Insight on the News

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Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, January 2

A Death in Orange County Shatters California Dreams
Almost everyone in Orange County, Calif., knows what happened the night of Oct. 15, 1993, when two groups of teenagers -- nine Mexicans and about 20 whites -- met by chance at Calafia Beach Park in San Clemente. Two of the boys exchanged insults. The...
Catholics Need to Reevaluate Voting Habits
Mario Cuomo's gubernatorial loss in New York signifies more than the failure of liberalism in New York. It indicates deep fissures in what has been an almost monolithic voting bloc in the Northeast. Catholic voters abandoned the Democratic Party in...
Gingrich Comments on Wright and Wrongs
Success doesn't always bring popularity. After winning control of Congress for the first time in 40 years, the Republicans are finding themselves under attack. Already, Newt Gingrich -- the new speaker of the House and, some would say, the Lenin of...
GOP Proposal Won't Reverse Welfare State
Americans voted for a revolution against government last November. But they may have been snookered once again. The House leadership, acting on very bad advice, shows signs of betraying its middleclass base. If an authentic revolution starts with a...
Lawsuit Challenges the Secular Manifesto
The University of Virginia has created an "uneven playing field on which the advantage is tilted towards ... wholly secular modes of expression." These are not the words of an angry religious extremist, but the judgment of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court...
New Strategies toward a More Secure Europe
United States influence in Europe is at a low point, and differences are at a high point. This is a result of several factors. The end of the Cold War inevitably means a more independent Europe and some decline in U.S. influence. The Clinton administration...
Political Correctness Comes out of the Attic at the Smithsonian
Political correctness, that panoply of left-wing causes and attitudes, has permeated college campuses for a decade. It also has invaded museums and other cultural bastions, including the custodian of the nation's past, the Smithsonian Institution. PC...
Research on Embryos Fuels Controversy
In a decision sure to have political and ethical ramifications, Harold Varmus, director of the National Institutes of Health, must accept all, some or none of the recommendations of a controversial report supporting federally funded research with human...
State Funding Subverts Religion's Special Role
Recent debate about a proposed constitutional amendment to allow organized prayer in the nation's public schools again has put church-and-state matters in the public spotlight. House Speaker Newt Gingrich has promised a vote on school prayer by Independence...
Ten Ways to Improve Post-Cold War World
It may or may not be too late for the United States and its European partners to help the people of Bosnia, but it is not too early to take stock of where American and Western policy went wrong and what we can learn from our mistakes. This is important,...
The Minority's Minority Grasps for a New Role
Back in 1978, two conservative Texas Democrats were elected to the House of Representatives, where in 1981 they became leaders of the "Boll Weevils" -- conservative House Democrats who defied their party's leadership to support the budget and tax policies...
The Religious Right - and Left: Moving toward the Center
When you hear "religious right," you think "Christian." You soon may have to think again. Here comes the other half of the story. Two new coalitions of Christians and Jews are forming behind social and political issues. One group is non-partisan and...
Whitewater Surges on Republican Tide
Whitewater, the catchall word for the ongoing federal investigation into President Clinton's ties to a failed Arkansas thrift and a onetime Ozark land development, is expected to spill over again onto America's front pages in January when Republicans...
Witnesses Verify Drug Use by White House Staffers
While Newt Gingrich, incoming House speaker, and Leon Panetta, White House chief of staff, argue about drug use among employees at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., White House and congressional staffers have been and are using illegal substances while attending...
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