Social Fabric

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    The Future of Teen Drug Use?

    As President Obama lawlessly refuses to enforce federal drug laws, brain damage from high-potency marijuana is fast becoming the largest health risk to American youth.

    Hudson Institute, December 17, 2014
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    Family Fragmentation: Can Anything Be Done?

    The first step in reversing the devastating decline of the family—probably the greatest source of inequality in America—is to start expressing a clear preference, in speech, for two biological (or adoptive) parents.

    Washington Examiner, January 5, 2015
  • Colorado Governor: Legalizing Pot Was ‘Reckless’

    As study after study confirms marijuana’s harmfulness, bipartisan concern about its legalization grows.

    Daily Signal, October 8, 2014
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    Neo-Victorianism on Campus

    Liberals’ obsession with “a campus rape crisis” may inadvertently be helping to restore virtue and decency to college campus life.

    The Weekly Standard, October 20, 2014
  • Survey: Support for Legal Weed Drops 7 Points in the Past Year

    In a year that saw legalized marijuana in Colorado and Washington, many Americans may not like what they are seeing, as public support for legalized pot dropped seven points in one poll.

    The Washington Post, September 23, 2014
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    Nearly eight years ago, Joseph McNamara, former police chief of Kansas City and San Jose, warned that police culture was changing for the worse—as it was shifting away from the notion that the police’s fundamental duty is to protect human life.

    The Wall Street Journal, November 29, 2006
  • Comparing Alcohol and Marijuana: Seriously

    The New York Times and other advocates of marijuana legalization are peddling fictional claims about addiction while ignoring the clear warnings of current science, which shows that pot-smoking actually changes the brains of users—especially young users—in a way that alcohol does not.

    Hudson Institute, July 27, 2014
  • Mommy Police with Real Handcuffs

    Horribly safety-obsessed parenting notions are now being mandated by law in some communities, turning what should be vibrant and adventurous American children into dependent, coddled wimps.

    Bloomberg, July 16, 2014
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    Conversations with Bill Kristol

    Bill Kristol hosts a series of in-depth conservations with Leon and Amy Kass, Harvey Mansfield, and Elliott Abrams about the great questions at the core of human society, constitutional government, and the fate of the American experiment.

    The Foundation for Constitutional Government
  • Abortion Activists Deny Science

    Though the courts and pro-abortion activists prefer to downplay the question of when life begins as being vague and philosophical, science has a very clear answer.

    National Review, June 17, 2014
  • The Media’s Abortion Problem

    An incurious press corps allows a national scandal to continue under cover of darkness.

    The Federalist, May 16, 2014
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    The Legalization Juggernaut

    It’s time for political leaders to start speaking out on the damaging effects of marijuana on the lives of individuals and on society as a whole, rather than standing idly by while the rush to legalization weakens our social condition.

    The Weekly Standard, May 5, 2014
  • Ignoring an Inequality Culprit: Single-Parent Families

    You’d never know it from the White House, academic conferences, or the press corps, but the decline of marriage may be the main cause of income inequality.

    Wall Street Journal, April 20, 2014
  • A Major Problem Needs a National Response

    Legalizing marijuana doesn’t just harm the individual, it also corrodes our civic mores and weakens our republic.

    New York Times, January 14, 2013