Debating guns

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I spent two hours Thursday evening debating guns with William Yanes on the Dave Congalton local talk show on 920 KVEC. You can listen to the two hours here. Hour 1: Hour 2: (Note, I’ve archived copies of all of my radio appearances and guest hosting gigs. You can find them using the navigation bar […]

A mental health problem, not a gun problem

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Last Friday’s tragic school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas should tell us, once again, that we have a serious mental health problem in this country, instead the political left will make it about guns. Not the usual suspects The 17-year-old Texas shooter (Hoystory does not name mass murderers.) killed 10 and wounded […]

Jerusalem Embassy

The U.S. Embassy opens in Jerusalem

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For more than 20 years, U.S. presidents have put off moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as directed by overwhelming majorities in Congress in the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. Yesterday, the United States finally made it official. I’ve said before that I would praise President Donald Trump when he […]

Gunfight

Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight

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I’m sure you’ve heard the axiom that you don’t bring a knife to a gunfight. It really doesn’t require much explanation, but for the dimwitted among us, it is basically a warning at attempting a fight with obviously inferior weapons to those of your opponent. In an editorial published last weekend (sorry for the delay, […]

My Letter to the Editor

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In response to the editorial published in the San Luis Obispo Tribune a few weeks back, and dissected here, I wrote a letter to the editor. It’s been more than two weeks since I sent the letter, and there’s no indication that they will be publishing it. So here it is: To the editor: The […]

Two media outlets on guns

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The news media just doesn’t get firearms. I worked for a total of four newspapers over the course of my 15-year career in journalism. Two of those papers, The Lompoc Record and The Daily World (Aberdeen, Wash.) are hollow shells of what they once were. The third paper, The North County Times, no longer exists. And the last, The […]

Keeping kids safe on campus

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Despite what some may believe, I really do care about keeping kids safe on campus. In the wake of the horrific massacre last week at Parkland, Fla.’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead, I got the predictable query from KVEC 920 AM radio host Dave Congalton to come on his show and […]

Today in Nanny-Statism

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Today in Nanny-Statism: California Assemblyman Ian Calderon wants to bring the full force of the government down on restaurant waitstaff who drop that handful of straws on your table as they deliver your beverages. Assembly Bill 1884 would make it a misdemeanor, punishable by up to $1,000 and six months in county jail, if a […]

Has everyone lost their minds?

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If the last year or so since Donald Trump won the presidency is any indication, then the answer is: “Yes, everyone has lost their minds.” Trump is unsuited for high office, let alone the presidency. But what’s really become apparent over the past few months is how woefully inept and irresponsible the mainstream media has […]

First 100 Days

Donald Trump’s Media Awards

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President Trump has announced that he will be awarding “THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR” [capitalization in the original] this Monday at 5 p.m. *Yawn* A few obvious points: Substantive media criticism is not Trump’s forté. Trump would like to these awards to shame the members of the media who receive them; […]