by Robert W. Patterson
This article was first published at WashingtonExaminer.com on April 27, 2011.
Third of a three-part series
It may be unfair to indict the political class for lack of nerve in addressing family breakdown.
Even as the retreat from family life became pronounced among the low-income population and has devastated the poor, Congress deep-sixed Aid to Families with Dependent Children in 1996 in hope of reversing the rise in out-of-wedlock births among African Americans that had raised the Irish ire of Daniel Patrick Moynihan 30 years before. (more…)