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WC’s Eeyore to Wohlforth’s Tigger


Alaska Dispatch News columnist Charles Wohlforth wrote a nice, thoughtful opinion piece for the paper recently, headlined “Alaska’s economy hasn’t hit bottom yet. But you can see it from here.” Well, maybe, but only at the bottom of a very deep, very dark hole. WC is Eeyore to Wohlforth’s perhaps overly optimistic Tigger. The problem…

Gopher, San Diego, California

Will WC’s Readers Gopher This?


Someone has to be at the base of the food chain. In Idaho, the Idaho Pocket Gopher joins several species of ground squirrels in that role: food for someone else. If you like watching hawks, falcons and eagles, or coyotes and badgers, you have to admire their prey. In Idaho, the primary gopher species is…

Tongass National Forest

Trump and the Tongass Roadless Rule


The history of the Tongass Roadless Rule is a twisted, complex subject that makes explaining quantum physics easy in comparison. But the primary legal principle that emerged from 18 years (!) lof litigation is pretty good news as the Trumpster attempts to eviscerate environmental safeguards. At least it’s good news if you care about the environment.…

The Trumpster Plays Quitsies


Are marbles still a thing? The game of marbles? WC was a pretty good marbles player in grade school. In junior high, it was no longer cool, but in elementary school WC collected a lot of other kids’ marbles. Maybe it was being left-handed. WC’s reputation got so high that kids would only play either…