Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sat, 14 Dec 2019 06:41:24 -0800 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate 1492dec9ab1f846992842deb3489f3e3 Where Are the 'High Crimes'? for 12/13/2019 Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"Quid pro quo" was the accusatory Latin phrase most often used to describe President Donald Trump's July 25 phone call asking for a "favor" from the president of Ukraine.</p> <p>New Year's prediction: The Roman poet Horace's Latin depiction: "Parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus" &#8212; "The mountains went into labor, and brought forth a mouse" &#8212; will be used to describe the articles of impeachment drawn up by Nancy Pelosi's House.<p>Updated: Fri Dec 13, 2019</p> 6baeb04b453779c250696da0d37ef044 Is it Jaw-Jaw or War With Iran? for 12/10/2019 Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"Jaw-jaw is better than war-war," is attributed, wrongly, say some historians, to Winston Churchill. Still, the words lately came to mind.</p> <p>While last week ended with a hopeful U.S.-Iranian prisoner exchange that was hailed by President Donald Trump &#8212; "Thank you to Iran for a very fair negotiation. See, we can make a deal together" &#8212; a few days earlier, the week produced more ominous news. <p>Updated: Tue Dec 10, 2019</p> da23e120c5ee99433251c02ddaaea9e2 Democrats' Diversity -- Only in the Back of the Bus for 12/06/2019 Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The "Our diversity is our strength!" Party is starting to look rather monochromatic in its upper echelons these days.</p> <p>The four leading candidates for its presidential nomination &#8212; Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg &#8212; are all white.<p>Updated: Fri Dec 06, 2019</p> a86726e754a8dcbb16e304a6be71fa8a In Hong Kong, It's US vs. China Now for 12/03/2019 Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p>At first glance, it would appear that five months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong had produced a stunning triumph.</p> <p>By September, the proposal of city leader Carrie Lam that ignited the protests &#8212; to allow criminal suspects to be extradited to China for trial &#8212; had been withdrawn.</p> <p>And though the protesters' demands escalated along with their tactics, from marches to mass civil disobedience, Molotov cocktails, riots and attacks on police, Chinese troops remained confined to their barracks.<p>Updated: Tue Dec 03, 2019</p> cf5d95ed6f3e975131a11a8c6180d26e Is Macron Right? Is NATO, 70, Brain Dead? for 11/26/2019 Tue, 26 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>A week from now, the 29 member states of "the most successful alliance in history" will meet to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Yet all is not well within NATO.</p> <p>Instead of a "summit," the gathering, on the outskirts of London, has been cut to two days. Why the shortened agenda?<p>Updated: Tue Nov 26, 2019</p> 71f4d3689fc42e7e15820acbffa85822 Let the People Decide Trump's Fate for 11/22/2019 Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Was there linkage between the withholding of U.S. military aid and the U.S. demand for a Ukrainian state investigation of the Bidens? </p> <p>"Was there a quid pro quo?"<p>Updated: Fri Nov 22, 2019</p> d848c9f3df6531642139e3c4e9b7001d What's Behind Our World on Fire? for 11/19/2019 Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>When the wildfires of California broke out across the Golden State, many were the causes given.</p> <p>Negligence by campers. Falling power lines. Arson. A dried-out land. Climate change. Failure to manage forests, prune trees and clear debris, leaving fuel for blazes ignited. Abnormally high winds spreading the flames. Too many fires for first responders to handle. <p>Updated: Tue Nov 19, 2019</p> 82eed4e5e5da0b4a5267ebb1179e662b When Did Ukraine Become a 'Critical Ally'? for 11/15/2019 Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>On hearing the State Department's George Kent and William Taylor describe President Donald Trump's withholding of military aid to Ukraine, The New York Times summarized and solemnly endorsed their testimony:</p> <p>"What clearly concerned both witnesses wasn't simply the abuse of power by the President, but the harm it inflicted on Ukraine, a critical ally, under constant assault by Russian forces."<p>Updated: Fri Nov 15, 2019</p> 4f1a207438c0b6f15c6572748e6238b7 Bernie Leads His Party to Open Borders for 11/12/2019 Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Some 100 members of an American Mormon community in northern Mexico, nine of whom &#8212; women, children, toddlers &#8212; were massacred a week ago on a lonely stretch of highway, just crossed over into Arizona.</p> <p>Other family members who have lived there for decades will follow. <p>Updated: Tue Nov 12, 2019</p> e1ea6ee0b96bb573eca8bffd231ec34a Will 'Sexist' White Males Derail Warren? for 11/08/2019 Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>After celebrating Tuesday's takeover of Virginia's legislature and the Kentucky governorship, the liberal establishment appears poised to crush its biggest threat: the surging candidacy of Elizabeth Warren.