Category Archives: February 2007

Democrats Disingenuous in Their Anti-war Rhetoric

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Why did a majority of Democratic Senators — such as Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Harry Reid, Jay Rockefeller and Chuck Schumer — vote to authorize a war with Iraq on Oct. 11, 2002? And why is this war now supposedly George Bush’s misfortune and not theirs? Read more →

Mexifornia, Five Years Later

The flood of illegal immigrants into California has made things worse than I foresaw.

by Victor Davis Hanson

City Journal (Winter 2007 Issue)

In the Spring 2002 issue of City Journal, I wrote an essay about growing up in the central San Joaquin Valley and witnessing firsthand, especially over the last 20 years, the ill effects of illegal immigration (City Journal’s editors chose the title of the piece: “Do We Want Mexifornia?”). Read more →

Tapping Ahmadinejad’s Egg

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

We all know the Iranian M.O. — nuclear proliferation, Holocaust denial, threats to wipe out Israel, vicious anti-Western rhetoric, lavish sponsorship of terrorists at work attacking Israel and destabilizing Lebanon. Read more →

The Stink

What makes the worst lies in the Middle East acceptable?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Remember Big Daddy in the movie Cat on Hot Tin Roof? Read more →

Casting the First Stone

How do we trust Newsweek when criticisms often depend on unnamed sources?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

A new round of Middle East hysteria has broken out in Washington. It goes like this: Iran is not really such a serious threat; but once again we are cooking intelligence, ignoring moderates, being needlessly provocative, acting unilaterally and preemptively, looking for a mere pretext to strike, and refusing to try diplomacy. Read more →

America the Blameworthy

Dinesh D’Souza Takes Place among the Serial Blame Artists

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

After 9/11, many leftists cited American faults that supposedly accounted for Osama bin Laden’s savage attack. Read more →

The Truth about Tolerance

How our therapeutic thinkers threaten Western values

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Acceptance of a double standard has always been a sign of inferiority. Read more →

Give Petraeus a Chance

How about a moratorium on 2008 politics for a bit?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The haggling over various resolutions and nit-picking (inasmuch as no one is seriously going to cut off funding) the surge is surreal. Whatever critics think of its rationale, it is clear that something dramatic is going to shortly transpire, most likely a last-ditch, go-for-broke effort to secure Baghdad that deserves the support of all Americans and our representatives. Read more →

The Ugly American

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic candidate for president, is at it again with another rude gaffe, this one providing an unintended glimpse of the way many contemporary cosmopolitan elites characterize their homeland when abroad. Read more →

Hedging on Iraq

The Democrats prepare for anything, and advocate nothing.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

For all the talk of cutting off funds, redeployment, and pulling out, the new Democratic Congress will, at least for now, probably do nothing except speak impassioned words and make implicit threats. Here’s why. Read more →