Out-of-date or non-existent statistics often spur irrational conclusions about major issues. For instance, many liberals today worry about military-style assault rifles and call for a renewed ban on their sale. But government figures show only 2 percent of gun crimes involve so-called assault weapons and overall gun homicides declined an…

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  • Dems Pit Needy Against Deserving-Damaging Both

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  • Kobani, Kay Hagan, Ben Bradlee and Marty Baron

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    First, here's the transcript for my two hour interview with Matk Steyn from Monday's show. Thanks to Duane for posting it so quickly. Next, read this key piece from the Wall Street Journal on the battle for Kobani by By Adam Entous, Joe Parkinson and Julian E. Barnes. It is…

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  • God (And The Catholics) At Harvard

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  • The Media Are Much Scarier than Ebola

    Why do some things scare people more than others? One reason is that people engage in a rational assessment of risk and conclude the appropriate level of fear. For example, people feel free to walk alone at midnight in Times Square but not in Central Park because they have made…

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  • Apple’s Profits and the GOP’s Polls

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