Distortions — or Truths?

by Patrick J. Buchanan We should have “an honest debate” on health care, said Barack Obama in his Aug. 22 radio address, “not one dominated by willful misrepresentations and outright distortions.” Among the “phony claims” made against the House bill, says the president, are that it provides funding for abortions, guarantees coverage for illegal aliens, […]

The Get-Cheney Squad

by Patrick J. Buchanan “Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” George Orwell’s truth comes to mind as one reads that Eric Holder has named a special prosecutor to go after the “rough men” who, to keep us sleeping peacefully at night, went […]

Fatal Flaw of Democracies

by Patrick J. Buchanan “We just can’t afford it!” Not long ago, every America child heard that, at one time or another, in the home in which he or she was raised. “We just can’t afford it!” It may have been a new car, or two weeks at the beach, or the new flat-panel TV […]

Sarah and the Death Panels

by Patrick J. Buchanan “The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of […]

Unwinnable War?

by Patrick J. Buchanan “Taliban Are Winning: U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Warns of Rising Casualties.” Thus ran the startling headline on the front-page of The Wall Street Journal. The lead paragraph ran thus: “The Taliban have gained the upper hand in Afghanistan, the top American commander there said, forcing the U.S. to change its strategy […]

Angry White Men

by Patrick J. Buchanan To hear the Obamaites, those raucous crowds pouring into town hall meetings are “mobs” of “thugs” whose rage has been “manufactured” by K Street lobbyists and right-wing Republican operatives. Press secretary Robert Gibbs compares them to the Young Republicans of the “Brooks Brothers riot” during the Florida recount. But is it […]