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Victor Davis Hanson: Blue Laws for Red Citizens

One state prosecutor and one civilian plaintiff have already won huge fines and damages from Donald Trump that may, with legal costs, exceed $500 million.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Delusions, Alternate Realities, and the Biden Consortium

Hunter Biden has a train of a dozen lawyers defending him on felony indictments ranging from several counts of tax fraud to gun violations. From time to time…

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Is Biden Malicious, Incompetent, or Conniving? › American Greatness

What Excites Biden? Things are becoming so strange, so surreal, so nihilistic in contemporary America that the chaos can only be deliberate. Chance…

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Is Biden Malicious, Incompetent, or Conniving? › American Greatness

What Excites Biden? Things are becoming so strange, so surreal, so nihilistic in contemporary America that the chaos can only be deliberate. Chance…

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If You Say Men Give Birth, We Know Your Position on Hamas

If you say “men give birth,” we all know your position on Hamas. Now, why is that? Why, if a person says “men give birth” or says that men who say they are…

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Hysterical Style in American Politics

The post-Joe McCarthy era and the candidacy of Barry Goldwater once prompted liberal political scientist Richard Hofstadter to chronicle a supposedly long…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Americans Must Choose Between Civilization—or Its Destroyers

 Nihilism is the religion of the Left. Anarchy is now at the core of the new Democratic Party.

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When Has War Even Been ‘Proportional?’

Proportionality in war is a synonym for lethal stalemate, if not defeat. When two sides go at it with roughly equal forces, weapons, and strategies…

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London Has Fallen; UPDATED

I have been following London’s decline for a while now, and have written a fair amount about the societal decline in Britain.
I often speak of Western culture, and the Anglosphere as a subset of...

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Damage of the ‘White Privilege’ Smear

One of the many satanic paradoxes of the Third Reich’s architecture of the Final Solution was the requirement—mandated after the 1939 outbreak of the war—that…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Our Post-Hamas Wreckage

As Hamas goes, so with it go many of the following related Western pretensions. The Passions of 9/11, Redux It has been 22 years since we saw crowds throughout…

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Even Now, Democrats Are Having a Hard Time Breaking Up With Their Terrorist Pals

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Happy Thursday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Berklym wasn’t willing to rest on his laurels, despite his undisputed fame in the world of chocolate-macadamia Bo...

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Victor Davis Hanson: California, the Great Destroyer

In 1996, the California legislature created the high speed rail authority. In 2008, voters passed an initial nearly $10 billion bond to build an envisioned 800…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Post-Postmodern America

The Woke Revolution depends, one, solely on its advocates never having to experience firsthand any of the nonsense they inflict on others. And two, dangerous zealots with titles before, and letters after, their names prove to be quite stupid—and dangerous

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Frightened Left

An impeachment inquiry looms and the shrieks of outrage are beginning. The Left is now suddenly voicing warnings that those who recently undermined the system…

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Victor Davis Hanson: What Game is Hunter Biden Playing?

Why would Hunter put his father and president in such a publicity circus?

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Victor Davis Hanson: What the Left Did to Our Country

In the last 20 years, the Left has boasted that it has gained control of most of America institutions of power and influence—the corporate boardroom, media…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Actually, Joe, All Your ‘Objectives’ Were Failures

Name me a single objective we've ever set out to accomplish that we've failed on. Name me one, in all of our history. Not one!" -President Joe Biden, August 16…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Joe Biden’s Race Against the Truth

Joe Biden has about 17 months left as an elected politician—if he is lucky. That projection guides most of the inexplicable and shameless behavior of the…

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Obama's Fraudulent Legacy Is Being Exposed, And It's On The Wrong Side Of History

The most discussed piece of journalism this year is shaping up to be a deeply unflattering interview with a respected Obama biographer.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Who Will Say No More to the Current Madness?

