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 25, 2007

Act Now
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In recent weeks, as the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has stepped up its murderous campaign to plunge Turkey and Iraq into war, well-intentioned Kurds have embarked on a PR campaign aimed at telling the world that the...
An Art Worth Hailing
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nearly 1,000 fans paid tribute to Art Modell this week in Cockeysville, Md., and the only one who didn't think the former owner of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens belongs in the Pro Football Hall...
Audiences Reject Iraq War - at the Box Office
Byline: Christian Toto, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It doesn't matter how many Oscar winners are in front of or behind the camera - audiences are proving to be conscientious objectors when it comes to this fall's surge of antiwar and anti-Bush...
Audit Reveals Thousands of Missing Federal Plates; Stolen Vehicle Tags Used to Aid Illegal Activities
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dozens of official government-issued license plates are lost or stolen from federal vehicles each week and authorities suspect some plates aid smuggling operations and other illegal activities, according...
Award Is Named after O'Neil
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BOSTON - The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced plans last night to create the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring the Negro Leagues star and baseball ambassador who died last year....
Bad Transit Policy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Amid talks of fare increases and a projected $109 million budget deficit in fiscal 2009, spending nearly $12,000 to teach a few employees Spanish is a bad move by Metro. On Tuesday, Gary Emerling of The Washington...
Blackwater Hirer to Step Down at State; Panel Finds Oversight Problems
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The State Department's security chief responsible for hiring private companies, such as Blackwater, to protect American diplomats overseas resigned yesterday, a day after a review panel found serious...
Bush Urges Overthrow of Castro Regime; Tells Nations to Back 'Democratic Movement'
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday ripped Cuba's communist regime and forcefully challenged foreign leaders to help the nation's people shed Fidel Castro's tyranny and become a free society. "Now is the time to...
California Law Cuts Pension Ties to Iran Investors; Schwarzenegger Proud of Bill
Byline: Sean Coit, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A new California law will ensure that the hundreds of billions of dollars in the state's pension funds for public school teachers and for state employees will have no ties to non-American companies linked...
Canadian Band Invasion
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Seven Octobers ago, Neko Case hadn't yet produced a year-end-top-10-listed solo alt-country work. Dan Bejar's band, Destroyer, hadn't yet received its career-high 88 point "Metascore" for one of its records on Metacritic.com....
Caps Break out in Win; Offense Awakens against Lightning
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chris Clark repeatedly conveyed the same message during the past week: The chances have been there, and eventually the goals will follow. Clark had gone 10 games without a point dating back to last...
Closing the Blog Gap; Conservatives Need to Find Their Niche
Byline: Gary Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Political warfare in America is usually asymmetric. One side adopts a new tactic and temporarily holds an advantage; competitors then respond and try to even the score. After a temporary equilibrium, new...
College Colossus; [2] Boston College Eagles [7-0] vs. [8] Virginia Tech Hokies [6-1]
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SITE: Lane Stadium (66,233), 7:45, ESPN SURFACE: Grass SERIES: Virginia Tech leads 9-4 LAST MEETING: Boston College 22, Virginia Tech 3 (2006) SIDELINES: Boston College - Jeff Jagodzinski (first...
Cultural Factors Limit Reach of Bed Nets, Effective Drugs
Byline: John Zarocostas, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Times reporter John Zarocostas interviewed Jean-Marie Kindermans, president of the Belgium section of the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders. Mr. Kindermans has worked at combating...
Darfur Negotiations; A Formula for Success
Byline: Carla Koppell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Negotiations around Darfur get underway this week. To succeed mediators must build on past successes and learn from past mistakes. Otherwise, Sudan will risk a return to broader conflict. A...
'Derelict Site' to 'Vibrant Place'
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A $250 million revitalization has put a four-star hotel, an office building, high-end condominiums and retail on a 12-acre site in downtown Annapolis where used-car dealerships and a diner once stood. ...
Dream Act Blocked by Split Senate; Bill Sought to Legalize Illegal-Alien Students
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate yesterday blocked the Dream Act, a bill to legalize illegal-alien students - the second major immigration bill to be stopped this year and a signal that this Congress is too stalemated to pass...
FDA Panel Clears FluMist for Tots; 2-Year-Olds Can Be Given Vaccine
Byline: Kristi Moore, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FluMist, the needle-free option for the annual flu vaccine, can now be given to children as young as 2, an advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said yesterday. "The goal of preventing...
Federal Money Boosts Hope; Grant to Aid Anacostia
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. Commerce Department invested $600,000 yesterday in a program to create jobs and investment in the District's Anacostia area. The grant is the latest donation to the small-business technical...
Fenty Won't Question Residents' Legal Status; 'It Is Our Job to Provide Services,' Mayor Says
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty yesterday said people seeking help or services from city officials should not be required to prove they are legal U.S. residents. "It is our job to provide services, not to...
From Newspapers to Bloggers; Forum Looks at Future of News Media
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Can the news media survive a high-tech future, preserve its credibility and make the world better? Close to 200 journalists, Internet gurus, clergy, marketing genies, political consultants, pollsters,...
