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Articles from July 22

Alleged Thief Can't Get the Job Done
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT Alleged Thief Can't Get the Job Done What is it with wanna-be crooks, anyway? Are they so arrogant and self-absorbed that they don't believe they'll ever be caught? Or is it that they're just plain dumb? Consider:...
Closing Bedroom Door May Open Pandora's Box
Byline: Nicole Riner, INSIGHT Rush Limbaugh, Excellence in Broadcasting Network, www.RushLimbaugh.com A [supreme] court is [supposed] to rule on the constitutionality of laws, not to impose the current cultural climate on the people of any particular...
Competition Gives History New Life; History Is Alive and Well among Youngsters in America's Junior High and High Schools, as Shown by the 24th Annual National History Day Contest in Washington
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT Most of them arrived on Sunday, the day before their big four-day event began: More than 2,100 middle- and high-school students from nearly every state in the union, the District of Columbia and American Samoa. They...
Crittenden, Frum Have Write Stuff; Danielle Crittenden and David Frum Make Expository Writing a Family Affair, Tackling Issues Such as Motherhood, Feminist Liberalism and Presidential Politics
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT Danielle Crittenden is author of the first novel ever serialized in the Wall Street Journal. Called Amanda Bright@home, it recently has appeared in hardback. Her husband, David Frum, is a former presidential speechwriter...
Davis, Democrats in Deep Trouble; as California's Gray Davis Fights for His Political Life, Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Rightly Are Worried about Who Could End Up in the Governor's Mansion Next
Byline: Adam Heieck, INSIGHT California Democratic Gov. Gray Davis was elected in a landslide in 1998. Five years later the newly re-elected governor is fighting for his political life, with opinion polls showing his approval rating at an all-time...
Dear Readers,
Byline: Paul M. Rodriguez, INSIGHT Dear Readers, Credibility in the news business, in government, or in one's life is based on trust and character. Lately there have been horror stories about failures of character at the New York Times, as there...
Democrats Don't Recall FDR's 'Promises'
Byline: Ralph de Toledano, INSIGHT Perhaps Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota, Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe and presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts should study the Democratic past. It...
Duranty's Deception; Walter Duranty Won a Pulitzer Prize While Covering Up the Atrocities of Josef Stalin. Is the Reluctance of the New York Times to Return the Prize a Result of the Newspaper's Own Failure to Come to Grips with Its Guilt?
Byline: John Berlau, INSIGHT Reeling from a scandal involving alleged plagiarism and false reporting from former star reporter Jayson Blair, the New York Times is relying heavily on its carefully cultivated reputation for decades of integrity and...
FBI Polarized by 'Wahhabi Lobby'; Critics Contend That the FBI's Politically Correct Policy of Embracing Self-Proclaimed "Mainstream" Muslim Groups Is Compromising Its Counterterrorism Efforts
Byline: J. Michael Waller, INSIGHT As FBI agents in the field moved in on a dozen suspected terrorists running recruitment operations in Northern Virginia, a senior FBI official appeared June 26 before a Senate Homeland Security panel and avoided...
Hartley's Talent; Marsden Hartley's Ability to Paint in a Variety of Styles Seems to Have Left His Reputation in Limbo, but He Deserves Mention as One of the Great American Artists
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT In the more than four decades of his life as an artist, the American painter and poet Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) turned out works in an amazing array of styles. He could be representational or abstract. Some of his...
Is the United States Going for Broke? an Elite Group of Fiscal Experts Gathered to Review World Finances Turned Their Attention to the Implications of, and Possible Alternatives to, America's 'Debt Economics.'
Byline: Kelly Patricia O'Meara, INSIGHT LONDON - While British legislators met to decide whether it is in that nation's best interests to join the European Union, a small but elite group of private wealth managers, economists, and institutional...
Kennedy Clan Still Making Waves; the Life Purpose of Bill Clinton
Byline: INSIGHT Those Kennedys! Amid the continuing potential for a wrongful-death lawsuit by the family of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s wife Carolyn Bessette and her sister Lauren, concerning their deaths July 16, 1999, in a $300,000 Piper Saratoga piloted...
Limiting the Growth of the Media Giants
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT Limiting the Growth Of the Media Giants Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has been having a hard time of it lately with his ambitious expansion plans that rely on various governments around the world relaxing their media-ownership...
Nukes Are No Match for Mother Nature
Byline: John Elvin, INSIGHT Nukes Are No Match for Mother Nature As hurricane season approaches, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) gets lots of ideas from the public on how to control such monster storms. The most popular...
Q: Should Senate Rules Be Changed to Limit Debate on Judicial Nominations? NO: The Rule Change Would Remove a Check on the Abuse of Power by the Majority Party
Byline: Ralph G. Neas, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT The Senate Rules and Administration Committee recently approved on a voice vote, with no Democrats present, the proposal by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) effectively to eliminate the possibility...
Q: Should Senate Rules Be Changed to Limit Debate on Judicial Nominations? YES: The Cloture Rule Should Be Revised to Allow a Simple Majority to Close Debate on Nominees
Byline: Douglas W. Kmiec, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT For months now more than a majority of the U.S. Senate has been prepared to confirm several highly talented men and women to seats on the federal bench. Yet Miguel Estrada, President George W. Bush's...
Right to Vote Should Be an Incentive for Tax 'Consumers'
Byline: INSIGHT Right to Vote Should Be an Incentive for Tax 'Consumers' Robert R. Eberle hit the nail on the head (well, sort of) with his fair comment article regarding taxpayers and the right to vote ["Should Americans Who Don't Pay Taxes...
Student Heroes Take on Mullahs; the Pro-Democracy Movement in Iran Continues to Gather Momentum despite the Ruthless Tactics Employed by the Ruling Islamic Theocracy to Hold on to Power
Byline: Kenneth R. Timmerman, INSIGHT With the leaders of the latest round of student protests now in jail, the freedom movement in Iran has taken up spray paint and slogans to express its displeasure with the ruling clerics. "They must go!" declares...
Summer Spending Spree on Capitol Hill
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT Summer Spending Spree on Capitol Hill Before heading back to their home districts for the July Fourth work period, members of the House and Senate made clear they had listened to the continued clamoring for...
Trying to See the Big Picture
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT When Strom Thurmond first raised his hand to swear an oath of public service, he did so as an incoming Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Taking the oath for the last time in 1996,...
U.S. Must Stand Its Ground on the Korea Peninsula
Byline: Alexandr Nemets and John L. Scherer , SPECIAL TO INSIGHT Is there a new Sino/Russian/North-Korean alliance that is reshaping the politics of Asia? Despite growing evidence of trilateral teamwork, the U.S. State Department has not yet acknowledged...
What's in the Future for 'America's Mayor'?
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT When will "America's mayor," Rudy Giuliani, again run for office? His absence from politics is frustrating his admirers who hope that this year will see the Big Apple's 9/11 healer-in-chief announce for the Senate...
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