Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:19:30 -0800 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate 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> 02cdda9228112f15f51bdbe64ca2c339 Iran Nuclear Deal -- Alive or Dead? for 01/10/2017 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Though every Republican in Congress voted against the Iran nuclear deal, "Tearing it up ... is not going to happen," says Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.</p> <p>Hopefully, the chairman speaks for the president-elect. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 10, 2017</p> c6ec90f43a80c9268c8863a3353a1b8a Is Liberal Democracy an Endangered Species? for 01/06/2017 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p>"As we begin 2017, the most urgent threat to liberal democracy is not autocracy," writes William Galston of The Wall Street Journal, "it is illiberal democracy." </p> <p>Galston's diagnosis is not wrong, and his alarm is not misplaced. </p> <p>Yet why does America's great export, liberal democracy, which appeared to be the future of the West if not of mankind at the Cold War's end, now appear to be a church with a shrinking congregation?<p>Updated: Fri Jan 06, 2017</p> 3a9042c73cc61230a77e846d4576100c Can Trump and Putin Avert Cold War II? for 01/03/2017 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In retaliation for the hacking of John Podesta and the DNC, Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and ordered closure of their country houses on Long Island and Maryland's Eastern shore.</p> <p>Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that 35 U.S. diplomats would be expelled. But Vladimir Putin stepped in, declined to retaliate at all, and invited the U.S. diplomats in Moscow and their children to the Christmas and New Year's party at the Kremlin.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 03, 2017</p> 664ef2ceb7bd1285c59dbdc9242366b4 Israel First or America First for 12/30/2016 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Donald Trump has a new best friend. </p> <p>"President-elect Trump, thank you for your warm friendship and your clear-cut support of Israel," gushed Bibi Netanyahu, after he berated John Kerry in a fashion that would once have resulted in a rupture of diplomatic relations.<p>Updated: Fri Dec 30, 2016</p> 7da266aa0d20a6a7a58864948716d92b Barack Backhands Bibi for 12/27/2016 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Did the community organizer from Harvard Law just deliver some personal payback to the IDF commando? So it would seem.</p> <p>By abstaining on that Security Council resolution declaring Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem illegal and invalid, raged Bibi Netanyahu, President Obama "failed to protect Israel in this gang-up at the UN, and colluded with it." <p>Updated: Tue Dec 27, 2016</p> d6466422cca62bfb2696d758e65a9689 Europe's Future -- Merkel or Le Pen? for 12/23/2016 Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The terrorist who hijacked a truck in Berlin and ran over and killed 12 people, maiming and wounding 48 more, in that massacre in the Christmas market, has done more damage than he could imagine.</p> <p>If the perpetrator is the jihadist from Tunisia who had no right to be in Germany, and had been under surveillance, the bell could begin to toll not only for Angela Merkel but for the European Union.<p>Updated: Fri Dec 23, 2016</p> 1b6add66bc9e57f9a683ab81a5d77eb1 The Real Saboteurs of a Trump Foreign Policy for 12/20/2016 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The never-Trumpers are never going to surrender the myth that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the hacking of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and the Democratic National Committee to defeat Clinton and elect Donald Trump.</p> <p>Their investment in the myth is just too huge.<p>Updated: Tue Dec 20, 2016</p> 9d5b981a7f8a266562f6982669cad626 Lessons of Aleppo -- for Trump for 12/16/2016 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In this world, it is often dangerous to be an enemy of the United States, said Henry Kissinger in 1968, but to be a friend is fatal.</p> <p>The South Vietnamese would come to appreciate the insight. <p>Updated: Fri Dec 16, 2016</p>