Who Restarted the Cold War?

by Patrick J. Buchanan “Putin’s Hostile Course,” the lead editorial in the Washington Times of Oct. 18, began thus: “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invitation to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit Moscow is just the latest sign that, more than 16 years after the collapse of Soviet communism, Moscow is gravitating toward Cold War behavior. […]

Unfit for Command

by Patrick J. Buchanan Observing Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Democratic House imperil a U.S.-Turkish alliance of 60 years – by formally charging Turkey with genocide in a 1915 massacre of the Armenians – the question comes to mind: Does this generation have the maturity to lead America? About the horrors visited on Armenians in […]

George W. Bush, Globalist

by Patrick J. Buchanan Have the Bush Republicans ceased to be reliable custodians of American sovereignty? So it would seem. President George W. Bush began well. He rejected the Kyoto Protocol on global warming negotiated by Vice President Al Gore as both injurious to the economy and rooted in questionable science. He refused to allow […]

The Scramble for America

by Patrick J. Buchanan What is it that distinguishes Bush Republicanism from the Coolidge, Taft, Eisenhower and Reagan varieties? Four major issues come to mind. Bush is a “Big Government conservative” who repudiated the “government-is-the-problem” philosophy of Reagan. His No Child Left Behind program, doubling the size of the Department of Education, and his vast […]

Hillary a Shoo-in? Not By a Long Shot

by Patrick J. Buchanan With President Bush reaching new lows in national polls, Christian conservatives threatening to bolt if Rudy is the nominee and the Iraq war bleeding support in Middle America, Republicans are in a funk about 2008. And understandably and deservedly so. The war, a product of hubris, born of the smashing triumph […]

Paging Sen. Biden

by Patrick J. Buchanan Many in Congress deeply regret having voted President Bush a blank check for war in October 2002. And they are frustrated at their inability to compel him to begin bringing the troops home. Why, then, is Congress pushing for a new confrontation, with Iran, which could involve us in a war […]

Is Belgium Breaking Up?

by Patrick J. Buchanan All politics are local, said “Tip” O’Neill. Not so. It is more true to say that all politics are tribal. For the 1991 prediction of Arthur Schlesinger – “Ethnic and racial conflict, it now seems evident, will soon replace the conflict of ideologies as the explosive issue of our time” – […]

Infantile Nation

by Patrick J. Buchanan Does this generation possess the gravitas to lead the world? Considering the hysteria that greeted the request of Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to lay a wreath at Ground Zero, the answer is no. What is it about this tiny man that induces such irrationality? Answer: He is president of a nation that […]