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 26, 2006

A Hard Year to Be an Ohio Republican; Scandal, Public Frustration Drags Down Candidates
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES COLUMBUS, Ohio - Any other year, Rep. Deborah Pryce would have wrapped up her race for re-election months ago. The fourth-ranking House Republican and self-proclaimed "moderate," Mrs. Pryce has cruised...
Airfares Rise Most in 11 Years, Still below Peak
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Airfares rose more in the second quarter of 2006 than at any time in the past 11 years, a new government report said. But despite the price increases, the cost of an airline ticket is still well below...
Another Post-September 11 Reality; U.S. Railroads Remain Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks
Byline: Kevin M. Lynch, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the wake of the September 11 attacks, many people asked with great urgency: Why didn't someone connect the dots? Why didn't we see the attacks coming? And, how do we prevent other attacks?...
A Powerful Assault in Studio's 'Crestfall'; Violence, Debasement in Dublin
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Think your life stinks? Cheer up. You could be a woman or an animal in Dublin. In Irish playwright Mark O'Rowe's world, they are one and the same and are subjected to all sorts of unspeakable acts...
Arab Americans Trending Democratic in Swing States
Byline: Eric Pfeiffer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A new poll of Arab Americans in four battleground states shows a large shift in voter preferences that now favors Democratic candidates. If true, it represents a major shift from as recently as the 2000...
Award Nurtures African Leaders; $5 Million Prize Draws Support
Byline: Hsin-Hsien Sheena Wong, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Sudanese-born cell phone mogul plans to announce in London today a multimillion-dollar prize for responsible African leadership. Mo Ibrahim, the founder and chairman of Celtel International...
Beer, Burgers, Pizza, Fun Fit into Matchbox; Simple Food Prepared Well
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The delightful Matchbox in Chinatown used to be true to its namesake: small and packed. During a recent expansion, the self-styled "vintage pizza bistro" tripled its seating capacity, so it's no longer...
Black Democrats Pull Punches in Maryland Race; Strategy Avoids Steele Attacks While Campaigning for Cardin
Byline: Brian DeBose and Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Local black Democratic leaders will not attack Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele in his U.S. Senate race, even as they campaign and appear in ads for his opponent - Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin,...
Bob Casey Jr., Wiretap-Dancing
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The one thing Sen. Rick Santorum's backers and critics agree upon: Everyone knows where he stands on the issues. Then there's Democratic challenger Bob Casey Jr., who was for warrantless surveillance of terrorists before...
Bury the Hatchet
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bury the hatchet Inside the Beltway has learned that NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, who has repeatedly denounced the Republican Party and conservative black leaders alike, will come face-to-face this evening...
Bush Backs Setting 'Benchmarks' in Iraq; Al-Maliki Slams Election Rhetoric
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday firmly supported setting "benchmarks" in Iraq to move toward stability and security in the war-torn country, and warned Iraqi leaders that the United States has "got patience, but...
Bush Calls Nov. 7 Referendum on Iraq, Taxes; Voices Confidence about Midterm Vote
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday staked the Republican agenda for the final two years of his administration to tax cuts and Iraq, saying next month's election is a referendum on both, and chided Democrats for...
Constellation, FPL Call Merger Quits; Cite 'Continued Uncertainty' in Maryland
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Constellation Energy Group Inc., after months of regulatory uncertainty and legal wrangling, called off its $12 billion acquisition by FPL Group Inc. yesterday. The parent company of Baltimore Gas &...
Deadly Hezbollah Chess Match
Byline: James G. Zumwalt, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the recent Israeli-Hezbollah war ended, the United Nations' newly organized human rights council, pressed by its Islamic members, spent its first two sessions criticizing Israel for...
Diddy Rocks the Charts
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Diddy rocks the charts To all the critics who think their snarky words fall on deaf ears, take heart: Diddy says that not only did he listen to past digs at his rap talent but the criticism helped...
Digital Freedom Campaign Begins; Claims a Right to Download
Byline: Jonathan Swigart, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Technology companies took aim at the film and recording industries yesterday for their efforts to restrict how consumers use movie and music downloads. The Digital Freedom Campaign plans to teach...
