February 20, 2017
My Final Tribune Column

  My final Tribune column appeared in yesterday's print edition of the San Luis Obispo Tribune. The decision to end my column was made by the powers that be at the paper, and the logic is described in a column by the paper's editor, Sandra Duerr. Let me make that one minor fact clear: I did not […]

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January 25, 2017
Upcoming radio appearance

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 […]

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December 7, 2016
The fall of the Southern Poverty Law Center

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 […]

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April 4, 2016
Latest column

My latest column in Sunday's San Luis Obispo Tribune is available here. It deals with public financing of municipal elections. This bad idea was proposed by the same group fronted by anti-First Amendment crusader William Ostrander, who's apparently running to replace the retiring Rep. Lois Capps this fall. In the past couple of days there have hilariously […]

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September 8, 2008
Dumb

Sen. Barack Obama this weekend decided to go after Gov. Sarah Palin. Set aside for a moment the stupidity of spending time as the No. 1 guy on the Democratic ticket attacking the No. 2 on the GOP ticket and just focus on the subject. Barack Obama took his first direct swipe at Republican vice […]

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January 11, 2006
Blogging status

Blogging may be light over the next few days as my workload at my paying increases substantially. I encourage you to check out the links on my blogroll -- especially Powerline and National Review -- for continuing coverage of the Alito hearings.

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September 17, 2004
Headline of the day

Proving that The New York Times can occasionally do something right, we have the following headline, from the Travel section: Try Not to Annoy Your Llama Practical information and intriguing -- it makes you want to read the story.

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October 11, 2002
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Doesn't this sort of thing just prove his point?

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July 2, 2002
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Bush guilty of insider trading? According to Paul Krugman, he was, and it was only George H.W. Bush's conniving that kept the younger Bush out of the slammer to run for president in 2000. But long before that ruling � though only a few weeks before bad news that could not be concealed caused Harken's […]

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July 2, 2002
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God's prophet? The San Diego Union-Tribune's James Goldsborough can't quite top the San Francisco Chronicle's Stephanie Salter, but he comes close. Back in December, Salter showed that she lacks some common sense by "channeling" Jesus Christ. Goldsborough merely comes across as some sort of John the Baptist, shouting in the wilderness. Goldsborough takes on some […]

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I'll take a look at dude's new book, but this tweet isn't promising. Watts is a self-aggrandizing extremist whose easily debunked smears have done a lot of damage to her own cause. Also, within pro-gun-control circles everyone knows she's toxic, & Busse surely knows this. https://twitter.com/ryandbusse/status/1450623648067248128

Ryan Busse@ryandbusse

It’s time for reasonable gun owners to cry bullshit on those who demonize good people like @shannonrwatts who are just fighting to make the world better. As Shannon says…it’s also time to buy this book. http://www.ryanbusseauthor.com

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