The Fiscal Cliff

Don’t Sweat the Big Stuff

 by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review Politicians who cannot cope with the realities of governing should stop fantasizing about utopia. The recent Academy Awards ceremony turned into a monotony of hate. Many of the stars who mounted the stage ranted on cue about the evils of President Donald Trump. Such cheap rhetoric is easy. But …

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The Madness of 2008

A nation became unhinged by trivialities like “hope and change.” It has now awakened.   by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online America is suddenly angry at the laxity, incompetence, and polarizing politics of the Obama administration, the bad optics of the president putting about in his bright golf clothes while the world burns. …

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2014: Obama’s America

Scandals now come so fast that each new mess makes us forget the previous one. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online The summer of 2014 will go down in history as the season when America fell apart. Let’s take a tour of the disasters.  Germany in 2008 enthusiastically hosted candidate Barack Obama for …

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Wards of the State

by Bruce Thornton Defining Ideas The biggest political problem the United States faces — runaway entitlement costs on track to bankrupt the treasury — is like the weather. Everybody talks about it, but no one does anything about it. Even talking about it can be politically dangerous, as the Republicans learned in November and during …

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Let the Real Fat Cats Pay Their Fair Share

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Who exactly were the rich who, as the president said, were not “paying their fair share”? The rapper Jay-Z (net worth: nearly $500 million)? The actor Johnny Depp (2011 income: $50 million)? Neither seems to have heard the president’s earlier warning that, “at a certain point you’ve made …

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A Nation of Takers Hurtles Toward the Fiscal Abyss

by Bruce Thornton Frontpage Magazine The on-going negotiations over avoiding the tax hikes and spending cuts we call the “fiscal cliff” are simply the latest act in a farce of self-serving political denial. For decades now both parties have overseen and nurtured the expansion of the entitlement state all the while ignoring the slow-motion economic …

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Moral Equivalence Is Moral Evasion

by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage Magazine The failure of the Congressional budget “super-committee” to address our geometrically expanding debt and deficits should surprise no one. Share This

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