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Regime Change by Any Other Name?

by Victor Davis Hanson Truth or consequences? Obama skated for far worse misdeeds. Election machines in three states were not hacked to give Donald Trump the election. There was never a serious post-election movement of electors to defy their constitutional duties and vote for Hillary Clinton. Nor, once Trump was elected, did transgendered people begin …

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Severed Heads

by Victor Davis Hanson//National Review Far too many government officials never pay the price for their crimes and misdeeds: Clinton, Rice, Napolitano, Lerner … Comey is the exception. President Trump’s firing of James Comey revealed strange timing, herky-jerky methods, and bad political optics. Certainly, in the existential political war that Trump finds himself in, it …

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Can Trump Successfully Remodel the GOP?

 by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review If Trumpism succeeds, it could replace mainstream Republicanism. The Republican-party establishment is caught in an existential paradox. Without Donald Trump’s populist and nationalist 2016 campaign, the GOP probably would not have won the presidency. Nor would Republicans now enjoy such lopsided control of state legislatures and governorships, as well …

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Comey’s Overdue Departure

The Corner The one and only.  by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review If a FBI director is doing his job, we probably should neither see nor hear of him much on television. The FBI director by his very office holds enormous power. And like the IRS director, by definition he or she must show restraint …

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How to Blow an Election — in Five Easy Steps

By Victor Davis Hanson// National Review Counting the ways, and Comey is not among them. Hillary Clinton recently took “full responsibility” for her 2016 loss. Only she didn’t. Instead of explaining what the historian Thucydides once called the “truest causes” (aitiai), she went on to list at least three pretexts (prophases) for her defeat: sexism, …

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How the Obama Precedent Empowered Trump

By Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness.com April 27th, 2017 Donald Trump was elected president by sizing up the Electoral College, and the voting public, and then campaigning accordingly. A number of the things that explain Trump’s election also point to unique opportunities to overturn the Obama legacy. This, in turn, explains why the Left is …

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A Multi-Front War

The Corner The one and only. by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review The House Intelligence Committee fights, the Susan Rice revelations, the stale Russian collusion story, the Gorsuch battle, the Bannon battles, the end of the filibuster, etc. are all different fronts of the same existential struggle: the unlikely Trump victory is unpalatable for the …

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The Millstones of the Gods Grind Late, but They Grind Fine . . .

The Corner: The one and only. By Victor Davis Hanson// National Review The latest disclosures that former Obama national-security adviser Susan Rice may have requested that intelligence agencies reveal or “unmask” those from the Trump team who were surveilled in purportedly normal intelligence gathering — and that such requests may have extended over an apparently …

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Nunes etc.

The Corner: The one and only By Victor Davis Hanson// National Review When the feeding frenzy abates and moves on to the next target, among the flotsam and jetsam we may learn two things from the Nunes affair: One, intelligence-committee chairmen in the past have routinely gone over to various executive-branch locations, such as in …

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Nunes Affair

A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review The beleaguered Intelligence Committee chairman is the latest target in a partisan smear campaign. He must not step down. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.) will not step down from the chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee. He is the new target …

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