Insight on the News

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Articles from Vol. 16, No. 38, October 16

A Letter from the Editor
Dear Readers, Fun and games aside -- and Washington is well-known for shenanigans -- there are certain rules of the road that politicians and even newsmen must follow when it comes to facts. Well, let's leave out the pols and concentrate on the...
Arnold Pulls Back the Veil of `Green' Tyranny
One of the leaders of the wise-use movement exposes the true colors of the radical-left environmentalist movement in his new book about foundation activism. Ron Arnold, executive vice president of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise often...
Boy Scouts Grow to Record Enrollment
Although dozens of corporations, foundations and governments have ended support for the organization, others have replaced them, and membership continues to increase despite protests. Gay activists have battled publicly with the Boy Scouts of America...
Bush Must Tell Unvarnished Truth to Beat Gore
Sorry, Gov. Bush, but if you want the presidency, you're going to have to fight for it. The latest Newsweek poll gave Vice President Al Gore a growing lead. The Detroit Free Press had the vice president running ahead in the battleground states of Michigan,...
California May Become a Habitat against Humanity
Environmentalists and federal land managers thus far have failed to win an endangered-species listing for the Trojan Horse, but they've mastered the art of using other creatures -- and the federal law that purportedly protects them from extinction...
Campaign Trail Leads to Talk TV
Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore made the rounds of the TV talk shows to try to close the perceived gaps in their voter bases. It was a week of gaffes and volatility. Democrats and their media allies have for weeks been reenacting...
Correspondence
Human Cloning and the Final War Against Human Dignity There was no real debate on the issue of human cloning in "If Human Cloning Becomes a Reality, Should It Be a Legal Option" [Symposium, Sept. 25]. Gregory Pence took the I-want-it-now position...
Don't Mess with Texas
Some of the most powerful Democrats in Texas have been campaigning for George W. Bush, extolling his leadership and providing a counterbalance against his liberal critics. What's going on? After 10 days of playing telephone tag with Insight, the...
Ergo, We're Virgo
Washington's stellar design was no coincidence, argues the author of a new book on the Capital's astrological foundations. Masonic founders oriented the District of Columbia around Virgo. Every Aug. 10, an astrological event takes place in the sky...
FBI Is Pressured to Grab a Russian Spy to Trade for Pope
The Clinton administration is pressuring the FBI to arrest a Russian and charge him with spying. The move is part of a last-ditch effort to pressure Moscow to free Edmond Pope, the Pennsylvania businessman incarcerated since April in the notorious...
Fourth Estate Scrambles to Carry Water for Dems
From coast to coast, folks are counting the days until the Clinton presidency ends. But would the end of the Clinton presidency really mean the end of Clintonism? Clearly, Clintonism will bloom and grow again if Hillary Rodham Clinton and Al Gore...
Gore Proposes to Decide How Men, Women Should Be Paid on the Job
Vice President Al Gore was desperate. Before polls began flowing his way, the usual oracles decreed that he needed to solidify his liberal base. So he went for one of the kookiest proposals of the loony left: "comparable worth" This is the doctrine...
Gore Wrecked Russia Policy
A new report released by the Speaker's Advisory Group on Russia shows that the Clinton administration's policy toward Russia, led by Al Gore, has been a major disaster. After eight years of Clinton policies designed to woo both Moscow and Beijing,...
IG Report Details Justice Misdeeds
The Department of Justice's inspector general has exposed `serious, substantial and egregious misconduct' in running the agency's international law-enforcement programs. The report was far more damning than a lot of jaded hands on Capitol Hill had...
Modern Zeitgeist Is Killing Sports
Two episodes from the gaudy world of sports demonstrate that there is a sell-by date for institutions and celebrities that, if disregarded, will exact a price. The first is that overstuffed romp in Australia, the Olympic Games; the other is the firing...
More Isn't Merrier When Answering a Simple Question
The following came to for the people from a friend via the Internet in response to a piece on why it takes 16,787 liberals to screw in a lightbulb (see "What Can You Accomplish With 16,000 Liberals?" Aug. 21). This spin on the light-bulb joke is a...
Oil Costs Give Rise to Concern
Energy specialists tell news alert! that tensions between Iraq and nearby Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are reason for concern as Americans head into the cold winter months. With the overheated market in need of more oil and the Iraqis threatening to restrict...
Polls vs. Wall Street: Watching the Campaign
Prior to the party conventions in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, there were few in the political class here in Washington willing to place a wager on Al Gore pulling off a win on Nov. 3 -- certainly they were not willing to gamble with their careers....
Students' Drug Use Falls
New studies show that fewer schoolchildren are experimenting with drugs, good news for the Clinton administration, which has spent $1 billion on a campaign to counter drug abuse. Drug use among schoolchildren dropped for the third year in a row,...
Symposium
Q: Are police using inapropriate force on political demonstrators? Yes: Local police are deploying an arsenal of chemical and other weapons to silence political dissent. In 1923, Upton Sinclair was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department...
Vermont Voters Target Gay Marriage Law
There is an old saying that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. In activist theory, this often is true. A clamor raised by gays and lesbians in Vermont, for instance, resulted in legislation allowing civil unions between persons of the same sex. Without...
Web of Conspiracies
Cybernauts may not find evidence of Hillary's vast right-wing conspiracy, but they will discover shocking proof that no idea Is too odd or offbeat to find a niche on the World Wide Web. Wanna see a sketch of Vincent W. Foster Jr.'s "possible" murderer?...
When Your Eyes Tell You Lies
Government and the media commonly manipulate video and photographs using modern computer technology, raising ethical questions concerning truth and deception. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but doctoring a photo sometimes says a lot more....
Writing May Be on Wall for Ritalin
A lawsuit challenging the validity of the science behind mental illness and drugs will have repercussions for drug makers as well as for the mental-health establishment. Hardly a mention was made in the national media concerning the class-action...
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