Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Mon, 26 Aug 2019 01:07:11 -0700 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate 052559a0f02dbb05d6a7643903a7c8d9 Greenland: Trump's MAGA Idea! for 08/23/2019 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>To those of us of who learned our U.S. history from texts in the 1940s and '50s, <span class="column--highlighted-text">President Donald Trump's brainstorm of acquiring Greenland fits into a venerable tradition of American expansionism.</span></p> <p>The story begins with colonial officer George Washington's march out toward Fort Duquesne in 1754 and crushing defeat and near death at Fort Necessity, where, according to myth, he fired the first shot of what would become the French and Indian War. <p>Updated: Fri Aug 23, 2019</p> 3c654d31c5bdaf9c386851af645a0989 When, If Ever, Can We Lay This Burden Down? for 08/20/2019 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Friday, President Donald Trump met in New Jersey with his national security advisers and envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who is negotiating with the Taliban to bring about peace, and a U.S. withdrawal from America's longest war.</p> <p>U.S. troops have been fighting in Afghanistan since 2001, in a war that has cost 2,400 American lives. <p>Updated: Tue Aug 20, 2019</p> 84414ea24d0180690fc694306d0538df Trump's Great Gamble for 08/16/2019 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump's reelection hopes hinge on two things: the state of the economy in 2020 and the identity of the Democratic nominee.</p> <p>The further left the Democrats go to select their candidate, the greater the probability Trump wins a second term.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 16, 2019</p> 7b8712c647c685f35e1b9078f465b427 China, Not Russia, the Greater Threat for 08/13/2019 Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Ten weeks of protests, some huge, a few violent, culminated Monday with a shutdown of the Hong Kong airport.</p> <p>Ominously, Beijing described the violent weekend demonstrations as "deranged" acts that are "the first signs of terrorism," and vowed a merciless crackdown on the perpetrators.<p>Updated: Tue Aug 13, 2019</p> 718056a4c803bbd73468e4d02876ba6f Biden Goes All In on the Race Issue for 08/09/2019 Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Those who believed America's racial divide would begin to close with the civil rights acts of the 1960s and the election of a black president in this century appear to have been overly optimistic. </p> <p>The race divide seems deeper and wider than at any time in our lifetimes. Most of the aspiring leaders of the Democratic Party have apparently concluded that branding the president a "racist" and "white supremacist" is the strategy to pursue to win the nomination and the White House.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 09, 2019</p> 405dffe332555028ed6b82f3a9845370 Exploiting Massacres to Raise Poll Ratings for 08/06/2019 Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It was two days of contrast that tell us about America 2019. </p> <p>In El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, following the mass murders of Saturday and Sunday morning, the local folks on camera &#8212; police, prosecutors, mayors, FBI and city officials &#8212; were nonpartisan, patient, polite and dignified in the unity and solemnity of their grief for their dead and wounded.<p>Updated: Tue Aug 06, 2019</p> b66020d4a7a37d661f1ac3d88892fede A Multicultural Mugging of Uncle Joe for 08/02/2019 Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In his opening statement at Wednesday's Democratic debate in Detroit, Joe Biden addressed Donald Trump while pointing proudly to the racial and ethnic diversity of the nine Democrats standing beside him.</p> <p>"Mr. President, this is America and we are strong and great because of this diversity, not in spite of it. ... We love it. We are here to stay. And we certainly are not going to leave it to you."<p>Updated: Fri Aug 02, 2019</p> c7687360ca4734dcb008260496cc1183 Is Trump Capturing the 'Law and Order' Issue? for 07/30/2019 Tue, 30 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Did President Donald Trump launch his Twitter barrage at Elijah Cummings simply because the Baltimore congressman was black? </p> <p>Was it just a "racist" attack on a member of the Black Caucus?</p> <p>Or did Trump go after Cummings after a Saturday Fox News report that his district was in far worse condition than the Mexican border area for which Cummings had demagogically berated Border Patrol agents?<p>Updated: Tue Jul 30, 2019</p> ee7f438073214b2411944d72e09a6ed3 After Mueller Debacle, Where Do Democrats Go? for 07/26/2019 Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Democrats who were looking to cast Robert Mueller as the star in a TV special, "The Impeachment of Donald Trump," can probably tear up the script. They're gonna be needing a new one.</p> <p>For six hours Wednesday, as three cable news networks and ABC, CBS and NBC all carried live the hearings of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, the Mueller report was thoroughly trashed.<p>Updated: Fri Jul 26, 2019</p> 2cf40c74ddfecfa99543a12a9aa9d9a1 America: An Us vs. Them Country for 07/23/2019 Tue, 23 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Send her back! Send her back!"</p> <p>The 13 seconds of that chant at the rally in North Carolina, in response to Donald Trump's recital of the outrages of Somali-born Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, will not soon be forgotten, or forgiven.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 23, 2019</p> 4ef9d1240859408c71edac754d83cff8 Is a New US Mideast War Inevitable? for 07/19/2019 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In October 1950, as U.S. forces were reeling from hordes of Chinese troops who had intervened massively in the Korean War, a 5,000-man Turkish brigade arrived to halt an onslaught by six Chinese divisions.</p> <p>Said supreme commander Gen. Douglas MacArthur: "The Turks are the hero of heroes. There is no impossibility for the Turkish Brigade." <p>Updated: Fri Jul 19, 2019</p> 36a0c02a3aa8f658dafc46a19789a66b Trump Fuels a Tribal War in Nancy's House for 07/16/2019 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>President Donald Trump's playground taunt Sunday that "the Squad" of four new radical liberal House Democrats, all women of color, should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came," dominated Monday morning's headlines. </p> <p>Yet those headlines smothered the deeper story. </p> <p>The Democrats are today using language to describe their own leaders that is similar to the language of the 1960s radicals who denounced Democratic segregationist governors like Ross Barnett and George Wallace. <p>Updated: Tue Jul 16, 2019</p> b33523d0452987d0f11963d948ba8bd4 Are Yanks and Brits Going Their Separate Ways? for 07/12/2019 Fri, 12 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>When Sir Kim Darroch's secret cable to London was leaked to the Daily Mail, wherein he called the Trump administration "dysfunctional ... unpredictable ... faction-riven ... diplomatically clumsy and inept," the odds on his survival as U.K. ambassador plummeted.</p> <p>When President Donald Trump's tweeted retort called Darroch "wacky," a "stupid guy" and "pompous fool" who had been "foisted on the US," the countdown to the end began. </p> <p>The fatal blow came when, in a debate with his rival for prime minister, Boris Johnson, who will likely replace Theresa May before the end of July, left Darroch twisting in the wind.<p>Updated: Fri Jul 12, 2019</p> ebcfeb2e4abb0f84f03e94d13cd34a1e Are Democrats Ceding the Center to Trump? for 07/09/2019 Tue, 09 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Since the Democratic debates in June, the tide seems to have receded for the party and its presidential hopefuls.</p> <p>In new polls, only Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump comfortably. <p>Updated: Tue Jul 09, 2019</p> 42ce36456794380d6417d862fd9dbb6d Trump's Patriotism Vs. The New Anti-Americanism for 07/05/2019 Fri, 05 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Despite all the grousing and griping about his "politicizing" of the Fourth of July and "militarizing" America's birthday, President Donald Trump turned the tables on his antagonists, and pulled it off.</p> <p>As master of ceremonies and keynote speaker at his "Salute to America" Independence Day event, Trump was a manifest success.<p>Updated: Fri Jul 05, 2019</p> fdab82751f801131f7e95f0f9ddf87c7 Is Putin Right? Has Liberalism Lost the World? for 07/02/2019 Tue, 02 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"The liberal idea has become obsolete. ... (Liberals) cannot simply dictate anything to anyone as they have been attempting to do over the recent decades."</p> <p>Such was the confident claim of Vladimir Putin to the Financial Times on the eve of a G-20 gathering that appeared to validate his thesis.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 02, 2019</p> b2e6f99633969ed3117b8137d2200b08 Memo to Trump: Trade Bolton for Tulsi for 06/28/2019 Fri, 28 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"For too long our leaders have failed us, taking us into one regime change war after the next, leading us into a new Cold War and arms race, costing us trillions of our hard-earned tax payer dollars and countless lives. This insanity must end."</p> <p>Donald Trump, circa 2016?<p>Updated: Fri Jun 28, 2019</p> c38d0370651ada069a6dce5fcef3ab3d Trump: War President or Anti-Interventionist? for 06/25/2019 Tue, 25 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Visualizing 150 Iranian dead from a missile strike that he had ordered, President Donald Trump recoiled and canceled the strike, a brave decision and defining moment for his presidency.</p> <p>Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence had signed off on the strike on Iran as the right response to Tehran's shootdown of a U.S. Global Hawk spy plane over the Gulf of Oman. <p>Updated: Tue Jun 25, 2019</p> 9df357d481b0a32957bf5aeddf93f8bf Will Joe Repudiate His Segregationist Friends? for 06/21/2019 Fri, 21 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Apologize for what? Cory should apologize. He knows better. There's not a racist bone in my body."</p> <p>Thus did a stung Joe Biden answer rival Cory Booker's demand he apologize for telling contributors, in a southern drawl, "I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland, He never called me 'boy.' He always called me 'son."<p>Updated: Fri Jun 21, 2019</p> 2b9059d09ed2fd15fe9497ea35c4819a War With Iran Would Become 'Trump's War' for 06/18/2019 Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump cannot want war with Iran. </p> <p>Such a war, no matter how long, would be fought in and around the Persian Gulf, through which a third of the world's seaborne oil travels. It could trigger a worldwide recession and imperil Trump's reelection. <p>Updated: Tue Jun 18, 2019</p>