Pat Buchanan

Posted October 24, 2014

When this writer was 3 years old, the Empire of Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.

Posted October 21, 2014

Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley's boys in blue ran up the score on the radicals in Grant Park.

Posted October 17, 2014

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, chicken pox, scarlet fever.

Posted October 14, 2014

In 1492, "Columbus sailed the ocean blue" and discovered the New World. And Oct. 12 was once a celebrated holiday in America.

Posted October 10, 2014

Do the states have the right to outlaw same-sex marriage?

Posted October 07, 2014

For former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says we are heading into a "30-year war" against the Islamic State and the emerging threats in Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere.

Posted October 03, 2014

Americans are caught up with the Ebola crisis and the Secret Service lapses in protecting the White House and the president's family. But what is transpiring in Hong Kong may be of far greater consequence.

Posted September 30, 2014

In his U.N. address, President Obama listed a parade of horrors afflicting our world: "Russian aggression in Europe," "terrorism in Syria and Iraq," rapes and beheadings by ISIL, al-Qaida, Boko Haram. And, of course, the Ferguson Police Department.

Posted September 26, 2014

"Once war is forced upon us, there is no other alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end.

Posted September 23, 2014

"Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains." Jefferson's brutal verdict comes to mind in the fierce debate over inversions, those decisions by U.S. companies to buy foreign firms to move their headquarters abroad and renounce their U.S. citizenship -- to evade the U.S. corporate tax rate of 35 percent.

Posted September 19, 2014

"Congress must now vote to support the first steps of what will be a long march toward victory," said Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Posted September 16, 2014

No matter how the vote turns out on Thursday in Scotland, either for independence or continued union with Britain, the disintegration of the Old Continent appears almost inevitable.

Posted September 12, 2014

The strategy that President Obama laid out Wednesday night to "degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL," is incoherent, inconsistent and, ultimately, non-credible.

Posted September 09, 2014

"I say to the people of Estonia and the people of the Baltics, today we are bound by our treaty alliance. ... Article 5 is crystal clear: An attack on one is an attack on all. So if ... you ever ask again, 'who'll come to help,' you'll know the answer -- the NATO alliance, including the armed forces of the United States of America."

Posted September 05, 2014

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.

Posted September 02, 2014

About how America became involved in certain wars, many conspiracy theories have been advanced -- and some have been proved correct.

Posted August 29, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul raises an interesting question: When has Hillary Clinton ever been right on foreign policy?

Posted August 26, 2014

The decisions that determined the fate of the great nations and empires that failed to survive the 20th century are well known.

Posted August 22, 2014

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.

Posted August 19, 2014

"America is on trial," said Rev. Al Sharpton from the pulpit of Greater St Mark's Family Church in Ferguson, Missouri.