Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Mon, 25 Jan 2021 20:52:11 -0800 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate cd1cec69cd656891cb500121c909c9be Coexistence or Cold War with China? for 01/26/2021 Tue, 26 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"The United States acknowledges that all Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China. The United States... does not challenge that position."</p> <p>Thus did President Nixon, in the Shanghai Communique of 1972, accept China's territorial claim to the island of Taiwan. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 26, 2021</p> a936fbda985284141eabbfddaee5115e Biden's America: One Nation or Us Versus Them? for 01/22/2021 Fri, 22 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"We have met the enemy and he is us," said Walt Kelly's cartoon character Pogo, half a century ago, about what we Americans were doing to our environment. </p> <p>Rereading President Joe Biden's inaugural address, Pogo's remark comes to mind.<p>Updated: Fri Jan 22, 2021</p> 4ad494b6585606acec111b63e6366a5b Now, the Left Owns It All for 01/19/2021 Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>That mob that split off from the Donald Trump rally of Jan. 6 to invade the Capitol has proven a godsend to the left.</p> <p>The death of a Capitol cop has enabled the left &#8212; which spent the summer after George Floyd's death trashing "racist cops" and shouting, "Defund the Police!" &#8212; to posture as fighting allies of the men in blue.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 19, 2021</p> a938d847a40133ea1268cdd85435a4de The Lynch Mob Comes for Citizen Trump for 01/15/2021 Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"The president of the United States summoned this mob, assembled this mob and lit the flame of this attack."</p> <p>So alleged Liz Cheney, third-ranking Republican in the House, as she led nine GOP colleagues to vote for a second impeachment of Donald Trump. The House Republican caucus voted 19-1 against impeachment. <p>Updated: Fri Jan 15, 2021</p> 0479eeab11320d7250cda98875e7d45c Exploiting the Capitol Riot to Kill Trump for 01/12/2021 Tue, 12 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Donald Trump has stumbled and fallen, and the establishment is not going to let slip this last opportunity to stomp him and his movement to death. </p> <p>On Sunday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a startling ultimatum: <p>Updated: Tue Jan 12, 2021</p> 17516b89c6478f1ba36db377c116c4dc The Worst of Days for Trump & Trumpists for 01/08/2021 Fri, 08 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump, it turns out, was being quite literal when he told us Jan. 6 would be "wild."</p> <p>And so Wednesday was, but it was also disastrous for the party and the movement Trump has led for the last five years.<p>Updated: Fri Jan 08, 2021</p> d1b3de37a494b895774234ba07f9fc93 Family Brawl in the House of Trump for 01/05/2021 Tue, 05 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>A week from today, Joe Biden will still be on his inexorable course to become the 46th president of the United States. </p> <p>Why, then, the hysteria that has suddenly gripped this city?</p> <p>The triggering event was the announcement by GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 05, 2021</p> 3799b02b57b3d6be7ca45ff636c5da33 Who Speaks for the Unborn in Massachusetts? for 01/01/2021 Fri, 01 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>In its most recent exercise of liberal democracy, the state senate of Massachusetts voted 32-8 to override Gov. Charlie Baker's veto of what is called the Roe Act. </p> <p>One day earlier, Monday, the state house had voted to override.</p> <p>The Roe Act is now law in the Bay State. And what does it say?<p>Updated: Fri Jan 01, 2021</p> 0719afc404646a7b4f8ab55aa77315f9 2020: America's Wake-Up Call for 12/29/2020 Tue, 29 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Who could have predicted how dreadful a year 2020 would be.</p> <p>By this New Year's Eve, 19 million to 20 million Americans will have contracted a deadly virus in a pandemic that exploded out of China to carry off 333,000 Americans, one of every 1,000 of us. <p>Updated: Tue Dec 29, 2020</p> 9e510aad3c7de997b55c021cd196f2d4 Are 'Never Trumpers' the Future of the GOP? for 12/24/2020 Thu, 24 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Denouncing the $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill as a parsimonious "disgrace" and hinting at an Alamo-style finish on Jan. 6, when Congress votes to declare Joe Biden the next president, Donald Trump is not going to go quietly.</p> <p>The anti-Trumpers and "Never Trumpers" celebrating at Christmas 2020, in this "dark winter" of Joe Biden's depiction, are assuring each other that Trumpism and Trump are dead and gone for good in four weeks.</p> <p>The future of the GOP, they suggest, belongs to the Republicans who resisted and renounced Trump through the last five years of his candidacy and presidency.<p>Updated: Thu Dec 24, 2020</p> e3839b0eccdcce5fa8ba612ca5dcdd82 Can Democracy Hold Us Together? for 12/22/2020 Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>If America were a company and not a country, we would have long ago dissolved the corporation, split the blanket, and gone our separate ways. </p> <p>What still holds this disputatious and divided people together?