Britain slept in the 1930s as an inevitable war with Hitler loomed. A lonely Winston Churchill had only a few courageous partners to oppose the appeasement and…

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Bring on the Counterrevolution

Conservatives need a national agenda that reclaims American institutions from the Left. A blueprint exists, from a surprising source.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Remaking of America

We are in the midst of one of the most radical revolutions in American history. It is as far-reaching and dangerous as the turbulent years of the 1850s and…

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Victory Davis Hanson: The Wild 2024 Race

Current polls, pundits, and politicos insist that the 2024 race is a sure rematch between former President Donald Trump and incumbent President Joe Biden.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Biden Family Caricatures

The Biden first family seems determined to confirm every stereotype of their antisocial behavior—to the point of dysfunctionality. During the 2020 campaign at…

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Dennis Prager: The 34 Professors Who Protested My Speaking at Arizona State University

In February, I was invited along with Charlie Kirk, the founder of Turning Point USA (TPUSA), and Robert Kiyosaki, author of the bestseller, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad…

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Electric Cars Are a Scam

The left likes to treat skeptics of electrical cars as if they were Luddites. Truth is, making an existing product less efficient but more expensive doesn't really meet the definition of innovation.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Illegal Immigration and Western Spiritual Sickness

The usual suspects have weighed in on recent belated efforts to enforce U.S. immigration laws. Our now bankrupt media, the corrupt government of Mexico…

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Now . . . it's Ben & Jerry & the injuns!

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream wants the United States to return the Blacks Hills to the Lakota.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Bidens’ Existential Threats to the American Rule of Law

President Joe Biden, the Biden grifting conglomerate, the Department of Justice, and the FBI under its fourth consecutive weaponized director, are in danger of…

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Victor Davis Hanson: What the Left Has Left for America

The present-day Left bears little resemblance to the old civil-libertarian, integrationist Democratic Party that existed from the 1960s through 2000.

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Gavin Newsom: The Groomed Leftist Who Expects To Be President

If lefty globalists were to spawn the perfect politician in a vat, Gavin Newsom would emerge from the goo.

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Time Is Running Out For Congress And States To Defuse Biden’s Election-Takeover Bomb

Through Executive Order 14019, Biden has ordered federal agencies to engage in overtly political activities that will affect elections.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Indict Walt Nauta? Why Not the Biggest Liars First?

Walt Nauta is a 10-year-Navy veteran and served as an aide to former President Trump both in and out of office. Special Counsel Jack Smith has now indicted him…

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Pandemic of Nuclear Trash Talk

After the world escaped a nuclear exchange during the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962, it has been generally understood that nuclear-armed nations did not…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Is the Sleeping Conservative Dragon Finally Waking Up?

Conservatives and traditionalists are often exasperated at the ongoing woke cultural revolution in their midst. How can America be turned upside down, as it is…

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Victor Davis Hanson: It Was Always Only About Power With the Left

Why do so many liberal climate-activist grandees fly on private jets? Or why do those who profited from Black Lives Matter have a propensity for estate living?

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Left Has Pushed the Envelope

The Left is waging a full-fledged cultural revolution against traditional America. And the Maoist results are often as absurd as they are terrifying.

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Opinion: This Pride Stuff Isn’t Healthy

I have never understood ethnic, race, gender, or sex pride. Even as a kid. For my bar mitzvah, someone gave me a book titled Great Jews in Sports or something…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Joe Biden, the Habitual Racialist Demagogue

The most recent liberal ABC News/Washington Post poll showed Joe Biden’s approval rating at 36 percent—the lowest in history for a president at this point in…

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It's Time for Hillary to Pay for What She's Done to America

Hillary Clinton lied. She knew Donald Trump was not a Russian spy. Trump knew she was lying. The FBI knew she lied but went after Trump anyway. The CIA knew she lied. President Barack Obama knew she l...

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Victor Davis Hanson: Weaponizing Death

Recently there has been a spate of horrific murders. The killers, whether committing mass shootings or single homicides, are hard to stereotype.

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The shallowness of anti-Trumpism

Joe Biden’s flip-flopping over the US-Mexico border reveals an elite bereft of principles.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The New Ugly Americans

The old cultural imperialism was supposedly greedy corporatism like Disneyland, McDonald’s, and Starbucks sprouting up worldwide to supplant local competitors.

