Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Wed, 26 Jun 2019 06:34:13 -0700 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate 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> 75c070be5ec54eddb89dcaa7676c23c2 Russiagate Is No Watergate for 06/14/2019 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"History is repeating itself, and with a vengeance," John Dean told the judiciary committee, drawing a parallel between Watergate, which brought down Richard Nixon, and "Russiagate" which has bedeviled Donald Trump. </p> <p>But what strikes this veteran of Nixon's White House is not the similarities but the stark differences.<p>Updated: Fri Jun 14, 2019</p> a818fa753c388c52c1681a31b646be92 Are Abortion & Gay Rights American Values? for 06/11/2019 Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"My religion defines who I am. And I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life," said Vice President Joe Biden in 2012. "I accept my church's position on abortion as ... doctrine. Life begins at conception. ... I just refuse to impose that on others."</p> <p>For four decades, Biden backed the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of the tax dollars of Joe's fellow Catholics to pay for what they view as the killing of the innocent unborn.<p>Updated: Tue Jun 11, 2019</p> a483a6af16fac7b13d5b687aa21189c1 Bernie & Joe: Two Old White Males Take the Lead for 06/07/2019 Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>In 2018, a record turnout of women, minorities and young added 40 House seats to Democratic ranks and made Nancy Pelosi speaker.<p>Updated: Fri Jun 07, 2019</p> 9587d055e62a69c491c4bea3c2e835f3 Do Trump's Hawks Speak for Trump? for 06/04/2019 Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For a president who won his office by denouncing the Middle East wars into which George W. Bush and Barack Obama plunged the nation, Donald Trump has assembled the most unabashedly hawkish conclave of foreign policy advisers in memory. And he himself seems to concede the point. </p> <p>If foreign policy were decided by my security adviser John Bolton, the president confided recently, "We'd be in four wars by now." <p>Updated: Tue Jun 04, 2019</p> f1adc566d2d3310871f34b1de8118f96 What a Hash Mueller Made of It for 05/31/2019 Fri, 31 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>What is it about special counsel Robert Mueller that he cannot say clearly and concisely what he means? </p> <p>His nine-minute summary of the findings of his office, after two years of investigation, was a mess. It guarantees that the internecine warfare that has poisoned our politics continues into 2020.<p>Updated: Fri May 31, 2019</p> 0a6339da2df6070e2160cfcb92e13dfd Is the Liberal Hour Ending in the West? for 05/29/2019 Wed, 29 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Hillary Clinton called them "the deplorables." Barack Obama called them losers who "cling" to their Bibles, bigotries and guns. </p> <p>To President Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission, they are "these populist, nationalists, stupid nationalists... in love with their own countries."<p>Updated: Wed May 29, 2019</p> f0934d70ddeefa40db400cb255dabb00 Are We on the Ramp to Impeachment Road? for 05/24/2019 Fri, 24 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>After a stroke felled Woodrow Wilson during his national tour to save his League of Nations, an old rival, Sen. Albert Fall, went to the White House to tell the president, "I have been praying for you, Sir." </p> <p>To which Wilson is said to have replied, "Which way, Senator?"<p>Updated: Fri May 24, 2019</p> 115daf4624626905e9acc56caf3cecb7 Has the Day of the Nationalists Come? for 05/21/2019 Tue, 21 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>A week from today, Europeans may be able to gauge how high the tide of populism and nationalism has risen within their countries and on their continent.</p> <p>For all the returns will be in from three days of elections in the 28 nations represented in the European Parliament. </p> <p>Expectation: Nationalists and populists will turn in their strongest performance since the EU was established, and their parliamentary group &#8212; Europe of Nations and Freedom &#8212; could sweep a fourth of the seats in Strasbourg.