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 March 19, 2007

'Act of Reconciliation' Stuns City Council
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES A regular critic of the Richmond City Council left members in tears and silence with a personal apology for his ancestors' role in slavery. Silver Persinger, 35, a self-described socialist, spoke after the introduction...
Al Qaeda in Iraq Targets Former Sunni Backers
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Al Qaeda in Iraq is increasing its attacks against its traditional Sunni supporters as tribes of the minority religious group turn their backs on extremists to cooperate with the Iraqi government...
Anti-War, Not Anti-American
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The right to protest is one of our most cherished freedoms as Americans, and it was very much on display at the rally against the Iraq war in Washington on Saturday ("Anti-war protesters echo Vietnam," Page 1, yesterday)....
Army on Alert amid Tensions; Spring Festival Tainted by Rising Kurdish Fervor, Attack Warnings
Byline: Andrew Borowiec, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NICOSIA, Cyprus - Turkey has put its army on alert to stave off any attacks by Kurdish rebels during a spring festival beset by unprecedented political problems this week. The crisis includes a widening...
A Working Vacation; Redskins' Campbell Has Plan for Offseason
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES He chatted about celebrity with Tom Cruise during a swank Super Bowl party at the Versace Mansion in Florida. He gained perspective about being the Washington Redskins' quarterback with Doug Williams...
Ballistic-Missile Defense and WMD; to Survive, Israel Needs Pre-Emption
Byline: Louis Rene Beres and Isaac Ben-Israel, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES To defend against Iranian missiles fitted with nuclear warheads, Israel continues to advance the Arrow. In fact, recent test results of this enduring anti-ballistic missile...
Barr Calls for Strengthening Libertarian Party
Byline: Robert Stacy McCain, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ORLANDO, Fla. - Libertarian Party leaders gave a standing ovation to former Rep. Bob Barr after the ex-Republican called for "a multidecade effort" to build a movement to make the party nationally...
Benched Toliver Sparks Win
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HARTFORD, Conn. - Most coaches say they're not afraid to make changes. Other coaches show they're not afraid to make changes. Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese falls in the latter category....
Bible Knowledge Meant to Be Shared; Word of Jesus Shed Light for Lives of Others
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The following are excerpts of a sermon given recently at Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church by youth pastor Josue Sanchez: With your words, you can affect so much... You can make a person happy. You can make...
Celebrating Europe
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Celebrating Europe European diplomats are flying throughout the United States over the last two weeks of this month to promote the 50 anniversary of a treaty that led to the creation of the European...
Deputy in Border Shooting to Be Sentenced Today; Civil Rights Violation Could Cost Lawman 10 Years in Prison
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A deputy sheriff who fired shots at a sport utility vehicle after he said the driver tried to run him down faces up to 10 years in prison during sentencing today in a Texas federal court. Edwards County...
'Face of Calpine' Backed by Experience
Byline: Rachel Buller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Twelve years ago, Yvonne McIntyre came to Washington to change the system. Now she's a part of it. Calpine Corp. recently appointed her vice president for federal legislative affairs at its D.C. office....
Fleischmann, Semin Lead Blowout
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tomas Fleischmann had a great first period his best with the Washington Capitals. Then Alexander Semin went out in the second period and had a better one. Semin had a natural hat trick three consecutive...
Foreign Policy Adrift?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the absence of the sort of bipartisan foreign-policy approach that characterized the relationship between President Eisenhower and Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson during the 1950s, one of the Bush administration's...
Global Nag
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Why do non-Americans so dislike Americans or, at least, the American government? Could it be because the U.S. State Department appears to think its mission is to be rude, insulting and condescending?...
Gore Set to Change Climate on Hill; '08 Candidates Following Lead
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats, environmental activists and presidential hopefuls are angling to share the spotlight with former Vice President Al Gore this week as he comes to Capitol Hill to testify on global warming....
Grandma Camilla
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Grandma Camilla Prince Charles' wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is to become a grandmother later this year, a British newspaper reported yesterday. Sara Buys, who is married to Camilla's son Tom...
