Ignore Trump’s Distractions for a Moment


WC suggests we ignore the distractions and attempts to distract for a moment. The Trump claim that the FBI panted an “informant” in his campaign; the claim of a power to pardon himself? In the Trump legal circus, this is the equivalent of sending in the clowns, to distract the audience from the crew changing…

Congress: Let’s Have Another Thalidomide!


One of the most infuriating aspects of the Trump Administration’s roll-back of federal regulatory powers is the implied assumption that those laws and regulations exist for no reason. That’s dangerous nonsense. Those laws were passed in response to real, serious risks. The major revisions to the Food and Drug Administration laws and regulations in the…

R.I.P. V. Paul Gavora, 1931-2018


WC met Paul Gavora in the Northland Hub bankruptcy.1 WC represented the Unsecured Creditors Committee. The committee wanted its members paid. Gavora wanted out. It was not a happy situation. In a business reorganization bankruptcy, in this case a Chapter 11, the unsecured creditors are permitted to organize and have a collective voice in how…

"That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain." Hamlet, Act I, scene 5

The Pathological Liar in Chief


We have a President who lies. Who lies all the time. There are mental illnesses that involve compulsive lying. Perhaps that’s what’s going on. If so, WC isn’t qualified to offer a diagnosis. But WC isn’t sure it’s so simple. Sure, most of the lies are calculated to make Trump look better. In his speech…