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  • Trump Seeks Middle Ground in Foreign-policy Balancing Act

    04/19/2018 5:55:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Was the latest round of airstrikes in Syria a one-time hit to restore deterrence and stop the future use of chemical weapons, or was it part of a slippery slope of more interventions in the Middle East? President Donald Trump was elected in part because he promised an end to optional wars, such as those in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the Libyan misadventure. But Trump also guaranteed an end to perceived Obama-era appeasement. Trump said he would no longer put up with false red lines in Syria, or complacence about North Korea's new generation of nuclear missiles....
  • Trump Is Cutting Old Gordian Knots

    04/04/2018 9:15:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>The proverbial knot of Gordium was impossible to untie. Anyone clever enough to untie it would supposedly become the king of Asia. Many princes tried; all failed.</p> <p>When Alexander the Great arrived, he was challenged to unravel the impossible knot. Instead, he pulled out his sword and cut through it. Problem solved.</p>
  • The Distortions of Our Unelected Officials

    03/29/2018 12:08:08 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 29 March 2018 | Victor kDavis Hanson
    <p>On March 17, ex-CIA Director John Brennan tweeted about the current president of the United States: "When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. ... America will triumph over you."</p>
  • The Great Victor Davis Hanson Takes On World War II

    03/20/2018 8:38:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | Marech 20, 2018 | John Dale Dunn
    Victor Davis Hanson is a conservative icon, well known and respected; a prolific author of twenty-plus books and current occupant of a chair of historical, military, and agrarian classical studies; a Ph.D. from Stanford; and the founder of classical studies at University of California at Fresno. ;Now he occupies a chair at the Hoover Foundation of Stanford University. I first came to know him reading The Western Way of War (1989), which explained the reason for the lethality and effectiveness of Western armies throughout history. ;This past year, he wrote one of his best books: The Second World Wars: How...
  • Victor D. Hanson - What do the Never Trumpers want of Trump supporters 2018 ?

    03/10/2018 9:57:57 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 15 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | 03/10/2018 | John Batchelor/Victor Davis Hanson
    From a John Batchelor show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xg-tAjnYbk
  • Scandal, Corruption, Lawbreaking - And So What? (Presently Being Covered By Rush)

    02/13/2018 10:45:36 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 2-13-2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What is the endgame to never-ending wrong doing?(snip)Click on the link to read the article.This is presently being covered by Rush on his radio program.
  • Radioactive Trump

    02/02/2018 8:14:23 AM PST · by billorites · 14 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | February 1, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Hillary Clinton seems to be experiencing a strange, slow motion meltdown following her 2016 loss to Donald Trump. Recently, she sent out a Twitter video message, recorded on her cellphone camera, with advice to feminists: “And let me just say, this is directed to the activist bitches supporting bitches. So let’s go.” At about the same time, she appeared at the Grammy Awards, via a video, reading a snippet about Trump’s fast-food eating habits from Michael Wolff’s widely discredited book, Fire and Fury. Before Clinton ran against Trump, she was considered a cautious Democratic politician, albeit with a dubious ethical...
  • Nolte: Hillary’s ‘Sure’ Victory Also Explains Media Lies About Obama’s Trump Surveillance

    01/31/2018 2:38:11 PM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    Victor Davis Hanson, one of the few remaining bright spots at the increasingly priggish and self-regarding National Review, has written another dynamite piece, one that perfectly explains the unethical (and possibly criminal) behavior currently being uncovered within the Obama administration, the 2016 Clinton campaign, the FBI, and Justice Department. “[I]f we’d seen a Hillary Clinton victory in November 2016, which was supposed to be a sure thing, there would now be no scandals at all,” Hanson writes. He explains, “That is, the current players probably broke laws and committed ethical violations not just because they were assured there would be...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Korean Games of Thrones

    07/25/2017 7:32:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    The time for pious American lectures is over. North Korea North Korea seeks respect on the cheap — and attention and cash — that it cannot win the old-fashioned way by the long, hard work of achieving a dynamic economy or an influential culture. Over the last quarter-century, it has proved that feigned madness and the road to nuclear weapons (Pakistan is another good example) provide a shortcut to all three goals: It is now feared, in the news, and likely to receive another round of Western danegeld. Setting off a bomb (as opposed to merely bragging that it soon...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Regime Change by Any Other Name?

    05/24/2017 3:29:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    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, did transgendered people begin killing themselves in alarming numbers. Nor were there mass resignations at the State Department upon his inauguration. Nor did Donald Trump seek an order to “ban all Muslims” from entering the U.S. Instead, he temporarily sought a suspension in visas for everyone, regardless of religion, from seven Middle Eastern states that the Obama administration had earlier identified as...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Devin Nunes and Washington’s Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery inside an Enigma

    03/31/2017 5:39:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    If anyone were in Nunes’s position, he or she might doubt that the new Trump administration could fully trust Director Comey or others in the intelligence agencies to provide disinterested appraisals of such information, given that a number of intelligence officials may themselves, in theory, have been involved in the intercepts and their dissemination. He might advise that any possible sources connected even remotely to the White House should have disclosed the existence of such information to his boss. Nor would he necessarily believe that Representative Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) would be a reliable partner on the intelligence committee. Would...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: When Normalcy Is Revolution

