Articles by: Patrick J. Buchanan

Was the Debate Beat Down Fatal for Mayor Mike?

Was the Debate Beat Down Fatal for Mayor Mike?

on February 21, 2020, 7:56 AM / in Opinion

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Vice President Biden are being told that if they do not get out of the race and clear the lane for the mayor, they will get a socialist as their nominee, and the party will deserve the fate November will bring — a second term for Trump. Wednesday night in Las Vegas, Mayor […]

Read more ›
An Establishment in Panic

An Establishment in Panic

on February 14, 2020, 8:43 AM / in Opinion

Biden, Buttigieg and Klobuchar are all now headed for the Nevada caucuses on Feb. 22, where Sanders is favored… Sanders, however, is not without his own problems. From the day he entered the race, Joe Biden was the great hope of the Democratic establishment to spare them from the horrifying prospect of a 2020 race between The Donald and Bernie […]

Read more ›
Are the Bells Tolling for Amy, Liz & Joe?

Are the Bells Tolling for Amy, Liz & Joe?

on February 7, 2020, 6:58 AM / in Opinion

If Sanders, with cash on hand unmatched by any rival, save billionaire Bloomberg, wins the Granite State, he becomes the progressives’ champion over rival Elizabeth Warren and is in the race all the way to the convention. By the end of February, the race for the Democratic nomination may have come down to a choice of one of three white […]

Read more ›
Failed Coup of a Failing Establishment

Failed Coup of a Failing Establishment

on February 4, 2020, 8:46 AM / in Opinion

Tuesday, Trump takes his nationally televised victory lap in the U.S. Capitol with his State of the Union address, as triumphant Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a humiliated Speaker Nancy Pelosi sit silently side-by-side behind him. It has been a bad few days for the establishment, really bad. In a 51-49 vote, the Senate refused to call witnesses in the […]

Read more ›
Is Bernie’s Hour of Power at Hand?

Is Bernie’s Hour of Power at Hand?

on February 3, 2020, 8:18 AM / in Opinion

What makes Sanders an appealing candidate for the Democratic nomination may prove poisonous to him as a party nominee in the fall… Vulnerable Democrats in moderate and swing districts would have to jump ship, abandoning the ticket to survive the slaughter. Can a septuagenarian socialist who just survived a heart attack and would be 80 years old in his first […]

Read more ›
Impeachment: The Left’s Ultimate Weapon

Impeachment: The Left’s Ultimate Weapon

on January 28, 2020, 9:01 AM / in Opinion

To save “our democracy,” to which they pay tireless tribute, the impeachers want to ensure that the people, in a supposedly free election in 2020, are not allowed to make the same mistake they made in 2016 In 1868, President Andrew Johnson was impeached for violating the Tenure of Office Act that had been enacted by Congress over his veto […]

Read more ›
Hillary Puts Bernie Into Her Basket of Deplorables

Hillary Puts Bernie Into Her Basket of Deplorables

on January 24, 2020, 10:10 AM / in Opinion

It is difficult to see how this acrimony inside the Democratic Party — over the character, record, ideology and alleged sexism of Sen. Bernie Sanders — ends well for the Democrats. “Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician.” So says Hillary Clinton of her former Senate colleague and 2016 […]

Read more ›

McConnell Should Toss Malicious Impeachment Indictment

on January 21, 2020, 8:04 AM / in Opinion

About the impeachment of President Donald Trump she engineered with her Democratic majority, Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday: “It’s not personal. It’s not political. It’s not partisan. It’s patriotic.” Seriously, Madam Speaker? Not political? Not partisan? Why then were all eight U.S. House members chosen as managers to prosecute the case against Trump, who ceremoniously escorted the articles across the Capitol, […]

Read more ›
Trump’s In-Kind Contribution to Bernie

Trump’s In-Kind Contribution to Bernie

on January 14, 2020, 7:06 AM / in Opinion

With the killing of the general and the possibility of a U.S.-Iran war rising, Bernie is the Democratic candidate whose anti-war credentials are the longest and strongest and whose position of avoiding war with Iran is most in sync with the majority of the party he seeks to lead. The directed killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s blood-soaked field marshal […]

Read more ›
The Culture War Comes to the Old Dominion

The Culture War Comes to the Old Dominion

on January 12, 2020, 7:04 AM / in Opinion

The divisions among Virginians are not only over history, heroes and guns, they are also moral and religious. Since 1969, “Virginia Is for Lovers” has been the tourism and travel slogan of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Advertising Age called it “one of the most iconic ad campaigns in the past 50 years.” But the Virginia of 2020 seems to be […]

Read more ›
If Baghdad Wants Us Out, Let’s Go!

