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David Alan Stockman (born November 10, 1946) is a former businessman and U.S. politician who served as a Republican U.S. Representative from the state of Michigan (1977–1981) and as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (1981–1985) under President Ronald Reagan.

David Stockman’s Contra Corner

Tinkers To Evers To Chance

In 1910 a distraught New York Giants sportswriter famously penned what became known as Baseball’s Sad Lexicon. When the Giants’ pennant hopes that year were vanquished by a double-play performed by the Cubs famed infield trio, Franklin Pierce Adams lamented, These are the saddest of possible words: “Tinker to Evers to Chance.” Trio of bear […]

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A Banana Republic, If You Can Fund It

This is not going to end well. The fools in the Eccles Building have effectively cancelled the law of supply and demand in the government bond pits, thereby eliminating the one thing that keeps elected politicians at least minimally sober fiscally: The legitimate fear that excessive U.S. Treasury borrowing will cause “crowding out” and sharply rising interest […]

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The Folly Of Military Alliances—A Historical Reminder

The problem is not just the willingness of American policymakers to go to war for no good reason, which is why “endless wars” entered the political lexicon. It is officials’ willingness to risk war without thinking. Especially by expanding military alliances. https://original.antiwar.com/doug-bandow/2021/02/14/washington-should-put-the-american-people-first-no-one-has-the-right-to-be-a-us-ally/

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Impeachment 2.0: The Dems Kneecap Themselves, Again

They seemed surprised that they couldn’t win a conviction based on vitriol, character assassination and slanted news coverage. And they were genuinely shocked when their doctored videos and fake evidence was exposed to the public as the fraud it was. This was supposed to be the final drubbing of Donald Trump, instead, it turned out to be a revealing window into the degraded soul of declining party. In the end, Trump walked away unscathed while the Dems were left licking...

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Ukraine, Georgia And NATO’s Road To Perdition

But surely even the most diehard NATO jingoists must realize that admitting Ukraine to the ranks would a be dangerous bridge too far. The same too for Georgia, another former Soviet Republic, which is also in the queue for joining the military alliance. Both countries are already in political conflict with Russia because of NATO expansionism, not as they or NATO would have it, because of “Russian aggression”. https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/natos-road-perdition-ukraine...

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