Insight on the News

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Articles from Vol. 10, No. 9, February 28

Crime Isn't Just Getting Worse, It's Becoming Weirder as Well
Polls now show that America's No. 1 concern is crime, far outpacing the economy, health care and that strange bump on the end of President Clinton's nose during the State of the Union address. As usual, however, the statistics tell only a part of...
Federal Drug Policy: Hard Habits to Break?
The big news from Johnstown, Pa., last summer was the dedication of the National Drug Intelligence Center, or NDIC, by Attorney General Janet Reno. When the center is fully operational, it will serve as a clearinghouse for information gathered by some...
Human Rights, Foreign Policy Go Together
Forty-five years ago, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since then, remarkable human rights progress has been achieved and reinforced by a global wave of democratization. A system of international human rights...
It's Not Too Late to Act in Bosnia
Is it all over in Bosnia except for more death and a division of the spoils? That's what those who rationalize continued inaction would have everybody believe. But the Bosnians aren't buying it and neither should we. Granted, most governments and legislatures...
Loophole Hobbles Health Coverage
In 1993, the state of Washington adopted a health care reform package that required insurance companies to sell policies at a uniform "community rate." In practice, this means that people who are younger and healthier will pay higher premiums, while...
New Goal in Vietnam Is Money, Not MIAs
"It's over -- the Vietnamese have won the final battle of the war." That was how Sen. Bob Smith, a Republican from New Hampshire, bitterly summed up the Senate vote on Jan. 27 that called for the president to lift the 19-year-old trade embargo against...
Root Causes of Social Ills Lie in Welfare
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, social scientist Charles Murray called for ending the current welfare system. Murray's suggestion had an explosive effect and set off a chain reaction that in a dozen weeks has transformed the welfare debate....
Slick Willie Suits His Era
The government of the United States, it would seem, has become an organization m which only two types of people -- the sinless and the shameless -- may serve. A crazy counterpoint, to be sure, but one that has been a long time coming. And if this...
The GOP Gropes for a Winning Agenda
When the Clinton administration celebrated its first birthday in January, few champagne corks were popped. The Democrats' restraint was understandable. While President Clinton's approval ratings have improved along with the economy, the party suffered...
Truth-in-Sentencing Overdue
The nation was rightly outraged by the recent kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Polly Klaas. Yet most people were not surprised to learn that the man charged with her killing, Richard Allen Davis, has a long criminal record and was out of prison...
U.S. Must Bolster Korean Defense
President Clinton's reported willingness to honor a request for reinforcements from a military commander a dangerously exposed position is laudable. If he approves Gen. Gary Luck's petition for the swift deployment of up to 256 Patriot interceptors...
U.S. Shouldn't Aid Europe's Holy War
In the unlikely event that the Clinton administration turns from empty talk to constructive action in its Balkan policy, it first should investigate the real -- rather than the stated -- intentions of our NATO allies toward Bosnia. The public statements...
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