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.


Has the Day of the Nationalists Come?

May 21 2019

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


Who Wants This War with Iran?

May 17 2019

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


Strait of Hormuz

Is Bolton Steering Trump Into War with Iran?

May 07 2019

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.


Joe Biden

Biden Plays the Race Card

Apr 30 2019

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


The Democrats Divide on Impeachment

Apr 23 2019

The release of the Mueller report has left Democrats in a dilemma. For consider what Robert Mueller concluded after two years of investigation. Candidate Donald


Mayor Pete and the Crackup of Christianity

Apr 17 2019

"(T)here is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so," said Hamlet, who thereby raised some crucial questions: Is moral truth subjective? Does


Already Deep in the Politics of Hate

Apr 09 2019

During an Iowa town hall last week, "Beto" O'Rourke, who had pledged to raise the level of national discourse, depicted President Donald Trump's rhetoric as

International Affairs

Trump Should Close NATO Membership Rolls

Apr 02 2019

When Donald Trump meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today, the president should give him a direct message: The roster of NATO membership is


Russiagate — a Bright, Shining Lie

Mar 26 2019

"The Special Counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia ... to influence the

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;