Liberal Rage


The October 15, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone features an article by Matt Taibbi that’s as furious a broadside against the Tea Party as anything the Teabaggers have ever loosed against liberals. Portions of the article may not be suitable for those with . . . tender . . . sensibilities. A sample: [T]he Republicans…

The Problems with Parnell


As WC has posted earlier, he supports Ethan Berkowitz for Governor. WC is not a huge fan of Berkowitz; he sometimes panders to the voters and some of his ideas are frankly weird. But if you can’t strongly support any of the candidates, then your only choice as a voter is to choose the lesser…

WC’s 95 Theses on Joe Miller


Tomorrow is the 493rd anniversary of Martin Luther‘s posting his 95 Theses on the door of Castle Church, Wittenberg, Germany. To celebrate, WC offers his own 95 Theses, 95 reasons not to vote for Joe Miller. Trust WC, readers; it was difficult to narrow the field to just 95 reasons. Have you taken your anti-nausea medicine?…

The Stink of Hypocrisy


Sarah Palin, after losing a bid for the Lt. Governorship in 2002, was awarded a consolation prize: a seat on the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. She famously resigned as a commissioner to protest fellow commissioner Randy Ruedrich’s ethics violations: he used Commission computers on Republican Party business and possibly leaked confidential information. That…

Trying to See the Big Picture


WC recognizes that most Teabaggers aren’t exactly deep thinkers. They seem to seize on simple slogans from their candidates, no matter how flaky those candidates may be. The unreasoning, uncritical acceptance of Joe Miller would seem proof enough. So at the risk of arguing to those who don’t care, WC proposes to look at the…

Vic Fischer on Joe and Lisa


Okay, if you’ve already read Vic Fischer’s outstanding essay in Sunday’s Anchorage Daily News, you can probably skip this blog post. WC has never met Vic Fischer, but his record of public service, research and writing are admirable in every way. And WC was pleased to have him weigh in on Miller and Murkowski. Understand…