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Liberals and Their Uppity Enemies

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  Why do liberals hate Sarah Palin? She has made far fewer gaffes than has Joe Biden, whose verbal mishaps have often been racist in nature. Is dropping your g’s worse than saying “corpse-men“? She does not believe that Canadians speak Canadian in the way the president thinks Austrians speak Austrian. Her …

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A Beat-up, Exhausted, and Terrified Republican Establishment

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  On almost every contemporary issue there is a populist, middle-class argument to be made against elite liberalism. Yet the Republican class in charge seems ossified in its inability to make a counter-argument for the middle class. Never has the liberal agenda been so vulnerable, a logical development when bad …

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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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2014: Year of Decision

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine  This year we will see if America is still a center-right country, or if Obama’s two terms will mark a historic shift to the left. History and recent events give cause for optimism, subject, of course, to unforeseen events. The champions of big government, wealth redistribution through taxation and …

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2017 and the End of Ethics

Will the Obama-era hypocrisy continue with the next president takes office? by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Will there be a scandal if the new political appointees at the IRS sic their auditors on Moveon.org? What will the Washington Post say should the new president keep Guantanamo Bay open for five more years, quadruple the number …

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The Progressive Reality Is Here

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine  The Republicans are feeling confident these days. The slow-motion debacle of Obamacare promises to keep that albatross around the necks of the Democrats at least through next year’s midterm elections. The IRS, NSA, and Benghazi scandals are still simmering, and any day new information may emerge that puts them …

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American Recessional

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Republicans and Democrats are blaming one another for impending cuts to the defense budget brought about by sequestration. Share This

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Messengers, Messages, and Voters: Part 2

by Bruce Thornton FrontPage   At their retreat in Williamsburg a few weeks ago House Republicans continued the post-mortem of November’s debacle. A big topic was how to better market the Republican brand. A Domino’s Pizza executive gave “a well-received talk about selling a damaged brand to a modern audience,” asNational Review Online reported. Share This

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Not the Message, Not the Messenger, It’s the Voter: Part I

by Bruce Thronton FrontPage Nearly 3 months after the presidential election the Republicans are still trying to fix what they think went wrong. A popular culprit is the Republicans’ alleged failure to communicate forcefully or persuasively a message that would move voters presumably receptive to conservative policies and principles. Share This

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