Articles by: Patrick J. Buchanan

Putin’s ‘Winter War’ on Ukraine

Putin’s ‘Winter War’ on Ukraine

on November 22, 2022, 8:16 AM / in News

“In the final days of this lame-duck Congress, before control of the House passes to Republicans in January, Democrats are expected to approve Joe Biden’s request for another $38 billion for the Kyiv regime, its army and its war. Passage of this legislation would virtually guarantee that the U.S. continues to finance this war and extend the fighting until spring.” […]

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Democrats, Not ‘Democracy,’ at Risk Today

Democrats, Not ‘Democracy,’ at Risk Today

on November 8, 2022, 7:35 AM / in Opinion

What do liberal Democrats do, if, in a free and fair election, U.S. voters throw them out and replace them with people our elites routinely equate with fascists and Nazis? We may be about to find out. “Make no mistake — democracy is on the ballot for us all.” So declaiming in his Union Station speech to the nation on […]

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Where US and Ukrainian War Aims Collide

Where US and Ukrainian War Aims Collide

on October 18, 2022, 7:08 AM / in Opinion

For us, the crucial concern in this Ukraine-Russia war is not who ends up in control of Crimea and the Donbas, but that the U.S. not be sucked into a war with Russia that could escalate into a world war and a nuclear war. To President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Ukraine, Crimea and the Donbas are national territories whose retrieval justifies […]

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Putin, Holding a Weak Hand, Raises the Stakes

Putin, Holding a Weak Hand, Raises the Stakes

on October 5, 2022, 8:17 AM / in Opinion

After Putin’s speech, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asked for the accelerated admission of Ukraine to the NATO alliance… This could mean a U.S.-Russia war, which could escalate to World War III and nuclear war, and was something that every U.S. president from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan saw as his highest priority to avoid. In a Kremlin speech last week, […]

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Is ‘Our Democracy’ Failing Our Country?

Is ‘Our Democracy’ Failing Our Country?

on September 30, 2022, 6:21 AM / in Opinion

Forced constantly by the establishment to choose between them, patriotic Americans may one day come to choose, as did their fathers, the country they love over the crown that rules them. Asked, “What is an American?” many would answer, “An American is a citizen of the United States.” Yet, at the First Continental Congress in 1774, 15 years before the […]

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Biden Commits US to War for Taiwan

Biden Commits US to War for Taiwan

on September 23, 2022, 8:31 AM / in Opinion

Taiwan has no mutual security treaty with the United States, nor any Article 5 war guarantee that obligates us to defend the island. The U.S.-Taiwan security pact of the 1950s was abrogated in 1979, when Jimmy Carter recognized Beijing as the legitimate government of China. If China invades Taiwan to unify it with the mainland, the United States will go […]

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Putin’s Narrowing Options

Putin’s Narrowing Options

on September 16, 2022, 6:22 AM / in Opinion

Early in this war, Russia’s hawks talked openly of the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons. That talk has begun anew. A desperate Vladimir Putin is a dangerous Vladimir Putin, and there are signs Putin’s situation in Ukraine may be becoming desperate. In the last week, the Russian army in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine was driven out of some […]

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How Liberal Elites Detest Middle America

How Liberal Elites Detest Middle America

on September 7, 2022, 7:21 AM / in Opinion

The name of the game now is an old one: divide et impera, divide and conquer. Biden hopes to split “mainstream Republicans” off from “MAGA Republicans” … Indeed, the catalogue of sins and crimes Biden attributes to MAGA Republicans — extremism, violence, mendacity, authoritarianism — not only raises a question as to the state of the soul of the nation; […]

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Who Won, and Who Lost, World War II?

Who Won, and Who Lost, World War II?

on September 3, 2022, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

Given the cause for which their country went to war, British actions during the war seem inexplicable. Sunday, the 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, Vice President Mike Pence spoke in Warsaw’s Pilsudski Square of “five decades of untold suffering and death that followed” the invasion. Five decades! What Pence was saying was that, for Poland, World War […]

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Winners and Losers From the Ukraine War

Winners and Losers From the Ukraine War

on August 30, 2022, 6:42 AM / in Opinion

If Russia has been badly bled and Ukraine has suffered irretrievable losses of land and soldiers, who then are the winners? And who benefits from a continuation of this war, which will bring thousands more dead and wounded Russians and Ukrainians? “There never was a good war or a bad peace,” wrote Ben Franklin at the end of the American […]

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Is ‘Autocracy’ America’s Mortal Enemy?

