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The President Won–Sort Of

The administration spent the last six months of the campaign in cover-up mode.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

On September 11, 2012, Barack Obama was 1 point ahead of Mitt Romney in the ABC and Washington Post polls. Read more →

The Second Time As Farce

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

The lengths to which some are going to excuse the IRS corruption (“the tea-party groups deserved extra scrutiny”), Read more →

Nixon Is a Fair Comparison

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

There have been lots of comparisons, most hotly dismissed by the president’s defenders, between Nixon and Obama, but in some ways the latest scandals have the potential to match or even trump those of 1973–4. Read more →

It Can Happen Here

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Shortly before the second-term inauguration of Barack Obama this January, I wrote [1] the following of my worries over the Obama way of doing business: Read more →

What the Obama Scandals Reveal About Progressive Ideology

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPageMag.com

The three scandals dominating the news this week all reveal the moral and intellectual corruption at the heart of progressive ideology. Read more →

Obama’s Second-Term Embarrassments

“Hope and change” is looking like the 1973 Nixon White House.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

In Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, he ran to the left of Hillary Clinton as a moral reformer. Read more →

All Leaks Bad–Except Some

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Before Jay Carney or the president go out again they really need to sit down and get their stories straight: When the IRS apologizes, it is not a matter of “if.” Read more →

A Tainted Campaign?

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

If it is proven that the IRS thwarted some groups from obtaining tax-exempt status in fear that their traditional or conservative messages might hurt the 2012 Obama campaign (especially if it did so under pressure from White House-affiliated operatives), Read more →

There Is No There There?

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Senator Harry Reid may be right that we should wait for the full sordid details before demanding resignations from an increasingly politicized and now apparently confessional IRS (yet the proof of the pudding is that groups such as Media Matters, Think Progress, Moveon.org, and Organizing for America don’t seem to be the sorts subject to unusual IRS scrutiny), but he has lost all moral authority to pontificate about restraint in matters of the IRS Read more →

Cabinets Gone Wild

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

We’ve had some unusual Cabinet secretaries in past administrations — Earl Butz, John Mitchell and James Watt come to mind — but never anything quite like the present bunch. Read more →

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