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Ed Smith and the End of American History

Edward C. Smith passed away peacefully on March 11. He was 80. Smith was the first tenured black professor at American University, where he taught history for…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Do We Even Know We Are All Socialists Now?

Sometimes when you are in the midst of a revolution, you do not even know it. I doubt all the Germans who voted in National Socialism quite foresaw what quickly…

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Biden 10-Step Plan for Global Chaos

Why is French President Emmanuel Macron cozying up to China while trashing his oldest ally, the United States? Why is there suddenly talk of discarding the dollar as the global currency?

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Prosecute Alvin Bragg

It’s Jim Crow Alabama. In an old plantation town, a young black man—a sharecropper’s son—wants change. He walks up great steps of the county courthouse to dead…

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Could It Happen Here? It Is Happening Here.

My field of study in graduate school was communism. As a fellow at the Russian Institute of Columbia’s School of International Affairs, I was, if I remember correctly, one of seven students in t...

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Victor Davis Hanson: Left-Wing Violence Chic

A transgendered Tennessee mass shooter this week executed three adults and three nine-year-old children at a Nashville private Christian school.

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Realigning California Would Realign America

The conventional wisdom on the Right in most of the rest of America is that California is a lost cause. Rather than fight inside California, where you are up…

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Price of Eliminating Consequences

Recently there were some remarkable online videos of a Portland, Oregon good Samaritan confronting shoplifters and forcing them to dump loads of their pilfered…

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The American Left Rigs Elections Everywhere Else, so Why Wouldn't They Do It Here?

“If we were going to push for an election, then we should have made sure that we did something to determine who was going to win,” said then-Sen. Hillary Clinton in a 2006 interview with t...

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Toxic Racialist Obsessions of Joe Biden

Joe Biden ran on “unity,” which is critical in a multiracial America. He vowed to heal the divisions supposedly sown by Donald Trump. Instead, he is proving to…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Bombshells, Landmines, and Nemesis

For much of 2017 through 2021, Americans suffered the “bombshell” and “walls are closing” mythologies first of Russian collusion, then of supposedly vast…

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Mess of an Address

After listening to the State of the Union address, Americans know why the latest Reuters poll has Joe Biden at 41 percent approval. Vice President Kamala Harris…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Race Everywhere

Recently an unarmed 29-year-old African American, Tyre Nichols, was brutally beaten to death by five black Memphis police officers. They were charged with…

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Real Differences Between the Biden and Trump Troves

Donald Trump for now certainly seems to have had more documents labeled classified at Mar-a-Lago in Florida than did Joe Biden at his various homes in Delaware.

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After The Past Decade, Why Would Anybody Trust The FBI?

According to a poll from late 2022, 50% of Americans trust the FBI either “hardly ever” or “some of the time.”

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Victor Davis Hanson: Reckless Reparations Reckoning

The last time racial reparations made the major news was on the eve of September 11, 2001 attacks. The loss of 3,000 Americans, which for a time fueled a new…

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Manic Methods of Mad Democrats

For all Joe Biden’s talk about “semi-fascist” and “un-American,” “ultra-MAGA” Republicans, it is the Democratic Party that has far more radically changed.

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Dr. Jay Bhattacharya: How Stanford Failed the Academic Freedom Test

For America's new clerisy, scientific debate is a danger to be suppressed

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Victor Davis Hanson: What Caused the Political Hysteria?

The Left has gone mad over Donald J. Trump—past, present, and future. The current Democratic Party and NeverTrump “conservatives” assumed that Trump was and…

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There’s A Difference Between Biden And Trump’s Classified Documents Snafus, But It’s Not What You Think

The National Archives and Records Administration's lack of cooperation with Trump marks the real difference in the situations.

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Victor Davis Hanson: A Rendezvous With Rwanda?

“Despite being Black, he [Rep. Byron Donalds] supports a policy agenda intent on upholding and perpetuating white supremacy.”—Representative Cori Bush (D-Mo.)…

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Coup We Never Knew

Did someone or something seize control of the United States? What happened to the U.S. border? Where did it go? Who erased it? Why and how did 5 million people enter our country illegally?

