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 […]

Politico: Trump Is Pat Buchanan With Better Timing

Politico: Trump Is Pat Buchanan With Better Timing


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By Jeff Greenfield – Politico.com Illustration by Brian Stauffer The presidency of George H.W. Bush was in trouble. Headed into the 1992 election year, the glow from the swift and decisive victory in the Gulf War—a victory that had pushed Bush’s approval ratings to 90 percent—had faded. While a recession had technically ended in March […]

Trump & the Hillarycons


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In 1964, Phyllis Schlafly of Alton, Illinois, mother of six, wrote and published a slim volume entitled “A Choice Not an Echo.” Backing the candidacy of Sen. Barry Goldwater, the book was a polemic against the stranglehold the eastern liberal establishment had held on the Republican nomination for decades. Schlafly went […]

Yes, the System Is Rigged

Yes, the System Is Rigged


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged,” Donald Trump told voters in Ohio and Sean Hannity on Fox News. And that hit a nerve. “Dangerous,” “toxic,” came the recoil from the media. Trump is threatening to “delegitimize” the election results of 2016. Well, if that is what Trump is […]

Who Got Us Into These Endless Wars?

Who Got Us Into These Endless Wars?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “Isolationists must not prevail in this new debate over foreign policy,” warns Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. “The consequences of a lasting American retreat from the world would be dire.” To make his case against the “Isolationist Temptation,” Haass creates a caricature, a cartoon, of America First […]

Philadelphia Vs. Cleveland: Divided We Stand


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Wednesday was the best night of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Joe Biden, Tim Kaine and Barack Obama testified to her greatness and goodness and readiness to be president. And all saw in the Republican Convention in Cleveland a festival of darkness and dystopia. Nor is this unusual. For, as the saying goes, […]

Ted Cruz and the Trump Takeover

Ted Cruz and the Trump Takeover


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By Patrick J. Buchanan The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking amidst the boos, takes the mind back in time. At the Cow Palace in San Francisco in July of 1964, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, having been defeated by Barry Goldwater, took the […]