Patrick J. Buchanan

About Patrick J. Buchanan

Pat Buchanan is a political commentator, syndicated columnist, politician, and broadcaster. He is the author of many books, including The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization. Mr. Buchanan ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 1992.

Is War With China Becoming Inevitable?

By |2020-10-13T12:30:03-05:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Foreign Affairs, Pat Buchanan, War|

Tensions are rising between the U.S. and China, as the list of ideological, political and economic clashes continues to lengthen. And there is a transparent new reality: China seems in no mood to back down. "The Indians are seeing 60,000 Chinese soldiers on their northern border," Secretary of State Michael Pompeo ominously warned on Friday. [...]

Will Justice Barrett Seal a Conservative Majority on the High Court?

By |2020-09-29T16:15:42-05:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, Politics, Presidency, Supreme Court|

President Trump's remaking of the Supreme Court for constitutionalism may well be the crown jewel of his presidency. If Judge Barrett becomes Justice Barrett, she will join Justices Clarence Thomas, Sam Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh to create a constitutionalist core of five justices, a controlling majority. By nominating Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett [...]

The SCOTUS Pick: All the Chips Are on the Table Now

By |2020-09-25T11:35:32-05:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, Supreme Court|

On the court issue, Democrats are exhibiting something akin to panic. They are warning that if a conservative jurist like Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed, Democrats may retaliate by "packing" the Supreme Court — increasing the number of justices from nine to 11 and installing two new liberals — if they win the presidency and [...]

Last Best Chance to Capture Supreme Court

By |2020-09-25T09:31:03-05:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, Politics, Presidency, Supreme Court|

Today, the hour of President Trump's triumph may be at hand, and the stark panic on the left testifies to it. Are there Republicans who would really walk away from this last, best chance to secure the court, simply because the process offends their sense of proper procedure? President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader [...]

A Most Consequential Presidency

By |2020-08-24T23:57:03-05:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, Presidency|

Donald Trump has made the GOP more of a working- and middle-class party and has done as much as Reagan to deregulate the U.S. economy and reduce taxes on workers, producers, and investors. Abroad, he has rejected Bush transnationalism in favor of an America-first foreign policy. If he loses in November, however, much of what [...]

How Will the Rioting End?

By |2020-08-11T13:41:25-05:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Civil Society, Order, Pat Buchanan|

Today, people watch their leaders in city after city fail to keep the peace and restore order as protesters riot at will, and they make plans to move out. In the suburbs and country, they quietly observe the inability of cops to quell the violence, and they buy guns. Since the death of George Floyd [...]

Will the Republic Survive the Death of the Filibuster?

By |2020-08-04T06:56:26-05:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Barack Obama, Constitution, Pat Buchanan, Politics|

After abolishing the filibuster, says Barack Obama, Democrats should ram through statehood for Puerto Rico and D.C., thereby expanding the Senate to 104 members, and adding four new Democratic senators. That new Senate, says Mr. Obama, should enact every law possible to enlarge and expand the electorate, including extending the ballot to ex-convicts. "When the [...]

A Culture War Battle President Trump Can Win

By |2020-07-07T10:29:13-05:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Civil Society, Pat Buchanan, Presidency|

Where was Joe Biden when President Trump was standing up for America on Independence Day? As his Party tweeted that Mr. Trump's trip to Mount Rushmore was aimed at "glorifying white supremacy," Mr. Biden was wailing about the need "to rip the roots of systemic racism" out of America. Speaking at Mount Rushmore on Friday, [...]

Are the Rioters Winning?

By |2020-07-02T23:40:51-05:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Civil Society, Pat Buchanan, Social Institutions, Social Order, Western Civilization|

Consider what else the radicals and rioters have accomplished. They have made mass civil disobedience an acceptable and even praiseworthy form of protest, if you are justifiably outraged. They have won near-immunity for burning and looting stores. Blanket amnesties at the state and city level appear to be in the cards. The Seattle Commune is [...]

Biden’s Basement Strategy: Just Say Nothing

By |2020-07-02T23:09:21-05:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Pat Buchanan, Politics, Presidency|

If Joe Biden emerges, then he will have to answer why all these institutions where his party and people are predominant—the media, Hollywood, the academic community, public schools, big-city governments, the big foundations, the federal bureaucracy—are apparently shot through with systemic racism after decades of Democratic dominance. Some polls now have Joe Biden running ahead [...]

Cancelling America’s Founders

By |2020-06-16T06:27:22-05:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Civil Society, Pat Buchanan, Robert E. Lee, Western Civilization|

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Robert E. Lee were among the decisive figures of American history. If all are dishonored, with their statues pulled down and their names taken off cities, counties, towns, rivers, canals, bridges, buildings, highways, roads, streets and dams, then what is left? "Can we all just get along?" That was the [...]

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