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Spare Us the Sermons, Mr. President

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

During the recent debt crisis, President Obama talked about the need for bipartisan compromise and, as in the past, urged civility. Read more →

The Inexplicables

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

There are a number of things I don’t fathom about contemporary American popular culture and politics. Here is a small sample. Read more →

Principle and the Possible

by Bruce S. Thornton

Advancing a Free Society

The continuing stalemate over raising the debt ceiling is provoking a lot of voters into Mercutio’s “a pox on both your houses” response. Read more →

The Global Fairness Madness

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Whether in the fights over the US debt limit or the rioting in Athens, the common global theme is not poverty in absolute terms, but more often fairness — as in having about the same amount of things as others do. Read more →

The Demagogic Style

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The noun dêmagôgos first appeared in Thucydides’ history, mostly in a neutral, only slight disparaging way (usually in reference to the obstreperous Cleon), in its literal sense of “leader of the people.” Read more →

Obama 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 . . .

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

One of the reasons the president did not sound convincing in his press conference yesterday is that he has taken so many positions on the debt andtaxes that it is hard know what his current one is, or whether to take it seriously, much less to gauge how long it will last. Read more →

Dreamland, USA

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Barack Obama just gave a belated but stern warning about escalating debt — a few weeks after he presented a 2011 budget with a $1.6 trillion annual deficit, the largest shortfall in American history. Read more →

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