Fake Dead Sea Scroll purchased by Hobby Lobby owner Steve Green

David Green and the Joys of Schadenfreude


David Green is the billionaire owner of Hobby Lobby. He is very interested – maybe obsessed – with early Christian Bible artifacts. He’s part of a group of ultra-rich evangelicals who are collecting those artifacts. Where there is a demand, there will always be someone prepared to meet it. And it’s a lot easier to…

Chief Justice John Roberts (Reuters)

2020 Hypocrite of the Year: The First Nominee


Yes, it’s early for the first nominee for the Wickersham Conscience’s Hypocrite of the Year, but some instances of hypocrisy are so blatant, so appalling, that they require a nomination at once. Which is why WC is nominating U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts for 2020 Hypocrite of the Year.1 When President Donald Trump…

Dr. Li being treated at the Wuhan Central Hospital late last month (photographer unknown)

Let’s Not Get Sanctimonious


It was disheartening to learn of the death of Li Wenliang. He was the Chinese physician who was punished by his government for warning of the danger and virulence of the new coronavirus when the disease was first discovered. Dr. Li was reprimanded by the police after he shared concerns about the virus in a social…

My Name Is Hypocrite

We Have a Winner Loser!


In the end, it wasn’t even close. By an overwhelming 82% of votes cast, Wickersham’s Conscience readers have selected Senator Lindsey Graham (R, Hypocrisy) as the 2019 Wickersham’s Conscience Hypocrite of the Year. WC will create a suitable award certificate and cover letter notifying the Senator of his award shortly. A copy will go to…