20 years later, it turns out Dan Quayle was right

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first_imgWashington Post 26 May 2012Isabel Sawhill is a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, where she co-directs the Center on Children and Families. On May 19, 1992, as the presidential campaign season was heating up, Vice President Dan Quayle delivered a family-values speech that came to define him nearly as much as his spelling talents. Speaking at the Commonwealth Club of California, he chided Murphy Brown — the fictional 40-something, divorced news anchor played by Candice Bergen on a CBS sitcom — for her decision to have a child outside of marriage. “Bearing babies irresponsibly is simply wrong,” the vice president said. “Failing to support children one has fathered is wrong. We must be unequivocal about this. It doesn’t help matters when prime-time TV has Murphy Brown, a character who supposedly epitomizes today’s intelligent, highly paid professional woman, mocking the importance of fathers by bearing a child alone and calling it just another lifestyle choice.”Quayle’s argument — that Brown was sending the wrong message, that single parenthood should not be encouraged — erupted into a major campaign controversy. And just a few weeks before the ’92 vote, the show aired portions of his speech and had characters react to it. “Perhaps it’s time for the vice president to expand his definition and recognize that, whether by choice or circumstance, families come in all shapes and sizes,” Bergen’s character said. Her fictional colleague Frank, meanwhile, echoed some of the national reaction: “It’s Dan Quayle — forget about it!”Twenty years later, Quayle’s words seem less controversial than prophetic. The number of single parents in America has increased dramatically: The proportion of children born outside marriage has risen from roughly 30 percent in 1992 to 41 percent in 2009. For women under age 30, more than half of babies are born out of wedlock. A lifestyle once associated with poverty has become mainstream. The only group of parents for whom marriage continues to be the norm is the college-educated. There are three reasons to be concerned about this dramatic shift in family life.First, marriage is a commitment that cohabitation is not.Second, a wealth of research strongly suggests that marriage is good for children.Third, marriage brings economic benefits. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/20-years-later-it-turns-out-dan-quayle-was-right-about-murphy-brown-and-unmarried-moms/2012/05/25/gJQAsNCJqU_story.htmllast_img read more


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first_imgLast Updated: 16th January, 2019 23:13 IST Chennai’s Gukesh Crowned World’s Second Youngest Grandmaster And Youngest Indian To Achieve The Feat Twelve-year-old Gukesh has overtaken the mark set by his state-mate R Praggnanandhaa in June last year and has now become India’s youngest Grandmaster. I didn’t feel any pressure before the game. I just forgot about the pressure and focused on my game, he added. He said he was a little disappointed to have missed out on breaking Karjakin’s record in Barcelona, but felt relieved after a while and focussed on his game. Press Trust Of India The son of Rajinikanth and Padma, both doctors, the lad started playing the game with his parents at home, and he was later enrolled in an academy in the locality. He was drawn to the game under the guidance of MS Bhaskar and then a few others, including Vishnu Prasanna. LIVE TV He is presently coached by Grand Master Vishnu Prasad.A seventh standard student of Velammal Vidyalaya, he says his school has supported him a lot whenever he had to miss classes to play in tournaments.Gukesh, with a FIDE rating of 2497, says his aim is now to keep improving his game and achieve the Super GM title. Gukesh, however, recovered and he put that setback behind him and has now beaten the record held by his friend Praggnanandhaa, who was 12 years and 10 months old when he became India’s youngest GM.Read: Chess Olympiad: Indian Men And Women Beat Holland And Peru Respectively To Keep Medal Hopes AliveThe youngster, who idolises legendary Chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer and India’s Viswanathan Anand, told PTI after achieving the feat that he was very happy and excited. In December last, the Chennai boy had narrowly missed on the record when he lost his third round game against GM Daniele Vocaturo of Italy at the Sunway Sitges International in Barcelona. “At the age of seven, I joined a summer camp in my school. MS Bhaskar, my coach, spotted my talent and encouraged me,” Gukesh said. “Now that I have become a GM, I can play bigger tournaments and will get invitations to challenging events. I want to improve my game and also achieve Super Grandmaster title,” he says. COMMENT First Published: 16th January, 2019 23:13 IST “I am very happy and excited to have become a Grand Master. I am delighted to have won the third (GM) norm and the title. I would like to play Anand sir sometime,” he said over the phone. SUBSCRIBE TO US “I was a little disappointed not to break the record in Spain (Barcelona) but chose to focus on the way forward. I also missed out on achieving the record in Mumbai during the Mumbai International Chess tournament due to a technical issue,” he added. The Chennai lad, who trains six to seven hours a day, said he likes to watch Tamil comedy scenes to relax.Gukesh had secured his first Grandmaster norm during the Bangkok Open in 2018 when he finished 27th in a strong field. His biggest moment came when he won the U-12 World Cadets Championship with a score of 10 out of 11. He continued his great run by securing the top spot and winning the GM norm round-robin tournament in Serbia.Noted chess coach RB Ramesh, who trains Praggnanandhaa, congratulated Gukesh on his achievement. “So many norms at Delhi open! Congratulations to Gukesh for becoming second youngest Grandmaster in the world!,” he wrote on his Facebook page.Gukesh’s father said he was elated at his son’s achievement and also relieved. His mother Padma said she was feeling great and was proud of Gukesh’s feat. Twelve-year-old Gukesh has overtaken the mark set by his state-mate R Praggnanandhaa in June last year and has now become India’s youngest Grandmaster. Tamil Nadu lad D Gukesh on Tuesday became the second youngest Grand Master in the world and the youngest Indian to achieve the feat at 12 years, seven months and 17 days, erasing the mark set by his state-mate R Praggnanandhaa in June last year. Written By “I felt some pressure while playing in Barcelona as there was a possibility of my breaking the record. But once I missed the chance, the pressure was gone. Now, I am relaxed,” he added. “I am feeling great now and also proud of him. He was under little pressure when playing in Spain when there was a possibility of him breaking the world record in the tournament,” she added. WATCH US LIVE He achieved his third and final GM norm at the ongoing 17th Delhi International Open Chess tournament after beating compatriot DK Sharma in the ninth round. Gukesh has now become India’s 59th Grand Master.Ukraine’s Sergey Karjakin remains the youngest-ever GM, having achieved the feat at the age of 12 years and seven months in 2002. FOLLOW USlast_img read more


