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Krugman’s California Dreaming

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

It is rare, even in the case of Paul Krugman, to read a column in which almost everything that is stated is either wrong or deliberately misleading. But his recent take on California’s renaissance is pure fantasy. Read more →

The California Mordida

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

California now works on the principle of the mordida, or “bite.” Its government assumes that it can take something extra from residents for the privilege of living in their special state. Read more →

Gilded Class Warriors

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

In his first term President Obama was criticized for trash-talking the one-percenters while enjoying the aristocracy of Martha’s Vineyard and the nation’s most exclusive golf courses. Read more →

2012: Crisis and Opportunity Await

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

This year will be a time of crisis and opportunity. The incompetence of President Obama is now manifest to all but his most devoted followers, who remain trapped in their progressive Jonestown, chanting the bankrupt mantra of “hope and change” as they stir the vats of government Kool-Aid. Read more →

America’s Two-Front War

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

America has the slows. Sometime about mid-2009 America began changing psychologically. True, to the naked eye, America retained the old hustle and bustle, but in an insidious fashion it began to think a bit differently. Read more →

A Vandalized Valley

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

I am starting to feel as if I am living in a Vandal state, perhaps on the frontier near Carthage around AD 530, or in a beleaguered Rome in 455. Here are some updates from the rural area surrounding my farm, taken from about a 30-mile radius. In this take, I am not so much interested in chronicling the flotsam and jetsam as in fathoming whether there is some ideology that drives it. Read more →

Why Not Pay Higher Taxes?

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The usual liberal complaint against the conservative opposition to higher income taxes is greed and the better-offs’ self-serving reluctance to pay their “fair share.” Read more →

Who Are These Fat-Cat Few at the Top?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

First lady Michelle Obama the other day railed at “the few at the top,” who do all sorts of bad things. Read more →

Strangers in a Familiar Land

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

High-Speed Rail?

California sits in a time warp. Despite tax hikes that make our roughly 10% income tax and 10% sales tax among the highest in the nation, there is little to show for it during the last forty years. Read more →

Postmodern Class Warfare

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

When President Obama’s polls hit 40 percent approval, he fumed at “billionaires and millionaires,” “fat cat bankers” and “corporate jet owners.” Read more →

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