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Baleful Cargo of Woke Diversity Worship

What do all our notable fabricators—George Santos, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama—have in common? Well, quite like the Ward ChurchilIs or Rachel…

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Woke Indoctrination: The Ads Tell the Story

 In Against the Great Reset, Harry Stein asks how the Left has managed to subvert the culture and trample so effectively upon the fundamental concepts of decency, equality, justice, morality, and even human biology itself, not to mention humor and modesty.

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The ‘Reparations’ Scam › American Greatness

California is considering paying “reparations” to black Californians who are directly descended from enslaved people, which may surprise most Californians.

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Victor Davis Hanson: If You Really Wanted to Destroy the United States, Then . . .

First, you would surrender our prior energy independence. Reduce new gas and oil leases on federal lands to the lowest levels of any president in history.

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The Question Fools Don’t Ask

What would you think of a person who never asked the price of anything he or she bought? You would assume the person was inordinately wealthy. But if the person…

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Reminder: The Club Q Shooting May Not Be What the Left Wants You to Believe It Is

Before we even know all the facts about the shooting at Club Q, the left has already decided who is to blame: Republicans. Enough with the finger-pointing.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Let The Blame Games Begin?

Who or what was responsible for the Republican nationwide collapse in the midterms? After all, pundits, politicos, and pollsters all predicted a “red tsunami.”…

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DeSantis 2024? Think Again.

In a rigged electoral system, no Republican candidate, not even DeSantis, can be expected to win a national election.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Tuesday Takeaways

What, if anything, did the midterms tell us about the country—other than underwhelming Republicans could still take the House and Senate?

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We're Done–American Voters Are Idiots

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Happy Wednesday, Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Aldon frequently forgets to take his allergy meds when caught up in the folk dancing moment.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Pathetic Democratic Pantheon

Over the last few months the four icons of the Democratic Party—Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Nancy Pelosi—have hit the campaign trail. They’ve weighed in on everything from “right…

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Switcheroos of the Two Parties

Our two parties have both changed, and that explains why one will win, and one lose in the midterm elections. The old Democrats have faded away after being…

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Will ‘Democracy Die in Darkness’ After November?

The Republicans were always going to win big in November, regardless of what biased pundits professed. There was likely never a sudden “blue resurgence” or “red collapse” of late summer.

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Gen X to Democrats: Eat My Shorts!

Some social media blue checks had a bit of a temper tantrum this week following the release of a New York Times poll that showed overwhelming support for…

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Blue State Blues: Why Trump Has Survived the Nixon Strategy

A new series by "Red Pilled America" finds parallels in the media's strategy against Trump: it's the anti-Nixon playbook, with a twist or two.

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Biden Administration’s Manipulated Energy Policy Demonstrates Ignorance of History

Consumed, as they have been, with the work of pushing revisionist woke ideology in the schools, it seems the Left missed the lesson that those who don’t know…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Martha’s Meltdown Model

Martha’s Vineyard has been all over the news. The tony resort community so loves aiding and comforting the undocumented immigrants who were flown in from…

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Victor Davis Hanson: How Old Bad Ideas Become Wonderful

There is no end of history. Instead, civilization is a constant fight to embrace what has worked for the common good through the ages—and to reject what in the…

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It’s the Midnight Hour: Saving America Now Requires Ruthless Offense

The Book of Ecclesiastes tells us there is nothing new under the sun. But there is undeniably something new happening in American history. New and terrible.

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Joe Biden Has Always Been a Bad Person; No Wonder He's a Bad President

When a man like Biden becomes president, he is still the same man he was: a serial liar, a man who doesn’t hesitate to exploit others for his own purposes.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Strangest Thing About ‘Semi-Fascist’ Trump

For the Left, Donald Trump is synonymous with “fascism” (or “semi-fascism,” as Joe Biden put it the other day). And for Liz Cheney and most of the NeverTrumpers…

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The Short Life (And Fast Death) Of The FBI's Mar-A-Lago Play

Our country is far from healthy today, but a collective laugh at the FBI's joke of an affidavit is a long-needed step in the right direction.