Is ‘Autocracy’ America’s Mortal Enemy?

on August 23, 2022, 6:37 AM / in Opinion

If Pelosi and Biden see the world struggle as between autocracy and democracy, a question arises: As leader of the democracy camp in this world struggle, why do we not insist that our allies in places like Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen, the UAE and Oman begin to hold regular elections to bring to power legitimate democratic rulers, rather […]

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How, When, Do We Come Together Again?

How, When, Do We Come Together Again?

on August 16, 2022, 7:54 AM / in Opinion

For a nation, a country, a people, a democracy to endure, there needs be a broad consensus of belief, culture, custom and politics. … We are a country whose people have a diminishing confidence in almost all of its institutions, from big business to the churches, universities and media. When 30 FBI agents showed up at Mar-a-Lago to cart off […]

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Who Won the Taiwan War Games?

Who Won the Taiwan War Games?

on August 9, 2022, 7:41 AM / in Opinion

After 19 hours in Taiwan, the speaker flew to South Korea, where her reception was described as “cool.” President Yoon Suk Yeol, though at home in Seoul when Pelosi arrived, did not meet with her, but instead held a 40-minute phone conversation. South Korea, like its neighbors, is anxious not to offend China. When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defied White […]

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Is Taiwan’s Independence Worth War?

Is Taiwan’s Independence Worth War?

on August 2, 2022, 7:26 AM / in Opinion

Why would we risk our own peace and security for Taiwan’s freedom and independence, when we would not risk our own peace and security for the freedom or independence of Hong Kong? When a man knows he is about to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully, said Dr. Samuel Johnson. If there is any benefit to […]

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China: Pelosi Trip to Taiwan a Provocation

China: Pelosi Trip to Taiwan a Provocation

on July 26, 2022, 6:24 AM / in Opinion

If Pelosi postpones or cancels the visit, it will be seen as a U.S. climb-down in the face of Chinese indignation and protest, and an affront to our friends in Taiwan… Either way, relations between our countries will likely suffer, and perhaps seriously, if the Chinese opt for a military response to a Pelosi visit. When Speaker of the House […]

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Is a US-Russia War Becoming Inevitable?

Is a US-Russia War Becoming Inevitable?

on July 15, 2022, 8:24 AM / in Opinion

If Putin makes a military move into Finland, the U.S. will go to war against the world’s largest nation with an arsenal of between 4,500 and 6,000 battlefield and strategic nuclear weapons… To go to war with the Soviet Union over the preservation of Finnish territory would have been seen as madness during the Cold War. At the NATO summit […]

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New York Times to Biden — Time to Go!

New York Times to Biden — Time to Go!

on July 12, 2022, 7:41 AM / in Opinion

Democrats will not miss the message that the Times is ready to bolt on Biden, and if Democrats wish to win and keep Donald Trump out of the White House, they need a new horse to ride. This one is lame. When President Joe Biden retired in Rehoboth Beach on Saturday night, he likely did not expect to find a […]

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Latest Symptoms of a Disintegrating Nation

Latest Symptoms of a Disintegrating Nation

on July 10, 2022, 6:41 AM / in Opinion

To love one’s country, Edmund Burke said, one’s country ought to be lovely. It would appear that 1 in 3 Americans, more than 100 million of us, no longer see our country as truly lovely. In Stephen Vincent Benet’s “The Devil and Daniel Webster,” the tale is told that if you approached Webster’s grave and called out his name, a […]

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US and Ukraine, Goals in Conflict

US and Ukraine, Goals in Conflict

on June 3, 2022, 7:12 AM / in Opinion

To shame NATO and the U.S. more fully and openly into his war, Zelenskyy is accusing reluctant Western nations of being appeasers cut from the same bolt of cloth as Neville Chamberlain at Munich. Among the nations aiding Ukraine in its resistance to the Russian invasion, America has been foremost. Yet the war interests of our two nations are not […]

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Are All Men Created Equal?

Are All Men Created Equal?

on May 27, 2022, 7:47 AM / in Opinion

Where is the historic, scientific or empirical proof of the defining dogma of American democracy that “all men are created equal”? Ideology is political religion, said the conservative sage Russell Kirk. And what is the defining dogma of the political religion, or ideology, of America in 2022? Is it not that, “All men are created equal”? Yet, as with every […]

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