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 May 3, 2007

27 Tons of Cocaine Seized; Colombia Makes Biggest Drug Find in Its History
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Colombian navy has uncovered 27 tons of cocaine buried along the Pacific Ocean 250 miles west of the capital Bogota in the largest drug seizure in the nation's history, the country's defense minister...
2 Equity Firms Buy Ahold Division; U.S. Foodservice Costs $7.1 Billion
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two private-equity firms agreed yesterday to buy U.S. Foodservice, Royal Ahold NV's Columbia, Md., food distributor. Ahold, the Dutch company that also owns Giant Food, had been under pressure from...
A Consistent Message from the Military
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES During the first four months of this year, the editorial page of The Washington Times has been examining the manpower, readiness and equipment crises afflicting the U.S. Army, the Marine Corps and the National Guard....
Antidepressant Alert Urged for Young Adults; FDA Finds Increased Risk of Suicidal Tendencies
Byline: Gregory Lopes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Young adults beginning treatment for depression should be warned about increased risks of suicidal tendencies, federal health officials said yesterday. The Food and Drug Administration has new data...
Auction Used to Sell a Piece of History; Sale Method a Sign of the Times for Late Sen. McCarthy's House
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After about three minutes of an auctioneer's chatter, the Bethesda house where Eugene McCarthy lived during his 1968 presidential campaign was sold yesterday for $1.5 million. Its historical value was...
Bad Plus Jazz Non-Exclusive
Byline: Jenny Mayo,THE WASHINGTON TIMES Being in a Christian band like the pop-punk quintet Relient K is a bit like walking atop a fence that divides two fairly distinct worlds. You toss Christian singles to one radio station and mainstream singles...
Beijing's Plan to Keep Skies Rain-Free for Olympics
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES China's plan to keep the skies sunny and clear during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing shows how far weather modification has come, climatologists say. If a storm approaches the city, the Chinese...
Bolster Medicine Safety; Revitalize the FDA
Byline: Peter J. Pitts and Robert Goldberg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It has been nearly three years since Merck voluntarily withdrew its painkiller Vioxx after a study showed an increased relative risk for heart attack and stroke. Congressional...
Britney's Back
Byline: Kevin Chaffee and Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Britney's back Troubled pop princess Britney Spears has given her first concert in nearly three years, a little more than a month after coming out of rehab and reaching a divorce...
Bush's Veto Stands after House Vote; Hoyer Plans War Bill without Pullout
Byline: S.A. Miller and Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Democrat-led House yesterday failed to override President Bush's veto of an emergency war-funding bill with a troop-withdrawal timetable for Iraq, after House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer...
Chico, Nats Fall against Padres; Five-Run Fourth Lifts San Diego
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN DIEGO - Matt Chico walked to the mound at Petco Park last night and received a warm welcome from a fairly large gathering of friends and family seated behind the third-base dugout. This was a homecoming...
China's Rise and the Taiwan Challenge
Byline: Richard Bush and Michael O'Hanlon, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As China has continued its impressive entry on the world stage, a number of American commentators have raised alarmist warnings. They warn of a challenge to America's Pacific...
Crime Scenes Revisited; 'Infamous,' 'King' Die at Box Office
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Continuing press speculation about the motives of the Virginia Tech mass killer calls attention to the painfully sinister dramatic merits of two crime movies that were among the best American films of 2006,...
D.C. United Trying to Reverse Course
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. United is off to its worst start since 1996, making tonight's game against New England at RFK Stadium even more important. "What D.C. United team is going to show up?" United midfielder Ben Olsen...
Delusional
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tracy W. Price may consider the phrase "gun-free zone" to be the ultimate delusion but, like everyone else who has chimed in on the Virginia Tech shootings, he misses the real point and the far more dangerous ultimate...
Dialing Up the Drama of Lafayette Square; Tour Reveals Rich Black History
Byline: Lisa Rauschart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Press your ear closely to the phone, and the voice on the other ends sounds nearly as strong and true as if it were a real diva singing to you, and not just some old recording. Who knew...
District Eyeing Bowl Bid
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A proposal to bring a college football bowl game to RFK Stadium beginning in 2008 quietly has gained support from D.C. tourism officials and a key member of the D.C. council, who have aided the organizers'...
Dominating Wins Make Curlin the Favorite
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Curlin doesn't have history on his side, but three dominating wins have made him the Kentucky Derby favorite. Curlin will start Saturday's race from the No. 2 post position and was...
Family Forums Delve into Two Sides of Debate; Research Tracks Changes, Threats
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The fate of the family is the focus of two major conferences this month. This weekend at the University of Chicago, the Council on Contemporary Families (CCF) will celebrate its 10th anniversary...
Going to Disney
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Going to Disney A three-day, expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World Resorts - sound like a dream vacation? No, it's "research," according to four federal agencies sponsoring a June 3-5 conference in Orlando,...
