Free Trade and Funny Math

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 27, 2007 To the devout libertarian, free trade is not a policy option to be debated, but a dogma to be defended. Nowhere is this truer than at that lamasery of libertarianism, the Cato Institute. But with America running the worst trade deficits in history, the monks are having […]

Make Europe Pay Us Tribute

by Patrick J. Buchanan The Brits are going home. Forty thousand marched in beside the Americans. Only 7,100 remain; 1,600 will be heading home by Easter. By August, the Danish force of 470 is to be withdrawn, as is the tiny Lithuanian unit. South Korea has 2,200 troops in the Kurdish north. Though they rarely […]

Baghdad On the Potomac?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 20, 2007 Both houses of Congress have now gone on record opposing Bush’s dispatch of 21,500 more troops to Iraq, yet neither house is willing to end U.S. involvement by cutting off funding for the war. Transparently, this is not a strategy for victory. It is a hold-the-line, stay-the-course […]

An American Auto Graveyard

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 16, 2007 On Valentine’s Day, Chrysler sent a bouquet to its North American workers. Eleven thousand manufacturing jobs will be eliminated in the next 24 months – 9,000 in the states and 2,000 in Canada – and 2,000 white-collar workers will be let go, permanently. The SUV assembly plant […]

The Time of the Yankees

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 14, 2007 Saturday afternoon, writing in the basement, I took a break to surf the Internet. A headline caught me up short. “Hank Bauer dies.” The name means nothing to Americans under 60. But to a grade-schooler in the 1940s and 1950s, who looked on the New York Yankees […]

Does Putin Not Have a Point?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 13, 2007 “A soft answer turneth away wrath,” teaches Proverbs 1:15. Our new secretary of defense, Roberts Gates, seems familiar with the verse, for his handling of Saturday’s wintry blast from Vladimir Putin at the Munich security conference was masterful. “As an old Cold Warrior, one of yesterday’s speeches […]

Is Bombing Iran Bush’s Call?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 9, 2007 In aborting Iran’s nuclear program, “all options are on the table.” Some version of this threat against Iran has lately been made by John McCain, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Mitt Romney. Yet, if an attack on Iran is among “options … on the table,” who put […]

Joe and the ‘Fluffernutters’

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 6, 2007 Last week, Joe Biden walked into a Delaware diner, ordered a bowl of tomato soup and blew himself up. Too bad. We need Joe. In an interview with the New York Observer, lasting about as long as the soup, Biden, with raw if refreshing candor, managed to […]