Insight on the News

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 14, April 17

A Battle Brewing in the Wild West
Elko, Nev., may be but a blip on the radar screen of most Americans, but to many Westerners the town has become a symbol of resistance to growing government intrusion. Small and rustic Elko, Nev., may be little more than a dot in a road atlas to...
Baseball's Great Divide
The Major League Baseball teams that bring in the most money -- from broadcast revenues or luxury suites or the sheer size of their markets -- are dominating those franchises in smaller markets struggling to meet their bottom lines. More than ever,...
Challenge to WTO Creates New Politics
An important new coalition contends that secretive decisions of the World Trade Organization threaten U.S. jobs and sovereignty. Now they're going political. Let us resolve to reform our politics, so that power and privilege no longer shout down...
Clinton Fund-Raiser Trie Remains under Investigation
House Government Reform Committee investigators plan to keep questioning Clinton fund-raiser Charlie Trie in connection with controversial transfers of dual-use technology to the People's Republic of China, or PRC, that he arranged in 1993, news alert!...
Comic-Book Heroes Fade
Comic books, once read by millions of kids across America, increasingly are targeted to older teen-agers and adults, as children now prefer watching videos to any sort of reading. Baby boomers and their parents grew up during the two heydays of...
Correspondence
Wallace Believed He Was Shot by One of the President's Men I am the current deputy secretary of the state of Alabama but previously served as spokesman and personal aide for former Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace during the last few years of his...
Criminals in the White House?
A U.S. District Court judge will decide the fate of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Al Gore and their underlings in what may be the worst case of obstruction of justice in U.S. history. The future is now!" Those words of former Washington Redskins football...
Cuomo's Latest Crusade: Tidying Up the Internet
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo, rumored to be giving thought to the next gubernatorial race in New York state, has mounted his charger to do battle with dragons on the Internet -- grand dragons, that is. Cuomo is organizing and...
Cyber Con Men Beware!
Online-auction fraud complaints have increased a hundredfold during the last three years. Now, the feds are cracking down on the fastest-growing source of crime on the Internet. As cyberspace con artists increasingly prey on unsuspecting online-auction...
Did Putin's Agents Plant the Bombs?
Russian law-enforcement authorities have charged six Chechens -- five in absentia -- with the Moscow apartment bombings that killed 300. Was it an excuse for invasion? The timing of the announcement by high-ranking officials of the Federal Security...
Domesticating Foreign Affairs
While Bill Clinton trotted from land to faraway land on his Herculean quest for a legacy, Congress kept the homefires alight with new legislative fire walls and inflamed rhetoric. All along the Eastern corridor people appear to be suffering the...
Earley Gets Head Start on Race for Virginia Governor
Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley, who is midway through his term, is considering a bid for governor in 2001, news alert! has learned. Earley, an advocate for limiting the role of the federal government, has criticized his fellow attorneys general...
Let Them Eat ... Phytoestrogens!
Insight recently conducted a rather unappetizing review of the nation's school-lunch program, revealing that quite a bit of the meat fed to American schoolchildren is tainted. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, responded -- coincidentally,...
Lines in the Sand (& Sea)
All around the globe, hundreds of land (as well as maritime) boundaries are in dispute. While many such disputes remain wars of words, any one of them suddenly can flare into conflict. Modern global-positioning systems can calculate to the inch...
Memories Stirred by Pope's Apology
When I was a little girl, I envied my Roman Catholic friends. They worshipped in churches with beautiful stained-glass windows and high ceilings that seemed to reach all the way to God. At Easter they dyed hard-boiled eggs and hunted for them and didn't...
Mounties: Clinton Donor a Gangster
Canadian police have identified Clinton donor and Macao gambling tycoon Stanley Ho as the leader of a triad gang of organized criminals with strong ties to Communist China. President Clinton personally accepted $250,000 from a Macao gambling tycoon...
Philosopher Guinness Slams Lies and Hype
In his new book, scholar Os Guinness says the American way now is under attack from philosophical relativism in which individual accountability is sacrificed to personal expediency. Os Guinness is a senior fellow at the Burke, Va.-based Trinity...
Secretary of State Albright Must Play Politics by Constitutional Rules
It has been widely rumored that Secretary of State Madeleine Albright may seek to run for president of the Czech Republic when its current leader, Vaclav Havel, steps down at the end of next year. Although she has been coy about her interest, her recent...
Symposium
Q: Should citizens answer all the questions on the U.S. census? Yes: Information from the census is critical to the successful operation of government. Throughout March, every residence in the United States should receive the Census Bureau's...
Waste & Abuse
Y2K Bug Overkill, Federal Exterminators Wouldn't Quit When it first was foretold that 8,562 separate government functions might be susceptible to the Y2K computer glitch, which might usher the United States into a new Dark Age, the General Accounting...
When Sports Stars Need Jeers More Than Cheers
I always have liked sports and, as a child, often would stare tranquil-eyed at the TV set, entranced by some athlete striving for perfection. These images would dance through my head, nourishing competitive dreams that later propelled me into the world...
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