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Crime and How To Get Elected in 2024

Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler discuss our current crime wave, what needs to be done to win in 2024, Trump attends NYC policeman’s funeral and the Democrats fundraise, the rise of snark among our comedians and commentators, and the case for Trump. Share This

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A Culture in Ruins

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  Lady Gaga reportedly spent $25 million on pop art to jazz up her new and apparently underwhelming album. In contrast, Miley Cyrus’ sexual twerking at the MTV Music Video Awards earned her more millions by exposing her rather unimpressive anatomy. Both make the once vulgar Madonna seem like June Cleaver, but at least …

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Miley Cyrus and Ugly Sex

Was the MTV performance meant to be repellent rather than enticing? by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online An older generation used to call the boredom of bad habits “reaching rock bottom”; the present variant perhaps is “jumping the shark” — that moment when the tiresome gimmicks no longer work, and the show is over. …

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How Hollywood Has Ruined Sex

by Bruce S. Thornton // Acculturated.com   In the early 80s my mom and her sister dropped by our condo while my wife and I were watching Payday on HBO. (If you’re unfamiliar with this movie and Rip Torn’s brilliant performance, just think Crazy Heart for grown-ups.) They happened to come in during a scene in which Rip Torn’s girlfriend …

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The Islamist Pull

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner Although information is still too sketchy to draw any comprehensive conclusions (other than that the Boston killings are not, as recently suggested, fall out from sequestration, the NRA, lack of gun control, climate change, right-wing tea-party zealots, etc.), there emerges a familiar profile to the suspects that we have …

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Five Days of Hope and Despair

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Here is a brief travel log of five days amid 21st-century California. Share This

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Journalists as Ring Wraiths

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Today’s Washington journalists are like J. R. R. Tolkien’s ring wraiths, petty lords who wanted a few shiny golden Obama rings — only to end up as shrunken slaves to the One. Share This

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The Demons of the Modern Rampage Killer

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media As of now we know little about what conditions drove, or proved useful to, the Aurora suspect to murder and maim [1]. But given the worldwide incidences of so-called “rampage killings,” the culprit was not the particular gun laws of Colorado. Share This

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The American Way of War

by Victor Davis Hanson Defining Ideas William Shawcross, the British journalist, historian, and human rights advocate — once a fierce critic of the Nixon-Kissinger years, now a defender of the West’s struggle against radical Islam — has written the best book yet on the dilemmas Western governments face in dealing with Islamic terrorists.1 Share This

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What America Does Best

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online We are in a fresh round of declinism — understandably, after borrowing nearly $5 trillion in less than three years and having very little to show for it. Share This

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