Officer Richard Pinheiro at work

Cops, Crooks and Smarts


WC is a lawyer. Back in the day, WC did some criminal defense. And one of the things every criminal defense lawyer learns is that a lot of the players in the criminal law game just aren’t that smart. There was Jody Wilson. City of Fairbanks Policeman Dave Curwen knocked on Wilson’s door and said,…

Cunieform tablet smuggled in to the United States by Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby, Hypocrisy and Christian Values


WC’s readers complain from time to time that WC is to harsh in writing about religion and Christianity in particular. On the contrary, WC suggests that he has not been harsh enough. Those Christian exemplars at Hobby Lobby, those pious hypocrites who fought to keep from being required to provide birth control coverage to their…

Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (Photo credit Montgomery County Sheriff’s office), April 10, 2017

Hypocrisy Sampler: April 2017 Edition


WC has long abandoned the Hypocrite of the Month feature; it was too difficult to single one prize-winning specimen out of the throngs of examples. And it was pretty depressing to sort through all that hypocrisy every month. But the times have changed and rampant hypocrisy now seems to be the new normal. So WC…

Credit: Alexander Gabyshev, Research Institute of Applied Ecology of the North

Yet Another Letter to Sen. James Inhofe


Dear Senator Inhofe: You are famously a denier of anthropogenic climate change. You’re the author of The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, a title that is perhaps unintentionally ironic. The greatest hoax, as things have developed since, is your claim of a giant conspiracy. I’m writing to make certain you have heard about…