CNN’s Michael Smerconish asks Pat Buchanan about his ideas being carried forward by Donald Trump, and what Trump’s chances are in the 2016 race.
By Patrick J. Buchanan For Xi Jinping, it has been a rough week. Panicked flight from China’s currency twice caused a plunge of 7 percent in her stock market, forcing a suspension of trading. Kim Jong Un, the megalomaniac who runs North Korea, ignored Xi’s warning and set off a fourth nuclear bomb. While probably […]
By Patrick J. Buchanan The New Year’s execution by Saudi Arabia of the Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr was a deliberate provocation. Its first purpose: Signal the new ruthlessness and resolve of the Saudi monarchy where the power behind the throne is the octogenarian King Salman’s son, the 30-year-old Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman. […]
MCLAUGHLIN: Pat Buchanan, the most original thinker? BUCHANAN: I’m going to give it to Rand Paul, the scourge of the neocons… MCLAUGHLIN: Best politician, Pat? BUCHANAN: Vladimir Putin, John. Breaks out of his isolation, rolls into Syria, and just as a week ago, you got the secretary of state of United States, John Kerry, coming […]
By Patrick J. Buchanan Each year, “The McLaughlin Group,” the longest-running panel show on national TV, which began in 1982, announces its awards for the winners and losers and the best and the worst of the year. Rereading my list of 39 awardees suggests something about how our world is changing. As “Person of the […]
By Patrick J. Buchanan On Jan. 1, 2002, the day that euro coins and banknotes entered into circulation, my column, “Say Goodbye to the Mother Continent,” contained this pessimistic prognosis: “This European superstate will not endure, but break apart on the barrier reef of nationalism. For when the hard times come, patriots will recapture control […]
By Patrick J. Buchanan “I worry greatly that the rhetoric coming from the Republicans, particularly Donald Trump, is sending a message to Muslims here … and … around the world, that there is a ‘clash of civilizations.’” So said Hillary Clinton in Saturday night’s New Hampshire debate. Yet, that phrase was not popularized by Donald […]