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

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


In Spies Battle, Trump Holds the High Ground

Aug 21 2018

In backing John Brennan's right to keep his top-secret security clearance, despite his having charged the president with treason, the U.S. intel community has chosen


America’s Lengthening Enemies List

Aug 14 2018

Friday, deep into the 17th year of America's longest war, Taliban forces overran Ghazni, a provincial capital that sits on the highway from Kabul to


Are Globalists Plotting a Counter-Revolution?

Aug 07 2018

On meeting with the EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker last month, Donald Trump tweeted: “Both the U.S. and the E.U. drop all Tariffs, Barriers and Subsidies! That

Home Front

Austin, Texas State Capital

Will Tribalism Trump Democracy?

Jul 31 2018

On July 19, the Knesset voted to change the nation’s Basic Law. Israel was declared to be, now and forever, the nation-state and national home


Is Putin’s Russia an ‘Evil Empire’?

Jul 24 2018

“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce,” a saying attributed to Karl Marx, comes to mind in this time of Trump. To those

International Affairs

Trump Calls Off Cold War II

Jul 17 2018

Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have “never been worse.” He then added pointedly, that


Is a Trump Court in the Making?

Jul 10 2018

If Mitch McConnell’s Senate can confirm his new nominee for the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump may have completed the capture of all three branches

Issue of the Century

The Liberal Stampede to ‘Abolish ICE’

Jul 03 2018

“No Borders! No Nations! No Deportations!” “Abolish ICE!” Before last week, these were the mindless slogans of an infantile left, seen on signs at rallies


A Fascist Right—or a Hysterical Left?

Jun 26 2018

If Trump’s supporters are truly “a basket of deplorables ... racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic” and “irredeemable,” as Hillary Clinton described them to an LGBT

Issue of the Century

Trump and the Invasion of the West

Jun 20 2018

“It is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart,” says former first lady Laura Bush of the Trump administration policy of “zero tolerance,”


Behind Trump’s Exasperation

Jun 12 2018

At the G-7 summit in Canada, President Donald Trump described America as “the piggy bank that everybody is robbing.” After he left Quebec, his director