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Krauthammer: Election Day is a referendum on competence

Is this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but it's not.

November 02, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Barack Obama, our bewildered bystander in chief

WASHINGTON - The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government's handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in The New York Times last Saturday.

October 26, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Ebola threat puts civil liberties to the test

WASHINGTON - Unnervingly, the U.S. public health services remain steps behind the Ebola virus. Contact tracing is what we do, Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden assured the nation. It will stop the epidemic "in its tracks."

October 19, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Allies playing a double game in Mideast war

WASHINGTON - During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Josef Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the non-Communist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw.

October 12, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: The real reason winning the Senate matters

WASHINGTON - You can win midterm elections without a positive agenda. You can't win presidential elections that way. It is therefore vitally important for Republicans to win the Senate in 2014. Here's why.

October 05, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Containment-plus is real Syria strategy

WASHINGTON -- Late, hesitant and reluctant as he is, President Barack Obama has begun effecting a workable strategy against the Islamic State.

September 28, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Jihadi logic is to draw US in, gain status

WASHINGTON - What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) - sure to inflame public opinion?

September 21, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Obama again sounds an uncertain trumpet

WASHINGTON - In his Islamic State speech, President Barack Obama said many of the right things. Most importantly, he finally got the mission right: degrade and destroy the enemy.

September 14, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Ukraine is abandoned by Obama's ambivalence

WASHINGTON - At his first press briefing after the beheading of American James Foley, President Barack Obama stunned the assembled when he admitted that he had no strategy in Syria for confronting the Islamic State. Yet it was not nearly the most egregious, or consequential, thing he said.

September 07, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Lowering tax rates would end inversion

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from lower tax rates abroad.

August 31, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Stopping the worst people on the planet

WASHINGTON - Baghdad called President Barack Obama's bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister.

August 24, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Hillary got it right — there is no vision

"Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle." - Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic, Aug. 10

August 17, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Amnesty used as bait to lure impeachment

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is impatient. Congress won't act on immigration, he says, and therefore he will. The White House is coy as to exactly what the president will do. But the leaks point to an executive order essentially legalizing an enormous new class of illegal immigrants, perhaps up to 5 million people.

August 10, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Clueless Kerry played into Hamas’ hands

WASHINGTON - John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis - left, right and center - of his recent cease-fire diplomacy.

August 03, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: The vacant presidency raises worries

WASHINGTON - The president's demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of golf, fundraising and photo ops, it's for some affectless, mechanical, almost forced public statement.

July 27, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


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Krauthammer: Taped confession reveals left’s true view of electorate

It's not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War). But what the just-resurfaced Gruber Confession lacks in world-historical consequence, it makes up for in world-class cynicism.

November 16, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: GOP should seize the day, control the agenda

WASHINGTON - Memo to the GOP: You had a great night on Tuesday. But remember, you didn't win it. The Democrats lost it.

November 09, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


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