2015 in Review: One Last Look Back

Wrapping up our look back at 2015: August 21, 2015: Word spreads on how the U.S. Supreme Court used lies to expand laws targetting Registered Citizens. Revisit the post here. September 14, 2015: Another reason it is a good idea to abolish residency restrictions. Revisit the post. November 1, 2015: The Associated Press shines aContinue reading “2015 in Review: One Last Look Back”

Happy Halloween!

Some responsible Halloween reporting: Sex offenders are the closest thing we have to real-life monsters on Halloween—and surely, few things can horrify a parent like the thought of his or her child being snatched up by a pervert while trick-or-treating. But there is no evidence that children are more likely to be abducted, assaulted, or abused onContinue reading “Happy Halloween!”

Politicians and News Media in Toxic Hookup: Legislation by Anecdote

We see it again and again, yet we do not learn: The news media, hungry for market share, deliver a toxic dose of fear every day. Politicians, hungry for votes, use your fear to promulgate ever harsher laws. Few notice that the laws are based on emotional hype, not facts. And prisons bulge with peopleContinue reading “Politicians and News Media in Toxic Hookup: Legislation by Anecdote”