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Democracy’s New Discontents

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Once upon a time, loud dissent, filibustering in the Senate, and gridlock in the House were as democratic as apple pie. Read more →

The Great Obama Catharsis

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Barack Obama has done the United States a great, though unforeseen, favor. He has brought to light, as no one else could, many of the pernicious assumptions of our culture from the last half-century. Read more →

Obama’s Paradoxes

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Consider the myriad paradoxes of the Obama age. Unprecedented government borrowing is out of control, unsustainable, and finally causing financial markets to panic. Read more →

The Tragic View Returns

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

In hard times, as in war, questions arise that were once considered taboo. As we approach $15 trillion run up in aggregate national debt, and confront the reality of a welfare state that is predicated on flawed assumptions about everything from demography to human nature, a rendezvous with brutal reality is now upon us. 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 →

Bush Did It! Bush Didn’t Do It!

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

During the 2008 campaign Barack Obama ran more against lame-duck President Bush than against his Republican opponent, John McCain. Read more →

Patient Obama

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Last week the president gave a speech on the deficit [1], rightly trying to convince Americans that it is now beyond unsustainable. Yet his theme was that the Republicans’ attempts to reduce it were cold-hearted, endangering the most vulnerable among us, such as those with Down’s Syndrome, while protecting the proverbial “rich” from commensurate sacrifice. Read more →

The Put-Off, Postpone and Procrastinate Generation

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The Obama administration figures that it has read the national mood well. This therapeutic generation of Americans loves to talk and worry about problems and then assumes that either someone else will solve them or they will go away on their own. Read more →

Some Very Bad American Habits

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The wealthier and more leisured American society has become, the more it has developed some terrible habits that will have to end if we are going to return to fiscal sobriety and a unified culture. I am pessimistic on that count, but here are a few examples: Read more →

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