Racist Pandering or Something Worse?

Joe Miller Joins the Ku Klux Klan


Scratch the surface of the current immigration debate and beneath the posturing lies a dirty secret. Anti-immigrant sentiment is older than America itself. Born before the nation, this abiding fear of the “huddled masses” emerged in the early republic and gathered steam into the 19th and 20th centuries, when nativist political parties, exclusionary laws and…

U.S. Practices Torture at Abu Ghraib

Torture and Tortured Definitions


The same Neocon WC mentioned earlier has taken umbrage at WC’s point that the Neocons have failed to address the numerous and repeated violations of the laws against torture. He hotly denies that the United States engaged in torture. Notably, WC’s critic failed to address the other points WC made about Neocons earlier. But, once…

Annoying Tobacco Companies for Fun and Profit

WC Would Wear One of These T-Shirts


Skylar Shatz owns the independent T-shirt shop SkygraphX. Shatz developed this excellent t-shirt: WC would totally buy one of these t-shirts. Philip Morris, which owns the Marlboro brand, was unamused. Philip Morris accused Sky Schatz of infringing on its intellectual property. Philip Morris claimed that the t-shirt “misappropriated” and “diluted” its trademark. Happily, Schatz is…

Captain Zero Pointing to the Right

Captain Zero’s Talkin’ and Walkin’


It’s fair to conclude that our very own Governor Sean “Captain Zero” Parnell is decent at talking the talk. But an utter failure at walking the walk. Let’s choose as an example the serious problem of sexual harassment in Alaska’s government. One of Captain Zero’s favorite excuses for schmoozing voters is his “Choose Respect” campaign,…

Telling It Like It Is


Carl Sagan’s best student, Neil deGrasse Tyson, has WC’s deep admiration because he doesn’t hesitate to tell the truth about the grievous damage that Creationists and Christianists are doing to the U.S. educational system, our culture and economy. Worth watching to the end: