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Articles from February 16

Albright Group Backs Iraqi Reds; with a Newly Adopted Democratic Platform and Some Alleged Credibility from Opposing Saddam, Reds in Iraq Are Getting More Than a Nod from Foolish U.S. Groups
Byline: J. Michael Waller, INSIGHT With the Soviet Union gone, who is to take up the communist cause in Iraq? If some in the U.S. relief effort have their way, it will be the American taxpayer. As U.S. officials continue to map out a strategy to...
Ankles and Lips Earn Legislators' Attention
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT Ankles and Lips Earn Legislators' Attention Here are a couple of sartorial and good-grooming notes from Holland and India that may surprise you. Certainly for the people was more than a bit perplexed to learn that...
Arresting Kids for Downloading Music; the Recording Industry Is Blaming Illegally Downloaded Music for Its Declining CD Sales and Is Threatening to Make Teen and Preteen Music Pirates Walk the Plank
Byline: Timothy W. Maier, INSIGHT Since Napster exploded on the music scene with the new millennium, allowing consumers to download copyrighted music for free, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has been attacking the file-sharing...
Bush's Foreign-Policy Critics Score Goose Egg
Byline: Ralph de Toledano, INSIGHT The Democrat/liberal outcry was deafening. War with Iraq, unless the United Nations gave us permission, would bring the Arab countries down on our heads, set off the Arab "street" and leave a "unilateralist" America...
Dean Delivers Comedy with Claim of Fiscal Conservatism
Byline: Ed and Laurie Morrow, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Howard Dean may have stumbled badly in Iowa and failed to live up to his promise in New Hampshire, but he is likely to remain a contender in the race for the Democratic nomination until...
Dear Readers,
Byline: Paul M. Rodriguez, INSIGHT Dear Readers, Sometimes, as was the case today before coming to work to finish this conversation with you, we take the time to observe something that has nothing to do with the hustle and bustle of a typical...
Democrat Attacks on Contractors; Supposed "Reforms" of the Clinton-Gore Era Instead Created a Flawed Federal-Contracting System That Shuts out Innovative Businesses
Byline: John Berlau, INSIGHT Henry Waxman is outraged. Outraged. The Democrat from California who, as ranking minority member of the House Government Reform Committee, did his best to block investigations into Clinton scandals such as Chinagate...
Dems in a Battle for the Party's Soul
Byline: Douglas Burton, INSIGHT Dems in a Battle for The Party's Soul Rush Limbaugh, The Excellence In Broadcasting Network, Southern Florida, www.RushLimbaugh.com [Howard] Dean says they have to "take back the flag." Where is it? Who has...
Electoral Reform - Wait 'Til Next Year?
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT Electoral Reform - Wait 'Til Next Year? Except for the more ardent Democratic voters Americans have moved on from their vexatious frustrations and rantings about hanging chads that immediately followed the...
Europe Attacks U.S. Space System; A European Version of the Global Positioning System Is Posing a Potential Threat Both to U.S. National-Security Interests and to the Stability of Trans-Atlantic Relations
Byline: Scott L. Wheeler, INSIGHT Space technology is threatening U.S. relations with Europe. The European Union (EU) is pursuing space technology that the United States fears, if completed as planned, would become a serious threat to U.S. national...
Fiscal Conservatives Fight Spending Surge
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT Fiscal Conservatives Fight Spending Surge Fiscal conservatives on Capitol Hill and their allies in Washington-based think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute say they are frustrated about...
John Kerry Tells War Stories; Al Franken Body Slams Free Speech
Byline: INSIGHT In 1996 Sen. John Kerry received $8,000 from Red China bag man Johnny Chung, then took another $10,000 in exchange for which Kerry arranged a high-level meeting between Communist Chinese intelligence operative Lt. Col. Liu Chao-ying,...
No Limit to How Low Kerry Will Go in Hunt for Big Money
Byline: Lowell Ponte, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts has a long political career, distinguished by his willingness to go further left in politics and lower for money than most other American politicians would dream of going....
O'Neill's Allegations Raise the Threat Level
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT Who's afraid of the big brown wolf? Apparently the White House, judging by the speed with which presidential aides and Bush loyalists on Capitol Hill and in the media went after former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill....
Proof That Tehran Backed Terrorism; When Hard Evidence Surfaces That Iran Backed Terrorist Attacks against the United States a Bizarre Legal Effort to Protect Iran Astounds and Enrages Victims' Families
Byline: Kenneth R. Timmerman, INSIGHT As a former Iranian intelligence officer was providing testimony in a courtroom in Germany detailing operational ties between the September 11 hijackers and the government of Iran, lawyers from the U.S. departments...
Q: Has the President's Economic-Recovery Plan Left the American Worker Behind? NO: Employment Numbers Have Been on the Increase Ever since the Recovery Began in Earnest
Byline: Ronald Bird, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT Amid the current clamor of economic doomsayers, one indisputable fact stands out: Approximately 138.5 million Americans are employed. This latest employment total reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
Q: Has the President's Economic-Recovery Plan Left the American Worker Behind? YES: Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Haven't Created Confidence for U.S. Households or Employers
Byline: Jared Bernstein and Lee Price, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT There can be little question that the economic policy of the Bush administration has failed to help working families. Jobs and income are down, despite the fact that a short and shallow recession...
Screaming about Health Care
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT It would be easy to ascribe the shift in the political fortunes of former governor Howard Dean to "the scream." It might have been the case that Dean's fanatic demonstration of his command of U.S. geography, punctuated...
Shawl Puts Heart into Saving Lives; the Pioneering Medical Techniques of Fayaz Shawl Have Helped to Revolutionize the Field of Cardiology, but This Innovator Still Believes That Prevention Is the Best Cure
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT Fayaz Shawl is one of the world's leading interventionist cardiologists. That means he is a medical doctor who works on the heart and arteries without open-heart surgery and with only a minimum of bodily invasion,...
Talking Politics at the Local Coffee Shop
Byline: John Elvin, INSIGHT Talking Politics At the Local Coffee Shop One of the first things an on-the-road reporter learns is that if you want to get answers about issues in a community where you don't have any sources, hit the local coffee...
Who Is Electable? It's Anyone's Guess; Although Election History Points to Likely Victory for John Kerry, Pundits Say the Race for the Democratic Nomination Could Be Decided in the South and West
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT First it was a come-from-behind victory in Iowa and then an impressive win in the Granite State for John Kerry, the Massachusetts senator who was being written off in the fall as a feckless also-ran. For Kerry the...
Will British Ban Spur FDA to Act? Critics Remain Skeptical of the FDA's Announced Plans to Take a Serious Look at Possible Links between Use of Antidepressants by Children and Violent or Suicidal Acts
Byline: Kelly Patricia O'Meara, INSIGHT For several years a TV commercial has been running in the United States in which a small black circle with a sad face slowly, almost desperately, flops across a stark white screen while a narrator soothingly...