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What happened to illegitimacy? Births outside marriage now the norm

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Yesterday’s New York Times led with a remarkable statistic: for the first time, a majority of women under 30 who give birth are unmarried. As the Times reports: Once largely limited to poor women and minorities, motherhood without marriage has settled deeply into middle America. The fastest growth in the last two decades has occurred among white […]

With focus on lame Republicans, Obama’s prospects have improved

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The latest New York Times/CBS News pollconfirms a recent trend since the end of last year: President Obama’s political standing is improving. Obama’s job approval rating is now 50 percent, an “important baseline in presidential politics” according to the Times.  The president’s approval rating has not been around 50 percent since the end of 2009, which was just […]

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