Illustration on the unwise course of Democrats in their attacks on President Trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times


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  • Trump's nonstop war against progressive culture
    by Victor Davis Hanson on September 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Donald Trump is waging a nonstop, all-encompassing war against progressive culture, in magnitude analogous to what 19th-century Germans once called a Kulturkampf. As a result, not even former President George W. Bush has incurred the […]

  • Is England still part of Europe?
    by Victor Davis Hanson on September 11, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is desperate to translate the British public’s June 2016 vote to leave the European Union into a concrete Brexit. But the real issue is far older and more important than whether 52 percent of […]

  • The ghosts of World War II
    by Victor Davis Hanson on September 4, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    World War II ended 74 years ago. But even in the 21st century, the lasting effects endure, both psychological and material. After all, the war took more than 60 million lives, redrew the map of Europe and ended with the Soviet Union and […]

  • Why socialism, and why now?
    by Victor Davis Hanson on August 28, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    "Socialist!" is no longer a McCarthyite slur. Rather, the fresh celebrity "Squad" of newly elected identity-politics congresswomen — Ilhan Omar, Minnesota Democrat, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, Ayanna Pressley, […]

  • What could sink Trump's chances in 2020?
    by Victor Davis Hanson on August 21, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    What factors usually re-elect 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, […]

  • Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact: A bad deal, 80 years ago
    by Victor Davis Hanson on August 14, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Some 80 years ago, on Aug. 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 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The world was shocked […]

  • Will 2020 be a repeat of 2004 for Democrats?
    by Victor Davis Hanson on August 7, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Democrats by 2004 had become obsessed with defeating incumbent President George W. Bush. Four years earlier, in the 2000 election, Mr. Bush had won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote. Democrats were still furious that Mr. Bush […]

  • Threats against Trump
    by Victor Davis Hanson on July 31, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden has bragged on two occasions that he would like to beat up President Donald Trump. In March 2018, Mr. Biden huffed, “They asked me would I like to debate this […]

  • The lessons of the Versailles Treaty
    by Victor Davis Hanson on July 24, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    The Treaty of Versailles was signed in Versailles, France, on June 28, 1919. Neither the winners nor the losers of World War I were happy with the formal conclusion to the bloodbath. The traditional criticism of the treaty is that the […]

  • The war over America's past is really about its future
    by Victor Davis Hanson on July 17, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    The summer season has ripped off the thin scab that covered an American wound, revealing a festering disagreement about the nature and origins of the United States. The San Francisco Board of Education recently voted to paint over, and […]

  • Democratic candidates are running a race of inauthenticity
    by Victor Davis Hanson on July 10, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    An epidemic of false identities, massaged resumes and warped ancestries has broken out among the current Democratic presidential primary candidates. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, for years claimed Native American ancestry. […]

  • Why the Democrats are on a losing track
    by Victor Davis Hanson on July 3, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    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 […]