Game 2 Will Be Fun Only If Schilling Gets Riled Up
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BOSTON - Curt Schilling takes the stage tonight for the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the World Series against the Colorado Rockies, and that is always entertaining. But America was deprived of something...
Gaza Power to Be Cut over Rocket Attacks; Effort Aimed at Deterring Strikes
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV - Israel is preparing to cut electricity it supplies to the Gaza Strip in retaliation for cross-border rocket fire, tightening the vise on the Hamas-controlled territory's blighted economy. ...
Georgetown Haunts Yield Spirited Chills; Ghosts, Real or Not, Seem to Fit Local History
Byline: Gary Tischler, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES At the haunted time of year when the barrier thins between the worlds of the living and the dead, the g hosts of Washington walk the city, and no more spiritedly than in Georgetown. At the...
Goulet Hospitalized
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Goulet hospitalized Singer and actor Robert Goulet is heavily sedated and breathing through a respirator in a Los Angeles hospital while he awaits a lung transplant, his wife told Associated Press...
Government Agencies Use Lessons Learned from Katrina
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two years after being criticized for a slow response to Hurricane Katrina, federal officials said they have moved resources quickly to California to tackle wildfires and have overseen what President Bush described...
Group Waiting for Action on Code Pink Digs
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kristinn Taylor, co-leader of the D.C. chapter of FreeRepublic.com, is hoping that the city eventually addresses the de-facto hotel/lobbying operation run by the group Code Pink from a residentially zoned...
Guards Held to Military Rules; Asked to Sign Documents
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Even before the State Department's announcement that rules for contractors would be tightened, private security guards hired by the Pentagon for Iraq were being asked to sign documents subjecting them to...
Has She Really Come a Long Way, Baby? or Has She Put on Another Disguise?
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hillary Clinton is the voodoo doll for the Republicans. The very much alive white men running for president are no longer deterred, if they ever were, from going after an opponent just because she's female....
Hibbert, Hoyas Get Early Honors
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Great expectations again are a Hoyas hallmark. Six months after Georgetown's first run to the Final Four in more than two decades, the Big East coaches expect an elite performance for this...
Hokies' Defense Gets Test in Ryan; Passer Leads No. 2 Eagles
Byline: Barker Davis THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tonight's top-10 tussle in Blacksburg provides a classic contrast in identities. No. 2 Boston College (7-0, 3-0 ACC) rolls into Virginia Tech (6-1, 3-0) with one of the most transparent, if effective,...
Horowitz Stirs GW Uproar; to Address Islamo-Fascism
Byline: Rob Gutierrez, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Conservative students at George Washington University say opposition won't stop them from bringing David Horowitz to campus tonight for Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week. "Liberals will always try to force...
House OKs Hawaiian Rights; Veto Likely on Natives Power
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House yesterday approved a bill to grant indigenous Hawaiians certain self-autonomous rights similar to those given to American Indians, despite a veto threat from the White House. The Native Hawaiian...
Housing Market Plunges Deeper; Broker Reports 'Staggering' Loss
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The fallout from the mortgage crunch worsened substantially yesterday, with single-family home sales plummeting to the lowest level since 1998 and Merrill Lynch reporting an unprecedented $7.9 billion write-down...
How Rude
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES How rude More than one reader got a kick out of the sequence of clues in The Washington Post's "Daily Crossword" for Oct. 23, by Randall J. Hartman: "16. Can't stand "17. Conservative commentator...
Illegal Alien Blues; Folk Singer Who Lost Gig over Lyrics Wants the Teacher Who Snitched Fired
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Folk singer Bob Haworth lost a gig after a high school teacher accused him of racism for his song parodies about illegal aliens. Now Mr. Haworth says the teacher should lose...
Informer Tells of Corrupt Mexico; Cites Links to Drug Cartels
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An informant who worked for U.S. authorities for more than four years says government, police and military authorities in Mexico have been corrupted by drug smugglers, often carrying out kidnappings and...
Japan 'Opting Out'?
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Japan 'opting out'? Japan would be "opting out of the war on terror" if the government gives in to domestic political pressure to stop refueling warships from the United States and other nations fighting...
Making a Statement; Boston Rocks Colorado in Opener at Fenway Park
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BOSTON - Anything can happen on any given night on a baseball diamond. There's no such thing as a sure thing in the major leagues, in which 100-loss clubs regularly beat 100-win clubs without the help...
Mitt's 'Prom Night'
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mitt's 'prom night' Expectations for a strong showing in the Iowa caucuses may hurt Mitt Romney, Matt Lewis writes at Townhall.com. After interviewing Iowa Republican activist Ed Failor, Mr. Lewis...
More Bytes for Sharing; Internet2 Speeds Information Flow
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A decade ago, most Internet users had to fold their arms and wait for Web pages to load. Watching movies online was out of the question. It's one of many reasons Internet2 was born, to give researchers...
'Odd Man Out' Set Style; Reed Used Night, Danger in City
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Carol Reed's eloquently fatalistic manhunt thriller "Odd Man Out" was revived at the American Film Institute Silver Theatre at the end of last year as part of a Reed centennial series. It also has turned...
