Insight on the News

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Articles from Vol. 11, No. 39, October 16

Charities Ignore the Needy in Reversal of Robin Hood
Americans are the most charitable people on Earth. Each year they contribute more than $100 billion to philanthropic causes; health charities alone collect more than $10 billion from the public. But donors are likely to be surprised by how their contributions...
Don't Tell: We Got What We Asked
Two years ago, President Bill Clinton proposed a policy to accommodate homosexuals in the military that is summed up in the slogan "Don't ask, don't tell." Contrary to most news reports, congress rejected that concept and passed a law to exclude homosexuals....
From Here to Beijing and (by the Grace of God) Back
The Tower of Babel was not built in Beijing, but it wasn't for lack of trying. Women from 170 countries, speaking dozens of languages, including "genderspeak" (unique for having no masculine verbs), met there at the United Nations Fourth Conference on...
Highpointing - a State of Mind
On the way to the peak of Alaska's Mount McKinley, David Pomeroy saw a stark reminder of the hazards of his quest -- a rescue helicopter carrying the bodies of three hikers from another party who had frozen to death. "I didn't feel that I was at risk,"...
Like the Mythical Phoenix, Beirut Rises from Ashes
A jewel of the eastern Mediterranean before 16 years of civil war reduced it to rubble, Beirut has embarked on an ambitious campaign to regain its former position as the Middle East's financial center. The bullet-scarred buildings of West Beirut may...
No: Democracy Calls for an Open Gate to Nation's Campuses
The question before us certainly will not be taken seriously by the readers of this magazine. "To send your child to college, or not?" Rhetorical, almost foolishly so. Of course the boys and girls of the great American middle class will go to college...
Perverts Who Prey on Kids
Can sex offenders safely be rehabiliated? While the debate rages, states are passing laws requiring authorities to register sex offenders released into their communities and to notify the neighbors. When the students of the exclusive Phillips Academy...
Some of These People Want to Abolish the IRS
A heavy-hitting Republican panel is moving forward on an ambitious analysis of the current tax structure. The members agree the answer is reform; the question is which of the reforms should be embraced. A Republican commission on tax reform will complete...
'Supreme Sensitivity' Is a Brancusi Constant
Simplicity," said Constantin Brancusi, "is complexity resolved." This striking aphorism holds a profound truth illustrated in nature by the shape of the swallow or the dolphin. It is this same simplicity that Brancusi strove to achieve in his art. The...
Telemarketers Ring Up Profits
Telemarketing is the industry everybody loves to hate, especially when the phone calls come during dinner. But people are answering the calls, making telemarketing a business growing more profitable every year. Telemarketing companies exploded onto...
Telling the Truth: Proud to Be Americans
Concerned about slipping standards and cultural relativism in our schools, this former Reagan and Bush official challenges guidelines that push anti-American standards. She advocates a cultural best. It takes only a few moments with Lynne Cheney, a...
Uncle Sam Says 'Cheers' to Your Health
For the first time in U. S. history, the federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is recommending that the government approve moderate alcohol consumption as a component of a healthy diet. "Current evidence suggests that moderate drinking [one...
Yes: Academic Rigor and the Job Market Are Victims of the Current System
Give credit where credit is due. The 104th Congress voted overwhelmingly Sept. 19 to collapse more than 125 federal education programs into three block grants to the states. Governors and state houses may hereafter target the funds according to the perceived.needs...
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