28 Aug , 2017

At Fox News: “Police and military equipment – overturning Obama ban protects Americans and law enforcement”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News on the Trump administration’s decision to overturn Obama’s ban on used military equipment being given to police.  The piece starts this way:

Police have a tough and dangerous job.  Armored military vehicles and military-grade body armor aren’t just useful for soldiers, they make it possible for police to protect Americans.

26 Aug , 2017

In Investor’s Business Daily: “Yes, Sticks And Stones Break Bones, But Calling People Names And Lying About Racism Hurts, Too”

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in Investor’s Business Daily about the continued false statements by the media Donald Trump.  The piece starts this way:

Does it hurt to accuse someone of being a Nazi or a racist who is neither of those?  How about calling someone those vile terms when he has spent his life supporting Jewish and black causes?

19 Aug , 2017

At The Hill: “Media just can’t stop telling falsehoods about Trump’s views on race”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at The Hill on the issues of false media claims on race, Trump’s U.S. Department of Justice investigating civil rights violation charges in the Charlottesville case, and the question of what orders were given to the police in Charlottesville.  The op-ed starts this way:

The media just can’t stop lying about President Trump’s views on racism and hatred.

18 Aug , 2017

At the Daily Caller: Media Bias Can No Longer Be Reasonably Denied: Absurd claims for Spain Attack

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Daily Caller on Media bias in the reporting of the vehicle attack in Spain.  We have done work on vehicle attacks around the world.

The news media wants to tie everything it can to the Charlottesville attack.  Wolf Blitzer was worried just a couple of hours after yesterday’s van attack in Barcelona, Spain, which left at least 13 dead and over 100 injured.

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.

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.

7 Aug , 2017

New in the Chicago Tribune: How Democrats keep guns in the hands of the rich

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Chicago Tribune today (it will be in the print edition tomorrow).  The piece starts this way:

When it comes to voting rights, any obstacles outrage liberals; even free government-issued IDs are viewed as disenfranchising poor and disproportionately black people. But when it comes to the right to own a gun for self-defense, liberals don’t hesitate to pile on fees, ID requirements, expensive training and onerous background checks.

30 Jul , 2017

At Fox News: Trump needs a chairman for his Council of Economic Advisers. When will Democrats let him be confirmed?

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on the incredibly slow confirmation process for Trump’s nominees.  Because of the delays created by the Democrats, even if Trump had nominated people as quickly as past administrations, it wouldn’t have made any difference in the number of people confirmed.  The lack of staffing in the Council of Economic Advisers impacts everything from taxes to regulation to even crime issues that the Trump administration is trying to accomplish.  …

28 Jul , 2017

In The Hill newspaper: Will D.C. court’s decision on concealed guns be the tipping point?

Dr. John Lott has his newest piece in The Hill newspaper on Tuesday’s DC Federal Circuit Court decision regarding DC’s ban on concealed handguns.  The piece starts this way:

As of July 3, there were just 124 concealed handgun permit holders in Washington, D.C.

But, after a two-to-one federal Circuit court decision on Tuesday morning striking down D.C.