Psychic didn’t see it coming 

More news like this, please: “Jury finds ‘psychic’ Rose Marks guilty on all 14 fraud charges, faces possible 20 years in prison.

“When the trial began, cynics scoffed at the notion that a psychic could be charged with separating a fool and his money.” And with good reason: convictions of this sort are extremely rare. And it’s the most uplifting news I’m likely to hear this week. As my friend Kennedy Goodkey put it, “An excellent new precedent in US law.”

However, probably this was possible only because there was so much going on here that smacked of good old fashioned fraud, and not just psychic-business-as-usual. I suspect psychics and faith healers and the like remain quite safe from conviction.