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Articles from November 10

A Partial Timetable of Achievements in American History
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT A Partial Timetable Of Achievements in American History The Old Farmer's 2003 Almanac supplies a fount of information over which for the people pores from time to time. Much of that estimable publication's most...
Beware the New Racism: Pop Culture Hates Women
Byline: Shmuley Boteach, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT The awarding of this year's Nobel Peace Prize to Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian judge and women's-rights activist, was as courageous as last year's presentation to Jimmy Carter was cowardly. While Carter deserves...
Bush Taking Battle to the Sex Trade; President George W. Bush Has Appealed to the World's Governments for Help in Combating Human Trafficking and Shutting Down the Grim 'Underground of Brutality.'
Byline: Kelly Patricia O'Meara, INSIGHT The headline read: "Bush at U.N. Condemns Terrorism, Invites Expanded U.N. Role in Iraq." It appeared over a State Department news release about a speech delivered by President George W. Bush to the United...
Counterfeit Goods Pose Real Threat; Counterfeit Goods Result in Loss of Jobs as Well as Revenue. but of Even Greater Concern Is the Way This Global Black Market Is Funding Terrorist and Criminal Organizations
Byline: Timothy W. Maier, INSIGHT Is it real or is it fake? These days it's hard to tell because counterfeiters are becoming increasingly sophisticated and daring as they have moved their wares from sidewalk pushcarts to shopping malls to prey upon...
Credit-Card Reforms Are Well Past Due
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT Credit-Card Reforms Are Well Past Due A press conference on Oct. 16 highlighted another bicameral effort being waged in the long battle to combat waste and fraud within the federal government. Leading the reform...
Critics Scapegoat the Antidrug Laws; Advocates Pushing for Decriminalization of Drug Use Blame the War on Drugs for Creating an 'Incarceration Nation.' but a Hard Look at the Facts Proves Otherwise
Byline: James R. McDonough, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT An oft-repeated mantra of both the liberal left and the far right is that antidrug laws do greater harm to society than illicit drugs. To defend this claim, they cite high rates of incarceration in...
Dear Readers,
Byline: Paul M. Rodriguez, INSIGHT Dear Readers, Like some of you, we receive hundreds (sometimes thousands) of e-mails a day from all manner of miscreants, deviants, drug-pushers, snake-oil salesmen and just plain nutcases. Although the U.S....
Ding Dong the Dems Are Dead
Byline: John Elvin, INSIGHT Ding Dong the Dems Are Dead The title of the article in one of the left's flagship journals, The Nation magazine, is "Endangered Species of the American South: What the Democrats Must Do to Survive." Though the article...
Evidence Points to Dirty-Bomb Plot; an Eyewitness Has Placed Suspected Al-Qaeda Organizer Adnan El Shukrijumah near a Small Canadian Nuclear Reactor That Reportedly Is Missing Some Nuclear Waste
Byline: Scott L. Wheeler, INSIGHT Hamilton, Ontario - Adnan El Shukrijumah is a suspected al-Qaeda organizer who is the subject of a worldwide manhunt by the FBI and CIA. He is believed to be working on Osama bin Laden's plan to trigger a radiological...
Gerhard Schroeder's High-Stakes Gamble
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT LONDON - Gerhard Schroeder's High-Stakes Gamble German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has taken the gamble of his political life by ordering the first cut in pension benefits in postwar German history. The cut one...
Is Proposed 'Union' a Return to Soviet Era?
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT BELARUS - There have been several attempts to form economic "unions" between former Soviet states since the collapse of communism and the breakup of the Soviet Union but all have failed often to catcalls and mockery...
Lukashenko Is the 'Castro of Europe'; Aleksandr Lukashenko Pursues Alliances with Rogue Nations and Employs Authoritarian Rule in an Attempt to Subvert Democracy in the Former Soviet Republic
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT Minsk - The crowd in a spacious square in Minsk on a crisp autumn day recently was subdued but hardly fearful. There were rousing speeches, but they didn't amount to a call to arms or an appeal for the overthrow of...
