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A 75-Year-Old Warning about Those Who Say ‘Listen to the Science’ | Jon Miltimore

A 75-Year-Old Warning about Those Who Say ‘Listen to the Science’ | Jon Miltimore

When people say “follow the science,” often what they’re really saying is “follow our plan.”On as president, Joe Biden, flanked by a portrait of Ben Franklin, called on the federal government to “advance environmental justice” and “be guided by the best science.”In many ways, Biden’s words came as no surprise.Throughout the 2020 campaign and after, Biden had often “listen to the science” and “,” presumably to contrast himself with his opponent.Biden didn’t stop there, however. He included the mantra in , noting that it would be his administration’s official policy to “listen to the...

Apr 12
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No Restrictions Texas Has Fewer COVID Cases Than Michigan—Despite 20M More People

No Restrictions Texas Has Fewer COVID Cases Than Michigan—Despite 20M More People

In Texas, COVID cases continue to fall. Meanwhile, many other states are fighting a resurgence of the virus despite state attempts to tame it.On March 2, former US Senator Al Franken mocked Texas for lifting all its remaining COVID-19 restrictions.“Gee, we here in Texas haven’t screwed up royally in a whole two weeks!” Franken tweeted. “I know! Let’s lift the mask mandate!”Gee, we here in Texas haven’t screwed up royally in a whole two weeks! I know! Let’s lift the mask mandate!— Al Franken (@alfranken)Despite what Franken and , Texas didn’t see an explosion in COVID cases. Instead, the...

Apr 6
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Why Young Adults Are the Most Frightened of COVID, Even Though They Are the Least at Risk | Jon Miltimore

Why Young Adults Are the Most Frightened of COVID, Even Though They Are the Least at Risk | Jon Miltimore

Nearly half of Americans between 18 and 34 are concerned about returning to a normal social life after the pandemic, a new YouGov poll found.Nearly against COVID-19 each day, but the “return to normal” may not be as close as many hope.A new survey shows many Americans have concerns about interacting with others once the pandemic is over.“A YouGov poll of more than 4,000 people finds that two in five (39%) Americans say they are very or fairly nervous about the idea of interacting with people socially again,” YouGov data journalist Jamie Ballard.While the high percentage of Americans...

Apr 1
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Why the Media’s Racist Response to the Colorado Shooting Is So Dangerous

Why the Media’s Racist Response to the Colorado Shooting Is So Dangerous

|Posted: Mar 26, 2021 12:01 AMThe opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Townhall.com.TrendingA USA Today editor on Tuesday deleted a tweet following in Boulder, Colorado, that left ten people dead, including a Boulder police officer.“It’s always an angry white man. Always,” Hemal Jhaveri, the Race and Inclusion Editor at USA TODAY Sports Media Group, on Monday following the shooting. The following day, after the suspect’s name is Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, a Syrian immigrant, Jhaveri apologized. “I deleted a previous tweet that was posted...

Mar 26
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Americans Are Wildly Misinformed about the Risk of Hospitalization from COVID-19, Survey Shows. Here’s Why | Jon Miltimore

Americans Are Wildly Misinformed about the Risk of Hospitalization from COVID-19, Survey Shows. Here’s Why | Jon Miltimore

A recent Gallup survey found that more than one-third of Americans believe that at least half of those infected with COVID-19 require hospitalization. How did we get here?A recent survey found that overestimate by as much as a factor of ten the probability a person with COVID-19 will require hospitalization.Researchers involved in the Franklin Templeton/Gallup study asked Americans in December what “percentage of people who have been infected by the coronavirus needed to be hospitalized." The correct answer is not precisely known, the authors note, but the best available estimates place the...

Mar 23
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Facebook Locks Out Ron Paul Following Column Criticizing Big Tech Censorship, Cites 'Error' | Jon Miltimore

Facebook Locks Out Ron Paul Following Column Criticizing Big Tech Censorship, Cites 'Error' | Jon Miltimore

A Facebook spokesperson says the restrictions taken on Ron Paul's page were a mistake.[: In an email on Monday night, a Facebook spokesperson told Reason that it had mistakenly locked former Rep. Ron Paul's page. "While there were never any restrictions on Ron Paul's page, we restricted one admin's ability to post by mistake. We have corrected the error," the spokesman said.]On Monday, Facebook blocked former presidential candidate Ron Paul from his own page. The move came hours after the longtime congressman and libertarian hero shared he wrote criticizing Twitter and Facebook for banning...

Jan 11
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California Reports Record COVID Cases and Deaths—Despite Strict Lockdown | Jon Miltimore

California Reports Record COVID Cases and Deaths—Despite Strict Lockdown | Jon Miltimore

Sadly, but perhaps predictably, government regulations do not appear to be slowing down the coronavirus.On December 4, a bipartisan group of California legislators sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a letter urging him to reconsider his order closing outdoor playgrounds as part of his regional stay-at-home order.“While we must appropriately consider best practices to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, we also must ensure the children across the state are not unfairly deprived of their opportunities for outdoor access and play,” the legislators wrote.Today, we sent another letter to the Governor...

Dec 17
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Waffle House’s Stand Against Lockdowns Is Exactly What America Needs—Almost | Jon Miltimore

Waffle House’s Stand Against Lockdowns Is Exactly What America Needs—Almost | Jon Miltimore

Waffle House CEO Walt Ehmer’s stance against lockdowns is courageous, but ultimately bolder action may be required to save businesses from the pernicious effects of lockdowns.Walt Ehmer, the CEO of Waffle House, didn’t mince words when he explained his biggest problem with economic lockdowns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic."None of the people who make the decisions to shut down businesses and impact people's livelihoods ever have their own livelihood impacted," Ehmer Business Insider.There’s clearly some hyperbole in the statement. After all, everyone is impacted to some degree by the...

November 21, 2020
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Why Conservatives Can't Understand Liberals (and Vice Versa) | Jon Miltimore

Why Conservatives Can't Understand Liberals (and Vice Versa) | Jon Miltimore

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt says many people today live in a ‘moral matrix’.It’s probably important to preface any conversation on morality by noting that humans often struggle—mightily—to agree on what morality isJonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at New York University who has researched morality and culture for nearly 30 years, apparently agrees. Haidt has spent the better part of his career attempting to understand and explain the underpinnings of human morality.Duringa number of years ago, Haidt shared his discovery that contrary to the idea that humans begin as a blank slate—“the...

October 8, 2018
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Venezuela’s Last Independent Newspaper Is on the Verge of Extinction

Venezuela’s Last Independent Newspaper Is on the Verge of Extinction

Venezuela's National College of Journalists said the supreme court's action against El Nacional is "a further step toward the liquidation of freedom of expression in Venezuela.”Democracy dies in darkness, one newspaper’s motto runs. Freedoms, however, often perish in broad daylight.That could be the case in Venezuela, where a recent court ruling imperils a last vestige of free press in the collapsing socialist state.“Venezuela's supreme court has awarded $13 million to top socialist party official Diosdado Cabello in a defamation case against a newspaper, but the paper's lawyer said on...

Apr 20
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