Articles by: Patrick J. Buchanan

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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Will Trump Hold Firm on Syrian Pullout?

Will Trump Hold Firm on Syrian Pullout?

on December 21, 2018, 7:38 AM / in Opinion

“We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there,” wrote President Donald Trump, as he ordered the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Syria, stunning the U.S. foreign policy establishment. Trump overruled his secretaries of state and defense, and jolted this city and capitals across NATO Europe and the Middle East. Yet, Trump is doing exactly what […]

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Can America Fight Two Cold Wars at Once?

Can America Fight Two Cold Wars at Once?

on December 19, 2018, 6:32 AM / in Opinion

Kim Jong Un, angered by the newest U.S. sanctions, is warning that North Korea’s commitment to denuclearization could be imperiled and we could be headed for “exchanges of fire.” Iran, warns Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is testing ballistic missiles that are forbidden to them by the U.N. Security Council. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that, within days, […]

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What Lies Behind the Malaise of the West?

What Lies Behind the Malaise of the West?

on December 14, 2018, 7:49 AM / in Opinion

Is it coincidence or contagion, this malady that seems to have suddenly induced paralysis in the leading nations of the West? With lawyer-fixer Michael Cohen’s confession that he colluded with Donald Trump in making hush money payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, America’s stage is set for a play that will run two years. As Democrats test the waters […]

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How Democracy Is Losing the World

How Democracy Is Losing the World

on December 11, 2018, 7:26 AM / in Opinion

If Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to pay hush money to Stormy Daniels about a one-night stand a decade ago, that, says Jerome Nadler, incoming chair of House Judiciary, would be an “impeachable offense.” This tells you what social media, cable TV and the great herd of talking heads will be consumed with for the next two years — the […]

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Who Lost the World Bush 41 Left Behind?

Who Lost the World Bush 41 Left Behind?

on December 7, 2018, 7:39 AM / in Opinion

George H.W. Bush was America’s closer. Called in to pitch the final innings of the Cold War, Bush 41 presided masterfully over the fall of the Berlin Wall, the unification of Germany, the liberation of 100 million Eastern Europeans and the dissolution of the Soviet Union into 15 independent nations. History’s assignment complete, Bush 41 was retired. And what happened […]

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Will Democratic Rebels Dethrone Nancy?

on November 20, 2018, 6:23 AM / in Opinion

After adding at least 37 seats and taking control of the House by running on change, congressional Democrats appear to be about to elect as their future leaders three of the oldest faces in the party. Nancy Pelosi of California and Steny Hoyer of Maryland have led the House Democrats for 16 years. For 12 years, they have been joined […]

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Trump Raises the Stakes With CNN

Trump Raises the Stakes With CNN

on November 17, 2018, 7:06 AM / in National News, Opinion

Last week, the White House revoked the press pass of CNN’s chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, and denied him access to the building. CNN responded by filing suit in federal court against the president. Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights had been violated, said CNN. The demand: Acosta’s press pass must be returned immediately and his White House press […]

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Macron to Trump: ‘You’re No Patriot!’

Macron to Trump: ‘You’re No Patriot!’

on November 13, 2018, 6:17 AM / in Opinion

In a rebuke bordering on national insult Sunday, Emmanuel Macron retorted to Donald Trump’s calling himself a nationalist. “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism; nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.” As for Trump’s policy of “America first,” Macron trashed such atavistic thinking in this new age: “By saying we put ourselves first and the others don’t matter, we erase […]

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Mass Migration: Mortal Threat to Red State America

Mass Migration: Mortal Threat to Red State America

on November 2, 2018, 8:10 AM / in Opinion

Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that his natural political instincts are superior to those of any other current figure. As campaign 2018 entered its final week, Trump seized upon and elevated the single issue that most energizes his populist base and most convulses our media elite. Warning of an “invasion,” he pointed to the migrant caravan that […]

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Is This Worse Than ’68?

Is This Worse Than ’68?

on October 30, 2018, 6:05 AM / in Opinion

Saturday, in Pittsburgh, a Sabbath celebration at the Tree of Life synagogue became the site of the largest mass murder of Jews in U.S. history. Eleven worshippers were killed by a racist gunman. Friday, we learned the identity of the crazed criminal who mailed pipe bombs to a dozen leaders of the Democratic Party, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and […]

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Did Trump Goad and Guide the Pipe Bomber?

Did Trump Goad and Guide the Pipe Bomber?

on October 26, 2018, 8:58 AM / in Opinion

By Thursday, the targets of the mailed pipe bombs had risen to nine: George Soros, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Maxine Waters, John Brennan, Eric Holder, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Joe Biden and Robert De Niro. That list contains four of the highest-ranking officials of Barack Obama’s administration: the president himself, his vice president, his secretary of state and his attorney general. […]

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Time for Trump to Cut the Prince Loose?

on October 23, 2018, 8:04 AM / in Opinion

Was the assassination of JFK by Lee Harvey Oswald still getting as much media coverage three weeks after his death as it did that first week after Nov. 22, 1963? Not as I recall. Yet, three weeks after his murder, Jamal Khashoggi, who was not a U.S. citizen, was not killed by an American, and died not on U.S. soil […]

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Caravan Puts Trump Legacy on the Line

Caravan Puts Trump Legacy on the Line

on October 19, 2018, 6:07 AM / in Opinion

Our mainstream media remain consumed with the grisly killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and how President Donald Trump will deal with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Understandably so, for this is the most riveting murder story since O.J. Simpson and has strategic implications across the Middle East. Yet far more critical to […]

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