Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sun, 25 Feb 2018 01:34:43 -0800 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate db8ca671f0407e4ce553c02d2cadc010 Protect Kids or Confiscate Guns? for 02/23/2018 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together.</p> <p>But like so many atrocities before it, this mass murder is tearing us apart.<p>Updated: Fri Feb 23, 2018</p> 64f9af36ad0ddb1f078ada9c402ba0db Is That Russia Troll Farm an Act of War? for 02/20/2018 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>According to the indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Russian trolls, operating out of St. Petersburg, took American identities on social media and became players in our 2016 election.</p> <p>On divisive racial and religious issues, the trolls took both sides. In the presidential election, the trolls favored Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein and Donald Trump, and almost never Hillary Clinton.<p>Updated: Tue Feb 20, 2018</p> ed5a0e88c5cb709f74bf50322a3b45f3 The Motives Behind the Massacre for 02/16/2018 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p>"Enough is enough!" "This can't go on!" "This has to stop!" </p> <p>These were among the comments that came through the blizzard of commentary after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. We have heard these words before.</p> <p>Unfortunately, such atrocities are not going to stop. For the ingredients that produce such slaughters are present and abundant in American society.<p>Updated: Fri Feb 16, 2018</p> 65d71107657fff4a28aa93d1a7ae3a01 Is US Being Sucked Into Syria's War? for 02/13/2018 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Candidate Donald Trump may have promised to extricate us from Middle East wars, once ISIS and al-Qaida were routed, yet events and people seem to be conspiring to keep us endlessly enmeshed.</p> <p>Friday night, a drone, apparently modeled on a U.S. drone that fell into Iran's hands, intruded briefly into Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights, and was shot down by an Apache helicopter.<p>Updated: Tue Feb 13, 2018</p> cf5f68fec78d5eb6a326141a6aef1b15 Trump -- Middle American Radical for 02/09/2018 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>President Trump is the leader of America's conservative party. </p> <p>Yet not even his allies would describe him as a conservative in the tradition of Robert Taft, Russell Kirk or William F. Buckley.<p>Updated: Fri Feb 09, 2018</p> 2bbf46926ad7947e7c11a54ee60fd656 Nunes Duels the Deep State for 02/06/2018 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>That memo worked up in the Intel Committee of Chairman Devin Nunes may not have sunk the Mueller investigation, but from the sound of the secondary explosions, this torpedo was no dud. </p> <p>The critical charge:<p>Updated: Tue Feb 06, 2018</p> aa592a706cc1f2e3b8b647e20a6ea1ab A Never-Trump Press in Near Panic for 02/02/2018 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"All the News That's Fit to Print" proclaims the masthead of The New York Times. "Democracy Dies in Darkness," echoes The Washington Post. </p> <p>"The people have a right to know," the professors at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism hammered into us in 1962. "Trust the people," we were admonished.<p>Updated: Fri Feb 02, 2018</p> 255b06c68bbae221a44fa1c2b0f0d9da Too Many Wars. Too Many Enemies. for 01/30/2018 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>If Turkey is not bluffing, U.S. troops in Manbij, Syria, could be under fire by week's end, and NATO engulfed in the worst crisis in its history.</p> <p>Turkish President Erdogan said Friday his troops will cleanse Manbij of Kurdish fighters, alongside whom U.S. troops are embedded. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 30, 2018</p> adc4e07f30a7d21b5708793b3954d4a0 In a Trump Hunt, Beware the Perjury Trap for 01/26/2018 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Asked if he would agree to be interviewed by Robert Mueller's team, President Donald Trump told the White House press corps, "I would love to do it ... as soon as possible. ... under oath, absolutely."</p> <p>On hearing this, the special counsel's office must have looked like the Eagles' locker room after the 38-7 rout of the Vikings put them in the Super Bowl.<p>Updated: Fri Jan 26, 2018</p> 50d8afa070f8f09184ad507338a322e7 Is Democracy on the Way Down? for 01/23/2018 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"The Western democratic system is hailed by the developed world as near perfect and the most superior political system to run a country," mocked China's official new agency. </p> <p>"However, what's happening in the United States today will make more people worldwide reflect on the viability and legitimacy of such a chaotic political system."