Articles by: Patrick J. Buchanan

Protect Kids or Confiscate Guns?

Protect Kids or Confiscate Guns?

on February 23, 2018, 7:25 AM / in Opinion

In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together. But like so many atrocities before it, this mass murder is tearing us apart. The perpetrator, the sick and evil 19-year-old who killed 17 innocents with a gun is said to be contrite. Having confessed, he faces life […]

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Is That Russia Troll Farm an Act of War?

Is That Russia Troll Farm an Act of War?

on February 20, 2018, 6:47 AM / in Opinion

According to the indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Russian trolls, operating out of St. Petersburg, took American identities on social media and became players in our 2016 election. On divisive racial and religious issues, the trolls took both sides. In the presidential election, the trolls favored Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein and Donald Trump, and almost never Hillary Clinton. One […]

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The Motives Behind the Massacre

The Motives Behind the Massacre

on February 18, 2018, 7:50 AM / in Opinion

“Enough is enough!” “This can’t go on!” “This has to stop!” These were among the comments that came through the blizzard of commentary after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. We have heard these words before. Unfortunately, such atrocities are not going to stop. For the ingredients that produce such slaughters are present and abundant […]

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The Motives Behind the Massacre

The Motives Behind the Massacre

on February 16, 2018, 8:10 AM / in Opinion

“Enough is enough!” “This can’t go on!” “This has to stop!” These were among the comments that came through the blizzard of commentary after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. We have heard these words before. Unfortunately, such atrocities are not going to stop. For the ingredients that produce such slaughters are present and abundant […]

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Is US Being Sucked Into Syria’s War?

Is US Being Sucked Into Syria’s War?

on February 13, 2018, 8:17 AM / in Opinion

Candidate Donald Trump may have promised to extricate us from Middle East wars, once ISIS and al-Qaida were routed, yet events and people seem to be conspiring to keep us endlessly enmeshed. Friday night, a drone, apparently modeled on a U.S. drone that fell into Iran’s hands, intruded briefly into Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights, and was shot down […]

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Trump — Middle American Radical

Trump — Middle American Radical

on February 11, 2018, 7:35 AM / in Opinion

President Trump is the leader of America’s conservative party. Yet not even his allies would describe him as a conservative in the tradition of Robert Taft, Russell Kirk or William F. Buckley. In the primaries of 2016, all his rivals claimed the mantle of Mr. Conservative, Ronald Reagan. Yet Trump captured the party’s heart. Who, then, and what is Donald […]

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Nunes Duels the Deep State

Nunes Duels the Deep State

on February 6, 2018, 6:35 AM / in Opinion

That memo worked up in the Intel Committee of Chairman Devin Nunes may not have sunk the Mueller investigation, but from the sound of the secondary explosions, this torpedo was no dud. The critical charge: To persuade a FISA court to issue a warrant to spy on Trump aide Carter Page, the FBI relied on a dossier produced by a […]

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A Never-Trump Press in Near Panic

A Never-Trump Press in Near Panic

on February 2, 2018, 6:26 AM / in Opinion

“All the News That’s Fit to Print” proclaims the masthead of The New York Times. “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” echoes The Washington Post. “The people have a right to know,” the professors at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism hammered into us in 1962. “Trust the people,” we were admonished. Explain then this hysteria, this panic in the press over […]

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In a Trump Hunt, Beware the Perjury Trap

In a Trump Hunt, Beware the Perjury Trap

on January 26, 2018, 9:02 AM / in Opinion

Asked if he would agree to be interviewed by Robert Mueller’s team, President Donald Trump told the White House press corps, “I would love to do it … as soon as possible. … under oath, absolutely.” On hearing this, the special counsel’s office must have looked like the Eagles’ locker room after the 38-7 rout of the Vikings put them […]

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Is Democracy on the Way Down?

Is Democracy on the Way Down?

on January 23, 2018, 6:13 AM / in Opinion

“The Western democratic system is hailed by the developed world as near perfect and the most superior political system to run a country,” mocked China’s official new agency. “However, what’s happening in the United States today will make more people worldwide reflect on the viability and legitimacy of such a chaotic political system.” There is a worldwide audience for what […]

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A US-Turkish Clash in Syria?

