Debt Ceiling

Spare Us the Sermons, Mr. President

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services During the recent debt crisis, President Obama talked about the need for bipartisan compromise and, as in the past, urged civility. Share This

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The Inexplicables

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media There are a number of things I don’t fathom about contemporary American popular culture and politics. Here is a small sample. Share This

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Principle and the Possible

by Bruce S. Thornton Advancing a Free Society The continuing stalemate over raising the debt ceiling is provoking a lot of voters into Mercutio’s “a pox on both your houses” response. Share This

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The Global Fairness Madness

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Whether in the fights over the US debt limit or the rioting in Athens, the common global theme is not poverty in absolute terms, but more often fairness — as in having about the same amount of things as others do. Share This

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The Demagogic Style

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The noun dêmagôgos first appeared in Thucydides’ history, mostly in a neutral, only slight disparaging way (usually in reference to the obstreperous Cleon), in its literal sense of “leader of the people.” Share This

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Obama 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 . . .

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner One of the reasons the president did not sound convincing in his press conference yesterday is that he has taken so many positions on the debt andtaxes that it is hard know what his current one is, or whether to take it seriously, much less to gauge how long it …

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Dreamland, USA

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Barack Obama just gave a belated but stern warning about escalating debt — a few weeks after he presented a 2011 budget with a $1.6 trillion annual deficit, the largest shortfall in American history. Share This

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