Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:59:56 -0700 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate ab6accee933faa8c5abade1966721bcc If We Erase Our History, Who Are We? for 08/15/2017 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When the Dodge Charger of 20-year-old Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields Jr., plunged into that crowd of protesters Saturday, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, Fields put Charlottesville on the map of modernity alongside Ferguson.</p> <p>Before Fields ran down the protesters, and then backed up, running down more, what was happening seemed but a bloody brawl between extremists on both sides of the issue of whether Robert E. Lee's statue should be removed from Emancipation Park, formerly Lee Park.<p>Updated: Tue Aug 15, 2017</p> 2a27c82739f6cb4ad538a38815f3fe5f Is the American Empire Worth the Price? for 08/11/2017 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight," Samuel Johnson observed, "it concentrates his mind wonderfully."</p> <p>And the prospect of a future where Kim Jong Un can put a nuclear weapon on a U.S. city is going to cause this nation to reassess the risks and rewards of the American Imperium. <p>Updated: Fri Aug 11, 2017</p> 7f5c82596ca51ee1221be6e8650af81c After the Coup, What Then? for 08/08/2017 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>That the Trump presidency is bedeviled is undeniable.</p> <p>As President Donald Trump flew off for August at his Jersey club, there came word that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III had impaneled a grand jury and subpoenas were going out to Trump family and campaign associates.<p>Updated: Tue Aug 08, 2017</p> 74f24bd06030ea179f2bef033d19a438 Is Trump's Russia Policy Being Hijacked? for 08/04/2017 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In crafting the platform in Cleveland on which Donald Trump would run, America Firsters inflicted a major defeat on the War Party. </p> <p>The platform committee rejected a plank to pull us deeper into Ukraine, by successfully opposing new U.S. arms transfers to Kiev. <p>Updated: Fri Aug 04, 2017</p> 1a0d8f5ce5068df4f5941946a633d169 Shall We Fight Them All? for 08/01/2017 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Saturday, Kim Jong Un tested an ICBM of sufficient range to hit the U.S. mainland. He is now working on its accuracy, and a nuclear warhead small enough to fit atop that missile that can survive re-entry.</p> <p>Unless we believe Kim is a suicidal madman, his goal seems clear. He wants what every nuclear power wants &#8212; the ability to strike his enemy's homeland with horrific impact, in order to deter that enemy.<p>Updated: Tue Aug 01, 2017</p> c07fc4eee0c04a53a098c222d72da6e9 Is Trump Entering a Kill Box? for 07/28/2017 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Given the bravery he showed in stepping out front as the first senator to endorse Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions deserves better from his boss than the Twitter-trashing he has lately received.</p> <p>The attorney general has not only been loyal to Trump and his agenda, he has the respect and affection of ex-colleagues in Congress and, more broadly, of populists and conservatives nationally. <p>Updated: Fri Jul 28, 2017</p> 01d32701a2b181c1231e2c4c92e69e2e Are America's Wars Just and Moral? for 07/25/2017 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"One knowledgeable official estimates that the CIA-backed fighters may have killed or wounded 100,000 Syrian soldiers and their allies," writes columnist David Ignatius.</p> <p>Given that Syria's prewar population was not 10 percent of ours, this is the equivalent of a million dead and wounded Americans. What justifies America's participation in this slaughter?</p> <p>Columnist Eric Margolis summarizes the successes of the six-year civil war to overthrow President Bashar Assad.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 25, 2017</p> 86c3d4ac87d7a43827c16d3e412cd508 Is Iran in Our Gun Sights Now? for 07/21/2017 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Iran must be free. The dictatorship must be destroyed. Containment is appeasement and appeasement is surrender."</p> <p>Thus does our Churchill, Newt Gingrich, dismiss, in dealing with Iran, the policy of containment crafted by George Kennan and pursued by nine U.S. presidents to bloodless victory in the Cold War. <p>Updated: Fri Jul 21, 2017</p> 4909feb8464200b29f9417643e8b3e73 The Real Crimes of Russiagate for 07/18/2017 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For a year, the big question of Russiagate has boiled down to this: Did Donald Trump's campaign collude with the Russians in hacking the DNC?</p> <p>And until last week, the answer was "no."