Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:31:55 -0800 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate 0fada92f58b01d0bc124754fa7e9075c Reagan and Trump: American Nationalists for 01/17/2017 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Since World War II, the two men who have most terrified this city by winning the presidency are Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.</p> <p>And they have much in common. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 17, 2017</p> c6b08cae6262201094578cad35e7ee3d Trump's Enemies See an Opening for 01/13/2017 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p>"Fake news!" roared Donald Trump, the work of "sick people."</p> <p>The president-elect was referring to a 35-page dossier of lurid details of his alleged sexual misconduct in Russia, worked up by a former British spy. A two-page summary of the 35 pages had been added to Trump's briefing by the CIA and FBI &#8212; and then leaked to CNN.</p> <p>This is "something that Nazi Germany would have done," Trump said. Here, basically, is the story.<p>Updated: Fri Jan 13, 2017</p> 02cdda9228112f15f51bdbe64ca2c339 Iran Nuclear Deal -- Alive or Dead? for 01/10/2017 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Though every Republican in Congress voted against the Iran nuclear deal, "Tearing it up ... is not going to happen," says Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.</p> <p>Hopefully, the chairman speaks for the president-elect. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 10, 2017</p> c6ec90f43a80c9268c8863a3353a1b8a Is Liberal Democracy an Endangered Species? for 01/06/2017 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p>"As we begin 2017, the most urgent threat to liberal democracy is not autocracy," writes William Galston of The Wall Street Journal, "it is illiberal democracy." </p> <p>Galston's diagnosis is not wrong, and his alarm is not misplaced. </p> <p>Yet why does America's great export, liberal democracy, which appeared to be the future of the West if not of mankind at the Cold War's end, now appear to be a church with a shrinking congregation?<p>Updated: Fri Jan 06, 2017</p> 3a9042c73cc61230a77e846d4576100c Can Trump and Putin Avert Cold War II? for 01/03/2017 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In retaliation for the hacking of John Podesta and the DNC, Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and ordered closure of their country houses on Long Island and Maryland's Eastern shore.</p> <p>Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that 35 U.S. diplomats would be expelled. But Vladimir Putin stepped in, declined to retaliate at all, and invited the U.S. diplomats in Moscow and their children to the Christmas and New Year's party at the Kremlin.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 03, 2017</p> 664ef2ceb7bd1285c59dbdc9242366b4 Israel First or America First for 12/30/2016 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Donald Trump has a new best friend. </p> <p>"President-elect Trump, thank you for your warm friendship and your clear-cut support of Israel," gushed Bibi Netanyahu, after he berated John Kerry in a fashion that would once have resulted in a rupture of diplomatic relations.<p>Updated: Fri Dec 30, 2016</p> 7da266aa0d20a6a7a58864948716d92b Barack Backhands Bibi for 12/27/2016 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Did the community organizer from Harvard Law just deliver some personal payback to the IDF commando? So it would seem.</p> <p>By abstaining on that Security Council resolution declaring Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem illegal and invalid, raged Bibi Netanyahu, President Obama "failed to protect Israel in this gang-up at the UN, and colluded with it." <p>Updated: Tue Dec 27, 2016</p> d6466422cca62bfb2696d758e65a9689 Europe's Future -- Merkel or Le Pen? for 12/23/2016 Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The terrorist who hijacked a truck in Berlin and ran over and killed 12 people, maiming and wounding 48 more, in that massacre in the Christmas market, has done more damage than he could imagine.</p> <p>If the perpetrator is the jihadist from Tunisia who had no right to be in Germany, and had been under surveillance, the bell could begin to toll not only for Angela Merkel but for the European Union.<p>Updated: Fri Dec 23, 2016</p> 1b6add66bc9e57f9a683ab81a5d77eb1 The Real Saboteurs of a Trump Foreign Policy for 12/20/2016 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The never-Trumpers are never going to surrender the myth that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the hacking of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and the Democratic National Committee to defeat Clinton and elect Donald Trump.</p> <p>Their investment in the myth is just too huge.<p>Updated: Tue Dec 20, 2016</p> 9d5b981a7f8a266562f6982669cad626 Lessons of Aleppo -- for Trump for 12/16/2016 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In this world, it is often dangerous to be an enemy of the United States, said Henry Kissinger in 1968, but to be a friend is fatal.