Defining Kerry Downward

by Patrick J Buchanan – March 15, 2004 Will George W. Bush share the fate of his father and be turned out of office 18 months after having won a military triumph that vaulted him to 90 percent approval? So it seemed during the primaries, as almost a dozen Democratic candidates pummeled Bush daily for […]

The Job Crisis and the GOP

by Patrick J Buchanan – March 10, 2004 President Bush and his advisers are puzzled and worried. Economic liftoff took place right on schedule in July when the tax cuts took effect. In the last six months of 2003, the economy blazed along on a growth path of 6 percent. But where are the jobs? […]

The Aggressors in the Culture Wars

by Patrick J Buchanan – March 8, 2004 “It became an emblematic moment. Patrick Buchanan standing before the Republican National Convention in August 1992, bluntly declaring that there was a ‘religious war’ and a ‘cultural war’ under way for the soul of the country. And that ‘Clinton and Clinton are on the other side’ with […]

Greenspan’s Grim Diagnosis

by Patrick J Buchanan – March 1, 2004 The job of the chairman of the Fed, it used to be said, was to take away the punch bowl just as the party got going good. Last week, Alan Greenspan did his duty. He told Congress Social Security benefits must be cut for the baby boomers, […]

An Index of American Decline

by Patrick J Buchanan – February 23, 2004 Sen. John Edwards did not win Wisconsin, but he closed a huge gap with John Kerry with astonishing speed in the final week. The issue propelling Edwards was jobs, the lost jobs under George Bush, and Edwards’ attribution of blame for the losses on NAFTA and the […]

Is Free Trade Falling Out of Fashion?

by Patrick J Buchanan – February 18, 2004 Last week was an instructive one for the chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers. Gregory Mankiw was battered by leaders of both parties, hoisted by John Kerry, abandoned by his own president and forced to recant his beliefs. What had Professor Mankiw done? He had […]

Have the Neocons Destroyed the Presidency?

by Patrick J Buchanan – February 16, 2004 George W. Bush “betrayed us,” howled Al Gore. “He played on our fear. He took America on an ill-conceived foreign adventure, dangerous to our troops, an adventure that was preordained and planned before 9-11 ever happened.” Hearing it, Gore’s rant seemed slanderous and demagogic. For though U.S. […]

A Matter of Trust

by Patrick J Buchanan – February 11, 2004 Most Americans yet believe President Bush did the right thing in ridding Iraq and the world of Saddam Hussein. Yet, how we were persuaded to go to war raises grave questions about the character and competence of those who led us into it. As we now know, […]