He Gets No Respect
In a fascinating essay in "The American Conservative," Sailer demonstrates that there is a dramatic positive correlation between states with high fertility rates among whites and the tendency to vote for "conservative" candidates (whether Republicans can be actually called conservatives is another question I have discussed elsewhere). Sailer says that "voters are picking their parties based on differing approaches to the most fundamentally important human activity: having babies. The white people in Republican-voting regions consistently have more children than the white people in Democratic-voting regions. The more kids whites have, the more pro-Bush they get."
Sailer followed up this blockbuster with two articles in VDARE. The first demonstated that along with high fertility, states with high marriage rates went decisively for Bush over Kerry:
"There is another demographic factor that correlates at the state level even more tightly than white fertility with Bush's share: being married.
And, when years married is teamed with fertility in a two-factor multiple regression model, the correlation becomes stratospheric."
Sailer goes on to show that access to cheap housing also reinforces the tendency to marry...and vote Republican.
Sailer's analyis is sound and empirically convincing, and is required reading for anyone wanting to understand contemporary politics. While Sailer's empiricism ought to endear him to his journalistic comrades, his penchant for writing about taboo subjects, race in particular, means that he is blackballed by major media outlets.