The Bankrupt PIGS of Europe


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By Patrick J. Buchanan They are called the PIGS — Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Spain. What they have in common is that all are facing deficits and debts that could bring on national defaults and break up the European Union. What brought the PIGS to the edge of the abyss?

Another God That Failed


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “America is Losing the Free World,” was the arresting headline over the Financial Times column by Gideon Rachman. His thesis: The largest democracies of South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia — Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, India — are all moving out of America’s orbit. “(T)he assumption that the democracies […]

A Decade of Self-Delusion


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By Patrick J. Buchanan About the first decade of what was to be the Second American Century, the pessimists have been proven right. According to the International Monetary Fund, the United States began the century producing 32 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. We ended the decade producing 24 percent. No nation in modern […]

America’s Party


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By Patrick J. Buchanan For Democrats like Harry Reid, who called them “evil-mongers,” and Nancy Pelosi, who called them “un-American,” the NBC News poll must have hit like a sucker punch at a Georgetown wine-and-cheese. The Tea Party movement, those folks rallying against spending last spring and Obamacare in the summer town halls, are viewed […]

Shakedown in Copenhagen


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By Patrick J. Buchanan If you would know what Copenhagen is all about, hearken to this nugget in The Washington Post’s report from the Danish capital:

Newt, Sarah and a New GOP


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by Patrick J. Buchanan “Sometimes party loyalty asks too much,” said JFK. For Sarah Palin, party loyalty in New York’s 23rd congressional district asks too much. Going rogue, Palin endorsed Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman over Republican Dede Scozzafava.

Alienated & Radicalized


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In the brief age of Obama, we have had “truthers,” “birthers,” Tea Party activists and town-hall dissenters. Comes now, the “Oath Keepers.” And who might they be?

The Second Battle of Copenhagen


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Before President Obama even landed at Andrews Air Force Base, returning from his mission to Copenhagen to win the 2016 Olympic Games, Chicago had been voted off the island. Many shared the lamentation of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, “What has become of America, when Chicago can’t steal an election?”