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 July 12, 2006

'06 Projected Federal Deficit Falls to $296 Billion; White House Ahead of Pace to Cut Number in Half
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This year's federal deficit is now projected to be $296 billion, President Bush announced yesterday, $127 billion less than predicted just six months ago and leaving the administration a year ahead of...
Active Seniors Likely to Live Longer; Study Measures Energy Burned
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Seniors who expend more energy through daily activity, including such simple tasks as cooking, vacuuming, washing dishes, gardening or climbing stairs, have a lower death rate than those who are less...
And So It Was Written: It Began with a Scribe
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PITTSBURGH - During commissioner Cadillac Bud Selig's annual state-of-the-game session with writers before last night's All-Star Game at PNC Park, he spoke of how baseball's showcase is the best in sports...
A Ninth Arab-Israeli War?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As we went to press, the Israeli Army, which announced several days ago that it had halted a major military operation against terrorist bases in northern Gaza, was preparing to send a large military force back in to...
Arenas Trying out without Ego
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gilbert Arenas expressed a strong dose of humility in his question-and-answer session with the local media yesterday, just after running the stairs on the top tier of Abe Pollin's edifice in Tony Cheng's neighborhood....
Arenas Tunes Up for Dream
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gilbert Arenas didn't have to be inside dark, muggy Verizon Center yesterday afternoon, running up and down every single step in the top tier of the building. But that's where the Washington Wizards...
Back and Better
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Back and better On the eve of the resumption of the Rolling Stones' European tour, Keith Richards said he has recovered completely from a head injury suffered in a fall and shrugged off a question...
Brotherhood Intensifies Anti-Assad Efforts; Syrian Islamists Join Reformists to Corner Regime
Byline: James Brandon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria's largest and most influential op- position group, the Muslim Brotherhood, has begun an am-bitious program to unite Syrian pro-democracy reformists and increase pressure on the...
Busy Boy
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Busy boy Rudolph W. Giuliani took off Monday on a five-state tour for Republican candidates that could end up helping him, should he decide to run for president in 2008, the New York Post reports. ...
Caps Have Another Local in Werner
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HERSHEY, Pa. - There is an interesting parallel between Stephen Werner and Sergei Gonchar, a former All-Star defenseman for the Washington Capitals. When Gonchar was growing up in Russia, his father wanted...
Colorado OKs Denying Services to Illegals
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER - The Colorado legislature approved late Monday a package of illegal-immigration bills touted by Gov. Bill Owens and Democrats as the toughest in the nation but criticized by some Republicans...
Congress Pressed on Trade Deals; Vote Expected Soon on Oman
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration is pressing Congress to pass at least three trade deals this year, although limited time, November elections and stiff Democratic opposition mean that only one final vote is...
Council Approves Parking Garage Plan
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. Council yesterday ignored pleas from the Nationals' incoming ownership group and unanimously authorized the city to partner with Western Development on a plan to build two parking garages with condominiums...
Democrats Likely to Filibuster Nominee; Graham Grills Judicial Pick
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Democrats said yesterday that they are considering a filibuster of President Bush's latest nominee to the federal appeals court. "We'll do whatever is necessary to protect the judiciary," Senate...
DPRK Blackmail; Options for Dealing with North Korea
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES North Korea's fanciful display of fireworks on July 4 has already backfired. How Kim Jong-il, the man in charge of this Stalinist concentration camp of a country, could imagine it would produce any other...
Duke Student Gets Probation; Ordered to Avoid Georgetown
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A D.C. Superior Court judge yesterday convicted a Duke University lacrosse player of misdemeanor assault stemming from a fight in Georgetown last year. Judge John Bayly Jr. sentenced Collin Finnerty,...
Expulsion Threat
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Expulsion threat Kyrgyzstan, a Central Asian nation that hosts a major U.S. military air base, is threatening to expel two American diplomats for "inappropriate" contacts with nongovernmental organizations,...
Founder of Washington Ballet Dies at 96
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mary Day, founder of the Washington Ballet and a leading figure in the cultural life of Washington for more than six decades, died yesterday of heart failure. She was 96. Miss Day studied...
Free Materials Help to Attract Birds
Byline: Ruth Hepner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It goes without saying that most gardeners enjoy providing a habitat for the birds that share our yards and plants. However, not everyone everywhere is as friendly to the birds. Citing loss of habitat...
GAO Report Faults Bush Iraq Strategy; Cost Mismanagement Widespread
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Government Accountability Office report released yesterday asserts that the Bush administration's Iraq strategy is inadequate and was poorly planned, backing up some politicians' charges that...
