America's unsustainable empire

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Before President Trump trashes the Iran nuclear deal, he might consider: If he could negotiate an identical deal with Kim Jong-un, it would astonish the world and win more…

Why the authoritarian right is rising

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- A fortnight ago, Viktor Orban and his Fidesz Party won enough seats in the Hungarian Parliament to rewrite his country's constitution. To progressives across the West, this was more…

Trump: Prisoner of the War Party?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- "Ten days ago, President Trump was saying 'the United States should withdraw from Syria.' We convinced him it was necessary to stay." Thus boasted French President Emmanuel Macron more…

Is Trump standing down in Syria?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Wednesday morning, President Trump jolted the nation with a tweet that contained both threat and taunt: "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. more…

Has the War Party hooked Trump?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- With his Sunday tweet that Bashar Assad, "Animal Assad," ordered a gas attack on Syrian civilians, and Vladimir Putin was morally complicit in the atrocity, President Donald Trump more…

Syrian showdown: Trump vs. the generals

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- With ISIS on the run in Syria, President Trump this week declared that he intends to make good on his promise to bring the troops home. "I want more…

3 issues on which Trump presidency will be judged

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- WASHINGTON – On many issues – naming Scalia-like judges and backing Reagan-like tax cuts – President Trump is a conventional Republican. Where he was exceptional in 2016, where more…

Does the pope believe in hell?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- "Pope Declares No Hell?" So ran the riveting headline on the Drudge Report of Holy Thursday. Drudge quoted this exchange, published in La Repubblica, between Pope Francis and more…

Is Trump assembling a war cabinet?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- The last man standing between the U.S. and war with Iran may be a four-star general affectionately known to his Marines as "Mad Dog." Gen. James Mattis, the more…

Will the Deep State break Trump?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- "It is becoming more obvious with each passing day that the men and the movement that broke Lyndon Johnson's authority in 1968 are out to break Richard Nixon," more…