Articles by: Patrick J. Buchanan

Is Diversity a Root Cause of Dual Loyalty?

Is Diversity a Root Cause of Dual Loyalty?

on March 15, 2019, 8:28 AM / in Opinion

“We can’t be divided by race, religion, by tribe. We’re defined by those enduring principles in the Constitution, even though we don’t necessarily all know them.” So Joe Biden told the firefighters union this week. But does Joe really believe that? Or does that not sound more like a plea, a wistful hope, rather than a deep conviction? For Biden […]

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How Middle America Is to Be Dispossessed

How Middle America Is to Be Dispossessed

on March 12, 2019, 6:40 AM / in Opinion

The Democratic Party does not want to close the door to voting on migrants who broke our laws to get here and do not belong here, as these illegals would likely vote for pro-amnesty Democrats. In all but one of the last seven presidential elections, Republicans lost the popular vote. George W. Bush and Donald Trump won only by capturing […]

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Can Trump Stop the Invasion?

Can Trump Stop the Invasion?

on March 8, 2019, 7:47 AM / in Opinion

With 328 million people here now, approaching twice the number as in 1960, how many more can we take in before government sinks under the weight of its beneficiaries? In its lead editorial Wednesday, The New York Times called upon Congress to amend the National Emergency Act to “erect a wall against any President, not just Mr. Trump, who insists […]

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Mike Pompeo’s War Warning to China

Mike Pompeo’s War Warning to China

on March 5, 2019, 6:55 AM / in Opinion

Could America sustain such a commitment? More important, why should we? Has the White House thought through the implications of what the Pompeo threat may bring? As President Trump flew home from his Hanoi summit with Kim Jong Un, Mike Pompeo peeled off and flew to Manila. And there the Secretary of State made a startling declaration. Any armed attack […]

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Is the American Century Over For Good?

Is the American Century Over For Good?

on March 1, 2019, 6:54 AM / in Opinion

Indulging its hatred of Trump is a preoccupation, an obsession of this capital city. “Politics stops at the water’s edge” was a tradition that, not so long ago, was observed by both parties, particularly when a president was abroad, speaking for the nation. The tradition was enunciated by Sen. Arthur Vandenberg of Michigan in 1947, as many of the Republicans […]

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Left’s Latest Demand: Race-Based Reparations

Left’s Latest Demand: Race-Based Reparations

on February 26, 2019, 8:14 AM / in Opinion

“Politically, the party of slavery, secession and segregation was the party of Jefferson, Jackson, Clay, Calhoun, Wilson and FDR, who put a Klansman on the Supreme Court — the Democratic Party.    It was the Republican Party that was formed to contain and end slavery, and did…” Having embraced “Medicare-for-all,” free college tuition and a Green New Deal that would mandate […]

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On to Caracas and Tehran!

On to Caracas and Tehran!

on February 22, 2019, 6:26 AM / in Opinion

In the Venezuelan crisis, said President Donald Trump in Florida, “All options are on the table.” And if Venezuela’s generals persist in their refusal to break with Nicolas Maduro, they could “lose everything.” Another example of Yankee bluster and bluff? Or is Trump prepared to use military force to bring down Maduro and install Juan Guaido, the president of the […]

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Why Autocrats Are Replacing Democrats

Why Autocrats Are Replacing Democrats

on February 19, 2019, 7:00 AM / in Opinion

“If you look at Trump in America or Bolsonaro in Brazil, you see that people now want politicians who are tough enough to do what they promise,” said Spanish businessman Juan Carlos Perez Carreno. The Spaniard was explaining to The New York Times what lay behind the rise of Vox, which the Times calls “Spain’s first far-right party since the […]

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Will Diversity Be the Death of the Democrats?

Will Diversity Be the Death of the Democrats?

on February 15, 2019, 9:26 AM / in Opinion

Both of America’s great national parties are coalitions. But it is the Democratic Party that never ceases to celebrate diversity — racial, religious, ethnic, cultural — as its own and as America’s “greatest strength.” Understandably so, for the party is home to a multitude of minorities. It is the domain of the LGBTQ movement. In presidential elections, Democrats win 70 […]

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Are the Democrats Bent on Suicide?

on February 12, 2019, 6:59 AM / in Opinion

After reading an especially radical platform agreed upon by the British Labor Party, one Tory wag described it as “the longest suicide note in history.” The phrase comes to mind on reading of the resolution calling for a Green New Deal, advanced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and endorsed by at least five of the major Democratic candidates for president. The Green […]

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Has Trump Found the Formula for 2020?