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first_img“Happy ending” of yet another blue fairytale on the Grbavica Stadium took place yesterday, at the opening of the East Stand, whose construction was enabled by fans and friends of football club Zeljeznicar.It’s been three months and 15 days since laying of the foundation stone and the start of construction of the East Stand of the Grbavica Stadium.Yesterday, on the 1st of April, before the match with Sloboda that started at 7 pm, the stand was officially opened, and the capacity of the stadium will now be increased by 4,266 seats.This is the big thing that FC Zeljeznicar managed to achieve together with their fans.And, these days on social networks is present the story of how Grbavica Stadium got the popular nickname “Valley of pots”.The former director of the club Zdenko Jelic told this legend on one occasion:“That nickname dates from a long time ago, I remember it very well. It refers to Indochina, and the battles over the then Laos, where the two fractions were fighting over what is now known as Vietnam. They were bloody battles which lasted for years. They fought in gorges of mountains, and one of them, the most terrible one in the war in Indochina, was called the “Valley of pots”. The first to mention this was Pero Zagar from Olimpija (Ljubljana), who said: “Those who are going to Grbavica, should leave the hope behind.” With this, he wanted to say that there is no chance to win anything on our Grbavica besides handshake after the defeat.”(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more


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first_imgMuch like senior Shaquan Johnson, Westinghouse (15-8) showed it has enough talent to surprise. Johnson scored 20 points and had four 3-pointers in Saturday morning’s 61-52 victory over Perry in the City league championship game. It was Westinghouse’s first City title since 1998. “This means the world, it means everything to me,” said Johnson. “When our backs are against the wall, that’s how we always play our best.” With star senior Robert Bailey held to ten points, the Bulldogs (15-8) relied on Johnson, Aaron Lyons, who added 15 points, and Affani “The Hammer” Brown. “This means a lot,” said Westinghouse senior guard Bailey. “Not just to our team, but also to the community, to see that there is still Westinghouse basketball.” Westinghouse has a great basketball tradition. Former Bulldogs Maurice Stokes is considered the greatest player in city league history. Chuck Cooper, was the first black player drafted by an NBA team, Ed Fleming and Junebug Howard. These former Westinghouse players are 4 of the top 10 greatest players ever in the city. Westinghouse’s 6-foot-9 center Affani “The Hammer” Brown is unselfish, raw and one of the most intimidating inside presence since Armon Gilliam played for Bethel Park in the 80’s. Brown live by two commandments. Thou shall not get a rebound and Thou shall not get a layup. Because of “The Hammer” Brown and his 7-foot-2 wingspan the Commodores had to rely on their outside shooters and it wasn’t meant to be. Perry shot for only 28 percent (19 of 68) for the game. There was a delay to the start of the game because Westinghouse brought the wrong color uniforms to the City league championship game and I guess that East Liberty was too far away from Homewood to go back and get the ­correct jerseys. Both teams were hit with a technical. CITY LEAGUE CHAMPS—Westinghouse boys show off their trophy after winning their first City League championship in 15 years. It was one of the biggest turnarounds in league history, from a cellar team to champs. See story and more photos in Sports section C3. (Photo by William McBride)last_img read more


