Vital Interests vs. Democratic Ideals

Vital Interests vs. Democratic Ideals

By Patrick J. Buchanan Understandably, the Muslim Brotherhood is enraged. Having won the presidency of Egypt in free and fair elections after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, President Mohammed Morsi has been ousted in a military coup and placed under house arrest. Brotherhood leaders, convicted of no crimes, are being rounded up. They played by […]

Equality: American Idol

Equality: American Idol

By Patrick J. Buchanan “They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Ben Franklin is much quoted in today’s debate on the trade-off between freedom and security, as we learn about the National Security Agency’s easy access to our phone records and emails. Yet we […]

The Pentagon’s Surrender to Feminism

The Pentagon’s Surrender to Feminism

By Patrick J. Buchanan “The Pentagon unveiled plans Tuesday for fully integrating women into front-line and special combat roles, including elite forces such as Army Rangers and Navy SEALs.” So ran the lead on the CNN story. And why are we doing this? Did the young officers leading troops in battle in Afghanistan and Iraq, […]

The Palin Doctrine

The Palin Doctrine

By Patrick J. Buchanan On U.S. military intervention in Syria’s civil war, where “both sides are slaughtering each other as they scream over an arbitrary red line ‘Allahu akbar’ … I say let Allah sort it out.” So said Sarah Palin to the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference. And, as is not infrequently the case, […]

A Reluctant Warrior Tiptoes to War

A Reluctant Warrior Tiptoes to War

By Patrick J. Buchanan Barack Obama has just taken his first baby steps into a war in Syria that may define and destroy his presidency. Thursday, while he was ringing in Gay Pride Month with LGBT revelers, a staffer, Ben Rhodes, informed the White House press that U.S. weapons will be going to the Syrian […]

The Bell Tolls for the ‘New Majority’

The Bell Tolls for the ‘New Majority’

By Patrick J. Buchanan Next year should be a banner year for the GOP, and may yet be. Obamacare, a “train wreck” about to happen, says Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, goes into full effect Jan. 1, with the popular IRS as enforcer. The Obama media feel betrayed by the secret intrusions on First Amendment rights. […]

Outside Agitators

Outside Agitators

By Patrick J. Buchanan A Cairo court has convicted 43 men and women of using foreign funds to foment unrest inside Egypt in connection with the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak. Sixteen of those convicted were Americans. All but one, Robert Becker of the National Democratic Institute, had already departed. Becker fled this week rather […]

Time to Stop Feeding the Tiger?

Time to Stop Feeding the Tiger?

By Patrick J. Buchanan As America grew in the 1800s from a republic of a few millions, whose frontier stopped at the Mississippi, into a world power, there were constant collisions with the world’s greatest empire. In 1812, we declared war on Britain, tried to invade Canada and got our Capitol burned. In 1818, Andrew […]

The Unraveling of Sykes-Picot

The Unraveling of Sykes-Picot

By Patrick J. Buchanan The thrice-promised land it has been called. It is that land north of Mecca and Medina and south of Anatolia, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf. In 1915 — that year of Gallipoli, which forced the resignation of First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill — Britain, to win […]

What Should Americans Die For?

What Should Americans Die For?

by Patrick J. Buchanan “The American people are weary. They don’t want boots on the ground. I don’t want boots on the ground. The worst thing the United States could do right now is put boots on the ground in Syria.” That was the leading Senate hawk favoring U.S. intervention in Syria’s civil war. But […]