The Donald Acting Out (David Becker/Getty Images)

A Trump Lexicon – Third Update


Our President uses language in strange and unusual ways. Notably, he often uses the same words or phrases in numerous different Twitter messages. In an ongoing service to readers, WC offers the following updated Trump Lexicon, offering definitions of those word and phrases as an aid to understanding what the President is really saying.  …

18 U.S.C. §371

Trump Reports to His Handler


The thing is that there aren’t going to be any documents captioned “Collusion Agreement.” There aren’t likely to be any secret recordings, not even of Russian prostitutes, where Donald Trump talks about colluding with Putin. Nor is there a crime called “collusion.” If Mueller brings criminal charges against the Trump Administration and its political campaign…

Trickle Down Didn’t. Anyone Surprised?


President Trump and the Republicans that control Congress promised the giant, budget-busting tax bill passed last year would have a trickle-down effect as big corporate employers passed tax breaks down to their employees in the form of bonuses and raises. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R, Quitting) back in January in response to Apple’s decision to reward…

Sir Thomas More, by Hans Holbein the Younger, via Wikicommons

Trump Sucks. So What Can We Do?


Several of WC’s readers have written to ask what a good citizen should do when the government is bad. WC is frankly astonished that anyone would ask him. WC, after all, is a tree-hugging, retired lawyer. But as must be obvious, not shy about his opinions. How bad has Trump gotten? George Will, the closest…

Steven Howke, Manager of Montana Credit Union

The Political Hack in Charge of Dept. of Interior Science


How bad is the politics getting at Secretary’s Ryan Zinke’s Interior Department? So bad that a faceless political appointee, a non-scientist, is in charge of deciding what grants get awarded and what don’t. His name is Steven Howke. He’s a school classmate of Zinke, also from Whitefish, Montana. Before joining the Department of Interior, he ran…