Posted onNovember 16, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on Are Democrats Looking to the Lifeboats? by Patrick J. Buchanan
So, how are Biden and the administration he leads doing with the American people who put them into office? According to a stunning Washington Post-ABC News poll this weekend, not well, not well at all. If the 2022 elections were held this November, registered voters would back Republican candidates over Democratic opponents 51-41.
Not so long ago, President Joe Biden was being talked of as a
transformative president, a second Franklin D. Roosevelt in terms of the
domestic agenda he would enact.
And there was substance to the claim.
Early in his presidency, Biden had passed a $1.9 trillion stimulus
package. While his majorities in both houses of Congress were
razor-thin, they proved sufficient to push through a $1.2 trillion
Clusters of Republicans backed the Biden infrastructure bill.
A follow-on $3.5 trillion Build Back Better social spending bill to rival New Deal and Great Society measures has broad support — though not for its sticker price — and, even today, still seems possible.
Posted onOctober 19, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on Nationalism to Confront Globalism in Glasgow by Pat Buchanan
On Friday, U.S. oil prices hit a seven-year high amid a surge in global demand and a supply crunch induced by OPEC. West Texas Intermediate crude, the U.S. oil benchmark, climbed to $82 a barrel. Gas prices followed… Oil is at its highest price since OPEC launched its price war against U.S. shale producers.
“Extraordinary, isn’t it? I’ve been hearing all about COP,” said the
queen to the duchess of Cornwall. “Still don’t know who is coming. … We
only know about people who are not coming. … It’s really irritating when
they talk but they don’t do.”
Queen Elizabeth II was expressing her exasperation at the possible
number of no-shows at the U.K.’s coming climate summit in Glasgow,
Among the absentees may be Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose
country generates more carbon dioxide than the U.S. and EU combined.
Behind the queen’s exasperation, however, lies a political reality.
Posted onAugust 27, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on In Afghanistan, the Worst Is Yet to Come by Pat Buchanan
After Aug. 31, the fate of those left behind will be determined by the Taliban, and we will be made witness to the fate the Taliban imposes. This generation is about to learn what it means to lose a war.
Say what you will about President Joe Biden, he has stuck to his guns
on ending America’s 20-year involvement in Afghanistan’s forever war.
His decision not to delay our departure after Aug. 31 was fortified
by hard intel that the terrorist ISIS-K was preparing attacks at Kabul
Thursday evening, the two bomb attacks occurred.
It now seems inevitable that the withdrawal will be completed by Aug. 31, with all U.S. military forces following the last civilians out.
“Our diversity is our strength.” But is that cliché true? Where is the scientific, historical or empirical evidence for the proposition that the greater the religious, racial, tribal and ethnic diversity of a nation, the stronger it becomes? To put it mildly, this is not a universally held belief.
The first returns from the delayed census of 2020 are in, and they have made for celebratory headlines in the mainstream media.
Big takeaway: Between 2010 and 2021, the white American population
declined in real and relative terms, with more deaths than live births,
as the white share of the U.S. population fell from 63% to under 58%.
As The Washington Post reported, between 1990 and 2020:
Black Americans held at roughly 12% of the population. Hispanics
doubled their share from 9% to almost 19%, and Asians went from less
than 3% to more than 6%.
And white Americans? In those three decades, whites fell from three-fourths of the U.S. population to less than three-fifths.
Posted onMay 11, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on Has the Backlash Arrived for Police-Bashing? by Pat Buchanan
The daily reports of escalating violent crime, resulting in growing numbers of innocent wounded and dead, are inducing a fear for safety that is outstripping any fear of cops. And politicians are beginning to see the numbers shift and reacting accordingly. Consider a few of the crime numbers…
Within hours of Saturday’s shooting in Times Square where three
bystanders, including a 4-year-old girl, were wounded, the two leading
candidates to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio were on-site.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a retired captain of the NYPD, and Andrew Yang, who declared:
“My fellow New Yorkers … Nothing works in our city without public
safety, and for public safety, we need the police. … My message to the
NYPD is this: New York needs you. Your city needs you.
“New York cannot afford to defund the police.”
The rush of Adams and Yang to the scene of the shooting, and the
messages they delivered, tells us something about the state of play in
politics — and not only in the city of New York.
Liberal mayors and urban politicians who enlisted in the Black Lives Matter “defund the police” movement after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May, appear to have caught a wave that is now receding.
Pat Buchanan laments, ‘We are two nations, two peoples seemingly separated indefinitely’
When the Electoral College meets Monday, it will almost surely
certify former Vice President Joe Biden as the 46th president of the
United States. And he will take the oath of office Jan. 20.
There is, nationally, a growing if grudging realization of that reality.
Yet millions of Americans will refuse to accept the legitimacy of
that election and its outcome and will continue to believe, with
President Donald Trump, that it was “rigged.”
“Was the 2020 election stolen by the establishment to get rid of a
president, Donald Trump, whom it loathed?” will be debated decades hence
– as are questions such as, “Did FDR have advance knowledge the
Japanese were going to attack?” and, “Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone in
That perception that something was afoot first arose in the minds of millions in the hours after the election on Nov. 3, when 83% of Republicans polled by Gallup said they did not believe reports of Trump’s defeat.
Pat Buchanan notes how the elite Bush-type Republicans have been silenced
In the first two decades of the century, President-elect Joe Biden’s
choice for secretary of state supported U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq,
Libya, Syria and Yemen. He was an ever-reliable liberal interventionist.
This same Antony Blinken could spend the first years of a Biden
presidency helping extricate our country from the misbegotten wars he
championed. What establishment Democrats like Biden and Blinken helped
to do in previous administrations, they will likely now have to undo.
Who effected this sea change in national thinking?
Donald Trump. Much that was said and believed before he came down the
escalator in 2015 is no longer said or believed by the majority of
And no institution has been more altered than the Republican Party.
Jan 20, 2016– The inaugural lecture of the School of Public Policy’s Wilburn Distinguished Lecture Series on Politics and Policy featured British historian and biographer Andrew Roberts. Roberts spoke about his most recent book Napoleon the Great (the American edition is titled Napoleon: A Life), which was awarded the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best biography.