Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:47:52 -0700 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate f544894c18ef62b8eaf4e8b614dc66a5 The Democrats Divide on Impeachment for 04/23/2019 Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The release of the Mueller report has left Democrats in a dilemma. For consider what Robert Mueller concluded after two years of investigation.</p> <p>Candidate Donald Trump did not conspire or collude with the Russians to hack the emails of the DNC or John Podesta. Trump did not distribute the fruits of those crimes. Nor did anyone in his campaign. On collusion and conspiracy, said Mueller, Trump is innocent.<p>Updated: Tue Apr 23, 2019</p> 90bcb235c5ff942841ca3908c7a2f1f9 Is Bernie Stealing Trump's 'No More Wars' Issue? for 04/19/2019 Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"The president has said that he does not want to see this country involved in endless wars... I agree with that," Bernie Sanders told the Fox News audience at Monday's town hall meeting in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.</p> <p>Then turning and staring straight into the camera, Bernie added:<p>Updated: Fri Apr 19, 2019</p> 9883458a157d5f1da91a4a02474ace77 Mayor Pete and the Crackup of Christianity for 04/16/2019 Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"(T)here is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so," said Hamlet, who thereby raised some crucial questions: </p> <p>Is moral truth subjective? Does it change with changing times and changing attitudes? Or is there a higher law, a permanent law, God's law, immutable and eternal, to which man's law should conform? <p>Updated: Tue Apr 16, 2019</p> 443a21285aeb66f6bb09f32a73b6f8d0 Where Trump's and Bibi's Interests Clash for 04/12/2019 Fri, 12 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>On Monday, President Donald Trump designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, the first time the United States has designated part of another nation's government as such a threat. </p> <p>Iran's Supreme National Security Council responded by declaring U.S. Central Command a terrorist group.<p>Updated: Fri Apr 12, 2019</p> 1cf878c379c13d2f561448887577f700 Already Deep in the Politics of Hate for 04/09/2019 Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>During an Iowa town hall last week, "Beto" O'Rourke, who had pledged to raise the level of national discourse, depicted President Donald Trump's rhetoric as right out of Nazi Germany.</p> <p>Trump "describes immigrants as 'rapists' and 'criminals'" and as "'animals' and 'an infestation,'" said Beto. <p>Updated: Tue Apr 09, 2019</p> e017ece0c40c755289a3bc0c897d8302 2020: Socialist America or Trump's America? for 04/05/2019 Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In the new Democratic Party, where women and people of color are to lead, and the white men are to stand back, the presidential field has begun to sort itself out somewhat problematically.</p> <p>According to a Real Clear Politics average of five polls between mid-March and April 1, four white men &#8212; Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, "Beto" O'Rourke and Pete Buttigieg &#8212; have corralled 62 percent of all Democratic voters.<p>Updated: Fri Apr 05, 2019</p> cdde6d8c729826f03e919d13688c97c0 Trump Should Close NATO Membership Rolls for 04/02/2019 Tue, 02 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When Donald Trump meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today, the president should give him a direct message: </p> <p>The roster of NATO membership is closed. For good. The United States will not hand out any more war guarantees to fight Russia to secure borders deep in Eastern Europe, when our own southern border is bleeding profusely.<p>Updated: Tue Apr 02, 2019</p> 53ccfedd33fddb2bcbbf7aacf4620b58 Must the West Beg the World for Forgiveness? for 03/29/2019 Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>As the Democratic Party quarrels over reparations for slavery, a new and related issue has arisen, raised by the president of Mexico.</p> <p>Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has written Pope Francis I and King Felipe VI to demand their apologies for the Spanish conquest of Mexico that began 500 years ago with the "invasion" of Hernando Cortez. <p>Updated: Fri Mar 29, 2019</p> 8feb35769b5b96ff9d1bc848b8bfc4c2 Russiagate -- a Bright, Shining Lie for 03/26/2019 Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"The Special Counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia ... to influence the 2016 US presidential campaign."</p> <p>So stated Attorney General William Barr in his Sunday letter to Congress summarizing the principal findings of the Mueller report.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 26, 2019</p> f7f5933333bdb940453e20ded541a6ad Why Joe May Be Courting Stacey for 03/22/2019 Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Of 895 slots in the freshman class of Stuyvesant High in New York City, seven were offered this year to black students, down from 10 last year and 13 the year before.</p> <p>In the freshman class of 803 at The Bronx High School of Science, 12 students are black, down from last year's 25.<p>Updated: Fri Mar 22, 2019</p> 0ca0f4d639583e5a270c8c95db83d9f6 Who Spawned the Christchurch Killer? for 03/19/2019 Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Last Friday, in Christchurch, New Zealand, one of the more civilized places on earth, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, an Australian, turned on his cellphone camera and set out to livestream his massacre of as many innocent Muslim worshippers as he could kill.