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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

National Lampoon’s Oval Office

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  May 29, 2019

Otter: Bluto’s right… psychotic, but absolutely right… I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part… Bluto: We’re just the guys to do it. Read More

Why We Remember

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  May 27, 2019

Does that flag still wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? That is what we must all ask. Read More

A Coup in Imperial Washington

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  May 3, 2019

And it grew both day and night. Till it bore an apple bright. – William Blake, “A Poison Tree” (1794) ... Well, there’s a new bad cop in town, and his name’s Bill Barr. Read More

The Enemies of the Donald Are Not Your Friends

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  April 19, 2019

The object of power is power. – George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) Russiagate is just a means to an end: Taking out the Great Disruptor is necessary to preserve the Duopoly. Read More

If You Thought Monetary Policy Was Crazy…

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  April 8, 2019

The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale. Read More