A new academic study has found that, once again, gun laws are not having their desired effect. A joint study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of California at Davis Violence Prevention Research Program found that California’s much-touted mandated background checks had no impact on gun … Continue reading California’s Background Check Law Had No Impact on Gun Deaths, Johns Hopkins Study Finds
Congress is imposing the Green New Deal, piece by piece. Sign here to tell Congress to stop the Green New Deal! Last week, environmental activist and leader of the anti-carbon campaign group 350.org, Bill McKibben, sent a valentine to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey arguing that the Green New Deal, far from resulting … Continue reading Economist: The Green New Deal Is Built on Fear, Not Facts
Congress is planning to implement the Green New Deal, piece by piece. Sign here to tell Congress to stop the Green New Deal! Many of us watched the viral video in horror. A starving polar bear scavenging for food on barren land, his ribs visible beneath a jaundiced white coat. “This is what climate change … Continue reading The Myth That the Polar Bear Population Is Declining
When 22 people were killed in El Paso, Texas, and nine more were killed in Dayton, Ohio, roughly 12 hours later, responses to the tragedy included many of the same myths and stereotypes Americans have grown used to hearing in the wake of a mass shooting. As part of my work as a psychology researcher, … Continue reading Mass Shootings Aren’t Becoming More Common–and Evidence Contradicts Stereotypes about the Shooters
Sign here to tell Congress to kill the Green New Deal! The “Green New Deal” will fail for many reasons. One is that the people pushing it seem oblivious to the needs of poor and minorities families, who would be directly hurt by the plan. By one estimate, that Green New Deal would cost $600,000 … Continue reading ‘Green New Deal’ Would Hit Minorities the Hardest
Sign here to tell Congress to kill the Green New Deal! Today, CNN is televising a "climate crisis town hall" for Democratic presidential candidates. Meanwhile, Hurricane Dorian, after tearing through the Bahamas, is menacing Florida and the East Coast. The candidates will surely point to the hurricane as they call for drastic measures against climate … Continue reading Could the Green New Deal Create More Climate Victims Than It Saves?
Remember “The Far Side” cartoons? They were at their peak when I was in grade school, plastering calendars and t-shirts with an offbeat humor that left fans clutching their sides with laughter. Given their popularity, there was palpable disappointment when their creator, Gary Larson, put down his pen in 1995. But there’s good news. “The … Continue reading The Far Side’ Is Returning… But Can the PC Crowd Handle It?