The Mitt-Mike Religious War

by Patrick J. Buchanan Four weeks before New Hampshire and three weeks before the Iowa caucuses, the Republican race has become a proxy religious war. On one side is a Baptist preacher who called homosexuality “an aberrant, unnatural and sinful lifestyle” that “can pose a dangerous public health risk,” urged the isolation of AIDS sufferers […]

Mitt’s Hour of Power

by Patrick J. Buchanan If Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination, it will be due in large measure to his splendid and moving defense of his faith and beliefs delivered today at the George Bush Presidential Library. The address was courageous in a way John F. Kennedy’s speech to the Baptist ministers was not. Kennedy […]

Can Diversity Destroy Us?

by Patrick J. Buchanan On the Great Seal of the United States, first suggested by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, there was to be emblazoned a new motto: “E Pluribus Unum” – “Out of many, one.” It was in their unity, not their diversity, that the strength of the colonies resided. So Patrick […]

Blowback From Moscow

by Patrick J. Buchanan Our next president will likely face a Russia led by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, determined to stand up to a West Russians believe played them for fools when they sought to be friends. Americans who think Putin has never been anything but a KGB thug will reject accusations of any U.S. […]

Ideology Was Bush’s Undoing

by Patrick J. Buchanan Over lunch, a liberal friend expressed puzzlement. Citing the title of Tom Oliphant’s new book about the Bush administration, “Utter Incompetents,” he wondered aloud. Like him or not, he said, Bush is not an unintelligent man, and he is a principled and energetic executive. As for Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and […]

How We’ve Traded Freedom for ‘Equality’

by Patrick J. Buchanan “Our Enemy, the State” was the title of libertarian Albert Jay Nock’s classic that was once widely read by conservatives. Nock was not an anarchist but a Jeffersonian. Government was necessary, but in its centralization lay the roots of tyranny. And in 21st century America, Leviathan is indeed rising – and, […]

Democracy vs. Security

by Patrick J. Buchanan Which is more critical to the United States in the Islamic world – that a government be democratic, or that it be a friend and ally in the war against al-Qaida and Islamic extremism? In the Bush era, the answer has seemed unequivocal. We are for democracy first. For democracy is […]

The Crash of 2008?

by Patrick J. Buchanan In March 1929, the Harding-Coolidge era came to an end. The eight years had witnessed the greatest peacetime prosperity of any nation in history: America in the Roaring 20s. Early that March, Calvin Coolidge handed the presidency over to Herbert Hoover, who had just pulled off a third straight Republican landslide. […]