I have done too much gambling, and this is not an example I wish to set. Therefore my gambling days are overFeature: Bennett's gambling in perspective May 12, 2003
Since I have committed these sins, they must not be sinEd-biz: Bennett and the standards business May 08, 2003
A penny-ante poker game with the Supremes is one thing, but heavy, compulsive gambling ($8 million will fit that description) is a social ill, associated with drug use, domestic violence, child abuse, and bankruptcyThe Vegas Guy: Bill Bennett at the slots May 08, 2003
By furtively indulging in a costly vice that destroys millions of lives and families across the nation, Bennett has profoundly undermined the credibility of his word on this moral issueThe Vegas Guy: Bill Bennett at the slots May 08, 2003
Nonviolent first offenders face mandatory federal prison terms for possession only if they have been arrested with crack cocaine, and then only when the quantities involved are those associated with retail, street-level drug dealingRethinking Mandatory Minimum Sentences Dec 12, 2001
William John Bennett (born July 3, 1943) is an American conservative pundit, politician, and political theorist. He served as United States Secretary of Education from 1985 to 1988. He also held the post of Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (or "Drug Czar") under George H. W. Bush.
Bennett was born in Brooklyn but later moved to Washington, D.C., where he attended Gonzaga College High School. He graduated from Williams College and went on to get a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in Political Philosophy. He also has a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
From 1976 to 1981 he was the executive director of the National Humanities Center, a private research facility in North Carolina. In 1981 President Ronald Reagan appointed him to head the National Endowment for the Humanities, where he served until Reagan appointed him Secretary of Education in 1985. It was in 1986 that Bennett switched from the Democratic to the Republican party. Bennett resigned from this post in 1988, and later that year was appointed to the post of Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy by President George H. W. Bush. He was confirmed by the Senate in a 97-2 vote.