Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:22:02 -0700 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate b5d2f5b2c01aa18a4c19377fb96bda36 Will Russiagate Backfire on the Left? for 03/21/2017 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The big losers of the Russian hacking scandal may yet be those who invested all their capital in a script that turned out to based on a fairy tale.</p> <p>In Monday's Intelligence Committee hearings, James Comey did confirm that his FBI has found nothing to support President Trump's tweet that President Obama ordered him wiretapped. Not unexpected, but undeniably an embarrassment for the tweeter-in-chief.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 21, 2017</p> a7a0fdea2bd0363c5546b1df8f12cb5c Is McCain Hijacking Trump's Foreign Policy? for 03/17/2017 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"The senator from Kentucky," said John McCain, speaking of his colleague Rand Paul, "is working for Vladimir Putin ... and I do not say that lightly."</p> <p>What did Sen. Paul do to deserve being called a hireling of Vladimir Putin? <p>Updated: Fri Mar 17, 2017</p> 366398b0e15b65afaa427ce5cc94ca9a Is Turkey Lost to the West? for 03/14/2017 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Not long ago, a democratizing Turkey, with the second-largest army in NATO, appeared on track to join the European Union.</p> <p>That's not likely now, or perhaps ever.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 14, 2017</p> 67f396139e7d2593624997821e4163ba Is a Korean Missile Crisis Ahead? for 03/10/2017 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>To back up Defense Secretary "Mad Dog" Mattis' warning last month, that the U.S. "remains steadfast in its commitment" to its allies, President Donald Trump is sending B-1 and B-52 bombers to Korea.</p> <p>Some 300,000 South Korean and 15,000 U.S. troops have begun their annual Foal Eagle joint war exercises that run through April. <p>Updated: Fri Mar 10, 2017</p> a1efa16e7f5de5a3fa3f113d6bfe6424 The Beltway Conspiracy to Break Trump for 03/07/2017 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>At Mar-a-Lago this weekend President Donald Trump was filled "with fury" says The Washington Post, "mad &#8212; steaming, raging, mad."</p> <p>Early Saturday the fuming president exploded with this tweet: "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!"<p>Updated: Tue Mar 07, 2017</p> c137f796399722460d5c15c8561bc4c1 It's Trump's Party, Now for 03/03/2017 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Before the largest audience of his political career, save perhaps his inaugural, Donald Trump delivered the speech of his life.</p> <p>And though Tuesday's address may be called moderate, even inclusive, Trump's total mastery of his party was on full display. <p>Updated: Fri Mar 03, 2017</p> 09c62c4cac15858ade82dc4d51e00a18 Lavrov vs. McCain: Is Russia an Enemy? for 02/28/2017 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The founding fathers of the Munich Security Conference, said John McCain, would be "be alarmed by the turning away from universal values and toward old ties of blood, and race, and sectarianism."</p> <p>McCain was followed by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who called for a "post-West world order." Russia has "immense potential" for that said Lavrov, "we're open for that inasmuch as the U.S. is open."<p>Updated: Tue Feb 28, 2017</p> 11c0e20f98e63cc8049a7c6168f1f483 Is Secession a Solution to Cultural War? for 02/24/2017 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>As the culture war is about irreconcilable beliefs about God and man, right and wrong, good and evil, and is at root a religious war, it will be with us so long as men are free to act on their beliefs.</p> <p>Yet, given the divisions among us, deeper and wider than ever, it is an open question as to how, and how long, we will endure as one people.<p>Updated: Fri Feb 24, 2017</p> b23dc3d323ff6e2a2301d59f76df746e Is a Trump-Putin Detente Dead? for 02/21/2017 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals.</p> <p>He saw the surging power of American nationalism at home, and of ethnonationalism in Europe. And he embraced Brexit. <p>Updated: Tue Feb 21, 2017</p> 9c4ae93f5c3138d4909ae208f2c95016 The Deep State Targets Trump for 02/17/2017 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser, Bill Kristol purred his satisfaction, "If it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state."