A Nation Arms Itself — For What?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan With the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer who was legally carrying a 9-millimeter handgun, the familiar wail has arisen from our cultural and media elite: America has too many guns! “Open carry” and “concealed carry” laws should be repealed. Florida’s “Stand-your-ground” law, replicated in two dozen […]

It’s All About Race Now


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By Patrick J. Buchanan If it had been a white teenager who was shot, and a 28-year-old black guy who shot him, the black guy would have been arrested. So assert those demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin. And they may be right. Yet if Trayvon had been shot […]

Douse the Flames, Mr. President!


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Barack Obama’s statement that the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy that cries out for a more thorough investigation was the right and necessary thing to say. But it fell far short of what was needed: a presidential call for a halt to the rhetoric that is stirring up racial […]

Toulouse: The Dark Side of Diversity


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By Patrick J. Buchanan As an act of pure evil it was difficult to match. After dragging the 8-year-old by her hair across a schoolyard, the killer put a 9 mm pistol to the girl’s head and pulled the trigger. The gun jammed. So he took out a Colt .45 and finished her. She was […]

The Glaring Inequality of Obamaville


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Rising inequality “is the defining issue of our time,” said President Obama in his Osawatomie speech that echoed the “New Nationalism” address Theodore Roosevelt delivered in that same Kansas town a century ago. In the last two decades, the average income of the top 1 percent in the U.S. has grown […]

Rush and the New Blacklist


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By Patrick J. Buchanan The original “Hollywood blacklist” dates back to 1947, when 10 members of the Communist Party, present or former, invoked the Fifth Amendment before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. The party was then a wholly owned subsidiary of the Comintern of Joseph Stalin, whose victims had surpassed in number those of […]

Land of the Setting Sun


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Sunday was the first anniversary of the 9.0 earthquake off the east coast of Japan that produced the 45-foot-high tidal wave that hit Fukushima Prefecture. Twenty thousand perished. Hundreds of thousands were driven from their homes when a nuclear plant swept by the tsunami exploded, spewing radiation for miles. Only two […]