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Trump — And the Use and Abuse of Madness

Trump — And the Use and Abuse of Madness

. By Victor Davis Hanson Fiery and unpredictable rhetoric can be a powerful strategic tool, but only if it’s not habitual. Occasionally insanity, real or feigned, has its political advantages —largely because of its ancillary traits of unpredictability and an aura of immunity from appeals to reason, sobriety, and moderation. Rogues often try to appear […]

Trashing Jeff Sessions — Enough Already

Trashing Jeff Sessions — Enough Already

. By Victor Davis Hanson President Trump has made the point for the nth time that the recusal of Jeff Sessions on matters of alleged Russian collusion invariably led to a series of events that culminated in the appointment of Robert Mueller, a prior associate of James Comey’s, to investigate Trump with a veritable blank […]

Brawn in an Age of Brains

Brawn in an Age of Brains

. By Victor Davis Hanson Those who would never stoop to paint their own houses gladly expend far more energy sweating at the gym. During the decline in physical-labor jobs over the last 50 years, an entire compensating industry has grown up around physical fitness. As modern work becomes less physical, requiring hours at a […]

America’s Media Meltdown

America’s Media Meltdown

. By Victor Davis Hanson Between 2008 and 2016, the media were unapologetic about their adoration of President Barack Obama. Now, they are energized by their thorough loathing of President Donald Trump. In tragic fashion, the hubris of deifying Obama has now come full circle to the nemesis of demonizing Trump. The common denominator of the […]

Putin’s Playthings

Putin’s Playthings

. By Victor Davis Hanson Putin will do anything to advance Russia’s interests because his country is in terrible shape. About a year ago, Donald Trump Jr. met with a mysterious Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya. Trump Jr. was purportedly eager to receive information that could damage Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Veselnitskaya denies that she […]

Trump’s Morning Joe Tweets

Trump’s Morning Joe Tweets

. By Victor Davis Hanson Just when the media take-out of Trump has backfired and exposed an endemic absence of journalistic ethics and chronic malpractice, Trump goes on another crass and extraneous Twitter attack against the increasing irrelevant MSNBC morning hosts (who have in turn often unprofessionally attacked him). The point is not to suggest […]

What Is the Alternative to Trump Derangement?

What Is the Alternative to Trump Derangement?

. By Victor Davis Hanson If they weren’t trying to destroy the president, Democrats would have to focus on an agenda most Americans don’t support. By 1968, voters had tired of the failed Great Society of Lyndon Johnson. Four year later, the 1972 Nixon reelection re-emphasized that a doubled-down McGovern liberalism was even less of […]

The Endless Ironies of Donald J. Trump

The Endless Ironies of Donald J. Trump

  By Victor Davis Hanson, June 16, 2017 Pandemonium can be a revivifying purgative. Here are the ironies of Donald Trump as president. 1) For the Left (both Political and Media) The Left was mostly untroubled for eight years about the often unconstitutional abuses of Barack Obama — given that they saw their shared noble […]

Mr. Nunes Went to Washington

Mr. Nunes Went to Washington

By Victor Davis Hanson, June 8   Devin Nunes is subpoenaing former Obama administration officials who may have played a role in inappropriate monitoring of the Trump transition team. Representative Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), the now-controversial chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is a bit different from what Washington expects in its politicians.   He […]

The Fusion Party

The Fusion Party

By Victor Davis Hanson, May 30, 2017 The Democrats are following the lead of the progressive media — together, they now form the anti-Trump brigade.   Is there a Democratic-party alternative to President Trump’s tax plan?   Is there a Democratic congressional proposal to stop the hemorrhaging and impending implosion of Obamacare?   Do Democrats […]

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