Insight on the News

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 40, October 29

Aid and Comfort to the Enemy?
The United States is treading a fine line as it seeks both to go to war with Afghanistan and supply the Afghani people with humanitarian aid. Do terrorists benefit from U.S. charity? War with Afghanistan seemed to be inevitable as the fanatical...
A Letter from the Editor
Dear Readers, We've filed this short note from a red bench at the baggage check-in of Baltimore-Washington International Airport. To be honest, there's a certain nervousness here. Susie, a woman just ahead of me in line, is off to Buffalo, N.Y.,...
Bin Laden Is Not Lone Mastermind
Osama bin Laden is the world's most notorious terrorist, but others are prepared to fill the void if he is captured or killed. Is it too late to stop a lasting legacy of fanaticism? "First, there is not the slightest doubt that Osama bin Laden,...
Bush Has Work Cut out for Him
As the winds of war sweep across Capitol Hill, Republicans and Democrats try to find a balance between tightening security, preserving civil liberties and saving the economy. It is not an unusual occurrence when children do not show up for school...
Clinton, Other Naughty Lawyers Face Day of Reckoning before High Court
When the U.S. Supreme Court reconvened Oct. 1, it moved to disbar 18 lawyers -- one of whom was former president Bill Clinton. This was not news as far as liberals at some newspapers were concerned -- they buried the story deep in their back pages....
Clones of Aliens Are among US?
The leader of a growing cult, the Raelians, claims to have been contacted by aliens who told him that mankind has been cloned from an alien race called `the Elohim.' Americans ranging from troubled theologians to enthusiastic scientists are finding...
Empty Nests, Full Lives?
Parents face a turning point of their own when their children grow up and leave home. Many couples stay together as long as their children are the focus of the family. The whirlwind of work, school and social activities can be all-consuming, and...
FBI Missed Red Flags about Terrorists' Plans
"Project Bojinka," which was disclosed by Accuracy in Media on Sept. 13, made the front page of the Washington Post 10 days later. The Post's story, written by four of its reporters in Manila, reported that in 1995 Philippine police discovered a plan...
Federal Government Should Not Be in the Business of Funding Abortion
As news comes out that the RU-486 abortion pill is not as popular as abortion enthusiasts had hoped, Planned Parenthood of New York City comes up with a new marketing scheme: a limited-time offer of free abortions. In a city still reeling from more...
House Report Takes U.S. Intelligence Agencies to Task
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence blasted the U.S. intelligence agencies in a recent public report for neglecting "long-term priorities such as building in-depth expertise in the intelligence-collection and analysis cadres." The...
Internet Business Coalition Aids Fund Raising for Victims
The American Liberty Partnership is an Internet-industry initiative that is using the online medium "to connect people who want to help with the organizations that need it most" in the aftermath of the tragic events of Sept. 11, according to the coalition's...
Many Generations, One Roof
Census 2000 marked the first time the government analyzed multigenerational family households, defined as those consisting of three or more generations of parents and their children living under one roof. Recently, the government released data showing...
Newsroom's Distaff Divide
Although more women than men earn degrees in journalism each year, they have a harder time pursuing their careers, with many of them leaving the newsroom to raise families. Although two out of three graduates of the country's journalism schools...
New York Shows Strength in Adversity
The Big Apple always has been an anxious sort of place and New Yorkers the most frenetic, competitive, on the go, on the move and brusque city dwellers on the globe. Three weeks after Terror Tuesday the city still is alive with kinetic energy and New...
Nichols Would Arm Corporate America
Successful businesses are prime targets for propaganda attacks waged by extremist outfits. Now, author Nick Nichols gives these corporations the tools to fight back. Nick Nichols is the author of a new book, Rules for Corporate Warriors, a guidebook...
No Wonder They Call It La-La Land! Read On
As the dust and smoke settle from the attacks on the twin towers in New York City, and as rescue workers now become morgue workers and DNA collectors -- coming upon more and more dead American husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters --...
Over Drive
In David Lynch's new film, fantasy and reality intermingle as in a fever dream. Few directors have a style as distinct as David Lynch, best known for his feature film Blue Velvet and television series Twin Peaks. Melodramatic and ironic at once--we...
Pooh's Diamond Jubilee
Winnie the Pooh, the imaginary bear that inspired sales of more than 50 million books, turns 75 years old this fall, and his fans all over the world can help him celebrate. Winnie the Pooh is known around the world, but the adventures of the beloved...
Reno Redux in Florida
Janet Reno dismantled the Justice Department's Criminal Division, making it possible for terrorists to penetrate the United States. Now she has her sights set on being the next governor of the Sunshine State. Political commentators already are calling...
Symposium
Yes: Important medical advances could be achieved that currently are beyond our imagination. A young woman is thrown from her horse. The fall breaks her back, severing her spine and paralyzing her from the neck down. She is a paraplegic for life....
Terror Attacks against America Cast a Pall over Liberal Worldview
I admit it: I'm an angry conservative pundit. I'm always looking for a rumble with liberals. But now, I can't find them anywhere. They've all just ... disappeared! I've looked high and low, up and down, behind corners, under the furniture ... no liberals!...
Think Tanks Report for Thought Duty
In the aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, think tanks offer a variety of opinions on how America should more forward in its war on terrorism. The think-tank industry is one area of the national economy that has not...
Third Time Is the Charm?
Michael Jordan thinks otherwise, but sports comebacks often lead to dead ends. Nevertheless, great athletes almost always consider themselves the exception to a rule. The mullet was forgivable, the short-shorts excusable and the striped headband...
What Does Osama Really Want?
Americans are perplexed. What does Osama bin Laden really want? And if he wants it that badly, why would he resort to horrific acts of terror against the United States to get it? And why did the Sept. 11 terrorists carry with them Muslim prayers asking...
Who IS with US -- and against US
Nations responded differently in the crucial first days after the Sept. 11 attacks. Many countries backed the United States to the hilt. The rest were forced to choose sides. "Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you...
Will Congress Take Patriotic Pay Cut?
Members of Congress are being asked by a taxpayers' group to forgo an automatic pay raise scheduled to take effect in January 2002. It would come, after all, in the wake of the slumping economy, darkening fiscal forecasts and the billions in extra...
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