China, CO2 Emissions and Alternative Facts


In réponse to yesterday’s post, a reader sent WC a chart showing CO2 emissions by country, claiming that China burned the most CO2 and that therefore Trump was right to back out of the Paris accord. First, that’s a non sequitur. Assuming China is the highest emitter of CO2, why does that excuse the U.S.…

Rick Perry, Secretary of ... you know ... he'll think of it in a minute

So Much for States’ Rights: Perry Claims Trump Might Overrule States’ Renewable Energy Goals


Rick Perry, Trump’s Secretary of Energy who earlier couldn’t remember the agency’s name, announced last week that the Trump administration is having “very classified” conversations about preempting state and local support for renewable energy under the pretense of national security. Bloomberg reported: During an on-stage interview, Perry was asked if the administration would interfere with state policies requiring…

Senator Dan Foreman (R, Moscow, ID)

We Get the Government We Deserve: Senator Dan Foreman


Every nation gets the government it deserves. — Joseph-Marie, comte de Maistre Idaho Republican State Senator Foreman represents – for a given definition of “represents” – the citizens, of Moscow, Idaho.1 Senator Foreman is a former fighter pilot and law enforcement officer. Whatever his education, it didn’t include science. Or common courtesy. Senator Foreman has gained…