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 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.
December 11, 2015, 5:56 AM EST
Trump's surge this week, in the teeth of universal denunciation, suggests that a large slice of America agrees with his indictment — that our political-media establishment is dumb as a box of rocks and leading us down a path to national suicide.
December 8, 2015, 4:44 AM EST
The rightward shift in French politics is being replicated across Europe, as nations tighten borders and erect new checkpoints against the tsunami of migrants and refugees from Africa and the Middle East. And the rightward shift is occurring here as well, propelled by the terrorist atrocity in San Bernardino. On immigration, terrorism, borders, crime and security, Americans are moving to the right.
December 4, 2015, 6:02 AM EST
His popularity is traceable to the fact that he rejects the moral authority of the media, breaks their commandments, and mocks their condemnations. His contempt for the norms of Political Correctness is daily on display.
December 1, 2015, 7:21 AM EST
In this war against "radical Islamic terrorism," who is the real ally: Turkey's Erdogan, who has been aiding and abetting Islamic jihadists in Syria; or Russia's Putin, who has been bombing them?
November 30, 2015, 11:14 AM EST
As of today, Putin supports U.S.-French attacks on ISIS. But if we follow the Turks and begin aiding the rebels who are attacking the Syrian army, we could find ourselves eyeball to eyeball in a confrontation with Russia, where our NATO allies will be nowhere to be found. Has anyone thought this through?
November 24, 2015, 6:31 AM EST
The challenge of ISIS is not entirely unhealthy. It will tell us whether Europe has the will to survive.
November 20, 2015, 5:06 AM EST
Barack Obama may be our president, but who is this man of the left to dictate to us what is "un-American"?
November 17, 2015, 5:04 AM EST
We partnered with Stalin in WWII. Is Vladimir Putin an untouchable? If Putin wants to enlist in the war against ISIS, sign him up.
November 13, 2015, 5:07 AM EST
With the exception of Rand Paul and Donald Trump, the GOP candidates appear to believe the road to the White House lies in resurrecting the attitude and policies of Bush II that cost them the White House.
November 10, 2015, 7:26 AM EST
The threats raised by the mass migration into Europe rise to the level of the existential. Can a civilization survive the replacement of the people who created it by people of other races, religions, and civilizations? Ask the Native Americans.
November 6, 2015, 8:04 AM EST
Why is Hollywood making a movie about Dalton Trumbo? To whitewash the traitor and his comrades who were blacklisted for refusing to testify to the House Un-American Activities Committee about their Communist Party membership and affiliations.
November 3, 2015, 12:05 PM EST
Mission creep has begun. The tripwire is being put down. Yet, who authorized Obama to take us into this war? The Russians and Iranians are in Syria at the invitation of the government. But Obama has no authorization from Congress to put combat troops into Syria.
October 30, 2015, 8:01 AM EDT
Having feasted and grown fat on trade surpluses with the United States, the Chinese are translating their economic strength into military power and a new strategic assertiveness.
October 27, 2015, 6:12 AM EDT
Are Catholic truths immutable? Or can they change with the changing times? This is the deeper question behind the issues that convulsed the three-week synod on the family of the 250 Catholic bishops in Rome that ended Saturday.
October 23, 2015, 5:03 AM EDT
What is America's cause today? What is our mission in the world? America is a nation divided, not only upon the means we should use to attain our ends in the world, but upon the ends themselves.
October 20, 2015, 5:05 AM EDT
Absent some killer gaffe or explosive revelation, he will have to be stopped in Iowa or New Hampshire. A rival will have to emerge by then, strong enough and resourced enough to beat him by March.