Has Trump Found the Formula for 2020?

on February 8, 2019, 6:22 AM / in Opinion

If the pollsters at CNN and CBS are correct, Donald Trump may have found the formula for winning a second term in 2020. His State of the Union address, say the two networks, met with the approval of 76 percent of all viewers — 97 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of independents and 30 percent of Democrats. Seventy-two percent agreed […]

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Trump vs. the Spy Chiefs: Who’s Right?

Trump vs. the Spy Chiefs: Who’s Right?

on February 1, 2019, 7:03 AM / in Opinion

To manifest his opposition to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, and half of the 14,000 in Afghanistan, Gen. James Mattis went public and resigned as secretary of defense. Now Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, in public testimony to Congress, has contradicted Trump about the threats that face the nation. Contrary to […]

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If the Army Stands With Maduro, What Is Plan B?

If the Army Stands With Maduro, What Is Plan B?

on January 29, 2019, 12:00 PM / in Opinion

“Pay the soldiers. The rest do not matter.” This was the deathbed counsel given to his sons by Roman Emperor Septimius Severus in A.D. 211. Nicolas Maduro must today appreciate the emperor’s insight. For the political survival of this former bus driver and union boss hangs now upon whether Venezuela’s armed forces choose to stand by him or to desert […]

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At Age 70, Time to Rethink NATO

At Age 70, Time to Rethink NATO

on January 18, 2019, 6:09 AM / in Opinion

“Treaties are like roses and young girls. They last while they last.” So said President Charles De Gaulle, who in 1966 ordered NATO to vacate its Paris headquarters and get out of France. NATO this year celebrates a major birthday. The young girl of 1966 is no longer young. The alliance is 70 years old. And under this aging NATO […]

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Memo to Trump: Declare an Emergency

Memo to Trump: Declare an Emergency

on January 11, 2019, 6:40 AM / in Opinion

In the long run, history will validate Donald Trump’s stand on a border wall to defend the sovereignty and security of the United States. Why? Because mass migration from the global South, not climate change, is the real existential crisis of the West. The American people know this, and even the elites sense it. Think not? Well, check out the […]

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No, This Is Not JFK’s Democratic Party

No, This Is Not JFK’s Democratic Party

on January 8, 2019, 9:14 AM / in Opinion

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House has more women, persons of color and LGBT members than any House in history — and fewer white males. And Thursday, the day Rashida Tlaib was sworn in, her hand on a Quran, our first Palestinian-American congresswoman showed us what we may expect. As a rally of leftists lustily cheered her on, Tlaib roared, “We’re gonna […]

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Trump & The Post: Whose Side Is Mitt On?

Trump & The Post: Whose Side Is Mitt On?

on January 4, 2019, 7:58 AM / in Opinion

If there is a more anti-Trump organ in the American establishment than The Washington Post, it does not readily come to mind. Hence, in choosing to send his op-ed attack on President Donald Trump to the Post, Mitt Romney was collaborating with an adversary of his party and his president. And he knew it, and the Post rewarded his collusion. […]

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How the War Party Lost the Middle East

How the War Party Lost the Middle East

on January 2, 2019, 6:33 AM / in Opinion

“Assad must go, Obama says.” So read the headline in The Washington Post, Aug. 18, 2011. The story quoted President Barack Obama directly: “The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way. … the time has come for President Assad to step aside.” France’s Nicolas Sarkozy and Britain’s David Cameron […]

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2020: Year of the Democrats? Maybe Not

2020: Year of the Democrats? Maybe Not

on December 28, 2018, 8:00 AM / in Opinion

If Democrats are optimistic as 2019 begins, it is understandable. Their victory on Nov. 6, adding 40 seats and taking control of the House of Representatives, was impressive. And with the party’s total vote far exceeding the GOP total, in places it became a rout. In the six New England states, Republicans no longer hold a single House seat. Susan […]

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Christmas 2018: Not the Worst of Times

on December 25, 2018, 8:57 AM / in Opinion

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly,” goes the old Christmas carol. “‘Tis the season to be jolly.” Yet if there were a couplet less befitting the mood of this capital city, I am unaware of it. “The wheels are coming off,” was a common commentary on the Trump presidency on Sunday’s talk shows. And the ostensible causes of what […]

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