Women in combat isn’t bad only because of physical stamina and unit cohesion issues. The Three Ps (peeing, periods, and pregnancy) also militate against it. Heather MacDonald, undoubtedly one of the most brilliant conservative writers and thinkers around, has written about the military’s decision, based upon Obama administration dictates, to water down physical standards to allow women to serve in combat units.
Source: Women in combat and The Three Ps — peeing, periods, and pregnancy
When it comes to confiscatory taxes, up-and-coming Progressive politicians are honest in their desires, but dishonest or misinformed about their facts. I’m developing quite the soft spot for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It’s not that I think she’s either intelligent or that her ideas are good.
Source: Ways to challenge Progressives’ demands for confiscatory taxes
(John Hinderaker) The Left is making a concerted effort to promote the idea that America suffers from a plague of right-wing violence. To the casual observer, such a claim might seem absurd, but it is bolstered with phony statistics.
Source: About Those Fake “Right-Wing Violence” Statistics
NEWS YOU CAN USE: Measuring Left-Wing Authoritarianism in America .
Source: NEWS YOU CAN USE: Measuring Left-Wing Authoritarianism in America….
People cite Justice Department statistics on defensive gun use to argue that guns in private hands are ineffective. It turns out there are some issues with the statistics, due to a number of biases in the reporting chain.
On 7 December, 2018, at about 7:45 p.m., the owner of the Alibaba’s convenience store in Syracuse, New York shot and wounded an armed robber. The robber ended up in the hospital. The story made the news . A local reporter for syracuse.com, Patrick Lohmann, investigated the story and wrote it up.
Source: Shooting of Criminal by Citizen not Reported by Police
Please share it widely — there will be at least nine more in the upcoming months. Thanks to a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation , and to the video production work of Meredith Bragg and Austin Bragg at Reason.tv, I’m putting together a series of short, graphical YouTube videos — 10 episodes to start with — explaining free speech law.
Source: [Eugene Volokh] “Free Speech Rules,” My New YouTube Video Series — Episode 1 (Speech in Schools) Now Out