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Articles by Victor Davis Hanson

Illustration on the complexities of dealing with illegal immigration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The labyrinth of illegal immigration

Activists portray illegal immigration solely as a human story of the desperately poor from south of the border fleeing misery to start new, productive lives in the United States -- despite exploitation and America's nativist immigration laws. Published February 22, 2017

Illustration on the confluence of Middle East menaces Russia, Iran and ISIS by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The three-headed hydra of the Middle East

The abrupt Obama administration pre-election pullout from Iraq in 2011, along with the administration's failed reset with Russia and the Iran deal, created a three-headed hydra in the Middle East. Published February 15, 2017

Illustration on California's secessionist sentiments by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

California goes Confederate

More than 60 percent of California voters went for Hillary Clinton -- a margin of more than 4 million votes over Donald Trump. Published February 8, 2017

Illustration on undoing the effects of Obama's administration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When normalcy is revolution

By 2008, America was politically split nearly 50/50 as it had been in 2000 and 2004. The Democrats took a gamble and nominated Barack Obama, who became the first young, Northern, liberal president since John F. Kennedy narrowly won in 1960. Published February 1, 2017

Illustration on the world turned upside-down since Trump's victory by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The world turned upside down

Legend has it that the British played "The World Turned Upside Down" after their unforeseen and disastrous defeat at the Battle of Yorktown. Published January 25, 2017

Hate Crime Status Undefined Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The politicization of hate crime legislation

Last week in Chicago, a white special-needs teenager was held captive by four black youths. The victim was bound, gagged, tortured, forced to drink toilet water, partially scalped, and subject to racially and politically motivated verbal abuse. The perpetrators streamed portions of their violent savagery on Facebook. Published January 11, 2017

Envy of the Jewish State Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why the sudden hatred of Israel?

Secretary of State John Kerry, echoing other policymakers in the Obama administration, blasted Israel last week in a 70-minute rant about its supposedly self-destructive policies. Published January 4, 2017

Death of Liberal Media Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Trump nail in the media coffin

President-elect Donald Trump probably will not often communicate with the nation via traditional press conferences. Nor will Mr. Trump likely field many questions from New York-Washington journalists. Published December 21, 2016

Illustration on the Obama legacy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Time

Assessing the Obama legacy

In his 2016 State of the Union address, President Obama summarized his achievements. That same night, the White House issued a press release touting Mr. Obama's accomplishments. Published December 7, 2016

Illustration on the Left's subversion of language by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Enemies of language

Throughout history, revolutionaries of all stripes have warped the meaning of words to subvert reality. Published November 23, 2016

Trump Orange Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Trump's bizarre winning formula

The Democratic Party handed Donald Trump a rare opportunity to make radical changes to the electoral map that could last for years to come. Published November 16, 2016

Illustration on the results of the election by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A blow to the self-important elite

There were a lot of losers in this election, well beyond Hillary Clinton and the smug, incompetent pollsters and know-it-all, groupthink pundits who embarrassed themselves. Published November 9, 2016

California's Failing Highway 99 Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Lessons from the highway of death

California State Route 99 is the north-south highway that cuts through the great Central Valley. And it has changed little since the mid-1960s. Published October 26, 2016

Illustration on the presidential race by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The contests within the presidential race

A presidential campaign is figuratively called a "race." Two runners sprint toward the Election Day finish line for the prize of the presidency. Published October 19, 2016

Capitol Castle Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Medieval America

Pessimists often compare today's troubled America to a tottering late Rome or an insolvent and descending British Empire. But medieval Europe (roughly 500 to 1450 A.D.) is the more apt comparison. Published October 12, 2016

Sorting Out Victim Status Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

From Greek tragedy to American therapy

The Greeks gave us tragedy -- the idea that life is never fair. Terrible stuff for no reason tragically falls on good people. Life's choices are sometimes only between the bad and the far worse. Published October 5, 2016

Illustration on Obama's exit before the consequences by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

War clouds are gathering

This summer, President Obama was often golfing. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were promising to let the world be. The end of summer seemed sleepy, the world relatively calm. Published September 21, 2016