From Woodshed to Firing Line

After his celebrated indiscretions in the Atlantic last November, it was assumed that David Stockman had committed suicide by pen. Indeed, the Administration's star statistician and masterful Director of the Office of Management and Budget lowered his profile practically to the point of invisibility. He refused all requests for interviews and appeared on Capitol Hill only at closed-door sessions to negotiate the "final" 1982 budget package.

All the while, Stockman was busily preparing the 1983 budget, which is as much his handiwork as the President's. He personally wrote Reagan's budget message, as well...

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