Only a Man Can Be a Husband. Only a Man Can Be a Father.

Every now and then you read something that stops you in your tracks. You see a statistic—often one that mirrors your experience—and it just staggers you in the tragedy it contains. And so it is with this piece by the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s Patrick Brown, which takes a close look at the terrible toll of opioids on the “unattached male.” What is an “unattached male”? A man who’s single or divorced.

Look at these numbers (and if you want to see the full scope, click on Patrick’s thread): 

As soon as I saw those numbers, I thought of another report by Douglas Belkin in the Wall Street Journal, discussing the immense and increasing education gap between American men and women:

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