January 2010

Conservative Felonies, Liberal Misdemeanors

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Why in matters of stupid behavior do liberals and Democrats often get second and third chances from the media and general public not accorded to their conservative and Republican counterparts? Share This

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Anatomy of a Meltdown

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner Many saw Obama’s polls dropping for a variety of reasons, and can anticipate what’s next. Share This

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The Way Our World Works

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media The Strange Thing About Nemesis… …is that the deity picks its victims on the basis of irony and arrogance. For every media-frenzy about ethical lapses of columnist Armstrong Williams taking Bush administration money for hawking No Child Left Behind, there is a Jonathan Gruber [1], the MIT go-to pundit on healthcare, …

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Bush Did It! And, Really, Bush Did It! And Bush Really Did It!

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media That Damn Guantanamo! Obama gave a rather incredible press conference about his review of security lapses. When he evoked Guantanamo, the president all at once (“make no mistake about it”) (a) promised to close it, (b) promised not to send any more detainees home to Yemen, and (c) claimed …

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2010: Our Year of Decision

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Sometimes long-festering problems collide — and explode — in a single memorable year. We can go as far back as the fifth century B.C. to see this phenomenon — and we may see it again in 2010. Share This

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Beating the Dead Terrorist Horse

September 11 taught us many lessons. To our peril, we have forgotten them. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Most of the current acrimony over counterterrorism is stale. The debate is simply a rehash of issues that were discussed and, in fact, resolved early last decade. Let us review them one more time. Share …

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Who Is the Enemy?

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner I don’t think anyone knows quite what this administration’s anti-terrorism policy is. Last August, Obama’s counterterrorism chief, John Brennan, lambasted the Bush administration, citing “the inflammatory rhetoric, hyperbole and intellectual narrowness that has often characterized the debate over the president’s national security policies” and criticizing the conduct of counterterrorism during …

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Obama as Greek Tragedy–Part One

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media The Self-centered Protagonist The blueprint of a Sophoclean or even Euripidean tragedy is pretty straightforward. A confident, cocky tragic hero for about the first 600 lines of the play exhibits unconstrained exuberance as he takes on the world. Share This

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