Editor, The Charleston Gazette, 2/15/2013
The University of Virginia's National Marriage Project has released another disturbing report. It reiterates that marriage remains strong for college-educated couples – but it's disintegrating in "Middle America," the nearly 60 percent of the populace with only high school diplomas. As the gulf between affluent Americans and the less-privileged keeps widening, vast numbers of high school graduates apparently can't find careers solid enough to support secure families... The Institute for American Values, which helped write the report, said: "The retreat from marriage is both a cause and a consequence of increasing inequality in America."