Katrina Nation

By Patrick J. Buchanan When Woodrow Wilson went to Congress to ask for a declaration of war in 1917, the U.S. Army was ranked 17th in the world, behind Portugal. On Armistice Day, 19 months later, there were 2 million doughboys in France, where they had helped to break the back of Gen. Ludendorff’s theretofore […]

The Return of Ethnic Nationalism

by Patrick J. Buchanan In Africa last week, President Bush deplored the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s, defended his refusal to send U.S. troops to Darfur and decried the ethnic slaughter in Kenya. Following a fraudulent election, the Kikyu, the dominant tribe in Kenya, have been subjected to merciless assault. People are separating from […]

McCain Calls Out the Times

by Patrick J. Buchanan John McCain just shoved his whole stack into the middle of the table and put his credibility and candidacy on the line. He just threw down the gauntlet to the New York Times by flatly denying every point of a front-page story that implied McCain had an affair nine years ago […]

Does Balkanization Beckon Anew?

by Patrick J. Buchanan When the Great War comes, said old Bismarck, it will come out of “some damn fool thing in the Balkans.” On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip shot the archduke and heir to the Austrian throne, Franz Ferdinand, in Sarajevo, setting in motion the train of events that led to the first […]

The Jena 6 Scam

by Patrick J. Buchanan “(S)ome Americans do not understand why the sight of a noose causes such a visceral reaction,” declared President Bush to the White House gathering for Black History Month. As the Washington Post rushed to remind us, President Bush was “responding to news coverage of such episodes as the ‘Jena Six.’” But […]

Huck’s Hour of Power

by Patrick J. Buchanan During his speech to CPAC, among the best he has delivered, Mitt Romney suspended his campaign, so as not to imperil GOP prospects in the fall. Said Mitt, “If I fight on…all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely […]

McCain’s Rapprochement With the Right?

by Patrick J. Buchanan On Thursday, at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, Sen. John McCain stood before thousands of conservatives he has done his level best to anger and alienate for a decade – to ask for their support. And he made a not unconvincing case. What he said essentially was this. We […]

Invoking JFK and Reagan

by Patrick J. Buchanan When John F. Kennedy ran for president in 1960, he talked of a new generation of Americans taking charge, of heading out bravely for a New Frontier. He did not call up the shades of FDR or Harry Truman, or go back 45 years to Woodrow Wilson. The same was true […]

The Great Betrayal

by Patrick J. Buchanan The American Conservative Magazine Offering more “straight talk” on the Sunday before the Florida primary, John McCain made an arresting prediction: “It’s a tough war we’re in. It’s not going to be over right away. There’s going to be other wars. I’m sorry to tell you, there’s going to be other […]

Tapped Out Nation

by Patrick J. Buchanan It was to be the year of change, of new ideas, a new politics. Yet, as of today, it appears the Republican Party will be led into the future by a Beltway favorite of the media and Washington insider who has spent the last quarter of a century on Capitol Hill. […]