Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Wed, 24 May 2017 16:19:25 -0700 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate eb6c3f2d69604768e0f151f5c7b580c3 A Special Prosecutor for Criminal Leaks for 05/23/2017 Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Who is the real threat to the national security?</p> <p>Is it President Trump who shared with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov the intelligence that ISIS was developing laptop bombs to put aboard airliners?<p>Updated: Tue May 23, 2017</p> 9d91b30770d7bed3168df42eca34b665 Rosenstein Joins the Posse for 05/19/2017 Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"With the stroke of a pen, Rod Rosenstein redeemed his reputation," writes Dana Milbank of The Washington Post. </p> <p>What had Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein done to be welcomed home by the Post like the prodigal son?<p>Updated: Fri May 19, 2017</p> 8ebf5acfa3cf3ef826ae448da8fe02f5 Comey & The Saturday Night Massacre for 05/16/2017 Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said Marx.</p> <p>On publication day of my memoir of Richard Nixon's White House, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Instantly, the media cried "Nixonian," comparing it to the 1973 Saturday Night Massacre.<p>Updated: Tue May 16, 2017</p> c0b4a3358452e06e6cc0bd14c5ab9942 What Is America's Goal in the World? for 05/12/2017 Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For the World War II generation there was clarity. </p> <p>The attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec 7, 1941, united the nation as it had never been before &#8212; in the conviction that Japan must be smashed, no matter how long it took or how many lives it cost.<p>Updated: Fri May 12, 2017</p> d699a6671f874882d94c1b346c0bffed Nixon and Trump, Then and Now for 05/09/2017 Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For two years, this writer has been consumed by two subjects.</p> <p>First, the presidency of Richard Nixon, in whose White House I served from its first day to its last, covered in my new book, "Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever."<p>Updated: Tue May 09, 2017</p> 98821adc29cd1daa5e24f31debfc9ead How Berkeley Birthed the Right for 05/05/2017 Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In December 1964, a Silver Age of American liberalism, to rival the Golden Age of FDR and the New Deal, seemed to be upon us.</p> <p>Barry Goldwater had been crushed in a 44-state landslide and the GOP reduced to half the size of the Democratic Party, with but 140 seats in the House and 32 in the Senate.<p>Updated: Fri May 05, 2017</p> fbc25d24a13eb03a3159affebab1432a Nixon's Revenge: The Fall of the Adversary Press for 05/02/2017 Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Saturday's White House Correspondents Association dinner exposed anew how far from Middle America our elite media reside.</p> <p>At the dinner, the electricity was gone, the glamor and glitz were gone. Neither the president nor his White House staff came. Even Press Secretary Sean Spicer begged off.<p>Updated: Tue May 02, 2017</p> 94ab70243ef1e438ddf2a959c8660e14 The Rise of the Generals for 04/28/2017 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Has President Donald Trump outsourced foreign policy to the generals?</p> <p>So it would seem. Candidate Trump held out his hand to Vladimir Putin. He rejected further U.S. intervention in Syria other than to smash ISIS. <p>Updated: Fri Apr 28, 2017</p> 2d481c4f052f7a9c8ef58b0c6a4d076c Is Macron the EU's Last Best Hope? for 04/25/2017 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For the French establishment, Sunday's presidential election came close to a near-death experience. As the Duke of Wellington said of Waterloo, it was a "damn near-run thing."</p> <p>Neither candidate of the two major parties that have ruled France since Charles De Gaulle even made it into the runoff, an astonishing repudiation of France's national elite. <p>Updated: Tue Apr 25, 2017</p> 7f5edbe43c029bfaf9904684ea3bb519 Is Democracy in a Death Spiral? for 04/21/2017 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"You all start with the premise that democracy is some good. I don't think it's worth a damn. Churchill is right. The only thing to be said for democracy is that there is nothing else that's any better. ...