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Articles from August 19

A Dose of Indian Hypocrisy: Save the Cows, and Kill the Babies
Byline: INSIGHT In India the cows are sacred but babies are being targeted. The supreme court there has just validated state laws designed to punish those who have more than two children by making them ineligible for public employment, elective...
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Anthrax Fallout Hits Postal Service; Anxious about Costs If Cavalier about People, Managers at the Brentwood Road Postal Center Sent 'Volunteers' Back into the Formally Closed Facility to Retrieve Mail
Byline: Timothy W. Maier, INSIGHT Management of the U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution center on Brentwood Road in Northeast Washington, which serves the nation's capital, not only ignored its own policies by failing to shut down operations...
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Brothel Tours Send Wrong Message; A State Department Antiprostitution Program Includes Visits to a Bordello, Undermining President Bush's Policy for Preventing Exploitation of Women and Girls
Byline: Nicole Riner, INSIGHT Nevada businessman Dennis Hof is owner and proprietor of Hof's Moonlight Bunny Ranch, one of four legalized brothels in Northern Nevada. It has attracted famous clients such as former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura,...
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California Voters Getting What They Deserve with Gov. Davis
Byline: INSIGHT California Voters Getting What They Deserve With Gov. Davis Much as I despise California Democratic Gov. Gray Davis, the recall effort should fail ["Davis, Democrats in Deep Trouble," July 22-Aug. 4]. Californians re-elected Davis...
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Carey Seeks a Few Good Men, Women; James Carey Heads Political Organizations That Rate Candidates for Congress to Ensure a Strong Military, Homeland Security and Voting Rights for Servicemen
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT Retired Rear Adm. James Carey is chairman of the National Defense PAC [political-action committee] and the National Defense Committee, groups that work to increase the number of veterans serving in Congress and to...
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Connerly Has a Dream: A Color-Blind Society
Byline: Woody West, INSIGHT One day when the last neo-Marxist professor has been retired from a public university, when the last "diversity" trainer and the last "multicultural facilitator" have been told to vacate their cubbyholes by sundown, and...
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Constitution for a Euro Superstate; If a Draft Document Is Ratified, Brussels Will Assume the Lead in Foreign Policy, Criminal Justice, Economic Planning and Issues That Parliaments Deal with Today
Byline: James P. Lucier, INSIGHT Brussels 2003 is hardly Philadelphia 1787. But the European Union (EU) has come up with a draft constitution which finally would create the centralized superstate that proponents have been seeking for 50 years. Critics...
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Dear Readers,
Byline: Paul M. Rodriguez, INSIGHT Dear Readers, We love to get letters, e-mails and calls about this magazine's in-depth investigative and public-policy stories. Often it's the "outrage" story that really fires up the juices and prompts response....
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Divorce Drama Goes International; A Nasty Domestic Dispute between a Wealthy Immigrant to the United States and the Daughter of Uzbekistan's President Could Complicate Matters in the War on Terror
Byline: Douglas Burton, INSIGHT For two years a long-running divorce battle between a mega-wealthy New Jersey immigrant and the daughter of the president of Uzbekistan has intrigued readers of the East Coast tabloids as a case of "Daddy's Money...
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Europeans Await Better Days in Troubled Euro Zone
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT EUROPE - Europeans Await Better Days in Troubled Euro Zone Despite the glorious weather this summer across most of Europe and booming tourism although the Americans reportedly have not crossed the Atlantic in huge...
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In ADHD Studies, Pictures May Lie; Researchers Contend Brain-Imaging Studies Relied on by Doctors for the Last 20 Years to Diagnose Attention-Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder Are Based on Flawed Data
Byline: Kelly Patricia O'Meara, INSIGHT It has been two decades since researchers first began to explore the use of brain imaging for the purpose of diagnosing attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the alleged mental disorder affecting...
