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Explaining the Inexplicable

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Almost daily we witness things that make no sense. A few examples, from the profound to the trivial. Share This

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Beautifully Medieval California

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Gates Close at Dusk At about dusk, I close two large metal gates to my driveways. The security lights come on, and I enjoy intramural life. Share This

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Bankrupt California

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online I thought of my fellow Californian Energy Secretary Steven Chu last week, when I paid $4.89 a gallon in Gilroy for regular gas — and had to wait in line to get it. The customers were in near revolt, but I wondered against what and whom. I mentioned to …

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Secretaries Gone Wild

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner We’ve had some unusual cabinet secretaries in past administrations — Earl Butz, John Mitchell, and James Watt come to mind — but never anything quite like the present bunch. Share This

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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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Cabinets Gone Wild

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services We’ve had some unusual Cabinet secretaries in past administrations — Earl Butz, John Mitchell and James Watt come to mind — but never anything quite like the present bunch. Share This

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Race–on the Brain

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner Someone named Elspeth Reeve, in an Atlantic posting, is suggesting that the Derbyshire essay was no different from other commentary on National Reviewon the Trayvon Martin case, citing my observations, along with those of others at NR, as proof: Share This

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Beware of the Mob

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Our Modern Lynch Mob Democracies are in general prone to fits of the mob. Just read the Thucydidean account of the debate of Mytilene. Share This

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Faith-Based Energy Policy

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services When the summer driving season starts soon, and tension heats up over Iran, gas may reach $5 a gallon. Nothing bothers voters more than paying an extra $20 or $30 every time they fill up. Share This

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Welcome to the California Outback

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media The Attractions of the California Outback There are drawbacks to living in the country in general, and never more so now in rural California in particular. Share This

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