GOP Sees Its Future in Assembly Stalwarts; but Campaign Plans Wait on Ehrlich, Steele
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - State Republicans say Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell and Sen. David R. Brinkley emerged as stalwarts in the 2007 General Assembly and as the party's rising stars. However, any hopes they might...
Half-Baked
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress is trying to dictate tactics that anyone can tell you are idiotic: You don't tell the burglar when you plan to leave the house unlocked, and you don't tell the enemy when you plan to withdraw ("Bush vetoes war...
Hariri Probe Complicates U.S.-Syria Relationship; Washington Backs a U.N. Resolution for International Tribunal
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DAMASCUS, Syria - Fresh pressure for an independent probe into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has introduced a new irritant into U.S.-Syria relations on the eve of a breakthrough...
Highbrow Hungarian
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Highbrow Hungarian Given her immense exposure and responsibility of late, we made a point to grab the interview that best-selling author Ronald Kessler conducted with White House deputy press secretary...
House Approves Expanded Head Start; Faith-Based Programs Contested
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House yesterday renewed and expanded the Head Start program for preschoolers, despite squabbling about student tests, the role of faith-based providers and whether states should have more control. The...
'Ideological Vampirism'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rep. Jim Saxton's article "Upside-down mindset" (Commentary, Friday) reminds me of the Hollywood vampire movies inspired by Bram Stoker's "Dracula" novel, in which supernatural "undead" creatures with hypnotic powers...
Inflation Puzzle
Byline: Alfred Tella, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES For some time now the five major measures of core or underlying consumer inflation have been telling a discomforting tale. The Federal Reserve's preferred measure, the Commerce Department's...
Investor Steps Up to Plate in SE
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The real estate investment firm MacFarlane Partners this week joined the $700 million mixed-use redevelopment project in Southeast near the new Washington Nationals baseball stadium. Although work has...
Israeli Minister Undercuts Olmert; Livni Positions Self for Top Job
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV - Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni ascended the Israeli political ladder with a reputation for prudence and forthrightness, but yesterday she took the biggest risk of her public career by coming...
Library to Be Repaired; Fenty Promises Millions of Dollars to Restore Historic Georgetown Structure '100 Percent'
Byline: Kristen Chick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. officials will spend $15 million to $20 million to repair the Georgetown public library damaged this week in a three-alarm fire, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said yesterday. Mr. Fenty has identified...
Light Bulb Lunacy
Byline: Steven Milloy, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES How much money does it take to screw in a compact fluorescent lightbulb? About $4.28 for the bulb and labor - unless you break the bulb. Then you - like Brandy Bridges of Ellsworth, Maine -...
Man Charged with Using Nonprofit to Steal from the Dead
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The founder of a local nonprofit is facing criminal charges that he and another man schemed to steal 15 properties from the estates of dead people in a scam that netted $770,000, according to federal...
Mayweather's Timing a Tad Off
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "This is my time," Floyd Mayweather Jr. declared. That's a shame because this is the wrong time. Floyd was born too late, and that's too bad: He would have made the golden era of middleweights in...
Metro Official Shows Political Prowess; Donated $200,000 to Campaigns across Region
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Metro's new $160,000-a-year chief information officer, Suzanne J. Peck, quietly has emerged a powerful political insider in recent years, sending at least $200,000 in political contributions to local,...
Minns' Installation Splits Episcopalians
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Saturday's installation of Bishop Martyn Minns, the outgoing rector of Truro Church in Fairfax, to preside over the Convocation of Anglicans in North America has sparked mixed reactions among Episcopal conservatives....
Molester Suspect Caught in Hong Kong; Fugitive among Most Wanted
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the nation's most notorious accused child molesters was arrested this week on his arrival in Hong Kong by government officials in the People's Republic of China, the U.S. Marshals Service said yesterday....
Morocco Upbeat
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Morocco upbeat The ambassador from Morocco insists that his nation is prepared to open negotiations with no preconditions with former rebels of the Polisario Front over the future of the disputed Western...
Nationals Trying to Hit Stride
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN DIEGO - There's a common saying in baseball that players, coaches and managers use when a team is struggling at this stage of the season. "It's still early," they will say, often adding that real...
No One Is Neutral on Bush War Veto; from Tampa to Toledo, Americans Are at Odds on What to Do Next
Byline: Sean Lengell and Eric Pfeiffer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jeannie Robinson, a bartender at the Hub in downtown Tampa, Fla., hadn't finished pouring the first drink of the day shortly after opening at 10 a.m. yesterday before a handful of regulars...
On a Dream Track; Veteran Pino Gets First Run at Churchill Downs
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LOUISVILLE, Ky - The Pinos are at their best when multitasking. At her Ellicott City, Md., home Tuesday morning, Christina Pino finalized ticket requests, waited for the air conditioner repair man...
