Author Archives: Steve Kates

News judgment in the modern world

Report recounts 10 ‘episodes’ involving Trump and questions of obstruction… AG SAYS NO CRIMES… Considered president’s frustration with media when deciding… Not ‘conscious wrongdoing’… White House lawyer refused order to fire Special Counsel… Detailed scenes of raging… ‘This is the … Continue reading

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More than a great cathedral has now been lost to us all

Today we merely saw a metaphor played out before us. What we have lost we have been in the process of losing for quite some time. The rest of this post is taken from here. And you should watch at … Continue reading

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Notre Dame in flames

FLASH: MAIN STRUCTURE SAVED FROM TOTAL DESTRUCTION…  NINE CENTURIES OF HISTORY BROUGHT CRASHING DOWN… UPDATE: AFP… HOLY WEEK HORROR… Catastrophic… SOUL OF PARIS… SPIRE COLLAPSES Tourists run for lives… Tears and shock… Bystanders sing ‘Ave Maria’… FLASHBACK 2016: ISIS behind … Continue reading

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Tactile nuclear weapons

Is this really funny? She is one of two Senators from New York and is running for President. This should truly frighten you, as much for the lack of attention this has received from the media as for her outright … Continue reading

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Some people said something

And from Omar’s colleague: Rashida Tlaib On Omar’s Disgusting 9/11 Remarks: She’s Just Speaking Truth. They provide a major public service in alerting those who are capable of being alerted to the kinds of ideas that are harboured among the … Continue reading

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Keynes’s 1933 letter to Harlan McCracken

The letter you see I uncovered in 2008 in the Harlan Linneus McCracken Archive at Louisiana State University, which has now been published in the March 2019 issue of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought. It has already … Continue reading

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Is this the greatest political scandal in American history?

Is a scandal still a scandal if it’s not reported in the press? If not, what is it? Seems pretty bad. Start with this from Ace of Spades. Thursday and the big story is the reaction to Attorney General William … Continue reading

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And here as well

Via Instapundit. MAY THE SAME THING HAPPEN HERE: There Is No Left Left In Israel. “The most far-reaching consequence of the 2019 Israeli election may well be that it verified, beyond any reasonable doubt, that there is functionally no left left in … Continue reading

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In Trump’s America: Mr 53%

Following the Mueller saga has been quite a diversion from politics as it normally is, but this had occurred to me as well: Rod Rosenstein may have appointed Mueller to save Trump from Obama’s FBI and DOJ. At this point … Continue reading

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Affirmative dissent

This is a comment on a post with a self-explanatory title, The Looming Danger for Dissident Professors. It’s essentially why sites like this are necessary just to remind ourselves that it isn’t us who are nuts. Friedrich Nietzsche once wrote … Continue reading

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