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 11, 2004

A Child's Kiss, and a Brutal Beating
Byline: Matthew Cella and Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Baltimore police have arrested two women who, according to charging documents, directed at least a half-dozen children to participate in the near-fatal beating at a party of a 12-year-old...
A Glimpse into Life's Basic Structure
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The behind-the-scenes work involved in allowing a living being to survive and thrive takes place constantly as molecules perform miraculous tasks at the cellular level through the manipulation of bonds,...
Bada Bing Bang
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bada bing bang HBO insists absence made the hearts of "Sopranos" fans grow fonder. After a 15-month sabbatical, the cable network's signature series drew 12.1 million people with Sunday's all-new...
Balloon Eyed to Explore Mars
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now that NASA and the Europeans have successfully put mechanical crawly things on Mars, the question arises: How to make rovers explore larger regions of the planet? Rovers are slow. They cover distances...
Baltic States Aren't Russia's Cubs
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I disagree with your encouragement of U.S. and European policy-makers to engage in "old-fashioned horse trading" with Russia ("The Russian bear and its former territories," Editorial, Friday). The editorial misrepresents...
BC Puts Hoyas out of Misery
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Never mind that Georgetown just tied a modern school record with its ninth consecutive loss, suffered only its second losing season since 1972-73 and won't be invited to a postseason tournament...
Beginning or End? Rahman's Fight Could Jump-Start His Waning Career
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GLEN BURNIE, Md. - Some might say former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman is going back to basics with his bout tonight at a fight club venue. But that wouldn't be a true measure of how far the Baltimore...
Behold Boston
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Behold Boston What the 2004 Democratic National Convention won't be is a dainty tea party in Boston. The Republicans may have the glitter of Manhattan, but leave it to Don Mischer and Ricky Kirshner...
Bush's 'Grand Strategy'; Overlooked by Liberal Historians
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An influential Democratic historian has credited President Bush with instituting one of only three "grand strategies" in the history of U.S. foreign policy by trading in the doctrine of containment for pre-emption....
Colorado Official Makes Senate Bid; Democrat Is Early Front-Runner
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER - Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar announced yesterday he would seek the Democratic nomination for the Senate, becoming the early front-runner in the hunt to replace retiring Republican...
Czechs Back Cuba
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Czechs back Cuba Czech Ambassador Martin Palous denounced Fidel Castro and offered to help Cuba develop a democracy after the aging communist dictator dies or resigns. Mr. Palous, in an article...
DeLay Lays out GOP Success Plan; 'Conservative Blueprint' Lauded, but House Colleagues Seek Details
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republicans yesterday welcomed the so-called "Conservative Blueprint of Success" laid out by Majority Leader Tom DeLay, but members said they looking forward to more specifics on his plan. Mr. DeLay,...
Does Anybody Here Recognize Anybody?
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Capitals - or whoever those guys were out there - played the Buffalo Sabres last night at MCI Center. It was a little confusing, you see, because Mike Grier, who had skated for the Caps against...
Eye-Catching Sea Power; Visual Arsenal Is Part of Act
Byline: Rob Runett, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES British Sea Power's lead vocalist, Yan, refers to the band as "militant pastoralists." Anyone lucky enough to see the group's live show or hear its astonishing debut album understands why. During...
Flower Power
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The ticklish, often-tragic business of landmine detection might soon be taken over by a civilian armed with nothing more than a spray gun. A plant altered to show civilians the location of planted landmines might do...
Frusciante LP Shows Deft Melodic Touch
Byline: H. Andrew Schwartz, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shadows Collide With People John Frusciante Warner Brothers Guitar savant John Frusciante's hauntingly beautiful new solo album, "Shadows Collide With People," builds upon the...
Getting Serious about Iran
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration deserves applause for working tenaciously to focus the international spotlight on the danger posed by Iran's nuclear weapons programs. The compromise reached late Tuesday on a resolution to be...
GOP Frowns on Tax 'Moderates'; Some Lawmakers Say House Leadership Is Stifling Alternatives
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - A group of House Republicans who think tax reform or higher taxes might help solve the state's budget problems are being pressured by the strong antitax leadership to keep quiet and vote...
Grier Comes Back to Haunt Capitals
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mike Grier had his first three-point outing in 15 months last night at MCI Center. That should have been reason for joy in the Washington Capitals dressing room, where Grier had been one of the leaders...
Historic Vote
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Historic vote The Senate yesterday unanimously confirmed Michele M. Leonhart, a veteran Drug Enforcement Administration agent and former Baltimore police officer, as the DEA's deputy administrator - a...
House Backs Illegals Licenses; Republicans Sore over Vote
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - House Republicans who voted in favor of an amendment that would have stopped illegal aliens from obtaining driver's licenses said yesterday that they will hold the Democrats who voted...
