More on John Lott, gun fraud

Lott, an economist, was an early proponent of using data to study gun violence, and his work tended to be loved by gun lobbyists everywhere, but as his work came under scrutiny, hole upon hole was found in his research, and in his conclusions. Mother Jones profiles him here. And thanks, Leftover, for the link.

Why some legislative-types want to do the shopping for the poor

At least, we can only assume as much, as the discussion about precisely what impoverished people on assistance choose to buy through the SNAP program (formerly food stamps). The first examination started in 2003 and Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty and junk food, according to this ThinkProgress article, and continues on to today. Pawlenty’s efforts were …