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African Americans Are Eight Times More Likely to Be Victims of Homicide Than Whites, Says CDC

Armando L. Sanchez/TNS/NewscomBlack Americans are eight times more likely than white Americans to be the victims of a homicide. That’s just one of the less-than-cheery bit of news the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reveals in “Age-Adjusted Rates for Homicides by Race/Ethnicity—United States, 1999-2015,” where it notes: During 1999–2014, a general decline in homicide […]

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White Nationalist Jason Kessler Flees His Press Conference in Charlottesville

Ronald BaileyCharlottesville, Va.- An angry crowd surged in and grabbed Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler, preempting what was to have been a press conference at 2 p.m. today in front of City Hall across from the city’s famous free speech wall. Kessler, white nationalist Richard Spencer and other would-be rally speakers, have said […]

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White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville Shut Down Due to Violence

Ronald BaileyCharlottesville, Va. – The white nationalist Unite the Right rally in my home town was dispersed after Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in the wake of violent clashes between the neo-nazis, white supremacists, and other assorted alt-righters and Black Lives Matter, anti-fascist, and other counter-protesters. The white nationalists were attracted […]

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The Administrative State Strikes Back: Federal Climate Change Draft Report Leaked

A draft version of the U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report has been leaked to The New York Times. Notwithstanding the Times‘ alarmist headline suggesting “drastic” climate impacts on the U.S., a glance through the 545-page report finds that it is essentially an aggregation of climate change studies that support the scientific […]

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Trump Administration Withdraws Proposed Obama Ban on Compensation for Bone Marrow

The Office of Management and Budget has withdrawn a proposed rule banning compensation for hematopoietic stem cells. In other words, you can get paid when someone harvests stem cells from your bone marrow. Bone marrow transplantation is used to treat a variety of ailments, including aplastic anemia, sickle cell anemia, bone marrow damage during chemotherapy, […]

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Individualism Increasing Across the World

Good news fellow libertarians: We are winning! Individualism is rising across the world, according to a forthcoming study in Psychological Science by a team of Canadian and American psychologists who evaluated 51 years of data on individualistic practices and values across 77 countries. There is, however, one big exception to this salutary trend: China. Researchers […]

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Breakthrough: Human Embryos Successfully and Safely Gene-Edited

Anti–designer baby bioethicists call for “an immediate global ban.” Ronald Bailey|Aug. 2, 2017 4:01 pm Vchalup/DreamstimeThe rumors are true: A research team led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, a reproductive biology specialist at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, has successfully and safely edited a disease-causing gene out of some human embryos. As Nature reports, […]

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