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 August 17, 2007

1952 Plymouth Love Grew out of Gardening Job
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A woman in Clayton Miller's neighborhood hired him as a teenager to weed her garden. He kept it free of weeds, but something other than vegetation was what really captured his attention: her nearly new 1952...
A Little 'Super,' but a Little 'Bad'; Warning: Sweet but Bumbling Nerd Trio Not for Mature Viewers
Byline: Jenny Mayo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If you're drooling with delight at the thought of another picture from Judd Apatow, the writer-director behind laugh-laden "Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," we should just get this out of the way...
Allen Open to Run for Governor; but Rules out New Senate Bid
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Sen. George Allen has not ruled out another run for Virginia governor in 2009 but he will not run for the Senate again even if Sen. John W. Warner decides to retire. "There are people who encourage...
A Miracle Cure for What Ails Us
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LEWES, Del. - There's a time in every presidential campaign when the only thing left to do with it is to take it out and shoot it. Not necessarily the candidates, just the campaign. We're not quite...
An Ingrate and a Hypocrite
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has forfeited his Iowa lead to Hillary Clinton, according to the latest compilation of polls by RealClearPolitics. In New Hampshire, Mr. Edwards trails her by more than 20...
Arlington, District Buck Trend
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the summer heat set in, the housing market continued to cool. July sales of existing homes totaled just 6,630 in the Washington metropolitan area. That's 16 percent fewer than in July 2006...
A Skinhead Seeking His Place; 'This Is England' Poignantly Views Boy's Choices
Byline: Jenny Mayo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Children just want to belong, and "This Is England's" 12-year-old Shaun is no different. The year is 1983, the boy's stuck in rural, seaside England, coping with the loss of his father after the Falklands...
Basement Rental 101: Know the Codes
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As homeowners face rising monthly expenses for utilities, insurance, property taxes and loan payments, they may look around their home and see potential revenue from an unused basement. Fantasizing...
Bitter Martinez
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a sign of serious Republican disarray, Sen. Mel Martinez, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, has just lambasted his party's two top presidential candidates over immigration positions which most Americans...
Blitz of Documentary Ideas; No Debate about Drive to Portray the 'Outsiders'
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If a funny, touching movie can be made about a stuttering boy who, against all odds, joins his high school debate team, then maybe one should be made about the boy's creator, a writer-director who...
Bush's Daughter Jenna Engaged to Henry Hager
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush has just lost his right-hand man, but he's about to gain a son. Jenna Bush, the Bushes' youngest-by-minutes twin daughter, yesterday announced her engagement to longtime beau Henry Hager,...
Carbon's Upside; A Story of Man, Termites and Climate Hubris
Byline: John Linder, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell has decided that the debate over global warming calls for a tax increase. Surprise, surprise! Albert Einstein recalled in his later...
Car Club Banquet Sept. 8 in Lanham
Byline: Bill O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Car club banquet Sept. 8 in Lanham Old Cars Unlimited of the District is hosting its annual Black Tie Banquet Sept. 8 in Lanham. The organization says it is "dedicated to the preservation of antique...
Chrysler Keeps Rolling out Minivans for Every Budget
Byline: Art Gould, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The company that invented the minivan 24 years ago rolls out the newest and best yet. The 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans, now in their fifth generation, boast...
Collins to Play No. 2 Role
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Quarterback Todd Collins will play ahead of Mark Brunell once Jason Campbell leaves tomorrow's preseason game against Pittsburgh, Washington coach Joe Gibbs said yesterday. Collins led the offense's only...
Curator of Spies; and the Custodian of Secrets That Can Now Be Told
Byline: Melanie Hicken, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Yes, Peter Earnest tells the children and their parents gathered in a room at the International Spy Museum, he was once an operative for the U.S. government. It was during the Cold War - an era quite...
Democrats Vie for Most Electable; Hopefuls Minimize Differences in Iowa
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DES MOINES, Iowa - Voters here say it's tough to distinguish between the platforms of the Democrats running for president. So the hopefuls are downplaying their differences and instead, each is...
Division Rejected
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Division rejected The senior Air Force commander in the Pacific this week threw cold water on a Chinese military proposal to divide up the Pacific Ocean into U.S. and Chinese spheres of influence. Gen....
Donaghy Will Cause Paranoia
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tim Donaghy resorted to the sympathy card while confirming his guilt in a Brooklyn courtroom this week. The creep who has validated a zillion conspiracy theories that envelop the NBA told the U.S. District...
Downtown Gains despite Market Slump
Byline: Amy Rogers Nazarov, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Growing pains in Frederick, Md., manifest in the form of a dramatically slowed real estate market tempered by a spate of planned or opened new businesses - including the city's latest Starbucks...
Downtown's Grant Offers Upscale Urban Life
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Downtown Washington draws a variety of home buyers. Some are first-time buyers ready to enjoy the urban nightlife every day of the week. Others are empty nesters ready to give up a sprawling...
