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    You Won’t Believe This Surfer Living the Food Stamps Dream

    This is Jason Greenslate’s typical day: “Wake up, go down to the beach, hang out with my friends, hit on some chicks, start drinking.” He also plays in a rock band. And he’s living off food stamps. He has no income—he’s not interested in getting a job—and he’s eating on … More

    Family Fact of the Week: What the Record-Low Marriage Rate Means for Americans’ Well-Being

    Though the marriage rate in America has reached an all-time low, there is a small sign of hope. Within the next two years, there will be a slight rise in the number of weddings as Millennials hit the marriage life stage, according to a recent study by Demographic Intelligence. Given … More

    Income Inequality and Life Expectancy

    Recently The Washington Post published an article claiming that the “widening gap in life expectancy” among America’s seniors “reflects perhaps the starkest outcome of our nation’s growing income inequality.” Income inequality has become an absolute evil that can be blamed for anything terrible in this world. From slowing down the … More

    Heritage Congressional Fellows Program Boasts Largest Graduating Class Ever

    The Heritage Foundation proudly congratulates the largest graduating class of the Heritage Congressional Fellows program (HCF) to date. The Class of 2012 consists of 61 Capitol Hill staffers, 29 from Senate offices and 31 from House offices. HCF is a year-long program dedicated to educating junior-level Capitol Hill staffers on … More

    Family Fact of the Week: The Growing Cultural Gap - Why It Matters

    Last week, Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute spoke to an audience at The Heritage Foundation about his latest book, Coming Apart. Murray warned of a gap in culture and values that has steadily increased throughout the last 50 years between upper-class (defined as those having at least a … More

    Scribecast: Charles Murray Challenges Americans to Get Out of Their Bubble

    Charles Murray likes making the upper middle-class a bit uncomfortable. That was exactly the goal of his latest book, “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010.” Included in it is a popular quiz, “How Thick Is Your Bubble?” The 25 questions offer a test for how well you related … More

    Quiz: How Thick Is Your Bubble?

    Bestselling author Charles Murray visits Heritage next week to discuss his latest work, “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010.” The book explores cultural trends, particularly the new upper class and new lower class in the United States. Murray believes these changes — including the increasing divergence between the … More

    Are We Becoming Europe-lite?

    Is the US merely tagging behind its European neighbors on a road to a thoroughly secular, social democracy? As the Obama Administration stretches its fingers into education, health care and failing companies, the question lingers ominously. But columnist Cheryl Wetzstein notes that, when it comes to faith and family, we’re … More