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Regime Change by Any Other Name?

Regime Change by Any Other Name?

By Victor Davis Hanson, May 22, 2017   Truth or consequences? Obama skated for far worse misdeeds. Election machines in three states were not hacked to give Donald Trump the election. There was never a serious post-election movement of electors to defy their constitutional duties and vote for Hillary Clinton. Nor, once Trump was elected, […]

Comey’s Overdue Departure

Comey’s Overdue Departure

By Victor Davis Hanson   The Corner The one and only.   If a FBI director is doing his job, we probably should neither see nor hear of him much on television.   The FBI director by his very office holds enormous power. And like the IRS director, by definition he or she must show […]

Potemkin Universities

Potemkin Universities

by Victor Davis Hanson// May 4, 2017   Behind the facades, universities have broken faith with a once-noble legacy of free inquiry. College campuses still appear superficially to be quiet, well-landscaped refuges from the bustle of real life. But increasingly, their spires, quads, and ivy-covered walls are facades. They are now no more about free […]

Trump’s Cultural Optics

Trump’s Cultural Optics

  By Victor Davis Hanson// May 1, 2017 Every movement president is soon accused of selling out to the establishment and drowning in Washington’s permanent and deep swamp.“Let Reagan be Reagan” was an early lamentation of conservatives, fearing their godhead was being watered down by Jim Baker and diluted by George H.W. Bush centrists. Bill […]

Nukes + Nuttiness = Neanderthal Deterrence

Nukes + Nuttiness = Neanderthal Deterrence

by Victor Davis Hanson// April 25, 2017   Acting crazy has worked for rogue regimes, but Western appeasement is not a long-term solution.   How can an otherwise failed dictatorship best suppress internal dissent while winning international attention, influence — and money?   Apparently, it must openly seek nuclear weapons.   Second, the nut state […]

The Civic Cost of Illegal Immigration

The Civic Cost of Illegal Immigration

By Victor Davis Hanson, March 28, 2017 In the abstract, open-borders advocates argue that in a globalized culture, borders are becoming reactionary and artificial constructs. They should not interrupt more natural ebbs and flows of migrant populations. More concretely, an array of vested interests sees advantage in dismantling the border: employers in hospitality, construction, food […]

Law Takes a Holiday

Law Takes a Holiday

By Victor Davis Hanson//March 24, 2017    And anarchy follows.   In the 1934 romantic movie Death Takes a Holiday, Death assumes human form for three days, and the world turns chaotic.   The same thing happens when the law goes on a vacation. Rules are unenforced or politicized. Citizens quickly lose faith in the […]

Is the American Elite Really Elite?

Is the American Elite Really Elite?

. by Victor Davis Hanson/ March 8, 2017   The public no longer believes that privilege and influence should be predicated on titles, brands, and buzz. Establishment furor over the six-week-old Trump administration is growing. Outraged New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently compared Trump’s victory to disasters in American history that killed and wounded thousands such […]

‘False Documents’

‘False Documents’

 By Victor Davis Hanson//American Greatness     The Wall Street Journal wrote an unfortunate and misleading op-ed today on the new protocols on illegal immigration issued by the Department of Homeland Security — epitomized by the Journal’s weird sentence, “Mr. Kelly’s order is so sweeping that it could capture law-abiding immigrants whose only crime is […]

Failing Grades

Failing Grades

By Michael Greer I knew our universities had become laboratories of leftist thought, but as it turns out things are much worse. I still believed the students were getting an education: even while they were being indoctrinated. But apparently, except perhaps, for hard sciences, that isn’t the case anymore. Did you know that most universities […]