Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Fri, 14 May 2021 02:42:39 -0700 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate e64a89d3eac564045cd0b1216ee68a33 Are the Halcyon Days Over for Joe Biden? for 05/14/2021 Fri, 14 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>On taking the oath of office, Jan. 20, Joe Biden may not have realized it, but history had dealt him a pair of aces.</p> <p>The COVID-19 pandemic had reached its apex, infecting a quarter of a million Americans every day. Yet, due to the discovery and distribution of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the incidence of infections had crested and was about to turn sharply down. </p> <p>By May, the infection rate had fallen 80%, as had the death toll. <p>Updated: Fri May 14, 2021</p> 31be265960a488b447b1f3c40fc977a8 Has the Backlash Arrived for Police-Bashing? for 05/11/2021 Tue, 11 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Within hours of Saturday's shooting in Times Square where three bystanders, including a 4-year-old girl, were wounded, the two leading candidates to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio were on-site.</p> <p>Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a retired captain of the NYPD, and Andrew Yang, who declared: </p> <p>"My fellow New Yorkers ... Nothing works in our city without public safety, and for public safety, we need the police. ... My message to the NYPD is this: New York needs you. Your city needs you. <p>Updated: Tue May 11, 2021</p> 1b58bbcb1f83b78481c6b40292074aa2 Where Did All Those 'Capitalist Pigs' Go? for 05/07/2021 Fri, 07 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money," is an insight the famed biographer James Boswell attributed to Samuel Johnson.</p> <p>Clients of the late Bernie Madoff, however, might take issue. </p> <p>Over four decades, Madoff, acclaimed as the greatest fraudster of them all, ran a Ponzi scheme that swindled 40,000 people, including his closest friends, out of $65 billion.<p>Updated: Fri May 07, 2021</p> 32befa923d8b8e2e311fab16425e4f85 Biden vs. Biden on 'Is America a Racist Country?' for 05/04/2021 Tue, 04 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country."</p> <p>So declared Sen. Tim Scott, a Black Republican, in his televised rebuttal to Joe Biden's address to Congress. </p> <p>Asked the next day what he thought of Scott's statement, Biden said he agrees. "No, I don't think the American people are racist." <p>Updated: Tue May 04, 2021</p> 3c80521b06c28cfe1b6e7516523cd4fc Biden Bets the Farm -- to 'Change the World' for 04/30/2021 Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Joe Biden may not be a radical socialist, but he is doing the best imitation of one this writer has lately seen.</p> <p>After enacting a COVID-19 relief package of $1.9 trillion in March without a single Republican vote in Congress, Biden proposed a jobs and infrastructure program of $2.2 trillion. He has now added an "American Families Plan" of another $1.8 trillion. </p> <p>In his speech to the joint session of Congress, Biden laid out its contents. The Washington Times relates:<p>Updated: Fri Apr 30, 2021</p> 8b21a79bf870e5934cac228b66eb7ed1 The DC Statehood Power Grab for 04/27/2021 Tue, 27 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg?" asked President Abraham Lincoln, who answered his own question:</p> <p>"Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn't make it a leg."</p> <p>And Congress' saying that D.C. is a state would equally contradict truth and reality, as our nation's capital lacks all of the attributes of a 51st state of the Union.<p>Updated: Tue Apr 27, 2021</p> 607d0233af4fe35047cf261fab8faf74 Is America Led Today By Anti-Americans? for 04/23/2021 Fri, 23 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>How can America unite again to do great things if we are led by people who believe America suffers from a great sickness of the soul, an original sin that dates back to her birth as a nation? </p> <p>Consider.</p> <p>After his long night of prayer for "the right verdict" to be pronounced &#8212; Derek Chauvin was convicted on all three counts &#8212; Joe Biden stepped before the White House cameras to tell us what it all meant.<p>Updated: Fri Apr 23, 2021</p> 96cf90e8a10ade3703a86aedc030cba6 Who Will Be the Next 'America First' President? for 04/20/2021 Tue, 20 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When President Joe Biden announced he would withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of 9/11, GOP hawks like Sens. Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham responded predictably.</p> <p>"Grave mistake," muttered McConnell. <p>Updated: Tue Apr 20, 2021</p> 74da6f539b0ba820563bdf820c382225 Biden Bids Farewell to a 'Forever War' for 04/16/2021 Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"It is time to end the forever war." </p> <p>So said President Joe Biden in his announcement that, as of Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, all U.S. troops will be gone from Afghanistan.</p> <p>The longest war in our history, which cost 2,400 dead, 20,000 wounded and $2 trillion, is ending &#8212; but only for Americans, not Afghans.<p>Updated: Fri Apr 16, 2021</p> b47d3f801d0dc89dce7e25abe7a1512d Putin & Xi Have Red Lines, Too for 04/13/2021 Tue, 13 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>What are Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping up to?</p> <p>In recent days, Russian tanks, artillery, armor, trucks and troops have been moving by road and rail ever closer to Ukraine, and Moscow is said to be repositioning its 56th Guards Air Assault Brigade in Crimea.<p>Updated: Tue Apr 13, 2021</p> b1a096c1e6fd5fbe157a69419f265339 Vaccine Patriotism vs. Vaccine Globalism for 04/09/2021 Fri, 09 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>When the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines first proved their efficacy, preventing nearly 95% of coronavirus infections in those who got the shots in test trials, a vexing issue immediately arose.