Articles by: Patrick J. Buchanan

Biden’s America: One Nation or Us Versus Them?

Biden’s America: One Nation or Us Versus Them?

on January 22, 2021, 8:20 AM / in Opinion

On inauguration night, antifa mobs attacked the Democratic Party headquarters in Portland and torched American flags in Seattle, the same kind of left-wing mobs that gave us a long hot summer of rioting, looting and arson… Has Biden ever condemned by name these mobs the way he did the mob that invaded the Capitol on Jan. 6? “We have met […]

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Exploiting the Capitol Riot to Kill Trump

Exploiting the Capitol Riot to Kill Trump

on January 15, 2021, 8:15 AM / in Opinion

What would be the purpose of impeaching a president who hasn’t been president for three months? Answer: A conviction would strip Republicans of the right to reelect the man who got the largest number of votes in their party’s history. Donald Trump has stumbled and fallen, and the establishment is not going to let slip this last opportunity to stomp […]

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2020: America’s Wake-Up Call

2020: America’s Wake-Up Call

on December 30, 2020, 6:31 AM / in Opinion

Unable to stand up to a China in which they invested so many hopes, the American establishment turns to Russia — a nation with one-tenth China’s population and one-tenth of its economy, and no army or navy to match Beijing’s — as its adversary of choice. Who could have predicted how dreadful a year 2020 would be. By this New […]

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After Lee, It’s Lincoln’s Turn

After Lee, It’s Lincoln’s Turn

on December 18, 2020, 6:28 AM / in Opinion

As one looks down the list of greats whose statues are to be pulled down and names removed from public buildings, there seems to be a single common great sin for which none can be forgiven. First, they came for the Confederates. And that purge is far from over. Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington, named for the president of the […]

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Has America’s Suez Moment Come?

Has America’s Suez Moment Come?

on December 15, 2020, 7:03 AM / in Opinion

Can a nation so distracted, so divided, so at war with itself continue to meet all of the duties, obligations and commitments that are ours as the self-proclaimed “leader of the free world”? 2020 will surely qualify as an “annus horribilis” in the history of the Republic. By New Year’s, one in every 1,000 Americans, 330,000, will be dead from […]

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Is Our Second Civil War — also a ‘Forever War’?

Is Our Second Civil War — also a ‘Forever War’?

on December 11, 2020, 8:36 AM / in Opinion

Who was not stunned to learn that as Trump seemed to be pulling ahead in the voting count on Nov. 3, suddenly, around midnight, the vote counting appeared to stop in the crucial swing states, and we were told it would begin again early the next morning? Why the halt? When the Electoral College meets Monday, it will almost surely […]

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What Biden’s First 100 Days Might Look Like

What Biden’s First 100 Days Might Look Like

on December 8, 2020, 8:07 AM / in Opinion

But the truly formidable challenge for a President Biden will be China, which is not the China of 2016 that Vice President Biden recalls. The Biden-Harris administration will confront “a pandemic, an economic crisis, calls for racial justice and climate change. The team being assembled will meet these challenges on Day One.” So declares the transition team of Joe Biden, […]

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Ignoring the War Risks of Red Lines

Ignoring the War Risks of Red Lines

on December 4, 2020, 6:31 AM / in Opinion

When America did nothing after Obama’s red line was crossed, U.S. credibility suffered. In early August 1990, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded and occupied Kuwait and declared it to be his nation’s lost 19th province. Said George H. W. Bush, “This will not stand!” Translation: Get out of Kuwait, Saddam, or we will come over there and throw you out. […]

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Has Bibi Boxed Biden in on Iran?

Has Bibi Boxed Biden in on Iran?

on December 1, 2020, 7:52 AM / in Opinion

So, again, why would Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu authorize Mossad to send an assassination team to Iran to kill the nuclear scientist? And why now? If Israel, as is universally believed and has not been denied, was behind the assassination of Iran’s leading nuclear scientist, questions arise: Why would the Israelis kill him? And why would they do it now? […]

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A Historic Presidency

A Historic Presidency

on November 29, 2020, 7:05 AM / in Opinion

Can anyone believe that Bush Republicans or the “Never-Trumpers” are the future of the party when one considers the massive and visceral reaction of millions of Trump voters even to the idea of conceding his defeat in this election? In the first two decades of the century, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state supported U.S. wars in Afghanistan, […]

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What Trump Will Leave in Biden’s Inbox

What Trump Will Leave in Biden’s Inbox

on November 24, 2020, 8:17 AM / in Opinion

Then, there are the human rights backsliders that are U.S. partners and allies — Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia. How does Biden deal with the party’s progressives who demand he sanction such partner-nations — without risking the loss of these countries’ cooperation on our policy agenda? Dismissing President Donald Trump’s claim that the 2020 election remains undecided, Joe Biden has begun […]

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Who Owns the Future? Dems or GOP?

