Fiscal Cliff

Obama’s Non-Triangulation

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online After the election, dozens of op-eds — I wrote one myself — cautioned the president about second-term overreach, focusing on how either hubris or simple fate has seemed to do in most modern second presidential terms. Share This

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Wards of the State

by Bruce Thornton Defining Ideas The biggest political problem the United States faces — runaway entitlement costs on track to bankrupt the treasury — is like the weather. Everybody talks about it, but no one does anything about it. Even talking about it can be politically dangerous, as the Republicans learned in November and during …

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The Great New Year Stampede

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services There is a new-year stampede developing that we have not seen for a long time. Gun stores are swamped with panicking customers. They are looking for handguns, semi-automatic rifles and as much ammunition as they can afford. Share This

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2012: When Dreams Died

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services The year 2012 saw the triumph of cold reality over pie-in-the-sky dreams. Barack Obama in 2008 won an election on an upbeat message of change in the hope that the first black president would mark a redemptive moment in American history. Share This

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A Nation of Takers Hurtles Toward the Fiscal Abyss

by Bruce Thornton Frontpage Magazine The on-going negotiations over avoiding the tax hikes and spending cuts we call the “fiscal cliff” are simply the latest act in a farce of self-serving political denial. For decades now both parties have overseen and nurtured the expansion of the entitlement state all the while ignoring the slow-motion economic …

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The Evidence of a Bankrupt Populism

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner Editor’s Note: These passages are drawn from recent articles on The Corner. Obama’s Real Legacy Barack Obama’s cries from the heart as a senator about the possibility of a Bush intervention in Iran being a de facto violation of the War Powers Act have been widely circulated — juxtaposed to his sophistic …

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