The Fire This Time

By Patrick J. Buchanan “You’ve damaged your own race,” said Mayor Michael Nutter to the black youths of Philadelphia whose flash mobs have been beating and robbing shoppers in the fashionable district of downtown. “Take those God-darn hoodies down,” the mayor went on in his blistering lecture. “Pull your pants up and buy a belt, […]

Hate Speech Makes a Comeback

By Patrick J. Buchanan Well, it sure didn’t take long for the Tucson Truce to collapse. After Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot on Jan. 8 by a berserker who killed six others, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl, and wounded 13, the media were aflame with charges the right had created the climate […]

Woody, Haley & The Klan

By Patrick J. Buchanan “In May 1866, a little group of young men in the Tennessee village of Pulaski, finding their time hang heavily on their hands after the excitement of the field, so lately abandoned, formed a secret club for the mere pleasure of association, for private amusement — for anything that might break […]

Who’s the Bigot, Mr. Brown?

By Patrick J. Buchanan Gordon Brown may have torpedoed his last chance to be prime minister in his own right when, in the privacy of his limo, he called 66-year-old Gillian Duffy that “bigoted woman.” What had widow Duffy done to deserve the slur? After taking the Labor Party leader to task for several minutes, […]

New Tribe Rising?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Is white the new black?” So asks Kelefa Sanneh in the subtitle of “Beyond the Pale,” his New Yorker review of several books on white America, wherein he concludes we may be witnessing “the slow birth of a people.” Sanneh is onto something. For after a year of battering as “un-American,” […]

The Real Anti-Americans

By Patrick J. Buchanan As Democrats, after a Sunday rally on the Capitol grounds, marched to the House hand-in-hand to vote health care reform, Tea Partiers reportedly shouted the “n-word” at John Lewis and another black congressman. A third was allegedly spat upon. And Barney Frank was called a nasty name. Tea Partiers deny it […]

Race and Stupidity

by Patrick J. Buchanan God save me from my friends — I can take care of my enemies. So President Obama must be muttering today. Ten days ago, the president played his ace of trumps.

Angry White Men

by Patrick J. Buchanan To hear the Obamaites, those raucous crowds pouring into town hall meetings are “mobs” of “thugs” whose rage has been “manufactured” by K Street lobbyists and right-wing Republican operatives. Press secretary Robert Gibbs compares them to the Young Republicans of the “Brooks Brothers riot” during the Florida recount. But is it […]

A Quota Queen for the Court

By Patrick J. Buchanan If the U.S. Senate rejects race-based justice, Sonia Sotomayor will never sit on the Supreme Court. Because that is what Sonia is all about. As The New York Times reported Saturday, the salient cause of her career has been advancing persons of color, over whites, based on race and national origin. […]

Courage, Mr. Holder

By Patrick J. Buchanan Lecturing a conscript conclave of Justice Department bureaucrats, Attorney General Eric Holder last week called America a “nation of cowards” for not spending more time talking about race. Reading his speech, however, one recalls the sage counsel of Pat Moynihan to President Nixon in 1970: This whole subject might benefit from […]