From Congress to the Campus and the Spoils of US Aid

Listen in as Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler talk about Ukraine aid vs. border security, the lack of consequences for the Chinese-Biden payments, Columbia University crazies, eyes wide-open in black communities, and Zelensky taking US aid as spoils of war.

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7 thoughts on “From Congress to the Campus and the Spoils of US Aid”

  1. Victor – another great show. One comment and one question.

    Comment: Back in the late 90s I worked at a tech company is San Jose and found myself in a position where we had a Chinese PhD in chemistry who did not know what the word hydroscopic meant. At that moment, I realized he and his colleagues were to conduct industrial espionage.

    Question: Any thoughts on how we reverse the insanity being thrust upon us by the left? I watch in frustration and feel powerless. The best I can achieve with my limited sphere of influence is to volunteer to be a poll worker in the next election which feels wholly inadequate.


    Regarding the students rioting against Israel, Victor, suspension is insufficient.

    Arrest them.
    Every student who gets arrested should be expelled. Not suspended, expelled.
    And any of those who are foreigners should be deported, yes.

    That’s how you put a stop to it.

    1. thebaron, yes, expelled but with a darkened note in their record as to why the “scholar” was expelled from that institution.

  3. Another fascinating discussion.
    Thank you.

    There is little in the budget bill before the Senate that seems reasonable in light of a recent new report (today) of the magnitude of corruption in Ukraine. $6billion for Hamas. $3.5billion to facilitate/care for the illegal border crossers. Nothing to hamper the leftist courts or fbi or doj or irs.

    Nayib Bukele’s comment a year ago seems accurate: paraphrasing, ‘the rapid decline has to be deliberate and seeded from within.’

  4. The first election I ever voted in was for Margaret Thatcher and the Tories in 1983. I had just turned 18, and although I did not know my arse from a hole in the ground I did know that I didn’t want Labour, or, rather, the Looney Left in power. They stood for nuclear disarmament, the nationalization of whole industries, and a return to the incessant labor strikes of the 1970s that had made Britain thoroughly miserable and nearly bankrupt.

    Margaret Thatcher’s name was not on the ballot, but the Tory manifesto was, at least in theory. In Britain’s political system you have one national election for one house of government. The ideas of each party are thoroughly debated and inductively reasoned and tested. The government is formed based on the direct will of the people. Elections aren’t necessarily scheduled, though they can happen every five years as was the case in 1983. This means people aren’t constantly voting to vote as is the case in our tripartite system, but are voting when a change is necessary.

    What if we had one government where the Chancellor of the Exchequer could set a budget that reflected the priorities of the people who elected the government?

    What if we could shut down the border by command of one voice and didn’t need three different branches to all acquiesce?

    And what if we could politely (blank) can a worthless leader like Speaker Mike Johnson?

    The saddest part of watching our country go down the tubes is knowing it didn’t have to be this way.

    1. Ron a few factually incorrect statements made in your comment. Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister of the UK from 1979 to 1990 and I believe was in fact the MP for Finchley. The 1983 election was her re-election as PM.

      During that period there were no fixed term parliaments and the Prime Ministers of the day could call elections at relatively short notice to suit political motives. Fixed term parliaments were introduced in 2011.

      One of the issues facing the UK electorate is the fact that they elect MPs (Members of Parliament) from different political parties “perhaps” based upon the manifestos of their political party. The political party with the most MPs then forms a government. It is however the MPs of each party who select their leader and therefore the leader of the winning party appoints their leader to be the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister will then decide who will be the ministers in his/her government.
      Sometimes during a term of office a PM may loose favour with his MPs and be subsequently removed from office. If this is the case registered members of the political party can vote for possible PM candidates to be the new PM but eventually it is the actual elected MPs who vote and decide upon who the new PM will be.
      This is where we have a problem when party members do not agree with the decision of the elected MPs. As is currently the situation in the UK.

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