Ursula K. Le Guin

“Alternative Facts” – A Clarification


One of WC’s favorite authors, Ursula K. Le Guin, recently wrote a letter to the Oregonian objecting to the characterization of President Trumpster’s “alternatie facts” as science fiction. In her own inimitable style, she describes the difference. WC sets out her letter in full. A recent letter in The Oregonian compares a politician’s claim to tell “alternative facts”…

A picture taken 29 April 1984 shows various graffiti painted on the Berlin Wall on the West Berlin side while East German and Soviet flags (R) fly on the other side of the East Berlin no-mans-land spiked with anti-tanks traps AFP Photo Joel Robine

Walls & Illegal Immigration


The Trumpster – sorry, President Trumpster – isn’t the first politician to advocate for a big wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration. Joe “Bad Penny” Miller famously argued for a “fence like East Germany built” to control illegal border crossings. It was President Trumpster who made the idiot idea a central claim of…