Patrick Buchanan / Politics

The Price of Papal Popularity

Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley's boys in blue ran up the score on the radicals in Grant Park.

But, on Oct. 13, there ...

Ebola, Ideology and Common Sense

Growing up in Washington in the 1930s and '40s, our home was, several times, put under quarantine. A poster would be tacked on the door indicating the presence within of a contagious disease -- measles, mumps, chicken pox, scarlet fever.

None ...

Goodbye, Columbus

In 1492, "Columbus sailed the ocean blue" and discovered the New World. And Oct. 12 was once a celebrated holiday in America.

School children in the earliest grades knew the date and the names of the ships on which Columbus and his crew had ...

Our Judicial Dictatorship

Do the states have the right to outlaw same-sex marriage?

Not long ago the question would have been seen as absurd. For every state regarded homosexual acts as crimes.

Moreover, the laws prohibiting same-sex marriage had all been enacted ...

Can America Fight a Thirty Years' War?

"The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature."

With this citation from Madison, Cong. Walter Jones is calling for a debate and decision on whether America should...

Can Beijing Survive Hong Kong Fever?

Americans are caught up with the Ebola crisis and the Secret Service lapses in protecting the White House and the president's family. But what is transpiring in Hong Kong may be of far greater consequence.

Last weekend, Hong Kong authorities ...