Insight on the News

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Articles from Vol. 16, No. 7, February 21

ADA's Good Intentions Have Unintended Consequences
The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed to prevent workplace discrimination. But the legislation's broadly written provisions are being exploited by trial lawyers, while employers are hamstrung when it comes to dealing with troublesome workers....
Back to a Future of Tax and Spend
If the spending packages President Clinton outlined in his final State of the Union address come to pass, the era of big government soon will make one hell of a comeback. Is it over yet? Unlike the hypothetical line of all the world's economists...
Ball's in Your Court Now, DOD
All those scrambled-egg types at the Pentagon and their civilian bosses at the Defense Department, or DOD, must be puckering more than a bit these days over the latest news on gulf-war illness. Consider this: The prestigious Tulane School of Medicine's...
Bilbao's Big Bibelot
An art museum that looks like a voluptuous metal flower has riveted the world of art and architecture and is turning the once-drab city of Bilbao into a world-class tourist attraction. Visitors to the new Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, can...
Borderline Politics
Buchanan visits the U.S.-Mexican border to listen and defend his position on the need to fight against the constant and growing stream of illegal aliens. In a brazen daylight foray onto foreign soil, Reform Party presidential candidate Pat Buchanan...
Correspondence
Norman Rockwell Truly Was a Great American Artist Norman Rockwell one day will receive his due ... albeit much too late to do any good ["Rockwell Revisited," Feb. 7]. Rockwell idolized (yet disagreed with) his predecessor, J.C. Leyendecker, who...
CPACtivists Hear Words on Unity
The annual meeting of CPAC spotlighted Alan Keyes on moral decline, J.C. Watts on cultural trends and Insight's own Paul Rodriguez on race and conservative values. The 27th annual meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC,...
Focusing on the Positive in Black History Studies
To make Black History Month one that can bring sustainable inspiration and a practical action plan for the black community, here is a modest proposal: Let's declare a "whiteout." For 29 days, let's call a moratorium on any discussion about what white...
Gay Lobby Demands Affirmation, Not Just Tolerance, of Homosexuals
A visitor from Mars surveying the American scene circa 1983 logically might have concluded that the movement for normalizing and legitimizing homosexuality had suffered a severe setback from the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. Added to traditional...
Holy Reform in Higher Ed
A vote by Catholic bishops to tighten doctrinal controls over America's church-connected colleges is raising hackles as people ponder the effect on academic freedom. It may be inaccurate to say that a storm is brewing in Catholic higher education....
No, No, New Yorker
For decades under the editorship o! Harold Ross and William Shawn, the New Yorker was famous for its loyal readership. Today, however, some readers have second thoughts ... Magazines go through all sorts of machinations to attract and keep readers...
Nurturing Faith and Young Minds on Campus
The Rev. David O'Connell, the president of Catholic University of America, provides a bulwark of leadership at the nation's flagship Roman Catholic institution of higher learning. When the Rev. David O'Connell became president of the Catholic University...
OSHA Trial Balloon Bursts at Takeoff
A story "has legs," in the argot of the press, if it appears significant or interesting enough to grab attention for more than a day or so. A recent emanation from Washington, an apparent federal directive to make employers liable for the safety of...
Requiem for a Heavyweight
Only one nation refused to submit to the psychology of submission--the Chechens." Thus wrote Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn about Chechen resistance during the bestial Stalin-era deportations. "No Chechen ever tried to be of service or to please the authorities....
Seafaring 101: What's in a Name; Do's and Don'ts
What to name your boat? For the people received some suggestions from Boating magazine, which recently announced the winners of its seventh annual boat-naming contest. "Meals on Reels," was one winner; "MoorOnz" and "Just Add Money" were two others....
Surf's Up for Presidential Contenders
Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, a Vermont musician and activist writing an opera about a vampire, has produced a study which asserts that today's crop of presidential candidates is ignoring potential . voters who might want to surf their Websites. The candidates'...
Symposium
Q: Is the GOP's vision of international relations on the right track? Yes: The GOP-led Congress sees a free-trade agenda as a way to show global leadership. Though the mainstream media has found it all too easy to label the Republican Party as...
Teachers' Pet Peeves
A new study asserts that teachers earn substantially less than other college grads, a circumstance that has educators leaving the profession even as teacher shortages worsen nationwide. A huge pay gap persists in teacher salaries when their education...
Vatican under Attack at the U.N
Almost one year ago, a group of nongovernmental organizations, or NGOs, announced that they intended to get the Vatican kicked out of the United Nations. Through extensive international media coverage, a sophisticated Website and advertising in the...
Waste & Abuse
They Call It Riding the Gravy Train A group representing managers at government agencies is requesting a reduction in the level of workers' compensation benefits that federal employees receive. The current package, they say, which pays an injured...
Waste No More
The presidential contenders tell Insight what they perceive as the worst instances of waste and abuse in the federal government. Some even have solutions. The words "government" and "waste" are redundant in the minds of many Americans, and government...
Why Does Hollywood Mock Judicial Watch
The president and his friends in Hollywood have launched a propaganda war against the head of Judicial Watch, which is suing the Clinton administration for misuse of FBI files. Rep. Bob Barr, a Georgia Republican who serves on the House Judiciary...
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