The New Problem with Governors’ Girlfriends

New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo isn’t the only governor with a girlfriend problem. Oregon’s Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber is in hot water for the fact that his girlfriend cum fiancée cum “first lady” has been using their personal relationship to make money, as Washington Post’s Wonkblog noted. The liberal Oregonian is calling on him to resign. Not, of course, for the bad example to the children which we now take for granted but at least for the affront to good government and taxpayers, bless ‘em: “To recite every reported instance in which Hayes, ostensibly under Kitzhaber’s watchful eye, has used

Taking on the Real Marriage Inequality

The Democrats like to talk about every kind of inequality, except the most devastating: marriage inequality. No I am not talking about the fact that non-marital unions aren’t treated as marriages (whether it is same-sex unions, or the latest progressive complaint over “singlism”). The most important marriage inequality in America is that 42 percent of children are growing up apart from their own mom and dad joined by marriage, according to the Census data (Current Population Survey) analyzed by respected family scholar Nicholas Zill. Of course the half-full good news in that is marriage is showing persistent and surprising strength: overall almost 6 in

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