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The Rage Of The Left

quoting Shelby Steelevia Patriot Post
Friday, September 28, 2018

Millions of dollars are spent on an investigation of the president without a shred of evidence produced in two years. The presidential press secretary is refused service in a restaurant. Entertainers, writers, musicians, and even public officials threaten their political opponents with violence. Young people riot over political ideas. A politically motivated sociopath attempts to assassinate several members of Congress on a baseball field. People are shadow-banned on social media or fired from their jobs for expressing certain political beliefs. A Supreme Court nominee with a lifelong record of integrity has his reputation destroyed on a rumor.

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Are We On The Verge Of Civil War? Some Words Of Reassurance

by Morris P. Fiorinavia Defining Ideas
Friday, September 28, 2018

Recent articles here and here by Victor Davis Hanson—my colleague at the Hoover Institution--paint a frightening picture of the United States as a country teetering on the edge of civil war.  In addition to being an exceptional prose stylist, Hanson is an active combatant in today’s political wars, so his impressions are understandable. As a data guy and a noncombatant, however, I am happy to report that the available data provide grounds for feeling much more sanguine about the state of our country.  

Analysis and Commentary

It’s Not Just Trump. Much Of America Has Turned Its Back On Europe

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Friday, September 28, 2018
Can Donald Trump get any worse? Yes, he can. But our fixation on his personal awfulness, which was on full display at the UN this week, blinds us to the larger forces behind his Trumpery.
The Statue of Liberty.
Analysis and Commentary

Anti-Liberal Zealotry Part V: Rediscovering Liberalism

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, September 28, 2018

In “Why Liberalism Failed,” Patrick Deneen makes an eye-opening contribution to the critique of liberalism. Equating liberalism with the modern tradition of freedom, he distills abuses of state power, nature, culture, technology, and education that are undertaken in freedom’s name yet leave citizens less self-sufficient, less disposed to cooperate, and less capable of looking beyond material goods and social status to the cultivation of character and to the claims of duty.

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Adam White On How The Unelected Judiciary Prevents The Tyranny Of The Majority

by Adam J. Whitevia PolicyEd
Friday, September 28, 2018

Majority rule is a critical part of democracy, but without legal protections minority groups could be subject to abuses by the majority. Courts and the judicial branch play an important role in protecting their rights and limiting the excesses that would otherwise happen.


Victor Davis Hanson On Kavanaugh

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh, and whether Kavanaugh will be confirmed as well as how to handle similar situations in the future.

Analysis and Commentary

Iran And United States Play A High-Stakes Game Of Chicken

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Iran and America entered a new and intense phase of word-slinging and trash-talking this week. Wars of words can sometimes lead to shooting wars or they can raise the stakes so high that negotiations become necessary to skirt conflict. Which will it be with Iran? Future talks or terror?

Analysis and Commentary

Six Considerations, With Less Than Six Weeks Until Election Day

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, September 27, 2018
I’m writing this while also watching the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Let’s cut past the snap commentary and get to two questions: 1) does the process worsen the Republicans’ already-weak standing with women; 2) could Republicans use Kavanaugh’s struggles to Democrats’ disadvantage in key red-state Senate races?
Analysis and Commentary

Kavanaugh’s Testimony Was His Joseph N. Welch Moment

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, September 27, 2018

hristina Ford’s testimony did not alter, positively or negatively, the facts of her allegations. She still cannot adduce where or when the alleged assault of 36 years prior occurred, or how she arrived at, or departed from, the alleged, but unnamed, location of the assault, or how many people and of which gender were present at the alleged assault. Nor did she name a single witness that could corroborate her narrative. Nor could she refute any of the named witnesses who contradicted her accounts.


Citizen Talk: Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Radio Free Hillsdale 101.7 FM
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about foreign policy.


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