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

June 26, 2015, 9:23 AM EDT
Vilification of that battle flag and the Confederacy is part of the cultural revolution in America that flowered half a century ago. Among its goals was the demoralization of the American people by demonizing their past and poisoning their belief in their own history. And how is the Republican Party standing up to the cultural lynch mob? Retreating and running as fast as possible.
June 23, 2015, 4:55 AM EDT
If the Pentagon is indeed moving U.S. troops and heavy weapons into Poland and the Baltic States, and is about to provide arms to Kiev to attack the rebels in East Ukraine, we are headed for a U.S.-Russian confrontation unlike any seen since the Cold War.
June 19, 2015, 10:02 AM EDT
Our resident elites resolutely refuse to take Trump seriously. They should. Not because he will be nominated, but because the Trump constituency will represent a vote of no confidence in the Beltway ruling class of politicians and press. Votes for Trump will be votes to repudiate that class, whole and entire, and dump it onto the ash heap of history.
June 16, 2015, 5:02 AM EDT
Anyone concerned for the future of this country as one nation and one people should find a candidate who will commit to secure the border, enforce immigration laws against businesses that hire illegal immigrants, and pledge no amnesty for the duration of their presidency.
June 12, 2015, 7:17 AM EDT
What is coming is not difficult to predict. America will divide and take sides. And the rival "war on cops" and "Black lives matter!" claims will be adjudicated in the election of 2016.
June 9, 2015, 4:57 AM EDT
What are the causes of American decline? Hubris, ideology, bellicosity and stupidity all played parts. Our present commitments are unsustainable. Retrenchment is an imperative.
June 5, 2015, 7:01 AM EDT
It is time we stopped letting other nations pick the enemies for us to fight. And as our "friends" are looking out for themselves first, last, and always, let us Americans begin to do the same.
June 2, 2015, 5:09 AM EDT
The culture war against Christianity is picking up speed.
May 29, 2015, 6:28 AM EDT
Tribe and faith. Those are the causes for which Middle Eastern men will fight. Sunni and Shiite fundamentalists will die for the faith. Persians and Arabs will fight to defend their lands, as will Kurds and Turks. But who among the tribes of the Middle East will fight and die for the secular American values of democracy, diversity, pluralism, sexual freedom and marriage equality?
May 26, 2015, 6:07 AM EDT
As Christianity fades away and the moral code and culture it generated recede into irrelevance, what will hold us together?
May 22, 2015, 4:53 AM EDT
The fall of Ramadi, capital of Anbar, largest province in Iraq, after a rout of the Iraqi army by a few hundred ISIS fighters using bomb-laden trucks, represents a stunning setback for U.S. policy. America's choices in Iraq, none good, come down to these:
May 19, 2015, 7:06 AM EDT
As Middle America rises in rage against "fast track" and the mammoth Obamatrade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, The Wall Street Journal has located the source of the malady. "The GOP's Buchanan wing is making a comeback," it lamented in an editorial. But the foreign debt and de-industrialization of America, the trillion-dollar wars and the chaos of the Middle East, the shortened life span of the Party of Reagan, that's your doing, fellas, not ours.
May 12, 2015, 4:34 AM EDT
Europeans seek to re-establish their independence, to build nations that reflect their true identity, something we Americans went to war for in 1775, when we, too, threw the cousins out.
May 8, 2015, 9:51 AM EDT
Query: Who benefits more if we get access to Vietnam's market, which is 1 percent of ours, while Hanoi gets access to a U.S. market that is 100 times the size of theirs?
May 5, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
In our deepening political divide, the left invokes the narrative that black males are all too often terribly treated by brutal cops, while the right sees tough policing as having cut crime to more tolerable levels and cops as the thin blue line between them and anarchy.
May 1, 2015, 5:33 AM EDT
Had Freddie Gray been robbed, beaten and left to die in the streets of his Baltimore neighborhood, no one would be mourning him today.
April 28, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
Would Christian conservatives accept campaign contributions from men who grew rich running abortion mills, or bathhouses for homosexuals, or from selling pot, or from Planned Parenthood?
April 24, 2015, 4:40 AM EDT
The United States has been an accomplice in the Saudi bombing of Yemen. Why? Why is Yemen's civil war America's war? What did the Houthis ever do to us? The Houthis' main enemy, AQAP, is America's worst enemy. Why are we then making ourselves de facto allies of al-Qaida?
April 21, 2015, 5:46 AM EDT
This week, Congress takes up legislation to cede His Majesty full authority to negotiate the largest trade deal in history, the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, and to surrender Congress' right to amend any TPP that Obama might bring home. Why the capitulation? Why would Republicans line up to kiss the royal ring?
April 17, 2015, 7:47 AM EDT
"Could a U.S. response to Russia's action in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russia War?" This jolting question is raised by Graham Allison and Dimitri Simes in the cover article of The National Interest.