Campaign Gone to the Dogs


WC prizes, in particular, the ability of Americans to laugh at themselves. Whether it’s The Capitol Steps satirizing the U.S. Supreme Court or Jon Stewart mocking an issue de jour, it has always seemed to WC that our country is happiest when it is best able to glimpse the ludicrousness of what we sometimes do.…

Simply Despicable


Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal has asked his fellow Republican House members to pray for President Barack Obama’s death. O’Neal made the request via an email he forwarded to GOP colleagues in the State House. In an email sent in December, O’Neal asked his fellow Republicans to pray Psalm 109, which contains the following lines:…

Eye of Newt: An Embarrassment of Riches


The thing that makes Gingrich difficult for a blogger is that there’s such an embarrassment of riches. After more than thirty years of abjectly poor impulse control in the public eye, it’s hard to choose which scandal, outrage or ludicrousness to try to review. But, seriously, this barely scratches the surface. Morality? He was in…