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

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


Stuyvesant High School

Is Mayor de Blasio an Anti-Asian Bigot?

Jun 08 2018

“Though New York City has one of the most segregated schools systems in the country,” writes Elizabeth Harris of The New York Times, until now,


Boehner’s Right—It’s Trump’s Party Now

Jun 05 2018

“There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump party,” John Boehner told a Mackinac, Michigan, gathering of the GOP faithful last week. “The Republican Party


What Is America’s Cause in the World Today?

May 29 2018

After being sworn in for a fourth term, Vladimir Putin departed the Kremlin for Annunciation Cathedral to receive the televised blessing of Patriarch Kirill of

Holy See

Pope Francis

Can a Pope Change Moral Truth?

May 22 2018

That joking retort we heard as children, “Is the pope Catholic?” is starting to look like a serious question. Asked five years ago about a



Israel at 70: Bibi’s Troubled Hour of Power

May 15 2018

For Bibi Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister save only founding father David Ben-Gurion, it has been a week of triumph. Last Tuesday, President Donald Trump

Middle East Conflict

Don’t Trash the Nuclear Deal!

May 08 2018

This next week may determine whether President Trump extricates us from that cauldron of conflict that is the Middle East, as he promised, or plunges

Culture Clash

Michelle Wolf

Smut Night at the Press Dinner

May 01 2018

Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, billed as a celebration of the First Amendment and a tribute to journalists who “speak truth to power,” has


America’s Unsustainable Empire

Apr 25 2018

Before President Trump trashes the Iran nuclear deal, he might consider: If he could negotiate an identical deal with Kim Jong Un, it would astonish

Middle East

Trump: Prisoner of the War Party?

Apr 17 2018

“Ten days ago, President Trump was saying ‘the United States should withdraw from Syria.’ We convinced him it was necessary to stay.” Thus boasted French

International Affairs

Syrian Showdown: Trump vs. the Generals

Apr 06 2018

With ISIS on the run in Syria, President Trump this week declared that he intends to make good on his promise to bring the troops


Is Trump Assembling a War Cabinet?

Mar 27 2018

The last man standing between the U.S. and war with Iran may be a four-star general affectionately known to his Marines as “Mad Dog.” Gen.

International Affairs

Did Putin Order the Salisbury Hit?

Mar 20 2018

Britain has yet to identify the assassin who tried to murder the double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury, England. But Foreign


Time to Get Over the Russophobia

Mar 09 2018

Unless there is a late surge for Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin, who is running second with 7 percent, Vladimir Putin will be re-elected president

Issue of the Century

The Eternal Lure of Nationalism

Feb 27 2018

In a surprise overtime victory in the finals of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament, the Russians defeated Germany, 4-3. But the Russians were not permitted

Crime and Punishment

Protect Kids or Confiscate Guns?

Feb 23 2018

In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together. But like so


Trump—Middle American Radical

Feb 09 2018

President Trump is the leader of America’s conservative party. Yet not even his allies would describe him as a conservative in the tradition of Robert


A Never-Trump Press in Near Panic

Feb 01 2018

“All the News That’s Fit to Print” proclaims the masthead of The New York Times. “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” echoes The Washington Post. “The people

Issue of the Century

Trump: In Immigration Debate, Race Matters

Jan 16 2018

President Trump “said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist. ... I cannot believe ... any president has ever spoken the words that I ...

International Affairs

Little Rocket Man Wins the Round

Jan 12 2018

After a year in which he tested a hydrogen bomb and an ICBM, threatened to destroy the United States, and called President Trump “a dotard,”


The Times Rides to Mueller’s Rescue

Jan 02 2018

What caused the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in July 2016, which evolved into the criminal investigation that is said