Has Bush Been Mouse-Trapped Into War?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 21, 2002 With the Democratic Party still hiding in the tall grass, the GOP establishment is beginning to split over the issue of war on Iraq. Majority Leader Dick Armey was the first to speak out against it, followed by Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to Bush I. An […]

The Unfree Society of Michael Bloomberg

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 19, 2002 “You have no right to impose your moral values on me!” How often have we all heard that defiant remark tossed into a blazing debate on social issues to clinch the argument? Yet, most of our laws represent the imposition of moral values on a minority. The […]

Bailing Out Brazil — Or Robert Rubin?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 14, 2002 What has happened to Paul O’Neill? Our tough-love treasury secretary seems to have undergone a road-to-Damascus conversion to the Clintonite policy of bailing out bankrupt Third World regimes. Last month, O’Neill scoffed at the idea of bailing out Latin America. The money, he said, would probably wind […]

Congress’ Vacation From Duty

by Patrick J. Buchanan To see members of Congress smiling behind President Bush, as he signed the “fast track” law by which Capitol Hill surrenders all rights to amend trade treaties, is to understand the new realities of power in this city. We have a Congress that recoils from responsibility. The great congresses of Webster, […]

The Most Admired Man on Earth

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 7, 2002 Surely, he is the most politically incorrect leader on earth. He calls abortion a sin against God and murder of the innocent. He calls homosexuality unnatural and immoral. He opposes all extra-marital sexual relations. He is old, stooped and suffering from Parkinson’s, and slurs his words. He […]

A Feminist End Run Around Sovereignty

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 5, 2002 “The ‘house of world order’ will have to be built from the bottom up. … An end run around sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.” So wrote diplomat Richard Gardner in 1974. And there is no better illustration […]

Losing the Home Front

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 31, 2002 Not a year has elapsed since the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon that killed 3,000 Americans. Yet the national consensus behind the war on terror has begun to fray. And the fault lies with the president and his War Cabinet. The war’s first phase […]

Is Protectionism America’s Future?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 29, 2002 “For the first time in more than two decades, trade barriers are moving in the wrong direction. This isn’t the 1930s … but Pat Buchanan is one happy camper these days.” So writes Steve Moore in a long and anguished column in the Washington Times titled, “A […]