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

WC’s Wishes for 2019


In what passes for tradition here at Wickersham’s Conscience, we spend the last week of each year thinking about the year that is ending, and making our wishes for the coming year. This final blog post in that tradition. Despite the abject failures of his wishes for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and most recently in 2018, WC, in his continuing triumph…

2018 in Review: Politics


In what passes for tradition here at Wickersham’s Conscience, we spend the last week of each year thinking about the year that is ending, and making our wishes for the coming year. This fifth blog post is firmly in that tradition. A year ago now, WC wrote: WC wrote a year ago, “United States voters…

Robert S. Mueller III, WC's Person of the Year

2018 in Review: WC’s Person of the Year


In what passes for tradition here at Wickersham’s Conscience, we spend the last week of each year thinking about the year that is ending, and making our wishes for the coming year. This fourth blog post is firmly in that tradition. It’s a depressing commentary on the state of our nation: the United States, avowedly…

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

2018 in Review: Revisiting WC’s Wishes for 2018


In what passes for tradition here at Wickersham’s Conscience, we spend the last week of each year thinking about the year that is ending, and making our wishes for the coming year. This blog post is firmly in that tradition. Despite the abject failures of his wishes for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, WC, in a continuing (and perhaps masochistic) triumph of…