• OUT-OF-DATE STATISTICS DISTORT PUBLIC POLICIES

    OUT-OF-DATE STATISTICS DISTORT PUBLIC POLICIES

    Out-of-date or non-existent statistics often spur irrational conclusions about major issues.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

    As the president's flailing, failing campaign on behalf of beleaguered Congressional Democrats coughs, wheezes and stumbles its way toward decision day, he increasingly reverts to a tired theme that has inspired scant enthusiasm from the voting public. “America needs a raise!” the chief executive thunders, suggesting that his fanciful proposal…

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  • AN IDIOTIC NEW HOLIDAY

    Though most of the country celebrated Columbus Day on Monday, October, 13th, Seattle, Minneapolis and other cities refused to honor the explorer and proclaimed a new festival called “Indigenous Peoples Day.” The activists behind the change blame Columbus because his discovery of the New World led to devastating results for…

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  • TRANSGENDERED INSANITY MUDDLES HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

    In California, Minnesota and other states, efforts are underway to enable “transgendered” students to participate in sports teams of the opposite sex. Boys who identify as girls could play girls' basketball, while girls identifying as boys compete in boys' gymnastics. But what about hormone treatments commonly used in “transitioning” from…

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  • Unexpected Lessons from the Jobs Numbers

    Unexpected Lessons from the Jobs Numbers

    This column appeared originally at TruthRevolt.org on October 7, 2014 — Last Friday, the Obama administration celebrated new numbers showing the national unemployment rate plummeting to 5.9% – the lowest official measure of joblessness since the beginning of 2008 and the financial collapse under the Bush administration. While most economists…

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  • NO “TIDAL WAVE” FOR GAY MARRIAGE

    The cultural left claims that overwhelming majorities now support redefinition of marriage but recent polling shows that's not true. A September Pew Center survey found only 49 percent saying they “favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally”—even with the biased wording of that question! Support for same-sex marriage declined…

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  • MARRIAGE SHAPES BETTER ADULTS BEFORE IT BUILDS BETTER KIDS

    A recent Washington Post piece acknowledges that “children with married parents are better off” but simultaneously claims “marriage isn't the reason why.” The report cites research at Brookings Institution suggesting that higher family income, more educated parents, and better parenting skills help explain the so-called “marriage advantage,” not the institution…

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