Patrick Buchanan / Politics

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 ...

Barack Obama, Outside Agitator

In his U.N. address, President Obama listed a parade of horrors afflicting our world: "Russian aggression in Europe," "terrorism in Syria and Iraq," rapes and beheadings by ISIL, al-Qaida, Boko Haram.

And, of course, the Ferguson Police ...

A Basket of Snakes

"Once war is forced upon us, there is no other alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end.

"War's very object is victory, not prolonged indecision."

So said Gen. MacArthur in some of the wisest counsel the old ...

Is Burger King an Economic Patriot?

"Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains."

Jefferson's brutal verdict comes to mind in the fierce debate over inversions, those decisions by U.S...

What Will Victory Look Like?

"Congress must now vote to support the first steps of what will be a long march toward victory," said Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Following this clarion call, 71 House Republicans bolted to join 85 Democrats in voting no to U.S. funds to ...