Articles by: Patrick J. Buchanan

Are We on the Ramp to Impeachment Road?

Are We on the Ramp to Impeachment Road?

on May 24, 2019, 6:11 AM / in Opinion

If Trump believes, not without reason, that Pelosi’s caucus is out to kill his presidency, should he cooperate with the co-conspirators or use all of the actual and latent powers of his office to repel them? After a stroke felled Woodrow Wilson during his national tour to save his League of Nations, an old rival, Sen. Albert Fall, went to […]

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Has the Day of the Nationalists Come?

Has the Day of the Nationalists Come?

on May 21, 2019, 6:29 AM / in Opinion

“If one could identify a cry common to populists, it might be: “We want our country back!” A week from today, Europeans may be able to gauge how high the tide of populism and nationalism has risen within their countries and on their continent. For all the returns will be in from three days of elections in the 28 nations […]

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Who Wants This War with Iran?

Who Wants This War with Iran?

on May 17, 2019, 6:35 AM / in Opinion

Outside a few precincts, America has no enthusiasm for a new Mideast war, no stomach for any occupation of Iran. Speaking on state TV of the prospect of a war in the Gulf, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei seemed to dismiss the idea. “There won’t be any war. … We don’t seek a war, and (the Americans) don’t either. They […]

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Tariffs: The Taxes That Made America Great

Tariffs: The Taxes That Made America Great

on May 14, 2019, 8:58 AM / in History, Opinion

That the Smoot-Hawley Tariff caused the Depression of the 1930s is a New Deal myth in which America’s schoolchildren have been indoctrinated for decades. The Depression began with the crash of the stock market in 1929, nine months before Smoot-Hawley became law. The real villain: The Federal Reserve… As his limo carried him to work at the White House Monday, […]

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Is Bolton Steering Trump Into War with Iran?

Is Bolton Steering Trump Into War with Iran?

on May 7, 2019, 6:57 AM / in Opinion

Did President Donald Trump approve of this? …If it is not Trump pushing for confrontation and war with Iran, who is? Last week, it was Venezuela in America’s gun sights. “While a peaceful solution is desirable, military action is possible,” thundered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “If that’s what is required, that’s what the United States will do.” John Bolton […]

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Biden Plays the Race Card

on April 30, 2019, 7:38 AM / in Opinion

As he debated with himself whether to enter the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination, Joe Biden knew he had a problem. As a senator from Delaware in the ’70s, he had bashed busing to achieve racial balance in public schools as stupid and racist. As chairman of Senate Judiciary in the hearings on the nomination of Clarence Thomas in […]

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A Nation at War With Itself

A Nation at War With Itself

on April 26, 2019, 8:43 AM / in Opinion

The media are already salivating over the possible removal of a president they have come to loathe more than their great nemeses of the 20th century — Joe McCarthy and Richard Nixon. And the media will reward those who echo the call for impeachment… President Donald Trump has decided to cease cooperating with what he sees, not incorrectly, as a […]

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The Democrats Divide on Impeachment

The Democrats Divide on Impeachment

on April 23, 2019, 5:58 AM / in Opinion

The credibility of the Democratic Party is now at issue… If Mueller could not find collusion, what reason is there to believe Rep. Jerry Nadler’s judiciary committee will find it, and then convince the country that they have discovered what ex-FBI Director Mueller could not. The release of the Mueller report has left Democrats in a dilemma. For consider what […]

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Is Bernie Stealing Trump’s ‘No More Wars’ Issue?

Is Bernie Stealing Trump’s ‘No More Wars’ Issue?

on April 19, 2019, 6:50 AM / in Opinion

The center of gravity of U.S. politics is shifting toward the Trump position of 2016. “The president has said that he does not want to see this country involved in endless wars… I agree with that,” Bernie Sanders told the Fox News audience at Monday’s town hall meeting in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Then turning and staring straight into the camera, Bernie […]

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Where Trump’s and Bibi’s Interests Clash

Where Trump’s and Bibi’s Interests Clash

on April 12, 2019, 7:07 AM / in Opinion

While a U.S. war with Iran may be what Bibi wants, it is not what America wants or needs. On Monday, President Donald Trump designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, the first time the United States has designated part of another nation’s government as such a threat. Iran’s Supreme National Security Council responded by declaring U.S. Central […]

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Already Deep in the Politics of Hate

Already Deep in the Politics of Hate

on April 9, 2019, 6:15 AM / in Opinion

If this is the level of discourse from Beto and Bernie, 2020 looks to be one of the ugliest campaigns in American history. During an Iowa town hall last week, “Beto” O’Rourke, who had pledged to raise the level of national discourse, depicted President Donald Trump’s rhetoric as right out of Nazi Germany. Trump “describes immigrants as ‘rapists’ and ‘criminals’” […]

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Trump Should Close NATO Membership Rolls

Trump Should Close NATO Membership Rolls

on April 3, 2019, 7:31 AM / in Opinion

“Among neocon and GOP interventionists, there has also long been a vocal constituency for bringing Ukraine into NATO…” When Donald Trump meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today, the president should give him a direct message: The roster of NATO membership is closed. For good. The United States will not hand out any more war guarantees to fight Russia […]

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Must the West Beg the World for Forgiveness?

Must the West Beg the World for Forgiveness?

on March 29, 2019, 6:08 AM / in Opinion

Are all civilizations and cultures equal, or are some more equal than others? As the Democratic Party quarrels over reparations for slavery, a new and related issue has arisen, raised by the president of Mexico. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has written Pope Francis I and King Felipe VI to demand their apologies for the Spanish conquest of Mexico that began […]

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Russiagate — a Bright, Shining Lie

on March 26, 2019, 7:49 AM / in Opinion

The instigators of this investigation, launched to bring down a president, have damaged and divided this nation, and they need to be exposed, as do their collaborators in the press. “The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia … to influence the 2016 US presidential campaign.” So […]

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Why Joe May Be Courting Stacey

Why Joe May Be Courting Stacey

on March 22, 2019, 8:07 AM / in Opinion

How, with a record like this, does Biden inoculate himself against attacks by rival candidates, especially candidates of color, in his run for the nomination? Of 895 slots in the freshman class of Stuyvesant High in New York City, seven were offered this year to black students, down from 10 last year and 13 the year before.a In the freshman […]

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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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