Toby Morris, The Pencilsword, "The Garfield Principle"

Favorite Webcomics: The Pencilsword


It’s been a long time since WC shared a favorite webcomic. This one is Toby Morris’s The Pencilsword, which runs in the Auckland, New Zealand on-line news journal, The Wireless. Here’s a sample (click on the cartoon to see the whole piece): The pieces are thoughtful, lightly animated and self-deprecatng. Some of the cartoons focus on…

WC Is Always Willing to Help Republicans Better Grasp Reality

Alaska’s Megaprojects and the Sunk Cost Fallacy


Charles Wohlforth had a nice opinion piece in the Alaska Dispatch News recently, discussing one of Alaska’s failed megaprojects, the Point MacKenzie Rail Extension Project. At this point, Wohlforth shows, it is a hideously expensive bike path. But it offers WC an irresistible opportunity to provide the Republican Majority caucus of the Alaska Legislature with an object lesson…