Articles by: Patrick J. Buchanan

A Focused Trump Can Still Pull It Out

A Focused Trump Can Still Pull It Out

on September 11, 2020, 5:56 AM / in Opinion

Trump needs to convert a Mr. Congeniality contest into a decision of whom you want to lead the nation in this perilous hour. Whom do you want in the Oval Office dealing with the current crises: Mr. Nice Guy or the guy who showed he could get the job done before the pandemic came ashore? If Donald Trump loses the […]

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Why DC Statehood Is a Suicidal Gamble

Why DC Statehood Is a Suicidal Gamble

on September 4, 2020, 7:00 AM / in Opinion

On Tuesday, the mayor’s office made national news by releasing a list of monuments and memorials in Washington that should be “removed, replaced or contextualized.” Among them are the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and Columbus’ statue at Union Station… D.C. is unrepresentative of America and undeserving in any way to be raised to statehood. When U.S. cities erupted after […]

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Who Won, and Who Lost, World War II?

Who Won, and Who Lost, World War II?

on September 3, 2020, 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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Where Will All These War Games Lead?

Where Will All These War Games Lead?

on September 1, 2020, 7:36 AM / in Opinion

Potential collisions between the U.S., Russia or China are not even back-burner issues this election year. Meanwhile, we are consumed by the coronavirus, the crashed economy, racial divisions and riots that have ripped apart cities like Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis and Kenosha since the Memorial Day death of George Floyd. In northeast Syria last week, a U.S. military vehicle collided with […]

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Is Biden Ceding the Law-and-Order Issue?

Is Biden Ceding the Law-and-Order Issue?

on August 28, 2020, 7:09 AM / in Opinion

Eventually, the country is going to go with law and order, for, no matter how the liberals’ recoil from the phrase and its associations with Barry Goldwater and Richard Nixon, without law and order there is no justice and there is no peace. What Nixon said in ’68 remains true: “The first civil right of every American is to be […]

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A Most Consequential Presidency

A Most Consequential Presidency

on August 25, 2020, 7:59 AM / in Opinion

Trump has also changed the character and composition of the GOP, making it more of a working- and middle-class party. Where George H.W. Bush sought to build a “New World Order” with America as global hegemon and George W. Bush preached a global crusade for democracy “to end tyranny in our world,” Trump is all-in on “America first.” Bush transnationalism […]

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Will the Catholic Bishops Call Out Joe?

Will the Catholic Bishops Call Out Joe?

on August 21, 2020, 7:52 AM / in Opinion

During the South Carolina primary, Fr. Robert Morey of Florence denied Biden communion on the grounds he had excommunicated himself by taking the stand he has taken on the killing of the unborn… Had moral truth changed? Did Catholic teaching change? No, Biden changed. As a cradle Catholic and recipient of Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal, Joe Biden is outspoken in […]

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The Progressive Racism of the Ivy League

The Progressive Racism of the Ivy League

on August 18, 2020, 6:03 AM / in Opinion

Is it praiseworthy to advance Hispanic applicants over Asian applicants with far higher test scores and academic achievements? Why? What did these Chinese, Korean, Filipino and Vietnamese high school seniors do to deserve discrimination in the country to which their parents came where, supposedly, “All men are created equal”? If the definition of racism is deliberate discrimination based on race, […]

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Is Biden-Harris on Tom Dewey’s Path?

Is Biden-Harris on Tom Dewey’s Path?

on August 14, 2020, 6:09 AM / in Opinion

He chose Harris to run with him. And did so just one day after receiving a letter from 100 prominent Black men led by rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs and radio host Charlamagne tha God that read like an ultimatum. Accused of being a serial harasser in 2019, Joe Biden did what comes naturally. He apologized for perceived past misbehavior, and, […]

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The Real World Reasserts Itself

The Real World Reasserts Itself

on August 11, 2020, 6:22 AM / in Opinion

If black lives matter, where is Black Lives Matter? Rarely in these stories of shootings and killings does one read that the dead were the victims of rogue cops or white supremacists. Since the death of George Floyd beneath the knee of a cop in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, the nation has been instructed by its cultural elites that this […]

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The Biden Rule: ‘No Men Need Apply!’

