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A Trump Chronology


Sometimes for a lawyer the best way to organize evidence to evaluate whether or not there is a case is to prepare a chronology. The sequence and timing of events, after all, is itself evidence. And sometimes that evidence is indiscernible until you construct such a chronology. WC has undertaken to create a chronology for…

Tracking the Trumpster: Ignorance of History


If you are a progressive blogger, there’s an embarrassment of riches right now. A tidal wave of scandals, crimes and high misdemeanors. The Comey firing, the idiotic blurting out state secrets to Russians, appalling late night twitter messages, the obstruction of criminal investigations, the unexplained delay in firing Michael Flynn; the list goes on and…

Guest Blog Post: A Different Dictator


David James has generously allowed WC to post his thoughtful comments over on Facebook here at Wickersham’s Conscience. James and WC don’t agree on everything, but this is insightful. WC rarely surrenders the soapbox. But will just this once. A Different Dictator, by David James One of the major reasons I could not vote for…

An asymmetric Laffer curve with a maximum revenue point at around a 70% tax rate, based on estimates by Trabandt and Uhlig (2011)

Trump, Voodoo Economics and the Laffer Curve


It’s seriously annoying to WC that anyone listens to a claim that lowering taxes will trigger an economic boom which will “pay for itself” in increased government revenue. The claim is absolute garbage. It’s what George H.W. Bush called “voodoo economics.” President Ronald Reagan pioneered the program, cutting taxes on his rich buddies. The economy…

Would you buy a used car from this man?

WC’s Reflections on the First Hundred Ten Days


George Will wrote recently, “It is urgent for Americans to think and speak clearly about President Trump’s inability to do either.” All right, George. WC has been trying to think, speak and, yes, write clearly about the President for some time now. Still, on the belated occasion of Trump’s first hundred ten days, WC will…

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates (Source: Eric Thayer/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Sally Yates Has a Battle of Wits With Unarmed Old Men


In a sensible world, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates would be a hero. Ms. Yates appeared before a Senate subcommittee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election earlier this week. She was well-prepared, forthright, candid and very effective. And a credit to the career attorneys at the U.S. Department of Justice. Republican Senators who…