Richard Nixon

Following the Trail Nixon Blazed

Obama shows the same Orwellian disregard for the Constitution. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  What would a president do if he were furious over criticism, or felt that his noble aims justified most means of attaining them? Answer that by comparing the behavior of Richard Nixon to that of an increasingly similar Barack …

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Learning through Pain

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  What will history make so far of our five-year voyage with Barack Obama? What will it make of hope and change — other than a sort of hysteria of 2008 that was a political version of the Pet Rock or the Cabbage Patch Doll derangement? Did we really experience …

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Obama’s Watergates

Denial, evasion, “Let me be perfectly clear”–is this 2013 or 1973? by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online The truth about Benghazi, the Associated Press/James Rosen monitoring, the IRS corruption, the NSA octopus, and Fast and Furious is still not exactly known. Almost a year after the attacks on our Benghazi facilities, we are only now learning …

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Lying in the Age of Obama

By Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media A Nation of Liars The attorney general of the United States lied recently to Congress [1]. He said he knew of no citizen’s communications that his department had monitored. Lie! In fact, Holder knew [2] that his subordinates were targeting reporters. He also did not tell the truth about the New Black Panthers case [3]. He …

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The President Won–Sort Of

The administration spent the last six months of the campaign in cover-up mode. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online On September 11, 2012, Barack Obama was 1 point ahead of Mitt Romney in the ABC and Washington Post polls. Share This

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The Second Time As Farce

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner The lengths to which some are going to excuse the IRS corruption (“the tea-party groups deserved extra scrutiny”), Share This

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Nixon Is a Fair Comparison

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner There have been lots of comparisons, most hotly dismissed by the president’s defenders, between Nixon and Obama, but in some ways the latest scandals have the potential to match or even trump those of 1973–4. Share This

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A Tainted Campaign?

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner If it is proven that the IRS thwarted some groups from obtaining tax-exempt status in fear that their traditional or conservative messages might hurt the 2012 Obama campaign (especially if it did so under pressure from White House-affiliated operatives), 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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