Patrick J. Buchanan

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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.


GOP

Can the GOP Deal With Iran?

Can the GOP Deal With Iran?

September 01, 2015

Ten weeks before the first U.S.-Soviet summit ever held in Moscow, in May 1972,

Strategy

Is Trumpism the New Nationalism?

Is Trumpism the New Nationalism?

August 25, 2015

Since China devalued its currency 3 percent, global markets have gone into a

Immigration

The Issue of the Century

The Issue of the Century

August 18, 2015

“Trump’s immigration proposals are as dangerous as they are stunning,” railed

Elections

Taking Down The Donald

Taking Down The Donald

August 11, 2015

If his Republican opponents will not take down Donald Trump, Fox News will not

Looking Back

The Plot to Destroy Nixon

The Plot to Destroy Nixon

August 04, 2015

In his new biography Being Nixon: A Man Divided, Evan Thomas concedes a point.

Elections

Could Trump Win?

Could Trump Win?

July 28, 2015

The American political class has failed the country, and should be fired. That

International Affairs

A Mideast Game of Thrones

A Mideast Game of Thrones

July 21, 2015

As President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is compared to Richard Nixon’s

Warshington

The GOP’s Iran Dilemma

The GOP’s Iran Dilemma

July 17, 2015

From first reactions, it appears that Hill Republicans will be near unanimous

Europe

Europe’s Real Existential Crisis

Europe’s Real Existential Crisis

July 03, 2015

However the Greek crisis ends, whether with Athens leaving the eurozone, or

Scandal

Love and Hate in Dixie

Love and Hate in Dixie

June 25, 2015

“I will never be able to hold her again, but I forgive you.” So said Nadine

Idiocracy

Is Third World America Inevitable?

Is Third World America Inevitable?

June 17, 2015

Thousands of U.S. troops safeguard the border of South Korea. U.S. warships

Warshington

Imperial Overstretch

Imperial Overstretch

June 10, 2015

Toward the end of the presidency of George H.W. Bush, America stood alone at

Middle East Conflict

Is ISIS Coming to Damascus?

Is ISIS Coming to Damascus?

June 05, 2015

Who rises if Assad falls? That question, which has bedeviled U.S. experts on

Middle East Conflict

Secularists vs. Suicide Bombers

Secularists vs. Suicide Bombers

May 29, 2015

“What apparently happened was that the Iraqi forces just showed no will to

Middle East

What the Fall of Ramadi Means

What the Fall of Ramadi Means

May 22, 2015

The fall of Ramadi, capital of Anbar, largest province in Iraq, after a rout of

Warshington

Our Next Mideast War—Syria

Our Next Mideast War—Syria

May 15, 2015

Jeb Bush has spent the week debating with himself over whether he would have

Commerce

On a Fast Track to National Ruin

On a Fast Track to National Ruin

May 08, 2015

In the first quarter of 2015, in the sixth year of the historic Obama recovery,

Toeing the Line

Hillary Blames the Cops

Hillary Blames the Cops

May 01, 2015

Had Freddie Gray been robbed, beaten and left to die in the streets of his

Commerce

Obama’s Republican Collaborators

Obama’s Republican Collaborators

April 21, 2015

The GOP swept to victory in November by declaring that this imperial presidency

International Affairs

The Obama Doctrine

The Obama Doctrine

April 14, 2015

At the Summit of the Americas where he met with Raul Castro, the 83-year-old

International Affairs

The Enemy of My Enemy

The Enemy of My Enemy

March 27, 2015

The forces that do not want a U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, nor any U.S. detente

International Affairs

What Would Ike Do?

What Would Ike Do?

March 20, 2015

In November 1956, President Eisenhower, enraged he had not been forewarned of

Church and State

Is the European Union Dying?

Is the European Union Dying?

March 13, 2015

As the European Coal and Steel Community of Jean Monnet evolved into the EU, we

Scandal

Darren Wilson: Free At Last!

Darren Wilson: Free At Last!

March 06, 2015

Eric Holder’s Justice Department has completed its investigation into whether

Warshington

GOP Platform: War Without End

GOP Platform: War Without End

February 27, 2015

If the sadists of ISIS are seeking—with their mass executions, child rapes,

Commerce

Will the GOP Capitulate Again?

Will the GOP Capitulate Again?

February 20, 2015

“Free trade results in giving our money, our manufactures, and our markets to

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