The Unfree Society of Michael Bloomberg

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 19, 2002 “You have no right to impose your moral values on me!” How often have we all heard that defiant remark tossed into a blazing debate on social issues to clinch the argument? Yet, most of our laws represent the imposition of moral values on a minority. The […]

Bailing Out Brazil — Or Robert Rubin?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 14, 2002 What has happened to Paul O’Neill? Our tough-love treasury secretary seems to have undergone a road-to-Damascus conversion to the Clintonite policy of bailing out bankrupt Third World regimes. Last month, O’Neill scoffed at the idea of bailing out Latin America. The money, he said, would probably wind […]

Congress’ Vacation From Duty

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 12, 2002 To see members of Congress smiling behind President Bush, as he signed the “fast track” law by which Capitol Hill surrenders all rights to amend trade treaties, is to understand the new realities of power in this city. We have a Congress that recoils from responsibility. The […]

The Most Admired Man on Earth

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 7, 2002 Surely, he is the most politically incorrect leader on earth. He calls abortion a sin against God and murder of the innocent. He calls homosexuality unnatural and immoral. He opposes all extra-marital sexual relations. He is old, stooped and suffering from Parkinson’s, and slurs his words. He […]

A Feminist End Run Around Sovereignty

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 5, 2002 “The ‘house of world order’ will have to be built from the bottom up. … An end run around sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.” So wrote diplomat Richard Gardner in 1974. And there is no better illustration […]

Losing the Home Front

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 31, 2002 Not a year has elapsed since the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon that killed 3,000 Americans. Yet the national consensus behind the war on terror has begun to fray. And the fault lies with the president and his War Cabinet. The war’s first phase […]

Is Protectionism America’s Future?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 29, 2002 “For the first time in more than two decades, trade barriers are moving in the wrong direction. This isn’t the 1930s … but Pat Buchanan is one happy camper these days.” So writes Steve Moore in a long and anguished column in the Washington Times titled, “A […]

The Panic of 2002

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 25, 2002 Since President Bush took the oath, the Dow Jones has fallen over 30 percent, the Nasdaq 75 percent. In Sunday’s New York Times, Seth Feaster, using a much broader index, has even more jolting news. The Wilshire 5000, writes Feaster, tracks “every publicly traded U.S. company. The […]

Congress Steps Up to the War Issue

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 22, 2002 At long last, Congress may be about to do its duty. According to the New York Times, before summer ends, the Senate and House will call up secretaries Powell and Rumsfeld to lay out the war aims and war plans of President Bush. These hearings are overdue. […]

What Exactly Is Terrorism?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 17, 2002 “The American government sure is easily baffled. An extremist Egyptian Muslim chooses July Fourth to murder Americans and Israelis who are flying from an American airport on Israel’s national airline – and the official line is we can’t call this terror …” Adds exasperated columnist Dennis Prager, […]