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Victor Davis Hanson Tells Tucker Why California Is ‘America’s First Third-World State’

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Daily Caller
Monday, June 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor discusses why he considers California a “Third World state.” Hanson points to “symptoms” we typically “associate with failed states” such as high taxes, poor schools, a super-rich class, and a significant percentage of its people below the poverty line.

In the News

The Treasury Department Is Entrenching Trump's Nonsense View Of Trade Deficits

quoting John H. Cochrane via Reason
Monday, June 17, 2019

President Donald Trump's basic misunderstanding of America's trade deficits will continue to haunt American taxpayers after he leaves office thanks to changes made this year to a little-noticed Treasury Department report.

In the News

Federalist Society Debates Citizenship; Fannie Mae Investors Wait For Trump

quoting John Yoovia Philadelphia Inquirer
Sunday, June 16, 2019

High above Philadelphia at the Pyramid Club, the local lawyers’ chapter of the Federalist Society, the national group best known as the farm league for Republican federal judges and legal appointments (over half the current Supreme Court have been members), will meet Monday June 24 (corrected) to review whether people born in the United States should qualify to be citizens.

In the News

Barr's 'Investigation Of Investigators' Sparks Fears For Efforts To Thwart Russia

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Guardian
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Attorney general William Barr’s controversial decision to launch a new inquiry into the origins of the FBI’s 2016 Russia investigation has fueled concerns about the politicization of the justice department and could hamper attempts to combat Kremlin meddling in the 2020 election, say ex-top DoJ and CIA officials, and key Democrats.

In the News

Victor Davis Hanson On The Case For Trump

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Sunday, June 16, 2019

As the title suggests, The Case for Trump, balances a clinical approach to our currently incendiary politics alongside a brief for Donald Trump’s presidency. Of course, the success or failure of this attempt is a subjective matter though it seems to me that any reader of this book of whatever political stripe would concede that, for its length, it is thorough if not encyclopedic in its presentation of facts and its historical depth.

In the News

Rep. Davis Endorses Green New Deal At Forum

quoting Commander David Slaytonvia San Diego Jewish World
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) surprised and mollified a restive crowd of environmentalists Saturday when she announced that when she returns to Washington for Tuesday’s congressional session she will “be signing onto the Green New Deal.”

Analysis and Commentary

Will Dems’ Presidential Fate Repeat Past Wins, Or Past Losses?

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, June 17, 2019

Many Republicans are feeling optimistic about Trump’s reelection in 2020. The Mueller investigation, on which Democrats’ pinned their hopes for mortally wounding the president, has crumbled like a bride’s first pie crust. AG Barr, unlike the lollygagging Jeff Sessions, is vigorously investigating the corruption in the FBI and DOJ that led to government agencies’ interference in an election in favor of Hillary Clinton, and then their attempts to engineer a bloodless coup to remove a legally elected president. The economy is roaring, with numbers on growth, employment, and productivity not seen in decades. And international rivals like Iran and China are now being confronted rather than coddled.

Democrat's Donkey
Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: The Democrats’ Dilemma: Principle Or Politics?

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Monday, June 17, 2019

With over 20 Democrats announcing 2020 presidential bids, the campaign reflects the chaos of a NASCAR race. But already there is one defining separation in the pack: Will Democrats steer hard left with Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris, or center-left with Joe Biden?

Analysis and Commentary

Where Were You, Four Years Ago? Like Me, Probably Discounting Trump

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, June 16, 2019

It wasn’t twenty years ago today, as the Beatles once sang – only four, to be exact (though at times, it feels like two decades).


When Normality Became Abnormal

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Donald Trump is many things. But one thing he is not is a defender of the 2009-2016 status quo and accepted progressive convention. Since 2017, everything has been in flux. Lots of past conventional assumptions of the Obama-Clinton-Romney-Bush generation were as unquestioned as they were suspect. No longer.


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