December 2008

A Year Like None Other

It usually takes decades to fit in all the tragicomedy of 2008. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The three great stories of 2008 were the financial meltdown, the turn-about in Iraq, and the Chicago Way. Share This

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Obstructed View

by Terry Scambray Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity Science’s Blind Spot: The Unseen Religion of Scientific Naturalism by Cornelius Hunter. (Brazos Press, 2007) Share This

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2008 Teeter Totter: Our ‘That Was Then, This Is Now’ Year

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services As 2008 comes to a close, almost nothing has turned out as was expected at the beginning of the year — whether we consider oil prices, the war in Iraq, political corruption or the collapse of the U.S. financial system. Share This

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Campaign Rhetoric and Presidential Reality: A Brief History

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services American presidential election rhetoric always paints the incumbent as incompetent in foreign policy, the challenger insightful and skillful. Share This

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More California Dreaming

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner One of the strangest things about the current California meltdown is how no one in state government here ever pauses to ask simple questions like: Why do we have the largest annual deficit with one of the highest sales tax and income tax rates in the country?  Share This

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For the People?

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner [Editor’s Note: These Corners together show democratic ethics, laws, and oversight seem irrelevant to those who “did it all for the people.” At the same time, tribalism and aristocratic privilege and paternalism seem on the rise.] Share This

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Desperately Seeking Caroline

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Caroline Kennedy’s Moment — A Sad Reflection of Our Times The probable appointment of Caroline Kennedy, the 51-year-old daughter of former President John Kennedy, to fill Secretary-of-State nominee Hillary Clinton’s New York Senate seat is both laughable and yet a parable for our bankrupt times. Share This

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California Declares a Fiscal Crisis! You Think?

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media After various special sessions of the Legislature, assorted cries from the heart of our Governor, and the usual media sensationalism about an amorphous “they” who did this to us, California is once again broke. Share This

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That Was Then, This Is Now

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner Hot Rod is more than hot We don’t know to what degree Blagogate affects members of Obama’s team, and hope only that after a too long election, we get on with our new president and looming crises. Share This

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