The rise of Putinism

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- "Abe tightens grip on power as Japanese shun election." So ran the Page 1 headline of the Financial Times on the victory of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in more…

Jonathan Gruber: Honest liberal

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Brought before a House inquisition, MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber burbled a recantation of his beliefs about how that triumph of liberalism had been achieved. Yet, more…

A Russophobic rant from Congress

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Hopefully, Russians realize that our House of Representatives often passes thunderous resolutions to pander to special interests, which have no bearing on the thinking or actions of the more…

Who are the cowards now, Eric Holder?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- In July of 1967, after race riots gutted Newark and Detroit, requiring troops to put them down, LBJ appointed a commission to investigate what happened and why. The more…

Ferguson's 'no justice, no peace' absurdity

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- "It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." Edmund Burke's insight returned to mind more…

Foreign-policy debacle: Don't blame Hagel

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam war veteran and the lone Republican on Obama's national security team, has been fired. And John McCain's assessment is dead on. Hagel, more…

Caesar Obama

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal more…

Did we vote for war Nov. 4?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- "How do you like the Journal's war?" So boasted the headline of William Randolph Hearst's New York flagship that week in 1898 that the United States declared war more…

The oil weapon in America's hands

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- In July of 1941, after Japan occupied French Indochina, the Roosevelt administration froze Japan's assets in the United States. Denied hard cash, Japan could not buy the U.S. more…