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

May 3, 2016, 6:25 AM EDT
How are Russian troops deploying inside Russia "provocative," while U.S. troops on Russia's front porch are not? And before we ride this escalator up to a clash, we had best check our hole card.
April 26, 2016, 5:51 AM EDT
A people's religion, their faith, creates their culture, and their culture creates their civilization. And when faith dies, the culture dies, the civilization dies, and the people begin to die. Is this not the recent history of the West?
April 22, 2016, 9:29 AM EDT
Great men are rarely good men, and Jackson was a Scots-Irish duelist, Indian fighter and slave owner. But then, Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Monroe were slave owners before him. To remove his portrait from the front of the $20 bill, and replace it with Tubman's, is affirmative action that approaches the absurd.
April 15, 2016, 8:11 AM EDT
Why is the defense of the Baltic republics and East Europe our responsibility, 5,000 miles away, not Germany's, whose economy is far larger than that of Russia?
March 25, 2016, 7:47 AM EDT
"We are not at war with Islam," said John Kasich after the Brussels massacre, "We're at war with radical Islam." Kasich's point raises a question: Does the Islamic faith in any way sanction or condone what those suicide bombers did?
February 19, 2016, 5:35 AM EST
Do free-trader Republicans realize their own indispensable role in converting an indigent China into the mighty and menacing power that seeks to push us out of Asia?
February 16, 2016, 4:32 AM EST
What kind of Supreme Court do the American people wish to have? That is a question to be decided in 2016 — not by a lame-duck president, but by the American electorate in November.
February 12, 2016, 7:15 AM EST
If you believed America's longest war, in Afghanistan, was coming to an end, be advised: It is not. Fifteen years in, and we are stuck.
January 29, 2016, 9:18 AM EST
The argument over the acceptability of Trump aside, there is a deeper conflict within the GOP and conservative movement that may be irreconcilable. Millions of conservatives and independents believe it was the Republican policies of the recent past that also failed America.
January 26, 2016, 6:28 AM EST
Taken together, the candidacies of Trump, Sanders, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz represent a rejection of the establishment. And, imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, other Republican campaigns are now channeling Trump's.
January 22, 2016, 4:56 AM EST
And when one considers the millions who are flocking to Trump and Sanders, it is hard to believe that the establishments of the two parties, even if they defeat these challengers, can return to same old interventionist, trade, immigration and war policies.
January 19, 2016, 7:01 AM EST
Iran's regime seems to have concluded that the path to power and permanence of the regime lies not in conflict with the United States, but in avoiding conflict — and taking the China road.
January 15, 2016, 6:22 AM EST
To awaken Thursday to front-page photos of U.S. sailors kneeling on the deck of their patrol boat, hands on their heads in postures of surrender, on Iran's Farsi Island, brought back old and bad memories. 
January 12, 2016, 5:20 AM EST
If a Trump-Clinton race came down to the Keystone State of Pennsylvania, and Trump was for backing our men in blue, gun rights, securing America's borders, no more NAFTAs, and a foreign policy that defends America first, who would you bet on?
January 8, 2016, 6:49 AM EST
This testing of a bomb by North Korea, coupled with the bellicosity of Kim Jong Un, should cause us to take a hard look at our own war guarantees to Asia that date back to John Foster Dulles.
January 5, 2016, 6:06 AM EST
Like every regime in the Middle East, the Saudis look out for their own national interests first. And their goals here are to first force us to choose between them and Iran, and then to conscript U.S. power on their side in the coming wars of the Middle East.
December 30, 2015, 9:41 AM EST
On Jan. 1, 2002, the day that euro coins and banknotes entered into circulation, my column, "Say Goodbye to the Mother Continent," contained this pessimistic prognosis:
December 22, 2015, 6:57 AM EST
Behind the reluctance of Trump and other Americans to send another U.S. army into a region that has seen wars in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan leave us with ashes in our mouths, lies a wisdom born of painful experience.
December 18, 2015, 5:26 AM EST
If we do not want Syria in 2016 to become what Sarajevo became in 1914, the powder keg that explodes into a world war, the War Party Republicans, who have learned nothing from the past, should be relegated to the past.
December 15, 2015, 5:35 AM EST
That Republican elites would sit around a dinner table on Capitol Hill and discuss how to frustrate the rising rebellion against what they have done to America, and decide among themselves who shall lead us, is astonishing. To borrow from the Gipper, they are not the solution to our problems. They are the problem.