Down to the Turnout Wire
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After millions of dollars in ads, polls and six-figure consultants, the 2006 elections could turn on one final, frantic, door-to-door battle: who wins the voter turnout game. A little more than a week...
Episcopalians to Wrap Up Church-Split Consideration
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Conservative Episcopalians from two of Virginia's largest parishes will meet tonight for a "solemn assembly" that officially ends a 40-day period of prayer on whether to leave the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia...
Extremely Unwell Played
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Greatest Fans in Pro Football are at their wit's end - which is not to be confused with the split end or the defensive end. It's getting harder to slip through the supermarket checkout line without someone...
FBI Eyes Contractor in Los Alamos Leak
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The FBI is focusing on a subcontractor at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as the possible source of classified information from the nuclear-weapons facility discovered during the arrest of a New Mexico...
For Sale, Price Reduced; Plummeting Housing Sales Show Cracks in Foundation
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Home resales fell again last month despite a 2.5 percent drop in the nation's median home price - the largest ever recorded - prompting discouraged sellers to pull their houses off the market, the National...
Gallaudet Razes 'Tent City' at Gate; 4 Hurt in Scuffle; Protesters Try to Take over Building
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The protest over incoming Gallaudet University President Jane K. Fernandes became heated yesterday as school officials tried to reopen one of the gates that students had been blocking for more than two weeks...
GOP Sees Hope in Michigan Race; Republican Closes Gap in Bid for Senate
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republicans are turning to Michigan in the final days of the campaign in search of a major upset that would protect their majority in the U.S. Senate. Mike Bouchard, the popular Republican sheriff of...
Grim Games for Halloween Fun
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a look at some macabre multimedia to provide at least a weekend's worth of horror in preparation for Halloween. To start off the festivities, younger ghouls will dive into a third-person...
Hammerin' in His Way
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ST. LOUIS - Hank Aaron refused to answer any questions put to him yesterday at Busch Stadium about Barry Bonds, the San Francisco Giants slugger who is closing in on Aaron's cherished record of 755 career...
Hokies Starting over; Defense Eager to Face Clemson
Byline: Andee Sears, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BLACKSBURG, Va. - When Clemson's football team takes the field tonight, Virginia Tech's players and coaches hope their usually stellar defensive unit not the disjointed group that struggled in...
Hoyas Deal with Improving Status
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - The Georgetown men's basketball team officially was branded as one of the league favorites yesterday at Big East Media Day. The league's coaches picked the Hoyas to finish second in the 16-team...
Ingenious Inventors; Patience Needed to Get Patents
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They also toil who strive to get their inventions into the public domain. The legions of Washington's inventing worker bees include members of a local club called the Inventors Network of the Capital...
Investor Curbs Threaten Gazprom; Moscow's Grip on Energy Hurts Ties with Europe
Byline: Andrea R. Mihailescu, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Resistance to foreign investment in Russia's giant oil and natural-gas industry threatens to stall expansion plans in Europe by the state-owned energy giant Gazprom. The resistance, in turn,...
Irish's Victory Fails to Impress; Notre Dame Falling in BCS
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Notre Dame won a game this past weekend in dramatic fashion - a near-miraculous comeback in the final moments that will not soon be forgotten even at college football's most storied program. But for...
Jersey Court Orders OK of Gay Unions; Ruling Leaves Definition Up to the Legislature
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The New Jersey Supreme Court yesterday said that although there was no right to same-sex "marriage" in the state constitution, homosexual couples were treated unequally by the state and that lawmakers...
Jesus' Words Used vs. Stem-Cell Initiative
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The actor who played Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ" is drawing on his knowledge of that film's Aramaic language and his image as Christ for his latest role using Jesus' words to ask Missouri...
Lorre, Karloff, Lugosi Return from the Grave; 'Addams Family' Provides Laughs
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES We can think of no better way to spend an old-school Halloween weekend than by settling down with the choice 1930s chillers assembled in the Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection (six-disc, $39.98), new from Warner...
