Joseph A. Califano Jr.

What Was Really Great About The Great Society

If there is a prize for the political scam of the 20th century, it should go to the conservatives for propagating as conventional wisdom that the Great Society programs of the 1960s were a misguided and failed social experiment that wasted taxpayers’ money. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, from 1963 when… Read more »

A New Prescription

If, as conservatives and liberals agree, the most basic responsibility of government is to protect the public safety of its citizens, then the failure to treat and train the 1.2 million alcohol and drug abusers and addicts crowding America’s prisons is the nation’s most egregious display of public irresponsibility. In America crime and alcohol and… Read more »