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first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Experience Olympia & BeyondExperience Olympia & Beyond, the region’s Visitor & Convention Bureau is now accepting nominations for Thurston County Tourism Awards. The three awards recognize community members who champion tourism to Thurston County. The awards highlight individuals who unite the community, work tirelessly towards achieving a long-term vision and show exceptional hospitality to better the experience for visitors and tourism to Thurston County.Thurston County Tourism Awards:Community Unity AwardFor those who live out their belief in collaboration and regionalism, working to bring the communities of Thurston County together in the name of tourism.Tourism Visionary AwardThis award honors an individual whose continuous commitment and trail-blazing accomplishments have set the stage for regional tourism.Excellence in Hospitality AwardAll who work in the hospitality business provide an invaluable service to the well-being of our economy. This award honors a hospitality professional who consistently goes out of their way to make visitors feel special.Anyone can nominate a qualified community member deserving of the spotlight. Nominations are open through Friday, April 10 and can be submitted online at AnnualTourism.com. The awards are announced at the Annual State of Tourism Meeting from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. on June 11 at Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel.Previous award winners include:2019Excellence in Hospitality, Sandra Hall, Dillinger’s Cocktails and KitchenTourism Visionary, Dave Nickerson, Tumwater Valley Golf ClubCommunity Unity, South Puget Sound Community College2018Excellence in Hospitality, Zoe Wells, La Petite MaisonTourism Visionary, Mayor Wayne Fournier, City of TeninoCommunity Unity, Robby Rutledge, Rutledge Corn Maze2017Excellence in Hospitality, John Bourdon, Sandstone DistilleryTourism Visionary, Joy & Gray Graham, 222 MarketCommunity Unity, Aslan Meade, Thurston Economic Development Council2016Excellence in Hospitality, Charles Clapp, OLTVCBTourism Visionary, Charlotte Dickison, Dixieland Jazz FestivalCommunity Unity, Craig Ottavelli, OrgSupportTourism Professional of the Year, Patrick Knutson, Budd Bay Cafe & the River’s EdgeWho: Experience Olympia & BeyondWhat: Nominations Now Open for Thurston County Tourism AwardsWhen: Awards Announced at Annual State of Tourism MeetingJune 11, 3 p.m.Where: Lucky Eagle Casino & HotelHow to nominate: Click here AnnualTourism.comlast_img read more



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first_imgVICTORIA — Business leaders say they’re concerned the British Columbia government’s budget pays too little attention to the potential impacts of a slowing global economy and a shifting housing market.B.C. Business Council president Greg D’Avignon says finance Minister Carole James is banking on robust economic growth to fund long-term social and environment programs amounting to $2 billion over the next three years.He says the council, which represents many of the largest employers in the province, credits the government for the initiatives that support families and environment programs, but the government is taking business for granted in a darkening economy. Real estate developer Jason Turcotte says the government depends on tax revenue from home sales to help fund its programs, but the budget hinders new property developments which create that wealth.James says B.C. is forecast to lead Canada in economic growth for the next two years and her budget has set aside more than $2.6 billion in contingency and allowance funds in the event of a downturn.Opposition Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson says the budget does nothing to stimulate the economy. The Canadian Presslast_img read more




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first_imgHowever, most restaurants and diners leave us very disappointed when it comes to the pigs and the cows. Well worry no more. One of Hauz Khas’s latest hangouts, Matchbox, is all ready to dish out as much of those sinful eats as you want. We walked into Matchbox on an unsuspecting Thursday night. Placed pertly just a next to Raasta, Matchbox has come up where Themis used to be. Which is a huge relief because Themis was quite terrible. With spanking new interiors Matchbox appeals to your senses with some very innovative walls, some comfy cushions, a video game console for Tekken (which we loved!) and yes – some great music (these guys love their old school rock, thank the lord!).  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Chatting with Amit, one of the brains behind this two-month old joint, we get to know that the venue is all about all things legendary. The music, the movies, sports and of course the comics. We dug into the classic Pigs in a Blanket and the pork sausage pizza as Pink Floyd played in the background. Then came the bacon and fries ( a generous helping of bacon strips with french fries) and we were in heaven!  These guys also have a classic hotdog, a mac and cheese , fried chicken, burgers and yes – maggi! You can add your own twist to the dish of course picking from chicken, veggies and bacon bits. Yes. Get the drift – we love the bacon. They have a huge list of cocktails on offer and some select wines so pick your poison. They also have an all-day breakfast that you could try and a pretty impressive dessert spread which we skipped thanks to all the yummy meat we had just downed with a lot of beer. For next time! Head over and check these guys out.last_img read more


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