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  • As Kenosha and Minneapolis Burn, Millions of Americans Buy Guns

    As Kenosha and Minneapolis Burn, Millions of Americans Buy Guns0

    It’s increasingly clear to even the average American that if riots come to your neighborhood, you’re on your own. The message received is increasingly be this: if your plan is to wait until the police show up to provide “protection,” be prepared to wait a long time. Consequently, as violence appears to surge in America’s

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  • When Reparations for Slavery Become Just Another Welfare Program

    When Reparations for Slavery Become Just Another Welfare Program0

    The idea that former slaves and their descendants ought to receive reparations for the wrongs committed against them is not new. Having grasped the fact that slavery is nothing less than kidnapping and theft committed against the enslaved, abolitionists long advocated for some form of redress for freed slaves. The most famous early attempt to

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  • Why Chicago’s Mayor Blames Her City’s Murders on Wisconsin and Indiana

    Why Chicago’s Mayor Blames Her City’s Murders on Wisconsin and Indiana0

    It is now well known that the City of Chicago and Illinois overall have adopted stringent gun control laws over the years. Thus, the pro-gun control Giffords Center gives the state of Illinois a lofty “A-” on its “annual gun scorecard.” Yet, somehow, shootings are surging in the city this year. Although crime in Chicago

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  • Using Statistics to Get Your Way in Politics

    Using Statistics to Get Your Way in Politics0

    It is unlikely that pundits, politicians, and the general public have ever been so obsessed with numbers as they are right now. I speak, of course, of the numbers surrounding deaths and illnesses attributed to COVID-19. For months now, every new day has brought new headlines about total COVID-19 infections, total deaths, and estimates put

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