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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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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: February 24, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Richard Engel of NBC, reporting from Maidan Square in Kiev, described what he witnessed as the Feb. 19 truce collapsed. 

Police began to back away from their positions in the square, said Engel. And the protesters attacked. Gunfire was exchanged and the death toll, believed to be in the dozens, is not known.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: February 8, 2014 3:55 AM
 
"If these negotiations [with Iran] fail, there are two grim alternatives," said Sen. Richard Durbin, "a nuclear Iran, or war, or perhaps both."

Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham returned from the Munich security conference saying that even John Kerry agrees that President Obama's Syrian policy has failed. They are urging another look at air strikes.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 28, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Does John Kerry understand the world he inherited? Is he in denial?

Consider. At Davos, Switzerland, Kerry called it a "myth" that America is withdrawing, and "the most bewildering version of this disengagement myth is about a supposed U.S. retreat from the Middle East."

Is he serious? How else does Kerry describe Obama's pullout of all U.S. troops from Iraq, and from Afghanistan by year's end?

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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 21, 2014 3:55 AM
 

"He ended one war and kept us out of any other," is the tribute paid President Eisenhower.

Ike ended the Korean conflict in 1953, refused to intervene to save the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, and, rather than back the British-French-Israeli invasion, ordered them all out of Egypt in 1956.

Ending America longest wars may prove to be Barack Obama's legacy. 

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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 17, 2014 3:55 AM
 

"I've got a pen," said President Obama early this week.

"I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions ... that move the ball forward."

"When I can act on my own without Congress, I'm going to do so," the president added Wednesday at North Carolina State.

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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 7, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Smoking Marlboros is now forbidden in Irish bars in New York City. But buying, selling, and smoking marijuana is legal in Colorado. 

It doesn't take a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing. 

But where are we going? 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 4, 2014 3:55 AM
 
With twin suicide bombings in Volgograd, at a train station and on a trolley, 34 Russians are dead and scores are injured and hospitalized.

Moscow and the world have been put on notice by Doku Umarov, the Chechen Islamic terrorist, that the winter Olympics in Sochi, six weeks away, may not now be safe for visitors. 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 28, 2013 3:55 AM
 
By their heroes shall you know them.

In his eulogy, President Obama put Nelson Mandela in the company of three other heroes: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Abraham Lincoln.

What did these men have in common? Three were assassinated, and all four are icons of resistance to white rule over peoples of color. 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 7, 2013 3:55 AM
 
The scores are in from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, which, every three years, tests 15-year-olds from the world's most advanced countries. For the United States, the report card is dismal. The U.S. ranking has fallen to 17th in reading, 21st in science, and 26th in math.
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: November 30, 2013 3:55 AM
 

When, after the massacres at Newtown and the Washington Navy Yard, Republicans refused to outlaw the AR-15 rifle or require background checks for gun purchasers, we were told the party had committed suicide by defying 90 percent of the nation.

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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: November 26, 2013 3:55 AM
 
"Iran's Nuclear Triumph" roared the headline of the Wall Street Journal editorial. William Kristol is again quoting Churchill on Munich.

Since the news broke Saturday night that Iran had agreed to a six-month freeze on its nuclear program, we are back in the Sudetenland again. 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: November 22, 2013 3:55 AM
By 1968, Walter Lippmann, the dean of liberal columnists, had concluded that liberalism had reached the end of its tether.

In that liberal epoch, the 1960s, the Democratic Party had marched us into an endless war that was tearing America apart. 

Lyndon Johnson's Great Society had produced four "long, hot summers" of racial riots and a national crime rate that had doubled in a decade. The young were alienated, the campuses aflame. 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: November 2, 2013 3:55 AM

"Nothing is lost save honor."

So said Jim Fisk after he and Jay Gould survived yet another scrape in their corrupt and storied careers in the Gilded Age. 

Fisk's dismissal of honor came to mind while watching Barack Obama in Boston smugly explain how his vow -- "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it!" -- was now inoperative.

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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: October 25, 2013 3:55 AM

The pots and pans are clanging for the ouster of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as the Obamacare website roll-out takes on the aspect of that of the Edsel.

Yet, though it is a website that has America laughing, Obama's legacy legislation itself could, in its entirety, be in peril. As ex-pilot George W. Bush used to say, this thing looks like a five-spiral crash.

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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: October 19, 2013 3:55 AM

"We told you you would lose!" wail the Beltway bundlers of the Republican establishment.

"We told you you would lose!" moan neoconservative columnists from their privileged perches on the op-ed pages of the Beltway press.

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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: October 15, 2013 3:55 AM

"History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme."

Mark Twain's insight comes to mind as one observes the panic of Beltway Republicans over the latest polls in the battle of Obamacare.

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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: October 8, 2013 3:55 AM
 

One way or another, the battle of the budget and the debt ceiling will be over by All Hallows' Eve.

Yet, as one looks deeper, at the irreconcilable conflict behind the present clash, only a roaring optimist would imagine we shall ever know again the tranquility and unity of the Eisenhower-Kennedy years.

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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: October 4, 2013 3:55 AM

In the showdown over the shutdown of the U.S. government, the Obama-ites tipped their hand yesterday as what their strategy is.

Taking a page out of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals," the plan is to maximize the people's pain -- to maximize the political damage to the enemy, the Republican Party.

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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: October 1, 2013 3:55 AM
 

"In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies," said Winston Churchill.

What is the truth behind the Beltway lies about these crazy Republicans crashing our government?

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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: September 27, 2013 3:55 AM

After his narrow defeat by Gerald Ford at the Kansas City convention in 1976, Ronald Reagan was seen as a has-been.

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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: September 21, 2013 3:55 AM
 

Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck is sometimes credited with the proverb, "God has a special providence for fools, drunks and the United States of America."

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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: September 7, 2013 3:55 AM

Wednesday, John Kerry told the Senate not to worry about the cost of an American war on Syria.

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