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 August 30, 2000

Accord Reached on Refusing Moment of Silence
Loudoun County has reached a temporary agreement with the student who walked out of class during the minute of silence yesterday and Monday that will allow him to sit in the principal's office during the minute. That's the way things will stand...
Annan Warns of Religion's Dark Side
NEW YORK - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday warned hundreds of religious figures that they are "powerful agents of change" who must use their influence for good and not stand by when governments or authorities fail to protect their citizens....
Boom in Housing Shows Economy Isn't Slowing
New-home sales last month soared by 14.7 percent - the biggest jump in more than seven years - and analysts predicted the market would remain buoyant if mortgage interest rates stay below 8 percent. The spring tumble in the housing market appeared...
Bush Aide: Report Backs Criticism
The Bush campaign said yesterday that new reports of poor readiness ratings at the Army's major training centers vindicates its criticism of the Clinton administration for letting readiness drop. "This is consistent with a series of other reports...
Bush, Gore Urged to Plan for White House Transition
Al Gore and George W. Bush should be making contingency preparations now for a smooth transition of administrations, but not tell anyone about it, a panel of former White House aides said yesterday. With 70 days to go before Election Day, the...
Bush Rebuffs Call from Gore to Outline Health Care Plan
Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush yesterday promoted his education reform plans in the Northeast and brushed aside a taunt from Vice President Al Gore to "put up or shut up" on health care as undignified. "It didn't sound very presidential...
`Cautious Optimism' on Nation's SAT Scores
The nation's college-bound high school seniors improved their math skills, but their scores on the verbal portion of the Scholastic Assessment Test remained stagnant over the past five years, according to an annual report released yesterday on the...
Charter School Backers Seek Help
Advocates of Montgomery County's first charter school application, which was denied approval by the county school board in March, are now asking the state to intervene in the first appeal of its kind in Maryland. Yesterday, the Maryland Board of...
Chelsea's Rush to Plane Ends Whirlwind Africa Trip
President Clinton's whirlwind, symbolism-heavy, achievement-light African tour closed yesterday with a fitting image: daughter Chelsea rushing to board an idling Air Force One in Cairo after an extended sightseeing tour. White House officials quickly...
Clinton Calls Disbarment in Lying Too Harsh
President Clinton told an Arkansas judge yesterday that disbarring him for lying in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit would be too severe a punishment, and that he was too busy being president to appeal a federal contempt citation. "On...
Conservatives Upset at Tax-Cut Trade-Off
House conservatives are less than enthusiastic about a plan to scale back tax cuts intended to ease the pain to businesses of an increase in the minimum wage, aides said yesterday. On Monday, House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican,...
Davis Sees Hill Review of Metro
Rep. Thomas M. Davis III predicted yesterday that Congress will hold hearings on Metro operations to get to the bottom of problems uncovered by a Federal Transit Administration audit. Mr. Davis, Virginia Republican and chairman of the House...
D.C. SAT Scores Rise; Others Static
Most local school jurisdictions recorded little change in their students' overall SAT scores this year from last year, despite a national trend showing marked increases in math scores among college-bound high school seniors. Only the District reflected...
Death on Shady Outskirts Stirs Heart of Sleepy Town
BLYTHE, Calif. - The sun-baked, affable residents here don't mind the 116-degree summer heat, the large itinerant population and the drowsy pace that borders on lethargy. But when two local children, ages 5 and 6, smother a 3-year-old in a mud...
Embassy Row
EXTRADITION SOUGHT Eight leading Jewish organizations are calling on the United States to seek the extradition of a Palestinian suspected in the killing of three Americans. The groups have called on President Clinton, Secretary of State Madeleine...
End-of-Summer Celebration a Spicy Mix of Cajun Culture
LAFAYETTE, La. - It's part French, part American and part Caribbean: a huge, yearly party that not only welcomes crashers but beckons them in. For the 24th consecutive year, Lafayette's Girard Park will be filled with the sights, sounds, smells...
Gingrich's Reversal of Fortune
The very idea of a PBS documentary called "The Fall of Newt Gingrich" might scare away those conservatives who despise PBS as a Marxist propaganda machine subsidized by taxpayers' money. Conservatives might suspect such a documentary (8 tonight)...
Gore Backs Greater U.N. Role; Bush Wouldn't Let It Lead GIs
Vice President Al Gore would back expansion of the United Nations' power and peacekeeping operations as president, but Republican candidate George W. Bush said he would "never place U.S. troops under U.N. command." The two presidential candidates,...
Indonesia Asks U.S. Envoy to Prove His Charge
An Indonesian Embassy official yesterday asked U.S. Ambassador Robert Gelbard to provide proof of his charges that terrorists are infiltrating Indonesia. "The Indonesian government would be very interested to receive information from anybody who...
Inside Politics
WHITE MALE VOTERS "The good news for Gore in post-convention polling is that he has made dramatic inroads among women. The bad news is that, depending on the survey, he has made little or virtually no progress among men," Los Angeles Times reporter...
