Only 17% of Black Teens Live with Parents

The nuclear family has been in the midst of a core meltdown for sixty years. And it doesn’t look like it’s getting better. Just 17% of black teens (15–17) live with their parents. The number is higher for white teens, but still dismal: — Just 17 percent of black teens live with their nuclear family, another all-time low and down from 38 percent in 1950. — 54 percent of white kids aged 15-17 grew up with their biological family intact, a low point and down from 67 percent in 1950. These Read more […]

The FDA Is Paralyzed About Antibiotics And Conservatism Will Resurge

There were a bunch of big headlines yesterday alleging that the FDA was “doing something” about the impending antibiotics crisis. As Beth Hoffman observes at Forbes, the new “guidelines” probably won’t change much about how farms use antibiotics. But sadly, the new FDA “rules” announced Wednesday regarding antibiotic use on farm are a bit of a bait and switch. While the recommendations may “restrict antibiotic use” there is not much hope they will actually limit the quantity of Read more […]

Hooking Up: The Costly Price of Cheap Sex

I read a very surprising article in the Intercollegiate Review that I think our readers should check out. Entitled “Why Hooking Up is Letting You Down,” the article outlined the vast and deleterious consequences of hooking up: from disease to broken families to feelings of meaninglessness to self-destruction. And the article recommended, of all things, traditional morality as the cure for our generation’s sexual letdown. Put in simple terms: free love isn’t free, and cheap sex is costly. It Read more […]