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    The Challenge for Today’s Conservatives

    It’s no coincidence that most conservatives would agree that taxes are too high and that Obamacare should be repealed. Or that most progressives would argue that we need “the rich” to “pay just a little bit more” and that the government should have a central role in delivering health insurance. … More

    Obamacare Taking a Bite Out of Holiday Budgets

    Because Obamacare is causing many people to lose their insurance plans or face extremely high new premium prices, we know some will be suffering this holiday season. This is the time of year when families need a little extra cash on hand. Unfortunately, the Obamacare rollout was just before the … More

    Upward Mobility, Equality of Opportunity, and the Family

    Discussions about poverty and upward mobility tend to overlook a growing amount of research arguing that socioeconomic differences in America are often rooted in family structure. They note that, as the stability of the family has steadily deteriorated, parents’ financial situation and their children’s future prospects have eroded. Sadly, as … More

    A Double Decline of Marriage and Religiosity: Why Does It Matter?

    Analysts at a recent forum on the downward trends in marriage and religion in the United States agree that the two are not isolated phenomena but, in fact, influence and exacerbate one another. Brad Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project, has shown that family dissolution is linked to a … More

    New Study on High School Graduation Rates, Gender, and Parental Marriage

    Children living with married opposite-sex parents were more likely to graduate from high school than peers living with cohabiting, single, or same-sex parents, according to a new study in the Review of the Economics of Households. This finding is consistent with the decades of research on children’s educational outcomes and … More

    Obamacare’s Threat to Marriage and America’s Civil Society

    In addition to a tsunami of glitches in online enrollment, Obamacare is designed with a payment structure that undercuts marriage and the family—two institutions that have historically provided the foundation for a sustainable and thriving civil society. The law is structured to provide less support to a husband and wife … More

    Family Doctor: I Want to Take Care of My Patients

    As a family doctor, I have always believed in treating the whole person. Every person is a unique individual, and you can’t cookie-cutter medical care; it’s individualized. I am concerned about health care under the new law, and my patients are very concerned. Medicine has changed so much in my … More

    Morning Bell: This Fight Is for You

    The Heritage Foundation has been talking about defunding Obamacare for some time now, and people may be wondering why. Why did we put up a billboard in Times Square warning Americans that Obamacare will be hazardous to their health? Why won’t we give up this fight? Because we are fighting … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Dimming Aspirations in the Rise of Cohabitation

    Since 1960, the number of cohabiting couples in our nation has skyrocketed from 450,000 to more than 7.5 million. As a motivation to move into cohabitation, couples have cited spending more time together, the ability to combine their financial resources, and the opportunity to “test drive” their relationship, possibly avoiding … More

    Dr. Ben Carson Joins Cruz, DeMint, Paul at Values Voter Summit 2013

    As the days count down to Values Voter Summit 2013, leaders from across America continue to join the gathering—most recently, renowned physician (and outspoken critic of Obamacare) Dr. Ben Carson and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI). Having retired earlier this year from his longtime position as director of … More