Mitt Romney: Meet Calvin Coolidge


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by Patrick J Buchanan – February 9, 2004 “There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.” With that sentence in a letter to Sam Gompers of the AFL, denouncing the Boston police strike of 1919, Gov. Calvin Coolidge electrified a nation and found himself on the Republican ticket […]

What Are We Doing There?


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by Patrick J Buchanan – February 4, 2004 Napoleon III, Emperor of France, saw his opportunity. With the United States sundered and convulsed in civil war, he would seize Mexico, impose a Catholic monarchy and block further expansion of the American republic. In 1863, a French army marched into Mexico City. In 1864, Maximilian, the […]

A Northern Strategy for Kerry-Gephardt


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by Patrick J Buchanan – February 2, 2004 With the demise of Howard Dean and the emergence of John Kerry, the White House has seen its big chance for a blowout on the scale of the Nixon and Reagan landslides slip away. President Bush remains the winter-book favorite to win in 2004. Perhaps going away. […]

Jefferson vs. the Nashville Schools


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by Patrick J Buchanan – January 28, 2004 At the Catholic school we attended long ago, the school year was divided into eight marking periods. At the end of each, a report card was handed out. Each student was graded in each of half a dozen subjects. The grades ranged from A+ to C- for […]

Bush Prepares the Battlefield


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by Patrick J Buchanan – January 26, 2004 After reading the State of the Union address, one appreciates how much greater a grasp George W. Bush has of politics than did his father. For this was the sort of speech one would expect to hear from a candidate who had just been nominated at his […]

For Truth in Journalism


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by Patrick J Buchanan – January 21, 2004 In 2002, Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto, the managing editor for business at the network, contributed $1,000 to a fund-raising dinner for President Bush. So reveals Howard Kurtz, media critic for the Washington Post. Informed of Cavuto’s contribution, John Moody, Fox News vice president, lamented, “I wish […]

Goodbye, Barry Goldwater


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by Patrick J Buchanan – January 19, 2004 “Bush Plans $1.5 Billion Drive for Promotion of Marriage” ran the headline in the New York Times. The story told of how Bush aides were “planning an extensive election-year initiative to promote marriage” and debating whether to float the idea in the State of the Union. “For […]