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Pat Buchanan: It’s Trump’s Party, Now

Before the largest audience of his political career, save perhaps his inaugural, Donald Trump delivered the speech of his life.        And though Tuesday’s address may be called moderate, even inclusive, Trump’s total mastery of his party was on full display.        Congressional Republicans who once professed “free-trade” as dogmatic truth rose again and again to cheer economic nationalism.       

Pat Buchanan: Is a Trump-Putin Detente Dead?

Pat Buchanan, Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals. He saw the surging power of American nationalism at home, and of ethnonationalism in Europe. And he embraced Brexit. While our bipartisan establishment worships diversity, Trump saw Middle America recoiling from the demographic

Pat Buchanan: Is the Left Playing with Fire Again?

Pat Buchanan, To those who lived through that era that tore us apart in the ’60s and ’70s, it is starting to look like “deja vu all over again.”        And as Adlai Stevenson, Bobby Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey did then, Democrats today like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are pandering to the

Buchanan: President cannot accept judicial power grab or rely on ‘cowardly’ Congress

Jim Stinson, Pat Buchanan to Trump: ‘Defy’ Ruling on Executive Orders. Longtime conservative pundit Pat Buchanan said Friday that President Donald Trump should take the suspension of his executive orders on immigration directly to the Supreme Court. Speaking on “The Laura Ingraham Show” Friday morning, Buchanan, the one-time communications director for former President Reagan, said Trump must

Pat Buchanan: Trump Must Break Judicial Power

“Disheartening and demoralizing,” wailed Judge Neil Gorsuch of President Trump’s comments about the judges seeking to overturn his 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from the Greater Middle East war zones. What a wimp. Did our future justice break down crying like Sen. Chuck Schumer? Sorry, this is not Antonin Scalia. And just what

Pat Buchanan: The Coming Clash With Iran

Pat Buchanan, When Gen. Michael Flynn marched into the White House Briefing Room to declare that “we are officially putting Iran on notice,” he drew a red line for President Trump. In tweeting the threat, Trump agreed.        His credibility is now on the line.        And what triggered this virtual ultimatum?        Iran-backed Houthi rebels, said Flynn,

Pat Buchanan: Trump, America for the Americans!

As the patriotic pageantry of Inauguration Day gave way to the demonstrations of defiance Saturday, our new America came into view. We are two nations now, two peoples.        Though bracing, President Trump’s inaugural address was rooted in cold truths, as he dispensed with the customary idealism of inaugurals that are forgotten within a

Pat Buchanan: New President, New World

“Don’t Make Any Sudden Moves” is the advice offered to the new president by Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations, which has not traditionally been known as a beer hall of populist beliefs. Haass meant the president should bring his National Security Council together to anticipate the consequences before tearing up the Iran

Pat Buchanan: Reagan and Trump: American Nationalists

Since World War II, the two men who have most terrified this city by winning the presidency are Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.        And they have much in common.        Both came out of the popular culture, Reagan out of Hollywood, Trump out of a successful reality TV show. Both possessed the gifts of showmen —

Pat Buchanan: Trump’s Enemies See an Opening #JohnMcCain

Pat Buchanan, “Fake news!” roared Donald Trump, the work of “sick people.” The president-elect was referring to a 35-page dossier of lurid details of his alleged sexual misconduct in Russia, worked up by a former British spy. A two-page summary of the 35 pages had been added to Trump’s briefing by the CIA and FBI