    02/02/2017 5:46:49 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    RCP ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    For all the hysteria over the bluntness of the mercurial Trump, his agenda marks a return to what used to be seen as fairly normal, as the U.S. goes from hard left back to the populist center. Trump promises not just to reverse almost immediately all of Obama's policies, but to do so in a pragmatic fashion that does not seem to be guided by any orthodox or consistently conservative ideology. Trade deals and jobs are Trump's obsessions -- mostly for the benefit of blue-collar America. He calls for full-bore gas and oil development, a common culture in lieu of...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Hillary and friends are shocked to learn radical fringe politics is NOT the new

    11/14/2016 9:12:10 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11-14-16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Donald Trump’s victory confounded elite pollsters, journalists, politicians, academic experts and captains of industry. They all wrote him off as a fading gasbag. By every conventional barometer, he should have lost big time. His own party largely abandoned him. Former Republican presidents and primary rivals refused to endorse him. Donors bailed on him. His campaign staff was ridiculed as amateurish. Trump became the worst nightmare of the establishment, both Democratic and Republican. But unnoticed during the last month of the campaigning was a growing realization among Americans that the supposedly sober and judicious Hillary Clinton was irreparably disconnected. On the...
  • Why Trump Won (Victor Davis Hanson)

    11/12/2016 9:16:45 AM PST · by Semper911 · 125 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | November 11, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Throughout the course of the 2016 election, the conventional groupthink was that the renegade Donald Trump had irrevocably torn apart the Republican Party. His base populism supposedly sandbagged more experienced and electable Republican candidates, who were bewildered that a “conservative” would dare to pander to hoi polloi by promising deportations of illegal aliens, renegotiation of trade agreements that “ripped off” working people, and a messy attack on the reigning political correctness.</p>
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The 2016 Presidential Race Just Keeps Getting More Weird

    10/21/2016 4:14:56 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 33 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 20, 2016 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    A presidential campaign is figuratively called a "race." Two runners sprint toward the Election Day finish line for the prize of the presidency. But the 2016 presidential campaign has spawned lots of weird races. The first sprint is one between embarrassments and scandals. Will another WikiLeaks disclosure confirm that Hillary Clinton is a dishonest and conniving hypocrite? Or will yet another open-mic tape, disgruntled beauty queen or old Howard Stern interview remind us that Donald Trump's private life was -- and perhaps still is -- uncouth? The winner will be the candidate leaked about the least by Election Day. Here,...
  • The Highways To Orlando (Victor Davis Hanson

    07/04/2016 11:38:27 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Hoover institution ^ | june 29, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We know what the recent terrorist attack in Orlando was not. Forty-nine people were killed and fifty-three wounded not due to the violent outburst of a right-wing zealot. The shooter, Omar Mateen, was a second-generation Afghan-American, a registered Democrat, and a fierce critic of American politics and culture. Nor were the killings caused by easy access to “assault weapons.” The vast majority of American terrorist casualties have not involved firearms. Box-cutters and planes, not rifles, led to the 9/11 attacks and some 3,000 deaths. The two Tsarnaev brothers used explosives to kill and maim during the Boston Marathon, a tactic...
  • The Trump Nuclear Bomb (VICTOR DAVIS HANSON)

    06/21/2016 2:08:58 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 21,2016 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    Other public figures won’t admit they agree with him — but they often quietly adopt his ideas. Donald Trump has a frightening habit of uttering things that many people apparently think, but would never express. And he blusters in such an off-putting and sloppy fashion that he alienates those who otherwise might agree with many of his critiques of political correctness. Nonetheless, when the dust settles, we often see that Trump’s megatonnage strikes a chord — and, with it, sometimes has effected change. In an odd way, the more personally unpopular he becomes for raising taboo issues, the more resonant...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Hillary’s ‘Sure’ Victory Explains Most Everything

    01/30/2018 5:01:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 110 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Hillary Clinton herself was not worried about even the appearance of scandal caused by transmitting classified documents over a private home-brewed server, or enabling her husband to shake down foreign donations to their shared foundation, or destroying some 30,000 emails. Evidently, she instead reasoned that she was within months of becoming President Hillary Clinton and therefore, in her Clintonesque view of the presidency, exempt from all further criminal exposure. Would a President Clinton have allowed the FBI to reopen their strangely aborted Uranium One investigation; would the FBI have asked her whether she communicated over an unsecure server with the...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: From Conspiracy Theories to Conspiracies

    01/29/2018 5:23:43 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    American Greatness ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Not all conspiracy theorists are unhinged paranoids—even when they insist there was a loosely organized if not sometimes incoherent effort to destroy Donald Trump’s candidacy beyond the bounds of “normal” politics and later a renewed and unprecedented endeavor to abort his presidency. After all, did anyone believe that in the year 2017 the losing side in an American election would immediately dub itself the “Resistance”—channeling the World War II nomenclature of the guerrilla campaign against the Nazi occupation of France? Or that the defeated candidate Hillary Clinton would formally embrace the imagery of liberationist patriots fighting a Nazi-like Trump’s occupation...
  • James Woods NAILS ‘all DACA is about’ in one explosive tweet, and it’s gone viral

    01/27/2018 8:00:00 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 27, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Nothing quite gets to the root of an issue like a James Woods tweet. The fate of 800,000 to upwards of 3 million (now we’re told) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, or so-called “DREAMers,” has the American political landscape on fire of late. The fact that most Americans want to protect DACA recipients but also want border security and are generally conservative on immigration hasn’t fazed Democrats intent on obstructing and even holding the government hostage over DACA without offering or even considering anything meaningful in return. So, what drives Democrats who clearly lack a mandate, not to mention...