Articles by: Patrick J. Buchanan

Putin & Xi Have Red Lines, Too

Putin & Xi Have Red Lines, Too

on April 13, 2021, 8:48 AM / in Opinion

Biden personally assured President Volodymyr Zelensky of America’s “unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Donbass and Crimea.” What does that mean? What are Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping up to? In recent days, Russian tanks, artillery, armor, trucks and troops have been moving by road and rail ever closer […]

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Vaccine Patriotism vs. Vaccine Globalism

Vaccine Patriotism vs. Vaccine Globalism

on April 9, 2021, 7:42 AM / in Opinion

Is it wrong for the U.S. to ensure that every American who wants a shot gets one, before taking on the task of vaccinating the rest of the world? Is it wrong for America to put Americans first? When the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines first proved their efficacy, preventing nearly 95% of coronavirus infections in those who got the shots […]

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Joe Biden’s Bid to Remake America

Joe Biden’s Bid to Remake America

on April 3, 2021, 9:03 AM / in Opinion

The bait to lure Republicans into embracing this $2.3 trillion in Great Society II and Green New Deal spending is the modest fraction to be allocated to infrastructure — airports, bridges, roads, ports, public transit. Most of the rest is to be used to grow social programs and launch new ones. If Joe Biden’s American Jobs Program, outlined in Pittsburgh, […]

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Autocracy vs. Democracy or China vs. America?

Autocracy vs. Democracy or China vs. America?

on March 30, 2021, 7:22 AM / in Opinion

Nor does Biden’s faith in small “d” democracy appear to have been shared by the men who founded the United States as a “republic, if you can keep it.” They saw democracy not as some object of veneration but as a danger to be avoided. “I’ve known Xi Jinping for a long time. … He doesn’t have a democratic — […]

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Why Putin’s Pipeline Is Welcome in Germany

Why Putin’s Pipeline Is Welcome in Germany

on March 26, 2021, 8:25 AM / in Opinion

What is behind American opposition to Russian natural gas going to Germany, and from there to NATO Europe? During a joint interview with Jens Stoltenberg, the Norwegian secretary-general of NATO, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, fresh from his bout with the Chinese in Anchorage, took on Angela Merkel and the Germans. Issue: Nord Stream 2, the Baltic Sea pipeline Vladimir […]

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Do We Not Have Enough Enemies?

Do We Not Have Enough Enemies?

on March 21, 2021, 9:55 AM / in Opinion

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s sister issued this threat… “We take this opportunity to warn the new U.S. administration trying hard to give off powdered smell in our land that if it wants to sleep in peace for the coming four years, it had better refrain from causing a stink at its first step.” Asked bluntly by ABC’s George […]

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Who and What Killed George Floyd?

Who and What Killed George Floyd?

on March 16, 2021, 9:21 AM / in Opinion

George Floyd was not choked to death. He was not asphyxiated. He was not killed by Chauvin’s knee on the side of his neck. An autopsy showed Floyd’s neck muscles were not even bruised. Friday, as the jury was being empaneled for the trial of fired police officer Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis City Council voted 13-0 to approve a record […]

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Is a Cold War II with China Inevitable?

Is a Cold War II with China Inevitable?

on March 12, 2021, 8:44 AM / in Opinion

Beijing is not apologetically but proudly Communist. It believes its system has been proven superior in this century. It does not believe in an equality of ideologies, religions or peoples. It openly rejects American democracy as a failed and failing system… Today, the four premier leaders of The Quad — the U.S., Australia, India and Japan — conduct their first […]

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The Emerging Existential Crisis at the Border

The Emerging Existential Crisis at the Border

on March 9, 2021, 7:36 AM / in Opinion

Among the recent border-crossers, who are transported by bus to detention centers, where they remain for 72 hours and then are released to travel where they wish, many are carrying the coronavirus. Thus, what’s shaping up on the border is not only a national security crisis but a national survival crisis. During a Democratic debate in 2020, the candidates were […]

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Is Biden Reenlisting in the Forever Wars?

Is Biden Reenlisting in the Forever Wars?

on March 2, 2021, 8:05 AM / in Opinion

The leverage we have are the sanctions Trump imposed. If Biden lifts those in return for Iran returning to the terms of the 2015 deal, he surrenders all of his leverage for a new deal covering Tehran’s missile development and aid to Shia militias in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. Thursday, in its first military action, the Biden Pentagon sent […]

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Trump — Once and Future King?

Trump — Once and Future King?

on February 26, 2021, 8:36 AM / in Opinion

There is a specific Trumpian agenda, with which he is alone associated, that is becoming the issues agenda of the conservative movement and the party base, if not the party elites. “I don’t know if he’ll run in 2024 or not. But if he does, I’m pretty sure he will win the nomination.” So says Mitt Romney, the sole Republican […]

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Biden: No New Cold Wars or Democracy Crusades

Biden: No New Cold Wars or Democracy Crusades

on February 23, 2021, 8:05 AM / in Opinion

Biden’s remarks also reveal the dichotomy that exists between what is on the minds of his countrymen, and what is on the minds of so many among our foreign policy elites. “What is America’s mission?” is a question that has been debated since George Washington’s Farewell Address in 1797. At last week’s Munich Security Conference, President Joe Biden laid out […]

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Is Biden Prepared to Lose Afghanistan?

Is Biden Prepared to Lose Afghanistan?

on February 19, 2021, 7:29 AM / in Opinion

A Biden decision to suspend a final pullout of U.S. forces will be well received by our foreign policy elites. But the anti-interventionist wings of the two parties are growing in strength. Is President Joe Biden prepared to preside over the worst U.S. strategic defeat since the fall of Saigon in 1975? For that may be what’s at stake if […]

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Will the Radical Left Reunite the GOP?

Will the Radical Left Reunite the GOP?

on February 16, 2021, 8:32 AM / in Opinion

The succession struggle in the GOP is now underway. But as for now, Donald Trump is The Man, and he is not going anywhere… Still, even if Trump cannot unite the Republican Party, he brings, far and away, the largest pile of chips to the table. “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just […]

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Who Are the True ‘Domestic Terrorists’?

Who Are the True ‘Domestic Terrorists’?

on February 3, 2021, 8:22 AM / in Opinion

The truth: The vast majority of criminals who rob, rape, shoot and kill Americans in the tens of thousands each year, and the people who did almost all of the rioting, looting, arson and assaults on cops in 2020, never wore MAGA hats. “Never allow a good crisis (to) go to waste. It’s an opportunity to do the things you […]

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Is the Establishment Still Terrified of Trump?

Is the Establishment Still Terrified of Trump?

on January 29, 2021, 6:48 AM / in Opinion

The establishment fears that Trump could make a comeback, win the Republican primaries in 2024, become the nominee, and return in triumph as president. They are determined to abort that possibility. Many openly admit it. As soon as the Senate received the lone article of impeachment accusing President Donald Trump of “incitement of insurrection” in the Jan. 6 mob assault […]

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Coexistence or Cold War with China?

Coexistence or Cold War with China?

on January 26, 2021, 7:29 AM / in Opinion

Under Xi Jinping, said Blinken, China seeks to “become the leading country in the world — the country that sets the norms, that sets the standards.” In short, China’s geostrategic goal is to replace the U.S.-created world order with a new world order of its own. “The United States acknowledges that all Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait […]

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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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