When Attack Politics Backfired

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 8, 1998 All who live by the sword perish by the sword. The warning of Matthew’s Gospel is our lesson for today. No White House has ever been more devoted to, or adept at, attack politics than this one. When allegations were made about Bill Clinton’s private life in […]

Death Knell for the Silent Majority?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 4, 1998 Richard Nixon is condemned for many things, but one achievement can never be taken away. Nixon was the architect and builder of the greatest political coalition since FDR. Taking command of his party after the Goldwater defeat of 1964, in which the GOP won only 39 percent […]

Let Pinochet Go!

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 1, 1998 Great Britain may be winning rapturous applause in leftist circles for the house arrest of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, but that applause is coming at the price of England’s reputation for square dealing. This snatch and grab is unworthy of a great nation. The 83-year-old ex-president of Chile […]

The Dispossession of Christian Americans

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 27, 1998 Buried in the editorial page of the Nov. 16 Wall Street Journal was a remarkable essay, which exposes the true, and hidden, story of who is really “underrepresented” in our elite schools, and who are the real victims of ethnic bigotry in America. The author is Ron […]

Catholic Politicians v. Catholic Prelates

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 24, 1998 No matter how devoutly Republican leaders may wish it were so, the issue of life is not going away. Last week, ever so gingerly, the U.S. Catholic hierarchy steered itself toward a direct, public confrontation with pro-choice Catholic political leaders. By 217-30, the bishops conference issued “Living […]

Mr. Starr Goes to Washington

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 21, 1998 Not since Ollie North rocked the Iran-Contra committee back on its heels has a congressional witness done more in a single day to turn the tables on his accusers. Last Thursday was the triumph of Ken Starr, a scene set for him by history, and he played […]

What Weirton Does Not Know

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 17, 1998 In the tiny West Virginia town of Weirton, population 22,000, thousands marched last week to save Weirton Steel, the heart of their community. If the steel plant goes under, and its 4,400 workers lose their jobs, the town dies. It is as simple as that. What is […]

Where Have You Gone, Lee Atwater?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 10, 1998 At least the media are consistent. When Republicans win, the media urge the GOP to “reach out” to the left to bring the country together. When Republicans lose, the media admonish the GOP to move to the left or face extinction. The post-election advice is always the […]

Should Impeachment Go Forward?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 6, 1998 According to the pundits and exit polls, the American people want it over with. They are fed up with hearing about Monica and Bill and Kathleen and Ken. “Enough already!” they are saying. What normal person does not share that sentiment? But while the desire to have […]

The Lament of the Establishment

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 3, 1998 “Sometime this summer, the post-Cold War world ended. It was a brief, giddy age. We were thrust into it headlong barely 10 years ago, when the Berlin wall cracked, Eastern Europe freed itself and the Soviet Union disintegrated. Suddenly, the United States became not just the sole […]