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    The Uninsured Numbers Are Bad, but Obamacare Can Make Them Worse

    The Census Bureau’s annual snapshot out today shows there were 50.7 million, or 16.7 percent of the population, without health coverage in 2009. These numbers come as the nation experiences a growing shift from private health coverage to more expansive public health programs. Given today’s high rates of unemployment and … More

    Marriage, Happiness, and a Prayer of a Chance at Escaping Poverty

    With the recently released numbers regarding poverty levels in America, public concern is heightened, in particular, regarding the plight of America’s impoverished children. This concern should generate a focus on what might empower them to rise up from poverty—and, in turn, what factors promote stable marriages. Research clearly indicates that … More

    Census 2010 - The American Race

    Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies and I have been talking on at NRO’s The Corner about the Census form and the particularly obnoxious Question 9 asking the person’s “race.” Mark sent his form in after marking the option for “Some other race” and writing in “American” and … More

    To Answer or Not to Answer the Census – That Is the Question

    I have been deluged lately with requests asking me whether one has to answer all of the questions on the 2010 Census, particularly those about race and ethnic background. Like Mark Krikorian, I don’t like those questions and don’t think the U.S. government should be collecting that information — its … More

    Illegal-Alien Census Boycott? Bring It On!

    Writing yesterday for the National Review’s blog, The Corner, Heritage’s Hans von Spakovsky wrote on the 2010 Census and coming immigration battles: The Boston Globe reports that advocates for illegal aliens are urging their followers to boycott the 2010 census. They want illegal aliens to “protest the government’s inaction on immigration legislation.” Translated … More

    Could 2010 Census Include Make-Believe People?

    Left-leaning groups want to include millions of pretend people in the real-life 2010 Census. It almost happened in 2000. This time, they might get their way.  The administration claims it has “no plans” to use statistical sampling to augment the actual headcount next year by adding millions of fictitious people. … More

    ACORN Gets Plum Census Assignment

    Remember ACORN? The Association of Community Organizations for Reform (ACORN), which has been plagued by allegations of voter fraud and abuse? It appears the chips just keep getting cashed in for the group that President Barack Obama once counseled as an attorney. First it was discovered that they were going to … More