Our Self-Selecting Elite


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 1, 1999 Is the Ivy League the last acceptable bastion of prejudice in America? That seems a not unfair question, given the reaction to a recent column of this writer. That column, based on a piece by political activist Ron Unz, noted that the ethnic composition of Harvard’s student […]

How He Gets Away with It


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 29, 1998 The riddle perplexing conservatives today can be summed up in a single question: “How does he get away with it?!” Why is public support for Bill Clinton soaring, though he lied under oath, while the popularity of the Republican Congress trying to hold him to account is […]

1999: Goldilocks v. The Bears


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 25, 1998 1998 has been marked by a conservative spat between what might be called the Alfred E. Neuman (“What, me worry!”) Club and the Chicken Little (“The Sky is Falling!”) Caucus. By Christmas, it was game, set, match — the Neuman Club. Unemployment was at a 30-year low, […]

Senate Must Do Its Duty


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 21, 1998 As H.M.S. Victory cleared its decks for action at Trafalgar, Nelson directed his flag messenger to signal to the fleet: “England expects that every man will do his duty.” And so they did. And so, too, did those House Republicans who bravely defied our political, academic, media […]

Failed President, Flawed Policy


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 18, 1998 It is a tradition among Americans that when the guns fire, we rally behind our fighting men and commander in chief. Yet even this tradition seems to have fallen victim to this president. Three days after his disastrous grand jury testimony and speech to the nation on […]

Impeach Him — Or Let Him Go!


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 15, 1998 Tom DeLay is acting like a statesman! said an astounded Carl Bernstein. Bernstein, of Watergate fame, had just watched the majority whip shrug off Tim Russert’s observation that he and his colleagues may be risking a backlash that could lose them the House in 2000. Bernstein is […]

Our Dorian Gray Alliance


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 12, 1998 In her latest essay on NATO’s future, Madeleine Albright begins to sound like a parent frantic that her only child has decided to go away to college and leave her alone in the house. Albright’s article in the Financial Times Dec. 7 was clearly propelled by the […]

When Attack Politics Backfired


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 8, 1998 All who live by the sword perish by the sword. The warning of Matthew’s Gospel is our lesson for today. No White House has ever been more devoted to, or adept at, attack politics than this one. When allegations were made about Bill Clinton’s private life in […]