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Questions Rarely Asked–and Never Answered

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  It Can’t Happen Here? What does it take to warn Americans about unchecked pension growth, socialized medicine, vast increases in entitlements, higher taxes, and steady expansion of government? In other words, what is it about Detroit, Italy, or Greece that we do not understand? In the last five years, the Obama administration has …

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The Democratic Disasters to Come

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  The defunding wars are over. The accusations are fading. We are back to reality. Of course, America’s long-term prospects, at least in comparison with other countries’ futures — whether in terms of demography, military power, food-production constitutional stability, energy sources, or higher education — are bright. But short term, …

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Where Now?

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner  The government gridlock is, to use now politically incorrect metaphors, only one lost battle in a long campaign, and we are now back to the original proposition of watching the administration try to implement Obamacare. We know the president does exceedingly well when he can campaign against the …

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Sort of True, Sort of Not

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner The problem with negotiating with President Obama is not necessarily that he sometimes makes things up, but that he always sort of makes things up. Take a single recent October 8 press. All at once, the president used a weird assortment of similes and allusions to brand ad …

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What Are They Fighting Over?

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner  The deficit this year may fall to below $700 billion, but that is still huge at a time of a record near $17 trillion in debt, and comes despite a supposedly recovering economy and more revenue, despite recent sequestration cuts, despite dramatic gains in U.S. domestic energy production, …

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Obama: Transforming America

From energy to foreign policy to the presidency itself, Obama’s agenda rolls along. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama, October 30, 2008 “We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our …

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The Late, Great Middle Class

It’s never been harder to find a decent job making something real. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  The American middle class, like the American economy in general, is ailing. Labor-force participation has hit a 35-year low. Median household income is lower than it was five years ago. Only the top 5 percent of …

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The Decline of College

by Victor Davis Hanson // Tribune Media Services  For the last 70 years, American higher education was assumed to be the pathway to upper-mobility and a rich shared-learning experience. Young Americans for four years took a common core of classes, learned to look at the world dispassionately, and gained the concrete knowledge to make informed arguments …

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After Obama

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services We can imagine what lies ahead in 2017 — no matter the result of either the 2014 midterm elections or the 2016 presidential outcome. Share This

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American Recessional

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Republicans and Democrats are blaming one another for impending cuts to the defense budget brought about by sequestration. Share This

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