No Safe Haven
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES No safe haven Mexico has extradited 50 fugitives to the United States, including suspects wanted on murder, rape and drug trafficking charges, the U.S. ambassador in Mexico said this week. "The...
November
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 3 Brazilian classics The Orquestra de Sao Paulo makes its Washington-area debut on Nov. 3 at the Music Center at Strathmore. Mixing classical arrangements with a Latin flair, the orchestra will perform...
Obesity Drives Up U.S. Fuel Appetite
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chubby drivers and plump passengers add to the fuel crisis in more ways than one. A fat nation needs more gas in the tank, according to research released yesterday. "The key finding is that almost...
Offense Has Yet to Live Up to the Hype; Saunders' System Inconsistent So Far
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If he had his druthers and his work schedule allowed for training other than jogs up and down Loudoun County Parkway, Al Saunders would be in Arlington on Sunday to run the Marine Corps Marathon. ...
Offensive and Defensive Units Get Back to Basics
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The reeling Washington Redskins headed into their four-day break yesterday afternoon with a second straight day of back-to-basics practice conducted in chilly, gusty conditions at Redskin Park. It's likely...
Outer Ousted
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Outer ousted Research by conservative bloggers has revealed a connection between the exposure of former Rep. Mark Foley's sex scandal and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest homosexual...
Party of Inclusiveness Again Reveals Its Hypocrisy
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Michael S. Steele of Maryland is black, in case that immutable element has escaped anyone's attention, and George Allen of Virginia is a tobacco-chewing Christian whose maternal grandparents were Jewish. ...
Patriots' Success Boosts CAA
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Just six years ago the Colonial Athletic Association was on the verge of extinction. The defection of three schools including cornerstone Richmond to the Atlantic 10 left the league with six schools,...
Perkins' Net Work Gives Edge to United
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Troy Perkins is well ahead of schedule. Many goalkeepers don't reach their prime until their 30s, but at 25 years old, Perkins already has begun to accumulate accolades. He followed being named MLS goalkeeper...
Pros and Cons of Diesel
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I rarely agree with European economic or energy policy, but Europe got this one right ("Deep sell on diesels," Commentary, Tuesday). I have never been able to understand why the diesel engine did not become the engine...
Quoth Baltimore's Poe House: Home of Original Raven Fan Hosts Visitations
Byline: Lisa Rauschart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - On a recent dark, dull day in Baltimore, the sounds of rapping upon the front door of the modest brick house echoed easily up and down Amity Street. With his frock coat and ivory-han-...
Rainout Is First since 1996; Teams Will Try Again Tonight
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ST. LOUIS - Try as they might to get Game 4 in last night, a persistent rain at Busch Stadium forced baseball officials to postpone a World Series game for the first time in 10 years. The St. Louis...
Real-Life Ariel to Sing 'III'; 'Mermaid' Alive on DVD, Sequel
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Almost 20 years ago, Jodi Benson's lyric soprano won her the role of Ariel, the title character in Disney's enchanting animated version of "The Little Mermaid," over an estimated 500 rivals. That breakthrough...
Re-Elect Tom Davis
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rep. Tom Davis' good stewardship as a Republican has earned him continuing popularity. He also deserves credit as a voice for the ideals this editorial page promotes even as he represents a diverse district split about...
Running Mates Draw on Experiences; Brown Touts Party, Army Experience While Downplaying the Role of Race
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Delegate Anthony G. Brown, running mate to Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley in his gubernatorial bid, is quick to tell Maryland voters that he is a Democrat and an Army soldier. He could have gotten out of...
Running Mates Draw on Experiences; for Cox, Politics Not 'Rocket Science,' Cites Passion in Role as Policy Advocate
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Politics is not rocket science, says Kristen Cox, Maryland's secretary of disabilities and Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s running mate in his re-election bid. "It's having really good ideas and articulating...
Saints, Sinners and Bigots; with 'Every Man to Himself'
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When my mother died at the grand old age of 91 she left behind a long letter to her children, filled with loving reflections and one exhortation. "I think if I had one wish for all of you other than a...
