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Charles Krauthammer

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Past articles by Charles:

Charles Krauthammer: The authoritarian temptation

An excerpt from the original essay in his posthumous book “The Point of It All.” → Read More

Krauthammer: How I fell in love with the Washington Nationals

My late father, Charles Krauthammer, loved baseball. No one would have been happier to see the Nationals make it to the World Series. → Read More

Charles Krauthammer: The enduring miracle of the American Constitution

An excerpt from the forthcoming posthumous book “The Point of It All.” → Read More

Charles Krauthammer: A note to readers

I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me. In August of last year, I underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in my abdomen. That operation was thought to have been a success, but it caused a cascade of secondary complications… → Read More

Once Again, the Guardrails Hold

We should all be grateful that from the generals to the Scouts, from the senators to the cops, the institutions of both political and civil society are holding up well ... → Read More

The guardrails hold

From the generals to the Boy Scouts, institutions are withstanding Trump. → Read More

The Consequences of the Sessions Affair

The most appalling aspect of Trump’s attacks on Jeff Sessions is his revival of the idea of prosecuting Clinton ... → Read More

Sessions lessons

Trump’s attacks on his attorney general show his pathological need to display dominance. → Read More

Charles Krauthammer: What to do for little Charlie Gard

One cannot imagine a more wrenching moral dilemma than the case of little Charlie Gard. He is a beautiful 11-month-old boy with an incurable genetic disease. → Read More

What to do for little Charlie Gard

“What is best for the child? The best guide is a loving parent. A parent's motive is the most pure,” writes Charles Krauthammer. → Read More

What to do for little Charlie Gard

One cannot imagine a more wrenching moral dilemma. → Read More

Bungled collusion is still collusion

What Trump Jr., et al. did may not be criminal. But it is deeply wrong. → Read More

The Rubicon Is Crossed in North Korea

North Korea crossed the rubicon by successfully testing an ICBM on July 4th ... → Read More

North Korea: The Rubicon is crossed

Kim Jong Un has an intercontinental weapon. What do we have? → Read More

Why Do They Even Play the Game?

I offer the Krauthammer Conjecture: In sports, the pleasure of winning is less than the pain of losing. Which makes you wonder why anybody plays at all. → Read More

Why do they even play the game?

The Krauthammer Conjecture: Winning isn’t everything — but losing is a lot worse. → Read More

The great Muslim civil war — and us

Everyone knows that the Islamic State is finished. Who inherits? → Read More

You can’t govern by id

Trump’s “unfiltered” tweets blur lines between policy and pathology. → Read More

To Die for Estonia?

Deterrence does not depend on certainty that the enemy will go to war if you cross a line. Given the stakes, just a chance of that happening can be enough. → Read More

To die for Estonia?

By abdicating America’s defensive commitment to NATO, Trump has dangerously undermined global security. → Read More