</p> <p>Who should get priority in receiving these life-saving shots?</p> <p>Generally speaking, the answer, while differing slightly from state to state, was that those most vulnerable to the virus, and those most vital to battling it, should be inoculated first.<p>Updated: Fri Apr 09, 2021</p> 183e9b165cb9aa65fc44df13b1a28ace For What Should We Fight Russia or China? for 04/06/2021 Tue, 06 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Last Monday, in a single six-hour period, NATO launched 10 air intercepts to shadow six separate groups of Russian bombers and fighters over the Arctic, North Atlantic, North Sea, Black Sea and Baltic Sea. </p> <p>Last week also brought reports that Moscow is increasing its troop presence in Crimea and along its borders with Ukraine. </p> <p>Joe Biden responded. In his first conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Biden assured him of our "unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia's ongoing aggression in the Donbass and Crimea." <p>Updated: Tue Apr 06, 2021</p> 78ea1bb6b9884c63588232906acc2297 Joe Biden's Bid to Remake America for 04/02/2021 Fri, 02 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>If Joe Biden's American Jobs Program, outlined in Pittsburgh, is enacted, then the federal government will take a great leap forward toward irreversible control of the destiny of the Republic.</p> <p>To finance this leap, to subsidize this giant stride toward socialism, U.S. corporations are to be forced to turn over to the government a far larger slice of their earnings. The corporate tax rate is to be raised from 21 to 28%. And that is only the first of the new or added taxes to come &#8212; on incomes, capital gains and estates.</p> <p>The bait to lure Republicans into embracing this $2.3 trillion in Great Society II and Green New Deal spending is the modest fraction to be allocated to infrastructure &#8212; airports, bridges, roads, ports, public transit.<p>Updated: Fri Apr 02, 2021</p> fc674755ab694e8aad0f33ba4edb6e5f Autocracy vs. Democracy or China vs. America? for 03/30/2021 Tue, 30 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"I've known Xi Jinping for a long time. ... He doesn't have a democratic &#8212; with a small 'd' &#8212; bone in his body," said Joe Biden in his first press conference as president, and then he ambled on:</p> <p>"He's one of the guys, like (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, who thinks that autocracy is the wave of the future &#8212; democracy can't function in an ever-complex world.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 30, 2021</p> 57c6242f5dd33868d2943888ea92fe42 Why Putin's Pipeline Is Welcome in Germany for 03/26/2021 Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>During a joint interview with Jens Stoltenberg, the Norwegian secretary-general of NATO, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, fresh from his bout with the Chinese in Anchorage, took on Angela Merkel and the Germans.</p> <p>Issue: Nord Stream 2, the Baltic Sea pipeline Vladimir Putin is building to complement his Nord Stream 1 and carry more natural gas from Russia to Germany, and from there to other NATO nations.<p>Updated: Fri Mar 26, 2021</p> f41d167ce6a35129d03292c8a54c914f Why Is Biden Creating His Own Crises? for 03/23/2021 Tue, 23 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Our mainstream media largely ignored it, the world media did not.</p> <p>Ascending the stairs of Air Force One on Friday, to fly to Georgia, President Joe Biden slipped and stumbled. Getting up, he slipped again and then fell. The scene was jolting and disquieting.</p> <p>Adversaries abroad will use it as a metaphor for the decline of the last superpower to emerge from the Cold War.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 23, 2021</p> 6d7d6e24939ccadda583196bb125cb56 Do We Not Have Enough Enemies? for 03/19/2021 Fri, 19 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Asked bluntly by ABC's George Stephanopoulos if he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is "a killer," Joe Biden answered, "Uh, I do."</p> <p>Biden added that he once told Putin to his face that he had "no soul." <p>Updated: Fri Mar 19, 2021</p> 260b35b8c163b1a08625c2c06430f3ba Who and What Killed George Floyd? for 03/16/2021 Tue, 16 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Friday, as the jury was being empaneled for the trial of fired police officer Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis City Council voted 13-0 to approve a record $27 million civil settlement with the family of George Floyd over his death in police custody. </p> <p>The jury will not likely miss this message sent by the city fathers: </p> <p>I.e., an atrocity was perpetrated by our police, and we are admitting our responsibility and doing our duty by offering these reparations for Floyd's cruel and unjustified death and the suffering visited on his family.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 16, 2021</p> 843586e12bb458d3a081104e34955f72 Is a Cold War II with China Inevitable? for 03/12/2021 Fri, 12 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Today, the four premier leaders of The Quad &#8212; the U.S., Australia, India and Japan &#8212; conduct their first summit, by teleconference.</p> <p>The Quad, or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, is an informal strategy forum of the major Indo-Pacific democracies that some wish to see evolve into an Asian NATO to contain China, as NATO contained the Soviet Union for 40 years of Cold War.<p>Updated: Fri Mar 12, 2021</p> 653ec704b02b51eb862202a9ca473f0d The Emerging Existential Crisis at the Border for 03/09/2021 Tue, 09 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>During a Democratic debate in 2020, the candidates were asked if their health care plans would cover "undocumented immigrants." </p> <p>Each raised his or her hand, including front-runner Joe Biden.</p> <p>From that stage, the message went forth: If the Democrats win this election, then it is amnesty for all and open borders in America. <p>Updated: Tue Mar 09, 2021</p>