Category Archives: American politics

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

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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

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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

“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

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Guest Post: m0nty Trump’s counterfactual presidency: Caesar lives!

The ides of November are come… and gone, yet Caesar did not fall. He wanders the White House now, clad in what some call a bathrobe but must surely more resemble a toga. Historians have often wondered what would have … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Guest Post | 137 Comments

Did you know the EU has a tariff wall?

I suppose I am being baited by LIQ’s reference to J.-B. Say but the world is as it is. The point really about free trade is that the country that does not enter into it is depriving itself of the … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Classical Economics | 38 Comments

“A healthy and necessary re-assertion of the primacy of the nation-state”

Trump’s America First theme in his inauguration did not in the least worry me since it was pro-American and not anti-anyone else. I am Australia First in the same kind of way. We have created our own way of life … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Australian Story | 19 Comments