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An Open Letter to Senator Jim Risch (R, Idaho)


Senator Jim Risch, Chair Senate Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate Washington, D.C. 201510 Re: Foreign Government Interference in U.S. Elections Dear Senator Risch: On June 13, 2017, you were examining then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding the Russian inteference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections. You asked Attorney General Sessions: ” “Collusion with the…

The Shadow, 1930s Radio Serial, Comic and Novels

Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men


The Anchorage Daily News is reporting that Shannon Robert Bell has been arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography. Bell is accused of distributing pornography involving preteen, prepubescent minors, last September. He is also accused of possessing images of child pornography including images involving prepubescent minors this July. Bell, in his 50s now, has spent…

Representative Chris Collins resignation letter

Nothing to See Here, Just Another Corrupt Republican


It’s Republicans’ smug arrogance that’s most annoying to WC. Mitch McConnell, Lindsay Graham, Newt Gingrich; that smirk they all share that is apparently meant to remind us that they have the power, they have the money, not the voters, and that there’s nothing we can do about it. Well, U.S. House of Representatives Chris Collins…

John McPhee, The Patch (2019)

Book Review: The Patch, John McPhee


John MacPhee is WC’s favorite non-fiction writer, as WC has likely said too often in this blog. He’s 88 years old now, with some 36 books published (all of them still in print). WC owns all of them. They overfill a shelf. The Patch, his latest, is something of an experiment. The first third, titled…