The Biden Rule: ‘No Men Need Apply!’

on July 31, 2020, 9:06 AM / in Opinion

Biden has suffered a transparent deterioration of his mental capacities… What are the odds that Biden would serve a full term? There is a real possibility that, this coming week, Joe Biden will be selecting the 47th president of the United States. For the woman Biden picks — he has promised to exclude from consideration all men, black, brown, white […]

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American ‘Stormtroopers’ — A Bright Shining Lie

American ‘Stormtroopers’ — A Bright Shining Lie

on July 28, 2020, 8:00 AM / in Opinion

When the protests turned into riots, when the looting and arson began, when the statues began to be pulled down, when the rampages went on and on for weeks and months after Floyd’s death, support began to wane. And it is dissipating quickly. The country is not going to sit still for three more months of this. At some point […]

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Stress Test of a Straining Superpower

Stress Test of a Straining Superpower

on July 24, 2020, 6:47 AM / in Opinion

From the protests, riots, rampages and statue-smashing of the last two months, it is apparent that millions of Americans detest our history and heroes. Though nowhere in recorded time have 42 million people of African descent achieved the measures of freedom and prosperity they have in the USA, we are daily admonished that ours is a rotten and sick society […]

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Rising Diversity Is Joe Biden’s Worry, Too

Rising Diversity Is Joe Biden’s Worry, Too

on July 21, 2020, 6:28 AM / in Opinion

Today, Democrats are pushing for amnesty and a path to citizenship not only for the DACA “Dreamers” but also the 11 million to 22 million other immigrants here illegally. Democrats may be found enlarging the electorate anywhere they can, even if it means allowing convicted felons and prison inmates to vote. Is her racial diversity America’s greatest strength? So we […]

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Is America Up for a Naval War with China?

Is America Up for a Naval War with China?

on July 17, 2020, 7:10 AM / in Opinion

Does anyone in Washington think the Chinese are going to give up their claims to the entire South China Sea or retreat from reasserting those claims because the U.S. now rejects them? Is the U.S., preoccupied with a pandemic and a depression that medical crisis created, prepared for a collision with China over Beijing’s claims to the rocks, reefs and […]

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Can Trump Pull a Truman?

Can Trump Pull a Truman?

on July 14, 2020, 8:02 AM / in Opinion

A medical crisis, an economic crisis, and a cultural and social crisis, have hit us all at once, raising some fundamental questions. On July 22, 1988, after the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, the party nominee, Gov. Michael Dukakis, enjoyed a 17-point lead over Vice President George W. Bush. Five weeks later, on Labor Day, Dukakis was down eight points, […]

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The New ‘Systemic Racism’ That Is Coming

The New ‘Systemic Racism’ That Is Coming

on July 10, 2020, 8:02 AM / in Opinion

Is it possible to reflect the “racial composition” of Fairfax Country and to remain “the top public high school In the United States”? Before our Black Lives Matter moment, one had not thought of the NBC networks as shot through with “systemic racism.” Yet, what other explanation is there for this week’s draconian personnel decision of NBCUniversal chairman Cesar Conde. […]

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A Culture War Battle Trump Can Win

A Culture War Battle Trump Can Win

on July 7, 2020, 7:46 AM / in Opinion

Where was Biden when Trump was standing up for America on Independence Day? As his Party tweeted that Trump’s trip to Mount Rushmore was aimed at “glorifying white supremacy,” Biden was wailing about the need “to rip the roots of systemic racism” out of America. Speaking at Mount Rushmore on Friday, and from the White House lawn on Saturday, July […]

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Now It’s Woodrow Wilson’s Turn

Now It’s Woodrow Wilson’s Turn

on June 30, 2020, 7:50 AM / in Opinion

Wilson’s support of segregation was a matter of record in his own time and is a subject about which every biographer and historian of that period has been aware. When did Princeton discover that this Southern-born president, the most famous son in the school’s history, like so many of his presidential predecessors, did not believe in integration? Now that statues […]

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Biden’s Basement Strategy: Just Say Nothing

Biden’s Basement Strategy: Just Say Nothing

on June 27, 2020, 6:44 AM / in Opinion

If Biden emerges, then he will have to answer why all these institutions where his party and people are predominant — the media, Hollywood, the academic community, public schools, big-city governments, the big foundations, the federal bureaucracy — are apparently shot through with systemic racism after decades of Democratic dominance. Some polls now have Joe Biden running ahead of Donald […]

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