- AEI scholar since 1990
- Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 1982-90
- Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research, 1969-1970, 1974-1981
- Peace Corps Volunteer and US-AID contractor in Thailand, 1965-69
Among the biggest names in television news, there’s just one in whom I have the confidence to not take cheap shots: Brian Williams.
It’s not merely that politics is an epiphenomenon and that deeper personal qualities account for what we call political polarization, but that one specific dimension—our respective attitudes toward personal responsibility—accounts for a huge proportion of the polarization all by itself.
Parents may hope to produce good results 20 years down the road, but that’s not why we love and nurture our children.
It increasingly appears that once we have provided children with a merely OK environment, our contribution as parents and as society is pretty much over. I’m with most of you: I viscerally resist that conclusion.
I just want us to realize that stay-at-home wives are one of the resources that have made America America.
Every August since 2009 has seen a spate of news stories telling us the good news that the rate of nonmarital births has fallen. And so it has done, from a high of 51.8 births per 1,000 unmarried women in 2007–2008 to 44.8 in 2013. But during the same period, the ratio of nonmarital births—the percentage of live births that have been to single women—has been nearly flat, standing at 39.7% in 2007 and 40.6% percent 2013.
W.H. Brady Scholar Charles Murray talks on Salem Radio Network about the distinction between progressives and liberals.
Liberalism as I want to use the term encompasses a set of views that can be held by people who care as much about America’s exceptional heritage as I do.