Friends of Larry Craig

by Patrick J. Buchanan “When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state,” wrote Shakespeare. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, knows today whereof the bard spoke. Rarely has a United States senator fallen so fast from grace or been so completely abandoned. As the nation now knows, Craig was arrested […]

Has Bush Boxed Himself In?

by Patrick J. Buchanan As Americans anguish over how to extricate this country from Iraq without a disaster greater than what we now have, and without our friends suffering the fate of our friends in Cambodia and Vietnam, they had best brace themselves. This escalator is going up. George Bush and his generals are laying […]

We Did It To Ourselves Thanks to Free-Traders

by Patrick J. Buchanan “After 34 years with LTV Steel, I was forced to retire because of a disability. Two years later, LTV filed bankruptcy. I lost a third of my pension, and my family lost their health care. Every day of my life, I sit at the kitchen table across from the woman who […]

The Color of Crime

by Patrick J. Buchanan The execution-style murder of three African-American college students in Newark, N.J., forced to kneel and shot in the head – allegedly by an illegal alien from Peru who was out on bail for the serial rape of a 5-year-old – has the makings of a Willie Horton issue in 2008. Newark, […]

Rove Had ‘Tactical Brilliance, Strategic Blindness’

by Patrick J. Buchanan If one had to sum up the legacy of Karl Rove as political adviser to the 43rd president, it could probably be done in four words: tactical brilliance, strategic blindness. Though George Bush was not given the natural gifts of a Ronald Reagan, his victories in Texas, followed by successive victories […]

GOP Race to Toughen and Tighten

by Patrick J. Buchanan Mitt Romney won his anticipated victory in the Iowa Straw Poll, with 32 percent and 4,500 votes, but fell short of expectations. Ex-Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, with 18 percent, exceeded them, and is the man of the hour to the political press. The results from Ames, and South Carolina’s decision […]