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  • The Media, Democrats were apoplectic about Trump's response to Pittsburgh shooting

    11/02/2018 10:28:08 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 1, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    The media and Democrats were apoplectic about President Trump’s comments after the horrific shooting attack at the Pittsburgh synagogue. For the most part, the media viewed his condolences as pitch-perfect. What upset them were Trump’s remarks about gun control. When asked whether the shooting meant that we should have more gun laws, Trump responded, “Well, again, this has little to do with it. If they had protection inside, the results would have been far better. This is a dispute that will always exist, I suspect.” A New York Times news article referred to “the president’s assertion that gun laws had...
  • Opinion: Attacks on Police do Nothing but Harm

    10/30/2018 4:45:37 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 30, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Lots of Democrats are making it clear that they don’t trust the police. This past week, Andrew Gillum, Democrat gubernatorial nominee in Florida, claimed: “At the time that a law enforcement official has to go to a weapon, to a gun, to a baton, to a taser, then they have already have to go too far by their very presence.”
  • Dr. John Lott's thoughts on the mass public shooting at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue

    10/28/2018 11:36:00 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 27, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=HsVGp_bFBVg Trump: “If they had some type of protection inside the temple, maybe it could have been a very much different situation. They didn’t.” Another mass public shooting. Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones and friends at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue. Fortunately, we finally have a president who understands how to stop these attacks. These gun-free zones serve as magnets for these attacks. Killers go to where victims are defenseless. When are we ever going to learn that virtually all these mass public shootings occur in places where people aren’t allowed to protect themselves....
  • The Problem With the FBI's 'Active Shooter' Data

    10/26/2018 1:41:36 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 1 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 23, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Many people are focusing on the political biases in the FBI’s treatment of the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns, but the political corruption of the agency goes deeper. One can also see it in the FBI’s raw crime data, particularly when it comes to the public shootings that have so galvanized Americans. The first report under the Obama administration came out in 2014, just weeks before the midterm elections, making it timed for maximum political influence.
  • Airline Industry's Struggles Show Why Obama-Era Regulation Is Still A Problem

    10/26/2018 1:35:26 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 23, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Last week the United States was once again ranked as the world's most competitive economy. It's a distinction that we haven't had since 2008, due in part to the regulatory nightmare created by President Obama. Reducing those regulations is part of the reason our unemployment rate is at a 49-year low and economic growth is so strong.
  • Why O'Rourke's Rhetoric on Police Shootings Is Wrong—And Dangerous

    10/24/2018 7:51:09 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 15, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Would you describe police as the “new Jim Crow”? That is what Democrat Senate nominee Beto O’Rourke recently told students at Prairie View A&M University. Accusing police of “shooting that person solely based on the color of their skin.”
  • Kavanaugh: His Contentious Confirmation Won't Be The Last One Like That

    10/24/2018 7:45:16 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 7, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Judicial confirmations have become a blood sport, as the lengthy approval of Brett Kavanaugh showed. Wasn't it just weeks ago at John McCain's funeral that Democrats were calling for more civility in politics? We didn't use to fight so much over Supreme Court nominations.
  • Fight over Kavanaugh got attention, but Dem appointees remain in firm control of fed Circuit courts.

    10/14/2018 2:59:57 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 14, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    Republicans are ecstatic and Democrats are livid about Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation as a Supreme Court justice. But while the Supreme Court is important, many Americans tend to exaggerate its powers. Democrats still firmly control the nation’s district courts and circuit courts of appeals, where virtually all federal judicial decisions are made. Even if Republicans keep control of the Senate in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, the balance of power on these courts isn't going to change in the next two years. The Supreme Court grants oral arguments to about 80 cases a year. The nation’s highest court decides another...
  • Brazilian candidate Bolsonaro winning over voters with promise to “Give guns to good people”

    10/10/2018 6:49:07 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 4 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | October 9, 2018 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Brazil has the highest murder rate of any developed country, so it isn’t surprising that people want to do something to protect themselves. “Right-wing” presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro won 46% of the vote in the first round election this past Sunday, massively outdoing the second place candidate for the Workers Party who got only 29.3%. The media has characterized Bolsonaro’s solution as a “simple recipe for ending violence.” Jair Bolsonaro topped the poll in the first round of Brazil’s presidential elections, having seduced tens of millions of voters with simple — though radical — solutions to eradicating violence in one...
  • Gun Control Advocates Are Spending Big Money to Influence Midterms

