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 […]