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Charles Krauthammer
Charles Krauthammer writes a weekly political column that runs on Fridays. He is also a Fox News commentator, appearing nightly on "Special Report with Bret Baier," and a panelist on "Inside Washington." Krauthammer joined The Post as a columnist in 1984, and he received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1987 for "his witty and insightful columns on national issues." Krauthammer began his journalism career at The New Republic, where he was a writer and editor and won the 1984 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism. Before going into journalism, he was a speechwriter for Vice President Walter Mondale in 1980, he helped direct planning in psychiatric research for the Carter administration, and he practiced medicine for three years as a resident and then chief resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Krauthammer was born in New York City and grew up in Montreal, Quebec. He attended McGill University, Balliol College, Oxford and Harvard Medical School. E-mail him at letters@charleskrauthammer.com.
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Obama's principal job is to administer the government and to get the right people to do it. That's called management. Obama had never managed anything before running for the biggest management job on earth. It ...
In the face of a uniquely dangerous threat, we Americans have trouble recalibrating our traditional (and laudable) devotion to individual rights and civil liberties. That is the fundamental reason we've been so...
It took Vice President Joseph Biden to accidentally blurt out the truth when he accused our alleged allies in the region of playing a double game — supporting the jihadists in Syria and Iraq, then joining...
Memo to the GOP: Win the Senate, then enact an agenda and dare the president to veto it. Show the country what you stand for. Then take it to the nation in 2016.
Today, jihadism is global, religious and financial institutions ubiquitous and its roots deeply sunk in a world religion of over a billion people. We are on a path — long, difficult, undoubtedly painful &...
[ISIS knows] we always win the battles but they are convinced that, as war drags on, we lose heart and go home.
In his Islamic State speech, President Obama said many of the right things. Most importantly, he finally got the mission right: degrade and destroy the enemy.
Obama mindlessly repeated his refrain that the Ukraine problem has no military solution. Yes, but does he not understand that diplomatic solutions are largely dictated by the military balance on the ground?
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 rate...
"People like this ultimately fail," Barack Obama said of Foley's murderers. Perhaps. But "ultimately" can be a long way — and thousands of dead — away. The role of a great power, as Churchill and Ro...