Author Archives: Steve Kates

Killing men for art

From The Age today: Killing women for art? Opera’s 2020 death toll might surprise. Comes with the picture above. This is how it starts. At the Palais this week Salome looked like she was doing so well. Singing her heart … Continue reading

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Platitudes plus free stuff is hard to beat

Well this seems relevant. Room packed with party elites. https://t.co/sjtmlxkEtT https://t.co/RxQUZUguU5 — Krystal Ball (@krystalball) February 26, 2020 Watched my first Democrat debate and very sobering. These people are practised liars who know what to say and what to avoid … Continue reading

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Coronavirus, the economy and the American election, the story thus far …

Whoever does the plot lines for our world is astonishingly creative but does tend to be highly melodramatic. So this is where we are. Our economies are coming good, the virtuous if eccentric Donald Trump is getting on top of … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Elections, International | 38 Comments

PDT in India

India pours on the pageantry with colorful welcome for Trump. That was Bollywood. This is more realistic, and also much more significant. Embarking on a whirlwind 36-hour visit, Trump opened his speech in Ahmedabad by declaring that he had traveled … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International | 10 Comments

From Democratic Socialists to Socialist Democrats

There really is a level of communal ignorance shown by the advances made by Bernie Sanders on just how savage socialism is. The problem is not just an inability to learn from history – even from the recent history of … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Politics of the Left, Socialism | 30 Comments

After a decade of fear mongering

Doesn’t fit their agenda, and who do you suppose is “their”? Welcome back, Sinclair.

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy | 11 Comments

The value of a modern economics degree

The point of the title – IT’S EASY TO BELIEVE AOC HAS AN ECONOMICS DEGREE – is not to point out how dumb Ocasio-Cortez is, but how shallow economic theory has become. It’s a quite nice article, which for me … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy | 7 Comments

Global warming and the Geller effect

“I have tested Uri Geller in my laboratory at King’s College, London University, with specially-designed apparatus. “The Geller effect – of metal bending – is clearly not brought about by fraud. It is so exceptional that it presents a crucial … Continue reading

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Bloomberg is the Democrats’ best chance

It seems to me that Bloomberg is now the one to beat. He took some flak from Warren and others but merely flesh wounds. The Democrats care nothing at all about moral failings. They want power, and he can give … Continue reading

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The Democrat semi-finals half time report

And you still can’t be sure that one of those Dems won’t be president next year. Via Instapundit. FEBRUARY 19, 2020 ELIZABETH WARREN TAKES IT STRAIGHT TO THE BILLIONAIRE WHO CALLS WOMEN FAT BROADS (VIDEO). Or to put it another … Continue reading

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