Insight on the News

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

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 25, June 21

'Depersonalizing' the Conflict with Saddam Is Wrong Policy
Among the many distressing aspects of what passes for President Clinton's foreign policy - from the abdication of leadership concerning Bosnia to the imminent normalization of relations with the unreconstructed and unapologetic communist rulers of...
Gambling: Playing Their Ace to Get out of the Hole
Summary: As barriers to legal betting have fallen to the realities of cash-strapped governments, gambling has grown into a huge industry. With everything from gaming on Indian reservations to state lotteries to floating casinos, revenue is estimated...
Monitoring Vaccination Would Infringe upon Parental Rights
Parents: Are your chfldren up-todate on their vaccinations? Many children are, but many others are behind - perhaps a httle bit, perhaps a lot. This can be for many reasons: cost, inaccessibility of clinics where free vaccinations are available,...
New World Havens of Oldest Profession
Just inside the glass entrance of one of the many massage parlors in lower Manhattan's Chinatown, a pretty Asian woman beckons to men walking on the bustling street outside. In the back rooms, more young women dressed in light, loose-fitting outfits...
Quality in Public Broadcasting Requires Inspection of Content
In April, the directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting voted 8-1 against a proposal by board member Victor Gold to disfavor applicants for federal funds whose programming systematically defamed any race, religion or minority. CPB President...
Rah Rah: Media Cheer on the Clinton 'Jobs Bill.' (How the Press Is Covering Bill Clinton's Economic Proposals) (Column)
Coverage of President Clinton's failed "stimulus" package served as a telling first glimpse of how the media will cover Clintonomics. Sure, there's been debate in the press over Clinton's economic plans, but the tone has changed dramatically with...
Right Should Stop Griping, Get to Work
Conservatives (like everyone else) don't like to be criticized. They don't usually sit still when they're told to enlist liberals in their cause. But a room full of conservatives did just that at a recent conference in Washington called "Winning...
Space Power Is Still a Key to U.S. Future
America needs a new purpose, a new dream, a new soaring ambition that demands fulfillment. It needs something that would inspire a rebirth of American individualism, something to remind us of the greatness of America - not the greatness that was but...
Taste, Style and $200 Haircuts
I have been asking myself, "Who spends $200 on a haircut? What kind of person is it who gets a $200 haircut?" I think we should proceed by process of elimination and deduction. Well, clearly, the poor do not get $200 haircuts. (They get $200...