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Michael Barone

Opinion: California Voters Get What They Deserve

The nation’s largest state has just voted in an election triggered by one of the nation’s weirdest recall processes, and the results have come out just about where they’ve been before. California Gov. Gavin Newsom was elected governor in 2018 by 62% to 38%, a result that was, unsurprisingly in an era of straight-ticket voting

Opinion

Opinion: Media Get Hate Crimes Wrong — Again

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in opinion pieces on the PrescotteNews website are solely those of the authors. These opinions do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Prescott eNews or its publisher.] An article in yesterday’s Washington Post warns that hate crimes are one the rise: The number of hate crimes in the United States rose in 2020

Gun Control

Judge overturns California’s 32-year ban on assault weapons

A federal judge has overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, calling it a “failed experiment” that violates people’s constitutional right to bear arms. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego ruled on Friday that the state’s definition of illegal military-style rifles unlawfully deprives law-abiding Californians of weapons commonly allowed in most other states

Crime

Murder, Murder, and More Murder

Steve Sailer has calculated that in 46 of the 50 largest US cities, there was a 38.5 percent increase in murders in 2020. A recent National Commission of COVID-19 and Criminal Justice (NCCCJ) study of 34 cities put the annual increase at 30 percent. Until now, the greatest one-year increase in the United States was in 1968, when there

Opinion

Opinion – COVID: Chronology and Context

It’s hard to get a straight story on COVID statistics once politicians and the media get involved, and they have been driving this fact-adjacent narrative for almost a year now. Their non-stop scare-mongering, combined with a persistent lack of context, has turned half of us into quivering cowards, while the other half ignores legitimate warnings.

HIV

Pandemic prompts changes to HIV testing and treatment in metro Phoenix

In a downtown parking garage, a health care worker, dressed in protective gear, waits for cars to pull up for drive-thru HIV tests. Inside the building, volunteers assemble packages of at-home tests and condoms to be shipped across the state. Elsewhere in metro Phoenix, a van travels to neighborhoods whose residents may face higher risk

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