Hanging Rudy Out to Dry

By Patrick J. Buchanan Back in 1987, this writer was invited by friends to advise them on a press conference they had called to oppose President Reagan’s signing of an INF treaty to remove all nuclear missiles from Europe. My advice: Deplore the treaty; do not attack the president. The next day, Howard Phillips declared […]

Rev. Wright’s Star Pupil

Rev. Wright’s Star Pupil

By Patrick J. Buchanan “A steady patriot of the world alone, “The friend of every country — but his own.” George Canning’s couplet about the Englishmen who professed love for all the world except their own native land comes to mind on reading Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. After listing the horrors of […]

The Paralysis of Europe

The Paralysis of Europe

By Patrick J. Buchanan The massacre in Paris of the staff of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was an act of terrorism, but also a successful act of war in the clash of civilizations between Islamism and the West. Nor were we lacking for warning signs. In 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, a license […]

The Abolition of Christmas

The Abolition of Christmas

By Patrick J. Buchanan WebNote: Pat Buchanan wrote this column back in December 2001. It is one of my favorites and is posted today as as we observe this Christmas season of 2014. By Patrick J. Buchanan – December 21, 2001 When I was a boy, Kensington was a village half an hour north of […]

Balkanization Beckons

Balkanization Beckons

By Patrick J. Buchanan Speaking to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Albuquerque in 2001, George W. Bush declared that, as Mexico was a friend and neighbor, “It’s so important for us to tear down our barriers and walls that might separate Mexico from the United States.” Bush succeeded. And during his tenure, millions from […]

The Specter Haunting Europe

The Specter Haunting Europe

By Patrick J. Buchanan Memorial Day will likely bring alarmist headlines in the elite media about a populist fever raging in Europe, and manifest in the shocking returns from the elections for the European Parliament. Marine Le Pen’s National Front may run first in France, and Nigel Farage’s UK Independence Party first in Britain. What […]

Whose Side Is God on Now?

Whose Side Is God on Now?

By Patrick J. Buchanan In his Kremlin defense of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin, even before he began listing the battles where Russian blood had been shed on Crimean soil, spoke of an older deeper bond. Crimea, said Putin, “is the location of ancient Khersones, where Prince Vladimir was baptized. His spiritual feat of […]

‘Duck Dynasty’ and the New Blacklist

‘Duck Dynasty’ and the New Blacklist

By Patrick J. Buchanan Pope Francis’ call for a truce notwithstanding, the culture war rages on in America. Last week, a Utah judge struck down part of the state’s anti-polygamy law, clearing the way for men to marry multiple spouses. Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer, defrocked for officiating at the same-sex marriage of his son, refused […]

Is Christianity Homophobic?

Is Christianity Homophobic?

By Patrick J. Buchanan That “loving Jesus means hating gay people” is “proclaimed in Christian churches and on Christian television and radio broadcasts.” So declares Dan Savage in his review of Jeff Chu’s “Does Jesus Really Love Me: A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America” — on page one of The New […]

Is America Still a Good Country?

Is America Still a Good Country?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” So wrote Alexis de […]