30 Sep , 2018

At Fox News: Why is the Kavanaugh Supreme Court fight so vicious? Because government is too important

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on why Americans have these vicious confirmation battles. The piece starts this way:

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.

29 Sep , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network to discuss social media bias and the Kavanaugh Nomination

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network to discuss social media bias and the Kavanaugh Nomination.

(Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:54 AM)

28 Sep , 2018

CPRC in the news: Instapundit, Vice News, Politico, Breitbart, Townhall, and other places

 

Instapundit, September 24, 2018

IS IT TRUE THAT WITH ONLY 4.5% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION, THE UNITED STATES ACCOUNTS FOR 31% OF ALL MASS PUBLIC SHOOTERS? According to John Lott, the answer is no. He writes: How a Botched Study Fooled the World About the U.S. Share of Mass Public Shootings: U.S.

26 Sep , 2018

Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown spending $5 million on 15 Congressional races to flip control to the Democrats

Michael Bloomberg’s gun control Everytown is already investing heavily in the midterm elections, but they announced another $5 million in 15 House races. There is a normal wave for the party that doesn’t hold the presidency. Bloomberg’s Everytown and the media is likely to interpret any pick up by the Democrats as a win for gun control advocates.…

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25 Sep , 2018

Talk on Wednesday at the Spokane College Women’s Association on “Gun Control Lies”

Dr. John Lott will be in Spokane, Washington on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, to speak to the Spokane College Women’s Association on the topic of “Gun Control Lies” (details on how to sign up are available here). The luncheon is at noon at the Red Lion River Inn on 700 N.

25 Sep , 2018

At National Review: Why Judicial Confirmation Battles Keep Getting Longer and More Vicious

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at National Review about Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the US Supreme Court. It starts this way:

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.

24 Sep , 2018

CRPC Completely Dominates Most Downloaded Research By Economics, Law, Business, and Criminology Researchers in Crime areas at the Social Science Research Network

The Crime Prevention Research Center research has had an impact.  The Social Science Research Network, with 820,883 research papers from 395,351 researchers from across 30 disciplines, has seen our research continue to dominate research on crime.  Not only does how frequently research is downloaded show how much researchers are interested in these studies, but the most downloaded research gets the attention of other researchers.…

24 Sep , 2018

This week the CPRC had the Second most downloaded academic paper at the Social Science Research Network

This week the CPRC has the second most downloaded academic paper at the Social Science Research Network. The Social Science Research Network has 820,883 research papers from 395,351 researchers from across 30 disciplines. Our research on country comparisons of mass public shootings ranks second. This is the third week that this paper ranked either second or third in terms of the most downloads on the website.…

22 Sep , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network to discuss Mass Public Shootings across countries worldwide and Obama’s false claims about Trump and Charlottesville

Dr. John Lott talked to Scot Bertram on the Michigan Talk Network about Mass Public Shootings across countries worldwide and Obama’s false claims about Trump and Charlottesville.

(Tuesday, September 18, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:54 AM)