April 12, 2021
Redefine Everything

I'm a big fan of words. I like putting them in order to convey meaning and describe concepts. I don't like the current attempts to redefine everything as part of a wider effort to delegitimize one side or change the terms of the political debate. The effort to change the meaning of words to benefit […]

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April 11, 2021
Our Horrible Media: Georgia edition

It's been a horrible few months for the American media, and there's no sign of it improving. I reviewed Tim Groseclose's essential tome, "Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind," shortly after it was released nearly 10 years ago, and the media's slanting of stories has only gotten worse. A quick scroll […]

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April 7, 2021
Jurists speak out against our left-wing media

A couple of jurists, one from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the other on the Supreme Court, have made some interesting comments in legal opinions that highlight an important issue in the media today: The nearly complete consolidation by the political left. Jurist #1: Laurence Silberman, D.C. Court of Appeals Last month, Judge Laurence […]

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March 29, 2021
Newsweek needs to shut down its 'Fact-checking' Operation

Newsweek magazine, which just over a decade ago sold for $1 and the assumption of tens of millions of dollars in liabilities, has a fact-checking operation. They should shut it down. Our last Newsweek fact-checking episode Earlier this year I pointed out the magazine's atrocious fact check regarding President Joe Biden's since-confirmed assistant secretary of […]

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March 19, 2021
My First Twitter Ban (or: Why Context Matters)

Twitter, by its very nature, is not conducive to rational discussion of nuanced viewpoints, which is probably why I'll lose my appeal of my Twitter ban and be forced to delete my Tweet. (Which I might've done anyway since there's a misspelling and no edit button.) For the record, all tweets in this post will […]

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March 15, 2021
President Biden, press conferences, and the media

We've passed the 50 day mark of the Biden presidency ("America Held Hostage") and the new president has yet to hold a press conference. His past 15 predecessors all held at least one in their first 33 days in office. There's a lot of speculation on the political right about why Biden is sticking to […]

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March 3, 2021
Welcome to Hoystory's New Digs

This year will mark the 20th anniversary of this blog. It started out on Google's "Blogger" platform, and has moved to and fro over the years, with different hosting providers, different software backends, different themes, but the same me. Hoystory: where we were For several years, Hoystory was hosted by GoDaddy. The price was reasonable […]

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February 22, 2021
Big Media vs. Big Tech

Late last week Facebook fired the first shot in the coming war between Big Media and Big Tech. In response to legislation that passed Australia's House of Representatives, but had not yet become law, that would require Facebook to pay Australian media companies anytime anyone linked to, or shared, an article from a news organization […]

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February 18, 2021
Rush Limbaugh, RIP

Rush Limbaugh died yesterday at the age of 70 from lung cancer. As should be no surprise, thoughtful, kind-hearted liberals reacted on social media with a level of hatred and vitriol not seen since…well, the last prominent conservative died. I first started listening to Rush pretty frequently my junior year of college. I thought I'd […]

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February 17, 2021
Public Education in the Time of COVID

We're approaching the end of our first year living with the COVID-19 virus here in the United States. The report card for most of our elected officials and institutions is dismal—public education is among the worst. I see a lot of this close-up. My wife is a high school English teacher; my sister, a high […]

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SEN. LANKFORD: "Can you help me get a good definition of 'birthing people?'"

BECERRA: "We're trying to be precise in the language that's used."

SEN. LANKFORD: "Mom is a pretty good word. That's worked for a while."

Ummm...who elected her? Is there something wrong with the guy we did elect? What do we pay the FLOTUS? A "United States government official"?

Jill Biden@FLOTUS

Prepping for the G7.

One of the most frightening articles I've ever read.

https://www.city-journal.org/transgender-identifying-adolescents-threats-to-parental-rights?wallit_nosession=1

So, @SLOTribune columnist and local Democratic party apparatchik Tom Fulks was on local radio last night and told listeners that the difference between the Democratic and Republican parties is that the Democratic Party wants to help people and the GOP wants to hurt people 1/

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