Tag: fatherhood

Hey, Dad. Scram. You're not needed here

So say today’s cultural norms. Kids growing up without a father present just doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter if the father’s not around in the home. It especially doesn’t matter if the father and mother aren’t married. So, on this Father’s Day, it is again necessary to review the science about the importance of fatherhood. as more  than one... Read more »

Controversial psychology study affirms importance of fathers

The American Psychological Association has raised a stink by concluding that traditional masculinity is bad, bad and bad. It’s hard to argue that something’s not wrong with some men when they represent 80 percent of arrests for violent crimes, 97 percent of mass shootings, a suicide rate that’s three and a half times greater than women and almost... Read more »

Groped? It's the culture, stupid

We’re finally and thankfully seeing a seemingly overnight change in the culture that allows, even encourages, men to  grope, paw, squeeze, feel up and fondle women. Cultural change usually comes much slower, but this time the speed of this change amounts to a cultural revolution. The culture that has allowed the sexual harassment to prevail in Illinois capital in... Read more »
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Let's hear it for social conservatives

Social conservatives have become the third rail of American politics. Most of the candidates for president in this election cycle have not just shied away from traditional social conservative issues, but have run from them as if they were the plague. As Heather Wilhelm astutely observes in a Chicago Tribune op-ed Here in America, as... Read more »

Illinois legislators attack common sense values

While everyone’s attention has been focused on the Illinois legislature’s halting efforts to repair the state’s financial mess, those who wish to dismantle the traditional family and sexual mores are busy working in the shadows. They’re pushing bills through the legislature that would: • Weaken the teaching of the time-honored idea of “waiting until marriage”... Read more »

Update: Eric Zorn responds to my correction and an explanation

My counterpart on the Tribune op-ed page, Eric Zorn, pointed out to me the need for a correction in my column/post regarding the reaction to President Barack Obama’s call (below) at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago for greater involvement by fathers in the children’s lives. (Update: He responds to this post here.) In my column,... Read more »
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