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  • Backgrounder posted April 10, 2014 by Ryan T. Anderson, Leslie Ford Protecting Religious Liberty in the State Marriage Debate

    For years, a central argument of those in favor of same-sex marriage has been that all Americans should be free to live and love as they choose, but does that freedom require the government to coerce those who disagree into celebrating same-sex relationships? A growing number of incidents demonstrates that the redefinition of marriage and state policies on sexual…

  • Commentary posted February 18, 2014 by Ryan T. Anderson, Leslie Ford Bake Us a Cake, or Else!

    For years now, a central argument of those in favor of same-sex marriage has been that all Americans should be free to live and love how they choose. But does that freedom require the government to coerce those who disagree into celebrating same-sex relationships? A growing number of incidents show that the redefinition of marriage and state policies on sexual…

  • Commentary posted June 14, 2013 by Leslie Ford Fighting Fatherlessness In America

    Sixty percent of kids in Richmond, Va., are without a dad in the home, reports First Things First of Greater Richmond. First Things First works to help men become actively involved in their children's lives in that city because, as the group explains, often "it's the fathers that leave the family. ... (W)e have a major father absenteeism issue in Richmond." Across the…

  • Commentary posted January 28, 2013 by Leslie Ford Tough-love Education Reforms Produce Results

    Last year didn’t hold great news for District of Columbia public schools. Less than 20 percent of eighth-graders were proficient in either math or reading. Only 61 percent of District high school students made it to graduation. Any city with levels of poverty like Washington (as many as 70 percent of students are low-income) is facing struggles that the suburban…

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