Insight on the News

Insight on the newspaper is a magazine specializing in General topics.

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 13, April 3

Amen.Com
Religious Websites promise to spread the faith while securing profits for Investors. Although many religious Websites report keen interest in their offerings, few, if any, make money. But some, including Beliefnet.com and ibelieve.com, expect to...
As Research Progresses, Families Cope with Autism
Motherhood is a labor of love, but for two Louisiana women it is much more. Shelley Reynolds and Jeana Smith have found themselves in a battle to free their young sons from autism. Shelley Reynolds and her husband, Aidan, met in high school and...
At Congress' Annual Barbecue, Taxpayers Get Roasted
It's springtime in Washington and press secretaries all across Capitol Hill are in training -- practicing and perfecting their best prevarications in anticipation of the city's least popular annual event: publication of Citizens Against Government...
B-Ball's Crown Princes Are Ready to Get Real
The Harlem Globetrotters, intent on earning respect among their peers, are promising competitive play against the nation's top college teams in a series of exhibition games. The Harlem Globetrotters, founded in 1927, still run their famous weave-and-pivot....
Bioterrorism Threat May Prompt More Inoculations
Insight's recent feature on vaccines ("When Vaccines Do Harm to Kids," Feb. 28) pointed out that, by the age of 5, children already will have received 33 doses of 10 different vaccines. While focusing on severe adverse reactions that may result from...
Cager Control Central
College basketball coaches aren't shy about reminding players and reporters who's in charge. If all coaches are control freaks to some extent, these are the freakiest. University of Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson usually has no problem opening...
Character Counts in Sports, Politics
It's no surprise that sports heroes are drawn to politics. Values that are the basis for success on the athletic field also can excite enthusiasm among political supporters. As far as the eye can see there is land -- land sometimes turned golden...
Civilian Boot Camps Lack Intended Kick
A few years ago "boot camps" for juveniles and first-offenders were high fashion in the criminal-justice system. Sending young predators to tautly disciplined boot camps for five or six months, instead of to conventional facilities, could reduce recidivism...
Congress Asks Why 21 Christians Died
U.S. taxpayers have been sending $2 billion a year in aid to Egypt to support a country in which police violence is common and religious liberty for Christians is not secure. By Jan. 3, the bodies of some 20 slain Christians and at least one Muslim...
Congressman Blasts DoD on Gulf-War Illness Study
Rep. Jack Metcalf, in a blistering letter to Defense Department Secretary Bill Cohen, has accused the military of manipulating and obfuscating data involving gulf-war illness and the findings of a recent groundbreaking study by the prestigious Tulane...
Correspondence
Babbitt Has a Serious Conflict of Interest in Land Ownership Congratulations to Sean Paige for his accurate article on Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt that exposed the gigantic conflict of interest that he is involved with in Arizona ["High Plains...
Four Give Up, Some March On
John McCain and Bill Bradley (and Darva and millionaire husband Rick) have decided to throw in the towel, leaving the rest of us to ponder truth in vows and the power of money. Addressing supporters prior to the March 7 GOP primaries, Arizona Sen....
Gate Crasher
Roman Polanski's latest film is a tale of horror and suspense -- that fails to scare or thrill. Better known for the tragedy and scandal that tarnished his life than for his accomplished, if disturbing, movies, Roman Polanski may be the most notorious...
GOP's Quick Fix Won't Solve the Immigration Problem
In this election year, parties on both sides of Capitol Hill are scrambling to help the high-tech industry and, in particular, its desire for more skilled foreign workers. Key Republicans have proposed bills to bring in more skilled foreigners, and...
Litigation Lotto
What began as a scheme for the states to recoup Medicaid expenditures for smokers has devolved into a multibillion-dollar ponzi scheme favoring trial lawyers who contribute to cronies in government. The per-capita personal income in Mississippi...
`Massacre' by Serbs in Kosovo Was a Hoax by the KLA but Was Reported as Truth in PBS Documentary
In the 1970s and 1980s, when the United States was helping governments that were the targets of leftwing terrorists who were trying to seize power, the Public Broadcasting System, or PBS, churned out documentaries that championed the terrorists and...
McCain's Media Lapdogs Rip Conservative Critics
It's only natural that leftists would take the media lovefest over Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain's "trash-talk express" to mean only one thing. In The Nation, Eric Alterman asked: "Can we please put the `liberal media' [insert barnyard reference...
Nevada's Mysterious Area 51 Exempt from Toxic Pollution Regs
Don't drink the water or, for that matter, breathe the air in Area 51 because who knows what may be in it. President Clinton doesn't want you to know. He has declared the top-secret Air Force base near Groom Lake, Nev., off limits to national, state...
Presidential Palaces
Critics call lavish presidential libraries monuments to mammoth egos. But they're more than mere extravagant mausoleums, as historians point out and tourists testify. Few Americans understand how presidential libraries come to be, what they do or...
Russian-Chinese Alliance Emerges
The determination of Russian leaders to bolster Russia's military and to develop a strategic partnership with China is causing concern among Western foreign-policy experts. The indifference was almost lordly. While the Western media got all excited...
State's New Smoke Screen
Out of the glare of the Elian Gonzalez spotlight, internationally kidnapped American children languish overseas as the State Department offers doublespeak to reporters and parents. The battle for Elian Gonzalez, the 6-year-old Cuban boy whose mother...
Symposium
Q: Should the Navy assign servicewomen to submarine duty? Yes: In today's high-tech baffle environment women do as well as men and should be given a chance. Isn't it ironic that those who could have most capitalized on women's votes -- conservatives...
What Is Being Fed to Schoolchildren?
The national school-lunch program may have succeeded in providing nutritious meals to schoolchildren, but critics are claiming that 40 percent of USDA samples are tainted. March is National Nutrition Month, and the good news is that nearly 27 million...