Janice Shaw Crouse

Janice Shaw Crouse, a speechwriter for the first President Bush, is the author of Children at Risk and Marriage Matters.


Exposing the Left’s Dogmatism on Sexual Orientation and Gender


There’s a quote attributed to Ronald Reagan, “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” It’s also that so many of those things that they know that “aren’t so” lead to bad policies based on those lies and distortions. Take, for instance, the recent […]

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The Consequences of Single-Mother Households


What does it tell us about America’s future when the just-released CDC report reveals that for the eighth straight year, more than 40 percent of births occurring in the U.S. have been to unmarried women — that’s more than 1.6 million annually. To put that into perspective, unwed births jumped from 3.8 percent in 1940 […]

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The Fill-in-the-Blanks Candidate


Many of us wondered in 2008 how the public could vote for Barack Obama based on the simple, vague slogan, “Hope and Change.” Now we are equally perplexed at the one-third of the GOP voters who are buying into Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan. I’ve come to the conclusion that the public likes […]

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Yes, Pornography Is a Public Health Crisis


The Internet today offers us not just instant access to images of kittens and puppies and smiling newborns, but an evil avalanche of images of abuse, sick fantasies, and child rape that are easily accessible with a click on a child’s smartphone or iPad. Senator Todd Weiler, a state senator in Utah, has unleashed a […]

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The Alexander Pope in Donald Trump


My wise and well-read sister, Joan Turrentine’s recent comment to me produced an “aha” moment regarding Donald Trump’s extraordinary popularity. Joan was observing the way the media — particularly as they critique the presidential debates — influence what the public thinks about the candidates, deciding which ones to focus on, which issues are top priority, […]

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Hillary Clinton’s Trust Issue


With the demise of a public consensus on what constitutes acceptable behavior, we’re left with moral relativism and a growing intrusion of government control into more and more areas of our lives. Little wonder then that trust has become a major issue in contemporary politics. I wrote in 2009 and 2013 about the public’s growing […]

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A Valentine Wish: Could We Bring Back Romance and Dating?


Talk to college or young career woman and you’ll often hear the lament that dating is extinct and romance is a relic of 19th century novels. Instead of guys having the confidence to ask a girl out and “court” her, we have a $2 billion on-line industry with dozens of on-line “dating sites where mutual […]

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The Bush Family Ties


George W. Bush’s critics, if they bother to read 41: Portrait of My Father, will likely complain that what the book shows best is nepotism, the doors that can be opened by tribal connections. To the less cynical eye, however, this volume is a testament to the meaning and value of the institution of the […]

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Something Will Have to Give: Unsustainable Trends in Male/Female Ratios


Everyone knows that the Chinese practice of sex selection abortions over the last 30 years has produced a huge surplus of young men in comparison to the number of young women. This imbalance is simply not sustainable over time and inevitably something will happen to correct it. Whatever that something is, one can imagine the […]

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Is Jason Aldean the Obama of Country Music?


On Tuesday night, whether he wants to face it or not, President Obama received a stunning blow from the 2014 election results. The prestigious 2014 Country Music Association (CMA) annual awards extravaganza gave a similar comeuppance to country music superstar, Jason Aldean. The message? Personal popularity doesn’t give anyone the license to flaunt either America’s […]

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