Before Bannon, There Was Buchanan


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By Eleanor Clift – The Daily Beast The old keeper of the GOP’s American First flame considers the man carrying that torch today. A conservative firebrand, Pat Buchanan worked in the Nixon and Reagan White Houses, filling a role much like the one that Steve Bannon is in today. They’re the true believers, the keepers […]

Politico Interviews Pat Buchanan

Politico Interviews Pat Buchanan


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By Tim Alberta – Politico His first date with his future wife was spent in a New Hampshire motel room drinking Wild Turkey into the wee hours with Hunter S. Thompson. He stood several feet away from Martin Luther King Jr. during the “I Have a Dream” speech. He went to China with Richard M. […]

War Cries Drown Out ‘America First’


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?” tweeted President Donald Trump on Easter Sunday. Earlier, after discovering “great chemistry” with Chinese President Xi Jinping over “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake” at Mar-a-Lago, Trump had confided, “I explained […]

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 […]

It’s Trump’s Party, Now

It’s Trump’s Party, Now


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Before the largest audience of his political career, save perhaps his inaugural, Donald Trump delivered the speech of his life. And though Tuesday’s address may be called moderate, even inclusive, Trump’s total mastery of his party was on full display. Congressional Republicans who once professed “free-trade” as dogmatic truth rose again […]

The First Firestorm

The First Firestorm


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By Patrick J. Buchanan That hysterical reaction to the travel ban announced Friday is a portent of what is to come if President Donald Trump carries out the mandate given to him by those who elected him. The travel ban bars refugees for 120 days. From Syria, refugees are banned indefinitely. And a 90-day ban […]

Reagan and Trump: American Nationalists


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Since World War II, the two men who have most terrified this city by winning the presidency are Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump. And they have much in common. Both came out of the popular culture, Reagan out of Hollywood, Trump out of a successful reality TV show. Both possessed the […]