More Troops — or Less Empire

by Patrick J. Buchanan – American Conservative And why do we need more troops? Because the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are going badly for lack of U.S. troops, and because, says the Weekly Standard, President Bush needs to have the strategic option to put ground forces into “Iran, North Korea, Somalia, Lebanon, or wherever […]

November ’56: Ike’s Defining Moment

by Patrick J. Buchanan November 1956, 50 years ago, was a month the drama of which many of us can yet recall. It was a defining moment of the Cold War. This was the month Eisenhower was re-elected in a landslide and in which he laid down, in simultaneous crises, the new ground rules of […]

It’s Time for Rebellion Against Judicial Tyrants

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 27, 2006 If Gov. Jon Corzine wished to make himself a hero to Middle America, the opportunity is at hand. All he need do is inform the New Jersey Supreme Court he will neither submit nor sign the law it has ordered enacted – to put homosexual unions on […]

Georgia — On Moscow’s Mind

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 24, 2006 With the failure of the Orange Revolution, Ukraine is being drawn back into Moscow’s orbit. Now, Georgia, another former republic of the old Soviet Union, is finding that ex-colonies of the empire pay a price for becoming estranged from Mother Russia. In 2003, Georgia underwent a Rose […]

America 2050: A Nation of Turtles

By Patrick J. Buchanan Does it matter who was the 300-millionth “American”? Indeed, it does. If it was a baby born to an American, that is wonderful news. If it was a baby born to an illegal alien, it means we have lost control of our borders. And as Ronald Reagan said, a country that […]

Is the Bush Doctrine Dead?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 17, 2006 Between Sept. 11, 2001, and his State of the Union Address in 2002, George W. Bush had America in the palm of his hand. But in that speech, Bush blew it. Singling out Iran, Iraq and North Korea as state sponsors of terror seeking weapons of mass […]

An Asian Nuclear Arms Race?

by Patrick J. Buchanan If there was any doubt North Korea had mastered the capacity to build nuclear bombs, it has been removed. We have clarity. The effect of North Korea‘s forced entry into the nuclear club, joining the United States, Russia, Britain, China, France, Israel, India and Pakistan, may be as far-reaching as was […]

The Heightening Foley Feeding Frenzy

By Patrick J. Buchanan Like the great white shark, a scandal must be fed, or it sinks to the bottom and dies. And the Mark Foley-congressional page scandal has not had a good feeding in 72 hours. On Saturday, the Washington Post revealed that Kirk Fordham, Foley’s top aide in 2003, concerned about Foley’s fixation […]

Losing the Will to Fight

by Patrick J. Buchanan Five years have elapsed since the war on terror began on 9/11. Yet even before nearly 3,000 were killed that day, there had been attacks by Islamic radicals on the World Trade Center, Khobar Towers, our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the USS Cole. U.S. dead in those attacks was […]

Mark Foley’s Oprah Defense

by Patrick J. Buchanan Like all such scandals, the matter of Mark Foley and his lurid valentines to congressional pages is instructive for what it reveals, and not just about Foley, but about his party, its leaders and us. Having checked in to "rehab," after it was revealed that he had written salacious e-mails and […]