The Tab Comes Due in 2011

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and both the elder and younger George Bush all found the third and fourth years of their presidencies harder than the first and second. The nation and the world tired of speechmaking. The novelty of a new commander in chief faded; poll numbers went south. The same thing is now happening to President Obama on a variety of fronts. Continue reading “The Tab Comes Due in 2011”

Making It Up As We Go Along

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Being There

Gone is Bush the great Constitution-shredder. Tribunals, renditions, Predators, wiretaps, Iraq, Guantanamo, preventative detention — these are now either embraced or expanded. Iraq (“the surge is not working”) is Obama’s “greatest achievement.” Continue reading “Making It Up As We Go Along”