The Recantation of Dr. Watson

by Patrick J. Buchanan For Dr. James Watson, 79-year-old co-winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize for medicine for his discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA, October marked the nadir of a brilliant career. The month began with Watson headed to London to promote his new book, “Avoid Boring People: Lessons From a Life in […]

Conservatism is a Tower of Babel

by Patrick J. Buchanan “I was conservative yesterday, I’m a conservative today, and I will be a conservative tomorrow,” declared Fred Thompson to the Conservative Party of New York, billing himself as the “consistent conservative” in the GOP race – in contrast to ex-mayor Rudy Giuliani. In his defense, Rudy cites George Will as calling […]

The Global-Warming Hucksters

by Patrick J. Buchanan The scaremongers are not always wrong. The Trojans should have listened to Cassandra. But history shows that the scaremongers are usually wrong. Parson Malthus predicted mass starvation 250 years ago, as the population was growing geometrically, doubling each generation, while agricultural production was going arithmetically, by 2 percent or so a […]

Who Restarted the Cold War?

by Patrick J. Buchanan “Putin’s Hostile Course,” the lead editorial in the Washington Times of Oct. 18, began thus: “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invitation to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit Moscow is just the latest sign that, more than 16 years after the collapse of Soviet communism, Moscow is gravitating toward Cold War behavior. […]

Unfit for Command

by Patrick J. Buchanan Observing Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Democratic House imperil a U.S.-Turkish alliance of 60 years – by formally charging Turkey with genocide in a 1915 massacre of the Armenians – the question comes to mind: Does this generation have the maturity to lead America? About the horrors visited on Armenians in […]

George W. Bush, Globalist

by Patrick J. Buchanan Have the Bush Republicans ceased to be reliable custodians of American sovereignty? So it would seem. President George W. Bush began well. He rejected the Kyoto Protocol on global warming negotiated by Vice President Al Gore as both injurious to the economy and rooted in questionable science. He refused to allow […]

The Scramble for America

by Patrick J. Buchanan What is it that distinguishes Bush Republicanism from the Coolidge, Taft, Eisenhower and Reagan varieties? Four major issues come to mind. Bush is a “Big Government conservative” who repudiated the “government-is-the-problem” philosophy of Reagan. His No Child Left Behind program, doubling the size of the Department of Education, and his vast […]

Hillary a Shoo-in? Not By a Long Shot

by Patrick J. Buchanan With President Bush reaching new lows in national polls, Christian conservatives threatening to bolt if Rudy is the nominee and the Iraq war bleeding support in Middle America, Republicans are in a funk about 2008. And understandably and deservedly so. The war, a product of hubris, born of the smashing triumph […]

Paging Sen. Biden

by Patrick J. Buchanan Many in Congress deeply regret having voted President Bush a blank check for war in October 2002. And they are frustrated at their inability to compel him to begin bringing the troops home. Why, then, is Congress pushing for a new confrontation, with Iran, which could involve us in a war […]