Patrick J. Buchanan

Patrick J. Buchanan

Patrick J. Buchanan was a senior advisor to presidents Nixon, Ford, and Reagan, and three times ran for president. His most recent book is Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War": How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World.

Issue of the Century

Brenton Tarrant

Who Spawned the Christchurch Killer?

Mar 19 2019

Last Friday, in Christchurch, New Zealand, one of the more civilized places on earth, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, an Australian, turned on his cellphone camera and


How Middle America Is to Be Dispossessed

Mar 12 2019

In all but one of the last seven presidential elections, Republicans lost the popular vote. George W. Bush and Donald Trump won only by capturing

International Affairs

Mike Pompeo’s War Warning to China

Mar 05 2019

As President Trump flew home from his Hanoi summit with Kim Jong Un, Mike Pompeo peeled off and flew to Manila. And there the Secretary


Left’s Latest Demand: Race-Based Reparations

Feb 26 2019

Having embraced "Medicare-for-all," free college tuition and a Green New Deal that would mandate an early end of all oil, gas and coal-fired power plants,


Why Autocrats Are Replacing Democrats

Feb 19 2019

"If you look at Trump in America and Bolsonaro in Brazil, you see that people want politicians that do what they promise," said Spanish businessman


Are the Democrats Bent on Suicide?

Feb 12 2019

After reading an especially radical platform agreed upon by the British Labor Party, one Tory wag described it as "the longest suicide note in history."


Richmond, Virginia

Sacrificing Northam Will Not Be Enough

Feb 05 2019

"Once that picture with the blackface and the Klansman came out, there is no way you can continue to be the governor of the commonwealth


Nicolas Maduro

If the Army Stands With Maduro, What Is Plan B?

Jan 29 2019

"Pay the soldiers. The rest do not matter." This was the deathbed counsel given to his sons by Roman Emperor Septimius Severus in A.D. 211.


When Democracy Fails to Deliver

Jan 22 2019

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible ... make violent revolution inevitable," said John F. Kennedy. In 2016, the U.S. and Britain were both witness to


Is Bolton Steering Trump into War with Iran?

Jan 15 2019

"Stop the ENDLESS WARS!" implored President Donald Trump in a Sunday night tweet. Well, if he is serious, Trump had best keep an eye on


No, This Is Not JFK’s Democratic Party

Jan 07 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's House has more women, persons of color and LGBT members than any House in history -- and fewer white males. And Thursday,

International Affairs

Can America Fight Two Cold Wars at Once?

Dec 18 2018

Kim Jong Un, angered by the newest U.S. sanctions, is warning that North Korea's commitment to denuclearization could be imperiled and we could be headed


How Democracy Is Losing the World

Dec 11 2018

If Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to pay hush money to Stormy Daniels about a one-night stand a decade ago, that, says Jerome Nadler, incoming

Environmental Snafus

Will Paris Riots Scuttle Climate Accord?

Dec 04 2018

In Katowice, Poland, all the signers of the 2015 Paris climate accord are gathered to assess how the world's nations are meeting their goals to


Trump’s Crucial Test at San Ysidro

Nov 27 2018

Mass migration "lit the flame" of the right-wing populism that is burning up the Old Continent, she said. Europe must "get a handle on it."


Nancy Pelosi

Will Democratic Rebels Dethrone Nancy?

Nov 20 2018

After adding at least 37 seats and taking control of the House by running on change, congressional Democrats appear to be about to elect as


Emmanuel Macron

Macron to Trump: ‘You’re No Patriot!’

Nov 13 2018

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;


Has Bloomberg Begun the Battle for 2020?

Nov 06 2018

Did former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg just take a page out of the playbook of Sen. Ed Muskie from half a century ago? In

Looking Back

Is This Worse Than ’68?

Oct 30 2018

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.

International Affairs

Should US-Saudi Alliance Be Saved?

Oct 16 2018

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

District of Corruption

Casualty Lists From the Kavanaugh Battle

Oct 09 2018

After a 50-year siege, the great strategic fortress of liberalism has fallen. With the elevation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court seems secure for

Home Front

Are Republicans Born Wimps?

Oct 02 2018

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

District of Corruption

The Huge Stakes of Thursday’s Confrontations

Sep 25 2018

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

District of Corruption

The Late Hit on Judge Kavanaugh

Sep 18 2018

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


Is Trump Going Neocon in Syria?

Sep 11 2018

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.


John McCain

Are the Interventionists Now Leaderless?

Aug 28 2018

"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