Let Puerto Rico Remain Puerto Rico

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 15, 1998 On July 25, 1898, U.S. Gen. Nelson Miles and his troops waded ashore at Guanica to capture Puerto Rico. Since the time of Queen Isabella and Columbus, the island had belonged to Spain. On the 100th anniversary of Miles’ invasion, thousands came to Guanica — some to […]

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. […]