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The Oroville Dam disaster is yet another example of California’s decline

By Victor Davis Hanson// Los Angeles Times A year ago, politicians and experts were predicting a near-permanent statewide drought, a “new normal” desert climate. The most vivid example of how wrong they were is that California’s majestic Oroville Dam is currently in danger of spillway failure in a season of record snow and rainfall. That …

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Beware the Law of Unintended Consequences

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Moderation and humility help politicians avoid results contrary to what they earnestly want. The mix of politics and culture is far too complex to be predictable. Even the best-laid political plans can lead to unintended consequences, both good and bad — what we sometimes call irony, nemesis, or …

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It’s not hard to find California Trump voters, if you know where to look

A man hoists a sign during a rally of about 100 of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s Latino supporters outside Anaheim City Hall on Aug. 28. (Los Angeles Times) By Victor Davis Hanson // Los Angeles Times About 18 million of California’s 40 million residents are registered to vote. Most polls show Hillary Clinton leading Donald …

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Sort of True, Sort of Not

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner The problem with negotiating with President Obama is not necessarily that he sometimes makes things up, but that he always sort of makes things up. Take a single recent October 8 press. All at once, the president used a weird assortment of similes and allusions to brand ad …

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America’s Vast Margin of Error

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services The Obama administration is facing scandals everywhere — using the IRS to punish political enemies, seizing the phone records of Associated Press and Fox News reporters, monitoring phone and email accounts of millions, and making up stories about what happened in Benghazi. Share This

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Oil-Rich America?

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services There is a revolution going on in America. But it is not part of the Tea Party or the loud Occupy Wall Street protests. Share This

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Obama 101

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online In the last three years, the president has taught us a great deal about America, the world, and himself. Share This

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Obama’s Economic Quackery

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Sometimes the wrong medicine can make a struggling patient far sicker than he would have been had he been allowed to recover naturally. Western medicine began with the premise that the physician either must know how to cure the patient or simply leave him alone — but above …

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The Great Obama Catharsis

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Barack Obama has done the United States a great, though unforeseen, favor. He has brought to light, as no one else could, many of the pernicious assumptions of our culture from the last half-century. Share This

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A Man-Made Energy Crisis

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Gas is well over $4 a gallon in most places in California — and soaring elsewhere as well. But are such high energy prices good or bad? Share This

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