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Sitting Out Obama

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

We recently saw lots of sit-down strikes and demonstrations — the various efforts in Wisconsin, the Occupy movements, and student efforts to oppose tuition hikes. None of them mattered much or changed anything. Read more →

Campaigning on Grievances

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

In 2008, a mostly unknown Barack Obama ran for president on an inclusive agenda of “hope and change.” That upbeat message was supposed to translate into millions of green jobs, fiscal sobriety, universal healthcare, a resetting of Bush foreign policy, and racial unity. 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 →

Freedom or Fairness in 2012?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

This should prove to be an ideological election about the economy. Not all campaigns are so clear-cut. Sometimes moderate Republicans raise taxes (as George H. W. Bush did); at other times, pragmatic Democrats cut spending (as Bill Clinton did). Read more →

The Second Oil Revolution

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The world was reinvented in the 1970s by soaring oil prices and massive transfers of national wealth. It could be again if the price of petroleum crashes — a real possibility given the amazing estimates about the new gas and oil reserves on the North American continent. Read more →

Welcome to the California Outback

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The Attractions of the California Outback

There are drawbacks to living in the country in general, and never more so now in rural California in particular. Read more →

Oil-Rich America?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

There is a revolution going on in America. But it is not part of the Tea Party or the loud Occupy Wall Street protests. Read more →

Obama 101

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

In the last three years, the president has taught us a great deal about America, the world, and himself. Read more →

Obama’s Economic Quackery

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Sometimes the wrong medicine can make a struggling patient far sicker than he would have been had he been allowed to recover naturally. Western medicine began with the premise that the physician either must know how to cure the patient or simply leave him alone — but above all not make him worse through harmful treatment. Read more →

The Idiotic Corner

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

It is odd for a newspaper in unsigned editorials to go after a writer. But the Monterey Herald has done that on occasion with me, and with the usual ad hominem tactics and failure to offer a rebuttal, which seem at odds with basic journalistic ethics. Here is the latest with brief commentary: Read more →

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