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

WC’s Wishes for 2020


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, 2018 and most recently 2019, WC, in his continuing triumph of…

Republicans embrace Donald Trump

2019 in Review: Politics


Not since the events before the Civil War has it been more important for our elected officials to set aside politics, set aside the exigencies of getting re-elected, and simply do the right thing. That’s not happening. What is happening is that their collective obsession with getting re-elected overrides all other considerations, at the expense…

Schiff and Thunberg, 2019

2019 in Review: WC’s Person of the Year


WC couldn’t decide between two candidates; as a result, we have the first co-Person of the Year here at Wickersham’s Conscience. WC isn’t the only one very impressed with Greta Thunberg’s willingness to speak truth to power. Time Magazine named her its Person of the Year. WC does so because she spoke truth to power.1 Her…

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

2019 in Review: Revisiting 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 blog post is firmly in that tradition. Despite the abject failures of his wishes for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 – nine years in a row now –  WC,…