House Bans Suits against Eateries; Obesity Not Seen as Valid Reason
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House yesterday banned lawsuits that would blame fast-food companies for their customers' weight gain and other health problems. The measure, dubbed the "cheeseburger bill" and passed by a...
Industries Back Illegals Plan; See Bush Guest-Worker Proposal Providing Labor
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Important American industries - including top Republican campaign contributors - see President Bush's proposal to create a foreign guest-worker program as the best way to address labor shortages in their...
Internet Providers Join Forces against Spammers; Six Lawsuits Filed against Hundreds of Suspects
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Four of the nation's largest Internet providers yesterday announced a wave of lawsuits under the new federal antispam law, accusing hundreds of people of sending millions of illegal e-mail messages to their...
Iran's Muffled Coup
Byline: Seth Cropsey, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iran's latest coup d'etat did not use guns, but silence. Faced with rising dissent and the prospect of reformists winning more seats in parliament, the country's hard-line mullahs gagged opponents,...
Iraq War Leads to Increase in Journalists Killed; Deaths on Job Up 17 from 2002
Byline: Megan McCloskey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Iraq war pushed the number of journalists killed on the job last year to 36, up sharply from the 19 killed in 2002, according to a report by an organization that monitors international press freedom....
Irish Music Speaks Universal Language
Byline: Gary Tischler, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There's always something about the Irish. They have not only a gift for blarney and sociability that becomes intensified around St. Patrick's Day all over the world, but they have the artist's...
Jagger Gets Satisfaction Playing Aussie Rancher; Myers Stars in 'Cat in the Hat'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Though the subject of a lavish upcoming remake, Tony Richardson's original 1970 Ned Kelly speaks (and sings) quite eloquently for itself. The DVD is due next week via MGM Home Entertainment ($14.95). It's our ... ...
Laugh a Little
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Laugh a little Anyone and anything are fuel for the fire of comedians Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy. The duo made names for themselves on the highly successful "Blue Collar Comedy Tour," and now...
Lawyers Paid Well by SE Hospital; Fees Preceded Nurses' Layoffs
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lawyers and consultants involved in the Greater Southeast Community Hospital bankruptcy case earned more than $1.1 million in January, just weeks before the facility's administrators announced a round...
Leaker of Nuke Secrets Curbed; Soon to Be Free, but Not to Travel
Byline: Abraham Rabinovich, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM - Nuclear whistleblower Mordecai Vanunu, who will complete his 18-year prison sentence in April for having revealed some of Israel's nuclear secrets, will be denied a passport in order to...
Maryland Panel OKs Pact to Run Concessions at BWI; HMSHost Loses Airport Contract after 30 Years
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland's Board of Public Works yesterday approved a new contract between the Baltimore-Washington International Airport and BAA USA, which manages the mall at Pittsburgh International Airport. Under...
Massachusetts Revisits 'Marriages'; Constitutional Amendments Back before Legislators
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Massachusetts lawmakers are scheduled to reconvene today to debate constitutional amendments on homosexual "marriage," a month after an earlier session that failed to approve such a proposal. In...
McCain Warns Baseball; Fehr Defends Weak Policy on Steroids
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The head of the Major League Baseball Players Association yesterday defended the union's opposition to frequent drug testing imposed by management but told a key Senate panel that players are free to conduct...
McCain Warns FEC to Act on 'Soft' Cash
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. John McCain threatened yesterday to sue the Federal Election Commission if it fails to enforce federal election laws against groups that use "soft money" to influence presidential and congressional...
McGrady Erupts for Record 62; Wizards Give Up Most Points Ever
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ORLANDO, Fla. - With the Washington Wizards and the Orlando Magic having lost 90 games going into last night's meeting, entertaining and exciting didn't figure to be adjectives used to reference the...
Muhammad Does Not Deserve Mercy, Candles
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES John Allen Muhammad remained his hideous self as he addressed the court in Prince William County on Tuesday. He said he had "nothing to do" with the sniper killings that terrorized the Washington region...
Not Just Moonwalking; the Advantages of Space Exploration
Byline: Dana Rohrabacher, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Our space accomplishments are a source of pride as well as the catalyst for rich benefits, both tangible and intangible. The nation and the world shared in the wonder of exploration beyond...
Nuclear Missile Damaged in Submarine Base Mishap
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A U.S. Navy strategic missile was damaged during a mishap at a submarine base last year, nearly striking a nuclear warhead, according to defense officials. The incident occurred at the Navy's Strategic...
Odds at the Track
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than a year ago, White House pollster Matthew Dowd told President Bush there would be days when he would trail a Democratic nominee in his second-term bid. How could Mr. Dowd predict this so far...
