Slate Writer: Unwed Motherhood Can Cause Dire Economic And Emotional…

When I wrote a post praising Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann, for leading an unconventional, mostly single life as a mother, there was a rousing discussion in the comments about what constitutes an "ideal" environment for children. Was it heinous that Stanley Ann left Barack with his grandparents to globe trot? Did… » 3/20/08 12:30pm 3/20/08 12:30pm

Candice Bergen Gives Faith Ford BitchFace During Murphy Brown Reunion

Murphy Brown, which aired from 1988-1998, was one of the most popular shows on TV. In 1992, the lead character (played by Candice Bergen) became a single mom. All hell broke loose when presidential candidate Dan Quayle said, in a speech, that Murphy was "mocking the importance of a father, by bearing a child alone,… » 2/27/08 4:20pm 2/27/08 4:20pm