Articles by: Patrick J. Buchanan

Is a Coming NATO Crisis Inevitable?

Is a Coming NATO Crisis Inevitable?

on July 13, 2018, 6:54 AM / in Opinion

Of President Donald Trump’s explosion at Angela Merkel’s Germany during the NATO summit, it needs to be said: It is long past time we raised our voices. America pays more for NATO, an alliance created 69 years ago to defend Europe, than do the Europeans. And as Europe free-rides off our defense effort, the EU runs trade surpluses at our […]

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Is a Trump Court in the Making?

on July 10, 2018, 7:40 AM / in Opinion

If Mitch McConnell’s Senate can confirm his new nominee for the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump may have completed the capture of all three branches of the U.S. government for the Republican Party. Not bad for a rookie. And the lamentations on the left are surely justified. For liberalism’s great strategic ally and asset of 60 years, the judicial dictatorship […]

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The Never-Trumpers Are Never Coming Back

The Never-Trumpers Are Never Coming Back

on July 6, 2018, 7:44 AM / in Opinion

With never-Trump conservatives bailing on the GOP and crying out for the Party of Pelosi to save us, some painful truths need to be restated. The Republican Party of Bush I and II, of Bob Dole and John McCain, is history. It’s not coming back. Unlike the Bourbons after the Revolution and the Terror, after Napoleon and the Empire, no […]

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The Liberal Stampede to ‘Abolish ICE’

The Liberal Stampede to ‘Abolish ICE’

on July 3, 2018, 6:13 AM / in Opinion

“No Borders! No Nations! No Deportations!” “Abolish ICE!” Before last week, these were the mindless slogans of an infantile left, seen on signs at rallies to abolish ICE, the agency that arrests and deports criminal aliens who have no right to be in our country. By last week, however, “Abolish ICE!” was no longer the exclusive slogan of the unhinged […]

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No Party for Old White Men

No Party for Old White Men

on June 29, 2018, 8:17 AM / in Opinion

For Nancy Pelosi, 78, Steny Hoyer, 79, and Joe Biden, 75, the primary results from New York’s 14th congressional district are a fire bell in the night. All may be swept away in the coming revolution. That is the message of the crushing defeat of 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley, who had aspired to succeed Pelosi and become speaker of the […]

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A Fascist Right — or a Hysterical Left?

A Fascist Right — or a Hysterical Left?

on June 26, 2018, 7:13 AM / in Opinion

If Trump’s supporters are truly “a basket of deplorables … racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic” and “irredeemable,” as Hillary Clinton described them to an LGBT crowd, is not shunning and shaming the proper way to deal with them? So a growing slice of the American left has come to believe. Friday, gay waiters at the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, […]

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Has the West the Will to Survive?

Has the West the Will to Survive?

on June 22, 2018, 5:59 AM / in Opinion

“If you’re … pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you’re strong, then you don’t have any heart, that’s a tough dilemma. … I’d rather be strong.” So said President Donald Trump, on issuing his order halting the separation of children from parents caught breaking into the country. Trump’s enemies are celebrating […]

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Trump and the Invasion of the West

on June 20, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Opinion

“It is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart,” says former first lady Laura Bush of the Trump administration policy of “zero tolerance,” under which the children of illegal migrants are being detained apart from their parents. “Disgraceful,” adds Dr. Franklin Graham. “We need to be … a country that governs with a heart,” says first lady Melania […]

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The Justice Department and sanctuary cities

on June 19, 2018, 6:50 AM / in National News

The Trump administration, escalating its fight with so-called sanctuary cities, asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to narrow a lower court’s nationwide order preventing the federal government from denying public safety grants to municipalities that limit cooperation on immigration enforcement. The Justice Department asked the high court to make the injunction issued by a federal judge in Chicago cover […]

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Behind Trump’s Exasperation

Behind Trump’s Exasperation

on June 12, 2018, 6:03 AM / in Opinion

At the G-7 summit in Canada, President Donald Trump described America as “the piggy bank that everybody is robbing.” After he left Quebec, his director of Trade and Industrial Policy, Peter Navarro, added a few parting words for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President […]

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Boehner’s Right — It’s Trump’s Party Now

Boehner’s Right — It’s Trump’s Party Now

on June 6, 2018, 6:08 AM / in Opinion

“There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump party,” John Boehner told a Mackinac, Michigan, gathering of the GOP faithful last week. “The Republican Party is kind of taking a nap somewhere.” Ex-Speaker Boehner should probably re-check the old party’s pulse, for the Bush-Boehner GOP may not just be napping. It could be comatose. Consider. That GOP was dedicated to […]

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What Is America’s Cause in the World Today?

