Chalk One Up for Dr. Laura

Underneath all her hype, Schlessinger makes a good case for full-time parenting

You have to hand it to Dr. Laura Schlessinger, who has built an impressive career as the hectoring moral lightning rod of American family life, telling people what they don't want to hear about how they conduct themselves and especially how they raise their kids. Through her books and syndicated radio show (soon to become a TV show), Dr. Laura preaches a reactionary gospel, begging for a return to 1950s family values and dissing the choices of an entire generation--my generation--that wants to "have it all": fabulous careers, love lives and families. Dr. Laura is so ripe for parody that at...

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