16 Oct , 2018

At Townhall: Why O’Rourke’s Rhetoric on Police Shootings Is Wrong—And Dangerous

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com on the claims of systematic racism by police that starts this way:

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.”

A video then went viral of Beto O’Rourke whipping a large crowd of blacks into a frenzy at the Good Street Baptist Church in Dallas with the words: “How can we continue to lose the lives of unarmed black men in the United States of America at the hands of white police officers?

16 Oct , 2018

Investor’s Business Daily: Kavanaugh: His Contentious Confirmation Won’t Be The Last One Like That

Dr. John Lott had an op-ed in Investor’s Business Daily noting that we will continue to have confirmation battles such as Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s.

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?

14 Oct , 2018

At Fox News: Even after Kavanaugh confirmation, Democrats will control the lower courts

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on the fact that even if Trump is president for two terms, Democrats will still control most of the lower courts. His latest piece starts this way:

Republicans are ecstatic and Democrats are livid about Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation as a Supreme Court justice.

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12 Oct , 2018

In the Brazilian newspaper Mundo: Gun control disarms the poor, most vulnerable

With the conservative candidate in the Brazilian presidential election pushing hard to “give guns to good people,” the issue of gun control is front and center in the race. Rough translation of Dr. John Lott statement from the Portuguese in the Brazilian newspaper Mundo:

Innovative Legislation

“The debate on gun control focuses on new regulations that nothing would have done to stop the massacre of Las Vegas.

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7 Oct , 2018

At Townhall: Gun Control Advocates Are Spending Big Money to Influence Midterms

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com on the huge amount of money that Michael Bloomberg is spending to flip control of Congress to the Democrats. The piece begins this way:

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.

5 Oct , 2018

At the Daily Caller: A Response to Biased Law Professors Against Kavanaugh

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at the Daily Caller on all the letters that people have been signing regarding Kavanaugh over the last couple of weeks.

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.

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.

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.

21 Sep , 2018

At Townhall.com: Media Bias Has Real Consequences

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com on how even a very smart person gets taken in sometimes by media bias.

Media bias has real consequences. Ohio’s wealthiest supporter of the Republican party, Leslie Wexner, has withdrawn his support because he was ‘ashamed’ by President Trump’s response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. 

20 Sep , 2018

At the Daily Caller: There are lots of ways social media outlets can bias political debate

Dr. John Lott has an op-ed at the Daily Caller about the social media bias that we have faced at Facebook.

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.

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