What Is America’s Cause in the World Today?

on May 29, 2018, 7:31 AM / in Opinion

After being sworn in for a fourth term, Vladimir Putin departed the Kremlin for Annunciation Cathedral to receive the televised blessing of Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church. The patriarch and his priests in sacred vestments surrounded Putin, who, standing alone, made the sign of the cross. Meanwhile, sacred vestments from the Sistine Chapel were being transported by the […]

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Is US Bellicosity Backfiring?

Is US Bellicosity Backfiring?

on May 25, 2018, 7:38 AM / in Opinion

U.S. threats to crush Iran and North Korea may yet work, but as of now neither Tehran nor Pyongyang appears to be intimidated. Repeated references by NSC adviser John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence to the “Libya model” for denuclearization of North Korea just helped sink the Singapore summit of President Trump and Kim Jong Un. To North Korea, […]

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Can a Pope Change Moral Truth?

Can a Pope Change Moral Truth?

on May 22, 2018, 5:54 AM / in Opinion

That joking retort we heard as children, “Is the pope Catholic?” is starting to look like a serious question. Asked five years ago about a “gay lobby” in the Vatican, Pope Francis responded, “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?” As judgment was thought to be part of the papal […]

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A Trump Doctrine for Singapore and Beyond

A Trump Doctrine for Singapore and Beyond

on May 18, 2018, 5:55 AM / in Opinion

After Pyongyang railed this week that the U.S.-South Korean Max Thunder military drills were a rehearsal for an invasion of the North, and imperiled the Singapore summit, the Pentagon dialed them back. The B-52 exercises alongside F-22 stealth fighters were canceled. But Pyongyang had other objections. Sunday, NSC adviser John Bolton spoke of a “Libyan model” for the North’s disarmament, […]

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Israel at 70: Bibi’s Troubled Hour of Power

Israel at 70: Bibi’s Troubled Hour of Power

on May 15, 2018, 6:07 AM / in Opinion

For Bibi Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister save only founding father David Ben-Gurion, it has been a week of triumph. Last Tuesday, President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal as Bibi had demanded. Thursday, after Iran launched 20 missiles at the Golan Heights, Bibi answered with a 70-missile attack on Iran in Syria. “If […]

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Are Bibi and Bolton in the Wheel House Now?

Are Bibi and Bolton in the Wheel House Now?

on May 11, 2018, 6:37 AM / in Opinion

Brushing aside the anguished pleas of our NATO allies, President Trump Tuesday contemptuously trashed the Iranian nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions. Prime Minister Theresa May of Great Britain, President Emmanuel Macron of France and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were put on notice that their ties to Iran are to be severed, or secondary sanctions will be imposed on them. Driving […]

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Don’t Trash the Nuclear Deal!

Don’t Trash the Nuclear Deal!

on May 8, 2018, 6:22 AM / in Opinion

This next week may determine whether President Trump extricates us from that cauldron of conflict that is the Middle East, as he promised, or plunges us even deeper into these forever wars. Friday will see the sixth in a row of weekly protests at the Gaza border fence in clashes that have left 40 Palestinians dead and 1,500 wounded by […]

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Memo to Trump: Defy Mueller

Memo to Trump: Defy Mueller

on May 4, 2018, 7:28 AM / in Opinion

If Donald Trump does not wish to collaborate in the destruction of his presidency, he will refuse to be questioned by the FBI, or by a grand jury, or by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his malevolent minions. Should Mueller subpoena him, as he has threatened to do, Trump should ignore the subpoena, and frame it for viewing in Trump […]

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Smut Night at the Press Dinner

Smut Night at the Press Dinner

on May 1, 2018, 6:40 AM / in Opinion

Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, billed as a celebration of the First Amendment and a tribute to journalists who “speak truth to power,” has to be the worst advertisement in memory for our national press corps. Comedian Michelle Wolf, the guest speaker, recited one filthy joke after another at the expense of President Trump and his people, using words […]

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