Category Archives: September 2009

The Past Is Not Quite Past

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

War II Thoughts

We can learn a lot about our present dilemmas through looking at the past. This month I’m teaching an intensive class on World War II, and again reminded how history is never really history. Read more →

A Fishy Tale

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

California is in an uproar over water.

Nearly a quarter-million acres worth of contracted federal irrigation deliveries have been cut from the big farms of the west side of the San Joaquin Valley in central California. Read more →

Sleeping Through Speeches

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The World’s President

The President’s U.N.* talk was more of the same, same old formula: Me, me, me/then Bush blew it/then I came/and, presto, the waters parted. Read more →

Barack Obama, College Administrator

Is the commander-in-chief really president of the University of America?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

If you are confused by the first nine months of the Obama administration, take solace that there is at least a pattern. Read more →

A Devolving, Depressing, and Debased Debate

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Policies No, Obama Maybe…

Barack Obama is charismatic. He can charm, and has mastered the art of set cadence, pause, articulation, and voice modulation, in the manner of a JFK. Read more →

No Rules in the Arena?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

It was certainly uncouth of Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., to scream out “You lie” at his commander-in-chief in the middle of Barack Obama’s recent healthcare speech before a joint session of Congress. Read more →

Deconstructing the “Whup Ass”

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

New Communique from the Ministry of Truth

At one point, the Obama administration was bragging about bagging one Van Jones; Valerie Jarrett, in fact, even gushed that they had been scouting the erstwhile mostly unknown Jones for quite a while. Read more →

Desperately Seeking a Healthcare Bill

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Speeding Over the Cliff

It is quite amazing to watch Obama invoke God, call a joint session of Congress, go tit-for-tat with the town-hall movement, and reprogram daily the presidential message over the healthcare initiative — all in the midst of a recession. Read more →

Dr. Barak and Mr. Obama

Voters learn that Obama is not the man they thought.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

No one imagined that Barack Obama, during his first nine months in office, would be falling in the polls even faster than George W. Bush did prior to 9/11. Read more →

The Rise of the Uncouth

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

American Stasis

The historian Thucydides warned about the escalating violent language and behavior that we are witnessing. More on that later. Read more →