Say Goodbye to Los Angeles


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Centuries before William James coined the phrase, men have sought a “moral equivalent of war,” some human endeavor to satisfy the jingoistic lust of man, without the carnage of war. For some, the modern Olympic Games have served the purpose, with the Cold War rivalry for medals between the United States […]

James K. Polk: Forgotten Great


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By Patrick J. Buchanan As America debates whether to send tens of thousands more troops to Afghanistan, in the ninth year of a war for ends we cannot discern, a riveting new history recalls times when Americans fought for vital national interests.

The Obama Flu?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Because of the peril of swine flu, Joe Biden said yesterday, he would urge his family to stay out of “confined places” like airplanes and subways here in the United States. Yet, the Obama administration will not consider closing the United States to airplanes and buses coming in from the epicenter […]

Afghanistan South


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Heeding the advice of Gen. David Petraeus, Barack Obama has committed 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan and will keep 50,000 in Iraq after U.S. combat operations end in August 2010. But are U.S. vital interests more threatened by what happens in Anbar or Helmand than in the war raging along our […]

The Distemper of the Times


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By Patrick J. Buchanan With reports circulating of its imminent demise, The New York Times announced in January that it had found a white knight. Sort of. For the knight in question, who already owns 6 percent of the sinking Times and was investing $250 million in notes carrying 14 percent interest, was Carlos Slim. […]

The NAFTA Superhighway: Coming Soon


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By Patrick J. Buchanan This is a “mind-boggling concept,” exploded Lou Dobbs. It must cause Americans to think our political and academic elites have “gone utterly mad.” What had detonated the mild-mannered CNN anchor? Robert Pastor, vice chair of the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on North America, had just appeared before a panel […]

Will America Survive to 2050?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “In 376 a large band of Gothic refugees arrived at the Empire’s Danube frontier, asking for asylum. In a complete break with established Roman policy, they were allowed in, unsubdued. They revolted, and within two years had defeated and killed the emperor Valens – the one who had received them – […]