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The Bloomberg Syndrome

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

After the recent Tucson, Ariz., shootings, Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik, a Democrat, almost immediately and without evidence claimed that conservative anti-government speech had set off alleged killer Jared Lee Loughner. Read more →

Civility for Thee

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

An evil psychopath, Jared Lee Loughner — a man with no discernible ideology or political affiliation, and declared by those who know him to be both unhinged and unacquainted with contemporary media — shot a US congresswoman, murdered a federal judge, and killed five other innocent people, while wounding several more. Read more →

The War Against Palin Goes On and On and . . .

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

We Are Civil Now

In emulation of Jonathan Chait’s now infamous 2004 New Republic essay, “The Case for Bush Hatred” (“I hate George Bush — there, I said it”), Slate just published an op-ed, “Why I Loathe My Connecticut Senator” by one Emily Bazelon, with a detailed description of why she “despises” and “hates” Sen. Joe Lieberman (again, the same reason as Chait’s Bush hatred: too conservative and too in power). Read more →

The Post-Tucson Era

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The Chrysalis Opens

The new Barack Obama has learned not to offer instantaneous editorial commentary in the fashion of his past editorializing on hearing of the Skip Gates [1] affair, the Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab [2] bombing attempt, the Ground Zero mosque controversy, or the Maj. Hasan [3] mass murdering. Read more →

Making It Up As We Go Along

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Being There

Gone is Bush the great Constitution-shredder. Tribunals, renditions, Predators, wiretaps, Iraq, Guantanamo, preventative detention — these are now either embraced or expanded. Iraq (“the surge is not working”) is Obama’s “greatest achievement.” Read more →

Political Vultures

The sick are of turning insanity into politics

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Very few Americans are fans of both The Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf, as the Tucson killer, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, apparently was. Fewer still post on the Internet fears about “brainwashing,” “mind control,” and “conscience dreaming”; have a long record of public disruption and aberrant behavior; were expelled from community college; or were summarily rejected for military service. Read more →

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