Coronavirus, Media Bias, op-ed

At Real Clear Politics: Hypocrisy in NYT’s Reporting on a COVID-Skeptic’s Death

20 Apr , 2020  

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

The New York Times thinks it nailed Fox News. Over the weekend, the Times ran a blistering story that blamed the death of Brooklyn bar owner Joe Joyce on skepticism of the coronavirus panic. Supposedly assured by President Trump and Fox News that there wasn’t a problem, Joyce made the fatal mistake of going on a cruise.

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At Townhall: Headlines Around the World Say the U.S. Has the Worst Record on Coronavirus Deaths But the Data Says Otherwise

15 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall on how well the US is doing with regard to handling the Coronavirus.

Headlines worldwide are announcing that the United States has more coronavirus deaths than any other country. As of early Tuesday morning, Johns Hopkins University reported that the United States had 21,662 deaths.

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In the Wall Street Journal: Heed Jimmy Carter on the Danger of Mail-In Voting, ‘Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.’

11 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.

‘Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.” That quote isn’t from President Trump, who criticized mail-in voting this week after Wisconsin Democrats tried and failed to change an election at the last minute into an exclusively mail-in affair.

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At the Washington Times: While Whitmer attacks Trump, Michigan suffers from her miscues during COVID-19 crisis

7 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has this new op-ed at the Washington Times.

A few Democratic governors have sought to build a more positive relationship with President Trump amid the coronavirus crisis, but Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has chosen to lead her party’s drumbeat of criticism. She is the new Democratic star who recently gave her party’s response to Mr.

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At Townhall.com: March Saw the Biggest Gun Sales on Record

3 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com on the massive increase in gun sales in March.

March saw the biggest gun sales on record. And with many states and local governments shutting down gun stores in March, there were clearly many people who wanted guns but couldn’t get them.

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At Townhall.com: Fundamental Differences In How Republicans and Democrats Are Dealing With the Coronavirus Crisis

1 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall about the fundamental differences in how Democrats and Republicans handle the Coronavirus crisis.

If you want to see the difference in how President Trump and the Democrats handle the coronavirus, you don’t have to look any further than Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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At Townhall: In Defense of Congressman Thomas Massie

30 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall in defense Congressman Thomas Massie. Massie is the chair of Congress’ Second Amendment Caucus and someone who Dr. Lott has co-authored six op-eds with. Lott’s piece starts this way:

For a while last week, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) was the most hated man on Capitol Hill.

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At National Review: Are Gun Stores ‘Essential’ Businesses? Yes, especially when jails and prisons are releasing inmates early.

25 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at National Review on states closing gun stores by claiming that they are “non-essential.”

Law-abiding citizens want the right to buy a gun, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Police have stopped responding to many 911 calls, and massive numbers of inmates are being released early from prison.

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At Townhall: Will the Coronavirus Recede as the Spring Arrives?

20 Mar , 2020  

UPDATE: Even as recently as at least March 31st, the government was still assuming that the Coronavirus is seasonal. “The models predictions have the surge in deaths going into the summer.”

ORIGINAL: Professor Timothy Craig Allen, a number of our Board of Directors and a professor of pathology, and John Lott have an op-ed at Townhall.com about their empirical work on the coronavirus and whether it will raced with spring.…

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At Townhall: Gun Sales Soar When People Need Protection

19 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall about the surge in gun sales.

Police are cutting back on policing, and Americans are getting scared. Along with toilet paper, they are also buying guns and ammunition. Some are getting concealed handgun permits.

“So American … I’ll shoot the virus! … We don’t do smart stuff in this country,” joked Bill Maher on Friday on his HBO show, “Real Time.” It is easy for Mr.