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Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Abolishing the CIA

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The abolition of the CIA could be a conscious step in tearing our government out of the grip of the war consensus -- this unelected force that feeds on perpetual global mistrust and hatred, the exact opposite of what true security requires.

Howard Fineman

Hillary's Bio Is A Hard Slog, But These Political Memoirs Are Well Worth Your Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Hillary Clinton launched her book tour here amid the screeching of partisan spin and the collective yawn of would-be literary critics in t...

For the Roberts Court, Facts Are Malleable

Paul Gordon | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Paul Gordon

Government advocates have watched with dismay as the Supreme Court has systematically dismantled campaign finance laws, all while making it harder for individual Americans to secure their right to vote. This pattern isn't just the result of the conservative justices' misreading of the Constitution.

On George Will, Paul Ryan and Assumptions About Urban Poverty

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

Yesterday is yesterday, and progress is happening. Nevertheless, George Will's piece about Paul Ryan's comments still carries some assumptions -- assumptions of choice -- at least linked to the past, even while condemning people who hear them as such.

Blaming Parents for Their Children's Failings

Nigel Barber | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Nigel Barber

It is indeed true that most social problems are linked to bad parent-child relationships. Yet, parents are not nearly so much in control of that relationship as moralists assume.

Why The CIA Has Had Decades Of Failures

Salon | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

President Clinton gilded the lily when he said that Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan, D-N.Y., was a product of that desperate New York district Hell’s Kitche...

If the Super Bowl Was Covered Like Politics -- An Entrepreneur's View of Modern Political Debate

Jonathan Aberman | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Aberman

The challenge that we face as a society, as citizens and as entrepreneurs is how to take advantage of the benefits of a more connected culture technologically without disconnecting ourselves as citizens.

Guns Don't Kill People, Bullets Do

Thomas Fisher | Posted 03.12.2012 | Crime
Thomas Fisher

We know who makes bullets and we know how much it costs us when criminals use their products to harm others. By charging the industry for these expenses, companies would have an incentive to put in place better precautions.

The U. S. Government's Largest Means-Tested Anti-Poverty Program Has Severe Problems

Robert Auerbach | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Robert Auerbach

During these dire times for millions of people, many of whom have been unemployed for long periods, the nation's safety net is mangled and inefficient.

Hugh Carey: New York Mensch

Martin Nolan | Posted 10.11.2011 | New York
Martin Nolan

He had the wit of Jimmy Walker, the vision of Al Smith, the courage of FDR and the energy of Nelson Rockefeller. When New York's history is written, Hugh Leo Carey will have his place as the hero of a dark decade.

Educational Success: America's New Industrial Policy

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Charles Kolb

When it comes to the quality of our K-12 education system, the results are risible. We have now had nearly 30 years of rhetoric, much of it aspirational -- but with few solid results.

Diane Ravitch Wins the 2011 Moynihan Prize

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

If it is indeed true that education is the civil rights issue of our generation, Ravitch is one of our most esteemed leaders in the struggle for the rights of all children, no matter where they attend school.

Pat Moynihan's Letters Illuminate an Extraordinary Life

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Sigman

Daniel Patrick Moynihan's career combined the intellectual, the moral and the political in a wholly original way that would be unimaginable for a significant contemporary politician.

Moynihan, As Nixon Aide, Warned Of Global Warming

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

YORBA LINDA, Calif. — Documents released Friday by the Nixon Presidential Library show members of President Richard Nixon's inner circle discuss...

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Warned Nixon To Act On Global Warming, New Documents Show

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

YORBA LINDA, Calif. — Documents released Friday by the Nixon Presidential Library show members of President Richard Nixon's inner circle discuss...

Check Blumenthal's Citizenship!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Nothing is more despicable than dishonoring the brave men and women who proudly serve our military and who've died in battle by pretending to be one of them while having used every lever of privilege possible to have avoided serving.

John McWhorter, Party of One

Taylor Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Harris

Conservative scholar and author, John McWhorter, who created a list of people he would erase from black history, misses an opportunity to dig deeper and reveal a poignant tension in our racial history.

Chez Josephine, the World's Best Restaurant!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

'Is it really all you suggest?' "Certainly it's a 'fun' place, with more than decent food. It's in jolly surroundings, with a zany ambiance, that...

Schumer Announces Rail Center Funding

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The federal government will award $83.3 million in stimulus money to transform New York City's main post office building into a rail ...

Sam Tanenhaus, The Death of Conservatism (Review)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joseph A. Palermo

Although a masterful writer, Tanenhaus gives his readers disembodied voices plucked from historical context, where the nexus of thought and action, theory and praxis, is either broken or simply ignored.

State Applies For $98 Million In Stimulus Funds For Moynihan

The New York Observer | Eliot Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's official: The Paterson administration has passed Washington, D.C., the collection plate for Moynihan Station. Earlier this week, the state submit...

Kennedy's Quick Win for Social Security

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Someone who had been receiving Social Security in 1996 would be getting about 13 percent less in their monthly check today. Senator Kennedy protected the financial security of millions.

Guys Who Wear Bow Ties: Love It Or Lose It? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 09.18.2012 | Style

Two weeks ago when we asked "Who's the best-dressed Supreme Court Justice?", your answer was Justice Sandra Day O'Connor for her signature lace jabot....

Defining Extravagance Up

Jamie Malanowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Malanowski

It's admirable that our leaders now want to be frugal with our money but let's remember what the taxpayers themselves have been buying with money not rendered unto Uncle Sam.

An Anti-Kennedy Coalition: Radio Ranters and Intellectuals

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

The Empire State is a triumvirate uniting the House of Clinton, the House of Cuomo and the House of Paterson. Would reviving the Kennedy dynasty disturb this delicate ecological balance?