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The Great Experiment

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review   We’ve gone from hard left, under Obama, to hard right, under Trump. Judge the ideologies by their results.   Most new administrations do not really completely overturn their predecessors’ policies to enact often-promised ideologically driven change.   The 18-year span of Harry Truman to Dwight Eisenhower to John …

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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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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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The Progressive Octopus

Politics lost, culture won. By Victor Davis Hanson National Review It is the best and worst of times for progressives and liberals. Politically, their obsessions with identity politics and various racial and gender -isms and -ologies have emasculated the Democratic party: loss of governorships, state legislatures, the House, the Senate, the presidency, and the Supreme …

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Beware of Narratives and Misinformation

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review   Narratives surrounding the DNC hack & Antifa reveal media bias and government bureaucracy at their worst.   U.S. intelligence agencies said Russia was responsible for hacking Democratic National Committee e-mail accounts, leading to the publication of about 20,000 stolen e-mails on WikiLeaks.   But that finding was reportedly …

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by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review   Partisan conflict is not new, nor is GOP internal dissent. What’s new is in-fighting among the elites.   The Left-Wing Trump Haters About a third of the Democratic party (15–20 percent perhaps of the electorate?) loathes Trump, from reasons of the trivial to the fundamental.   The hard-leftist …

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The Anti-Trump Bourbons: Learning and Forgetting Nothing in Time for 2020

By Victor Davis Hanson| American Greatness Just seven months into Donald Trump’s administration we are already bombarded with political angling and speculations about the 2020 presidential race. No one knows in the next three years what can happen to a volatile Trump presidency or his psychotic enemies, but for now such pronouncements of doom seem …

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The Problem of Competitive Victimhood

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Divisive identity politics are fading in favor of a shared American identity. The startling 2016 presidential election weakened the notion of tribal identity rather than a shared American identity. And it may have begun a return to the old idea of unhyphenated Americans. Many working-class voters left the Democratic …

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Trump’s Circular Firing Squad

By Victor Davis Hanson National Review Trump and his critics are attacking each other, failing to focus on the only story that counts: the welfare of the United States. The American political system has never quite seen anything like the current opposition to President Trump and his unusual reaction to it. We are no longer …

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