Geneva Cover for Gitmo Detainees; Pentagon Hits 'Too Many' Rights
Byline: Charles Hurt and Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration said yesterday that the terrorism suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay prison should be treated humanely in accord with the Geneva Conventions, but Pentagon...
GOP Left Slams Club for Growth; Says Party Hurt by 'Litmus Test'
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, the Virginia Republican who has assumed leadership of his party's more liberal members of Congress, said yesterday that conservative groups such as the Club for Growth are hurting...
Hamas and Terrorist Barbarism
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thank you for publishing Victor Davis Hanson's column "The Israel enigma" (Commentary, Saturday). What is astounding about the conflict is the sheer ferocity of Arab hatred for Israel, and the rest of the world's (the...
Health Drive Targets Uninsured Children; Cites 9 Million without Coverage
Byline: Josh Rutledge, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Campaign for Children's Health Care kicked off yesterday in an effort to extend federal health coverage to all children and raise awareness about the large number of uninsured children. The campaign,...
Health Insurance Winner
Byline: Scott W. Atlas, M.D., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As politicians and bureaucrats debate the role of government in our health-care system, and as concerns by U.S. citizens and employers about rising health-care costs and lack of control...
Hill Missile-Shield Backer Fears N. Korea
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES North Korea's recent launch of a long-range missile highlights the need for U.S. missile defenses, thus some anti-missile programs will be accelerated as a result, the chairman of the House Armed Services...
House Curbs Online Gambling; Bill Extends Interstate Ban to the Internet
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House overwhelmingly passed legislation yesterdayto ban interstate and offshore gambling conducted via the Internet. For eight years, Congress has failed to do anything to regulate betting houses...
If You Build It, Life Will Come; Wildlife Flocks to Inviting Yards
Byline: Shelley Widhalm, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lesley and Tom Mack take notes on the birds they see visiting their 3-acre yard in Luray, Va., most of which is a garden. Ms. Mack, a Master Gardener in Page County, likes to listen to the songbirds,...
It's No Longer Such a Classic
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fifty years ago this week when baseball's All-Star Game turned up in town at old Griffith Stadium for the first time since 1937, it was a walloping big deal for citizens unable to escape Washington's blistering...
King's Things
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance and Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES King's things What better way to spend a summer night than curled up with a Stephen King story (assuming you have a taste for the macabre)? TNT offers just such a treat...
Margarita Master
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Margarita master Perhaps the U.S. Capitol Police should have been on hand to check IDs for proper proof of age during a recent margarita cocktail party in the hallowed halls of Congress, no less thrown...
Maryland Utilities Designated near Junk; Inability to Pass on Costs Cited
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A top Wall Street credit agency yesterday downgraded Pepco, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and Delmarva Power to close to junk status, citing their inability to pass along higher energy costs in a hostile...
Midshipman Testifies in Her Dorm Rape Trial
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A 20-year-old midshipman was on the witness stand about six hours yesterday at the court-martial of a fellow midshipman at the Naval Academy charged with raping her. The female midshipman gave her account...
Mixed Jobs Picture
Byline: Alfred Tella, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nonfarm payroll jobs rose a modest 121,000 in June, mainly in services, following a 92,000 increase in May. Job growth finished out the first half of the year with a tempered 142,000 average...
North Korean Quandary; Deal on Taiwan May Be the Key
Byline: Harlan Ullman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES History may never repeat. But some parallels are eerie. Last week, North Korea celebrated the Fourth of July and President Bush's 60th birthday with a fireworks display, launching a handful of missiles...
Novak Comments on CIA Case; Says Rove Wasn't Main Source
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Syndicated columnist Robert Novak said yesterday in his first public comments on the Valerie Plame leak investigation that White House aide Karl Rove and CIA spokesman Bill Harlow were not the main sources...
'Obsessed' Bag Ladies; Serious Shoppers Grab Designer Purses
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Christina Taylor gets anxious each year before her birthday. The nerves don't come from the growing number of candles on her cake, though. They come from picking out the gift she gives herself each...
Official Hits Afghan Insurgency Charge
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri said yesterday that his country has "10,000 reasons" to promote peace and stability in neighboring Afghanistan, rejecting charges that Pakistan has not...
Preserve Blue Catfish with 'CPR'
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bill Hilton, who lives in Shepherdstown, W.Va., but spends more time than most chasing after the James River's blue catfish downstream of Richmond, says CPR is the way to help this sometimes abused fish...
Ramsey Institutes'crime Emergency'; Chief Cites Increase in Homicides
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Metropolitan Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey yesterday declared a citywide crime emergency in response to a "troubling increase" in homicides - 13 this month, including the stabbing of an aspiring British...
