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David Blankenhorn
David Blankenhorn is the founder and president of the Institute for American Values and the author of "Fatherless America" and "The Future of Marriage.Ē He received a Bachelorís Degree in Social Studies, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and a Masterís Degree in Comparative Social History from the University of Warwick in Coventry. You can follow him on Twitter @blankenhorn3.

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Despite its numerous victories and impressive leaders, the size and shape of our current pro-family coalition are inadequate to the task before us. We have an opportunity to think about marriage in a way that b...
Contrary to the "Culture War Handbook," the LDS Church — through its recent statement — seeks to do more to recognize and respect LGBT people and families, advocates both sides get something of valu...
The American thrift movement of nearly a century ago had ideas that sound strikingly modern. Using resources wisely — what many call "sustainability" — was celebrated for decades each January under ...
A common belief is society is divided into two mutually incompatible groups — the group of me and those like me who stand for truth and justice, and those not like me who stand for the opposite. It's a wr...
Wisdom doesn't get much respect. When did you last hear a U.S. leader being praised as wise? When did you last hear someone stress the social importance of wisdom or speak about our nation's need for more of it...
Food, like love, is a human fundamental. We likely risk something important when we act as if wasting it is not a problem. Berlin's example of a wise use of food is compelling; America's penchant for wasting sh...
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is all in for legalizing sports betting. But here are lots of reasons why commercial sports betting is a bad idea for society.
The Beatles said, “All you need is love.” But that’s not all you need! For fullness, transcendence and staying power, the smart move is to put a ring on it.
If you want to know America, study the words of our national anthems. In his terrific book “This Land That I Love,” John Shaw offers at least eight songs that qualify as true American anthems.
Contrary to what some are saying, marriage isn't disappearing in America. A new, broadly based marriage coalition is within our grasp.