Robert Kaus
Cars, cash, politics (not necessarily in that order)
Created 04 Jun 2019
  • Zemmo Better Blues
    06 Dec 2021 • 5 min read
    The Berry Gordy Test: ‘With your last dollar, would you buy this newsletter or a sandwich?’ … Don’t answer that. __________ Here is Eric Zemmour's 10-min video (announcing his candidacy for President ...
  • How to Bribe Trump ...
    16 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    We’re decontenting (automotive term) as fast as we can here at kausfiles. The leather upholstery’s been replaced with sturdy vinyl. The cassette player is gone, replaced with a picture of Wayne Newton...
  • Kausfiles Gets Bloggy
    05 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Jack Shafer writes: "If you’re a “name” writer with 100,000 followers on Twitter, you might make a go of it on Substack if you can be interesting three times a week." … High bar! Not gonna happen. Not...
  • Klain in Vain
    03 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    There’s a remote—but increasingly less remote— possibility that Dems will wind up with neither of their two big spending bills: 1) the bipartisan “BIF” hard infrastructure (bridges, roads, etc.) bill ...
  • The Cynical Pol's Case for Dumping Biden's Dole
    14 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Democrats are now in the process of cutting down their $3.5 trillion“Build Back Better” social spending bill so they can at least pretend it's only a $2 trillion spending bill. The process is invariab...
  • California Cantorquake?
    01 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Many of us who oppose large chunks of the Democrats' $3.5 trillion No-Program-Left-Behind "soft infrastructure" bill have been casting about in semi-desperation for developments that might lead to at ...
  • Populism, Pogoism, and J.D. Vance
    06 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    "You have elites and the ruling class that have plundered this country, that have made it harder for middle class Americans to live a normal life, ...And when those Americans dare to complain about th...
  • To Bi- or not to Bi-?
    24 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    Failure really isn’t an option for Dems: Everyone knows Biden’s proposed a $2 trillion "hard" infrastructure plan -- roads, bridges, pipes, etc.--and a "soft" plan that would spend another couple of t...
  • 45 + 2022 = 0
    24 May 2021 • 3 min read
    Republicans seem to be coalescing around a delusional midterm strategy: The idea that they can get through the 2022 election while more or less ignoring Trump. Hey, they have all these great issues: C...
  • Look Who Thinks He's FDR ...
    02 May 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Whole lotta hype going on regarding President Biden's recent address to Congress and the new legislative packages (The American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan) he’s selling. We’re told this ...
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