A New Metaphor for the Republican Party

Why WC Loathes the New Right


WC received an email recently from a Neocon, who claimed WC has misrepresented the “New Right’s” positions on issues and asking WC to explain why he villifys [sic] neoconservatives. As tempting as it might be to snark about grammar and spelling, WC needs to correct some reader mis-impressions before addressing his correspondent’s question. WC is…

Your Alaska Legislature in Action

The State’s $125 Million Secret Bet


WC is a long-time critic of The Quitter’s Alaska Gasline Inducement Act and the $500 million giveaway to TransCanada (“Still, it’s better than Windows Vista.”). The AGIA boondoggle cost the State of Alaska hundreds of millions of dollars. WC was even prepared to be impressed when Captain Zero’s staff reported they had negotiated an end to the TransCanada AGIA…

Freedom Enterprises Etowah Landing Facility

Freedom Enterprises and the Cost of Non-Regulation


Your remember Freedom Enterprises? The outfit that dumped 5,000 7,500 10,200 gallons of poisonous chemical soup into West Virginia’s Elk River? The primary water source for about 300,000 West Virginia citizens? Well, Freedom Enterprises exercised its sovereign right to file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. As you might expect, hordes of lawyers descended like flies on…