Category Archives: November 2008

Bush Through the Obama Prism

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

I think Obama may do more for George Bush’s reputation than anyone thinks. Read more →

Some Thanksgiving: Random Politically-Incorrect Reasons To Be Optimistic

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

1. Tempered not melted. The question is not whether America is in decline, but whether it is in decline at a more rapid pace than true of Europe, Russia, or Asia. Read more →

Time Warp

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

‘Hope And Change’ Meet ‘A Return to Normalcy’?

It seems that, on the one hand, some conservatives are relieved that on matters of the Bush tax policies, the reaction to the financial meltdown, and foreign policy, including two wars, Obama has suddenly triangulated and, in sober and judicious fashion, become a mixture of a Clinton and GWB third term.  Read more →

What Went Wrong?

Well, it wasn’t conservatism.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Conservatives have already in the three weeks after the election come up with three competing explanations — and remedies — for their congressional defeats and the victory of the relatively unknown Barack Obama.  Read more →

Ten Random, Politically-Incorrect Thoughts

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

1. Four years of high-school Latin would dramatically arrest the decline in American education. Read more →

Failure Is Not an Option

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

We all remember the advice about failure we received from our parents and teachers. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” “Learn from your mistakes.” “Failure breeds success.” Read more →

Is It All That Bad?

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Some openings for Obama

1) Iraq. Far fewer American soldiers died in combat in Iraq over the last forty days than were murdered in Obama’s Chicago during the commensurate period. Read more →

Campaign Rhetoric, Election Reality

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

The King Is Dead; Long Live the King!

One dilemma for Obama is that his campaign was especially apocalyptic about America: Bush ruined everything. Read more →

The Same Old Change

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

We will likely see a lot of political “readjustments” come January, once President-elect Barack Obama and many new Democratic congressmen assume office, and the Republican administration leaves. Read more →

Which Way Will Obama Go?

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

The Great Guessing Game

Will Obama, the old ideologue from Chicago, go hard left, OR, as the repackaged moderate of the campaign, “rule” (his campaign’s word, not mine) with Augustan moderation, OR, as a cut-the-difference “healer,” simply vote present — even as each faction now cries for its own version of “Let Obama be Obama”?  Read more →

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