</p> <p>"People say, 'If the Congress were more representative of the people it would be better.' I say Congress is too damn representative. It's just as stupid as the people are, just as uneducated, just as dumb, just as selfish."<p>Updated: Fri Apr 21, 2017</p> e9d86a9dd4098ca2d33f6351c1e74f7e War Cries Drown Out 'America First' for 04/18/2017 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?" tweeted President Donald Trump on Easter Sunday.</p> <p>Earlier, after discovering "great chemistry" with Chinese President Xi Jinping over "the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake" at Mar-a-Lago, Trump had confided, "I explained ... that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!"<p>Updated: Tue Apr 18, 2017</p> ca5c30e57b1b86ed94095faab6101bdd Will Christianity Perish in Its Birthplace? for 04/14/2017 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?)" Those are among Jesus' last words on the Cross that first Good Friday.</p> <p>It was a cry of agony, but not despair. The dying Christ, to rise again in three days, was repeating the first words of the 22nd Psalm.<p>Updated: Fri Apr 14, 2017</p> 598b409b27fa0df151f241e8e065c54a Is Trump Enlisting in the War Party? for 04/11/2017 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>By firing off five dozen Tomahawk missiles at a military airfield, our "America First" president may have plunged us into another Middle East war that his countrymen do not want to fight.</p> <p>Thus far Bashar Assad seems unintimidated. Brushing off the strikes, he has defiantly gone back to bombing the rebels from the same Shayrat air base that the U.S. missiles hit. <p>Updated: Tue Apr 11, 2017</p> ec2466da933b06d2db9727796c62248a Nixon, LBJ & the First Shots in the Judges' War for 04/07/2017 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Democrats' drive to defeat Neil Gorsuch is the latest battle in a 50-year war for control of the Supreme Court &#8212; a war that began with a conspiracy against Richard Nixon by Chief Justice Earl Warren, Justice Abe Fortas and Lyndon Johnson.</p> <p>By June 1968, Nixon, having swept his primaries, was cruising to the nomination and probable victory in November. <p>Updated: Fri Apr 07, 2017</p> 4159c38e661b723afbd9a9b86d3fb855 Why Is Kim Jong Un Our Problem? for 04/04/2017 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will."</p> <p>So President Donald Trump warns, amid reports North Korea, in its zeal to build an intercontinental ballistic missile to hit our West Coast, may test another atom bomb.<p>Updated: Tue Apr 04, 2017</p> 2df35758904ab78cf4b95367d6f45201 Is Putin the 'Preeminent Statesman' of Our Times? for 03/31/2017 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"If we were to use <i> traditional </i> measures for understanding leaders, which involve the defense of borders and national flourishing, Putin would count as the preeminent statesman of our time. </p> <p>"On the world stage, who could vie with him?" <p>Updated: Fri Mar 31, 2017</p> 150a6263f19ab681235a6d1d16a4cf5a The Ryancare Route -- Winning by Losing? for 03/28/2017 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Did the Freedom Caucus just pull the Republican Party back off the ledge, before it jumped to its death? A case can be made for that. </p> <p>Before the American Health Care Act, aka "Ryancare," was pulled off the House floor Friday, it enjoyed the support &#8212; of 17 percent of Americans. Had it passed, it faced an Antietam in the GOP Senate, and probable defeat. </p> <p>Had it survived there, to be signed by President Trump, it would have meant 14 million Americans losing their health insurance in 2018. <p>Updated: Tue Mar 28, 2017</p> c5a8081a0b50c262305021e892eec570 An Obama Plot to Sabotage Trump? for 03/24/2017 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Devin Nunes just set the cat down among the pigeons.</p> <p>Two days after FBI Director James Comey assured us there was no truth to President Trump's tweet about being wiretapped by Barack Obama, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Trump may have had more than just a small point.</p> <p>The U.S. intelligence community, says Nunes, during surveillance of legitimate targets, picked up the names of Trump transition officials during surveillance of targets, "unmasked" their identity, and spread their names around, virtually assuring they would be leaked.<p>Updated: Fri Mar 24, 2017</p> 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>