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Moral Equivalence Is Moral Evasion

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

The failure of the Congressional budget “super-committee” to address our geometrically expanding debt and deficits should surprise no one. Read more →

Give ‘Em Hell, Barry

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Recently both First Lady Michelle Obama and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis went to the key swing state of Florida to blast the president’s adversaries. Read more →

Is the President in Recovery?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

President Obama does not care much about deficits — other than worrying that big debt might matter in his re-election campaign. Read more →

Our Ten-Trillion-Dollar Man

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Borrowing Is No Longer Stimulus?

The Congressional Budget Office not long ago forecast that Barack Obama’s $1 trillion-plus annual deficits — scheduled over the next decade — would result in almost another $10 trillion in aggregate debt. Read more →

Failure Is Very Much and Option

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Lost in the furor over the budget is any discussion of the fact that, after a certain baseline point, redistributive payouts might be making things worse for those on the receiving end. Read more →

The Put-Off, Postpone and Procrastinate Generation

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The Obama administration figures that it has read the national mood well. This therapeutic generation of Americans loves to talk and worry about problems and then assumes that either someone else will solve them or they will go away on their own. Read more →

The Triumph of the Therapeutic Mind

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Beyond the political posturing over state and federal budgets, there looms an age-old philosophical divide over human nature, perhaps defined as the therapeutic versus the tragic view of our existence. Read more →

Our Schizoid Foreign Policy

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Are we stupid abroad by accident or design?

In the manner of a doctor, let us review the symptoms of our present foreign policy and then offer a diagnosis: Read more →

After Obama, the Deluge

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

President Obama established a bipartisan debt-reduction commission — and then ignored its findings, which called for unpopular reductions in entitlements and across-the-board spending cuts. Read more →

Jerry Brown, Modern Sisyphus

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

California Gov. Jerry Brown must rapidly close a $25 billion budgetary shortfall. But right now it seems almost a hopeless task since the state’s disastrous budget is a symptom, not the cause, of California’s much larger nightmare. Read more →

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