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  • When Liberals Blew It (Holy Cow...Is the NYSlimes shifting rightward?)

    03/12/2015 5:31:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | Nicholas Kristof
    Fifty years ago this month, Democrats made a historic mistake. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, at the time a federal official, wrote a famous report in March 1965 on family breakdown among African-Americans. He argued presciently and powerfully that the rise of single-parent households would make poverty more intractable. “The fundamental problem,” Moynihan wrote, is family breakdown. In a follow-up, he explained: “From the wild Irish slums of the 19th-century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los Angeles, there is one unmistakable lesson in American history: a community that allows large numbers of young men to grow up in broken families...
  • How Personal Relationships Threaten The Power of the State

    05/07/2014 5:43:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 5, 2014 | Stella Morabito
    Marriage is the new bogeyman for our “progressive” friends. It’s worth asking why that is the case. Consider this recent Slate article entitled: “Just Say No: For White Working Class Women, it Makes Sense to Stay Single Mothers.” The co-authors Naomi Cahn and June Carbone both seem well connected to the school of feminist legal theory that claims marriage is generally an outmoded and “patriarchal” institution. So perhaps it should come as no surprise they would be interested in discouraging it for yet another demographic: white, working-class mothers. Cahn and Carbone walk readers through their case study of Lily, employed...
  • The ‘War on Women’ and the War on the Family (Welfare as "State Polygamy?")

    02/06/2014 5:16:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | February 6, 2014 | William Tucker
    The Democratic Party has found what seems to be a winning formula in both state and national elections – a “War on Women” being waged by the Republicans. The “War on Women” is based on the premise that women are oppressed if they do not 1) have access to free birth control, 2) have unlimited access to abortion, 3) receive “equal pay for equal work” based on credentials rather than performance, and 4) have the support of the state if they have a child out of wedlock. On closer examination, however, this “War on Women” turns out to be something...
  • CHART: Check Out How The Age At Which People First Get Married Is Soaring

    10/27/2013 8:03:20 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct 27, 2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    Here's a fascinating chart that probably comports with what you're seeing in real life. The age at which people are first getting married is soaring. (Via John Podhoretz). The jump in the last decade is particularly notable. There are various theories for why people are getting married later, but one notion has to do with cultural attitudes towards marriage, and the growing perception that marriage is a "capstone" of life achievements, rather than a cornerstone.
  • Poll: 2 in 5 women would consider parenting solo

    05/30/2013 1:28:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2013 4:11 PM EDT | Jocelyn Novek and Jennifer Agiesta
    As Christy Everson was nearing age 40, she made a decision: She wanted to have a child, even though she was single and it meant doing it all alone. Her daughter, conceived via a sperm donor, is now 2½ years old, and Everson hopes to have a second child. “Was it worthwhile? Well, I’m thinking of doing it again, aren’t I?” she says. Everson and women like her are part of a shift in American society. An Associated Press–WE TV poll of people under 50 found that more than 2 in 5 unmarried women without children—or 42 percent—would consider having...
  • Teenage Runaways, Drug Addicts and Single Moms- The New All American “Progressive” Family

    04/29/2011 1:52:57 PM PDT · by Rhonda Robinson · 6 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 29, 2011 | Suzanne Venker
    According to a new study by the Centre for Social Justice, almost half of all children in the United Kingdom will see their married or cohabitating parents split up by the time they’re sixteen. Never before in Great Britain’s history has the breakdown of the family been so palpable. Here in the United States things aren’t much different. According to a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, one in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent. The main reason for the high U.S. figure, say the experts, is the growing...
  • One in FOUR children in the U.S. is raised by a single parent

    04/28/2011 8:58:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 27, 2011
    One in four children in the U.S. is being raised by a single parent - a percentage that has been on the rise and is higher than other developed countries, according to a report released today. Researchers found that the U.S. had 25.8 percent of children being raised by a single parent, compared with an average of 14.9 percent across the other countries.
  • To the Left, Children Are Compensation

    12/30/2010 1:10:44 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 16 replies · 16+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Dec. 30, 2010 | Suzanne Venker
    What makes a good parent? Many things, of course. But an obvious prerequisite is someone whose parenting goals have less to do with what he or she wants and more to do with what children need. Sadly, this attitude no longer prevails in mainstream American society. Elton John and Eva Longoria (Neil Patrick Harris, too) are the latest to jump on the Me first, Child last bandwagon. Longoria is in the process of divorcing husband Tony Parker (like most women in Hollywood eventually do), but she has no intention of letting a small thing like that stop her from being...
  • Children need traditional families more than feminists

