Uprooting the New Racism

By Patrick J. Buchanan In his Philadelphia address on race, Sen. Obama identified as a root cause of white resentment affirmative action — the punishing of white working- and middle-class folks for sins they did not commit: “Most working- and middle-class white Americans don’t feel that they have been particularly privileged by their race,” said […]

The “Isms” That Bedevil Bush

By Patrick J. Buchanan On reading George Bush’s discourse to the New York Economic Club last week, Cicero’s insight came to mind: “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” With Iraq entering its sixth year, the dollar sinking to peso levels, the economy careening into recession, […]

A Brief for Whitey

A Brief for Whitey

By Patrick J. Buchanan How would he pull it off? I wondered. How would Barack explain to his press groupies why he sat silent in a pew for 20 years as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright delivered racist rants against white America for our maligning of Fidel and Gadhafi, and inventing AIDS to infect and kill […]

Pastor to the President?

By Patrick J. Buchanan When the assassination of John F. Kennedy horrified a nation, Black Muslim Minister Malcolm X declared it payback for America’s violence in the world, a case of “chickens coming home to roost.” “Being an old farm boy myself,” said Malcolm, “chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad, they’ve […]

Playing by Obama’s Rules

By Patrick J. Buchanan To observe Democrats this week, savaging one of their heroines, is to understand why the party is unready to rule. Consider: At the 1984 Democratic convention in San Francisco, an unknown member of Congress was vaulted into history by being chosen the first woman ever to run on a national party […]

To Die For NAFTA

By Patrick J. Buchanan “The commonest error in politics,” said Lord Salisbury, “is sticking to the carcass of dead policies.” Lord Salisbury’s rule comes to mind on reading of John McCain’s delight at the $40 billion contract awarded the French-led parent of Airbus — to build the next generation of U.S. Air Force tankers. The […]

How Liberals Play Race Politics

By Patrick J. Buchanan “All is race,” wrote Benjamin Disraeli, “there is no other truth.” What Disraeli meant by race is what Winston Churchill meant when he spoke of “our island race” — a tribe, an ethnic group, a people unique and separate from all others. Disraeli saw the Irish in Britain as a breed […]

The Second Battle of NAFTA

By Patrick J. Buchanan If Canada and Mexico do not renegotiate NAFTA, said Hillary Clinton in the Cleveland debate, she would “opt out” of the trade treaty that was the legislative altarpiece of Bill Clinton’s presidency. Barack agreed. NAFTA is renegotiated, or NAFTA is gone. Barack went further. He has denounced “open trucking,” the feature […]