Outlook Bright for Beautiful Rosa Mexicano; Coastal Colors, Delicious Food
Byline: Corinna Lothar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Perhaps it should be called Azul Mexicano rather than Rosa Mexicano, for the assertive Mexican pink of New York's Rosa Mexicano has given way to beautiful blues in the Washington version. ...
Pentagon Increases U.S. Role in Haiti; Lawmakers Call for More Troops
Byline: Rowan Scarborough and Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Pentagon yesterday announced it has expanded the role of American troops patrolling the streets of Haiti as lawmakers on Capitol Hill called for a substantial increase in the size...
Pill Targets Smoking, Obesity; Takes on Two Leading Causes of Preventable Death
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Soon, one pill could be used to treat the nation's top two causes of preventable death: smoking and obesity. New university studies suggest the experimental drug, rimonabant, which could be ready...
Priest Targeted after Testifying in Suit
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Catholic priest who exposed the sexual misdeeds of fellow clergy at three parishes in the Diocese of Arlington is being prosecuted by his own bishop on five ecclesiastical charges. The Rev. James R....
'Queer Eye' for Straight Courtship; Examining the Long-Term Implications of Gay 'Marriage'
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The quest for homosexual marriage is a quest for convention and conformity over viva la difference. Homosexuals, as a group, have always been distinguished by their attitudes of superiority over bourgeois...
Radio Chain Gets Toughest on Indecency; Some Critics Contend That Clear Channel Unfairly Enforces Rules
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Clear Channel Communications Inc. has adopted the broadcasting industry's toughest policy against airing indecent material, but some critics charge the radio giant with unfair enforcement of the rules. ...
Raymer Accepts Redskins' Offer
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins and free agent Cory Raymer came to terms last night on a three-year, $3.1 million contract, NFL sources said, bringing the popular center back to Washington after a two-year absence....
Reining in Federal Spending; What It Takes to Control the Congressional Budget
Byline: Gary J. Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The second floor of the U.S. Capitol has been closed to tourists for almost 10 years due to security and congestion concerns, accessible only to members of Congress, staff and persons on "official business."...
Riddle at the Pump; Is Premium Gas Worth Spending Extra Cash?
Byline: Shelley Widhalm, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Annapolis resident Mike Reinhard figured that regular unleaded gasoline was cheaper, so he pumped the 87-octane formula into his Jaguar. The Internet consultant already had downgraded from premium to...
Spielberg Tales
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Spielberg tales Steven Spielberg may be basking in the glow of the DVD release of "Schindler's List," but not everyone is happy. The Coalition Against Racial, Religious and Ethnic Stereotyping, a...
State Vows to Put Malvo on Trial Again; Virginia to Seek Death, Awaits Juveniles Ruling
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Virginia prosecutors pledged yesterday to put Lee Boyd Malvo on trial for his life again, moments after the teenager was formally sentenced to life in prison for the murder of FBI analyst...
Strokes Play Cool; Set Fun, but No Fire for Fans at Nation
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The hippest band in America has been circling the margins of Washington for the past couple of years. In 2002, the Strokes were lost in the opening-slot maw of the Rolling Stones at FedEx Field. Last...
Tanzania Embraces Free Enterprise; Mkapa Weans Nation off Its Socialist Roots
Byline: Carter Dougherty, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - From the lowliest street peddlers to the largest state-owned companies, the winds of free enterprise are blowing through Tanzania, as the country slowly erases the legacy of...
Terps Relish Third Crack at Deacons
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Beating No. 15 Wake Forest in tomorrow's ACC tournament opener probably isn't needed for Maryland to reach the NCAA tournament. However, Terrapins center Hassan Fofana said losing to the Demon Deacons for...
The Dresden Denial
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It seems that the moral and military controversy surrounding the bombing of Dresden and Hiroshima in World War II will never be put to rest. Gary Anderson's murky review ("The dilemma of Dresden," Op-Ed, Tuesday) of...
Trading Up
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Country by country, Trade Representative Robert Zoellick has been expanding America's export base with countries that are relatively small individually, but collectively are forming a significant market. Last week, the...
Users of Steel Alarmed by Spiraling Cost; Declining Dollar, Rising Demand Could Drive Up Price of U.S. Autos, Appliances
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Steel prices in the United States are surging, hurting many U.S. companies that bend and mold steel into parts for other industries, and the rise may lead to higher prices for products like cars and...
White House Spokesman Goes to Bat for His Brother; Calls on Democrats to Stop Blocking Nomination
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CLEVELAND - White House spokesman Scott McClellan yesterday called on Senate Democrats to stop blocking the nomination of his brother, Mark McClellan, to run the Medicare program. "He is a highly qualified...
Yellow Perch Remain Elusive
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What an odd week this has been for fishing. Our Potomac River specialist, guide Andy Andrzejewski of Reel Bass Adventures (301/932-1509), has had several days where he and his clients latched onto 50 bass...