Subjectivity and exaggerating the foibles or bad reasoning of the opposition in political coverage was the norm.
Reaching out electronically is, of course, already the norm for millions of young people across America.
At the time, polygamy was the norm in Arab tribal society, and marrying widows and divorcées was a noble thing to do.
"standard, pattern, model," 1821, from French norme, from Latin norma "carpenter's square, rule, pattern," of unknown origin. Klein suggests a borrowing (via Etruscan) of Greek gnomon "carpenter's square." The Latin form of the word, norma, was used in English in the sense of "carpenter's square" from 1670s.