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Women’s March in SLO

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I’ll be attending Saturday’s Women’s March in San Luis Obispo, not as a participant, but as an observer. This won’t be the first protest I’ve attended, just the first in quite some time. I’m going for one primary reason: One of the speakers here in San Luis Obispo is the Chief of Police, Deanna Cantrell. […]

Top 10 Most Annoying Stories of 2016

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My column in this week’s San Luis Obispo Tribune is a Top 10 Most Annoying Stories of 2016 (state and local only). State and local because the paper has asked me to focus locally because they’ve got plenty of syndicated columns available (that they pay for) that focus on national topics. My column includes a link […]

Apple and Bushmaster

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Ars Technica reported earlier this week that a Texas family is suing Apple after a driver using the company’s FaceTime app smashed into the family’s Toyota Camry and killed 5-year-old Moriah Modisette. The family claims that Apple should’ve made its software so that it could not be used if the phone’s built-in GPS detected that the user […]

Milo Yiannopoulos and Free Speech

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This week’s column in the San Luis Obispo Tribune is on alt-right bomb-thrower Milo Yiannopoulos’ upcoming visit to Cal Poly and calls to disinvite him or turn his speech into some sort of panel discussion. For the latter, I’m not sure if the people pushing for this have actually watched video of any of Yiannopoulos’ appearances—even […]

Silencing dissent on abortion

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The left has its idols: the Earth, “free” healthcare, and abortion. The greatest of these is abortion. Here in California, the legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown were concerned that women undergoing unplanned pregnancies weren’t killing their children at a high enough rate and turning to largely religiously run crisis pregnancy centers for support and counseling. […]

The fall of the Southern Poverty Law Center

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Before I was born, the Southern Poverty Law Center was, along with the NAACP, a bastion of the civil rights movement. The organization has spent decades fighting racism, segregation and bigotry. That period of the group’s history is no more. The SPLC has moved on from its noble beginnings to a new era where it […]

Election aftermath

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Before Tuesday night’s election, the worry among many in the media was how Donald Trump supporters would respond once Hillary Clinton’s victory was official. This wasn’t necessarily a hollow concern; in the election aftermath some Trump supporters had vowed to protest and a handful had even suggested the need to resort to violence if the […]

President-elect Trump

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So, Donald Trump is president-elect. For the first time in about 20 years I spent election night on a date with my wife and enjoyed a movie (Doctor Strange—Very fun.) instead of glued to the TV and internet watching as returns rolled in. I entered last night knowing that no matter who won I wouldn’t […]

Libertarian Party prognosis

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For my Sunday column in the San Luis Obispo Tribune, I interviewed local Libertarian Party president and perennial U.S. Senate candidate Gail Lightfoot. My talk with Lightfoot lasted for just over an hour and, while there are some things upon which we disagree, our areas of agreement are broader than those I would have with the […]

My weekend column and other thoughts

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My weekend column for the local media outlet, the San Luis Obispo Tribune is available and it focuses on the contempt too many politicians—both left and right—have for our constitution. I think we’d have a much less divided and contentious nation if there was less government meddling in places where it has no constitutional sanction. The […]