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How Hard Will We Be on the Post-Obama President?

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  Imagine if a hard-right-wing president were to follow Barack Obama and embrace the new precedents that Obama himself has established for the presidency. Would he then be seen as an unusually polarizing figure, who abused the power of his office? Let’s call him Bucky Brewster, the new Republican President …

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Ideology Trumps Character in South Carolina

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner Liberals are probably astounded that voters in South Carolina would prefer a candidate who misled and lied to them to conduct an affair over another whose personal life was, in comparison, spotless. Share This

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Krugman’s California Dreaming

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online It is rare, even in the case of Paul Krugman, to read a column in which almost everything that is stated is either wrong or deliberately misleading. But his recent take on California’s renaissance is pure fantasy. Share This

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Iraq a Convenient Scapegoat

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Bring up Iraq — and expect to end up in an argument. Conservatives are no different from liberals in rehashing the unpopular war, which has become a sort of whipping boy for all our subsequent problems. Share This

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Messengers, Messages, and Voters: Part 2

by Bruce Thornton FrontPage   At their retreat in Williamsburg a few weeks ago House Republicans continued the post-mortem of November’s debacle. A big topic was how to better market the Republican brand. A Domino’s Pizza executive gave “a well-received talk about selling a damaged brand to a modern audience,” asNational Review Online reported. Share This

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Conservative Populism

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The conservative failure in 2012 was not an inability to appeal to hyphenated groups on the basis of ethnic, gender, and age identification. Instead, there was a general cluelessness about how to reach the middle and working classes of all races and ethnicities by explaining how conservative principles …

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The Latino-Vote Obsession

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Postelection panic among conservatives about the Latino vote has reached the point of absurdity — and mostly reveals the naïveté of detached political grandees who know little about the ideology and motivations of those they are now supposed to adroitly woo. Republican postmortems have focused heavily on the …

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The Positive Role of “Negative Feedback”

by Craig Bernthal Private Papers “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they’ve tried everything else.”  Winston Churchill One of Victor Hanson’s most persuasive arguments about why democracies have an advantage over despotisms in fighting wars is that democracies are much more likely to correct their own mistakes. Share …

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Romney Fights Back

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Mitt Romney was recently derided by the Obama campaign for his appearance with Donald Trump. Trump is supposed to be radioactive because of his stubborn insistence that the Obama birth certificate is inauthentic. Share This

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