Insight on the News

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

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 14, April 4

Aided by U.S. Allies, Iran Rearms Itself
Summary: Despite U.S. efforts to restrict Iran's access to sophisticated technology, the country still enjoys trade relations with U.S. allies such as Germany, France and Japan. As Iranian weapons programs gain in strength, so grows the threat to Western...
Aid to Bosnia Destabilizes Cease-Fire
Humanitarian aid is not part of the solution to the war in Bosnia. Contrary to what most people believe, aid is a large part of the problem, perpetuating the war and diverting Western attention away from the necessary political and military steps to...
Cities Privatize for Fiscal Health
Summary: Plaqued by increasing budget shortfalls, many American cities are exploring various methods of privatizing assets and services. Municipal unions may grumble about the human cost, but fiscal realities demand streamlining. Los Angeles has...
Death Penalty Polemic Scorns Rule of Law
"From this day forward, I shall no longer tinker with the machinery of death." wrote Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun in February in Callins vs. Collins, a death penalty case. "I feel morally and intellectually obligated to concede that the death...
Garrulous President Should Exercise More Restraint
President Clinton's yuletide "non-denial denial" about his sex life didn't interest me much at first - after all, Gennifer Flowers was already very old news. But the president's mumbling chagrin coincided with my chance meeting of a care owner in Chicago,...
GOP Resuscitates Health Care Plan
Why are Senate Republican leaders undercutting themselves and resuscitating President Clinton's health reform plan? The answer to this question could play into the presidential politics of 1996. Clinton's health plan is on its last legs, the target...
In Politics and Sex, Some Cads Are Worse Than Others
Sexual congress, the link of love between a man and woman, is often governed by the double standard, What's good for the goose ain't necessarily good for the gander. The term "ladies' man" is not pejorative as is "promiscuous woman." The message...
Men, Not Angels, Become President
Advocating ratification of the Constitution, Alexander Hamilton promised Americans that the Constitution's process of election for the president "afford a moral certainty ... that there will be a constant probability of seeing the station [of president]...
Small Biz Can't Afford Clintoncare
In the prosperous, low-tax, low-regulation 1980s, 7 million new small businesses and 20 million new jobs were created. Now, as these businesses struggle in the high-tax, high-regulation 1990s, their owners are outraged to learn that big corporations...
Too Many Hands Down on the Farm?
Summary: Some cost-conscious critics say farmers are getting too much assistance, and they want Congress to eliminate federal farm service programs in rural communities that are becoming suburban areas. To compromise, the Agriculture Department may...
Why Troopergate Matters to Voters
The president and first lady today face several allegations that challenge their basic integrity and, indeed their public identities. Mounting evidence about the private and financial conduct of Bill and Hilary Clinton, while in Arkansas and in the...