Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes.
John Lott, a discredited researcher with a history of pushing false and misleading information about guns, scored space in Tuesday’s New York Times. The article, which argues that background checks are flawed and ineffective, continues his streak of misleading and deeply flawed analyses. It’s unclear why, exactly, the New York Times believed Lott is a credible source of gun research. Lott’s trademark assertion that more guns means less crime was formally and thoroughly repudiated by a panel convened by the National Research Council. In one case, a researcher has suggested that Lott fabricated an entire survey on defensive gun use. Lott has also been caught publishing studies with severe statistical errors. Faced with mounting criticism, Lott created a fake online persona,
Alexis Sánchez is gone and Arsenal, somehow, have to replace his ability to create and his ability to score. No wonder the club was so adamant that Henrikh Mkhitaryan had to move the other way in any deal – that was half the job done. The other half was completed on deadline day, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joining from Borussia Dortmund for a club record fee. I’ve already written about the merits of both players – what they can bring and reasons they might not hit the ground running – you can read my breakdown on Aubameyang here and my take on Mkhitaryan here. Ultimately, though, two does not go into one and somebody is going to end up on the outskirts of the team. First things first, Aubameyang isn’t a winger. Dortmund tried it when he joined the club and nobody was