Satire or Not?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I can only assume that Cal Thomas' Oct. 20 Commentary column, "Long count .. new minority," is meant to be a satirical view of white supremacy as the true glue that keeps America strong. I do hope that people who feel...
Schumer Upbeat on Democrats' Senate Odds
Byline: Eric Pfeiffer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Charles E. Schumer, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, says he is just as surprised as anyone that Democrats have a legitimate shot at taking control of the Senate in the November...
Securing Racial Spoils
Byline: Shikha Dalmia and Henry Payne, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES By Any Means Necessary is no longer just the name of a Trotskyite fringe group determined to protect a system of racial spoils in Michigan. It is the modus operandi of the liberal...
Senate Hopefuls Squabble, Call Each Other 'Handpicked'
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele and Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin yesterday wrangled over the origins of their U.S. Senate campaigns, with each accusing the other of being "handpicked" by their parties' leaders....
S. Korea Official Quits over North Policy; Pyongyang's Nuclear Test Triggers Departure of Engagement Backers
Byline: Andrew Salmon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SEOUL - South Korea's unification minister resigned yesterday, the highest-profile casualty yet in a battle over the government's North Korea policy after an Oct. 9 nuclear test by Pyongyang. "I am...
Special Treatment for Air America; Everyone Deserves First Amendment Protection
Byline: John R. Lott Jr. and Bradley A. Smith, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When is a campaign donation not a campaign donation? Apparently if you spend the money to run a radio program instead of paying for campaign ads that run on that same...
Spread the Word; Technology Transforms Campaigning
Byline: Gary Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A friend of mine who regularly traverses the intersection of politics and technology recently pointed out an interesting coincidence: Last month, on the same day two world leaders on different sides of the...
Stories of the Week
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES STORIES OF THE WEEK 1. Luck of the Irish: Folks, having his star quarterback throw to the big, tall receiver in the closing seconds doesn't make Charlie Weis a genius. However, it did preserve Notre...
Suit: 'Break' a Copycat
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Suit: 'Break' a copycat For four years in the 1960s, two brothers were on the run, fleeing authorities after a prison break at a juvenile facility. Robert Hughes, wrongfully incarcerated at 16,...
Sweden Opens Potomac Building
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Swedish government opened the House of Sweden in Georgetown this week, creating a landmark on the Potomac waterfront that will serve as clearinghouse for Sweden's diplomacy, commerce and culture. ...
The Fray Stays Grounded; Recent Success Feels 'Surreal'
Byline: Jenny Mayo,THE WASHINGTON TIMES Being a band nowadays is sort of like being a dot-com startup. With one-touch information accessibility and lightning-quick cable, musical groups can mushroom into an overnight phenom. Still, without a solid...
Tire Reef Grief
Byline: Dan Gainor, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2 million old tires are pounding into reefs, destroying the ecosystem and littering the shoreline. It's an environmentalist catastrophe. That's right...
Uncle Sam Says, 'I Do'; Pro-Marriage Organizations Receive Millions in Grants
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Julie Baumgardner is a busy woman: Her family-strengthening organization, First Things First, is in the middle of a fundraising drive for its regular $1 million budget, plus she is scrambling to prepare...
Wal-Mart $4 Drugs Head for D.C. Area
Byline: Gregory Lopes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Retail giant Wal-Mart plans to announce today that it is bringing its generic-drug discount program to Maryland and Virginia residents. The discount program offers 30-day generic-drug supplies for $4...
What's at Stake in Iraq
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday offered a thoughtful, compelling analysis of the war effort in Iraq and its importance to the larger war against Islamofascism. Noting that Iraq is now the "central front" in the war, Mr. Bush...
Wilder Backs Webb in Race; 'Right Man for Virginia' Now
Byline: Seth McLaughlin and Christina Bellanton, Richmond Mayor L. Douglas Wilder, a former governor whose endorsement has had significant impact in several elections, yesterday said fellow Democrat James H. Webb Jr. is the best choice for Virginians...