlantic Builders Inc. is building 302 single-family homes on 30,000- to 45,000-square-foot homesites at Woodmore North in Mitchellville, close to the Woodmore Country Club and Bowie Town...
Georgetown Chaplain Resigns
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Protestant chaplain at Georgetown University has resigned amid fallout from the school barring outside evangelical groups from having an official presence on campus. "I had no idea that what would...
Giannetti to Run as GOP Candidate to Hold Senate Seat
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - State Sen. John A. Giannetti Jr. yesterday registered as a Republican candidate for his seat after having switched parties earlier this week. Mr. Giannetti, a College Park resident, was trounced...
'Gingham Dog' a Misfired Fight; Early Wilson Play Fails to Satisfy with Stilted Dialogue, Characters
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The disintegration of a marriage is harrowing enough to witness, but throw in racial tensions and the parting becomes disturbingly harsh and rancid. That's the case with young marrieds Gloria (Deidra...
Greg Ford
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Name: Greg Ford Company: Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. Address: 7719 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD 20854 Phone: 301/706-3388 Fax: 301/469-9519 Web site: www.MD-DC-VA-homes.com Year started: 2003...
Growing Fear
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Growing fear Percentage likelihood according to 39 Republican congressmen polled by National Journal in March, May and again this week of Democrats taking over control of the House and Senate after...
He Said, He Said; Race Sidelines the Race to the Senate
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES OK, boys and girls. It's time for Big Mama to dig into her trunk labeled "Old School Discipline." The one that holds the lye soap, hickory switches, Jim Crow's eulogy and that long-worn coat of armor...
In His Final Days; Robinson Will Not Return as Manager
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Frank Robinson was informed yesterday by Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten and general manager Jim Bowden that he will not be retained next season, and though an official announcement won't come...
Japan Rethinks Military Role under New Head; Abe Seeks to Step Up U.S. Ties
Byline: Takehiko Kambayashi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TOKYO - Shinzo Abe, elected prime minister of Japan on Tuesday by both chambers of the national Diet, said he seeks to strengthen relations with the United States, suggesting an expansion of Japan's...
Joel T. Broyhill, 86, Former Congressman
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Joel T. Broyhill, a former Virginia congressman, died Sept. 24 at his home in Arlington of congestive heart failure and pneumonia. He was 86. Mr. Broyhill was born in Hopewell, Va., and attended Fork Union Military...
Kazakhstan and Satellites
Byline: Peter J. Brown, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the White House entertains Kazakhstan's President Nazarbayev this week, the successful launch of Kazakhstan's first satellite, KazSat 1, in June needs to be kept in mind as this will be...
Keeping Hate Alive in a Virginia Race
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A famous American soap once proclaimed itself "99 and 44/100ths percent pure," but a percentage like that is mere smudge, soil and stain when measured against this year's standard for candidates for the...
Keeping Terrorism Away
Byline: Edward Royce, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The president's partial declassification of the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), has provided an extraordinary glimpse of the hurdles the American people face in our battle with Islamist...
Leftwich Comes Back to District as a Foe
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One thing that could make Sunday's homecoming more special for Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Byron Leftwich would be if the Washington Redskins still played at RFK Stadium. Another is if Leftwich hadn't...
Low-Performing Ego 'School'; What Can We Learn from This
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Talk about your home run pitches. Take Billy Bob Thornton, the "Bad Santa" himself, and cast him as a teacher for men who need a double dose of scoundrel. His A student? Jon Heder, better known...
Michigan Woes Fuel GOP Election Hopes; Discontent with Democrats Grows
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LINCOLN PARK, Mich. - The fever among voters to throw incumbents out of office - furiously stoked by Democrats in Washington - might backfire in this state, where Republicans are riding a surge of voter...
Mixed Results; Hot Bengals Have Problems off Field
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cincinnati might be the NFL's scariest team, on and off the field. Last week, the Bengals overcame three turnovers, six sacks and Pittsburgh's 170 rushing yards to outlast the defending champion Steelers...
Mobile ESPN Service Is Nixed
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ESPN yesterday said it will shut down its heavily promoted Mobile ESPN wireless service by the end of this year, in favor of a new strategy to license ESPN content to other providers. The sports network,...
More Agility Needed; Fighting a Dispersed Enemy
Byline: Robert H. Scales, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The threat posed by radical Islam around the world is forcing our military services to change how they fight and how they are preparing to fight in the future. Not unexpectedly, the services...
Nats Should Find Place for Legend
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The title of Frank Robinson's autobiography is "My Life is Baseball," and he meant it - even if it was managing a team treated like an unwanted stepchild for five years. Now it is unclear if that life...
Nigerian Outrage
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nigerian outrage The Nigerian government this week accused a top U.S. diplomat of showing "disrespect" to President Olusegun Obasanjo because of her comments over a tangled tale of scandal and bribery...
No Place for the N-Word, Especially in Politics
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Even a Democrat running for the esteemed U.S. Senate acknowledges, "I don't think that there's anyone who grew up around the South who didn't have the word pass through their lips at least once...
Northwest Condo near Plays, Shops, Art
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two Northwest Washington neighborhoods are experiencing a revival, with renovated homes; new and converted condominiums; new restaurants, shops and art galleries: Logan Circle and the Mount...
Pentagon Bends on Notifying Congress of Awards; Public Needs to Hear about 'Acts of Heroism,' Santorum Says
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Pentagon has relented somewhat to persistent requests from Senate Republicans who want timely notification of military medals for bravery in the war on terror so they can share the heroic achievements...
Plato's Britain
Byline: Marian L. Tupy, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tony Blair may be entering the last year of his premiership, but his zeal for social engineering remains undiminished. The latest policy proposal from Britain's Labor prime minister aims to...
