Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

By Patrick J. Buchanan When this writer was 3 years old, the Empire of Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. Before I was 7, Gen. MacArthur was in an office in Tokyo overlooking the Imperial Palace, dictating to a shattered Japan. In 1956, President Eisenhower, impressed by the autobahn […]

Is Nixon’s Resurrection Relevant to Today’s GOP?

Is Nixon’s Resurrection Relevant to Today’s GOP?

By Patrick J. Buchanan One question I am asked while on tour for my new book, “The Greatest Comeback,” on the resurrection of Richard Nixon, is: Does Nixon’s rise, from crushing defeats in 1960 and 1962, and the debacle his party suffered in 1964, to capturing the White House and beginning a string of five […]

Is Democracy Another God that Failed?

Is Democracy Another God that Failed?

By Patrick J. Buchanan On Memorial Day weekend, scores of thousands of bikers arrived here for their annual Rolling Thunder tribute to America’s veterans, especially those lost in our wars or left behind. But this year the tribute has been sullied by a squalid scandal in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sick vets seeking medical […]

Is the Tea Party’s Dream an Illusion?

Is the Tea Party’s Dream an Illusion?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “There is no education in the second kick of a mule,” said Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. With some such thought in mind, Speaker John Boehner strode to the floor of the House to offer a “clean” debt ceiling bill and relied on Nancy Pelosi’s Democrats to pass it. They did. […]

A Queen in Obamaland

A Queen in Obamaland

By Patrick J. Buchanan The pots and pans are clanging for the ouster of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as the Obamacare website rollout takes on the aspect of that of the Edsel. Yet, though it is a website that has America laughing, Obama’s legacy legislation itself could, in its entirety, be in […]

The ‘We Can’t Win’ Wimps Caucus

The ‘We Can’t Win’ Wimps Caucus

By Patrick J. Buchanan “We told you you would lose!” wail the Beltway bundlers of the Republican establishment. “We told you you would lose!” moan neoconservative columnists from their privileged perches on the op-ed pages of the Beltway press. “Look at what Ted Cruz and this Tea Party people did to us,” wails the GOP […]

Goldwater-Rockefeller Redux

Goldwater-Rockefeller Redux

By Patrick J. Buchanan “History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” Mark Twain’s insight comes to mind as one observes the panic of Beltway Republicans over the latest polls in the battle of Obamacare. According to Gallup, approval of the Republican Party has sunk 10 points in two weeks to 28 percent, an […]

Is the Conflict Between Us Irreconcilable?

Is the Conflict Between Us Irreconcilable?

By Patrick J. Buchanan One way or another, the battle of the budget and the debt ceiling will be over by All Hallows’ Eve. Yet, as one looks deeper, at the irreconcilable conflict behind the present clash, only a roaring optimist would imagine we shall ever know again the tranquility and unity of the Eisenhower-Kennedy […]

Is Our Guardian Angel Big Brother?

Is Our Guardian Angel Big Brother?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Gentlemen do not read each other’s mail,” said Secretary of State Henry Stimson of his 1929 decision to shut down “The Black Chamber” that decoded the secret messages of foreign powers. “This means war!” said FDR, after reading the intercepted instructions from Tokyo to its diplomats the night of Dec. 6, […]

Where Have All the Workers Gone?

Where Have All the Workers Gone?

By Patrick J. Buchanan That America created only 88,000 jobs in March, less than half the number anticipated, was jolting news, indicating the recovery that the White House has boasted about may not be at hand. But in that March jobs report, there was more disturbing news. While unemployment fell to 7.6 percent, the reason […]