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Articles from October 14

Bush Can't Depend on Democratic Disarray
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT Not deterred by the lack of interest in her presidential bid so far, Carol Moseley-Braun, the only black woman to serve in the U.S. Senate, in late September formally announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination...
China Throws Hillary a Curve; the Legend of Gen. Shelton Grows
Byline: INSIGHT Not since Claude Raines as the corrupt prefect of police in Casablanca declared he was "shocked, shocked," to learn there was gambling in the back room at Rick's has there been a more disingenuous denial. Having allegedly been paid...
Colombia's Uribe Is a Man of Action; under President Alvaro Uribe's Leadership, the Drug Production Is Down Dramatically, Warring Guerrilla Factions Are in Retreat and the Economy Is Recovering
Byline: Ricardo Galarza, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT Alvaro Uribe, president of the Republic of Colombia, inherited a country in disarray when he came to office in 2002. Violence was on the rise. Three illegal, armed groups two of them leftist guerrilla...
Congress Shifts into High Gear
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT The air of inevitability surrounding President George W. Bush appeared to cloud in recent days as several mid-September opinion polls reported a further decline in approval ratings of the president's handling...
Dear Readers,
Byline: Paul M. Rodriguez, INSIGHT Dear Readers, Controversy is nothing new in Washington and certainly there is much happening along the corridors of power which is controversial that can raise tempers. But lately something a bit more than normal...
False Assurances Put Public at Risk; an EPA Office of Inspector General Report Finds That the Agency Showed More Concern for Commerce Than for Health of People in the Aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001
Byline: Sheila R. Cherry, INSIGHT Responding to the horror and devastation in Lower Manhattan after Sept. 11, 2001, were a myriad of city, state and federal agencies struggling with the unprecedented challenge while both protecting and reassuring...
High-Tech Taps: DoD Approves Ceremonial Stand-In Bugle
Byline: John Elvin, INSIGHT High-Tech Taps: DoD Approves Ceremonial Stand-in Bugle It is hard to think of anything more poignant than the sound of a bugle playing taps at a military funeral, the ultimate expression of gratitude to the departed...
How Media Deceive You about Iraq; A Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Visiting Iraq Is Unanimous in Its Opinion That the Media's Emphasis on Isolated Acts of Violence Distort the Progress Made
Byline: J. Michael Waller, INSIGHT Remember the "quagmire" about to consume U.S. and coalition forces in the first days of the invasion of Iraq? Some home-based journalists and talking heads all but warned that Saddam Hussein's formidable military...
'Insider' Reed May Not Please Investors
Byline: Jamie Dettmer, INSIGHT 'Insider' Reed May Not Please Investors The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) received widespread praise in late September for its speedy appointment of a temporary chairman to replace Dick Grasso, who resigned amid...
More Money Hasn't Meant Better Education
Byline: Ralph de Toledano, INSIGHT The Washington Times reported recently that "the District of Columbia's schoolchildren rank as the worst readers in the country, and only slightly better in some grades than non-English-speaking children in the...
New Evidence May Exonerate Skakel; Defense Attorneys Now Contend a New Witness and DNA Testing Could Prove Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel Did Not Kill Martha Moxley. Prosecutors Stridently Disagree
Byline: Timothy W. Maier, INSIGHT If prosecutors get their way, DNA evidence that could free Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, 42, might never see the light of day. That's because prosecutors are convinced jurors got it right last year when they convicted...
Q: Should More Conservative Officeholders Defy Outrageous Edicts of Federal Courts? NO: The Rule of Law Obliges Officials to Comply or Resign for Reasons of Conscience
Byline: Richard Land, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT As we have seen in the Ten Commandments/Judge Roy Moore controversy in Alabama, determining which extreme circumstances morally would justify defiance of a court's authority generates great controversy even...
Q: Should More Conservative Officeholders Defy Outrageous Edicts of Federal Courts? YES: Otherwise Democracy Will Die, and a Radical Judiciary Will Transform America in Ways That Make It Virtually Unrecognizable
Byline: Don Feder, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT The courts have created a crisis in American government. The usurpations of federal judges have become so subversive to majority rule and the moral order on which our civilization rests that they must be opposed...
Religion's Role in a Person's Net Worth
Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT Religion's Role in a Person's Net Worth A new study shows religious affiliation plays a significant role in wealth accumulation over the course of individual lives. Although educational and financial backgrounds...
Security Is the Key to Afghan Future; for Afghanistan to Overcome Its War-Torn History and Emerge as a Modern Nation, the Western Relief Effort Must Address the Lawlessness That Pervades the Country
Byline: Paul M. Rodriguez, INSIGHT Two years almost to the day finds Afghanistan both in better shape and worse off than when the United States led the military effort that ousted the Taliban and its fanatical mullahs from power. Sadly, the very...
Shuttle Tragedy Debate Continues
Byline: John Berlau, INSIGHT Osheroff doesn"t believe that the NASA board report tells the whole story. A Nobel Prize-winning physicist who served on the NASA board investigating the disintegration of the space shuttle Columbia says important information...
The Link between Iraq and Al-Qaeda; Saddam May Not Have Known the Details of 9/11, but a Senior Government Official Says the United States Has Uncovered Key Evidence That Iraq Was Funding Al-Qaeda
Byline: Scott L. Wheeler, INSIGHT Senior investigators and analysts in the U.S. government have concluded that Iraq acted as a state sponsor of terrorism against Americans and logistically supported the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States...
U.N.-American Body
Byline: Douglas Burton, INSIGHT U.N.-American Body Rush Limbaugh, The Excellence in Broadcasting Network, Southern Florida, www.RushLimbaugh.com Kofi Annan thinks that the future of the United Nations is at the fork in the road. I was hoping...
Was GOP Outreach to Muslims the Politics of Pandering?
Byline: Frank Gaffney, SPECIAL TO INSIGHT Every once in a while a highly visible political gambit comes completely a cropper. Particularly when it involves to say nothing of embarrasses the president of the United States, it generally gets considerable...
Woe to the Soldier Who Fails to Grasp This Basic Training
Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT Woe to the Soldier Who Fails to Grasp This Basic Training A longtime friend of Insight e-mailed the following to for the people. They come under the rubric "Timeless Military Advice" and they're taken (or at least...
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