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 22, 2015, 4:53 AM EDT
The fall of Ramadi, capital of Anbar, largest province in Iraq, after a rout of the Iraqi army by a few hundred ISIS fighters using bomb-laden trucks, represents a stunning setback for U.S. policy. America's choices in Iraq, none good, come down to these:
May 19, 2015, 7:06 AM EDT
As Middle America rises in rage against "fast track" and the mammoth Obamatrade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, The Wall Street Journal has located the source of the malady. "The GOP's Buchanan wing is making a comeback," it lamented in an editorial. But the foreign debt and de-industrialization of America, the trillion-dollar wars and the chaos of the Middle East, the shortened life span of the Party of Reagan, that's your doing, fellas, not ours.
May 12, 2015, 4:34 AM EDT
Europeans seek to re-establish their independence, to build nations that reflect their true identity, something we Americans went to war for in 1775, when we, too, threw the cousins out.
May 8, 2015, 9:51 AM EDT
Query: Who benefits more if we get access to Vietnam's market, which is 1 percent of ours, while Hanoi gets access to a U.S. market that is 100 times the size of theirs?
May 5, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
In our deepening political divide, the left invokes the narrative that black males are all too often terribly treated by brutal cops, while the right sees tough policing as having cut crime to more tolerable levels and cops as the thin blue line between them and anarchy.
May 1, 2015, 5:33 AM EDT
Had Freddie Gray been robbed, beaten and left to die in the streets of his Baltimore neighborhood, no one would be mourning him today.
April 28, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
Would Christian conservatives accept campaign contributions from men who grew rich running abortion mills, or bathhouses for homosexuals, or from selling pot, or from Planned Parenthood?
April 24, 2015, 4:40 AM EDT
The United States has been an accomplice in the Saudi bombing of Yemen. Why? Why is Yemen's civil war America's war? What did the Houthis ever do to us? The Houthis' main enemy, AQAP, is America's worst enemy. Why are we then making ourselves de facto allies of al-Qaida?
April 21, 2015, 5:46 AM EDT
This week, Congress takes up legislation to cede His Majesty full authority to negotiate the largest trade deal in history, the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, and to surrender Congress' right to amend any TPP that Obama might bring home. Why the capitulation? Why would Republicans line up to kiss the royal ring?
April 17, 2015, 7:47 AM EDT
"Could a U.S. response to Russia's action in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russia War?" This jolting question is raised by Graham Allison and Dimitri Simes in the cover article of The National Interest.
April 14, 2015, 5:50 AM EDT
At the Summit of the Americas where he met with Raul Castro, the 83-year-old younger brother of Fidel, President Obama provided an insight into where he is taking us, and why: "The United States will not be imprisoned by the past — we're looking to the future. I'm not interested in having battles that frankly started before I was born."
April 10, 2015, 7:59 AM EDT
The cultural revolution of the '60s is triumphant. Traditional Christianity, driven out of schools and the public square, is being whipped back into the churches and told to stay there.
April 7, 2015, 4:53 AM EDT
Goaded by the neocons, GOP candidates would spend 2015 and 2016 assuring the nation that war with Iran is still "on the table" should they win the White House. Is this a winning platform?
April 3, 2015, 5:49 AM EDT
Why are Asian kids succeeding spectacularly? Is it because they are naturally talented at STEM studies? Is it because they have a better work ethic? Is it because their parents demand they get their homework done and monitor their grades? Is it because far fewer Asians come from broken homes? It cannot be that Asians have been more privileged.
March 31, 2015, 9:54 AM EDT
Indiana just enacted a law, as have 19 other states, to protect the rights of religious people to practice their beliefs in how they live their lives and conduct their businesses. And the reaction? Nearly hysterical.
March 27, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT
The alternative to a truce — breaking off of negotiations, doubling down on demands Iran dismantle all nuclear facilities, tougher sanctions — inevitably leads to war. And we all know it.
March 24, 2015, 9:41 AM EDT
Though "Bibi" Netanyahu won re-election last week, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will still look into whether the State Department financed a clandestine effort to defeat him.
March 20, 2015, 8:33 AM EDT
Bibi Netanyahu is looking out for Israel first. America needs a president like Ike who will start looking out for America first.
March 17, 2015, 4:42 AM EDT
In addition to bellicosity, the GOP seems to suffer from inconsistency. Even as it seeks to strip Obama of his power to close a deal with Iran, it is trying to give him a blank check to fight ISIS. And who is fighting the Islamic State today in Tikrit, Iraq? The Shiite militia and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.
March 13, 2015, 6:43 AM EDT
Christianity gave Europe its faith, identity, purpose and will to conquer and convert the world. Christianity created Europe. And the death of Christianity leaves the continent with no unifying principle save a watery commitment to democracy and La Dolce Vita.