Jon Guze

Senior Fellow, Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 7)

  • Biden’s China Troubles Continue

    The National Legal and Policy Center has filed a complaint with the Department of Education requesting “a full investigation into the University of Pennsylvania’s failure to disclose the source of millions of dollars of donations from China since 2013 to the university and its Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global…
    Jon Guze, May 29, 2020
  • “Americans are not rallying around Donald Trump during the pandemic”

    That’s the headline of a recent article in the Economist. It goes on to say, “His approval ratings have been remarkably flat compared with those of other leaders—and past American presidents,” and it provides this chart:  …
    Jon Guze, May 22, 2020
  • Why do we do we let them do this kind of thing?

    In 2012, Science magazine published a report by a group of scientists who proudly reported: Highly pathogenic avian influenza A/H5N1 virus can cause morbidity and mortality in humans but thus far has not acquired the ability to be transmitted by aerosol or respiratory droplet (“airborne transmission”) between…
    Jon Guze, May 21, 2020
  • “Democrats Have Abandoned Civil Liberties”

    It’s sad, and all too true, but it’s not something you often hear from a left-wing ideologue like Matt Taibbi. Nevertheless, that’s the title of a recent blog post by the life-long Democrat. The subtitle is, “The Blue Party’s Trump-era Embrace of Authoritarianism Isn’t Just Wrong, it’s a Fatal…
    Jon Guze, May 19, 2020
  • What I’m Hoping For

    Karol Sikora is Dean and Professor of Medicine at Buckingham Medical School in the UK. He recently posted this encouraging assessment on Twitter:   Fingers crossed!…
    Jon Guze, May 18, 2020
  • What Does North Carolina Law Say About Demonstrating With Guns?

    For those who are interested, UNC Professor Jonathan Holbrook provides a thorough analysis at the School of Government’s Criminal Law blog. Here are some highlights: Protests and public demonstrations are permitted, of course, but if a participant engages in other criminal conduct during the course of the event (e.g., assault,…
    Jon Guze, May 13, 2020
  • Statewide lockdowns aren’t just outrageously authoritarian; they’re also ineffectual, and they waste valuable time and energy that should be used to fight COVID-19.

    In “Statewide lockdowns unnecessarily divide, divert us from task at hand,” I suggested that “even in the absence of statewide lockdown orders, voluntary social distancing would have had more or less the same effects on both the spread of COVID-19 and on the economy,” and I provided evidence compiled…
    Jon Guze, May 8, 2020
  • What accounts for the decline of religion in American life?

    Lyman Stone attempts to answer that question in a new paper published by the American Enterprize Institute. The title is “Promise and peril: The history of American religiosity and its recent decline,” and the key findings are: American religiosity is in rapid decline according to numerous measures. However, Americans…
    Jon Guze, May 4, 2020