<p>Updated: Tue May 21, 2019</p> 259406efa1cb47e929175cf5820325f2 Who Wants This War with Iran? for 05/17/2019 Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Speaking on state TV of the prospect of a war in the Gulf, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei seemed to dismiss the idea.</p> <p>"There won't be any war. ... We don't seek a war, and (the Americans) don't either. They know it's not in their interests."<p>Updated: Fri May 17, 2019</p> 2f45175b38c539f1ff2d8d410027efd0 Tariffs: The Taxes That Made America Great for 05/14/2019 Tue, 14 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>As his limo carried him to work at the White House Monday, Larry Kudlow could not have been pleased with the headline in The Washington Post: "Kudlow Contradicts Trump on Tariffs."</p> <p>The story began: "National Economic Council Director Lawrence Kudlow acknowledged Sunday that American consumers end up paying for the administration's tariffs on Chinese imports, contradicting President Trump's repeated inaccurate claim that the Chinese foot the bill."<p>Updated: Tue May 14, 2019</p> b9002376ca99c068b3728ae617bfaa39 Are All the World's Problems Ours? for 05/10/2019 Fri, 10 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>In 2003, George W. Bush took us to war to liberate Iraq from the despotism of Saddam Hussein and convert that nation into a beacon of freedom and prosperity in the Middle East.</p> <p>Tuesday, Mike Pompeo flew clandestinely into Baghdad, met with the prime minister and flew out in four hours. The visit was kept secret, to prevent an attack on the Americans or the secretary of state.</p> <p>Query: How successful was Operation Iraqi Freedom, which cost 4,500 U.S. lives, 40,000 wounded and $1 trillion, if, 15 years after our victory, our secretary of state must, for his own security, sneak into the Iraqi capital?<p>Updated: Fri May 10, 2019</p> cbca08adb503d4cd4aab26be6d2104a6 Is Bolton Steering Trump Into War with Iran? for 05/07/2019 Tue, 07 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Last week, it was Venezuela in America's gun sights. </p> <p>"While a peaceful solution is desirable, military action is possible," thundered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. "If that's what is required, that's what the United States will do."<p>Updated: Tue May 07, 2019</p> de409e4941d6ccf6b8954058d0737a65 Let Venezuela Decide Its Own Destiny for 05/03/2019 Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Who would be free themselves must strike the blow... </p> <p>"By their right arms the conquest must be wrought."<p>Updated: Fri May 03, 2019</p> f8e28b81b052dcd17d021d1c98d44191 Biden Plays the Race Card for 04/30/2019 Tue, 30 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>As he debated with himself whether to enter the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination, Joe Biden knew he had a problem.</p> <p>As a senator from Delaware in the '70s, he had bashed busing to achieve racial balance in public schools as stupid and racist. <p>Updated: Tue Apr 30, 2019</p> 304b8a9348af21c118268f7fa97ec4fa A Nation at War With Itself for 04/26/2019 Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump has decided to cease cooperating with what he sees, not incorrectly, as a Beltway conspiracy that is out to destroy him.</p> <p>"We're fighting all the subpoenas," Trump said Wednesday. "These aren't, like, impartial people. The Democrats are out to win in 2020."<p>Updated: Fri Apr 26, 2019</p> f544894c18ef62b8eaf4e8b614dc66a5 The Democrats Divide on Impeachment for 04/23/2019 Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The release of the Mueller report has left Democrats in a dilemma. For consider what Robert Mueller concluded after two years of investigation.</p> <p>Candidate Donald Trump did not conspire or collude with the Russians to hack the emails of the DNC or John Podesta. Trump did not distribute the fruits of those crimes. Nor did anyone in his campaign. On collusion and conspiracy, said Mueller, Trump is innocent.<p>Updated: Tue Apr 23, 2019</p> 90bcb235c5ff942841ca3908c7a2f1f9 Is Bernie Stealing Trump's 'No More Wars' Issue? for 04/19/2019 Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"The president has said that he does not want to see this country involved in endless wars... I agree with that," Bernie Sanders told the Fox News audience at Monday's town hall meeting in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.</p> <p>Then turning and staring straight into the camera, Bernie added:<p>Updated: Fri Apr 19, 2019</p>