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 […]

Bloodthirsty cartoon.

Bloodthirsty conservatives

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My weekly column will appear Sunday in The Tribune. It won’t appear completely as I submitted it, because I am apparently a bloodthirsty conservative. The following sentence was deemed inappropriate for a family newspaper: Like a bus full of lawyers going off a cliff, the ban is a good start. The sentence is referring to the […]

Women's March SLO Website

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 […]