Elections 2016

Obama: Earning Contempt, at Home and Abroad

From Thucydides’s Athens to 21st-century America, appeasement is not a winner. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online The common bond among the various elements of the failed Obama foreign policy — from reset with Putin to concessions to the Iranians — is a misreading of human nature. The so-called Enlightened mind claims that the …

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Donald Trump and the Fed-Up Crowd

Watching Trump’s rise, America’s middle class “fed-up crowd” is enjoying the comeuppance of an elite that never pays for the ramifications of its own ideology. by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media Donald Trump — a former liberal and benefactor of Democrats — is still surging. But his loud New York lingo, popular put-downs of …

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Obama and Trump: Two of a Kind

Outwardly they couldn’t be more different. But take a closer look. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online President Obama is said to feel liberated, in the sense that he can finally say what, and do as, he pleases — without much worry any more over political ramifications, including presidential and congressional elections. Obama’s …

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Hillary Gump

Forrest Gump usually had a positive role to play at the hinges of fate; the equally ubiquitous Hillary Gump’s cameos have made history far worse. by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media The fictional and cinema hero Forrest Gump somehow always managed to turn up at historic moments in the latter twentieth century. But whereas …

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Disasters at Home and Abroad

From ISIS at Ramadi to riots at home, nothing is going right. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; / Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.”        – W. B. Yeats, “The Second Coming” Things are starting to collapse, abroad and at home. We all sense it, even …

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Hillary Can’t Win. Or Can She?

Can a person with no experience, no achievements, and no likability fool a majority of voters? by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine Hillary Clinton has formally announced she is running for president. Thus begins one of the most interesting and consequential political experiments in American history, one that will unfold over the next year …

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Do Hillary’s Fair-Pay Talking Points Apply to Her Own Family?

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Hillary Clinton apparently plans to base her presidential campaign on the noble goals of greater fairness and shared sacrifice. She has already lambasted vast differences in compensation. “The average CEO makes about 300 times what the average worker makes,” Clinton warned. She is right — but can best …

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