Thank all of you so much for your kind messages and thoughts in these difficult times. You are all the only reason that I write, and your comments have brought our family such solace in untold ways.
Susannah Merry Hanson
Susannah Merry Hanson, age 27, passed away suddenly on November 13 in Los Angeles, California after a brief illness.
She was born in Selma, California on December 31, 1986. She is survived by her mother Cara Webb Hanson of Clovis and Santa Cruz; her father Victor Davis Hanson of Selma; her older sister Pauline Davis Hanson Steinback, brother-in-law Shane Steinback and their daughters Maeve and Lila Steinback of Santa Cruz; and her brother William Frank Hanson of Clovis.
She is also survived by her maternal grandparents Armond and Tawana Webb of Coarsegold, and uncles and aunts Alfred and Karen Hanson of Selma, Nels and Vicki Hanson of San Luis Obispo, Maren Nielsen and Rory Robertson of Fresno, Dan and Cheryl Webb of Woodbridge, and Brenda Morton of Madera. Read more →
Facts now pale in comparison with the higher truths of progressivism.
After yesterday’s horrific shooting, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ottawa. We stand whole-heartedly with them in their fight against terrorism. Victor Davis Hanson gives his perspective on the Garrison Radio Show on 93.1 WIBC-FM that the Canadian Parliament shooting is yet another reminder of the threat we all face. For the full interview click:http://bit.ly/12jZmCU
by Victor Davis Hanson // PJMedia
It was tragically comical that the commander in chief in just a few weeks could go from referring to ISIS as “jayvee” and a manageable problem to declaring it an existential threat, in the same manner he upgraded the Free Syrian Army from amateurs and a fantasy to our ground linchpin in the new air war. All that tragic comedy was a continuance of his previous untruths, such as the assurance that existing health plans and doctors would not change under the Affordable Care Act or that there was not a smidgeon of corruption at the IRS.
But lately the Obama confusion has descended into the territory not of tragedy or even tragic comedy, but rather of outright farce.
America’s current revolutionary inspiration seems to derive more from Robespierre than Madison.
The Obama administration has tarnished nearly every major federal agency.
Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media
Listen to the president and one would think that he was in office during the financial crisis that began on September 15, 2008. For the nth time, Obama reminded the nation on 60 Minutes of the financial meltdown he inherited. That is his usual way of suggesting to the American people that they could hardly hope for normal times after six years of his own governance. In truth, Obama entered office on January 20, 2009 — over four months after the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that precipitated a general financial meltdown.
by Victor Davis Hanson // PJMedia
When Everything Is a Lie
Everything we are told about illegal immigration is mostly a lie, and a self-serving one at that. Remember that fact, and the current debate over the border becomes comprehensible.
Fleeing to an Oppressive Society?
Most of the advocates for open borders agitate from a position of criticism of the U.S. By that I mean we rarely hear La Raza activists explain why they want amnesties for millions of illegal aliens, at least in the sense of why millions have left Mexico to risk their lives to arrive in the U.S.