Shut It Down, Mr. President

Shut It Down, Mr. President


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Trayvon Martin was an unarmed teenager walking home from a convenience store with Skittles and iced tea, when he was shot to death by a racist, profiling wannabe cop named George Zimmerman. In the Big Media, which has relentlessly sought out the voices of those most incensed by the verdict in Sanford, Fla., that is […]

A Reluctant Warrior Tiptoes to War

A Reluctant Warrior Tiptoes to War


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Barack Obama has just taken his first baby steps into a war in Syria that may define and destroy his presidency. Thursday, while he was ringing in Gay Pride Month with LGBT revelers, a staffer, Ben Rhodes, informed the White House press that U.S. weapons will be going to the Syrian […]

The Unraveling of Sykes-Picot

The Unraveling of Sykes-Picot


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By Patrick J. Buchanan The thrice-promised land it has been called. It is that land north of Mecca and Medina and south of Anatolia, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf. In 1915 — that year of Gallipoli, which forced the resignation of First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill — Britain, to win […]

The Spectator President

The Spectator President


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By Patrick J. Buchanan No, this is not Watergate or Iran-Contra. Nor is it like the sex scandal that got Bill Clinton impeached. The AP, IRS and Benghazi matters represent a scandal not of presidential wrongdoing, but of presidential indolence, indifference and incompetence in discharging the duties of chief executive. The Barack Obama revealed to […]

Requiem for a Grand Old Party

Requiem for a Grand Old Party


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Has the bell begun to toll for the GOP? The question arises while reading an analysis of Census Bureau statistics on the 2012 election by Dan Balz and Ted Mellnik. One sentence in their Washington Post story fairly leaps out: “The total number of white voters actually decreased between 2008 and […]

Their War, Not Ours

Their War, Not Ours


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “The worst mistake of my presidency,” said Ronald Reagan of his decision to put Marines into the middle of Lebanon’s civil war, where 241 died in a suicide bombing of their barracks. And if Barack Obama plunges into Syria’s civil war, it could consume his presidency, even as Iraq consumed the […]

Is War With North Korea Inevitable?

Is War With North Korea Inevitable?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “If you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you,” said Calvin Coolidge, who ever counseled patience over the rash response. Unfortunately, the troubles presented by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un seem unlikely to run into a […]