Insight on the News

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

Articles from September 30

Dear Readers,
Byline: Paul M. Rodriguez, INSIGHT Dear Readers, Driving to the office this Sept. 11 was more a journey of the soul than a car ride. It was a trip back in time - two years ago to be precise and about 60 miles from Washington heading toward the...
Educating Gentlemen; Hampden-Sydney, an All-Male Liberal-Arts College, Stays Firmly Rooted in Tradition
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT There are only three all-male liberal-arts colleges left in the United States. They are Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., Atlanta's Morehouse College and, the oldest of the three, Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia,...
GAO Report Finds Forest Service Guilty of Burning Money
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT GAO Report Finds Forest Service Guilty Of Burning Money While Smokey Bear was keeping his eye on fighting forest fires, it would appear nobody at the U.S. Forest Service was paying attention to employee use...
High Oil Prices Delay Economic Recovery
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT High Oil Prices Delay Economic Recovery The difficulty in repairing Iraq's ramshackle oil facilities quickly has undermined the argument made quietly before the Iraq war by some Bush administration hawks that ousting...
History in the Raw: Dispatches from Stars and Stripes, C. 1918
Byline: John Elvin, INSIGHT History in the Raw: Dispatches From Stars and Stripes, c. 1918 Reading between the lines of a newspaper account from Sept. 20, 1918, it appears that a certain Private Ross may have had a secret laugh on the U.S. Army....
History Still Has Firm Grip on the Holy Land
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT Cast your mind back to those jubilant days when the Berlin Wall fell and hope was in the air once again. Some argued that it was the "end of history" the end of national conflicts, the start of something different....
In the Wild West, Tame Manners Rule
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT The word "cowboy" is used as an epithet these days, at least among the anti-American elites of our own country and by European anti-Americans, whose numbers are said (most often by anti-American Americans) to be...
Kors Fights for Liberty on Campus; Distinguished Educator Alan Charles Kors and His Colleagues at FIRE Confront the Excesses of Political Correctness at Colleges and Universities Nationwide
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT The politically correct at America's colleges and universities have no greater enemy than Alan Charles Kors, a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. Dazzlingly articulate and a passionate advocate...
Mystery Deaths Fuel Vaccine Anxieties; Recent Pneumonia Deaths among Soldiers Who Have Been Injected with the Anthrax and Smallpox Vaccines Are Renewing Fears That the Inoculations Are Unsafe
Byline: Timothy W. Maier, INSIGHT Since Persian Gulf War II began about 6,000 soldiers have been shipped home for recovery. Of these, 1,200 were wounded in combat. Many of the others consider themselves part of an army of "walking dead" troops...
New Lesson Plans Enhance Three R's; Character-Building Increasingly Is Becoming Part of the Curriculum in U.S. Schools as Educators Strive to Mold Both the Hearts and Minds of American Young People
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT We've all seen the sad stories in the newspapers and on TV news. In fact, we may have become so familiar with the problems that plague education in the United States that we no longer pay much attention to more bad...
Parents Demand Schools That Work; Increasingly Fed Up with Government-Managed Schools, More Parents Are Selecting Independent Schools for the High-Quality Education and Values Culture They Provide
Byline: James P. Lucier, INSIGHT It's hard to call it "private" education anymore. Once derided as elitist or separatist, independent schools all of which are open to the public have come into their own, providing an exciting variety of educational...
Q: Should Congress Allow More Drilling for Gas Deposits on Federal Lands? NO: More Drilling on Public Lands Would Do Little to Answer Long-Term Energy Challenges
Byline: William H. Meadows, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT There's an old saying that when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. In the case of this country's recent energy woes, the oil and gas industry and its allies in the current administration...
Q: Should Congress Allow More Drilling for Gas Deposits on Federal Lands? YES: Enviro-Fanatics and Their Regulator Allies in Washington Have Created a Crisis
Byline: Milton Copulos, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT This winter more than 60 million Americans who heat their homes with natural gas may face the unpalatable choice of either buying food or keeping warm. Natural-gas prices already are running well ahead...
Still Looking for Even Trade
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT If only the United States were a little bit more accommodating in negotiations with European allies. If only the administration of President George W. Bush were less unilateralist, more internationalist, all would...
Teachers Discard the Union Label; as the National Education Association Pursues a Liberal Agenda, Many of Its Rank and File Refuse to Toe the Line and Have Formed Their Own Teacher-Advocacy Groups
Byline: John Berlau, INSIGHT The powerful national teachers unions took one on the chin in September when, despite their intense lobbying, both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate Appropriations Committee narrowly approved the first...
When Teachers Flunk the Test; Much Attention Has Been Given to the Poor Performance of U.S. Schoolchildren on Proficiency Tests, but Many Teachers Have Their Own Problems Making the Grade
Byline: Kelly Patricia O'Meara, INSIGHT In the 1992 military-justice drama A Few Good Men, Tom Cruise got into a heated dialogue with costar Demi Moore about a point of law, sarcastically asking if she was "absent the day they taught law at law...
Will President Bush's Aides Derail His War on Terror?
Byline: Frank Gaffney, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT On the eve of the second anniversary of the deadly 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush offered the country a visionary, courageous and correct assessment of the progress of the war on terror - and his...
Women Who Ran Washington; Bush-Haters on the Internet
Byline: INSIGHT Conservatives who have been cheering at news of the retirement of liberal Rep. Calvin Dooley (D-Calif.) note that he is backing his chief of staff, Lisa Quigley, to be his successor. An appalled liberal insider remembers hearing...

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