Open carry supporters attended a counterprotest in front of the McKinney Police Department in June 2015. Photo credit: Dallas Morning News

Another NRA Myth Gets Busted


A murderous, criminal thug shot 12 police officers and two civilians in Dallas on July 7. Five of the police officers died. In the chaos in downtown Dallas, as the cops tried to figure out who was shooting, how many shooters there were and where they were, a new and completely unnecessary challenge developed: which of…

Miller and His Beard

Bad Penny Has Another Bad Idea


Joe Miller, known around Wickersham’s Conscience as “Bad Penny” for all the obvious reasons, has had yet another bad idea: recall Governor Bill Walker. Yes, Bad Penny, petulant poor loser, wants to recall the only adult in the room. Typical. You’ll recall that Bad Penny surprised Lisa Murkowski in the 2010 Republican primary. And lost…

The State of Alaska Economy. Don't worry. Senators Chenault and Kelly are in charge

Getting Your Priorities All Wrong


The Alaska Legislature adjourned without acting on any of the issues on its agenda.1 The Legislature, faced with the gravest fiscal crisis in its history, bailed. The Republican Majority Coalition didn’t even hold a substantive hearing. It’s the greatest legislative abdication of constitutional responsibility in WC’s memory. In the absence of legislative action, 70% or…