Sputnik Moment — or GM Moment?

By Patrick J. Buchanan What America was to the world in 1950, General Motors was to the nation. It was the largest and most successful company with the largest number of employees. It paid the highest wages and contributed more in taxes than any other company. During World War II, no company had contributed more […]

And the Debt Bomb Ticks On

By Patrick J. Buchanan With his approval rating moving up to 50 percent and higher in some polls, the pundits are all agreed. President Obama has turned the corner. He is now the winter-book favorite in 2012. How, two months after his “shellacking,” did he do it? First, by taking the wheel from Nancy Pelosi […]

How the Chinese Must See Us

By Patrick J. Buchanan “O would some power the gift to give us to see ourselves as others see us,” wrote the poet Robert Burns. As Hu Jintao wings his way home, America’s hectoring still ringing in his ears, he must be thinking that maybe we Americans should stop lecturing them and take a closer […]

Who Lost the Middle East?

By Patrick J. Buchanan Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown, especially today in the Maghreb and Middle East. For the ouster of Tunisia’s Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has sent shock waves from Rabat to Riyadh. Autocrats, emirs and kings have to be asking themselves: If rioters can bring down Ben Ali with […]

Is Obama Leaving the Left Behind?

By Patrick J. Buchanan The day that President Obama departed for Arizona to address the nation on the Tucson massacre, Washington was abuzz. Would he take the line of the hard left and call out the right for having created what columnist Paul Krugman called the “Climate of Hate” in which a mentally deranged Jared […]

Poisonous Politics

By Patrick J. Buchanan On Feb. 15, 1933, Giuseppe Zangara, delusional and a loner, fired his .32-caliber pistol at FDR in the Bayfront Park area of Miami. Five feet tall, Zangara could not aim over the crowd. So, he stood on a folding chair and was piled on after the first of five shots. He […]

Are the Deficits Forever?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “The success of a party means little except when the nation is using that party for a large and definite purpose,” said Woodrow Wilson in his first inaugural. “No one can mistake the purpose for which the nation now seeks to use the Democratic Party.” As with Wilson’s Democrats in 1913, […]

Requiem for a Patriot

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Conservative Tycoon … Dies at 95,” said the New York Times headline on New Year’s Eve about the death of Roger Milliken. Clearly, the headline writer did not know the man. For Roger Milliken exemplified the finest in American free enterprise. He cared about his workers. He cared about his industry. […]