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Articles from April 27

America between Iraq and a Hard Place
Byline: Helen Lee, INSIGHT America Between Iraq and a Hard Place Rush Limbaugh, The Excellence in Broadcasting Network, Southern Florida, www.RushLimbaugh.com We keep hearing every half-hour that 12 Marines were killed, and I want to emphasize...
Big Trouble for Law of the Sea; the Treaty That Seemed Ready to Coast to Passage in the Senate May Be Sunk as Opponents Reveal It Is a U.N. Boondoggle That Only Can Benefit America's Enemies
Byline: J. Michael Waller, INSIGHT A United Nations treaty awaiting confirmation before the Senate, national security experts warn, would, if approved, cripple the U.S. Navy, empower potential enemies including China, make the nation vulnerable...
Chinese Theme Park Incited Anger Instead of Amusement
Byline: Jack Churchward, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT Florida Splendid China, the Chinese government-owned and operated propaganda theme park near Orlando, closed its gates on the last day of 2003. The media repeated the theme-park line about decreasing attendance...
Dear Readers,
Byline: Paul M. Rodriguez, INSIGHT Dear Readers, Some things have been bugging me for quite some time and I wanted to share them with you after reviewing the final edits on a story about the three Purple Hearts that Sen. John Kerry claims along...
Delegates Push to Fortify Families; Thousands of Activists Convene to Oppose Government Policies and Societal Trends Such as Abortion, Divorce and Gay Marriage That Are Laying Siege to the Family
Byline: Don Feder, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT Mexico City - Martha Fox, wife of Mexican President Vicente Fox, opened the World Congress of Families III in Mexico City late last month by declaring, "No matter what country we come from today, we have a common...
Dems Must Pass Patriot Test
Byline: W.F. Walker Johanson, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT Liberal Democrats always get so indignant when Republicans attack their positions. But instead of a policy-based defense, Democratic candidates invariably deflect those accusations by screaming, "How...
Documents Prove U.N. Oil Corruption; the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program Was Marred by Bribery and Shady Deals Involving Top Officials and Cronies of World Leaders Such as French President Jacques Chirac
Byline: Kenneth R. Timmerman, INSIGHT A team of international forensic investigators is preparing to blow the lid off the much-disputed U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq and will present new evidence of corruption at an upcoming congressional hearing...
EU Shields Muslims in Anti-Jewish Violence
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT The European Union (EU) appears determined to play down the significant role of young Muslims in the rising wave of anti-Semitic attacks that have seen synagogues, Jewish schools, kosher shops and cemeteries targeted...
High Court Should Pledge to Take a Stand
Byline: Woody West, INSIGHT Here's a phrase to keep in mind: "Beneath the constitutional radar." This from Justice David H. Souter during the Supreme Court's session on whether the dread words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance may be recited...
Hollywood and Wall Street Backing of Kerry
Byline: Christopher Whalen, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT America's largely left-of-center entertainment and media industry loves John Forbes Kerry. Rolling Stone notes: "It almost seems as if Kerry's life has been invented by Aaron Sorkin or some other Hollywood...
Indian Gas Sales Fuel Debate
Byline: John Elvin, INSIGHT Indian Gas Sales Fuel Debate For those in a position to take advantage of it, tax-free gasoline sold on some American Indian reservations is becoming more attractive as pump prices spiral upward. In New York state...
Kerry Squeezing Wife's Ketchup Connections for All They're Worth
Byline: INSIGHT Teresa Heinz Kerry, who insisted on using her first husband's last name until last year when it became a political embarrassment to her second husband, was born in Mozambique and educated in apartheid South Africa before marrying...
Maya, Rivera Show Powerful Images; the Maya Had a Savage Streak, as a Traveling Art Exhibit Demonstrates, but the 20th Century Mexican Artist Diego Rivera Also Created His Share of Troubling Art
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT Fifty years ago scholars thought the Maya, an ancient people of Central America, had a peaceful culture ruled by astronomer-priests admirably adept at mathematics, stargazing and architecture. It was an understandable...
Pork Barrelers Feast at Taxpayer Trough
Byline: John M. Powers, INSIGHT Pork Barrelers Feast At Taxpayer Trough Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has released its 2004 Congressional Pig Book Summary, known by pork fighters in Washington as "The Pig Book." This annual effort...
