Is Obama’s World a Utopian Myth?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Speaking in Greece on his valedictory trip to Europe as president, Barack Obama struck a familiar theme: “(W)e are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude form of nationalism, or ethnic identity, or tribalism that is built around an ‘us’ and a ‘them’ … “(T)he future of […]

Memo to Trump: ‘Action This Day!’

Memo to Trump: ‘Action This Day!’


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “In victory, magnanimity!” said Winston Churchill. Donald Trump should be magnanimous and gracious toward those whom he defeated this week, but his first duty is to keep faith with those who put their faith in him. The protests, riots and violence that have attended his triumph in city after city should […]

A Presidency From Hell?

A Presidency From Hell?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Should Donald Trump surge from behind to win, he would likely bring in with him both houses of Congress. Much of his agenda — tax cuts, deregulation, border security, deportation of criminals here illegally, repeal of Obamacare, appointing justices like Scalia, unleashing the energy industry — could be readily enacted. On […]

How Trump Wins the Debate

How Trump Wins the Debate


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By Patrick J. Buchanan On one of my first trips to New Hampshire in 1991, to challenge President George H. W. Bush, I ran into Sen. Eugene McCarthy. He was returning to the scene of his ’68 triumph, when he had inflicted the first crippling wound on Lyndon Johnson. “Pat, you don’t have to win […]

Politico’s Top-50: Pat Buchanan #7 – The Proto-Trump

Politico’s Top-50: Pat Buchanan #7 – The Proto-Trump


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From Politico’s guide to the top-50 thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016. People often wonder where the Donald Trump phenomenon really came from. Pat Buchanan is a pretty good place to start. Buchanan, a former adviser to Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, became a broadcast celebrity and then a Republican […]

Has Trump Found the Formula?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump’s Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton this fall. Indeed, after the speech ended Clinton was suddenly defending the Clinton Foundation against the charge that it is a front for a racket for her family’s enrichment. The specific […]

Who’s the Conservative Heretic?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In his coquettish refusal to accept the Donald, Paul Ryan says he cannot betray the conservative “principles” of the party of Abraham Lincoln, high among which is a devotion to free trade. But when did free trade become dogma in the Party of Lincoln? As early as 1832, young Abe declared, […]