Baltimore kids prove smarter than their parents

“At night, they could be hanging with the wrong crowd and end up in a lot of trouble,” warns a wise Baltimore girl. Mayor Rawlings-Blake announces Curfew Center The City of Baltimore is stepping in to do what too many parents won’t: keep kids off the street and safe this summer. In response to rampant lack of parental supervision and a recent stabbing during a mob teen riot that took hours... More
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Wait, big families can be normal?

Editor’s note: We welcome John White to the CV Blog. John is an attorney who lives in Chicago with his wife and three children.   The reactions that people have to big families can be downright hysterical.  I am one of seven (a trait I share with both gluttony and Dopey – but I digress).  Anyone who is from a big family has experienced it.  The confused disbelief…”y... More
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Are more babies needed to save Social Security?

James Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center outlines one of the little-recognized problems with government-run pension programs like Social Security. “Foreign as it may sound to the modern ear, a motivation for having children in earlier times was economic security in old age. As parents became frail and less productive, it was expected that one or more of their adult children woul... More
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Children in Marriage Politics

I find it interesting that the following article is in the “fashion” section of the NYT: “Gay Marriage” advocates begin utilizing children as a tactic to show their true family values. In recent years, an increasing number of these children — ranging in age from 10 to nearly 40 — have taken active roles in campaigns organized by Colage (formerly known as Children of Le... More
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