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The New American Helots

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Ancient Sparta turned its conquered neighbors into indentured serfs — half free, half slave. The resulting helot underclass produced the food of the Spartan state, freeing Sparta’s elite males to train for war and the duties of citizenship. Read more →

Elizabeth Warren and the Frauds of Diversity

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

For anyone familiar with the American university and its gospel of multicultural diversity, the revelation that Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren exploited her 1/32 Cherokee ancestry to pass as a minority is a dog-bites-man story. Read more →

Obama a Creature of the Corrupt University

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

The November presidential election was the favorite topic at the Freedom Center’s West Coast Retreat last weekend. Amidst the prognostications and arguments about which Republican would or should get the nomination Read more →

A Dangerous Verdict in New Jersey

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

New Jersey jury on Friday convicted a Rutgers freshman of “bias intimidation,” among several other charges. Read more →

California Tuition Blues

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

In so-called March in March protests, thousands of students in California universities recently demonstrated in outrage over spiraling tuition costs. Read more →

The Real Point of the Left’s Uproar over Limbaugh

by Bruce S. Thornton

Frontpage Magazine

Rush Limbaugh has got the progressives pitching a fit over some remarks on his radio show about a Georgetown University law student named Sandra Fluke. Fluke had made the preposterous claim, while addressing House Democrats over President Obama’s rule forcing Catholic institutions to pay for contraception, that the cost of birth control was prohibitive for Georgetown law students. 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 →

Mr. Obama’s 99%: Are We Poor or Just Unequal or Both or Neither?

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The 2012 campaign is heating up and we can see the outlines of an impending us/them class war. But in our strange 21st-century world, lots of crazy things blur the president’s 1%/99% divide. Read more →

The No News Stories of 2011

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The German Stereotype

There were lots of stories that left a lot unsaid. The Germany/EU debt imbroglio was one of them. Read more →

‘When the Legend Becomes Fact, Print the Legend’

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Obama Mythologos

Barack Obama is a myth, our modern version of Pecos Bill or Paul Bunyan. What we were told is true, never had much basis in fact — a fact now increasingly clear as hype gives way to reality. Read more →

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