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Pat Buchanan

Some observers ascribe racist and anti-business sentiments to proponents of a new nationalist political order, but such pejoratives distract from alternative and more plausible explanations for populism’s contemporary popularity... There is much to commend in David Mr. Brooks’ latest...
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If freedom of speech and the press here have produced a popular culture that is an open sewer and a politics of vilification and venom, why would we seek to impose this upon other peoples?... If a U.S. president...

This remorseless drive to blast the greatest names from America’s past off public buildings, and to tear down their statues and monuments, is an egalitarian extremism rooted in envy and hate... On Sept. 1, 1864,...

With the New World Order and global democracy having been abandoned as America’s great goals, what is the new goal of U.S. foreign policy? What is the strategy to achieve it? Does anyone know?... For the World...
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Democracy requires common ground on which all can stand, but that ground is sinking beneath our feet, and democracy may be going down the sinkhole with it... “You all start with the premise that democracy...

How does the deep state go about its work? The intelligence and investigative arms of the regime dig up dirt, and then move it to their Fourth Estate collaborators, who enjoy First Amendment immunity to get it out...
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That a district judge would overrule the President of the United States on a matter of border security in wartime is absurd. And only someone ignorant of history can view President Trump’s disparagement of the judge blocking his travel ban as frightening...
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With America’s political elite sitting behind him, President Trump accused them of enriching “foreign industry,” not ours, of subsidizing other countries’ armies but neglecting our own, of defending other nation’s borders while leaving America’s borders unprotected...
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The common denominator of both the Reagan landslide of 1980 and Donald Trump’s victory is that both candidates appealed to American nationalism. But how similar are these outsiders who captured their nominations and won the presidency?... Since World...
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A sea change in thought is taking place in the West. Liberalism appears to be a dying faith. And President-elect Trump has shown himself to be an unapologetic apostate to liberal orthodoxy... The wailing...
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FDR and the politicians around him lied prodigiously about their desire to keep America out of war, even as they took one deliberate step after another to take us into war... On December 8, 1941,...
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Now that the British have voted to secede from the European Union and America has chosen a president who has never before held public office, the French appear to be following suit. In Sunday’s runoff to choose...
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Donald Trump’s presidency will be a besieged presidency, and he would do well to enlist, politically speaking, a war cabinet and White House staff that relishes a fight and does not run... After a week managing the...
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The opportunity is at hand for the president-elect to reconfigure U.S. foreign policy to the world we now inhabit, and to the vital interests of the United States. What should Mr. Trump say?... However Donald Trump came upon...