<p>Updated: Tue Jul 18, 2017</p> bd16e4b4f147f158af14e6d1851fd9d5 Russia Baiters and Putin Haters for 07/14/2017 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Is Russia an enemy of the United States?" NBC's Kasie Hunt demanded of Ted Cruz. Replied the runner-up for the GOP nomination, "Russia is a significant adversary. Putin is a KGB thug."</p> <p>To Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine, the revelation that Donald Trump Jr., entertained an offer from the Russians for dirt on Clinton could be considered "treason."<p>Updated: Fri Jul 14, 2017</p> f3acacfb771b806557e7ca3740dad6c5 Alone Perhaps, but Is Trump Right? for 07/11/2017 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>At the G-20 in Hamburg, it is said, President Trump was isolated, without support from the other G-20 members, especially on climate change and trade. </p> <p>Perhaps so. But the crucial question is not whether Trump is alone, but whether he is right. Has Trump read the crisis of the West correctly? Are his warnings valid? Is not the Obama-Merkel vision of a New World Order a utopian fantasy? <p>Updated: Tue Jul 11, 2017</p> 0329100e8ad24ba7249442e0a679018b Patching It Up With Putin for 07/07/2017 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump flew off for his first meeting with Vladimir Putin &#8212; with instructions from our foreign policy elite that he get into the Russian president's face over his hacking in the election of 2016. </p> <p>Hopefully, Trump will ignore these people. For their record of failure is among the reasons Americans elected him to office. <p>Updated: Fri Jul 07, 2017</p> 132f3fcf73c134b150745282c575c781 Is America Still a Nation? for 07/04/2017 Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In the first line of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson speaks of "one people." The Constitution, agreed upon by the Founding Fathers in Philadelphia in 1789, begins, "We the people..."</p> <p>And who were these "people"?<p>Updated: Tue Jul 04, 2017</p> 7675fce3a2b54aeb137338fc154a1e82 An America First Korea Policy for 06/30/2017 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"The North Korean regime is causing tremendous problems and is something that has to be dealt with, and probably dealt with rapidly."</p> <p>So President Trump told reporters in the Rose Garden this week.<p>Updated: Fri Jun 30, 2017</p> cf35ee75bc24486c43c49ec45d25af31 Are Illinois & Puerto Rico Our Future? for 06/27/2017 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If Gov. Bruce Rauner and his legislature in Springfield do not put a budget together by Friday, the Land of Lincoln will be the first state in the Union to see its debt plunge into junk-bond status.</p> <p>Illinois has $14.5 billion in overdue bills, $130 billion in unfunded pension obligations, and no budget. "We can't manage our money," says Rauner. "We're like a banana republic."<p>Updated: Tue Jun 27, 2017</p> 210509a1a1a478522f1d1c377e32403e The Passing of the Pelosi Era for 06/23/2017 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In the first round of the special election for the House seat in Georgia's Sixth District, 30-year-old Jon Ossoff swept 48 percent. He more than doubled the vote of his closest GOP rival, Karen Handel.</p> <p>A Peach State pickup for the Democrats and a huge humiliation for President Trump seemed at hand. <p>Updated: Fri Jun 23, 2017</p> b62e104fff965b88e975fc7d8b502555 After the ISIS War, a US-Russia Collision? for 06/20/2017 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Sunday, a Navy F-18 Hornet shot down a Syrian air force jet, an act of war against a nation with which Congress has never declared or authorized a war. </p> <p>Washington says the Syrian plane was bombing U.S.-backed rebels. Damascus says its plane was attacking ISIS. <p>Updated: Tue Jun 20, 2017</p> ad15a6375eb51b60577b6372f36bd5d3 A Long History of Leftist Hatred for 06/16/2017 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, who aspired to end his life as a mass murderer of Republican Congressmen, was a Donald Trump hater and a Bernie Sanders backer. <p>Updated: Fri Jun 16, 2017</p> a8dd28f8a7dc1cf5c07a10927cce873a Are We Nearing Civil War? for 06/13/2017 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Trump may be chief of state, head of government and commander in chief, but his administration is shot through with disloyalists plotting to bring him down.</p> <p>We are approaching something of a civil war where the capital city seeks the overthrow of the sovereign and its own restoration.<p>Updated: Tue Jun 13, 2017</p> 70ecdc8b078fe23b5a686da2543c8e6b The Impeach-Trump Conspiracy for 06/09/2017 Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Pressed by Megyn Kelly on his ties to President Trump, an exasperated Vladimir Putin blurted out, "We had no relationship at all. ... I never met him. ... Have you all lost your senses over there?"</p> <p>Yes, Vlad, we have.<p>Updated: Fri Jun 09, 2017</p>