The Price of Papal Popularity

The Price of Papal Popularity

By Patrick J. Buchanan Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley’s boys in blue ran up the score on the radicals in Grant Park. But, on Oct. 13, there emanated from the Synod on the Family in Rome a 12-page […]

Is Putin One of Us?

Is Putin One of Us?

By Patrick J. Buchanan Is Vladimir Putin a paleoconservative? In the culture war for mankind’s future, is he one of us? While such a question may be blasphemous in Western circles, consider the content of the Russian president’s state of the nation address. With America clearly in mind, Putin declared, “In many countries today, moral […]

Post v. Putin — Whose Side Are You On?

Post v. Putin — Whose Side Are You On?

By Patrick J. Buchanan The culture war has gone global. And the divisions are not only between, but within nations. “Suddenly, homosexuality is against the law,” wailed Jay Leno. “I mean, this seems like Germany. Let’s round up the Jews. Let’s round up the gays. … I mean, it starts like that.” Leno was speaking […]

Obama’s Remaking of America

by Patrick J. Buchanan Anyone who believes America’s culture wars are behind her should have started out Friday reading The Washington Times. The headlines on the three top stories on page one read: “California judges asked to say if they are gay.” “‘Tebow Bill‘ for home-schoolers dies in Virginia Senate panel.” “Opt-out on birth control […]

Anti-Catholicism and the Times

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Anti-Catholicism,” said writer Peter Viereck, “is the anti-Semitism of the intellectual.” It is “the deepest-held bias in the history of the American people,” said Arthur Schlesinger Sr.

Pius XII and John Paul II

by Patrick J. Buchanan Now that the mourning for John Paul II has ended and he has been laid to rest in St. Peter’s, it is time to consider the state of the church he led for 27 years. For, despite his extraordinary life, his holiness and his critical role in bringing an end to […]