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Here’s Why the Donald Is the President (Or: The Rise of the Plongeur)

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  October 2, 2018

A plongeur is a slave, and a wasted slave, doing stupid and largely unnecessary work. He is kept at work, ultimately, because of a vague feeling that he would be dangerous if he had leisure.Read More

The Donald Speaks “The Donald” to Power

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  September 27, 2018

The record shows I took the blows And did it my way – Frank Sinatra, “My Way” (1969) Donald the Disruptor may have established another new precedent for presidential communication yesterday.Read More

A Tragicomedy of Acela Corridor Proportions

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  September 25, 2018

Nite Owl II: But the country’s disintegrating. What’s happened to America? What’s happened to the American dream? The Comedian: It came true. You’re lookin’ at it.Read More

Any Questions?

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  September 20, 2018

Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen. – Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (c.Read More

The Coup d’the Donald Just Got Real

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  September 14, 2018

These decrees of yours are no different from spiders’ webs. They’ll restrain anyone weak and insignificant who gets caught in them, but they’ll be torn to shreds by people with power and wealth.Read More

A Note on “Great” Economies

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  September 12, 2018

History is but a fable agreed upon.Read More

Third Bull Run

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  September 7, 2018

What do you get for pretending the danger’s not real Meek and obedient you follow the leader Down well-trodden corridors into the valley of steel What a surprise – Pink Floyd, “Sheep” (1977) November’s midtermRead More

Meet the Deep State’s Beast

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  September 5, 2018

Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?Read More

The Donald and His High

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  August 15, 2018

I suppose my critics will call that preaching, but I have got such a bully pulpit! – President Theodore Roosevelt (as quoted in The Outlook, February 27, 1909) Call it a re-boot of fiddling whileRead More

The Donald’s Economy Is Barry’s Economy Is Junior’s Economy Is Slick Willie’s Economy…

Washington DC By David Stockman.  |  August 13, 2018

And on the pedestal these words appear: “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings; Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” Nothing beside remains.Read More