</p> <p>Using a semi-automatic rifle, he murdered more than 40 men, women and children at one mosque, drove three miles to another, and there killed seven more. Dozens are still wounded, suffering and dying. </p> <p>An atrocity and act of pure evil by a man with a dead soul. <p>Updated: Tue Mar 19, 2019</p> 51ae29a56222fca571f53e5ba41ccdf2 Is Diversity a Root Cause of Dual Loyalty? for 03/15/2019 Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"We can't be divided by race, religion, by tribe. We're defined by those enduring principles in the Constitution, even though we don't necessarily all know them."</p> <p>So Joe Biden told the firefighters union this week. <p>Updated: Fri Mar 15, 2019</p> 29d78cb42175f99b62d3fbbf2841cd98 How Middle America Is to Be Dispossessed for 03/12/2019 Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>In all but one of the last seven presidential elections, Republicans lost the popular vote. George W. Bush and Donald Trump won only by capturing narrow majorities in the Electoral College.</p> <p>Hence the grand strategy of the left: to enlarge and alter the U.S. electorate so as to put victory as far out of reach for national Republicans as it is today for California Republicans, and to convert the GOP into America's permanent minority party.</p> <p>In the Golden State, Democrats control the governors' chair, every elective state office, both U.S. Senate seats, 46 of 53 U.S. House seats and three-fourths of each house of the state legislature in Sacramento. <p>Updated: Tue Mar 12, 2019</p> b4c93a508e0ca3f015c96fc855cff039 Can Trump Stop the Invasion? for 03/08/2019 Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p>In its lede editorial Wednesday, The New York Times called upon Congress to amend the National Emergency Act to "erect a wall against any President, not just Mr. Trump, who insists on creating emergencies where none exist."</p> <p>Trump "took advantage" of a "loophole" in the NEA, said The Times, to declare "a crisis at the border, contrary to all evidence." </p> <p>The Times news desk, however, apparently failed to alert the editorial page on what the top story would be that day.<p>Updated: Fri Mar 08, 2019</p> bd2241453ad8259c7a60c78cbaa03b23 Mike Pompeo's War Warning to China for 03/05/2019 Tue, 05 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>As President Trump flew home from his Hanoi summit with Kim Jong Un, Mike Pompeo peeled off and flew to Manila. And there the Secretary of State made a startling declaration.</p> <p>Any armed attack by China on a Philippine ship or plane in the South China Sea, he told the Philippine government, will be treated as an attack on an American ship or plane, bringing a U.S. military response.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 05, 2019</p> eafba87ee1c6ca8e94058f49afc2fb02 Is the American Century Over For Good? for 03/01/2019 Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"Politics stops at the water's edge" was a tradition that, not so long ago, was observed by both parties, particularly when a president was abroad, speaking for the nation.</p> <p>The tradition was enunciated by Sen. Arthur Vandenberg of Michigan in 1947, as many of the Republicans in the 80th Congress moved to back Truman's leadership in the Cold War against Stalin's empire.<p>Updated: Fri Mar 01, 2019</p> c8b6a7879731a1c4508d5edb581544d9 Left's Latest Demand: Race-Based Reparations for 02/26/2019 Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Having embraced "Medicare-for-all," free college tuition and a Green New Deal that would mandate an early end of all oil, gas and coal-fired power plants, the Democratic Party's lurch to the left rolls on.</p> <p>Presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren both called last week for race-based reparations for slavery. <p>Updated: Tue Feb 26, 2019</p> be506a034d57d6327a4c1b638ab4a5a5 On to Caracas and Tehran! for 02/22/2019 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p>In the Venezuelan crisis, said President Donald Trump in Florida, "All options are on the table." And if Venezuela's generals persist in their refusal to break with Nicolas Maduro, they could "lose everything."</p> <p>Another example of Yankee bluster and bluff?</p> <p>Or is Trump prepared to use military force to bring down Maduro and install Juan Guaido, the president of the national assembly who has declared himself president of Venezuela?<p>Updated: Fri Feb 22, 2019</p> f143454ffb6ee17c6345b320a46686df Why Autocrats Are Replacing Democrats for 02/19/2019 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p></p><p>"If you look at Trump in America or Bolsonaro in Brazil, you see that people now want politicians who are tough enough to do what they promise," said Spanish businessman Juan Carlos Perez Carreno.<p>Updated: Tue Feb 19, 2019</p> b4f0f0c6cc061ac548df9d6624aeae6e Will Diversity Be the Death of the Democrats? for 02/15/2019 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Both of America's great national parties are coalitions.</p> <p>But it is the Democratic Party that never ceases to celebrate diversity &#8212; racial, religious, ethnic, cultural &#8212; as its own and as America's "greatest strength."</p> <p>Understandably so, for the party is home to a multitude of minorities.<p>Updated: Fri Feb 15, 2019</p>