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  • Daniel Patrick Moynihan Predicted the Future of the Black Family...[Bundy Echoed Democrat]

    04/24/2014 9:57:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Beyond Black and White ^ | 1/17/13 | Jamilia Akil
    The Negro Family: The Case for National Action, the 78-page report written by a then 38-year old Daniel Patrick ‘Pat’ Moynihan, an assistant secretary of labor for policy in the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, was never supposed to see the light of day. The Negro Family, which later came to be widely known simply as “The Moynihan Report,” did not even originally have Moynihan’s name on it’s cover–the document was only meant to be distributed to high-ranking members of the Johnson administration in order to spur discussion regarding what policies could be implemented in order to assist the Negro family...
  • Obama Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters

    05/27/2013 3:27:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News's James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it over to someone not lawfully entitled to posses it has committed a crime....
  • Daniel Moynihan Memo on CO2 and Warming from 1969

    07/28/2012 9:40:16 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 9 replies
    Nixon Library ^ | Sept 17, 1969 | Dan Moynihan
    MEMORANDUM THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON September 17, 1969 FOR JOHN EHRLICHMAN As with so many of the more interesting environmental questions, we really don't have very satisfactory measurements of the carbon dioxide problem. On the other hand, this very clearly is a problem, and, perhaps most particularly, is one that can seize the imagination of persons normally indifferent to projects of apocalyptic change. The process is a simple one. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has the effect of a pane of glass in a greenhouse. The C02 content is normally in a stable cycle, but recently man has begun to...
  • Patton: 1965 'Tangle of Pathology' is a 2012 Reality

    02/21/2012 8:35:42 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 5 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | February 21, 2012 | Doug Patton
    As the national media and the establishment of both parties begin their obligatory mocking of Rick Santorum — arguably the new GOP frontrunner — for his passionate yet well-reasoned defense of innocent human life, traditional marriage, fidelity, monogamy and conservative family values, it is worth noting that he is absolutely right about the havoc the sexual revolution and the welfare state have wrought upon America. In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then a Labor Department official, released an alarming report about the number of black children born to unwed mothers. The percentage at that time was 25 percent. In the years...
  • (Bastard Nation) Most Births Among Those Under 30 Are To Unwed Moms

    02/18/2012 12:59:45 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    NYT NEWS SERVICE (Via San Diego U-T) ^ | Feb. 18, 2012 | JASON DEPARLE & SABRINA TAVERNISE
    Most Births Among Those Under 30 Are To Unwed Moms It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal. After steadily rising for five decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: More than half of births to U.S. women younger than 30 occur outside marriage. Once largely limited to poor women and minorities, motherhood without marriage has settled deeply into middle America. The fastest growth in the past two decades has occurred among white women in their 20s who have some college education but no four-year degree, according to Child Trends,...
  • Bank of America CEO Moynihan to be Named as Defendant in Federal Foreclosure Lawsuit

    01/18/2012 3:38:37 PM PST · by Chunga85 · 5 replies
    The Foreclosure Hamlet ^ | 1/18/2012 | Capt. Jack
    I hereby accuse your bank, or one if its functionaries, of altering the original document, which is a crime in the State of Rhode Island, and then recording the altered document in the Narragansett Rhode Island Registry of Deeds for the sole purpose of illegally foreclosing on Mr. Brady's property. This too is a crime. I hereby impute this crime to you as the Captain of the Ship that is Bank of America. This is but a small sampling of the documentation that I have amassed in this file, but I am certain, that as an educated man, in charge...
  • Bryan Moynihan and Dodd-Frank Layoffs At Bank of America

    09/15/2011 7:38:38 AM PDT · by Sick of Lefties · 5 replies
    Blog ^ | 9/14/11 | Noman
    The WSJ rightly links the announcement to over-regulation generally, and Dodd-Frank specifically, which somehow managed to impose comprehensive control upon the entire financial system without addressing the actual easy money and housing policy causes of the fianancial crisis. Naturally, every political boondoggle has its consequences-- 30,000 jobs at BofA in the extant case--which Olympian legislators failed to consider while smiting the impious, legislating morality, covering their derrières and, generally, saving the planet.
  • Our heartless inattention to the collapse of marriage

