Insight on the News

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

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 32, September 1

A Dessert Storm of Drugs
The U.S. State Department's International Narcotics Control Strategy Report 1996 says, "Lebanon appears to have won the fight against illicit crop cultivation due to the joint Lebanese-syrian eradication efforts since 1992." Insight has learned this...
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A Powerful Conviction
What is a sanctuary? A place of worship? A refuge? A prison? "I'd rather preach in prison than anywhere else. I've preached in Buckingham Palace, Parliament, the Congress and many of the great cathedrals, but give me my choice and I'll take a prison...
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Color of Justice
The best thing about the Turner Network's George Wallace is actor Gary Sinise's performance as the irascible Alabama governor. Sinise not only manages to sound like Wallace, but he captures the controversial politician's quick, feisty movements --...
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'Commerce-Ial' Espionage?
Secrets abound. Ira Sockowitz knows that all too well. The former New York administrative law judge and 1992 Clinton/Gore campaign fund-raiser walked out of the Department of Commerce in June with 2,800 pages of intelligence documents -- many dealing...
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Drug Company Hipes Consumers Won't Save Prozac for Rainy Days
The two-page ad is running in 20 national magazines including Time, Newsweek, Parade, Men's Health and Cosmopolitan. On one page, a rain cloud floats above the slogan, "Depression hurts"; on the other, a stylized sun shines upon the hopeful words,...
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Future of Digital TV Distorted by Government Interference
You turn on your new digital television set, anticipating the season debut of your favorite show. But instead of crystal-clear images and sharply defined colors, you get static and the squawking sound of an irritated man ordering Chinese food on his...
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George Wallace
The best thing about the Turner Network's George Wallace is actor Gary Sinise's performance as the irascible Alabama governor. Sinise not only manages to sound like Wallace, but he captures the controversial politician's quick, feisty movements --...
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Hezbollah: 'Party of God' Wages War with 'Great Satan.' (Umbrella Group for Radical Shi'ite Muslim Terrorist Groups)
The "HizbAllah" (literally "the Party of God") is an umbrella organization for a plethora of radical Shi'ite Muslim terrorist groups sharing common Khomeinist ideology. Objectives include: * Liberating Lebanon as a revolutionary Shi'ite Islamic...
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High Praise for Strict Parenting
Rather than just say no to their children, many parents refuse to enforce restrictions and rules. Whether it's a result of guilt (both parents working), frustration (neither parent working) or a rebellion against their own strict upbringings, parents...
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In the Line of Fire
Sen. Fred Thompson is leading the inquiry into campaign-spending abuses. This unusual man is seeking authentic reform amid a crossfire of competing ambitions, partisan nastiness and ugly foreign intrigues. On the reception walls of Sen. Fred Thompson's...
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'MFN' Status Trades Bucks for Chinese Lives
Photos of spectacular fireworks displays filed the front pages in July when Britain surrendered Hong Kong to China. Chinese President Jiang Zemin announced "a victory for peace and freedom"' and the festive media coverage, emphasizing Chinese racial...
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Neo-Federalist Meyer Supports Constitutional Law with Order
Eugene Meyer is executive director of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, a group of conservatives and libertarians who support "limited government, separation of powers and the other principles of the Founding Fathers. " He...
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New Theory Tilts Earth on Its Axis
As scientists study Earth, they are finding further signs of a geologic history dotted with highly disruptive events -- incidents that seem to be connected to the development of life on the planet. The asteroid that slammed into the Gulf of Mexico...
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Q: Should the HIV Threat Be Treated like Other Infectious Diseases?
In the short period since the first cases of the disease were recognized in 198 1, more than 350,000 Americans have died of AIDS. Only 16 years later, nearly 1 million individuals in the United States are believed to be infected with HIV, the virus...
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Social Security's Bad Deal for Black Retirees
Is Social Security racist? By yesterday's definition of racism, the answer is no. For all its failings, Social Security was concocted in 1935 with honorable intentions. Rescuing the elderly from poverty regardless of race) is an idea to which only...
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Tabloid Trash TV Preferred over Hearings
The TV networks' decision to ignore the Senate campaign fund-raising hearings - not just by refusing to give live coverage to the events but also by failing to even summarize them most nights on the evening news - is becoming painfully apparent to...
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Volcanic Dispute Spews Invective; the Makers of the Lava Lite Claim a Foreign Company Is Illegally Selling a Copycat Lamp
Free trade is trampling on free love. Lava lamps, those groovy icons of the psychedelic sixties, have been co-opted by the litigious nineties. The novelty item now stands at the center of an international legal battle about corporate profits. ...
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When Policy toward Madness Goes Crazy
A man of my acquaintance, age 40, let's call him Jack, has been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. I know him as a sweet guy. He occasionally calls to chat, remembering me as a friend from his childhood. He wants to know if I have any work for...
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