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    How Conservatives Can Take Back Culture

    Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles have more in common than you might assume: They both significantly influence society. The nation’s capital is home to the country’s lawmakers and Hollywood is home to the storytellers of our nation. Conservatives spend a lot of time focusing on the first but less on … More

    Fewer Teen Moms but More Babies Born to Single Moms Than Ever

    Yesterday, The Washington Post heralded the decline in teeth birth rates, stating: As the nation continued to struggle in the recession in 2009, the rate at which U.S. women are having babies continued to fall, pushing the teen birth rate to a record low, federal officials reported Tuesday. While a … More

    So Long 2010! A Happier Year for Families and Marriage in 2011?

    Throughout 2010, a series of studies and surveys did not bode well for the prospects of marriage and the family in America. First came a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that unwed childbearing has reached an all-time high. Currently, four out of 10 babies are … More

    Media Spotlight Welcome On 'Retreat from Marriage'

    In a pleasant surprise, a startling new report on the “disappearance of marriage” is getting serious attention from liberal media outlets. It’s a good day for the American family when NPR, CNN and The New York Times all take note of a study warning that divorce, childbearing outside marriage and … More

    Standing for Marriage: Perry on Appeal

    C-SPAN does not cover many federal appellate courts hearings. On Monday, in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the case involving the constitutionality of California’s voter-approved Prop 8, the cable public service provider made a not-at-all surprising exception. Before a three-judge panel in a San Francisco courthouse, defenders of traditional marriage squared off … More

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Time for Cautious Judgment

    As Secretary of Defense Robert Gates promised last February, the Pentagon’s working group on Congress’s military eligibility law known as “don’t ask, don’t tell” has issued a report advocating for and detailing implementation steps of the law’s repeal. After several weeks of media spin occasioned by a WikiLeaks-style drip of … More

    Religious Liberty, Obama’s Surprising Soft Spot

    President Obama apparently has a soft spot in his heart for religious liberty. And the New York Times editorial board is not pleased. The president last week issued a much-awaited executive order setting government-wide policy on community-based and religious nonprofits that receive federal grants. The executive order is meant to … More

    Freedom to Thank God, In America and Abroad

    Americans really are blessed. It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and most of us are free to approach it as we please: Gathering once again as family and friends to enjoy favorite food and company, we may choose to thank God for all we have. We may just dig into the turkey and … More

    California Squirms with CIRM: The Embryonic Stem Cell Boondoggle

    Centrally planned job creation and scientific research pose many of the same problems: extraordinary expense, a pattern of politically shaped insider transactions, and less than promising results. This occurs for substantially the same reason: government attempts to pick winners and losers in developing fields ignore the discipline of the marketplace … More

    Welfare Reform: British Style

    According to British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, the United Kingdom will put into place “a radical new welfare state where it always pays to work.” Newly elected British Prime Minister David Cameron has set forth plans that, according to analysts, will result in the nation’s most dramatic welfare … More