Populist-Nationalist Tide Rolls On


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Now that the British have voted to secede from the European Union and America has chosen a president who has never before held public office, the French appear to be following suit. In Sunday’s runoff to choose a candidate to face Marine Le Pen of the National Front in next spring’s […]

A Trump Doctrine — ‘America First’

A Trump Doctrine — ‘America First’


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By Patrick J. Buchanan However Donald Trump came upon the foreign policy views he espoused, they were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border. Yet those views are hemlock to the GOP foreign policy elite and the liberal Democratic interventionists of the Acela Corridor. Trump promised an “America First” […]

What Hath Trump Wrought?

What Hath Trump Wrought?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “If I don’t win, this will be the greatest waste of time, money and energy in my lifetime,” says Donald Trump. Herewith, a dissent. Whatever happens Tuesday, Trump has made history and has forever changed American politics. Though a novice in politics, he captured the Party of Lincoln with the largest […]

Dump Duterte — for Starters


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Alliances are transmission belts of war. So our Founding Fathers taught and the 20th century proved. When Britain, allied to France, declared war on Germany in 1914, America sat out, until our own ships were being sunk in 1917. When Britain, allied to France, declared war on Germany, Sept. 3, 1939, […]

ISIS, Not Russia, Is the Enemy in Syria

ISIS, Not Russia, Is the Enemy in Syria


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Denouncing Russian air strikes on Aleppo as “barbaric,” Mike Pence declared in Tuesday’s debate: “The provocations by Russia need to be met with American strength. … The United States of America should be prepared to use military force, to strike military targets of Bashar Assad regime.” John McCain went further: “The […]

Aborting the Trump Revolution

Aborting the Trump Revolution


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In taking that $915 million loss in 1995, and carrying it forward to shelter future income, Donald Trump did nothing wrong. By both his family and his business, he did everything right. In a famous 1947 dissent, Judge Learned Hand wrote: “[T]here is nothing sinister in so arranging one’s affairs as […]

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 […]