Tracking Trump’s Golf Outings

If you've never done a search on the topic, you might or might not be surprised to learn that there are entire websites dedicated to nothing but counting or tracking the number of golf outings by Trump or by all Presidential administrations. When I accessed the site "Trump Golf Count" on June 30, 2020, it… Continue reading Tracking Trump’s Golf Outings

Tracking Turnover in the Trump Administration

From the Brookings Institution: The rate of turnover among senior level advisers to President Trump has generated a great deal of attention. Below, we offer four resources to help measure and contextualize this turnover. The first set of resources tracks turnover among senior-ranking advisers in the executive office of the president (which does not include Cabinet… Continue reading Tracking Turnover in the Trump Administration

Above the Law: The Data Are In on Police, Killing, and Race

A conservative from Kentucky looks at the evidence on killings by police: Police killing is not the work of vigilant warriors defending society at great personal cost, and sometimes going too far. It is the day-in, day-out petty tyranny of a taxpayer-funded bureaucratic lobby group. The difference is that, unlike other public sector unions, police… Continue reading Above the Law: The Data Are In on Police, Killing, and Race

Why Does the USA Have So Many New Cases of COVID-19?

Daily Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 (5-day moving average as of 29-June-2020): outbreak evolution of 10 most affected countries. Note: graph is normalized for cases per 100,000 population. Source: Johns Hopkins University. Why is it that the USA, despite being one of the wealthiest and most technologically advanced countries in the world, leads the world in… Continue reading Why Does the USA Have So Many New Cases of COVID-19?

New Blog Title

I've renamed this blog from "Opposing Trump Blog" to "Data-Driven Politics." The new blog URL is or This new name reflects the revised and clarified purpose of this blog, which is to raise the level of civil discourse about USA politics through the use of data.

P5b: Prohibit People on Terror Watch List from Buying Guns

This post is part of a long series of planned blog posts about proposed gun control measures to reduce the risk of mass shootings. Link to Serious Example of this Proposal: 1) What problem does it solve? Mass shooters target unarmed citizens. 2) How well does it solve the problem? Affirmative Answer: TBD Negative Answer: It’s… Continue reading P5b: Prohibit People on Terror Watch List from Buying Guns