McCain’s Rapprochement With the Right?

by Patrick J. Buchanan On Thursday, at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, Sen. John McCain stood before thousands of conservatives he has done his level best to anger and alienate for a decade – to ask for their support. And he made a not unconvincing case. What he said essentially was this. We […]

Invoking JFK and Reagan

by Patrick J. Buchanan When John F. Kennedy ran for president in 1960, he talked of a new generation of Americans taking charge, of heading out bravely for a New Frontier. He did not call up the shades of FDR or Harry Truman, or go back 45 years to Woodrow Wilson. The same was true […]

The Great Betrayal

by Patrick J. Buchanan The American Conservative Magazine Offering more “straight talk” on the Sunday before the Florida primary, John McCain made an arresting prediction: “It’s a tough war we’re in. It’s not going to be over right away. There’s going to be other wars. I’m sorry to tell you, there’s going to be other […]

Tapped Out Nation

by Patrick J. Buchanan It was to be the year of change, of new ideas, a new politics. Yet, as of today, it appears the Republican Party will be led into the future by a Beltway favorite of the media and Washington insider who has spent the last quarter of a century on Capitol Hill. […]

Obama’s Hollow Victory

by Patrick J. Buchanan Barack Obama routed Hillary Clinton 2 to 1 in the heaviest turnout in a Democratic primary in the history of South Carolina. Such a defeat would normally be a crushing and perhaps fatal blow to a rival’s campaign. Bill and Hillary laughed it off. Indeed, even before the voting had ended, […]

Why McCain Would be Worse Than Bush

by Patrick J. Buchanan In 2004, the voters of Arizona, by 56 percent to 44 percent, enacted Proposition 200, requiring proof of citizenship before an individual may vote or receive state benefits. Forty-six percent of Hispanics voted for Prop. 200, giving the lie to those who say Hispanics support the illegal invasion of their country. […]