The End of Pax Americana?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan WASHINGTON, D.C. — Observing the correlation of forces in this city and the intensity of conviction in the base of each party, the outcome of the ongoing fiscal fight between Barack Obama and the Tea Party Republicans seems preordained. Deadlock. There will be no big jobs-for-taxes deal. The can will be […]

Was Awlaki an American?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Friday morning, Predator drones operated by the CIA and Joint Special Operations Command rendezvoused over Yemen and launched Hellfire missiles that blew to pieces the radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. A declared enemy in the war on terror was eliminated. Yet Awlaki was a U.S. citizen. Reps. Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul […]

Can a Geriatric Germany Save Europe?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan As Greece lurches on the precipice of default on its sovereign debt, a default that could bring down banks across Europe and precipitate a global financial panic, a consensus is building that there is but one way out. First, a structured default on the Greek debt, giving creditors a major haircut, […]

Subdividing America — to Win


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes. “Well, I say to them tonight, there’s not a liberal America and a conservative America; there’s the United States of America. There’s not […]

Is the Window Closing on Israel?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In June 1967, with ex-Vice President Richard Nixon, this writer toured an Israeli military hospital full of wounded Egyptian soldiers. An Israeli officer told us that in the hospital was an Egyptian officer he had captured in the 1956 Sinai campaign, and that he had asked the Egyptian: “We have fought […]

Whose Country Is It, Anyway?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan For the third straight year, the median income of the typical American family fell in 2010. Adjusted for inflation, it is back where it was in 1996, the longest period of zero growth since the Depression. And the poverty rate has inched up to 15.1 percent. Both figures, however, should be […]

The Democracy Worshipers


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “Your people, sir, is … a great beast.” So Alexander Hamilton reputedly said in an argument with Thomas Jefferson. At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Hamilton explained: “Real liberty is not found in the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments. If we incline too much to democracy, we shall soon […]