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.

International Affairs

‘Locked and Loaded’ for War on Iran?

Sep 17 2019

"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


Benjamin Netanyahu

Will Bibi’s War Become America’s War?

Aug 27 2019

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

International Affairs

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

Aug 20 2019

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


China, Not Russia, the Greater Threat

Aug 13 2019

Ten weeks of protests, some huge, a few violent, culminated Monday with a shutdown of the Hong Kong airport. Ominously, Beijing described the violent weekend

Pathetic Politicians

Exploiting Massacres to Raise Poll Ratings

Aug 06 2019

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

Home Front

Is Trump Capturing the ‘Law and Order’ Issue?

Jul 30 2019

Did President Donald Trump launch his Twitter barrage at Elijah Cummings simply because the Baltimore congressman was black? Was it just a "racist" attack on


Trump Fuels a Tribal War in Nancy’s House

Jul 16 2019

President Donald Trump's playground taunt Sunday that "the Squad" of four new radical liberal House Democrats, all women of color, should "go back and help


Are Democrats Ceding the Center to Trump?

Jul 09 2019

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

Cultural Caviar

Is Putin Right? Has Liberalism Lost the World?

Jul 02 2019

"The liberal idea has become obsolete. ... (Liberals) cannot simply dictate anything to anyone as they have been attempting to do over the recent decades."


War With Iran Would Become ‘Trump’s War’

Jun 18 2019

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


Are Abortion & Gay Rights American Values?

Jun 11 2019

"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


Do Trump’s Hawks Speak for Trump?

Jun 04 2019

For a president who his office by denouncing the Middle East wars into which George W. Bush and Barack Obama plunged the nation, Donald Trump


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