Donald Trump, Republican

Donald Trump, Republican

Posted · Add Comment

The Republican Party this week handed its presidential nomination to Donald Trump. Let me put this as succinctly as I can: If Trump represents the Republican Party, then that’s not a party I can be part of. You can read more about my reasons and what I think of the GOP in my San Luis […]

War on Cops

The War on Cops

Posted · Add Comment

Two years ago, two NYPD officers were killed as they sat in their marked car by a black man angry about the death of Eric Garner and strong-arm robber Michael Brown. Ten days ago, a madman opened fire on cops at a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Dallas. Five officers were killed and nine […]

A terrorist attack on Bastille Day in Nice, France has left at least 80 dead and more than 100 injured.

Anti-gun nuts

Posted · Add Comment

Tonight’s horrible terrorist attack in Nice, France, and last week’s murder of 5 Dallas cops by a black racist ties together some common themes that we’ve heard in the media in recent weeks from anti-gun nuts. First, no one who supports the Second Amendment right to bear arms sees it as a panacea. Having an armed citizenry […]

Journalism vs. Stenography

Posted · Add Comment

An article published yesterday by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting is a textbook case of the differences between journalism vs. stenography. I discovered the article because one of the people I follow on Twitter is Andrew Donohue who used to run an alternative media website in San Diego called “Voice of San Diego.”  Donohue is […]

A Muslim Terrorist killed 49 and injured more than 50 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Discrimination and the Orlando Shooting

Posted · Add Comment

My most recent column in the San Luis Obispo Tribune is about Cal Poly student Mick Bruckner’s Title IX complaint against instructor Michael Winn. In short, Bruckner, a homosexual, has alleged that Winn discriminated against him for little more than voicing orthodox Christian beliefs about homosexuality in a private discussion. A couple of notes on the timeline. […]

The Broken California GOP

Posted · Add Comment

My weekend column for the San Luis Obispo Tribune can be found here and if features a discussion with San Luis Obispo County Republican chairman Al Fonzi on the broken California GOP and the realization that having Donald Trump at the top of the ticket will do nothing to help heal it. Fonzi is one of those […]

VA Hospitals aren’t Disneyland

Posted · Add Comment

Today, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald uttered what may be the dumbest words said by someone in the federal government until the next time Vice President Joe Biden steps in front of a camera. At a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, McDonald said: “When you got to Disney, do they measure the number […]

War on the 2nd Amendment

Posted · Add Comment

While guns sales have soared over the past two decades, violent crime has gone down. Not that most Americans know that, or are being told that by Democrats who reflexively talk about a “gun violence epidemic” that isn’t actually happening. This is their War on the 2nd Amendment. While much of the country has come […]

Common sense prohibited

Posted · Add Comment

The San Luis Obispo Tribune has published my latest column on school administrators and their unthinking adherence to “the rules.” The long and short of it: When this kid wants to go to prom, you find a way to make it happen. The community has rallied to put on a special prom for Jared Springer, and he […]

Political virtue-signaling

Posted · Add Comment

On Sunday, the San Luis Obispo Tribune published my latest column on the Democrats vying to replace retiring Rep. Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) this fall. In the proposed headline and text of the originally submitted column, I used the phrase “political virtue-signaling.” My use doesn’t quite match the urban dictionary definition, instead I would define it […]