Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:58:52 -0800 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate deb7db5c8fb4485b1e178ab5f9d20802 When Democracy Fails to Deliver for 01/22/2019 Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible ... make violent revolution inevitable," said John F. Kennedy. </p> <p>In 2016, the U.S. and Britain were both witness to peaceful revolutions. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 22, 2019</p> 7ee91d6f484cd50fb1a89b88940898fe At Age 70, Time to Rethink NATO for 01/18/2019 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"Treaties are like roses and young girls. They last while they last." </p> <p>So said President Charles De Gaulle, who in 1966 ordered NATO to vacate its Paris headquarters and get out of France.<p>Updated: Fri Jan 18, 2019</p> 1e584c11092f0feed1373939e6275306 Is Bolton Steering Trump into War with Iran? for 01/15/2019 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"Stop the ENDLESS WARS!" implored President Donald Trump in a Sunday night tweet.</p> <p>Well, if he is serious, Trump had best keep an eye on his national security adviser, for a U.S. war on Iran would be a dream come true for John Bolton. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 15, 2019</p> 6fb3d524a2965d3609badf222c774771 Memo to Trump: Declare an Emergency for 01/11/2019 Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In the long run, history will validate Donald Trump's stand on a border wall to defend the sovereignty and security of the United States.</p> <p>Why? Because mass migration from the global South, not climate change, is the real existential crisis of the West. <p>Updated: Fri Jan 11, 2019</p> aa758192d3bc8a22969191911b5a09e1 No, This Is Not JFK's Democratic Party for 01/08/2019 Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Speaker Nancy Pelosi's House has more women, persons of color and LGBT members than any House in history &#8212; and fewer white males.</p> <p>And Thursday, the day Rashida Tlaib was sworn in, her hand on a Quran, our first Palestinian-American congresswoman showed us what we may expect. As a rally of leftists lustily cheered her on, Tlaib roared, "We're gonna impeach the (expletive deleted)!"<p>Updated: Tue Jan 08, 2019</p> 95402e1d42af8864b7fb8e4455651941 Trump & The Post: Whose Side Is Mitt On? for 01/04/2019 Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>If there is a more anti-Trump organ in the American establishment than The Washington Post, it does not readily come to mind. </p> <p>Hence, in choosing to send his op-ed attack on President Donald Trump to the Post, Mitt Romney was collaborating with an adversary of his party and his president. <p>Updated: Fri Jan 04, 2019</p> c3c59ade87b0706df188b00056b821f2 How the War Party Lost the Middle East for 01/01/2019 Tue, 01 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"Assad must go, Obama says."</p> <p>So read the headline in The Washington Post, Aug. 18, 2011. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 01, 2019</p> 1e6e61fcc531d15ed6b53cbd6731cc87 2020: Year of the Democrats? Maybe Not for 12/28/2018 Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p>If Democrats are optimistic as 2019 begins, it is understandable.</p> <p>Their victory on Nov. 6, adding 40 seats and taking control of the House of Representatives, was impressive. And with the party's total vote far exceeding the GOP total, in places it became a rout.</p> <p>In the six New England states, Republicans no longer hold a single House seat. Susan Collins of Maine is the last GOP senator. <p>Updated: Fri Dec 28, 2018</p> 5c82b630646ba7b60835b9c6e9c45857 Christmas 2018: Not the Worst of Times for 12/25/2018 Tue, 25 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p>"Deck the halls with boughs of holly," goes the old Christmas carol. "'Tis the season to be jolly." Yet if there were a couplet less befitting the mood of this capital city, I am unaware of it. </p> <p>"The wheels are coming off," was a common commentary on the Trump presidency on Sunday's talk shows. And the ostensible causes of what is looking like a panic in the political establishment? </p> <p>The December crash of the stock and bond markets, the worst since the Great Recession. The shutdown of a fourth of the U.S. government over the Trump border wall. The president's decision to pull 2,200 troops out of Syria. Resignation, in protest of Donald Trump's treatment of U.S. allies, by Secretary of Defense James Mattis.<p>Updated: Tue Dec 25, 2018</p> 4dd467793f7bbdcf75c01015bf89677a Will Trump Hold Firm on Syrian Pullout? for 12/21/2018 Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there," wrote President Donald Trump, as he ordered the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Syria, stunning the U.S. foreign policy establishment. </p> <p>Trump overruled his secretaries of state and defense, and jolted this city and capitals across NATO Europe and the Middle East. <p>Updated: Fri Dec 21, 2018</p> a5dfa5082deae6a3019ebe6ed909c304 Can America Fight Two Cold Wars at Once? for 12/18/2018 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Kim Jong Un, angered by the newest U.S. sanctions, is warning that North Korea's commitment to denuclearization could be imperiled and we could be headed for "exchanges of fire." </p> <p>Iran, warns Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is testing ballistic missiles that are forbidden to them by the U.N. Security Council.