Inside the Beltway
CHINESE SOCIAL The Social Security Administration just held its 65th anniversary celebration at SSA headquarters, where employees arriving at work each day first stroll past a large statue - and then portrait - of the now-controversial program's...
It's Time, Cal, to Call It a Career
BALTIMORE. - "Oh the days dwindle down to a precious few . . ." - "September Song," by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson For Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr., the days - and games - are dwindling fast. When he ends his two-month residency on the...
Make Way for XFL, and Color of Bruise
I'm going to take it one thought at a time today: The Vince McMahon-led XFL opted to be edgy with its team nicknames, starting with the New York-New Jersey Hitmen. Fortunately, the XFL's insensitivity has not elicited objections from Tony Soprano's...
Navy Able to Rally around Adversity
ANNAPOLIS - The Navy football team suffered the biggest losses of its season even before the first kickoff. The Midshipmen lost starting quarterback Brian Madden in the annual Blue/Gold spring game. Madden's meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament...
News Organizations Delight in Latest Nixon Book
Media feeding frenzies come easy when their fodder is both lurid and convenient. In the last 72 hours, print and broadcast have feasted upon two notions launched by Irish muckraker Anthony Summers, who claims in a new book that former President...
Partying Students Disturb Neighbors
Brookland residents felt a bit of deja vu last weekend as Catholic University students threw rowdy parties on Friday and Saturday nights, and a resident once again caught the whole thing on videotape. Neighbors complained that students - many who...
Positively Negative
Now, at harvest time, our family is particularly blessed to have generous neighbors who share their bountiful tomato harvest. Last weekend, we had them over for a tomato-fest dinner, which I cooked with a bushel of their tomatoes. For an hors d'oeuvre...
Religion and Politics a Historical Mixture
Protests that God-talk in the 2000 political contest is a departure from American custom have prompted historians to ask: What would George Washington and Thomas Jefferson do? One third of Washington's first inaugural invoked God, or the "providential...
Search for Slugs in Slow-Motion
Mike McCaffrey sauntered about the grounds of Hidden Pond Nature Center on Saturday, sporting a pith helmet and khaki shorts. He seemed like he was on a short fuse, corralling all comers to revel in the wonder that is that "much-maligned mollusk"...
Security for Gore Linked to Race Quota
A ceiling has been placed on the number of black U.S. Secret Service agents who can serve on Al Gore's security detail - a decision the vice president's campaign staff failed to address even after complaints by the agents, according to a Washington...
So Sorry
Four major companies, suffering mishaps from a tire recall to labor woes, are buying thousands of dollars worth of advertising to regain their customers' loyalty. United Airlines, Verizon Communications, Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone-Firestone...
States Might Allow Larger Striper Haul
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Striped Bass Management Board chairman, William Pete Jensen, believes that the most recent survey of the striped bass population is rosy enough to tell the states to quit worrying about additional reductions...
Studious Terrell Makes Third Camp with Redskins Most Noteworthy
The pain of heading home as a rookie, the experience of NFL Europe and the perspective of the practice squad all led to several notebooks for Washington Redskins defensive back David Terrell. Two of them, to be exact. Scrawled cover-to-cover with...
Tigers Rough Up Orioles' Parrish
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles lost at home last night. It was just one loss - 12-2 to the Detroit Tigers - but the Orioles can hardly afford to lose games at Camden Yards. After Detroit leaves to end this homestand tomorrow, the Orioles will...
Tuckered Tiger
The "Battle at Bighorn" was just a one-night stand - nothing serious. Most of those who tuned in to ABC's Monday night match play duel between golf Goliath Tiger Woods and Spain's Sergio Garcia expected the usual Woodsian rout. And many of us...
United's Veterans Cope with Having Title Game in Town
The ultimate slap in D.C. United's face this disastrous season will come on Oct. 15 when Major League Soccer Cup 2000 rolls into town. The league championship at RFK Stadium without United? The emotional pain of having two outside teams take...
Wining and Dining for Good Cause
The sight of some 400 motley-dressed people pouring into the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner on Saturday night for a five-course $150 dinner prepared by six New York and Washington chefs begged the question: Why wasn't this crowd at the beach or in the...
Woman Who Questioned Gore Now Faces IRS Inquiry
The woman who sharply questioned Vice President Al Gore at a town-hall meeting about Juanita Broaddrick's rape accusation against President Clinton has become the subject of an inquiry by the Internal Revenue Service. "I find it very suspicious,"...
Wynn's Wife Aids GOP Foe Kimble, Adds Racial Digs
It seems U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn's soon-to-be-ex-wife, Jessie Wynn, is seeking the ultimate retribution: She's working to elect his opponent, John Kimble. She has appeared with Mr. Kimble at campaign events beside an banner that declares "Al...
Zambian `Impressed' by Democrats' Ritual
Zambia, one of Africa's first post-colonial democracies, sent a delegation to Washington this month to take notes on how a democracy works during a political convention. "What impressed me," said Zambian Information Minister Newstead L. Zimba,...