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What Part Family Plays in Poverty

Getty Images / Getty Images Almost 50 years ago, an ambitious young assistant secretary of labor named Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote a doomsday-ish report...

Appreciation: Daniel Patrick Moynihan

With Daniel Patrick Moynihan's death, Washington lost another member of an all but extinct breed: the politician as unapologetic intellectual. The former New...

Munchies With Moynihan and Kerrey

New York's Daniel Patrick Moynihan is retiring after 24 years in the United States Senate, and Nebraska's Bob Kerrey is retiring after 12. Good friends and...

The Professor and the 400-Lb. Gorilla

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, blue polka-dot bow tie flagging his considerable presence, walked into the Oval Office last week, a 6-ft. 4-in. "loose cannon," as the...

THE QUICKEST FIX OF ALL

To Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the news was electrifying. The New York Democrat raced to the telephone and called Joseph Stiglitz, head of President...

Is This the Last Best Hope?

The bleakest moment for Bill Clinton's No. 1 domestic goal came abruptly last Tuesday. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan suddenly adjourned his Finance Committee...

The Common Man's Tax Cut

"The most irresponsible idea of the 1990s," said Budget Director Richard Darman. "A charade!" harrumphed President George Bush. "Outrageous!" cried dozens of...

Dirty Little Secret

Now that the "evil empire" has become the beleaguered empire, nothing scares Washington more than the specter of a battle over Social Security. Even the subtlest...

Clairvoyant of the Week

DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN At a July 25 Senate confirmation hearing for the designated ambassador to Kuwait, he advised, "You do not hesitate to tell them in Kuwait...

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