Is Clinton Another Eden? Is it Suez ’56 All Over Again?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 23, 1998 “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far!” Theodore Roosevelt admonished. Yet not a day has passed lately without Madeleine Albright or Sandy Berger shaking a fist at Saddam Hussein. He has kept his mouth shut. Now it is we who have to backpedal […]

Who Lost Russia?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 16, 1998 Seven years ago, the romance of the age was between America and a Russia newly liberated from Leninism. Ronald Reagan was being toasted even in Moscow as having been right all along about the “evil empire.” Brave Boris Yeltsin stood atop a Russian tank to defy unreconstructed […]

The Empire Strikes Back

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 16, 1998 The precise issue will be a demand by President Clinton for a huge increase in funding and borrowing power for the International Monetary Fund…On Feb. 11, the establishment returned with its warships. In both The New York Times and Washington Post was published an “Open Letter to […]

With Friends Like These

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 9, 1998 In October of 1991, George Bush strode into the United Nations as leader of a mighty coalition that had smashed the Iraqi army and liberated Kuwait. To thunderous applause, the conqueror outlined his New World Order. In the hubris of the hour, men spoke of a new […]

Hillary Tries the “O.J. Defense”

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 2, 1998 Like Johnnie Cochran and the “dream team” that prevented justice from being done in the O.J. Simpson trial, Hillary Clinton seems to have mastered the “O.J. defense.” The essence of this defense is first to change the subject from the guilt of the accused to the character […]

Where Are We Going in the Gulf?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 29, 1998 The drums are beating for another American war in the Persian Gulf. Republicans assure Bill Clinton of total backing if he launches air strikes against Iraq. Three U.S. carriers rendezvous in the Gulf in February. Madeleine Albright flies off to tell Europe: America will act alone if […]

The Breaking of the President

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 22, 1998 The saddest of commentaries on the Clinton presidency is that on the first day of his greatest political and personal crisis, no one really believed him — not even his own loyalists. The White House staff was stunned and demoralized the instant the charge surfaced of a […]

The GOP Double Standard on Infanticide

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 19, 1998 How does the party justify raising money from right-to-life folks and then using their dollars to elect candidates who support third-trimester abortions? How do Republicans now answer the press taunt: “You denounce Clinton for his stand on partial-birth abortions, but you yourselves fund governors and senators who […]