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Patrick Buchanan / Politics

Behind the Russian Rage

As the old saying goes, you cannot truly understand a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes.

Perhaps Americans, a fortunate tribe, should try to see the world from the vantage point of the Russian people and Vladimir Putin, and, as the ...

Is Europe Cracking Up?

A week ago, in the St. George's Hall in the Kremlin, Russia's elite cheered and wept as Vladimir Putin announced the re-annexation of Crimea. Seven in 10 Russians approve of Putin's rule.

In Crimea, the Russian majority has not ceased celebrating...

Marching as to War

Sweeping through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania this week, Joe Biden reassured all three that the United States' commitment to Article Five of the NATO treaty remains "solemn" and "iron clad."

Article Five commits us to war if the territory of any...

Is Putin the Irrational One?

Vladimir Putin seems to have lost touch with reality, Angela Merkel reportedly told Barack Obama after speaking with the Russian president. He is "in another world."

"I agree with what Angela Merkel said ... that he is in another world," said ...

What Difference Does it Make?

In the last stanza of "The Battle of Blenheim," Robert Southey writes:

"But what good came of it at last?" Quoth little Peterkin.

"Why, that I cannot tell," said he; "But 'twas a famous victory."

What did it really matter? The poet was asking ...

What Would the GOP Do?

Though Barack Obama is widely regarded as a weak president, is the new world disorder really all his fault?

Listening to the more vocal voices of the GOP one might think so.

According to Sen. Lindsey Graham, Vladimir Putin's move into Crimea "...