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Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson

Articles by Victor Davis Hanson

Illustration on Israeli security by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Israel and U.S. similar policy solutions have been a resounding success

Whether by accident or by deliberate osmosis, Israel and the United States have adopted similar solutions to their existential problems. Before 2002, during the various Palestinian intifadas, Israel suffered hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries from suicide bombers freely crossing from the West Bank and Gaza into Israel. Published January 22, 2020

Iran's options in all-out war with America are all bad

The United States would not have to invade Iran to end it as a modern state. A strike against the United States or its overseas military installations would result in a devastating response. Published January 8, 2020

Illustration on the press campaign against the president by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When the liberal media embraces unethical experts

At the very time Miss Maddow was reassuring viewers that Christopher Steele was believable, populist talk-radio and the much-criticized Fox News Channel were insisting that most of Mr. Steele's allegations simply could not be true. Miss Maddow was wrong. Her less-degreed critics proved to be right. Published January 1, 2020

Illustration on the Battle of the Bulge by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Recalling the Battle of the Bulge

Seventy-five years ago, at the Battle of the Bulge (fought from Dec. 16, 1944, to Jan. 25, 1945), the United States suffered more casualties than in any other battle in its history. Some 19,000 Americans were killed, 47,500 wounded and 23,000 reported missing. Published December 25, 2019

Illustration on former intelligence chiefs Brennan, Clapper, Comey and McCabe by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Brennan, Clapper, Comey and McCabe offer warped theories about Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have lots of things in common. They were deeply involved in the "Russian collusion" hoax. And they participated in the surveillance of the Trump campaign and transition. Published December 18, 2019

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., attends a health care event at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Is Trump the only adult in the room?

No president in modern memory has been on the receiving end of such overwhelmingly negative media coverage and a three-year effort to abort his presidency, beginning the day after his election. Published December 11, 2019

Texts between then-FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page could get a more complete examination soon. (Associated Press)

Corruption at the FBI, CIA and DOJ

The moral test of our Justice Department, the congressional opposition and the FBI was to give even an often unpopular president some semblance of a fair audit. Published December 4, 2019

The Deep State Coup Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

'Deep state' coup of Trump presidency doesn't seem so far-fetched

Recently, former acting CIA chief John McLaughlin proclaimed in a public forum, "Thank God for the deep state." Former CIA Director John Brennan agreed and praised the "deep state people" for their opposition to Mr. Trump. Published November 20, 2019

Illustration on Democratic party dominance of California by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What happened to California Republicans?

From 1967 to 2019, Republicans controlled the California governorship for 31 of 52 years. So why is there currently not a single statewide Republican officeholder? California also has a Democratic governor and Democratic supermajorities in both houses of the state legislature. Only seven of California's 53 congressional seats are held by Republicans. Published November 13, 2019

A firefighter checks on a homeless encampment in the path of a wildfire called the Dorsey Fire in Grass Valley, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (Elias Funez/The Union via AP)

Is California returning to its wilderness roots?

About one-third of the nation's welfare recipients live in California. Millions of poor newcomers require enormously expensive state health, housing, education, legal and law-enforcement services. Published October 30, 2019

Turkey illustration by Linas Garsys

Why is the U.S. still an ally to Turkey?

There are about 5,000 members of the U.S. military, mostly airmen, stationed at the huge, strategically located air base in Incirlik, Turkey, northwest of the Syrian border. The American forces at Incirlik are also the custodians of about 50 B61 nuclear bombs. Published October 23, 2019

Illustration on the growing threat of China by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

Is America becoming Sinicized?

A little over 40 years ago, Chinese Communist strongman and reformer Deng Xiaoping began 15 years of sweeping economic reforms. They were designed to end the disastrous, even murderous planned economy of Mao Zedong, who died in 1976. Published October 16, 2019

Illustration on the China threat by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

How China 'woke' the United States

In these times of near civil war, Americans agree on almost nothing. Yet, sometime in 2019, almost all of America finally got "woke" on China. Published October 2, 2019

Illustration on the participatory nature of good citizenship by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The death of American citizenship

The concept of citizenship is being assaulted on the premodern side by the legal blending of mere residency with citizenship. Published September 25, 2019

President Donald Trump points to the cheering crowd as he leaves an Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington.  Trump roused a political tempest when he decided to plant himself squarely in Independence Day observances with a speech from the Lincoln Memorial. His words from that platform, though, were strikingly measured, except for some befuddlement over American military history.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Trump's nonstop war against liberal culture

Donald Trump has so enraged his Democratic adversaries that the candidates to replace him have moved farther to the left than any primary field in memory. Published September 18, 2019

The Brexit Game Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Is England still part of Europe?

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. Published September 11, 2019