Oil and Gas

The Late, Great Middle Class

It’s never been harder to find a decent job making something real. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  The American middle class, like the American economy in general, is ailing. Labor-force participation has hit a 35-year low. Median household income is lower than it was five years ago. Only the top 5 percent of …

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The Myth of a California Renaissance

Sacramento’s strategy for recovery is more taxes, more regulation, and more government. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Are the recent raves about a new California renaissance true? Rolling Stone magazine just gushed that California governor Jerry Brown has brought the state back from the brink of “double-digit unemployment, a $26 billion deficit and an accumulated …

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The Death of Populism

Plenty of pleaders for rich and poor, but no politician speaks for the common man. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Occupy Wall Streeters claimed that they were populists. Their ideological opposites, the Tea Partiers, said they were, too. Both became polarizing. And so far populism, whether on the right or left, does not …

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Life in the Twilight

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media   The Good News America is in great shape energy-wise. We have more gas and oil reserves than ever before. Indeed, the United States could shortly become the world’s largest exporter of coal. Our cheaper power rates may bring energy-intensive industry back from Europe and Asia. Share This

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Back to our 20th-century future

by Victor Davis Hanson // Tribune Media Services We may be in the era of Facebook and fracking. But 2013 is still beginning to look a lot like the cataclysmic century we just left behind. More people probably died from the wars of the 20th century than from the battles of the prior 2,500 years combined. The bloodiest …

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America’s Vast Margin of Error

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services The Obama administration is facing scandals everywhere — using the IRS to punish political enemies, seizing the phone records of Associated Press and Fox News reporters, monitoring phone and email accounts of millions, and making up stories about what happened in Benghazi. Share This

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Our Make No Mistake About It/ Let Me Be Perfectly Clear President

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media If only Barack Obama had something to say… After all, we have never had a president who descended the steps of Air Force One with such catlike agility, hands almost as paws lightly bouncing in synchronization with each elfish footstep. Share This

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The Baffling Logic of Barak Obama

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner When President Obama virtually ceases all new federal oil and gas leasing on public property, why would he then brag that despite his efforts, private companies on private land increased U.S. oil and gas production to new highs? Share This

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An Irrelevant Middle East

Thanks to oil discoveries elsewhere, the region is losing its geostrategic clout. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Since antiquity, the Middle East has been the trading nexus of three continents — Asia, Europe, and Africa — and the vibrant birthplace of three of the world’s great religions. Share This

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Confessions of a Counter-Revolutionary

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media “Counter-revolutionary” is an apt term for these days: President Obama has promised to make a fundamental transformation, a veritable revolution in American society and culture. Share This

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