Energy

Biden and Oil: Destroy America in Order to Save It

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Try to follow the Joe Biden energy plan of frantically trying to get his hands on more of something that his own party despises. During the Democratic primaries, Biden ran on the premise that he would end all fossil fuels during his tenure. In 2019-2020 that bluster seemed easy demagoguery …

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Elites’ Sacrificial Victims

When your goal is to save the planet, you can’t worry about who may get hurt. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Why do our well-meaning elites so often worry about humanity in the abstract rather than the real effects of their cosmic ideologies on the majority? The dream of universal health coverage trumped …

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A Beat-up, Exhausted, and Terrified Republican Establishment

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  On almost every contemporary issue there is a populist, middle-class argument to be made against elite liberalism. Yet the Republican class in charge seems ossified in its inability to make a counter-argument for the middle class. Never has the liberal agenda been so vulnerable, a logical development when bad …

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Crashing and Burning in 2013

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  Recent polls suggest Barack Obama has become a turn-off. Why? In part, all presidents wear on Americans. Their presence has become as ubiquitous in our lives as the busts of the emperor Augustus dotting the Mediterranean world. So who wouldn’t annoy after speaking and appearing on our screens 24/7 …

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America’s Wilderness Years

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  Most two-term presidents leave some sort of legacy. Ronald Reagan won the Cold War. George W. Bush prevented another 9/11, and constructed an anti-terrorism protocol that even his critical successor embraced and often expanded. Even our one-term presidents have achieved something. JFK got Soviet missiles out of Cuba. LBJ …

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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 Great California Land Rush

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Boom or Bust? I have lived on the same farm for 59 years and seen at least three boom-and-bust farm cycles — one in the late 1960s, another in the early 1980s, and a third right now. 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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A Presidency Squandered

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The Obama narrative is that he inherited the worst mess in memory and has been stymied ever since by a partisan Congress — while everything from new ATM technology to the Japanese tsunami conspired against him. But how true are those claims? Share This

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