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Iran and Cuba Zap U.S. Satellites; Acting on Behalf of the Mullahs in Tehran, Fidel Castro Has Been Jamming U.S. Satellite Broadcasts into Iran from an Electronic-Espionage Base outside of Havana
Byline: J. Michael Waller, INSIGHT State sponsors of terrorism not only threaten U.S. interests on land, at sea and in the air, but now they have teamed up to attack U.S. assets in space. By successfully jamming a U.S. communications satellite over...
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Lost in Space; Were Both Space-Shuttle Disasters the Result of Putting Environmentalism Ahead of the Lives of the Astronauts?
Byline: John Berlau, INSIGHT The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, said in June that it had found the "smoking gun" that caused the space shuttle Columbia to break apart as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere...
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Park Service Peddling Pieces of 'The Rock'
Byline: John Elvin, INSIGHT Park Service Peddling Pieces Of 'The Rock' In an opinion piece in the San Francisco Chronicle, Bruce Craig, former park ranger and present director of the National Coalition for History, lambastes the National Park...
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Pension Insurer Has Perilous Future
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT Pension Insurer Has Perilous Future On July 23 the General Accounting Office (GAO) classified as "high risk" the troubled Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC), which receives no tax revenue but is funded by...
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Q: Have Pharmaceutical Companies Been Unfair to American Consumers? No: What U.S. Consumers Pay for Medicines Is Far Outweighed by the Lives Saved and Extended by New Drugs Coming from the R&D Pipeline
Byline: Alan F. Holmer, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT M odern medicines may not all be miracles but they certainly work wonders. Prescription medicines provide the best value in health care. They not only save lives, they save money. They reduce the costs...
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Q: Have Pharmaceutical Companies Been Unfair to American Consumers? Yes: Americans Should Not Have to Pay Significantly More for the Same Prescription Drugs as Our Friends in Canada and Europe
Byline: Rep. Gil Gutknecht, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT There is little question that increasing health-care costs are a problem that affects all Americans. Small businesses have difficulty hiring new employees because they can't afford to provide health...
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So Predictable That Democrats Should Have a Playbook
Byline: David Mattson, INSIGHT So Predictable That Democrats Should Have a Playbook Rush Limbaugh, Excellence in Broadcasting Network, www.RushLimbaugh.com Democrats have been complaining about the same things and promising to fix the same...
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Swiss Bovines Have Been Priced to Moo
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT Swiss Bovines Have Been Priced to Moo Recently there's been a surfeit of for-the-people kind of stories from Reuters, and it's been great fun trying to decide which to report. Here are a few of them that, while...
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Tough-to-Stomach Prospects
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT With momentum growing behind the candidacy of former Vermont governor Howard Dean, it seems more than a joke that when the Democratic National Convention opens its doors in Boston a year from now, Beantown may...
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Trans-Atlantic Tensions Likely to Keep Rising
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT LONDON - Some military experts here believe the admission was belated and that an acknowledgement of the clearly organized guerrilla resistance now under way in Iraq should have come earlier. The assessment last month...
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Treaties Challenge U.S. Sovereignty; Critics Say Two Multilateral Agreements Recently Signed in the Name of Counterterrorism Cooperation Threaten Constitutional Protections of U.S. Citizens
Byline: Paul Rush, INSIGHT American bounty hunter Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman found himself behind bars in a Mexican prison in Puerto Vallarta in late June. Though widely hailed at home as a hero for running to ground the convicted serial rapist Andrew...
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Wasteful Spending Thwarts Recovery; Although President Bush Succeeded in Reducing Federal Taxes, Increased Federal Spending Threatens to Slow the Economic Growth That Could Result from His Tax Cuts
Byline: Vanessa Pierce, INSIGHT Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) reports that the average worker in the United States had to labor four-and-a-half more days this year than last to pay for government at all levels. Every year since 1977 the ATR has...
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Will Old Formula Beat the Bushes? Democrats Used a Struggling Economy and a Large Field of Candidates to Knock George H.W. Bush out of Office in 1992. Will the Same Strategy Work against His Son?
Byline: Adam Heieck, INSIGHT President George W. Bush raised more than $40 million during the first seven weeks of a GOP presidential campaign that has dwarfed the efforts of all nine Democratic presidential candidates combined. Bush's approval...
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