Pitchfork Politics

Pitchfork Politics


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From The Economist A pioneer of Trump-style populism wonders if it can succeed in today’s America BEFORE Donald Trump, there was Patrick Buchanan. More than two decades before Mr Trump kicked over the Republican tea table, Mr Buchanan, a former speechwriter and White House aide to Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, launched his own […]

VIDEO: Is Trump the New Pat Buchanan?

VIDEO: Is Trump the New Pat Buchanan?


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CNN’s Michael Smerconish asks Pat Buchanan about his ideas being carried forward by Donald Trump, and what Trump’s chances are in the 2016 race.

Why Is North Korea Our Problem?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan For Xi Jinping, it has been a rough week. Panicked flight from China’s currency twice caused a plunge of 7 percent in her stock market, forcing a suspension of trading. Kim Jong Un, the megalomaniac who runs North Korea, ignored Xi’s warning and set off a fourth nuclear bomb. While probably […]

Will Mideast Allies Drag Us Into War?

Will Mideast Allies Drag Us Into War?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan The New Year’s execution by Saudi Arabia of the Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr was a deliberate provocation. Its first purpose: Signal the new ruthlessness and resolve of the Saudi monarchy where the power behind the throne is the octogenarian King Salman’s son, the 30-year-old Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman. […]

VIDEO: The McLaughlin Group YEAR-END Awards

VIDEO: The McLaughlin Group YEAR-END Awards


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MCLAUGHLIN: Pat Buchanan, the most original thinker? BUCHANAN: I’m going to give it to Rand Paul, the scourge of the neocons… MCLAUGHLIN: Best politician, Pat? BUCHANAN: Vladimir Putin, John. Breaks out of his isolation, rolls into Syria, and just as a week ago, you got the secretary of state of United States, John Kerry, coming […]

Winners & Losers: 2015

Winners & Losers: 2015


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Each year, “The McLaughlin Group,” the longest-running panel show on national TV, which began in 1982, announces its awards for the winners and losers and the best and the worst of the year. Rereading my list of 39 awardees suggests something about how our world is changing. As “Person of the […]

Is the West Disintegrating?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan On Jan. 1, 2002, the day that euro coins and banknotes entered into circulation, my column, “Say Goodbye to the Mother Continent,” contained this pessimistic prognosis: “This European superstate will not endure, but break apart on the barrier reef of nationalism. For when the hard times come, patriots will recapture control […]