Mitch McConnell, "Ol' Turtle Neck"

WC Resorts to Doggerel (Again)


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R, Moscow)1 is starting to feel the heat. Reportedly, #MoscowMitchTraitor is trending on Facebook, and even in his home state of Kentucky voters are wondering why, after Robert Mueller’s strong warning of ongoing Russian interference, he is bottling up all election reform legislation. McConnell really dislikes being called “Moscow Mitch.”…

Ben Stevens, 2007, via KTUU

Now Unindicted Co-Conspirator “Senator B” Is Dunleavy’s Chief of Staff


Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy has announced unindicted co-conspirator Ben Stevens will now be his Chief of Staff, replacing Tuckerman Babcock. You probably thought Dunleavy couldn’t find a more disreputable Chief of Staff than Babcock. You were wrong. Let’s re-visit Senator Stevens’ rap sheet resumé to evaluate his credentials for being the Governor’s Chief of Staff.…

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Bumpersticker Evidence


This pickup is a parked a few blocks from WC’s house. WC offers this photo as evidence that not every one is capable to critical, logical thinking. Even if their vote counts just as much as yours. Note the two references to Infowars, Alex Jones’ completely discredited conspiracy-mongering website and podcast. Recall that Jones testified,…

The Rule of Law Still Matters

The Hazards of Being “Pretextual”


It appears that a stake has finally been driven through the heart of Trump’s and the Republican’s attempt to sabotage the U.S. census. After losing in the U.S. Supreme Court, Trump has flopped around like a gaffed halibut, trying to find a way to discourage non-citizens from participating that could withstand review by those troublemakers…

Mike Dunleavy, Alaska's governor, Bog help us

Governor Dunleavy and the Law


One of the notable areas where Dunleavy brought his meat axe approach to economics, the law and Alaska’s budget was in his treatment of the State of Alaska’s Judicial Branch. It’s pretty clear Dunleavy doesn’t like lawyers. He completely zeroed out the state appropriation to Alaska Legal Services Corporation, the legal aid service for the…

Gerry-mander Cartoon, Elkanah Tisdale, 1812

The SCOTUS Dodges the Gerrymandering Bullet


Ugh. Blog posts on legal cases two days in a row. At least they are on vastly different topics. Maybe. The United States Supreme Court really, really doesn’t want to have to decide a gerrymandering case on the merits. While the issue is critical to our form of government – how outrageously can the party…