Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Mon, 24 Sep 2018 05:36:17 -0700 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate b43f48bfa16407d4fa1db76b7ef786cd Has Russia Given Up on the West? for 09/21/2018 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>By the end of his second term, President Ronald Reagan, who had called the Soviet Union an "evil empire," was strolling through Red Square with Russians slapping him on the back.</p> <p>Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 21, 2018</p> 4f84ec16872a6f68adc489e7eb9e8cfe The Late Hit on Judge Kavanaugh for 09/18/2018 Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Upon the memory and truthfulness of Christine Blasey Ford hangs the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his reputation, and possibly his career on the nation's second highest court.</p> <p>And much more. If Kavanaugh is voted down or forced to withdraw, the Republican Party and conservative movement could lose their last best hope for recapturing the high court for constitutionalism.<p>Updated: Tue Sep 18, 2018</p> b7938226eaf3559423160eeb861ba9c6 The Unpardonable Heresy of Tucker Carlson for 09/14/2018 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Our diversity is our greatest strength.</p> <p>After playing clips of Democratic politicians reciting that truth of modern liberalism, Tucker Carlson asked, "How, precisely, is diversity our strength? Since you've made this our new national motto, please be specific."<p>Updated: Fri Sep 14, 2018</p> cfa894d92ec938deb8642e6b667b3893 Is Trump Going Neocon in Syria? for 09/11/2018 Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>Is President Donald Trump about to intervene militarily in the Syrian civil war? For that is what he and his advisers seem to be signaling.<p>Updated: Tue Sep 11, 2018</p> 1e5ea5234a40b5a83ca9471eb398fba0 Regime Change -- American Style for 09/07/2018 Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The campaign to overturn the 2016 election and bring down President Trump shifted into high gear this week.</p> <p>Inspiration came Saturday morning from the altar of the National Cathedral where our establishment came to pay homage to John McCain.</p> <p>Gathered there were all the presidents from 1993 to 2017, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Vice Presidents Al Gore and Dick Cheney, Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Henry Kissinger, the leaders of both houses of Congress, and too many generals and admirals to list.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 07, 2018</p> afb04170eae032421873dc20a3642326 Balance Sheet of the Forever War for 09/05/2018 Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"It is time for this war in Afghanistan to end," said Gen. John Nicholson in Kabul on his retirement Sunday after a fourth tour of duty and 31 months as commander of U.S. and NATO forces.</p> <p>Labor Day brought news that another U.S. serviceman had been killed in an insider attack by an Afghan soldier.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 05, 2018</p> b9ec24f64f9956cb7242f368c3502b92 A Cancer on the Papacy? for 08/31/2018 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>This summer, the sex scandal that has bedeviled the Catholic Church went critical. </p> <p>First came the stunning revelation that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington and friend to presidents, had for decades been a predator-priest who preyed on seminarians and abused altar boys, and whose depravity was widely known and covered up. <p>Updated: Fri Aug 31, 2018</p> aeb7a4c6d00c41f4778e0e26786d7812 Are the Interventionists Now Leaderless? for 08/28/2018 Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"McCain's Death Leaves Void" ran The Wall Street Journal headline over a front-page story that began:</p> <p>"The death of John McCain will leave Congress without perhaps its loudest voice in support of the robust internationalism that has defined the country's security relations since World War II."<p>Updated: Tue Aug 28, 2018</p> 7ddcbda477a1d3af5200a80196a2e2d7 Do Democrats Want an Impeachment Fight? for 08/24/2018 Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"If anyone is looking for a good lawyer," said President Donald Trump ruefully, "I would strongly suggest that you don't retain the services of Michael Cohen." Michael Cohen is no Roy Cohn.</p> <p>Tuesday, Trump's ex-lawyer, staring at five years in prison, pled guilty to a campaign violation that may not even be a crime.