Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:56:30 -0800 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/patrick-buchanan-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan 91610ec11f9cedb4e7478979065fdbb8 Fake News and War Party Lies for 12/02/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/12/16/fake-news-and-war-party-lies Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"I have in my possession a secret map, made in Germany by Hitler's government &#8212; by the planners of the New World Order," FDR told the nation in his Navy Day radio address of Oct. 27, 1941. </p> <p>"It is a map of South America as Hitler proposes to reorganize it. The geographical experts of Berlin, however, have ruthlessly obliterated all the existing boundary lines ... bringing the whole continent under their domination," said Roosevelt. "This map makes clear the Nazi design not only against South America but against the United States as well." <p>Updated: Fri Dec 02, 2016</p> 8337afb8338e087461140cb1e71f71a4 Populist-Nationalist Tide Rolls On for 11/29/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/11/16/populist-nationalist-tide-rolls-on Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Now that the British have voted to secede from the European Union and America has chosen a president who has never before held public office, the French appear to be following suit. </p> <p>In Sunday's runoff to choose a candidate to face Marine Le Pen of the National Front in next spring's presidential election, the center-right Republicans chose Francois Fillon in a landslide.<p>Updated: Tue Nov 29, 2016</p> f84762c1224b2881eb5c57c0bb857463 An 'America First' Trump Trade Policy for 11/25/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/11/16/an-america-first-trump-trade-policy Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Donald Trump's election triumph is among the more astonishing in history. </p> <p>Yet if he wishes to become the father of a new "America First" majority party, he must make good on his solemn promise: <p>Updated: Fri Nov 25, 2016</p> e871fced5df00ff6b28da489b5666ad0 A Besieged Trump Presidency Ahead for 11/22/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/11/16/a-besieged-trump-presidency-ahead Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>After a week managing the transition, vice president-elect Mike Pence took his family out to the Broadway musical "Hamilton."</p> <p>As Pence entered the theater, a wave of boos swept over the audience. And at the play's end, the Aaron Burr character, speaking for the cast and the producers, read a statement directed at Pence:<p>Updated: Tue Nov 22, 2016</p> 6afbb7587feb93bdb19e4978e02e4090 Is Obama's World a Utopian Myth? for 11/18/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/11/16/is-obamas-world-a-utopian-myth Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Speaking in Greece on his valedictory trip to Europe as president, Barack Obama struck a familiar theme: "(W)e are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude form of nationalism, or ethnic identity, or tribalism that is built around an 'us' and a 'them' ... </p> <p>"(T)he future of humanity and the future of the world is going to be defined by what we have in common, as opposed to those things that separate us and ultimately lead us into conflict."<p>Updated: Fri Nov 18, 2016</p> efe80248456c75c48623b4e06f1b5513 A Trump Doctrine -- 'America First' for 11/15/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/11/16/a-trump-doctrine-america-first Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>However Donald Trump came upon the foreign policy views he espoused, they were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border.</p> <p>Yet those views are hemlock to the GOP foreign policy elite and the liberal Democratic interventionists of the Acela Corridor.<p>Updated: Tue Nov 15, 2016</p> 9ce0a88ec06f49bd62e2dbf5138ccd52 Memo to Trump: 'Action This Day!' for 11/11/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/11/16/memo-to-trump-action-this-day Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p>"In victory, magnanimity!" said Winston Churchill.</p> <p>Donald Trump should be magnanimous and gracious toward those whom he defeated this week, but his first duty is to keep faith with those who put their faith in him.</p> <p>The protests, riots and violence that have attended his triumph in city after city should only serve to steel his resolve. <p>Updated: Fri Nov 11, 2016</p> b3255f2e43880df98dc3d3742ba6aaad What Hath Trump Wrought? for 11/08/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/11/16/what-hath-trump-wrought Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"If I don't win, this will be the greatest waste of time, money and energy in my lifetime," says Donald Trump.</p> <p>Herewith, a dissent. Whatever happens Tuesday, Trump has made history and has forever changed American politics. <p>Updated: Tue Nov 08, 2016</p> c4fae89dc09afac4d2a7930eb9e6b666 Hillary's High Crimes & Misdemeanors for 11/04/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/11/16/hillarys-high-crimes-misdemeanors Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If Hillary Clinton is elected president on Tuesday, and if what Bret Baier is reporting from FBI sources on Fox News is true, America is headed for a constitutional crisis.</p> <p>Indeed, it would seem imperative that FBI Director James Comey, even if it violates protocol and costs him his job, should state publicly whether what Baier's FBI sources are telling him is false or true. <p>Updated: Fri Nov 04, 2016</p> 59dd2de965dc059ca01c5c1e4b13b637 Hillary's Watergate? for 11/01/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/10/16/hillarys-watergate Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>After posting Friday's column, "A Presidency from Hell," about the investigations a President Hillary Clinton would face, by afternoon it was clear I had understated the gravity of the situation.</p> <p>Networks exploded with news that FBI Director James Comey had informed Congress he was reopening the investigation into Clinton's email scandal, which he had said in July had been concluded.<p>Updated: Tue Nov 01, 2016</p> 6f76a596045f9eda17db1e30ee7ca595 A Presidency From Hell? for 10/28/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/10/16/a-presidency-from-hell Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Should Donald Trump surge from behind to win, he would likely bring in with him both houses of Congress.</p> <p>Much of his agenda &#8212; tax cuts, deregulation, border security, deportation of criminals here illegally, repeal of Obamacare, appointing justices like Scalia, unleashing the energy industry &#8212; could be readily enacted.<p>Updated: Fri Oct 28, 2016</p> b177e79edcefbc57e3680d92c561e741 Dump Duterte -- for Starters for 10/25/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/10/16/dump-duterte-for-starters Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Alliances are transmission belts of war.</p> <p>So our Founding Fathers taught and the 20th century proved.<p>Updated: Tue Oct 25, 2016</p> c8e81e5c2e444156b5d21b8065738efc An Establishment in Panic for 10/21/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/10/16/an-establishment-in-panic-61ecd 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 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/10/16/is-the-system-rigged-you-betcha 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 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/10/16/anti-catholics-elitist-bigots 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 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/10/16/the-donald-lives 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 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/10/16/isis-not-russia-is-the-enemy-in-syria 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 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/10/16/aborting-the-trump-revolution 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 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/09/16/trump-right-on-trade-predators 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 https://www.creators.com/read/pat-buchanan/09/16/is-charlotte-our-future 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>