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.


Middle East

The Ultimate Enemy of ISIS

The Ultimate Enemy of ISIS

February 13, 2015

The president’s request for the authorization to use military force against the

Middle East Conflict

Whose Job Is It to Kill ISIS?

Whose Job Is It to Kill ISIS?

February 06, 2015

Seeing clips of that 22-minute video of the immolation of the Jordanian pilot,

Home Front

Selma, 50 Years On

Selma, 50 Years On

January 20, 2015

On Martin Luther King Day, 2015, how stand race relations in America? “Selma,”

The Untold Story

A Triumph of Terrorism

A Triumph of Terrorism

January 13, 2015

Western media are declaring the million-man march in Paris, where world leaders

Hollywood

Hollywood Plays with Fire

Hollywood Plays with Fire

December 30, 2014

In July of 1870, King Wilhelm sent Foreign Minister Bismarck an account of his

International Affairs

The Rise of Putinism

The Rise of Putinism

December 15, 2014

“Abe tightens grip on power as Japanese shun election.” So ran the page one

Obamacare

Jonathan Gruber: Honest Liberal

Jonathan Gruber: Honest Liberal

December 12, 2014

Brought before a House inquisition, MIT professor and Obamacare architect

Warshington

A Russophobic Rant From Congress

A Russophobic Rant From Congress

December 09, 2014

Hopefully, Russians realize that our House of Representatives often passes

Zeitgeist

Who Are the Cowards Now?

Who Are the Cowards Now?

December 02, 2014

In July of 1967, after race riots gutted Newark and Detroit, requiring troops

Warshington

Hagel Didn’t Start the Fire

Hagel Didn’t Start the Fire

November 25, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam war veteran and the lone Republican on

Warshington

Did We Vote for War?

Did We Vote for War?

November 18, 2014

“How do you like the Journal’s war?” So boasted the headline of William

Politics

The New South—Black and Conservative

The New South—Black and Conservative

November 11, 2014

In 1956, 19 Democratic Senators and 82 Democratic House members signed a

Terrorism

Terrorism & ‘The True Believer’

Terrorism & ‘The True Believer’

October 28, 2014

“A mass movement,” wrote Eric Hoffer in “The True Believer,” “appeals not to

Holy See

The Price of Papal Popularity

The Price of Papal Popularity

October 21, 2014

Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the

History

Goodbye, Columbus

Goodbye, Columbus

October 14, 2014

In 1492, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue” and discovered the New World. And

Warshington

Can America Fight a Thirty Years’ War?

Can America Fight a Thirty Years’ War?

October 07, 2014

“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is

International Affairs

Can Beijing Survive Hong Kong Fever?

Can Beijing Survive Hong Kong Fever?

October 03, 2014

Americans are caught up with the Ebola crisis and the Secret Service lapses in

Idiocracy

Barack Obama, Outside Agitator

Barack Obama, Outside Agitator

September 30, 2014

In his U.N. address, President Obama listed a parade of horrors afflicting our

International Affairs

What Would Braveheart Do?

What Would Braveheart Do?

September 16, 2014

No matter how the vote turns out on Thursday in Scotland, either for

International Affairs

Bluster and Bluff in the Baltic

Bluster and Bluff in the Baltic

September 09, 2014

“I say to the people of Estonia and the people of the Baltics, today we are

Culture Clash

Is Ferguson Our Future?

Is Ferguson Our Future?

August 20, 2014

“America is on trial,” said Rev. Al Sharpton from the pulpit of Greater St

International Affairs

Is ISIS ‘An Existential Threat’?

Is ISIS ‘An Existential Threat’?

August 12, 2014

U.S. air strikes since Friday have opened a corridor through which tens of

International Affairs

A GOP Ultimatum to Vlad

A GOP Ultimatum to Vlad

July 29, 2014

With the party united, the odds are now at least even that the GOP will not

Multiculturalism

The Brazil of North America

The Brazil of North America

July 18, 2014

To observe the decades-long paralysis of America’s political elite in

Politics

Impeachment, a Bridge Too Far

Impeachment, a Bridge Too Far

July 08, 2014

Increasingly, across this city, the “I” word is being heard. Impeachment is

Politics

A Populist Path to Power?

A Populist Path to Power?

June 13, 2014

“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as

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