Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:43:28 -0700 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate c8e81e5c2e444156b5d21b8065738efc An Establishment in Panic for 10/21/2016 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Pressed by moderator Chris Wallace as to whether he would accept defeat should Hillary Clinton win the election, Donald Trump replied, "I will tell you at the time. I'll keep you in suspense."</p> <p>"That's horrifying," said Clinton, setting off a chain reaction on the post-debate panels with talking heads falling all over one another in purple-faced anger, outrage and disbelief.<p>Updated: Fri Oct 21, 2016</p> 7e52a0e5c94c9ad7536b8884b20ab7f2 Is the System Rigged? You Betcha. for 10/18/2016 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"Remember, it's a rigged system. It's a rigged election," said Donald Trump in New Hampshire on Saturday.</p> <p>The stunned recoil in this city suggests this bunker buster went right down the chimney. As the French put it, "Il n'y a que la verite qui blesse." It is only the truth that hurts.</p> <p>In what sense is the system rigged? <p>Updated: Tue Oct 18, 2016</p> c2ff7690d4a451d462c01744dafa17d2 Anti-Catholics & Elitist Bigots for 10/14/2016 Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Will Hillary Clinton clean out the nest of anti-Catholic bigots in her inner circle? Or is anti-Catholicism acceptable in her crowd?</p> <p>In a 2011 email on which Clinton campaign chief John Podesta was copied, John Halpin, a fellow at the Center for American Progress that Podesta founded, trashed Rupert Murdoch for raising his kids in a misogynist religion.<p>Updated: Fri Oct 14, 2016</p> f95179e61280d5db8f576dbdfe85f44e The Donald Lives! for 10/11/2016 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Donald Trump turned in perhaps the most effective performance in the history of presidential debates on Sunday night.</p> <p>As the day began, he had been denounced by his wife, Mike Pence, and his own staff for a tape of crude and lewd remarks in a decade-old "locker room" conversation on a bus with Billy Bush of "Access Hollywood."<p>Updated: Tue Oct 11, 2016</p> d2733e7bdec8fcd856b84ccdff8e7f48 ISIS, Not Russia, Is the Enemy in Syria for 10/07/2016 Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Denouncing Russian air strikes on Aleppo as "barbaric," Mike Pence declared in Tuesday's debate:</p> <p>"The provocations by Russia need to be met with American strength. ... The United States of America should be prepared to use military force, to strike military targets of Bashar Assad regime." <p>Updated: Fri Oct 07, 2016</p> 200de10a75c782db85641768eca02ed6 Aborting the Trump Revolution for 10/04/2016 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>In taking that $915 million loss in 1995, and carrying it forward to shelter future income, Donald Trump did nothing wrong. By both his family and his business, he did everything right.</p> <p>In a famous 1947 dissent, Judge Learned Hand wrote:</p> <p>"[T]here is nothing sinister in so arranging one's affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. ... Everybody does so, rich or poor; and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands: taxes are enforced exactions, not voluntary contributions. To demand more in the name of morals is mere cant."<p>Updated: Tue Oct 04, 2016</p> 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>