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The right ideological credentials mean never having to say you’re sorry. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher …

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Untruthful and Untrustworthy Government

The massaging of critical data undermines our society. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Transparency and truth are the fuels that run sophisticated civilizations. Without them, the state grinds to a halt. Lack of trust — not barbarians on the frontier, global warming or cooling, or even epidemics — doomed civilizations of the past, …

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A Modest Proposal on Ukraine

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s the Corner  Of all the advice to Obama to reverse his brand of Carterism, the best might simply be to shut his eyes, and every time he gets angry and is about to say something about Israel, stop, and think first to substitute the reset vocabulary he has used with …

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Ukraine and Our Useless Outrage

The history of Obama’s foreign-policy posturing bodes ill for the future of Ukraine. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Don’t step over the line and re-militarize the Rhineland. Absorbing Austria would cross a red line. Breaking up Czechoslovakia is unacceptable. Get out of Poland by the announced deadline. The rest was history. Don’t dare …

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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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Hope and Change: Take VI

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner  The anemic retread speech was mostly another yearly pep-talk version of the original “summer of recovery”/“millions of new green jobs” boilerplate, “big bank accounts” bad -ich-guy stuff, and “we’re out of Iraq”/close Guantanamo again.” Been there, done that.  Share This

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Fight the Next War, Not the Last One

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine  Tuesday night President Obama will deliver another campaign speech, this one marketed as the State of the Union address. As such, we can expect to hear, through the usual white noise of “I,” “me,” and “my,” vacuous bromides like “moving America forward,” and empty promises “to grow the economy, strengthen the middle class, and empower all who …

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How Presidents Lie

It’s nothing new for a president to lie to us, but Obama’s style is unique. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  In the past there have been all sorts of presidential fibbing. Some chief executives make promises that they know they probably cannot or will not keep. Before his reelection for his third term …

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Obamacare-Speak

The Obama administration is altering its language like there’s no tomorrow. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  The Obama administration once gave us “man-caused disasters” for acts of terrorism and “workplace violence” for the Fort Hood shootings. Now it has trumped those past linguistic contortions by changing words to mask the Obamacare disaster. The …

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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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