18 Aug , 2017

On the Steve Gruber Show to discuss the NY Times’ claims about life in the Soviet Union

Dr. John Lott was on the Steve Gruber Show to discuss how a column in the Sunday New York Times about how wonderful life was for women in the former Soviet Union.

(Tuesday, August 15, 2017, from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)

17 Aug , 2017

On the Michael Dukes Show on how gun ownership differs in the US media Capitols from the rest of the US

Dr. John Lott talked to Michael Dukes on KFAR in Anchorage, Alaska about the new CPRC report on concealed handgun permits.  Focusing on how gun ownership is different in the US media Capitols than in the rest of the country.

(Friday, June 9, 2017, from 11:24 to 11:45 AM)

17 Aug , 2017

On Armed American Radio to discuss how law-abiding permit holders are

Dr. John Lott talked to Mark Walters about how incredibly law-abiding concealed handgun permit holders are and about how Democrats are trying to keep poor people from being able to defend themselves.

(Sunday, August 13, 2017, from 9:35 to 10:00 PM)

16 Aug , 2017

At The Hill: The media couldn’t be more blatant in distorting Trump’s words on Charlottesville

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at The Hill about how the media is completely distorting what Trump has said about Charlottesville.  The piece starts this way:

Has the media ever so deliberately and consistently misinterpreted what a president said?

It certainly seems as if the media finally found its proof that President Trump is a racist.

16 Aug , 2017

On The Morning Show with Brian and Leland to discuss Kevin Hassett’s nomination to the Council of Economic Advisers

Dr. John Lott was on The Morning Show with Brian and Leland in Brownsville, Texas and central Texas to discuss Kevin Hassett’s nomination to chair President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers.  Unfortunately, the beginning part of this interview is missing where we talked briefly about the role of the Council of Economic Advisers in everything from taxes to regulations to even crime.…

15 Aug , 2017

CPRC in the News: From the White House, New York Post, Breitbart, Indianapolis Business Journal, and others

West Wing Reads, July 31, 2017

Regarding historic Democratic obstruction, at Fox News, former U.S. Sentencing Commission economist John R. Lott writes that “Democrats have done everything they can to slow down all of President Trump’s nominees,”highlighting the case of “non-controversial” nominee of Kevin Hassett to be CEA chair.

New York Post, August 14, 2017

But if it were simply about safety, there are a whole lot of other features that would be banned from foster homes, like swimming pools.

14 Aug , 2017

CPRC research on how Democrats prevent poor people from defending themselves discussed in the Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has an editorial that spends a significant amount of space discussing our recent writings.  The entire piece is worth reading, but here is part of it:

Democrats like to say that they work for the little guy. How is it, then, that they seem intent on keeping lower-income earners — particularly those in crime-infested areas — from exercising their Second Amendment right to defend themselves?

14 Aug , 2017

At Fox News: The New York Times wants us to believe communists have better sex

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News responding to the claims in the New York Times that communists in the former Soviet Union had better sex.  But the policies that the Soviet Union set up to weaken the family have a much darker side.  The move to single parent families also fits in with a large academic literature indicating everything from poor school performance to more crime.  …

14 Aug , 2017

In the Washington Times: Confirming Kevin Hassett to chair the Council of Economic Advisers is prudent and necessary

Kevin Hassett’s confirmation to chair the Council of Economic Advisers is important not just taxes but also for a whole range of other issues, including crime.  The Council of Economic Advisers touches on every issue that economists have done research on.  From the beginning of Dr. John Lott’s piece in the Washington Times:

Even if the Senate votes for confirmation on the very day that it returns from recess, a record 112 days will have passed since President Trump nominated Kevin Hassett to chair the Council of Economic Advisers.