Pat Buchanan has been a senior adviser to three presidents, twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000. Buchanan has written eight books, including four New York Times best-sellers. He is married to the former Shelley Ann Scarney, a member of the White House staff from 1969 to 1975.

My Articles

September 1, 2015, 5:07 AM EDT
How the GOP handles its coming defeat will tell us whether they have learned from the failures of Bush and can now run the country.
August 28, 2015, 4:53 AM EDT
It is hard to see how and when we come together as a people when racial crimes and race conflict have become "the story" that everyone seizes upon — ever since Ferguson in the summer of 2014.
August 25, 2015, 4:37 AM EDT
The crisis in world markets seems related not only to a sinking Chinese economy, but also to what Beijing is saying to the world; i.e., China will save herself first even if it means throwing others out of the life boat.
August 21, 2015, 5:21 AM EDT
While perhaps too early for Democratic elites to panic and begin bailing out on Hillary Clinton's campaign as a doomed vessel, they would be well advised not to miss any of the lifeboat drills. For Hillary's campaign is taking on water at a rate that will sink her, if the leakage does not stop, and soon.
August 18, 2015, 5:50 AM EDT
Donald Trump's six-page policy paper explaining how to secure America's border and send back illegal aliens is the toughest, most comprehensive, stunning immigration proposal of the election cycle.
August 14, 2015, 5:51 AM EDT
In the Cleveland debate, Donald Trump refused to commit to support whomever the Republican Party nominates in 2016. Trump would be wise to maintain his freedom of action. For there is a plot afoot in The Washington Post Conservative Club to purge Trump from the Republican Party before the primaries begin.
August 11, 2015, 4:41 AM EDT
It wasn't his Republican rivals taking on Trump. It was the Fox News "moderators" of what was supposed to be a candidates' debate. They came into the arena to do to Trump what his GOP rivals have been too timid or reluctant to do.
August 7, 2015, 5:47 AM EDT
Israel is massively interfering in our internal affairs to scuttle a deal the president believes is in the vital interests of the United States. Why does Barack Obama take this? Why does John Kerry take this?
August 4, 2015, 5:47 AM EDT
Recent revelations suggest that "endemic criminality" is a phrase that might well be applied to the newsroom of The Washington Post when Bob Woodward and Bernstein worked there.
July 31, 2015, 5:36 AM EDT
We must stop allowing our friends to choose our enemies in the Middle East. We are fully capable of doing that ourselves, without their assistance.
July 28, 2015, 4:40 AM EDT
Compared to Trump, all the other candidates, including Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, are boring. He makes politics entertaining, fun.
July 24, 2015, 10:33 AM EDT
"If God does not exist, then everything is permissible."
July 21, 2015, 5:20 AM EDT
Is the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal and our de facto alliance against ISIS a temporary collaboration? Or is it the beginning of a detente between these ideological enemies of 35 years?
July 17, 2015, 4:25 AM EDT
A Congressional vote to kill the Iran deal would thus leave the U.S. isolated, its government humiliated, unable to comply with the pledges its own secretary of state negotiated. Would Americans cheer the GOP for leaving the United States with egg all over its face?
July 14, 2015, 4:28 AM EDT
Pope Francis is the infallible custodian of that truths Christ taught. Is that not sufficient, Your Holiness? Why not leave the socialist sermons to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren?
July 10, 2015, 4:54 AM EDT
A secession of the heart has already taken place in America, and a secession, not of states, but of people from one another, caused by divisions on social, moral, cultural, and political views and values, is taking place. 
July 7, 2015, 9:43 AM EDT
In the 2016 race, June belonged to two outsiders who could not be more dissimilar. Bernie Sanders is a socialist senator from Vermont and Donald Trump a celebrity capitalist and legendary entrepreneur and builder. What do they have in common? Both have tapped into what the bases of their respective parties believe is wrong with America.
July 6, 2015, 12:02 PM EDT
However the Greek crisis ends, whether with Athens leaving the eurozone, or submitting and accepting austerity at the dictates of its creditors, the European Union appears headed for an existential crisis.
June 30, 2015, 6:20 AM EDT
We are told that America has "evolved" on issues like abortion and homosexuality. But while thinking may change, beliefs may change, laws may change, and the polls have surely changed, does moral truth change? Are the Ten Commandments and Christian tradition and Natural Law as defined by Aquinas just fine for their time, but not for ours?
June 26, 2015, 9:23 AM EDT
Vilification of that battle flag and the Confederacy is part of the cultural revolution in America that flowered half a century ago. Among its goals was the demoralization of the American people by demonizing their past and poisoning their belief in their own history. And how is the Republican Party standing up to the cultural lynch mob? Retreating and running as fast as possible.