Insight on the News

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Articles from Vol. 13, No. 39, October 27

A Coat of Wax Is Not Enough: Motorists Worried about Aggressive Drivers, Terrorists and Kidnappers May Want to Armor Their Cars
Motorists worried about aggressive drives, terrorists and kidnappers may want to armor their cars. Squeegee men are annoying, but they're usually not armed with anything more threatening than body odor and a surly disposition. Car jackers and other...
An Ironic Boondoggle
It seems that the Ronald Reagan Building, a $738 million project replete with 85 elevators, tony fitness center and whiny tenants, is the newest White Elephant of Washington. There's no law requiring that a building bearing a man's name also embody...
Another One Bytes the Dust
Cutting-edge computers such as IBM's Deep Blue can match wits with the greatest human chess champions, but they are apparently no match for the man-made complexities of the federal bureaucracy. Medicare's computerized Transaction System is the...
At War with the New Establishment
Political corectness, which means codifying liberal dogma, is being used to create a new establishment conservatives see as culturally insane, says a colorful author and social critic. America is going crazy!" The lament is heard from Bangor...
Conservative Jews Rally for Political Exodus
I have set before you life and death blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live." When Moses spoke those words (Deuteronomy 30:19), the Israelites, after 40 years in the wilderness, were about to enter their...
Contemporary Chinese Artists Have Hard Time Shaking Mao
An exhibit of works by Chinese artists bears witness to their struggle to codify their culture, but it makes visitors remember all to clearly the simple statue of Lady Liberty in Tiananmen Square. Chairman Mao is everywhere at the San Jose Museum...
East Meets West in Film and Art
What do Brad Pitt, Disney and the Asia Society have in common? They are all going to Tibet ... In the forthcoming feature film Seven Years in Tibet, Chinese troops invading Tibet destroy a colorful sand structure known as a mandala. Although the...
Eyes on the Prize, Jesse Runs and Runs
With a son in Congress, a brother in jail for murder and a long record of dubious management, Jackson may be the least boring candidate for the Democratic nomination in 2000. Jesse Jackson's recent appearance at an AFL-CIO rally and his vocal opposition...
Filmmakers Focus on Festivals, Hoping to Be the Next Tarantino
More than 350 independent film festivals are held around the world every year. There are more than 500 film schools in the United States alone. Sometimes it seems like everyone is making a movie. Each September, Manhattan's Angelica Theater is transformed...
In Search of Another Reagan
When Republic pragmatism drives out Republic vision the GOP falters and fails, but the message must be one of the heart as well as the head, of personality and substance. Republican presidential hopefuls traveled to the California Republican Convention...
Is the White House Taking the Right Approach to Alaskan Oil Exploration?
Yes: Good stewards of the land never would drill! in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Even before Ecclesiastes, mankind has known there is a time and a season and a place for every purpose under heaven: "A time to plant, and a time to pluck up...
Justice Feels the Pinch
As congressional pressure mounts on Janet Reno to appoint an independent counsel to investigate Vice President Al Gore's 1996 alleged fund-raising phone calls from the White House, the attorney general and her senior Criminal Division officials are...
Next Generation Space Telescope Will Peer Back to the Beginning of Time and Space
NASA engineers ore designing a new type of telescope so powerful they may be able to peer back to the birth of the first stars. Although scientists must surmount tricky problems -- such as launching the instrument into orbit a million miles from Earth...
Of Mice and Men
Scores of long-suffering laboratory rodents have helped produce some intriguing discoveries lately in the field of medical research. For example, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered that genetically altered mice lacking...
President Reagan's Eldest Son Is Renewing His Father's Vision
Michael Reagan may have ridden into conservative circles on the coattails of his famous father, but the conservative author has made a name for himself as host of a hugely successful radio talk show. Michael Reagan is the son of former president...
Task Force Targets Fraud from Abroad
Foreign nationals who want to pick Uncle Sam's deep pockets don't always come to America under cover of darkness, guided by "coyotes" across the notoriously porous U.S. border. Sometimes they arrive in broad daylight, passing through legal ports of...
The Christian Soldiers March on Washington
It was one of those stupendous experiences you'll never forget as hundreds of thousands of men assembled on the Washington Mall broke into Martin Luther's great hymn, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God." They were there for the Oct. 4 sacred assembly,...
The Reaganauts Recall the Gipper
Those who worked with Reagan during his White House years have had time to reflect about it. They say mat to know the man is to understand his greatness and his achievement. A small crew of longtime colleagues and associates accompanied Ronald Reagan...
The Reagan Legacy
Reagan's vision for America was filled with an optimism intellectuals did not understand, but it was that faith in the American people that made the man great. How great a president was Ronald Reagan? And how significant were his two administrations...
Though Facts Point to Murder, Foster's Death Still Mysterious
The book on Vincent Foster certainly looked closed. The U.S. Park Police, Senate Banking Committee and special prosecutors Robert Fiske and Kenneth Starr all concluded that the former White House Deputy Counsel committed suicide in Virginia's Fort...
When Nations Snuff out Their Own Citizens
Speaking of the Red Terror, Josef Stalin said, "A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic." The moral repugnancy of governments killing their own people for political reasons is the overarching tragedy of human history. Dictators,...
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