Nationalism and Populism Propel Trump

Nationalism and Populism Propel Trump


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By Patrick J. Buchanan As the returns came in from South Carolina Saturday night, showing Donald Trump winning a decisive victory, a note of nervous desperation crept into the commentary. Political analysts pointed out repeatedly that if all of the votes for Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson were added […]

The Remainderman

The Remainderman


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Donald Trump won more votes in the Iowa caucuses than any Republican candidate in history. Impressive, except Ted Cruz set the new all-time record. And Marco Rubio exceeded all expectations by taking 23 percent. Cruz won Tea Party types, Evangelicals, and the hard right. Trump won the populists and nationalists who […]

Is a New Era Upon Us?

Is a New Era Upon Us?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Whoever wins the nominations, the most successful campaigns of 2016 provide us with a clear picture of where the center of gravity is today in both parties and, hence, where America is going. Bernie Sanders, with his mammoth crowds and mass support among the young, represents, as did George McGovern in […]

Why Liberal Media Hate Trump

Why Liberal Media Hate Trump


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In the feudal era there were the “three estates” — the clergy, the nobility and the commons. The first and second were eradicated in Robespierre’s Revolution. But in the 18th and 19th century, Edmund Burke and Thomas Carlyle identified what the latter called a “stupendous Fourth Estate.” Wrote William Thackeray: “Of […]

Is Trumpism the New Nationalism?

Is Trumpism the New Nationalism?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore Since China devalued its currency 3 percent, global markets have gone into a tailspin. Why should this be? After all, 3 percent devaluation in China could be countered by a U.S. tariff of 3 percent on all goods made in China, and the tariff revenue used to […]

Outsiders: Trump, Bernie, Ted Cruz and the Peasants with Pitchforks


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By Joel Achenbach – The Washington Post Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump answers a question at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio (Reuters/Brian Snyder) I was there for the “peasants with pitchforks” speech. Pat Buchanan was holding forth in a crowded room […]

Could Trump Win?

Could Trump Win?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan The American political class has failed the country, and should be fired. That is the clearest message from the summer surge of Bernie Sanders and the remarkable rise of Donald Trump. Sanders’ candidacy can trace it roots back to the 19th-century populist party of Mary Elizabeth Lease who declaimed: “Wall Street […]