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President Obama's assault on the Constitution hit a restraining wall the other day. A federal appeals court struck down the administration's attempt to impose new rules on the Internet, and the Supreme Court, based on questioning by the justices — not always a reliable guide to their intentions — appears likely to tell Mr. Obama that, as important as he is, he can't make an end run around the Constitution to appoint certain senior officials in the executive branch.
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.