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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: May 16, 2015 7:00 AM
 
Jeb Bush has spent the week debating with himself over whether he would have started the war his brother launched on Iraq. 

When he figures it out, hopefully, our would-be president will focus in on the campaign to drag us into yet another Mideast war -- this time to bring down Bashar Assad's regime in Syria.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: May 12, 2015 7:00 AM
 
David Cameron is the most successful Tory Party leader since Margaret Thatcher. 

Yet history may also record that his success led to the crackup of his country, and Great Britain's secession from the European Union.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: May 8, 2015 7:00 AM
 
In the first quarter of 2015, in the sixth year of the historic Obama recovery, the U.S. economy grew by two-tenths of 1 percent. 
And that probably sugarcoats it.

For trade deficits subtract from the growth of GDP, and the U.S. trade deficit that just came in was a monster.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: May 5, 2015 7:00 AM
 
Who killed Freddie Gray?

According to Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby, Freddie was murdered in a conspiracy of six cops who imprisoned him in a police van and there assaulted and killed him.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: May 2, 2015 7:00 AM
 
Had Freddie Gray been robbed, beaten and left to die in the streets of his Baltimore neighborhood, no one would be mourning him today. 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: April 18, 2015 7:00 AM
 
"Could a U.S. response to Russia's action in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russia War?"
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: April 8, 2015 7:00 AM
 
"Pat, sometimes it seems like our friends want me to go over the cliff with flags flying," President Reagan once told me.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: April 3, 2015 7:00 AM
 
A voracious and eclectic reader, President Nixon instructed me to send him every few weeks 10 articles he would not normally see that were on interesting or important issues.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: March 25, 2015 7:00 AM
 
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.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: March 14, 2015 7:00 AM
 
As the European Coal and Steel Community of Jean Monnet evolved into the EU, we were told a "United States of Europe" was at hand, modeled on the USA. And other countries and continents will inevitably follow Europe's example.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: March 7, 2015 7:00 AM
 
Eric Holder's Justice Department has completed its investigation into whether Ferguson cop Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in cold blood for racist reasons when he shot the black teenager last August.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: February 16, 2015 8:00 AM
 
The president's request for the authorization to use military force against the Islamic State has landed in a Congress as divided as the country.

That division was mirrored in the disparate receptions Obama's resolution received from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: February 2, 2015 8:00 AM
 
Last November, Republicans grew their strength in Congress to levels unseen since 1946. What united the party and rallied the nation was the GOP's declared resolve to stand up to an imperious president.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 24, 2015 3:55 AM
 
Following the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that France "is at war with terrorism, jihadism and radical Islamism." This tells us what France is fighting against. 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 16, 2015 3:55 AM
 
"I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it."

That maxim of Voltaire was among those most invoked by the marching millions in Sunday's mammoth "Je Suis Charlie" rally in Paris.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 10, 2015 3:55 AM
 
The massacre in Paris of the staff of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was an act of terrorism, but also a successful act of war in the clash of civilizations between Islamism and the West.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 6, 2015 3:55 AM
 
For the third time, the cops of the NYPD have turned their backs on the mayor of New York.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 3, 2015 3:55 AM
 
"If you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you," said Calvin Coolidge, whose portrait hung in the Cabinet Room of the Reagan White House.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 30, 2014 3:55 AM
 
In July of 1870, King Wilhelm sent Foreign Minister Bismarck an account of his meeting with a French envoy who had demanded that the king renounce any Hohenzollern claim to the Spanish throne.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 23, 2014 3:55 AM
 
"NYPD, KKK, How many kids did you kill today?" 

That was one of the chants of anti-police protesters in New York City. Another was, "What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!"
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 19, 2014 3:55 AM
 
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.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 12, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Brought before a House inquisition, MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber burbled a recantation of his beliefs about how that triumph of liberalism had been achieved. 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 6, 2014 3:55 AM
 
We have found the new normal in America.

If you are truly outraged by some action of police, prosecutors, grand juries, or courts, you can shut down the heart of a great city.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 2, 2014 3:55 AM
 
In July of 1967, after race riots gutted Newark and Detroit, requiring troops to put them down, LBJ appointed a commission to investigate what happened, and why. 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: November 27, 2014 3:55 AM
 
"It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters."

Edmund Burke's insight returned to mind while watching cable news coverage of the rampage in Ferguson, Missouri, after St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: November 15, 2014 3:55 AM
 
In July of 1941, after Japan occupied French Indochina, the Roosevelt administration froze Japan's assets in the United States.

Denied hard cash, Japan could not buy the U.S. oil upon which the empire depended for survival. Seeing the Dutch East Indies as her only other source, Japan prepared to invade.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: October 25, 2014 3:55 AM
 
When this writer was 3 years old, the Empire of Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. 

Before I was 7, Gen. MacArthur was in an office in Tokyo overlooking the Imperial Palace, dictating to a shattered Japan.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: October 20, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Growing up in Washington in the 1930s and '40s, our home was, several times, put under quarantine. A poster would be tacked on the door indicating the presence within of a contagious disease -- measles, mumps, chickenpox, scarlet fever.

None of us believed we were victims of some sort of invidious discrimination against large Catholic families. It was a given that public health authorities were trying to contain the spread of a disease threatening the health of children.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: September 27, 2014 3:55 AM
 
"Once war is forced upon us, there is no other alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: September 20, 2014 3:55 AM
 
"Congress must now vote to support the first steps of what will be a long march toward victory," said Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
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