We Know Very Well That Trump Has Had A Child Out Of Wedlock

I watch this American story with a sense of wonder. There's the pack in full cry after Donald Trump over a rumour that he had a child out of wedlock. There are two sources of this perplexity of mine....

Useful Intellectual Idiots

When your average conniving politician and power player needs intellectual cover for his latest wheeze, where does he look for it? I mean, he can't use his own intellectual credibility – the average politician is at best not known for...

Tinted Glasses

The enemy is seemingly a shapeshifter. The Left perceive it as a neoliberal free-market capitalist pig, swilling champagne from the hollowed-out skulls of the poor. The Right perceive it as a free-spending, high-taxing Statist monstrosity, that misses no opportunity to import...

Private Landlords Provide What People Want – Therefore We Must Have No Private Landlords

The logic used over to our left on that political spectrum - given our own stances that's everyone except thee and me of course - can confuse at times. A useful example being this complaint about private landlords as...

California’s Three State Idea Is The Wrong Solution – Just Like The Euro In...

There's long been an idea that California is simply too large to remain as an individual and the one state. Instead it should be split up into smaller and more manageable units. The basic thought being that Federalism works,...

As Trump’s Michael Cohen Shows, If The Law Wants To Get You It Can

There's a point often made that the law these days is so complex, covering so many things, that it's impossible not to break it on near each and every day. The problem with this is that it doesn't create...

Black Lives Matter Scam Twice As Popular As The Real Thing On Facebook

This is a bit of a giggle. A likely lad - allegedly of course- working for an Australian union (themselves historically hotbeds of iniquity) set up a fake page on Facebook concerning Black Lives Matter. Then started asking for...

Silly Billy, We Don’t Subsidise Pop Music Because It’s Commercial – Or Should Be

We've a demand that we should be subsidising pop music in the same manner that we do opera and the like. Something more than a little ridiculous given that pop music is meant to be commercial - the clue's...

Should We Lower Standards To Help The Disadvantaged?

The case has some plausible reasoning underlying it. If some people lack the advantages that others have, we could compensate for that by lowering the standards that people from deprived backgrounds are required to meet.  For example, if it...

Viktor Orban’s Populism Is Just The Democracy The Establishment Doesn’t Like

Viktor Orban's just won a thumping third election victory in Hungary. This is being derided as simply populism. Populism being just successful democracy but of the kind that the right on and bien pensants don't approve of. Say that,...

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Sorry, Is Rosie Rogers Really This Thick?

Honda has decided not to continue to invest in its Swindon plant. One reason being that it makes internal combustion engine cars. Something that...