Republicans

Oh, What a Tangled Web

Victor Davis Hanson // National Review The likely justification of the Republican majority for agreeing to a rehearing of the Kavanaugh nomination was political, not legal: Senate Republicans apparently worried that in-party potential No-voters on Kavanaugh, such as Senators Corker, Flake, or Collins, might become emboldened by an outright refusal to hear Professor Ford’s narratives …

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Republican Embarrassments

Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness Free-marketers are right that tax cuts stimulate economic growth that in turn lead to expanding production and eventually more federal tax revenue. But the problem traditionally has been that to obtain tax reductions, Republicans also have had to sign on reluctantly to larger expenditures. Or, worse, they willingly believed …

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Counterfeit Elitism

Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness Those damn dairy farmers. Why do they insist on trying to govern? Or, put another way: Why are Republicans trusting Devin Nunes to be their oracle of truth!? A former dairy farmer who House intel staffers refer to as Secret Agent Man because he has no idea what’s going …

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Radioactive Trump

Victor Davis Hanson // Defining Ideas Hillary Clinton seems to be experiencing a strange, slow motion meltdown following her 2016 loss to Donald Trump. Recently, she sent out a Twitter video message, recorded on her cellphone camera, with advice to feminists:  “And let me just say, this is directed to the activist bitches supporting bitches. So …

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Mythologies of Illegal Immigration

By Victor Davis Hanson| American Greatness The illegal immigration debate has come to a head once again. Congress remains at an impasse over a temporary spending bill that Senate Democrats refuse to support unless it includes a provision that would allow several hundred thousand illegal aliens to remain in the United States without fear of …

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What the ‘Dreamer’ fight is really about

Op-Ed By Victor Davis Hanson Los Angeles Times   The loud fight over what will happen to America’s “Dreamers” isn’t what it seems. For both sides, it’s a fig leaf used to mask their true intentions. In his first term, Barack Obama admitted that he had no constitutional authority (“I’m president, I’m not king”) to …

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President Nobama

by Victor Davis Hanson//National Review   Trump is commonsensically undoing, piece by piece, the main components of Obama’s legacy.   Donald Trump continues to baffle. Never Trump Republicans still struggle to square the circle of quietly agreeing so far with most of his policies, as they loudly insist that his record is already nullified by …

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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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