Articles by: Patrick J. Buchanan

Are Yanks and Brits Going Their Separate Ways?

Are Yanks and Brits Going Their Separate Ways?

on July 12, 2019, 7:57 AM / in Opinion

When Sir Kim Darroch’s secret cable to London was leaked to the Daily Mail, wherein he called the Trump administration “dysfunctional … unpredictable … faction-riven … diplomatically clumsy and inept,” the odds on his survival as U.K. ambassador plummeted. When President Donald Trump’s tweeted retort called Darroch “wacky,” a “stupid guy” and “pompous fool” who had been “foisted on the […]

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Are Democrats Ceding the Center to Trump?

Are Democrats Ceding the Center to Trump?

on July 9, 2019, 7:40 AM / in Opinion

Other problems have now arisen for the Democrats because of the issues that have come to the fore: race, radicalism and the border. None looks like a winning Democratic issue in November 2020. Since the Democratic debates in June, the tide seems to have receded for the party and its presidential hopefuls. In new polls, only Joe Biden leads President […]

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Trump’s Patriotism Vs. The New Anti-Americanism

Trump’s Patriotism Vs. The New Anti-Americanism

on July 6, 2019, 7:03 AM / in Opinion

One wonders: Where is all this negativity, this constant griping and grousing by the left, going to lead? Do these people think America will turn with hope to a party that reflexively recoils at patriotic displays? Despite all the grousing and griping about his “politicizing” of the Fourth of July and “militarizing” America’s birthday, President Donald Trump turned the tables […]

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Is Putin Right? Has Liberalism Lost the World?

Is Putin Right? Has Liberalism Lost the World?

on July 2, 2019, 7:16 AM / in Opinion

Putin also sees the social excesses of multiculturalism and secularism in the West as representing a failure of liberalism. “The liberal idea has become obsolete. … (Liberals) cannot simply dictate anything to anyone as they have been attempting to do over the recent decades.” Such was the confident claim of Vladimir Putin to the Financial Times on the eve of […]

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Memo to Trump: Trade Bolton for Tulsi

Memo to Trump: Trade Bolton for Tulsi

on June 28, 2019, 6:25 AM / in Opinion

“If she makes it into the second round, Gabbard could become the catalyst for the kind of globalist vs. nationalist debate that broke out between Trump and Bush Republicans in 2016, a debate that contributed to Trump’s victory…” “For too long our leaders have failed us, taking us into one regime change war after the next, leading us into a […]

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Trump: War President or Anti-Interventionist?

Trump: War President or Anti-Interventionist?

on June 25, 2019, 6:08 AM / in Opinion

Where is the evidence that any such secret program exists? And if it does, why does America not tell the world where Iran’s secret nuclear facilities are located and demand immediate inspections?… Visualizing 150 Iranian dead from a missile strike that he had ordered, President Donald Trump recoiled and canceled the strike, a brave decision and defining moment for his […]

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War With Iran Would Become ‘Trump’s War’

War With Iran Would Become ‘Trump’s War’

on June 18, 2019, 8:00 AM / in Opinion

“Who wants a U.S. war with Iran? Primarily the same people who goaded us into wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, and who oppose every effort of Trump’s to extricate us from those wars…” President Donald Trump cannot want war with Iran. Such a war, no matter how long, would be fought in and around the Persian Gulf, through […]

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Russiagate Is No Watergate

Russiagate Is No Watergate

on June 14, 2019, 6:53 AM / in Opinion

If the impeachment hearings come, they will be seen for what they are: An attempted coup to overthrow a president by the losers of 2016 who are fearful they could lose again in 2020 and be out of power for four more years. “History is repeating itself, and with a vengeance,” John Dean told the judiciary committee, drawing a parallel […]

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Are Abortion & Gay Rights American Values?

Are Abortion & Gay Rights American Values?

on June 11, 2019, 7:48 AM / in Opinion

What are these “values” of which politicians incessantly talk? Are they immutable? Or do they change with the changing times? “My religion defines who I am. And I’ve been a practicing Catholic my whole life,” said Vice President Joe Biden in 2012. “I accept my church’s position on abortion as … doctrine. Life begins at conception. … I just refuse […]

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Bernie & Joe: Two Old White Males Take the Lead

Bernie & Joe: Two Old White Males Take the Lead

on June 7, 2019, 7:17 AM / in Opinion

Biden and Bernie may be wheezing, but the old white boys are out in front of the pack. In 2018, a record turnout of women, minorities and young added 40 House seats to Democratic ranks and made Nancy Pelosi speaker. This, we were told, is the new diversity coalition — women, people of color, millennials — that will take down […]

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Do Trump’s Hawks Speak for Trump?

Do Trump’s Hawks Speak for Trump?

on June 4, 2019, 8:33 AM / in Opinion

As for war in our hemisphere, which Pence said was possible, that could come sooner than the graduating cadets expect, if Trump’s confidant Sen. Lindsey Graham has his way. For a president who won his office by denouncing the Middle East wars into which George W. Bush and Barack Obama plunged the nation, Donald Trump has assembled the most unabashedly […]

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What a Hash Mueller Made of It

What a Hash Mueller Made of It

on May 31, 2019, 7:03 AM / in Opinion

Republicans should not let Mueller skate on this. For the James Comey-Mueller investigation is itself in need of investigation. What is it about special counsel Robert Mueller that he cannot say clearly and concisely what he means? His nine-minute summary of the findings of his office, after two years of investigation, was a mess. It guarantees that the internecine warfare […]

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Is the Liberal Hour Ending in the West?

Is the Liberal Hour Ending in the West?

on May 30, 2019, 8:18 AM / in Opinion

“The first Brexit, after all, was in 1776, when the 13 colonies of North America severed all ties to the British crown and set out alone on the path to independence. It did not turn out all that badly.” Hillary Clinton called them “the deplorables.” Barack Obama called them losers who “cling” to their Bibles, bigotries and guns. To President […]

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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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