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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 →

Obama Verses Obama

by Victor Davis Hanson

Defining Ideas

President Barack Obama is more exasperated than ever as polls dip, critics multiply, and none of his massive borrowing seems to jump start a stalled economy. Read more →

Spare Us the Sermons, Mr. President

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

During the recent debt crisis, President Obama talked about the need for bipartisan compromise and, as in the past, urged civility. 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 →

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 →

The Global Fairness Madness

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Whether in the fights over the US debt limit or the rioting in Athens, the common global theme is not poverty in absolute terms, but more often fairness — as in having about the same amount of things as others do. Read more →

Obama 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 . . .

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

One of the reasons the president did not sound convincing in his press conference yesterday is that he has taken so many positions on the debt andtaxes that it is hard know what his current one is, or whether to take it seriously, much less to gauge how long it will last. Read more →

An Exceptional Fourth of July

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

For the last 235 years, on the Fourth of July, Americans have celebrated the birth of the United States, and the founding ideas that have made it the most powerful, wealthiest, and freest nation in the history of civilization. Read more →

The Evidence of a Bankrupt Populism

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Editor’s Note: These passages are drawn from recent articles on The Corner.

Obama’s Real Legacy

Barack Obama’s cries from the heart as a senator about the possibility of a Bush intervention in Iran being a de facto violation of the War Powers Act have been widely circulated — juxtaposed to his sophistic gymnastics about bombs over Libya not really being much more than “kinetic action” and thus exempt from the Act. Read more →

The Department of Food Subsidies

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The Department of Agriculture no longer serves as a lifeline to millions of struggling homestead farmers. Read more →

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