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Come On, McConnell, Republicans Need You To Step Up And Lead

As the top elected Republican in the country, Mitch McConnell has an obligation to immediately and dramatically improve his performance.

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It’s Inevitable: Trump Will Be Indicted › American Greatness

A few days after federal agents stormed Donald Trump’s castle in Palm Beach last week, Judge Beryl Howell berated a man from Georgia for his involvement in the…

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WARNING: Destroying the Right Is Why the Dems Are Doubling the IRS, Giving Agents 'Deadly Force'

On Wednesday, Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) gave Democrats on the House Rules Committee an opportunity to choose between doubling the size of the IRS by giving the federal tax agency 87,000 more agents or ta...

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Do Those 87,000 IRS Agents Look a Little Different Now?

The IRS is already politicized. Obama did that. Now they will have more than double the number of employees to harass regular Americans.

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After the FBI's Trump Raid, Don't Take the Bait

Democrats are playing a cynical game. Do not give them what they want.

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How Do We Get Rid of the FBI?

President Harry Truman saw the FBI as the seed of a totalitarian cancer it would later become. “We want no Gestapo or Secret Police,” Truman wrote. “F.B.I.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Why We Lost Trust in the Expert Class

For years, European policy makers had assured the world that the relatively rapid “transition” to “green” energy was the world’s preordained future—regardless of the costs. Accordingly…

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The FBI Keeps Interfering In Presidential Elections. Disband It

Sen. Chuck Grassley’s letter lays out a disturbing conspiracy inside the FBI to interfere in the 2020 election to help Joe Biden win.

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‘Nixonian’ Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

The 1968 presidential election was my first. I voted for the erstwhile Republican, Richard M. Nixon. And because I wrote a college paper about my decision at…

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Victor Davis Hanson: How To Erode the World’s Greatest Military

The U.S. Army has met only 40 percent of its 2022 recruiting goals. In fact, all branches of the military are facing historic resistance to their current recruiting efforts. If some solution is not…

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Left Should Be Happy with Biden

The Left should be ecstatic that Joe Biden has given them everything they wanted. The Left likes inflation. It reduces the value of old money by printing lots…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Biden and The Destruction of Wisdom

There used to be an agreed-on body of wisdom, which both Left and Right, Republicans and Democrats, generally accepted. Heated arguments and invective centered on implementations and methods of…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Our New Antoinettes

Marie Antoinette, the beheaded wife of the beheaded French Bourbon King Charles Louis XVI, did not really say “Let them cake.” But in the short time that the…

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Dear Democrats, THIS Is What Your Oppressive Global Initiatives Lead To

After suffering from weeks of brutal food and fuel shortages, as well as crippling inflation, Sri Lankans have had enough.
Riots have broken out throughout the impoverished country. Police have used t...

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You Know What Would Deter Shootings? Executing Mass Killers Quickly

If politicians are serious that they're sick of 'living with this carnage,' the Highland Park shooter should be executed immediately.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Cry-Baby Leftist Mind

Modern progressives assume moral and intellectual authority. Consequently, their supposedly superior ends naturally justify almost any means necessary to…

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Victor Davis Hanson: America Is More Fragile Than the Left Understands

The Left has been tempting fate since January 2021—applying its nihilist medicine to America on the premise that such a rich patient can ride out any toxic…

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Why Democrats Oppose Emancipation For The Unborn

The Supreme Court’s decision in Roe was as shameful as its decision in Dred Scott — and for the same reason.

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The Accelerating Purge

One week after a team of thugs working for Democratic Party activist Stephen Colbert were arrested for illegally entering a Capitol building in order to record…

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As a Former Liberal, I Can Assure You: Leftists Celebrate Abortion Because They Hate YOU

The real reason the lefty abortion goblins are misplacing their excreta lately is simple: they hate conservatives, and they believe every abortion is a swaggering middle finger to “evil, racist...

