Washington DC

Washington DC

Happy Thanksgiving

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  November 28, 2019

But prosperity is not an end in itself. Read More

Gobble, Gobble: MAGA is Trouble

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  November 27, 2019

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. Read More

This Town Needs an Enemy

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  November 22, 2019

We should take nothing for granted only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and Read More

Does Anybody Know This Is Nowhere

Economy By David Stockman.  |  November 19, 2019

Everybody seems to wonder What it’s like down here I gotta get away from this day-to-day running around, Everybody knows this is nowhere. Read More

Corruption Is the Fuel of Empire

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  November 13, 2019

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. Read More

The Rough Origins of the Warfare State

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  July 19, 2019

Yesterday, I noted that “we’ve been doing business this way for more than 70 years".  Actually, the “big bang” for the Warfare State was Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders stunt on San Juan Hill. Read More

Justin Amash Is Legit

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  July 5, 2019

It’s quiet on Wall Street today. Oh, markets are open, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down about 140 points as of midday. Read More

What Would Thomas Jefferson Do?

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  July 4, 2019

Thomas Jefferson died on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a document he famously authored. Read More

The Object of Iran

Trump By David Stockman.  |  June 28, 2019

When we do finally strike Iran, it’ll be because John Bolton and Mike Pompeo have elected officials like Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas. Read More

The Donald Will Take It Easy, Thank You Very Much

Trump By David Stockman.  |  June 7, 2019locked

When the Donald tweets about the “greatest economy ever,” he doesn’t understand that the implosion of what is indeed the greatest-ever stock market bubble will send it into the dunk-tank. Read More