A 'read-my-lips' moment for Trump?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- "Having cut a deal with Democrats for help with the debt ceiling, will Trump seek a deal with Democrats on amnesty for the 'Dreamers' in return for funding more…

Tribalism marches on!

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Recently, a columnist-friend, Matt Kenney, sent me a 25-year-old newspaper with his chiding that my column had been given better play. Both had run in The Orange County more…

Trump dumps do-nothing Congress

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Donald Trump is president today because he was seen as a doer not a talker. Among the most common compliments paid him in 2016 was, "At least he more…

Should Japan and South Korea go nuclear?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- By setting off a 100-kiloton bomb, after firing a missile over Japan, Kim Jong-un has gotten the world's attention. What else does he want? Almost surely not war more…

What Harvey wrought

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Like 9/11, Hurricane Harvey brought us together. In awe at the destruction 50 inches of rain did to East Texas and our fourth-largest city and in admiration as more…

Can the GOP's shotgun marriage be saved?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2016, Republicans awoke to learn they had won the lottery. Donald Trump had won the presidency by carrying Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. All three more…

What still unites us?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Decades ago, a debate over what kind of nation America is roiled the conservative movement. Neocons claimed America was an "ideological nation" a "creedal nation," dedicated to the more…

Is Trump's agenda being eclipsed?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- "I have not become the King's First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire," said Winston Churchill to cheers at the Lord Mayor's more…

America's 2nd Civil War

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- "They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee – and what a leader! ... No military leader since Napoleon has aroused such enthusiastic devotion among troops as did more…

If we erase our history, who are we?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- When the Dodge Charger of 20-year-old Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields Jr., plunged into that crowd of protesters Saturday, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, Fields put Charlottesville on the more…