    05/24/2010 6:18:34 AM PDT · by rhema · 90 replies · 1,206+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 5/21/10 | Jennifer Marshall
    It's hard to imagine the unemployment rate rising steeply for decades without public outcry. But that's exactly what's happened in the case of another significant indicator: the unwed birth rate. Hardly anyone noticed this spring when new data showed 40 percent of all births are to unmarried mothers. That's way up from 7 percent in the mid-1960s, when a young White House appointee named Daniel Patrick Moynihan tried to sound the alarm. Moynihan, then an assistant Labor secretary in the Johnson administration, issued a report in 1965 warning that disintegration of the black family in America threatened Johnson's War on...
  • Begging for chaos: The warning America ignored

    05/12/2010 3:25:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 827+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 11, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    How often does the Office of Policy Planning and Research, United States Department of Labor, produce anything worth reading, let alone a report that reverberates 45 years later? Such was the brilliance of Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan that it happened once, when he wrote his prescient 1965 report, "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action." He wrote it on a typewriter over a few weeks and had the publications office in the basement of the Labor Department print 100 of them, marked "For Official Use Only." The report sparked a furor of continuing relevance, as James...
  • The Normalization of Evil

    02/03/2009 11:27:20 AM PST · by mnehring · 4 replies · 467+ views
    They murdered her husband.  They killed his father.Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously wrote of American society rationalizing acceptance of ever rising levels of crime and self-destructive behavior in the 1993 Winter edition of The American Scholar.  The title of his essay was Defining Deviancy Down and became a frequently used part of the lexicon in the ensuing battles and debates in our culture wars.  The same concept of acquiescence writ large on the international stage is the subject of a Wall Street Journal column published yesterday and written by Judea Pearl, father of Danny and UCLA professor.  Judea Pearl, whose journalist son was brutally slain by...
  • NYP: THE FUTILITY OF SCHOOL 'REFORM'

    04/25/2008 6:25:35 PM PDT · by OESY · 8 replies · 174+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 25, 2008 | George F. Will
    ...Released quietly on the Fourth of July weekend, the report concluded that the qualities of the families from which children come to school matter much more than money as predictors of schools' effectiveness. The crucial common denominator of problems of race and class- fractured families- would have to be faced. But it wasn't. Instead, shopworn panaceas- larger teacher salaries, smaller class sizes- were pursued as colleges were reduced to offering remediation to freshmen. In 1976, for the first time in its 119-year history, the National Education Association, the teachers union, endorsed a presidential candidate, Jimmy Carter- who repaid it by...
  • Indian communists unite to slam ‘CIA’s bourgeois media’!!

    04/08/2007 8:08:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies · 609+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | April 07, 2007 | RAJEEV PI
    Rival comrades unite to slam ‘CIA’s bourgeois Kerala media’ RAJEEV PI Posted online: Saturday, April 07, 2007 at 0000 hrs 50 yrs after first Communist govt, Cold War sweeps Kerala, comrades say critical papers funded by US spooks Kochi, April 6: Fortunately for Kerala, and world communism, V S Achuthanandan has no beard—nor does Pinarayi Vijayan, his arch party foe and CPM state secretary. They don’t need to worry about the CIA trying to de-beard them, as it famously did with old Fidel in Cuba to make him and his ideology less popular, during the Cold War. But short of...
  • HE'S TAKING THE 'A' TRAIN TO JAIL (30 YRS. FOR SUBWAY BOMB PLOTTER)

    01/09/2007 9:01:27 AM PST · by presidio9 · 14 replies · 795+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 9, 2007 | STEFANIE COHEN
    A federal judge slapped a would-be terrorist, who plotted to blow up the Herald Square subway station, with 30 years behind bars yesterday - heeding calls from prosecutors who said the young radical was "perfectly willing to have people die." Shahawar Matin Siraj, 24, was convicted in May of conspiring to place an explosive device inside a garbage can or under a bench in the crowded West 34th Street subway station, which sits just beneath Macy's flagship department store. He wanted to bomb the station in retaliation for war abuses against Iraqis. "The defendant's role was central . . ....
  • Bully Pulpit--John Bolton slays them in Turtle Bay

