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: US and Ukraine – Goals in Conflict

Among the nations aiding Ukraine in its resistance to the Russian invasion, America has been foremost. Yet the war interests of our two nations are not identical. To the U.S., the imperative is...

Buchanan: Are All Men Created Equal?

Ideology is political religion, said the conservative sage Russell Kirk. And what is the defining dogma of the political religion, or ideology, of America in 2022? Is it not that, "All men are created...

Buchanan: Will Midterms Be Biden’s Last Hurrah?

For half a decade now, America's media elite have been obsessed with former President Donald Trump and the Republican Party's conversion to Trumpism. Press and TV are daily consumed with his actions and...

Buchanan: Quo Vadis, Mother Russia?

"The demise of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century," said Russia's new ruler Vladimir Putin in his 2005 state of the nation address. "As for the Russian people,"...

Buchanan: Why Would US Give a War Guarantee—to Finland?

Seeing Russia invade Ukraine, historically neutral Finland has undergone a late conversion and decided to join NATO immediately. Why? Because NATO membership means the world's strongest power, the United States, under Article 5...

Buchanan: Are All Court-Created Rights Now in Peril?

In the storm that erupted over the leaked draft opinion of Justice Samuel Alito, which would overturn Roe v. Wade, a secondary alarm has arisen among our elites. If Roe is overturned, it...

Buchanan: Is Ukraine’s War Now America’s War?

Last week, sources leaked to the New York Times that, in Ukraine's targeting and killing of Russian generals and the sinking of Russia's Black Sea flagship, the Moskva, U.S. intelligence played an...

Buchanan: Alito Five Must Stay the Course

In February, five Supreme Court Justices voted in camera to overturn Roe v. Wade and send the issue of abortion back to the states, where it resided until 1973. Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil...

Buchanan: Are Biden Democrats Holding a Losing Hand?

"Sometimes nothing is a real cool hand." In the movie classic Cool Hand Luke, the convict Luke, played by Paul Newman, explains that to his fellow inmates after winning the pot in a...

Buchanan: Will Putin Submit to US-Imposed ‘Weakening’?

"Once war is forced upon us, there is no alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. War's very object is victory—not prolonged indecision." So said Gen....

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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