Nixon’s ‘Southern Strategy’ and the Liberals’ Big Lie

Nixon’s ‘Southern Strategy’ and the Liberals’ Big Lie


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “For the first time since President Richard M. Nixon’s divisive ‘Southern strategy’ that sent whites to the Republican Party and blacks to the Democrats …” began a New York Times story last week. Thus has one of the big lies of U.S. political history morphed into a cliche — that Richard […]

‘Duck Dynasty’ and the New Blacklist

‘Duck Dynasty’ and the New Blacklist


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Pope Francis’ call for a truce notwithstanding, the culture war rages on in America. Last week, a Utah judge struck down part of the state’s anti-polygamy law, clearing the way for men to marry multiple spouses. Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer, defrocked for officiating at the same-sex marriage of his son, refused […]

Rating and Ranking Our Presidents


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In 1948, Arthur Schlesinger Sr. wrote for Life magazine a controversial article on a subject that has been the cause of spirited and acrimonious debate ever since. He listed the consensus of our academic elite as to which American presidents had been Great, Near Great, Average, Below Average and Failures. Leading […]

Is Obama’s America God’s Country?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan The political beliefs of Barack Obama, said Rick Santorum last week, come out of “some phony theology. … Not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology, but no less a theology.” Given the opportunity on “Face the Nation” to amend his remarks, Santorum declined the offer and plunged on: […]

Whose Country Is It, Anyway?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Half a century ago, American children were schooled in Aesop’s fables. Among the more famous of these were “The Fox and the Grapes” and “The Tortoise and the Hare.” Particularly appropriate this Christmas season, and every Christmas lately, is Aesop’s fable of “The Dog in the Manger.” The tale is about […]

America’s Ideologue in Chief


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “The war we fight today is more than a military conflict,” said President Bush to the American Legion. “It is the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century.” But if the ideology of our enemy is “Islamofascism,” what is the ideology of George W. Bush? According to James Montanye, writing in […]

Islamo-fascism?


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“President Likens Dewey to Hitler as Fascist Tool.” So ran the New York Times headline on Oct. 26, 1948, after what Dewey biographer Richard Norton Smith called a “particularly vitriolic attack in Chicago” by Harry Truman. What brings this to mind is President Bush’s assertion that we are “at war with Islamic fascism” and “Islamo-fascism.” […]