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At Last, America First!

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America.

The old order in this capital city is on the way out, America is crossing a great divide, and there is no going back.

Donald Trump's triumphant march to the nomination in Cleveland, virtually assured by his five-state sweep ...Read more

Secular Conservative Politics Won't Cure the Sickness of Our Souls

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

In a recent column Dennis Prager made an acute observation.

"The vast majority of leading conservative writers ... have a secular outlook on life. ... They are unaware of the disaster that godlessness in the West has led to."

These secular conservatives may think that "America can survive the death of God and religion," writes Prager, but they...Read more

Dishonoring General Jackson

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

In Samuel Eliot Morison's "The Oxford History of the American People," there is a single sentence about Harriet Tubman.

"An illiterate field hand, (Tubman) not only escaped herself but returned repeatedly and guided more than 300 slaves to freedom."

Morison, however, devotes most of five chapters to the greatest soldier-statesman in American...Read more

Is the GOP Risking Suicide?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

Donald Trump has brought out the largest crowds in the history of primaries. He has won the most victories, the most delegates, the most votes. He is poised to sweep three of the five largest states in the nation -- New York, Pennsylvania and California.

If he does, and the nomination is taken from him, the Republican Party will be seen by ...Read more

America's Imperial Overstretch

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

This week, SU-24 fighter-bombers buzzed a U.S. destroyer in the Baltic Sea. The Russian planes carried no missiles or bombs.

Message: What are you Americans doing here?

In the South China Sea, U.S. planes overfly, and U.S. warships sail inside, the territorial limits of islets claimed by Beijing.

In South Korea, U.S. forces conduct annual ...Read more

Will Trump Be Swindled in Cleveland, Too?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

In the race for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump would seem to be in the catbird seat. He has won the most states, the most delegates and the most votes -- by nearly two million.

He has brought out the largest crowds and is poised for huge wins in the largest states of the East, New York and Pennsylvania.

Yet, there is a growing ...Read more

Can the GOP Get Together in Cleveland?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

After winning only six delegates in Wisconsin, and with Ted Cruz poaching delegates in states he has won, like Louisiana, Donald Trump either wins on the first ballot at Cleveland, or Trump does not win.

Yet, as that huge, roaring reception he received in his first post-Wisconsin appearance in Bethpage, N.Y., testifies, the Donald remains not...Read more

What Trump Has Wrought

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

As Wisconsinites head for the polls, our Beltway elites are almost giddy. For they foresee a Badger State bashing for Donald Trump, breaking his momentum toward the Republican nomination.

Should the Donald fall short of the delegates needed to win on the first ballot, 1,237, there is growing certitude that he will be stopped. First by Ted Cruz;...Read more

Lock Out the Establishment in Cleveland!

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

The Wisconsin primary could be an axle-breaking speed bump on Donald Trump's road to the nomination.

Ted Cruz, now the last hope to derail Trump of a desperate Beltway elite that lately loathed him, has taken the lead in the Badger State.

Millions in attack ads are being dumped on the Donald's head by super PACs of GOP candidates, past and ...Read more

Is Trump Right About NATO?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

I am "not isolationist, but I am 'America First,'" Donald Trump told The New York times last weekend. "I like the expression."

Of NATO, where the U.S. underwrites three-fourths of the cost of defending Europe, Trump calls this arrangement "unfair, economically, to us," and adds, "We will not be ripped off anymore."

Beltway media may be ...Read more

Is ISIS Faithful to Islam?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

"We are not at war with Islam," said John Kasich after the Brussels massacre, "We're at war with radical Islam."

Kasich's point raises a question: Does the Islamic faith in any way sanction or condone what those suicide bombers did?

For surely the brothers and their accomplice who ignited the bombs in the airport and set off the explosion on...Read more

The Rule-or-Ruin Republicans

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

"Things reveal themselves passing away," wrote W. B. Yeats.

Whatever one may think of Donald Trump, his campaign has done us a service -- exposing the underbelly of a decaying establishment whose repudiation by America's silent majority is long overdue.

According to The New York Times, super PACs of Trump's GOP rivals, including PACs of ...Read more

Suicide of the GOP -- or Rebirth?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

"If his poll numbers hold, Trump will be there six months from now when the Sweet 16 is cut to the Final Four, and he will likely be in the finals."

My prediction, in July of 2015, looks pretty good right now.

Herewith, a second prediction. Republican wailing over his prospective nomination aside, Donald Trump could beat Hillary Clinton like...Read more

Brownshirts & Republican Wimps

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

Friday evening's Donald Trump rally in Chicago was broken up by a foul-mouthed mob that infiltrated the hall and forced the cancelation of the event to prevent violence and bloodshed.

Brownshirt tactics worked. The mob, triumphant, rejoiced.

And the reaction of Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and John Kasich?

All three Republican rivals blamed -- ...Read more

The Sea Island Conspiracy

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

Over the long weekend before the Mississippi and Michigan primaries, the sky above Sea Island was black with corporate jets.

Apple's Tim Cook, Google's Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Napster's Sean Parker, Tesla Motors' Elon Musk, and other members of the super-rich were jetting in to the exclusive Georgia resort, ostensibly to participate in ...Read more

Will the Oligarchs Kill Trump?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

Narrow victories in the Kentucky caucuses and the Louisiana primary, the largest states decided on Saturday, have moved Donald Trump one step nearer to the nomination.

Primaries in Michigan, Mississippi and Idaho on March 8, and in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina on March 15, may prove decisive. If Marco Rubio does not ...Read more

An Establishment in Panic

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

Donald Trump "appeals to racism."

"[F]rom the beginning ... his campaign has profited from voter prejudice and hatred" and represents an "authoritarian assault upon democracy."

If Speaker Paul Ryan wishes to be "on the right side of history ... he must condemn Mr. Trump clearly and comprehensively. The same goes for every other Republican ...Read more

Is a New GOP Being Born?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

The first four Republican contests -- Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada -- produced record turnouts.

While the prospect of routing Hillary Clinton and recapturing the White House brought out the true believers, it was Donald Trump's name on the ballot and his calls for economic patriotism, border security, and an end to imperial ...Read more

Hillary vs. The Donald

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

In a Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump race -- which, the Beltway keening aside, seems the probable outcome of the primaries -- what are the odds the GOP can take the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court?

If Republicans can unite, not bad, not bad at all.

Undeniably, Democrats open with a strong hand.

There is that famed "blue wall," ...Read more

Nationalism and Populism Propel Trump

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

As the returns came in from South Carolina Saturday night, showing Donald Trump winning a decisive victory, a note of nervous desperation crept into the commentary.

Political analysts pointed out repeatedly that if all of the votes for Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson were added up, they far exceeded the Trump vote....Read more

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