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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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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: September 6, 2014 3:55 AM
 
By releasing the grisly videos of the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, ISIS has altered the political landscape here and across the Middle East. 

America is on fire.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: August 23, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Among the demands of the "protesters" in Ferguson is that the investigation and prosecution of police officer Darren Wilson be taken away from St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch.

McCulloch is biased, it is said. How so? In 1964, his father, a St. Louis police officer, was shot to death by an African-American.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: August 20, 2014 3:55 AM
 
"America is on trial," said Rev. Al Sharpton from the pulpit of Greater St Mark's Family Church in Ferguson, Mo.

At issue, the shooting death of Michael Brown, Saturday a week ago, on the main street of that city of 22,000, a neighbor community to Jennings, where this writer lived in the mid-1960s.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: August 16, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Last week, we were told there were 40,000 Yazidis on Sinjar Mountain facing starvation if they remained there, and slaughter by ISIS if they came down.

But a team of Marines and Special Forces that helicoptered in has reported back that, with a corridor off the mountain opened up by U.S. air strikes, the humanitarian crisis is over. The few thousand who remain can be airdropped food and water. The rest can be brought out.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: August 13, 2014 3:55 AM
 
U.S. air strikes since Friday have opened a corridor through which tens of thousands of Yazidis, trapped and starving on a mountain in Iraq, have escaped to safety in Kurdistan. 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: July 30, 2014 3:55 AM
 
With the party united, the odds are now at least even that the GOP will not only hold the House but also capture the Senate in November.

But before traditional conservatives cheer that prospect, they might take a closer look at the foreign policy that a Republican Senate would seek to impose upon the nation.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: July 14, 2014 3:55 AM
 
One question I am asked while on tour for my new book, "The Greatest Comeback," on the resurrection of Richard Nixon, is:

Does Nixon's rise, from crushing defeats in 1960 and 1962, and the debacle his party suffered in 1964, to capturing the White House and beginning a string of five victories in six presidential elections, have relevance for today's GOP?
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: July 10, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Increasingly, across this city, the "I" word is being heard.

Impeachment is being brought up by Republicans outraged over Barack Obama's usurpations of power and unilateral rewriting of laws. And Obama is taunting John Boehner and the GOP: "So sue me."
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: July 1, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Barack Obama has asked Congress for $500 million to train and arm rebels of the Free Syrian Army who seek to overthrow the government.

Before Congress takes up his proposal, both houses should demand that Obama explain exactly where he gets the constitutional authority to plunge us into what the president himself calls "somebody else's civil war."
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: June 27, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Looking back over the last century there were two great coalition builders in presidential politics: FDR and Richard Nixon.

Franklin Roosevelt broke the Lincoln lock on the presidency that had given Republicans the White House in 56 of the previous 72 years. From 1932 to 1964, FDR's party would win seven of nine elections.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: June 24, 2014 3:55 AM
 
With the Islamic warriors of ISIS having captured all the border posts between Iraq, Syria and Jordan, we may be witnessing the end of Sykes-Picot.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: June 18, 2014 3:55 AM
 
As the Islamic warriors of ISIS rolled down the road from Mosul, John McCain was an echo of French Premier Paul Reynaud, when word reached Paris that Rommel had broken through in the Ardennes:

"We are now facing an existential threat to the security of the United States of America," said McCain.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: June 13, 2014 3:55 AM
 

"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."

If Thomas Jefferson's benign reflection on Shays' Rebellion, that uprising of farmers in 1786 and 1787, is not the first thought that comes to mind today for his fellow Virginian Eric Cantor, surely it is understandable.

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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: June 10, 2014 3:55 AM
 
For 10 days, Americans have argued over the wisdom of trading five Taliban senior commanders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

President Obama handed the Taliban a victory, critics contend, and imperiled U.S. troops in Afghanistan when the five return to the battlefield. Moreover, he has inspired the Haqqani network and other Islamists to capture more Americans to trade.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: May 24, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Memorial Day will likely bring alarmist headlines in the elite media about a populist fever raging in Europe, and manifest in the shocking returns from the elections for the European Parliament.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: April 26, 2014 3:55 AM
 
"Mr. Obama is focused on isolating President Vladimir V. Putin's Russia by cutting off its economic and political ties to the outside world ... and effectively making it a pariah state." 

So wrote Peter Baker in Sunday's New York Times. Yet if history is any guide, this "pariah policy," even if adopted, will not long endure. 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: April 11, 2014 3:55 AM
 
President Reagan was holding a meeting in the Cabinet Room on March 25, 1985, when Press Secretary Larry Speakes came over to me, as communications director, with a concern.

The White House was about to issue a statement on the killing of Major Arthur Nicholson, a U.S. army officer serving in East Germany. Maj. Nicholson had been shot in cold blood by a Russian soldier.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: April 5, 2014 3:55 AM
 
In his Kremlin defense of Russia's annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin, even before he began listing the battles where Russian blood had been shed on Crimean soil, spoke of an older deeper bond.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: April 1, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Is the Republican Party's Middle East policy up for bid?

For four days ending Sunday, a quartet of presidential hopefuls trooped to Las Vegas to attend the annual gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: March 22, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Sweeping through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania this week, Joe Biden reassured all three that the United States' commitment to Article Five of the NATO treaty remains "solemn" and "iron clad." 

Article Five commits us to war if the territory of any of these tiny Baltic nations is violated by Russia.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: March 18, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Vladimir Putin seems to have lost touch with reality, Angela Merkel reportedly told Barack Obama after speaking with the Russian president. He is "in another world." 

"I agree with what Angela Merkel said ... that he is in another world," said Madeleine Albright, "It doesn't make any sense."
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: March 8, 2014 3:55 AM
 
In assessing the motives and actions of Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton compared them to Adolf Hitler's. Almost always a mistake.

After 12 years in power, Hitler was dead, having slaughtered millions and conquered Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: March 4, 2014 3:55 AM
 
With Vladimir Putin's dispatch of Russian troops into Crimea, our war hawks are breathing fire. Russophobia is rampant and the op-ed pages are ablaze here. 

Barack Obama should tune them out, and reflect on how Cold War presidents dealt with far graver clashes with Moscow.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: February 26, 2014 3:55 AM
 
"Religious Right Cheers a Bill Allowing Refusal to Serve Gays."

Thus did the New York Times' headline, leaving no doubt as to who the black hats are, describe the proposed Arizona law to permit businesses, on religious grounds, to deny service to same-sex couples.
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