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It Was the Power, Stupid!

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

I. Power — Always Was and Always Will Be

In my dumber days, between 2001-2008, I used to wonder why the Left relentlessly hammered the war on terror (e.g., renditions, tribunals, predators, preventative detention, Patriot Act, intercepts, wiretaps, Guantanamo Bay) when these measures had not only proven quite useful in preventing another 9/11-like attack, but had been sanctioned by both the Congress and the courts. In those ancient times, I was not as cynical as I am now. Read more →

Strangers in a Stranger Land

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Trostky-ization

In ancient Rome, when the emperor or an especially distasteful elite died, his image on stone and in bronze was removed. And by decree there arose adamnatio memoriae, a holistic effort to erase away his entire prior existence. Read more →

Iran Senses Western Weakness

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

As the clock ticks closer to a nuclear-armed Iran, the Western powers are girding their loins for — more talks. Read more →

Newt Challenges the Myth of Palestinian Nationalism

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

Newt Gingrich touched off a mini-firestorm when he told a Jewish television channel that the Palestinians are an “invented” people “who are in fact Arabs,” and “who were historically part of the Arab community.” Read more →

Did 2008 Come True?

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The Right-Wing Complaint of 2008

In 2008, the following was the general right-wing argument against Obama’s candidacy: Read more →

The Great Madness of 2004-10

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The First Symptoms of Hatred — 2004 to 2008

For about seven years the nation lost its collective mind — and was only partially coming-to in November 2010. Read more →

On Reminding the Politicians Who’s the Boss

by Bruce S. Thornton

RightNetwork.com

The Democrats and their tribunes in the mainstream media weren’t too happy about the House of Representatives reading aloud the Constitution. Read more →

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