    08/22/2006 7:12:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies · 1,240+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8-22-06 | Martin Peretz
    The last nominee for ambassador to the United Nations about whom The New York Times was frantic was Daniel Patrick Moynihan. In fact, it was frantic about him twice. The first time was in November 1970, when Moynihan's name was, for a brief moment, floated as a likely candidate. The Times was quick to declare him the "wrong man for the u.n." The right man was Charles Yost, a foreign servant for nearly four decades so discreet as to be almost invisible. Moynihan never made clear why he did not then take the post. Did he initially decline it because...
  • Poverty and the Breakdown of Marriage

    08/05/2006 9:41:39 AM PDT · by Jibaholic · 4 replies · 352+ views
    Irrational Knowledge ^ | May 24, 2006 | Justin
    In 1965 the Democrat Daniel Patrick Moynihan released the now-famous Moynihan Report which showed that the number one cause of black poverty was the breakdown of the married, two-parent biological family. The Democrats did not recieve this news well. They pilloried Moynihan and called him a racist. Then they went into, in Moynihan's words, denial mode. 40 years later and out of wedlock childbirths have more than doubled and the Democrats are still in denial mode. The scientific debate is over, even among liberal sociologists. But the silence is deafening. Here is some information that the GOP should be repeating...
  • The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies

    07/25/2005 4:34:39 PM PDT · by StoneGiant · 133 replies · 5,703+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer, 2005 | Kay S. Hymowitz
     The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies Kay S. Hymowitz Summer 2005 Read through the megazillion words on class, income mobility, and poverty in the recent New York Times series “Class Matters” and you still won’t grasp two of the most basic truths on the subject: 1. entrenched, multigenerational poverty is largely black; and 2. it is intricately intertwined with the collapse of the nuclear family in the inner city. By now, these facts shouldn’t be hard to grasp. Almost 70 percent of black children are born to single mothers. Those mothers are far more likely than married mothers to be...
  • Sen. Moynihan's Daughter Caught Smearing Klein

    06/28/2005 5:49:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 2,024+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/28/05 | Phil Brennan
    Though he had a distinguished career as a journalist and editor at such places as the New York Times, Newsweek, and Vanity Fair, Edward Klein has seen his sterling reputation go into near meltdown in just a matter of days. The reason? He has committed a cardinal sin for liberals: he has harshly criticized Hillary Rodham Clinton. Long time friends are distancing themselves from him and others are going to great lengths to besmirch him. Such was the case last week when the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan's daughter Maura penned an article about Klein and his new book "The...
  • Book On Hillary Sparks Criticism

    06/07/2005 7:16:41 AM PDT · by cweese · 66 replies · 1,371+ views
    KEYETV Austin ^ | June 7, 2005 | CBS News
    NEW YORK (CBS) A spokesman for Sen. Hillary Clinton is branding a new book about the New York Democrat as being "full of blatant fabrications." Edward Klein, in his book "The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She'll Go to Become President," says Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan - who publicly championed her 2000 race for the Senate - was privately less enthused about the former First Lady. According to an excerpt in July's Vanity Fair magazine, both Moynihan and his wife, Liz, felt disdain for the aspiring senator and didn't trust them when...
  • SEN. PAT 'HATED' HILLARY

    06/07/2005 2:12:51 AM PDT · by Liz · 72 replies · 2,562+ views
    NY POST ^ | June 7, 2005 | IAN BISHOP
    Moynihan with Clinton in 1999. Photo: Alan Solomon ....Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and his wife despised a "duplicitous" and ruthless Hillary Rodham Clinton, who they believed would do anything to advance herself, according to a bombshell new book. "The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She'll Go to Be come President," by Edward Klein, is excerpted in Vanity Fair and slated to roll off the presses later this month. Sen. Moynihan's wife, Liz, griped to a friend that a "duplicitous" Clinton "would say or do anything that would forward her ambitions"........."She can...
  • CONFIRM BOLTON NOW (NY Post)