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Victor Davis Hanson: Biden and Oil - Destroy America in Order to Save It

Try to follow the Joe Biden energy plan of frantically trying to get his hands on more of something that his own party despises. During the Democratic primaries…

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January 6 for Non-Dummies

During another public hearing on Monday, the January 6 select committee featured a witness so irrelevant that his appearance should prompt even the most ardent…

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Honest Liberals Know Trump Is Innocent and the J6 Hearings Are a Sham

Any objective person can see that the Democrats are merely exploiting the Capitol riot with primetime hearings in an effort to distract the public from the nation’s economic woes....

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In the Shadow of D-Day › American Greatness

D-Day plus four marks a seldom-recalled event of great significance for America in 2022. On June 10, 1944, troops of the 4th SS Panzer Regiment surrounded the…

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Sovietization of American Life

One day historians will look back at the period beginning with the COVID lockdowns of spring 2020 through the midterm elections of 2022 to understand how America for over two years lost its collective…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Joe Biden and Racial Demagoguery

Joe Biden has had a long history of racist outbursts. Can we even remember them all? The “put y’all back in chains” insults to an audience of black…

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The Approaching Food Crisis Will Be a Catastrophe For Humanity

All modern famines are man-made, usually the result of war, disease, and stupidity. In 2022, all the elements necessary for a historic famine are present

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If Democrats Really Wanted Equality, They'd Treat Criminals Equally

Remember when you were a kid and your mom yelled at you for the slightest transgression you committed, but your felonious punk sibling got away with redrum?
Democrats have the same problem. They turn...

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Victor Davis Hanson: Losing the People? Then Change the Rules

Court packing—the attempt to enlarge the size of the Supreme Court for short-term political purposes—used to be a dirty word in the history of American…

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Give Them an Inch and They Want the Third Trimester: How the Left Made This Happen

As a kid, my mother allowed me to have one cookie per day. When I pushed to eat the whole box in an afternoon, I was told I couldn’t have any more cookies. What did I learn? Don’t be greed...

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The Morning Briefing: Reminder — Barack Obama Is Un-American and Awful

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Happy Friday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Clarissa’s muumuu isn’t the declaration of independence that she thinks it is....

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Disney’s Demographic Fantasia and the ‘Underrepresentation’ Con

Anyone over 30 probably remembers a refrain, common among influential people in business, politics, and media at the end of the 20th century: “We need a [fill…

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Nihilism of the Left

The last 14 months have offered one of the rare occasions in recent American history when the hard Left has operated all the levers of federal government.

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DeSantis' Nuclear Option: What Would Happen If Florida Revoked Disney's Special Governing Arrangement?

The passing of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill and Gov. Ron DeSantis’ signing of it into law have escalated into a tense war between the increasingly solid red state and The Wa...

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Victor Davis Hanson: History Should Be Our Guide in Ukraine

There are several historical referents we should keep in mind about the Ukraine war. First, no-fly zones. Lots of Westerners are calling for NATO aircraft to…

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What If a White Man Had Slapped Chris Rock?

In the court of public opinion, Will Smith will benefit from the indifference of black elites when it comes to black-on-black violence.Barack Obama will not issue a statement suggesting that “Chris Rock could be his brother.” The Rev. Al Sharpton won’t ca

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It Shouldn’t Be Hard To Condemn Jackson’s Leniency For Child Predators

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s record on child predators is highly relevant to her qualifications as a Supreme Court judge.

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Democrats Need to Be Destroyed

How do you negotiate with a terrorist? You can’t. They want you dead, you don’t want to be dead; where is the compromise? Can you be half-dead? One-quarter dead? Can

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Real ‘Reset’ Is Coming

Joe Biden believes the Ukraine war will mark the start of a “new world order.” In the middle of the COVID global pandemic, Klaus Schwab and global elites…

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The Still-Masked Among Us

They are everywhere, and most of them are not elderly, obese, or suffering from compromised immune systems. They never needed the face masks they wear, as most human beings never needed the COVID-19 m...

