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Why Liberals Think What They Do

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Note that Barack Obama is running not on his liberal record, but as a challenger against incumbent Mitt Romney who has done all sorts of terrible things like causing the 2008 meltdown and outsourcing jobs to China. In Obama’s view, given the supposedly tranquil world abroad, we must try …

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The Abortion Question: Vice Presidential Responses Fall Short

by Craig Bernthal Private Papers Martha Raddatz: “This debate is, indeed, historic. We have two Catholic candidates, first time, on a stage such as this. And I would like to ask you both to tell me what role religion has played in your own personal views on abortion.” Share This

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The New Reactionaries

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Starting in the 1930s and continuing after the war, the Democrats offered a liberal critique of, or perhaps enhancement to, the Republican vision of rugged individualism. A modern American state now had the capital and the moral ambition to smooth the rougher edges of capitalism by insisting on …

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Who Gets a Pass?

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently said of the Chick-fil-A fast-food franchise that “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago’s values.” Why? Because Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy is on record as being opposed to gay marriage — as is close to half the US population, according to polls. The mayors of …

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Egypt’s Presidential Elections: What’s at Stake

by Raymond Ibrahim FrontPage Magazine Egypt’s long awaited and much anticipated presidential elections — the first of their kind to take place in the nation’s 7,000 year history — are here. As we await the final results — and as the Western mainstream media fixate on images of purple-stained fingers — it is well to remember that there …

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The Stupid Party

by Bruce S. Thronton FrontPage Magazine The presidency of Barack Obama has established once and for all that modern liberalism is now the stupid party. Very little of liberal thought these days represents anything fresh or new, but rather comprises what Lionel Trilling once reduced conservatism to: “irritable mental gestures which seek to resemble ideas.” …

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The New Reactionaries

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Our New Regressivism About fifteen years ago, many liberals began to self-identify as progressives — partly because of the implosion of the Great Society and the Reagan reaction that had tarnished the liberal brand and left it as something akin to “permissive” or “naïve,” partly because “progressive” was supposedly …

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All Fall Down

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media The temple of postmodern liberalism was rocked these last few weeks, as a number of supporting columns and buttresses simply crashed, leaving the entire edifice wobbling. Share This

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Why Not Pay Higher Taxes?

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media The usual liberal complaint against the conservative opposition to higher income taxes is greed and the better-offs’ self-serving reluctance to pay their “fair share.” Share This

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The Fannie and Freddie University

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media It’s More than Just PC The traditionalist critique of the university — I made it myself over thirteen years ago in the co-authored Who Killed Homer? — was that somewhere around the time of the Vietnam War, higher education changed radically for the worse. Share This

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