Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sun, 26 Jan 2020 11:46:47 -0800 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate 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> 6021ce68677c1c5809eb4fde4ff3557a Is Mass Civil Disobedience Our Future? for 01/21/2020 Tue, 21 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>On the holiday set aside in 2020 to honor Martin Luther King, the premier advocate of nonviolent Gandhian civil disobedience, thousands of gun owners gathered in Richmond to petition peacefully for their rights.</p> <p>King had preached that there was a higher law that justified breaking existing laws that mandated racial segregation. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 21, 2020</p> 4d9bfeae2c6a72a9f70fe1903bc6be28 A Malicious Indictment Mitch Should Toss Out for 01/17/2020 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>About the impeachment of President Donald Trump she engineered with her Democratic majority, Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday: "It's not personal. It's not political. It's not partisan. It's patriotic."</p> <p>Seriously, Madam Speaker? Not political? Not partisan? <p>Updated: Fri Jan 17, 2020</p> a2cb7a8294da13dc1959e45bedfb57f9 Trump's In-Kind Contribution to Bernie for 01/14/2020 Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The directed killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran's blood-soaked field marshal in the "forever war" of the Middle East, has begun to roil the politics of both the region and the USA.</p> <p>A stunned and shaken Iran retaliated by firing a dozen missiles at two U.S. bases in Iraq. Yet, before launching the attack, Iran signaled that its retaliation would be strictly proportionate, to avoid an escalation. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 14, 2020</p> d83fa2166a41cd698b5018084de74193 The Culture War Comes to the Old Dominion for 01/10/2020 Fri, 10 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Since 1969, "Virginia Is for Lovers" has been the tourism and travel slogan of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Advertising Age called it "one of the most iconic ad campaigns in the past 50 years."</p> <p>But the Virginia of 2020 seems to be another country than the friendly commonwealth to which this writer moved four decades ago. <p>Updated: Fri Jan 10, 2020</p> 0a6922d7605ff64bdeb6871a48e770cd If Baghdad Wants Us Out, Let's Go! for 01/07/2020 Tue, 07 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Fifteen years after the U.S. invaded Iraq to turn Saddam Hussein's dictatorship into a beacon of democracy, Iraq's Parliament, amid shouts of "Death to America!" voted to expel all U.S. troops from the country.</p> <p>Though nonbinding, the expulsion vote came after mobs trashed the U.S. embassy in an assault that recalled Tehran 1979. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 07, 2020</p> a62aaa1a553f188d74025151dfade1d7 Our Real Existential Crisis -- Extinction for 01/03/2020 Fri, 03 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>If Western elites were asked to name the greatest crisis facing mankind, climate change would win in a walk.</p> <p>Thus did Time magazine pass over every world leader to name a Swedish teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg, its person of the year.<p>Updated: Fri Jan 03, 2020</p> 4660ceb7bc2dfc1274bbce232088c8c0 Will War Derail Trump's Reelection? for 12/31/2019 Tue, 31 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future," Yogi Berra reminded us.</p> <p>But on "The McLaughlin Group," the TV talk show on which this writer has appeared for four decades, predictions are as mandated as was taking Latin in Jesuit high schools in the 1950s.<p>Updated: Tue Dec 31, 2019</p> cae5e61aea6af87c43db8d88f8bb4883 Is 'Little Rocket Man' Winning? for 12/27/2019 Fri, 27 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>As of Dec. 26, Kim Jong Un's "Christmas gift" to President Donald Trump had not arrived. Most foreign policy analysts predict it will be a missile test more impressive than any Pyongyang has yet carried off.</p> <p>What is Kim's game? What does Kim want?<p>Updated: Fri Dec 27, 2019</p> 4c567604a0bcd35ed258aeea13154f93 Today France, Tomorrow the USA? for 12/24/2019 Tue, 24 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>As that rail and subway strike continued to paralyze travel in Paris and across France into the third week, President Emmanuel Macron made a Christmas appeal to his dissatisfied countrymen:</p> <p>"Strike action is justifiable and protected by the constitution, but I think there are moments in a nation's life when it is good to observe a truce out of respect for families and family life." <p>Updated: Tue Dec 24, 2019</p> 5b7894b775394e43d2276b7c21b9d56c Is Impeachment Backfiring on Democrats? for 12/20/2019 Fri, 20 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"We're gonna impeach the (expletive deleted)."