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Articles from October 27

British Conservatives off Road to Recovery
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT LONDON - Back in the 1980s the fortunes of American and British conservatism appeared twinned. It was the decade of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, of the sharing of policy ideas and campaigning methods between...
Clark Tanks Rolled into Mount Carmel; the Democratic Presidential Candidate and Now-Retired Four-Star General Commanded the Soldiers and Military Hardware in the Disastrous Federal Assault against the Branch Davidians - a Violation of Posse Comitatus Act
Byline: Kelly Patricia O'Meara, INSIGHT Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark wants to be president and, given that he is a man who has worn many hats during his controversial rise through the ranks, many believe this qualifies him for the top political...
Clintons' Fall Guy May Turn the Tables; the SEC and the IRS Are Investigating Securities and Bank Fraud Allegedly Perpetrated by a Clinton Fund-Raiser Who Says He Is the Victim of a Political Vendetta
Byline: Paul M. Rodriguez, INSIGHT Peter F. Paul, the flamboyant Hollywood entrepreneur who says Hillary Rodham Clinton has hidden almost $2 million of in-kind contributions he made to her campaign in 2000, is back from Brazil and promising to raise...
D.C. Islamist Agent Carried Libyan Cash; before His Arrest, Abdurahman Alamoudi Allegedly Moved Seamlessly between the Disparate Worlds of International Terrorism and Washington Politics
Byline: J. Michael Waller, INSIGHT Federal agents may have ripped the lid off an international terrorist-support network in Washington that operated to finance terrorists inside the United States and abroad, while penetrating the U.S. political...
Dear Readers,
Byline: Paul M. Rodriguez, INSIGHT Dear Readers, Contrary to naysayers mostly on the left, the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger was an exercise in one of the oldest (if sometimes messiest) of American ideals: Power to the people! Yes, a rich...
Democrats' Personal Attacks Backfiring; Clark's Political History
Byline: INSIGHT * Yes, the Green Party candidate for the California recall election, Peter Camejo, is indeed the same Peter Camejo who was the 1976 presidential candidate of the Trotskyite communist Socialist Worker's Party, apparently an unimportant...
Digging Up the Dead; Collecting DNA Samples from the Grave Can Help to Solve Historical Mysteries. but Critics Are Calling It Ghoulish and Disrespectful
Byline: Timothy W. Maier, INSIGHT Digging up the dead for forensic examination falls somewhere between morbid curiosity and setting the historical record straight. Or maybe it's a little bit of both. Some critics charge exhumations show disrespect...
Does Religion Belong in the Workplace?
Byline: John Elvin, INSIGHT Does Religion Belong in the Workplace? Religious discrimination in the workplace remains a serious problem, according to Charles Haynes, senior scholar at the First Amendment Center. In an essay calling for passage...
Friendly Skies Get More Competitive
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT LONDON - Friendly Skies Get More Competitive U.S. airlines closely are monitoring the Air France takeover of Dutch carrier KLM, a $3.5 billion deal scheduled to be signed and sealed by Oct. 15. The takeover the...
Gillespie Focuses on Growth of GOP; While Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie Wants to Energize the Traditional GOP Base, He Sees a Unique Opportunity to Reach out to Other Groups
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT Ed Gillespie, 41, became chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) in July. Two decades earlier this son of Irish immigrants in Browns Mills, N.J., started his Washington career by parking cars in a...
Here's to Your Health: Candy Bars Get Deep-Fat Fried
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT Dispatches from Reuters that the famous news agency files under the rubric "ODD" come as close to irresistible as wire copy ever gets. And that's a fitting name for these items they do tend toward the strange and...
House Committee Labors for New Laws
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT House Committee Labors for New Laws The House Education and the Workforce subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations has approved a series of measures to increase transparency concerning labor-union disclosure...
Let Madonna Join, Not Lead, Judaism's Spiritual Journey
Byline: Shmuley Boteach, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT So Madonna has written a children's book, The English Roses, which is based on kabala and features as its lead character a girl named Binah. Should the Jewish community not embrace her as our savior and...
New York City's Segregated School; Students Attending the Nation's First Public School for Gays and Lesbians Benefit from a Safe Environment and Excellent Facilities. If Only Their Peers Were So Fortunate
Byline: John M. Powers, INSIGHT Last July the New York Post announced that New York City would open the nation's first public high school for gay and lesbian students. The media roiled as religious and conservative groups accused the New York City...
Partisan Divide Getting Wider
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT People "are about to go out there and vote. They have real concerns. And you're choosing with your editorial comment, by making this program about some unsubstantiated charges that started in a supermarket tabloid,...
President Bush's Personal Diplomacy; Friendships between World Leaders Can Be Tricky, as Is Evidenced by President George W. Bush's Relationships with Tony Blair, Vicente Fox, Vladimir Putin and Others
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT EUROPE - President George W. Bush summed up his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the end of their summit in late September as "a good fellow to spend quality time with." It was vintage Bush always ready to...
Q: Are New Congressional Efforts to Curb Underage Drinking on the Right Track? NO: Let's Focus on Real Solutions to Fight Underage Drinking
Byline: David K. Rehr, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT We all suffer when junk science falls into the hands of the few antialcohol activists in Congress and government bureaucrats who utilize unreliable data to drive their personal agendas. This unfortunately...
Q: Are New Congressional Efforts to Curb Underage Drinking on the Right Track? YES: Illegal Underage Drinking Is a National Health Crisis, and Congress Must Enact a National Strategy to Fight It Effectively
Byline: Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES My prior work for alcohol and drug programs has made me acutely aware of the terrible effects alcohol dependence has on individuals, families and particularly children. For that...
Rigging the 'Poverty' Rate as a Political Ploy
Byline: Ralph de Toledano, INSIGHT Phony economic statistics always have been an effective political weapon and with a presidential election coming up the let's-get-Bush media have been having a high old time. Alan Reynolds, in a recent piece for...
'Stubborn Facts' in Iraq Report Ignored by Bush Bashers
Byline: Frank Gaffney, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT To hear a number of leading Democrats tell it, the report issued recently by David Kay, the chairman of the Iraq Survey Group (ISG), was proof positive that President George W. Bush effectively had committed...
The Governator
Byline: Douglas Burton, INSIGHT The Governator Rush Limbaugh, The Excellence in Broadcasting Network, Southern Florida, www.RushLimbaugh.com If we can break the stranglehold of the left-wing establishment in California, then could the country...
The Thoroughly American Game; Recent Books Bring to Life Some of Baseball's Legendary Teams and Iconic Players, Its Enduring Friendships and the Silent, Mysterious Language That Pervades the Game
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT The Boston Americans defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates five games to three in the first World Series. That was 100 years ago, in 1903, when baseball was maybe a half-century old. Folks in Boston waxed ecstatic at the...