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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Naomi Schaefer Riley
Twenty-one years ago, Oprah Winfrey was engaged to marry Stedman Graham. The marriage never materialized, and even though the two remain together today, Oprah says marriage is not in her future.
An estimated 42 percent of American marriages are interfaith unions, with partners not sharing the same religion or one claiming no religion at all. That change is likely to affect families, marriage survival rates and even local congregations, an author with first-hand knowledge of the subject says.
Have you heard of SWATing? Someone calls 911 falsely claiming that a person has killed someone or is about to do so. It can bring down a world of hurt, complete with sirens and a SWAT team with drawn guns.
Conservative commentators and think tanks have rushed in recent days to the defense of embattled journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley, who was fired from her job as a blogger with the widely respected Chronicle of Higher Education for questioning the value of black-studies programs.
Naomi Schaefer Riley's "The Faculty Lounges" has generated a healthy amount of buzz in and out of academe. The focus of this compact and cogently written book is on the institution of tenure.
"regardless of where you live, [your] educational status, or income, even regardless of how you were raised. There's no correlation between high involvement in your religion when you are a child making you less likely to marry outside of your faith," she noted.
And despite the across-party romance of Mary Matalin and James Carville, she a Republican and he a Democrat, it's more likely that young couples would marry across religious lines than political ones, she said.