Senator Dianne Feinstein (D, California)

Senator Feinstein’s Utter Hypocrisy


WC’s Person of the Year for 2014 is in danger of having her award cancelled for Extreme Hypocrisy. Senator Diane Feinstein (D, California), who wants Julian Assange prosecuted for violating the Espionage Act by his Wikileaks posts, and Edward Snowden prosecuted for treason for his leaks to Glenn Greenwald, wants the Department of Justice to…

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2014 in Review: Religion


The risk that the United States will become a theocracy, as some Christianists ardently desire, seems slightly lower in 2014. The recurring tide of religious zealotry seems to have peaked and may even be receding. Peering into the tea leaves: Same-sex marriage, the target of the Latter Day Saints’ $20 million in direct contributions and an…

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

Jiminy Cricket Department: All Your Dreams Come True


  Jiminy Cricket, the know-it-all, top-hat-wearing, umbrella-carrying grasshopper of Disney’s Pinocchio, used to wish that all of our dreams would come true. That’s not going to happen for WC. But WC’s dream that Ken Ham’s idiot Creationist Museum would be a colossal failure is happening, even as WC writes. According to Mark Stern, writing for Slate, not only is the Creationist…