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To Die For NAFTA


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “The commonest error in politics,” said Lord Salisbury, “is sticking to the carcass of dead policies.” Lord Salisbury’s rule comes to mind on reading of John McCain’s delight at the $40 billion contract awarded the French-led parent of Airbus — to build the next generation of U.S. Air Force tankers. The […]

The Second Battle of NAFTA


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By Patrick J. Buchanan If Canada and Mexico do not renegotiate NAFTA, said Hillary Clinton in the Cleveland debate, she would “opt out” of the trade treaty that was the legislative altarpiece of Bill Clinton’s presidency. Barack agreed. NAFTA is renegotiated, or NAFTA is gone. Barack went further. He has denounced “open trucking,” the feature […]

The NAFTA Superhighway: Coming Soon


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By Patrick J. Buchanan This is a “mind-boggling concept,” exploded Lou Dobbs. It must cause Americans to think our political and academic elites have “gone utterly mad.” What had detonated the mild-mannered CNN anchor? Robert Pastor, vice chair of the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on North America, had just appeared before a panel […]

Political Rat Poison – NAFTA Expansion


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By Patrick J. Buchanan When Bill Clinton called a special session of Congress in 1994 to win approval of his giant General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) treaty, one feature in particular of that trade deal stuck in the craw of conservatives. Clinton had yielded U.S. sovereignty to a world court of trade, the […]

America First, NAFTA Never


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By Patrick J. Buchanan It’s Not About Free Trade — It’s About Our Way of Life… “It may not be too great a flight of rhetoric to say that, at this crossroads of post-Cold War history, Pat Buchanan and Ross Perot represent the cause of evil.” Thus did the New Republic close an editorial begun […]

Can the GOP’s Shotgun Marriage Be Saved?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2016, Republicans awoke to learn they had won the lottery. Donald Trump had won the presidency by carrying Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. All three states had gone Democratic in the last six presidential elections. The GOP had won both houses of Congress. Party control of governorships and […]

Is Trump’s Agenda Being Eclipsed?

Is Trump’s Agenda Being Eclipsed?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “I have not become the King’s First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire,” said Winston Churchill to cheers at the Lord Mayor’s luncheon in London in November 1942. True to his word, the great man did not begin the liquidation. When his countrymen threw him […]