Pitchfork Politics

Pitchfork Politics


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From The Economist A pioneer of Trump-style populism wonders if it can succeed in today’s America BEFORE Donald Trump, there was Patrick Buchanan. More than two decades before Mr Trump kicked over the Republican tea table, Mr Buchanan, a former speechwriter and White House aide to Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, launched his own […]

VIDEO: Is Trump the New Pat Buchanan?

VIDEO: Is Trump the New Pat Buchanan?


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CNN’s Michael Smerconish asks Pat Buchanan about his ideas being carried forward by Donald Trump, and what Trump’s chances are in the 2016 race.

CNN VIDEO: Buchanan: GOP ‘Is Under a Death Sentence’


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Former presidential adviser Patrick Buchanan surveys the 2016 GOP field to Michael Smerconish and says the party is currently “under a death sentence.”

America and France Turn Right


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In Sunday’s first-round of regional elections in France, the clear and stunning winner was the National Front of Marine Le Pen. Her party rolled up 30 percent of the vote, and came in first in 6 of 13 regions. Marine herself won 40 percent of her northeast district. Despite tremendous and […]

Those Renegade Republicans

Those Renegade Republicans


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By Charlie Cook – National Journal An anger persists: Party rebel Pat Buchanan upset a sitting president in the 1992 New Hampshire GOP primary. PHOTO: February 1992: Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan holds up a newspaper with the headline, ‘Read Our Lips’ at press conference following the New Hampshire Primary. (Photo by Ron Sachs/Consolidated News […]

Hillary: Nominee or Indictee?

Hillary: Nominee or Indictee?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan While perhaps too early for Democratic elites to panic and begin bailing out on Hillary Clinton’s campaign as a doomed vessel, they would be well advised not to miss any of the lifeboat drills. For Hillary’s campaign is taking on water at a rate that will sink her, if the leakage […]

Outsiders: Trump, Bernie, Ted Cruz and the Peasants with Pitchforks


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By Joel Achenbach – The Washington Post Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump answers a question at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio (Reuters/Brian Snyder) I was there for the “peasants with pitchforks” speech. Pat Buchanan was holding forth in a crowded room […]