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 December 29, 2006

1960 Cadillac Coupe De Ville Close to Perfection
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Among many of the cars Derrick Fisher's family had as he was growing up was a 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. Like all the other cars that came into his life, it eventually went away. But he never forgot about...
Activities at Seagrass Plantation Include Beach
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Despite the impending winter weather, potential vacation home buyers may want to consider a trip to Dagsboro, Del., to get a jump on building a home for summers at the beach. At Seagrass...
Aging Offspring of Father Time; Productivity Can Continue Well into the Twilight Years
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Before you mentally depart for New Year's jubilee, with visions of change and a happier, healthier future dancing in your head, let me depress you. Spike your eggnog with this - a contemplation...
A Question for 2007; the Year of Shutting Up?
Byline: Diana West, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Taking a whack at prognostication at the end of 2005, it wasn't hard to imagine, as I did, that 2006 would be a rotten year for freedom of speech. Both inside the Islamic world and, more alarmingly, outside...
A Scoopful from the Newly Dead
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES You've got to hand it to Mortuary Bob. Nobody interviews the newly dead like he does. He doesn't always interview his subjects after they die. Sometimes, like the late Bill Casey, they're merely in...
Barber Closing Up Shop; Back Preparing for Retirement
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the freshman running back came plowing into the defensive line, Virginia's defenders welcomed him to college two-a-days by pummeling him until coach George Welsh yelled at his veterans to leave the...
Being a Woman in Kazakhstan; Hint: 'Borat' Has It All Wrong
Byline: Salima I. Sadybekova, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As we in Kazakhstan celebrate the New Year, Qurban Ait (Eid al-Adha), both Catholic and Russian Orthodox Christmases and even Hanukkah, we look back at the year 2006 andsee that our ties...
'Bizarre' Season Stresses Safety
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Minutes after he completed what might have been his final practice with the Washington Redskins yesterday, safety Adam Archuleta called his first season with the team "extremely bizarre" and said he...
Champs Sports Bowl; MARYLAND TERRAPINS [8-4] vs.PURDUE BOILERMAKERS [8-5]
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES MATCHUP TO WATCH Purdue WR Dorien Bryant vs. Maryland CB Josh Wilson The Big Ten's leading receiver meets the Terrapins' talkative defensive back in a battle that should surface throughout the night. Bryant,...
District Area Holds Its Values
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Despite the recent slowdown in the Washington metropolitan real estate market, home prices have not fallen very much. Prices even may be up, depending on whose data you use. Statistics are...
Drexel Dominates Struggling George Mason
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PHILADELPHIA - Meet the new class of the Colonial Athletic Association. Drexel firmly established itself as the favorite in the CAA after exposing George Mason's flaws in a 61-49 win before a standing-room-only...
Edwards Confirms Plan to Run for White House; Announcement Made from New Orleans
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards yesterday made his first public announcement that he will again seek his party's nomination for president. The one-term senator from North Carolina,...
Farewell to Two Heroes of One 'Colored Child'
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former President Gerald Ford and singer James Brown, who died within a day of each other this week, had an impact on my youth in disparate but familial ways. Truly. Mr. Ford was an atypical...
FDA Clears Cloned Foods; No Health Risk in Meat or Milk
Byline: Gregory Lopes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Food and Drug Administration said yesterday that meat and milk from cloned animals is safe, opening the door for pork chops and milk from clones to be sold on grocery shelves late next year. A risk...
Federal Spending Backbone of Area Sales
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Forecasting the stock market, mortgage rates or real estate industry can be tricky business. That doesn't stop folks from trying, though, because what lies ahead matters quite a bit to a whole...
Fenty's Cabinet Shaping Up to Look like Williams'; 6 Agency Heads Retain Posts, 'Five Changes' Made
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Mayor-elect Adrian M. Fenty, who ran as an agent of change, is assembling a Cabinet that looks much like that of his predecessor. Mr. Fenty yesterday reappointed six agency heads to the same positions...
Few New Ideas in Army's Surge Options for Iraq
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. Army is studying a number of options for surging troops into Iraq if President Bush picks that approach as his centerpiece for a new war strategy, military officials said yesterday. One...
'For Better or for Worse' Takes a Lot of Work; Learning What to Expect Can Help Marriages Last
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last of four parts Murray and Trudy Grant, who were married Nov. 25, 1951, have had their share of disagreements, but never in a million years would they consider divorce. "That's never even entered...
For This Hot Team, No 'D,' No Problem
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Wizards have discovered they are the Suns of the East, as both Ernie Grunfeld and Eddie Jordan envisioned in the offseason. The two men noted the postseason success of the defense-shy Suns and Mavericks...
Georgia's Offensive Line Has Holes
Byline: Andee Sears, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES ATLANTA - Facing college football's top-rated defense is a daunting proposition for any offense, but Georgia will start a truly transitional unit against No. 14 Virginia Tech's established defense...
