Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:23:27 -0700 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate 4333ab31c71b60cb1ceadd63519871cc Will Justice Amy Star in 'The Five'? for 09/29/2020 Tue, 29 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>By nominating Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Donald Trump kept his word, and more than that. </p> <p>Should she be confirmed, he will have made history. <p>Updated: Tue Sep 29, 2020</p> f49d5fade1a5d633f9112c06a7afe69e All the Chips Are on the Table Now for 09/25/2020 Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"As everyone knows, I made it clear that my first choice for the Supreme Court will make history as the first African American woman justice."</p> <p>So Joe Biden promised. Since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, however, Biden has refused to produce a list of Black female judges and scholars whom he would consider for the now-vacant seat.</p> <p>What is his problem?<p>Updated: Fri Sep 25, 2020</p> 3a35add0ff4e214a5d74552ddf08b1d1 Last Best Chance to Capture Supreme Court for 09/22/2020 Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are on the cusp of making history.</p> <p>With Trump having named two justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, they have an opening to elevate a third justice to fill the seat of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, thereby securing the constitutionalism of the court for a generation. <p>Updated: Tue Sep 22, 2020</p> 4d98ca4a35ce94b72b2646e5fd130316 Is Peace at Hand in the Middle East? for 09/18/2020 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Having presided over the recognition of Israel by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, President Donald Trump has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize amid talk of peace breaking out across the region.</p> <p>Assuredly, this is a major diplomatic breakthrough, and Nancy's Pelosi's sour-grapes dismissal of the deal as a "distraction" testifies to that truth.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 18, 2020</p> b0bb0992e23691a492309e61509fc167 Are the Forever Wars Really Ending? for 09/15/2020 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"There is no... sound reason for the United States to continue sacrificing precious lives and treasure in a conflict not directly connected to our safety or other vital national interests." </p> <p>So said William Ruger about Afghanistan, our longest war.</p> <p>What makes this statement significant is that President Donald Trump has ordered a drawdown by mid-October of half of the 8,600 troops still in the country. And Ruger was just named U.S. ambassador to Kabul. <p>Updated: Tue Sep 15, 2020</p> 63b9628cbca3422b64828d44897a7fd1 A Focused Trump Can Still Pull It Out for 09/11/2020 Fri, 11 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If Donald Trump loses the election, history will attribute his defeat to a pandemic that killed 200,000 Americans during his reelection campaign, and a historic depression deliberately induced to put the economy in a coma as the nation suffered through that pandemic.</p> <p>But despite the worst hand dealt a sitting president since Herbert Hoover in 1932, Trump is by no means cooked. <p>Updated: Fri Sep 11, 2020</p> a0ed7fb5c5554cf37e860dcc5741943a Why DC Statehood Is a Suicidal Gamble for 09/04/2020 Fri, 04 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When U.S. cities erupted after the death of George Floyd, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser was in the vanguard of the protests, renaming a section of downtown Black Lives Matter Plaza, and painting the name in letters on the street so huge they could be seen from space. </p> <p>Thursday, however, Bowser awoke to those same BLM protesters yelling outside her home, denouncing a "D.C. police murder of a Black Man," and demanding the mayor fire Police Chief Peter Newsham. <p>Updated: Fri Sep 04, 2020</p> af49e521851f96f94487463eeb131069 Where Will All These War Games Lead? for 09/01/2020 Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In northeast Syria last week, a U.S. military vehicle collided with a Russian armored vehicle, injuring four American soldiers.</p> <p>Both the Americans and Russians blame each other for failing to follow established rules of the road. Had an American been killed, we could have had a crisis on our hands.<p>Updated: Tue Sep 01, 2020</p> 6dc0c0433d53346adfa890fd84ee123c Is Biden Ceding the Law-and-Order Issue? for 08/28/2020 Fri, 28 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Is Joe Biden forfeiting the law-and-order issue to Donald Trump?</p> <p>So it would seem.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 28, 2020</p> 07be35cc961fbd8ff2b628a0cdb978a1 A Most Consequential Presidency for 08/25/2020 Tue, 25 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>As Donald Trump is about to be nominated for a second term, how his presidency has already altered the orientation of his party is on display. </p> <p>Under Trump, the GOP ceased to be a party of small government whose yardstick of success was how close it came to a balanced budget.</p> <p>Trump signed on this spring to $3 trillion in deficit spending to rescue the economy from a depression into which the government had shoved it to control the spread of the coronavirus. He is prepared to spend a trillion dollars more.