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The Mythical Trump Hydra

The Mythical Trump Hydra

  By Victor Davis Hanson Many are the hissing heads of the polycephalic Donald Trump—at least according to the progressive Left and the NeverTrump Right, who see the president of the United States as some sort of mythical nightmare. Here are a few of his supposedly monstrous manifestations. Trump, the Profiteer  Candidate Trump never really wanted to […]

Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers | What could sink Trump’s chances in 2020?

Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers | What could sink Trump’s chances in 2020?

  By Victor Davis Hanson What factors usually reelect or throw out incumbent presidents? The economy counts most. Recessions, or at least chronic economic pessimism, sink incumbents. Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush were tagged with sluggish growth, high unemployment and a sense of perceived stagnation — and were easily defeated. The 2008 financial crisis likely ended any chance […]

The German–Soviet Non-Aggression Pact: A Bad Deal, 80 Years Ago

The German–Soviet Non-Aggression Pact: A Bad Deal, 80 Years Ago

  By Victor Davis Hanson, Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers The Hitler–Stalin alliance upset the balance of power and undermined military deterrence. The rest is history. Some 80 years ago, on August 23, 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, formally known as the “Treaty of Non-Aggression between Germany and the […]

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

 Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers  Get along? Apparently no—at least until after 2020. Two examples summarize why. “We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice,” said U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), one-quarter of “the squad” sowing havoc among Democrats in the House. “ We don’t need black faces […]

Democratic Candidates Are Running a Race of Authenticity

Democratic Candidates Are Running a Race of Authenticity

  By Victor Davis Hanson An epidemic of false identities, massaged resumes and warped ancestries has broken out among the current Democratic presidential primary candidates. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for years claimed Native American ancestry. An embattled Warren ironically took a DNA test that only proved her critics’ contention that she was no more of […]

The Anti-Trump Circus

The Anti-Trump Circus

  By Victor Davis Hanson We are now in the fourth year of an anti-Trump mania, and about reaching the point of caricature. The Left should have learned something after the failed celebrity appeal to undermine the Electoral College, the initial articles of impeachment, the empty invocations of the Logan Act, the Emoluments Clause, and the […]

Democratic Candidates Aren’t on a Winning Track

Democratic Candidates Aren’t on a Winning Track

  By Victor Davis Hanson Presidential candidates from both parties usually sound hard-core in the primaries to appeal to their progressive or conservative bases. But for the general election, the nominees move to the center to pick off swing voters and centrist independents. Voters put up with the scripted tactic as long as a candidate […]

Why Are the Western Middle Classes So Angry?

Why Are the Western Middle Classes So Angry?

  By Victor Davis Hanson What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump’s election and the “yellow vests” protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of southern and eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes of recent European elections and the stunning recent […]

Colluders, Obstructionists, Leakers, and Other Projectionists

Colluders, Obstructionists, Leakers, and Other Projectionists

  By Victor Davis Hanson Before the defeat of Hillary Clinton, the idea that the Russians or anyone else could warp or tamper with our elections in any serious manner was laughed off by President Obama. “There is no serious person out there who would suggest that you could even rig America’s elections,” Obama said […]

Trump Has Become the Democrats’ Great White Whale

Trump Has Become the Democrats’ Great White Whale

  By Victor Davis Hanson One way of envisioning the Democratic obsessions with Donald Trump is as an addiction. We have seen the initial impeachment efforts; the attempt to get him under the emoluments clause, the Logan Act and the 25th Amendment; the Russian collusion hoax; the Mueller investigation; the demand for his tax returns; […]