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 5, 2007

Alexandria Symphony a 'Dream'; Shakespearean Draft Fuses Classical, Pop Composers
Byline: T.L. Ponick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The ongoing Shakespeare in Washington festival traveled across the Potomac Saturday evening to Alexandria, where the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra presented an inventive and highly entertaining concert of...
All in All, This One Not So Super
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI - There were issues created by Mother Nature in the form of rain. There were miscues by both teams in the form of eight turnovers. There were penalties by the Indianapolis Colts in the form...
Arab, Muslim Cultures Focus of Law Enforcement Video
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An Arab man is being questioned by law-enforcement officers and suddenly becomes uncooperative and refuses to make eye contact. Suspicious behavior or a clash of cultures? The latter, according to a...
At Finish, Bears Done in by Fatigue, Mistakes
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI - For the last six months, the Chicago Bears' collective buzzword has been "finish." Finish drives. Finish plays. Finish games. Finish the season. But one step away from their first Super Bowl...
Back on the Menu; America's Fries Are French Again
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Today our relationship is back on the right track," Ambassador Levitte says, noting that France and the United States hold similar positions on most key issues. "These are not only words, these are deeds,"...
Ban Rankles U.N. with Early Moves; Transition Is Slow; Plans Too Bold
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Ban Ki-moon is off to a rocky start after one month as U.N. secretary-general, with diplomats complaining that his transition is progressing far too slowly and member states resisting his early...
Barry at Risk of Losing Probation; Prosecutors Tell Federal Court His Income Taxes Still Not Paid
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal prosecutors want to revoke D.C. Council member Marion Barry's probation in a criminal tax case because he has failed to pay 2005 federal and D.C. income taxes. Assistant U.S. Attorneys James...
Beneficiaries of a Pullout
Byline: Jim Saxton, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: If the United States fails to establish a secure and successful government in Iraq, will it have an effect on the future of the United States? A: If history serves as a guide, it likely will....
BuySafe Founder Guarantees Delivery
Byline: Bryce Baschuk, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Steve Woda knows what it's like to get burned buying products online. In 1999, he bought a hand-held computer on EBay, or so he thought. "I thought I had done all my homework; I thought I was safe,...
Capitals Pull out a Victory; Semin Scores Game-Winner in the Shootout
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It took longer than expected, but the Washington Capitals gladly will take the two points. Alexander Semin notched his first career shootout goal, and Olie Kolzig rebuffed all three attempts he faced...
Capitulation and 'Spillover'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES When you cut through all of the preening that surrounds today's Senate debate on Iraq, the bottom line is this: A majority of senators appear ready to join Majority Leader Harry Reid in voting for a resolution denouncing...
Changing of Guard at Red Cross 50th Jubilee
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PALM BEACH, Fla. - THE EVENT: The 50th anniversary of the International Red Cross Ball on Jan. 27 at the Mar-a-Lago Club. GETTING THERE: Ambassadors accredited to Washington have been honored guests...
Cobras to Pakistan
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cobras to Pakistan The U.S. ambassador to Pakistan praised the government's cooperation in the fight against terrorism as he announced the delivery of eight attack helicopters that will boost Pakistan's...
Colts Outrun, Outgun Bears; Manning MVPin 29-17 Win in Super Bowl XLI
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI - Peyton Manning no longer has to face critics who don't think he could win a big-time football game. Stymied on the big stage at the University of Tennessee and throughout his professional...
Cost of Making the Penny Pinches Mint
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Penny for your thoughts? Better make that a nickel. Or better yet, a dime. The cost of minting a penny is now more expensive than the coin is worth, once again raising the possibility that it is headed...
Defense Spending in Perspective
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a recent editorial, we noted that nominal military outlays exceeded $500 billion for the first time last year and that real (i.e., inflation-adjusted) defense spending had increased an average of 7.4 percent per year...
Del Ponte's Exit
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Del Ponte's exit Carla Del Ponte, the silver-haired, chain-smoking, bracelet-rattling prosecutor for the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia, announced last week that she would leave...
DiMaggio Became First $100,000 Player in 1949
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The owners of the New York Yankees, Del Webb and Dan Topping, wanted to make superstar center fielder Joe DiMaggio the highest-paid player in baseball. Cleveland Indians ace Bob Feller was earning $85,000...
Economic Stamp of Approval
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Despite the gloom and doom we heard in last year's elections, a torrent of upbeat economic reports show the Bush economy is alive and well, and it is likely headed for a healthier performance in 2007....
Edwards: 'We'll Have to Raise Taxes'; Revenue Needed for Health Care
Byline: Eric Pfeiffer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards promised to raise taxes and provide universal health care if elected to the White House, accusing his rivals of lacking the political "backbone" to voice...
Fake Products, Very Real Dangers; Counterfeiting Risks Growing, Business Leader Says
Byline: John Zarocostas, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Times special correspondent John Zarocostas interviewed Guy Sebban, secretary-general of the International Chamber of Commerce, in Geneva last week about the counterfeiting of manufactured...
Filling Coffers a Constant Matter; Election Funds Raised All Year
Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Virginia election season for most lawmakers begins in April with oily fish, a few cold beers and lighthearted stump speeches at the annual Shad Planking. But for some Northern Virginia lawmakers,...
French Blacks: J'accuse Racism; Poll's Findings, Documentary Spark Debate
Byline: Elizabeth Bryant, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PARIS - France's comfortable image of itself as a colorblind society - already weakened by race riots in 2005 - received a further blow last week when a new survey found that a majority of French blacks...
Gore Resists Push for '08 Run; Backers Aren't Giving Up Hope
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN JOSE, Calif. - Former Vice President Al Gore is basking in the global spotlight for nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar, but a growing number of Democrats want him to make another...
