Insight on the News

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Articles from Vol. 17, No. 8, February 26

A Hidden Agenda Drives Liberal Opposition to Charitable Choice
Democratic opponents of President Bush's new faith-based initiatives claimed they will lead to widespread race and gender discrimination in federally funded programs. The argument has little merit legally, but it potentially has big political payoffs...
A Letter from the Editor
Dear Readers, Well, to paraphrase Ronald Reagan, "there he goes again." George W. Bush has gone ahead and kept a promise to help promote faith-based initiatives through government coordination and assistance. What brings this to mind aren't naysayers,...
Bush Embraces Charitable Choice
President Bush fulfilled one of his campaign promises by creating a White House office to help America's religious groups treat social ills with government funds. President Bush started the second week of his administration flanked by leaders of...
Christian Websites Grow at a Steady Pace
Religion may not inspire moneymaking ventures on the Internet, but its presence on the Web is likely to keep growing even as other sectors of e-commerce falter and fail. The latest indication of its staying power is the $14 million infusion of venture...
Clinton Mischief
Bill Clinton spent the final days of his presidency planting time bombs -- pardons for old cronies, trip-wire traps abroad, countless federal regs, controversial landgrabs. Pardons for Everyone! President Clinton's last-minute pardons kept Justice...
Clintons Get Last Laugh on Taxpayers
We began contemplating this week's column with the idea that the House and Senate need to change their ethics rules to apply to members-elect, and that such a policy should be dubbed the "Hillary Rule." Newly elected senators and congressmen should...
Electric Crisis Shocks California
The Sierra Club environmentalists told the leaders tasked with assuring that California would have plenty of electric power that their objective was to shut down the state. As the lights go out in California, thanks to the Democratically controlled...
Encounters from Africa
An exhibit of more than 30 contemporary artists at the National Museum of African Art in Washington seeks to convey what is new and unique about work from the continent and the diaspora. Widely recognized for its collection of traditional arts,...
Fotis Fights on Behalf of the Good Cops
James Fotis heads the Law Enforcement Alliance of America, which is committed to helping police do their job in a system that sometimes favors criminals. James Fotis is executive director of the decade-old Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA),...
Getting Global
The United States places 12th in a new ranking of countries measuring globalization trends. Singapore comes in first and the United States 12th in a new survey that attempts to measure a country's exposure to the forces of globalization. The index,...
Global-Warming Theory Steams Ahead despite Conflicting Evidence
With Al Gore's defeat in the presidential election, global warming has lost its most dedicated governmental sponsor. Gore may not have invented climate change ,but he certainly has been its most zealous advocate. He repeatedly proclaimed a nonexistent...
Greenspan Doesn't Always Get It Right
When Alan Greenspan set his face against tax cuts during the 1990s, deficit hawks and big-spending liberals couldn't get enough of the Federal Reserve chairman. They lauded him and never tired of invoking his name and quoting his remarks to whomever...
History as the Sixth-Grade Sees It
The following items, taken from the Internet, are described as actual history-test answers from sixth-graders. The answers are not just from a few students, but from many elementary-school kids and are put together and arranged to tell what history...
Less TV Means Lowered Aggression
Rationing television viewing, videotapes and video games can decrease children's aggressiveness, says a study published in the new issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. More than 1,000 previous studies also have shown that when...
Partisans Make Political Points
With John Ashcroft finally confirmed as U.S. attorney general and the Cabinet in place, George W. Bush forges ahead with his agenda as some Democrats fight the president teeth and nail. Nothing brings out the dark angels of Washington secularism...
`Political Diversity' Is a Dirty Word for Liberals
The assault on John Ashcroft's nomination to be U.S. attorney general reflects the left's growing intolerance of political diversity. The apostles of inclusion would consign social conservatives to second-class citizenship. The Senate Judiciary...
Pull the Plug on Eminem
If you're looking for a reason to go and live under a rigorously repressive regime, such as the Taliban in Afghanistan, look no further than the lyrics of Grammy Award nominee Marshall Mathers III -- aka Eminem, a rapper whose rantings would have qualified...
Symposium
Q: Is the V-22 Osprey aircraft a must-buy for the United States? Yes: The combat performance and mission flexibility the Osprey offers are unequaled. In 1981, I had the privilege of serving on the Senate Armed Services Committee staff at the...
The Fox Is in the Hen House
The diplomatic dance is on and, for veterans of the arms-control battles of the 1980s, it comes with a sense of deja vu and grim memories. Two decades ago, Moscow blended threats and entreaties to try to split NATO on the issue of the deployment...
The President's Source of Faith
All kinds of people call themselves Christians. What kind of Christian is George W. Bush, and how did the 43rd president of the United States get to be that way? You can be a sinner and live under a bridge, or you can be a sinner and be the governor...
The Technocracy Behind Politics
Computer geeks have reduced politics -- and redistricting -- to a game of identifying key voters by using sophisticated software and databases, ensuring even closer elections. Political strategy, like marketing, is becoming less intuitive and more...
Waste & Abuse
Green Flanking Maneuver Puts Military at Risk In a move aimed directly at the heart of U.S. military training and readiness, the environmental lobby is attempting to close three military training sites -- one in the Atlantic and two in the Pacific...
We Shall Not Fear
Some physicians and patients have accepted the hospice philosophy, an alternative approach to `end-of-life' care that can take the sting from death and bereavement. Dying in America is more frightening and often more terrible than it ought to be,...
Wolf Pack Bites Back
Wolf-dog hybrids make cute pups but uncontrollable pets. Many end up in `rescue homes' where volunteers struggle to care for them. Four miles down a long dirt road in the high-altitude pinon-and-juniper forest in western New Mexico, drivers come...
WWW.Whopper.Com
Internet fables crumble like stale cookies as soon as someone tests their veracity. In fact, some tales on the Web are merely chain-letter hoaxes that have been recycled in cyberspace. Internet tales get passed around like common colds and, for...
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