<p>Updated: Tue Aug 25, 2020</p> d41e2439f2d266819d3cac6eff002fce Will the Catholic Bishops Call Out Joe? for 08/21/2020 Fri, 21 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>As a cradle Catholic and recipient of Notre Dame's Laetare Medal, Joe Biden is outspoken in declaring that the principles and beliefs of his Catholic faith guide his public life.</p> <p>"Joe is a man of faith," was a recurring theme at the Democratic convention that nominated him to become our second Catholic president. </p> <p>Biden has often affirmed the centrality of his faith to his decisions in public life. In a video released on the eve of the convention, he credited Pope Francis and the nuns who educated him with making him the man he is today.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 21, 2020</p> d7223d25c8845a9179347589f6cfb91d The Progressive Racism of the Ivy League for 08/18/2020 Tue, 18 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If the definition of racism is deliberate discrimination based on race, color or national origin, Yale University appears to be a textbook case of "systemic racism." </p> <p>And, so, the Department of Justice contends.<p>Updated: Tue Aug 18, 2020</p> 5cffe58f8bda5a42fe5ed934af4518d3 Is Biden-Harris on Tom Dewey's Path? for 08/14/2020 Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Accused of being a serial harasser in 2019, Joe Biden did what comes naturally. He apologized for perceived past misbehavior, and, to appease his accusers, pledged to choose a woman for a Biden ticket.</p> <p>Reacting to the racial rage that erupted after the death of George Floyd under the knee of a white Minneapolis cop, Biden reacted again. He put out word he would be looking closely for a Black woman to run with.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 14, 2020</p> d60925e3d78f713c7a880f36b38508cc The Real World Reasserts Itself for 08/11/2020 Tue, 11 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Since the death of George Floyd beneath the knee of a cop in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, the nation has been instructed by its cultural elites that this is the daily reality that a racist America has too long ignored </p> <p>Our nation, it was shouted in our faces, is a place where white cops harass, brutalize, assault and kill Black Americans regularly and with impunity. <p>Updated: Tue Aug 11, 2020</p> 9eb69746bd96d33d553bb12ef1e12ec4 Biden's Game Plan -- Take No Risks & Run Out the Clock for 08/07/2020 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When Vice President Calvin Coolidge ascended to the presidency on the death of Warren Harding in 1923, a wag remarked that Silent Cal's career had exhibited unmistakable signs of celestial intervention. </p> <p>Governor Coolidge vaulted to national attention during the Boston police strike of 1919, where, in a stinging letter to Sam Gompers of the AFL, he thundered: "There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time." <p>Updated: Fri Aug 07, 2020</p> 8427df10f79a3010ef43bfb4f7f60851 As the Filibuster Goes, So Goes the GOP for 08/04/2020 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." </p> <p>This was the nightmare of Ben Franklin.<p>Updated: Tue Aug 04, 2020</p> 73cc21afcc08a903afc6ff70d31f9298 The Biden Rule: 'No Men Need Apply!' for 07/31/2020 Fri, 31 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>There is a real possibility that, this coming week, Joe Biden will be selecting the 47th president of the United States. </p> <p>For the woman Biden picks &#8212; he has promised to exclude from consideration all men, black, brown, white or Asian &#8212; has a better chance of succeeding to the presidency than any vice presidential nominee in U.S. history, other than perhaps Harry Truman.<p>Updated: Fri Jul 31, 2020</p> 86c07fd1526e9518240e394dc40b139f American 'Stormtroopers' -- A Bright Shining Lie for 07/28/2020 Tue, 28 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>With the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse under nightly siege from violent radicals, and Portland's police hard-pressed to protect it, President Trump sent in federal agents to secure the building.</p> <p>The reaction from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: </p> <p>"The use of stormtroopers under the guise of law and order is a tactic that is not appropriate to our country in any way."<p>Updated: Tue Jul 28, 2020</p> 8a0ba06dda0f3a6bd63a4db1883cd142 Stress Test of a Straining Superpower for 07/24/2020 Fri, 24 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>How great a burden can even an unrivaled superpower carry before it buckles and breaks? We may be about to find out.</p> <p>Rome was the superpower of its time, ruling for centuries almost the entirety of what was then called the civilized world. <p>Updated: Fri Jul 24, 2020</p> 615c16895d0c9033248a664382e41662 Rising Diversity Is Joe Biden's Worry, Too for 07/21/2020 Tue, 21 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Is her racial diversity America's greatest strength?</p> <p>So we are told. Yet, even before America becomes a majority-minority nation, 25 years from now, recent changes in the composition of the country are going to impact both parties in 2020.</p> <p>According to Brookings Institution demographer William Frey, between 2010 and 2020, while America's population grew by 20 million, our white population fell for the first time since the 1790 census.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 21, 2020</p>