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The Cure for What Ails Us

By L.S. Dugdale| A National Hospice Foundation survey some years ago found that Americans are more inclined to discuss safe sex and drugs with their children than they are to talk with their terminally ill parents about preparing for death. Although this may sound reasonable—unsafe sex and illicit drugs pose a threat more immediate than death—the consequences of avoiding… 

Those Who Lived to See Such Times

By The Wade Center Blog | The world is currently experiencing a unique and unsettling time with the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). […most businesses have closures or limited services, cultural and social centers such as libraries and museums…are closed to the public, large public events have been cancelled, [etc.]…. This isolation is hard, and it has made many fearful. However, our current circumstances are very reminiscent of what five of the seven Wade authors… 

Why Perfection Continues to Evade Society

By Annie Holmquist | Just a few weeks ago I was surprised to see a headline indicating American confidence had increased over the past few years.  How quickly things change. As a friend recently told me, when everything looks good and optimism is up, that’s a sure sign everything is about to tank. Recently, all the headlines showcase stories of gloom and doom. Coronavirus. Falling stocks. Businesses struggling. Tumultuous… 

Marriage Is the Ticket Out of Poverty

By Rep. Ted Budd| Why are some millennials more financially secure than others? The answer has to do with individual life choices. Americans who graduate high school, start working, get married, and have children—in that order—are significantly less likely to fall into poverty than others. These four core life choices, when sequenced together, provide the best path… 

Shaking Precedent

By Leah Hickman| Since the United States Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, only seven of the 31 abortion cases to come before the high court had women as plaintiffs. All other plaintiffs have either been abortionists or abortion businesses.  The Louisiana abortion case the Supreme Court heard Wednesday, June Medical Services v. Russo, keeps in line with the trend. 

Understanding Why We Can’t Understand Each Other

By Adam J. Macleod | Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren threw kerosene on the culture war’s embers with a recent quip about marriage. An official for a sexual-identity activist group asked her what she would say to someone who believes that marriage is “between one man and one woman.” Warren answered, “Well, I’m going to assume it’s a guy who…”

Six Rules for Pro-Life Radicals

By Mary Eberstadt| Who are the true radicals of our time? Not sexual revolutionaries—ever since Obergefell, they have become as unremarkable as rainbow flags. Neither is the abortion-euthanasia juggernaut radical—not anymore, and not for a long time. Cheerleading for Roe and the rest, like other forms of vice-signaling, is endemic in polite society.  No: The authentic radicals today… 

Why Are So Many Young People Still Unhappy?

By Dennis Prager | The rates of suicide, self-injury, depression, mass shootings and loneliness (at all ages) are higher than ever recorded. It seems that Americans may have been happier, and certainly less lonely, during the Great Depression and World War II than today, even with today’s unprecedentedly high levels of health, longevity… 

Why Are Depression Rates Rising Fast for Girls?

By Jean Twenge | We’re in the middle of a teen mental health crisis – and girls are at its epicenter.  Since 2010, depression, self-harm and suicide rates have increased among teen boys. But rates of major depression among teen girls in the U.S. increased even more – from 12 percent in 2011 to 20 percent in 2017. In 2015, three,,,