July 2009

The Blues: Disappointment in the Era of Hope and Change

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner The Gloves Come Off? I think the new combativeness coming out of the White House will only increase — given growing unhappiness over increased joblessness, the omnipresence of old Clinton-era attack dogs, new public doubts that vast new government programs are really the answer to what was in part …

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Big Government Medicine

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Big new taxes. Big new spending. Big new government. This seems to be the proposed cure for the Wall Street-inspired recession. Share This

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What Was That ‘Stupidity’ All About?

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner The Gates incident seems to have had little to do with race but a lot to do with the natural human misunderstandings that happen every day in police scenes — and its final twist has everything to do with insider privilege and aristocratic disdain. Share This

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Obama’s Path Not Taken

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media What Might Have Happened Remember Obama’s initial signature speech (e.g., “there is not a liberal America and a conservative America — there is the United States of America”), and all the subsequent conciliatory talk of no blue state, no red state America? Share This

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Presidents Aren’t What They Used to Be

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services From 1933 to 1960, America had nearly three decades of fairly successful presidencies — through the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, and the threat of nuclear Armageddon. Share This

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Continuity: St. Francis of Assisi, Fr. Zakaria Botros, and Islam

by Raymond Ibrahim Jihad Watch While not formally connected, two books I recently finished reading — St. Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of Muslims and Defying Death: Zakaria Botross, Apostle to Islam — complement each other very well, specifically by establishing continuity between medieval and modern Islam, and, in so doing, demonstrating that Islamic intolerance has a long …

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On Shearing Sheep

Obama’s economic plans are relentlessly hostile to small business. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online You don’t produce wool by skinning the sheep. But that seems to be the present strategy to get small businesses to begin hiring, buying, and expanding. Share This

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War and Taxes

Two strikes against the new administration by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s  The Corner Look Back in Anger at Iraq It is striking how Obama references past mistakes on Afghanistan and emphasizes the now-tired “reset”-button themes — striking because of what is left unsaid. Share This

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