Wanted: A Fighting Party

By Patrick J. Buchanan As was evident at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, it is deja vu, 1961, all over again. We have a young, cool, witty, personable president — and an adoring press corps. “I am Barack Obama,” the president introduced himself. “Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me. (Laughter […]

Glimmers of Hope for the GOP

by Patrick† J.† Buchanan For conservatives fretful over the future of the party to which they have given allegiance, “How Barack Obama Won: A State by State Guide to the Historic 2008 Election” reads like something out of Edgar Allan Poe. Co-authored by NBC’s Chuck Todd, it is a grim tale of what happened to […]

The Obama Flu?

By Patrick J. Buchanan Because of the peril of swine flu, Joe Biden said yesterday, he would urge his family to stay out of “confined places” like airplanes and subways here in the United States. Yet, the Obama administration will not consider closing the United States to airplanes and buses coming in from the epicenter […]

Is Torture Ever Moral?

By Patrick J. Buchanan After opening the door to a truth commission to investigate torture by the CIA of al-Qaida subjects, and leaving the door open to prosecution of higher-ups, President Obama walked the cat back. He is now opposed to a truth commission. That means it is dead. He is no longer interested in […]

The Rooted and the Rootless

By Patrick J. Buchanan Does Barack Obama understand the people he leads? Do his aides? These may seem cheeky questions to ask of a team that just won the presidency. But there is something in their cool, insouciant, blase demeanor, in the face of insults to their country, that suggests there yet exists a chasm […]

The Apologists

by Patrick J. Buchanan For 50 minutes, Obama sat mute, as a Marxist thug from Nicaragua delivered his diatribe, charging America with a century of terrorist aggression in Central America. After Daniel Ortega finished spitting in our face, accusing us of inhumanity toward Fidel Castro’s Cuba, Obama was asked his thoughts. “I thought it was […]

Why Europe Won’t Fight

By Patrick J. Buchanan “No one will say this publicly, but the true fact is we are all talking about our exit strategy from Afghanistan. We are getting out. It may take a couple of years, but we are all looking to get out.” Thus did a “senior European diplomat” confide to The New York […]

Should We Kill the Fed?

By Patrick J. Buchanan For the financial crisis that has wiped out trillions in wealth, many have felt the lash of public outrage. Fannie and Freddie. The idiot-bankers. The AIG bonus babies. The Bush Republicans and Barney Frank Democrats who bullied banks into making mortgages to minorities who could not afford the houses they were […]

Is Notre Dame Still Catholic?

By Patrick J. Buchanan By inviting Barack Obama to deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Notre Dame, the Rev. John Jenkins has polarized the Catholic community nationwide — and raised a question. What does it mean to be a Catholic university in post-Christian America? Are there truths about faith and morality […]

Can Uncle Sam Ever Let Go?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “In 1877, Lord Salisbury, commenting on Great Britain’s policy on the Eastern Question, noted that ‘the commonest error in politics is sticking to the carcass of dead policies.’ “Salisbury was bemoaning the fact that many influential members of the British ruling class could not recognize that history had moved on; they […]