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  • Splitsville: Gender gap gives way to wedding gap; marrieds choose GOP

    The gender gap is morphing into a marriage gap where married men and women are the Republican side of the new divide and unmarried men and women are Democrats.

  • As families flee coal country, schools struggle

    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia public school districts are grappling with declining enrollments as the area loses population amid the declining coal industry. Eastern Kentucky's public school districts have lost more than 12,000 students since the 1999-2000 school...

  • Is it ever OK to spank?

    Some parents are abusive because they're bad people. But many well-meaning parents may be harming their children in the misguided belief that hitting or insulting them instills important virtues, or at least does no harm.

  • Do we need corporal punishment?

    It's always possible that if American parents abandoned corporal punishment, our kids would turn out spoiled, selfish, lazy and bereft of moral values. You know, like U.S. Marines.

  • Census: Marriage rate at 93-year low, even including same-sex couples

    The Census Bureau reported Thursday that the nation’s marriage rate has hit the lowest rate since 1920, and the first-time inclusion of same sex married couples did little to reverse the decline.

  • 'Late-Talking Children' a helpful guide for parents

    Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age two, three or even four, can appreciate what a blessing it can be to have someone who can tell them what to do -- and what not to do.

  • Obama to Latinos: I'm not that into you

    In the annals of cynical political maneuvers, President Obama's decision to postpone executive action on immigration until after the election must win some sort of prize.

  • My secret shame: I'm addicted to '19 Kids and Counting'

    It was only by chance that I stumbled across the decidedly wholesome and un-artistic "19 Kids and Counting." I showed up to mock the unbridled puritanism of a bunch of freaks -- not to mention poke fun at my own family for watching such dreck -- and I never left.

  • Kinship, bloodlines matter to everyone

    The Supreme Court rightly put a temporary hold on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit's 2-1 decision to reject the freedom of Virginians to affirm the uniqueness of the marital relationship in their laws. But the untold story from the Appeals Court ruling is its linguistic gymnastics --...



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