Marc Leder, left, and guests attend a 2015 benefit in the Hamptons. (Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

Sun Capital Is Scum: A Case Study


Mitt Romney looks pretty benign now, at least in comparison to the current clown sitting in the White House. But back when Romney was running for president, WC wrote a series of blog posts attempting to show just how dreadful Romney’s original line of work was: that leveraged buy-outs and Romney’s Bain Capital had done…

Bad Laws: Criminal Libel


There is no shortage of bad laws in America. For example in 23 states, libel – published defamation – is a serious crime, for example. In Idaho, criminal libel is punishable by a fine of $5,000 and 6 months in jail, with each publication  separate crime. It’s a stupid, dangerous, unconstitutional law and it needs…

Justin Schneider in court, photographer unknown

Some Notes on Justin Schneider


Justin Schneider, for readers outside of Alaska, is a 34-year old Eagle River, Alaska man. He assaulted an Alaska Native woman. He picked her up at a gas station in Midtown Anchorage, He told he’d drive her to her boyfriend’s house, Instead, he drove her to a secluded area, attacked her, choked her until she…

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…