The Dept. of Education Can’t Count, Produces Wildly Overstated School Shooting Statistic

The US Department on Education — a federal agency with no clear purpose or need — conducts something called the Civil Rights Data Collection survey every two years. They ask all 96,000 public schools around the country hundreds of questions about all aspects of their operations, ostensibly to better craft education policy. They’ve just published […]

Daily Digest: The Trace Finds an Acorn, Unintended Regulatory Consequences, and Modern Recruiting Techniques

The NRA Was Waging War on Facts Long Before the ‘Fake News’ Boom – “It must be said that many mainstream journalists have themselves provided the NRA with a broad opening to criticise their profession. There is a great deal of misinformed, superficial, fear-based reporting and writing about firearms, often supplied by reporters who have […]

Book Review: Left Turn

What if you had the power to change history? What if you could influence the future? How ’bout an election or two? Let’s assume that’s possible for the nonce. Would you use that power for good or evil? Would having the power corrupt you, sooner, later, or eventually? And here’s the kicker – would you […]

Post-Heller D.C. Handgun Purchase: $500 Plus Gun and Test

For decades, southern states and local governments prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote by requiring them to take a written test. While the exam material was sound—based on a knowledge of American government—the process was inherently discriminatory. Lower income, relatively uneducated blacks didn’t have a hope in hell of making the grade. […]