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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 →

Decline Is in the Mind

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

It’s Over? Really?

In the last two years, we have a heard a constant litany of “decline,” as in America is over as it once was. Fifth-century AD Rome is often evoked, as are the contemporary economic miracles in China and India to “prove” inevitable American waning. Read more →

The Rise of the Adolescent Mind

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

We live in a therapeutic age, one in which the old tragic view of our ancestors has been replaced by prolonged adolescence. Read more →

A New America in a New World Order

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The year is quite young, and yet it has already seen a multitude of disturbing events and trends — unrest in Cairo and North Africa; nuclearization in Iran; a growing anti-American alliance among Turkey, Hezbollah, Iran, and Syria; the expansionary designs of a newly unabashed China with attendant repercussions on Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan; 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 →

But That’s What Community Organizers Do

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

During the Republican convention of 2008, Rudy Giuliani rhetorically asked: what is a community organizer? I think we always knew the answer without even referencing the guidebook of Saul Alinsky. Read more →

Pruning Farm Subsidies

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

In times of massive deficits, why are we borrowing millions to subsidize profitable agribusiness? Lots of presidents have asked that question. George H. W. Bush tried to cut farm subsidies. Bill Clinton did, too. George W. Bush wanted them ended as well. All failed. 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 →

Proteus-in-Chief

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Barack Obama 1.0 had a solid record of hard-left governance as an Illinois state representative and US senator. He voted for partial-birth abortion, wanted all troops out of Iraq by March 2008, and proved himself the most partisan of the 100 members of the Senate, even to the left of the only Socialist senator, Bernie Sanders. Read more →

The Post-Tucson Era

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The Chrysalis Opens

The new Barack Obama has learned not to offer instantaneous editorial commentary in the fashion of his past editorializing on hearing of the Skip Gates [1] affair, the Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab [2] bombing attempt, the Ground Zero mosque controversy, or the Maj. Hasan [3] mass murdering. Read more →

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