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    Side Effects: Stay Single and Save 15 Percent or More on Health Insurance

    No, this isn’t a Geico commercial.  Come 2013, America’s bachelors may want to think twice before popping the question.  Thanks to Obamacare, some couples can save thousands on health insurance just by opting to cohabit rather than marry. How?  The subsidy system erected in the complicated new health law manages … More

    Obamacare: Impact on the Family

    The recent health care debate has shown that many in Congress do not always vote in favor of what is best for their constituents. Families, specifically, will suffer many negative repercussions from the passage of the health care bill. Heritage’s Chuck Donovan explains the immense impact that the Patient Protection … More

    Understanding Illegitimacy

    The press has rushed to report a minuscule drop in “teen births” based on data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As usual, the mainstream media are focusing on a trivial, politically correct story while ignoring the real story buried in the data. Here’s the real story: … More

    Abstinence Day on the Hill

    Spring has sprung in Washington, DC, and while many buses line the streets packed with students touring the National Monuments, another group of students came to Washington this week for a different purpose: To tell policymakers about the impact that abstinence education has had in their lives. This year’s annual … More

    Rising Cohabitation, What It Really Means

    “No family change has come to the fore in modern times more dramatically, and with such rapidity, as heterosexual cohabitation outside of marriage,” writes David Popenoe, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Rutgers University and one of the preeminent family scholars in the country. The latest release by the CDC’s National … More

    Obamacare’s Uninvited Wedding Guest: A New Health Tax

    Does marriage provide health benefits? According to the research, it does, but not according to many in Congress. Under the Senate-passed health care bill, couples who choose to wed, or to remain wedded, will face financial penalties cohabiting couples will be spared, even if a married couple makes the exact … More

    Is Harry Reid Really On The Right Side of History?

    This past weekend a brouhaha developed across the nation over remarks Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) made in 2008 about then-candidate Barack Obama, as reported in the book “Game Change” by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Putting aside whether his vocabulary was appropriate for a senator, in private or public, … More

    Money and Marriage - Divorce Declines in Great Recession

    A new report -The 2009 “State of our Unions”- out of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and the Institute for American Values, reports that divorce fell during the first full year of the Great Recession, the first annual dip since 2005. “Tough times foster real family … More

    In the Green Room: Jeff Kemp on How Free Enterprise and Strong Families Fix Social Problems

    “Optimism is important for anything in life-to realize that our condition is never final.” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLEJ-HyIMcM[/youtube] With unbridled and infectious optimism, Jack Kemp (1935-2009) championed hope, growth, and enterprise to overcome poverty and social breakdown in America and around the world. In his roles as U.S. Congressman, Secretary of Housing and … More

    Mirage or Oasis: Marriage and Emerging Adults

    Visiting the complicated world of emerging adults (young people between the ages of 18 and 29, with data now available up to age 23), Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker report back with findings that raise challenges for the future of marriage as an institution. Some of their findings, which will … More