Insight on the News

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

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 7, February 14

AIDS and the Dog That Didn't Bark
Another international conference on AIDS was held in Morocco in December, attended as usual by hundreds of scientific experts as well as by government leaders. The message proclaimed there by World Health Organization officials was reported widely...
Cities Get Tough with the Homeless
Summary: As the number of homeless has exploded in the past seven years, public patience has grown thin. As a pesult, cities across the notion have passed ordinances against camping and aggressive panhandling. Although proponents of such measures say...
Clinton Puts Bang in Gun Sales
The "Clinton economic recovery" hasn't touched many sectors, but at least gun sales are booming. President Clinton's rhetoric, combined with the increased threat of violent crime, has led Americans from all walks of life to arm themselves before it's...
Congress Sets a High Price on Free Speech
Notice: Before you read any further, know that by doing so you will be lobbying. Coming from a mindset that lobbying is somehow corrupt and wrong, Congress decided to raise the cost of free speech effective Jan. 1 without holding hearings. In the...
Don't Give in to North Korea
In November, President Clinton declared that "North Korea cannot be allowed to develop a nuclear bomb." In January, anonymous White House sources said the president "misspoke" What he really meant to say was, "North Korea cannot be allowed to become...
Federal Regulations Steamroller Cities
Summary: Drinking water, transportation for the handicapped and even overtime pay are tied up in one form of federal regulation or another. This angers some mayors, because enforcing the directives often takes money away from city and state services....
Lamenting the Left's Lock on Sociology
Summary: Sociology has taken a disastrous lunge to the left, say some disillusioned practitioners, deploring a shift from objectivity to polemics. Although others acknowledge the field has become politicized, they view the situation as less dire. ...
Leadership Hits Rough Water on Clinton's Erratic Course
The nation's capital, as this is being written, is shut down. A vicious cold has wrapped Washington in a straitjacket of ice. That's the good news. The bad news is that this can't last more than a day or two. Governmental hordes will be scurrying...
Moderation in Regulation Will Help Economy
If President Clinton's fift-year track record on regulatory matters is any indication of what lies ahead, America's consumers and businesses, particularly smaller companies, might face higher prices, increased red tape and slower economic growth. ...
Results Fall Short for HIV Theory
After more than a decade, the war on AIDS has been a dismal failure. At the 1993 International AIDS Conference in Berlin, even the most dogged researchers were beginning to admit their frustration and the mood of the conference was generally pessimistic....
San Francisco Cracks Down on Street Crime
It's four days after Christmas, and Red Andrews says he doesn't need a calendar to know that the holidays are drawing to a close. "I might as well be invisible," he complains. "People just look right through you after Christmas is over. I've been on...
Too Many Government Rules Clean out Small Companies
Stop by Capitol Hill's Lustre Cleaners after work on a typical weekday afternoon and the store likely is filled with congressional staffers and Washington careerists picking up and dropping off blouses, shirts and suits. While those responsible for...
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