Category Archives: August 2009

‘Senator High and Mighty’

by Victor Davis Hanson

Forbes Magazine

By now almost everyone has weighed in on the legacy of Sen. Ted Kennedy, who passed away this week after a year-long struggle with a cancerous brain tumor. Read more →

Obama and ‘Redistributive Change’

Forget the recession and the “uninsured.” Obama has bigger fish to fry.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The first seven months of the Obama administration seemingly make no sense. Why squander public approval by running up astronomical deficits in a time of pre-existing staggering national debt? Read more →

Obama vs. Obama

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Actions often have unforeseen consequences. Throughout the campaign and the first few months of the new administration, Barack Obama adopted a number of personas and positions that only now may be coming back to haunt him. Read more →

‘The Fault Is Not in Our Stars, But in Ourselves’

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Liberal columnists decrying the Obama administration’s supposed lack of partisan fortitude and eagerness for a nasty fight for healthcare seem oddly detached from reality. Read more →

Divine Debt Trumps All

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

In Greek mythology, even Olympian gods and heroes were subject to a higher divine power known loosely as “fate” — an allotted moira, or destiny, that could not be changed even by thunderbolt-throwing Zeus. Read more →

Obama’s Follies

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

The Race Card Gets Trumped

I think almost everyone expected that once President Obama embarked on a highly partisan agenda at a time of record deficits in the midst of a recession, he was going to meet resistance. Read more →

The Strange Case of the Obama Meltdown

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The Obama Meltdown — Symptoms/Diagnosis/Prognosis

Strange things are happening to the Obama administration and quickly so. His polls are diving and may not stop at 50/50, the most precipitous drop in approval of a first-year President since Bill Clinton in 1993 (cf. Hillary care). Read more →

Who’s in Charge if Diplomacy?

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

‘North Korea made a colossal mistake’

One of the stranger aspects of being overseas is following the upside-down logic of the International Herald Tribune, which around January mysteriously morphed from a shrill critic of the U.S. government to its official mouthpiece. Read more →

On Dishing it Out . . .

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

What is weird about the liberal hysteria to the obstreperous (and occasionally rude) town meetings is the complete amnesia about what constitutes reckless public discourse. Read more →

What Went Wrong?

Piling up debt, and hypocrisy, Obama & Co. are sinking.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

We are witnessing one of the more rapid turnabouts in recent American political history. Read more →