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Tag Archives: National Security

Court Journalism and the National Interest

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Recent leaks — the cyberwar secrets, the drone methodology, the double agent in Yemen, the details of the bin Laden mission, and the trove of information that accrued from it — juxtaposed with polls that have consistently shown uncertainty about Obama’s natural-security fides Read more →

Obama’s ‘They’-Did-It Campaign

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The next five months should be interesting — given that Barack Obama is now experiencing something entirely unique in his heretofore stellar career: widespread criticism of his performance and increasing weariness with his boilerplate and his teleprompted eloquence. Read more →

Change–and Some Hope

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Rays of Sun Amid the Storm

The Rasmussen Tracking Poll recently had Romney up 50 to 42 over Obama. At this early juncture, such polls mean nothing — except as diagnostic indices of why perhaps both candidates go up and down in popularity. Read more →

“Nature Fakery”

by Bruce S. Thornton

Defining Ideas

At the turn of the twentieth century, President Theodore Roosevelt became embroiled in a public controversy over how some writers and naturalists described the natural world in overly anthropomorphic and sentimental terms. Read more →

Nuclear Realities

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Given the worrying over nuclear Iran, it is timely to review the rules of nuclear proliferation. Read more →

Are You ‘Them!’?

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Until the appearance of Barack Obama on the national scene, I knew of “them” only from an old sci-fi movie in which huge ants (“Them!”) ate people. Read more →

South Carolina Debate: A Perfect Distraction

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

The Race Going into South Carolina

The primary race that has just started and should still be wide open is already supposedly almost over — but still isn’t quite. Read more →

Obama Unbound

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Richard Nixon went to Red China with political impunity. Had a Democrat tried that, he would have been branded a Commie appeaser. Read more →

The Politics of Liberals Bashing Obama

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Progressive Angst

This week the president’s positive ratings are hovering around 40-42%; in some polls there is a 10% gap or more between negative and positive appraisals. I expect that they will go back up, and then even lower as the year wears on. 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 →

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