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 February 26, 2007

Aid to Cambodia
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Aid to Cambodia The United States has lifted a 10-year-old ban on direct aid to the Cambodian government to encourage the regime to move "closer to the community of nations," said the U.S. ambassador...
Al Qaeda's Weapon of Mass Influence
Byline: Jim Saxton, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Yes, it is true: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and many other Western decisionmakers and political leaders have been influenced about Iraq. This has been done intentionally through a brand of conflict...
And Then There Were Two
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The NBA's MVP race has been winnowed to two, Steve Nash or Dirk Nowitzki, nothing "tainted" in either choice. Shaquille O'Neal raised the subject of basketball contaminants with the Arizona Republic last...
A Phony Fix for Airline Woes
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Valentine's Day snowstorm caused delayed and cancelled flights, airport mayhem, disgruntled passengers and horror stories of passengers stuck for upwards of ten hours in a plane on the tarmac. Before the snow had melted...
A Question of Who's on First; Broadway, Lee, Young Battling for Starting Job
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - There's the longtime prospect still waiting for his first crack at the big leagues, the veteran with a smooth glove and the troubled former All-Star trying to work his way back into the...
A Sweet Rally; Strawberry, Terps Upend Tar Heels
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was only four weeks ago when no one was sure which Maryland basketball team would materialize on the floor. Now everyone knows, and the only question is whether anyone will join them on the court...
Bauer Personified Yankees' Pride and Toughness
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hank Bauer was supposed to be a tough guy, an ex-Marine who won two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars during nearly three years of combat in World War II. On the field he lived the part. When he rumbled...
Bolshoi's Visit Magical; 'Don Quixote,' 'Cinderella' Soar to New Heights
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bolshoi Ballet's visit to the Kennedy Center last week was highlighted by one of the most magical and dazzling performances ever seen here. At Saturday's matinee two young dancers Natalia Osipova...
'Carnival!' a Three-Ring Triumph
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It doesn't bode well when you are making small talk in the Kennedy Center cafeteria and mention that you are seeing "Carnival!" and the response is "I didn't know the cruise ship was docked on the Potomac."...
Cast Parties after 'Carnival!'
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "You need a Lili in your life the sort of innocence she portrays," said "Carnival!" director-choreographer Robert Longbottom Saturday at the cast party following the opening of the Kennedy Center's $4...
Castro Persecutes Librarians; Why Does ALA Carry Fidel's Water?
Byline: Nat Hentoff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Among Fidel Castro's brutal legacies are the imprisoned independent librarians among the authors, labor organizers, journalists and other "prisoners of conscience" (designated as such by Amnesty International)...
Chaplain Shortage Severe for Army
Byline: Natasha Altamirano, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The hardest part of Army Chaplain Lt. Col. Ran Dolinger's job is the long hours, which is partly why the Army Chaplain Corps now has about 520 vacancies, its most severe shortage in history. "I...
Cleaning Service Chiefs Eyed 2 Years Ago in Hiring Illegals
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Three executives indicted last week in a fraud and tax scheme in the hiring of hundreds of illegal aliens nationwide were first targeted by federal authorities at least two years ago, suspected of recruiting...
Devils Exact Revenge on Capitals; Late Penalty Proves Costly in Home Defeat
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Alex Ovechkin snapped his streak of five games without a goal to tie yesterday's contest against New Jersey midway through the third period, the Washington Capitals thought an improbable two-game...
Educator Eager to Lead Kingsbury
Byline: Rachel Buller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eric Isselhardt makes sure no child gets left behind. In fact, he makes sure they get ahead. As newly named executive director of Kingsbury, Mr. Isselhardt said, he plans to increase recognition of...
Ex-FDA Chief Facing $50,000 in Fines; Sentencing Tomorrow in Conflict of Interest
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal prosecutors in the District will not seek prison time for former FDA Commissioner Lester Crawford, but have asked a judge that he pay $50,000 in fines for failing to report his interest in various...
Gilmore to Gingrich
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gilmore to Gingrich A virtual Who's Who list of right-thinking men and women a record crowd of 5,000-plus attendees fills the agenda board for this week's 34th annual Conservative Political Action...
'Grace' CDs Tell Abolitionists' Stories
Byline: Kate Tsubata, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Home-schoolers may wish to use unusual methods to pursue their history studies. Resources are being produced that enable us to study using more than the textbooks and work sheets of the past....
Harford Lacks BRAC Figures; Schools Fear Capacity Crunch
Byline: Kristen Chick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Officials in Harford County, Md., say efforts to prepare for the influx of residents from the military base-realignment program are being slowed because they don't have good information about the newcomers,...
Helping Iraqi Refugees
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES These days, the critics who want a rapid and total U.S. disengagement from Iraq portray everything that happens in and around that country as an unmitigated disaster. They often allege that Iraq is in the midst of a...
Hillary-Obama Feud Imperils Party for '08; 'Knife Fight' Seen Hurting Both
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democratic strategists say the bitter fight between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama could undermine their party's bid to win back the White House if it continues. "I think the Democrats...
Hill to Start Spring Opener
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VIERA, Fla. - Washington Nationals manager Manny Acta revealed his starting rotation for this week's intrasquad and exhibition games, and while plenty can change over the next month, a few things are...
Hollywood Embraces Al Gore and 'Truth'
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "An Inconvenient Truth," former Vice President Al Gore's movie about climate change, won the Oscar for best documentary last night, thrusting the former Democratic politician under a bright spotlight....
Hoyas, Orange on Tap for Tonight
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This one goes to 11. Georgetown heads to Syracuse with history on tap and a disconcerting crack suddenly showing in the midst of an 11-game winning streak. In spite of virtually clinching the Big...