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Florida’s Fictional ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Doesn’t Go Nearly Far Enough

The problem with Florida’s much derided “Don't Say Gay” bill is not just that the moniker is a complete lie. It’s that the bill so lambasted by Democrats and…

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The Identity Cult: On the mass conversion of our institutions

Linking to a Sesame Street celebration of “Latinx culture,” Antonio García Martínez, sharpest wit on Twitter, wrote last fall: “One of the great mysteries is how every elite institution, from universities to corporations to media to even Sesame Street, all spontaneously coalesced on the same narrow set of values all of a sudden.”

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Victor Davis Hanson: Vladimir Putin, the Latest of the Failed Irredentists

Irredentism—the romance of reclaiming “unredeemed” old lands—is a symptom of messianic presidents and premiers, and national paranoia and insecurity.

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As threat of nuclear war looms, how Democrats spin a crisis

No wonder Putin regards the West as so weak that he could stroll into Ukraine with impunity. The fact he met such fierce resistance is due to the courage of the Ukrainians, not fear of the West.

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Biden's Remarks Were a Mess, But He Got Nailed for It Big Time Twice During the Speech

Biden's brain breaks mid-remark and he doesn't have any idea at all what he's saying.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Putin’s Predictabilities

For all his caginess, dissimulation, and opportunism, Vladimir Putin is more or less predictable. Putin’s aims? The Russian president’s two-decade dilemma has…

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Where Did Our Freedom Go? The Cities.

In the 2000s, when I was in high school, civil disobedience was lauded as something almost inherently noble. Our teachers encouraged us to think like Rosa Parks…

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BLM privilege and Jan. 6 shame

When far-left activist Quintez Brown was arrested last week for trying to assassinate a Jewish mayoral candidate, he was immediately bailed out of jail by his LM comrades.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Hillary Clinton’s Greatest Masterpiece

Hillary Clinton’s never-ending shenanigans in 2015-2016 could be summarized as an attempted slow-motion coup. Four years of national hysteria, a divided nation…

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Why They’re So Afraid of the Truckers

“Nonetheless we will still need to react—and by that I mean react concretely—to the stunts of hooligan elements now active in Poland, whom the government has…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Our Elite is No Elite At All

An elite is always variously defined. The ideal elites, as ancient philosophers argued, were a “natural elite” due to their exemplary character, aptitude…

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It Sucks To Be a Democrat Right Now

If you’re a Democrat, things are going very, very badly for you. And it’s not going to get better. According to a recent McLaughlin and Associates study…

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Through CRT, Democrats Declare War on Reality

Let’s remember who are the real enemies of fundamental truth, and not become immersed in internal debates over theological principles.

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Rolling Over When It’s Payback Time › American Greatness

According to, among other sources, Politico and the Federalist Society, Senate Republicans are not exactly bracing for a “bare knuckle” fight over Biden’s…

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Why The Wall Street Journal Is Wrong About The 2020 Election

The problem is not ‘mass voter fraud,’ but a privately funded ‘shadow campaign’ for Joe Biden within the election system.

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Some Much Overlooked Facts Unravel the Emotional Neil Young/Spotify Squabble

Mr. Young was not exactly negotiating from a standpoint of strength – and a Spotify man doesn't need him around anyhow.

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Biden's Supreme Court Pick Sexually Assaulted Me 25 Years Ago

The news that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring is still fresh. He won’t even officially retire until October, and the Biden administration will likely spend months vetting potent...

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Republicans Plan To Win Back The Senate, Then Do Nothing, Per Usual

Republicans cannot do what they have largely always done with a Senate majority: set it on a shelf, polish it, and admire it from afar.

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The Next Fight For Civil Rights Lies In Ending The Federal City

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has banned nearly 60 percent of the city's black residents from bars, gyms, concerts, theaters, and more.

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Some Votes Should Not Count › American Greatness

Here’s something professional politicos know well: the broader net a pollster casts, the better his poll results will be for the Left. “How out-of-touch is the…

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Victor Davis Hanson: What Makes Riots, Conspiracies, Cabals, and Insurrections ‘Good’ or ‘Bad’?