Who Owns the Future? Dems or GOP?

on November 13, 2020, 8:42 AM / in Opinion

If Democrats can kill the filibuster and pack the Supreme Court, if they can add four new senators from Puerto Rico and D.C., and if they can pack the electorate by turning millions of migrants, legal and illegal, into U.S. citizens and regular voters, then you don’t need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing. […]

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Will Georgia Halt the Radicals’ Revolution?

Will Georgia Halt the Radicals’ Revolution?

on November 10, 2020, 7:43 AM / in Opinion

President Donald Trump, given all he has endured for five years from those piously pleading now for a “time of healing,” cannot be faulted for his defiant resolve to unearth any and all high crimes or misdemeanors committed in the counting of ballots in the election of Tuesday last. Trump owes his people this, and he owes the establishment nothing. […]

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Trumpism Lives On!

Trumpism Lives On!

on November 6, 2020, 7:41 AM / in Opinion

The American electorate failed to perform its designated role in the establishment’s morality play. Indeed, Democrats ended Tuesday night terrified that America had again turned its back on them and preferred Trump to the leaders and agenda they had put forth. Donald Trump may end up losing the 2020 election in the Electoral College, but he won the campaign that […]

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Can a Disintegrating America Come Together?

Can a Disintegrating America Come Together?

on November 3, 2020, 8:54 AM / in Opinion

Today, we are divided over ideology, morality, culture, race and history. We are divided over whether America is the great nation we were raised to revere and love or a nation born in great sins and crimes… On the last days of the 2020 campaign, President Donald Trump was holding four and five rallies a day in battleground states, drawing […]

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A Biden Family Special Prosecutor in 2021?

A Biden Family Special Prosecutor in 2021?

on October 27, 2020, 8:26 AM / in Opinion

Major media are either denouncing the allegations as unproven or ignoring the story, the motive for which is apparent. Journalistic duty be damned. We have to get rid of Trump. And anything that jeopardizes that highest of goals should be buried until after Election Day. If Joe Biden loses on Nov. 3, public interest in whether his son Hunter exploited […]

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America: a Land of Ceaseless Conflict

America: a Land of Ceaseless Conflict

on October 25, 2020, 8:34 AM / in Opinion

What these episodes suggest is that the idea of bipartisan comity, or some new era of national unity should Biden win, is self-delusion. When Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to a judgeship on the U.S. Court of Appeals in 2017, Sen. Dianne Feinstein was taken aback by the Notre Dame law professor’s Catholic convictions about the right to life. “Professor,” […]

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Can America Do It All?

Can America Do It All?

on October 20, 2020, 12:05 PM / in Opinion

With the national debt already equal to the GDP, and growing faster now, a question arises: Where does this end? In fiscal year 2020, which ended on Sept. 30, the U.S. government set some impressive new records. The deficit came in at $3.1 trillion, twice the previous record of $1.4 trillion in 2009, which was set during the Great Recession, […]

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Can Trump Pull a Second Rabbit Out of the Hat?

Can Trump Pull a Second Rabbit Out of the Hat?

on October 16, 2020, 8:19 AM / in Opinion

Still, this thing is not over. For, at this stage of the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton was showing equally impressive poll numbers, and she would go on to lose all eight of those battleground states in the greatest upset since Harry Truman defeated Tom Dewey in 1948. “Apres moi, la deluge,” predicted Louis XV after his army’s stunning defeat by […]

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Is War With China Becoming Inevitable?

Is War With China Becoming Inevitable?

on October 13, 2020, 8:57 AM / in Opinion

Tensions are rising between the U.S. and China, as the list of ideological, political and economic clashes continues to lengthen. And there is a transparent new reality: China seems in no mood to back down. “The Indians are seeing 60,000 Chinese soldiers on their northern border,” Secretary of State Michael Pompeo ominously warned on Friday. He spelled out what he […]

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