Drug Ads Up, Scrutiny Down
Byline: Gregory Lopes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Drug companies are advertising more and being called to account less. A study released this week found that the pharmaceutical industry's direct-to-consumer advertising increased more than 300 percent...
Facebook, MySpace See Ads Invasion; Marketing Quizzes, Giveaways Attract Youth
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Retailers are hitting young shoppers right where they live - on social networking Web sites. Companies such as Target, American Eagle and Wal-Mart are setting up sites on MySpace and Facebook, where...
FDA Clarifies Label of Warfarin; Incorporates Role of Genes
Byline: Gregory Lopes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved a labeling change for the widely used blood-thinning drug warfarin that will add information explaining that a person's genetic makeup may call for a...
Footwise, We've Got Sole; Living in a $30 Billion Sneaker Nation
In an era when actress Mischa Barton is modeling sneakers that rock poster artist Eleanor Grosch designed for Keds, whose PRO-Keds line was favored by basketball legends in the '70s and whose recent reinvention came courtesy of hip-hop impresario Damon...
Giuliani's Plea
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Giuliani's plea Republican Rudolph W. Giuliani said yesterday that people should "leave my family alone" when asked by a New Hampshire woman why the 2008 presidential candidate should expect loyalty from...
Heartfelt 'Rocket' Engaging
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Resolved: "Rocket Science" is a literate, touchingly funny film that marks an auspicious feature debut for documentarian Jeffrey Blitz. There's no debate - in high-school debating, Mr. Blitz has...
Hill to Link AMT, New Tax; Hedge Funds Would Take Hit
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Democratic proposal to raise taxes on the private partnerships that are behind buyout mania on Wall Street has a good chance of passing because legislators plan to couple it with an extension of Alternative...
Insane Immigration Policy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES We all have read about illegal aliens suspected of murdering three college students in Newark, N.J. last week ("Atrocity in Newark," Editorial, Tuesday). In July, there was a report that two illegal aliens had been accused...
Johnson's Comeback Hits a Snag; First Baseman Needs Another Surgery on Leg
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Anyone who watched Nick Johnson struggle to try to get himself back into baseball shape over the last few months knew there was no chance he would return to play for the Washington Nationals this season....
Killed by the Rules; Time to Rethink Military Rules of Engagement
Byline: Diana West, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now that Marcus Luttrell's book "Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10" is a national bestseller, maybe Americans are ready to start discussing the...
Local Bridges Falling Down; Partisans Read Their Fancy in the I-35 Collapse
Byline: Barry Casselman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES By sheer coincidence, I happened to be typing at my computer only three blocks away from the Interstate 35 bridge when it collapsed in Minneapolis two weeks ago. I heard the crash, but had...
McLean Home Offers Unusual Design
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Finding a truly unique home that is also welcoming and adaptable to a variety of owners and uses can be as difficult as finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. Custom contemporary homes...
Metro Tailors Schedule for Sports Fans
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Metro hopes to make it easier for area sports fans to get to Washington Nationals and Redskins home games tomorrow night. Fourteen six-car and eight-car trains will be on standby to ease any overcrowding...
Music from beyond the Grave; New Releases Don't Always Enliven Legacy of a Dead Artist
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Just days after the funeral of her son, singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley, Mary Guibert was contacted by Gary Lucas, a guitarist who had collaborated briefly with Mr. Buckley in the early '90s. He said...
Mystics Must Wait for Bid; Defeat Puts Playoff Chances in Doubt
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Mystics' wild season has been filled with an array of unusual twists. It's fitting, then, that the club's postseason hopes will be decided in the final weekend of the season. Presented...
Name: Mona LaCovey
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Nats Can't Overcome Hamels-Led Phillies
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It has become something of a given: The Washington Nationals are going to get a quality pitching performance most nights. With only a few exceptions, that has held true for the last three months for...
Nats' Fruto Transitioning from Thrower to Pitcher
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is not hard to see what scouts like so much about Emiliano Fruto. At 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, the Cartagena, Colombia, native is an imposing figure on the mound. The right-handed pitcher can throw...
Non-Topical; Nagging Remake of Thriller
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The 1956 science-fiction classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" used alien spores to comment on our collective fear of communism. Turn the dial ahead two-plus decades, and the 1978 thriller of the...
Ohio Republican Lawmaker Pryce to Retire
Byline: Eric Pfeiffer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Influential Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce of Ohio yesterday said she will not seek re-election next year, citing a desire to spend more time with her daughter Mia and avoid another contentious political...
Palestinian Warns of Summit Failure; Sees Dangers beyond Border
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad warned yesterday that a regional summit backed by President Bush could backfire if it fails to advance prospects of an Israeli-Palestinian...
PG County's Schools Lack 200 Teachers; Substitutes Will Be in Classrooms; D.C. Expected to Have All Its Vacancies Filled
Byline: Kristen Chick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Prince George's County will open public schools Monday with about 200 teacher vacancies, but will use qualified substitutes to make sure every classroom has an instructor, officials said. The school...