Prices, Interest Rates Put a Value on Buying
Byline: M. Anthony Carr, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Many in the real estate industry have been worrying about the slowing of the appreciation rates across real estate markets nationwide, scaring many buyers out of the market. The Office...
Ratings Rise with Terror Talks; Monthlong Blitz Highlights Bush Message
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's no surprise that President Bush has returned to talking about the war on terror for the past four weeks, his approval ratings have steadily risen as he delivered a series of speeches tying Iraq to...
Rehoboth's Gated Sawgrass a Mile from Beach
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Although waterfront homes may be out of reach for many home buyers, many opt for a home in a planned community with resort-style amenities in close proximity to a beach. M/I Homes Inc....
Remodeling Adds New Character to Garage
Byline: Audrey Ross, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Marty Riskam remodeled his Potomac home last fall, he picked the one room in the house he thought needed the most work: the three-car garage. The $10,000 tuneup included stainless-steel...
'Renaissance' Puts Looks First; Illustrators' Technology the Real Star in Film Noir
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Sin City" turned the silver screen into a comic book writ large; "Renaissance" wipes away any traces of the actors. The French feature, using English-speaking voices for stateside audiences, tells...
Republicans' Bill to Ease Pressure on Military Chaplains; Stricter Prayer Rules Rolled Back
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republicans said the defense authorization bill will address, at least for now, their belief that military chaplains should not be pressured to avoid using specifics of their faiths during public prayers....
Republicans Place Their Bet; Hopes Land on 'Minnewisowa' for 2006 and 2008
Byline: Barry Casselman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES ST. PAUL - In a surprise move, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has chosen the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis for its 2008 national convention. (The convention itself will...
Rice Sees Moderates as Key to Mideast; Visit Will Focus on Extremism
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. officials see the struggle between moderates and extremists not the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the defining issue in the Middle East, the State Department said yesterday in announcing that...
Right 'Season'; Animated, Humorous Adventure
Byline: Jenny Mayo, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Read the credits of "Open Season," the debut film by Sony Pictures Animation, and you'll discover its computer-generated characters have more handlers than J.Lo. There's a CG hair lead. Texture...
Russia Recalls Envoy after Spying Arrests
Byline: Michael Mainville, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MOSCOW - Russia recalled its ambassador to Georgia and waged a vitriolic verbal attack on the Caucasus nation yesterday after the arrests of five Russian officers in the Georgian capital on espionage...
Say 'Mum' for Comedy; British Mix of Wry Wittiness and Drama Is Saving Grace
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The first image of Kristin Scott Thomas ("The English Patient") in "Keeping Mum" is that of a very unhappy woman she lets out a few choice profanities simply because she must face the day. It's...
Senate Democrats to Keep Menendez on N.J. Ballot
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Democrats said they won't try to replace Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, despite new accusations of corruption that surfaced yesterday in the Democratic incumbent's already tough re-election race....
Senate OKs Detainees Tribunal Bill; Agrees to Vote Today on Fencing for Border
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate gave its final approval yesterday for President Bush's proposal for interrogating and prosecuting the terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, sending the legislation to the White House...
S. Korean Still Front-Runner for Secretary-General of U.N
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon remains the front-runner to succeed Kofi Annan as U.N. secretary-general, with 13 out of 15 possible votes in a Security Council straw poll yesterday....
Springs Won't Play Sunday
Byline: David Elfin and Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Don't look for cornerback Shawn Springs to be back in a Washington Redskins uniform until after Columbus Day. "My groin is pulled pretty bad," Springs said. "It's going to be a couple...
Suzuki Restyles XL7 SUV; Seven-Passenger Version Has 252 Horsepower Engine
Byline: Sue Mead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES An all-new version of Suzuki's seven-passenger XL7 SUV debuts for the 2007 model year. This model no longer shares its bones with the smaller Grand Vitara, but instead rides on a modified version...
Terps Focus on Offensive Glitches
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The source of the Maryland football team's offensive struggles last week started at the beginning of nearly every other series. The Terrapins failed to gain a yard on 13 of their 29 first down plays...
The Future of Tysons
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Paramount to the successful expansion of Tysons Corner Center an expansion that will more than double the overall size of the development while also adding residential and office space is a comprehensive plan to deal...
The War against the War
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Twice in recent weeks, we have been treated to more examples of how far some in the mainstream media and congressional Democrats are prepared to go in order to score political points against President Bush and the war...
T.O. Has Unwanted Team of 'Doctors'
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dr. Deion Sanders, meet Dr. Michael Irvin. They take it one patient at a time, in this case Terrell Owens. They are just two of the mental-health practitioners on the job. The list of blubbering blunderbusses...
Tough Guys Remain in Capitals' Camp
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Capitals coach Glen Hanlon was asked yesterday why certain players are becoming late training camp casualties while other, seemingly unlikely candidates, are still in town. Hanlon didn't have...
Town Houses in Woodbridge
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pulte Homes Inc. is building 530 town homes at Potomac Club in Woodbridge, a gated planned community with a clubhouse with a fitness center, a rock-climbing wall, indoor and outdoor swimming...
West Virginia Beauty Draws Residents
Byline: Amy Rogers Nazarov, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With its natural beauty, abundant historic sites and buildings and a growing number of cultural attractions, West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle has become an appealing destination in recent...
Woman Testifies to Being Gang Raped in MS-13 Trial
Byline: Keyonna Summers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A teenager testifying yesterday in the case of two men accused of racketeering while involved with the MS-13 gang said one of the defendants put a gun to her head and ordered at least 10 other gang members...