Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:50:20 -0700 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate 06c8f663df97b042f3c5d5ef480e0560 Trump Right on Trade Predators for 09/30/2016 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Is America still a serious nation? </p> <p>Consider. While U.S. elites were denouncing Donald Trump as unfit to serve for having compared Miss Universe 1996 to "Miss Piggy" of "The Muppets," the World Trade Organization was validating the principal plank of his platform. <p>Updated: Fri Sep 30, 2016</p> efa2bc43258a7ecd4bc640a65465fa73 Is Charlotte Our Future? for 09/27/2016 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Celebrating the racial diversity of the Charlotte protesters last week, William Barber II, chairman of the North Carolina NAACP, proudly proclaimed, "This is what democracy looks like."</p> <p>Well, if Barber is right, so, too, was John Adams, who warned us that "democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."<p>Updated: Tue Sep 27, 2016</p> 23338b4a194fc07ecb8eb41bfaeac5af How Trump Wins the Debate for 09/23/2016 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>On one of my first trips to New Hampshire in 1991, to challenge President George H. W. Bush, I ran into Sen. Eugene McCarthy. </p> <p>He was returning to the scene of his '68 triumph, when he had inflicted the first crippling wound on Lyndon Johnson.</p> <p>"Pat, you don't have to win up here, you know," he assured me. "All you have to do is beat the point spread." <p>Updated: Fri Sep 23, 2016</p> 44a1d49067788d8774149b89a905ee44 Trump & the Press -- A Death Struggle for 09/20/2016 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Alerting the press that he would deal with the birther issue at the opening of his new hotel, the Donald, after treating them to an hour of tributes to himself from Medal of Honor recipients, delivered. </p> <p>"Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. ... President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period." <p>Updated: Tue Sep 20, 2016</p> 2e008194b389eac3e469e9b089432e4b Bibi Backs Trump -- on Putin for 09/16/2016 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Since Donald Trump said that if Vladimir Putin praises him, he would return the compliment, Republican outrage has not abated.</p> <p>Arriving on Capitol Hill to repair ties between Trump and party elites, Gov. Mike Pence was taken straight to the woodshed.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 16, 2016</p> 1d2b3275455c99d678daf44987c6fff4 Last Chance for the 'Deplorables' for 09/13/2016 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Speaking to 1,000 of the overprivileged at an LGBT fundraiser, where the chairs ponied up $250,000 each and Barbra Streisand sang, Hillary Clinton gave New York's social liberals what they came to hear.</p> <p>"You could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?" smirked Clinton to cheers and laughter. "The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it." They are "irredeemable," but they are "not America."<p>Updated: Tue Sep 13, 2016</p> f3d5b04b2908e4bce4e5352f8d5d3e37 Is Tide Going Out on Hillary? for 09/09/2016 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College.</p> <p>Her problem: The election is two months off.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 09, 2016</p> b5dc59b7666a95c151a1b93b0ffd2c13 Trump & the Hillarycons for 09/06/2016 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>In 1964, Phyllis Schlafly of Alton, Illinois, mother of six, wrote and published a slim volume entitled "A Choice Not an Echo."</p> <p>Backing the candidacy of Sen. Barry Goldwater, the book was a polemic against the stranglehold the eastern liberal establishment had held on the Republican nomination for decades. </p> <p>"A Choice" sold 3 million copies.<p>Updated: Tue Sep 06, 2016</p> fdfa94546f06b045eca84d7ccbfd6ba0 Conquistador Trump for 09/02/2016 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In accepting the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto to fly to Mexico City, the Donald was taking a major risk. </p> <p>Yet it was a bold and decisive move, and it paid off in what was the best day of Donald Trump's campaign.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 02, 2016</p> 28ae08d05713e6aa01b0e91d3361eeff Syria: Their War, Not Ours for 08/30/2016 Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The debacle that is U.S. Syria policy is today on naked display.</p> <p>NATO ally Turkey and U.S.-backed Arab rebels this weekend attacked our most effective allies against ISIS, the Syrian Kurds. <p>Updated: Tue Aug 30, 2016</p> 7836a43edfb68b18260d2a7a0ee11739 Lots of Smoke Here, Hillary for 08/26/2016 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption, thereby continuing a family tradition.</p> <p>For consider what the Associated Press reported this week:</p> <p>The surest way for a person with private interests to get a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, or a phone call returned by her, it seems, was to dump a bundle of cash into the Clinton Foundation.