Intervention in Syria Is a Very Bad Idea

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Syria is turning out to be a sort of Spanish Civil War of our age, with Hezbollah and Iran playing the role of fascist Italy and Germany, and the Islamic nations and jihadists that of Stalin’s Russia, as the moderates disappear and the messy conflict becomes a proxy war for greater powers, with worse to come. Continue reading “Intervention in Syria Is a Very Bad Idea”

The New American Enemies List

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The vast majority of the annual shooting homicides are committed by inner-city and minority youths below the age of 30. Continue reading “The New American Enemies List”

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. Continue reading “America’s Vast Margin of Error”

A Brief History of Media Bias

Who said that newspapers are supposed to report the news in an objective and fact-based way?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Defining Ideas

The revelation that the Department of Justice acquired and read the phone records of Associated Press editors and reporters does not change the obvious fact that the mainstream media have been reliable supporters of the Democratic Party, even if they are unappreciated by the administration. Continue reading “A Brief History of Media Bias”

Pick Your Scandal

Violating Americans’ privacy while failing to identify the terrorists among us.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

All can agree that the Obama administration is mired in myriads of scandals, but as yet no one can quite figure out what they all mean and where they will lead. Continue reading “Pick Your Scandal”

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. Continue reading “Our Make No Mistake About It/ Let Me Be Perfectly Clear President”

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. Continue reading “The President Won–Sort Of”

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”), Continue reading “The Second Time As Farce”

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. Continue reading “Nixon Is a Fair Comparison”