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US population in 2060

Marcus Roberts | 06 March 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing population, population change, United States

Improved economy not improving US fertility rates

Shannon Roberts | 11 February 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: demography, economy, fertility rate, recession, United States

Inside the Russian bear

George Friedman | 17 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign affairs, foreign policy, Russia, Ukraine, United States
The strength of the Russian people is that they can endure suffering that would break other nations.

China’s (pet) population rising fast

Shannon Roberts | 25 August 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: China, fertility rate, pets, United States

White Deaths Outnumber Births in America

Shannon Roberts | 19 June 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: births, Deaths, Hispanic, United States
A new milestone in the gradual decline of white people in America occurred this week. The number of non-Hispanic white deaths outnumbered births for the first time. Significantly, several demographers have said that they are not aware of another time in American history when the dominant racial group in America has shrunk in this way, even taking into account such events as the depression and the two world wars last century.

Six claims on detainee torture, skewered

Christie Thompson | 25 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: 911, detainees, torture, United States
A scathing report on the treatment of detainees by the US refutes key claims defending the use of torture.

US Republican Party reaffirms support for traditional marriage

Blaise Joseph | 15 April 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: United States, US

Avoiding the Wars That Never End

George Friedman | 16 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: terrorism, United States, warfare
The United States is being forced by the permanent warfare being waged by Islamist terrorists to alter its strategic view of the world.

The real reason for Putin’s US adoption ban?

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 January 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adoption, Russia, United States
Russian President Vladimir Putin upset a lot of Americans with his December 28 (feast of the Holy Innocents) ban on adoptions to the US -- at the same time ordering his government to take a range of steps to make it easier for Russians to adopt orphans.

The crisis of the middle class and American power

George Friedman | 09 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: economic crisis, middle class, United States
The United States was built on the assumption that a rising tide lifts all ships. That assumption is now at risk.

Where an exhausted society can flourish again

Yuval Levin | 26 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: civil society, United States, welfare state
Between the government and the individual is a vital space which both conservatives and liberals are neglecting.

Recession pushes United States birth rate to 25 year low

Shannon Roberts | 18 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: birth rates, Recession, United States
The United States had been one of the few developed countries to maintain fertility rates at close to replacement level. However, the average number of births per woman there is projected to fall to 1.87 this year and 1.86 next year according to consulting firm Demographic Intelligence. Surprisingly, it is now below that of even the British and the French (both at 2.0). The rates are a 25 year low and, sadly, seem in some part to be due to the recession and a rising cost of living and having children.

A growing socioeconomic divide between parents

Shannon Buckley | 23 June 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Fertility, Older Mothers, United States
A New York Times blogger raises interesting questions this week about the effect on us all of the growing socioeconomic divide between parents. That is, more and more educated, well off woman will just be becoming mothers as their less well off, less educated peers are becoming grandmothers.

The problem with polls

Michael Kirke | 31 May 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Maine, marriage definition, opinion polls, United States

A New American Dream?

Shannon Buckley | 18 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: birth rates, Minority Groups, United States
The United States is arguably still the world’s greatest super power. Yet, just who makes up that superpower is changing. White people, excluding Latinos, are expected to see their influence and numbers diminish from a 70% share of the population today to a bare majority by 2050.

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