The Tragic View Returns

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online In hard times, as in war, questions arise that were once considered taboo. As we approach $15 trillion run up in aggregate national debt, and confront the reality of a welfare state that is predicated on flawed assumptions about everything from demography to human nature, a rendezvous with …

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The Department of Food Subsidies

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services The Department of Agriculture no longer serves as a lifeline to millions of struggling homestead farmers. Share This

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Thoughts on a Surreal Depression

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Here in Fresno County, in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley, the official unemployment rate in February to March ranged between 18.1 and 18.8 percent. Share This

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The Razor’s Edge

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media California in the Balance We calibrate California’s decline by its myriad of paradoxes. The nation’s highest bundle of gas, sales, and income taxes cannot close the nation’s largest annual deficit at $25 billion. Share This

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Pruning Farm Subsidies

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services In times of massive deficits, why are we borrowing millions to subsidize profitable agribusiness? Lots of presidents have asked that question. George H. W. Bush tried to cut farm subsidies. Bill Clinton did, too. George W. Bush wanted them ended as well. All failed. Share This

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