    05/15/2005 10:25:07 PM PDT · by bitt · 2 replies · 450+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/16/05 | Opinion
    The nomination of John Bolton as am bassador to the United Nations fi nally cleared the Foreign Relations Committee last week and is heading for the Senate floor, but Democrats are still working to torpedo it on everything — save the actual merits. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) announced at week's end that she is placing a "hold" on the nomination until the State Department forks over a barrel-full of documents demanded by the Dems in hopes of finding a smoking gun to sink Bolton once and for all. Placing a hold means the nomination is subject to an open-ended delay....
  • The right bull for UN china shop - (solid historical facts about Bolton's strength; principles)

    04/27/2005 8:19:07 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 247+ views
    BOSTON.COM ^ | APRIL 27, 2005 | THOMAS M. BOYD
    MUCH CRITICISM has been leveled at the president's decision to nominate John Bolton as our next ambassador to the United Nations. While equally outspoken intellects like Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Jeane Kirkpatrick were accepted as appropriate for their time, Bolton's bluntness and penchant for courting controversy in a diplomatic quiet zone like the UN, his critics say, make him ''uniquely ill-suited" to the UN's current demographics. This argument misses the forest for the trees. As even Vice President Cheney noted last Friday, Bolton's historic views about the UN and how it functions, combined with his strong ties to President Bush...
  • "There IS no United Nations" - (who says this? John Bolton?......or someone else?)

    04/24/2005 3:40:07 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 733+ views
    REDSTATE.ORG ^ | APRIL 21, 2005 | TREVINO
    "There is no United Nations. There is an international community that occasionally can be led by the only real power left in the world -- and that's the United States -- when it suits our interests, and when we can get others to go along...." This kind of mindless creation of the United Nations as something different from what it's in the United States' interest to do isn't going to sell here or anywhere else. You know this speaker and his ilk. Or do you? Read on. One of the primary complaints about John Bolton is that he does indeed...
  • John Bolton: Following in Moynihan's Footsteps (Ed Koch Praises Bolton's Appointment)

    03/14/2005 6:29:41 PM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 656+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/15/05 | Ed Koch
    President Bush has named John R. Bolton to be America's new ambassador to the United Nations. He will, in my opinion, be in the tradition of Pat Moynihan, Jeanne Kirkpatrick, John Negroponte and Jack Danforth. In a March 9th editorial, The New York Times ridiculed Bolton's appointment by citing various statements he made in recent years. The Times stated that in a 2000 interview on National Public Radio (an acknowledged left-wing outpost of the radio dial), Mr. Bolton told Juan Williams, "If I were redoing the Security Council today, I'd have one permanent member because that's the real reflection of...
  • Social Security: Mythmaking and Policymaking

    02/09/2005 10:06:52 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 15 replies · 909+ views
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Published in The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty - December 2003 | by John Attarian
    As Social Security’s critics know, the government program is robed in myths, for example, that it is “insurance” financed with a “trust fund,” paying “guaranteed” benefits “as a matter of earned right.” These myths have given most Americans a mistaken understanding of Social Security. As a result, they perniciously affected policymaking in the past and severely constrain reform options today. Beginning in 1935, when Social Security was enacted, the program’s administrators made a huge effort to shape the public’s understanding of and beliefs about it. In speeches, articles, pamphlets, and other mass-circulation literature, they described Social Security as “insurance” under...
  • RATS Attack Moynihan (the D-NY that Hillary Rodman replaced) Social Security Commission

    02/05/2005 5:41:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 718+ views
    FOX News ^ | 5/01/01
    <p>WASHINGTON — President Bush's commission to create a plan to mend Social Security is loaded with members who favor privatizing the federal retirement plan to some degree.</p> <p>Bush wants to allow voluntary private investment accounts. He will officially announce his commission on Wednesday. The group's task is to hammer out the details of a new plan by this fall.</p>
  • Bob Kerrey: Pride and Prejudice (The Wrong Liberal Approach on Social Security)

    02/01/2005 5:03:54 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 649+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 1, 2005 | Bob Kerrey
    "Hell no, we won't go" is the wrong liberal approach on Social Security reform.The late Pat Moynihan used to joke when I asked him why liberals were so reluctant to consider changing Social Security so that it guaranteed wealth as well as income: "It's because they worry that wealth will turn Democrats into Republicans." Leaving aside that possible correlation, it will be a shame if liberal voices, values and ideas are not brought into the debate initiated by President Bush's Social Security reform proposal. To make certain the reforms are done correctly liberal thinking is urgently needed.There is no doubt...
  • 'Social insecurity remedy', by Mike Rosen