Golf by Houses at Brambleton
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Winchester Homes Inc. is building 48 single-family houses on 7,500-square-foot home sites at Brambleton in Ashburn, a planned community with swimming pools, tennis courts, a town center, multipurpose...
Hollenbach, Terps Arrive; QB Matures from 'Easy' Backup to Reliable Starter
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ORLANDO, Fla. - Sam Hollenbach's grungy Gator Bowl hat was a relic from the early years of his career, a reminder of both how far he had come as a quarterback and how long it has been since Maryland...
Honorable Americans, Every One; True Warriors Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice
Byline: Jeff Emanuel, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Michael Monsoor, of Garden Grove, Calif., felt the same call to serve his country that had led his father and brother into the Marine Corps. However, he was pulled in a different direction than...
How to Succeed in Marriage by Really Trying
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES John Payne and Linda Mellgren have been married for 25 years, Phyllis Sheerin Ross and Earl Ross for 45 years, and Dr. Murray Grant and Trudy Grant for 55 years. Together, that's 125 years of marriage....
Iran, Terror and the Clinton 'Legacy'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth's ruling that the Iranian government is to blame for the killing of 19 members of the U.S. Air Force in a 1996 bombing in Saudi Arabia highlights again the weak U.S. response to Islamist...
Jihadists in the Horn
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As an Ethiopian-backed military force retakes Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, Islamist militants from the Council of Islamic Courts are retreating to the southern region of the country. The challenge of restoring...
Long-Term Best Plan for Owners
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This has been an interesting year for the American economy. Perhaps the most significant element was the abrupt slowdown in the residential real estate market. For most of the first half of...
Loveless in the Time of Cholera; Full-Strength Acting Nurses Frosty Marriage to Health
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Star power can be a funny thing. Use it poorly, and you get a wilted vanity project like John Travolta's "Battlefield Earth." Yet Edward Norton and Naomi Watts wisely wield their clout, and extensive...
McGown Matures into Anchor in Navy Secondary
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES While the rest of his teammates will have a week off after tomorrow's contest against Boston College in the Meineke Car Care Bowl, Navy senior defensive back Jeremy McGown will return to Annapolis a few...
'MNF' Well Worth the Cost
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An average of 9.1 million households each week tuned in to watch "Monday Night Football" on ESPN this year, making it the most-watched program on cable and giving a big boost to the cable network's Web site...
Name: Rich DiGiovanna
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Name: Rich DiGiovanna Company: RE/MAX Allegiance; Superior Real Estate Services Inc. Address: 12531 Clipper Drive, No. 102, Lake Ridge, VA 22192 Phone: 703/690-1891 Fax: 703/690-4055 E-mail: richdISellVirginia.com...
Newest FJ Cruiser Is Naturally Toyota
Byline: Russ Heaps, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the world's more conservative carmakers, Toyota tends to stay within its comfort zone - to color within its long-established lines. Even when it takes a leap of faith, as it did with...
New Strategy for Iraq War Still a Work in Progress; Bush Meets with Security Team in Texas
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than six weeks after Americans turned Congress over to Democrats, President Bush yesterday said he still does not have a plan for securing Iraq, although he said he is "making good progress toward coming...
Nissan Plans Big for Rogue Crossover
Byline: Nick Yost, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nissan hopes to widen the appeal of the fast-growing compact crossover segment when its all-new Rogue goes on sale in September. Designed to compete directly with Honda's CR-V and Toyota's RAV-4,...
North Korea Holds Gold Mine of Protection; Bullion Sales Can Offset Effects of U.N. Sanctions
Byline: Andrew Salmon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is positioned to escape the effects of international sanctions imposed on his regime by legally mining and selling gold on world markets, said investors and others...
Norton's Character Study; Star of 'Veil' Brings Element of Surprise to All His Film Work
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Edward Norton is a hands-on actor. But the star of "The Illusionist" and "Fight Club" does more than just appear in films. Not only has he directed one 2000's "Keeping the Faith" and co-produced...
Oak Hill Colonial Elegant Inside and Out
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Renaissance Homes, now WCI Communities Inc., has long been known in the Washington area for sophisticated luxury homes, each with a distinctive feature such as a curving staircase, Palladian...
Obama Joins '08 Hopefuls in Call against Troop Surge
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Barack Obama yesterday joined a chorus of potential Democratic presidential candidates criticizing U.S. policy in Iraq, telling supporters he opposes sending more troops and urging them to...
Only in Washington
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Only in Washington Kristinn Taylor, president of the local Free Republic chapter, was walking through the concourse of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Wednesday afternoon when he spotted...
Open Spaces in Clarksburg
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ryan Homes is building 52 single-family houses on 5,000- to 7,000-square-foot home sites at Arora Hills in Clarksburg, where plans include parks, two swimming pools, playing fields, 374 preserved...