A US-Turkish Clash in Syria?

on January 19, 2018, 6:22 AM / in Opinion

The war for dominance in the Middle East, following the crushing of ISIS, appears about to commence in Syria — with NATO allies America and Turkey on opposing sides. Turkey is moving armor and troops south to Syria’s border enclave of Afrin, occupied by Kurds, to drive them out, and then drive the Syrian Kurds out of Manbij further south […]

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Trump: In Immigration Debate, Race Matters

Trump: In Immigration Debate, Race Matters

on January 16, 2018, 6:51 AM / in Opinion

President Trump “said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist. … I cannot believe … any president has ever spoken the words that I … heard our president speak yesterday.” So wailed Sen. Dick Durbin after departing the White House. And what caused the minority leader to almost faint dead away? Trump called Haiti a “s—-hole country,” said Durbin, and […]

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Little Rocket Man Wins the Round

Little Rocket Man Wins the Round

on January 12, 2018, 7:33 AM / in Opinion

After a year in which he tested a hydrogen bomb and an ICBM, threatened to destroy the United States, and called President Trump “a dotard,” Kim Jong Un, at the gracious invitation of the president of South Korea, will be sending a skating team to the “Peace Olympics.” An impressive year for Little Rocket Man. Thus the most serious nuclear […]

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What Is America’s Mission Now?

What Is America’s Mission Now?

on January 9, 2018, 8:17 AM / in Opinion

Informing Iran, “The U.S. is watching what you do,” Amb. Nikki Haley called an emergency meeting Friday of the Security Council regarding the riots in Iran. The session left her and us looking ridiculous. France’s ambassador tutored Haley that how nations deal with internal disorders is not the council’s concern. Russia’s ambassador suggested the United Nations should have looked into […]

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Fire Bell in the Night for the Ayatollah

Fire Bell in the Night for the Ayatollah

on January 5, 2018, 6:05 AM / in Opinion

As tens of thousands marched in the streets of Tehran on Wednesday in support of the regime, the head of the Revolutionary Guard Corps assured Iranians the “sedition” had been defeated. Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari is whistling past the graveyard. The protests that broke out a week ago and spread and became riots are a fire bell in the […]

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The Times Rides to Mueller’s Rescue

The Times Rides to Mueller’s Rescue

on January 3, 2018, 6:42 AM / in Opinion

What caused the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in July 2016, which evolved into the criminal investigation that is said today to imperil the Trump presidency? As James Comey’s FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller have, for 18 months, failed to prove Donald Trump’s “collusion” with the Kremlin, what was it, in mid-2016, that justified […]

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Will War Cancel Trump’s Triumphs?

Will War Cancel Trump’s Triumphs?

on December 29, 2017, 6:11 AM / in Opinion

Asked what he did during the French Revolution, Abbe Sieyes replied, “I survived.” Donald Trump can make the same boast. No other political figure has so dominated our discourse. And none, not Joe McCarthy in his heyday in the early ’50s, nor Richard Nixon in Watergate, received such intensive and intemperate coverage and commentary as has our 45th president. Whatever […]

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Did the FBI Conspire to Stop Trump?

Did the FBI Conspire to Stop Trump?

on December 27, 2017, 7:52 AM / in Opinion

The original question the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign was to answer was a simple one: Did he do it? Did Trump, or officials with his knowledge, collude with Vladimir Putin’s Russia to hack the emails of John Podesta and the DNC, and leak the contents to damage Hillary Clinton and elect Donald Trump? A year and a half […]

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Republicans Bet the Farm

Republicans Bet the Farm

on December 23, 2017, 7:43 AM / in Opinion

President Trump, every Republican senator, and the GOP majority in Speaker Paul Ryan’s House just put the future of their party on the line. By enacting the largest tax cut since the Reagan administration, the heart of which is cutting the corporate rate from 35 to 21 percent, Republicans have boldly bet the farm. They have rewritten America’s tax code […]

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Who Wants War with Iran — and Why?

Who Wants War with Iran — and Why?

on December 19, 2017, 8:47 AM / in Opinion

In the run-up to Christmas, President Donald Trump has been the beneficiary of some surprisingly good news and glad tidings. Sunday, Vladimir Putin called to thank him and the CIA for providing Russia critical information that helped abort an ISIS plot to massacre visitors to Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg. Monday found polls showing Trump at his highest in months. […]

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