Category Archives: March 2010

In the End, There Is Only the Debt

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Amid all the fighting over healthcare, Obama’s new promises, the Israeli spat, the Frum controversy, et al., looms the national debt. We can ignore it; get angry at it and say, “What the hell, I’ll quadruple it!”; have our “experts” write sophistic treatises about how it either doesn’t matter or is in truth good; hear our politicians claim it is secondary to the passing of a “progressive” agenda; or secretly smile that its service will require higher taxes and more “redistributive change”; but in the end, what we as a nation collectively owe others and ourselves transcends politics. Read more →

We Are All Pods Now

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Were We Podded in Our Sleep?

I think I went to sleep about a year ago, just woke up, and realized that either I or the world has been changed, snatched as it were. [1] Read more →

Israel: One of Many

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Some strong supporters of both Obama and Israel are disappointed in the latest hysterical Biden-Clinton-Obama smack-down over the settlement issue. But why, I don’t know — this is a logical, not an aberrant, development from President Obama.  Read more →

Chicago Does Socialism

Connect the dots of Obama’s first year–an ugly picture emerges.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

We can have a rational debate on any one item on President Obama’s vast progressive agenda, arguing whether adjectives like “statist” or “socialist” fairly describe his legislative intent. But connect all the dots and lines of the past year, and an unambiguous image starts to materialize. Read more →

Is It Go Easy or Go for Broke, Mr. President?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

After the bloodletting over the healthcare bill, President Obama is now at a crossroads. Read more →

As Predictable As the Sun Rising

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Giddy About Remaking America

If we assume that Obama & Co. wish to radically remake the United States — along the lines of a European socialist society, or perhaps to the left even of a Belgium or Denmark — then the past 14 months were as predictable as the sun rising. Read more →

Let the Games Begin?

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

I don’t follow the Democratic thinking. Their president polls below 50 percent. The Democratically-controlled Congress polls less than 20 percent. Healthcare reform polls at about 45 percent support. Read more →

Another Partisan Push for Another ‘Comprehensive Reform’?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Candidate Barack Obama promised immigration activists, “I think it’s time for a president who won’t walk away from something as important as comprehensive reform when it becomes politically unpopular.” Read more →

We’ve Crossed the Rubicon

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

President Obama has crossed the Rubicon with the healthcare vote. The bill was not really about medicine; after all, a moderately priced, relatively small federal program could offer the poorer not now insured, presently not on Medicare or state programs like Medicaid or Medical, a basic medical plan. Read more →

Issues of the Day

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

A Pyrrhic Passage?

At an outdoor rally today, the president described the healthcare debate as a referendum on the “character” of the country, and I do believe he was correct.  Read more →