Is Hillary Inevitable?

Is Hillary Inevitable?

By Patrick J. Buchanan Looking back over the last century there were two great coalition builders in presidential politics: FDR and Richard Nixon. Franklin Roosevelt broke the Lincoln lock on the presidency that had given Republicans the White House in 56 of the previous 72 years. From 1932 to 1964, FDR’s party would win seven […]

Walter Jones Repels a War Party Attack

Walter Jones Repels a War Party Attack

By Patrick J. Buchanan The GOP Beltway establishment is celebrating the victory of Thom Tillis, Speaker of the North Carolina House, over his Tea Party and Evangelical rivals in Tuesday’s primary for the U.S. Senate. But the story ended less happily for the Beltway elite in the Tar Heel State’s 3rd Congressional District. There, the […]

Pat Buchanan on His Big Win in the 1996 Louisiana and Alaska Caucuses

Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie Podcast interviews Pat Buchanan for the “This Day in History” feature. Pat talks about his war on the Republican establishment with a big win in the 1996 caucuses in Louisiana, Alaska and New Hampshire. Buchanan joins Ken to remember that moment. Note: Pat’s segment begins at 11:00 minutes into the broadcast. […]

The Knives Come Out — for Christie

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Maybe the folks in Washington, D.C., should tune in their TVs right now and see how it’s done,” said the big winner of Tuesday last. “I did not seek a second term to do small things,” Chris Christie went on, but “to finish the job — now watch me do it.” […]

Egypt’s Army Crosses the Rubicon

Egypt’s Army Crosses the Rubicon

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Sire, clear the square with gunfire or abdicate.” That was the message one of his generals gave the young czar Nicholas I in December of 1825, as thousands of civilians and soldiers massed in Senate Square to challenge his claim to the throne. Nicholas gave the order, the cannons fired, and […]

Does the South Belong in the Union?

Does the South Belong in the Union?

By Patrick J. Buchanan Is the Second Reconstruction over? The first ended with the withdrawal of Union troops from the Southern states as part of a deal that gave Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency after the disputed election of 1876. The second began with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a century after Appomattox. Under […]

Requiem for a Grand Old Party

Requiem for a Grand Old Party

By Patrick J. Buchanan Has the bell begun to toll for the GOP? The question arises while reading an analysis of Census Bureau statistics on the 2012 election by Dan Balz and Ted Mellnik. One sentence in their Washington Post story fairly leaps out: “The total number of white voters actually decreased between 2008 and […]

McGovern & Goldwater: Losers or Winners?

McGovern & Goldwater: Losers or Winners?

By Patrick J. Buchanan Early in Ronald Reagan’s second term, Bill Rusher, the publisher of National Review, was interviewing the president in the Oval Office for a documentary on the conservative movement. Rusher asked how he would describe Barry Goldwater‘s role. Reagan thought a moment and replied: I guess you would have to call him […]

Folks, We Have a Brand New Ballgame

Folks, We Have a Brand New Ballgame

By Patrick J. Buchanan Mitt Romney on Wednesday night turned in the finest debate performance of any candidate of either party in the 52 years since Richard Nixon faced John F. Kennedy, with the possible exception of Ronald Reagan‘s demolition of Jimmy Carter in 1980. But where Reagan won with style and quips — “There […]