Insight on the News

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Articles from November 24

Alert System's Deafening Silence; Billions of Dollars Have Been Spent to Establish and Maintain a National Emergency Alert System in the Interest of Public Safety. So Why Wasn't It Used on 9/11?
Byline: Kelly Patricia O'Meara, INSIGHT Despite the fact that the system never has been used in a national emergency its intended purpose there's a pretty good chance most Americans know, and easily can recite, the script for the Emergency Alert...
All Talk, No Action from World NGOs; the NGOs Have Become a Worldwide Political Force and Command Big Money, but Critics Say They Produce Little of Practical Value and Are Not Being Held Accountable
Byline: John M. Powers, INSIGHT They think they're great, the United Nations thinks they're great, the World Bank says it can't work without consulting them and their critics are afraid that they're much too powerful. They are the internationally...
Americans in Motion
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT Americans in Motion Several new reports and briefs released by the U.S. Census Bureau provide a glimpse of where Americans are and where they are going. A report issued Oct. 30 says that more non-Hispanic whites,...
Are They Demons or Just Delusions? Popular Culture Continues to Debate Whether Exorcisms Are Necessary to Cleanse a Demon-Filled World or Just a Cheaper Alternative to Conventional Psychiatric Therapy
Byline: John M. Powers, INSIGHT Terrance Cottrell Jr. was winding down his summer in Milwaukee, getting ready for a new school year at a new school. The boy did not live the untroubled life of other 8-year-old children, suffering as he did from...
Award-Winners May Have Been Happier Just to Be Nominated
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT Award-Winners May Have Been Happier Just to Be Nominated This column long has bestowed what for the people calls its "Keystone Crook" award for remarkable stupidity in the pursuit of crime. This time the award...
Bowden Book Defends Columbus; in Defending Christopher Columbus against the Forces of Political Correctness, Author Thomas A. Bowden Also Celebrates the Superior Values of Western Civilization
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT In his book, The Enemies of Christopher Columbus, Thomas A. Bowden takes on those who smear the name of the great man who discovered America. He also levels his aim at the enemies of Western civilization and its values,...
Central Bankers on Guard against Inflation Prospects
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT Central Bankers On Guard Against Inflation Prospects The Bank of England has become the first central bank in Europe to start raising interest rates. Some economists believe that it won't be long before the Federal...
Cheaper Drugs May Carry Higher Price; Critics Say Legalizing Drug Reimportation Endangers Consumers and Paves the Way for Price Controls and Possible Shortages and Rationing of Prescription Drugs
Byline: James P. Lucier, INSIGHT The pictures are political gold: gray-haired senior citizens boarding buses for a two- or three-hour trip to Canada to get their medications at half the price they pay in the United States. As often as not, or at...
GOP Has Electoral Momentum
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT If there were any doubt Republicans and Democrats view politics on different screens, one needed only key into the spin they put on the results of November's state and local elections. Republicans concentrated...
New Right Meets New Left - and Nanny State Approves
Byline: C. Bradley Thompson, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT What is the state of the American political right in 2003? Judging by political appearances, things couldn't be better. For the first time since Reconstruction, the Republican Party controls all three...
Out-of-the-Closet Metrosexuals Unite!
Byline: Douglas Burton, INSIGHT Out-of-the-Closet Metrosexuals Unite! Tom Adkins, Free Republic Internet Radio Show, Philadelphia, www.CommonConservative.com Once in awhile a candidate comes forward and really puts out a great effort to distance...
Parsing the Propaganda of the Junk Scientists
Byline: Ralph de Toledano, INSIGHT Every 10 years, "scientist" Paul Ehrlich writes a book predicting that in the next 10 years there will not be enough food to feed a burgeoning population. Mass starvation will follow and the world will revert to...
Q: Is the White House Push for Alternative Teacher Certification Good for Students? No: Don't Lower Teacher-Quality Standards. Instead, Raise Them!
Byline: Reg Weaver, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT The idea that we can raise standards for student achievement while lowering standards for entry into the teaching profession is absurd. And yet, this is the very policy the Bush administration has chosen to...
Q: Is the White House Push for Alternative Teacher Certification Good for Students? Yes: It Helps Qualified People Become Teachers without the Expense and Delay of the Traditional Process
Byline: Laurie Morrow and Edward Morrow, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT Suppose you are an engineer who has been pink-slipped by your Silicon Valley high-tech firm. Furthermore, suppose that you have a mathematics degree and an interest in teaching. And finally,...
Smoking out Big Tobacco; Critics Contend That Philip Morris Is Backing FDA Regulation of the Tobacco Industry in Hopes of Snuffing out Smaller Competitors
Byline: John Berlau, INSIGHT In the late 1990s the Clinton administration and its Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, David Kessler, called for the FDA to regulate tobacco. Massive opposition rose like smoke from the tobacco companies...
The Truth about the Dietary Supplement Act
Byline: Sen. Dick Durbin, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT On the penultimate day of his life, 16-year-old Sean Riggins wasn't thinking about product-safety testing or government regulation of dietary supplements. He was thinking about playing in his high-school...
Times of Change for Anglicans, Catholics; While the Anglican Communion Struggles with the Consecration of a Gay Bishop, John Paul II Takes Steps to Ensure His Successor Will Be as Conservative as He Is
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT ROME - Not since the days of the Reformation has the word "schism" been thrown around with such abandon. But this time it is not the Roman Catholic Church that is being rocked by bitter theological dispute. The tough...
Time to Cut Political Meanness and Bigotry
Byline: Paul M. Rodriguez, INSIGHT While they make headlines and delight ratings-starved cable news, meanness and appeals to bigotry in politics aren't unfamiliar vices in Washington or anywhere else among those who ply their tradecrafts in support...
'Tis the Season to Be Civil
Byline: John Elvin, INSIGHT 'Tis the Season To Be Civil The madness that prevails in shopping-mall parking lots on weekends will be compounded as the Christmas gift-buying rush sends shoppers around the bend. That is but one of many situations...
Wahhabi Lobby Spreads Its Wealth; Terrorist Sympathizers Abdurahman Alamoudi and Sami Al-Arian Used Donations to Federal Lawmakers as a Means of Manipulating Antiterror Policymaking
Byline: J. Michael Waller, INSIGHT On Sept. 11, 2001, as people around the world opened their hearts and their checkbooks to victims of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, a prominent Muslim activist laid out $3,000 of his own....
Who Is Protecting Hugo Chavez? Why Has the Bush Administration Failed to Confront the Growing Threat in Venezuela Even as Hugo Chavez Expands His Influence by Buddying Up with Terrorists?
Byline: Christopher Whalen, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT Last year a popular but disorganized opposition movement in Venezuela threatened the government of Hugo Chavez, the self-styled populist who has taken that nation's battered political economy on a strange...