The Affirmative Action Nobel

By Patrick J. Buchanan All my life, said Voltaire, I have had but one prayer: “O Lord, make my enemies look ridiculous. And God granted it.” In awarding the Nobel Prize for Peace to Barack Obama, the Nobel committee has just made itself look ridiculous.

Dumbing-Down the U.S. Navy

by Patrick J. Buchanan “Naval Academy Professor Challenges Rising Diversity,” ran the headline in the Washington Post. The impression left was that some sorehead was griping because black and Hispanic kids were finally being admitted. The Post’s opening paragraphs reinforced the impression. “Of the 1,230 plebes who took the oath of office at the Naval […]

Miss Affirmative Action 2009

By Patrick J. Buchanan Having lost the Congress in 2006 and the White House in 2008, Republicans are looking to redefine themselves for a nation that still leans conservative but is less Republican that it has been in decades. The nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court presents just such an opportunity. […]