Articles by: Patrick J. Buchanan

Can Trump Still Avoid War with Iran?

Can Trump Still Avoid War with Iran?

on September 21, 2019, 7:40 AM / in Opinion

A more fundamental question arises: If the United States was not attacked, why is it our duty to respond militarily to an attack on Saudi Arabia? President Donald Trump does not want war with Iran. America does not want war with Iran. Even the Senate Republicans are advising against military action in response to that attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil […]

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‘Locked and Loaded’ for War on Iran?

‘Locked and Loaded’ for War on Iran?

on September 17, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion

The War Party is giddy with excitement over the prospect of war with Iran, while the nation does not want another war. “Iran has launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply,” declared Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Putting America’s credibility on the line, Pompeo accused Iran of carrying out the devastating attack on Saudi oil facilities that halted […]

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After Bolton, Trump Goals Remain Unrealized

After Bolton, Trump Goals Remain Unrealized

on September 13, 2019, 5:36 AM / in Announcements, Opinion

It is only among foreign policy elites in Beltway think tanks, the generals who ran the national security state, liberal interventionists in the media and the hierarchy of the GOP that we find echoes of Bolton. The rest of the country has moved on. They want an end to the endless wars and to put America first again. The sudden […]

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Can Joe Biden Run This Marathon?

Can Joe Biden Run This Marathon?

on September 6, 2019, 7:37 AM / in Opinion

Given months of campaigning in which the principal feature has been his gaffes, why is Joe still the front-runner? Thursday, Sept. 14, looks to be a fateful day in the half-century-long political career of Joe Biden. That night, a three-hour debate will be held, a marathon in politics. Biden will be on stage, taking incoming missiles for 180 minutes from […]

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Who Won, and Who Lost, World War II?

Who Won, and Who Lost, World War II?

on September 3, 2019, 6:46 AM / in History, Opinion

Given the cause for which their country went to war, British actions during the war seem inexplicable. Sunday, the 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, Vice President Mike Pence spoke in Warsaw’s Pilsudski Square of “five decades of untold suffering and death that followed” the invasion. Five decades! What Pence was saying was that, for Poland, World War […]

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Let Them Howl, Boris!

Let Them Howl, Boris!

on August 30, 2019, 6:51 AM / in Opinion

Whatever may be said of him, Johnson has shown himself as a man of action, a risk-taker, a doer, like Trump, who has hailed Johnson for the suspension. And leaders like Johnson are today shouldering aside the cookie-cutter politicians to dominate the world stage. Facing a Parliamentary majority opposed to a hard Brexit — a crashing out of the EU […]

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Will Bibi’s War Become America’s War?

Will Bibi’s War Become America’s War?

on August 27, 2019, 6:43 AM / in Opinion

Why is Netanyahu now admitting to Israel’s role in the strikes in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq? Why has he begun threatening Iran itself and even the Houthi rebels in Yemen? President Donald Trump, who canceled a missile strike on Iran, after the shoot-down of a U.S. Predator drone, to avoid killing Iranians, may not want a U.S. war with Iran. […]

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Greenland: Trump’s MAGA Idea!

Greenland: Trump’s MAGA Idea!

on August 23, 2019, 8:31 AM / in Opinion

To those of us of who learned our U.S. history from texts in the 1940s and ’50s, President Donald Trump’s brainstorm of acquiring Greenland fits into a venerable tradition of American expansionism. To those of us of who learned our U.S. history from texts in the 1940s and ’50s, President Donald Trump’s brainstorm of acquiring Greenland fits into a venerable […]

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When, If Ever, Can We Lay This Burden Down?

When, If Ever, Can We Lay This Burden Down?

on August 20, 2019, 10:38 AM / in Opinion

Is it too soon to ask: What have we gained from our longest war? Was all the blood and treasure invested worth it? And what does the future hold? Friday, President Donald Trump met in New Jersey with his national security advisers and envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who is negotiating with the Taliban to bring about peace, and a U.S. withdrawal […]

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Trump’s Great Gamble

Trump’s Great Gamble

on August 16, 2019, 6:28 AM / in Opinion

Like the Russian army carting off German factories after World War II, the Great Arsenal of Democracy was looted by its postwar allies and adversaries alike. The weapon Trump is using to stop this looting is tariffs… President Donald Trump’s reelection hopes hinge on two things: the state of the economy in 2020 and the identity of the Democratic nominee. […]

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Exploiting Massacres to Raise Poll Ratings

Exploiting Massacres to Raise Poll Ratings

on August 6, 2019, 6:39 AM / in Opinion

Never let a crisis go to waste is an old political adage. And this crowd of candidates was not going to let that happen. It was two days of contrast that tell us about America 2019. In El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, following the mass murders of Saturday and Sunday morning, the local folks on camera — police, prosecutors, […]

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A Multicultural Mugging of Uncle Joe

A Multicultural Mugging of Uncle Joe

on August 2, 2019, 8:34 AM / in Opinion

“Everybody’s talking about how terrible I am on these issues,” wailed Biden. He fought back gamely. But he also stammered, mumbled, misspoke and some of his answers seemed to be canned rebuttals. In his opening statement at Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Detroit, Joe Biden addressed Donald Trump while pointing proudly to the racial and ethnic diversity of the nine Democrats […]

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After Mueller Debacle, Where Do Democrats Go?

After Mueller Debacle, Where Do Democrats Go?

on July 26, 2019, 6:49 AM / in Opinion

The Republican message of Wednesday: Proceed with hearings to impeach and there will be blood on the floor. The Democrats who were looking to cast Robert Mueller as the star in a TV special, “The Impeachment of Donald Trump,” can probably tear up the script. They’re gonna be needing a new one. For six hours Wednesday, as three cable news […]

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America: An Us vs. Them Country

America: An Us vs. Them Country

on July 23, 2019, 6:11 AM / in Opinion

But what is racism? …Republicans and conservatives believe “racist” is a term the left employs to stigmatize, smear and silence adversaries. As one wag put it, a racist is a conservative who is winning an argument with a liberal. “Send her back! Send her back!” The 13 seconds of that chant at the rally in North Carolina, in response to […]

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Is a New US Mideast War Inevitable?

Is a New US Mideast War Inevitable?

on July 19, 2019, 6:39 AM / in Opinion

In this new century, leaders of both parties have plunged our country into at least five wars in the Middle and Near East… None of these wars has produced a victory or success for us. But taken together, they did produce a multitrillion-dollar strategic and human rights disaster. In October 1950, as U.S. forces were reeling from hordes of Chinese […]

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Trump Fuels a Tribal War in Nancy’s House

Trump Fuels a Tribal War in Nancy’s House

on July 16, 2019, 6:33 AM / in Opinion

Trump is driving a wedge right through the Democratic Party, between its moderate and militant wings. With his attacks over the last 48 hours, Trump has signaled whom he prefers as his opponent in 2020. It is not Biden; it is “the Squad.” President Donald Trump’s playground taunt Sunday that “the Squad” of four new radical liberal House Democrats, all […]

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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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