Insight on the News

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

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 47, December 11

Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk
A new revue takes tap back to its roots and explores its evolution in America - dance less as entertainment, more as subversive liberation. A top hat and cane ... what self-respecting tap dancer would perform without them. But 21-year-old Savion Glover,...
History of a Revolution We Hope to Read
Excerpted from: A History of the United States, Copyright 2074, 2079: The American Renaissance of the early 21st century generally is considered to be one of the great cultural, intellectual and moral revivals of planetary history. It was also unique....
Illegal Hits off the Field
A new study indicates that athletes are disproportionately involved in assaults against women. But the data may reflect broader social trends. More and more, the sports pages are becoming a notorious Who's Who of athletes accused of assaulting women....
McNamara Met the Enemy and It Turned out to Be Him
Only industrial-strength arrogance can account for Robert S. McNamara's visit to Hanoi on the eve of Veterans Day. The former defense secretary at least is unchanging in the lack of sensibility that characterized his Pentagon tenure during the Vietnam...
Q: Does 'Reform' of the Exclusionary Rule Threaten Our Liberties?
Yes: Power grab violates the rights of every citizen. In today's political Jargon, "reform" often means the dismantling of an entrenched federal program that has fallen from favor. People of goodwill may well disagree over whether a particular tax-"reform"...
Rationale for 'Racism'?
Attorney General Janet Reno, accompanied by her underlings, strides to the podium at the Department of Justice and announces another settlement with a bank for alleged lending discrimination. Reno has reached a number of similar accords with high-profile...
Reform Gets Newt Voice
Budget negotiations on Capitol Hill shut down Washington; in Austria the same problem brought down the government. As with the fight between Democrats and Republicans, the arguments were familiar: Austria's liberal Social Democratic Party wanted to raise...
Technology Could Send Road Congestion Down the Tubes
A nationwide network of underground pipelines, transporting a nonstop current of cargo, could reduce overcrowding of the nation's highways while distributing freight more efficiently. Those 18-wheelers bearing down upon tiny subcompacts epitomize the...
The Lady Is Definitely Not Politically Correct
One of 73 Republican freshmen elected to Congress in the November 1994 landslide, Rep. Helen Chenoweth is a conservative from Idaho who epitomizes the stand-alone spirit of an earlier America. I think it is great!" Republican Rep. Helen Chenoweth tells...
The Week the Government Stood Still
The fortunes of war can swing wildly. As the federal government ground toward a halt on Nov. 14, the legislative battle lines were drawn and President Bill Clinton appeared to have secured the high ground by taking the low "Mediscare" road. During a...
This Catholic Moment Bears GOP Prospects
A silent revolution is taking place among American Catholics. For the whole modern era, Catholics and their clerical hierarchy have had an informal understanding with the Democratic Party and their supportive power groups, such as the labor unions. Recently,...
Watergate Has No 'Foster' Children
Why so little in the media about the suspicious death of White House Deputy Counsel Vince Foster? Perhaps putting some evidence regarding his death in a Watergate-like context will bring this question into focus. Assume you are "Ben Bradlee," editor...