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‘When the Legend Becomes Fact, Print the Legend’

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Obama Mythologos

Barack Obama is a myth, our modern version of Pecos Bill or Paul Bunyan. What we were told is true, never had much basis in fact — a fact now increasingly clear as hype gives way to reality. Read more →

Romney: The Castor-Oil Candidate

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Nominating Mitt Romney is sort of like taking Grandma’s castor oil. Republicans are dreading the thought of downing their unpleasant-tasting medicine but worry that sooner or later they will have to. Read more →

Atlas Is Sorta Shrugging

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

“They Did It!”

The president just concluded a frenzied “jobs” bus tour to explain why unemployment is at 9.1% — after borrowing nearly $5 trillion in stimulus the last three years. Read more →

A Tottering Technocracy

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

We are witnessing a widespread crisis of faith in our progressive guardians of the last 30 years. Read more →

Reelecting Obama

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

We are beginning to see the contours of the upcoming 2012 reelection campaign of Barack Obama. Whether always officially sanctioned or not, Obama’s campaign will focus on three general themes: a) the 2008 meltdown of the economy on Bush’s watch; b) conservative heartlessness in gutting cherished entitlement programs; and c) racial bias behind any criticism of Barack Obama. Read more →

An Honest Obama Campaign

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Given what we know now, I think Obama’s summer-2008 campaign speeches should have sounded something like this: Read more →

The End of an Idea: Why Affirmative Action Should Stop

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

2011, not 1970?

We have had about a half-century of racial preferences and often unspoken but real quotas for hiring and admission based on racial identity. Read more →

Living the Obama Dream

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Gas Dreams Come True

High energy costs to the Obamites are only unfortunate in terms of overcoming short-term political challenges. Read more →

Tough Times for Radical Islam

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Osama bin Laden is dead. The Middle East is in chaos. And radical Islam is floundering Read more →

Imprecise Language Breeds Dangerous Policy

by Bruce S. Thornton

Advancing a Free Society

In his classic essay “Politics and the English Language,” George Orwell identified a “lack of precision” as the besetting sin of politicized writing, either through incompetence or indifference as to whether “words mean anything or not.” Read more →

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