Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:37:17 -0700 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate 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> 35fc4d14237913009219a0d3c5d4f6ee The Forever War? for 06/06/2017 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>On May 22, Salman Abedi, 22, waiting at the entrance of the Arianna Grande pop concert in Manchester, blew himself up, killing almost two dozen people, among them parents waiting to pick up their children. </p> <p>Saturday, three Islamic terrorists committed "suicide-by-cop," using a van to run down pedestrians on London Bridge, and then slashing and stabbing patrons of pubs and diners in the nearby Borough Market. <p>Updated: Tue Jun 06, 2017</p> 09e748feefdfb8df5c6c4c75ccddb37f Is Afghanistan a Lost Cause? for 06/02/2017 Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"We are there and we are committed" was the regular retort of Secretary of State Dean Rusk during the war in Vietnam.</p> <p>Whatever you may think of our decision to go in, Rusk was saying, if we walk away, the United States loses the first war in its history, with all that means for Southeast Asia and America's position in the world.<p>Updated: Fri Jun 02, 2017</p> 2e71028a1a88a30edaa147d9758d4e99 Breakup of the West? for 05/30/2017 Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>By the time Air Force One started down the runaway at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, to bring President Trump home, the Atlantic had grown markedly wider than it was when he flew to Riyadh.</p> <p>In a Munich beer hall Sunday, Angela Merkel confirmed it. <p>Updated: Tue May 30, 2017</p> d9418efcbb6871c3d20f12006cb5ee25 After the Confederates, Who's Next? for 05/26/2017 Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah.</p> <p>Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois.</p> <p>By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia's capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And "Uncle Billy" Sherman was a liberator.<p>Updated: Fri May 26, 2017</p> eb6c3f2d69604768e0f151f5c7b580c3 A Special Prosecutor for Criminal Leaks for 05/23/2017 Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Who is the real threat to the national security?</p> <p>Is it President Trump who shared with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov the intelligence that ISIS was developing laptop bombs to put aboard airliners?<p>Updated: Tue May 23, 2017</p> 9d91b30770d7bed3168df42eca34b665 Rosenstein Joins the Posse for 05/19/2017 Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"With the stroke of a pen, Rod Rosenstein redeemed his reputation," writes Dana Milbank of The Washington Post. </p> <p>What had Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein done to be welcomed home by the Post like the prodigal son?<p>Updated: Fri May 19, 2017</p> 8ebf5acfa3cf3ef826ae448da8fe02f5 Comey & The Saturday Night Massacre for 05/16/2017 Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said Marx.</p> <p>On publication day of my memoir of Richard Nixon's White House, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Instantly, the media cried "Nixonian," comparing it to the 1973 Saturday Night Massacre.<p>Updated: Tue May 16, 2017</p> c0b4a3358452e06e6cc0bd14c5ab9942 What Is America's Goal in the World? for 05/12/2017 Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For the World War II generation there was clarity. </p> <p>The attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec 7, 1941, united the nation as it had never been before &#8212; in the conviction that Japan must be smashed, no matter how long it took or how many lives it cost.<p>Updated: Fri May 12, 2017</p> d699a6671f874882d94c1b346c0bffed Nixon and Trump, Then and Now for 05/09/2017 Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For two years, this writer has been consumed by two subjects.</p> <p>First, the presidency of Richard Nixon, in whose White House I served from its first day to its last, covered in my new book, "Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever."<p>Updated: Tue May 09, 2017</p> 98821adc29cd1daa5e24f31debfc9ead How Berkeley Birthed the Right for 05/05/2017 Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In December 1964, a Silver Age of American liberalism, to rival the Golden Age of FDR and the New Deal, seemed to be upon us.</p> <p>Barry Goldwater had been crushed in a 44-state landslide and the GOP reduced to half the size of the Democratic Party, with but 140 seats in the House and 32 in the Senate.<p>Updated: Fri May 05, 2017</p> fbc25d24a13eb03a3159affebab1432a Nixon's Revenge: The Fall of the Adversary Press for 05/02/2017 Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Saturday's White House Correspondents Association dinner exposed anew how far from Middle America our elite media reside.</p> <p>At the dinner, the electricity was gone, the glamor and glitz were gone. Neither the president nor his White House staff came. Even Press Secretary Sean Spicer begged off.<p>Updated: Tue May 02, 2017</p> 94ab70243ef1e438ddf2a959c8660e14 The Rise of the Generals for 04/28/2017 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Has President Donald Trump outsourced foreign policy to the generals?</p> <p>So it would seem. Candidate Trump held out his hand to Vladimir Putin. He rejected further U.S. intervention in Syria other than to smash ISIS. <p>Updated: Fri Apr 28, 2017</p> 2d481c4f052f7a9c8ef58b0c6a4d076c Is Macron the EU's Last Best Hope? for 04/25/2017 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For the French establishment, Sunday's presidential election came close to a near-death experience. As the Duke of Wellington said of Waterloo, it was a "damn near-run thing."</p> <p>Neither candidate of the two major parties that have ruled France since Charles De Gaulle even made it into the runoff, an astonishing repudiation of France's national elite. <p>Updated: Tue Apr 25, 2017</p> 7f5edbe43c029bfaf9904684ea3bb519 Is Democracy in a Death Spiral? for 04/21/2017 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"You all start with the premise that democracy is some good. I don't think it's worth a damn. Churchill is right. The only thing to be said for democracy is that there is nothing else that's any better. ...</p> <p>"People say, 'If the Congress were more representative of the people it would be better.' I say Congress is too damn representative. It's just as stupid as the people are, just as uneducated, just as dumb, just as selfish."<p>Updated: Fri Apr 21, 2017</p> e9d86a9dd4098ca2d33f6351c1e74f7e War Cries Drown Out 'America First' for 04/18/2017 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?" tweeted President Donald Trump on Easter Sunday.</p> <p>Earlier, after discovering "great chemistry" with Chinese President Xi Jinping over "the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake" at Mar-a-Lago, Trump had confided, "I explained ... that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!"<p>Updated: Tue Apr 18, 2017</p>