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    Marriage in Middle America: Fair to Middling—and Struggling

    A recent New York Times article points out that divorce rates—once highest in metropolitan, big city areas—are now creeping upward in Middle America: Forty years ago, divorced people were more concentrated in cities and suburbs. But geographic distinctions have all but vanished, and now, for the first time, rural Americans … More

    Fewer Teen Moms but More Babies Born to Single Moms Than Ever

    Yesterday, The Washington Post heralded the decline in teeth birth rates, stating: As the nation continued to struggle in the recession in 2009, the rate at which U.S. women are having babies continued to fall, pushing the teen birth rate to a record low, federal officials reported Tuesday. While a … More

    Morning Bell: Halting the Explosive Growth of Welfare Entitlements

    Despite its failure last week, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is continuing to push his tax-extenders bill. Bundled together with the many egregious pieces of this bill is a $2.5 billion Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) emergency fund. This provision ties right into the current administration’s philosophy on government welfare: … More