The Hillary Democrats


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by Patrick J. Buchanan “I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on” than Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton has told USA TODAY. She cited an Associated Press article “that found how Sen. Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not […]

Is It Jaw-Jaw or War-War?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Is war with Iran inevitable, even imminent? Or is peace at hand? From the public diplomacy of the administration, either conclusion may be reached. Consider. “West Offers Iran ‘Refreshed’ Deal,” ran the headline in the May 3 Washington Times. The story described an offer to Iran, agreed to by all five […]

The Way Our World Ends


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “This is the way the world ends/Not with a bang but a whimper,” wrote T.S. Eliot in the closing couplet of “The Hollow Men.” Eliot’s poem was written after the Great War of 1914-1918 had carried off 9 million soldiers, wounded twice as many more, brought down the Romanov, Hohenzollern and […]

Will the Right Sit It Out?


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by Patrick J. Buchanan If John McCain wins the presidency, his comeback — after the bankrupt debacle his campaign had become in the summer of 2007 with his backing of the amnesty bill — will be the stuff of legend. And as nominee, he is entitled to conduct his own campaign and be cut slack […]

Is He One of Us?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan As one looks at the polls, the issues and the candidates, the election of 2008 resembles what poker players call a “lay-down hand.” Two-thirds of the nation believes the Iraq war a blunder. Sixty-nine percent disapproves of President Bush. Eighty-one percent thinks America is on the wrong course. Inflation is at […]

The Greenhouse Effect


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Last week, the Supreme Court held, 7 to 2, that Kentucky’s method of lethal injection remains a constitutional way of executing the rapist of a child. Justice John Paul Stevens concurred. In his opinion, however, Stevens exhilarated liberals by coming out of the closet as a born-again abolitionist of capital punishment. […]

Who’s Behind the Proxy Wars


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Iran is conducting a proxy war against the United States in Iraq, declared Ambassador Ryan Crocker last week. How? Gen. David Petraeus explained. The Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah are arming, training and directing the Shia militia fighting U.S. and Iraqi forces in Basra and firing rockets […]

In Darkest Pennsylvania


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By Patrick J. Buchanan It was said behind closed doors to the chablis-and-brie set of San Francisco, in response to a question as to why he was not doing better in that benighted and barbarous land they call Pennsylvania. Like Dr. Schweitzer, home from Africa to address the Royal Society on the customs of the […]