Campaign 2016

Autopsy of a Dead Coup

Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness The illegal effort to destroy the 2016 Trump campaign by Hillary Clinton campaign’s use of funds to create, disseminate among court media, and then salt among high Obama administration officials, a fabricated, opposition smear dossier failed. So has the second special prosecutor phase of the coup to abort the Trump …

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The Real Russian Disaster

Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Donald Trump has said a lot of silly stuff about Russia, from joking about Vladimir Putin helping to find Hillary’s deleted emails, to naïve musings about the extent of Russian interference into Western democratic elections. But far more important than what he has said is what Trump has done. …

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A Year of Achievement: the case for the Trump presidency

Victor Davis Hanson // National Review As President Trump finished his first full year in office, he could look back at an impressive record of achievement of a kind rarely attained by an incoming president — much less by one who arrived in office as a private-sector billionaire without either prior political office or military …

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The Ticking Memo

Victor Davis Hanson // National Review The House Intelligence Committee memo is pretty simple. It should not have been classified and thus far withheld from the public. In fact, far more information now needs to be released. Despite the outcry, as Chairman Devin Nunes clarified, the memo can easily be in the near future supported …

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Is Trump Really Crazy?

By Victor Davis Hanson| January 8, 2018 American Greatness Michael Wolff’s sensational exposé of the supposed chaos of the Trump White House is no doubt largely a mix of fantasy, exaggeration, and some accidental truth. The postmodernist author even admits that his own methodologies defy verification, and so leave it up to the reader to …

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The Internet Executioner

by Victor Davis Hanson Defining Ideas Image credit: Barbara Kelley   In the pre-Internet age, newspaper and television reporters would need clearance from their nosy managing editors to investigate a breaking scandal or firing. Additional journalists then would go to work uncovering facts and details. There were, to be sure, feeding frenzies and misinformation in the …

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Is Trump an Island?

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review   If Trump would let his deeds speak for themselves, he would quiet his enemies far more than he does with Twitter broadsides. No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main . . . And …

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One Mueller-Investigation Coincidence Too Many

by Victor Davis Hanson//National Review   Stacking the deck with anti-Trump staffers is proving to be a really bad idea.   Special prosecutors, investigators, and counsels are usually a bad idea. They are admissions that constitutionally mandated institutions don’t work — and can be rescued only by supposed superhuman moralists, who are without the innate …

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Trump’s Fate

by Victor Davis Hanson Originally published at the National Review. Read the original article here.  Plenty of people in ‘flyover’ country like not only Trump’s message — and actions — but also Trump, the loudmouth messenger. The political verdict seems out on Trump’s current political future. His supporters have won four special congressional elections. Yet, …

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