Victor Davis Hanson: NFL protests hurt the fans and the funding

Victor Davis Hanson: NFL protests hurt the fans and the funding

The National Football League is a glass house that was cracking well before Donald Trump’s criticism of players who refuse to stand during the national anthem. The NFL earned an estimated $14 billion last year. But 500-channel television, internet live streaming, video games and all sorts of other televised sports have combined to threaten the […]

Victor Davis Hanson: Silicon Valley now seen as greedy

Victor Davis Hanson: Silicon Valley now seen as greedy

When left and right finally agree on something, watch out: The unthinkable becomes normal. So it is with changing attitudes toward Silicon Valley. For the last two decades, Apple, Google, Amazon and other West Coast tech corporations have been untouchable icons. They piled up astronomical profits while hypnotizing both left-wing and right-wing politicians. Conservative administrations […]

Victor Davis Hanson: Election tampering by Russia still without evidence

Victor Davis Hanson: Election tampering by Russia still without evidence

On her current book tour, Hillary Clinton is still blaming the Russians (among others) for her unexpected defeat in last year’s presidential election. She remains sold on a conspiracy theory that Donald Trump successfully colluded with Russian President Vladimir Putin to rig the election in Mr. Trump’s favor. But allegations that a president won an […]

Victor Davis Hanson: South Korea and North Korea still stand off

Victor Davis Hanson: South Korea and North Korea still stand off

Think of the Korean Peninsula turned upside down. Imagine if there were a South Korean dictatorship that had been in power, as a client of the United States since 1953. Imagine also that contemporary South Korea was not the rich, democratic home of Kia and Samsung. Instead, envision it as an unfree, pre-industrialized and impoverished […]

Victor Davis Hanson: The media and government both lie

Victor Davis Hanson: The media and government both lie

U.S. intelligence agencies said Russia was responsible for hacking Democratic National Committee (DNC) email accounts, leading to the publication of about 20,000 stolen emails on WikiLeaks. But that finding was reportedly based largely on the DNC’s strange outsourcing of the investigation to a private cybersecurity firm. Rarely does the victim of a crime first hire […]

Victor Davis Hanson: When the mob attacks innocent words

Victor Davis Hanson: When the mob attacks innocent words

“The Bard,” William Shakespeare, had a healthy distrust of the sort of mob hysteria typified by our current epidemic of statue-busting and name-changing. In Shakespeare’s tragedy “Julius Caesar” – a story adopted from Plutarch’s “Parallel Lives” – a frenzied Roman mob, in furor over the assassination of Julius Caesar, encounters on the street a poet […]

Victor Davis Hanson: Silicon Valley billionaires’ donations protects them from liberal muckrakers

Victor Davis Hanson: Silicon Valley billionaires’ donations protects them from liberal muckrakers

Progressives used to pressure U.S. corporations to cut back on outsourcing and on the tactic of building their products abroad to take advantage of inexpensive foreign workers. During the 2012 election, President Obama attacked Mitt Romney as a potential illiberal “outsourcer in chief” for investing in companies that went overseas in search of cheap labor. […]

Victor Davis Hanson: California wealth inequality makes state crack up

Victor Davis Hanson: California wealth inequality makes state crack up

Corporate profits at California-based transnational corporations such as Apple, Facebook and Google are hitting record highs. California housing prices from La Jolla to Berkeley along the Pacific Coast can top $1,000 a square foot. It seems as if all of China is willing to pay premium prices to get their children degreed at Caltech, Berkeley, […]

Victor Davis Hanson: 2016 election strengthened American identity

Victor Davis Hanson: 2016 election strengthened American identity

The startling 2016 presidential election weakened the notion of tribal identity rather than a shared American identity. And it may have begun a return to the old idea of unhyphenated Americans. Many working-class voters left the Democratic Party and voted for a billionaire reality-TV star in 2016 because he promised jobs and economic growth first, […]

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