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 24, 2018</p> d8965961d2ecb9ef339ded11b13dae1b In Spies Battle, Trump Holds the High Ground for 08/21/2018 Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In backing John Brennan's right to keep his top-secret security clearance, despite his having charged the president with treason, the U.S. intel community has chosen to fight on indefensible terrain.</p> <p>Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper seemed to recognize that Sunday when he conceded that ex-CIA Director Brennan had the subtlety of "a freight train" and his rhetoric had become "an issue in and of itself." <p>Updated: Tue Aug 21, 2018</p> 09d966b427fe08f5674b7e22a58bce8b Can America Ever Come Together Again? for 08/17/2018 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If ex-CIA Director John Brennan did to Andrew Jackson what he did to Donald Trump, he would have lost a lot more than his security clearance. </p> <p>He would have been challenged to a duel and shot.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 17, 2018</p> 20045f3c7722ef79ba75f10d71764aef America's Lengthening Enemies List for 08/14/2018 Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Friday, deep into the 17th year of America's longest war, Taliban forces overran Ghazni, a provincial capital that sits on the highway from Kabul to Kandahar. </p> <p>The ferocity of the Taliban offensive brought U.S. advisers along with U.S. air power, including a B-1 bomber, into the battle.<p>Updated: Tue Aug 14, 2018</p> 5c31bb77fd224c5cd53921940edd82ab The Saudi-Canada Clash: A Values War for 08/10/2018 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Is it any of Canada's business whether Saudi women have the right to drive? </p> <p>Well, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland just made it her business. <p>Updated: Fri Aug 10, 2018</p> 85becad89555532f6040a7597479d5eb Are Globalists Plotting a Counter-Revolution? for 08/07/2018 Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>On meeting with the EU's Jean-Claude Juncker last month, Donald Trump tweeted: "Both the U.S. and the E.U. drop all Tariffs, Barriers and Subsidies! That would finally be Free Market and Fair Trade."</p> <p>Did Larry Kudlow somehow get access to Trump's phone?<p>Updated: Tue Aug 07, 2018</p> 41afb4b3ab68034ed2aee839a0466326 Would War With Iran Doom Trump? for 08/03/2018 Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>A war with Iran would define, consume and potentially destroy the Trump presidency, but exhilarate the neocon never-Trumpers who most despise the man.</p> <p>Why, then, is President Donald Trump toying with such an idea?<p>Updated: Fri Aug 03, 2018</p> dd9cd451c7fc2cea1f12c577be81545d Will Tribalism Trump Democracy? for 07/31/2018 Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>On July 19, the Knesset voted to change the nation's Basic Law.</p> <p>Israel was declared to be, now and forever, the nation-state and national home of the Jewish people. Hebrew is to be the state language.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 31, 2018</p> 020be4faadf45f693bc75432584d1c0f Did Tariffs Make America Great? for 07/27/2018 Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Make America Great Again!" will, given the astonishing victory it produced for Donald Trump, be recorded among the most successful slogans in political history.</p> <p>Yet it raises a question: How did America first become the world's greatest economic power? <p>Updated: Fri Jul 27, 2018</p> bbd4f1cbd1786d2f52320dea57cde31e Is Putin's Russia an 'Evil Empire'? for 07/24/2018 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce," a saying attributed to Karl Marx, comes to mind in this time of Trump.</p> <p>To those of us raised in the Truman era, when the Red Army was imposing its bloody Bolshevik rule on half of Europe, and NATO was needed to keep Stalin's armies from the Channel, the threat seemed infinitely more serious. And so it was.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 24, 2018</p> 92c074ed3127531d1fb2b80b6f864562 Trump Stands His Ground on Putin for 07/20/2018 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."</p> <p>Under the Constitution, these are the offenses for which presidents can be impeached. <p>Updated: Fri Jul 20, 2018</p> 408c6b3a15bbab29cdccda4541acd37f Trump Calls Off Cold War II for 07/17/2018 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have "never been worse."</p> <p>He then added pointedly, that just changed "about four hours ago."<p>Updated: Tue Jul 17, 2018</p>