The Retreat of the GOP Old Bulls

by Patrick J. Buchanan What was anticipated in September, the retreat of the old bulls of the Republican Party from the Bush war policy, happened in June. The beginning of the end of U.S. involvement in the Iraq war is at hand. “I rise today,” said Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana on Monday, “to offer […]

Does Bloomberg Spell Doom for Hillary?

by Patrick J. Buchanan The presidential candidacy of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is already a smashing success. A mere change of registration from Republican to independent has garnered him a cornucopia of free and favorable publicity some candidates do not receive in a year of campaigning. The mayor has replaced Fred Thompson as the […]

The Martyr of Mosul

by Patrick J. Buchanan On April 1 – Palm Sunday – after bullets were fired into the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mosul, Iraq, during mass, the pastor, Father Ragheed Ganni, a Chaldean Catholic, e-mailed friends at the Asia Times: We empathize with Christ, who entered Jerusalem in full knowledge that the consequence of […]

The Democracy Worshiper

by Patrick J. Buchanan Of the Bourbons, restored to the throne after the French Revolution, the guillotining of Louis XVI and the Napoleonic interlude, Talleyrand said, they had learned nothing and forgotten nothing. Unfortunately, so may it be said of our own George II. Last week, at Czermin Palace in Prague, George Bush delivered his […]

On the Escalator to War with Iran

by Patrick J. Buchanan These are the birth pangs of a new Middle East, said Condi Rice last summer, as Israel pounded Lebanon. Unfortunately, the new Middle East may make us all pray for the return of the old. Hamas is today engaged in savage street fighting with Fatah for control of Gaza. If Hamas […]

The Regime Against the Nation

by Patrick J. Buchanan Last week, in one of the great uprisings of modern politics, Middle America rose up and body-slammed the national establishment. The Bush-Kennedy-McCain amnesty for 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens, and for the businesses that have hired them – a bill backed by La Raza and the U.S. Chamber of […]

See Rudy and John Run

by Patrick J. Buchanan In July 1861, the Union Army marched out of the capital to meet the Confederates forming up at Manassas. Washingtonians packed picnic lunches and followed to enjoy the rebel rout. By nightfall, the Union Army was straggling back to the city. Stunned and panicked spectators had already returned to report the […]

Who Lost Russia?

by Patrick j. Buchanan By 1988, Ronald Reagan, who had famously branded the Soviet Union “an evil empire,” was striding through Red Square arm-in-arm with Mikhail Gorbachev. Russians were pounding both men on the back. They had just signed the greatest arms reduction agreement in history – eliminating all Soviet SS-20s targeted on Europe, in […]

GOP Base: Time to Lock and Load

by Patrick J. Buchanan “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” So said Jefferson. It would appear to be time again for a little rebellion in the Grand Old Party – this time against George II. […]