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Will Newsom Put California’s Death Penalty On Pause—Or Empty Death Row?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, March 7, 2019

To understand American politics is to appreciate the concept of changing norms. New generations emerge, electorates evolve, and the once verboten suddenly becomes palatable.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Do Progressives Reject Policies That Would Achieve Their Aims?

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Sesame Street) has delivered yet another statement that bespeaks the progressives’ chronic myopia. This time she’s pondering the dilemma about whether or not it’s “still okay to have children,” given the apocalyptic future being created by climate change. The point has nothing to do with demography, as birth-rates in the U.S. are already starting to decline.


Victor Davis Hanson’s New Book: “The Case For Trump”

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

In his new book, The Case for Trump, Hoover scholar Victor Davis Hanson tells the story of how Donald Trump’s first two years as president have become one of the most successful early presidential tenures in history, and argues why America needs his agendas now more than ever.

In the News

Who Will Be Trump's Next Regs Czar? Here Are 4 Contenders

quoting Adam J. Whitevia Greenwire
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The agency leading the Trump administration's deregulation agenda could soon be on the search for a new administrator. The current head of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Neomi Rao, may soon be confirmed to replace Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

In the News

US-China Cold War Far From Over

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Financial Review
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Sometimes it takes a person of the world to make Australia's position so starkly clear. So it was that on the opening morning of The Australian Financial Review's Business Summit, economic historian Niall Ferguson – with his Scottish accent, Irish first name, United States passport and proudly Australian boots – explained the long-term choice facing Australia and its politicians.

In the News

The Case For Trump

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Journal Of Books
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

President Donald Trump is controversial and polarizing. This is not a profound assertion. That President Trump is a “tragic hero” might be. In Victor Davis Hanson’s telling, President Trump maybe something akin to Sophocles’s Ajax or Pike Bishop in The Wild Bunch: “The tragic hero’s change of fortune . . . is due to an innate flaw (hamartia). . . . Nonetheless, in at least some cases, this intrinsic and usually uncivilized trait can be of service to the community, albeit usually expressed fully only at the expense of the hero’s own fortune.” 

Analysis and Commentary

Anonymous Strikes — Again And Again

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The premise of efforts to undermine Trump is that the establishment has such power, prestige, and authority to overturn the verdict of the 2016 election.

Analysis and Commentary

The Forgotten Foot Soldiers Of The ‘Resistance’

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

We are still trying to fathom the apparent but transient palace-coup attempts of Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe. No one has gotten to the bottom of the serial lying by McCabe and James Comey, much less their systematic and illegal leaking to pet reporters.


Historian Victor Davis Hanson Makes 'The Case For Trump' In New Book

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson explains how President Trump won in 2016, and how he continues to win against the media and DC establishment.

In the News

Trump-Hate Leads Progressives To Back Dictators And Other Commentary

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Post
Monday, March 4, 2019

President Trump’s critics are right to be skeptical of his policies in Venezuela, given his “utter indifference” to the suffering under similar regimes in Russia, China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, argues The Washington Post’s Max Boot. But “the proper response to Trump’s hypocrisy is not to castigate him for opposing the strongman in Caracas but to urge him to do more to oppose other despots.” Yet “some on the far left seem to hate Trump more” than they do Nicolás Maduro. 


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