April 14, 2021
After nearly 25 years, an arrest in the Kristen Smart case

On May 25, 1996, at 2 a.m., 19-year-old Cal Poly freshman Kristen Smart was last seen at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Perimeter Road on the Cal Poly campus with fellow student Paul Flores. Just a month short of 25 years later, Flores, the last person to see Smart alive, was charged with her […]

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July 24, 2018
Banning plastic straws

Research done by a 9-year-old has identified the newest environmental evil: plastic straws. Now woke cities across the nation are banning plastic straws. Over at Reason magazine, Christian Britschgi lays out the numbers, and the ultimate effect (none) that the bans will have on plastic straw pollution. At most, straws account for about 2,000 tons of […]

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May 24, 2018
A mental health problem, not a gun problem

Last Friday's tragic school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas should tell us, once again, that we have a serious mental health problem in this country, instead the political left will make it about guns. Not the usual suspects The 17-year-old Texas shooter (Hoystory does not name mass murderers.) killed 10 and wounded […]

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February 18, 2018
Keeping kids safe on campus

Despite what some may believe, I really do care about keeping kids safe on campus. In the wake of the horrific massacre last week at Parkland, Fla.'s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead, I got the predictable query from KVEC 920 AM radio host Dave Congalton to come on his show and […]

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January 25, 2018
Today in Nanny-Statism

Today in Nanny-Statism: California Assemblyman Ian Calderon wants to bring the full force of the government down on restaurant waitstaff who drop that handful of straws on your table as they deliver your beverages. Assembly Bill 1884 would make it a misdemeanor, punishable by up to $1,000 and six months in county jail, if a […]

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October 23, 2017
Sexual assault is a serious crime

Sexual assault is a serious crime, and it should be treated as such. Since 2011, when the Obama administration's Education Department released its infamous "Dear Colleague" letter, many colleges and universities have taken it upon themselves to create a legal system that bears more in common with star chambers than with the legal regime under the […]

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February 22, 2017
California's coming crime wave

Mark my words: California's coming crime wave is real, and it's going to be spectacular. California's crime rate, like that of the rest of the nation, had been declining for decades. Democratic politicians credited the decline on the state's incessant (and excessive) gun control laws. Republicans pointed to the passage of the three strikes law […]

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January 5, 2017
Apple and Bushmaster

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 […]

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November 11, 2016
Election aftermath

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 […]

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September 20, 2016
Black Lives Matter is Getting Black People Killed

The Black Lives Matter movement is getting black people, and police officers, killed. The groundwork was laid with Trayvon Martin, a black teenager who jumped  Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman for following him. Martin was straddling Zimmerman, raining down blows on his head when Zimmerman managed to draw his gun and shoot his attacker. Although […]

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