Moral Corruption in Illinois

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 25, 2003 Declaring the imposition of the death penalty to be “arbitrary, capricious … and immoral,” Illinois’ exiting, scandal-plagued Gov. George Ryan commuted the death sentence of every rapist-murderer and child-killer in the state. This decision “commands respect,” cooed the Washington Post. Gov. Ryan “leaves Illinois a better place.” […]

Kamikaze McCain

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 22, 2003 Is the War Party setting up President Bush for a charge of having carried off an Asian Munich? So it would appear. In a bylined piece by John McCain in The Weekly Standard (“Don’t Appease Pyongyang”), Bush is warned: Do not return to the status quo with […]

Bush Hits a Double on Quotas

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 20, 2003 Unfortunately, President Bush’s powerful words condemning the race-based admissions tests at the University of Michigan did not extend to the entire idea of “affirmative action.” For that phrase has to come to mean quotas and racial preferences that are every bit as odious as the policies they […]

Here Comes the Judge — Again!

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 13, 2003 “Mr. Bush the Wedge Driver,” railed the Washington Post, as it bemoaned what it calls the president’s “first attack in an ill-timed and partisan war.” What exactly did Bush do to provoke the war? He kept his word to an electorate that gave him a thumping victory […]

The Coming U.S. Retreat from Asia

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 7, 2003 “The United States of America,” President Bush thundered to a wildly cheering Congress, “will not permit the world’s most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world’s most destructive weapons.” The challenge Bush threw down a year ago has now been taken up. The Stalinist regime of […]

Political Correctness at Little Round Top

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 6, 2003 Almost all who visit Gettysburg, best preserved of all the Civil War battlefields, find it a deeply moving experience. This is truly hallowed ground. Here, tens of thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers fought the decisive battle of America’s bloodiest war. From the first clash of the […]

GOP Seeks Absolution from Rev. Al

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 1, 2003 If Republicans thought that tossing Trent Lott off the sleigh would slow the pursuing wolves, they were mistaken. The moral shakedown of the GOP, for Lott’s sin in telling 100-year-old Strom Thurmond he would have made a great president, has only just begun. On Dec. 27, Al […]

The Neocons and Nixon’s Southern Strategy

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 30, 2002 How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is To have a thankless child. Lear’s reflection upon ingratitude comes to mind as one reads of the squabble among neoconservatives over who among them was first to stick his nail file in the back of Trent Lott. Charles Krauthammer […]