Via Romenesko, I see my old friend Angela Valdez has a sharp story in Portland's alt-weekly blowing holes in The Oregonian's award-winning series on the state's "meth epidemic." Some of the most dramatic and unsettling "statistics" in the series, it seems, were based not on any actual studies or data, but on what amount to little more than wild guesses. Valdez quotes our own Jacob Sullum, who wrote about the moral panic over meth in September.
Paul Krugman Thinks Holding Religious Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Like 'Dumping Neurotoxins Into Public Reservoirs'
The New York Times columnist misconstrues the issues at stake in the challenge to New York's restrictions on houses of worship.
SCOTUS Blocks New York's COVID-19 Restrictions on Houses of Worship, Saying They Are Not 'Narrowly Tailored'
Gov. Andrew Cuomo described his policy as a "fear-driven response," cut by a "hatchet" rather than a "scalpel."
Penguin Random House Employees Broke Down in Tears at Thought of Publishing Jordan Peterson's Next Book
"He is an icon of hate speech and transphobia."
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Urged People Not To Travel for Thanksgiving Shortly Before Boarding His Flight
The mayor is traveling to Mississippi to spend the holiday with his wife and daughter.