“Indeed, men too often take upon themselves in the prosecution of their revenge to set the example of doing away with those general laws to which alike can look…

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Why Is the Left Worried Suddenly About the End of Democracy?

What is behind recent pessimistic appraisals of democracy’s future, from Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Brian Williams and other elite intellectuals…

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The War We Must Fight › American Greatness

“And what is most repugnant to me in America is not the extreme freedom that reigns there, it is the lack of a guarantee against tyranny.” “I have found genuine…

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Civilizational Suicide, Not Omicron, Is Killing Us › American Greatness

Last week in this space, I included a few words about Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s remarkable new book, The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma…

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Obsessing Over ‘The Health Of The Nation’ Conjures Some Dark Places

Hatred of vaccine dissidents expresses itself first in marginalization and demonization. Then it advances to punishment. It's about more than public health.

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A Hollow Kind of Freedom › American Greatness

Earlier this month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a pre-dawn raid on the home of James O’Keefe, the founder of the investigative journalism…

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Republican Victory in 2022 Will Put America at a Crossroads

Imagine that you are a middle-aged husband and father, as well as a highly successful sales executive, with a loving wife and growing kids. Like other suburban American families, you have a mortgage,...

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Why The Left Always Projects › American Greatness

The Left is addicted to projection—the psycho-political syndrome of attributing all of one’s own sins to one’s opponents. The woke apparently do this out of…

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Why the Mandate is Illegal And Why It Will Still Be Imposed

Yesterday's ruling in a federal appeals court in New Orleans granting a temporary injunction against the vaccine mandate was encouraging.

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The Corporate Media Ignores a Few Firsts in Virginia Because They Can't Explain Them

The corporate media will never acknowledge the firsts in the Virginia election. They can't explain it because they lack curiosity and humility.

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The Injustices Facing J6 Protesters Are Warnings to You

A Google news search for Nathan DeGrave will show nothing more recent than two weeks old. This is peculiar, given that his letter on the conditions at the D.C.

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Where Have You Gone, Columbus Day?

What does your calendar say today? If you’re lucky, it still says Christopher Columbus Day only, but more likely it’s shared with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” (IPD)–or the latter is listed alone....

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The Great Divorce: Divided We Stand

America is badly divided. The evidence for this sad state of affairs abounds. For the record, I know a bit about countries in various degrees of separation.

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Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ B.S. › American Greatness

The winding road to American utopia is dotted with potholes, buckling bridges, leaking canals, and lit by flickering lights. To repave America’s highways…

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How It Might End, Act I › American Greatness

A couple of years ago, I had the honor of publishing American Secession: The Looming Threat of a National Breakup by Frank Buckley, a prolific author and law…

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Victor Davis Hanson: ‘Science,’ They Said

The scientific method used to govern much of popular American thinking. In empirical fashion scientists advised us to examine evidence and data…

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What American Children Are Taught About 9/11 Can Be Dangerous

The American education system will school the children of the tens of thousands of largely unvetted Afghan nationals who filled flights out of Kabul.

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Victor Davis Hanson - Our Afghan Nightmare: Tanks for Nothing

Joe Biden’s scripted or no-questions press conferences, and the clean-up afterward by Antony Blinken, Jake Sullivan, and Jen Psaki, have been some of the most…

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Why H.R. 4 Imperils Free and Fair Elections › American Greatness

As the summer comes to a chaotic and tragic close, I can think of many reasons why members of Congress should be called back from their August recess.

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Hey, Biden Voters! › American Greatness

Damn you all. You’re American citizens, with the right to vote in presidential elections. For four years, we had a president who, over the course of a single…

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The Emerging One-Party State › American Greatness

The sudden dip in Joe Biden’s poll numbers in the wake of his disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan compounded with his refusal to control illegal immigration…

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America Is Now Actually the Mess Dems Pretended It Was Under Trump

Long before Donald Trump even had the chance to take office, we were constantly assured by Democrats and their flying monkeys in the mainstream media that the United States as we knew it was pretty mu...

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