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Okay, Explain This: Parsing Election 2014


All three initiatives – citizen legislation – on the Alaska 2014 general election ballot qualify as “progressive.” An increase in the minimum wage, legalization of marijuana and additional protections against big mining projects are all “liberal” issues. Not libertarian; all involve increased government regulation, even the dope legalization. As WC writes this early postmortem on…

Cliff Edwards, voicing Jiminy Cricket, sings "When You Wish Upon a Star," from Walt Disney's Pinochio

Jiminy Cricket Department: All Your Dreams Come True


  Jiminy Cricket, the know-it-all, top-hat-wearing, umbrella-carrying grasshopper of Disney’s Pinocchio, used to wish that all of our dreams would come true. That’s not going to happen for WC. But WC’s dream that Ken Ham’s idiot Creationist Museum would be a colossal failure is happening, even as WC writes. According to Mark Stern, writing for Slate, not only is the Creationist…