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Fictions as Truth

For the Obama administration narrative to be accurate about the swap of five Taliban/al-Qaeda-related kingpins for Sgt. Bergdahl, we are asked to believe the following: by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media For the Obama administration narrative to be accurate about the swap of five Taliban/al-Qaeda-related kingpins for Sgt. Bergdahl, we are asked to believe …

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When Failure Is Success

For Obama’s supporters, what matters is not what he does, but what he says and represents. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Losing a job is freedom from job lock. A budget deficit larger than in any previous administration is austerity. A mean right-wing video caused the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. Al-Qaeda …

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Obama’s Newspeak

The meaning of works, and history itself, are malleable when it comes to our president and his record. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  The nightmare societies portrayed in the George Orwell novels 1984 and Animal Farm gave us the word “Orwellian.” That adjective reflects a vast government’s efforts not just to deceive and control the people, but …

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The War on Human Nature

For nations as for individuals, pretending self-interest doesn’t exist is perilous. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  At some critical point, everyone makes choices based on incentives and his own perception of self-interest. Somehow the Obama administration has forgotten that natural law. A therapeutic sense of self-sacrifice is fine in the abstract, but in …

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Obama’s Noble Lies

Stop worrying whether the president’s statements conform to ossified standards if truth. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  What is the common denominator of the Obama administration’s serial scandals — the Justice Department’s spying on AP, the IRS targeting of conservative groups, the NSA surveillance, the lies about Benghazi and the ACA — and much of the White …

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Obama’s Fallout for the Left

He will not be harmed by his “misspeaking,” but his fellow liberals will. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Conservatives keep blaring, “Obama lied!” over the president’s serial untruths about the Affordable Care Act. Even liberal pundits now talk of the president’s “misspeaking,” or even of his “misleading” statements and only so-so corrections. But …

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The Mother of All Scandals

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media IRS? A system of voluntary tax compliance cannot survive a dishonest IRS. Lois Lerner and company have virtually ruined the agency. For the foreseeable future, each time an American receives a tax query, he will wonder to what degree his politics ensures enhanced or reduced scrutiny — or whether …

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Obama’s Watergates

Denial, evasion, “Let me be perfectly clear”–is this 2013 or 1973? by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online The truth about Benghazi, the Associated Press/James Rosen monitoring, the IRS corruption, the NSA octopus, and Fast and Furious is still not exactly known. Almost a year after the attacks on our Benghazi facilities, we are only now learning …

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Obama Who?

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media Critics of the president are convinced that Barack Obama will do lasting damage to the U.S. I doubt it. Share This

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