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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,,, 

Classical Liberalism against Relativism

By Hadley Arkes | In his large nature, Robert Miller, my critical but dear friend, offered some kind words about my political works in the pro-life cause; and he sought also to shelter me from his blows as he loosed his terrible swift sword on Matthew Schmitz. Evidently Schmitz had vexed him for his critique of… 

A Dead Man Won the Last Democratic Debate

By Deion A. Kathawa | What’s striking about this election cycle’s Democratic presidential primary debates is how much they’ve been absolutely dominated by a man who’s been dead for 90 years. That man is Herbert Croly, the intellectual godfather of the progressive movement and the first editor of The New Republic….