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

Points and Trends


WC has noticed that endorsing Donald Trump for President is dangerous. Ballotpedia tracked who emerged as Trump’s early supporters. Let’s look at the the first eight for evidence: Rep. Chris Collins (R, New York), on February 24, 2016, was the first sitting member of Congress to endorse Trump’s candidacy, saying Trump “understands the importance of American…

Rep. Liz Cheney Tweet

…Then Pound on the Table


WC has seen the quotation attributed to lots of folks, including Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, but versions of it go back much further. Prof. Jon R. Waltz, WC’s Evidence instructor, said it this way: When you have the facts, pound on the facts. When you have the law, pound on the law. When…

Brown Creeper, Boise, Idaho

Thankful


As WC writes this, it is snowing lightly outside. A Brown Creeper is working the spruce tree trunk just outside the window. Mountain Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches and Lesser Goldfinches are working the bird feeders, bringing flashes of color to a monochrome winter landscape. It all serves to remind WC that there is much to be…