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So Much for States’ Rights: Perry Claims Trump Might Overrule States’ Renewable Energy Goals


Rick Perry, Trump’s Secretary of Energy who earlier couldn’t remember the agency’s name, announced last week that the Trump administration is having “very classified” conversations about preempting state and local support for renewable energy under the pretense of national security. Bloomberg reported: During an on-stage interview, Perry was asked if the administration would interfere with state policies requiring…

Young No More


The Alaska Dispatch News reports that Congressman Don Young (R, Senility) has announced he is running for another term. Young said, in a video from his office, “I like what I do. I’m good at what I do. I’m right for Alaska.” Of the the sentences, only the second is testable. Let’s look at a specific instance.…

Credit: Norwegian news outlet VG, December 2016, Tidsånden flirer ikke lenger

A Matter of (In)Competence


Amy Davidson, writing in New Yorker, said of Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer: President Trump has given an important job to a person not competent to carry it out.  . . .  Then again, in the Trump Administration, what would competent communications looks like? How do you persuasively promote the travel bans, or Ivanka’s role in matters…

Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (Photo credit Montgomery County Sheriff’s office), April 10, 2017

Hypocrisy Sampler: April 2017 Edition


WC has long abandoned the Hypocrite of the Month feature; it was too difficult to single one prize-winning specimen out of the throngs of examples. And it was pretty depressing to sort through all that hypocrisy every month. But the times have changed and rampant hypocrisy now seems to be the new normal. So WC…