Europe’s Revolt of the Pampered


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By Patrick J. Buchanan For the fourth day running, France has been crippled by strikes. Airlines are canceling flights. Travelers making their way to Paris from DeGaulle and Orly face long delays. Tourists are stranded. The Eiffel Tower was closed. Rail and subway traffic into the city has been curtailed. By shutting down refineries, French […]

Janet the Deporter


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Is “Big Sis” one of us? Janet Napolitano, secretary of homeland security — Big Sis to regular readers of the Drudge Report — held a press conference last week that might cause critics to reconsider their views. Napolitano claims that in fiscal year 2010, ending Sept. 30, the Obama administration set […]

Food Stamp Nation


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “The lessons of history … show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit.” These searing words about Depression-era welfare are from […]

The Balkanization of Barack’s Party


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By Patrick J. Buchanan After John McCain’s defeat, even amateur political analysts could see a trend ultimately fatal to the Republican Party. Ninety percent of McCain voters were white, and 90 percent Christian. But Christians have fallen to 75 percent of the population and are sinking, and white Americans have fallen to 66 percent of […]

Tea Party vs. War Party?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “We’re all on the same page until the polls close Nov. 2,” Richard Viguerie, the longtime conservative strategist who has allied with the Tea Party, told The New York Times. After that, “a massive, almost historic battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party begins.” Indeed, such a battle […]

The Message of Tokyo’s Kowtow


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Hubris will do it ever time. The Chinese have just made a serious strategic blunder. They dropped the mask and showed their scowling face to Asia, exposing how the Middle Kingdom intends to deal with smaller powers, now that she is the largest military and economic force in Asia and second […]

Equality — or Freedom?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan If you would understand why America has lost the dynamism she had in the 1950s and 1960s, consider the new Paycheck Fairness Act passed by the House 256 to 162. The need for such a law, writes Valerie Jarrett, the ranking woman in Barack Obama’s White House, is that “working women […]