“The Immigrants”


WC’s buddy Ray Funk, a highly respected music scholar and writer (and another unsuccessfully retired lawyer), pointed WC to a timely, powerful Gaby Moreno cover of David Rudder’s 1998 song, “The Immigrants.” Here are the lyrics. An acoustic version of Moreno’s cover is below the lyrics. WC likes both the metaphors and the very clever…

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: (L-R) Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler (L) listens to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai testify before the House Judiciary Committee about Internet regulation in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. Wheeler faced a tough line of questioning from the committee's Republicans about the FCC's recent move to regulate broadband Internet service like a utility using Title II of the Communications Act. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Ajit Pai: Rhymes with “Lie”


Ajit Pai was appointed to the Federal Communications Commission – the FCC – by President Obama in May 2012, at the recommendation of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Another effort by President Obama to reach out to the Republicans that ended in failure. He was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on May 7, 2012, and…

Who Knows What Donald Trump Is Hearing

Tariffs, Trump and Econ 101


Trump reportedly graduated from the Wharton School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics.1 It’s hard to believe. On Sunday, Trump tweeted, So how can a guy with a degree in economics spout this kind of nonsense? There are so many misstatements, lies and half-truths in these two tweets that it would…

The Con Begins to Unravel


Andrew Sullivan, writing in New York Magazine, writes that Donald Trump is a con man, that the con is his presidency, and that the con is beginning to unravel, as all con jobs do eventually. An unraveling con job requires increasingly desperate actions by the con man to keep the marks from tipping to the con.…