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Articles from June 24

Arab Press Fans the Flames of Hate; the Government-Controlled Media across the Muslim World Consistently Print Stories with an Anti-American Slant, and the United States So Far Has Failed to Counter
Byline: J. Michael Waller, INSIGHT Try these for fighting words: "Rumsfeld is a new Hitler" and "Cheney, Rice and Rumsfeld are the Axis of Evil" and "Powell is even more stupid and deceitful than Mrs. Madeleine Albright." And they don't come from...
Dear Readers,
Byline: Paul M. Rodriguez, INSIGHT Dear Readers, In reviewing the stories for this issue it struck me how similar the themes are to stories that appear in other publications, yet are different in that we dug a little deeper for context on the...
FBI Denies Mix-Up of 9/11 Terrorists; the FBI Now Claims It Always Had the Correct Identities of the Sept. 11 Hijackers, but Others Say That Innocents Became Victims in the Rush to Name the Perpetrators
Byline: Timothy W. Maier, INSIGHT Nearly 48 hours after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the names of the hijackers flashed across TV screens for the world to see. Based on intelligence information gained from interviews, witnesses, flight-manifest...
Foley Fine-Tunes 'President's Own'; Col. Timothy W. Foley Is Tasked with Keeping the U.S. Marine Band Firmly Rooted in Its Great Tradition While Also Ensuring That the Group Marches Forward
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT Col. Timothy W. Foley became the 26th director of the United States Marine Band on July 11, 1996, the organization's 198th birthday. The Marine Band debuted at the then-under-construction White House on New Year's...
Foreign Investors Turn Away from U.S
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT Foreign Investors Turn Away From U.S. The United States still can rely on foreign investors to hold dollars can't it? Apparently not necessarily. With U.S. interest rates lower than those in Europe, and the dollar's...
Governors Face a Taxing Dilemma; as State Budgets Continue to Founder in Seas of Red Ink, Lawmakers Want to Cut Spending and Increase Taxes - Placing a Further Drag on the Struggling U.S. Economy
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT They had hoped the April tax returns would provide some relief but that hasn't happened for America's hard-pressed state governments, which face revenue shortfalls totaling $21.5 billion this fiscal year 23 percent...
In Australia, Man's Best Friend Walks on Six Legs
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT In Australia, Man's Best Friend Walks on Six Legs A recent dispatch from Reuters says that the big, new, must-have pet among Australians isn't some rare breed of dog or exotic cat. It's not ferrets, birds or species...
Kissinger at 80; Post Carries on about Kerry; New Canon on Reagan
Byline: INSIGHT Henry Kissinger, who advised that the United States could not win the Cold War and should make the best deal with the Soviets it could, celebrated his 80th birthday at Le Cirque in New York City with Fed chairman and former Ayn Rand...
Mexican Agenda Comes at the Expense of U.S. Sovereignty
Byline: James R. Edwards Jr., SPECIAL TO INSIGHT Mexican President Vicente Fox reportedly planned to shoehorn a bid for alien amnesty into a conversation with President George W. Bush at the Group of Eight meeting recently. But Bush should reject...
New Evidence Fuels Iran Terror Debate; as New Light Is Shed on Iran's Official Involvement in Terrorism, Policy Infighting Has Intensified between the White House, Pentagon and State Department
Byline: Kenneth R. Timmerman, INSIGHT Hard new information on the involvement of the Iranian government in terrorism, coupled with mounting concern that Iran is much closer to developing nuclear weapons than previously thought, has brought the White...
Nineties Saw Breakup of Poverty Clusters
Byline: John Elvin, INSIGHT Nineties Saw Breakup of Poverty Clusters The number of people living in urban or rural concentrations of poverty declined dramatically in the 1990s, according to a new study by the Center on Urban and Metropolitan...
No Method Evident to Kim Jong Il's Madness
Byline: Ralph de Toledano, INSIGHT During the Cold War, there was some rationality to the actions of the Soviet Union. Josef Stalin and his successors had a vision shared with Napoleon and Genghis Khan of world hegemony. He could wrap this vision...
