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Panic Along the Potomac

Stock Market By David Stockman.  |  March 26, 2020

There is a curse. They say: may you live in interesting times. Read More

Let’s Look at a Long Twilight

Trump By David Stockman.  |  February 26, 2020

Try again, I’ve gotten much better at detecting your bullshit. – Alexandra Bracken, In the Afterlight (2014) Far be it from me to defend Barack Obama’s tax, spend, borrow, and print policies. Read More

Today’s Monetary Policy: Satire, Riddle, or Joke?

Economy By David Stockman.  |  February 21, 2020

All the light had fallen away from the world, with only the fog illuminated now. Read More

The Acela Corridor and Its Fantastic Morality

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  February 12, 2020

It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. Read More

Pandemic and Impeachment and Liquidity and Disaster

Trump By David Stockman.  |  January 31, 2020

“And, still, the entire Acela Corridor’s ruling elite – from Imperial Washington to Wall Street – seems euthanized to the developing calamity over which they preside. Read More

The Duopoly Is Real

Economy By David Stockman.  |  January 29, 2020

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. Read More

We’ve Got to Get Ahold of Ourselves

Stock Market By David Stockman.  |  January 16, 2020

Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one. Read More

There’s “Dumb,” There’s “Neocon,” and There’s the Donald

Trump By David Stockman.  |  January 8, 2020

“…that old Beach Boys song, ‘Bomb Iran,’… ‘Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb…’ anyway, ah…” – Senator John McCain, responding to an audience question about military action against Iran during an April 17, 2007, campaign appearance in Read More

The Spirit of Ronald Reagan

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  December 26, 2019

Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, and Happy New Year. Read More

Crossing the Delaware

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  December 23, 2019

Merry Christmas. Over the next few days, as my holiday “gift,” I’d like to share some reminders of what American leadership can be, via messages tailored for the season by presidents past. Read More