</p> <p>Thus did the member from Michigan, Rashida Tlaib, declare last January to be the goal of the 2019 House Democratic Caucus. <p>Updated: Fri Dec 20, 2019</p> 5360c41062532a10fa4743b10c1365dd Will the Secessionist Epidemic Ever End? for 12/17/2019 Tue, 17 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Fresh from his triumphal "Get Brexit Done!" campaign, Prime Minister Boris Johnson anticipates a swift secession from the European Union. </p> <p>But if Britain secedes from the EU, warns Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland will secede from the United Kingdom. <p>Updated: Tue Dec 17, 2019</p> 1492dec9ab1f846992842deb3489f3e3 Where Are the 'High Crimes'? for 12/13/2019 Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"Quid pro quo" was the accusatory Latin phrase most often used to describe President Donald Trump's July 25 phone call asking for a "favor" from the president of Ukraine.</p> <p>New Year's prediction: The Roman poet Horace's Latin depiction: "Parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus" &#8212; "The mountains went into labor, and brought forth a mouse" &#8212; will be used to describe the articles of impeachment drawn up by Nancy Pelosi's House.<p>Updated: Fri Dec 13, 2019</p> 6baeb04b453779c250696da0d37ef044 Is it Jaw-Jaw or War With Iran? for 12/10/2019 Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"Jaw-jaw is better than war-war," is attributed, wrongly, say some historians, to Winston Churchill. Still, the words lately came to mind.</p> <p>While last week ended with a hopeful U.S.-Iranian prisoner exchange that was hailed by President Donald Trump &#8212; "Thank you to Iran for a very fair negotiation. See, we can make a deal together" &#8212; a few days earlier, the week produced more ominous news. <p>Updated: Tue Dec 10, 2019</p> da23e120c5ee99433251c02ddaaea9e2 Democrats' Diversity -- Only in the Back of the Bus for 12/06/2019 Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The "Our diversity is our strength!" Party is starting to look rather monochromatic in its upper echelons these days.</p> <p>The four leading candidates for its presidential nomination &#8212; Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg &#8212; are all white.<p>Updated: Fri Dec 06, 2019</p> a86726e754a8dcbb16e304a6be71fa8a In Hong Kong, It's US vs. China Now for 12/03/2019 Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p>At first glance, it would appear that five months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong had produced a stunning triumph.</p> <p>By September, the proposal of city leader Carrie Lam that ignited the protests &#8212; to allow criminal suspects to be extradited to China for trial &#8212; had been withdrawn.</p> <p>And though the protesters' demands escalated along with their tactics, from marches to mass civil disobedience, Molotov cocktails, riots and attacks on police, Chinese troops remained confined to their barracks.<p>Updated: Tue Dec 03, 2019</p> cf5d95ed6f3e975131a11a8c6180d26e Is Macron Right? Is NATO, 70, Brain Dead? for 11/26/2019 Tue, 26 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>A week from now, the 29 member states of "the most successful alliance in history" will meet to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Yet all is not well within NATO.</p> <p>Instead of a "summit," the gathering, on the outskirts of London, has been cut to two days. Why the shortened agenda?<p>Updated: Tue Nov 26, 2019</p> 71f4d3689fc42e7e15820acbffa85822 Let the People Decide Trump's Fate for 11/22/2019 Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Was there linkage between the withholding of U.S. military aid and the U.S. demand for a Ukrainian state investigation of the Bidens? </p> <p>"Was there a quid pro quo?"<p>Updated: Fri Nov 22, 2019</p> d848c9f3df6531642139e3c4e9b7001d What's Behind Our World on Fire? for 11/19/2019 Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>When the wildfires of California broke out across the Golden State, many were the causes given.</p> <p>Negligence by campers. Falling power lines. Arson. A dried-out land. Climate change. Failure to manage forests, prune trees and clear debris, leaving fuel for blazes ignited. Abnormally high winds spreading the flames. Too many fires for first responders to handle. <p>Updated: Tue Nov 19, 2019</p> 82eed4e5e5da0b4a5267ebb1179e662b When Did Ukraine Become a 'Critical Ally'? for 11/15/2019 Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>On hearing the State Department's George Kent and William Taylor describe President Donald Trump's withholding of military aid to Ukraine, The New York Times summarized and solemnly endorsed their testimony:</p> <p>"What clearly concerned both witnesses wasn't simply the abuse of power by the President, but the harm it inflicted on Ukraine, a critical ally, under constant assault by Russian forces."<p>Updated: Fri Nov 15, 2019</p>