Top 5 Stories of the Week

5.) Science Shows Married Couples Protect Children

Over at National Review, Professor Bradford Wilcox says it’s been a rough week for family structure denialists:

It’s been a rough two weeks for the family-structure denialists, those progressive academics (Philip Cohen, “How to Live in a World Where Marriage Is in Decline”), journalists (Katie Roiphe, “New York Times, Stop Moralizing About Single Mothers”), and pundits (Matthew Yglesias, “The ‘Decline’ of Marriage Isn’t a Problem”) who seek to minimize or deny the importance of marriage and family structure. That’s because three new pieces of scholarship — a journal, a report, and a study — were released this month that solidify the growing scientific consensus that marriage and family structure matter for children, families, and the nation as a whole.

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4.) Baseless Conjecture Alert! It’ll Be Carson vs. Rubio for the Nomination

Frank, you talked about Carson’s recent surge in Iowa yesterday and made some great points.

At this point, it seems that Trump and Carson are functioning as an amorphous blob candidate. Supporters of Trump tend to like Carson, and supporters of Carson tend to like Trump. Furthermore, these voters tend to dislike perceived establishment candidates like Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Chris Christie, etc.

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3.) LGBT Activist Group Announces Radical Agenda to Eliminate Religious Freedom Protections

Photo credit: Ted Mielczarek via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Following the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage, LGBT activists have decided that they’re not finished.

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