The Lost Skill of Critical Thinking


WC doesn’t want to sound like a cranky old man, but what has happened to Americans’ critical thinking skills? Recently, President Trump slipped General Kelly’s leash long enough to tweet out ad hominem attacks on Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn). Senator Blumenthal had said, “Politicizing the Department of Justice for personal ends, I think, is a disservice to the…

"Infowars" host Alex Jones arrives at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas, on April 17. Tamir Kalifa / American-Statesman via AP

Insane or Opportunist? Alex Jones


WC’s neighbors had their sewer line replaced. There was considerable noise, and an even more considerable stench. Which reminded WC he had been meaning to do a blog post on Alex Jones. Alex Jones hosts the mis-named InfoWars, which doesn’t involve information or wars. Mostly, it involves Alex Jones screaming at a webcam, arguing that…

Would you buy a used car from this man?

The Lies of Donald Trump: Employment


The President claimed that his inauguration crowd was the biggest ever. The lie was demonstrably false. The President claimed he lost the general election because millions of votes were cast illegally. There isn’t a shred of evidence to support the claim. The President has insisted, with no evidence, that his predecessor tapped his phones. President Trump has also…