Obama’s Credibility Gap

The former hope-and-change president no longer gets a pass. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  By 1968, President Lyndon Baines Johnson was finally done in by his “credibility gap” — the growing abyss between what he said about, and what was actually happening inside, Vietnam. “Modified limited hangout” and “inoperative” were infamous euphemisms that …

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Is Benghazi Becoming a Watergate, or Iran-Contra, or Both?

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner Benghazi cannot be dismissed with “long ago” or “what difference does it make” exasperation, given it may have the cover-up and civil-liberties aspects of Watergate and the weapon-transfers and foreign-policy implications of Iran-Contra. Share This

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The Scandal of Our Age

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Like Nothing Before In the Watergate scandal, no one died, at least that we know of. Richard Nixon tried systematically to subvert institutions. Yet most of his unconstitutional efforts were domestic in nature — and an adversarial press [1] soon went to war against his abuses and won, as Congress held …

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Securitygate Is Not Going Away

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner They Shall Not Pass Securitygate has Nixonian trademarks all over it and is far more injurious to the republic than all the previous Obama administration-era scandals combined. Attorney General Holder simply cannot select an attorney to investigate key players in the administration who was both a recent appointee of …

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When Administrations Implode

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Administration meltdowns are hardly novel. In almost every presidency there comes a moment when sheer chaos, whether self-induced or the result of an outside crisis, takes hold. Share This

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Iran on the Brink

by Bruce S. Thornton Defining Ideas Just in the last few months, events have hastened to a crisis in Iran’s long confrontation with the West. Share This

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