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What If the President Liked Businesspeople?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The US stock market has nose-dived. Congress just approved the highest debt ceiling in American history, allowing the government to carry over $16 trillion in national debt, and prompting the credit-rating agency Standard & Poor’s to downgrade America’s multitrillion-dollar debt for the first time in 70 years. Read more →

Our Ten-Trillion-Dollar Man

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Borrowing Is No Longer Stimulus?

The Congressional Budget Office not long ago forecast that Barack Obama’s $1 trillion-plus annual deficits — scheduled over the next decade — would result in almost another $10 trillion in aggregate debt. Read more →

Obama’s Illiberal Foreign Policy

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The incoming hope-and-change Obama administration advanced the narrative that at home and abroad it cared far more for people than profits. Read more →

Back to the Pre-American World

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Is America’s preeminent world role over?

That’s what a recent New Yorker essay, based on interviews with presidential advisers, claimed. It characterized the new Obama foreign-relations style as “leading from behind” — given the supposed inevitable American decline and growing unpopularity. 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 World Turned Upside Down–Again

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Every once in a while, the world is turned upside down in just a few years, whether by ideological ferment or force of arms. Read more →

OK, Let’s Decline

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

“Leading From Behind”

A recent report in The New Yorker suggested that the Obama’s administration’s weird sort of/sort of not foreign policy is now gleefully self-described as “leading from behind.” Read more →

Bin Laden Fallout

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

I think there will be repercussions from the hit, and most of them will turn out to be good in terms of the War on Terror. Read more →

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