The State Is Big and Deep and Relentless

TrumpBy David Stockman.  |  August 6, 2018

Well it just goes to show
Things are not what they seem

– “Sister Morphine,” Marianne Faithfull, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards

The big headlines drive things like “Russiagate. Read More

The Donald and MAGA: Trust the Process?

TrumpBy David Stockman.  |  July 20, 2018

I don’t believe a man begins to know anything of politics until he realizes the immense menace of mental fatigue, of world-wide mass boredom. It accumulates. It makes the most frightful convulsions and demoralization possible. Read More

Peace With Putin Is the Key to MAGA

TrumpBy David Stockman.  |  July 17, 2018

Real firmness is good for every thing – Strut is good for nothing.

– Alexander Hamilton, Letter to Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Read More

Be Careful What You Wish For

ImmigrationBy David Stockman.  |  July 11, 2018

Government has become ungovernable; that is, it cannot leave off governing. Law has become lawless; that is, it cannot see where laws should stop. Read More

It Has to Get Uglier Before It Can Get Better

EmploymentBy David Stockman.  |  July 6, 2018

the way to create art is to burn and destroy/ordinary concepts and to substitute them/with new truths that run down from the top of the head/and out from the heart

– Charles Bukowski, Sifting Through Read More

The Danger With The Donald

TrumpBy David Stockman.  |  July 5, 2018

There are two methods, or means, and only two, whereby man’s needs and desires can be satisfied. One is the production and exchange of wealth; this is the economic means. Read More

Mr. President: Here’s The Greatest Game Plan Ever

TrumpBy David Stockman.  |  June 22, 2018

“Just win, baby.” – Al Davis, Assistant Coach/Head Coach/General Manager/Owner, Oakland/Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders National Football League Club

The Donald is on a noble mission, even if his aim is sometimes off. Read More

In Praise of the Great Disruptor

TrumpBy David Stockman.  |  June 21, 2018

“Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. Read More

Take This Jobs Data and Shove It

TrumpBy David Stockman.  |  June 19, 2018

Watch out you might get what you’re after
“Boom babies strange but not a stranger
“I’m an ordinary guy
“Burning down the house…”

– The Talking Heads, “Burning Down the House” Read More

We Need to Talk About the Donald

TrumpBy David Stockman.  |  June 7, 2018

“They call it the ‘rope-a-dope.’ Well, I’m the dope. Ali just laid on the rope, and I, like a dope, kept punching until I got tired. Read More