Jennifer Roback Morse

Posted May 22, 2006

In honor of National Foster Care Month, I would like to say a word on behalf of older kids. We have been foster parents for San Diego County since 2003. We have had 8 children in that time, all between the ages of 6 and 12. In our experience, fostering school age kids has many advantages.

Posted May 15, 2006

I really stirred up a hornet's nest last week with my attack on in-house divorce, written in response to a decent-sounding husband who was "Sleeping in the Basement."

Posted May 09, 2006

When you have a reputation as a defender of marriage, you've got to deal with the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. This week, I got an e-mail that was definitely, well, Not Good.

Posted May 01, 2006

I have been debating the impact of contraception on society over at for the last week. My opponent asked me whether I didn’t really want to ban contraception, saying, "Don't tell me what you think is possible. Surely you have a dream." This is my response.

Posted April 24, 2006

We can tie ourselves in knots trying to pretend we don't know that men and women have different preferences and abilities.

Posted April 17, 2006

A book with a presumptuous title like, How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Freedom, Politics and the War on Sex, had better deliver. Cristina Page’s book of this title tries to motivate people by scaring them. Pro-life advocates will not recognize themselves in the cartoon caricature Ms. Page presents of them.

Posted April 10, 2006

Alpine, California,  is a peaceful rural community that lies at the foothills of the Viejas Mountains, east of San Diego. Bordering the Cleveland National Forest, this friendly village hardly seems a likely setting for a show-down over free enterprise, disabled rights and lawsuit abuse.

Posted April 03, 2006

It was the audio that did it. Riding in the car, listening to a news report of the "student protests" against the immigration bills, I heard the sounds of crowds chanting, shouting, demanding. For a moment, I thought I was hearing student protesters in France. And that sound alarmed me, and activated me on immigration in a way no economic arguments could do.

Posted March 27, 2006

Our culture glamorizes early sexual activity, unmarried sexual activity, and unmarried childbearing. But these cultural influences have very different implications for poorly educated, low-income women of color, than for the elite opinion-makers who graduate from exclusive universities.

Posted March 20, 2006

Getting married, setting up a household, and having kids are expensive. That’s one reason people are delaying marriage and childbearing. But we can do something about the high cost of housing.

Posted March 13, 2006

Catholic Charities in Boston just shut down its adoptions program rather than capitulate on the issue of gay adoption. But the question is poorly posed. Instead of asking whether gays should be foster parents, we should ask, what would be most helpful for foster children?

Posted March 06, 2006

"Out of Touch Feminism" has been a failure. These self-appointed spokeswomen for American womanhood have no idea what makes women tick, and have contempt for what real women actually want.

Posted February 27, 2006

As the author of a book called Smart Sex, I have become an expert on many forms of Dumb Sex

Posted February 20, 2006

The recent New York Times article on the Cuddle Puddle at Stuyvesant High School unwittingly undermines the legal strategy of the Gay Rights movement.

Posted February 13, 2006

“Spineless European politician” is such a common image that an author can safely omit the first word if under a word-count crunch.  So it is definitely newsworthy when the Prime Minister of Denmark shows some serious spine, by standing up to the world of howling Muslim street thugs. His country deserves our support.

Posted February 06, 2006

Yes, you heard it here, on a conservative, semi-libertarian website: obedience can be a virtue. Obedi-phobia is a cultural and personal disaster.

Posted January 30, 2006

Politicians have short attention spans. A long-term plan is the length of an election cycle. We are so dominated by politics that we forget that other institutions have longer planning horizons. The Catholic Church, for instance, famously thinks in terms of centuries. I got a demonstration of this last weekend in Rome, of all places.

Posted January 23, 2006

Last week, a small storm erupted in Canada when the media discovered a government study recommending that Canada legalize polygamy.

Posted January 16, 2006

In a recent column, I described Saddam Hussein as an attachment disordered individual. In this week’s column, I analyze what to do with him.

Posted January 09, 2006

Mark Steyn’s analysis of “The Real Reason the West is in Danger of Extinction” is completely correct in his important recent article, “It’s the Demography, Stupid.”