Is Trump the Heir to Reagan?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Three decades ago, as communications director in the White House, I set up an interview for Bill Rusher of National Review. Among his first questions to President Reagan was to ask him to assess the political importance of Barry Goldwater. Said Reagan, “I guess you could call him the John the […]

A ‘Read-My-Lips’ Moment for Trump?

A ‘Read-My-Lips’ Moment for Trump?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “Having cut a deal with Democrats for help with the debt ceiling, will Trump seek a deal with Democrats on amnesty for the ‘Dreamers’ in return for funding for border security?” The answer to that question, raised in my column a week ago, is in. Last night, President Donald Trump cut […]

The Impeach-Trump Conspiracy

The Impeach-Trump Conspiracy


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Pressed by Megyn Kelly on his ties to President Trump, an exasperated Vladimir Putin blurted out, “We had no relationship at all. … I never met him. … Have you all lost your senses over there?” Yes, Vlad, we have. Consider the questions that have convulsed this city since the Trump […]

VIDEO: 1978 Buchanan, Reagan, Buckley, Debate the Panama Canal Treaty

VIDEO: 1978 Buchanan, Reagan, Buckley, Debate the Panama Canal Treaty


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Firing Line Debate: Guests: James Burnham, George F. Will, Elmo R. Zumwalt, Ronald Reagan, Patrick J. Buchanan, Roger W. Fontaine, John S. McCain, and Ellsworth Bunker NOTE: See video below. Pat is introduced at timeline: 46 min / 14 sec and debates Buckley at 19 min / 24 sec. Also see this excellent 2016 column: […]

What Is America’s Goal in the World?

What Is America’s Goal in the World?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan For the World War II generation there was clarity. The attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec 7, 1941, united the nation as it had never been before — in the conviction that Japan must be smashed, no matter how long it took or how many lives it cost. After the defeat of […]

How Berkeley Birthed the Right


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In December 1964, a Silver Age of American liberalism, to rival the Golden Age of FDR and the New Deal, seemed to be upon us. Barry Goldwater had been crushed in a 44-state landslide and the GOP reduced to half the size of the Democratic Party, with but 140 seats in […]

Pat Buchanan’s White House Battles

Pat Buchanan’s White House Battles


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By James Rosen at The National Interest… “I DID not understand then, nor do I now, why we did what we did,” writes Patrick J. Buchanan towards the end of Nixon’s White House Wars, the second of two volumes chronicling the decade he spent with the thirty-seventh president as a speechwriter, political adviser and confidant. […]