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March 4, 2024

Teen Suicide and the Limits of Sociology

…this is the nature of the topic. We will never know exactly why and the questions we are left with may better be answered by philosophy or theology than sociology….

March 4, 2024

As the family goes, so goes the state. Utah gets this

When it comes to realizing the nation’s most important ideals — from the American dream to the “pursuit of happiness” — Utah has a well-deserved reputation for leading out. The…

March 4, 2024

The state of the union isn’t strong because of the state of our unions

Thomas Jefferson, the nation’s third president, is justly famous for underlining the importance of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” for our new nation in the Declaration of Independence….

March 1, 2024

On the Front Porch with Brent Orrell and Tony Pipa: A Conversation with Carol Graham

…rural America. These discussions will explore the unique challenges and opportunities facing rural America and consider policy options to promote development and opportunity outside the nation’s major metropolitan areas. For…

March 1, 2024

How the Children’s Bureau Lost Its Way

…look after the Nation’s child crop?” It seems like a lovely sentiment, but the nation’s child crop is considerably larger than it was back then and the percentage of children…

March 1, 2024

Study What You Love or Study What Will Make You Money?

…Dreambound asked a thousand American adults about their education and career satisfaction, and while the sample isn’t statistically representative of the nation as a whole, the results are broadly suggestive….

February 29, 2024

Recalling Pandemic Lessons on “Self-Certifying” Eligibility

…programs to allow beneficiaries to self-certify their eligibility. That guidance directly affects a handful of programs with limited funding that offer a variety of employment-related services. Naturally the department argues…

February 29, 2024

Addressing the False Claims from Industry Groups on Pilot Testing SNAP Restrictions

…Food Association and the National Grocers’ Association—sent letters to Congressional leaders opposing funds for these pilots. Although these groups most likely oppose the pilots because they may hurt their bottom…

February 29, 2024

Parents’ Rights, Yes. But Parent Responsibilities, Too

Americans disagree with one another about all manner of important topics when it comes to schools and schooling. That’s inevitable in a nation of more than 300 million people. And…

February 28, 2024

Reform the Safety Net to Counter the Economic Challenges Facing Women Considering Abortion

…economic hardship.[3] Another national survey of post-abortive women revealed that the majority of women experienced pressure to abort from other people in their lives.[4] The challenges that mothers experiencing unplanned…