Purple Hearts: Three and out; the Oval Office Aspirant Boasts of His Brief Stint in Vietnam, but for Good Reason Is Secretive about How He Came to Receive Purple Hearts for Minor War Wounds
Byline: Stephen Crump, INSIGHT Democratic presidential nominee in waiting Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) frequently speaks of courage, brotherhood and responsibility when he mentions his brief service in Vietnam. He took Super-8 home movies there in...
Q: Should the White House Do More to Legalize America's Undocumented Aliens? NO: The Bush Plan Will Depress Wages for All Workers and Open the Floodgates to Illegal Immigration
Byline: Jonathon Moseley, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT Legalizing undocumented workers would be harmful to the U.S. economy, harmful to law-abiding immigrants, damaging to the rule of law and respect for law, bad for America's sovereignty and values, and...
Q: Should the White House Do More to Legalize America's Undocumented Aliens? YES: We Need Reform That Rewards Work, Respects Market Forces and Rebuilds Public Confidence in Our Immigration System
Byline: Frank Sharry, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT President George W. Bush did something on Jan. 7 that most politicians fear to do: speak honestly about the controversial and complex challenge of bringing immigration policy into line with reality. He no...
Readers Outraged by Behavior of Republican Senate Leaders
Byline: Woody West, INSIGHT Readers Outraged by Behavior Of Republican Senate Leaders Thank you for the article "Hatch and Frist Fire Whistle-blower" [April 13-26] by John M. Powers. I have long believed that the biggest obstacles to the Republican...
Searching for the Artifacts of Faith; Examining the Power and Mystery Surrounding Easter Relics, from the Holy Grail to Pieces of the Cross to the Controversial Shroud of Turin
Byline: John M. Powers, INSIGHT During the last six months this country's mass media have discovered that old-time religion. For years references to religion among these blue-states keepers of the popular culture were limited to the usual hooting...
Singer Cool on Global Warming; Renowned Scientist Fred Singer Heats Up the Debate on a Controversial Topic by Showing Why the Popular Theory on Global Warming Is Not Backed by Scientific Evidence
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT Fred Singer established the Science & Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) in 1990 after becoming fed up with what he calls "the distorted science" surrounding the question of atmospheric ozone depletion. Singer...
Superrich Stand to Profit from Kerry; Billionaire Businessmen Who Oppose the Re-Election of President Bush Are Swayed as Much by the Prospects for Power and Policy Influence as by the Political Ideology
Byline: John Berlau, INSIGHT President George W. Bush constantly is criticized and attacked by Democratic partisans and their media surrogates for pursuing policies that benefit "the wealthy." Yet surveying the political landscape an observer can't...
Taking a Bite out of Corporate Crime; Prosecutions Indicate the Bush Administration Is Taking a Tougher Stance on Corporate Wrongdoing, but the States Often Are Beating Federal Agencies to the Punch
Byline: Timothy W. Maier, INSIGHT Martha Stewart's conviction certainly gave credence to the long-held liberal perception that Republican administrations spend millions of dollars chasing white-collar criminals for relatively petty offenses while...
The Theater of the Absurd in Europe
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT The Theater of the Absurd in Europe Much, indeed very much, that happens in this world strikes for the people as worthy of interest, but sometimes things are downright amusing. These stories come from recent Reuters...
Treasury Checks and Unbalances; the Federal Government, for the Seventh Consecutive Year, Was Unable to Balance Its Books Largely Due to Rampant Financial Chaos at the Defense Department
Byline: Kelly Patricia O'Meara, INSIGHT It's that time of year again when Congress and the rest of us get the opportunity to pore over the government's financial statements and decide how well federal bureaucrats spent, and accounted for, the taxpayer...
Violence Shatters Uzbeks' Security; after Several Years of Relative Calm, Brought on by a Government Offensive against Terrorists, Islamist Suicide Bombers Have Been Plaguing the Central Asian Nation
Byline: Douglas Burton, INSIGHT The terror war has returned to Central Asia. For five years, after car bombings in Tashkent that killed 16 people in 1999, the heavy-handed crackdown ordered by Uzbek President Islam Karimov seemed to have worked....

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