A eulogy for John J. McLaughlin

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- 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 more…

It ain't over till it's over

by Patrick J. 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 more…

The real existential threats of 2016

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- On Sept. 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, more…

Yes, the system is rigged

by Patrick J. 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," more…

Why the CFR is apoplectic

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- "Isolationists must not prevail in this new debate over foreign policy," warns Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. "The consequences of a lasting American retreat more…

Trump's road is still open

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- At stake in 2016 is the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate and, possibly, control of the House of Representatives. Hence, Republicans have a decision to make. more…

Is Trump the peace candidate?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- With Democrats howling that Vladimir Putin hacked into and leaked those 19,000 DNC emails to help Trump, the Donald had a brainstorm: Maybe the Russians can retrieve Hillary more…

Philadelphia vs. Cleveland: Divided we Stand

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Wednesday was the best night of Hillary Clinton's campaign. Joe Biden, Tim Kaine and Barack Obama testified to her greatness and goodness and readiness to be president. And more…

Will Putin get a Pulitzer?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Waving off the clerics who had come to administer last rites, Voltaire said: "All my life I have ever made but one prayer to God, a very short more…

Ted Cruz and the Trump takeover

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking amidst the boos, takes the mind back in more…