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.


Crime and Punishment

Protect Kids or Confiscate Guns?

Protect Kids or Confiscate Guns?

February 23, 2018

In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman

The Take

Trump—Middle American Radical

Trump—Middle American Radical

February 09, 2018

President Trump is the leader of America’s conservative party. Yet not even

Scandal

A Never-Trump Press in Near Panic

A Never-Trump Press in Near Panic

February 01, 2018

“All the News That’s Fit to Print” proclaims the masthead of The New York

Issue of the Century

Trump: In Immigration Debate, Race Matters

Trump: In Immigration Debate, Race Matters

January 16, 2018

President Trump “said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist. ... I

International Affairs

Little Rocket Man Wins the Round

Little Rocket Man Wins the Round

January 12, 2018

After a year in which he tested a hydrogen bomb and an ICBM, threatened to

Politics

The Times Rides to Mueller’s Rescue

The Times Rides to Mueller’s Rescue

January 02, 2018

What caused the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump

Uncle Sam

Republicans Bet the Farm

Republicans Bet the Farm

December 22, 2017

President Trump, every Republican senator, and the GOP majority in Speaker Paul

International Affairs

What Should We Fight For?

What Should We Fight For?

December 12, 2017

“We will never accept Russia’s occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea,”

Warshington

The Nutball the Neocons Wanted in NATO

The Nutball the Neocons Wanted in NATO

December 08, 2017

Even interventionists are regretting some of the wars into which they helped

Elections

Why Roy Moore Matters

Why Roy Moore Matters

November 28, 2017

Why would Christian conservatives in good conscience go to the polls Dec. 12

Zeitgeist

Unserious Nation

Unserious Nation

November 21, 2017

How stands John Winthrop’s “city upon a hill” this Thanksgiving? How stands

International Affairs

Reining in the Rogue Royal of Arabia

Reining in the Rogue Royal of Arabia

November 14, 2017

If the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has in mind a war with Iran, President

Elections

That Bloodbath in the Old Dominion

That Bloodbath in the Old Dominion

November 10, 2017

The day after his “Silent Majority” speech on Nov. 3, 1969, calling on

Warshington

Are Our Mideast Wars Forever?

Are Our Mideast Wars Forever?

October 24, 2017

“The Kurds have no friends but the mountains,” is an old lament. Last week, it

International Affairs

Is War With Iran Now Inevitable?

Is War With Iran Now Inevitable?

October 17, 2017

With his declaration Friday that the Iran nuclear deal is not in the national

Zeitgeist

Trump Embraces the Culture War

Trump Embraces the Culture War

October 10, 2017

To attend the Indianapolis Colts game where the number of the legendary Peyton

Hate Cries

Who Truly Imperils Our Free Society?

Who Truly Imperils Our Free Society?

September 19, 2017

“The Barbarian cannot make ... he can befog and destroy but ... he cannot

Nationalism

Tribalism Marches On!

Tribalism Marches On!

September 12, 2017

Recently, a columnist-friend, Matt Kenney, sent me a 25-year-old newspaper with

Uncle Sam

Trump Dumps the Do-Nothing Congress

Trump Dumps the Do-Nothing Congress

September 08, 2017

Donald Trump is president today because he was seen as a doer not a talker.

Home Front

What Harvey Wrought

What Harvey Wrought

September 01, 2017

Like 9/11, Hurricane Harvey brought us together. In awe at the destruction 50

Attrition

What Still Unites Us?

What Still Unites Us?

August 25, 2017

Decades ago, a debate over what kind of nation America is roiled the

Culture Clash

America’s Second Civil War

America’s Second Civil War

August 18, 2017

“They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee—and what a leader! ... No military

International Affairs

Is the American Empire Worth the Price?

Is the American Empire Worth the Price?

August 11, 2017

“When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight,” Samuel Johnson observed,

Warshington

Is Iran in Our Gun Sights Now?

Is Iran in Our Gun Sights Now?

July 21, 2017

“Iran must be free. The dictatorship must be destroyed. Containment is

Issue of the Century

Alone Perhaps, but Is Trump Right?

Alone Perhaps, but Is Trump Right?

July 11, 2017

At the G-20 in Hamburg, it is said, President Trump was isolated, without

The Patriarchy

Is America Still a Nation?

Is America Still a Nation?

July 04, 2017

In the first line of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Thomas

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