Obama’s Hollow Victory

by Patrick J. Buchanan Barack Obama routed Hillary Clinton 2 to 1 in the heaviest turnout in a Democratic primary in the history of South Carolina. Such a defeat would normally be a crushing and perhaps fatal blow to a rival’s campaign. Bill and Hillary laughed it off. Indeed, even before the voting had ended, […]

Why McCain Would be Worse Than Bush

by Patrick J. Buchanan In 2004, the voters of Arizona, by 56 percent to 44 percent, enacted Proposition 200, requiring proof of citizenship before an individual may vote or receive state benefits. Forty-six percent of Hispanics voted for Prop. 200, giving the lie to those who say Hispanics support the illegal invasion of their country. […]

Ghettoizing Barack

by Patrick J. Buchanan “I guess this is how the West was won,” Hillary Clinton exulted at her victory rally in Las Vegas after the Democratic caucuses. Well, not exactly, ma’am. Yet how the Clintons, by deftly playing the race and gender cards, turned back the greatest single challenge to a Clinton Restoration will be […]

The GOP’s Creative Destruction

by Patrick J. Buchanan With Mike Huckabee winning Iowa, John McCain winning New Hampshire and Mitt Romney winning Michigan, all in 12 days, pundits are saying the GOP is in chaos. That prognosis is premature. Undoubtedly, with the nation in the fifth year of an unpopular war and the economy tanking along with President Bush’s […]

Subprime Nation

by Patrick J. Buchanan Since it began to give credit ratings to nations in 1917, Moody’s has rated the United States triple-A. U.S. Treasury bonds have been seen as the most secure investment on earth. When crises erupt, nervous money seeks out the world’s great safe harbor, the United States. That reputation is now in […]

The Brothers & Sisters War

by Patrick J. Buchanan All politics is local, said the late House Speaker “Tip” O’Neill. Tip was wrong. All politics is tribal – as we just rediscovered in the New Hampshire primary. With Obama surging and Hillary reeling after a third-place finish in Iowa, it seemed all the dreams of a Clinton restoration would come […]

The Rise of the Populists

by Patrick J. Buchanan MANCHESTER, N.H. – It is the historic mission of the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary to give us the establishment candidate in each party, and then the insurgent candidate. The two pairs then battle it out in South Carolina to give us the probable nominees for November. Year 2008 looks […]

GOP: Losing Principle, Losing America

by Patrick J. Buchanan The huge Democratic turnout in the Iowa Caucuses, over twice that of the GOP, and the stampede by independents to vote in the Democratic precincts, suggests that Iowa, a swing state carried by President Bush in 2004, may be lost irretrievably to the GOP in 2008. Why is Iowa walking away […]

U.S. Impotence in Pakistan

by Patrick J. Buchanan “Things are in the saddle, and ride mankind.” Emerson’s couplet comes to mind as the New Year opens with Pakistan, the second largest Muslim country on Earth, in social and political chaos, trending toward a failed state with nuclear weapons. Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, whom the White House pressed to […]