Here Come the Upsets
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Obviously the upsets were going to happen. They just came a little later than usual this time around. Wins over higher seeds by Southern Cal, UNLV, Tennessee, Butler and Vanderbilt have helped the tournament...
Hokies Make a Quiet Exit
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES COLUMBUS, Ohio - There would be no repeat miracle for Virginia Tech. Southern Illinois made sure of that. The Salukis used an incredible shooting display from long distance while shutting down the Hokies...
Homeland Gravy Train
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The squeaky wheel doesn't always get the grease in Washington, but often enough it gets the pork. That's what's happening in the District two years after the D.C. Council cried foul over vulnerable hazardous chemicals...
Iranian Guard's Mission Evolves; Rise in Politics Driven by U.S
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iran's Revolutionary Guard has been restructuring its military capabilities and taking an increasingly prominent role in the nation's political life as the United States builds political and military pressure on the...
Jump Six Flags Lines for $199
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some of those people cutting to the front of the line at Six Flags America this summer aren't going to get into trouble. For $199 per person, visitors to the Largo theme park will get to go to the front...
Leahy Vows to Subpoena Rove, Miers; Cornyn Assails Probe of Firings
Byline: Eric Pfeiffer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy yesterday promised to subpoena the White House's top political adviser and its former counsel in connection to the congressional investigation of the...
Mana Delivers Some Heat; Mexican Band Demonstrates How It Dominates Latin Genre
Byline: Alfredo Flores, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES What a great day to be from Guadalajara. Less than 24 hours after their beloved Chivas of Guadalajara faced D.C. United in a rare East Coast visit, proud natives of that city turned out...
Mayor Fenty Finishes 140th; Mekonnin, Frey Capture Race in Cold Conditions
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Adrian Fenty took to the streets of his hometown yesterday in his first official race as D.C. mayor. It was not just a ceremonial run, either. Fenty placed 140th out of 3,506 finishers at the 19th edition...
McConnell Eyes 'Bipartisan' Illegals Bill; Foes of Amnesty Voice Concern
Byline: S.A. Miller and Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans are trying to craft a "bipartisan solution" to illegal immigration - generating concern among party members who consider President...
MS-13 Trial Gets Down to Basics; First Week's Evidence Provided Links among Men
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal prosecutors are expected to begin introducing more specific evidence today in the second week of an estimated eight-week trial for three members of the MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, gang on charges...
Nats Are Already in Pit Row
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - It was NASCAR day at Space Coast Stadium yesterday, and one of the premier attractions was the Joe Gibbs Racing Team. Yes, Redskins and Nationals synergy, though it was not intentional...
No 'Doubt' about Jones' Commitment
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cherry Jones, star of the moral drama called "Doubt," definitely has staying power. Asked how she could put up with performing on the road three years after the play's Broadway debut, she gave the truly...
Non-State, Non-Issue
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House announced its opposition Friday to a bill that would give the District voting representation in the House, rightly calling the measure unconstitutional. The Bush administration's view of the measure is...
Officials Anticipate Fort Meade Traffic; County Seeks $5 Billion for Roads, Transit
Byline: Kristen Chick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Officials in Anne Arundel County are seeking $5 billion to improve roads and mass transit to accommodate thousands of new military and civilian employees expected at Fort George G. Meade by 2011. Plans...
Patterson Satisfied with Three Innings
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - Though John Patterson did not pitch as deep into the game as he was allotted yesterday, he was pleased with his second outing of the spring. The Washington Nationals' projected Opening Day...
Personal Stories Make History Tangible
Byline: Kate Tsubata, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES My family was relaxing recently at the end of our day when my husband and I started telling stories of some events we had witnessed in our youth that were significant to the country and the world....
Power to the People; the Case for State and Local Government
Byline: Gary Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I recently wrote a column arguing that federalism deserves a reprise ("Whatever happened to federalism?" The Washington Times, Feb. 15). Shifting money, power and influence out of Washington and back to...
Red Meat, Strong Drink; A Cold-Eyed View of an Epic Struggle
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington has peculiar customs. Every year the American Enterprise Institute invites hundreds of guests from the chattering class to a feast, this year on tenderloin of beef with wild mushroom ragout,...
