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Topic - Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Bias is hard to measure because, like beauty, it's in the eye of the beholder. But the Pew Research Center tried to put numbers on it and they've codified what everyone already knows. Bias is an art, not a science, and their conclusions won't settle many arguments.
Though it pains me to say it, I have made my final judgment about the left. They do not like conservatives very much. In fact, they come to an immediate boil when we enter their admittedly limited range of perception.
Looking for broader remedies to gun violence, Vice President Joe Biden expressed interest Friday in existing technology that would keep a gun from being fired by anyone other than the purchaser. He said evidence shows such technology may have affected events in Connecticut last month when 20 youngsters and six teachers were gunned down inside their elementary school.
Looking for broader remedies to gun violence, Vice President Joe Biden is reaching out to the video game industry for ideas as the White House seeks to assemble proposals in response to last month's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
The inner cities, where only 1 in 10 black children live with both parents, and the wealthy suburbs, where many fathers spend more than 60 hours a week on the job, have more in common than meets the eye, family advocates and faith leaders said.
Americans have always liked to think that one of the remarkable achievements of U.S. society — differentiating it from the Old Country — was our social mobility. Our "aristocrats," whether moneyed or "stars," were mostly only a generation away from obscurity. And chances were their progeny wouldn't hang on to their status unless they, too, were high achievers.
It was Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, New York Democrat, who coined the phrase "defining deviancy down" in 1993. This was simply a way of describing, quite frankly and accurately, how aberrant behavior becomes less aberrant the more widespread and acceptable it becomes.
For many of us, it was a tale of two Bills. In the late 1960s, when I was hired by Bill Buckley to come to work for National Review, my first assignment was to do a cover profile of New York City Mayor John Lindsay. I was told to go talk to NR's publisher, Bill Rusher, who had intimate knowledge of New York politics.
Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke and the congressmen who wished to present her to the country as a victim are the new standard-bearers of a sick society ("Why Sandra Fluke should thank Rush Limbaugh," Web, Monday).
Newt Gingrich and presidential rival Rick Santorum are slugging it out for the "anybody-but Romney" title ahead of the critical South Carolina primary on Saturday.
The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan used to warn against "semantic infiltration" - employing less-than-accurate words in an effort to shape the debate. Moynihan's caution is often ignored, but it's still worth calling out the offenders. Among them is a favorite think tank of the Obama administration, the Center for American Progress (CAP), which regularly insists that taxpayers are "subsidizing big oil companies."
The vast majority of Americans are outraged at the recent accusations of child rape by a former member of the football coaching staff at Penn State University and the seeming cover-up by the university's president and legendary head football coach. At the same time, a small, radical organization, B4U-ACT, is lobbying under the radar to convince the American Psychiatric Association (APA) - publisher of the bible for identifying abnormal behaviors, to declare that pedophilia should not be included in the list of abnormal behaviors.
Three cheers to The Washington Times for running John Akridge III's op-ed calling attention to the staggering embarrassment that the Mall has become ("Our embarrassing National Mall," Commentary, Monday).
The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan caught the decline of the culture two decades ago, observing that we're "defining deviancy down" - lowering the bar for what was once considered deviant behavior, giving a pass to things society once scorned. Not much has changed over 20 years. The senator was talking mostly about criminal behavior, but it applies now to just about everything. Raunchy, obscene and scatological subjects, once taboo, are the stuff of prime time.
While inspecting the body politic, one encounters one clear sign that liberalism is dead. It is the condition of our political discourse. Polite commentators note that the dialogue is "rancorous." Some say toxic. Actually, it is worse than that. It is nonexistent. From the right, from the sophisticated right, there is an attempt to engage the liberals. Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, just did it by presenting a budget that cried out for intelligent response. President Obama's response was to invite Mr. Ryan to sit in the front row for Mr. Obama's "fiscal policy" speech at George Washington University. There, Mr. Obama heaped scorn on an astonished Mr. Ryan and his work. He did not even mention Mr. Ryan's name. This is what Mr. Obama calls an "adult" debate?
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, gentleman, scholar and Democratic senator from New York, said that every man is entitled to his own opinion but nobody is entitled to his own facts.
Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a moderate liberal if there ever was one, voted against impeaching good old lovable Bill, after having said on national television that to lie under oath was cause for impeachment.