Patrick J. Buchanan

Pat Buchanan spent several decades at the apex of American politics - as a confidant and assistant to President Nixon and later the White House Director of Communications for President Reagan. With more than 30 years of noteworthy positions in media and politics, Buchanan offers informed and critical insight on current events in his weekly political column.
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Buchanan: Biden-Putin Summit Is All Hype

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. Karl Marx's comment came to mind as President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to equate their tete-a-tete at the G7 confab...

Joe Manchin: Racist, or Profile in Courage?

In 1859, Abraham Lincoln related the tale of an Eastern monarch who charged his wise men with discovering words that would everywhere and always be true. The wise men went away and returned...

Buchanan: What Is America’s Cause in the World (and at What Cost)?

"Take away this pudding; it has no theme," is a comment attributed to Winston Churchill, when a disappointing dessert was put in front of him. Writers have used Churchill's remark to describe a...

Democratic Showdown: Kamala vs. Manchin

By Patrick J. Buchanan Speaking in Tulsa on the 100th anniversary of the racial atrocity there, Joe Biden belatedly turned to the issue of voting rights, to explain why he is having such...

Buchanan: Were the Wars Wise? Were They Worth It?

Through the long Memorial Day weekend, anyone who read the newspapers or watched television could not miss or be unmoved by it: Story after story after story of the fallen, of those...

Buchanan: Does Our Diversity Portend Disintegration?

After nine people were shot to death by a public transit worker, who then killed himself in San Jose, the latest mass murder in America, California Governor Gavin Newsom spoke for many...

Did the GOP Just Dodge a Bullet?

When he took the floor of the Senate to reject the Democrats' Jan. 6 Commission, Mitch McConnell may have salvaged his party's chances to recapture the House in 2022. For that commission, being...

Buchanan: Are the Halcyon Days Over for Joe Biden?

On taking the oath of office, Jan. 20, Joe Biden may not have realized it, but history had dealt him a pair of aces. The COVID-19 pandemic had reached its apex, infecting a...

Biden Gambles With the Country to ‘Change the World’

Joe Biden may not be a radical socialist, but he is doing the best imitation of one this writer has lately seen. After enacting a COVID-19 relief package of $1.9 trillion in March...

The DC Statehood Power Grab

"How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg?" asked President Abraham Lincoln, who answered his own question: "Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn't make...

Patrick J. Buchanan

Pat Buchanan spent several decades at the apex of American politics - as a confidant and assistant to President Nixon and later the White House Director of Communications for President Reagan. With more than 30 years of noteworthy positions in media and politics, Buchanan offers informed and critical insight on current events in his weekly political column.

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Buchanan: Biden-Putin Summit Is All Hype

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. Karl Marx's comment came to mind as President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought...

Joe Manchin: Racist, or Profile in Courage?

In 1859, Abraham Lincoln related the tale of an Eastern monarch who charged his wise men with discovering words that would everywhere and always...

Buchanan: What Is America’s Cause in the World (and at What Cost)?

"Take away this pudding; it has no theme," is a comment attributed to Winston Churchill, when a disappointing dessert was put in front of...

Democratic Showdown: Kamala vs. Manchin

By Patrick J. Buchanan Speaking in Tulsa on the 100th anniversary of the racial atrocity there, Joe Biden belatedly turned to the issue of voting...

Buchanan: Were the Wars Wise? Were They Worth It?

Through the long Memorial Day weekend, anyone who read the newspapers or watched television could not miss or be unmoved by it: Story after...

Buchanan: Does Our Diversity Portend Disintegration?

After nine people were shot to death by a public transit worker, who then killed himself in San Jose, the latest mass murder in...

Did the GOP Just Dodge a Bullet?

When he took the floor of the Senate to reject the Democrats' Jan. 6 Commission, Mitch McConnell may have salvaged his party's chances to...

Buchanan: Are the Halcyon Days Over for Joe Biden?

On taking the oath of office, Jan. 20, Joe Biden may not have realized it, but history had dealt him a pair of aces. The...

Biden Gambles With the Country to ‘Change the World’

Joe Biden may not be a radical socialist, but he is doing the best imitation of one this writer has lately seen. After enacting a...

The DC Statehood Power Grab

"How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg?" asked President Abraham Lincoln, who answered his own question: "Four. Saying...