This Is Not Logic

What Ever Happened to Logic?


So we are going to have a Vice President Pence who doesn’t think smoking causes cancer. A President who thinks climate change is a Chinese hoax. An electorate which thinks the President-elect is something more than a con artist. What ever happened to reason? The Founding Fathers strongly believed that Americans would be capable of…

Happy as a pig in mud

Making Muddy Waters Muddier


If the presidential election wasn’t muddy enough, this new internet age has added players whose single contribution is to muddy the waters further. WC will offer a couple of illustrations in support of his point. The Macedonia Connection. It turns out that a small town in Macedonia is the site of more than 100 virulently pro-Trump…

The Donald Acting Out (David Becker/Getty Images)

Your Weekly Donald: Conspiracy Wonk


One of the more disturbing characteristics of the Trumpster’s political career has been his obsession with conspiracies. Consider these examples: President Obama’s nationality, and the whole “birtherism” thing. President Obama’s religion, that he is a Muslim. Climate change as a Chinese economic conspiracy. The dangers of asbestos are a conspiracy. There is no drought in…