Harold Creel’s 30 Seconds Over Tokyo

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 20, 1997 For the Theodore Roosevelt Big Stick Award for 1997, permit me to nominate Harold Creel of the Federal Maritime Commission. Fed up with Japan’s refusal to pay $4 million in fines, Creel last Thursday ordered all U.S. ports closed to Japanese ships. The Coast Guard was to […]

Yes, Janet, There is a Smoking Gun

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 16, 1997 In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Purloined Letter,” the document is found where no one thought to look, “full in the view of every visitor,” right before their eyes. As Janet Reno’s agents burrow bravely through the history of the Pendleton Act to see if White House phone […]

Bailouts Without End

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 13, 1997 The IMF has become the 911 number immediately called in times of trouble by such champions of free markets as Citicorp and Goldman, Sachs. With all that IMF money, the Thailands and Mexicos are spared the consequences of their fiscal incompetence, and Wall Street’s heavy hitters are […]

The UN Threat

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 9, 1997 U.S. — New Target of U.N. Investigators — You don’t have to be a member of the White Mountain Militia to be a bit frosted at the latest high jinks of the boys on Turtle Bay. Seems that one Bacre Waly Ndiaye, “a U.N. Human Rights Commission […]

“Global Warming” or Globogas?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 6, 1997 First, the famous Club of Rome warned us that the world’s oil was about to run out. Then came the “Crash of ’79″ crowd to predict a second Great Depression, 50 years after the first. Then, the new Malthusians arrived to warn that soaring population growth meant […]

Fast Track and the Crisis of Conservatism

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 2, 1997 Do you trust Bill Clinton? That is the question both parties will answer in the vote on “fast track,” by which Congress unilaterally surrenders its right to amend any new trade deal Bill Clinton may cut. In saying “no” to fast track, the Democratic Party has said […]

Quagmired in the Balkans

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 29, 1997 “Well, it’s a fine mess you’ve got us in now, Stanley!” Oliver Hardy used to say in the old Laurel and Hardy movies. Exactly that may be said of the Bosnian situation into which Bill Clinton has got his country. Eight thousand U.S. troops are tied down; […]

New World Order Conservative Club

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 22, 1997 Why is it that Republicans, on hearing the phrase “free trade,” react like Laurence Harvey in “The Manchurian Candidate,” when he saw the Queen of Diamonds? Eyeballs click; and they follow the first command they hear… House Majority Whip Tom DeLay has built such a reputation for […]

Reno: The “Cover-Up Queen”

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 19, 1997 After a quarter of a century, it would appear that the chickens of Watergate are at long last coming home to roost. The Democrats’ favorite stick for beating, bedeviling and bringing down Republican presidents may be about to bring down one of their own. How Attorney General […]

Political Rat Poison – NAFTA Expansion

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 15, 1997 Populists were outraged that their country had been dragooned into a United Nations of world trade. Constitutionalists were appalled…Why did Congress not simply kill that one feature of GATT? Because Congress had surrendered its constitutional right to do so! When it agreed to “fast track” in 1974, […]