</p> <p>The South Vietnamese would come to appreciate the insight. <p>Updated: Fri Dec 16, 2016</p> bc8e8457e57afa4abb0e2a29da790e47 Will Trump Defy McCain & Marco? for 12/13/2016 Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>When word leaked that Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, a holder of the Order of Friendship award in Putin's Russia, was Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, John McCain had this thoughtful response:</p> <p>"Vladimir Putin is a thug, a bully, and a murderer and anybody else who describes him as anything else is lying."<p>Updated: Tue Dec 13, 2016</p> bab1717641ae72e3e82c7a8f4d30a5bf Has the Trumpian Revolution Begun? for 12/09/2016 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The wailing and keening over the choice of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the EPA appears to be a lead indicator of a coming revolution far beyond Reagan's. </p> <p>"Trump Taps Climate Skeptic For Top Environmental Post," said The Wall Street Journal. "Climate Change Denial," bawled a disbelieving New York Times, which urged the Senate to put Pruitt in a "dust bin."<p>Updated: Fri Dec 09, 2016</p> c24a222ce45bb89e86cb33437a30725c Is Trump Calling Out Xi Jinping? for 12/06/2016 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p></p><p>Like a bolt of lightning, that call of congratulations from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to President-elect Donald Trump illuminated the Asian landscape. <p>Updated: Tue Dec 06, 2016</p> 91610ec11f9cedb4e7478979065fdbb8 Fake News and War Party Lies for 12/02/2016 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"I have in my possession a secret map, made in Germany by Hitler's government &#8212; by the planners of the New World Order," FDR told the nation in his Navy Day radio address of Oct. 27, 1941. </p> <p>"It is a map of South America as Hitler proposes to reorganize it. The geographical experts of Berlin, however, have ruthlessly obliterated all the existing boundary lines ... bringing the whole continent under their domination," said Roosevelt. "This map makes clear the Nazi design not only against South America but against the United States as well." <p>Updated: Fri Dec 02, 2016</p> 8337afb8338e087461140cb1e71f71a4 Populist-Nationalist Tide Rolls On for 11/29/2016 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Now that the British have voted to secede from the European Union and America has chosen a president who has never before held public office, the French appear to be following suit. </p> <p>In Sunday's runoff to choose a candidate to face Marine Le Pen of the National Front in next spring's presidential election, the center-right Republicans chose Francois Fillon in a landslide.<p>Updated: Tue Nov 29, 2016</p> f84762c1224b2881eb5c57c0bb857463 An 'America First' Trump Trade Policy for 11/25/2016 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Donald Trump's election triumph is among the more astonishing in history. </p> <p>Yet if he wishes to become the father of a new "America First" majority party, he must make good on his solemn promise: <p>Updated: Fri Nov 25, 2016</p> e871fced5df00ff6b28da489b5666ad0 A Besieged Trump Presidency Ahead for 11/22/2016 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>After a week managing the transition, vice president-elect Mike Pence took his family out to the Broadway musical "Hamilton."</p> <p>As Pence entered the theater, a wave of boos swept over the audience. And at the play's end, the Aaron Burr character, speaking for the cast and the producers, read a statement directed at Pence:<p>Updated: Tue Nov 22, 2016</p> 6afbb7587feb93bdb19e4978e02e4090 Is Obama's World a Utopian Myth? for 11/18/2016 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Speaking in Greece on his valedictory trip to Europe as president, Barack Obama struck a familiar theme: "(W)e are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude form of nationalism, or ethnic identity, or tribalism that is built around an 'us' and a 'them' ... </p> <p>"(T)he future of humanity and the future of the world is going to be defined by what we have in common, as opposed to those things that separate us and ultimately lead us into conflict."<p>Updated: Fri Nov 18, 2016</p> efe80248456c75c48623b4e06f1b5513 A Trump Doctrine -- 'America First' for 11/15/2016 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>However Donald Trump came upon the foreign policy views he espoused, they were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border.</p> <p>Yet those views are hemlock to the GOP foreign policy elite and the liberal Democratic interventionists of the Acela Corridor.<p>Updated: Tue Nov 15, 2016</p> 9ce0a88ec06f49bd62e2dbf5138ccd52 Memo to Trump: 'Action This Day!' for 11/11/2016 Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p>"In victory, magnanimity!" said Winston Churchill.</p> <p>Donald Trump should be magnanimous and gracious toward those whom he defeated this week, but his first duty is to keep faith with those who put their faith in him.</p> <p>The protests, riots and violence that have attended his triumph in city after city should only serve to steel his resolve. <p>Updated: Fri Nov 11, 2016</p>