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VDH UltraThe Madness and Trivia of Air Travel. Part Two

Victor Davis Hanson 3) Boarding passengers should be greeted with “Put all cell phones away until seated.” How many times, reader, have you watched someone with one hand on the phone talking, the other trying to slam a too-large carry-on into an already stuffed overhead? (Or how many times has a passenger blocked the aisle, …

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VDH UltraLet the People Decide!

Victor Davis Hanson After the midterms, Republican blame-gaming reached a crescendo. And it was fueled by two realities: one, Ron DeSantis had a spectacular night (and two years ago had delivered Florida for Trump in 2020), and two, Donald Trump, in circular fashion and often vulgarly, attacked almost everyone, from his wife Melania and Dr. …

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VDH UltraHow the Projectionist Game is Played. Part Four—“Insurrectionist!”

Victor Davis Hanson There is no need to review in detail the January 6th buffoonish riot in the Capitol. Instead concentrate on the subsequent effort of the Left to construct it into an “armed insurrection” and “conspiracy” to overthrow the government—as a way of demonizing conservatives as violent traitors and deflecting the violence of summer …

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VDH UltraHow the Projectionist Game is Played. Part Three—Invoke the 25th Amendment!

Victor Davis Hanson How many times since 2017 did we hear the cry, “25 Amendment!” to remove Donald Trump from office on grounds he was non compos mentis? Immediately upon taking office Foreign Policy ran an essay by Obamaite Rosa Brooks outlining a way to remove him through a) impeachment, b) the 25th Amendment, or …

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VDH UltraHow the Projectionist Game is Played. Part Two—Election Denialist!

Victor Davis Hanson Think of any recent leftwing accusation against the Right. Then automatically assume that it is evidence of the accuser’s own culpability for the very charge he levels against others. In other words, the Left projects upon its opponents exactly what it fears is most incriminating among its own ranks. As a general …

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VDH UltraHow the Projectionist Game is Played. Part One—“Racist!”

Victor Davis Hanson Almost anything or anyone the Left opposes is smeared as racist or a racist. And the rules are made only by the Left. The N-word is utterly racist. Yet it continues and obviously gains currency when rappers and comedians use it promiscuously on the assumptions that leftists and blacks cannot be racist …

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VDH UltraWhat Now Exactly Are Impeachable Offenses? Part Two

Victor Davis Hanson 3) Did Biden faithfully execute the laws of the land as he had sworn to upon Inauguration Day? More specifically, did Biden enforce existing federal immigration law and thus prosecute those who swarmed illegally across the U.S. border, and then further in illegal fashion resided with impunity in the U.S.? Or did …

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