Personal Best; Our Critics Offer Their Top 10 Picks for Pop Music, Movies in 2006
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It feels awkward to compare works as disparate as "Borat," with its sometimes vulgar (but always laugh-out-loud) humor, and "Pan's Labyrinth," a darkly serious fairy tale. So take the numerical rankings...
Personal Best; Our Critics Offer Their Top 10 Picks for Pop Music, Movies in 2006
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In 2006, "Superman" returned, Bond bounced back, and even Rocky proved he had some fight left in him. The year also gave rise to this eclectic "best of" list, where racist boors like Borat rub elbows...
Personal Best; Our Critics Offer Their Top 10 Picks for Pop Music, Movies in 2006
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Critics and trend spotters are hailing 2006 as the year in which the masses, armed with digital video cameras and high-speed Internet connections, stormed the barricades and produced their own culture....
Picture-Perfect, or Not; Movie Poster Art Can Be a Hit in Its Own Right
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rudy Franchi walked into Los Angeles' Arclight Cinemas recently and gazed at the array of movie posters lining its walls. The celebrated theater gives someone like Mr. Franchi, a memorabilia evaluator...
Polar Bear Run Set for Jan. 1
Byline: Bill O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Polar Bear Run set for Jan. 1 The Potomac Area Road Riders will hold their 24th annual Polar Bear Run on Monday. Registration for the motorcycle ride will be at the Sign of the Whale Restaurant in...
Porsche Boxster for Those Who Drive for Fun of It
Byline: Frank Aukofer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There's an 11-mile stretch of highway in eastern Tennessee in the Great Smokey Mountains near the North Carolina border called "The Tail of the Dragon." It is famous around the world among...
Reforming the United Nations
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ed Feulner, president of the Heritage Foundation, is disingenuous when he says "an effective United Nations is in everyone's interest" ("U.N.-der strain," Commentary, Wednesday). To many ultraconservatives "U.N. reform"...
Right Team Gets Most in Any Type of Market
Byline: M. Anthony Carr, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The forecasts for real estate in 2007 have been rolling in during the past couple of weeks, and it looks like another great market ahead. Keep in mind, I'm always bullish on real estate, whether...
Say It Loud; Music of James Brown Bridged Styles, Defined Eras
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES God finally took the "godfather" to the bridge. James Brown, the seemingly unstoppable force of nature who escaped a poverty trap to utterly transform American popular music, died this week at 73, in...
Somalia Fighting
Byline: Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Somalia fighting Military sources close to the fighting in Somalia tell us that the Somali transitional federal government and the Ethiopian forces are winning battles against the...
Start Packing for That Perfect Residence
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Although most new-home buyers anticipate waiting at least several months for construction to be com- pleted on their new residences, some buyers opt, instead, for what builders often call...
States to Initiate Universal Coverage
Byline: Gregory Lopes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The idea of universal health care may have hit its stride. At a time when a record 46 million Americans are without health insurance and an ineluctable rise in health care costs weakens the ability of...
Take Your Pick
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Take your pick Did former President Gerald R. Ford support the invasion of Iraq? It depends on what newspaper you read. Thomas M. DeFrank, New York Daily News Washington Bureau chief, said Mr. Ford...
Terps, Jones Bury Mountaineers
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This time, Maryland's Mike Jones got into the game right away and how. The senior guard, who came off the bench as punishment in the Terrapins' last game, returned to the starting lineup last night and...
Thai Insurgency Targets Buddhists; Muslim Militants Seek Pure State
Byline: Richard Ehrlich, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BANGKOK - Buddhists are fleeing their homes in southern Thailand in the face of an increasingly militant Muslim insurgency that has begun calling for an independent and pure Islamist nation in the impoverished...
Time for Goodbyes? Several Coaches Soon Could Be Fired
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This weekend's games might end the stays of close to a third of the NFL's coaches. Among those likely departing, of course, are Arizona's Dennis Green and Atlanta's Jim Mora. Green, 16-31 in three...
Ushering in a Career; High School Job Turns into 32 Years in the Movie Business for Majestic Manager
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As moviegoers carrying popcorn passed behind him, a man in his early 20s looked over an ad for the newly released "Rocky Balboa" film starring Sylvester Stallone. "How many more do you think he's got?"...
Wizards Surging but Not Satisfied
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Twenty-eight games into the regular season, the Washington Wizards find themselves tied for first place in the Eastern Conference's Southeast Division with the Orlando Magic. A win over Orlando (17-13),...
Yacht Club Settles Dumping Case; $10,000 to Be Paid for Debris Deposit in Anacostia
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A D.C. yacht club has agreed to pay $10,000 to a charitable foundation to settle a federal criminal investigation into the illegal discharge of concrete debris along the Anacostia River. The District...