Can We Win the Ideological War?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – The American Conservative Asked during World War II why the British continued to fight so ferociously, Churchill is said to have snorted, “If we stop, you’ll find out.” The question arises in the war on terror: we know who the main enemy is, al-Qaeda, the men and movement responsible for […]

Buenas Noches, America

by Patrick J. Buchanan “Mexico does not end at its borders. … Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico.” That astonishing claim by Mexican President Felipe Calderon, in his state of the nation address at the National Palace Sunday, brought his audience wildly cheering to its feet. Were the United States a serious nation, […]

Phase III of Bush’s War

by Patrick J. Buchanan Those who hoped that – with the victory of the antiwar party in 2006, the departure of Rumsfeld and the neocons from the Pentagon, the rise of Condi and the eclipse of Cheney – America was headed out of Iraq got a rude awakening. They are about to get another. Today, […]

Friends of Larry Craig

by Patrick J. Buchanan “When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state,” wrote Shakespeare. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, knows today whereof the bard spoke. Rarely has a United States senator fallen so fast from grace or been so completely abandoned. As the nation now knows, Craig was arrested […]

Has Bush Boxed Himself In?

by Patrick J. Buchanan As Americans anguish over how to extricate this country from Iraq without a disaster greater than what we now have, and without our friends suffering the fate of our friends in Cambodia and Vietnam, they had best brace themselves. This escalator is going up. George Bush and his generals are laying […]

We Did It To Ourselves Thanks to Free-Traders

by Patrick J. Buchanan “After 34 years with LTV Steel, I was forced to retire because of a disability. Two years later, LTV filed bankruptcy. I lost a third of my pension, and my family lost their health care. Every day of my life, I sit at the kitchen table across from the woman who […]

The Color of Crime

by Patrick J. Buchanan The execution-style murder of three African-American college students in Newark, N.J., forced to kneel and shot in the head – allegedly by an illegal alien from Peru who was out on bail for the serial rape of a 5-year-old – has the makings of a Willie Horton issue in 2008. Newark, […]

Rove Had ‘Tactical Brilliance, Strategic Blindness’

by Patrick J. Buchanan If one had to sum up the legacy of Karl Rove as political adviser to the 43rd president, it could probably be done in four words: tactical brilliance, strategic blindness. Though George Bush was not given the natural gifts of a Ronald Reagan, his victories in Texas, followed by successive victories […]