Is America Going to Pot?

Is America Going to Pot?

By Patrick J. Buchanan Smoking Marlboros is now forbidden in Irish bars in New York City. But buying, selling, and smoking marijuana is legal in Colorado. It doesn’t take a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing. But where are we going? One certain result of the legalization of marijuana is that there […]

Dead Souls of a Cultural Revolution

Dead Souls of a Cultural Revolution

By Patrick J. Buchanan Last Friday, Christopher Lane, a 22-year-old Australian here on a baseball scholarship, was shot and killed while jogging in Duncan, Okla., population 23,000. He died where he fell. Police have three suspects, two black and one white. The latter said they were bored and decided to shoot Lane for “the fun […]

Do We Really Want a Cold War II?

Do We Really Want a Cold War II?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “There have been times when they slip back into Cold War thinking,” said President Obama in his tutorial with Jay Leno. And to show the Russians that such Cold War thinking is antiquated, Obama canceled his September summit with Vladimir Putin. The reason: Putin’s grant of asylum to Edward Snowden, who […]

Weiner & Spitzer — Now More Than Ever!

Weiner & Spitzer — Now More Than Ever!

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 […]

Rush and the New Blacklist

By Patrick J. Buchanan The original “Hollywood blacklist” dates back to 1947, when 10 members of the Communist Party, present or former, invoked the Fifth Amendment before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. The party was then a wholly owned subsidiary of the Comintern of Joseph Stalin, whose victims had surpassed in number those of […]

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 […]

Is America Disintegrating?

By Patrick J. Buchanan In Federalist 2, John Jay looks out at a nation of a common blood, faith, language, history, customs and culture. “Providence,” he writes, “has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same […]

A Conspiracy of Counterfeiters

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” “Lenin was certainly right,” John Maynard Keynes continued in his […]

Why Weiner’s Going Under the Bus

By Patrick J. Buchanan Is there any redeeming social value to the tawdry tale of Anthony Weiner? Only this: The nationwide revulsion at the conduct of the congressman has compelled the leadership and members of the House Democratic caucus to demand he resign immediately and cease not only distracting them from their work but stinking […]

Morality: Trotskyite vs. Christian

by Patrick J. Buchanan Did Hitler’s crimes justify the Allies’ terror-bombing of Germany? Indeed they did, answers Christopher Hitchens in his Newsweek response to my new book, “Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War“: “The stark evidence of the Final Solution has ever since been enough to dispel most doubts about, say, the wisdom or morality […]