Phillips Driving Dallas; Cowboys Banking on Latest Defensive Approach
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dave Campo helped win a Super Bowl as Dallas' defensive coordinator in 1995. Bill Parcells won two titles with New York and was runner-up for another with New England as a defensive-minded coach. Neither...
'Piltdown Man'
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Piltdown Man' Our mailbox overfloweth this week, thanks to Washington resident John Lockwood, who while conducting research at the Library of Congress came across an intriguing Page 2 headline in the...
Playtime for Durbin
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Capitol Hill Democrats seeking to use Mattel's recent embarrassments as an excuse for increased government regulation run the risk of clogging free trade and seriously damaging U.S.-China economic relations. Lawmakers...
Pohanka Automotive
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The country was a place of opportunity in the early part of the 20th century, especially for the millions living around New York City. Bronx resident Frank Pohanka saw opportunity as a professional jockey, and in 1911...
Regular Bath Soap Cleans Up in Report; Same Results as Antibacterials
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's news of note for a nation of hand washers. The germ-wary can reach for plain old soap and still feel confident: Antibacterial soaps show no health benefits over simple bath soaps, according to a...
Remembering Merv
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Remembering Merv The man who built a game-show empire will receive a tribute this weekend on, appropriately enough, a network devoted to games. Cable's GSN will celebrate the TV legacy of Merv...
Revisiting Classics a Daunting Task; Director Seeks Contemporary Tale after 'Jane' and 'Brideshead'
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Julian Jarrold is a sucker for punishment. There's no other explanation for the English director's choice of projects. His first feature film, 2005's "Kinky Boots," was about a Northampton...
School Founder Gets Prison Time for Theft; Accepted, Sold Stolen Computers
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The founder of a private, government-funded school in the District was sentenced to a year in prison yesterday and faces possible deportation for his role in a scheme to steal computers from the Gateway...
Straw Poll Revives Huckabee's Bid
Byline: Stephen Dinan and Eric Pfeiffer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mike Huckabee parlayed a Southern governor's folksy charm, four outstanding debate performances and a populist economic message that sets him apart from the rest of the Republican presidential...
Suit Prompts Lawmakers to Eye SBA Policy; Claims Bias against Minorities
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congressional lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are monitoring an ongoing lawsuit against the Small Business Administration to determine whether new procedures are needed to curtail discrimination in...
Taylor Ends His Media Silence; Safety Adjusts to New Partner
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Normally taciturn Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor commemorated yesterday's official end of training camp practices by talking to the media for the first time this summer. Among the subjects discussed:...
Tech Victims' Payouts Inadequate, Insulting
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Small potatoes" is how the man with the task of parceling out $7.7 million from a private compensation fund for families of the 32 victims of the Virginia Tech massacre described the paltry $180,000...
The Rove Treatment; Just the Man for Everyone's Shortcomings
Byline: Douglas MacKinnon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Soon after his arrival in Washington with the newly minted President Bush, I joked with Karl Rove, "Don't worry about buying silverware for your house. Just turn your back in this town and...
Touareg 2 Upgraded, but Still Thirsty for Gas
Byline: Frank Aukofer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With its 2008 Touareg 2 SUV, Volkswagen is driving head-on into a hurricane of changing consumer preferences. That is because despite its unit-body construction, the Touareg 2 is more like...
Turning around His Career? despite Past Failures, Turner Has a Chance with Chargers
Byline: Jay Paris, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN DIEGO - Before LaDainian Tomlinson and the San Diego Chargers played the host San Francisco 49ers last October, the potential league MVP sought out a familiar face on the opposing sideline:...
U.S. Attorneys Probe Decried as Hill 'Hoax'; GOP Aides Point to Partisan Scheming
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republicans are crying foul over the Democrats' probe into the U.S. attorneys' firings, calling it a "hoax" and a "shell game" that is aimed not at fact-finding but instead at influencing the 2008 elections....
U.S. Collaborates on Pacific Maritime Network
Byline: Richard Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HONOLULU - The United States and five other countries, including China and Russia, are quietly developing a maritime network to battle drugs, human trafficking and poaching fishermen. One exercise...
Wise Buys Deter Future Meltdown
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The most recent casualty of the subprime mortgage implosion is the recent bankruptcy of American Home Mortgage Investment Corp., at one time the nation's 10th largest mortgage lender. American...
Wizards Finalize Deal of Guard Navarro
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Wizards finalized their trade of the rights to guard Juan Carlos Navarro, sending the former second-round draft pick to Memphis for a future first-round selection. The first-round selection...
World Markets Take Hit; U.S. Lender's Credit Crunch Sets off Downdraft
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES World markets swooned again yesterday as Countrywide, the largest U.S. mortgage lender, edged toward insolvency and Moody's, Wall Street's top credit agency, warned of hedge-fund collapses on a scale not...