Credit: Norwegian news outlet VG, December 2016, Tidsånden flirer ikke lenger

How Did We Let This Happen?


Contrary to rumor, this cartoon was not banned on Twitter or Facebook. But it’s a nice summary of the world’s perception1 of our President and his pattern of conduct. Trump as a baby, with a soiled diaper, pulling the world to ruin. Not just the rest of the world. Muhammad Ali Jr. – the son of…

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Trump and the (Mis)Uses of Distraction


President Trump has decided to punish reporters whose coverage he dislikes. His sycophantic press secretary, Sean Spicer, has barred journalists from The New York Times, CNN and several other news organizations from attending Spicer’s daily briefing, a extremely unusual breach of relations between the White House and its press corps. It’s an outrage; even Dick Nixon, at his most venal,…

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Hawk Launch


Hawk diversity was a little thin on WC’s recent trip to southeast Arizona. But there were a lot of Red-tailed Hawks. Here’s a three second sequence of a Red-tailed launching after prey. The three photos represent 1.9 seconds of elapsed time. This hawk is a big bird, but he gets under way very quickly. It…