Insight on the News

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

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 19, May 9

A Brave New World in the Old Frontier
"Cascadia" once referred to the U.S. Pacific Northwest and a bit of Canada. Now, some residents of the area want to position the as a key player in the global economy. Others aren't sure that economic interaction can, or should, be achieved. In...
Child Welfare or Family Trauma?
Although studies show that more children are dying from abuse and neglect, hundreds of thousands of parents are falsely charged with maltreatment each years a national hysteria about child abuse traumatizing innocent families? Betty and Philip Jordan...
Electric Cars Shift into Second Gear
Battery-powered vehicles are gaining momentum. While electric cars have existed for decades, high cost and poor performance have kept them out of the market. Now regulators are giving them a push. In 1990, California environmental officials told...
Ends Don't Justify Means in Current Crusade for Equity
When the last great picture is painted, and the tubes are twisted and dried... " Well, not that long away and perhaps all too soon. But when the dust of our civilization is pawed over, the historians of the future should reserve a hot corner in the...
Fed May Hurt Clinton More Than Scandal
President Clinton is experiencing the Chicken Little Syndrome (CLS) that drove George Bush out of the White House. Recall the Bush scenario: The economy was improving in 1992 from the nation's ninth post-world War II recession. Interest rates were...
French Youth Know Reality, Unlike Clintons
Yes, French students are out in force again, rioting, burning automobiles, dominating the news. But no, it isn't a replay of the glory days of 1968, when, having been atop the barricades myself and tear gassed and beaten around for my trouble, I can...
It's Time for a Consensus Plan to Bridge the Health Care Gap
There is a significant danger that President Clinton and Congress will do one of two things about health care reform this year: too much or nothing at all. Nothing will be done if the gaps remain as wide as they are now between the half dozen or...
None, Not Safer, Is the Real Answer
It is inarguable that the Public Health Service's (PHS) charge is to provide the very best medical information to the American public to prevent or stop disease, save lives and limit suffering. Since there are risks of HIV infection with all sexual...
Regulations Will Reduce Auto Lifespans
At the New York auto show in April, a reporter asked an interesting question of Ford Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alex Trotman. It was something like, "As cars get increasingly complex, will it become prohibitively expensive and impractical...
'Safer Sex' Ads Downplay Risks
If you had the available partner o your dreams and knew that person carried HIV, how many of you would have sex depending on a condom for protection?" the speaker asked. None of the 800 members of the audience raised a hand. And little wonder -- except...
Students Face Uphill Battle for Intellectual Freedom
Approximately 200 students from 38 campuses met at Harvard recently to form what they hope will become the SDS of the 1990s. During the 1960s, the Students for a Democratic Society shook up their universities by railing against poverty, racism and...

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