Is America Losing Control?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “Events are in the saddle and ride mankind.” In describing 2011, few cliches seem more appropriate. For in this past year, we Americans seemed to lose control of our destiny, as events seemed to be in the saddle. While President Barack Obama maneuvered skillfully to retain a fighting chance to be […]

Whose Country Is It, Anyway?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Half a century ago, American children were schooled in Aesop’s fables. Among the more famous of these were “The Fox and the Grapes” and “The Tortoise and the Hare.” Particularly appropriate this Christmas season, and every Christmas lately, is Aesop’s fable of “The Dog in the Manger.” The tale is about […]

The Roots of Voter Anger Go Back to 1954


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Sixty-nine percent of voters nationwide are angry with the policies of the federal government. To understand why, it’s important to remember that most voters believe tax cuts and government spending cuts are good for the economy. Collectively, voters have voted for politicians who promised spending cuts and tax cuts in just […]

Subdividing America — to Win


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes. “Well, I say to them tonight, there’s not a liberal America and a conservative America; there’s the United States of America. There’s not […]

Whose Country Is It, Anyway?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan For the third straight year, the median income of the typical American family fell in 2010. Adjusted for inflation, it is back where it was in 1996, the longest period of zero growth since the Depression. And the poverty rate has inched up to 15.1 percent. Both figures, however, should be […]

Obama’s Race-Based Spoils System


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Chester Arthur was a most unlikely reformer. A crucial cog in the political machine of the Empire State’s Sen. Roscoe Conkling, he was named by President Grant to the powerful and lucrative post of collector of customs for the Port of New York. Arthur was removed in 1878 by President Rutherford […]

The View From Martha’s Vineyard


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By Patrick J. Buchanan As he and his daughters bicycle around the summer playground of the Northeastern elite, Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama is steadily bleeding away both the support of the nation and that of his most loyal constituency. Several times, his approval rating in Gallup’s daily tracking poll has sunk to 39 percent, with […]