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From Resistance to Nullification to What Next?

By Victor Davis Hanson — National Review Trump’s critics ratchet up to insurrection, but Trump’s tax reforms and our growing economy could derail their dreams. George H. W. Bush gave up power quietly and turned to charity work and occasional ceremonial speaking after his reelection defeat in 1992. George W. Bush — like Jerry Ford …

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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 Architecture of Regime Change

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review The ‘Resistance’ is using any and all means — lies, leaks, lawbreaking, and violence — to overturn the results of the 2016 election. The problem with the election of President Donald J. Trump was not just that he presented a roadblock to an ongoing progressive revolution. Instead, unlike recent …

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Mr. Nunes Went to Washington

By Victor Davis Hanson National Review Devin Nunes is subpoenaing former Obama administration officials who may have played a role in inappropriate monitoring of the Trump transition team. Representative Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), the now-controversial chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is a bit different from what Washington expects in its politicians. He grew up …

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The Fusion Party

By Victor Davis Hanson National Review The Democrats are following the lead of the progressive media — together, they now form the anti-Trump brigade. Is there a Democratic-party alternative to President Trump’s tax plan? Is there a Democratic congressional proposal to stop the hemorrhaging and impending implosion of Obamacare? Do Democrats have some sort of …

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The Nightmares and the Realities of Never Trump

By Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Rarely in the last half-century have so many elite conservatives and intellectuals been so estranged both from a Republican administration and from those who voted for it—neither have they become so animated in their antipathy and disgust for a sitting president. During the 2016 election, and the current Trump …

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Can Trump Successfully Remodel the GOP?

 by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review If Trumpism succeeds, it could replace mainstream Republicanism. The Republican-party establishment is caught in an existential paradox. Without Donald Trump’s populist and nationalist 2016 campaign, the GOP probably would not have won the presidency. Nor would Republicans now enjoy such lopsided control of state legislatures and governorships, as well …

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Comey’s Overdue Departure

The Corner The one and only.  by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review If a FBI director is doing his job, we probably should neither see nor hear of him much on television. The FBI director by his very office holds enormous power. And like the IRS director, by definition he or she must show restraint …

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How to Blow an Election — in Five Easy Steps

By Victor Davis Hanson// National Review Counting the ways, and Comey is not among them. Hillary Clinton recently took “full responsibility” for her 2016 loss. Only she didn’t. Instead of explaining what the historian Thucydides once called the “truest causes” (aitiai), she went on to list at least three pretexts (prophases) for her defeat: sexism, …

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