Author Archives: Patrick J. Buchanan

What the Fall of Ramadi Means

The Middle East is a mess of disintegrating states, far beyond America’s ability to heal.

Who Really Lost America?

The Journal tries to pin the fallout from wasteful wars and globalization’s dislocations on “Pitchfork Pat.”

Why Attack Syria?

Launching a new war against Damascus would undermine every U.S. interest in the region.

The Tory Win Is Europe’s Loss

After nationalist sentiment swept the British polls, the coming Scot-free U.K. will only hasten the EU’s dissolution.

The Bankruptcy of U.S. Trade and Foreign Policy

Ruinous trade deficits and unending unnecessary wars have crippled the U.S. while China rises.

Battle Lines Are Drawn in the War on Cops

The Freddie Gray prosecution divides left and right along the thin blue line, just in time for 2016.

Hillary Blames the Cops

When discussing Baltimore, liberals ignore the role the Great Society has played in its decline.

Will Vegas Values Take Over the GOP?

Even as 2016 candidates make promises to Iowa evangelicals, they court the support of a gambling magnate.

Why Is Yemen America’s War?

Supporting Saudi strikes against al-Qaeda’s enemies cannot be in the United States’s interest.

Wall Street Rallies the GOP for Obama’s Fast Track

Republicans pay back their plutocratic donors by surrendering congressional prerogatives on free trade.

Will Ukraine Push the U.S. Into War?

Russian hardliners are seizing on American actions to push for catastrophe.

Obama Cuts Loose Old Alliances

The president practices the long American diplomatic tradition of ruthless pragmatism in the face of changing circumstances.

The Long Retreat in the Culture War

Traditionalists should take comfort in the counsel, “Put not your trust in princes.”

The GOP Should Interrogate—Not Kill—the Deal

If the Iran nuclear agreement is as advertised, Republican cries for war would be a 2016 disaster.

Meritocracy Falls in Fairfax County

A prestigious D.C. magnet school bows to the demands of diversity in their admissions.

Stand Up for Indiana

The hallmark of our new society is intolerance of those who reject the revolution.

Common Ground With Iran

The Shia power in the Middle East opposes ISIS and al-Qaeda far more reliably than our Sunni allies.

Is the U.S. Back in the Coup Business?

Twenty years after the Cold War ended, State Department-funded NGOs interfere in elections worldwide.

What Would Eisenhower Do?

In a world trying to entangle the U.S. in countless war guarantees, Ike shows how to manage alliances.

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