Patrick Buchanan / Politics

GOP Platform: War Without End

If the sadists of ISIS are seeking -- with their mass executions, child rapes, immolations, and beheadings of Christians -- to stampede us into a new war in the Middle East, they are succeeding.

Repeatedly snapping the blood-red cape of ...

Hanging Rudy Out to Dry

Back in 1987, this writer was invited by friends to advise them on a press conference they had called to oppose President Reagan's signing of an INF treaty to remove all nuclear missiles from Europe.

My advice: Deplore the treaty; do not attack...

Will the GOP Capitulate Again?

"Free trade results in giving our money, our manufactures, and our markets to other nations," warned the Republican Senator from Ohio and future President William McKinley in 1892.

"Thank God I am not a free-trader," echoed the rising Empire ...

Putin Paranoia

Hopefully, the shaky truce between Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko, brokered in Minsk by Angela Merkel, will hold.

For nothing good, but much evil, could come of broadening and lengthening this war that has cost the lives of 5,400...

The Ultimate Enemy of ISIS

The president's request for the authorization to use military force against the Islamic State has landed in a Congress as divided as the country.

That division was mirrored in the disparate receptions Obama's resolution received from The Wall ...

Rev. Wright's Star Pupil

"A steady patriot of the world alone,

"The friend of every country -- but his own."

George Canning's couplet about the Englishmen who professed love for all the world except their own native land comes to mind on reading Obama's remarks at the...