NPR Sets Dial on Broadcasting Bias; NPR's Track Record of Slamming Israel While Muzzling Criticism of Militant Islam Has Led to Renewed Calls for Congress to Eliminate the Network's Taxpayer Funding
Byline: John Berlau, INSIGHT Students at the University of Kentucky were treated in early April to a fervent antiwar and anti-Bush diatribe by a national left-leaning celebrity. In an accusatory tone, the speaker claimed President George W. Bush...
Patriot Politics; Political Disagreement Is as Old as America, but Critics Still Are Debating When Principled Dissent Ends and Seditious Opposition Begins
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT At an antiwar teach-in earlier this year, a Columbia University anthropology professor named Nicholas DeGenova announced his hope that the United States soon would face "a million Mogadishus." It was a startling and...
Pay Close Attention to the Fine Print in 2003 Tax Cuts
Byline: Tom Adkins, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT Debate is raging about the $330 billion tax cut passed recently. Democrats are squealing about the "cost" of the tax cuts. Republicans crow about the "boom" that doubtless will result. It's time someone threw...
Q: Has the Time Come for Radical Reform of the U.S. State Department? NO: The Itch of the Pentagon's Neoconservatives to Control U.S. Foreign Policy Should Be Resisted
Byline: Richard W. Murphy, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT Newt Gingrich justly enjoys the reputation of being one of Washington's more combative and entertaining polemicists. However, in his fondness for swinging the broadsword most recently in his American...
Q: Has the Time Come for Radical Reform of the U.S. State Department? YES: For Decades the State Department Has Leaned toward the Agenda of Europe and Arab States in the Middle East
Byline: Angelo M. Codevilla, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT Countries hire diplomats for much the same reasons as individuals hire lawyers: to cajole and coerce adversaries. By contrast, America's diplomats in the U.S. State Department represent only one part...
Questionable DNA Evidence Raises the Eyebrows of Many
Byline: INSIGHT Questionable DNA Evidence Raises the Eyebrows of Many Timothy W. Maier's cover story about tainted evidence at the nation's DNA labs was interesting ["Inside the DNA Labs," June 10-23]. And I believe Peter Neufeld [director of...
Recipient of Pardon Back in Hot Water
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT Recipient of Pardon Back in Hot Water Some felons just do not learn, or at least that appears to be the case with fraudster A. Glenn Braswell. With assistance from Hugh Rodham, Hillary Rodham Clinton's brother,...
Security Lapses Bedevil Livermore; Noting a Culture of Lax Security at U.S. Nuclear-Weapons Labs, Energy Secretary Abraham Threatens to Take Their Management Away from the University of California
Byline: Martin Edwin Andersen, INSIGHT Egregious security lapses at a University of California (UC) nuclear-weapons lab coming amid stark warnings by the CIA that Osama bin Laden may be planning an attack against just such a target pushed Energy...
Summits Bring Hope but Can't Hide Pitfalls
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT The G-8 summit, otherwise known as the meeting of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, went off quite smoothly. There was no spitting and no fisticuffs, and everyone seemed very eager not to mention the previous unpleasantness...
The Death of Diversity?
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT To hear critics of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to relax federal rules on media ownership one might think the regulatory agency had gone stark-raving mad. A myriad of liberal public-interest...
Vaccines May Fuel Autism Epidemic; A New Study Indicates Childhood Vaccines Containing a Mercury-Based Preservative May Be the Culprits Behind the Surge in Autism Cases Sweeping the United States
Byline: Kelly Patricia O'Meara, INSIGHT The mother of an autistic child wonders aloud when health officials will wake up to the epidemic that has claimed not only her son but hundreds of thousands of other children in the United States, with no...
Weapons of Mass Deception
Byline: Douglas Burton, INSIGHT Weapons of Mass Deception Rush Limbaugh, The Excellence in Broadcasting Network, Southern Florida www.RushLimbaugh.com To say that the CIA phonied this up for the Bush administration is to in essence say that...

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