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    Spotlight on Civil Society: "Courageous" Film Highlights Importance of Fathers

    One need look no further than the latest sitcom or celebrity pronouncement to witness the strained state of fatherhood in American culture. As men have become expendable in the eyes of pop culture, fewer adults see the necessity of ensuring their children are raised in intact, married families, where they … More

    Fathers Matter: WATCH “The Importance of Fathers”

    Father’s Day may have a commercial pretense to it, but that doesn’t change the fact that many Americans will take June 19th as a serious occasion to express deep gratitude to fathers. As this Heritage FamilyFacts.org video shows, fatherhood is well worth the recognition. Dads help hold American families, and … More

    Fathers Matter: Involved Dads Get an A+ for Increasing Academic Achievement

    Spending on education has skyrocketed over the past five decades, more than tripling since the 1960s. But despite the ever-increasing taxpayer investment in education, American students’ academic achievement has flatlined. While continuing the status quo of excessive spending does not increase educational gains, social science points to a strong correlation … More

    Fathers Matter: Dads Are Not Optional to Child Well-Being

    Recent social commentary has heralded men’s supposedly diminished role in American society and families. One piece went so far as to proclaim the “end of men.” But as Mark Twain might say, reports of the death of men have been greatly exaggerated. As Father’s Day 2011 approaches, it’s a good … More

    A Marshall Plan for Marriage – Rebuilding Our Shattered Homes

    Marriage in America is in serious trouble. More Americans are cohabitating, fewer are marrying, and if they do wed it is at a much later age than previous generations. Although divorce rates have declined slightly over the past 20 years, pervasive no-fault divorce laws allow marital dissolution to continue plaguing … More

    U.N. Day of the Family: A Reminder of Civil Society's Cornerstone

    Sunday, May 15, is the 2011 United Nations International Day of Families. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the wide-ranging role that the family plays in the well-being of our society. One important first step would be for the U.N. to recognize the benefits associated with family centered on … More

    Heritage Supports the Values Voter Summit

    The Values Voter Summit, September 17-19 in Washington, DC, is a premier event where prominent conservatives come together to discuss important issues in America (click here to sign-up). As a cosponsor, Heritage is proud to have many of our policy experts featured on the schedule. Highlights include: A Constitution Day … More

    Obamacare: A Parent's Worst Nightmare

    Nothing is more important to Larry Patterson than his family. His four kids, who range from a 2-year-old to a college graduate, shape his outlook on life. They’re one of the primary reasons he’s concerned about the devastating consequences of Obamacare. Patterson has good reason to be worried. The Patient … More

    A Veto from Hawaii: Marriage Debate Needs More Than Last-Minute Legislative Maneuvers

    This past April, on the last day of the legislative session, the Hawaii House of Representatives voted 31–20 in favor of HB 444, a controversial measure creating civil unions. This week, Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle replied with a veto of the bill. She states, “I have been open and consistent … More

    Rich, Helen DeVos Receive Luce Award

    Richard and Helen DeVos, two shining examples of American philanthropy and entrepreneurship, are being recognized today with Heritage’s highest honor, the Clare Boothe Luce Award, for their outstanding contributions to the conservative movement. The DeVoses are the guests of honor at a luncheon in Naples, Fla., as part of our … More