Insight on the News

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

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 3, January 18

Clinton Clearly Favors Gender to Experience
Forgive me for not being thrilled that President-elect Bill Clinton has appointed several women to high positions in his administration. Looking at their qualifications ought to be the order of the day, not fascination with the nature of their sex....
Diversity without Quotas? One Can't Have It Both Ways
In late November, the Bush-appointed chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Evan Kemp, gave a speech in which he pointed out that Bill Clinton will have a hard if not impossible time reconciling his commitment to "diversity" and his...
Excess Goes into Overtime
Across this wide land we are arrived at the most anticipated interval on the secular calendar - the time of the skin of the pig, as the cultural anthropologists refer to it. In the ritual of welcoming a new year, the whistle blows for the 150 (or,...
Giving Free Food the Stamp of Approval
Summary: Agriculture Department officials and welfare advocacy groups point to recent big gains in the food stamp rolls as a sign of the program's success. But critics say it shows only that the government is undermining the pride and work ethic of...
Insensitivity May Shield Packwood from Criticism
By all precedents, you'd have to say that Bob Packwood is going, going, gone. "I'm not going to resign under any circumstances," Packwood, accused of pitching woo to unwilling women of a variety of shapes, sizes and moods over the past decades, told...
In the Fight to Keep the Peace
A U.N. peacekeeper is sort of like a kindergarten teacher with a flak jacket. To excel at the job requires toughness and lots of patience. The money can be good, but there's growing evidence of a psychological toll. As the notion of U.N. force becomes...
Khmer Rouge Play Spoilers to Peace
A 1991 Paris treaty ushered in a U.N. peacekeeping team - and long-buried hopes - for Cambodia, torn by strife for 22 years. But the Khmer Rouge have sabotaged the effort - jeopardizing what is perhaps Cambodia's last chance. Route 12 in central...
Line-Item Veto a Good-Idea; Let's Finally Implement It
As with every president in this century, Bill Clinton win ask Congress to give him line-item veto power when he enters the White House this month. Despite the failures of past presidents to secure this vitally needed tool for budget discipline, there...
War Crimes Trials Require a Far-Too-Supreme Court
With the invasion of Somalia, we've seen the new world order's army creep close to reality. Now, with departing Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger's call for "war crimes" trials for Serbian and Croatian leaders, we're about to witness the birth...