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, […]

Endlessly Playing the Race Card

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 15, 2002 Any regular viewer of CNN, MSNBC or Fox News has seen the videotape: A handcuffed black 16-year-old being body-slammed on the hood of a police car and punched in the face by a white cop. Endlessly, the TV talking heads express outrage, as the tape rolls on, […]

Heading into A New Afghan War

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 10, 2002 “We face an entirely new war,” said Gen. MacArthur, as he realized that the hordes of Chinese “volunteers” coming over the Yalu meant Beijing was now intervening massively in the Korean War. That war would last three more years. And the recent horrors in Afghanistan suggest we […]

The July 4th Surrender

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 9, 2002 Call it the Independence Day capitulation or July Fourth surrender. Forty-eight hours after handing the U.N. an ultimatum – either U.S. troops get immunity from the International Criminal Court, or we veto the U.N. mission in Bosnia – President Bush backed down. The globalists called our bluff, […]

Bush and World Government

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 3, 2002 When the U.N. Security Council rejected America’s demand for immunity for U.S. soldiers in the Bosnian peace force from arrest and prosecution by the International Criminal Court, the United States vetoed an extension of the force. Either our troops get immunity, or our troops get out. Good […]

Time For a Little Rebellion

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 1, 2002 “I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” So Jefferson wrote to fellow Virginian James Madison in the year Madison authored his country’s Constitution. It’s past time for “a […]

Will Bush Follow Bill to Bailout City?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – June 26, 2002 “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions,” said Hamlet. If President Bush has time left over from defusing a war between India and Pakistan, and preparing a plan for Mideast peace, he best take a quick glance south. From Tijuana to Tierra del […]

The Time of the Terrorist

by Patrick J. Buchanan – June 24, 2002 “You wish to give this evil animal a reservation that is called a Palestinian state of terror,” roared Effi Eitan, minister to Ariel Sharon. Eitan was viewing the carnage of a Jerusalem bus bombing that killed 19 – mostly school kids – the day another terrorist bomber […]