Is Putin the New King of the Middle East? By Patrick J. Buchanan

If Putin wants to be king of this, and it is OK with Assad, how does that imperil the United States of America, 6,000 miles away?     “Russia Assumes Mantle of Supreme Power Broker in the Middle East,” proclaimed Britain’s Telegraph. The article began: “Russia’s status as the undisputed power-broker in the Middle East […]

The president is still trying to avoid war. Is the Interventionists’ Era Over for Good? By Patrick J. Buchanan

Tuesday – October 15, 2019 “Denunciation of Erdogan for invading Syria is almost universal. Congress is clamoring for sanctions. NATO allies are cutting off weapons sales. But before we act, some history should be revisited.” President Donald Trump could have been more deft and diplomatic in how he engineered that immediate pullout from northeastern Syria. […]

Is Impeachment Now Inevitable? By Patrick J. Buchanan

Friday – October 11, 2019 “Declaring for impeachment also gives Biden a way to deflect questions about what son Hunter did for that $50,000 a month from a Ukrainian energy company, while Joe Biden was Barack Obama’s point man battling corruption in Ukraine.” “There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their […]

Is China the Country of the Future? By Patrick J. Buchanan

“Under Xi Jinping, the mask of benign giant has slipped and the menacing face of 21st-century China is being revealed, for its people, its neighbors, and the world to see.” With the fall of the Nationalist government of Chiang Kai-shek, the defeat of his armies and the flight to Formosa, that was the question of […]

‘Heartbroken’ Pelosi Fast-Tracks Impeachment By Patrick J. Buchanan

Tuesday – October 1, 2019 “For three years, the media-deep state axis has sought to overturn the election of 2016 and bring down Trump, starting with Russia-gate. Now it appears to have tailored and weaponized the impeachment process… This is what the deep state does to outsiders Middle America sends to Washington to challenge or […]

Joe Biden: Impeachment’s First Casualty By Patrick J. Buchanan

Friday – September 27, 2019 “By making Ukraine the focus of the impeachment drive in the House, Pelosi has also assured that the questionable conduct of Biden and son Hunter Biden will be front and center for the next four months before Iowa votes.” Even before seeing the transcript of the July 25 call between […]

Will ‘Ukraine-Gate’ Imperil Biden’s Bid? By Patrick J. Buchanan

Tuesday – September 24, 2019 “Said Joe on Saturday, “I have never spoken to my son about his various business dealings.” Is this credible?” With the revelation by an intel community “whistleblower” that President Donald Trump, in a congratulatory call to the new president of Ukraine, pushed him repeatedly to investigate the Joe Biden family […]

Can Trump Still Avoid War with Iran? By Patrick J. Buchanan ” President Donald Trump does not want war with Iran. America does not want war with Iran. Even the Senate Republicans are advising against military action in response to that attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities.”

Friday – September 20, 2019 “A more fundamental question arises: If the United States was not attacked, why is it our duty to respond militarily to an attack on Saudi Arabia?” President Donald Trump does not want war with Iran. America does not want war with Iran. Even the Senate Republicans are advising against military […]

‘Locked and Loaded’ for War on Iran? By Patrick J. Buchanan

Tuesday – September 17, 2019 “The War Party is giddy with excitement over the prospect of war with Iran, while the nation does not want another war.” “Iran has launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply,” declared Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Putting America’s credibility on the line, Pompeo accused Iran of carrying […]

After Bolton, Trump Goals Remain Unrealized By Patrick J. Buchanan

Friday – September 13, 2019 “It is only among foreign policy elites in Beltway think tanks, the generals who ran the national security state, liberal interventionists in the media and the hierarchy of the GOP that we find echoes of Bolton. The rest of the country has moved on. They want an end to the […]

Let Them Howl, Boris! By Patrick J. Buchanan

Friday – August 30, 2019 “Whatever may be said of him, Johnson has shown himself as a man of action, a risk-taker, a doer, like Trump, who has hailed Johnson for the suspension. And leaders like Johnson are today shouldering aside the cookie-cutter politicians to dominate the world stage.” Facing a Parliamentary majority opposed to […]

Will Bibi’s War Become America’s War? By Patrick J. Buchanan

Why is Netanyahu now admitting to Israel’s role in the strikes in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq? Why has he begun threatening Iran itself and even the Houthi rebels in Yemen? President Donald Trump, who canceled a missile strike on Iran, after the shoot-down of a U.S. Predator drone, to avoid killing Iranians, may not want […]

Greenland: Trump’s MAGA Idea! By Patrick J. Buchanan

Friday – August 23, 2019 “To those of us of who learned our U.S. history from texts in the 1940s and ’50s, President Donald Trump’s brainstorm of acquiring Greenland fits into a venerable tradition of American expansionism.” To those of us of who learned our U.S. history from texts in the 1940s and ’50s, President […]

Trump’s Great Gamble By Patrick J. Buchanan

Friday – August 16, 2019 “Like the Russian army carting off German factories after World War II, the Great Arsenal of Democracy was looted by its postwar allies and adversaries alike. The weapon Trump is using to stop this looting is tariffs…” President Donald Trump’s reelection hopes hinge on two things: the state of the […]

Exploiting Massacres to Raise Poll Ratings By Patrick J. Buchanan

Tuesday – August 6, 2019 Never let a crisis go to waste is an old political adage. And this crowd of candidates was not going to let that happen. It was two days of contrast that tell us about America 2019. In El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, following the mass murders of Saturday and […]

America: An Us vs. Them Country By Patrick J. Buchanan

“But what is racism? … Republicans and conservatives believe “racist” is a term the left employs to stigmatize, smear and silence adversaries. As one wag put it, a racist is a conservative who is winning an argument with a liberal.” “Send her back! Send her back!” The 13 seconds of that chant at the rally […]

Is a New US Mideast War Inevitable? By Patrick J. Buchanan

Friday – July 19, 2019 “In this new century, leaders of both parties have plunged our country into at least five wars in the Middle and Near East… None of these wars has produced a victory or success for us. But taken together, they did produce a multitrillion-dollar strategic and human rights disaster.” In October […]

19. Review: Reclaiming the American Right by Justin Raimondo

In this episode I look toward the thinkers of the pre-WWII American right wing, commonly referred to as the Old Right, and the usurpation of the conservative movement by successive waves of neoconservatives. Raimondo weighs the prospects of the libertarians and paleoconservatives, and explores the notion of a new fusionism between the two. I contrast […]