Lyman Stone is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, and an Advisor at the consulting firm Demographic Intelligence. He and his wife serve as missionaries in the Lutheran Church-Hong Kong Synod. He also writes about migration issues on his blog “In a State of Migration.” He was formerly an agricultural economist at USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. He has an MA in international trade policy from the George Washington University. Opinions expressed are solely his own, though his wife Ruth occasionally agrees with him
Conservatives should passionately assert the importance of parents spending time with kids, and make the sanctity of the household a first-tier electoral issue.
The political debate about public transit isn’t really about transit. It’s about identity. It’s about the kind of people progressives wish Americans were.
We are in a very divided moment, and when divisions run that deep, centralized decision-making can make it worse. But that’s no argument for secession.
Migrants to the United States have become far more likely to claim asylum. The result is a growing backlog of court cases, which harms actual refugees and drags U.S. resources.
Citizenship is a normal thing to include in a major government survey, hence why virtually all major government surveys do. The census has since 1820.
Christians are also beginning the penitential season of Lent. It’s a wonderful mix of celebrating romantic love and remembering human frailty.
Americans have always been a spicy bunch, and we always will be. We are the ones who didn’t fit in back in the old country, who couldn’t just get along and play nice with the king.
President Trump has proposed a major immigration plan that includes a path to citizenship for nearly two million protected illegal immigrants and $25 billion for a border wall.
Will a government shutdown this January give us a baby boom next October? One way to check is to see what happened during the last big shutdown.
Progressives are predictably hysterical over the Trump administration’s decision to end an immigration program benefitting Salvadorans, but of course the reality is a bit complex. Let’s unpack what’s really going on here.
When companies signal that the ‘bottom line’ is not their bottom line, workers respond accordingly, by cheating the company, reducing output, and cutting their giving.
With high turnout and 80 percent in favor of a candidate in a group that is a large population share, Roy Moore still substantially underperformed among white evangelicals.
For a Christian, there are no stakes in a cosmic sense for anything we observe in the news: Christ will come victorious. Our job is to endure in hope, and share that hope with others.
Falling vending machines and children’s balloons claim more American lives than would admitting 36,000 Uzbek immigrants.
The RAISE Act will undoubtedly be in the news in upcoming days and weeks, so it behooves the careful media consumer to know what’s in the immigration bill and what it means.
In the vast majority of cases, how many kids you have just won’t affect any environmental outcomes. Plus the study on which these articles were based is junk science.
Beneath the long history of findings that sing the praises of firstborns, there’s another, interesting story to tell about their economic Achilles’ heel.
Iceland’s reported baby boom exactly nine months after their surprise soccer victory over England isn’t the first time sports victory baby booms have been reported.
The new immigration executive order is better than the old one. Here are the main things it gets right, and the big questions it leaves unanswered.
Because of the administration’s excessive haste to act and media personalities’ haste to judge, reasonable discussion of American crisis migration policy has been all but snuffed out.
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