GOP Race to Toughen and Tighten

by Patrick J. Buchanan Mitt Romney won his anticipated victory in the Iowa Straw Poll, with 32 percent and 4,500 votes, but fell short of expectations. Ex-Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, with 18 percent, exceeded them, and is the man of the hour to the political press. The results from Ames, and South Carolina’s decision […]

Dr. Putnam’s Bunker-Buster

by Patrick J. Buchanan If you were looking for a truce in the immigration wars once the Bush-Kennedy amnesty went down to defeat, look again. Communities, cities, states are passing tough new laws to deal with the 12-20 million illegal aliens in our midst. Town likes Hazleton, Pa., and Farmers Branch, Texas, which sought to […]

Sub-Prime Superpower

by Patrick J. Buchanan There was a time when events like the collapse of that bridge over the Mississippi would have been taken in stride. Yes, it was a tragedy, a mature nation would have said, but like earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and bolts of lighting hitting folks on picnic grounds, these are “acts of God.” […]

Onward Into Waziristan!

by Patrick J. Buchanan With Hillary Clinton’s lead growing, Barack Obama appears to be overreaching to keep the spotlight and highlight their differences. His suggestion that sex education begin in kindergarten seems a great leap forward even for a liberal Democrat. While Barack says it must be “age-appropriate” sex education, one need not be Roger […]

The SWFs Are Coming

by Patrick J. Buchanan The Iraq war has probably killed the idea of using U.S. troops to intervene in the name of Mr. Bush’s “world democratic revolution.” The Middle American revolt that killed amnesty for the 12 million illegal aliens has buried the idea of open-borders immigration. Come now the SWFs, which may bring an […]

Obama’s Got a Point

by Patrick J. Buchanan When, in the South Carolina debate, Barack Obama said he would meet with the leaders of Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, Iran and North Korea in his first year as president, he stepped into a cow pie. Hillary pounced, declaring that in a Clinton White House, there would be no promised first-year meetings […]

First Preseason Game

by Patrick J. Buchanan Of all the preseason games in the run-up to the GOP nomination, none is more crucial than the Iowa Straw Poll. As usual, it will be held in Ames, Sat., Aug. 11 Analysts have downgraded its importance since McCain and Rudy dropped out. They are mistaken. The McCain-Giuliani forfeiture of the […]

How Empires End

by Patrick J. Buchanan Responding to the call of Pope Urban II at Claremont in 1095, the Christian knights of the First Crusade set out for the Holy Land. In 1099, Jerusalem was captured. As their port in Palestine, the Crusaders settled on Acre on the Mediterranean. There they built the great castle that was […]