If Baghdad Wants Us Out, Let’s Go!

on January 7, 2020, 6:26 AM / in Opinion

Perhaps, rather than sending troops into Iraq and Kuwait to defend U.S. troops already there, we should accede to the local nationalist demands, start bringing our troops home, and let Iranians, Iraqis, Libyans, Syrians, Yemenis and Afghans settle their quarrels. Fifteen years after the U.S. invaded Iraq to turn Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship into a beacon of democracy, Iraq’s Parliament, amid […]

Read more ›
Our Real Existential Crisis — Extinction

Our Real Existential Crisis — Extinction

on January 3, 2020, 7:19 AM / in Opinion

The Death of the West is not a prediction of what is going to happen. It is a depiction of what is happening now. First World nations are dying. If Western elites were asked to name the greatest crisis facing mankind, climate change would win in a walk. Thus did Time magazine pass over every world leader to name a […]

Read more ›
Is ‘Little Rocket Man’ Winning?

Is ‘Little Rocket Man’ Winning?

on December 27, 2019, 9:30 AM / in Opinion

If U.S. sanctions are insufficient to force Kim to “denuclearize,” as seems apparent, is Trump prepared to force him to do so? As of Dec. 26, Kim Jong Un’s “Christmas gift” to President Donald Trump had not arrived. Most foreign policy analysts predict it will be a missile test more impressive than any Pyongyang has yet carried off. What is […]

Read more ›
Today France, Tomorrow the USA?

Today France, Tomorrow the USA?

on December 24, 2019, 5:50 AM / in Opinion

It is worth looking more closely at France because she appears to be at a place where the rest of Europe and America are headed. As that rail and subway strike continued to paralyze travel in Paris and across France into the third week, President Emmanuel Macron made a Christmas appeal to his dissatisfied countrymen: “Strike action is justifiable and […]

Read more ›
Is Impeachment Backfiring on Democrats?

Is Impeachment Backfiring on Democrats?

on December 20, 2019, 6:17 AM / in Opinion

The message sent by Pelosi’s call for more time before the trial, and Schumer’s call for more witnesses, is one of fear that not only could the House’s case for impeachment fail, it could be laughed out of the Senate. And the American people might be fine with that. “We’re gonna impeach the (expletive deleted).” Thus did the member from […]

Read more ›
Will the Secessionist Epidemic Ever End?

Will the Secessionist Epidemic Ever End?

on December 17, 2019, 8:43 AM / in Opinion

If the secessionism epidemic is to someday expire, then its causes will have to be addressed. And what are they? Fresh from his triumphal “Get Brexit Done!” campaign, Prime Minister Boris Johnson anticipates a swift secession from the European Union. But if Britain secedes from the EU, warns Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland will secede from the United Kingdom. […]

Read more ›
Where Are the ‘High Crimes’?

Where Are the ‘High Crimes’?

on December 13, 2019, 7:04 AM / in Opinion

Nowhere in the articles of impeachment is “treason” mentioned. Nor is “bribery” or “extortion,” the other crimes alleged. Where are the “high crimes” in this impeachment resolution? There are none. “Quid pro quo” was the accusatory Latin phrase most often used to describe President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call asking for a “favor” from the president of Ukraine. New […]

Read more ›
Is it Jaw-Jaw or War With Iran?

Is it Jaw-Jaw or War With Iran?

on December 10, 2019, 5:59 AM / in Opinion

Strategically, economically and politically, the Islamic Republic of Iran seems to be in almost desperate straits. “Jaw-jaw is better than war-war,” is attributed, wrongly, say some historians, to Winston Churchill. Still, the words lately came to mind. While last week ended with a hopeful U.S.-Iranian prisoner exchange that was hailed by President Donald Trump — “Thank you to Iran for […]

Read more ›
Democrats’ Diversity — Only in the Back of the Bus

Democrats’ Diversity — Only in the Back of the Bus

on December 6, 2019, 6:19 AM / in Opinion

The promise of victory offered by Biden and the ideological agenda offered by Sanders and Warren trumped the ethnic appeal of Booker, Castro and Kamala Harris. The “Our diversity is our strength!” Party is starting to look rather monochromatic in its upper echelons these days. The four leading candidates for its presidential nomination — Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders […]

Read more ›
Is Macron Right? Is NATO, 70, Brain Dead?

Is Macron Right? Is NATO, 70, Brain Dead?

on November 26, 2019, 6:49 AM / in Opinion

Among the reasons Trump is president is that he raised provocative questions about NATO and Russia left unaddressed for three decades, as U.S. policy has been on cruise control since the Cold War. A week from now, the 29 member states of “the most successful alliance in history” will meet to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Yet all is not well […]

Read more ›