Insight on the News

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

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 25, June 20

But Medisave Would Benefit Patients and the Economy
While Republicans and conservatives in Washington have poked well-deserved holes in the bureaucratic, command-oriented Clinton plan, they have yet to rally around a credible alternative. Amid all the confusion, they largely have overlooked medical...
Carter Can't Cloister His Faith in Religion
They are tenured professors at some of the nation's most elite universities and often authors of cutting-edge scholarship, but Stephen Carter believes that black scholars like himself are consigned to an intellectual ghetto. To be black and intellectual...
Consumer Choice Is Healthy Option
Sen. Edward Kennedy's recent comment that Congress should make health care reform "much less of a leap into the unknown" is correct. Americans should take pause before they allow Congress to remake America's best-in-the-world care system. In truth,...
D-Day's 50th Anniversary Celebrates Duty and Sacrifice
As the Allied armada steamed toward the French coast on June 6, 1944 - D-Day - Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower penciled a short statement to be used if the American and British forces were repulsed: "Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed...
Federal Handouts Stifle the Arts
The controversy over the National Endowment for the Arts heated up when it was learned that government dollars funded Robert Mapplethorpe's pornographic photos, Andres Serrano's crucifix submerged in urine and Annie Sprinkle's gynecological performance...
Growth and Green Ethics Don't Mix
The Commerce Department, whose operating expenses run $3 billion a year, is now touting one of the most brainless economic ideas of our time. In cahoots with environmental lobbies, the bureaucrats have dreamed up a new formula to calculate the gross...
Is Hard Time a Good Time for Golden State Inmates?
Imagine a prison system in which an inmate convicted of rape and torture is permitted to supplement his income by writing pornography. One in which another enterprising jailbird creates a business and then uses a national credit-reporting agency to...
Neurosurgeon's Experiments Are Creative - or Just Cruel: A Noted Scientist Conducting Controversial Transplantation Experiments on Living Monkeys Has Received Death Threats from Animal-Rights Activists
A noted scientist conducting controversial transplantation expirements on living monkeys has received death threats from animal-rights activists. Dr. Robert White looks like the average family practitioner. A devout Catholic and a father of 10,...
Pro-Choice Wins Battle in Congress
Pro-choice advocates scored two significant Capitol Hill victories in April: Congress approved a bill making it a federal crime to blockade abortion clinics, and a House panel voted to keep abortion coverage in a health care reform plan. Last month,...
Remodel the NEA to Create Patronage
National patronage of the arts is ancient and almost universal. Japanese and Chinese emperors, Egyptian pharaohs and Mayan and Bantu kings all realized that a healthy national culture generated a mysterious mixture of confidence and coherence that...
Rogue States, Criminals and Terrorists Crash the Nuclear Club
When it was reported earlier this year that fuel rods were being removed from a nuclear reactor near Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, alarms rang in Washington. Since the spent fuel could be used as a source of plutonium and thus as fuel for nuclear...
Who Initiated the Rwandan Massacres?
The appalling massacres in Rwanda this spring have prompted demands for intervention, relief to the uprooted and the wounded, peacekeeping forces to restore order and an inquiry into the origins of these horrible events. The inquiry is vitally important...

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