Author: James Howard Kunstler

Which Side Are You On?

Which Side Are You On? by James Howard Kunstler You had to love the narrative that the financial media put over about the 1000-plus point zoom in the DJIA on Wednesday: that pension funds were “rebalancing” their portfolios. It dredged...

Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas to All by James Howard Kunslter And this solemn night a great stillness falls upon the land as the Leviathan of Washington is sent to its room to get its mind straight, and the USA gets on with...

A Fretful Holiday

A Fretful Holiday by James Howard Kunstler Many threads to tug on at the close of this tumultuous work-week before the supreme holiday of white privilege rolls through, all silver bells and hovering angels. It took hours of rumination and...

Fatal Over-reach

Fatal Over-reach by James Howard Kunstler Last Friday morning, we adjourned the blog in anticipation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller handing over certain FBI documents in the General Flynn matter demanded by DC District Federal Judge Emmett G. Sullivan no...

Sleepwalkers Awoke!

Sleepwalkers Awoke! by James Howard Kunstler Andrew Sullivan called it “the Great Awokening” in a shrewd New York Magazine column this week. He refers, off course, to earlier episodes of American religious hysteria, namely the Great Awakening of the 1730s...

Not So Fast

Not So Fast by James Howard Kunstler The media branch of “the Resistance” wet its pantsuits last Friday when Robert Mueller released sentencing memos on Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, the human keys to the dungeon they would like to...

Deep Quandaries of the Deep State

Deep Quandaries of the Deep State by James Howard Kunstler Watergate had tragic Shakespearean overtones, with Nixon as King Lear, but Russia-Gate — perhaps the last gate America goes through on its giant slalom run to collapse — is but...

An Odor of Perfidy

An Odor of Perfidy by James Howard Kunstler I suspect there’s a hidden agenda behind the announcement in The Wall Street Journal op-ed by former Hillary Clinton aide Mark Penn that the Ole Gray Mare is actually eyeing another run...

Rock the Vote

Rock the Vote by James Howard Kunstler It warmed my heart to read in The Wall Street Journal that Hillary Clinton is preparing to re-enter the Washington DC swamp from her deluxe exile in the woods of Chappaqua, New York,...

The Golden Golem of Greatness

The Golden Golem of Greatness by James Howard Kunstler And so, with the midterm election in the rearview mirror, behold the rush into the next phase of Civil War 2. The Golden Golem of Greatness (aka, President Trump) finally requested...

Social Justice

Social Justice by James Howard Kunstler It may be as simple as this: voters look at the two parties and decide that they don’t want the nation to turn into a gigantic seminar on race and gender studies. The Democratic...

Crazy People At Every Turn

Crazy People At Every Turn by James Howard Kunstler The sad reality is that last week’s Pittsburgh synagogue massacre is only the latest float in the long-running parade of ghastly homicidal spectacles rolling across this land and will be just...

Are the Dems Self-punking?

Are the Dems Self-punking? by James Howard Kunstler Applying Occam’s Razor (aka the law of logical parsimony) to the latest rash of attempted pipe-bombings against mostly Democratic Party associated targets, one would have to conclude that the most likely suspect...

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation by James Howard Kunstler Saturdays, when fewer eyeballs see the paper, The New York Times likes to publish its most extreme ventures into social unreality. Last week’s prank was the story at the top of page one...

Feeling the Heat Yet?

Feeling the Heat Yet? by James Howard Kunstler The loyal opposition is the party out-of-power in a polity that stands divided into two factions — assuming the polity can still function as such, which, apparently, it no longer can. Historically...

Lost in Space

Lost in Space by James Howard Kunstler TDC Note – This fits with the article I wrote earlier today – click here to read it #### Speaking as a black woman… wait second! Can I do that? Well, why not....

Hammer Time

Hammer Time by James Howard Kunstler Looks like somebody threw a dead cat onto Wall Street’s luge run overnight to temporarily halt the rather ugly 2000 point slide in the Dow Jones Industrial Average — and plenty of freefall in...

Aftermath as Prologue

Aftermath as Prologue by James Howard Kunstler “I believe her!” Really? Why should anyone believe her? Senator Collins of Maine said she believed that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford experienced somethingtraumatic, just not at the hands of Mr. Kavanaugh. I believe...

Fishtailing into the Future

Fishtailing into the Future by James Howard Kunstler The opening chapters of Michael Lewis’s new book, The Fifth Risk, detail the carelessness of the Trump transition team in the months leading up to his swearing-in as president. Former New Jersey...