op-ed

At Real Clear Politics: Debate Was a Missed Chance to Detail Mail-In Vote Flaws

30 Sep , 2020  

The first presidential debate between President Trump versus Joe Biden rehashed a lot of false claims about vote fraud. Here is Dr. John Lott’s piece at Real Clear Politics about some of the false claims made by Joe Biden and Chris Wallace during the debate.

Neither Joe Biden nor debate moderator Chris Wallace seems to believe that vote fraud with mail-in ballots is a real issue.

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op-ed

In the Missoulian: Proof of expertise

29 Sep , 2020  

Responding to attacks on an op-ed that I recently wrote in the Missoulian. They called into question both my expertise as an economist to deal with price controls and claims regarding the National Research Council work regarding firearms and violence.

An article (Sept. 25) and a letter (Sept 22) in The Missoulian challenge my criticisms of Steve Bullock’s proposed drug price controls, which would destroy the development of new, lifesaving drugs.

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judicial confirmations, op-ed

At Real Clear Politics: Amy Coney Barrett a Clear 2nd Amendment Backer

24 Sep , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Real Clear Politics.

The Second Amendment is hanging in the balance, and Trump’s Supreme Court nomination this Saturday will determine its fate. All of Trump’s likely nominees – 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 11th Circuit Judge Barbara Lagoa and 4th Circuit Judge Allison Jones Rushing– would likely be strong on this issue.

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op-ed

At Townhall: Democrats’ Threats to End the Filibuster and Pack the Supreme Court Will Help Republicans in November

24 Sep , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.

Despite pundits’ reactions to the contrary, the new Supreme Court vacancy will improve Republican odds keeping the Senate and the presidency. The Democrats are showing voters, like never before, what is at stake in this election.

Conservatives will be driven to vote for Trump if they fear giving Joe Biden the chance to appoint Ginsburg’s successor.

judicial confirmations, op-ed

At Newsweek: Senate Republicans have Precedent on Their Side

23 Sep , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Newsweek.

While Senate Republicans promise to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court and Democrats threaten to pack the Court, leading Democrats claim precedent is on their side. “Mitch McConnell set the precedent,” Massachusetts senator Ed Markey tweeted.

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op-ed

At Real Clear Politics: Biden’s Gun Control Claims at Odds With Crime Stats

16 Sep , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Real Clear Politics and Microsoft News.

After two Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies were shot and critically wounded on Saturday, Joe Biden warned, “Weapons of war have no place in our communities.” And within just hours of the attack, Biden tweeted in praise of the original bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, which lasted from 1994 to 2004.

op-ed

In the Billings Gazette: Bullock’s pharmaceutical claim misguided

16 Sep , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has an op-ed in the Billings Gazette on the Montana Senate campaign that may determine control of the US Senate. The piece also appeared in the Missoulian on September 17th, 2020.

Steve Bullock’s Senate campaign is targeting greedy pharmaceutical companies and demanding that the government negotiate drug prices.

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op-ed

At Newsweek: Americans’ very right to keep and bear arms is on the ballot this election

8 Sep , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Newsweek on why this election will determine the future of private gun ownership in the US. Lott debated John Rosenthal, who is the co-founder of Massachusetts-based Stop Handgun Violence, and his piece is available below at the end of Lott’s. This the order that the pieces appeared at Newsweek.…

op-ed

At Townhall: What Democrat Control of the Senate Means for Gun Control

3 Sep , 2020  

Dr. John Lott and Professor emeritus Joe Olson at the Mitchell-Hamline School of Law have an op-ed at Townhall.com.

Last week, President Trump claimed the election will determine the future of private gun ownership in the United States. On Saturday, the NRA tweeted out that a Biden win “will destroy our Second Amendment.”

op-ed

The Missoulian: Bullock ads claim support for the Second Amendment

24 Aug , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has another piece up at the Missoulian newspaper about the Senate election in Montana. The print version of the article won’t appear for a couple of weeks, but this version is on line at the paper’s website.

For the last couple of weeks, Steve Bullock has bombarded the airwaves with ads claiming that he supports gun ownership.

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