Do ‘Family Values’ Weaken Red State Families?

This is a vastly interesting piece by Jonathan Rauch, about the values divide between Red and Blue states, and is worth reading in its entirety. Here's an excerpt: Cultural conservatives revel in condemning the loose moral values and louche lifestyles of "San Francisco liberals." But if you want to find two-parent families with stable marriages and coddled kids, your best bet is to bypass Sarah Palin country and go to Nancy Pelosi territory: the liberal, bicoastal, predominantly Democratic places that cultural conservatives love to hate. The country's lowest divorce rate belongs to none other than Massachusetts, the original home of same-sex marriage. Palinites might wish that Massachusetts's enviable marital stability were … [Read more...]