March 27, 2016
Religion and Politics

I'm generally not enthusiastic about politicians invoking their religion as either a sword or a shield in election battles. Most of the time it's unseemly, and, considering what one generally has to do to make the national stage as a politician, it's largely a façade. In the 2004 Democratic primary, former New Hampshire Gov. Howard […]

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March 22, 2016
My latest column

You can find my latest column on desalination on the Central Coast in last Sunday's San Luis Obispo Tribune here.

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March 7, 2016
Sacramento goes on an anti-gun crusade

In case you missed it, my weekend column in the San Luis Obispo Tribune is available here. The column focuses on many of the new anti-gun laws currently making their way through the California legislature and notes one thing they have in common: none of them would've stopped last year's terrorist attack in San Bernardino. I […]

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What kind of #consistency can we expect from the fact-checking professionals at PolitiFact?

The inconsistent kind (how it started, how it's going):

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New column: Newsom's electric cars nirvana collides with reality- CalMatters https://calmatters.org/commentary/2022/05/electric-cars-california-newsom/

This is clever framing to preserve the narrative without actually touching what’s at stake.

Here’s what the poll actually says:

📊 37% say abortion should be “always legal” (preserving Roe)
📊 60% say there should be limits on abortion (which would overturn Roe) https://twitter.com/meetthepress/status/1525821101749714944

Meet the Press@MeetThePress

BUT abortion is now center stage:

60% say abortion should be legal all or most of the time — the highest ever in our polls — versus 37% who say it should illegal all or most of the time.

And abortion has now become the TOP issue for single-issue voters.

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