America in Search of a Cause?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “If the Cold War is over, what’s the point of being an American?” said Rabbit Angstrom, the protagonist of the John Updike novels. A haunting remark, since, for 40 years, America was largely united on the proposition that our survival depended upon our victory over communism in the Cold War. We […]

Those Renegade Republicans

Those Renegade Republicans


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By Charlie Cook – National Journal An anger persists: Party rebel Pat Buchanan upset a sitting president in the 1992 New Hampshire GOP primary. PHOTO: February 1992: Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan holds up a newspaper with the headline, ‘Read Our Lips’ at press conference following the New Hampshire Primary. (Photo by Ron Sachs/Consolidated News […]

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 […]

GOP Elites Call for Purge of Trump

GOP Elites Call for Purge of Trump


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In the Cleveland debate, Donald Trump refused to commit to support whomever the Republican Party nominates in 2016. Trump would be wise to maintain his freedom of action. For there is a plot afoot in The Washington Post Conservative Club to purge Trump from the Republican Party before the primaries begin. […]

Taking Down The Donald

Taking Down The Donald


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By Patrick J. Buchanan If his Republican opponents will not take down Donald Trump, Fox News will not only show them how it is done. Fox News will do the job for them. That is the message that came out loud and clear from last Thursday’s debate in Cleveland, which was viewed by the largest […]

The GOP’s Iran Dilemma

The GOP’s Iran Dilemma


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By Patrick J. Buchanan From first reactions, it appears that Hill Republicans will be near unanimous in voting a resolution of rejection of the Iran nuclear deal. They will then vote to override President Obama’s veto of their resolution. And if the GOP fails there, Gov. Scott Walker says his first act as president would […]

On a Fast Track to National Ruin

On a Fast Track to National Ruin


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In the first quarter of 2015, in the sixth year of the historic Obama recovery, the U.S. economy grew by two-tenths of 1 percent. And that probably sugarcoats it. For trade deficits subtract from the growth of GDP, and the U.S. trade deficit that just came in was a monster. As […]