The Heightening Foley Feeding Frenzy


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Like the great white shark, a scandal must be fed, or it sinks to the bottom and dies. And the Mark Foley-congressional page scandal has not had a good feeding in 72 hours. On Saturday, the Washington Post revealed that Kirk Fordham, Foley’s top aide in 2003, concerned about Foley’s fixation […]

Losing the Will to Fight


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by Patrick J. Buchanan Five years have elapsed since the war on terror began on 9/11. Yet even before nearly 3,000 were killed that day, there had been attacks by Islamic radicals on the World Trade Center, Khobar Towers, our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the USS Cole. U.S. dead in those attacks was […]

Mark Foley’s Oprah Defense


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by Patrick J. Buchanan Like all such scandals, the matter of Mark Foley and his lurid valentines to congressional pages is instructive for what it reveals, and not just about Foley, but about his party, its leaders and us. Having checked in to "rehab," after it was revealed that he had written salacious e-mails and […]

Web Exclusive! Nation or Notion?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In an address to the Young Men’s Lyceum in Springfield, Illinois on Jan. 27, 1838, a 28-year-old lawyer spoke on “the Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions.” Abe Lincoln asked and answered a rhetorical question: “At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever […]

US: More Like France Than You Might Think


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By Patrick J. Buchanan What a spectacle America at war presents to the world. A former president, red-faced, bawls his rage at Fox News’ Chris Wallace, who had asked why he had not shut down bin Laden and Co. in the seven years he had to do it. The president of the United States declaims […]

How to Bring Manufacturing Back Home


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Bushites boast of all the new jobs created, but Business Week tells the inconvenient truth: “Since 2001, 1.7 million new jobs have been created in the health care sector. Meanwhile, the number of private sector jobs outside of health care is no higher than it was five years ago.” “Perhaps most […]

Consult America Before Iran War


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.” So Winston Churchill is widely quoted. Those words, however, were spoken in 1954, decades after Churchill’s voice had been the most bellicose for war in 1914 and 1939, the wars that bled and broke his beloved empire. Yet, Churchill’s quote frames well the […]