Clinton vs. Gore?

By Patrick J. Buchanan On Saturday on MSNBC, this writer volunteered that if Al Gore would enter the Democratic primaries, he could defeat Hillary Clinton and win the nomination. Hours later, there popped up on Drudge this headline: “Al Gore Says He Hasn’t Ruled Out Second Run.” “I haven’t ruled out running for president again […]

America’s Ideologue in Chief

By Patrick J. Buchanan “The war we fight today is more than a military conflict,” said President Bush to the American Legion. “It is the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century.” But if the ideology of our enemy is “Islamofascism,” what is the ideology of George W. Bush? According to James Montanye, writing in […]

Can the GOP Be Saved? Perhaps

Like the famous racehorse Silky Sullivan, Sen. Rick Santorum is known as a great closer. Yet, months ago, he had been virtually given up for dead by pundits in his race against Bob Casey, Jr., son of the popular, pro-life, former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania. One poll early this year had Santorum down 23 points, […]

Islamo-fascism?

Since the 1930s, “fascist” has been a term of hate and abuse used by the left against the right, as in the Harry Truman campaign. In 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. claimed to see in the Goldwater campaign “dangerous signs of Hitlerism.” Twin the words “Reagan, fascism” in Google and 1,800,000 references pop up. Unsurprisingly, […]

The NAFTA Superhighway: Coming Soon

By Patrick J. Buchanan This is a “mind-boggling concept,” exploded Lou Dobbs. It must cause Americans to think our political and academic elites have “gone utterly mad.” What had detonated the mild-mannered CNN anchor? Robert Pastor, vice chair of the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on North America, had just appeared before a panel […]

Will America Survive to 2050?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “In 376 a large band of Gothic refugees arrived at the Empire’s Danube frontier, asking for asylum. In a complete break with established Roman policy, they were allowed in, unsubdued. They revolted, and within two years had defeated and killed the emperor Valens – the one who had received them – […]

Joe Sobran: Buchanan on Immigration

by Joseph Sobran – www.sobran.com Note: This advanced copy of the column, “Washington Watch” by Joe Sobran will appear in the August 31st edition of THE WANDERER National Catholic Weekly, 201 Ohio Street, St. Paul, MN 55107 http://www.thewandererpress.com It is posted on buchanan.org with permission from the author. Rarely has a book rocked me as […]

Prophets Without Honor

“The supreme function of statesmanship,” Powell began, “is to provide against preventable evils. … The discussion of future grave but, with effort now, avoidable evils is the most unpopular and at the same time the most necessary occupation for the politician.” “Only resolute and urgent action,” said Powell, could avert the “horror” unfolding on the […]