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St. Obama and the Debt Dragon

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

“Reckless Fiscal Policies”

Why did Obama only enumerate George W. Bush’s big spending as responsible for the out-of-control $14 trillion-plus debt, while not mentioning his own contribution of $5 trillion? Read more →

It’s the Philosophy, Stupid

by Bruce S. Thornton

Advancing a Free Society

The Democrats’ position in the negotiations to raise the debt limit and deal with runaway government debt can be summarized in one mantric phrase: the rich must “pay their fair share” in taxes. Read more →

Thoughts on the Greek Madness

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Anyone who has lived in Greece can see why the question of default or a “haircut” is not a matter of if, but when. Read more →

Collapse of a Rotten Edifice

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Nemesis is always hot on the trail of hubris, across time and space, and the goddess has been particularly busy in destroying the carefully crafted images of Bono, John Edwards, Timothy Geithner, Al Gore, Eliot Spitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Anthony Weiner, and a host of others. Read more →

Make the Rich Pay!

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Last week, President Obama reversed course once again and now wants to raise taxes on the “rich” making above $250,000 per year. 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 →

Homer Economics

by Bruce S. Thornton

Advancing a Free Society

The showdown between public employee unions and cash-strapped state governments on display in Madison should be bad news for President Obama and the Democrats. Read more →

Jerry Brown, Modern Sisyphus

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

California Gov. Jerry Brown must rapidly close a $25 billion budgetary shortfall. But right now it seems almost a hopeless task since the state’s disastrous budget is a symptom, not the cause, of California’s much larger nightmare. Read more →

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