Balkanization Beckons

Balkanization Beckons


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Speaking to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Albuquerque in 2001, George W. Bush declared that, as Mexico was a friend and neighbor, “It’s so important for us to tear down our barriers and walls that might separate Mexico from the United States.” Bush succeeded. And during his tenure, millions from […]

Buchanan to Salon: A Populist Conservative Candidate Could Beat Hillary

Buchanan to Salon: A Populist Conservative Candidate Could Beat Hillary


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By Scott Porch at Salon.Com A populist conservative might beat Hillary, he tells Salon — while taking on MSNBC, McCain, the Tea Party and more After losing the presidential election in 1960 and the California governor’s race in 1962, Nixon famously told reporters: “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.” Soon after, he set up […]

Is Hillary Inevitable?

Is Hillary Inevitable?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Looking back over the last century there were two great coalition builders in presidential politics: FDR and Richard Nixon. Franklin Roosevelt broke the Lincoln lock on the presidency that had given Republicans the White House in 56 of the previous 72 years. From 1932 to 1964, FDR’s party would win seven […]

A Populist Path to Power?

A Populist Path to Power?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” If Thomas Jefferson’s benign reflection on Shays’ Rebellion, that uprising of farmers in 1786 and 1787, is not the first thought that comes to mind […]

Is Obama Wrong on Ukraine?

Is Obama Wrong on Ukraine?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “What Would America Fight For?” That question shouts from the cover of this week’s Economist. It is, asserts the magazine, “the question haunting its allies.” While most agree that America would fight to defend her treaty allies and to protect vital interests if imperiled, the question is raised by President Obama’s […]

Hillary, Hitler & Cold War II

Hillary, Hitler & Cold War II


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In assessing the motives and actions of Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton compared them to Adolf Hitler’s. Almost always a mistake. After 12 years in power, Hitler was dead, having slaughtered millions and conquered Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals. And Putin? After 13 years in power, and facing a crisis […]

America Says ‘No!’ to a Beltway War

America Says ‘No!’ to a Beltway War


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Last week, hell came to the tiny Christian village of Maaloula where they still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. “Rebels of the Free Syrian Army launched an assault aided by a suicide bomber from Jabhat al-Nusra,” the al-Qaida-linked Islamic terrorist group, writes the Washington Post. The AP picked up the […]

Weiner & Spitzer — Now More Than Ever!

Weiner & Spitzer — Now More Than Ever!


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “Progressivism leads inevitably to utter irrationality and eventually political, as well as moral, chaos.” So writes editor R.V. Young in the summer issue of Modern Age, the journal of which Russell Kirk was founding editor. The magazine arrived with the latest post from our cultural capital, where the front-runner in the […]