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

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 12:30pm3/20/08 12:30pm