Their War, Not Ours

Their War, Not Ours

By Patrick J. Buchanan “The worst mistake of my presidency,” said Ronald Reagan of his decision to put Marines into the middle of Lebanon’s civil war, where 241 died in a suicide bombing of their barracks. And if Barack Obama plunges into Syria’s civil war, it could consume his presidency, even as Iraq consumed the […]

The Dark Side of Diversity

The Dark Side of Diversity

By Patrick J. Buchanan “I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people,” said Edmund Burke of the rebellious Americans. The same holds true of Islam, the majority faith of 49 nations from Morocco to Indonesia, a religion that 1.6 billion people profess. Yet, some assertions appear true. Islam […]

Did the Brothers Tsarnaev Fail?

Did the Brothers Tsarnaev Fail?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Whatever they thought they could ultimately achieve, they’ve already failed,” says President Obama of the Boston Marathon bombers. “They failed because the people of Boston refused to be intimidated. They failed because as Americans we refuse to be terrorized.” Bostonians did react splendidly. From first responders to folks who gave blood, […]

Will the GOP Embrace Amnesty?

Will the GOP Embrace Amnesty?

By Patrick J. Buchanan During President Eisenhower’s first term, 60 years ago, the United States faced an invasion across its southern border. Illegal aliens had been coming since World War II. But, suddenly, the number was over 1 million. Crime was rising in Texas. The illegals were taking the jobs of U.S. farm workers. Under […]

Is Christianity Homophobic?

Is Christianity Homophobic?

By Patrick J. Buchanan That “loving Jesus means hating gay people” is “proclaimed in Christian churches and on Christian television and radio broadcasts.” So declares Dan Savage in his review of Jeff Chu’s “Does Jesus Really Love Me: A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America” — on page one of The New […]

Who Is Winning the Gun War?

Who Is Winning the Gun War?

By Patrick J. Buchanan Attacks from abroad — Pearl Harbor, 9/11 — have united us. Yet domestic atrocities lately seem only to deepen our divisions. The bombing of the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City was seized upon to savage government critics like Rush Limbaugh. After the murder of six innocents, including a 9-year-old girl, […]

Where Have All the Workers Gone?

Where Have All the Workers Gone?

By Patrick J. Buchanan That America created only 88,000 jobs in March, less than half the number anticipated, was jolting news, indicating the recovery that the White House has boasted about may not be at hand. But in that March jobs report, there was more disturbing news. While unemployment fell to 7.6 percent, the reason […]

Is War With North Korea Inevitable?

Is War With North Korea Inevitable?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “If you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you,” said Calvin Coolidge, who ever counseled patience over the rash response. Unfortunately, the troubles presented by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un seem unlikely to run into a […]

Today, Cyprus, Tomorrow…

Today, Cyprus, Tomorrow…

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Government is theft.” The old libertarian battle cry came to mind when the news hit, two weeks ago, that Cyprus was about to confiscate 7 percent of all the insured deposits in the island’s two biggest banks. Nicosia also planned to siphon off 10 percent of uninsured deposits, those above 100,000 […]