A GOP That Can Say No

by Patrick J. Buchanan Reports of the death of the Republican Party appear to have been premature. Not since Sen. Bob Griffin derailed LBJ’s scheme to replace Chief Justice Earl Warren with crony Abe Fortas, before Nixon got to the Oval Office, has the GOP defied this city and voted to reject a liberal judicial […]

Why No Evangelical Justice?

by Patrick J. Buchanan When Republicans were warned not to give Sonia Sotomayor the drubbing Democrats gave Robert Bork and Sam Alito — lest they be perceived as sexist and racist by women and Hispanics — the threat was credible, for it underscored a new reality in American politics. The Supreme Court, far from being […]

How to Handle Sonia

by Patrick J. Buchanan Republicans have been given fair warning. Should GOP senators treat Sonia Sotomayor as contemptuously as Democrats treated Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas and Sam Alito, they should expect Hispanic hostility for a generation. The chutzpah of this Beltway crowd does not cease to amaze. They archly demand that conservatives accord a self-described […]

Miss Affirmative Action 2009

By Patrick J. Buchanan Having lost the Congress in 2006 and the White House in 2008, Republicans are looking to redefine themselves for a nation that still leans conservative but is less Republican that it has been in decades. The nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court presents just such an opportunity. […]