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Do hammers kill more people than guns?

Claims that Hammers Kill More People than Guns (Follow-Up)

Last October, I wrote a brief article in which I tracked people veering away from observable reality to falsely claim that “hammers kill more people than guns.”  Such a claim is absolutely, demonstrably untrue. Since I wrote that article, I’ve received a number of comments by

Number of Bills before the Fifty State Legislatures that mention "God" in the years 2015 and 2016. Data source: Legiscan. Compiled by Irregular Times

Map: State Legislative Bills Mentioning God, 2015-16

This map of religiosity in state politics fails to tightly match to a map of partisanship.  The swath of orange, yellow and red, on the other hand, follows the clear outline of a Bible Belt.  Cultural preferences of a majority are bleeding their way into the

Terrorism vs. Suicide 2014

U.S. Deaths from Terrorism, 1995-2014

Considering recent claims that terrorism is an existential threat that should be driving Americans to costly actions such as expanding the budget deficit, eroding civil liberties protections, “patrolling and securing” Muslim-majority neighborhoods in an action evoking Jewish ghettos in 20th Century Central Europe, killing known

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?

Fight the Republican beast!