</p> <p>From the tempo and tenor of the attacks, establishment fears of Warren's success are real &#8212; and understandably so.<p>Updated: Fri Nov 08, 2019</p> 97dd85f39db1b24b6a7e94676f22c3fe Where Are the 'High Crimes'? for 11/05/2019 Tue, 05 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." </p> <p>These are the offenses designated in the Constitution for which presidents may be impeached and removed from office.<p>Updated: Tue Nov 05, 2019</p> 693f100d96793ffc616647d6d7fcb9aa 50 Years Ago: The Day Nixon Routed the Establishment for 11/01/2019 Fri, 01 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>What are the roots of our present disorder, of the hostilities and hatreds that so divide us? When did we become this us vs. them nation? </p> <p>Who started the fire?<p>Updated: Fri Nov 01, 2019</p> f0985a63643e44094ed3ec6c278ec1dd Is Trump Facing a 1960s-Style Revolt? for 10/29/2019 Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Sunday morning, President Trump announced that the world's worst terrorist, the head of the ISIS caliphate who had raped an American woman, had received justice. </p> <p>About to be captured and carried off in a helicopter by U.S. special forces, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi blew himself up with an explosive vest in a compound in northwest Syria. The long search for the sadist and fanatic had ended in triumph. No U.S. troops were lost.</p> <p>That evening, Trump went out to the fifth game of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. As his face was flashed on the big screen, the stadium erupted with people booing and chanting, "Impeach Trump!" and "Lock him up!"<p>Updated: Tue Oct 29, 2019</p> c33853760ac4f1d3c232c0ffa8d306ea Imperial Capital but America-First Nation for 10/25/2019 Fri, 25 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Let someone else fight over this long blood-stained sand," said President Donald Trump in an impassioned defense of his decision to cut ties to the Syrian Kurds, withdraw and end these "endless wars."</p> <p>Are our troops in Syria, then, on their way home? Well, not exactly.<p>Updated: Fri Oct 25, 2019</p> 13b11bf0115037a2ad23c68af45bebbd Is Democracy a Dying Species? for 10/22/2019 Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>What happens when democracy fails to deliver? What happens when people give up on democracy?</p> <p>What happens when a majority or militant minority decide that the constitutional rights of free speech, free elections, peaceful assembly and petition are inadequate and take to the streets to force democracy to submit to their demands?<p>Updated: Tue Oct 22, 2019</p> 6573139a721daa715bcba4d740f26e26 Is Putin the New King of the Middle East? for 10/18/2019 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Russia Assumes Mantle of Supreme Power Broker in the Middle East," proclaimed Britain's Telegraph. The article began: </p> <p>"Russia's status as the undisputed power-broker in the Middle East was cemented as Vladimir Putin continued a triumphant tour of capitals traditionally allied to the US."<p>Updated: Fri Oct 18, 2019</p> b3fabf55318b71c63c41345f81f0a1e0 Is the Interventionists' Era Over for Good? for 10/15/2019 Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump could have been more deft and diplomatic in how he engineered that immediate pullout from northeastern Syria.</p> <p>Yet that withdrawal was as inevitable as were its consequences.<p>Updated: Tue Oct 15, 2019</p> 51fb9ad093167a202a98f1e9f3059c44 Is Impeachment Now Inevitable? for 10/11/2019 Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their leader," is a remark attributed to a French politician during the turbulent times of 1848.</p> <p>Joe Biden's Wednesday declaration that President Donald Trump should be impeached is in that tradition. Joe is scrambling to get out in front of the sentiment for impeachment in the party he professes to lead. <p>Updated: Fri Oct 11, 2019</p> 1177c8c5bf5afb1d78f9e6a293b62f55 Is Trump At Last Ending Our 'Endless Wars'? for 10/08/2019 Tue, 08 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The backstage struggle between the Bush interventionists and the America-firsters who first backed Donald Trump for president just exploded into open warfare, which could sunder the Republican Party. </p> <p>At issue is Trump's decision to let the Turkish army enter Northern Syria, to create a corridor between Syrian Kurds and the Turkish Kurds of the PKK, which the U.S. and Turkey regard as a terrorist organization.</p> <p>"A disaster in the making," says Lindsey Graham. "To abandon the Kurds" would be a "stain on America's honor." <p>Updated: Tue Oct 08, 2019</p> 708f67dbdadc67cb61b9dcb2e29bde10 Is China the Country of the Future? for 10/04/2019 Fri, 04 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Who Lost China?"</p> <p>With the fall of the Nationalist government of Chiang Kai-shek, the defeat of his armies and the flight to Formosa, that was the question of the hour in 1949. And no one demanded to know more insistently than the anti-Communist Congressman John F. Kennedy: <p>Updated: Fri Oct 04, 2019</p>