Saturday Link Love: Child Brides, Boomers’ Homes, Predators, and the Supreme Court

Saturday Link Love: Child Brides, Boomers’ Homes, Predators, and the Supreme Court March 30, 2019

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier!

Idaho prides itself on personal freedoms, but one child bride explains how her parents’ freedom cost her dearly, on Inlander—“Now that her oldest son is 12, Angel says she realizes just how strange it was that when she told her mother she had a crush on a boy she’d met in an online gaming forum, her mother’s response was to fly the family out to meet him in New York.”

Millennials don’t want to buy baby boomers’ sprawling, multi-bedroom homes, and it’s creating a major problem in the real-estate market, on Business Insider—“In addition to their love of open floor plans, millennials are known for being partial to minimalist, low-maintenance designs and sleek, discreet appliances, elements not always found in older homes.” Note: I don’t like some of the stereotyping in this article—not all millennials are the same—and I think part of the reason for preferring smaller houses is financial. But given that houses have gotten bigger and bigger for generations, I do feel like there’s eventually going to be a bubble on housing sizes.  

Making of a predator: How one man’s crimes against children went undetected for years, on Coloradoan—“He enlisted in the Air Force at 18 after finishing home school in a conservative suburb of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He grew up swimming and attending Christian Reform Church services twice a week.”

Pete Buttigieg Is The Only Democrat Making Sense About The Supreme Court Right Now, on Above the Law—“He said he finds ‘most intriguing’ a structure in which five justices are appointed by Democratic presidents, five are appointed by Republican presidents, and then those 10 justices must unanimously agree on appointing the five additional justices, who would come from the appellate bench.”

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