    01/21/2005 3:25:17 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 6 replies · 587+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | January 21st, 2005 | Mike Rosen
    President Bush must really be on to something with his proposals to reform Social Security. The liberals are circling the wagons and hunkering down for a desperate defense. You'd think these self-described "progressives" would be more receptive to an overhaul and modernization of a 70-year-old program that was designed during the Great Depression. This vehement opposition is over more than the mechanics. It's ideological. The left regards Social Security as the cornerstone of FDR's New Deal socialism. Privatizing it is nothing short of blasphemy. A Ponzi scheme can only survive as long as the number of suckers grows. With the...
  • Schumer Casts a Wide Net, Campaigning for His Immediate Future and the Long Run

    10/19/2004 6:21:39 AM PDT · by OESY · 8 replies · 478+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 19, 2004 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN
    While national Democratic leaders have been busy pummeling President Bush, New York's senior senator, Charles E. Schumer, a Democrat, spent part of a campaign debate on Sunday aligning himself with the president, saying he voted with Mr. Bush "to extend the child income tax credit,'' and that he "voted with the president for authorization to go into Iraq." With those comments, Mr. Schumer underscored a strategic reality as he seeks re-election: He is not just content to win a second term in the United States Senate, but he is looking to win big. And to do that, he must attract...
  • Purging the Neocons

    01/20/2004 9:24:58 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 51 replies · 306+ views
    Sobran Column ^ | 01-06-03 | Sobran, Joseph
    Purging the Neocons January 6, 2004 Did you know that the word neoconservative — often shortened to neocon — is an ethnic slur? Neither did I, but some, er, conservative pundits have set me straight. David Brooks of the New York Times says of “the people labeled neocons” that “con is short for ‘conservative’ and neo is short for ‘Jewish.’” So when other people call these people “neocons,” you see, they’re really calling them Jews, which for some reason is anti-Semitic. This must come as a surprise to Irving Kristol, who long ago cheerfully, indeed proudly, accepted the term. Though...
  • Paul Greenberg: An Obituary for Qualities

    01/03/2004 1:46:21 PM PST · by quidnunc · 3 replies · 113+ views
    The Tribune Media Services ^ | January 5, 2004 | Paul Greenberg
    The year-end obituaries have paid due homage to the national icons, the rich and famous, the talented and not so. But there really ought to be obituaries not just for people but for the qualities they represented. For traditions, customs, styles that have faded. For example: • Original, incisive, apolitical thought in the United States Senate. I don't think of Daniel Patrick Moynihan much anymore — only when the subject is foreign or domestic policy and anything in between or beyond. More important than the way he voted was the way he thought — as if we could actually reason...
  • Neocons and Big Government: Is G.W. Bush a Nixon or a Reagan?

    08/21/2003 7:39:46 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 465+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 08-21-03 | Bartlett, Bruce
    Is Bush a Ronald Reagan or a Richard Nixon? Neocons and Big Government by Bruce Bartlett Posted Aug 21, 2003 For some months, we have been hearing a lot about how neoconservatism underpins the Bush administration's foreign policy, especially the war in Iraq. Now, some neoconservatives are saying that their philosophy underpins the administration's domestic and economic policy, as well. The evidence for this contention is strong, a fact that will undoubtedly exacerbate tensions between President Bush and traditional conservatives. To understand what this debate is all about, one needs to know what neoconservatism is and where it came from....
  • Supreme Court vs Bork, Buchanan, Moynihan trilogy of prophets [my title]

    07/02/2003 11:33:12 AM PDT · by ex-snook · 3 replies · 198+ views
    Published | past | several
     Slouching toward Gomorrah - Robert Bork "A Nation's moral life is the foundation of its culture" ----------------- Death of the West - Pat Buchanan [On Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions]"What is happening? Socialism, the beatific vision of European intellectuals for generations, is one reason. ...By freeing husbands, wives, and children of family responsibilities, European socialists have eliminated the need for families."-------------Defining Deviancy Down - Senator Moynihan  Speech?This pattern can be characterized as what Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan termed "defining deviancy down." Senator Moynihan argues that societies with high levels of crime also have low standards for what constitutes acceptable behavior.  
  • Death Notice ['Classless' Queen Hillary Announces Sen. Moynihan's Death before Family's Statement]

