Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
What makes Marriage at the Crossroads fresh and compelling is the story of how marriage itself is reshaping society, by integrating gay and lesbian Americans into mainstream society, and by fracturing American society along class and educational lines and contributing to rising economic inequality.
American couples’ ambitions for personally fulfilling marriages have never been higher nor—given the high rates of divorce—more elusive.
Surprising lessons from the Oscar-nominated film ’Juno’
How Deval L. Patrick became the first African-American governor of Massachusetts.
The fertility industry is booming. What are the risks of technological reproduction?
Why have boys fallen so far behind girls?
An important struggle is being waged in Illinois today. On the surface, it’s about the sale of video games to kids. It’s also a debate about a deeper question: To what degree does the responsibility for teaching good values to children fall solely on parents? Should some of that responsibility be shared by the state? Barbara Dafoe Whitehead reports.
"Looking back over the results of the presidential election, pundits now agree that the war over terror, not the war over “moral values,” led to John Kerry’s defeat. Still, that doesn’t mean that values are off the political agenda. As the Democrats look ahead to the congressional elections of 2006, they will again confront one of the more troubling aspects of the “values” divide: the growing marriage gap." Barbara Dafoe Whitehead reports.