“America First”: An Inaugural Address for the Ages

By |2017-01-24T01:31:36-05:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, Presidency, Rhetoric|

With America’s political elite sitting behind him, President Trump accused them of enriching “foreign industry,” not ours, of subsidizing other countries’ armies but neglecting our own, of defending other nation’s borders while leaving America’s borders unprotected... As the patriotic pageantry of Inauguration Day gave way to the demonstrations of defiance Saturday, our new America came [...]

President Trump: The True Heir of Ronald Reagan?

By |2017-01-17T00:51:36-05:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, Ronald Reagan|

The common denominator of both the Reagan landslide of 1980 and Donald Trump’s victory is that both candidates appealed to American nationalism. But how similar are these outsiders who captured their nominations and won the presidency?… Since World War II, the two men who have most terrified this city by winning the presidency are Ronald [...]

Will the Trump Presidency Usher in a Post-Liberal Era?

By |2016-12-08T20:47:43-05:00December 8th, 2016|Categories: Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, Presidency|Tags: |

A sea change in thought is taking place in the West. Liberalism appears to be a dying faith. And President-elect Trump has shown himself to be an unapologetic apostate to liberal orthodoxy… The wailing and keening over the choice of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the EPA appears to be a lead [...]

Rethinking America’s Global Role in an Age of Nationalism

By |2016-12-02T13:37:01-05:00December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Cold War, Foreign Affairs, Pat Buchanan|

Now that the British have voted to secede from the European Union and America has chosen a president who has never before held public office, the French appear to be following suit. In Sunday’s runoff to choose a candidate to face Marine Le Pen of the National Front in next spring’s presidential election, the [...]

The Long War of the Trump Presidency

By |2016-11-21T21:15:21-05:00November 21st, 2016|Categories: Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, Politics|

Donald Trump’s presidency will be a besieged presidency, and he would do well to enlist, politically speaking, a war cabinet and White House staff that relishes a fight and does not run… After a week managing the transition, vice president-elect Mike Pence took his family out to the Broadway musical “Hamilton.” As Pence entered [...]

Bigotry Unmasked: The Clinton Campaign’s Secret Emails

By |2016-10-14T10:22:29-05:00October 14th, 2016|Categories: Pat Buchanan, Politics|

Will Hillary Clinton clean out the nest of anti-Catholic bigots in her inner circle? Or is anti-Catholicism acceptable in her crowd? In a 2011 email on which Clinton campaign chief John Podesta was copied, John Halpin, a fellow at the Center for American Progress that Mr. Podesta founded, trashed Rupert Murdoch for raising his [...]

Will the Clinton Foundation Scandal Go Away?

By |2016-09-22T05:42:51-05:00August 26th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Pat Buchanan, Politics|

Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption, thereby continuing a family tradition. For consider what the Associated Press reported this week: The surest way for a person with private interests to get a meeting with Secretary of State [...]

Hail and Farewell, Brother John McLaughlin

By |2016-09-02T11:26:26-05:00August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Featured, Pat Buchanan, Politics, Television|

Issue one! To understand John McLaughlin, it was helpful to have been a 13-year-old entering an all-boys Jesuit school in the 1950s. For when John yelled “Wronnng” at me from his center chair of “The McLaughlin Group,” it hit with the same familiar finality I had heard, many times, from Jesuits at the front of [...]

Let Trump Be Trump?

By |2016-08-19T12:06:06-05:00August 19th, 2016|Categories: Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan|

“I did it my way,” crooned Sinatra. Donald Trump is echoing Ol’ Blue Eyes with the latest additions to his staff. Should he lose, he prefers to go down to defeat as Donald Trump, and not as some synthetic creation of campaign consultants. “I am who I am,” Mr. Trump told a Wisconsin TV station, [...]

How Will America Commit Suicide?

By |2016-10-01T07:10:08-05:00August 16th, 2016|Categories: American Republic, Featured, Pat Buchanan|

On September 30, the end of fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion. With spending on the four biggest budget items—Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, defense—rising, and GDP growing at one percent, future deficits will exceed this year’s projected $600 billion. National bankruptcy, then, is among the existential threats to the republic, the [...]

Is the 2016 Election Really Rigged?

By |2016-08-12T15:04:03-05:00August 12th, 2016|Categories: Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan|

“I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged,” Donald Trump told voters in Ohio and Sean Hannity on Fox News. And that hit a nerve. “Dangerous,” “toxic,” came the recoil from the media. Mr. Trump is threatening to “delegitimize” the election results of 2016. Well, if that is what Mr. Trump is trying to do, [...]