    12/05/2010 2:09:33 PM PST · by AustralianConservative · 9 replies
    Pizza Trays & Beer Bottles ^ | December 5, 2010 | Australian Satirist
    Reality: Children need tradition. In fact, I’d go so far as to argue that they need it more than moneyed feminists, with Volvos. Over at The Future of Children blog (a collaboration of The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution) Lauren Moore supports the view that tradition liberates us from government’s paternalistic chains. “As The Future of Children: Fragile Families journal explains, fragile families - defined as couples who are unmarried when their children are born - face greater risks than more traditional families, which can have negative consequences on child...
  • Reasons Why the New Study on Single Dads' Alleged Neglect of Their Kids' Health May Be Misleading

    08/09/2007 10:09:43 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 1 replies · 147+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 8/9/07 | Glenn Sacks
    As the new Reuters article "Children of single dads get less health care" (8/8/07) [http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSCOL86095820070808] explains, a new study by Health Services Research claims that single fathers are less likely to take their children to the doctor for routine visits than single mothers, and are also less likely to have health insurance. Despite the alleged disadvantages single mothers face, we're told that "nonetheless, children of single mothers were most likely to make well-child visits to the doctor for preventive care." I think that single fathers should be more careful to make these "well-child" visits and have health insurance, but there...
  • Surge in Birth Rates Among Hispanics Creating New U.S. Underclass

    04/17/2007 3:41:01 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 87 replies · 1,267+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Jan.21, '07 | Heather MacDonald
    ...the explosive growth of the U.S. Hispanic population over the next couple of decades does not bode well for American social stability. The dimensions of the Hispanic baby boom are startling. By 2050 the Latin population will have tripled, the Census Bureau projects. It's the fertility surge among unwed Hispanics that should worry policymakers. Hispanic women have the highest unmarried birthrate in the country - over three times that of whites and Asians, and nearly one and a half times that of black women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Social workers in Southern California... are in...
  • Single Parents - Are You Free On This Passover?

    04/02/2007 3:19:26 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies · 279+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | April 2, 2007 | Sara Silber
    Single Parents - Are You Free On This Passover? By Sara Silber Family Affairs Editor Israel News Agency Jerusalem ---- April 2, 2007..... As the holiday of freedom, Passover or as it is known in Israel as Pesach, approaches, it is desirable to contemplate the themes of this Jewish holiday thereby enhancing your and your family's emotional and spiritual growth. You and your loved ones may want to ponder and discuss the various aspects of freedom – both external and internal. Questions for divorced and single parents to think about: are you free from subjugation of others, from abuse and...
  • Divorce, Single Parenting and Kids' Well-being - Importance of Stable Family Structure

    06/03/2006 4:47:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 1,782+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | June 3, 2006
    NEW YORK, JUNE 3, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Changes in family structures have placed many children in difficulties. In a nutshell this is the argument of two studies released March 30 by the Institute for American Values. The studies, both authored by Norval Glenn and Thomas Sylvester, are based on an examination of articles published in the Journal of Marriage and Family from 1977 to 2002. Introducing the first study, "The Shift: Scholarly Views of Family Structure Effects on Children, 1977-2002," the authors comment that academic opinions can be broadly divided into two camps. The first can be termed pro-marriage, and argues...
  • All in the family: Why a strong, intact home life is the biggest single factor in raising good kids

    11/05/2005 9:29:08 PM PST · by Coleus · 92 replies · 932+ views
    CERC ^ | 10.03.05 | John Leo
    All in the family    JOHN LEO Why a strong, intact home life is the biggest single factor in raising good, successful kids. It took the media a while to acknowledge that most of Katrina's victims were black. Apparently, it will take longer to mention that most of the victims were women and children. I noticed three commentators who brought up the delicate subject of the mostly missing males — George Will, Gary Bauer, and Thomas Bray, a columnist for the Detroit News. Will noted that 76 percent of births to Louisiana's African-Americans are to unmarried women, and probably more...
  • Fathers keep society safe

    06/15/2005 7:45:55 AM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies · 827+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 15th, 2005 | Christopher Chantrill
    Fathers keep society safe June 15th, 2005 For the last couple of weeks, lefties in Britain have been leaping to the defense of the three teenaged sisters, aged 16, 14, and 12, who have each recently brought a little bundle of joy into the world. These brand-new single parents live with their single-parent mother, Julie Atkins, in public housing - at a weekly cost to the state of about $1,200, or $60,000 per year. “There have always been women like Yeats’s Crazy Jane whose gardens grow ‘nothing but babies and washing,’” huffed Germaine Greer from a bunker on the feminist...
  • How America can end its divorce epidemic