    10/07/2018 5:37:23 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 7, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates are again spending massive amounts of money on political campaigns this fall. Michael Bloomberg has promised $80 million to flip control of Congress to the Democrats. Gabby Giffords’ gun control organization is pouring a million dollars or more into each of a dozen congressional races. Everytown for Gun Safety is spending $5 million on 15 House races.
  • A Response to Biased Law Professors Against Kavanaugh

    10/07/2018 5:32:14 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 5, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Everybody is signing letters. An opinion piece in yesterday’s New York Times points to 1,000 law school professors who signed a letter opposing Kavanaugh’s confirmation. More than 700 Harvard Law School alumni have demanded that Brett Kavanaugh no longer teach at their alma mater (he won’t be). 200 alumni from Christine Blasey Ford’s high school, Holton-Arms, declared their support for her. And 65 women who knew Brett Kavanaugh in high school testified to his good character.
  • Why is the Kavanaugh Supreme Court fight so vicious? Because government is too important

    09/30/2018 8:26:43 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 30, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is right that Senate’s confirmation process is "a national disgrace." The damage done to Kavanaugh’s family is horrific. Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was clear: “What you want to do is destroy this guy's life, hold this seat open and hope you win in 2020.” The threats and vicious messages that his family and Christine Blasey Ford have received are a national embarrassment. Hopefully, everyone other than the most partisan Americans wants to fix this and stop it from ever happening again. But the question is how? What went wrong? The problem has been getting worse...
  • Why Judicial Confirmation Battles Keep Getting Longer and More Vicious

    09/30/2018 7:52:18 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | September 25, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Judicial confirmations have become a blood sport. Wasn’t it just weeks ago at John McCain’s funeral that Democrats were calling for more civility in politics? We never used to fight so much over Supreme Court nominations.
  • Why is the Kavanaugh Supreme Court fight so vicious? Because government is too important

    09/30/2018 7:44:59 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 30, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is right that the Senate’s confirmation process is "a national disgrace." The damage done to Kavanaugh’s family is horrific. Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was clear: “What you want to do is destroy this guy's life, hold this seat open and hope you win in 2020.”
  • Why judicial-confirmation battles keep getting more vicious

    09/25/2018 10:24:59 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | September 25, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    Judicial confirmations have become a blood sport. Wasn’t it just weeks ago at John McCain’s funeral that Democrats were calling for more civility in politics? We never used to fight so much over Supreme Court nominations. Eighty-seven justices were nominated between 1789 and 1950, and the time from nomination to Senate vote averaged just over eleven days. But this changed dramatically over the next half century. From 1951 through 1975, the average confirmation process increased to more than 50 days. Between 1976 and the present, it has averaged at least 75 days (the average rises to 90 days if we...
  • There are lots of ways social media outlets can bias political debate

    09/20/2018 9:27:28 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 20, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    There are lots of ways that social media outlets can bias political debates. We have heard of everything from accounts being closed down to deciding what stories are listed as trending. With Facebook using liberal fact-checking organizations such as ABC News, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, and Politifact, it guarantees political bias. On Friday, Facebook announced that it was going to start applying this fact checking to photos and videos.
  • The Study Saying The U.S. Is The Mecca For Mass Shootings Was Just Taken To The Woodshed

    09/15/2018 8:44:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it’s another day, and another anti-gun study that’s shoddy . It comes with additional controversy since its author will not release his data or even open himself to questions about his work. In August, the Crime Prevention Research Center’s John Lott took to task an anti-gun study by Adam Lankford, who suggests the U.S. is the mecca for mass shootings, being the epicenter for 31 percent of them ; all of this thanks to our rates of gun ownership. Again, it’s not the criminal’s fault; it’s all about the gun, which apparently has magic powers that forces people...
  • Obama's lies and the lies of the media

    09/14/2018 10:36:21 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Former President Obama has no shame, but don’t count on the mainstream media to tell you this. They are in on the deception. His talk at the University of Illinois on Friday contained all of the divisive rhetoric that he and the mainstream press accuse President Trump of engaging in.
  • Mass Shootings in America: Anatomy of a Hyped Statistic

    09/08/2018 10:56:35 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 7 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 4, 2018 | Carl M. Cannon
    Three years ago, which means it was before the mass murders at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs -- but after Sandy Hook Elementary and Fort Hood -- a University of Alabama professor sought to answer a chilling public policy question: Do countries other than the U.S. experience anything approaching America’s mayhem at the hands of shooters who randomly slaughter people in public places?
  • Rahm Emanuel's Problems Were His Own Creation

    09/08/2018 10:45:11 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 5, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Chicago’s rampant crime rate left Rahm Emanuel with little choice but to withdraw from the city’s mayoral race. One recent poll showed that only 31% would vote for his re-election, and 62% wanted to vote for someone else.