India's Imbalance of Sexes; Killing of Female Fetuses Increases Disturbing Gap
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PAONTA SAHIB, India - First of four parts. "Raising a daughter is like watering your neighbor's garden." - Punjabi saying By early afternoon, wedding festivities were well under way for Gagandeep Singh,...
Israel's Economy Leaps Upward despite Unrest; Growth in 2006 at 5.1 Percent
Byline: Abraham Rabinovich, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM - Israel's economy continued to bound forward with growth above 5 percent for the third straight year in 2006, despite Palestinian unrest and last year's border war in southern Lebanon....
Job Seekers Can Cash in as Baby Boomers Age; Medical Fields to See Shortages
Byline: Bryce Baschuk, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pay close attention in biology class - students who pursue science and math careers will be earning far more money than their peers. A range of high-paying jobs will have shortages, especially in medical...
Leukemia Ball Raises Hope
Byline: Lisa Rauschart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Forget the Elvis impersonators and gaming tables of earlier years. The mood at Saturday's 20th anniversary Leukemia Ball at the Washington Convention Center, if not exactly somber, was a little...
Little Caesar Planning Invasion
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More "pizza pizza" is coming to the Washington area. Little Caesar Enterprises Inc. has picked the Washington area as one of five it is targeting for new stores. The Detroit-based chain plans to open 100...
Little Timmy's Tantrum
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the majority-Republican General Assembly's passage of a landmark compromise transportation bill that does not include statewide tax increases, Gov. Tim Kaine is likely to grow more peevish and petulant like a child...
Louisville's Okoye Wiser Than His Years
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES INDIANAPOLIS - A first-grade student at 2 1/2 years old. A high school freshman at 12. A college senior at 19. The road to the NFL for Louisville defensive tackle Amobi Okoye is unlike any other player...
Mexican Wives Seek Ouster of Husbands from U.S. Men Working Here Illegally
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The women of Tecalpulco, Mexico, want the U.S. government to enforce its immigration laws because they want to force their husbands to come back home from working illegally in the United States. They...
More on the Armenian Genocide
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The editorial on the Armenian genocide resolution ("Pelosi's pandering against Turkey," Tuesday) is off base not only for reasons given by letter writers Jules Boyadjian and Leon Baronian on Thursday, but also based...
Mugabe's Tyranny; Propped Up by Barclays
Byline: James Kirchick, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The French government's rebuff last week to Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe not inviting him to their annual Africa summit surely came as a blow to the tyrant. For decades, he had been used...
Panic Attack
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Panic attack "It's often said that Sen. Hillary Clinton is like a sphinx who gives away nothing about what's going on inside her head. She can come across as so programmed that the cottage industry of...
Redskins Line Up Possible Choices; No. 6 Pick Likely to Be on Defense
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES INDIANAPOLIS - Improve an unproductive pass rush or a wretched rush defense? Go with a physically gifted defensive tackle or a productive defensive end? Keep the No. 6 pick or trade down to secure...
Remember to Factor in Higher Power; Man Doesn't Have Complete Control in Life
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The following are excerpts from a sermon given recently by the Rev. Robert E. Carl at Christ Our Savior Charismatic Episcopal Church in Chester, Md. Everywhere you go these days, there is talk about the weather not...
Rice Decries Democrats' War Tactics; Senate Short on Votes against GOP Filibuster
Byline: Eric Pfeiffer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday denounced the Iraq war resolutions being planned by congressional Democrats as "the worst of micromanagement" that would intrude on the president's power as...
Sandra Dee and Britney Spears; What Are Celebrities Teaching Kids?
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Long ago and far away,/ In a land that time forgot,/ Before the days of Dylan/ Or the dawn of Camelot./ There lived a race of innocents,/ And they were you and me,/ Long ago and far away/ In the land...
Slew of Stars on ABC
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse and Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Slew of stars on ABC A busy week on the pilot-casting front has landed a number of well-known actors, including Chi McBride, Ving Rhames and Samaire Armstrong, in ABC drama...
State Gets Washington's Copy of Historic Speech
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland lawmakers celebrated Presidents Day last Monday with the state's acquisition of a handwritten personal copy of a speech by George Washington, in which he announced his resignation from the Continental Army....
Tax Pledge Dodge Thrall
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The winner of the Republican presidential nomination will probably be the candidate who most embodies the core principles and beliefs of Ronald Reagan. But the front-runners for their party's nod Arizona...
The Democrats' Challenge; How Hard Should Hardball Be?
Byline: Gary Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Voters are remarkably optimistic about the new Congress during its formative days particularly given the public's historically jaded opinion of this legislative institution viewing the new Democratic majority...
Tilted Celebrity Clout
Byline: Michael Chapman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Celebrities sell that's largely why their celebrities. Britney Spears' latest hair-mess makes headlines and sells newspapers. Anna Nicole Smith's death is fodder for nearly every media outlet...
Veterans Can Get Social Security Boost
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft: I talk to many veterans who are not aware that when they apply for Social Security to bring copies of any DD 214s for active service and any documentation to support proof of service in...
Winter Storm Dumps Snow but Few Woes; Commute Likely in Clear
Byline: Arlo Wagner and Aaron Groen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The second winter storm of the month arrived yesterday, dumping a surprising 5 to 6 inches in parts of the region but leaving far fewer problems than the pelting sleet on Valentine's Day....
Wizards Get Iced after Long Trip; Butler Sits out with Ailing Back
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MINNEAPOLIS - Gilbert Arenas dashed from the shower in the visitor's locker room at Target Center with soap still covering his body, complaining about what his teammates already knew in the aftermath...
Worst Films
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Worst films Poor Sharon Stone can't return to the scene of the crime without getting whacked. Miss Stone and her failed film sequel, "Basic Instinct 2," swept the 27th annual Golden Raspberry Awards,...