Category Archives: January 2010

As Predictable as Clockwork–the Obama Three-step

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

I think we could see what was coming. This presidency has about as much subtlety in plot as a grade-B western, soap opera, or teenage tantrum. Read more →

How Taqiyya Alters Islam’s Rules of War: Defeating Jihadist Terrorism

by Raymond Ibrahim

Middle East Quarterly (Winter 2010)

Islam must seem a paradoxical religion to non-Muslims. On the one hand, it is constantly being portrayed as the religion of peace; on the other, its adherents are responsible for the majority of terror attacks around the world. Read more →

The Obamarang

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

All politicians fudge on their promises. But this president manages to transcend the normal political exaggeration and dissimulation. Read more →

Our Populist President?

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Obama and Populism

I could believe President Obama’s postmortem take that the same populist sentiment that propelled Scott Brown to office also earlier sent him to the White House — if we saw fresh liberal Democrats winning seats in places like Alabama against entrenched Washington Republican insiders. But I don’t think that is happening quite yet. Read more →

Obama in Free Fall

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

A year ago, a number of “moderate” Republicans and Democratic stalwarts, in the gush of the inauguration, warned us of new Democratic majorities for years to come. Read more →

Obama versus Obama

Will the real Barack Obama please stand up?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

There is little need any more to offer consistent opposition to Barack Obama, since he himself is already running hard against the many previous incarnations of Barack Obama.  Read more →

Our Philosopher-King Obama

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

In Plato’s ideal society, philosopher kings and elite Guardians shepherded the rabble to force them to do the “right” thing. Read more →

God and the Godless

by Terry Scambray

New Oxford Review

Review of The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions by David Berlinski (Crown Forum, 2008. 225 pp). Read more →

Post-election Thoughts

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Says It All

1) a new poll revealing a vast majority of investors see Obama as anti-business

2) Obama declaiming on what he has done and what he will do to create jobs

3) After a year Obama still has not yet figured out that his promiscuous talk of higher income, payroll, healthcare, and inheritance taxes, serial demonization of finance and business, and all sorts of new regulations, create a psychological climate in which the employer pulls in his horns and decides to ride things out—and this individual reaction is being repeated millions of times over, energized by the pique at everything trivial from Van Jones to apologies abroad to “Bush did it.” Read more →

Why the Great and Growing Backlash?

What Scott Brown’s election portends for the Obama Agenda

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Dream up a gargantuan backlash against Barack Obama’s left-wing gospel, and you still could not invent the notion of a relatively unknown, conservative Scott Brown knocking off an Obama-endorsed, liberal, female attorney in liberal Massachusetts — in a race to fill the seat once held by Ted Kennedy. Read more →