My Latest Radio Appearance

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In case you missed it, you can listen to my latest radio appearance here. Dave Congalton and I talked about the death of Matt Frank, also known as SLOStringer, the recent libel verdict against Cal Coast News and the San Luis Obispo Tribune’s failure to live up to its code of ethics. For the record, I sent the link […]

Final Tribune Column

My Final Tribune Column

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  My final Tribune column appeared in yesterday’s print edition of the San Luis Obispo Tribune. The decision to end my column was made by the powers that be at the paper, and the logic is described in a column by the paper’s editor, Sandra Duerr. Let me make that one minor fact clear: I did not […]

Upcoming radio appearance

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I’m scheduled to appear tomorrow on Dave Congalton’s radio show on KVEC 920 AM tomorrow during the 5 p.m. hour to talk about my weekend column on San Luis Obispo’s proposed plastic beverage bottle ban. You can listen live online here. UPDATE 1/27/2017: For those of you who missed it, you can listen to the podcast […]

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 […]

Latest column

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My latest column in Sunday’s San Luis Obispo Tribune is available here. It deals with public financing of municipal elections. This bad idea was proposed by the same group fronted by anti-First Amendment crusader William Ostrander, who’s apparently running to replace the retiring Rep. Lois Capps this fall. In the past couple of days there have hilariously […]

Dumb

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Sen. Barack Obama this weekend decided to go after Gov. Sarah Palin. Set aside for a moment the stupidity of spending time as the No. 1 guy on the Democratic ticket attacking the No. 2 on the GOP ticket and just focus on the subject. Barack Obama took his first direct swipe at Republican vice […]

Blogging status

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Blogging may be light over the next few days as my workload at my paying increases substantially. I encourage you to check out the links on my blogroll — especially Powerline and National Review — for continuing coverage of the Alito hearings.

Headline of the day

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Proving that The New York Times can occasionally do something right, we have the following headline, from the Travel section: Try Not to Annoy Your Llama Practical information and intriguing — it makes you want to read the story.

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Bush guilty of insider trading? According to Paul Krugman, he was, and it was only George H.W. Bush’s conniving that kept the younger Bush out of the slammer to run for president in 2000. But long before that ruling � though only a few weeks before bad news that could not be concealed caused Harken’s […]