Online Soap a Hit
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse and Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Online soap a hit Less than halfway through its 80-day run, "Prom Queen," the daily teen-aimed online soap from Michael Eisner's new production firm, is showing signs of...
Opposition Leader Will Face Charges; Will Return for 'Fictitious' Counts
Byline: Ashish Kumar Sen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bangladeshi opposition leader Sheikh Hasina Wazed says she will return home on Monday to face what she calls "fictitious" murder and extortion charges filed against her while she was traveling in the...
Outsider Wants in at GOP Debate; Cox Says He Stands for Those Ignored by Party
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES John Cox says all he wants is a chance to compete on a level Republican presidential playing field. The Chicago businessman was the first Republican to declare he was running for the party's presidential...
Polling, Politics and War
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If a strong majority of Americans oppose the Iraq war, which no one disputes,why are the voters evenly divided between the Republican and Democratic presidential front-runners? One would think mounting...
(Ratings Key: .... = Excellent Fishing; ... = Good; .. = Fair; . = Poor.)
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES (Ratings key: .... = excellent fishing; ... = Good; .. = Fair; . = Poor.) AREA 1: D.C. AND VICINITY POTOMAC RIVER: 0-35 miles (....) - From Fletcher's Cove (Georgetown, off Canal Road; call 202/244-0461),...
Religion, Politics and Hispanics; Trends Point to Complex Voting Bloc
Byline: Gary Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Strategists from both political parties grapple with the implications of the burgeoning number of Hispanic voters in America. And the farther analysts wade into these waters, the more the crosscurrents swirl....
Rice Set to Meet Syrian Official; Praises Action on Iraq Border
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expects to have a "substantive" meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem today or tomorrow, reversing a more than two-year-old policy...
Royal Protocol Holds Sway for Queen's Visit; Virginia Bows to History
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES America gets the royal treatment, starting today. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will arrive on Yankee shores aboard a customized Boeing 777 bearing the royal standard, not to mention three tons of...
Shields Plays the Victim; 'Dreamgirls' Extras-Packed
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Horror meets art house by way of New Jersey neo-realism in Alfred Sole's enduring 1976 cult classic Alice, Sweet Alice ($24.95), new this week in a fresh edition from Hen's Tooth Video (henstoothvideo.com). It's our...
Sliced Rules; Pro-Am Guidelines Put Aside for PGA Stars
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now probably would be a good time for a number of mildly miffed PGA Tour players to open their bank statements, take a long, hard look and shut their mouths. When Phil Mickelson missed his pro-am time...
Slouching toward '2084'; Reprising Orwell in an Islamist 'Cage'
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Dutch novelist Margriet de Moor, writing in a German newspaper, wants to know whether anyone is at work on a novel titled "2084." Well might she ask. The world seems not to have changed much since...
Snyder Is Appointed to Hall Committee
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has appointed Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to the league's committee that oversees the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The committee is responsible for the league's financial...
Study on NBA Refs off the Mark
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the NBA playoffs just beginning to percolate, the last thing anybody wants to read about is referees. (Unless, of course, the referee is Richard Steele, and he's trying to keep Kobe from rabbit punching...
Terps Escape Penalty
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Maryland men's basketball team slipped below the Academic Progress Rate cut score in the 2005-06 school year but will not be subject to penalties, according to data released by the NCAA yesterday....
Three Legends, One Concert
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Three legends, one concert The Choral Arts Society of Washington takes on three musical legends on Sunday in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Mozart's Missa Solemnis, Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna" and Gershwin's...
Tollbooths Just an Attempt to Pick Our Pockets
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So D.C. Council members are entertaining the novel idea of placing tollbooths at the city's entryways and sticking a hand in the pocket of those who opt to live in the suburbs because of lower taxes, affordable...
Turkish Democracy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES For months, opposition parties in Turkey have been calling for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), and its leader, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to delay the presidential election until after the parliamentary...
Using $2 Veto Pen a Priceless Act for Father of Fallen Marine
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush on Tuesday used a regular black-ink, felt-tip pen - not his usual personalized Cross-brand pen - when he vetoed a timeline for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. The pen was a gift from...
U.S. Troops Do Their Duty; Congress Has a Duty to Uphold, Too
Byline: Michael A. Newton, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES First Lt. Phillip Neel was killed by enemy fire in Balad, Iraq, on April 8. His death was announced in one of the bland official e-mails that the Defense Department distributes with depressing...
Water Bills Set to Drain Wallets; Big Yearly Rises on Tap in D.C
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) plans to increase customers' utility bills between 7 percent and 9.5 percent each year until 2015 to pay for long-neglected capital improvements and to satisfy...
Wilbur Robinson Battles to Survive
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here's a look at some hardware and software that's available: Meet the Robinsons, from Buena Vista Games, rated E10+, for players 10 and older, $49.99. Disney's latest computer-animated family to grace...