Mark Foley’s Oprah Defense

by Patrick J. Buchanan Like all such scandals, the matter of Mark Foley and his lurid valentines to congressional pages is instructive for what it reveals, and not just about Foley, but about his party, its leaders and us. Having checked in to "rehab," after it was revealed that he had written salacious e-mails and […]

Web Exclusive! Nation or Notion?

By Patrick J. Buchanan In an address to the Young Men’s Lyceum in Springfield, Illinois on Jan. 27, 1838, a 28-year-old lawyer spoke on “the Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions.” Abe Lincoln asked and answered a rhetorical question: “At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever […]

US: More Like France Than You Might Think

By Patrick J. Buchanan What a spectacle America at war presents to the world. A former president, red-faced, bawls his rage at Fox News’ Chris Wallace, who had asked why he had not shut down bin Laden and Co. in the seven years he had to do it. The president of the United States declaims […]

How to Bring Manufacturing Back Home

By Patrick J. Buchanan Bushites boast of all the new jobs created, but Business Week tells the inconvenient truth: “Since 2001, 1.7 million new jobs have been created in the health care sector. Meanwhile, the number of private sector jobs outside of health care is no higher than it was five years ago.” “Perhaps most […]

Consult America Before Iran War

By Patrick J. Buchanan “To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.” So Winston Churchill is widely quoted. Those words, however, were spoken in 1954, decades after Churchill’s voice had been the most bellicose for war in 1914 and 1939, the wars that bled and broke his beloved empire. Yet, Churchill’s quote frames well the […]

The Real Issue Behind U.N.’s Comic Relief

By Patrick J. Buchanan Not since Khrushchev took off his shoe and pounded the table has there been a U.N. General Assembly conclave to rival this one. “(T)he devil came here yesterday. … Right here … talking as if he owned the world,” ranted Hugo Chavez, crossing himself. “And it smells of sulfur still today.” […]

The Rage of Islam

by Patrick J. Buchanan To bank the firestorm ignited by his address in Regensburg, Germany, Pope Benedict XVI declared himself “deeply sorry” for the effect his remarks have had on the Muslim world. The words of the Byzantine emperor he quoted, Benedict explained, were “from a Medieval text which do not in any way express […]