crime wave

California’s coming crime wave

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Mark my words: California’s coming crime wave is real, and it’s going to be spectacular. California’s crime rate, like that of the rest of the nation, had been declining for decades. Democratic politicians credited the decline on the state’s incessant (and excessive) gun control laws. Republicans pointed to the passage of the three strikes law […]

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 […]

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 […]

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter is Getting Black People Killed

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The Black Lives Matter movement is getting black people, and police officers, killed. The groundwork was laid with Trayvon Martin, a black teenager who jumped  Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman for following him. Martin was straddling Zimmerman, raining down blows on his head when Zimmerman managed to draw his gun and shoot his attacker. Although […]

Reality is inconvenient

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It was predictable, really. It didn’t take but a few moments after I published the rest of my weekend column that the SLO Tribune wouldn’t publish for a feminist to decide that reality is inconvenient. Seeing my warning for young women to refrain from getting inebriated, and if they do, stay close to female friends, a […]

What the Tribune won’t publish

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For those of you reading my column in this morning’s paper, it might seem oddly short. I didn’t get lazy and simply choose to not use my allotted number of words; the Tribune editors refused to publish the majority of my column. While my liberal counterpart Tom Fulks can, with almost disturbing regularity, lash out at […]

Shooting in San Bernardino

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There’s a suspected mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. We don’t know squat about what’s happened. That hasn’t stopped the usual suspects from jumping to their preferred narrative and lying. Case in point, radio talk show hack Alan Colmes. Planned Parenthood Clinic Across Street From San Bernardino Shooting https://t.co/riaxpbjE3j #p2 — Alan Colmes (@AlanColmes) December […]

The University of Virginia rape story

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If you’re not familiar with the story, I commend to you this article by National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke. If I were teaching a journalism class today (as if any j-school faculty would have someone with my views), we’d spend a week on this story. What you would do as an editor when presented with […]

A few thoughts on Newtown

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I can’t imagine the pain the families of the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting massacre are feeling. They’re in my thoughts and prayers. It takes a severe mental defect to contemplate the murder of 20 young children. Adam Lanza was a very sick man. The focus in the coming days, weeks and months […]

Voter fraud is easy

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Wow. I can’t believe this actually worked. James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas does it again That’s right. A poll worker was prepared to hand the ballot of the Attorney General of the United States to someone else. The guy didn’t even look like Eric Holder. If it’s that easy to get Holder’s ballot, it probably isn’t […]