Author Archives: Steve Kates

The Swedish model

One day the media will actually hit on a genuine scandal and we will never hear the end of it. They are trying as best they can and have gone through Russia hacked the election, then Mike Flynn, and now … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media | 17 Comments

Perhaps there’s space at Hogwarts

Something that is doing the rounds in the UK: Petition for J.K. Rowling to take in muslim refugees in her 18 spare bedrooms: J.K. Rowling has often announced her solidarity with Middle-Eastern refugees on twitter. She is well-known advocate of … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives | 45 Comments

That polluted vehicle

Being the media that is, in a quote taken from Thomas Jefferson by Donald Trump in his presentation today. This is picked up at Ann Althouse. To your request of my opinion of the manner in which a newspaper should … Continue reading

Posted in Media | 23 Comments

Trump in Melbourne (Florida)

There was a time you needed the media to get your message out. That time is now past, and soon it will be long past. First Melania (beginning with the Lord’s Prayer) and then as good a speech from Trump … Continue reading

Posted in American politics | 38 Comments

Hallucinating the news

This business with Trump’s press conference yesterday, which I discussed here, is a political Rorschach Test of the most extraordinary kind. If you saw a perfectly reasonable presidential outline of policies and then a response to questions asked, you are … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media | 52 Comments

Michael Novak 1933-2017

If you don’t know the work of Michael Novak, let me recommend his writings to you, especially his Spirit of Democratic Capitalism which had a big influence on me. This is a memoriam titled The Soul of Democratic Capitalism which … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality | 4 Comments

“Donald Trump going over the head of the media”

I watched the press conference this morning but had things to do so didn’t get around to posting it till now. It is compelling for the whole one hour and seventeen minutes. If anything, he might well turn out to … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media | 67 Comments

My blog history of the election

My “blog history” of the American election is being published which consists of all of the posts I did on the election starting in July 2015 when I actually saw Donald Trump in Las Vegas. I call it a blog … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Elections, Gratuitous Advertising, History | 21 Comments

“The kind of thing they do in police states”

We are dealing with a potential American constitutional crisis of the most intense kind: Former CIA Analyst Says Barack Obama Is Behind the White House Leaks. Former CIA analyst and retired U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Tony Shaffer in an … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International | 59 Comments

A wilderness of mirrors

I find all of this truly ominous. Start with the headlines at Drudge: Defiant Flynn Insists He Crossed No Lines, Leakers Must Be Prosecuted… Obama Loyalists Waged Secret Campaign to Oust… MAG: Anonymous Spooks Engineer ‘Soft Coup’… INTEL CHAIR: FBI … Continue reading

Posted in American politics | 86 Comments