Insight on the News

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

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 17, May 11

Anchors or Actors?
TV news anchors rose during an era when liberalism was the way to advancement, but they were trained as newsmen. Is the future news or infotainment? Tense minutes after President Ronald Reagan had been rushed to the hospital, seriously wounded in...
An Executive Order May Pave the Way for Liberal 'Green' Tyranny
Energy prices have never been lower. The cost of a barrel of crude oil fell to $13 recently and at-the-pump prices for a gallon of unleaded gas have fallen to less than $1 in many places. Adjusted for inflation and taking into account federal and...
A Satirist's Serious Side: America's Premier Political Cartoonist Also Is a Fine, If Mischievous, Sculptor
America's premier political cartoonist also is a fine, if mischievous, sculptor. For more than 30 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Pat Oliphant has used deft brush strokes to unnerve politicians and inspire colleagues. (Many have imitated...
Attorney, Author Sack Advises Women on Sexual Harassment
Labor and employment lawyer Steven Mitchell Sack says that while statistically harassment in the work place is decreasing, with more women entering the work place, the number of complaints is rising. With the dismissal of the Paula Corbin Jones sexual-harassment...
Barbie Goes Digital, Girls Get Online
Still sporting an invisible waist and double D bust, Barbie plays the lead role in what may be the first successful computer games just for girls. Finally, a computer game for girls. But, to the chagrin of feminists, it's designed around Barbie,...
Getting Ready for Starr
As the House Judiciary Committee awaits Ken Starr's report, Republicans are struggling to gather the information they need for possible impeachment hearings. Deep within the House and Senate office buildings which surround Capitol Hill is a remarkable...
Harriet's Back in Feminist Form
In these postfeminist days of whine and poses, women are struggling to find a proper "role model." It's not easy. Television, which once brought us the likes of Lucille Ball and Mary Tyler Moore, is no help at all. Feminists still enjoy attacking...
Memo to Government Bureaucrats: Treat 'Customers' as 'owners.'(IRS Reform crucial)(Brief Article)(Editorial)
With Republicans and Democrats falling all over each other to reform the IRS, Vice President Al Gore recently unveiled his answer to the agency's history of abusing, cheating and lying to taxpayers: Treat citizens like customers. Improve customer...
Return to the Renaissance
`Rhapsodies in Black,' an exhibit at Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art, resurrects the intellectual and artistic blossoming of African-American culture in 1920s Harlem. Someone once asked the great composer and musician Duke Ellington, "What's...
Should Congress Decide the Future of the Tobacco Industry?
Yes: the public demands that lawmakers intercede on behalf of America's youth. Smoking, according to the American Medical Association, is nothing less than a pediatric epidemic. Half a million Americans die of smoking-related illnesses, the vast...
Should Feds Shift Gears on Imports?
Americans can't buy the stick-shift version of the Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster. Nor the manual model of GM's Cadillac Catera. Critics say arbitrary government regulations are limiting consumer choice. Consider the Cadillac Catera. This four-door sedan,...
Starr Ready for Long Endgame
Independent Counsel Ken Starr's probe in entering the home stretch. What options does he have? Indictments? A series of reports to Congress? One massive report? Independent Counsel "Ken Starr is a professional in every sense of the word," Rep. Bob...
Taste of Cherry
One reason Tarantino can indulge his acting fantasies: His movies are commercial and critical successes, most notably Pulp Fiction, which won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) award at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. But last year's winner of that prestigious...
The Search for Human Rights
Far from being seen as critical to foreign policy, human-rights issues often take a back seat to business and trade interests in U.S. dealings with other governments. In June, Bill Clinton will become the first U.S. president to go to Beijing since...
Tobacco Chief Pledges to Smoke out Politicians
The extraordinary settlement, reached June 20, 1997, that could have set the nation on a dramatic, new and constructive direction regarding tobacco, is dead. And there is no process which is even remotely likely to lead to an acceptable comprehensive...
Wait until Dark
Directors Quentin Tarantino and Abbas Kiarostami play to very different audiences. Quentin Tarantino has two exhilarating moments during the 100 minutes it takes for Wait Until Dark to unravel at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway--his entrance...
Who Are Those Heads?
With expansion of TV commentary, the tyranny of the experts became the anarchy of the glib, with authority coming more from a loud voice than knowledge. Turn on your TV set and observe the new chattering classes of television -- talking heads sounding...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.