Articles by: Patrick J. Buchanan

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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Should US-Saudi Alliance Be Saved?

on October 17, 2018, 7:23 AM / in Opinion

Over the weekend Donald Trump warned of “severe punishment” if an investigation concludes that a Saudi hit team murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Riyadh then counter-threatened, reminding us that, as the world’s largest oil exporter, Saudi Arabia “plays an impactful and active role in the global economy.” Message: Sanction us, and we may […]

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With Friends Like These

on October 12, 2018, 8:31 AM / in Opinion

Was Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and then his body cut up with a bone saw and flown to Riyadh in Gulfstream jets owned by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman? So contend the Turks, who have video from the consulate, photos of 15 Saudi agents who flew into Istanbul that day, Oct. 2, […]

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We Are All Deplorables Now

We Are All Deplorables Now

on October 5, 2018, 8:24 AM / in Opinion

Four days after he described Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as a “very credible witness,” President Donald Trump could no longer contain his feelings or constrain his instincts. With the fate of his Supreme Court nominee in the balance, Trump let his “Make America Great Again” rally attendees in Mississippi know what he really thought of […]

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Are Republicans Born Wimps?

Are Republicans Born Wimps?

on October 2, 2018, 8:22 AM / in Opinion

Republican leaders are “a bunch of wimps,” said Jerry Falwell Jr. Conservatives and Christians need to stop electing “nice guys.” “The US needs street fighters like Donald Trump at every level of government because the liberal fascists Dems are playing for keeps.” So tweeted the son and namesake of the founder of the Moral Majority, and he has here a […]

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A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR IMPEACHMENT

on September 29, 2018, 7:16 AM / in Opinion

Pat Buchanan: The assault on Kavanaugh is the playbook for what is planned for Trump Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was approved on an 11-10 party-line vote Friday in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Yet his confirmation is not assured. Sen. Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, has demanded and gotten as the price of his vote on the […]

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The Huge Stakes of Thursday’s Confrontations

The Huge Stakes of Thursday’s Confrontations

on September 25, 2018, 8:05 AM / in Opinion

Thursday is shaping up to be the Trump presidency’s “Gunfight at O.K. Corral.” That day, the fates of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and much else, may be decided. The New York Times report that Rosenstein, sarcastically or seriously in May 2017, talked of wearing a wire into the Oval Office to entrap the […]

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Has Russia Given Up on the West?

Has Russia Given Up on the West?

on September 21, 2018, 7:48 AM / in Opinion

By the end of his second term, President Ronald Reagan, who had called the Soviet Union an “evil empire,” was strolling through Red Square with Russians slapping him on the back. Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive. And how have we husbanded the fruits of our Cold War triumph? This month, China’s leader-for-life Xi Jinping stood beside […]

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The Late Hit on Judge Kavanaugh

The Late Hit on Judge Kavanaugh

on September 18, 2018, 7:37 AM / in Opinion

Upon the memory and truthfulness of Christine Blasey Ford hangs the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his reputation and possibly his career on the nation’s second-highest court. And much more. If Kavanaugh is voted down or forced to withdraw, the Republican Party and conservative movement could lose their last best hope for recapturing the high court for constitutionalism. […]

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The Unpardonable Heresy of Tucker Carlson

on September 14, 2018, 6:22 AM / in Opinion

Our diversity is our greatest strength. After playing clips of Democratic politicians reciting that truth of modern liberalism, Tucker Carlson asked, “How, precisely, is diversity our strength? Since you’ve made this our new national motto, please be specific.” Reaction to Carlson’s question, with some declaring him a racist for having raised it, suggests that what we are dealing with here […]

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Is Trump Going Neocon in Syria?

Is Trump Going Neocon in Syria?

on September 11, 2018, 6:34 AM / in Opinion

Is President Donald Trump about to intervene militarily in the Syrian civil war? For that is what he and his advisers seem to be signaling. Last week, Trump said of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s campaign to recapture the last stronghold of the rebellion, Idlib province: “If it’s a slaughter, the world is going to get very, very angry. And the […]

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Regime Change — American Style

Regime Change — American Style

on September 7, 2018, 9:38 AM / in Opinion

The campaign to overturn the 2016 election and bring down President Trump shifted into high gear this week. Inspiration came Saturday morning from the altar of the National Cathedral where our establishment came to pay homage to John McCain. Gathered there were all the presidents from 1993 to 2017, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Vice Presidents Al […]

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A Cancer On the Papacy

A Cancer On the Papacy

on August 31, 2018, 5:54 AM / in Opinion

“Priests who prey on parochial school children and altar boys are not only sinners, they are criminal predators who belong in penitentiary cells not parish rectories….” This summer, the sex scandal that has bedeviled the Catholic Church went critical. First came the stunning revelation that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington and friend to presidents, had for decades been […]

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Are the Interventionists Now Leaderless?

Are the Interventionists Now Leaderless?

on August 28, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Opinion

“McCain’s Death Leaves Void” ran The Wall Street Journal headline over a front-page story that began: “The death of John McCain will leave Congress without perhaps its loudest voice in support of the robust internationalism that has defined the country’s security relations since World War II.” Certainly, the passing of the senator whose life story will dominate the news until […]

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Do Democrats Want an Impeachment Fight?

Do Democrats Want an Impeachment Fight?

on August 24, 2018, 6:40 AM / in National News, Opinion

“If anyone is looking for a good lawyer,” said President Donald Trump ruefully, “I would strongly suggest that you don’t retain the services of Michael Cohen.” Michael Cohen is no Roy Cohn. Tuesday, Trump’s ex-lawyer, staring at five years in prison, pled guilty to a campaign violation that may not even be a crime. Cohen had fronted the cash, $130,000, […]

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