Who’s Really Downgrading America?

The decision by Standard & Poor’s to strip the United States of its AAA credit rating, for the first time, has triggered a barrage of catcalls against the umpire from the press box and Obamaites. S&P, we are reminded, was giving A ratings to banks like Lehman Brothers, whose books …

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The Day of the Hobbits

Mocked by The Wall Street Journal and Sen. John McCain as the little people of the “Lord of the Rings” books, the tea party “Hobbits” are indeed returning to Middle Earth — to nail the coonskin to the wall. As even the Journal concedes, the final deal to raise the …

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The Dirty Old Man and the IMF

by Patrick J. Buchanan Saturday was a bad day for the New World Order. New York police boarded the first-class cabin of an Air France jet bound for Paris to collar Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, a Grand Master of the Universe and the Socialist Party’s …

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Tea Party’s Winning Hand

Other than being the highest-profile Republican victims of Tea Party candidates, what do Lisa Murkowski, Mike Castle, Charlie Crist and Arlen Specter have in common? Other than being tea party insurgents who routed establishment Republicans in high-profile primaries, what do Joe Miller, Marco Rubio, Christine O’Donnell, Pat Toomey, Sharron Angle …

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Liquidating the Empire

A decade ago, Oldsmobile went. Last year, Pontiac. Saturn, Saab and Hummer were discontinued. A thousand GM dealerships shut down. To those who grew up in a “GM family,” where buying a Chrysler was like converting to Islam, what happened to GM was deeply saddening. Yet the amputations had to …

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Is America Moving Right?

Whether or not Republican Scott Brown captures the Senate seat in Massachusetts today, his surging and successful campaign is a fire bell in the night for the Party of Government. For Brown has run as an independent, an outsider, a protest candidate. His principal target: the health care reform bill …

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The GOP’s Creative Destruction

by Patrick J. Buchanan With Mike Huckabee winning Iowa, John McCain winning New Hampshire and Mitt Romney winning Michigan, all in 12 days, pundits are saying the GOP is in chaos. That prognosis is premature. Undoubtedly, with the nation in the fifth year of an unpopular war and the economy …

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