Marriage Isn't the Answer to Poverty
July 16, 2014
There are plenty of other factors that are more important than the number of single mothers.
It's Time to Ditch Monogamy
April 25, 2014
The current model of lifelong, cohabiting monogamous partnership has never been such an outdated ideal.
It's (Still) Only Women Pols Who Get Judged on Their Family Life
February 17, 2014
The work-life balance of public women has always been fair game for criticism, and it's getting old.
Shirley Temple Only Dated Her Husband for 12 Days
February 12, 2014
Shirley Temple dated her husband for two weeks and stayed with him for 55 years—but for most people, the longer you spend courting your spouse, the happier your marriage.
"Granted, some might view this study with skepticism..."
Are Unmarried People Bad for the Economy?
October 28, 2013
It's a Gallup poll that seems ripped from the deepest fantasies of conservatives: unmarried people are actually hurting the economy, and so more marriage might help the country's bottom line.
A Poll Causes Jews to Ask, What Does It Mean to Be Jewish?
October 01, 2013
The hinge moment in Jewish-American concern for what is somewhat euphemistically called “Jewish continuity” came in 1990, when the Jewish Federations’ National Jewish Population Survey found that more than half of Americans born as Jews—52 percent—wh
What The Cheneys Have To Tell Us About Marriage Equality
September 02, 2013
As the eventual triumph of marriage equality in the United States came to seem more and more inevitable over the past several months and years, a new line emerged among some liberals: Okay, this argument went, we fought for it, we are winning, and we
Why UPS Spouses Shouldn't Be (Too) Mad at Obamacare
August 23, 2013
The latest Obamacare story getting everybody’s attention is about the United Parcel Service.
Why We Do, In Fact, Need To Pay Attention to Political Wives
August 19, 2013
Earlier this summer, my colleague Isaac Chotiner wrote an impassioned plea for political watchers to stop paying so much attention to political wives.