    03/31/2003 7:52:14 AM PST · by ewing · 40 replies · 195+ views
    Washington Whispers-US News and World Report ^ | Week of April 7, 2003 | Paul Bedard
    Friends and family of Former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan are more than miffed at Junior Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democrat-NY) who broke the news to a stunned United States Senate Chamber last week that the longtime New York Democratic Senator had died.'That was not hers to announce, it was classless,' says a family representative.The family had planned to issue a statement Wednesday at 6:30 PM, but Senator Clinton spilled the beans earlier without the family's okay.What happened? Clinton associates say she was in a caucus meeting when an aide told the group of Moynihan's death.Since she had replaced Moynihan, Clinton...
  • Moynihan Myths

    03/29/2003 8:06:58 AM PST · by Mia T · 68 replies · 7,188+ views
    3.29.03 | Mia T
    Moynihan Myths   Moynihan Myth 1: "Scholastic" Means "Smart" Mia TMarch 26, 2003 Flip-flopping aside, Daniel Patrick Moynihan's scholastic and excessively subtle reasoning justifying his vote not to impeach and remove bill clinton reveals more about the hog-and-bow-tied senator and his party than about the Constitution of the United States. It had long been rumored that Sen. Moynihan was the Democratic Party's mind. A complete absence of the construct failed for decades to disabuse us of this notion. This apparent incongruity only widened in the '90s. Under the tutelage of the clintons, "Democratic Party mind " quickly devolved from...
  • John Marshal, more impact than presidents (Actually George Will tribute to Moynihan)

    03/29/2003 7:29:22 AM PST · by Stultis · 6 replies · 412+ views
    cantonrep.com (The Repository) ^ | 29 March 2003 | George Will
    John Marshal, more impact than presidentsSaturday, March 29, 2003By GEORGE F. WILL WASHINGTON--Many of America’s largest public careers have been those of presidents. Many, but by no means all. Chief Justice John Marshall was more consequential than all but two presidents--Washington and Lincoln. Among 20th- century public servants, Gen. George Marshall--whose many achievements included discerning the talents of a Col. Eisenhower--may have been second in importance only to Franklin Roosevelt. And no 20th-century public career was as many-faceted, and involved so much prescience about as many matters, as that of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who died Wednesday at 76. He was...
  • Patrick Moynihan: A rare statesman

    03/29/2003 7:14:52 AM PST · by Stultis · 19 replies · 263+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | 28 March 2003 | Robert Robb
    <p>Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who died Wednesday, was one of the most intriguing public figures of his time.</p> <p>Moynihan was an intellectual; most at home in the realm of ideas. He was an academic by training and published 18 books and numerous influential articles and essays.</p>
  • How The Left Guaranteed Social Spending

    03/14/2003 7:07:20 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 4 replies · 225+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 14, 2003 | Robert B. Carleson
    The left was very clever in 1935 when it created the Aid to Families With Dependent Children program, commonly known as welfare. They simply made it an open-ended, state-administered entitlement program with the states setting the eligibility requirements and benefit levels. The federal government automatically matched whatever a state government spent. All states received a dollar for dollar match and those states with a greater number of poor families were allocated a greater percentage match. Since that time other programs have been created using the same principle. Medicaid and the old social services programs are examples. The result was...
  • 25 Years of Political Change - (The death of many liberal concepts.)

    06/22/2002 3:31:39 PM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies · 328+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, May 21, 2002 | By David Boaz
    <p>Seattle Slew, the horse that won the Triple Crown in 1977, has died. So have the political ideas that were as dominant as he was 25 years ago.</p> <p>Caught up in today's political battles, we forget how much the world has changed since then. Jimmy Carter was president. Tip O'Neill, whose political life began during F.D.R.'s New Deal, was speaker of the House. Despite Nixon's usurpation, everyone knew that Democratic control of the American government was permanent — as was communist domination of half the world.</p>