Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson

Politics, not personalities, will likely determine presidential election

In general, if voters are content with the current foreign, economic, social and cultural policies of the Obama administration, then the progressive convert Clinton would likely ensure that those policies continue for at least four more years. If, on the other hand, a voter feels Obama has been, in the words of Trump, a “disaster,” then professed conservative Trump would represent a shift in the opposite direction.

Victor Davis Hanson

America: History’s exception

When immigration was controlled, measured and coupled with a confident approach to assimilation, America thrived. Various ethnic groups enriched America with diverse art, food, music and literature while accepting a common culture of American values and institutions. Problems arose only when immigration was often illegal, in mass and without emphasis on assimilation.

Victor Davis Hanson

Walls and immigration – ancient and modern

Like their ancient counterparts, modern migrants on the poorer or less stable side of a border are ambiguous about what they want. They seek out the security and bounty of mostly Western systems – whether European or American – but not necessarily to surrender their own cultural identities and values.

Victor Davis Hanson

Elites can afford loose immigration policies

Mexico’s elites support illegal immigration because it results in an estimated $25 billion sent back in remittances to Mexico each year. American elites have ways of navigating around the downsides of illegal immigration. They can avoid crowded schools and low-income neighborhoods, and they can easily pay the higher taxes that can result from illegal immigration.

Victor Davis Hanson

Putting Hiroshima’s horrors into context

John Kerry recently visited Hiroshima, purportedly as a precursor to a planned visit by President Obama, who is rumored to be considering an apology to Japan for America’s dropping of atomic bombs 71 years ago. The horrific bombings are inexplicable without examining the context in which they occurred.

Victor Davis Hanson

Is NATO worth preserving?

Constitutional nations with common traditions of freedom of the individual, self-criticism, and tolerance of dissent and difference are becoming rare these days. Without shared military power and cooperation, Westerners can either all hang together or surely we will hang separately.

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Cyclists receive helmets, reflectors and safety lessons at bike rodeo in Clovis

Local cyclists participated in a free bike rodeo to promote bike safety on Saturday, July 23, at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds, in Clovis. The event, sponsored by the California Highway Patrol, Clovis fire and police and Fresno County Bicycle Coalition, featured a bike rodeo, helmet inspection and replacement, safety information and safety equipment.
SILVIA FLORES sflores@fresnobee.com
Cyclists receive helmets, reflectors and safety lessons at bike rodeo in Clovis 1:39

Cyclists receive helmets, reflectors and safety lessons at bike rodeo in Clovis

Back The Blue Cruise in support of law enforcement officers in Fresno and Clovis 2:32

Back The Blue Cruise in support of law enforcement officers in Fresno and Clovis

Sights and sounds from 2016 street vault in Old Town Clovis 1:18

Sights and sounds from 2016 street vault in Old Town Clovis

Clovis West grad to represent Nigeria in Rio 1:02

Clovis West grad to represent Nigeria in Rio