Get It Over With

by Patrick J. Buchanan – Sepetmber 14, 1998 “If it were done when ‘t is done, then ‘t were well/It were done quickly.” So said Macbeth — about the assassination of the king. Sound advice now. For the impeachment of a president is the republic’s bloodless way of dethroning and beheading a monarch. But this […]

A Labor Day Lament

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 4, 1998 Since the Great Depression destroyed the Republican coalition forged by the Harding-Coolidge tax cuts and immigration reforms, only twice has the GOP put together a great governing majority — Richard Nixon’s 49-state sweep in 1972 and Ronald Reagan’s 49-state sweep in 1984. In the last two presidential […]

The Emerging Democratic Debacle

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 1, 1998 The tide is going out on the Democratic Party, and it may be a long time coming back in. Though Republicans have done little to deserve it, a blowout party victory is shaping up for November. If gubernatorial candidate Dan Lungren can hold California, all 10 of […]

Who Robbed Russia — And Us?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 28, 1998 Last June, in a piece titled “Let Russia Default,” this writer noted the obvious. Awash in debts, running a huge deficit, Russia should be allowed to default; and not one more U.S. tax dollar should be put at risk by the IMF trying to hide Russia’s bankruptcy. […]

The End of the Clinton Presidency

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 21, 1998 WASHINGTON — In ordering U.S. cruise missile strikes on the terrorist base in Afghanistan and the chemical weapons plant in Sudan, President Clinton acted decisively against the enemies of this country. These retaliatory — and pre-emptive — strikes were justified and merit the support of his countrymen. […]

Whose Country is It Anyway?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 18, 1998 In the national argument over the rules and regulations that should govern the U.S. economy, there was always one agreed-upon principle: We must decide based on what is best for Americans. Economic patriotism, however, is dying in America. If you do not believe it, consider the impending […]

The Meltdown of the Global Economy

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 14, 1998 As the talking heads of the cable channels chatter on about what Bill Clinton should tell the grand jury — the truth is among the options being discussed — an event of epochal significance is taking place beyond our shores. The Global Economy is careening toward disaster, […]

Terrorism: The Price of Hegemony

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 11, 1998 Those twin slaughters in Kenya and Tanzania were acts of unvarnished criminality and cruelty that call for swift retribution. Those who perpetrated these vile atrocities, and the regimes that aided them, deserve a truly ruthless retaliation. But far from being “senseless acts of violence,” in the oft-invoked […]

Hate Crimes of a Cultural Elite

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 7, 1998 This fall, the Manhattan Theatre Club will host the latest play of three-time Tony Award-winner Terrence McNally. The central figure in McNally’s “Corpus Christi” is a Jesus character named Joshua who is crucified as “king of the queers.” By The New York Times’ account, “Joshua has a […]

A Resurgent U.S. Nationalism

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 4, 1998 Before Congress adjourns, yet another test of strength is coming between the disciples of globalism and the forces of a resurgent U.S. patriotism. The issue is “fast track,” a bill to strip Congress of all authority to amend trade treaties. Under fast track, once the Clintonites negotiate […]