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What We Do Not Want to Hear Anymore

by Victor Davis Hanson

Pj Media

NO MAS, MR. PRESIDENT

The State of the Union could have been written [1] by a computer program. 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 →

What We Do Not Want to Hear Anymore

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

NO MAS, MR. PRESIDENT

The State of the Union could have been written [1] by a computer program. All the now familiar Obama furniture was in the room: the mock outrage at “them,” the psychodramatic first-person boasting (as in, “I will oppose..,” “I will not work with…,” “I will decline…,” “I will not stand by …,” I will not cede…,” “I will not walk away…,” “I will not back down…,” “I will not go back…”); the now customary rear-view-mirror jab at his fading predecessor; the monotonous promising that something is so bad that we must have a new program for it (each year the same threat, the same solution, the same failure); and the silence about the Obama legacy of stimulus, debt, and ObamaCare. Read more →

The Fannie and Freddie University

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

It’s More than Just PC

The traditionalist critique of the university — I made it myself over thirteen years ago in the co-authored Who Killed Homer? — was that somewhere around the time of the Vietnam War, higher education changed radically for the worse. Read more →

Wall Street’s Disgruntles Utopians

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

The Occupy Wall Street protesters are looking more and more like the shock troops of the Democratic Party’s electoral tactic of class warfare. Responding to a question about the protesters, the President gave an oblique endorsement when he said, “The American people understand that not everybody has been following the rules; that Wall Street is an example of that.” 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 →

Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The 2008 financial crash originated with a housing bubble. Not long ago, the cheap-money policies of the Federal Reserve, the infusion of trillions of dollars in new foreign investment, and the misguided policies of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae all conspired to extend to millions of Americans lots of easy credit for houses whose inflated prices they could hardly afford. Read more →

The Loud Passing of the Old Order

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

American reality has been turned upside down in just 20 years. Read more →

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