• Most Important Racial Gap Closing, Not Growing

    Most Important Racial Gap Closing, Not Growing

    Recent figures on life expectancy bring good news for all those who care about racial justice and equal opportunity. A hundred years ago white people averaged fifteen more years of life than black people in the United States – an appalling gap that reflected oppression and poverty among African-Americans. More…

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  • The Cost of Bashing the GOP

    The Cost of Bashing the GOP

    Approval ratings for the Republican Party recently sank to their lowest levels in a quarter century. According to Pew Research Center, an appalling 62% of registered voters view the GOP unfavorably. This is not just because the American people don't like the leading candidates – Trump and Cruz – but…

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  • Startling Good News on Teen Births

    A dramatic decline in the teen birth rate should encourage those who worry about young people producing kids before they've even finished high schools. New numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics show teen births peaking in 1957, but declining ever since – and now affecting young girls only…

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  • Brain Dead Nostalgia Could Doom GOP

    Brain Dead Nostalgia Could Doom GOP

    Sinking approval ratings show Republicans losing touch with the public by peddling simple-minded nostalgia for the past. A Pew Survey indicates 70% of “Conservative Republicans” agree that “compared with 50 years ago, life for people like me is worse.” That's ridiculous: in 1966, we endured rising, not falling crime, major…

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  • “50% Divorce Rate” Again Exposed as a Lie

    “50% Divorce Rate” Again Exposed as a Lie

    Many sources still cite the long-discredited, utterly bogus statistic that half of all marriages end in divorce, but the Washington Post recently reported on analysis by Flowing Data that once again exposes the lie. Among all Americans, nearly two-thirds of marriages last until one of the partners dies – there…

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  • The Wrong Way to Attack Hillary

    The Wrong Way to Attack Hillary

    Hillary Clinton deserves criticism for many aspects of her candidacy, including her push to expand government's role in our lives and to pull back from America's leadership in the world. She's also open to ethical questions over her reckless use of a secret e-mail account, dubious donations received by the…

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