Insight on the News

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Articles from Vol. 14, No. 6, February 16

A Change of Heart or a Fast Switch?
Magazine mogul Steve Forbes is best-known for his flat-tax stance during the 1996 GOP presidential primaries. Is his new pro-life association simply in an attempt to woo social conservatives? During 1996 presidential campaign, Steve Forbes, the Princeton-educated...
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Bagmen Rubin, Camdessus Bear the Blame for Asian Crisis
Like the savings and loan debacle, Asia's financial crisis is not some natural disaster. It is man-made and made not only in Asia but also in the United States at the Treasury Department and the International Monetary Fund, or IMF And the men most...
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Damn the Protocols! Investigate - and Pronto
As we've said in this space before, the Constitution has conferred upon the House of Representatives and the Senate certain authorities and powers that cannot be abrogated. These, in turn, have created congressional responsibility and accountability...
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Federal Meddling Made History
In the late 1920s the United States reeled from the blow of a profoundly wounded economy. The most likely culprit: government economic intervention -- rather than the lack of it. Ask most economists, historians and even just regular folks to name...
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Globalizing the Trade Traps
Recent U.S. sanctions pierce the heart of the crisis that economic globalization poses to national sovereignty. Could they threaten Political an! economic rights of Americans? Across from the Boston Common, under the golden dome of the Massachusetts...
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Holding Tigers by the Tail?
As the former economic dynamos of the Pacific basin spin around the tree turning into butter, the big banks are looking to Americans to pick up the tab. The closely linked economies of Thailand's neighbors -- Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea and...
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IMF Prescriptions Are Worse Than the Cure
In his new book, The Way You Wear Your Hat, author Bill Zehme describes Frank Sinatra's monumental generosity. Eager to show his pals a good time, he gave his female friends gambling chips at casinos in Las Vegas and Monte Carlo. At evening's end,...
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Is Bankers' Bailout a Boon to Red China?
The Asian crisis has Americans fingering their purse strings. But would bailouts simply benefit New York bankers or prevent the United States from sliding into a major recession? Yes, they've been falling like dominos since July. Indonesia, Thailand...
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Justice, No Fee: The Rutherford Institute Has Made Headlines for Bankrolling the Court Costs of Paula Corbin Jones
The Rutherford Institute has made headlines for bankrolling the court costs of Paula Corbin Jones. At the center of the Paula Corbin Jones sexual-harassment lawsuit is the Rutherford Institute, an international civil-liberties organization based...
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Long-Term Care Financing Traps Seniors in a Squeeze Play
It often is at the moment when an elderly patient is about to be discharged from the hospital that he or she first faces the prospect of having to pay the total long-term expenses of either nursing-home or homecare services. This easily can come to...
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Mount Vernon
Who is Vernon Jordan Jr., a star player in Zippergate, and why is he so nice to secretaries? Vernon E. Jordan Jr., the civil rights leader and Washington superlawyer now at the center of the latest Clinton scandal, has bled for his views. On May...
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New Leaders Plot Strategy for Coalition
The Christian Coalition has new leadership who say they eschew politics for principles. They plan to pursue low-profile grass-roots campaigns for social change. The new head of the Christian Coalition says the organization will put principle over...
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Pat Choate Gets to the Bottom Line of the Asian Financial Crisis
The onetime vice-presidential contender says Congress' pending vote on the Asia economic bailout really is a ruse for voting on whether to replenish the International Monetary Fund for future activities. Pat Choate is the economic historian who was...
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Q: Should Courts Use Lawyer Trust Accounts to Fund Legal Services?
Yes: Property rights do not trump the need for due process for the weak and indigent. In the fifties and sixties my Baptist-minister father and grandfather both preached two incompatible ideas: Segregation was just and ordained by God and every human...
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The Dear in the Headlights
The nation has been seized by scandalous allegations tying the president to sex with a 21-year-old White House intern. Clinton denies all - for now. All, nations live by myths. In the gloomy aftermath of another dark moment in American history, one...
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Yiddishkeit Goes Cyber
A 29-year-old activist from Brooklyn wanted to address generation-X Jews. The problem was, how would he find them? Binyamin L. Jolkovsky, contributing editor for the national Jewish weekly The Forward, says it all started while he was working on...
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