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 26, 2016</p> fe3ea263437d00a26a381185e3fc4516 A Eulogy for John J. McLaughlin for 08/22/2016 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Issue one!</p> <p>To understand John McLaughlin, it was helpful to have been a 13-year-old entering an all-boys Jesuit school in the 1950s.</p> <p>For when John yelled "Wronnng" at me from his center chair of "The McLaughlin Group," it hit with the same familiar finality I had heard, many times, from Jesuits at the front of the class at Gonzaga.<p>Updated: Mon Aug 22, 2016</p> c4d2f726fd5bbf03cf3c2fac8f5d200a It Ain't Over Till It's Over for 08/19/2016 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"I did it my way," crooned Sinatra. </p> <p>Donald Trump is echoing Ol' Blue Eyes with the latest additions to his staff. Should he lose, he prefers to go down to defeat as Donald Trump, and not as some synthetic creation of campaign consultants.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 19, 2016</p> d401ffbc976cb277c830fe769b09b393 The Real Existential Threats of 2016 for 08/16/2016 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>On Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion.</p> <p>With spending on the four biggest budget items &#8212; Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, defense &#8212; rising, and GDP growing at 1 percent, future deficits will exceed this year's projected $600 billion.</p> <p>National bankruptcy, then, is among the existential threats to the republic, the prospect that we will find ourselves in the not-too-distant future in the same boat with Greece, Puerto Rico and Illinois.<p>Updated: Tue Aug 16, 2016</p> 9cf531d948b8b6b7f855a3c5eca48488 Yes, the System Is Rigged for 08/12/2016 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"I'm afraid the election is going to be rigged," Donald Trump told voters in Ohio and Sean Hannity on Fox News. And that hit a nerve. </p> <p>"Dangerous," "toxic," came the recoil from the media. </p> <p>Trump is threatening to "delegitimize" the election results of 2016.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 12, 2016</p> b8d7875fa7a35dd2e967613a6a1660f0 Who Got Us Into These Endless Wars? for 08/09/2016 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"Isolationists must not prevail in this new debate over foreign policy," warns Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. "The consequences of a lasting American retreat from the world would be dire."</p> <p>To make his case against the "Isolationist Temptation," Haass creates a caricature, a cartoon, of America First patriots, then thunders that we cannot become "a giant gated community."</p> <p>Understandably, Haass is upset. For the CFR has lost the country. <p>Updated: Tue Aug 09, 2016</p> 13e420acf88259f19931ce9cdeeabd66 Trump's Road Still Open for 08/05/2016 Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>At stake in 2016 is the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate and, possibly, control of the House of Representatives.</p> <p>Hence, Republicans have a decision to make. </p> <p>Will they set aside political and personal feuds and come together to win in November, after which they can fight over the future of the party, and the country?<p>Updated: Fri Aug 05, 2016</p> eb8a304eaa71533433a760485778b91b Is Trump the Peace Candidate? for 08/02/2016 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>With Democrats howling that Vladimir Putin hacked into and leaked those 19,000 DNC emails to help Trump, the Donald had a brainstorm: Maybe the Russians can retrieve Hillary Clinton's lost emails. </p> <p>Not funny, and close to "treasonous," came the shocked cry.</p> <p>Trump then told The New York Times that a Russian incursion into Estonia need not trigger a U.S. military response. <p>Updated: Tue Aug 02, 2016</p> 4e6ddd427634d6e904ce15e5017b969e Philadelphia Vs. Cleveland: Divided We Stand for 07/29/2016 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Wednesday was the best night of Hillary Clinton's campaign. </p> <p>Joe Biden, Tim Kaine and Barack Obama testified to her greatness and goodness and readiness to be president. And all saw in the Republican Convention in Cleveland a festival of darkness and dystopia.</p> <p>Nor is this unusual. For, as the saying goes, the ins "point with pride," while the outs "view with alarm." <p>Updated: Fri Jul 29, 2016</p> 1466bf2c2ac6632219a3a2ae03009375 Will Putin Get a Pulitzer? for 07/26/2016 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Waving off the clerics who had come to administer last rites, Voltaire said: "All my life I have ever made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies look ridiculous.' And God granted it."</p> <p>The tale of the thieved emails at the Democratic National Committee is just too good to be true.</p> <p>For a year, 74-year-old Socialist Bernie Sanders has been saying that, under DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the party has been undercutting his campaign and hauling water for Hillary Clinton.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 26, 2016</p>