Oinking Senators
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Whatever happened to fiscal conservatism? We applaud Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, for fighting the good fight against porkbarrel spending. While he lost a battle this week on a vote that would have prioritized...
Patriots' Defense Can't Be Forgotten
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES New England's defense is like Nicole Kidman when she was married to Tom Cruise. No matter how well the Patriots' defenders play, the spotlight's always on someone else. "It might look like they're not...
Pork on a Roll
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pork barrel spending doesn't come up much in the presidential debates, but Hillary Clinton's $1 million bill for a Woodstock Festival museum got much more attention than she wanted in the GOP's candidate...
Power Rankings: Who's Generating Buzz This Week in the D.C. Area?
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 1. TOM BRADY He's on pace to set NFL records for completion percentage (73.8), touchdowns (62) and passer rating (137.9). That's why the Redskins are 16-point underdogs to the Patriots on Sunday....
Residents Wary of a Land Grant; Uncertain Future under Abbas' Rule Makes Palestinians Anxious
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM - Signals that Israel may be willing to cede parts of Jerusalem to a new Palestinian state are prompting soul-searching among the city's Palestinian residents, many of whom are less than eager...
Rice Sees Red and Pink; War Protester Rushes Official before Hearing on Capitol Hill
Byline: Andrea Billups and Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A leader of the feminist antiwar group Code Pink opted for blood red yesterday when preying on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in a brazen publicity stunt. The protest group...
Say No to LOST
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Is the U.S. Senate about to wreck our ship of state on the rocks of Lilliput? Recall the classic tale by Jonathan Swift and the peril Gulliver encountered at Lilliput. After his shipwreck, a horde of unfriendly Lilliputians...
Set Your Tivo
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TONIGHT No. 2 BOSTON COLLEGE (7-0, 3-0 ACC) at No. 8 VIRGINIA TECH (6-1, 3-0) 7:30 p.m., Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Va., ESPN Outlook: Hello, ACC title game preview. The first half or so of the...
Southwick Confirmed to 5th Circuit; 12 Democrats Help Move Vote
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate yesterday confirmed the long-stalled nomination of Leslie H. Southwick to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, overcoming Democratic criticism that the Mississippi judge's past rulings were...
Terps, Midshipmen to Face off in 2010
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland and Navy have agreed to a football game at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium in 2010, only the second game between the schools in 45 years. The contract - agreed on just weeks after a potential...
The 2008 List; Who Should Be President?
Byline: Barry Casselman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Presidential candidates have two sides just as coins do. This has almost always been true, but it is now more so than ever. Their obverse side wants to please voters. Its face says what they...
The 'Best Qualified'
Byline: Daniel Gallington, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bill Clinton argues strenuously that Hillary Clinton is the best-qualified presidential candidate. Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski - who supports Barack Obama...
They Just Don't Get LOST
Byline: Ed Feulner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This year a Democratic majority took power on Capitol Hill. But new leadership has done nothing to address an old problem: Lawmakers racing to pass bills they haven't actually read. Recall the...
'Transformers' on HD-DVD
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a look at a couple of the latest high-tech items devoted to a 24-year-old robot universe. Transformers, from Paramount Home Entertainment for HD-DVD-enabled computers and home entertainment...
Twisting History on Macedonia
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I understand the U.S. government's decision favoring the so-called Republic of Macedonia over Greece in the Macedonian name dispute because the former helped the United States by being part of the coalition in Iraq....
Two Key Starters Return to Practice
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Slowly, the Washington Redskins are getting back to health and just in time. Sunday's game in New England starts a stretch of four road games in five weeks. Linebacker Marcus Washington (hamstring)...
UNICEF Hails Progress against Malaria; Many Poor Nations Still Short of Goal
Byline: John Zarocostas, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GENEVA - An increase in the use of insecticide-treated bed nets and the switch to more effective drugs are beginning to make a difference in the fight against malaria, according to a UNICEF report. ...
United Meets Its Nemesis; Chicago Has Not Lost to D.C. in Playoffs
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This was not the scenario D.C. United wanted going into the postseason. After posting the best regular-season record in MLS, United (16-7-7, 55 points) received a playoff matchup against its nemesis,...
'Wild' Exploration
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance and Robyn-Denise, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Wild' exploration The big screen comes to the small screen with tonight's third-season premiere of the Sundance Channel's interview series "Iconoclasts." In tonight's installment...
Yevtushenko Speaks
Byline: Queshonda Moore, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Yevtushenko speaks Anyone who has never heard Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko declaim his work will have a chance this weekend. The poet best known for "Babi Yar" - the 1961 memorial to the 30,000...
Zombies, Werewolves Come out to Frighten; 'Stargate SG-1' in Complete Set
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Not one, but two choice vintage fright-film packages - Icons of Horror: The Sam Katzman Collection (two-disc, $24.96) and Fox Horror Classics Collection (three-disc, $26.98) - join the digital ranks, via Sony Pictures...