Insight on the News

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Articles from Vol. 15, No. 4, February 1

A Great University Dumbs Itself Down
The dismal development at the University of Chicago is reminiscent of the Texas warden testifying before a legislative committee: He could not improve prison conditions, he said, until he got a better class of prisoner. A similar rationale evidently...
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All the King's Horses and Men
The weather outside was frightful, but the solemnity of Senate traditions tempered the tense discussions over just how to proceed with the trial of President Clinton. It will get worse. Frigid the weather may have been in Washington as the lawmakers...
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A New Offensive in the Campus Culture War
Morton Blackwell and The Leadership Institute are recruiting college students to train them in the art of establishing and maintaining conservative educational foundations on campus. Last year Morton C. Blackwell, who heads The Leadership Institute...
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Art Not So Easy on the Eyes
Consider some of the names -- Wildfire, Hypnotica, Cat Eye, Red Hot, White-Out, Starry Eyed, Pool Shark--and then imagine the market. Sold under the trade name of Wild Eyes, a new line of contact lenses might be the next "statement" for a generation...
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Did the President Sell out to China?
Rep. Chris Cox has wrapped up the Chinagate probe in the House. While much of the documentation remains cloaked, this much is known: National security was compromised. As the trial of the century begins the most serious charge against President...
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Finger-Pointing for Embassy Bombings in Africa
An official panel that investigated last summer's U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa accuses successive administrations and congresses of failing to reduce the vulnerability of U.S. diplomatic missions to terrorist attack. The panel, the accountability...
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Further Erosion of Marriage Is Expected after Millennium
Experts predict that married couples will be a minority in America within 10 years. But some remain optimistic about the institution and predict a marriage renaissance. Marriage promises to be a top cultural issue in 1999 as worries deepen about...
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Good Times Could Roll to Halt in '99
Some financial analysts are gloomy about the prospects for the U.S. economy. Americans are set to start another new year secure in the belief their jobs are safe and their incomes are growing. But the economy faces what many analysts believe will...
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Hate Speech Shames `New Democrat' Label
During World War II, at the age of 17 -- with some 30 members of my family prisoners in Nazi concentration camps -- I enlisted in the U.S. Navy. At that time, my commander in chief, Franklin D. Roosevelt, frequently described himself as "slightly left...
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More Than Just Girl Talk
Although Linda Tripp is not expected to be called as a witness in the Senate trial of President Clinton, her recent testimony about Filegate is having an impact of its own. As CNN correspondent Candy Crowley focused on Capitol Hill, and colleague...
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New Battle about Evil Spirits
`Neo-Prohibitionists' want greater regulation of alcohol. Critics denounce them as `pleasure police' trying to impose their will on those who may find the intervention unwelcome. Carry Nation would be proud. Nearly a century after the hatchet-wielding...
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New Wealthy Find Money Has a Price
More Americans are burdened by a problem some would love to have: too much money. Twenty years ago, Chris Mogil inherited a large sum from his grandfather. He was young, he did not have to work, he could do what he pleased. But he was deeply conflicted...
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Overcoming InfoGlut.Com
In an effort to manage -- and capitalize on -- the online information glut, Internet entrepreneurs are developing new search technologies: `smart' search engines and specialized portals. If you've logged onto Internet, you've tried it: searching...
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Q: Do Conservatives Have the Best Economic Agenda for Women?
BY SEN. KAY HUTCHISON Hutchison is a Texas Republican and serves on the Senate committees on Appropriations; Commerce; and Rules, as well as on the Senate Task Force on Pension Reform. Yes: The GOP will Give women the Flexibility they Need to...
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Respectable Collectibles
Walt Disney, Max Fleischer and Lee Melendez stand tall in the world of animated cartoons. And if you want a piece of their world, you must be willing to part with more than a few dollars -- animation art has become a respectable collectible. Although...
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Scholar Shines Light on America's `Shadow Government'
"The era of big government is over," President Clinton famously declared in his 1996 State of the Union speech, claiming that the reinvented, 1.9 million-member federal workforce hadn't been as "small" since the Kennedy administration. But according...
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Soul-Searching in the Arizona Desert
At an exclusive resort in Scottsdale, Republicans gathered for `The Weekend,' a conference designed to answer the question, `Wherefore art thou, conservative movement?' They came to a resort in the Valley of the Sun searching for the shining city...
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That's Not Fog in San Francisco
The California Legislature outlawed smoking last year in bars, restaurants and other public spaces. A year later, however, it appears that the prohibition is being ignored. The city of San Francisco is wrapped in a fog creeping in from the Golden...
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The Accident Waiting to Happen
The U.S. Border Patrol has its hands full along the U.S.-Mexico frontier trying to stem the tide of illegal aliens, illicit narcotics and potential agricultural pests that daily besiege it. So the Border Patrol might be forgiven -- until the accident...
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The New Speaker's Consistent Conservatism
The sudden elevation of Republican Rep. Dennis Hastert of Illinois to the position of House speaker on Jan. 6 has elicited cautious welcome from movement conservatives. They say he is one of their own and so far they remain unfazed by his pledge to...
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The Night Swing Was Born
During a Carnegie Hall concert in 1938, Benny Goodman and some of the brightest stars in jazz ushered in the swing era with performance for the ages. We thought it was lost: that tremendous night 60 years ago when Benny Goodman, his band and some...
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The Real Case against Bill Clinton Is Red Chinese Bribery Charge
Not since Al Capone was prosecuted for income-tax evasion has there been a more bizarre judicial pursuit of criminal activity than President Clinton's impending Senate trial. As with the notorious Chicago gangster, if truly despicable behavior could...
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With Stock Options as Incentives, CEOs Work to Earn Their Keep
As the stock market ended one of its best years on record, millions of Americans gave thanks for the big increases in their mutual-fund and 401(k) accounts. Although there are many reasons for the market's spectacular performance, one that has been...
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Y2pocalypse May Hit Health Care
Despite fresh Clinton administration proclamations to the contrary, experts are concerned that the government may still be susceptible to the millennium bug's nasty byte. Standing before a larger-than-life Social Security card, President Clinton...
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