Trump Dumps the Do-Nothing Congress


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Donald Trump is president today because he was seen as a doer not a talker. Among the most common compliments paid him in 2016 was, “At least he gets things done!” And it was exasperation with a dithering GOP Congress, which had failed to enact his or its own agenda, that […]

Can the GOP’s Shotgun Marriage Be Saved?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2016, Republicans awoke to learn they had won the lottery. Donald Trump had won the presidency by carrying Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. All three states had gone Democratic in the last six presidential elections. The GOP had won both houses of Congress. Party control of governorships and […]

When Pat Buchanan Tried To Make America Great Again

When Pat Buchanan Tried To Make America Great Again


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If you’re wondering how Donald Trump happened, all you have to do is let Pat Buchanan, the founding father of Republican insurrection, beguile you with a history no one else can tell. By Sam Tanenhaus – Esquire It’s impossible to say exactly when the rehabilitation of Patrick Buchanan began, partly because his banishment from polite […]

Iran Nuclear Deal — Alive or Dead?

Iran Nuclear Deal — Alive or Dead?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Though every Republican in Congress voted against the Iran nuclear deal, “Tearing it up … is not going to happen,” says Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Hopefully, the chairman speaks for the president-elect. During the campaign, Donald Trump indicated as much, saying that, though the U.S. got […]

Aborting the Trump Revolution

Aborting the Trump Revolution


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In taking that $915 million loss in 1995, and carrying it forward to shelter future income, Donald Trump did nothing wrong. By both his family and his business, he did everything right. In a famous 1947 dissent, Judge Learned Hand wrote: “[T]here is nothing sinister in so arranging one’s affairs as […]

Trump Right on Trade Predators

Trump Right on Trade Predators


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Is America still a serious nation? Consider. While U.S. elites were denouncing Donald Trump as unfit to serve for having compared Miss Universe 1996 to “Miss Piggy” of “The Muppets,” the World Trade Organization was validating the principal plank of his platform. America’s allies are cheating and robbing her blind on […]

VIDEO: PBS: Buchanan and Dean — The Flamethrowers

VIDEO: PBS: Buchanan and Dean — The Flamethrowers


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Sometimes the two U.S. political parties face challenges from insurgents within their own ranks. In 1992, conservative commentator Patrick J. Buchanan took on a sitting president of his own party he felt had betrayed its principles. Vermont governor Howard Dean lead a 2004 uprising that did not prevail on the ballot but altered the political […]