Group Calling All D.C. Praises
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Washington tourism group wants to know what you like about your city. The Washington, DC Convention and Tourism Corp. (WCTC), a nonprofit organization responsible for marketing the city, has set up...
Lessons of Napoleon
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lessons of Napoleon There's a pair of photographs hanging on the wall of former NATO Ambassador David Abshire's office in Washington, taken in 2005, showing Vice President Dick Cheney and a rather reserved...
Like Jesus, Make Prayer a Priority; Daily Moments with Father Help You Keep Focus
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The following are excerpts from a recent sermon from Don Davidson at First Baptist Church of Alexandria. One of the things that we first notice about Jesus when we read the Gospels is how very balanced His life was....
Loving Timberlake 'SexyBack' to Front; Some 18,000 Svelte, Young Swarm Venue
Byline: Jenny Mayo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eighteen thousand screeching fans mostly svelte young females looking like models in a giant Wet Seal fashion show flooded the Verizon Center Friday night to see the most eligible bachelor of the moment:...
Madame Front-Runner
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Madame front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York has a definite lead among 10 Democratic hopefuls in the 2008 presidential race, according to the American Research Group, which polled 600...
McCain Questions Honesty of Push for Resolution; Senate Ready for Test Vote Today on Opposition to Troop Surge
Byline: Eric Pfeiffer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. John McCain yesterday said his colleagues who support a nonbinding resolution opposing a troop surge in Iraq are "intellectually dishonest," an apparent bid to rally Republican opposition to the resolution,...
Morales Aide Faces Terrorism Charges; Peru Leadership Seeks Extradition
Byline: Martin Arostegui, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia - A speechwriter for leftist Bolivian President Evo Morales is wanted on terrorism charges in neighboring Peru, according to law-enforcement authorities in that country. Peruvian...
Negotiating Life's Challenges, Perils; Dialogue Skills Break Impasses, Avoid Tantrums
Byline: Jen Waters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES On a sunny afternoon, Tom Wood and his daughter decide to walk to the zoo to meet friends. When his daughter decides she wants to push her new stroller to the zoo, it takes twice the amount of time to get...
Nothing Soft about Colts' Run to Title
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI - We probably should have seen this Super Bowl coming, as crazily as the postseason had gone for the Colts. Didn't they win their first two playoff games with defense, of all things - then spot the Patriots...
Peyton Reigns; Manning Getsa Big Victory When It Counts
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI - Peyton Manning can't win the big one, and Tony Dungy can't win when it counts. Five years after they teamed up in pursuit of the title that had eluded them separately for so long, Indianapolis...
'Reba' Rubbished
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Reba' rubbished The CW has canceled its highest-rated comedy, E! Online reports. The freshman network has announced that "Reba" will end a run of six seasons this month. The family sitcom,...
Rising Middle Class Ready to Shop; Post-Soviet Democracy Takes a Back Seat to Unrestrained Economy
Byline: Michael Mainville, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MOSCOW - Fifteen years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, there is growing concern in Western capitals over the state of Russian democracy. But for many in this country's emerging middle class,...
Souper Bowl Feeds 100 Homeless Men during NFL Game
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Central Union Mission in Northwest hosted a charity event last night in connection with the NFL Super Bowl in which about 100 men received food and drinks while watching the football game on television....
Souvenirs of Paris
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Souvenirs of Paris A federal judge in Los Angeles has issued a temporary injunction against a Web site peddling personal pictures, videos, diaries and other items that hotel heiress Paris Hilton kept...
Speed-Camera Receipts Accelerate; Record Year Brings D.C.$31 Million
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Metropolitan Police Department collected nearly $31 million in fines from its automated speed cameras in 2006 - the most lucrative year in the program's six-year history. The program generated $30.9...
Terps Leave Eagles in Cold; Maryland Rolls to Easy Victory
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The only thing colder than the weather outside Comcast Center yesterday was the way the Boston College women shot the basketball. Thanks to one of the worst shooting performances in the ACC this season,...
The Multiples of Teaching to Teach
Byline: Kate Tsubata, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of my goals as a home-schooling parent has always been to teach my children how to teach others. Through sharing knowledge, a young person develops a far more thorough understanding of that...
Towards Israeli-Palestinian Peace; U.S., Palestinians, Israelis Face Difficult Decisions
Byline: Ziad Asali, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A major result of the war in Iraq has been the removal of the fortress that separated the Arab world, with its historical Sunni political dominance, from Shi'ite Iran.With assets in Iraq and Syria,...
Town Pays a Price to Try Mayor
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two lawyers appointed to investigate corruption and election fraud in the tiny coal town of Appalachia, Va., successfully prosecuted the case at a cost of $150,000. On Wednesday, former Mayor Ben Cooper was sentenced...
VA Web Site Can Help Family Find Health Care
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft: My daughter and I are eligible for ChampVA health care services. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to use them. I'm looking for a family practice physician for the two of us along with...
Whitehurst Freeway Phantom
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Whitehurst Freeway could be Mayor Adrian Fenty's first serious flip-flop in office. In August we were pleased to hear then-candidate Fenty say that he opposes tearing down the Whitehurst, an eminently useful waterfront...
Wizards Looking to Settle Down; Jamison Is Missed Badly in Hectic Week
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It has been an amazingly manic week for the Washington Wizards. On Tuesday the Wizards lost starting forward Antawn Jamison to a sprained left knee in the first half of a win against the Detroit...
Wrong on Habeas Corpus; Gonzales Misstates the Facts
Byline: Nat Hentoff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Considering the state of the world, and the divisiveness in this nation, I am seldom startled these days by news from Washington. But an exception was the appearance of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales...