Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:36:49 -0700 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate 08e2686009e0f6ee7b6aab3700967890 Is the Pandemic Killing Biden's Bid? for 03/31/2020 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"This is the question that is going to dominate the election: How did you perform in the great crisis?"</p> <p>So says GOP Congressman Tom Cole of Oklahoma in today's New York Times. </p> <p>GOP National Committeeman Henry Barbour of Mississippi calls the crisis "a defining moment... The more (Trump) reassures Americans, gives them the facts and delivers results, the harder it will be for Joe Biden."<p>Updated: Tue Mar 31, 2020</p> c3d73137d1d3e33052b4fa88e5db5965 Can This Pandemic Usher in a New Era? for 03/27/2020 Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>To fight the coronavirus at home, France is removing all military forces from Iraq.</p> <p>When NATO scaled back its war games in Europe because of the pandemic, Russia reciprocated. Moscow announced it would cancel its war games along NATO's border. <p>Updated: Fri Mar 27, 2020</p> aef120879da670226ac66a633c9305f1 Must We Kill the Economy to Kill the Virus? for 03/24/2020 Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself," tweeted the president on Sunday night, adding that, after the current 15-day shutdown, "we will make a decision as to which way we want to go."</p> <p>President Trump is said to be privately expressing a deepening concern at the damage the coronavirus shutdown is doing to the U.S. economy and debating whether it can be safely reopened.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 24, 2020</p> 637f144122582618547dd53de8531c14 Are Americans All-In for a Long Coronavirus War? for 03/20/2020 Fri, 20 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"It's a war," says President Donald Trump of his efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and likening his role to that of "wartime president."</p> <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo welcomed the president's claim to his commander in chief role in the crisis and his resolve: "The president and I agreed yesterday... we're fighting the same war &#8212; and this is a war."<p>Updated: Fri Mar 20, 2020</p> a11840967f2af05df41762851c5b46e4 In the Pandemic, It's Every Nation for Itself for 03/17/2020 Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time," said Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey to a friend on the eve of Britain's entry into the First World War.</p> <p>Observing from afar as the coronavirus pandemic ravages the Old Continent, Grey's words return to mind. And as the Great War changed Europe forever, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be changing the way European peoples see each other. <p>Updated: Tue Mar 17, 2020</p> a32a7805961571860c5b3f4a7fcc57fc Will the Coronavirus Kill the New World Order? for 03/13/2020 Fri, 13 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Dr. Brian Monahan, attending physician of Congress, told a closed meeting of Senate staffers this week that 70 million to 150 million Americans &#8212; a third of the nation &#8212; could contract the coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci testified that the mortality rate for COVID-19 will likely run near 1%.</p> <p>Translation: Between 750,000 and 1.1 million Americans may die of this disease before it runs its course. The latter figure is equal to all the U.S. dead in World War II and on both sides in the Civil War.<p>Updated: Fri Mar 13, 2020</p> 3b0792bf8dcb2af1199eac7456ea0a04 Is This How Europe Ends? for 03/10/2020 Tue, 10 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"Fortress Europe is an illusion."</p> <p>So declares the Financial Times in the closing line of its Saturday editorial: "Europe Cannot Ignore Syrian Migrant Crisis."</p> <p>The FT undertakes to instruct the Old Continent on what its duty is and what its future holds: "The EU will face flows of migrants and asylum seekers across the Mediterranean for decades to come."<p>Updated: Tue Mar 10, 2020</p> 4ba2d99d456ffec204bd9cf440a3298c Will Joe Kick It Away Again? for 03/06/2020 Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>A week ago, the candidacy of Joe Biden was at death's door. </p> <p>On a taping of "The McLaughlin Group," this writer suggested it might be time to "call the rectory" and have the monsignor come render last rites.<p>Updated: Fri Mar 06, 2020</p> eedd5526a73683b920ee84400bcc94f5 The Establishment's Ultimatum: Scuttle Bernie! for 03/03/2020 Tue, 03 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>After Joe Biden's blowout victory in South Carolina Saturday and the swift withdrawal of Tom Steyer, "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the decisive day of the race for the Democratic nomination, Super Tuesday, is at hand. </p> <p>Fourteen states &#8212; including California and Texas and delegate-rich Colorado, North Carolina and Virginia &#8212; hold primaries today, where 40% of the delegates to the Democratic convention will be chosen.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 03, 2020</p> 50b5dea040bb210ff14659c1c37f7b94 Coronavirus Crisis Is Trump's Time to Lead for 02/28/2020 Fri, 28 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">Not until well into the Democratic debate Tuesday night did the COVID-19 coronavirus come up, and it was Mike Bloomberg, not a CBS moderator, who raised it:</span><br></p> <p>"The president fired the pandemic specialist in this country two years ago," the former New York mayor said. "There's nobody here to figure out what the hell we should be doing. And he's defunded the CDC."<p>Updated: Fri Feb 28, 2020</p> 5e676aff9a74b0609a2f8941c228e900 Will JFK's Party Become Sanders' Party? for 02/25/2020 Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Sen. Bernie Sanders may be on the cusp of both capturing the Democratic nomination and transforming his party as dramatically as President Donald Trump captured and remade the Republican Party.</p> <p>After his sweep of the Nevada caucuses, following popular vote victories in Iowa and New Hampshire, Sanders has the enthusiasm and the momentum, as the crucial battles loom in South Carolina on Saturday and Super Tuesday on March 3. </p> <p>The next eight days could decide it all.<p>Updated: Tue Feb 25, 2020</p> f89c8cb842a9063f08b38f6f51a6db93 Was the Debate Beat Down Fatal for Mayor Mike? for 02/21/2020 Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Wednesday night in Las Vegas, Mayor Mike Bloomberg learned what it is like to be thrown up against a wall and frisked.</p> <p>At the opening of the Democratic debate, his first, Mayor Mike was greeted by his nearest neighbor on stage, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, with this warm welcome:<p>Updated: Fri Feb 21, 2020</p> a6ea8bbd87865fb2d878197c7018a8ef If Duterte Wants Us Out, Let's Go for 02/18/2020 Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has just given us notice he will be terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement that governs U.S. military personnel in the islands.</p> <p>His notification starts the clock running on a six-month deadline. If no new agreement is negotiated, the VFA is dissolved.<p>Updated: Tue Feb 18, 2020</p> b92c1a21315046ac6ab3e5f8f904a2a5 An Establishment in Panic for 02/14/2020 Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>From the day he entered the race, Joe Biden was the great hope of the Democratic establishment to spare them from the horrifying prospect of a 2020 race between The Donald and Bernie Sanders. </p> <p>Today, that same establishment wants Joe out of the race. <p>Updated: Fri Feb 14, 2020</p> 9f39d92eba736a99fc523d7eed22a442 Long Before Trump, We Were a Divided People for 02/11/2020 Tue, 11 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In a way, Donald Trump might be called The Great Uniter.</p> <p>Bear with me. No Republican president in the lifetime of this writer, not even Ronald Reagan, united the party as did Trump in the week of his acquittal in the Senate and State of the Union address.<p>Updated: Tue Feb 11, 2020</p> 96b494f2b53f01e0068475c4555de494 Are the Bells Tolling for Amy, Liz & Joe? for 02/07/2020 Fri, 07 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>By the end of February, the race for the Democratic nomination may have come down to a choice of one of three white men.</p> <p>Two are well into their 70s, and either would be the oldest president ever inaugurated. The third is a 38-year-old gay in a same-sex marriage who would be our youngest president ever. <p>Updated: Fri Feb 07, 2020</p> 38a773df54211dae67cb0dd8a0c66d42 Failed Coup of a Failing Establishment for 02/04/2020 Tue, 04 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>It has been a bad few days for the establishment, really bad.</p> <p>In a 51-49 vote, the Senate refused to call witnesses in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump and agreed to end the trial Wednesday, with a near-certain majority vote to acquit the president of all charges.<p>Updated: Tue Feb 04, 2020</p> 7df5c79630d7bc318252aee4f68ebae0 Is Bernie's Hour of Power at Hand? for 01/31/2020 Fri, 31 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Can a septuagenarian socialist who just survived a heart attack and would be 80 years old in his first year in office be elected president of the United States? It's hard to believe but not impossible. </p> <p>As of today, Bernie Sanders looks like one of the better, if not best, bets for the nomination. Polls have him running first or second in the first three contests: Iowa on Monday, and then New Hampshire and Nevada.<p>Updated: Fri Jan 31, 2020</p> ee36135293a8dd614463c8f739e4c868 Impeachment: The Left's Ultimate Weapon for 01/28/2020 Tue, 28 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In 1868, President Andrew Johnson was impeached for violating the Tenure of Office Act that had been enacted by Congress over his veto in 1867. Defying the law, Johnson fired Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, without getting Senate approval, as the act required him to do.</p> <p>In his 1956 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, John F. Kennedy made Edmund Ross one of the Senate's "Profiles in Courage" for his decisive and heroic vote not to convict and remove Johnson. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 28, 2020</p> 13c05aa83d55a00dc9c4a505e24a02e3 Hillary Stuffs Bernie Into 'Basket of Deplorables' for 01/24/2020 Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>"Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician." So says Hillary Clinton of her former Senate colleague and 2016 rival for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders.</p> <p>Her assessment of Sanders' populist-socialist agenda? </p> <p>"It's all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it."<p>Updated: Fri Jan 24, 2020</p>