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

December 19, 2014, 5:23 AM EST
The celebrations in Havana and the sullen silence in Miami tell you all you need to know about who won this round with Castro's Cuba. In JFK's metaphor, Obama traded a horse for a rabbit.
December 16, 2014, 5:35 AM EST
If America is a better country today than she has ever been, why are so many, East and West, recoiling from what we offer now?
December 12, 2014, 6:25 AM EST
Something needs to be said in defense of Jonathan Gruber. For while he groveled before Congress and confessed to the sin of arrogance, what this Ivy League con artist boasted about rings true.
December 9, 2014, 5:02 AM EST
Damning Russian "aggression," the House demands that Russia get out of Crimea, South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Transnistria, calls on Obama to end all military cooperation with Russia, impose "visa bans, targeted asset freezes, sectoral sanctions," and send "lethal ... defense articles" to Ukraine. This is the sort of ultimatum that led to Pearl Harbor.
December 5, 2014, 5:44 AM EST
Underlings of Gov. Chris Christie have been under investigation for a year for closing off lanes to the George Washington Bridge. Contrast liberal indignation at Christie, with liberal indulgence of the lawbreaking Thursday night, and you will see what people mean when they talk of a moral double-standard.
December 2, 2014, 6:24 AM EST
Only three weeks in office, Eric Holder called us "a nation of cowards." Observing his and his boss's performance in the wake of the Ferguson riots and other rampages, the same word comes to mind.
November 18, 2014, 4:57 AM EST
Since Nov. 4, the Wall Street Journal and its neocon allies have been cawing for U.S. troops to fight ISIL in Iraq and Syria, for U.S. air strikes on Assad's regime, for bombing Iran, and for arming Ukraine to fight the Russians in a war that Kiev would surely lose. Was this what America voted for on Nov. 4?
November 14, 2014, 5:06 AM EST
Are the Saudis out to cripple us with an oil glut?
November 11, 2014, 4:54 AM EST
As ethnonationalism pulls at the seams of many countries of Europe, it would appear it is also present here in the United States. When political appeals on the basis of race and ethnicity are being made openly by liberal Democrats, as in 2014, we are on a road that ends in a racial-ethnic spoils system — and national disintegration.
November 7, 2014, 5:28 AM EST
Anyone who thinks last Tuesday was a call to compromise with Obama has either an ax to grind or a serious hearing problem.
November 4, 2014, 4:44 AM EST
Today's vote is a referendum on Barack Obama, and he is losing it. But it is not a vote of affirmation. It is not a vote of confidence in the party of McConnell and John Boehner. And it is no mandate. It is America's choice between undesirables.
October 31, 2014, 5:26 AM EDT
There are several simmering issues of domestic and foreign policy likely to come to a boil and split Congress and country before Christmas.
October 28, 2014, 5:09 AM EDT
We are now on both sides of the Sunni-Shia sectarian struggle that has never been America's war, and we have no credible strategy and no credible army to win it. Who got us into this?
October 24, 2014, 4:53 AM EDT
Large majorities now believe America is heading downhill, that the future will not be as good as the past, that we are going in the wrong direction. Malaise pervades the republic. And there are larger reasons for these sentiments.
October 21, 2014, 5:01 AM EDT
Should the church accommodate itself to a culture as decadent as ours? Or should the church stand against it and speak moral truth to cultural and political power, as the early martyrs did to Rome?
October 21, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT
Should the church accommodate itself to a culture as decadent as ours? Or should the church stand against it and speak moral truth to cultural and political power, as the early martyrs did to Rome?
October 17, 2014, 4:47 AM EDT
Where once we suffered from infantile paralysis, now we suffer from ideological paralysis. And there appears to be no Salk or Sabin vaccine to cure our condition.
October 14, 2014, 4:44 AM EDT
The fact that Columbus Day has become an embarrassment to many and an issue of savage controversy to some reflects a receding belief in this country in the superiority of our civilization.
October 10, 2014, 4:50 AM EDT
Do the states have the right to outlaw same-sex marriage? Today rogue judges and justices, appointed for life, answerable to no one, instruct a once-democratic republic on what laws we may and may not enact.
October 7, 2014, 4:59 AM EDT
Congress should vote no on any new Thirty Years' War. Privately, Barack Obama would probably be grateful.