How Bill Kristol Purged the Arabists

By Patrick J. Buchanan After taping John Stossel’s show on March 16 in New York, the Mrs. and I took the 10 a.m. Acela back to Washington. Once we had boarded the train, who should come waddling up the aisle but Bill Kristol. The Weekly Standard editor seemed cheerful, and we chatted about the surge […]

The Antietam of the Culture War

By Patrick J. Buchanan It took Joe Biden’s public embrace of same-sex marriage to smoke him out. But after Joe told David Gregory of “Meet the Press” he was “absolutely comfortable” with homosexuals marrying, Barack Obama could not maintain his credibility with the cultural elite if he stuck with the biblical view that God ordained […]

The Socialist and The Social Darwinist

By Patrick J. Buchanan The night of his victories in Maryland, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia, Mitt Romney laid out the ground upon which he will stand to fight his fall battle with Barack Obama. Obama, said Mitt, seeks “a government-centered society.” But Mitt would restore an “opportunity society” built on the foundations of […]

Is the GOP Becoming a War Party?

By Patrick J. Buchanan Denouncing Republican “bluster” about war with Iran, President Obama went on the offensive Tuesday: “Those who are … beating the drums of war should explain clearly to the American people what they think the costs and benefits would be.” The president had in mind such remarks as those Newt Gingrich delivered […]

Did ‘The Great Society’ Ruin Society?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair, I’ll fix it.” Thus did Mitt Romney supposedly commit the gaffe of the month — for we are not to speak of the poor without unctuous empathy. Yet, as Robert Rector of the […]

Is Obama’s America God’s Country?

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: […]

Mitt vs. Newt: The Gloves Come Off

By Patrick J. Buchanan Newt Gingrich’s surge to success in South Carolina has surely brought joy to the Obama White House. For his 12-point victory ensures the fight for the GOP nomination will not end soon and will get nastier. Indeed, it already has. Whether Newt or Mitt Romney emerges victorious, the candidate who comes […]

Vulture Capitalism or Populist Demagoguery?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “They’re vultures that are sitting out there on the tree limb, waiting for a company to get sick, and then they swoop in … eat the carcass … and … leave the skeleton.” So Rick Perry colorfully characterized the private equity firm Bain Capital, once run by Mitt Romney. How did […]

GOP War of All Against All?

By Patrick J. Buchanan There still exists a possibility that, come Jan. 20, 2013, we could have a Republican Senate and House, and a Republican president. But there is also a possibility that a Goldwater-Rockefeller-type family bloodletting could sunder the party and kick it all away. America is bored with Barack Obama. The young and […]

Four More Years — of This?

By Patrick J. Buchanan In what The Washington Post called “a bold act of political defiance,” President Obama Wednesday announced the recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray’s nomination had been blocked by a Senate filibuster. There was no way he was going to win approval in 2012. Enraged […]