Let’s Meet the Condidates!


That’s not a typo. WC is talking about the convicts who are running as Republican candidates for office. Ronald Regan’s law and order party has come to this: a criminal conviction is no longer an obstacle to a successful Republican candidacy. Without further ado, WC presents the cons. Joe Arpaio, is the former Maricopa County…

"Infowars" host Alex Jones arrives at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas, on April 17. Tamir Kalifa / American-Statesman via AP

Reality Bites: Alex Jones Learns About Defamation


Alex Jones, wacko conspiracy theorist only loosely in touch with reality, is starting to receive a schooling in the consequences of calling the parents of victims of the Sandy Hook mass shooting liars. For more than five years now, Jones has claimed the December 2012 Sandy Hook shooting didn’t happen, that the parents of the…

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Presidential Firsts


The United States has had 44 different persons serve as president.1 You can only say these things about one of them: At the date he was sworn in to office, he was a defendant in a massive criminal and civil fraud case; three, in fact. Two class action cases and one case brought by the…

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The GOP’s Big Lies: Changes in the Deficit


It’s National Tax Day. It seems appropriate to write about the deficit. As long as WC has been paying attention to politics – more than 50 years now – a cornerstone of Republican economic policy has been the size of the federal deficit. Back in 2009, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decried the $787 billion stimulus…

Missing Mass: No WIMPs Here. Try ADMX?


WC has written before about the two mysteries confronting astrophysics: dark matter and dark energy. It turns out that visible matter – the stuff we can detect with existing astronomy equipment – accounts for only about 5% of the apparent mass of the universe. The other, missing mass is a mix of dark matter –…