Sputnik Moment — or GM Moment?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan What America was to the world in 1950, General Motors was to the nation. It was the largest and most successful company with the largest number of employees. It paid the highest wages and contributed more in taxes than any other company. During World War II, no company had contributed more […]

And the Debt Bomb Ticks On


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By Patrick J. Buchanan With his approval rating moving up to 50 percent and higher in some polls, the pundits are all agreed. President Obama has turned the corner. He is now the winter-book favorite in 2012. How, two months after his “shellacking,” did he do it? First, by taking the wheel from Nancy Pelosi […]

Is Obama Leaving the Left Behind?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan The day that President Obama departed for Arizona to address the nation on the Tucson massacre, Washington was abuzz. Would he take the line of the hard left and call out the right for having created what columnist Paul Krugman called the “Climate of Hate” in which a mentally deranged Jared […]

Poisonous Politics


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By Patrick J. Buchanan On Feb. 15, 1933, Giuseppe Zangara, delusional and a loner, fired his .32-caliber pistol at FDR in the Bayfront Park area of Miami. Five feet tall, Zangara could not aim over the crowd. So, he stood on a folding chair and was piled on after the first of five shots. He […]

Can Democracy Cope?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan For those who have read about or vaguely remember the stolid British tribe of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, which held out in its “finest hour,” last week brought a disgusting sight. Mobs in Parliament Square set fire to the statue of 19th century statesman Lord Palmerston and […]

The Making of a President


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By Patrick J. Buchanan If the Pelosi-Reid liberals are in a hissy fit over the tax-cut deal negotiated by Barack Obama, they have only themselves to blame. With their three-to-two majorities, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid could have forced the Republicans to vote again and again during the election for “tax cuts for the rich.” […]

The 9/11 of American Diplomacy


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Not since Leon Trotsky began publishing the secrets of the Romanov archives in 1918 has there been a more devastating leak of diplomatic documents than this week’s WikiLeaks dump. The Romanov files contained the secret treaties the imperial Allies had signed to carve up the Hohenzollern, Habsburg and Ottoman empires after […]

Why Are We Still in Korea?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan This writer was 11 years old when the shocking news came on June 25, 1950, that North Korean armies had crossed the DMZ. Within days, Seoul had fallen. Routed U.S. and Republic of Korea troops were retreating toward an enclave in the southeast corner of the peninsula that came to be […]