<p>Updated: Tue Jan 23, 2018</p> e0db1e9f10615510c566d4c19717f63d A US-Turkish Clash in Syria? for 01/19/2018 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The war for dominance in the Middle East, following the crushing of ISIS, appears about to commence in Syria &#8212; with NATO allies America and Turkey on opposing sides.</p> <p>Turkey is moving armor and troops south to Syria's border enclave of Afrin, occupied by Kurds, to drive them out, and then drive the Syrian Kurds out of Manbij further south as well. <p>Updated: Fri Jan 19, 2018</p> 77e007d4dda37b22140def399c8b741b Trump: In Immigration Debate, Race Matters for 01/16/2018 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>President Trump "said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist. ... I cannot believe ... any president has ever spoken the words that I ... heard our president speak yesterday." </p> <p>So wailed Sen. Dick Durbin after departing the White House. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 16, 2018</p> de76879fc899ebd1b6aca7d93bddb80a Little Rocket Man Wins the Round for 01/12/2018 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>After a year in which he tested a hydrogen bomb and an ICBM, threatened to destroy the United States, and called President Trump "a dotard," Kim Jong Un, at the gracious invitation of the president of South Korea, will be sending a skating team to the "Peace Olympics." </p> <p>An impressive year for Little Rocket Man.<p>Updated: Fri Jan 12, 2018</p> 76f201bc1744952a08d5153e9e676850 What Is America's Mission Now? for 01/09/2018 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Informing Iran, "The U.S. is watching what you do," Amb. Nikki Haley called an emergency meeting Friday of the Security Council regarding the riots in Iran. The session left her and us looking ridiculous.</p> <p>France's ambassador tutored Haley that how nations deal with internal disorders is not the council's concern. Russia's ambassador suggested the United Nations should have looked into our Occupy Wall Street clashes and how the Missouri cops handled Ferguson.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 09, 2018</p> 60223737e0dc46f07002b7114f1d26e6 Fire Bell in the Night for the Ayatollah for 01/05/2018 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>As tens of thousands marched in the streets of Tehran on Wednesday in support of the regime, the head of the Revolutionary Guard Corps assured Iranians the "sedition" had been defeated.</p> <p>Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari is whistling past the graveyard. <p>Updated: Fri Jan 05, 2018</p> 7853f04405f7a99f91cb6d4803b60e10 The Times Rides to Mueller's Rescue for 01/02/2018 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>What caused the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in July 2016, which evolved into the criminal investigation that is said today to imperil the Trump presidency?</p> <p>As James Comey's FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller have, for 18 months, failed to prove Donald Trump's "collusion" with the Kremlin, what was it, in mid-2016, that justified starting this investigation? <p>Updated: Tue Jan 02, 2018</p> 6a72d71d5cac58d9740d2187fb73ea47 Will War Cancel Trump's Triumphs? for 12/29/2017 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Asked what he did during the French Revolution, Abbe Sieyes replied, "I survived." </p> <p>Donald Trump can make the same boast.<p>Updated: Fri Dec 29, 2017</p> 3384db55cb3e66f7b1e0ff77b72ad8a1 Did the FBI Conspire to Stop Trump? for 12/26/2017 Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The original question the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign was to answer was a simple one: Did he do it?</p> <p>Did Trump, or officials with his knowledge, collude with Vladimir Putin's Russia to hack the emails of John Podesta and the DNC, and leak the contents to damage Hillary Clinton and elect Donald Trump?<p>Updated: Tue Dec 26, 2017</p> 114269121aaacb7b572dd464f92b1280 Republicans Bet the Farm for 12/22/2017 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p></p><p>President Trump, every Republican senator, and the GOP majority in Speaker Paul Ryan's House just put the future of their party on the line. <p>Updated: Fri Dec 22, 2017</p> 039a73c8e9478a89ec24c5475d9880a4 Who Wants War with Iran -- and Why? for 12/19/2017 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In the run-up to Christmas, President Donald Trump has been the beneficiary of some surprisingly good news and glad tidings.</p> <p>Sunday, Vladimir Putin called to thank him and the CIA for providing Russia critical information that helped abort an ISIS plot to massacre visitors to Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg. <p>Updated: Tue Dec 19, 2017</p>