Lott in the LA Times

Kevin Drum is rather annoyed than the LA Times has published an op-ed by Lott. Lott’s argument is that if someone doesn’t answer a question he can attribute to them whatever answer is most damaging to them. If we applied the same standard to Lott, then since he never answered my question as to why he removed the clustering correction from his model, we could assume that the answer was “I was trying to cook the results”.