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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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Few of the old political rules seem to apply. What seemed wildly improbable only yesterday is normal today. What’s going on?
I’m not a very good Christian, but I wish I was a better one, and toward that end I’ve been studying the life of A.J. Muste.
Pope Francis is an example to others about how to ignore the cultural wars going on all around us.
Sometimes I don’t vote. It’s nothing I’m proud of. Would a law requiring me to vote, or else pay a small fine, make me a better citizen and help bring us together as a nation? I think the answ...
The 1 percent versus the 99 percent? The federal government versus the rest of us? As best I can tell, the country’s true main division is between the 30 percent who are thriving and the rest who are fall...
Our growing societal diversity probably contributes to polarization. But more diversity in some of our key social groupings will likely contribute to smarter thinking and less polarization.
A blindness is disabling our politics and impairing our society. It’s making us angrier with one another and putting us collectively more and more in the dark, where we can’t see each other clearly....
By adroitly probing a genuine fear of vaccinations, Trump is getting the attention he wants but he is also making it more likely that some of our children will contract preventable diseases that can kill them.
In a society based on the rule of law, we can’t give public officials a church-stamped permission slip to break it with impunity, and we certainly must never accept that what they're breaking is not, acco...
A common view is that Jimmy Carter was a failure as president. I have a different story. I’ve always admired Carter. I cast my first vote for president for him in 1976, when I was 21, and no vote I’...