Family

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    Some (Slightly) Good News About Families

    At the Institute for Family Studies website, Lyman Stone reports: Nearly 4 in 10 children in America are not residing with their own two, married parents (biological or adoptive). This is according to the recently released 2018 American Community Survey, the largest annual social survey carried out in…
    Jon Guze, January 16, 2020
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    Needed: personal community and role models

    David French, who joined Jonah Goldberg and Steve Hayes to create the recently launched Dispatch is ” convinced that the more we politicize the crisis [in community] rather than personalize it and spiritualize it, the more we’ll miss the mark.” “A functioning community doesn’t just provide love and resources,” French…
    Joseph Coletti, January 14, 2020
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    Merry Christmas!

    We at the John Locke Foundation would like to wish you a Merry Christmas!…
    Brenee Goforth, December 25, 2019
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    A Brief History of Santagrams

    Recently, when looking through the North Carolina State Archive’s digital collection (a thing I do from time-to-time), I ran across a couple of so-called “Santagrams” from Western Union. I immediately was intrigued by the collection of little notes that appeared to be written by none other than the big…
    Brenee Goforth, December 18, 2019
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    Thanksgiving advice: Be like Isocrates, not Pajama Boy

    Plutarch goes on to explain that these table philosophers, the forerunners to our haranguing political proselytizers, "annoy most people" and prompt the others to acts of rudeness to drown them out.
    Jon Sanders, November 27, 2019
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    Why California’s paid family leave program didn’t work

    Suzanne Venker writes for the Washington Examiner about a new study of California’s taxpayer-funded family leave program. A new paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that California’s 2004 paid leave law, which provides an extra six weeks of paid leave at 55% of one’s…
    Mitch Kokai, November 13, 2019
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    Questioning the consequences of taxpayer-supported maternity leave

    Georgi Boorman writes for the Federalist about new research that questions the benefits of taxpayer-funded maternity leave. The results of a study released this week on the long-term effects of California’s Paid Family Leave Act indicate the leftist policy may leave mothers in a less favorable position than…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2019
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    Planning To Talk Politics With Family Over Thanksgiving?

    Stick to movies, music, and the weather when talking with family and friends. From pollsters at Rasmussen: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults believe their fellow countrymen are less tolerant of each other’s political opinions than they were in the…
    Donna Martinez, October 14, 2019