Russia and China Reconsidered; Neither Partners nor Enemies
Byline: Tony Blankley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Russia and China seem to have the United States at least publicly flummoxed. In recent days President Bush has praised China as "a good partner to have at the table with us" regarding North Korean negotiations....
Scandals Fail to Discourage Lobbyists' Itch to Spend Big
Byline: Eric Pfeiffer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tom DeLay has resigned from Congress and Jack Abramoff is going to prison, but the popularity of lobbying in Washington continues to flourish. According to a new report released by the nonpartisan Political...
Science, Passion at Play; 'Experiment with an Air Pump' Tackles Ethics at Olney Theatre
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Those who savor Tom Stoppard's play "Arcadia" as a singular experience can just let go of that chimera. Shelagh Stephenson's "An Experiment With an Air Pump" brazenly pays homage to Mr. Stoppard's masterpiece...
Seoul Tries Talks on Missile Launches; Raps Japan's First-Hit Thinking
Byline: Andrew Salmon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SEOUL - Breaking with the hard line favored by the United States and Japan, South Korea yesterday convened Cabinet-level talks with North Korea and denounced Tokyo for raising the prospect of pre-emptive...
Serbia Rejects Independent Kosovo; Offers Instead Utmost Autonomy
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday that Belgrade would not agree to Kosovo's independence, offering instead "the highest possible autonomy" for...
Siegel Named a Finalist for Hall
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Morris Siegel, the late sports columnist for The Washington Times, was one of three writers named yesterday as finalists for induction into the writers' wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown,...
Sports Radio Rivalry Heats Up
Byline: Dan Caterinicchia, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington's sports radio landscape is about to get more crowded, and perhaps more cantankerous, with the advent of Redskins Radio, the Nationals opting out of their deal with Washington Post Radio...
Steele Vows to Represent 'The 'Hood'
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele yesterday said his U.S. Senate campaign aims to bring "the 'hood" with him to Capitol Hill. "The 'hood is going to show up on the Hill," said Mr. Steele, a black Republican....
St. Petersburg Gets Gussied Up for Guests; Russia to Host First G-8 Meeting
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ST. PETERSBURG - This northern city's white nights are one of its main attractions this time of year, but the official spotlight this week is on preparing the former Russian capital for its highest-profile...
Targeting Illegal Combatants; Military Commissions Make Sense
Byline: David B. Rivkin Jr. & Lee A. Casey, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In recently striking down military commissions, the Supreme Court has given Congress a golden opportunity to resolve once and for all how enemies captured in the war...
Terror in Bombay
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is no coincidence that the horrific carnage on Bombay commuter lines yesterday evokes the attacks on New York, Washington, Madrid and London. The tactics of Islamist terrorist groups around the world are converging...
The American Way; AL Continues Decade of All-Star Dominance
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PITTSBURGH - There was a time when the National League dominated the American League, the All-Star Game mattered and Pittsburgh frequently found itself in the center of the baseball world. It hasn't...
The Bush-Putin G-8 Summit
Byline: Ariel Cohen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The July 15 G-8 meeting and Bush-Putin summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, marks the most serious trial of U.S.-Russian relations since the Soviet Union collapsed. Mutually assured grievances have...
Treason and the New York Times
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As Thomas Sowell accurately says ("Is patriotism obsolete?" Commentary, Saturday) the story that we had broken the Japanese secret code, published by the Chicago Tribune during World War II, was not picked up by the...
Treasury Official Condemns Report of Terror Tracking; N.Y. Times 'Compromised' Tool
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration yesterday kept the heat on the New York Times, saying the newspaper's disclosure of a secret financial tracking system "compromised one of our most valuable" weapons against...
United Welcomes Celtic FC
Byline: Steve Silver, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. United, which boasts a 12-game unbeaten streak, will go outside MLS in pursuit of competition tonight. United will play Scottish Premier League champion Celtic FC in a friendly at 7:30 p.m. at RFK...
Victims' Aunt Asked about Calls to Defendant
Byline: Keyonna Summers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - Prosecutors in the retrial of two illegal aliens accused of killing three young relatives yesterday questioned the victims' aunt about phone calls she made to one of the defendants on the...
Violence in Gaza Threatens Pullback; Support Wanes for West Bank
Byline: Abraham Rabinovich, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's far-reaching plan for a unilateral Israeli pullback from most of the West Bank is being questioned even within his own party now that the Gaza Strip, evacuated...
When 'Open' Gets a New Definition; Council Rules Stop Cropp
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Council Chairman Linda W. Cropp yesterday abruptly ended the council's monthly breakfast meeting because a reporter for The Washington Times was recording the proceedings. "You're not recording...