    04/07/2005 5:54:01 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 12 replies · 1,333+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 7, 2005 | WorldNetDaily
    How America can end its divorce epidemic Posted: April 7, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern By David Kupelian © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com When 32-year-old Paul and his 17-year-old fiancee Anna walked into the Norristown, Pa., courthouse to apply for a marriage license, the justice turned them down flat when he learned they had known each other for only one day. Yet after much pleading and persuasion, the judge reluctantly granted them their license, and Anna and Paul were married three days later. The wedding, held at Paul's brother's house, wasn't much – only four people in attendance, no wedding gown, no flowers,...
  • Young students seen as increasingly hostile (TEXAS)

    08/15/2004 11:44:02 AM PDT · by Dubya · 128 replies · 3,154+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | Aug. 15, 2004 | Cynthia L. Garza
    A first-grader in Arlington tried to moon his teacher. Another threw chairs and destroyed the classroom. A kindergartner in Fort Worth tried to poison the classroom ferrets by feeding them crayons and glue. The child also bit other students. As most North Texas students -- including those in Fort Worth and Arlington -- return to classes Monday, teachers expect to see a continuation of a disturbing trend: It's the tiniest students who are hitting, spitting, kicking, biting and cursing like sailors. "We fight before we learn to negotiate," said Michael Parker, who oversees psychological services for Fort Worth schools. "Kids...
  • Loving Hispanic woman is a state agency's ideal [White Families Need Not Apply??]

    05/28/2004 5:00:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 35 replies · 1,001+ views
    The Record of Hackensack, aka The Bergen Record | 05.13.04
    Loving Hispanic woman is a state agency's ideal Thursday, May 13, 2004 "It means so much to them to have a home, to have some stability," says Margaret Quintana, surrounded by four of her five foster children. Margaret Quintana's most prized possessions include the mementos of a typically proud mother: pictures of smiling children, and letters, cards, and poems from them that describe the difference that her love made in their lives.They are not her biological children. They are the dozens of foster children, most of them Hispanic, whom Quintana has taken into her home during the last 16 years.Quintana...
  • Our Own Worst Enemies: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America

    12/20/2003 11:51:02 AM PST · by bdeaner · 18 replies · 2,185+ views
    America's Voices ^ | 12/20/03 | La Shawn Barber
    A book written with truth, wisdom and insight shouldn't be revolutionary.  Unfortunately, reporting facts about black America can be downright subversive.  In his new book, , Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson ("the other Jesse") tells it like it is.  He is the founder and president of the successful non-profit  (BOND), whose purpose is "rebuilding the family by rebuilding the man".Rarely do I come across writing as brutally honest as my own when dealing with the black community.  Liberals in general won't like it, liberal blacks in particular will hate it, and conservatives will wonder what took so long.  SCAM is a...
  • A Less Perfect Union

    08/19/2003 8:21:05 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies · 125+ views
    New Yorker Online ^ | 12 August 2003 | Katherine Boo
    This week in the magazine, Katherine Boo writes about two women involved in an Oklahoma initiative to encourage marriage as a means of reducing the state's welfare rolls. ----------------------------------------------------- A Less Perfect Union This week in the magazine, Katherine Boo writes about two women involved in an Oklahoma initiative to encourage marriage as a means of reducing the state's welfare rolls. Boo, a staff writer for The New Yorker, last year contributed an article about a single former welfare mother working as a police officer in Washington, D.C. Here she talks with The New Yorker’s Amy Davidson about the so-called...
  • Sharp Reduction in Black Child Poverty Due to Welfare Reform

    06/14/2003 12:02:50 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 47 replies · 1,053+ views
    Heritage Foundation PolicyWire ^ | June12, 2003 | Melissa G. Pardue
    Over six years ago, Congress overhauled much of the nation's welfare system. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 19961 replaced the failed social program called Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) with Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). The reform legislation had three primary goals: (1) reduce welfare dependence and increase employment, (2) reduce child poverty, and (3) reduce illegitimacy and strengthen marriage. At the time of the law's enactment, many liberal groups made dire predictions about the terrible effect these reforms would have on America's children. In particular, the Children's Defense Fund claimed that welfare...
  • Single-parent homes studied Afflictions later in life are seen for children

    01/26/2003 6:00:12 PM PST · by TheMole · 5 replies · 501+ views
    Associated Press via Boston Globe ^ | 01/24/2003 | Emma Ross
    <p>LONDON - Children growing up in single-parent families are twice as likely as their counterparts to develop serious psychiatric illnesses and addictions later in life, according to an important new study.</p> <p>Researchers have for years debated whether children from such homes bounce back or whether they are more likely than those whose parents stay together to develop serious emotional problems.</p>