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Recent Commentary

Daniel A. Cox
June 20, 2024

The Surprising Issue That Could Help Biden With Young Voters

Young voters are less supportive of Biden than they were in 2020. Embracing immigration may be the key to reclaiming the youth vote.

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Daniel A. Cox
March 5, 2024

The Societal Cost of the Marriage Decline

Marriage is positively associated with greater community involvement across a range of different activities.

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Daniel A. Cox
February 9, 2024

Gen Z’s Romance Gap: Why Nearly Half of Young Men Aren’t Dating

Until very recently, American culture has operated on the flawed notion that teenage dating and sex required little encouragement. Teenage romance was once seen as a natural part of American adolescence. This, it turns out, is completely wrong. Teenage dating is not inevitable and it’s a rapidly disappearing part of the American teenage experience. These

Young man and woman walking away from one another

Daniel A. Cox
January 23, 2024

The War within Gen Z

Young men and women no longer agree on anything. What happened?