An Idea that Made Milwaukee Famous

by Patrick J. Buchanan – June 12, 1998 …If the poor get $5,000 vouchers to escape the blackboard jungles, while near-poor neighbors, whose taxes subsidize those vouchers, do not — is that just?… Historians may well mark June 9 as the D-Day of the school-choice movement in America. On this day, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court ruled […]

Let Russia Default!

By Patrick J. Buchanan – June 9, 1998 Why would Republicans even think of throwing half of 1999′s surplus down an IMF rat hole, into a Russian regime even its chief financial officer says is shot through with larceny and corruption?… The last six months have exposed the Global Economy as a vast poker game […]

World’s Last Superpower — R.I.P

by Patrick J. Buchanan – June 6, 1998 What are we to make of all of this? Has America become the “pitiful, helpless giant” Richard Nixon predicted it would if we allowed ourselves to be defeated in Vietnam? No. America remains the first economic and military power on Earth, but U.S. influence is in steep […]

Death of a Patriarch

By Patrick J. Buchanan – June 2, 1998 Conservatism triumphed in the GOP in 1964, and in the nation in 1980, because Goldwater and Reagan unapologetically championed the ideas — and reflected the fighting spirit — of the army on the ground. But even the staunchest defenders of the leaders of this Congress cannot say […]