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

October 13, 2015, 4:30 AM EDT
The honor of it all aside, Rep. Paul Ryan would do well to decline the speakership of the House. For it is a poisoned chalice that is being offered to him.
October 9, 2015, 10:54 AM EDT
Prediction: We are going to have more of these massacres. Why? Because we rewarded Harper-Mercer for his barbarity in the currency he craved, the only currency he cared about: fame and immortality in this world.
October 6, 2015, 6:15 AM EDT
In intervening to save Assad, Putin is doing exactly what we are doing to save our imperiled allies in Baghdad and Kabul.
October 2, 2015, 7:10 AM EDT
Nations have a right to be themselves, Putin is saying.
September 29, 2015, 5:05 AM EDT
What is threatened today is the New World Order of Bush I, the "unipolar world" preached by the neocons and Bush II, and the "rules-based" world of Barack Obama. Russia and China, and other rising powers, are going to play by their rules, the rules of the 19th and early 20th century, the rules by which we Americans became the first power on earth.
September 15, 2015, 8:49 AM EDT
With that kumbayah moment at the Capitol in South Carolina, when the Battle Flag of the Confederacy was lowered forever to the cheers and tears of all, a purgation of the detestable relics of evil that permeate American public life began.
September 11, 2015, 10:27 AM EDT
Davis refused to provide marriage licenses to gay couples lined up at her clerk's office and was sent to jail for five days by a federal judge for contempt of court.
September 8, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT
The scores of thousands of migrants bursting into Europe and the hundreds of thousands and millions coming after them are going to force Europeans to address an existential question.
September 4, 2015, 6:24 AM EDT
Barack Obama, as chief law enforcement officer of the United States, is going to have to stop acting like a conscientious objector in this war on cops. 
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.