Coming Home at Last?

By Patrick J. Buchanan Asked if the United States might send still more troops to Afghanistan, if the Obama surge is not succeeding by year’s end, Vice President Joe Biden answered, “I do not believe so.” So, that is it. Biden is saying the 100,000 U.S. troops in theater or on the way is our […]

Trusted Most — Men with Guns

By Patrick J. Buchanan Public confidence in Congress has plummeted to the lowest level of any institution since Gallup began asking the question in 1973. One-half of all Americans have little or no confidence in the Congress. Only 11 percent have a “great deal” or “a lot of” confidence in what is, given its place […]

Losing White America

By Patrick J. Buchanan On Monday, the Department of Agriculture demanded the resignation of Shirley Sherrod over a two-minute videotape where she appeared to describe to a cheering crowd of the Georgia NAACP how she denied assistance to a poor white farmer about to lose his land. Declaring itself “appalled” at this “shameful” act of […]

Bias and Bigotry in Academia

By Patrick J. Buchanan A decade ago, activist Ron Unz conducted a study of the ethnic and religious composition of the student body at Harvard. Blacks and Hispanics, Unz found, were then being admitted to his alma mater in numbers approaching their share of the population. And who were the most underrepresented Americans at Harvard? […]

Look Who’s Talking

By Patrick J. Buchanan Rescuing itself from the obscurity it richly deserves, the NAACP has found a way back onto the front page: accuse the tea party movement of harboring racists. At its Kansas City convention, NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous declaimed: “Expel the bigots and racists in your ranks, or take the responsibility […]

The War on Arizona

By Patrick J. Buchanan Not since President Eisenhower sent troops to Little Rock and JFK sent U.S. marshals to the University of Alabama has the federal government seemed so at war with a state of the union. Arkansas and Alabama were defying U.S. court orders to desegregate. But Barack Obama’s war on Arizona is not […]

Is Democracy Overrated?

By Patrick J. Buchanan With the disintegration of the Soviet Empire and the Soviet Union, and Beijing’s abandonment of Maoism, anti-communism necessarily ceased to be the polestar of U.S. foreign policy. For many, our triumph fairly cried out for a bottom-up review of all the alliances created to fight that Cold War and a return […]

The Real Sin of Michael Steele

By Patrick J. Buchanan “This was a war of Obama’s choosing. This is not something the United States has actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in.” Strictly speaking, Republican Party Chair Michael Steele was way off base when he made this remark at a closed-door meeting of party contributors in Connecticut. For the war began […]

Yankee Utopians in a Chinese Century

By Patrick J. Buchanan For those who can yet recall the backyard blast furnaces of Mao’s China in the 1950s and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution to re-instill peasant values in the 1970s, the news was jarring. In 2011, said the Financial Times, China will surpass the United States as first manufacturing power, a title […]