ROBOTS; High-Schoolers Build Own in Contest of Skill and Zeal
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Members of the Robotics Club at Rockville's Col. Zadok Magruder High School never met a robot they didn't like. Of course, most of them had only met two - the ones they built last year and this year...
'Secrets' a Smart Show by One Woman; Miseries Aside, Play Embraces Love and Family
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Everybody was screaming, screaming. Then we had cake." That line pretty much sums up the tangle of love and neurosis that makes up most families, especially the five members of a Jewish clan tenderly...
Slatkin Honored as an 'Angel of the Arts'
Byline: Jennifer Crier Johnston, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "T his will not be the last time I see you," maestro Leonard Slatkin announced to a standing ovation upon receiving the Laura E. Phillips Angel of the Arts Award Saturday at the gala...
Some Bubbles in China's Growth?
Byline: Thomas J. Duesterberg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A global financial market sell-off was triggered, among other factors, by a 9 percent market decline in the Shanghai exchange Feb. 27. Was this plunge just a normal correction in a volatile,...
Subprime Shakeout
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES No one can know for sure the precise impact of the subprime-mortgage-market collapse, but it will not deeply affect the long-term growth of our overall economy. The reason: Our economy is too big, too...
Surge Is 'So Far, So Good'; Gates: 'Iraqis Are Meeting Commitments'
Byline: Eric Pfeiffer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who has won high praise from Democrats for his frankness in discussing Iraq and other issues, says President Bush's Iraq troop surge is still in its early stages, but...
Terps' End Also a Beginning; Vasquez, Hayes, Gist Shift Attention to Next Season
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BUFFALO, N.Y. - While his veteran teammates slumped in folding chairs and tried to grasp the fate of their careers finishing in a gray, bleak western New York town far from frenzy of the Final Four,...
The Plame Game, Inverted
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I was relieved to see that Valerie Plame Wilson was actually under oath before Congress on Friday ("Plame puts the blame on Rove," Page 1, Saturday). This way, any demonstrably false answers can be used to prosecute...
Tough Butcher Conquered Iditarod Four Times
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Susan Butcher's death in August seemed wrong on many levels. This was a woman who braved and conquered the wilds of Alaska to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race four times in five years, from 1986 to 1990,...
Unusual Coalition
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Unusual coalition Conservative activists concerned about what they say is the erosion of civil liberties plan to propose legislation to limit presidential authority. Tomorrow at the National Press...
U.S. to Talk to Non-Hamas Members of New Cabinet
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV - The United States said yesterday it will talk to certain non-Hamas members of the new Palestinian Authority Cabinet amid signs of weakening international resolve to isolate the new government....
Veteran's Benefit Claim Tied to Proof of Service in Vietnam
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt Shaft: Is there an appeal going on by the Veterans Administration on the Haas v. Nicholson court ruling? If so, what's the latest? My first claim for service-connected disability compensation...
Virginia Goes 0-for-2; Cavaliers Fall to Volunteers
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES COLUMBUS, Ohio - Sean Singletary got the shot he wanted. Virginia's All-ACC guard received the ball on the right wing as time was running out, and the Cavaliers trailed by three. He launched it with perfect...
Waters in Mainstream
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Waters in mainstream What does it say about the state of cable television when someone like notorious film director John Waters starts doing a series? "It's just my mustache clawing itself...
We Are Americans; Stop CIA Renditions
Byline: Nat Hentoff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For the first time, there will be a court trial of the CIA's "extraordinary renditions" on kidnapping suspected terrorists and sending them to have information extracted in countries known for their expertise...
Wizards Facing Heated Finish
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Wizards are in a tenuous position, much of it their doing. The last team they want to see in the first round of the playoffs is the one they most likely will see. That would be the team with Shaquille...
Young Enters Battle for First Base
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - The ascension of first baseman Dmitri Young became complete yesterday when the Washington Nationals optioned first baseman Larry Broadway to Class AAA Columbus and invited Young to their spring...