</p> <p>Consider. In announcing the $900 billion stimulus bill to deal with the pandemic, Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not mention that the gifts for her distressed countrymen and women at Christmas would have been twice as large had she taken President Trump's offer of $1.8 trillion in October. <p>Updated: Tue Dec 22, 2020</p> e2355cc4dde80c00758231bd2ccbe163 After Lee, It's Lincoln's Turn for 12/18/2020 Fri, 18 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>First, they came for the Confederates. And that purge is far from over. </p> <p>Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington, named for the president of the Confederacy, has been re-christened Richmond Highway. </p> <p>An Arlington group is calling for the removal of Robert E. Lee's name from Lee Highway to be replaced by "Mildred & Richard Loving Avenue." The Lovings were an interracial couple who challenged and helped overturn Virginia's anti-miscegenation law in the Warren Court.<p>Updated: Fri Dec 18, 2020</p> 796a5d0de033254c163f94e177f166f3 Has America's Suez Moment Come? for 12/15/2020 Tue, 15 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>2020 will surely qualify as an "annus horribilis" in the history of the Republic.</p> <p>By New Year's, one in every 1,000 Americans, 330,000, will be dead from the worst pandemic in 100 years. The U.S. economy will have sustained a blow to rival the worst year of the Great Depression. <p>Updated: Tue Dec 15, 2020</p> 772d57a98d8b3332ed117fb5b78dcd83 Is Our Second Civil War -- also a 'Forever War'? for 12/11/2020 Fri, 11 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>When the Electoral College meets Monday, it will almost surely certify former Vice President Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. And he will take the oath of office Jan. 20.</p> <p>There is, nationally, a growing if grudging realization of that reality. </p> <p>Yet millions of Americans will refuse to accept the legitimacy of that election and its outcome and will continue to believe, with President Donald Trump, that it was "rigged." <p>Updated: Fri Dec 11, 2020</p> e1e4f88fe1161e41b5c42f42bb1e325a What Biden's First 100 Days Might Look Like for 12/08/2020 Tue, 08 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The Biden-Harris administration will confront "a pandemic, an economic crisis, calls for racial justice and climate change. The team being assembled will meet these challenges on Day One."</p> <p>So declares the transition team of Joe Biden, to echo what he's defined as the lead items on his presidential agenda. And if this is his agenda, then how our presumed 46th president will proceed suggests itself.<p>Updated: Tue Dec 08, 2020</p> ebc3a1f09da6a966925a448e37f3b6bb Ignoring the War Risks of Red Lines for 12/04/2020 Fri, 04 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In early August 1990, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded and occupied Kuwait and declared it to be his nation's lost 19th province.</p> <p>Said George H. W. Bush, "This will not stand!"<p>Updated: Fri Dec 04, 2020</p> 5c7aafceb1171bdbc33a69d59053d3e4 Has Bibi Boxed Biden in on Iran? for 12/01/2020 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>If Israel, as is universally believed and has not been denied, was behind the assassination of Iran's leading nuclear scientist, questions arise: </p> <p>Why would the Israelis kill him? And why would they do it now?<p>Updated: Tue Dec 01, 2020</p> 42ed50ad55c7e07fef97f75275e00000 A Historic Presidency for 11/27/2020 Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>In the first two decades of the century, President-elect Joe Biden's choice for secretary of state supported U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen. He was an ever-reliable liberal interventionist.</p> <p>This same Antony Blinken could spend the first years of a Biden presidency helping extricate our country from the misbegotten wars he championed. What establishment Democrats like Biden and Blinken helped to do in previous administrations, they will likely now have to undo. </p> <p>Who effected this sea change in national thinking?<p>Updated: Fri Nov 27, 2020</p> f22c7fa3634b0a6aae621280cc925802 What Trump Will Leave in Biden's Inbox for 11/24/2020 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Dismissing President Donald Trump's claim that the 2020 election remains undecided, Joe Biden has begun to name his national security team.</p> <p>Right now, it looks Democratic establishment all the way.</p> <p>Antony Blinken, a longtime foreign policy aide, is Biden's choice for secretary of state. Jake Sullivan, one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides, is said to be his choice for national security adviser. <p>Updated: Tue Nov 24, 2020</p> 5af25d47466642c4e6a3491849e8709e Is Trump Exiting Afghanistan -- to Attack Iran? for 11/20/2020 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>With the Pentagon's announcement that U.S. forces in Afghanistan will be cut in half &#8212; to 2,500 &#8212; by inauguration day, after 19 years, it appears the end to America's longest war may be in sight.</p> <p>The Pentagon also announced a reduction of U.S. troop levels in Iraq to 2,500 by mid-January. In 2003, we invaded and occupied Iraq to remove a perceived threat from Saddam Hussein and to disarm that nation of weapons of mass destruction we discovered it did not have. <p>Updated: Fri Nov 20, 2020</p>