Talking California Taxes

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I’ll be on Dave Congalton’s show in less than an hour talking California taxes. Late last week, Democrats in Sacramento unveiled a plan that would raise taxes on millionaires. Specifically, AB 1253 would add a new section to the Revenue and Taxation Code to provide the following three higher tax rates (in addition to the […]

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The Dangers of Shoddy Headline Writing

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In the past decade, as media organizations have aggressively downsized in the face of a collapse in advertising revenues, copy editors have been among the first to get the ax. Misspellings, comma splices, rudimentary fact-checking and the art of good headline writing have all been seen as an unnecessary extravagance in times of ever-decreasing budgets. […]

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Media Fact-Checking Failures

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The past couple of weeks have been especially bad for media fact-checking. Two incidents really stand out as the ostensibly unbiased, objective national media have gone all-in on their war on President Donald Trump, their own credibility be damned. Media Not  Interested in Fact-Checking Sen. Tammy Duckworth Two Sundays ago, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) appeared […]

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The Supreme Court’s Attack on Women

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Earlier this week the Supreme Court released a decision in the case of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia which effectively reads the prohibition on discrimination in employment based upon a person’s “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin,” to mean “sexual orientation or sexual identity” as well. The decision is an attack on women, whether many of […]

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Woke journalists and the New York Times—On the Radio

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I’m scheduled to make an appearance on Dave Congalton’s Hometown Radio show this evening to talk about this op-ed by Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton and the fallout that resulted in Editorial Page Editor James Bennet’s ouster at the hands of mostly younger, woke journalists. I’ll update this post with the audio today or tomorrow when […]

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Media Bias, Political Speech, and Fake News

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Another week, another entry in the annals of media bias, political speech and fake news. At last week’s State of the Union Address to Congress, President Donald Trump channelled his inner reality show persona and crafted a number of applause lines by recognizing several invited guests whom you really can’t help but tip your hat […]

Is there a place in the MSM for Conservatives?

Is there a place in the MSM for Conservatives?

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Yesterday, part of my substitute teaching gig at the local high school was basically monitoring study hall for a couple periods and making sure that the classroom doesn’t turn into “Lord of the Flies.” As I monitored the class, I also continued looking for something resembling full-time work. Writing, reporting, public relations, marketing, editing, photography […]

Gavin Newsom’s war on the poor, middle class

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Democrats have had plenary power in California politics for the better part of two decades, and they’ve done little to help the poor and the middle class. Gov. Gavin Newsom has done nothing to improve things. While the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline is currently $2.64, in California it’s a whopping $4.18. […]

Last Week in Bad Journalism: Des Moines Register

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It was a great, feel-good story that dropped right in the laps of the Des Moines Register two weeks ago and they turned it into one of the most glaring examples of bad journalism since the week before. ESPN’s College Gameday was in Ames Iowa for the annual intrastate rivalry between the Iowa State Cyclones and […]