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A Trump Lexicon – Third Update


Our President uses language in strange and unusual ways. Notably, he often uses the same words or phrases in numerous different Twitter messages. In an ongoing service to readers, WC offers the following updated Trump Lexicon, offering definitions of those word and phrases as an aid to understanding what the President is really saying.  …

Hordes of cops; one peaceful protester. CreditAgence France-Presse — Getty Images

WC Admires Therese Patricia Okoumou


Therese Patricia Okoumou was the woman who climbed up on the skirts of the Statue of Liberty to protest President Trump’s immigration policies. WC think there is a lot to protest and that Ms. Okoumou’s protest was a pretty mild response. She didn’t harm anything or anyone; just sat there peacefully. According to the New York…

Sir Thomas More, by Hans Holbein the Younger, via Wikicommons

Trump Sucks. So What Can We Do?


Several of WC’s readers have written to ask what a good citizen should do when the government is bad. WC is frankly astonished that anyone would ask him. WC, after all, is a tree-hugging, retired lawyer. But as must be obvious, not shy about his opinions. How bad has Trump gotten? George Will, the closest…

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…