<p>Updated: Tue Dec 18, 2018</p> 274f72ee8c47087a8a35ed1ad67d6360 What Lies Behind the Malaise of the West? for 12/14/2018 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Is it coincidence or contagion, this malady that seems to have suddenly induced paralysis in the leading nations of the West?</p> <p>With lawyer-fixer Michael Cohen's confession that he colluded with Donald Trump in making hush money payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, America's stage is set for a play that will run two years.</p> <p>As Democrats test the waters for a presidential run by savaging Trump, the establishment Trump detests and defeated in 2016 will use every weapon in its considerable arsenal to break and bring him down, as it did half a century ago to Richard Nixon. <p>Updated: Fri Dec 14, 2018</p> 7277ea98ddf7f923b01e48ceba2a4df6 How Democracy Is Losing the World for 12/11/2018 Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>If Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to pay hush money to Stormy Daniels about a one-night stand a decade ago, that, says Jerome Nadler, incoming chair of House Judiciary, would be an "impeachable offense."</p> <p>This tells you what social media, cable TV and the great herd of talking heads will be consumed with for the next two years &#8212; the peccadillos and misdeeds of Trump, almost all of which occurred before being chosen as president of the United States. <p>Updated: Tue Dec 11, 2018</p> 6b46a41a8bdb81b7246aabf3b64001b5 Who Lost the World Bush 41 Left Behind? for 12/07/2018 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>George H.W. Bush was America's closer.</p> <p>Called in to pitch the final innings of the Cold War, Bush 41 presided masterfully over the fall of the Berlin Wall, the unification of Germany, the liberation of 100 million Eastern Europeans and the dissolution of the Soviet Union into 15 independent nations.<p>Updated: Fri Dec 07, 2018</p> 240402f6862bc10a457aef435beae40e Will Paris Riots Scuttle Climate Accord? for 12/04/2018 Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In Katowice, Poland, all the signers of the 2015 Paris climate accord are gathered to assess how the world's nations are meeting their goals to cut carbon emissions. </p> <p>Certainly, the communications strategy in the run-up was impressive.<p>Updated: Tue Dec 04, 2018</p> 4fecf09cbeef6b293bc3b8f8d47530e3 Is Putin the Provocateur in the Kerch Crisis? for 11/30/2018 Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>On departure for the G-20 gathering in Buenos Aires, President Donald Trump canceled his planned weekend meeting with Vladimir Putin, citing as his reason the Russian military's seizure and holding of three Ukrainian ships and 24 sailors.</p> <p>But was Putin really the provocateur in Sunday's naval clash outside Kerch Strait, the Black Sea gateway to the Sea of Azov? <p>Updated: Fri Nov 30, 2018</p> d7cba9781e486247f8f3f4d8282745e2 Trump's Crucial Test at San Ysidro for 11/27/2018 Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Mass migration "lit the flame" of the right-wing populism that is burning up the Old Continent, she said. Europe must "get a handle on it."</p> <p>"Europe must send a very clear message &#8212; 'we are not going to be able to continue to provide refuge and support.'" Should Europe fail to toughen up, illegal migration will never cease to "roil the body politic." <p>Updated: Tue Nov 27, 2018</p> 34977ac2a1234df421b3c8622f9956fd Are the Saudi Princes True Friends? for 11/22/2018 Thu, 22 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The 633-word statement of President Donald Trump on the Saudi royals' role in the grisly murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi is a remarkable document, not only for its ice-cold candor.</p> <p>The president re-raises a question that has roiled the nation since Jimmy Carter: To what degree should we allow idealistic values trump vital interests in determining foreign policy?<p>Updated: Thu Nov 22, 2018</p> 1ff089680ba9fc644386cd7a6296ce8c Will Democratic Rebels Dethrone Nancy? for 11/20/2018 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>After adding at least 37 seats and taking control of the House by running on change, congressional Democrats appear to be about to elect as their future leaders three of the oldest faces in the party.</p> <p>Nancy Pelosi of California and Steny Hoyer of Maryland have led the House Democrats for 16 years. For 12 years, they have been joined in the leadership triumvirate by Jim Clyburn of South Carolina.<p>Updated: Tue Nov 20, 2018</p> 8a7f2f7d52c3fceb9e50a5c1b6a0cf1a Trump Raises the Stakes With CNN for 11/16/2018 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Last week, the White House revoked the press pass of CNN's chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, and denied him access to the building.</p> <p>CNN responded by filing suit in federal court against the president.</p> <p>Acosta's First and Fifth Amendment rights had been violated, said CNN. The demand: Acosta's press pass must be returned immediately and his White House press privileges restored.<p>Updated: Fri Nov 16, 2018</p>