</p> <p>To Kristol, the permanent regime, not the elected president and his government, is the real defender and rightful repository of our liberties. <p>Updated: Fri Feb 17, 2017</p> 31ddc4ac75398483beff2a7b3aaa8372 Is the Left Playing with Fire Again? for 02/14/2017 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>To those who lived through that era that tore us apart in the '60s and '70s, it is starting to look like "deja vu all over again."</p> <p>And as Adlai Stevenson, Bobby Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey did then, Democrats today like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are pandering to the hell-raisers, hoping to ride their energy to victory. <p>Updated: Tue Feb 14, 2017</p> a9b176ef15172e32514615e88f1cb6f8 Trump Must Break Judicial Power for 02/10/2017 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"Disheartening and demoralizing," wailed Judge Neil Gorsuch of President Trump's comments about the judges seeking to overturn his 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from the Greater Middle East war zones.</p> <p>What a wimp. Did our future justice break down crying like Sen. Chuck Schumer? Sorry, this is not Antonin Scalia. And just what horrible thing had our president said? <p>Updated: Fri Feb 10, 2017</p> 5070f0badeaf1eb54f13f5cfb26da7c5 Moral Supremacy and Mr. Putin for 02/07/2017 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Is Donald Trump to be allowed to craft a foreign policy based on the ideas on which he ran and won the presidency in 2016?</p> <p>Our foreign policy elite's answer appears to be a thunderous no. <p>Updated: Tue Feb 07, 2017</p> 72f804e069e80053f478659f7f10a758 The Coming Clash With Iran for 02/03/2017 Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>When Gen. Michael Flynn marched into the White House Briefing Room to declare that "we are officially putting Iran on notice," he drew a red line for President Trump. In tweeting the threat, Trump agreed. </p> <p>His credibility is now on the line.<p>Updated: Fri Feb 03, 2017</p> 6c3a25c3b45681b18bd233301bde1523 The First Firestorm for 01/28/2017 Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>That hysterical reaction to the travel ban announced Friday is a portent of what is to come if President Donald Trump carries out the mandate given to him by those who elected him. </p> <p>The travel ban bars refugees for 120 days. From Syria, refugees are banned indefinitely. And a 90-day ban has been imposed on travel here from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.<p>Updated: Mon Jan 30, 2017</p> 3076e5166ca431ce4d98e269454aca1f What Trump's Wall Says to the World for 01/27/2017 Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p>"Something there is that doesn't love a wall," wrote poet Robert Frost in the opening line of "Mending Walls."</p> <p>And on the American left there is something like revulsion at the idea of the "beautiful wall" President Trump intends to build along the 1,900-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico.</p> <p>The opposition's arguments are usually rooted in economics or practicality. The wall is unnecessary. It will not stop people from coming illegally. It costs too much. <p>Updated: Fri Jan 27, 2017</p> fcc46dc5d0ec516e084a6b802cf654d0 Trump: America for the Americans! for 01/24/2017 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>As the patriotic pageantry of Inauguration Day gave way to the demonstrations of defiance Saturday, our new America came into view. We are two nations now, two peoples. </p> <p>Though bracing, President Trump's inaugural address was rooted in cold truths, as he dispensed with the customary idealism of inaugurals that are forgotten within a fortnight of the president being sworn in. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 24, 2017</p> 8fb8b0029d43f31fceb41865a9396cd6 New President, New World for 01/20/2017 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"Don't Make Any Sudden Moves" is the advice offered to the new president by Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations, which has not traditionally been known as a beer hall of populist beliefs.</p> <p>Haass meant the president should bring his National Security Council together to anticipate the consequences before tearing up the Iran nuclear deal, moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem or shooting down a missile being tested by Kim Jong Un.<p>Updated: Fri Jan 20, 2017</p> 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>