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 12, 2010, 4:32 AM EDT
Is "Big Sis" one of us?
October 8, 2010, 4:47 AM EDT
“The lessons of history ... show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber.
October 5, 2010, 4:50 AM EDT
After John McCain’s defeat, even amateur political analysts could see a trend ultimately fatal to the Republican Party.
October 1, 2010, 5:08 AM EDT
“We’re all on the same page until the polls close Nov. 2,” Richard Viguerie, the longtime conservative strategist who has allied with the Tea Party, told The New York Times.
September 28, 2010, 4:40 AM EDT
Hubris will do it ever time.
September 24, 2010, 4:26 AM EDT
If you would understand why America has lost the dynamism she had in the 1950s and 1960s, consider the new Paycheck
September 21, 2010, 4:53 AM EDT
“Blacks for Gray, Whites for Fenty,” ran the nuanced headline on page one of the Washington Examiner.
September 17, 2010, 4:34 AM EDT
Is the Republican establishment losing it?
September 14, 2010, 5:02 AM EDT
The Rev.
September 10, 2010, 4:44 AM EDT
Is there anyone who has not weighed in on the Saturday night, Sept. 11, bonfire of the Qurans at the Rev.
September 8, 2010, 4:36 AM EDT
John McCain is headed back to the U.S. Senate, perhaps a changed and chastened man, and perhaps not. But the manner in which he secured his Senate seat for another six years is instructive, and not only for moderate Republicans facing off against conservatives and tea party candidates, but for 2012.   Realizing his career was on the line, McCain began to run attack ads against his rival, ex-Rep. J.D. Hayworth, an authentic conservative, while J.D. was still a radio talk show host.  
September 3, 2010, 4:45 AM EDT
Six months before the invasion of Iraq, Taki Theodoracopulos, Scott McConnell and this writer launched a new magazine, The American Conservative. Goal: Convince our countrymen that invading Iraq would be imperial folly.   In the first column, in mid-September 2002, I wrote: “If Providence does not intrude, we will soon launch an imperial war on Iraq with all the ‘On-to-Berlin!’ bravado with which French poilus and British Tommies marched in August 1914. But this invasion will not be the cakewalk neoconservatives predict. ...  
August 31, 2010, 5:07 AM EDT
“There are only two men in America who can fill Yankee Stadium on three weeks’ notice,” a friend instructed me years ago. “Billy Graham and Louis Farrakhan.”   Indeed, a decade ago, Black Muslim Minister Farrakhan’s “Million Man March” brought a throng of hundreds of thousands to the Capitol.  
August 27, 2010, 4:28 AM EDT
In 21st Century America, institutional racism and sexism remain great twin evils to be eradicated on our long journey to the wonderful world where, at last, all are equal.   What are we to make, then, of a profession that rewards workers with fame and fortune, yet discriminates ruthlessly against women; an institution where Hispanics and Asians, 20 percent of the U.S. population, are neither sought-after nor widely seen.  
August 24, 2010, 4:26 AM EDT
“Where are the Republican leaders who will reject pandering and prejudice?” wailed The Washington Post in its most recent editorial in support of Cordoba House mosque near Ground Zero.   Like the controversy over the mosque, the Post editorial reveals the two Americas we have become, uncomprehending of and hostile to each other, even as we drift apart.  
August 20, 2010, 4:49 AM EDT
Note to Readers: This is a condensed version of the eulogy delivered by Patrick Buchanan at St. Stephen Martyr in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 18.   It was December of 1965 that I first looked on the friendly Irish face of Anne Volz, outside the law office of Richard M. Nixon.   Anne was Nixon’s receptionist, and she ushered me into a small office behind her where one encountered the formidable presence of Rose Mary Woods.  
August 17, 2010, 4:35 AM EDT
Have we ever had a president so disconnected from the heart of America?   On Friday night, at a White House iftar, the breaking of the Ramadan fast, Obama strode directly into the blazing controversy over whether a mosque should be built two blocks from Ground Zero.  
August 13, 2010, 4:30 AM EDT
Where a man’s purse is, there his heart will be also. If you would know where the heart of the Obama party is today, consider.   In the dog days of August, with temperatures in D.C. rising above 100, Nancy Pelosi called the House back to Washington to enact legislation that could not wait until September.   Purpose: Vote $26 billion to prevent layoffs of state, municipal and county employees whose own governments had decided they had to be let go if they were to meet their constitutional duty to balance their books.  
August 10, 2010, 4:21 AM EDT
Federal Judge Vaughn Walker is truly a visionary.   Peering at the 14th Amendment, Walker found something there the authors of the amendment never knew they put there, and even the Warren Court never found there: The states of the Union must recognize same-sex marriages as equal to traditional marriage.  
August 9, 2010, 10:26 AM EDT
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has just demonstrated that you can become a billionaire in America many times over, while being clueless about the country you live in.   To Bloomberg, if you oppose a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero, you are indulging in religious bigotry and do not understand the Constitution. Here is the mayor explaining how the heroes of 9/11 died so that mosques might be built anywhere in New York City.