VIDEO: PBS: Buchanan and Dean — The Flamethrowers

VIDEO: PBS: Buchanan and Dean — The Flamethrowers


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Sometimes the two U.S. political parties face challenges from insurgents within their own ranks. In 1992, conservative commentator Patrick J. Buchanan took on a sitting president of his own party he felt had betrayed its principles. Vermont governor Howard Dean lead a 2004 uprising that did not prevail on the ballot but altered the political […]

Politico: Trump Is Pat Buchanan With Better Timing

Politico: Trump Is Pat Buchanan With Better Timing


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By Jeff Greenfield – Politico.com Illustration by Brian Stauffer The presidency of George H.W. Bush was in trouble. Headed into the 1992 election year, the glow from the swift and decisive victory in the Gulf War—a victory that had pushed Bush’s approval ratings to 90 percent—had faded. While a recession had technically ended in March […]

Is Tide Going Out on Hillary?

Is Tide Going Out on Hillary?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College. Her problem: The election is two months off. Sixty days out, one senses she has lost momentum — the “Big Mo” of which George H. W. Bush boasted following his Iowa triumph in 1980 […]

Trump & the Hillarycons


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In 1964, Phyllis Schlafly of Alton, Illinois, mother of six, wrote and published a slim volume entitled “A Choice Not an Echo.” Backing the candidacy of Sen. Barry Goldwater, the book was a polemic against the stranglehold the eastern liberal establishment had held on the Republican nomination for decades. Schlafly went […]

Syria: Their War, Not Ours

Syria: Their War, Not Ours


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By Patrick J. Buchanan The debacle that is U.S. Syria policy is today on naked display. NATO ally Turkey and U.S.-backed Arab rebels this weekend attacked our most effective allies against ISIS, the Syrian Kurds. Earlier in August, U.S. planes threatened to shoot down Syrian planes over Hasakeh, and our Iraq-Syria war commander, Lt. Gen. […]

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “I did it my way,” crooned Sinatra. Donald Trump is echoing Ol’ Blue Eyes with the latest additions to his staff. Should he lose, he prefers to go down to defeat as Donald Trump, and not as some synthetic creation of campaign consultants. “I am who I am,” Trump told a […]

The Real Existential Threats of 2016


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By Patrick J. Buchanan On Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion. With spending on the four biggest budget items — Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, defense — rising, and GDP growing at 1 percent, future deficits will exceed this year’s projected $600 billion. National bankruptcy, […]