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From Robert VerBruggen, at Real Clear Policy, this simple graph:Three reactions:
- I have no idea what explains the steep drop in motor vehicle deaths. I haven’t noticed people driving more safely since 2006. Have you? Could it be gas prices leading to fewer cars on the road? (But gas prices have been dropping …)
- Gun deaths seem to be constant. So, another mystery: Why are lefty progressives acting like it’s an epidemic?
- Drug overdose deaths are skyrocketing. Why isn’t Barack Obama having town meetings about that?