Q: Should Congress Be Giving More Financial Support to Abstinence-Only Sex Education? NO: Withholding Information about Contraception and Teaching Only Abstinence Puts Sexually Active Teens at Risk
Byline: Cory Richards, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT Helping young people to understand the benefits of delaying sexual activity and to resist peer pressure is, and clearly should be, a cornerstone of sex education in the United States. Virtually no one disputes...
Q: Should Congress Be Giving More Financial Support to Abstinence-Only Sex Education? YES: Abstinence Is Working to Decrease Teen Pregnancy and Is Building Character among Our Nation's Youth
Byline: Kathleen Tsubata, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT The current tug-of-war between "abstinence-only" and "comprehensive" sexual-education advocates is distracting us from the real issue. We are in a war against forces far more unforgiving than we ever...
Rep. Eric Cantor Climbs GOP Ladder; the Sole Jewish Member of the House Republican Caucus, Rep. Eric Cantor Impresses Observers with His Solid Conservative Values and Strong Leadership
Byline: John Berlau, INSIGHT When Rep. Eric Cantor was a child in Richmond, Va., he was one of the few Jews to attend Collegiate, an elite private, predominantly Christian school. Now, as the GOP congressman for Virginia's 7th Congressional District...
Saudi Wealth Fuels Global Jihadism; A New Book Traces the Roots of State-Supported Terrorism to Two Seminal Events in 1979 - the Fall of the Shah of Iran and the Siege of the Great Mosque in Saudi Arabia
Byline: Kenneth R. Timmerman, INSIGHT Doaa 'Amer is a professional TV anchor who hosts Muslim Woman Magazine on IQRAA TV, a satellite channel broadcasting throughout the Arab world. As she tells it, her job is to educate the next generation of children...
Singing 'Onward Christian Generals'
Byline: Douglas Burton, INSIGHT Singing 'Onward Christian Generals' G. Gordon Liddy, Westwood One Radio Network, Washington, www.theGGordonLiddyshow.com As many have pointed out about radical Islam, you've got three choices: You either convert...
Some Diversity Doesn't Count
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT Almost a decade ago Vice President Al Gore heaped praise upon the United States for its ethnic diversity, displaying his command of language by invoking the national motto: "E pluribus unum Out of one, many."...
Taiwan Is Busy Establishing Itself as Model for Democracy
Byline: Don Feder, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT America isn't the only democracy choosing a president next year. The Taiwanese whose politics are even more fractured and fascinating than our own will elect a president on March 20, 2004. It's easy to...
The Stealth Bush Boom; Leading Economists Are Saying That President Bush Inherited the Recession but Has Set the Stage for an Incredible Economic Turnaround
Byline: John Berlau, INSIGHT After distancing themselves four years ago from his moral and ethical lapses, Democrats of all stripes once again are embracing former president Bill Clinton. They say they are anxious to associate themselves and their...
U.S. Gun-Control Laws Don't Save Lives
Byline: Woody West, INSIGHT Blessed are the experts who keep our complex hive buzzing or most of the experts, much of the time. But these necessary specialists, in their noisy swarms, also can obscure social and political questions that are intricate...
Victories in the War against Terrorism; as the U.S. Piles Up Victories on Many Fronts against Terrorism, Some Bush Officials Insist the Long-Term Strategy for the War on Terror Needs to Be Bolder
Byline: J. Michael Waller, INSIGHT The United States and its allies are chewing their way through terror networks on every populated continent. On any given day, international terrorists and their leaders are surrendering, being captured or killed....
Wes Clark's Cartoon Cousin; Patricia Ireland Fired for Faking It
Byline: INSIGHT Not to be outdone by Joe Lieberman or John Kerry or Madeleine Albright, Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark has announced that his father was Jewish. Apparently he heard Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad rant...
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